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.


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).
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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.


  • 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.


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!