HAYLE RUNNERS COMPETE IN THE WHITEMOOR 10K:
Hayle Runners travelled to Whitemoor, near St Austell, to compete in a multi-terrain 10 kilometre race on Easter Sunday.
A number of competitors were racing for the final time before the London Marathon on April 21.
Kieran Murrant led the Hayle team home in a time of 42 minutes 10 seconds. Kerry Wills was the first woman home for the club in 58 minutes 18 seconds.
The overall men's winner was Michael Robinson of Tamar Trotters, in an impressive 37.54, eight seconds ahead of St Austell's Nick Lowendahl.
St Austell's Lucy Mancer won the ladies' race in 45.35.
Further afield, Hayle's Helen Clare completed the Reading half marathon in a time of 1 hour 52 minutes 19 seconds.
Next weekend the 2013 Multi Terrain Grand Prix series gets under way with the 5 Tors multi terrain race.
Hayle Runners Whitemoor 10k results: Kieran Murrant 42:10; Mike Baldwin 50-08; David Wright 55:05; Kerry Wills 58:18; Michelle Roskilly 59:24; Sarah Baldwin 1:03:04; Kathryn Osborn 1:07:11; Mike Wright 1:19:29.
GIVE RUNNING A GO:
Hayle Runners are inviting young people to give running a go as part of their Sportivate Project at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.
Starting on Thursday April 25, the Sportivate Project aims to attract 14-25 year olds to try out running supported by qualified coaches and leaders.
This is the second time the club has run a course specifically aimed at young people and project co-ordinator Scott Abraham feels it offers a great opportunity for those wanting to give the sport a try.
He said: "The low cost of £1 per week has been designed to make it affordable to young people and for those who complete all the sessions we will give them a commitment award.
"To come and join us all they have to do is turn up at the Carn Brea track at 7pm on Thursday."
For details contact Scott by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPTAIN'S CUP FOR ANDY:
Andy Jukes has been awarded the Hayle Runners Captain's cup in recognition of his efforts in a number of endurance runs over the past 18 months.
Andy completed a number of off-road ultra distance runs including the 44 mile Classic Quarter, the 60 mile Ultra Trail South West and the 78.6 mile three day Atlantic Coastal Challenge. Later this year he is planning to run the entire coastal path around Cornwall over 10 days for Children's Hospice South West.
Andy said: "It was a total surprise to receive the cup, a massive honour.
"I do it because I love trail running and the challenge, all I hope is that it inspires others to give these things a go. If I can do it, anyone can do it."
REDS CLAIM COUNTY TITLE:
Redruth RFC U9s, along with 15 other teams from Cornwall, went to St Austell for the county festival. The young Reds were unbeaten this season and going into the festival there was an air of expectation.
It was a long day with registration at 9.30am and finals due to finish at 4.30pm, the draw for the pool matches were made and Redruth were in Pool 2 with Hayle, Penryn and Launceston.
With only six minutes for each half there is no time to wake up in the game and the boys were all fired up and ready to go.
First up was Penryn – a few nerves to start with but the boys did extremely well and came out winners 10 tries to nil, securing a bonus point victory.
Next was Launceston, a tougher game but the boys did fantastically, their defence was rock solid to run out winners by five tries to nil, and secure a bonus point victory.
The final group game was against Hayle who scored first but Redruth hit back to win by seven tries to one as Redruth topped the group with maximum points and were through to the semi final.
There they took on Saltash who finished equal points on and bonus points with St Agnes and went through on the toss of a coin.
The other cup semi-final was between hosts St Austell and Newquay with St Austell going through to the final.
Redruth were pushed all the way in the semi-final but eventually won by five tries to three.
Next up was the final and the hosts St Austell.
Redruth led by three tries to one at half time and although St Austell came out all guns blazing in the second half, the young Reds ran out winners by six tries to three to become county champions.
Coaches Rob Hume, Nick Oakes, David Williams said they were extremely proud of all of the boys, the ones who made it into the squad and played brilliantly but also the ones who didn't make it this time to the cup squad but have helped to an unbeaten season so far.
"They have all done a fantastic job and are great ambassadors for Redruth RFC.
"We are now looking forward to the last couple of games, the end of the season and the hunt for more sponsorship for the age group so that we can get the boys the kit they deserve."
RATTLERS FIND THEIR WINNING FORM:
This month's interleague clash saw the Rattlers run out 20-16 winners against a new look Bodmin side. The Rattlers were missing two key players but still had a strong 10 man squad including debutant youngster Brett Broad who started on the bench.
In the first session Richard Ash took the first frame of the night with a cautious approach which eventually led to a win. Bodmin took the next two with some steady play only for the Rattlers to level with a quality clearance from Sam Kevern. Bodmin took the lead again with Andy Jane grabbing a win over Adam Lockwood.
Rattlers took the next three with Mark Moyle beating James Bartlett, without potting the black, as James conceded early, Dave Elliott was unable to beat Darren O'Shea to give the Rattlers a 5-4 lead.
Another tight affair in the second session as the two captains met, Bodmin's James Bartlett and Simon O'Mahony which ended up in the Rattlers favour with Simon playing a crucial double on the way to beating the Bodmin lad. After that Bodmin got the best of the Rattlers claiming the session 5-4 and levelling the score in the process.
Winners were R Ash, S Kevern, M Moyle and S O'Mahony.
With the pressure back on the Rattlers in the third session, Brett Broad was called into action and showed his class by quickly dispensing his opponent to gain his first win for the Rattlers, who took the session 7-2.
With only three frames needed to claim the win, the start of the fourth session didn't go to plan as Richard Ash lost his first of the night, quickly followed by J Edwards capping off his miserable night. Brett stepped up next and again quickly dispatched his opponent rounding off his debut with two wins. Sam Kevern won the next and Mark Moyle sealed the win with a good win over Dave McGale.
Rattlers team and wins: S Kevern (MoM) 4, M Moyle 4, S O'Mahony 3, R Ash 3, M Tresidder 2, B Broad 2, D Elliott 1, A Lockwood 1, L Saundry, J Edwards.
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Perranwell Res 1, Redruth United 1
In the last 10 seconds Redruth lost concentration and conceded a goal and forfeited two points in the Trelawny Premier title race.
The first half was stalemate then the Reds got their goal in the second half from Johnny Jones. The home side equalised at the end of what was one of Redruth's poorest performances of the season.
Man of the Match: Johnny Jones.
Lanner 1, Redruth Utd Res 2
Redruth were grateful for all the points in this tight Trelawny League Division Three match. albeit with five team regulars missing. John Pascoe's flip pass enabled Guy Johnson to chip the keeper for the first. When Kyler Letcher was fouled in the box, up stepped Johnson for the penalty for his and Redruth's second.
With 10 minutes to go, Lanner's Stuart Lobb crossed for Aaron Minnal to score. Chris Bolitho then kept United in the game with three excellent saves and further chances fell to Reds' midfielder Steve Walsh and Johnson hit the bar but the defence of Dylan Burrows and Martin Adams held firm for a welcome three points.
Man of the Match: Guy Johnson
REDS IN FRIENDLY ROUT:
Redruth U15s 71, Harlow U15s 0
Redruth's head coach Adrian Edwards, has stated the club's success on the pitch in the future, to a large degree, lies in developing their own players through the mini/junior and colts sections.
And the Reds' undefeated U15s, County Cup champions for the last four years, proved again what a rich vein of talent there is in the younger players at Redruth.
Harlow came to Redruth full of enthusiasm, but were comprehensively put to the sword in a tremendous team performance by the Reds. The visitors were outplayed, but to their credit, in a match ably and sympathetically refereed by Jane Pizzi, they never lost their sense of humour.
Forward stalwart Adam Wright was unfit, which allowed new recruit, Dylan Fuller-Jones, to make his first start. Such was the dominance that Dylan and his fellow prop Tom Folland exerted up front, that hooker, Alex Knuckey was able to take six strikes against the head.
Second rows Tom Woodbridge and Jack Griffiths performed well in the lineout and loose, and the County back row trio, Mikey Govan, Dan Head and Jack Moorhouse-Hoyle ran the ball from all areas of the pitch and carved the Harlow defence to pieces.
With regular scrum half, Sam Carroll unavailable, Jamie Dodds moved into scrum half from the wing and provided an excellent service as well some searing breaks from the base of the scrum.
Skipper, Harry Nurhonen at fly half, marshalled his backs excellently, releasing strong running centres Rhys Gilbert and Harry Searle, supported by wingers Charlie Hallam and Rhys Fisher.
The beleaguered visitors tried to kick out of defence, only for Reds full back Adam Britland to run at them with scintillating pace.
The Reds' next game will be a curtain raiser against Southend before the club's National League 2 South game on April 13. It is hoped that as many supporters as possible arrive early to support the boys.
Reds' scorers: Tries: Dan Head (3), Harry Nurhonen (2), Rhys Gilbert (2), Mikey Govan(2), Harry Searle, Tom Folland. Conversions:Harry Searle (8).
Team: Adam Britland, Charlie Hallam, Harry Searle, Rhys Gilbert, Rhys Fisher, Harry Nurhonen, Jamie Dodds, Tom Folland, Alex Knuckey, Dylan Fuller-Jones, Tom Woodbridge, Jack Griffiths, Jack Moorhouse-Hoyle, Mike Govam, Dan Head.
CAMBORNE RETAIN TRIBUTE RIVIERA CUP:
Camborne' Veterans' XV pulled out all the stops to successfully defend their title at a bitterly cold Newton Abbot on Easter Saturday.
With skipper Chris Bray on the injured list No 8 Sean Oates led the side to qualification through the attritional round robin stages and on to a hard earned 7-0 final victory over Barnstaple.
In the group stages tries from wing Leif Ellison and full back Andy Vinnicombe saw the Cherry & Whites to a narrow 14-13 win over Teignmouth with Matt Downing kicking the crucial conversions.
Though defeated 12-0 by Barnstaple scrum half Derek Baker's try converted by half back partner Downing sealed a 7-5 win against Newton Abbot to ensure 'Town's slot in a repeat of last year's final.
With all to play for in the title deciding game Vinnicombe broke the cover before firing out a pass to former Cornwall wing Les Smitham who scorched over under the posts.
Fly half Downing added the straightforward conversion and the Cherry & Whites then held on for another memorable victory.
CLUB ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL TIME AT COUNTY GALA:
A squad of 32 swimmers from Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club took part in the County Intermediate Gala at Penzance Leisure Centre.
This proved to be a particularly successful meet which resulted in 82 new personal best times and 28 medals awarded to members of the squad. Twelve-year-old Jacob Ibbetson's performance was especially notable as he gained four significant personal best times in his four events (a total of 27 seconds off his collective times) as well as earning himself two gold and two silver medals in the process.
Adam Long, 11, also knocked an amazing 26 seconds off the two events he had entered and gained himself a gold medal in each event.
Other medallists included: 9yr old Harry Larkins, Morgan Larkins and Max Wilton, 10yr old Lewis King, 11yr olds Jade Exell and Guy Brooks, 13yr old Nell Savage, 14yr olds Kathryn Onley and Harley Mitchell, 15 yr old Orion Page and Dan Long and 16yr old Ben Kent.
The event provided a really positive boost for the swimmers who have worked so hard in their training leading up to this event.
Three days later the club held its own Sprint Gala, which was open to swimmers ages nine years and upwards whose first ranked club is Carn Brea and Helston.
A total of 92 swimmers took up this challenge. This event was all about speed with swimmers able to compete in 50m sprints in each of the four strokes, as well as a 100m Individual Medley event.
It produced an impressive number of personal best times and some strong in-house competition.
Seven swimmers gained PBs in all five of their events – from the youngest swimmer in the gala; 8yr old Callum Jolly to one of the more experienced swimmers; 20 yr old Piran Saunders.
In addition the event resulted in 15 new club records.
Emma Kendall deserves a special mention for gaining a total of four new club records in the 11 year old girls' category, as she is continuing to go from strength to strength in what has already proven to be a very successful year for her. Similarly Hannah Reid created three new club records and is setting the bar so high that she is generating records which will very hard for future swimmers to beat.
The Sprint Gala proved helpful in moving the swimmers forward in their competitive careers.
However, a final thank you needs to go out to the officials and helpers who made the event possible.
The following swimmers emerged as pentathlon winners after scoring the most final points after five individual events:
Age groups: 9yr olds Caja Rodda and Max Wilton, 10 yr olds Turaya Evans and Lewis King, 11yr olds Emma Kendall and Adam Long, 12 yr olds Steren Mottart and Steven Lewis, 13 yr olds Lauren Prouse and Oliver Hancock, 14 yr olds Hannah Reid and Jack Colwill, 15 yrs and over Sam Trestrail and Ed Cockerham.