Early February saw the return of the Newquay 10K road race. Usually a good place for athletes to aim for a personal best time. This is the 2nd event in the Cornish Grand Prix series for 2022. Starting at the Newquay sports centre. Where athletes take to Tretherras Road, and on to Hilgrove Road, passing the Newquay Zoo, on to Trevemper Road, passing Newquay Boating Lake. From here the athletes turn towards Trevemper, before turning towards Trevella holiday park, and looping back on themselves and heading once more for Trevemper. Where athletes then follow the original route back to the finish line.
23 Looe Pioneers, joined the nearly 750 strong runners.
Mandy Gibson crossed the finish line first for the pioneers, completing the route in 45:15, followed by her partner Phil Gibson with a time of 48:19. Followed by Debbie Jones, with a time of 49:35, then Darren Hardwick crossed the finish line at 49:52. Followed by Louisa Chisholm finishing with a time of 52:18. In under 2 minutes, there was a flurry of pioneers completing the 10K road race - John Gossan (52:42), Emma Collins (53:19), Helen Lawes (53:44), Martin Gregory (54:06). Linda Cuff with a time of 55:19. Followed quickly by Robert Kernaghan (57:11), Natalie Bell (56:45), Simon Lawes (56:48), Kirsty Webb (56:55), Di Foster (57:47), Sandra Northcott (58:52), Jessica Rudd (59:48). All finishing under the one hour mark. Sandra Haynes returned with a time of 1:01:38, with Kathy Saunders finishing at 1:06:30. Angela Harrison crossed the line at 1:12:57, followed by Guy Cooper (1:13:57), Anne Libby (1:17:14) and Ann Harry (1:18:12).
An incredible turn out for the Pioneers.