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:


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!


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!

TCRC on a trail training run over the weekend

TCRC on a trail training run over the weekend