BERE Alston Trekkers took part in three running events this week.
The tracks and trails of Haldon Forest were home on Saturday to Wild Night Run’s Haldon Night. The route for Haldon Night used trails that provided a running surface that was generally smooth, but far from flat. BAT Su Williams ran in the 10K and finished in a time of 1 hour 16 minutes 53 seconds.
On an overcast Sunday, 12 Bere Alston Trekkers made the short trip to Pensilva to take part in East Cornwall Harrier’s Cornish Marathon..
The Cornish is acknowledged as one of the more difficult marathons but remains a popular fixture held on the road. It follows a scenic circular out and back route which takes the runners along the Draynes Valley, through the ‘Poldark’ country of Bodmin Moor, past King Arthur’s legendary Dozmary Pool, Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn at Bolventor and back along the Fowey Valley, taking in a climb to Foredown between miles 24 and 25, which most runners will remember for a long time, and not just for the fabulous views!
Martin Head led the BATs into the finish closely followed by Lisa Birch and Tanya Argue, Derek Hicks, Debbie and Paul Ashton, Steve Davis, Sam Harte-Latremouille, Mel Greaves, Natasha and Shaun Hingston and Hilary Head. Times were unavailable as the Times went to press. Tanya Argue, Sam Harte-Latremouille, Debbie and Paul Ashton and Natasha and Shaun Hingston chose to do the Cornish as their first marathon.
Standon in Staffordshire is home to the Flying Fox 10, a 10 miler around the lanes of the village providing a scenic but challenging route which makes the bottle of beer handed to you at the finish well-earned.. BAT Andy Cowden finished in a time of 1.25.55 on Sunday,