Chairmans Blog Spring 2015

Chairmans Blog Spring 2015

Tideswell running club has been a very busy place to be over the last few months.

TRC Christmas Party 2014

We had the TRC Christmas party at The Anchor, Tideswell with fun galore. We had fantastic food laid on and everyone got into festive mood.

Julie Nuttall won the prize for charity shop chic, with her Stunning Dress which she managed to pick up for a song!



Andy Watkins First TRC Club Champion

During the Evening our Club Champion for 2014 was announced. Andrew Watkins taking the the very first title, with a See the Championship results 2014. 2015 looks set to be a very promising championship, with lots of runners keen to take Andy’s title and Andy keen to defend it.

Andy Watkins Club Champion 2014

The committee have been hard at it making the club even better to be a part of.  We have been stream-lining the everyday running of the club, revamping the website, planning new sessions training sessions to introduce over the year and much more.

Couch to 5K (C25K) success

2015 C25k – Final 5k at Congleton.

In January we had the start of the C25K 2015 group, I would like to thank all 26 participants and congratulate them on their journey.

This winter was a tough adversary and you all managed to overcome its icy grip and continue with the program. It was so good to see you complete the course with the final 5k at Congleton Parkrun on the 4th of April.

Lots of New Members

We have had new members galore join the club and seen existing members training for new challenges like half marathon, marathon and an ultra. With the club champs well under way, things are starting to hot up and I’m looking forward to seeing people challenge Andrew Watkins title over the year and seeing the club colours on show!

Look out for a few Race reports which are all in the pipeline. Remember if you are running for TRC and you compete in a race, we’d love to give you coverage and the respect you deserve. Send your photos in.

Chairman’s Blog – August 2014

TRC Chairman’s Blog – August 2014
Well, where do I start? So much has happened over the last few months!

We had an amazing success with the Inter Inns race in June with more runners than expected and a great atmosphere. We managed to become a part of the Tidza Wakes festivities calendar and the Inter Inns is a wonderful race in its own right.

In July we had a great day at the TRC family picnic in the grounds of Chatsworth, with food, fun and games and the most fun game of rounders ever.

Club Championship

The club championships have been a closely fought competition with Andrew Watkins being “Mr Consistent”.

Andrew Watkins - TRC

and Colette Holden being “Little Miss Fell Runner”.

Collette and Ben in a  Fell Race

We have had numerous other successes from our great club’s runners.

Sheldon Fell Race

Dan Allen of TRC winning his class at Sheldon fell RaceThe races have been fun social events with an impressive turnout from the runners and of course, the fabulous TRC support team!

At Sheldon Fell race Dan Allen came 1st in his age category and 14th overall, which is a fantastic effort when you consider that Dan had been injured for most of the spring and this was his first competitive race for months.

Well done Dan!

Taddington Lanes Race

We had an outstanding turnout at Taddington Lanes Race with 13 club members racing and lots of supporters. We created an amazing air of excitement, camaraderie and inclusion.
Tideswell RC at Taddington Lanes Race
We had some great results: Liam Ashton coming 3rd overall and 2nd senior, myself coming 5th overall and 3rd senior and Tony Dent coming 1st local. We also had great personal successes from runners including Bev Shaw, Libs Slattery and Kathryn Brindley.

Kimbolton Half Marathon

Nigel Jeff’s heart rate training paid off at the weekend with a PB of 1:28:28 at Kimbolton Half Marathon – awesome effort Nigel!

Nigel Jeff flies the flag for Tideswell

Tideswell Running Club are now organising our first ever fell race, the “Litton Christmas Cracker
Everyone is lending a hand and giving feedback to make this the best event we can make it.

Thank you everyone for making TRC amazing!!!

Ben Brindley
TRC Chairman

TRC Chairmans Report – May 2014

Over the last few months it has been a very busy time at TRC with lots going on. We have had the amazingly successful C25K with the finale at “No Walk In The Park”, in Chesterfield. Club members have been taking part in various races ranging from Chatsworth 3k to Brighton Marathon and beyond!

We have also gained many new members and that is what this Chairmans Report is about. With the influx of new members there has been an increased air of camaraderie and inclusion which for me has been truly inspirational!

Hearing all of your stories of achievement:  the highs, the lows and most of all the banter that goes with it. Tideswell Running Club was set up with one thing in mind and that was to bring like minded people together and now the club is starting to mature and expand, this ethos is now even more prevalent than ever.

So raise a glass to TRC, its members and the future! 

TRC Chairmans Report – February 2014

Over the last couple of months it has been a really busy time but it has also been so much fun at Tideswell RC. 

We’ve had to cancel a run due to extreme winds, some of the club members have been out and about racing (including the ever secretive Pete Hawkins) and the C25k group have been going from strength to strength.  We have even witnessed the coining of a new term, “The Plumtree Hover”.  

Overall, we have been very lucky with the winter weather but I think that everybody will agree with me in saying that we can’t wait for the daylight and warmth of spring! 

If anybody is available to join us on Saturday 5th April it would be great to support the C25k runners in Chesterfield for  “No Walk in the Park 5k”, by running with the group and acting as a pacer or support or even being on the course shouting “COME ON TIDESWELL”!!!

TRC Chairmans Report – December 2013 – Christmas Special

Merry Christmas Everyone!

At this time of year I look around at what good I see in the world; this year it’s the kindness and support that others give without wanting anything in return. A true example of this was when Mel came to the Christmas meet up at The Ladybower Inn after her recent knee operation. There were so many kind words of support and offers of help, it reinforced the reason why I joined TRC. It’s not the racing or being the fastest, it’s the comradeship, working as a team and support which make being part of this club so special. Get well soon Mel and a Merry Christmas to everyone and have an amazing 2014!


TRC Chairmans Report – November 2013

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to my first Chairman’s Report. This month has been a very busy time for the club and its members. On the 27th of November we had the AGM; a new club committee has been elected with myself as Chairman, Dan Allen as Club Secretary, Kathryn Brindley as Treasurer, Andrew Watkins as Route Secretary and myself and Kathryn Brindley as joint Kit Secretaries.

I was very humbled to be the recipient of the Star Cup this year – many thanks for all your kind words and support. During the AGM we also discussed the new Couch to 5k group which will be starting in January, and other possibilities for the year ahead.
With the new committee and the rest of the club members, I am looking forward to a bright future for Tideswell Running Club.