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Run With A View

5 km run Tre, Pol & Pen

A route worth running. Five kilometres of flats, hills, slopes, twists and turns in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside.

Starting at Tre Pol & Pen, participants are quickly rewarded with a stretch of grassland, frost lain thick in the winter, and a trip to St. Briochus Church- the parish of Lezant. The 13th Century church can be admired in all its glory as it is approached, including the lychgate and the looming trees.  It marks a change of pace, as runners turn right and soon find themselves tackling a bustling ford- though a bridge crossing is available.

One of the most invigorating challenges of this fun run is the immediate ascent after the stream, enveloped by towering hedges in an essentially derelict back road- and only approximately 1 kilometre into the route. Runners will find the morning chill most relieving before they sweep back towards home. It’s a chain of largely flat tarmac and turns until one of the most scenic roads is reached. Floor covered with a blanket of autumn, and sheltered by sweeping branches, participants traverse this road until they’ve reached the final furlong. At this point, indicated by a road sign, they make their final efforts to circle back to the outskirts of the field they first ventured across.

To make the finish even sweeter; tables are pre-booked with Tre Pol & Pen for breakfast, coffee and cake. There’s no rush to reach the end though, as the event is not officiated or timed- enjoy the striking views and reminisce about which cake you’ll be picking.

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