Thursday, 29 December 2016

Turkey Trot Results

29th December
Out and back guided busway
Very Frosty

With Handicaps

1. Cath Worsley 24.51
2. Louise Simpson 25.20
3. Neil Hughes 25.29
4. Stu Livesey 25.42
5. Gary Stevens 25.50
6. Mark Collins 25.51
7. Sue Fletcher 26.00
8. Simon Ford 26.06
9. Tim Campbell 26.07
10. Shaun Moran 26.30
11. Gareth Jones 26.41
12. Mark Riches 26.45
13. Chris Bennett 26.51
14. Rebecca Clark 27.15
15. Kerry Lomas 27.32

Without Hanicaps

1. Tim Campbell 18.07
2. Neil Hughes 18.59
3. Gary Stevens 19.20
4. Simon Ford 19.36
5. Stu Livesey 19.42
6. Mark Collins 19.51
7. Gareth Jones 20.26
8. Mark Riches 20.45
9. Shaun Moran 21.30
10. Chris Bennett 21.51
11. Sue Fletcher 22.30
12. Louise Simpson 23.39
13. Cath Worsley 24.06
14. Kerry Lomas 26.47
15. Rebecca Clark 27.15


Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Friday 3rd February 2017
I hereby give notice that the 2017 AGM will take place at Miners Welfare Institute, Gin Pit Village on Friday 3rdFebruary starting at 20:00
The purpose of the Annual General Meeting will be:
·         to receive the Annual Reports of the Committee
·         receive the audited Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet
·         elect the Officers and Committee for the ensuing year
·         consider any amendments to the Constitution Rules of which due notice has been given to all members.
The Constitution is in the ‘contact us’ section of the A&T website 
Any proposed change to any rule contained within this Constitution should be notified to Mark Riches as Club Secretary ( by Friday 13th January in order that all members shall have sufficient notice of the proposal
Furthermore, if you wish to stand for any of the roles listed below; please notify Mark on the above email no later than Friday 20th January
      Club Secretary
      Road Captain
      Race Organiser
      Membership Secretary
      Tri Captain
      Head Coach (option to join committee)
      Fell Captain 
      Cross-country Captain (option to join committee)
      Ultra-running Captain
      IT manager (non-committee)

Monday, 26 December 2016

Turkey Trot Handicaps

Here are the handicaps for the Turkey Trot on Thursday 29th.
Please be at the Gin Pit car park at 9.45am and we'll do the half mile warm up to the guided bus way before we explain the 5k course.
We will do the presentation at the Gin Pit after the event around 11am.
Please don't forget each runner must bring a bottle, chocolates, unwanted xmas present for the prize fund.
As the race is on the 29th this year, fancy dress is not required, unless you really want to do 5K race down the bus lane dressed as Santa!!

I will try and record your times but please remember to bring your own watch.

Scratch - Rebecca Clark

45 seconds - Cath Worsley & Kerry Lomas

1 min 45 - Louise Simpson

3 mins 30 - Sue Fletcher

3 mins 45 - Paul Basnett

5 mins - Chris Bennett

5 mins 30 - Mike Carter & Steve Coleman

6 mins - Mark Riches, Stu Livesey, Mark Collins

6 mins 15 - Gareth Jones

6 mins 30 - Gary Stevens & Neil Hughes, Simon Ford

8 mins - Tim Campbell

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Turkey Trot Update

Hi all,

The course for the Turkey Trot on Thursday 29th December will be an out and back 5k course on the guided bus way.  I did a recce of the course yesterday and it should be a fast one.

We will still meet at the Gin Pit club (around 9.45am) and do a group warm up to the bus lane. 

Don't forget that everyone who takes part 'must' bring a prize for the presentation.

I will blog the handicaps on or around boxing day when i have the final entry list.

If you wish to take part please drop me a message on facebook or email

Cheers, Gary

Thanks for the nominations

Hi everyone, I feel I need to thank everybody who voted for me at this years awards especially as I was not there to receive them,

Unfortunately I could not be there on the night so when Lynn turned up at my house the next day I was shocked to find out what I had won,

I am very flattered to have received both awards, there have been some great achievements at the club this year, Dave Sloan 100 miler, and John lee and Chris scholes smashing there first ironman to name a few,

I am honoured and very grateful to receive achievement of the year and triathlete of the year but I would of felt a little embarrassed receiving them knowing how how hard the above Named people had worked for almost a year to acheive there goal,
So thanks to all who voted for me I really am grateful, sorry I couldn't be there.

Brendan Loughrey

Monday, 5 December 2016

2016 Roll of Honour

Voted by the members

Male Runner of the Year - Tim Campbell
Female Runner of the Year - Jackie Price
Most Improved Runner - Kerry Lomas
Male Triathlete of the Year - Brendan Loughrey
Female Triathlete of the Year - Michelle Fairclough
Spirit of A&T - Jon Hall

Voted by committee

Performance of the Year - Vanessa Thomson (Manchester Half Marathon)
Achievement of the Year - Brendan Loughrey (Ironman swim)

Tony Foster Memorial Shield for Outstanding Achievement - Simon Ford (Bob Graham Round)

Marls Pits XC by Gary Stevens

It was 'Super Saturday' which means 2 things, Marls Pits and the club Xmas do.
You either love it or hate it depending how sadistic you are, but either way it's the race you remember the most over the season.

First it was the ladies race. Jackie had another cracker to finish in 23.57, following by Sue 25.02 and Linda 26.39.  Kay was next in 31.36 followed by Clare 33.05, who was captured sitting in the mud through the woods.

In the mens race Tim had a superb race to finish 1st V40 in 31.09, followed Neil 34.29 and Simon 35.19.  Gareth Jones 37.48 just got the better of Mark Collins 38.08.  Dave (38.50) doing his first Marls Pits took a tumble on the hill but just got the better of Gary 39.19 and Scott 39.42.

Mike Carter doing his first ever XC described it as the 'hadest thing he had ever done' clocking 40.29 with Phil finishing well in 41.51.