The 11th March saw TRC head into the spring months with it’s first rave run of the year, organised by coach Adrian Tyas. Read on to find out all about it.
First TRC Rave Run of the Year
What a lovely sunny spring morning and ideal for a run on the Coast Path. That’s what I told everyone who arrived in the Beach Car Park at Holywell Bay on a bright Sunday morning. After the photos, we set off towards the beach and turned on to the sand dunes and climbed up the sandy path by the golf course. Everyone had decided to run the longer distance of just under 8 miles.
It was quite a climb for the first mile and when we reached the top I made my first mistake of telling everyone that was the hardest part of the run out of the way. My memory can be selective or maybe my glass is always half full but, whichever, I was to come in for quite a bit of stick later!
I had marked the run in sawdust similar to Hashes so nobody could get lost and now we got into a field this helped us on our way to the coast path and our first stunning view of the whole of the beautiful bay. We were running pretty much as a group and kept re-grouping. This was a nice flat part of run to get up some speed right up to the descent to the beach at Polly Joke . So far very enjoyable and wonderful scenery.
We ran on the beach and then up to the Coast Path for the second ascent towards the Bowgie. So yet another “little” climb until we got to the top and had the best view yet of Crantock , The Gannel and in the distance the distinctive Headland Hotel and Pentire Head . At this stage we stopped to admire the view and have a catch up. To our right was the Bowgie Hotel which is now in the pink – you certainly could not miss it . We could clearly see in front of us that there would be lots of steps ahead both up and down but we were about half way and the views made up for the hard work to come . Everyone was keeping together well and our next destination was Crantock and more sand dunes.
After leaving Crantock we had a short road section before making towards Treago Farm and Cubert Common before the last mile which I swear was all downhill and flat – honestly !! Well a most enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning and lucky to be blessed with great weather. Then to the Treguth Inn for food , drink and a chat where we met Dave who had been unable to join us for the run.
So grateful thanks to everyone for joining me on my Rave Run and hope to see you at the next one in St. Agnes on Friday 20th April – where there may be some more hills and spectacular views!
This month’s St Agnes Rave Run is organised by Claire Longman and full details can be found by clicking on the image below.