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August 12, 2017

The Roseland August Trail (RAT), organised by MudCrew, is touted as the biggest running festival in the south-west and the 2017 RAT failed to disappoint. Comprising four coastal routes along the Roseland Heritage Coast, this is a test for any runner who can only fail t...

August 11, 2017

Round 12 in the Cornish Grand Prix Series, the St. Levan 10K takes runners on a 10K loop around country roads of the Land's End peninsula. Starting and finishing at St. Levan playing field, the course incorporates some hills but is fairly fast by Cornish standards with...

August 6, 2017

Round 11 in the Cornish Grand Prix Series, the Indian Queens half marathon is a staple in the Cornish summer road running scene. Fast and (fairly) flat, the route encompasses a nice section of trail and some moorland between Indian Queens and Roche. The flattest half m...

August 1, 2017

The St. Ives Bay 10K represents a tough and challenging 10K along the beaches and through the towans around Hayle and Godrevy. Many races in Cornwall are challenging because of their often steep and unforgiving hills, but except for the "Dune of Death" (more on this la...

July 29, 2017

Round 1 of the 2017 Cornish Multi-terrain Race Series, the Tywardreath Trotter, will be one that sticks in many competitors minds for several years. Traditionally graced by glorious summer weather, the weather yesterday evening couldn't have been more different. A day...

July 20, 2017

Round 3 in Freedom Racing's Summer Sessions, distinctly autumnal weather battered the Cornish coastline for the Poldhu 10K last night. Starting and finishing at the picturesque Poldhu Cove near Mullion on the western side of the Lizard Peninsula, this race takes runner...

July 16, 2017

Round 10 in the Cornish Grand Prix Series and well over halfway through now, Magnificent 7 represents a tough and challenging race through the picturesque country lanes around Saltash in the eastern extremity of Cornwall. Famed for containing 7 hills, though I was pers...

July 5, 2017

Hot sunshine greeted runners for the annual Summer Turkey Trot last night, Round 9 and the shortest race in the Cornish Grand Prix Series. Starting from Tricky's on the outskirts of Redruth, the race doesn't win many bonus points for scenery or intrigue, but being enti...

June 27, 2017

Boconnoc 5 - the final race of the Cornish Multi-Terrain Race Series and one of my personal favourites! The race follows a nice hilly route through the picturesque forested Boconnoc Estate with pleasant helpings of mud along the route, no matter how dry the recent weat...

June 24, 2017

Round 8 of the Cornish Grand Prix Series, Sticker 5 essentially represents a hillier Cubert, around 1 minute slower for most runners. Starting off with a fast downhill section into the village of Sticker and very easy to get dragged along too fast, runners then climb o...

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