The 7th race in the Cornish GP multi terrain series was run in glorious weather in this small village just off the south Cornish coast near Par. Tywardreath translates from the Cornish to ‘The House on the Strand’ in English. Daphne Du Maurier’s supernatural tale ‘The House on the Strand’ about travelling back in time was set here, and how some of us wished we could have time-travelled back to our younger years, especially for those hills!
On the evening only a small party of CAC runners lined up for the race, but by the sounds of the post-race chat most gained something from the experience. Justin Day took the challenge of getting his recovering ankle through the uneven terrain, commenting afterwards that he needed to take a little extra care on the downhill bits. Despite this Justin still managed a superb 7th position and second vet 40. Dave Angilley came in next with a 50th placed finish but well down on his 3rd vet 45 position he recorded in the first race of the series and commented that he performs better on courses without any hills; umm, not in the multi terrain series Dave. Next in was a smiling Julia Pearce in 105th overall and scoring in the top 5 in the ladies event. Anna Trehane just dipped under the hour, well done Anna, and Rachel Thomas making her return from injury finished just over a minute behind. With the CAC ladies all in, that left Graham Storer and Norris Kington to finish in 165th and 202nd positions respectively.
In the series competition Justin, Graham and Norris are still able to complete a series finish, Norris remains in a top three position in the 70-74 category and Graham holds a top 15 place in the 50-54, Justin will need to complete all of the remaining fixtures to record six scores but can potentially win the 40-44 category. None of our finishing ladies today are in a position to complete 6 races this series to record a podium finish. In the team competition the men look like completing the series with a top 5 finish but again the ladies do not have enough races left to record 6 team scores.
The series is enjoying a good first season and although our showing is light, largely due to commitments elsewhere by our relatively small road running squad, it is worth those not yet having raced checking the series out. The final three races are all in the west with the next one at Trelissick on Saturday 25th September.
Well done to all!
Author: Dave A - Date Added: 31/07/2012 at 10:34:11
22 May - Carn Brea Leisure Centre
25 May - Par
26 May - Jubilee Pool, Penzance Promenade
27 May - St Jame's Park, London
29 May - Carn Brea
2 June - Yeovil
4 June - Cubert near Newquay
5 June - Carn Brea
8 June - Carn Brea Leisure Centre
12 June - Bude
15 June - Sticker, near St Austell
15 June - Exeter Arena