It’s June, lighter nights are here again and that means the 17th staging of the fantastic Tattenhall Tough Team Race (TTTR) is on the horizon.
For the uninitiated, the TTTR is – well pretty much exactly what it says on the tin and will appeal to both our club’s road running fraternity and fell runners alike. Held from the Flacca Pavillion on the Friday closest to the longest day (18 June, 1915 kick-off), it’s a 9 ½ mile run with teams of 3, the last member of the team scoring the team’s finishing time.
A la Fell runs (it’s a low key affair, with excellent camaraderie), comprising approx ½ road and ½ off-road, the off-road section similar to our weds evening club run apart from the notorious/famous/legendary ‘railway’!! I’ll say no more!!
Well traditionally, since the race’s inception in 1994, each year I’ve organized a ‘pre-race recee’ of the route and that time’s here again.
So on Weds 9th June, I’m arranging an alternative club run, everyone meeting at the Flacca in Tattenhall for our standard 1830 start to enjoy a social run over the race route. The emphasis is on social – let’s save the heroics for the 18th! followed by a couple of drinks in The Sportsman’s Arms in Tattenhall. If we’re lucky we can also use the Tattenhall changing facilities and showers.
If you’ve run the race before then you’ll know it’s a cracking course, if you haven’t then you’re in for a treat! The emphasis on Weds is for a social run, everyone is welcome, 1830 start.
Details below, including course map, entry form, course profile and a very good picture of the Grim Reaper, who traditionally positions himself at the top of The Railway (I wonder why??!!):
So, I’ll look forward to seeing as many people as possible there next Weds, a great opportunity for a decent run, an alternative to our own Club route and a bit of a social afterwards! How good is all that!
See you there!
Mike Searle. Training Director, body4life health & fitness. We get you fitter . . . faster
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