RUNNERS from Hayle kicked off the 2023 Cornish Grand Prix season in style with the Stormforce 10 mile road race, organised by Carn Runners.

The 70 Hayle runners were part of a total field of 499 from Cornwall and beyond.

The route took them from Camborne, through Barripper, to Realwa and Leedstown, before looping back through Carnhell Green to retrace their steps and race to the finish at Camborne School.

There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day with a mix of seasoned Stormforce runners and first-timers, all of whom did the club proud.

It was also great to see even more of our members showing up to cheer everybody on.

Joshua Rowe came second overall with a phenomenal time of 53 minutes and 25 seconds, and also led the men’s team, also consisting of Jordan Morant, Adam Gore, Jacob Gardner, Peter Barnes, and Kieran Murrant, to second place.

The Hayle ladies team were just pipped to the podium, coming in fourth, but still a fantastic effort by Melodie Manners, Lee Strickland, Kirsty Medlock, Lia Foreman, Corinne Gerrard, and Lucy Paull.

Several of our members brought home age category prizes:
Joshua Rowe - 2nd (under 35)

Peter Barnes - 3rd (40-44)

Lee Strickland - 3rd (45-49)

David Reid - 2nd (50-54)

Jon Eldon - 1st (60-64)

Martin Curtis - 3rd (70-74)

Chunky Penhaul - 1st (75-79)