WALK/RUN GROUP LAUNCH BEGINNERS' PROGRAMME:
The Camborne, Pool, Redruth (CPR) Walk/Run Group is celebrating the new year by starting another beginners programme on Monday February 3 and is inviting local people to join in and start, or return to, running.
Since the group was set up in September 2012, the qualified 'Leaders in Running Fitness' from Cornwall Atheltic Club have guided three groups of beginners to progress from one minute walk/ run intervals to running continuous three mile routes – with some even taking part in local 5K, 10K and Half Marathon races.
The group meets at 7pm each Monday at The Hub Club, beside the Carn Brea Leisure Centre, in Station Road, Pool and welcomes people of all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult or guardian).
No previous experience is needed but new members can choose to start on the complete beginners walk/run schedule, or join the regular runners' group doing continuous 3-4 mile runs, depending on their current ability and aims.
Cornwall College Camborne have supplied high visibility jackets for the Group Leaders, to support the group in encouraging sports participation in the local community.
Group Leader Emma Stepto explained more about the group. She said: "Now we have been set up for some time, it is great that we can give people the option to either start from scratch, with a very gentle introduction to running, or to join our more regular runners and go a bit further.
"This is a perfect time to start running and maybe aim to complete a short race in the summer, like a Race for Life or local road race. The best thing about being involved in the group is that the company and camaraderie really helps people stick at it and all the leaders enjoy helping people improve.
"I hope we get lots of interest in February and that many more new runners in the area get to love feeling fitter and achieving new targets."
There is a weekly fee of £1 during the winter, while the group meets indoors at the Hub Club. The venue provides a secure place to warm up and leave bags and coats.
Participants are advised to check with their GPs before they take on any new exercise regime. High visibility or reflective clothing and proper running shoes are advised.
Those who want to take part should simply go to the Hub Club on February 3 at 7pm. For more details, or if you have queries, contact Emma on 07717 377581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HAYLE LADIES IN STORMING START TO NEW SEASON:
Hayle Runners got their road racing season off to a good start at Sunday's Storm Force 10 road race with 54 club members taking part.
The Hayle Runners women's team ensured a good start to the season by taking third place despite some off their more experienced runners being unavailable.
Faye Toms led the team home with a personal best time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 54 seconds, while her colleagues Charlotte Bennett, Nikki Rudd, Kim Riggall, Lucy Paull and Narina Shorland all achieved a personal best for the distance. For Kim, this was her debut for the distance.
Meanwhile Jordan Morant led the men's team home in a time of 58 minutes 56 seconds and earned himself a trophy as the third man under 35.
Stewart Townend and Timothea Cardell were both awarded individual trophies for winning their 70-74 age category.
The club's next major outing is the Marazion 10k on Sunday February 2.
Hayle Runners results: 0:58:56, Morant, Jordan; 0:59:26 Humphrey, Thomas; 1:01:33 Abraham, Scott; 1:02:02 Costello, Daniel; 1:02:41 Murrant, Kieran; 1:03:46 Timms, Simon; 1:04:34 Hill, Lewis; 1:08:27 Mayes, Richard; 1:08:49 Gill, Stuart; 1:10:21 Attwood, James; 1:10:54 Toms, Faye; 1:11:12 Kennett-Parsons, Joe; 1:12:21 Bennett, Charlotte; 1:12:37 Wall, Alex; 1:14:08 Orchard, Mike; 1:14:35 Manning, James; 1:15:26 Humphrey, Irwin; 1:16:36 Floyd, Rob; 1:16:43 King, Kevin; 1:17:29 Smith, Derek; 1:17:33 Masters, Nick; 1:17:43 Rudd, Nikki; 1:18:26 Timms, Ian; 1:18:50 Paull, Lucy; 1:19:43 Riggall, Kimberley; 1:20:13 Shorland, Narina; 1:21:18 Weare, Michael; 1:22:07 La Brash, Angela; 1:23:37 Baker, Benjamin; 1:24:00 Townend, Stewart; 1:24:45 Elliott, Lee; 1:25:14 Manners, Melodie; 1:25:15 Webb, Sean; 1:25:19 Baldwin, Mike; 1:25:26 Moore, Andy; 1:25:34 Harrison, Debbie; 1:26:07 Ziegelewanger, Liesi; 1:28:17 Warren, Diane; 1:28:54 Park, Sarah; 1:31:06 Jelf, Michelle; 1:32:26 Evans, Alun; 1:33:05 Thomas, Alison; 1:33:21 Martin, Kelly; 1:35:01 Roskilly, Michelle; 1:35:21 Harvey Hancock, Missie; 1:35:26 Cardell, Timothea; 1:35:45 Baker, Rebecca; 1:38:47 Bowden, Ian; 1:38:48 Bastian, Adrian; 1:40:16 Carter, Nicki; 1:42:13 Culley, Carol; 1:47:47 Fraser, Glen; 1:51:20 Armstrong, Maxine; 1:57:30 Baldwin, Charlotte.
CLINTON CONTINUE ON TITLE TRAIL:
Reigning champions STR Clinton hold a six point lead over nearest pursuers Illogan HI A in Division 1 of the Mining Snooker League, and with a ten point lead over third-placed Penponds are odds-on to gain honours again this season.
On Friday, Clinton beat struggling Illogan HI C 4-1, a result which was equalled by second-placed Illogan HI A at St Day.
Carl Boundy was the only winner for St Day with a 44 clearance, while Nick Mutter (40 break) and Chris Isaacs (35 break) played well for Illogan A.
Penponds had a good match with Redruth British Rail A, winning 3-2, with John Winn knocking in a 41 break for the Railmen. Godolphin Club are just behind Penponds in fourth place after beating the Rail B team 3-2, with Chris Timmins again on the mark with a 35 break for Godolphin.
There was an interesting frame in the Illogan HI B v Playing Place match, where Victor Wills made a 32 break, only to lose to Place's Phil Davey (30 break). Playing Place came out 3-2 winners. Elsewhere Breage won 3-2 at St Rumons.
Lanner have lost only one match (their first) in Division 2 and are in a strong position to bounce straight back to Division 1 after one season, with a seven point lead over nearest rivals Park Bottom. Lanner beat Illogan HI 5-0 last week to strengthen their position at the top. Park Bottom won 3-2 at Four Lanes to complete the double, with Clarence Richards coming back from a big deficit against Peter Dower with the aid of a 22 break followed by a 32 clearance.
Penponds, 4-1 winners at Porthleven and Playing Place, who lost 3-2 to Camborne Conservative, are in joint third place, one point behind Park Bottom. St Day, struggling so far this season, had a welcome 3-2 victory at Radnor to stay above them and Illogan HI at the bottom.
St Ives, despite dropping two frames at Camborne Conservative, continue to dominate Division 3, and have lost only nine frames in eleven matches, and, with an eleven point lead, look almost home and hosed. Redruth British Rail A moved above St Day into second place by beating them 4-1 last week.
The British Rail B team are in fourth place after winning 3-2 at Four Lanes, with the aid of a 35 break from Ray Anderson, the latter already holding the highest break with a good 54.
Team captains are asked to check that any results cards sent in are addressed correctly, as one or two have been going astray recently. Full results, including players' names and scores must be included, whether by email or card.
LEAGUE MOURN DEATH OF STALWART DAVID SMITH:
The West Cornwall snooker world is in mourning this week with the sad news of the sudden death of former West Penwith League results and fixtures secretary David Smith, writes Nathan Strick.
David, who hailed from St Ives, devoted many years to Penwith snooker and everyone who was blessed to know him would agree that the West Penwith Snooker League would not be in the position it is today without this man.
The funeral service will be held at 1pm today (Thursday) at Treswithian Crematorium, Camborne.
The league wishes to send its thoughts to David's loved ones at this sad time. David Smith – gone but never forgotten.
PUFFERS GO JOINT TOP:
In Division One of the Camborne-Redruth & District Winter Pool League the Redruth British Railway 'Puffers' have joined reigning champions Tricky Dickies on top of the table, thanks to a cracking 8-1 away win over Trefusis Arms 'Nomads'.
The Puffers took all six singles with wins by Keith Tippett, Simon Knuckey, Wayne Knuckey, Ray Jennings, Dave Worrell And
The Puffers extended the lead to 8-0 by taking the first two Scottish doubles before Trefusis won their sole game of the evening with captain Peter Lythgoe and Steve Hick victorious.
To round off a good evening for the Railwaymen captain Simon Knuckey had an eight baller from the break over Peter Lythgoe.
TRIBUTE CORNWALL & DEVON LEAGUE:
Withycombe 19, Hayle 12
Withycombe avenged their defeat at the Memorial Park earlier in the season by outscoring Hayle by three tries to nil at a waterlogged Raleigh Park on Saturday.
Early set piece dominance, particularly in the scrum, gave Withycombe the initial impetus and it wasn't long before a penalty kick to the corner gave them the opening score.
Dave Richards steered the maul over the line and dotted down on 12 minutes, with Glenn Channing kicking the conversion.
Jon Axon's marauding forays into the heart of the Hayle defence put the home side on the front foot and the forwards again took centre stage as a scrum on the Hayle five metre line gave them the perfect opportunity to drive over.
After letting the ball slither out from under his feet, No8 Mike Richards scored with his second bite at the cherry from the ensuing ruck.
Channing's conversion put Withycombe 14 points up after 18 minutes.
Withy took their foot off the gas, however, and Hayle snuck back into the game with three penalties from Dan Magee inside eight minutes just before half-time putting them back in contention at 14-9.
With the conditions worsening, Magee notched another penalty for the visitors on 65 minutes to bring the Lions back to within two points.
However, any hopes of a comeback were dashed almost immediately when the home side marched back up the pitch and earned themselves a penalty.
As they had done all game, Withy elected to back themselves and kick to the corner. And the brave move paid off as second row Will Cole dived over in the top corner to score the decisive try.
This Saturday Hayle will look to return to winning ways when they make the short trip to bottom of the table Veor.
Camborne 3rds 27, Newquay Hornets 21
Camborne came out on top in an entertaining Merit Table clash with Newquay played on an excellent surface at the Memorial Ground formerly home of the Camborne School of Mines.
For the winners veteran prop Chris Bray, wing Tom Jenkin, scrum half Kevin Mankee and centre Darren Pascoe all scored tries with Mankee also adding two conversions and a penalty goal.
Match day sponsors for the Cherry & Whites home game last Saturday against top of the table Cleve RFC were the 'Westerleigh Group' who operate the crematorium at Treswithian Downs, Camborne.
The manager Darren Collick brought along more than 30 guests who enjoyed the pre match hospitality in the 'Cherry & Whites' Lounge Bar before watching a fantastic winning performance by the team on a very wet and muddy Recreation Ground.
This was the second time that Darren has sponsored a match and the club were delighted with the attendance thus giving an opportunity for the club to gain further exposure in all areas of the community.
Camborne has also announced that O'Neills International Sportswear will be continuing as the kit supplier for another two seasons.
Colin Stevenson from the club's Sponsorship & Community team said: "The decision was based on the excellent relationship that has been built up between the club and O'Neills, taking into account the service and quality of their products.
"It also gives us another two years of sustainability that fits in really well with the two year sponsorship deals that we have with a growing list of well known local businesses."
The Cherry & Whites have also revealed that they are in the advanced stages of negotiations with present and newly interested sponsors with some already in place for next season and beyond.