Report 26/04/2016

Running Week That Was…..

Lytham Parkrun – A sunny Saturday morning in Lytham saw some great times from the TCRC crew!

Ben Brennan had a fabulous top 20 finish, in a superb time of 22.03!

Dave Young continues to show his great running form and finished in an outstanding time of 24.25!

A massive welcome back to Lesley Gray, following a recent injury which kept her out of Manchester! A most amazing time of 24.43! Well done Les!

Catherine Fletcher had a brilliant run and was rewarded with a superb time of 33.55!

Lytham Parkrun

Lytham Parkrun

Wray Scarecrow 10K – Janine McNeil had a brilliant run on the undulating course and rightly deserved the fabulous time of 1.02! Well done Janine!

London Marathon – 11 of TCRC’s finest showed the London course how it should be run!

Leon Fletcher, in his second marathon in the space of 14 days, raced to perfection! A 2.58.35 time saw Leon again smash the magic 3-hour barrier! Stand Proud Leon!

Martin Boswell ran the perfect race to achieve his target of a sub 3 marathon! A totally superb time of 2.58.51 was so deserved! Well done Martin, amazing running!

The amazing Roy Tomlinson, not only beat the great Kelly Holmes, but ran a brilliant time of 3.09.30! This most awesome time gave Roy a 54th age group position! Amazing! Great Running Roy!

Nothing Phases Pete Waywell and he took London in his stride. A second marathon in 14 days saw a most amazing time from Pete; 3.13.33 and a big smile from the ultra-athlete!

James Duffy in his first ever marathon had a storming run! A 3.18.37 finishing time! Well Done James, brilliant running!

Jenny “the machine” Clarke… Totally smashed her PB and ran a negative split in the process! A totally awesome time of 3.20.26 saw Jenny cross the line with her gorgeous smile! Well deserved! Go Jenny!

After months of struggling with a knee injury, awesome Andy Fairbairn not only achieved his target time but he did it in style! A negative split run and a totally superb time of 3.26.23! Rest easy now Mr Brilliant!

Steve Brooks crossed the line in a totally outstanding time of 3.42.31! After running 2 weeks ago in Manchester and picking up a leg injury, Steve took the decision to still run at London for his charity! With great determination, a big smile and just a totally fabulous running! Well done Steve!

Kirsty Waywell had the most amazing run. This fabulous lady knocked 21 minutes off her PB and did it in style in 4 hrs 58! After looking after most of the club and ensuring that they got to the start line, Kirsty showed just how brilliant she is!

After struggling with injury and illness Dave Jones ran a brilliant race! A fantastic time of 5.23.41! Well done Dave, fantastic determination!

Hilary Goorney, what can you say apart from Flipping Amazing! A superb time of 5.44.40 gave Hilary a 27th age group position! What an amazing achievement! Well done!

London Marathon 2016

London Marathon 2016 – more pictures next week.

Thank you to all the TCRC support crew – Lisa, Michelle, Tom, Ellie, Megan and all families!

Blackpool Marathon: 100 not out! – What is there to say about the man that is Brian Cumpsty! The man that will run with anyone to get them to their target time and inspires other, hit the target of 100 marathons!

Banners, cheering TCRC members and not an emu in sight! Brian ran his 100th marathon in memory of his Dad! What a proud day for Brian, his family and his TCRC friends! A time of 3.35.44 took Brian into the 100 club and we could not be prouder! Thank you to Dave Barras for his gift and to Caroline for running parts with him!

Brian Cumpsty's 100th marathon

Brian Cumpsty’s 100th marathon

Blackpool half Marathon – Not the normal conditions associated with a run in Blackpool – even the sun popped out! Fantastic running by the TCRC crew and even a PB!

Gillian Prior had a fantastic run and smashed the 13.1 mile course in a brilliant time of 1.48.51! Well done Gillian!

Kirstie Whyatt obliterated her PB and crossed the line with the biggest of smiles in a time of 2.03.28! Outstanding effort!

Debbie Cardwell nearing the end of her marathon training, used the event as a training run! The last 3 miles saw Debbie run with Kirstie to the finish and cross the line in a brilliant 2.03.39! Great team work!

Karl Lucas running his first ever half marathon had the most amazing run! A time of 2.05.27 saw Karl close in on the magic 2 hr target! Well done Karl, great running!

Rivington 10m Trail Challenge – The spectacular 7 stood together on the start line of the Rivington 10 mile Trail Challenge!

Mr Cool – Colin Denny, showed just how much he loves the trail! A brilliant time of 1.40.21! Well done Colin!

Steve Burgess continues to impress in a superb time of 1.46.12! After months of injury, Janine Denny had a brilliant run and produced an amazing time! 1.58.15 saw Janine smash the 2 hour mark!

Christine Burgess excels on the trails and Rivington was no exception. A fabulous time of 2.07.03!

Bev Foster and Simon Mason tackled the undulation course together! A totally superb time of 2.22.02! Well done!

Unfortunately, Phil Hayes had to take the hard decision to pull out from the race, so not to aggravate a current injury! Great determination Phil and we wish you a speedy recovery!

Rivington 10m Trail Challenge

Rivington 10m Trail Challenge

Running Week Ahead

Tuesday – Club Handicap, meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm for registration! If you are able to marshal, please let me know!

Thursday – Thursday will be a club run! Meeting at the YMCA at 6.45pm. There may be a run at Scorton also, but I will confirm in the next few days (prior to Thursday)

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

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.

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.


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!