Report 02/06/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Lytham Parkrun

A very warm Saturday morning saw Lisa Young achieve a new Lytham Parkrun PB! An outstanding 34.32 for Lisa! Well Done! Karen Smith had a brilliant run and finished in a superb 33.47!

Dave Young gets closer to his PB every week! A brilliant time of 24.39! Awesome!

Blackpool 10 mile Road Race

Gary Parkinson had a storming run in the heat! To totally superb time of 1.24.54! Great Running Gaz!

Hutton Roof Fell Race

The TCRC 8 had a storming run at the Hutton Roof Fell Race on Saturday!

Roy Tomlinson led the way for team TCRC with a totally outstanding time of 1.10.01! A 7th category place and 90th overall! Well done Roy! Ben Brennan is coming back into some excellent form and this showed with a superb time of 1.19.05! The machine that is Lesley Gray! Les had a stunning run and was rewarded with a brilliant time of 1.24.18! Phil Hayes and Michelle Tomlinson fought it out right to the line! Outstanding performances by both and brilliant times of 1.41.02 and 1.41.03! Steve Burgess, again in fine form, ran an outstanding time of 1.41.31! Karl Lucas and Michael Gray ran brilliantly and supported each other around the very difficult course! Awesome times of 1.48.49/1.48.50! Well done Lads!

Outlaw Triathlon!

Captain Dave Barras, in his first ever half iron man distance (1.2 mile open water swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) showed just how awesome he is! This time last year, Dave was not a confident swimmer! Over 12 months he has worked hard and raced his first open water swim last weekend at Keswick! His achievement on Sunday is just amazing! We are very proud of all the work you have put in and that you got a brilliant result! Well done on a 6.06.38 time! Go Dave!

Fishwick 5 mile

Steve Burgess continues to excel on the off road races! A Fantastic time of 48.09 saw Steve cross the line in 41st Place! Well done! Michael Gray had a storming run and a 55th place finish in 54.45! Superb!

Mike Hall ran a great race and a 3rd V45 place in a time of 37.12 and 8th position overall! Well done!

Well done team TCRC

TCRC are Moving

Following the results of the club vote last Tuesday, TCRC will now move to its new location at Pool Foot Training Ground. Tuesday Club runs will now start at Pool Foot at 7pm from the 7th June!

Please remember, if you wish to sit in the bar afterwards you must have showered, or changed into different clothing!

Dave Young is currently looking at different options for the Club Handicap.  The next Club Handicap is the championship trophy, so will be using the current course.

Lytham Interclub

Next Thursday (09/06/2016) is the 3rd Interclub of the series! Over the last 3 weeks our most amazing newbies have been training to achieve the 5 mile target! They not only achieved it, but totally smashed it! Club vests/tops have been purchased and Lytham will be a sea of red! We would really like to go in mass to Lytham and show just what an amazing club we are! So, get that vest ready… Lytham, we are coming!

Your club captains will be sending out further details early next week and making sure that you are all registered!

You must be a club member and be EA registered to run.

Members Update

AGM

An invite to all members will be sent out in the coming weeks, along with any documentation that we need to bring to your attention, prior to the meeting.  This is your club and we want to hear what you would like to see the club achieve over the next 12 months.

To allow us to look at this, a questionnaire will be sent to all members in the coming weeks.  It is an ideal opportunity to have your say and put forward any views, requests or observations.

Club Chairman – If you would like to put yourself forward for this role can you please contact Bev Foster.

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

For all future races, links are provided. You must register as Thornton Cleveleys Running Club for all club championship events!

Please make sure you check the club championship table and let Roy Tomlinson know if you have any questions! Please DO NOT leave it till the end of the championship to report any issues!

Club Handicap

The next club handicap is Tuesday the 28th June and will be the Handicap trophy race. To be eligible, you must have run at least 2 handicaps between January and May. More details will be sent out via email nearer the time.

If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know, we will be requiring more marshalls than usual for this month’s race.

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 24/05/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Keswick Mountain Festival Weekend

Triathlon: Individual – The one-woman machine that is Lesley Gray – she swam, biked and ran to glory! A totally amazing day for Les and a well deserved 3rd place finish! 1.14.22 for all three disciplines! The Olympic team awaits! Julie Sherwood in her first ever open water triathlon was amazing! A brilliant time of 1.43.15! Go Julie!

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Lesley Gray at Keswick Mountain Festival

Triathlon: Team – TCRC angels – Karen Livesey, Sharon Randall and Lisa Young! Karen Livesey had only swam 3 times in open water until Saturday and totally smashed the 400m course! Sharon Randall had a storming bike leg and Lisa Young ran one of her fastest 5k times! A vet 3rd place team finish for the amazing ladies! Go Team!

5K Trail Run – After 4 weeks of resting, Andy Fairbairn pulled it out of the bag for team TCRC! A top 10 position for Andy in a superb time of 23.11! Brilliant! Dave Jones also enjoyed the race coming home in a great time of 35.00. Well done!

25K Trail Run – There was no sunshine at the beginning of the 25K trail race! Wind and Rain greeted the TCRC 16! Due to a road crossing, most of the TCRC crew spent up to 24 mins waiting to cross! The course was extremely technical and had over 2500ft of climbing!

Roy Tomlinson made light work of the route and totally smashed out a time of 2.28.56! Jenny Clark had a brilliant run and crossed the line in an outstanding time of 2.39.12! David Barras had no problems with the climbs and ran a superb time of 3.00.02! Caroline McLaughlin, Steve Livesey and Joe Tyldesley ran together and not only enjoyed the route but ran awesome times of 3.05! Colin Denney had a storming run! An awesome time of 3.27.13! Michelle Tomlinson ran brilliantly and was rewarded with a fantastic 3.45.25! Steve Burgess loves the trails! An excellent time of 3.59.53! Bev Foster had an epic run, which saw her post a most brilliant time of 4.06.53! Melanie Foster loved the trails and ran a superb time of 4.15.56! Sarah Scott and Janine Denney ran together (much laughter), finishing in a totally brilliant time of 4.19.01. Kirsty Waywell and Christine Burgess kept each other company and smashed out times of 4.23.44 and 4.37.40! Simon Mason brought the team home in a superb time of 5.00.53! Well done Team!

50K Trail Run – A 6 am start saw Leon Flesher and Pete Waywell run the brutal 50K trail run! After running the course last year, both Leon and Pete totally smashed their times! A truly remarkable time for both amazing men! 6.04.22 for Leon and 6.18.23 for Pete! There are not enough words to use to praise these times and the effort put in by both of them! We salute you both!

10K Trail Run – The 10K trail run required a ferry crossing before the start of the race and saw the first half of the race with upward climbs! After running the 25K race on the Saturday, Michelle Tomlinson decided to run the 10K! This awesome lady ran a brilliant time of 1.08.35! Well done Michelle! Julie Sherwood looked great following her awesome triathlon on Saturday! A superb time of 1.13.20! In his first ever trail 10K, Mike Gray had a storming run ! A brilliant time of 1.22.55! Karen Livesey smashed her time from last year! 1.36.01 for the awesome lady! Malc Sherwood had a superb run and brought the team home in a great time of 1.55.58! Well Done!

So… What really happened when TCRC went on tour…..

We had an amazing time! Lots of laughter and lots of fun! So, here are some of the fun things:

Dave Barros will now be formally known as Judas… after 12 miles of lovely group running, Dave decided that he would spend the last few miles on his own! However, by giving a salute to Caroline, Joe and Steve he felt he had done enough to say goodbye. Imagine their surprise when they reached the top of the hill to find him nowhere in sight and that he had taken the pork pies with him! Dave also had an issue with the open water swim! Not content on following everyone else, he decided to make his own route and was kindly stopped by the canoe marshals who could not understand how he was so far away from everyone else!

I (Sarah) looked like bambi coming down all the trail hills, and I mean all of them! Don’t run with me and Janine Denney! After deciding that she had done enough hills, Janine fancied a bit of downhill, so kindly took us right and not left where everyone else went! Luckily two people who we had previously overtook gave us a shout and back up the hill we went! Trainers stuck in the mud and lots of continuous swearing by some! Colin Teflon Denney, still looking like he had been on a photo shoot after 16 miles of hell! Colin will be on the cover of Sports illustrated next month!

Melanie Foster doing her best Paula Radcliffe impression ;-)! Rather than running across the river crossing, on no…. Bev Foster took the lead and had the ladies going across a half made bridge that was covered in “do not use” tape!

Steve Livesey deciding that he was going to have a t shirt and that a woman’s small would fit him – reader’s wives front cover for next month!

See what you all missed! Next year team TCRC will be there in force….. much fun ahead!
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Manchester 10K

The sun was shining on Gillian Prior at the Manchester 10K! A superb time of 52.00! Well Done Gillian!

10K Crazy Cow

Daisy Seville had a storming run! sub 45 mins and 68th position! A superb time of 44.54! Well Done! Janine McNeill is making fantastic progress following injury and ran a brilliant time of 1.00.04! Great Running!

Windermere Marathon

Nothing phases Debbie Cardwell! A very hot day and an undulating course was no problem for the little speedster! A brilliant time of 4.29! Outstanding running Debbie! Well Done!

Daisy at Crazy Cow 10k & Debbie at Windermere Marathon

Daisy at Crazy Cow 10k & Debbie at Windermere Marathon

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday –  Club run from YMCA Thornton! meeting at 6.45pm, ready to run at 7pm! Please ensure that you have a group to run with, prior to leaving the YMCA.

Thursday – Speed training this week is from YMCA Thornton! 1-mile speed loops await! Meeting at 6.45pm, warm up at 7pm.

All Speed sessions are structured to ensure that all abilities can attend the sessions.

TCRC Message to all runners: Go and be Awesome

Members Update

Speed Training – The Future!

Over the summer months (I’m not promising sunshine) speed sessions will be timed. This will show the amazing progress you will have made!
So, what sessions will we be doing:

  • Quarter mile loops
  • Half mile timed loops
  • Mile timed loops
  • Predicted mile and two mile loops (you predict your time for a distance, no watches allowed and the closest wins a prize) good fun along the prom.
  • Hill training.. Fleetwood mount and Blackpool prom.
  • Fartlek training (speed between lamp posts and recovery)
  • Pyramid runs(running at speed for 30 sec, 1 min etc)

So, much fun to be had and all sessions are suitable for every member of TCRC. A great summer of running 🙂

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

For all future races, links are provided. You must register as Thornton Cleveleys Running Club for all club championship events!

Please make sure you check the club championship table and let Roy Tomlinson know if you have any questions! Please DO NOT leave it till the end of the championship to report any issues!

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 31st May. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 16/05/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Preston Harriers Interclub – Well done to all those that participated at the second Interclub of the season!

Captain David Barras was the first finisher for TCRC in a totally superb time of 24.30! Well done Dave! Peter Waywell had a storming run and made light work of the undulating course. A time of 25.35 for Pete! Roy Tomlinson ran a great race and was rewarded with a fabulous time of 26.33. Joe Tyldesley is coming back to amazing form and showed true determination to run under 27 mins! A brilliant time of 26.49! Steve Livesey is on brilliant form and ran a great race – 27.26 for Steve, well done!

First lady for TCRC was the ever smiling Daisy Seville. Great running by Daisy and a superb time of 29.47! Well done! Welcome back Lesley Gray! A fantastic run by Lesley following injury! A superb time of 31.37! Michelle Tomlinson continues to get faster each run! A brilliant time of 32.29! Gillian Prior ran a great race and crossed the line in an awesome time of 33.07!

Andy Whitlam continues to improve each run! A brilliant time of 35.08! Karl Lucas is enjoying his running and this shows in the times he is posting! A fabulous time of 37.22! Dave Jones enjoyed the evening and ran well for the team! A great time of 37.29! Bev Foster had a great run and crossed the line in a fantastic time of 38.46!

In her first interclub and competitive race for TCRC after moving from the beginners group, Debbie Hindley had an outstanding run! A brilliant time of 40.02! Well done Debbie! Mike Grey ran a great race and posted an excellent time of 41.53! Hilary Goorney ran well and ensured that the ladies finished with a flourish! A brilliant time of 43.32! Bringing team TCRC home was the brilliant Mike Walsh! 46.15 for the main man! Well done Mike!

Worden Park 10K – Well done to Karl Lucas! A brilliant time of 58.33! Great running Karl!

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Club run from POOLFOOT meeting at 6.45pm – ready to run at 7pm. Please make sure that you have a group to run with, prior to leaving.

WE ARE NOT AT THE YMCA IN THORNTON ON TUESDAY – SEE INFORMATION BELOW

Thursday – Speed training this week is from Fleetwood Mount.  ½ mile timed loops await! Meeting at 6.45pm, warm up at 7pm.

All Speed sessions are structured to ensure that all abilities can attend the sessions.

TCRC Message to all runners: Go and be Awesome

Members Update

Message from your Chairman

Dear members,

Some of you are aware that the club have approached Fleetwood Town Football Club with regards their new training ground and the possibility of TCRC meeting there.

This is located in Thornton as shown on the map below.

The FTFC training ground at Poolfoot has a new building containing changing rooms, a bar and meeting rooms. As a committee we are keen to develop the social side of TCRC and so would like to invite you all to come to a club night and try out the facilities.

So, Tuesday 17th May we will be meeting at 6.45 pm (to run at 7) in the bar area at Poolfoot.

This will give everyone the opportunity to try out the changing rooms, running routes and then have a drink in the bar.
There is off road parking at Poolfoot we can use.

Over the following week we will then ask club members to vote on the meeting place for TCRC. Either to remain at the YMCA or move to Poolfoot.

Postal address – Fuse Football, Butts Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 4HX.

There will be no one running from YMCA on the 17th. (Although someone will be there to redirect club members).

Speed Training – The Future!

Over the summer months (I’m not promising sunshine) speed sessions will be timed. This will show the amazing progress you will have made!
So, what sessions will we be doing:

  • Quarter mile loops
  • Half mile timed loops
  • Mile timed loops
  • Predicted mile and two mile loops (you predict your time for a distance, no watches allowed and the closest wins a prize) good fun along the prom.
  • Hill training.. Fleetwood mount and Blackpool prom.
  • Fartlek training (speed between lamp posts and recovery)
  • Pyramid runs(running at speed for 30 sec, 1 min etc)

So, much fun to be had and all sessions are suitable for every member of TCRC. A great summer of running 🙂

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website. This year we have changed how the championship works.

Changes:

  • Last year – 3 short, 3 medium and 2 long races needed to be completed to qualify for the road championship and 4 races for the trail championship
  • This year – A total of 8 races from the list of published road races needs to be completed. The choice of race distance is totally up to the individual, with only a requirement to complete 8 races!  There are free races on the club championship – Parkrun, Club Handicap and the Interclub Series!
  • The points system will work in the same way! Each participating individual will be awarded points against the position that they finish. The trail championship has not changed! 4 races and you qualify!
  • Please can you let Roy and myself know if you have taken part in any club race, as we have a few members that are also part of Fylde Coast Running and we would only filter on TCRC results. Don’t forget that you are EA registered and this allows you run as an affiliated member.

For all future races, links are provided. You must register as Thornton Cleveleys Running Club for all club championship events!

Please make sure you check the club championship table and let Roy Tomlinson know if you have any questions! Please DO NOT leave it till the end of the championship to report any issues!

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 31st May. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 10/05/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Cuerden Valley Parkrun – Now, before I give you the results…. I biked some of this course a few weeks ago and it is harsh! It is very undulating and the finish is brutal!

The dream team of Roy and Michelle Tomlinson had no problems on Saturday! Both first in their age categories! Roy smashed the course in a brilliant time of 22.21 and Michelle was superb in a time of 27.33! Well done!

Staveley 17K Trail Race – A hot Saturday afternoon saw 9 intrepid warriors start the Staveley 17K Trail Race.

Captain Dave Barras had a fabulous race and tamed the very undulating course in a superb time of 1.36.17! James Duffy continues to impress and ran a fantastic race, crossing the line in a brilliant 1.37.04! Steve Livesey had a superb run and showed his amazing form on the trails! An awesome time of 1.42.14! Jenny Clark, still on a high from her most amazing London Marathon performance, smashed out a totally fabulous time of 1.46.01…. A cartwheel across the line and the biggest of smiles – Go Jenny!

Colin Denney, always a smile and just takes everything in his stride! A brilliant run from Colin and a great time of 2.04.51! Steve Burgess continues to make amazing progress and had a great run! 2.15.17 was a brilliant time and well deserved! Janine “the machine” Denney! A superb run and excellent effort! 2.20.35! Well done Janine! Bev Foster decided to take a place late on last week and showed her fabulous form from the marathon! A totally superb time of 2.33.44! Great running! Christine Burgess brought the team home with a perfectly run race! Christine is smashing out the trail runs and continues to show what determination and enjoying your running can achieve! 2.34.41 for the fabulous lady! Well done Team!

TCRC at Staveley Trail Race

TCRC at Staveley Trail Race

Blacksticks Blue 10K – The very undulating course was greeted by the TCRC 11! A very hot day with very little shade saw some amazing times!

The excellent times just keep on coming for Roy Tomlinson! A totally superb time of 43.42! Outstanding running Roy! Daisy Seville had a storming run! 50.20 saw the fabulous lady cross the line in style! Who would have imagined 12 months ago that Michelle Tomlinson would be in such amazing form! Michelle had a totally awesome run and showed that by being determined and coming back from injury in the right way, you can achieve anything! 53.55 for Michelle! Well done!

Debbie Cardwell is now nearly at the end of her marathon training! A brilliant 58.00 time, which beat her time from last year! Amazing running! Well Done! The Progress Andy Whitlam has made in the last 12 months is inspirational! A well deserved 1.00.05 for Andy! Well done, keep up the amazing work! Angela Norris ran a perfect race and finished with her beautiful smile! Totally brilliant running and a time of 1.03.33! Dave Jones ran a great race and continues to come back from injury! Well done Dave, 1.04.42! Great running! The very determined Helen Jolly continues to run well on the undulating courses! An outstanding time of 1.07.17! Well Done Helen! Janine McNeill continues to make amazing progress following injury! A brilliantly ran race with a great time of 1.07.27! Don Jolly ran a superbly timed race and was rewarded with an excellent 1.08.13! Bringing team TCRC home was Gwen James! A fantastic run on the undulating course and crossed the line in a brilliant time of 1.10.22! Well done Team TCRC!

TCRC at Blacksticks Blue 10k 2016

TCRC at Blacksticks Blue 10k 2016

Coast to Coast – Well done Leon Flesher….. 192 miles of running! A great achievement! More from Leon about his adventure next week!

Leon Flesher - 192 miles from coast to coast

Leon Flesher – 192 miles from coast to coast

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Club run from the YMCA, meeting at 6.45pm – ready to run at 7pm. Please make sure that you have a group to run with, prior to leaving the YMCA.

Wednesday – It is Interclub time! More information below!

Thursday – We are ¼ mile loop training this week! Meeting at the YMCA Thornton for 6.45, ready to warm up at 7pm! The session, like all speed training session, are suitable for all club members! Fun in the sun!

TCRC Message to all runners: Go and be Awesome

Get to know us!

After club sessions, we meet at the Tramways Pub in Cleveleys! Showers are available at the YMCA but often most people just come straight from the session (we are a clean bunch). People are there from around 8pm, so come and have a drink, even a snack if you need it! We would love to see more people after the club night!

Members Update

Message from your Chairman

Dear members,

Some of you are aware that the club have approached Fleetwood Town Football Club with regards their new training ground and the possibility of TCRC meeting there.

This is located in Thornton as shown on the map below.

The FTFC training ground at Poolfoot has a new building containing changing rooms, a bar and meeting rooms. As a committee we are keen to develop the social side of TCRC and so would like to invite you all to come to a club night and try out the facilities.

So, Tuesday 17th May we will be meeting at 6.45 pm (to run at 7) in the bar area at Poolfoot.

This will give everyone the opportunity to try out the changing rooms, running routes and then have a drink in the bar.
There is off road parking at Poolfoot we can use.

Over the following week we will then ask club members to vote on the meeting place for TCRC. Either to remain at the YMCA or move to Poolfoot.

Postal address – Fuse Football, Butts Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 4HX.

There will be no one running from YMCA on the 17th. (Although someone will be there to redirect club members).

Interclub – Next race Wednesday 11th May in Penwortham at 19:30

The interclub is a series of seven races between 4 and 5 miles with other local running. They are held between April and September each year and are free to enter. Blackpool have already hosted theirs and the next race will be hosted by Preston Harriers on Wednesday (11th May). This race starts in Penwortham at 19:30 and you can make your own way there or we will be car sharing from the YMCA. Arrangements for car sharing  will be in next week’s newsletter.

All club members with full membership can take part in the races. A club shirt or vest should be worn but if you’re new and fancy the race, you may be able to borrow one from another member. This is the first year that runners have been allocated numbers, our captains Dave Barras and Sue Jones will allocate one for you if you don’t already have one.

If you haven’t tried an Interclub race before and want to have a go then Preston is a good one to start with as it’s a nice course away from the roads and partly by the river.

Finally, and possibly most importantly, after the race there is a free buffet for all runners and a bar if you want to buy a drink!

Vernon-Carus Sports Club, Factory Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9SN

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 31st May. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 03/05/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Club Handicap – 48 amazing people ran the April Club Handicap! Well done everyone!

We had amazing PB runs for the following:

  • Mike Gray – 33.59
  • Steve Robinson – 26.53 and MV60 record
  • Jo Lickiss – 31.42
  • Dave Barras – 20.54
  • Sarah Reidy – 30.04
  • Ivor Cooke – 27.17 MV70 record
  • Leanne Batty – 30.52
  • Becky Davis – 31.11

Thank you as always to Dave Young for his excellent organisation of the event and to all those that marshalled the course!

Lytham Parkrun – A sunny Saturday morning in Lytham saw some great running and a some new PB times!

Mike Hall had a great first run on the Lytham course and finished with a fabulous time of 19.38 and a top 10 finish! Steve Robinson ran brilliantly and crossed the line in 54th place with a time of 23.49! Steve Burgess is now back to his best with a new PB and a totally awesome time of 24.26! Well done Steve! Dave Young, despite a stop for shoe laces, still managed to run an outstanding time of 25.01! Sarah Scott had a great run and a new PB on the Lytham course of 25.15! Vikki Wrigley had an amazing run and smashed her parkrun PB. A superb time of 28.37 was well deserved! Catherine Fletcher is loving her running and this showed in a very impressive 34.27! Well done everyone!

Yarrow 10K – Mud, sludge and water greeted the TCRC 8!

First across the line for TCRC was Steve Burgess! Amazing running by Steve and a superb time of 59.55! Top 100 place for Steve! Right on Steve’s heals was the ever impressive Colin Denney! A time of 59.56 was well deserved! Steve Robinson, in his second race of the weekend, had a great run and an impressive time of 1.02.56! Julie Sherwood and Janine McNeil enjoyed the muddy conditions and ran together with fabulous times of 1.11.40 and 1.11.42! Well done ladies! Janine Denney is coming back into some great form with a brilliant time of 1.15.38! Kirsty Waywell, a week after London, had a superb run in a time of 1.17.39! Nothing phases Christine Burgess, a perfectly ran race in a great time of 1.23.46! Well done All!

Avenham Park 5K – Lorna Gillies and Heather Jordan had superb runs at the undulating Avenham Park 5K on Sunday! Brilliant times of 36.41 and 36.45 saw the ladies finish in style! Well done!

Sherriff 10K – The undulating course and bad weather did not stop the TCRC trio from achieving great times!

Karl Lucas continues to impress in a new PB time of 57.57! Well done Karl! Angela Norris had a superb run and finished with a smile in 1.00.55! The man himself Mike Walsh continues to show the youngsters how to run, finishing in an awesome time of 1.11.23! Well done Team!

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Club run from the YMCA, meeting at 6.45pm – ready to run at 7pm. Please make sure that you have a group to run with, prior to leaving the YMCA.

Thursday – Hill Training! We will be at Fleetwood Mount this month. The hill training session is for everyone! We are in one place and the session will be in 3 parts. All suitable for all members of TCRC! We will be meeting outside the Mount Pub at 6.45pm, ready to warm up at 7pm.

TCRC Message to all runners: Go and be Awesome

Get to know us!

After club sessions, we meet at the Tramways Pub in Cleveleys! Showers are available at the YMCA but often most people just come straight from the session (we are a clean bunch). People are there from around 8pm, so come and have a drink, even a snack if you need it! We would love to see more people after the club night!

Members Update

Message from your Chairman

Dear members,

Some of you are aware that the club have approached Fleetwood Town Football Club with regards their new training ground and the possibility of TCRC meeting there.

This is located in Thornton as shown on the map below.

The FTFC training ground at Poolfoot has a new building containing changing rooms, a bar and meeting rooms. As a committee we are keen to develop the social side of TCRC and so would like to invite you all to come to a club night and try out the facilities.

So, Tuesday 17th May we will be meeting at 6.45 pm (to run at 7) in the bar area at Poolfoot.

This will give everyone the opportunity to try out the changing rooms, running routes and then have a drink in the bar.
There is off road parking at Poolfoot we can use.

Over the following week we will then ask club members to vote on the meeting place for TCRC. Either to remain at the YMCA or move to Poolfoot.

Postal address – Fuse Football, Butts Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 4HX.

There will be no one running from YMCA on the 17th. (Although someone will be there to redirect club members).

Interclub – Next race Wednesday 11th May in Penwortham at 19:30

The interclub is a series of seven races between 4 and 5 miles with other local running. They are held between April and September each year and are free to enter. Blackpool have already hosted theirs and the next race will be hosted by Preston Harriers on Wednesday next week (11th May). This race starts in Penwortham at 19:30 and you can make your own way there or we will be car sharing from the YMCA. Arrangements for car sharing  will be in next week’s newsletter.

All club members with full membership can take part in the races. A club shirt or vest should be worn but if you’re new and fancy the race, you may be able to borrow one from another member. This is the first year that runners have been allocated numbers, our captains Dave Barras and Sue Jones will allocate one for you if you don’t already have one.

If you haven’t tried an Interclub race before and want to have a go then Preston is a good one to start with as it’s a nice course away from the roads and partly by the river.

Finally, and possibly most importantly, after the race there is a free buffet for all runners and a bar if you want to buy a drink!

London Marathon

The ballot for London is now open! The ballot will close at 17:00 on Friday 6 May 2016.

Club London Marathon Place

Last year TCRC was allocated one club place for this event. This year we have changed how this place is awarded:

The committee all agreed on the below criteria, which would be implemented for the allocated place for 2017.

  • Must have been a first claim member for a minimum of 12 months at the time of the draw and, be a fully paid up first claim club member and affiliated to England Athletics.
  • Must have entered and failed to gain a place in the London Marathon ballot.
  • When running the London Marathon, the successful runner must wear the club vest, not their own or a charity vest.
  • Must have either represented or marshalled (where we are asked to officially provide marshals including the TCRC Fairclough 5 Road Race) in at least 5 events, from interclub road race (7 races), cross country (6 races) or relays (1 or 2).
  • Must not have been allocated a club place in the 5 years previously. However, priority will be given to members who have not had a London Marathon place in the last 5 years through any other means, i.e. not Good for Age, through the general ballot or a charity place.
  • The committee decision will be final.

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 31st May. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 26/04/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Lytham Parkrun – A sunny Saturday morning in Lytham saw some great times from the TCRC crew!

Ben Brennan had a fabulous top 20 finish, in a superb time of 22.03!

Dave Young continues to show his great running form and finished in an outstanding time of 24.25!

A massive welcome back to Lesley Gray, following a recent injury which kept her out of Manchester! A most amazing time of 24.43! Well done Les!

Catherine Fletcher had a brilliant run and was rewarded with a superb time of 33.55!

Lytham Parkrun

Lytham Parkrun

Wray Scarecrow 10K – Janine McNeil had a brilliant run on the undulating course and rightly deserved the fabulous time of 1.02! Well done Janine!

London Marathon – 11 of TCRC’s finest showed the London course how it should be run!

Leon Fletcher, in his second marathon in the space of 14 days, raced to perfection! A 2.58.35 time saw Leon again smash the magic 3-hour barrier! Stand Proud Leon!

Martin Boswell ran the perfect race to achieve his target of a sub 3 marathon! A totally superb time of 2.58.51 was so deserved! Well done Martin, amazing running!

The amazing Roy Tomlinson, not only beat the great Kelly Holmes, but ran a brilliant time of 3.09.30! This most awesome time gave Roy a 54th age group position! Amazing! Great Running Roy!

Nothing Phases Pete Waywell and he took London in his stride. A second marathon in 14 days saw a most amazing time from Pete; 3.13.33 and a big smile from the ultra-athlete!

James Duffy in his first ever marathon had a storming run! A 3.18.37 finishing time! Well Done James, brilliant running!

Jenny “the machine” Clarke… Totally smashed her PB and ran a negative split in the process! A totally awesome time of 3.20.26 saw Jenny cross the line with her gorgeous smile! Well deserved! Go Jenny!

After months of struggling with a knee injury, awesome Andy Fairbairn not only achieved his target time but he did it in style! A negative split run and a totally superb time of 3.26.23! Rest easy now Mr Brilliant!

Steve Brooks crossed the line in a totally outstanding time of 3.42.31! After running 2 weeks ago in Manchester and picking up a leg injury, Steve took the decision to still run at London for his charity! With great determination, a big smile and just a totally fabulous running! Well done Steve!

Kirsty Waywell had the most amazing run. This fabulous lady knocked 21 minutes off her PB and did it in style in 4 hrs 58! After looking after most of the club and ensuring that they got to the start line, Kirsty showed just how brilliant she is!

After struggling with injury and illness Dave Jones ran a brilliant race! A fantastic time of 5.23.41! Well done Dave, fantastic determination!

Hilary Goorney, what can you say apart from Flipping Amazing! A superb time of 5.44.40 gave Hilary a 27th age group position! What an amazing achievement! Well done!

London Marathon 2016

London Marathon 2016 – more pictures next week.

Thank you to all the TCRC support crew – Lisa, Michelle, Tom, Ellie, Megan and all families!

Blackpool Marathon: 100 not out! – What is there to say about the man that is Brian Cumpsty! The man that will run with anyone to get them to their target time and inspires other, hit the target of 100 marathons!

Banners, cheering TCRC members and not an emu in sight! Brian ran his 100th marathon in memory of his Dad! What a proud day for Brian, his family and his TCRC friends! A time of 3.35.44 took Brian into the 100 club and we could not be prouder! Thank you to Dave Barras for his gift and to Caroline for running parts with him!

Brian Cumpsty's 100th marathon

Brian Cumpsty’s 100th marathon

Blackpool half Marathon – Not the normal conditions associated with a run in Blackpool – even the sun popped out! Fantastic running by the TCRC crew and even a PB!

Gillian Prior had a fantastic run and smashed the 13.1 mile course in a brilliant time of 1.48.51! Well done Gillian!

Kirstie Whyatt obliterated her PB and crossed the line with the biggest of smiles in a time of 2.03.28! Outstanding effort!

Debbie Cardwell nearing the end of her marathon training, used the event as a training run! The last 3 miles saw Debbie run with Kirstie to the finish and cross the line in a brilliant 2.03.39! Great team work!

Karl Lucas running his first ever half marathon had the most amazing run! A time of 2.05.27 saw Karl close in on the magic 2 hr target! Well done Karl, great running!

Rivington 10m Trail Challenge – The spectacular 7 stood together on the start line of the Rivington 10 mile Trail Challenge!

Mr Cool – Colin Denny, showed just how much he loves the trail! A brilliant time of 1.40.21! Well done Colin!

Steve Burgess continues to impress in a superb time of 1.46.12! After months of injury, Janine Denny had a brilliant run and produced an amazing time! 1.58.15 saw Janine smash the 2 hour mark!

Christine Burgess excels on the trails and Rivington was no exception. A fabulous time of 2.07.03!

Bev Foster and Simon Mason tackled the undulation course together! A totally superb time of 2.22.02! Well done!

Unfortunately, Phil Hayes had to take the hard decision to pull out from the race, so not to aggravate a current injury! Great determination Phil and we wish you a speedy recovery!

Rivington 10m Trail Challenge

Rivington 10m Trail Challenge

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Club Handicap, meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm for registration! If you are able to marshal, please let me know!

Thursday – Thursday will be a club run! Meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm. There may be a run at Scorton also, but I will confirm in the next few days (prior to Thursday)

TCRC Message to all runners: Go and be Awesome

Get to know us!

After club sessions, we meet at the Tramways Pub in Cleveleys! Showers are available at the YMCA but often most people just come straight from the session (we are a clean bunch). People are there from around 8pm, so come and have a drink, even a snack if you need it! We would love to see more people after the club night!

Members Update

Membership Fees

Membership fees for 2016 – 2017 are now due.

We have now added the ability to order membership via the website and pay by BACS

Or you can print a membership form and bring cash/cheque to the club.

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 26th April. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 19/04/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Blackpool InterClub – The first interclub of the season was at Blackpool. Due to the marathon on the Sunday we did not have the number of runners we would have normally have seen for team TCRC.

First for the team was the superb Captain Dave Barras in a brilliant time of 24.15! Andy Fairbairn continues to show great determination through injury and crossed the line in an outstanding 25.01.

Roy Tomlinson continues to impress in a brilliant time of 26.26! Steve Livesey, who steps up a gear at the interclub events, smashed a time out of 27.39! First outing of the season sees our brilliant youngster Tom Woods run an awesome time of 27.50.

First Lady for Team TCRC was the brilliant Daisy Seville. A fantastic run sees Daisy post a time of 29.30! Alex Ingham continues to progress in his running and records a brilliant time of 30.59! Nothing phases Colin Denny and a brilliant time of 31.17 is well deserved.

Phil Hayes continues to make progress with an existing injury and posts a great time for the team in 31.59. The superb Gillian Prior ensures that they ladies score well and records a great time of 32.32! Steve Burgess is coming into great form and runs a brilliant 33.13!

Debbie Cardwell, deep into marathon training, runs a superb race in 33.58. Karl Lucas continues to impress in a brilliant time of 36.27. Julie Sherwood had a great run in a brilliant time of 37.19. Returning from injury, we welcome back Janine McNeil, who had a superb run in 37.38. Angela Norris ran a great race for the women and recorded a brilliant 38.06.

Christine Burgess ran a perfect race and was rewarded with a brilliant 40.08. Hilary Goorney ran a superb last loop to finish in a great time of 42.02. The man himself, Mike Walsh, brought team TCRC home in brilliant 45.54!

Well done Team!

Lytham Park Run – A crisp morning saw TCRC stand on the start line at the Lytham Parkrun, side by side with our amazing beginners group! After 12 weeks of group runs, homework runs and achieving the impossible, this was their time to shine! Not only did they shine but they totally smashed it!

I have done my best to try and include everyone that ran on Saturday and if I have missed you, I sincerely apologise!

Roy Tomlinson was the first TCRC member home in a totally awesome PB time of 19.55! Fantastic! Steve Livesey enjoyed his first parkrun and ran a perfectly timed race, finishing in a brilliant 21.29!

Alex Ingham continues to impress and ran a fabulous 23.20!

Steve Burgess is on fantastic form and smashed his PB! A brilliant time of 24.39! Well done Steve!

Andy Whitlam had a great race and continues to make amazing progress. A great time of 25.37 was well deserved!

Sarah Scott ran with her daughter Grace and had great trouble keeping up with her! A new PB for Grace in 27.23!

Janine Denney had an amazing run! Janine is just coming back from injury and is making an amazing comeback 28.40 for the amazing lady!

Debbie Hindley had an amazing run and ran a brilliant time of 30.34!

Christine Burgess ran brilliantly and showed her current fabulous form. A great time of 30.50!

Dave Jones had a great run in 31.14! Well done Dave!

Audra McChrystal ran brilliant race to come home in a superb time of 31.35!

Leona Parkinson ran brilliantly to finish in a time of 33.26! Go Leona!

Faye Walker had an awesome run and finished with the biggest of smiles! A brilliant 33.29!

Lynn Shaw crossed the line in a totally amazing time of 33.48! Well done Lynn!

Jordann Bailey ran brilliantly to finish in a superb time of 34.19! Well done!

Hayley Greenaway finished with the biggest of smiles and rightly so! A totally awesome time of 34.25!

Catherine Fletcher ran superbly and was rewarded with a brilliant time of 34.37!

Julie Morris had a brilliant run and crossed the line with a smile and an amazing time of 34.59!

Susan Parker and Rachael Docherty ran a great race, finishing together in a totally superb time of 37.18! Go ladies!

Catherine Maclachlan had a storming run, finishing in a brilliant 37.27!

Dawn Hoggard ran brilliantly and smiled her way to a superb 37.39!

Elaine Hayes had a brilliant run and deserved her fabulous time of 38.02!

Claire Greaves ran beautifully and finished with the biggest of smiles in a brilliant 38.04!

Lucinda Coughlan finished in an awesome time of 39.43! Go Lucinda, well done!

Zoe Rogers showed great determination and was rewarded with an outstanding time of 40.03! Well done!

Lisa Waterhouse ran brilliantly to finish in a superb time of 40.14.

The amazing Simon Mason, encouraging the team all the way around, finished with Lisa, with the biggest of smiles! Thank you from those who you encouraged!

Phil Hayes ran with his amazing daughter Caitlin! Well done Caitlin a brilliant time of 42.54!

Lisa Hall had a great run and finished in a superb time of 43.14!

Sarah Jane Jackson ran brilliantly and crossed the line in an outstanding 43.17!

Thank you to Bev Foster, who ran with the team and continued to encourage and support! The group thanks you! (time 43.26)

Anita Kent showed true determination and was supported by the amazing Lisa Young! A most brilliant time of 53.19! Well done!

Bringing team TCRC home was the amazing Kate Fearon! A brilliant time of 57.04 for one determined lady! Thank you to Malc Sherwood for the support and encouragement!

Well done to all! An amazing morning, with truly fantastic people! Go team!

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Lakeland Trail 17K – After not only his amazing running last weekend at Manchester, but his 5K early that morning, Steve Livesey showed how brilliant he is! A totally outstanding time of 1.38.58 saw Steve smash the Hawkshead route! Well done Steve!

Boston Marathon – In 2015 Alex Fleming ran the race of his life! A 3.00.22 time at Manchester Marathon saw Alex qualify for Boston!

After what has been a year of injury and illness, Alex headed off to Boston with his lovely wife Caroline. Alex took the hard decision to pull out of the race just after half way! Alex stood on the start line in Boston and deserved to be there. We all know how hard a decision this will have been for Alex and I for one am proud that he took his place on the start line!

Alex we are proud of all you have achieved and all that you will go on to achieve! Stand Tall our fabulous and most awesome friend!

BostonMarathon2016

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Tuesday is a club run, meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm. Please make sure that you have a group to run with.

Thursday – Meet at Marine Gardens, Fleetwood at 6.45pm.

London Marathon – This weekend sees team TCRC head to the big smoke! Roy Tomlinson, Andrew Fairbairn, Jenny Clark, Kirsty Waywell, Pete Waywell, Dave Jones, James Duffy, Steve Brooks and Martin Boswell…. We salute you and wish you the best of luck!

Support crew of Lisa young and Michelle Tomlinson, go Ladies!

Blackpool Marathon – Brian Cumpsty will run his 100th Marathon on Sunday! An amazing achievement for an inspirational man! Go Brian!

TCRC Message to all runners: Go and be Awesome

Get to know us!

After club sessions, we meet at the Tramways Pub in Cleveleys! Showers are available at the YMCA but often most people just come straight from the session (we are a clean bunch). People are there from around 8pm, so come and have a drink, even a snack if you need it! We would love to see more people after the club night!

Members Update

Membership Fees

Membership fees for 2016 – 2017 are now due.

We have now added the ability to order membership via the website and pay by BACS

Or you can print a membership form and bring cash/cheque to the club.

Beginners Group

What can we say!

12 weeks ago we stood in the YMCA with over 100 men and women who wanted to run! Over 12 weeks we have encouraged, been inspired and made new friends! From running for 1 minute to running a full 5K, we could not be prouder of all that has been achieved!

Tonight will see the beginners join the main TCRC club run! We are immensely happy that they have chosen team TCRC and we are proud to call them friends!

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Thank you to all of Team TCRC who gave up their Thursday night to help, inspire and encourage all that attended!

5K Times from Thursday Beginners Session at Stannah!

Beginners5kTimes

Committee Places

We are looking for a new Chairman. If you are interested in this position, please speak with Julie/Malc Sherwood.

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 26th April. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Thunder Run

We now have 4 teams for the Thunder Run event. £20 deposits are required as a matter of urgency! All deposits are to be given to Bev Foster!

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

WkendTraining

Report 13/04/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Cardiff Parkrun Andy Whitlam is in superb form and smashed his way around the Cardiff Parkrun course in an outstanding 24.49! Well done Andy!

Clitheroe Triathlon Karl Glover had a storming day at the Clitheroe Triathlon, finishing in an outstanding 53rd Place! Great Work Karl!

Karl at Clitheroe Triathlon

 

Fleetwood 10K Gary Parkinson in his first 10k race, smashed 50 mins! A brilliant time of 48.23! Well done Gary! Gillian Prior also had a great race, crossing the line in a brilliant time of 49.39! Well done Gillian!

Manchester Marathon

TCRC at Manchester Marathon 2016

TCRC at Manchester Marathon 2016

After 16 weeks of training, the TCRC massive descended on Manchester! A motivational speech from Steve Livesey, random photo opportunities and a wandering Sarah Scott saw the team cross the start line!

First to cross the finish line for TCRC was the most amazing Leon Flesher. Leon used Manchester as a warm up to his big event – London! Leon totally smashed the course in a sub 3 hour time – 2.59.25! Leon was 338th person to cross the line, in a field over nearly 11,000 athletes!

David Barras showed just how awesome he is with a negative split marathon time! He smiled all the way around the course and totally smashed it, with an amazing time of 3.13.28!

Steve Brooks, also using Manchester as a warm up, had a brilliant run! 3.28.46 saw him run a sub 3.30! Brilliant running Steve and we know you will smash London!

Mr endurance himself Pete Waywell had a storming run and crossed the line in a superb 3.18.37! Brilliant running!

After his heroics of last year, Steve Livesey ran a brilliant race! What makes his time even more fabulous is that after struggling with his knee for quite a while, he ran a totally outstanding time of 3.28.58! Good for age for Boston! Awesome!

First Lady for TCRC was the superb Caroline McLaughlin! Manchester is just a stepping stone in Caroline’s ultra training, but she showed how fabulous she really is in a totally brilliant time of 3.31.12! Nice one Caz!

After weeks of uncertainty Ben Brennan stood on the start line unsure of how the journey would go! Ben had the most amazing run and crossed the line in a truly superb time of 3.40.25! A new PB for Ben and one that is most certainly deserved! Great determination! Well done Ben!

The marathon man himself Mr Brian Cumpsty crossed number 99 off his list! A most brilliant time of 3.43.42 saw him cross line with that famous smile!!

In her first marathon Natali Harper had a storming run! A sub 4 hour run – 3.56.42! This awesome time gives Natali a good for age place! So well deserved and just a totally amazing time! Well done Natali!

Michelle Tomlinson! After over a year out through injury, countless agonizing runs and the will to get to the start line, well she certainly did that! A sub 4 hour marathon! 3.59.16! Not only an amazing time, but a time for Boston! Well done Michelle! Totally flipping Awesome!

Alex Ingham, in his first marathon, showed his fabulous running ability! A perfectly paced race saw Alex home in a totally superb time of 4.13.33! Great determination and fantastic running! Well done Alex!

Colin Denny, deciding at the last minute to take part, showed just how amazing he is! A brilliant time of 4.36.51! Superb running Colin!

Sarah Scott showed true determination, after an injury forced her to run, jog, walk and crawl to the finish! A brilliant time of 4.39.02!

Bev Foster trained hard and wanted a sub 5 hour marathon! She totally smashed 5 hours! An Awesome time of 4.42.09 saw her cross the line with the biggest of smiles! So well deserved and such inspirational running! Well done Bev!

Garry Routledge had a totally superb run! A perfectly timed run with a brilliant finish! 4.47.18! Outstanding running Garry!! Well done!!

Jo Lickiss in her very first marathon, not only broke the 5 hour mark but she did it in total style! A most amazing run from Jo! A superb time of 4.58.05! Well done Jo, flipping brilliant!

Terry Poole showed true determination to finish the race in a brilliant time of 5.07.34! Well done Terry!

Bringing team TCRC home was Sharon Randall. A new PB time of 6.39.13! Well done Sharon! Brilliant running!

Well done also to our fantastic Dave Young! A totally amazing time of 4.00.07! Outstanding running!

Wendy Clark had the perfect of races and smashed her time from Manchester last year! A 3.47.46 gives the amazing lady a place at next years London Marathon! Well done Wendy!

The day itself was made even more special by the support crew! It is not easy being a supporter at these types of events but from the Manchester running crew, we salute you and say a MASSIVE THANK YOU!

Lesley, Jackie, Janine, Lisa, Andy, Ellie, Roy, Simon, Karen, Malc and Julie….. THANK YOU!!!!

TCRC at Manchester Marathon 2016

TCRC at Manchester Marathon 2016

TCRC at Manchester Marathon 2016

TCRC at Manchester Marathon 2016

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Tuesday is a club run, meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm. Please make sure that you have a group to run with.

Thursday – No Speed training this week. Meet at the YMCA at 6.45pm.

TCRC Message to all runners:

BeBrightBeSeen

Get to know us!

After club sessions, we meet at the Tramways Pub in Cleveleys! Showers are available at the YMCA but often most people just come straight from the session (we are a clean bunch). People are there from around 8pm, so come and have a drink, even a snack if you need it! We would love to see more people after the club night!

Members Update

Membership Fees

Membership fees for 2016 – 2017 are now due.

We have now added the ability to order membership via the website and pay by BACS

Or you can print a membership form and bring cash/cheque to the club.

Beginners Group

This Thursday is the last beginner’s session! Can you help?

The amazing group will be running a 5k course at Stannah, meeting at Stannah car park at 6.45pm. We really would appreciate if as many members as possible can attend.

After the  run we will be having a get together at the Ashley Club. The evening is to celebrate the group’s achievements and also give them so more information about the club, whilst meeting other members and having a drink.

This Saturday is the 5K Parkrun at Lytham. We would really like it if we could get lots of club members at the event to offer encouragement, cheer them on and if possible run the event.

Committee Places

We are looking for a new Chairman. If you are interested in this position, please speak with Julie/Malc Sherwood.

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 26th April. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Thunder Run

We now have 4 teams for the Thunder Run event. £20 deposits are required as a matter of urgency! All deposits are to be given to Bev Foster!

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

Report 04/04/2016

Running Week That Was…..

March Handicap – All handicap times are now on the website. Thank you to Mr Dave Young for his fabulous organisation and for giving up his time each month for the handicap event! We thank you Dave!

Thanks to all the marshalls on the night and well done to all those who ran the course.

Alex Ingham had a storming race and a new PB time of 25.08! Steve Dunn ran brilliantly and crossed the line in 25.23! Andy Whitlam, who improves week after week, ran a totally fantastic time of 28.12! Steve Robinson showed his great form in a fabulous 29.05. Carrie Simey continues to impress in a time of 29.23. Karl Lucas continues to improve in a time of 30.25! Sarah and Laura Reidy had a great run together to PB in 31.13! Beckie Davis ran a perfect race to finish in 32.58! Well Done Everyone!

Lytham Park Run – Steve Burgess had a great Saturday Morning run on the “A” course at Lytham, with a fabulous time of 25.27! Christine Burgess and Kirsty Waywell running in their first run of the morning, crossed the line in a brilliant 32.12 and 32.13. All three ran further distances of 6 and 18 miles, following their morning at the Park Run! Well done!

Steve Burgess on the A course at Lytham Parkrun

Steve Burgess on the A course at Lytham Parkrun

Pendle Hill Fell Race – Debbie Cardwell had an excellent race and ran the wet, muddy and challenging course in a totally outstanding time of 1.20.11!  Well done Debbie!

Ribby Hall Triathlon – The start of the triathlon race series saw Dave Barras, Sarah Wetherill and Michael Treece- Birch tackle the Ribby Hall course.

Michael was the first across the line for TCRC in a most amazing time of 59.43! David Barras finished in a brilliant time of 1.04.57! Sarah Wetherill had an outstanding race, finishing 3rd in her age group and 4th woman overall – in a time of 1.04.43! Well done to all, fabulous times!

TCRC at Ribby Hall Triathlon

TCRC at Ribby Hall Triathlon

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Tuesday is a club run, meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm. Please make sure that you have a group to run with.

Wednesday – Wednesday is the first interclub of the season and will be at Blackpool Stanley Park.  Your club Captains – Sue Jones and Dave Barras will be sending out information on Facebook and Email regarding the finer details of the night!

Thursday – No Speed training this week. Meet at the YMCA at 6.45pm.

TCRC Message to all runners:

BeBrightBeSeen

Sunday is Marathon Day

This Sunday is Manchester Marathon Day…..

After 16 weeks of training, members of TCRC will run the 26.2 mile course around Manchester, ending at the Cricket Ground. Start time is 9am and we hope for good weather!

We will be having a get together celebration at the Castle Gardens Pub in Poulton from 3pm. Everyone is welcome! If you fancy a beer and some food, can you please let Steve or Ben know (or Email me/message on facebook).

Thank you Steve and Ben for organising.

If you fancy supporting on the day, Roy has created a fantastic timetable of roughly where people will be on the course. Let me know and I can send this over to you!

Get to know us!

After club sessions, we meet at the Tramways Pub in Cleveleys! Showers are available at the YMCA but often most people just come straight from the session (we are a clean bunch). People are there from around 8pm, so come and have a drink, even a snack if you need it! We would love to see more people after the club night!

Members Update

Membership Fees

Membership fees for 2016 – 2017 are now due.

We have now added the ability to order membership via the website and pay by BACS

Or you can print a membership form and bring cash/cheque to the club.

Beginners Group

CAN YOU HELP? – We would like some assistance for the next few Thursday evenings, as we are going to lose some of those who have assisted since the beginning, due to the Marathon. Please let me know if you are available.

We have 2 weeks remaining of the beginners group and we are very excited to see them run the Lytham Park run at the end of the 12 weeks.

At the end of the beginners course we will be having a get together on the Thursday evening at the Ashley Club.  The evening is to celebrate the group’s achievements and also give them so more information about the club, whilst meeting other members and having a drink.

The Saturday after the last session will be the 5K Park Run at Lytham (16th April 2016). We would really like it if we could get lots of club members at the event to offer encouragement, cheer them on and if possible run the event.

The progression that has been made in the last 10 weeks is fantastic. New friendships have been made and the impossible is becoming possible.

If you’re on FaceBook and want to give them some extra encouragement the group is called TCRC Beginners.

Committee Places

We are looking for a new Chairman. If you are interested in this position, please speak with Julie/Malc Sherwood.

We would like to welcome Sue Jones, Alex Ingham and Gary Parkinson to the club committee. Sue will be organising the interclub events with Malc and Gary will be the new social secretary. Both positions will run until the AGM in June.

Club Championship

A full list of the Club Championships for both road and trail, are on the website.

Club Handicap

To ensure that you qualify for the club handicap trophy, you must run at least two handicaps between January and May! The next club handicap is Tuesday the 26th April. If you are unable to run and are able to marshal, can you please let us know.

Thunder Run

We now have 4 teams for the Thunder Run event. £20 deposits are required as a matter of urgency! All deposits are to be given to Bev Foster!

Email

If you are not getting any notifications by email, please let me know. We will be sending lots of important information out over the coming weeks, we don’t want you to miss out!

Parking

Please try and park on the road on a Tuesday/Thursday evening, or car share if possible!

Racing Results

If you race, tell me about it! We cannot celebrate your success if you don’t tell anyone! Send your results and pictures to me! These do not have to just be club races! All results will be celebrated!

Weekend Training Runs

If you are running on a weekend, why not post it on Facebook? This weekend again saw lots of groups running varying distances. Running with Friends! Well done to all those racing, training or just enjoying the outdoors this weekend!

TCRC on a trail training run over the weekend

TCRC on a trail training run over the weekend