HAYLE RUNNERS ATTEND FIRST CARRICK CRACKER:
A group of Hayle Runners were among the first to try out the Carrick Cracker self navigation run on Saturday.
The event, organised by Falmouth Road Runners, provided competitors with a set of brief instructions and sent them off on a hopefully circular route of up to 25 kilometres from Falmouth.
The route should have taken them to Mawnan Smith and back along the coastal path through Maenporth and Swanpool before returning to Falmouth. Most of the runners did at least one detour, all of them got very muddy and everyone returned safely often with varying distances travelled to their credit.
Club spokesman Andy Moore felt it was a great day. He said: "Ten members of the club took part – some opting for a more modest distance, but most of us attempted the longer route. The weather was very kind to us and the views were fantastic."
Hayle Runners hold training nights at Hayle Rugby Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm where runners of all abilities and speeds are welcome.
Beginners are welcome at the Tuesday night session where they are supported by a team of coaches and qualified leaders. Currently longer runs are also arranged on Sundays to help runners prepare for the Duchy, London and Edinburgh 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 at www.haylerunners.org.uk
BREAGE SCORE NAP HAND TO RECORD BEST WIN:
Breage welcomed their best win of the season so far with a 5-0 home demolition of Lanner, writes Terry Kempe.
Penponds won 3-2 away to Redruth Rail A after being 3-0 up. Dave Trembath, Keith Hosking and Cornie Piredda were the winners for Penponds.
John Winn and Jason Kempthorne replied for Rail. Illogan HI B lost 4-1 at home to St Rumons. Young Connor Arthur was Illogan's only winner.
STR Clinton won 5-0 at home to Redruth Rail B. St Day lost 3-2 at home to Illogan HI A.
Chris Isaacs, Shaun Tripconey and Nick Mutter were the winners for Illogan. John Dunn and Dave Annear replied for St Day.
Illogan HI C won 3-2 at home to Playing Place. Kieran Lynch (Illogan) made the highest reported break of the week with a 30 in his frame. Dan Duffey and Darren Jenkin were the other winners for Illogan. Jamie Macquish and Dave Hewitt replied for Place. Godolphin Club were the side with a bye this week.
In division two, Illogan HI went down 4-1 at home to Four Lanes in what was a great result for the latter! Shaun Isaacs was Illogan's only winner on the night. St Day B lost 4-1 at home to Radnor who managed to win three very close frames. Aiden Johns was St Day's only winner.
Penponds won 3-2 at home to St Day A. Clive Thomas made a 33 break in his frame for Penponds. Kevin Gill and Steve Fisher were the other winners for Penponds. David Bolt and Percy Hosking replied for St Day. Camborne Conservative A won 3-2 away to Playing Place.
Alaistair Gay (Cons) made a good 36 break in his frame. Alex Lane and Steve Lovelock were the other winners for the Cons. M Jenkin and C Lawry replied for Place. Camborne Conservative B lost 4-1 at home to Perranporth GC who managed to win two black ball frames.
Dave Harrington was the only winner for the Cons. Park Bottom had a very good 4-1 away win against Porthleven. Dean Williams was Porthleven's only winner.
In division three, Radnor won 4-1 at home to Stithians A. R Burley was Stithians' only winner. Four Lanes lost 4-1 at home to Illogan HI. M Mcmahon was Four Lanes' only winner. Hideaway Bar won 3-2 at home to Redruth Rail A who only managed to field four players on the night. Richard Vicary, Wayne Pellow and Mark Aleksy were the winners for Hideaway.
Julian Knowles (Rail) made a good 32 break in his frame. N Pengelly was Rail's other winner on the night.
Redruth Rail B lost 3-2 at home to Playing Place. R Horton, Jonathan Crowle and M Searle were the winners for Place. S Bennie and Mike Downing replied for Rail.
Godolphin Cross and Stithians B were the two sides with byes this week. Hideaway Bar won 3-2 away to Stithians A who only managed to field four players, in the missing result from last week. Wayne Pellow and Mark Aleksy won for Hideaway while P Williams and Glyn Furnival replied for Stithians.
There is going to be a billiards exhibition by Peter Gilchrist who is a twice world champion and a five times British Open champion and who also holds the highest competition break of 1346, on Tuesday March 5 at St Rumons Club in Redruth. Doors open at 6.30pm-7.15pm start. Tickets are £10 to include a pasty supper. 01209 313705.
Penryn Res 12, Camborne Res 67
Camborne's 2nd string ran in a total of 11 tries to easily defeat a spirited Penryn side at the Memorial Ground.
For the winners there was a brace of tries apiece for wing Adam Notman, prop Andrius Zachorovas, flanker Jamie Moore and scrum half Jason Jackson.
Further touchdowns came from lock Damien George, full back Ryan Cox as well as a penalty try. Six conversions were added these being shared between Notman with four and fly half Grant Thirlby with a couple.
Trevenson Vipers 3, Culdrose Phantoms 0
The Vipers started the first half well after such a long period without a game, on a very windy sunday morning playing into the wind, the Vipers held back the advancing Phantoms and played well all over the pitch and with half time approaching a high ball comes down to Piran Hendra to head the ball through to Samuel Thomas to pass the ball into the net under the diving keeper to make it 1-0 at half time.
With the second half starting and the wind on the Vipers side the players took full advantage and brought the game to Culdrose and within 10 minutes they have a corner crossed in by Jordan Hale for Alex Wharton to head the ball into the net. Trevenson carry on with the pressure and with Samuel running into the box and getting tripped by Culdrose a penalty was awarded to the Vipers.
Jordan Hale steps up and with a hard shot into the corner the Vipers started to put the game to bed, great result at 3-0 the game ended to keep the Vipers and touching distance of the league leaders.
Redruth Utd 1, St Keverne 0
Manager Neal Jefferee's prediction at half-time of a 1-0 win the 89th minute was close with the Reds' scoring in the 92nd minute of this Trelawny Premier match.
The home side held firm in the first half against the wind with Ben Jones and Barry McCabe defending well, but they also had three chances to score through Joe Ashton's wayward shot and tame efforts by Nicky and Brett Adams.
The second half brought dogged defending from St Keverne and their excellent keeper kept out further efforts by Brett Adams and Johnny Jones.
Two minutes into injury time United finally broke through from a precision cross by Ben Jones to the feet of Ashton to grab the winner and a grateful three points.
Man Of The Match: Ben Jones/Nicky Adams
Holmans Reserves 1, Redruth Utd Reserves 4
The United bandwagon keeps rolling at the top of Trelawny Division Three with four goals away to Holmans.
Guy Johnson got a penalty after hard working man of the match Andy Osborne was fouled in the box.
The visitors went to the break 3-1 up and grabbed another in the second half. Kyler Letcher side-footed his goal and Steve Packenas headed in after beating fellow defender Martin Adams to the ball.
Guy Johnson struck his second to return to his old goal scoring form and the Reds were happy with the win with after an average performance.
LEEDSTOWN APPEAL FOR PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS:
Leedstown CC will hold their annual meeting in the Institute, at 7pm on Sunday February 24.
The club did well last season, holding their own well in the teams' respective leagues: the first team in Division 2 and 2nds in Division 5 West. They had been losing players, mostly to retirement, over the last couple of seasons and many others are on their last legs, so the club is keen to recruit new players, enthusiastic juniors keen to learn the game as well as volunteers who can help with Umpiring, scoring, ground making, tea making and much more.
Leedstown is a friendly club and would welcome all converts to the game, returnees, and those who just want to find out more about playing at one of the best grounds and wickets in the league.
For details contact Dougie Oats on 01209 831332 or Keith Hosking on 01736 756167 or email email@example.com
Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club finished in an impressive second place at the recent Cornwall County ASA teams relay gala held at Penzance Leisure Centre.
The gala was contested by ten Cornish clubs who submitted teams of swimmers from ages 9-10 to over 16 years old.
The swimmers competed in medley and freestyle relays, with the older competitors also swimming in longer distance relay events. The event allowed CBHSC to swim both an A and B team, so it provided a good competitive experience for those swimmers who may be less practised at such events.
As a result a total of 68 swimmers formed the CBHSC squad for this event – a veritable army of keen young people.
The points position between the top clubs was tight – but Penzance finally just clinched the lead with 227.5 points to Carn Brea and Helston's 218.5 points.
The CBHSC swimmers were delighted with their results, with the different age group teams managing to gain medals positions in 15 of the 24 events.
The senior girls team, which comprised of Emily Hoey, Charlotte Hewitt, Amy Jolly, Sam Trestrail and Racheal Wilson, clearly had the Midas touch as they gained gold in every one of their events.
Other gold medallists included the girls 13/14 year old medley team and the boys junior 800m freestyle team.
Such swimmers provided real inspiration, particularly for the younger members of the team who are just starting out in the swimming world.