Marilyn’s Meldon Madness
This race was formerly the Great West Fell Run which was renamed in memory of ORC member Marilyn Cooper. The race is supported each year by Marilyn’s son Peter, of Coopah Running who presents a glass bowl to the first ORC lady home along with other prizes. This race takes runners to the highest point in the South of England with stunning scenery from Yes Tor and High Willhays before dropping back down to the Start and Finish line at Meldon.
First senior male ORC home in 39.02 was Sam Priday and placing 4th overall followed by Chris Turner in 39.27.
First female ORC home and winner of the beautiful glass bowl for this year was Claire Watkins in 51.57. Also first Female Vet 40.
Other ORC results as follows:
Tom Poland 42.11
Joseph Lane 42.50 3rd Vet 40
Mike Saywell 44.03 4th Vet 40
Charlie Temperley 47.08
Ian Ripper 56.16 3rd Vet 60
Sophie May Luxton came 1st under 17
Daniella Tansley 1.08.15 2nd Vet 40
Full results here
Our ORC Juniors were also well represented in all age categories.
Cornish IMERYS Trail Marathon
The challenging hilly multi-terrain course takes runners through the grounds of Wheal Martyn China Clay then through parts of the Cornwall’s China Clay (IMERYs current operational sites) not accessible to the public.
The weather on race day was hot but great for seeing the breath-taking views of Cornwall’s countryside and coastline.
Jo Page was the only ORC in this event achieving an unofficial time 4:01:27, placed 2nd female overall and 1st female V35.
This was a mid-week race run by prolific racer Jo Page. It is a stunning trail running route starting near Godrevy heading along the Coastpath to the dunes before dropping onto the Beach. Then along Gwithian sands for a coast path section towards the North Cliffs and a small loop on the Knavocks Headland. The weather was perfect for an evening trail race. Jo came 5th Female and 36th overall out of a field of 201 runners.
A tough hilly trail course around the National Trusts beautiful Landhydrocks estate. Jo Page continued her Parkrun challenge and was placed 4th female in 25.42 and was 1st in her age category.