HELEN WINS MALCOLM DATE HANDICAP CUP:
In October 2009 Malcolm Date, one of Hayle Runners' most popular members, died suddenly. To commemorate his contribution to the running club it awarded a trophy for the winner of a handicap race in his memory.
The ten kilometre race which starts and finishes in Marazion gives every runner the opportunity to win, as their start time is based on their previous personal best over the distance.
Last Saturday 27 runners lined up in fancy dress to take their chance to lift the trophy. The club's female runners again dominated the race and with the closest finish to date between two runners dressed as Father Christmas.
The winning Father Christmas was Helen Mills who just out paced Debra Coldrick in the final 200 metres. They were closely followed by Michelle Roskilly dressed as an Elf, fresh from her marathon debut, in third place, with Amanda Jones running strongly to achieve fourth place.
Helen, Debra and Michelle joined the club in 2011 as beginners with Amanda having joined the club earlier this year. A number of runners received a surprise when one of the Pirates of the Caribbean sprinted past them. Peter Ellis the club's fastest runner was the last to start, giving a head start of over half an hour to some runners and powered through the field up to fifth place achieving a personal best time of 33 minutes 41 seconds.
Club captain and race organiser Craig Tonkin said: "The club handicap is a competitive race but has a significant fun element. All the runners have to compete in fancy dress and we had some brilliant outfits.
"We give a prize to the best costume, won this year by David Nancarrow and offer mulled wine to all the runners when they cross the finish line to reward them all for their efforts."
He added: "Helen had a brilliant run, improving on her personal best by nearly three minutes and there were great efforts throughout the field as runners wanted to win Malcolm's cup."
HAYLEY DOES IT BY HALVES:
Hayley Rochford is celebrating completing 13 half marathons in 2012 and in the process, raising money for the Cornish Heart Unit Fund.
A member of Hayle Runners, Hayley started her half marathon efforts in February, competing in the Bodmin Fire and Rescue Half Marathon at Lanhydrock before running the Bideford and Falmouth Half Marathons in March.
A busy May followed when Hayley completed races in Tewkesbury, Edinburgh and Plymouth. She also ran the Torbay half marathon in June, followed by races at Cheddar in July,Indian Queens in August, Truro and Bristol in September, Devizes in October and finishing with the Bath Hilly Half Marathon in November.
Hayley enjoyed the experience although she found it tough at times. She said: "I have had a great time and had a lot of encouragement from friends and family. My favourite race at Bath was rather surprisingly the one with the most mud and hills!"
Wadebridge Res 17 Camborne Res 10
Camborne could not halt their run of narrow Merit Table reverses going down in a hard fought away encounter with the Camels second string.
The visitors scored a brace of unconverted tries with the touchdowns coming from young prop Andrius Zacharovas and flanker Martin Goldsworthy.
Camborne 3rds 23 Saltash Res 15
Camborne had to work hard for this Merit Table victory in a clash between two evenly matched sides.
For the Cherry & Whites wing Andrew Vinnicombe, No 8 Ryan Smith and flanker Tim Anthoney crossed for tries with fly half Matt Downing adding two penalty goals and a conversion.
Camborne's South West One home game against Paignton was sponsored by Dickie Bray from the White Hart Hotel, Camborne.
Mr Bray is an ex-player, former Cherry & Whites chairman and long term sponsor of the club and he and up to 50 guests enjoyed the pre-match hospitality before watching a winning performance.
For a number of years now he has sponsored the club's after-match dress shirts and this season he has also sponsored the new post protectors at the Rec.
The club is delighted with the amount of support and sponsorship that it gets from another long term sponsor part of an important group of people that have been supporting the club for a number of years.
As a thank you Mr Bray was presented with a sponsors certificate and club scarf by club president John Dunstan.
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Liskeard U11s 7, Redruth U11s 59
Redruth travelled to Liskeard at the weekend and certainly made sure it was worth the trip with an emphatic win.
The Reds took control from the start with only three minutes in came the first try by Kieran Daughtery, converted by Samuel Churchill.
Kian Hocking then went down the right wing to score on the fourth minute and this time Lewis Wills converted.
By half time tries followed from
Bailey Berriman, Jago Ford, newcomer Devin Stephens and Adam Hall who collected the ball and ran the length of the pitch. Churchill and Ford landed conversions.
In the second half the Reds changed their side around completely, the forwards played as the backs and backs played as forwards.
But they still dominated with tries from Jouan Rowe, Tom Morrison and David Gardner.
There was sportsmanship from Mac Ross and Dominic Tresidder who both played one half each for Liskeard as the home side were one player short.
Squad, Tries, Cons: Sam Hicks, David Gardner (1T), Kian Hocking (1T), Tom Morrison (1T,1C), Jouan Rowe (1T), Lewis Wills (1C), Kieran Daughtery (1T), Adam Hall (1T), Bailey Berriman (1T), Jago Ford (1T,1C), Devin Stephens (1T), Samuel Churchill (4C), Dominic Tresidder, Mac Ross.
Pirates U11s 0 Hayle U11s 47
Hayle under 11's travelled down to Penzance on Sunday to play the talented Pirates side.
Following the A team game both sides fielded a second team allowing their less experienced players some game time. This was again a keenly contested match which Hayle again won by 33-0
HARRIERS MARCH ON:
Trevenson Harriers U10s 3 Falmouth United U10s 1
Unbeaten Harriers took on a determined Falmouth Rangers side and it was Trevenson who took the lead when Aaron Ibbetson curled the ball into the box to find George Gaylard who scored with a well taken back heel.
But Falmouth equalised early in the second half before the ball fell to an unmarked Niall Hogan to put the Hrariers 2-1 up.
And Aaron Ibbetson then managed to skip past two of their defence to find Charlie Hawthorn to slot past the keeper to make the final score 3-1 to the Harriers.
Man of the match: Thomas Hoskin.
Trevenson FC Cobras U13 3 Penzance Pumas U13s 1
Cobras entered the match knowing a good result would end their 2012 with an unbeaten record for the season so far.
The deadlock was broken when Caden Watson sput the Cobras ahead with a 20 yard drive but the Pumas was soon replied too by the Pumas with a similar effort themselves from a well struck free kick to leave both teams level at half time.
In the second half Torin Beckerlegg edged the Cobras into the lead and Man of the Match Jake Brown went on a mazy run to beat several Penzance Pumas to slot home as the Cobras ended the year with seven wins out of seven and will now look forward to 2013 and the second half of the season.
St Day Miners U12s 1 Holmans 3
The Miners looked the stronger side in the opening stages of this Kernow Conference game on Saturday with their creative midfield of Brenna Rowe, Jago Ford, Sam Etherington and Cobh Cregan feeding striker Luke Thorpe, who was denied by some excellent goalkeeping.
Despite St Day's early dominance they found themselves behind, but soon equalised with a delightful strike from midfield maestro Cobh Cregan.
Just before half-time after a fantastic save by St Day keeper Kieran Daughtery he had to go off injured. Jago Ford then went in goal which seemed to affect the team's balance of the St Day team.
Holmans went on and scored another two goals and take the victory in a thoroughly entertaining match.
St Day squad: Kieran Daughtery, Jouan Rowe, Lewis Wills, Oliver Hirst, Cobh Cregan (1), Sam Etherington, Brenna Rowe (c), Jago Ford, Luke Thorpe, Aaron Sharkey, Libby Gumma, Zak Orchard, Adam Stewart and Owen Wright.
CLINTON LOOK STRONG:
STR Clinton moved further ahead this week in division one of the Mining League with a solid 5-0 away win over Illogan HI C, writes Terry Kempe.
Kieran Lynch made a 34 break in his frame for Illogan but still lost the frame. Illogan HI A only managed to win 3-2 at home to Penponds. Chris Isaacs (27) beat Cornie Piredda after Cornie made a 32 break early in the frame.
Dave Trembath made a good 45 break to defeat yours truly and part-timer Dave Martin played very well to inflict the first defeat of the season on the little Welshman Alan Hurley. Brendan Isaacs beat Keith Hosking and Nick Mutter made a 43 break to defeat Stuart Lugg. Godolphin Club won 4-1 at home to Illogan HI B, Jason Simmons was Illogan's only winner in defeating JP Williams.
Jason Grigor made a 38 break and Chris Timmins a 41 break. Playing Place won 3-2 at home to Breage. Martin Bawden (Place) made a good 48 break missing the black off the spot with the reds very well set against Roy Good.
Phil Davey beat Pete Williams and Jonathan Crowle playing a rare first division match beat John Pawlyn. Ryan Gilbert beat Chris Basset and Justin Nurse beat Roger Golley for Breage's only two points of the night.
Redruth Rail B went down 3-2 at home to St Day who have now won their last four matches. John Dunn (St Day) made the highest break of the week with a good 49 break against Darren Davey.
Aiden Johns beat Dan Spry on the black and Carl Boundy also won for St Day. Darren Murrish and Jeff Goldsworthy both won for Rail with Jeff making a 40 break in his frame. St Rumons won 3-2 at home to Lanner.
Jamie Read (Rumons) kept up his unbeaten record so far with a 40 break against S Taylor winning the frame 109-1.
Carl Mitchell and Gary Marshall were the other winners for Rumons. Graham Vercoe made a 37 break in his frame for Lanner and Wayne Nicholls was their other winner.
The battle of the top two sides saw Penponds come out on top 3-2 against Illogan HI.
Kevin Gill, Craig Thomas and Steve Fisher were the winners for Penponds.
Chris Mcavoy and Chris Isaacs replied for Illogan. Perranporth GC had a good 4-1 home win over Radnor. Jon Barber (22) was Radnor's only winner.
Park Bottom lost 3-2 at home to St Day A. Peter Simmons, Keith Manley and Bobby Stephens were St Day's winners. Jason Opie and R Roskilly were the winners for Park Bottom.
In the Con Club derby, the B side came out on top with a 3-2 win. Damien Trease, John Buddle and David Harrington were the winners for the B side.
A Gay and Steve Lovelock replied for the A side. Mark Williams played last against David Harrington and went for a double on the pink to win but hit it way too hard and David potted it and won the match for the B side.
St Day B had a very good 4-1 home win against Four Lanes. Peter Dower was Four Lanes's only winner beating Ross Matthews 52-50! Aiden and Mike Johns, Micheal Lugg and Brian Davey were the winners for St Day.
Porthleven won 3-2 at home to Playing Place. D Johns, J Uren and Dean Williams were the winners for Potrhleven. M Jenkins and M Lawry were the winners for Place.
Godolphin Cross won 4-1 away to Radnor. J Scanlan beat A Paul on the black for Radnor's only point of the night. Four Lanes won 4-1 at home to Hideaway Bar.
ich Vicary was Hideaway Bar's only winner. Illogan HI won 3-2 at home to Stithians A.
S Gardner, Jason Banks and veteran Peter Chegwidden were the winners for Illogan, while Glynn Furnival and Rob Buckingham replied for Stithians.
In the Rail derby, the A side came out on top with a 3-2 win. N Pengelly beat Mike Downing on the black to earn his side the win! B James made a 22 break for the B side. There are now two byes each week after Stithians C pulled out of the league as from last week. This week it was Penponds and Stithians B.
BABY STOPS PLAY:
Redruth Utd 5 Stithians 4
Redruth sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Cornwall Junior Cup in an eventful game that had three penalties, two own goals and one of the Redruth's players Dan McInerney being subbed early on for the birth of his daughter.
A depleted Redruth side went ahead in the first minute with a penalty by Brett Adams.
Stithians then levelled with a header after some hesitancy by home centre-back Matt Osborn.
After a pressured cross by Jake Williams a Stithians defender headed past his keeper into the net.
The second half brought the third after a long run by Joe Ashton with the ball ending in the net via an own goal. Man Of The Match Brett Adams then jinked his way through the defence to grab the fourth but the away side then rallied with two gifted penalties and a rare fumbled goal by the excellent keeper Jason Kitchen to tie the game at 4-4.
With extra time looming Nicky Adams and brother Brett linked for Andy Bishop to lob the keeper for the winner.
Congratulations to Dan McInerney and partner Atayo on the birth of their daughter Ellie-Mae from all at Redruth United.