Tideswell Running Club was established on 7 December 2011. Our Mission is to:
- Bring like-minded people together.
- Inspire and support runners of all abilities, helping people to build confidence and improve through running with others.
- Make keeping fit a fun and sociable activity.
Tideswell Running Club Committee (from July 2017 onwards)
Further to Ben’s announcement that he wishes to step down as club Chairman from the end of June:
As the chairman is voted into position by the club members at the AGM each year the committee have decided to run with an acting Chairman until the next AGM and are pleased to announce that in this period, Andy Watkins will fill the role of acting chairman. As per normal, club members will have the opportunity to vote for all committee positions at the AGM. While Ben is stepping down from the Chairman’s position, he has a agreed to stay on the committee as on ordinary member, so the committee can benefit from his long experience with the club and committee.
Acting Chairman – Andy Watkins
Andy started running in his late teens in order to keep fit, he went on to complete many 10k races and a half marathon. Then running took a back seat whilst walking, mountaineering, mountain biking and skiing took over. In the beginning of 2012 Andy decided to take running more seriously and joined Tideswell Running Club, since then he has competed many fell and road races. In 2015 he competed in the Canalathon 50k ultra and in 2016 the Ladybower trail marathon. He is yet to compete in his first road marathon!
Andy is a qualified “Leader in Running Fitness”. ( LIRF )
Secretary and Championship Coordinator – Tony Dent
Tony started running during business trips to both get fitter and avoid spending every evening drinking the hotel bar dry.
After moving to the Peak District and discovering the joys of running in the wonderful countryside of the peaks, he joined TRC in June 2014.
The next month he jumped straight into running the Hope Fell race and fell in love with the joys of fell running. He once read that fell races are run by nutters who enjoy running up and down hills. Tony is now looking forward to developing his nutter skills in 2016
Duties: Tony is the engine behind the club dealing with all the club e-mails such as the weekly club plans; updating the club race calendar; sending out meeting agendas & minutes.
Tony also sets up and maintains the club championship results table to track members, supporters and helpers performance in club championships.
Treasurer – Colette Holden
Duties: Colette keeps account of the club’s finances; collecting subs; paying EA fees and keeping track of the club’s bank account. 1st point of contact for finance enquiries.
Colette is a qualified “Leader in Running Fitness”. ( LIRF )
Web-padawan – Ruth Gowers
Ruth had tried to take up running for many years but only really succeeded when she joined TRC in 2015, after spotting the lovely TRC vests at Chatsworth 10k. She has since discovered a love of fell running and cross country; the muddier the better!
Duties: Ruth keeps the TRC website and social media informative and up-to-date. 1st point of contact for any website or social media issues.
Ruth is a qualified “Leader in Running Fitness”. ( LIRF )
Committee Member – Ben Brindley
Ben owns a small joinery business just outside Tideswell, and has been running since 16 January 2011: he got up that Sunday, decided he wanted to go for a run (never having thought this before) and just did it, on pure impulse!
Ben especially loves running up hill (he’s a bit mad…), and is also a keen mountain biker and trained in first aid. His first race was the Buxworth 5, and he ran his first marathon in May 2012 (Windermere). Ben completed the Ladybower 50 Ultra Marathon in September 13.
Ben is a qualified “Leader in Running Fitness”. ( LIRF )
Kit Secretary – Heather Marsden
Duties: Heather makes sure the kit box is topped up and sells the gear whenever someone is after a TRC vest, t shirt or hoodie.