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).
[pw_map address=”Butts Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 4HX”]

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!
[pw_map address=”Factory Lane Penwortham, PR1 9SN”]

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.


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!


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!