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).
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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
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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!