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:


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!


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!