Will it fall or not?

Before

Before

Part of the cliff at Sandymouth was collapsed onto the beach to make it safer to sit under.

Over the past 8 years a small part of the cliff near the entrance to Sandymouth beach has shown no signs of moving but with this year’s winter storms a crevice had been eroded away behind the cliff face.

Whether this might cause the face to fall away is difficult to say but even with ‘rockfall’ warning signs, the public still sit beneath this part of the cliff.   Normally we would prefer to work with natural processes but we felt removal of the face would help to reduce the risk of possible injury in this case.

It just shows that even on a fairly hard rock coast line we still get erosion taking place

After

After

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New runner, New record

The ‘Mouth 2 Mouth’ 10km run at Sandymouth, nr Bude took place on Saturday 12 October 2013. Near perfect conditions saw 50 runners enjoy the views of the coast, woodland and open fields as they ran over the National Trust’s land.

The first lady and first man across the finish line were running the course for the first time.

Jaz finney 1st female

Jaz Finney (pictured above) finished in 48m 40s and Peter Devenport (pictured below on the right) in 42m 29s. Peter’s time is a course record beating the previous by some 3 minutes – not bad for the first time running this race.

New runner, New record
1st place Peter Devenport (on the right) with 3rd place Richard Swan-Piper

Mouth to Mouth 10k – runaway success

The starting line

The Mouth to Mouth 10k run saw over 60 runners take on a slippery and challenging course. The winning time was 48mins 53s by local runner Rob Shaw, with James Powell second and French runner Nicolas Stephan in third. Sarah Hill led the ladies in 55 mins 45s, with Emma Gooding in second and local lass Isobel Waterhouse in third.

Verified and final FULL RESULTS

164 Shaw Rob M 48:53:00 40-49 1st male
137 Powell James M 49:48:00 40-49 2nd male
117 Stephan Nicolas M 50:02:00 Under 40 3rd male
152 Van Rensburg Wayne M 51:46:00 Under 40 2nd in age group
140 Colvin Brent M 52:04:00 under 40
142 Sparkes Tom M 53:32:00 Under 40
124 Adams Russ M 53:35:00 under 40
143 Munn Patrick M 54:08:00 50-59 1st in age group
112 Le Bec Gilbert M 54:54:00 50-59 2nd in age group
115 Bagley Mark M 54:56:00 40-49
113 Raguenes Gilbert M 55:01:00 50-59
144 Hill Sarah F 55:44:00 Under 35 1st female
132 Virgin Andrew M 56:04:00 under 40
120 Martin Steve M 56:13:00 40-49
111 Jaouen Rene M 56:16:00 50-59
150 Kinsman Paul M 56:22:00 40-49
134 Diffey Paul M 56:56:00 40-49
118 Le Goff Claude M 57:19:00 50-59
129 Jackson Steven M 57:20:00 50-59
105 Allen Peter M 57:35:00 50-59
138 Grout Graham M 58:06:00 50-59
155 Gooding Emma F 58:22:00 35-44 2nd female
146 Adams Paul M 59:48:00 40-49
121 Bunday Simon M 59:53:00 50-59
122 Osborne John M 60:27:00 60+ 1st in age group
125 Waterhouse Isobel F 60:44:00 45-54 3rd female
123 Hoadley Keith M 62:09:00 40-49
148 Coles Ray M 62:26:00 50-59
106 Strachen Colin M 62:27:00 50-59
160 Donovan Jim M 62:36:00 ?
151 Van Rensburg Pienaar M 63:09:00 50-59
162 Bartrop Emma F 63:17:00 35-44 2nd in age group
114 Newman Paul M 64:04:00 Under 40
130 Manning Steve M 64:05:00 50-59
156 Newcombe Michael M 64:28:00 Under 40
135 Warren Martin M 64:52:00 50-59
139 Carter Sara F 65:04:00 35-44
163 Scrase Shaun M 65:15:00 40-49
141 Jones Malcolm M 65:21:00 50-59
116 Coustans Didier M 66:31:00 50-59
145 Theakston Simon M 66:31:00 40-49
131 Elms Les M 66:40:00 50-59
127 Palmer Michael M 66:42:00 60+ 2nd in age group
153 Sanders Mandy F 67:01:00 35-44
102 Cooper Marilyn F 67:36:00 55+ 1st in age group
157 Dungey Alan M 67:46:00 50-59
108 Dumas Daniel M 68:29:00 40-49
154 Martin Sue F 69:57:00 45-54 2nd in age group
161 Harding Fionagh F 70:00:00 45-54
133 Peckham Keith M 70:14:00 50-59
119 Cryer Jon M 71:12:00 50-59
159 Latter Andy M 71:12:00 50-59
158 Dungey Vicky F 71:25:00 45-54
101 Bond Helene F 72:25:00 45-54
100 Bowen Simon M 72:25:00 40-49
128 Whitehead Emily F 73:54:00 Under 35 2nd in age group
107 Cunningham Emily F 73:55:00 35-44
149 Finding Annie F 74:41:00 55+ 2nd in age group
147 Hillman Michaela F 75:04:00 45-54
136 Manning Tracey F 83:32:00 under 35
109 Rolland Monique F 87:33:00 45-54
110 Raguenes Nelly F 87:33:00 45-54
103 Davies Suzanne F 88:11:00 35-44
104 Irish Cal F 88:11:00 35-44
126 Davey Phillipa F 90:22:00 45-54

Super Snorkelling

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Over 70 people came to snorkel around Boscastle Harbour today, Sunday 9th September.  The Trust and Bude Diving Club teamed up to provide a ‘Try a Snorkel’ event. The Dive Club provided equipment, guidance and a helping hand to those where needed.  Many smiles came out of the water as children and adults saw sandeels, bass and crabs amongst the seaweed, mussels and limpets of the harbour.

‘Wow, it was great’ and ‘It’s brilliant’ were the most heard comments.

We’re already looking forward to next year when we plan to have a route for beginners and one for the more confident snorkellers

Balsam Being Bashed

There was a successful start to the plan of removing Himalayan Balsam from the Valency Valley, Boscastle. Members of the public and volunteers from the National Trust and Cornwall College Newquay joined together to remove over 10,000 plants from the river system. As the plant has a waterborne seed the volunteers started in the higher reaches where the plant first appears and worked downstream. Throughout the year we will continue to hold regular days to carry on the good work – get in touch if you want to help

Some of the 10,000 plants removed

Removing the invasive Balsam

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