The TTTR is a classic evening event, particularly with the legendary (or should that be notorious!) Railway', suitable for all and very social by virtue of the team element where teams of 3 run the colurse with the last team member's time scoring for the team. Hence there's no value on disbanding as soon as the gun fires and in fact you'll achieve more by helping each other. Although a mere 400 metres long (or should that be high!), you've definitely on for a 400 metre Personal Worst on the ascent but fear not because Tattenhall Runners kindly post the Grim Reaper at the summit who will generously offer you his hand to help you up the last couple of steps - if you dare take it . . !
Also, I traditionally organise a 'pre-TTTR' social recee of the course, followed by a couple of shandy's in the Sportsman's Pub in Tattenhall. Details to follow soon! The emphasis is on a social ruin with everyone sticking together - you can save your racing heroics for June 24th! I usually arrange it as an alternative to the weds club run - would that suit everyone or would perhaps a Friday evening be more popular? Answers on a forum near you please!
Post by Mike Searle on Jun 11, 2011 12:04:08 GMT 1
It’s June, the trails are erupting with lush vegetation, sunny skies and light nights are here again and the longest day is approaching.
And of course that means only one thing . . .
The classic Tattenhall Tough Team Race will soon be here (Friday 24 June, 1915).
Traditionally I like to organise (in the loose sense of the word!) a ‘pre-TTTR- recee’ of the course as an alternative to our usual Weds evening run.
The recee covers the same race route, including the legendary Railway (a delight not to be missed!) but at a social pace, inclusive for all. Approx 9 miles, half road, half off-road (terrain very similar to our Weds evening run), great views and environment. It’s fab! Followed by refreshment in Tattenhall. How good is that! And no date clash with any midweek races!
So, I hear you saying ‘that sounds great Mike, right up my avenue, how do I get involved?’
Easy - here are the details:
• Date: Weds 15th June
• Start time: 1845 (to allow extra travelling time to Tattenhall)
• Meeting point: Outside the Tattenhall recreation club, (where the Borders league starts) • Afterwards:
o There are good male and female showering facilities in the recreation club but it can be a little bit of a lottery whether the club is actually open. Most times we’ve been OK. o Drinks and conviviality in a local Tattenhall hostelry (we usually favour the Sportsman’s as it’s very close and has a good selection of beers & ales) to follow the run & showers.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is welcome, it’s a social run (save your heroics for the actual race on June 24th) and a very enjoyable one at that!
I’ll look forward to seeing you there – you won’t be disappointed!
Post by Mike Searle on Jun 13, 2011 13:59:43 GMT 1
Well that video's really selling it isn't it! I feel that my twist, ie: using the word 'legendary' was a much better marketing strategy - in fact after watching (or more accurately listening) to all that heavy breathing and goodness knows what being expelled (!!), I'm wondering if I should give it a miss myself!! Looks pretty tough!!