Monday winter night program.
As the nights draw in and the weather deteriorates. We have looked at the format for the Monday night program for the winter season.
We have decided to adopt a mixed program, alternating between interval training and away day runs. So next Monday (10th Oct)will be a hill training session, the week after aa away fun run, the next week an interval session and so on.
At the moment, with the dry weather, we can run almost anywhere. But as we move into the wetter season, please try and choose less muddy routes.
Please, please can we have volunteers to lead both types of runs.
We would like to thank all local businesses, local people, Tideswell Running Club members & Friends of Litton. Thanks go to the members of Tideswell Running Club for your assistance in getting everything ready and in order. Thanks to everyone who donated prize winner prizes & raffle prizes. THANK YOU
March 8th saw a small team from Tideswell Running Club venture over to Dronfield for the annual 10k road race.
The Dronfield course is involves a couple of loops, one repeated, through the Western end of the town. Gentle slopes interspersed with steady inclines, short sharp hills and long pleasant downhills made for an interesting course. The huge turnout of runners across all abilities and the impressive organisation made it a most enjoyable race. Great crowds including the TRC Supporters Club around the course offered encouragement and support.
The Tideswell Team consisted of Pete Hawkins, Paul Thorn, Heather Marsden & Phil Gregory, with support from Ben & Kathryn Brindley and Fiona Newman.
The race which is organised by the 7th Dronfield Scout Group, had a very professional start with each runner wearing an electronic chip on their shoe, which really is necessary in a race with 839 runners, because it takes about a minute from the time the gun goes off to get over the start line.
The course is run on the roads around Dronfield Woodhouse. Starting at the Jolly Farmer pub, runners have to complete one lap of the small loop and 2 of the larger loop.
TRC Dronfield 10k Results
Pete Hawkins: 49:49
Pete Hawkins (above) said this about the race:
“Dronfield 10K… the day of the first 10K race of the year dawned cold, windy and with a threat of rain. That and a right foot pain that had prevented any running the previous week so far for ideal preparation.
Definitely one for next year’s calendar and who knows, a bit more discipline on those hills with slightly less walking and that 10K PB may be goner too.”
Phil Gregory (above) said:
“Despite doing a good recce of the race the course the week before, I had a real shocker. I didn’t warm up sufficiently and struggled with pacing. Ben Brindley our Chairman helped me on the 2nd lap though by pacing me, and helped me save face a bit.
A tough course, but definitely a course for a PB if you come with the right attitude. Really well organised too”
Tideswell Running Club proudly competed in The Derbyshire Athletics Cross Country Championships 2015 at Wollaton Park.
Cross Country is something of a new experience for most of our members, but a few of our more adventurous runners stepped up to the plate to represent our Club.
The team comprised of Dan Allen, Ben Brindley, Stu Rook, Colette Holden, Linda Howard and George Willingham and Fiona Newman. They put up a good fight in the face of some stiff opposition from larger and more experienced teams. Well done to our Cross Country runners and we can’t wait to build up the team ready for the next events.
The first annual Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race got off with a bang this sunday. 165 runners registered for the race and expectations were high.
Nigel & Sue Jeff of Tideswell Running were the course masterminds, planning the clubs first official Fell race over the last year. The rest of Tideswell Running club have all played their part in helping to make sure the Fell race got off to a flying start.
The course was a challenging 12 kilometers over mixed terrain. The overall winner was Simon Bailey of Mercia Fell Runners. Runners from Matlock AC, Dark Peak & Staffs Moorlands all performed well.
“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed taking part in the first running of your “Litton Christmas Cracker”.
The course was a worthy challenge, especially the underwater section by the river ! Well marshaled and flagged and excellently organised by an obviously enthusiastic and friendly running club. Everyone seemed to enjoy the post race crack and even a barbecue in December!
The whole event made my journey from Norfolk worthwhile.
Well done to all concerned at Tideswell RC and thanks again.”
Nigel Horney (race no 25) Keswick AC Norfolk
“Just quick e- mail to say I enjoyed the Christmas cracker fell race, big thank you to all at the for organising the event , and hope you raised enough money for local school and your club, the family atmosphere of your club showed on Sunday , ( if I lived near would join your club ) keep up the good work of friendly club.
Many thanks ” David Jolley.
Tideswell RC would like to thank
Ashford Lane Garage – Main Sponsor
The Red Lion Pub – Litton
Friends of Litton
Local land owners who allowed access
Litton Parish Council
All who ran
All who marshalled or helped us prepare in anyway.
With the end of 2014 looming and the start of the 2015 Club Championship about to start next month, Tideswell Running club produced a good team for the “Matthew Walker 10k Pudding Run” which was organised by Heanor Running Club.
The race was much anticipated by our club as we had heard from Ben that the course was a good one. We later learned that due to bad weather last year Heanor RC had been forced to change the route, so were really running blind, apart from the map featured on the HRC website we didn’t have much to go on.
Heanor Pud Run Route
Eight runners from Tideswell Running Club took part in the race, Ben Brindley and Pete Hawkins were our Group One speedsters and the rest of us were from Group Two. Victoria Fell, Colette Holden, Julie Nuttall, Kathryn Brindley, Andrew Turner and myself. We had Nadeen Plumtree & Sue Hawkins in support, taking photos, cheering us on and keeping our kit safe. Luckily, we managed to meet at the registration point so we were all in good spirits before the off.
Well Organised Race Event
Tideswell Running Club would like to offer our thanks and congratulations to Heanor RC for a very professional, fun, well organised and welcoming atmosphere with friendly and encouraging stewards on hand to help and guide runners.
The race sold out it’s 1000 entries and 884 runners finished. Despite the removal of the “big hill”, there were still a good mix of terrain with plenty of uphill stretches, downhill, overtaking opportunities and long road/path stretches, so really something to suit all runners except perhaps the hardened ‘Fell’ types.
I personally found it a challenging course, perhaps because I didn’t know the course so it was pretty hard to set a common pace, hopefully I’ll master that with more experience Our club chairman Ben Brindley was pushing himself so hard he was sick halfway round. Tideswell RC all did really well even earning a few PB’s. As a club, this was another good showing, considering most of us have been running less than a year. Well done everyone!
TRC and Tideswell Wakes organised a very successful Tideswell Inter Inns 5k race, with over 50 participants! The race set off from Just below the Market Square, above the star Inn. There was a good turnout of supporters at the start line, and the pace was quick from the start.
We were pleasantly surprised at how many people lined the village streets to cheer the runners as they got the race underway. Derbyshire’s road races are made special by the support that the crowd provides, helping to spur the runners on.
The weather was extremely hot, for an evening, with many runners reporting that they struggled on the outward leg of the route, as they were running into the sun.
Tideswell Running Club Well Represented
TRC showed up in force with 16 members taking part.