Last weekend saw several pioneers travel to Cambourne to take part in the 10 mile road race, taking place on undulating and mainly quiet country roads. This is the first race in Cornwall's Grand prix series. Last year saw the race cancelled due to Covid, however this year saw a bumper number of athletes take part, with nearly 700 runners taking part in the race.
Starting at Cambourne School, runners take to the road and on to Crane Road, then Tregenna Lane, turning on to Pendarves road and onto Barripper road. By mile 2 the athletes reach Carnhell Green, running towards Parbola holiday park and through Wall, Reawla and Trenerth before reaching Leedstown, where the athletes have reached the 4.5 mile mark and run along Praze Road, turning off at the 6th mile at Howe Downs. This road takes the athletes back to Carnhell Green, where they repeat the start of the route back to the start/finish line.
Jo Robinson came first in her age group, as well as for Looe Pioneers and 8th overall for the female runners, completing the route in 1:07:06. Mandy Gibson completed the 10 mile route in 1:13:09. Emma Clarke completed the route in 1:16:57, a Personal best for her and a great way to start the season. Alison Catnach crossed the finish line at 1:17:55, followed by Phil Gibson with a time of 1:19:56. Debbie Jones completed the 10 mile route in 1:21:01, followed by Darren Hardwick with a time of 1:25:09, a personal best time for him on this route. Then Grahame Mace only second later with a time of 1:25:23. Shortly followed by Rob Kernaghan with a time of 1:27:12, Jon Hoskin finishing in 1:27:51.Followed by Louisa Chisholm and Helen Lawes ran together and finished the route in 1:30:49 and 1:30:51 respectively. Linda Cuff crossed the 10 mile finish line in 1:33:02, followed by Simon Lawes 1:37:46 and Sandra Haynes in 1:42:19. Peter Catnach completed the route in 1:44:21, followed by Kathy Saunders who crossed the finish line in 1:54:09.