National Trust’s Trelissick 10K, Merlin Fun Run & training run with Truro Running Club

Trelissick 10K,

A National Trust 10K with terrain and views to take your breath away. Saturday 20 August 2016, 6.30pm.


Fun Run

The Merlin MS Centre will also be holding their fun run on Saturday 20 August, 5.15pm, before the Trelissick 10K


Trelissick 10K training opportunity & social run

For a bit of practice, a usually inaccessible part of the Trelissick 10K route will be opened up for some hill training with Truro Running Club on Monday 15 August, 6.30pm.  All welcome.


Race Diary. Here’s many of the key local races, but there will be many other running events out there to discover. Enjoy.

Race Class and distance Date MTRS / GP Place Club
DAN 10k Race and County 5k Champs 10k Thursday 25th May 2016 . Carn Brea Track DAN
St Ives 10K 10k 31 May . ST Ives HR
Cubert 5 5 mile Road Tuesday 7th June 2016 GP Cubert NRR
Classic Quarter 44 mile Saturday 11th June 2016 . Lizard EndL
Bude Lifeboat Run 6 mile MT Wednesday 15th June 2016 MTRS Bude BR
Lanhydrock 10 m 10 mile MT Saturday 18th June 2016 MTRS Lanhydrock NT/BRR
DAN 5k Race and County Champs 10k plus Relay Tuesday 21st June 2016 . Par Track DAN
Meet Your Max 7 mile MT Wednesday 22nd June 2016 MTRS Truro RC TRC
Sticker 5 5 mile Road Saturday 25th June 2016 GP Sticker STA
Boconnoc 5 mile MT Tuesday 28th June 2016 MTRS Lostwithiel STA
Mid Summer Turkey Trot 4 mile Road Wednesday 6th July 2016 GP Redruth CAC
Magnificent 7 7 mile Road Sunday 17th  July 2016 GP Saltash TT
DAN Tracks Relays Fun Relays Thursday 28th July 2016 . Carn Brea Track DAN
Tywardreath Trotter 7 mile MT Saturday 30th July 2016 MTRS Tywardreath STA
Indian Queens Half Marathon 13.1 mile MT Sunday 7th August 2016 GP Indian Queens NRR
St. Levan 10k 10k Friday 12th August 2016 GP St. Levan MBH
Trelissick 10k 10k MT Saturday 20th August 2016 MTRS Trelissick NT
DAN Track Races Various Tuesday 23th August 2016 . Par Track DAN
Treggy 7 7 mile Road Sunday 4th September  2016 GP Launceston LRR
Bude Pirate Run 8 mile MT Sunday 11th September 2016 . Bude BR
Truro Half Marathon 13.1 mile MT Sunday 18th September 2016 GP Truro TRC
Newquay 10k 10k Road Sunday 2nd October 2016 GP Newquay NRR
Lanhydrock 10 10 Mile MT Saturday 8th October MTRS Lanhydrock NT/BRR
Westward league . Sunday 9th October 2016 . Redruth WL
Eden Project Marathon & Half Marathon 13.1 & 26.2 mile MT Sunday 16th October 2016 . The Eden Project STA
The Great Flat lode . Sunday 23th October 2016 . Redruth CAC
Carrick Cracker Mini Mara & Ultra Sunday 30th October 2016 . Falmouth FRR
Westward league . Sunday 6th November 2016 . Newquay WL
Mounts Bay Remembrance Run 4 mile Beach Sunday 13th November 2016 MTRS Marazion MBH
Cornish Marathon 26,2mile Road Sunday 20th November 2016 GP Pensilva ECH
Cornish Mob Match and Presentation 5 mile Road Sunday 27th November 2016 . Falmouth FRR
Westward league . Sunday 4th December 2016 . Exeter WL
Race for Wildlife 10k MT Sunday 4th December 2016 MTRS Mounts Bay MBH
The Scrooge 9 mile MT Sunday 18th December 2016 . St. Austell MCE

Freedom Racing Summer Sessions – 10K Races


Three 10K Summer Races from 'Freedom Racing'


The Summer Sessions collection of evening trail races take running to where it is at its natural best - on the cliffs, beaches and hills of Cornwall.


Enjoying the time of year when the evenings are long, the races take place at the end of the week so you can start the weekend off in some of the best locations and coolest venues.  


Friday 13th May - Porthtowan

Thursday 14 July - Poldhu

Friday 23 September - Godrevy for details

St Agnes Head, Porthtowan 10k



The National Trust Coastal Challenge Series

For those interested in a coastal challenge this summer, here's an event from the National Trust with Bodmin Road Runners....

The National Trust Coastal Challenge series is back for 2016! Five guided trail runs on (hopefully!) sunny evenings between May and September, led by experienced leaders finishing with a BBQ on the beach or a pint in a beer garden.

The challenge, if you choose to accept it is twofold. Firstly, to come along to all of them and take on the trails overlooking the Celtic Sea. We’ll lay down the gauntlet that you’ll struggle to find a better set of running routes in North Cornwall, if not the World!

Secondly, we love this section of coastline, but as with a lot of the coast path it takes a lot of time and money to keep it looking as good as it does. As a charity it costs the National Trust an average of £3000 per mile of coast path to maintain it in good condition each year.

See the poster below for further details and get in touch with us to find out more: 01208 863046 or email


2nd draft poster


*Important News* Saturday 5 March

*Important News*

The National Trust are having their annual 'PL Free' weekend at Lanhydrock this Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March. This means our lovely parkrunners who have a PL postcode, and can bring along a utility bill as proof of address, can park for free this ‪#‎parkrunday‬ (and also visit the house and gardens for free this weekend). Please note that the National Trust car park is now a pay and display car park, but National Trust members can park for free all year round, so please do car share where you can.

Please send any questions direct to the National Trust for the PL Free event for car parking charges queries

Thanks all


Lanhydrock parkrun, Event number 105, 23rd January 2016

Congratulatons go to Eldrid Hicks for completing his 100th Parkrun today.

It was great to see such a good turnout for this mornings Parkrun and well done to all those who achieved new Personal Bests. A big welcome goes to our 23 new parkrunners, we hope you enjoyed our event at Lanhydrock and return to run with us again very soon.

A big thank you to all the volunteers today, you play such an important role and Parkrun couldn't operate without you. I'd also like to thank everyone who has helped for my first day as Run Director.

This week there were 146 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Doug STACEY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:28 - first time in 2 appearances.
Rees STEWART (JM11-14) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:07.
Alan JEFFREY (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:26.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Eldred HICKS (Bodmin Road Runners) 200 pts.
Mike KESTLE (Newquay Road Runners) 200 pts.
Darren WALKER (Unattached) 200 pts.

Female placings:
Wendy HOUVENAGHEL (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:35 - 7th time in 7 appearances.
Emma STEPHENS (SW20-24) of Bodmin Road Runners, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:55.
Sarah BAILEY (VW40-44) of Avon Valley Runners, was third (30th overall) over the line in 25:25.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Jane HAMPTON (Unattached) 200 pts.
Emma STEPHENS (Bodmin Road Runners) 198 pts.
Nicola HAZELL (Unattached) 182 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rees STEWART (JM11-14) was graded 73.90% for the time 20:07 (second overall).
John PRITCHARD (JM10) was graded 73.24% for the time 21:33 (5th overall).
Wendy HOUVENAGHEL (VW40-44) was graded 71.27% for the time 21:35 (6th overall).

This week there were 146 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Lanhydrock parkrun started on 18th January 2014, and since then 3,920 different runners, including participants from 510 athletics clubs, have completed 12,360 runs covering a total distance of 61,800 km, and there have been 2,660 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Emily PROTO who ran in a time of 00:19:38 on 2014-10-25 (event number 40).
The male record is held by Dan RODGERS who ran in a time of 00:16:23 on 2015-04-11 (event number 64).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jason PASCOE who recorded a 84.65% run (16:37) on 6th December 2014 (event number 46).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lanhydrock parkrun Results Page.


Happy 2nd Birthday Lanhydrock parkrun!

Happy Birthday to us! - - Saturday 16 January 2016

Yes it's really been two years of running up that erm... how do I put it.... hill.  And we're still loving it.  Let's celebrate two years of Lanhydrock parkrun with balloons, fancy dress and cake - please bring some along to share if you can!

It's also time to thank all our volunteers.  Hopefully we've all done are share of volunteering this year.  parkrun really wouldn't be able to go ahead without you guys stepping forward and doing those roles of time keeping, barcode scanning, marshalling....  THANK YOU!  See you on Saturday for the celebrations!


National Trust Lanhydrock Park Fence Fun Run

Just for fun and fundraising...

A 3 mile(ish) fun run following Lanhydrock's park fence - just so you can see how much it needs repairing and replacing.

Sunday 10 January 2016, 11am, so everyone can kick start their new year and get those New Year's Resolutions underway. The run is open to anyone 13 years and over and running with a dog is welcome. Prizes very kindly donated by Simply Cornish and Cornish Orchards. £6 on the day entry. Money raised from the event goes towards the Lanhydrock park fence fund, so we can repair and replace the many broken sections. The old park fence is made from treated softwood, but we are replacing with untreated sweet chestnut and oak - much of it from trees from the estate and then cut at the local saw mill bordering the estate. The hardwood fence soon becomes a habitat of it's own, developing a coating of beautiful lichens.

Tickets for the National Trust Christmas Raffle will also be available to buy, with a top prize of £10,000! Tickets cost £1 each and the money raised from tickets sold at Lanhydrock goes toward the park fence fund. Hope you can make it!


Don't fancy running? Volunteers to help out on the day are always welcome, please contact, 07827 271 417.





Run for Raleigh – Sunday 6th December

Get in the Christmas giving spirit and also burn off a few of those mince pies you know you'll be eating over the festive season with a

Christmas 3 Mile Fun Run on the Camel Trail

raising money for Raleigh International


Sunday 6th December.  Meet at Borough Arms car park at 10.30am. 

Entrance fee £10 per person to be paid on the day.

Why not wear some Christmas themed fancy dress too?!

All proceeds will go to Raleigh International as part of parkrun runner / volunteer Jack Haimes' fundraising target, helping to fund grass roots projects.  Jack will be working with Raleigh International next year, to provide some of the poorest people with essential basics such as sanitation and water.  Your participation and generosity is hugely appreciated.  Thank you!

Please contact Jack with any queries on 07478 889 969


St. Petrocs Society Christmas Run

A date for the diary to get in the festive spirit!

Sunday 13th December BRR are once again helping The St. Petrocs Society with their charity Christmas run on the Camel Trail. Start and finish at Bodmin Jail. They ask for a donation of about £10 but any donations gratefully received and you get coffee and mince pies afterwards! It is a very social, 45 minutes out, 45 minutes back run/walk/cycle event. Children, dogs etc very welcome.

More details to follow...

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