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Trevornick 10 dedicated to fondly remembered runner

By Tom Howe 10th May 2017

Trevornick 10 dedicated to fondly remembered runner
DREAM TEAM: Newquay Road Runners pulled off another show-stopping event

MORE than 350 competitors as well as spectators, supporters and special guests paid tribute to former Newquay Road Runner David Wooldridge at the ninth annual Trevornick 10.

The Trevornick, stop number six of the 15 race Cornwall Glass and Glazing Cornwall Grand Prix series, is a dramatic and beautiful 10 mile off-road race hosted by Newquay Road Runners. It starts and finishes at the five star Trevornick Holiday Park and couldn't be run without their outstanding ongoing support, in addition to the National Trust and the local community.

The support provided by the Cornwall Scouts (Lostwithiel Group) was outstanding and Newquay Road Runners was delighted to be in a position to give them a small donation in appreciation of their valuable assistance, without which it’s doubtful the race could go ahead. Newquay Road Runners also owes a massive debt of gratitude to two of its club members, Steve Henry and Glyn Telling, who took on the responsibility of organising the event for the second year in a row.

All competitors experienced a challenging run around Cubert Common, taking in West Pentire, Polly Joke and the Coast Path as far as Holywell Bay, with a fair few hills along the way. Spectators and supporters came out in large numbers in order to check out the endeavours of those runners hardy enough to take on this challenge, which this year, for them, was enhanced considerably by wall to wall sunshine and not even a cooling breeze in evidence.

In past year’s the club has lost signs, markers and even a tent to gale-force winds. Needless to say this year was one to remember fondly weather wise.

This is the last time the club will be organising the Trevornick 10 in its current format as 2018 will see a 10k course. Newquay Road Runners dedicated this final running of the current course to local boy Wooldridge, a much loved and highly respected member of the club who sadly passed away earlier this year following a prolonged illness. The Trevornick 10 in 2016 was in fact the last race he competed in before being taken ill. Dave is missed by all at the club. A minute’s silence was held just before the start and was impeccably observed by all runners, officials and spectators.

Despite the hot conditions, 344 of the 351 starters, a record for the event, managed to make it to the finish of which 21 were representing Newquay Road Runners. Club member Pat Coates kindly agreed, once again, to act as the ‘last runner’, thus giving the 70 plus marshals out on the course a clear indication of when their work for the day was done.

The men’s race was won by Cornwall AC’s Jordan Clay in a truly outstanding time of 59 minutes, 45 seconds. Leading the Newquay contingent home was men’s captain Steve Rendle whose 1.11.16 placed him 33rd overall.  The ladies event was won by Jordan’s club colleague, international athlete Emma Stepto, whose 1.06.48 placed her 14th overall. Fresh from being the first lady home in the Godrevy 10K earlier in the week, Newquay’s Jo Herd was delighted with her performance finishing third lady in a very respectable 1.12.49 which placed her 38th overall

Newquay ladies’ ‘A’ team of Herd, Melissa King, Nikki Davies, Lisa Talling, Lois Brandham and Sarah Hill were third behind Hayle Runners and Cornwall AC. The men’s ‘A’ team of Rendle,  Marc Bayley, Matias Ronsard, Elliott Walker, Luke Reed and Dylan Perrott were seventh and the ‘B’ team of Peter Allen, Steve Dale, Pat Lockett, Gareth Rowe, Neill Furlonger and Nick Savin were 18th.

There were category prizes for four Newquay runners as follows: Melissa King third lady Under-35, Nikki Davies second lady 35-39, Jo Herd third lady overall / first lady 40-44 and Pat Lockett second male 70-74.

Newquay Results: 33rd 1:11:16 RENDLE, Steve, 38th 1:12:49 HERD, Joanna, 45th 1:14:21 BAYLY, Marc, 49th 1:15:17 RONNGARD, Mattias, 58th 1:17:21 KING, Melissa, 63rd 1:18:13 WALKER, Elliott, 81st 1:19:54 REED, Luke, 89th 1:20:58 PIEROTTI, Dylan, 119th 1:24:32 ALLEN, Peter, 139th 1:27:30 DAVIES, Nikki, 144th 1:28:05 DALE, Steve, 145th 1:28:17 TALLING, Lisa, 158th 1:29:54 LOCKETT, Pat, 165th 1:30:58 BRANDHAM, Lois, 182nd 1:33:23 ROWE, Gareth, 192nd 1:35:30 HILL, Sarah, 200th 1:36:14 BULLOCK, Katie, 201st 1:36:22 FURLONGER, Neill, 277th 1:50:38 KING, Amanda, 293rd 1:54:24 SAVIN, Nick, 309th 1:58:40 COURTNEY, Stacey

By Tom Howe 10th May 2017

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