Sorry to be the bearer of bad news everyone, but, unfortunately it has been decided that the Cornish Imerys Trail Marathon 2021 will not take place.


It was hoped that by now we would have a far clearer view as to where we were with the pandemic, and the roll out of the vaccine, and be able to say that with certain precautions we could proceed, but it now seems obvious that we are still not going to be in a position where we can put on CITM 2021 in an environment in which we can be sure of the safety of all runners and organisers. The Government are taking a very cautionary line and have indicated that coming out of lockdown will be a slow and steady process. With no indication as to timescale for emerging from lockdown, or when we will all be able to attend a mass event such as CITM 2021, we have no option but to put CITM on hold for another year.


I will be in contact with all those runners who were deferred from last year. You can expect an email though SiEntries giving you your options.


In the meantime we are pleased to announce that we are planning a virtual event to keep you all motivated. We will post this on the website and Facebook page soon.


Please stay safe everyone and I hope to see you all next year.



Marathon Elevation Chart

Elevation Gained

871 Meters

2858 Feet

2019 Marathon Results




Entry Fee:


Start Time:






Cut Off Time:

6 hours




Entry Fee:


Start Time:






Cut Off Time:

5:30 hours

Half Elevation Chart

Elevation Gained


1497 Feet

2019 Half Marathon Results

£2 discount with EA Licence. £5 Surcharge for ON THE DAY entries.

Fun Run at 10.30 £3 to enter.

2019 Fun Run Entry Form

The Half Marathon is part of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Race Series (MTRS)

Event Conditions of Entry







There will be drinks stations roughly every 3 miles. All of these will provide water.



Places where the public are able to have access to see marathon runners are:-
About mile 6 – Hensbarrow – where the tall mast is near Roche, park in the small car park (limited parking) at the top of hill – if you
are coming from Stenalees, turn left just as you come into Roche and take the Whitemoor road, then almost immediately turn left
again and follow the winding road up to the top. Runners will be crossing here into Littlejohns Clayworks at roughly mile 6.

If you go to Lanjeth, at the top of Hornick Hill, park in the Blackpool trail car park – walk into the trail and you will be able to see
the marathon runners at about miles 11 and 12 – they will be running around the bottom of the tip inside the fence.

Allow a bit of time as you will need to walk in a fair way until you can see the path over the wire fence.

Park at Whitemoor, the school park maybe open and then head towards the entrance to Dorothy Pit where there is a water
station. There is a permissive path that you can access just inside the gate – you will see the runners between miles 15 and 16 here.

You will need to view from the permissive path as the public will not be allowed to stand in the area where the water station is.
You will have an excellent view from here though.

You can also see them by accessing the entrance to the permissive path that is opposite Allens Tyres in Whitemoor, the
marathon runners will be passing through here between mile 16 and 17.



Free outdoor parking available at Cornwall College from 08:15.
John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell PL25 4DJ.
Please note all cars are parked at owners risk.


These are to be collected on the day at registration.
Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.
Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.
Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.


We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a yellow correx board with a black/red arrow to mark the direction to be taken.
We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail.
We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.



A bespoke finishers medal. Prizes will be awarded to the top marathon finishers as follows:
1st male (£75) and 1st female (£75). Prizes will be awarded to the top half marathon finishers as follows: 1st male (£50) and 1st female (£50)
1st male under 35, 1st male vet 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
1st female under 35, 1st female vet 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65
Team prizes for first 3 teams of male and female of 4 runners
Water at the checkpoints and finish line
Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
Friendly marshals
Fully Signed Course
Chip Timing
Amazing scenery


This event is organised and run by St Austell Running Club, Cornwall College and Imerys.
St Austell Running Club (STARC) was formed in October 2007 to serve St Austell and the surrounding area and is still actively recruiting
members. All levels of ability are welcomed and a weekly training schedule is established to cater for experienced runners and
newcomers/beginners. Each weekly training session is part of a structured plan geared towards certain races, and can be as intense
as the individual wishes to make it. The training schedule is updated on a weekly basis and posted on the STARC social media pages.
Cornwall College is committed to enriching the lives and creating new opportunities for all members of the community.
The Cornwall College Group consists of seven campuses across Cornwall, offering the widest range of high quality academic
and vocational training in the county, from entry level to post graduate study. One of these campuses is situated in
St Austell overlooking the bay at John Keay House.
Imerys is the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great
number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods and building products.
The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, scientific expertise and technological know-how to offer solutions beneficiating
its mineral resources, produce synthetic minerals and develop formulations. Imerys thus contributes essential properties to
customers’ products and performance, such as refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness,
filtration, absorption and repellency.
Imerys meets ambitious criteria for responsible development, regarding social, environmental or corporate governance.