August and September 2017 Program

1stTuesBurbage SkylineThe Fox House
2ndWedNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
8thTuesBradwell Fell RaceOpposite Samuel Fox Inn, Bradwell
9thWedNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
14thMonGreat Longstone RecceCar park behind White Lion, Great LongstoneBen
16thWedNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain Square
21stMonNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
22nd TuesTaddington LanesTaddington Institute
23rdWedNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
28thMonTRC Away RunTBCTBC
30thWedNormal club run and CHIPS!Bus Stop, Fountain Square followed by The StarTBC
1stFriGreat Longstone Fell RaceRecreation Ground, Great Longstone
4thMonTRC Away RunTBCTBC
6thWedNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
11th MonTRC Away RunTBCTBC
13thWedNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
18thMonNormal club runBus Stop, Fountain SquareTBC
20thWedTRC Away RunTBCTBC
23rdSat9 Edges EnduranceFairholmes car park, Ladybower
24th SunSheffield 10Arundel Gate, Sheffield
25thMonTRC Away RunTBCTBC
27thWedNormal club run and CHIPS!Bus Stop, Fountain Square followed by The StarTBC

Winter Monday Night Program 2016

Bradwell Moor Trig
A night run on Bradwell Moor

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.

Ben’s 7 in 7 – 7 Marathons in 7 Days

7 Marathons in 7 days (7 in 7)
Ben Brindley on his challenge – 7 in 7 Days

Our Very Own Ben Brindley is be taking on his biggest challenge yet, his  7 in 7- seven marathons in 7 days – to raise money for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

Ben, believes the work the team does is amazing and wants to help them out by raising money and awareness.

Ben said: “They are an emergency service but rely solely on donation. I have always given to the charity as an insurance policy but now I want to do more.

Previously, Ben had run in a week was 73 miles, but completing the 26.2 miles of a marathon every day, (the 7 in 7) will take his total up to more than 180.

He said:

“I became a dad seven months ago and my running took a back seat, so it is going to be really hard to push myself to that kind of distance but it will be worth it.”

As a father working for himself, Ben did not want his challenge to take him too far away from home – so he will be running around the Peak District between Sunday June 11 and Saturday June 18.

Ben is a member of Tideswell Running Club and will be shadowed by some of his running buddies.

“I have timed it so there will be days when I am running when the club is on, and will do the last five miles with them which will be great,” he said.

Donate to Ben’s 7 in 7 Fundraiser

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Article amended from Buxton Advertiser.

Thank You To Our Sponsors –

The Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race 2015

sponsored by Ashford Lane Garage Tideswell

Litton Christmas Cracker Results 2015

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.

Ashford Lane Garage, Tideswell.
Fell Runners Association
Peak Ales, The Barn Brewery, Chatsworth.
Peaches Fruit & Veg shop, Tideswell.
Peak District Dairy Farm Shop, Tideswell.
Tideswell Running Club Members.
The Red Lion, Litton.
Brindley Garden Products.
Rejuvenate You Soft Tissue Therapy, Litton Mill Cottages.
Mrs Deirdre Monk.
Willow Croft Cottage, Litton.
Holdsworths, Tideswell.
Tideswell Running Club.
Friends of Litton.
Direct Charcoal, Brough.
Pete Hawkins, Silva Navigation School.
The Anchor Inn, Tideswell.
Millers Dale Holiday Cottages, Millers Dale.
Fatboys Running Club, Hathersage.
Judith & Spyke, Hathersage.
Alison Birch, Hathersage.
Litton Post Office, Litton.
Tindalls Bakery, Tideswell.
N.T Gibbs Family Butcher, Tideswell.
High Nelly’s, Tideswell.
Hair By Carol, Tideswell.
Peak Volumes, Tideswell.
H&D Tea Rooms, Tideswell.
The Chemist – Tideswell

All profits from the race to be donated as follows:-

  • Tideswell Running Club development
  • Friends of Litton
  • Buxton Mountain Rescue TeamThank you to all local businesses and people for their generous donation of race and raffle prizes.

TRC at the Dronfield 10k 2015

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. Dronfield 10K Route

TRC Dronfield 10k Results

  • Pete Hawkins: 49:49
  • Paul Thorn:54:56
  • Heather Marsden:57:10
  • Phil Gregory:1:01:58

Pete Hawkins - TRC
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.”

Paul Thorn
Heather Marsden

Phil Gregory

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 members at Dronfield 10k


Derbyshire County Cross Country Championships

Derbyshire County Cross Country Championships

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.

You can see our results here.

TRC Cross Country Team




2014 Litton Christmas Cracker Goes Off With A Bang

2014 Litton Christmas Cracker Goes Off With A Bang

Litton Christmas Cracker goes off with a Bang

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.

The Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race 2014
The 2014 Christmas Cracker Fell Race gets underway

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.

Litton Christmas Cracker Fell Race 2014
Simon Bailey leads as he heads up towards the Trig Point

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.

Fell Race Photos

For more photos  please see Tideswell Running Club Facebook Page

Prize Giving & Raffle

After The race most runners returned to Litton Club for the Prize giving and Raffle where there were many prizes consisting of yummy cakes and Secret santa surprises to be won.

LCC Trophies and Prizes
Litton Christmas Cracker Prizes & Trophies

All entrants competed the course, and the feedback received was positive.

See the Christmas Cracker Full Results here

Comments from runners

“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

“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.
Killamarsh Kestrels

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.

A Massive THANK YOU !!

TRC at the Heanor 10k Pud Run 2014

TRC at the Heanor 10k Pud Run 2014

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

Pudding Run Map
Heanor Pudding Run Map

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.

Heanor Pud Run 2014
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!

Tideswell Running Club @ Heanor
Tideswell RC with their Christmas Puds for Completing the 10k.

TRC times from the Pud Race

Tideswell Runners Times 2014
Ben Brindley 0:40:56
Pete Hawkins 0:48:55
Victoria Fell 0:59:23 *
Phil Gregory 0:59:34 * 
Colette Holden 1:00:53 * 
Julie Nuthall 1:04:26 *  (1st 10k race)
Andrew Turner 1:05:29 *  (1st 10k race)
Kathryn Brindley 1:08:16 *  (1st 10k race)

Inter Inns Run – 2014 Report & Results

Inter Inns Run – 2014 Report & Results

TRC & Tidza Wakes

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.

Tideswell Inter Tnns 5k Results – 2014

Inter Inns 2014 Results

PositionRace NumberNameCategoryRunning ClubTime
178Angus MalcolmMV40 (L)Unaffiliated18.25
239Ben LightMBuxton AC18.29
382Louis Forshaw-PerringMJBuxton AC18.47
442Richard HuntMV40 (L)Dark Peak19.08
562Bryan MckennaMBuxton AC19.13
684Elliot MeylanMJChesterfield19.20
740Paul LightMV50Staffs/ Moorlands19.29
881Simon HunterMV40Unaffiliated20.08
983Stephen ClayeMV50 (L)Buxton AC20.34
1048Sophie QuinceF (L)Chesterfield20.47
1147Mark QuinceMV40 (L)Buxton AC20.50
1263Mark BuskwoodMV50Totley AC20.55
1343Helen ThornhillFJBuxton AC21.15
1487Martin JohnsonMV50Unaffiliated21.40
1561George WillinghamMV40Tideswell RC21.43
1664Harrison WatsonMJ (u10) (L)Unaffiliated22.15
1775Andrew WatkinsMV50 (L)Tideswell RC22.21
1873Chris ThompsonMV40 (L)Unaffiliated22.31
1972Fiona ThompsonFV40 (L)Unaffiliated22.51
2077Rhys MalcolmMJ (u10) (L)Unaffiliated23.00
2171Sean ThompsonMJ (u10) (L)Hope Valley Hurricanes23.04
2256Anthony DentMV50Unaffiliated23.17
2380Pete HawkinsMV50 (L)Tideswell RC24.06
2459Richard GoffMBuxton AC24.10
2574Philippa HunstoneFV40 (L)Tideswell RC24.24
2665Sam WatsonMJ (L)Unaffiliated24.32
2741Paul ThornMV50 (L)Tideswell RC24.46
2853Laura WhitakerFUnaffiliated24.50
2970Andrew SchofieldMUnaffiliated24.54
30=85Helen GraingerF (L)Unaffiliated25.33
30=60Paul WeirMV40 (L)Tideswell RC25.33
3245Louis WhiteMJ (u10) (L)Unaffiliated26.20
3351Amanda PorterFUnaffiliated27.07
3450Heather Fryer-WinderFV40Buxton AC27.14
3546Rachel WhiteF (L)Unaffiliated27.55
3654Joanne GreenF (L)Unaffiliated28.13
3776Olivia CopelandF (L)Tideswell RC28.59
3837Sue HarwoodFV40Unaffiliated29.01
3957Andrew TurnerM (L)Tideswell RC29.40
4055Phil GregoryMV40 (L)Tideswell RC30.16
4144Adriana ButtleF (L)Tideswell RC30.30
4258Dionne DaviesF (L)Unaffiliated31.39
4366Colette HoldenFV40Tideswell RC32.02
4449Abbie Fryer-WinderFJ (u10)Buxton AC32.37
4569Tracy KirkhamFUnaffiliated33.06
4638Rodger AllenMV50Tideswell RC33.07
4779Joe WainM (L)Unaffiliated34.37
4852Rebecca StopfordFV40Tideswell RC35.01
4986Emily WillinghamFJTideswell RC35.14
5068Liz SellersFV40Unaffiliated37.49
5167Jude WildgooseFV40Tideswell RC38.00