Mid Cheshire 5K & Hartland Hartbreaker

Mid Cheshire 5K

On Friday evening Mags Jarvis ran in the Mid Cheshire 5k with her daughter. Though apprehensive about doing a road race after battling a long injury, the race went well for both of them. Mags was very happy to run fast enough for a club diamond award, finishing in 28:40.

Hartland Hartache and Hartbreaker

This 9 mile (known as the Hartache) or 18 mile (the Hartbreaker) is a notoriously hard beast of a race around the Hartland peninsular. Starting and finishing at Hartland Abbey the race can force many a determined runner to pull out. However there were no DNF (Did not finish) and no injuries amongst our ORC runners on Sunday. Claire Watkins ran the Hartache in 2.00.04 making her 3rd Female. Everyone else ran the Hartbreaker:- Mike Saywell 3.36.57 (23rd); Sarah Marvin 4.11.15 (48th); Mike Baker, Molly Marvin and Angus Farrelly crossed the line together in 4.29.55 (75th, 76th & 77th)

Described as being 9ish or 18ish miles of hartbreak and heartache the terrain is treacherous, add to this the often adverse coastal weather which on Sunday was kind to all runners. The route passes many light hearted placards placed by organisers with the aim of keeping everyone in good spirits. Runners enjoy fabulous coastal running through some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.