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West Briton Helston and The Lizard Grassroots Sport June 13

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 13, 2013

  • Members of Cornwall Tri-Logic who took part in the 'Train for a Tri' programme, leading to their participation in Sunday's Helston Triathlon.

  • DOUBLE WINNERS: Wendron Goats Blues U12s celebrate after a successful season in which they were crowned Premier champions and Premier Cup winners in the Kernow Youth Football League. See above.

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Cricket

YOUNG ROSS LEADS HELSTON TO EMPHATIC WIN:

Rosudgeon 148, Helston 149-2

This will be a game never forgotten by 14-year-old Ross Leathley who recorded his maiden century in men's cricket with 101 not out to lead his side to an eight wicket victory.

Rosudgeon batted first and were all out for 148, of which Jeremy Edwards made 99, Max Walden 19 and Tom Thomas 10.

Mark Williams was destroyer in chief with five for 45 off ten overs.

Andrew Pethick took three for 22 off 4.3 overs and Ross Leathley one for 37 off 10 overs.

In reply, Helston lost Alister George for nine and Matt Lee for seven to leave the score on 52 for two.

Ross Leathley was joined by younger brother, 12-year-old Karl.

Karl helped his brother Ross by ending up 15 not out in an unbroken stand of 97 to see Helston to victory.

On Saturday they entertain Leedstown 2nds.

Helston (20pts) beat Rosudgeon (4pts) by 8 wickets.

Youth Football

GOATS CELEBRATE DOUBLE:

Wendron Goats Blues U12s nine-a-side football team have completed their season in the top division of the Kernow Youth League, where they were crowned Premier champions and Premier Cup winners.

They successfully completed their whole league season unbeaten.

In the cup final they narrowly defeated Helston Potters 3-2, thanks to a hat-trick from man of the match Cameron W.

The Goats are Aaron, Cameron F, Cameron W, Callum, Dale, Danny, Floyd, Joe, Lucas, Sam, Toby and Yeshe, and are proudly managed and coached by Jon Stedman, Matt Potts and Ian McIlroy.

To follow the goats, visit http://wendrongoats.wordpress.com

Running

RECORD NUMBERS FOR ENDURANCE RUN:

More than 400 ultra-marathon runners braved thunderstorms and scorching sunshine to take on 44 punishing miles of rough and rugged terrain in this year's Classic Quarter, pushing themselves to the limit while raising money for local charity Cornwall Hospice Care.

Now in its seventh year, the Classic Quarter is Cornwall's original test of endurance, taking in the South West Coast Path from the Lizard to Land's End.

First to cross the finish line on Saturday was Gary Richards from Penzance in a time of 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Next over the line was the women's solo winner, Sarah Morwood of the Bere Alston Trekkers, who broke the women's course record with her time of 7 hours 28 minutes, previously set by Isobel Wykes last year with a time of 7 hours 34 minutes.

There were huge celebrations for the fastest women's team – comprised of Sophie Grant, Emma Griffiths, Louise Edwards and Trine Scott – who claimed the prize for the fifth year in a row after running the gruelling course in 8 hours 11 minutes.

The Classic Quarter began in 2007, when chairman of Helston-based holiday lettings agency Classic Cottages Simon Tregoning stood on Lizard Point, looking out towards Land's End, and wondered whether it would be possible to run there in one go, non-stop.

After deciding that with a lot of training and determination it could be achieved, Simon gathered around 60 other runners to give it a go, and so the Classic Quarter was born.

The event, which is organised by trail running specialists Endurancelife, has grown over the years and this year had a record number of more than 400 runners from the UK and overseas signing up to take part – a 20 per cent increase on 2012. Runners can choose between the full 44 miles, or take part in teams of four each doing an 11 mile leg.

Many of the runners taking part choose to fund raise for the Classic Quarter's nominated charity, Cornwall Hospice Care, and to date more than £30,000 has been donated to the charity through the event.

Simon Tregoning, founder of the Classic Quarter, said: "Cornwall Hospice Care is a charity I am very proud to support, after the excellent care St Julia's Hospice in Hayle provided to my father.

"I am really pleased that the Classic Quarter has turned into an ongoing fundraising event for the charity, and continues to attract more entrants each year – I hope it will continue long after I have hung up my own running shoes!"

James Barker, from Endurancelife, added: "This year's participants faced an even bigger challenge than usual after being absolutely soaked for a couple of hours before the weather changed and they were scorched for the remainder of the race.

"The Classic Quarter has grown at a fantastic rate over the past seven years and is now firmly established as one of the most popular ultra trail running events in the country.

"As well as being a truly challenging trail, the stunning views and scenery it takes in around the Cornish coast can't be beaten. I'd like to congratulate all of this year's runners, and hope that many of them will return for the Classic Quarter in 2014."

Endurancelife is also the organiser of the Ultra Trail South West, a 100-mile point to point running event which uses a new section of the South West Coast Path each year. This year the event is taking place from Polruan to Watergate Bay, from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June.

For more information about the Classic Quarter, to see the full list of this year's results and to find out more about the Ultra Trail South West, visit the website at www.endurancelife.com.

Colts Rugby

PLAYERS WANTED:

Camborne Colts RFC are looking for new players for the forthcoming season.

The club have put in place an exciting new coaching line-up, headed by former Colts captain Adrian Trewhella.

With new coaches complimenting the existing coaching structure, the club is looking forward to an exciting and successful season.

The club is holding two pre-season training open evenings on Wednesday June 19 and 26.

These will be for all of their committed players to come down and start stretching their legs again, and for anyone else to come down, meet the coaches, officials and players and see the facilities on offer.

This will be from 6.30pm to 8pm. Pre-season proper will then begin on Wednesday July 3.

If anyone is interested in being part of the future of the county's most progressive amateur club, then please come to the sessions, or contact the head coach, Adrian Trewhella on 07918 608715 or email adrian.trewhella@live.co.uk for more information.

Golf

PRAA SANDS DUO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT IN WIN:

Andy Holmes and Lee McGarraghy won the Men's Entertainments Trophy and Lord Lieutenant's Trophy Qualifier at Praa Sands on Sunday with a superb 49 points.

Joe Hill and Jess Willard were second with 44 and the first two pairs will go forward to represent the club in the Lord Lieutenant's Trophy later this summer.

Tony Boyce and Barry Knowles were third with 42 on the last nine holes from Ray Crebo and Michael Jacka.

Di Lyons and Judy Thomas won the Ladies' Ping Stableford on Saturday with 39 points.

Anna Harry and Alison Jacka were second with 37, Jackie Quick and Ann Seabrook third with 32 and Linda Gale and Wendy Keys fourth with 30 on the last nine holes from Judy Harris and Sue Harvey.

The Gwionlas Trophy, mixed foursomes, was won on Monday by Phyllis Williams & Andy Holmes with 86 -19.5 =66.5. Linda Gale & Simon Phillips were second with 91 -24 =67, Judy Thomas & Ed Leah third with 89 -21.5 =67.5 and Alison Jacka & John Friggens fourth with 88 -18 =70.

Di Lyons won the Ladies' nine-hole Stableford on Wednesday with 15 points on countback from Jackie Quick. Phyllis Williams was third with 14. Di Lyons also won the putting competition.

Friday Fun Golf: 1, John Clapson, Rhys Kerton & Simon Phillips; 2, Steve Harper, Barry Knowles & Tom Phillips; 3, Tony Boyce, Joe Hill & Dave Phillips and 4, Paul Murrish & Dave Rollason.

Next Saturday the Ladies play for their Monthly Medal and the Men play for their Monthly Medal incorporating the Maurice Guy 1 on Sunday morning.

The Bader Cup qualifier is on Monday evening with a shotgun start at 5.30pm.

Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres meet on Wednesday afternoon.

Pool

WEST CORNWALL SUMMER LEAGUE:

Helston FC A continue to lead Division One of the West Cornwall Summer Pool League after a 6-3 win over Helston RBL A last week. Lizard FC also remain unbeaten edging out Godolphin Club F 5-4.

Chris Spurrier, Rob Willey and Scott Patterson all won their singles as Mullion FC gained a 6-3 win over Godolphin Club D.

Rodney Inn A were 2-0 and 3-1 down against Helston RBL D in Division Two, but came back strongly to win 6-3 and remain unbeaten while the Lion & Lamb had a 5-4 win over the Rodney Inn B team.

Richard Glasson, Nick Butterill and Kev Mitchell all won for Helston RFC A as they won 5-4 against the Coach & Horses and the Bell Inn A team had a 5-4 victory over Godolphin Club B.

Will Hing, Stuart Beckerleg, Brian Jorey and James Hing all won for Constantine SC in their 6-3 win over the Queens Arms in Division Three.

Seven Stars A edged out Red Lion B 5-4 and Helston RFC C won by the same score against Angel Hotel A.

Triathlon

TRI-LOGIC SUCCESS:

The 12 week Tri-Logic 'Train for a Tri' programme proved a resounding success with athletes completing the Helston Triathlon on Sunday June 2.

Some 21 of the 24 initial applicants who signed up for the course registered on race day to undertake the sprint distance triathlon, comprising a 400m pool based swim followed by an undulating 22k cycle and 5k run.

The new athletes, affectionately known as 'Tat's' by established club members, put all the skills and knowledge acquired on the coaching programme into practice with some great times among the 317 entrants.

The programme, organised by Tri-Logic Cornwall Triathlon Club, offered applicants a 12 week course of coaching in the three disciplines, focussing on technique and building fitness in a structured controlled environment.

The club offered all sessions for free with the registration fee covering the cost of entry to the event and club membership.

The club coaches, families and friends assembled to cheer on the 'class of 2013' as they swam, cycled and ran their way to achieving their medals in the glorious sunshine that has blessed this event over the years.

Many have already entered their next events and are progressing to open water swims and triathlons locally and further afield.

Club coach Dave Cracknell said: "The enthusiasm and commitment at the coaching sessions made the experience enjoyable and rewarding for coaches and athletes alike.

"It's fantastic to see how people progress and achieve personal goals with smiles in a relaxed, fun environment."

The club received positive feedback on the structure of the course from the participants and this enthusiasm should serve the club well with the new membership already active in the regular club sessions.

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