HAYLE RUNNERS GET OUT AND ABOUT:
Hayle Runners have been off on their travels in October, taking part in a series of races including marathons and half marathons.
Eleven club members travelled to Wales to take part in the Cardiff half marathon, where women's captain Rachel Goldsworthy led the team home on her return after a long lay off.
Cardiff Half marathon results: Rachel Goldsworthy 1:38:29; Mark Goulbourn 1:46:21; Kathryn Osborn 2:04:17; Nicki Carter 2:14:24; Tom Brennan 2:15:19; Val Brennan 2:23:53; Donna Nimmo 2:32:45; Karen Nimmo 2:32:45; Janet Pickersgill 2:33:19; Mike Wright 2:42:51; Ian Bowden 2:46:53.
This weekend the club sent a strong contingent to the Dartmoor Vale Marathon and Half Marathon.
At the Marathon, Matt Curtis and Maria Williams led the team home. Matt finished in 3 hours 45 minutes off his normal pace due to injury and Maria Williams finished in 3 hour 52 minutes, winning her age category.
The up and coming Sarah Newing completed her debut marathon in 4 hours 13 minutes.
In the half marathon, Scott Abraham finished second overall in 1 hour 23 mutes 27 seconds and many others from the club achieved personal bests for the distance.
Dartmoor Vale marathon results: Matt Curtis 3-45; Maria Williams 3-52; Sarah Newing 4-13; Rachel Bowker 4-19; Helen Clare 4-24.
Dartmoor Vale Half marathon results: Scott Abraham 1-23-27; Simon Timms 1-32-04; John Lowden 1-33-15; Debbie Harrison 1-36-26; Alex Wall 1-43-27; Lisa Maskell 1-45-24; Tim Wigram 1-51-32; Michelle Roskilly 1-56-40; Andy Blight 1-56-52.
The team are in the final stages of training for the Cornish Marathon which takes place from Pensilva, near Liskeard, on November 18.
Hayle Runners training nights are held at Hayle Rugby Club (behind M&S) on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm where runners of all abilities and speeds are supported by coaches and welcomed.
Beginners are particularly welcome at the Tuesday night session where they are supported by a team of dedicated coaches and qualified leaders.
Currently longer runs are also arranged on Sundays to help runners prepare for marathons and half marathons when no grand prix races are being held.
Structured coaching support is also available at Carn Brea track on Thursdays at 7pm with a new programme suitable for all abilities being supervised by head coach Simon Grose. More details from the club's website www.haylerunners.org.uk
Pirates U11s 7 Redruth U11s 21
Redruth travelled down to Penzance at weekend to meet long their time rivals.
The Reds who could only draw against the Pirates on their home pitch were hungry for revenge at The Mennaye.
Redruth went in the third minute from at the back of a scrum Lewis Wills saw the gap and touched down. Samuel Churchill converted.
The Pirates came back and only a great try saving tackle by David Gardner denied the home side a touchdown.
Redruth running good lines gained some ground but also had some good tackles put against them too, but a with loose ball saw Jouan Rowe collect and drove the ball over that line on the 16th minute, again Samuel Churchill adding the extra points for 14-0 half time lead.
But seven minutes into the second half saw Redruth clear the ball from their own try line only into a Penzance pair of hands and with a couple of passes and darting runs a converted try came for the Pirates.
Redruth then took the game to them and showed some magic with lovely runs and passing.
Once again the determined Reds moved the ball into the hands of Jouan Rowe, who crossed the whitewash to guarantee a win for the first time on the Pirates home turf in the 38th minute converted once more by Samuel Churchill. Final score saw the Reds run in three tries and three conversions.
Squad: David Gardner, Sam Hicks, Kian Hocking, Tom Morrison, Jouan Rowe (2T), Lewis Wills (1T), Kieran Daughtery, Bailey Berriman, Adam Hall, Jago Ford, Callum Grohmann, Samuel Churchill (3C), James Curnow, Dominic Tresidder, Mac Rowe, Thomas Prisk and Kieron Trevena.
TIGHT AT THE TOP:
It's all square in Division One on the Mining League after the first five weeks. STR Clinton had a good 5-0 win over new boys Lanner, writes Terry Kempe.
Steve Downing must have given himself a talking to after last week, knocking in breaks of 72 and 60 in the same frame this week. Jamie Read filled in for Bobby Southworth and made a 40 break in his frame.
Illogan HI A won a close match away to Playing Place 3-2. Chris Isaacs made a 36 break. Rob Bennetts lost to Phil Davey who played very well making a good 40 break to win. Dave Hewitt beat Brendan Isaacs.
Redruth Rail A who are going well went down 3-2 at home to Breage in a surprise result. Jason Kempthorne and Neil Rowe were the winners for Rail. Roy Good beat Rob Mason on a re-spotted black. Nathan Strick and Justin Nurse were the other two winners for Breage.
Result of the week was Illogan HI C winning 4-1 at home to Penponds, although Simon Hosking has moved to Australia to pursue a cricket career. Keith was also missing on the night. Darren Jenkin had a good win over Cornie Piredda.
St Day welcomed their first win of the season with a narrow 3-2 away win over Illogan HI B. Aiden Johns, Carl Boundy and John Dunn were the winners for St Day. John clearing the last four colours to beat veteran Peter Chegwidden on the black.
Godolphin Club won 4-1 at home to St Rumons. Chris Timmins beat Rob Charman with a good 61 break after Rob started with a 31 break. Gary Marshall was St Rumons' only winner. Young Brett Broad was unlucky in losing his frame to Ant Connor on the black. Godolphin's captain JP Williams made a fantastic 28 break.
Redruth Rail B were the side with a bye this week.
In division two, Four Lanes won 3-2 away at Radnor but would have felt it could have been more after being 3-0 up. Phil and Darren Condy were the winners for Radnor.
St Day went down 3-2 at home to Cam Cons A in what was their first win of the season. Alastair Gay played well to beat current highest break holder Peter Simmons. Steve Lovelock and Richard Mitchell were the other winners for the Cons.
Perranporth GC won 3-2 against new boys Illogan HI. D Mugford beat Sean Isaacs to earn his side the win. Connor Arthur (Illogan) made a 31 break in his frame.
Park Bottom beat Playing Place 3-2.
Cam Cons B lost 3-2 at home to Penponds which could have been worse after being 3-0 down. John Buddle and Dave Harrington were the winners for the Cons.
Porthleven won 3-2 at home to St Day B. Dean Williams played well and made a good 36 break for Porthleven.
Penponds won 4-1 at home to St Day B in the re-arranged fixture from last week. Aiden Johns was the only winner for St Day.
In division three, Stithians A had a good 5-0 win at home to Redruth Rail A.
Godolphin Cross won 3-2 away to Playing Place but only managed to field four players on the night. Ray Anderson (Cross) made a good 33 break in his frame. Jonathan Crowle (Place) beat R Gilbert 73-2 and played very well.
Illogan HI won 4-1 at home to last season's bottom side, The Hideaway Bar. There were a few close frames in the match. Mark Aleksy was the Bar's only winner.
Redruth Rail B went down 4-1 at home to Radnor. R Jenkin won the last frame against L Austen to avoid the dreaded whitewash.
Four Lanes lost 3-2 at home to Stithians B after being 2-0 up. M Mcmahon made a 22 break in his frame for Four Lanes. B Tann beat J Irwin 60-1 for Stithians. Shaun Buckingham beat Paul Westmoreland in the final frame to earn his side the win.
Kempeee's Christmas Classic (Mining League) playing for the Graham Allen Trophy sponsored by The Inn For All Seasons and The Old Shire Inn will be held on Sunday December 23 at Rack 'em Up Falmouth.
There will be a first prize of £150 based on 32 entries.
This is a handicapped one day tournament only open to players registered to play in the Mining League. Entry fee is £10.
All matches will be best of five including the final. There are 15 entries so far. For more information please contact Terry Kempe on 07772914980 or 01209 613107.
CAMBORNE STORM TO WIN:
Camborne Res 40 St Austell Res 14
Camborne's second string recorded an excellent Merit Table victory over St Austell at the Recreation Ground.
The home side led 20-14 at the break with a brace of tries from centre Adam Kevern plus a touchdown from full back Scott French with Dan Jones landing a penalty and a conversion.
Playing down the slope after the interval 'Town' added a further twenty unanswered points for an emphatic win.
No.8 Ryan Smith bagged a brace of close range tries with scrum half Christian Barbagallo also crossing whilst fly half Jones added a further conversion and penalty.
Camborne 3rds 48 Falmouth Res 5
Camborne ran in eight tries to overpower a spirited Falmouth side in an entertaining game.
Wing Tristan Watson crossed for a brace of touchdowns for the winners with other tries coming from prop Ben Walters, centre Liam Nicholas, No 8 Sean Oates, fly half Scott Lake, full back Andy Vinnicombe and prop Adam Coombes.
Vinnicombe was on target with three conversions and Nicholas added another.
HARRIERS MARCH ON:
Trevenson Harriers 3 Grasshoppers 1
The undefeated Trevenson Harriers took on the second place team Grasshoppers from Truro.
It was a good start by the Harriers when winger Niall Hogan had some brilliant runs to put pressure on to the Grasshoppers.
Skipper Aaron Ibbetson crossed a great ball to Thomas Hosking who hit home with a brilliant finish.
But the Grasshoppers broke down the Harriers' solid defence with a well worked move to level the scoring and bringing it level at half-time .
In the second half, with the advantaged of playing down hill, the Harriers eventually scored another goal through Thomas putting them 2-1 up.
With the defence of Toby Doe and not forgetting man of the match Piran Phillips the team kept the Grasshoppers at bay.
The scoring was rounded off by Charlie Hawthorne in the last minute to win the match 3-1.
UNITED REACH LAST EIGHT:
St Keverne 0 Redruth Utd 1
Redruth moved into the quarter-finals of the Dunn Cup but should have won by a more comfortable margin.
In the first five minutes Brett Adams looked to have scored a perfectly good goal set up by his brother Nicky, but it was ruled out for offside.
Once Redruth's top goal-scorer Joe Ashton left the field through illness, new signing Jonny Jones came on and linked well with fellow striker Brett Adams, who scored a cracker from a precision pass.
Once again keeper Jason Kitchen kept the Reds in the game with brilliant saves and excellent shifts were put in by man of the match Adam Johns and Dean Keating
Ruan Minor 0 Redruth Utd Res 1
Redruth manager Darren Lewarne was thrilled with this excellent tight away win to keep them top of Trelawny Division Three.
Ruan were the better side in the first quarter hitting the post and a few close misses. Reds' keeper Chris Trail's goal kick fell to man of the match Kyler Letcher to skilfully score, giving Trail his fourth assist of the season.
The away midfield were taking control with Tony Barber, Callum Salmon and Zach Letcher excelling.
The second half chances to score fell to Guy Johnson and Andrew Symons mainly coming from the source of Ryan Baber.
Ruan pressed for the equaliser but were thwarted by Matt Osborne and goal saving tackles by Darren Buckley and Adam Townsend.
SIX IN A ROW FOR RYAN:
Carn Brea Judo Club's Ryan Daughtery, 13, came away from the BJC Cornish Open Championship October at Penzance with another gold medal to his name. It was the sixth year in a row he has won the county title.
Ryan won all five of his bouts and won the final in fantastic style with a superb Ippon.
Ryan, a member of Camborne Science and International Academy, and an Ambassador for Cornish Sport said: "I'm really pleased to have won this six years in a row, I'm very lucky to have great coaches at Cornwall Area training and Carn Brea Judo Club and a supportive family."
The club's golden girl Lisa Ivey won yet another gold at the Cornwall Judo Championships held at the Penzance Leisure Centre.
Last month Lisa won gold at the Welsh nationals in her weight category and she repeated that success in the Cornwall Championships.
Fellow club members who also won medals were: gold: Adam James; Reese Prout; Ryan Daughtery; Callam Kyle; silver: Ben Mitchell; Lisa Ivey; Mazie Rice; bronze: Ben Whitehead and Robert Bond.
Congratulations went to all those who took part and did a sterling job but did not achieve a medal positon: Sam Nettles, David Tayler, Keiran Daughtery, Tom Burke, Peter Fairbank and Pirran Delves (table official).