Trail Team


loyd-purvis

Bio: Sport has always been a big part of my life – from my early years representing my school at several different sports to present day competing in ultra-marathons. Having competed and had success at 800m and 1500m as a teenager, my early years of running came to a major halt when I was struck down with asthma. I didn’t realize that moving to Cornwall in 2003 would have such a massive impact on my life, my asthma disappeared and I never needed my inhaler again! 2007 would see me complete my first marathon and from that day I have never looked back.

steve-wyatt

Bio: Running is such a massive part of my life, in my heart and pumping around my body. From a young age running was a passion and hobby, running a marathon was always my dream. At school I represented Cornwall in the 3000m and cross country. College & University took over & running remained in the sides lines until moving back to Cornwall where my main focus became road running. After competing a G.P series along with a few marathons I turned to the Classic Quarter for an adventure. From that point, I was hooked. Whatever the weather, trails & costal path became my running arena. No two runs are ever the same! 2 x winner of the Arc of Attrition. Enduroman 200 mile finisher

andy-jukes

Bio: I have always been a runner but apart from my school years I hadn’t run competitively until 2004 when I decided to run my first marathon at London in 2005!
I spent 5 years running the road circuit in Cornwall, but in 2010 I was getting so fed up with constant injuries I turned to the trails to get my mojo back! I haven’t left the trails since.
I love the freedom and lack of constraints that comes with ultra trail running. It’s all about the scenery, the peace and quiet, the adventure and the camaraderie. I think we do it because we love it and just to see if we can, challenging both the mind and the body.
My passion is definitely the Cornish coast path, having competed in the Atlantic coast challenge twice, the CQ44 twice, the UTSW60 twice, the RAT three times as well as running the whole 310 miles in 10 days back in Sept ’13 with fellow team member and friend Jane Angilly, which we did for The Children’s Hospice South West.
I have started venturing a bit further afield with the high light definitely being the Al Andalus Ultra Trail, a five day stage race in the mountains of Andalucía, an amazing event which should be on every trail runners hit list.
I am far from the quickest or strongest member on the team, but my motivation is to inspire, if I can do it any one can, you just have to believe! Piece of cake!

jayne-angilley

Bio: 2014 was a really good year for me on the whole. I was the first lady at the Barry 40 (40 miles around a 400 metre track!), and on the basis of these was selected to run for Wales at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k. This was such a great achievement for me, and something I felt really proud about. However, the race did not work out well for me, for a number of reasons, and I felt disappointed in my performance. But in August, I competed in the Tralee international 100k in Ireland and I won the ladies race, and I ran a strong race, so I felt I redeemed myself somewhat! I also raced in Trail Marathon Wales and loved it. Such a great setting, and one I would recommend. And I revisited The Classic Quarter race, and although nowhere near my best time, I had a good race with fabulous support from the team. On the negative side, I had some injury problems, and did not manage to compete in a couple of planned team races, so that was frustrating.
I would love to have a go at the North Coast Challenge. I really love being part of the team, and sharing running experiences and stories with them.
Jayne x

ClareProfile

Bio:  2014 was a great year for me. Not only was I asked to join the AYP Trail Team after the Classic Quarter, but I also achieved my ambition by winning a race outright. This win came at the Brecons Ultra in November and was my first race with the AYP team.Most of my race times improved during 2014 and I managed a new marathon PB at Jersey in October. Other races during the year included the Exmoor Stagger, Seaview 17, Uphill to Wells and the Grizzly and prizes including a vase, various trophies, lots of red wine and a cake!
Thanks At Your Pace for all of your support.
Clare x

ian-ferguson

Bio:  I am a relative new comer to running, starting only last Summer and competitively since October so feel extremely privileged to have been chosen for the AYP team at this early stage in my running career. I have competed in several of the Cornish Grand Prix series races seeing my times improve significantly and I am enjoying testing myself over different distances and terrains as well as exploring new running routes. I have always been active and enjoy playing most sports but found running has given me a freedom and enjoyment that I have not previously experienced.

joe-argall

Bio: : Ever since I was a kid I’ve been active. I love the great outdoors and will never get bored of running on the coastal path or swimming and surfing in the Cornish waters. Easily inspired by friends, family and the pros, I will want to be able do everything: short road races, triathlons, aquathlons, trail races, swim-runs, open water swimming races and maybe one day follow in the steps of the great AYP runners and participate in…. an ultra… maybe! In the meantime, I can’t wait to focus on some shorter distances this year and possibly look at getting a decent marathon time in next year.

Zelah Morrall

Bio: I started running with my dad when I was about 9 years old and have had such fun with running ever since and try never to go anywhere without my running kit, ‘just in case’.
As soon as I was old enough I entered the London marathon, having watched it in awe on the tv with my father as a young child. I got a place in 1987, I was just 18, I was lucky enough to be the youngest female that year, which made me a star at the event, and it even more exciting. I ran 3:32 and have continued running every since, on the road and off. I have chipped away at the minutes in the marathon ever since, running my fastest, 28 years after my first, in last year’s London Marathon 2015 in 2:47.
Back in In 2006, when my son was almost 2 years old, I was very honoured to be selected to represent England in a European 50km shield road race in Winschoten, Holland, in a tough race starting in 5th place and worked my way up the field and to my surprise finished first, with a very proud Dad and Mum watching, a treasured memory.
Living in Cornwall makes road running a real pleasure with so many quiet beautiful country roads to run along and explore. The challenges on the road are different from the trail and both have their strengths, with road demanding a different type of consistency and discipline in order to maintain pace. It definitely improves my fitness and speed for the trail. It also allows me to pitch myself against the clock which I love to do, whether I’m chasing a PB or just trying to run faster on a course I’ve run before.
However much I enjoy and respect the benefits of the road, running the trail is where my heart is, where I run at my most relaxed and definitely have the most fun. I particularly love the challenge of running in the mountains and being rewarded with spectacular views after climbs. In 2001 my husband and I managed to gate crash the Himalayan 100 Mile stage race while doing voluntary work in an Indian hospital not far away, I finished in 1st place.
While  living in New Zealand I ran a lot of off road mountain races with my favourite being their very prestigious , Kepler challenge, a 60 km mountain run in 2002, and 2003 where I set course records which still stand. I was 4th English finisher in the world mountain marathon championships in 2012 at the Jungfrau marathon, Switzerland and 7th in the Davos 78 km mountain race in 2010.
I mostly run alone but love sharing the trails with anyone I can find. There’s a special bond that’s created when running trails with strangers or friends, a unique sharing, in the moment of the elements and the trail. Everyone who laces up there shoes and goes out the door is a runner and shares the same experience irrelevant of speed.

Upcoming Events

AEC v1.0.4
north coast challenge

Race Reports

Barry 40 2015 Race Report by Jayne Angilley
The Spine Challenger Race 2015 by Andrew Fergson, Mudcrew, Cornwall
Andy’s Race Report – Al Andalus Ultimate Trail 2015 – 10/07/2014
Jayne’s Race Report – Tralee 100K Ultra Marathon – 02/08/2014
Andy’s Race Report – The Atlantic Coast Challenge – 03/10/2014