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December 2012

Presentation evening - Brown Edge Village Hall

Club Champs





Dawn Addison

Kev Shuff


Rachel Hollins

Steve Jones


Toni McDonagh

Craig Walker

Chairman's Award Prestented to Hayley Martin

October 2012

New To Running (2) - 5k Celebration Run, 14 October 2012

The six week zero to 5k course is complete.  Here are the times for a 5k-trail run around Knype-Pool and the Serpentine for those who finished the course. Some Photos are here

Dave Deacon 27.54

Angela Message 28.45

Catherine Pranauskas 30.32

Jonathon Grubb 33.33

Craig Naylor 26.04

Karen Murphy 25.58

Jeff Roberts 29.40

Sharon Smith 37.28

Andrew Hollies 25.57

Lynn Brindley 34.54

Janet Hooson 38.13

Darren Taylor 27.13 *

Karen Deacon 37.57 *

 * Karen and Darren's 5k was run at the 'Park Run' in Hanley Park,  20 October, 2012

Well done All! The challenge now is to maintain and improve your fitness levels.  Looking forward to seeing you all at the running club sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Lee Brown 1962-2012

Biddulph RC would like to pay tribute to former member Lee Brown who sadly passed away recently. Here's a photo of Lee taken at what looks like the 'Llandudno 10' in 1992. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Photo TBD

From right to left Lee, Kev Shuff, Karen Brown & Jenny Bourne at the Llandudno 10, 1992  (Photo used with permission)




2012 New to Running Course .....

New to Running Course - 5k Celebration Run: 3 March 2013

Joe Swistek 32.51

Audrey Rogers 33.53

Helen Baxter 35.18

Theresa Parker 35.53

Pamela Copestake 38.59

Jillian Machin 39.50

Well done too to Denise Page, Katie Roberts and John Roach who completed the course but who were unable to attend today.


2012 New to Running Course () finishes with a flourish


Knypersley Pool and the Serpentine 5k course ....

On a bright sunny  Sunday morning in June, this year's new to running group completed the 5k run for which they had been training. The route took in the trails of  Greenway Bank Country Park.  Individual times are listed below. Photos are here

Victoria Robinson            24:30

Karen Mckintosh             30:50

Nicola Shaw                   31:27

Gemma Jones                31:57

Susan Mcdonagh            32:08

Lindsay Walley               33:21

Lynn Moss                     34:05

Alison Mclaren               34:35

Dianne Cliffe                   34:42

Emma Booth                  34:42

Sarah Mathews              34:49

Diane Oliver                   34:54

Amanda Snape              35:12

Lynn Brindley                 36:20

BRC welcomes all the new to runners - see you all on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Club Kit

Lou Telford is now handling all enquiries for T-shirts, race vests and hoodies.  Email Lou via



Thai Night & London Marathon Place Draw.

Tuesday 30th October 2012.  8pm,  The Top Pub, Brown Edge. 

London Marathon : Club Places Draw Results.

Six names went into the 'hat' ( actually a velvety bag ) with a chance to win one of  three club places for the 2013 London Marathon.   Names were drawn with some aplomb by Club Chairman, John Lovatt.  The three lucky winners were

Gerald Sumpter

Toni McDonagh

Niamh Reilly.

For Toni and Gerald it will be their first taste of marathon running.  Niamh of course is a veteran of last year's Dublin 26.2 miler. 






Knype Pool 5mile Charity Race & Fun Run 

Big THANKYOU to all those who entered and help out with the race. The Funds raised came to 1099 - donated to the charities Help for Heros and the Royal British Legion.  Results can be found here


All enquiries to:


Well done New2Runners!

A big well done! to all the new2runners who tonight [ 23/6/2011 ] completed their 5k run.  A great effort by all of you. But, paraphrasing a well known leader .... this is not the end .... but it is the end of the beginning ...... We hope you all continue running and, when you can, come along on Tues and/or Thursday evenings at 6.30pm - meeting at the leisure centre (any weather).

The 5k times for the route around Knype_Pool and the Serp are :

Tom Morrey (1st guy) | 26.51
Gerald Sumpter | 28.11
Natalie Titley (1st  lady)  | 30.55
Julie Watson | 32.02
Anita Bentley | 33.19
Andrea Varney | 33.49
Fiona Hodgkiss | 33.49
Bev Titley | 33.53
Mike Morrey | 34.31
Hugh Lewis Morgan | 34.44
Cheryl Tharp | 35.58
Sue Trow | 35.58
Jane Callaghan | 37.53
Angie Gower | 37.53
Janet Hooson | 42.40
Alison Husbands | 43.03
Theresa Parker | 43.10
Talitha Shaw | 50.29
Kelly Vout | 52.05
Val Cummings | 56.30

The new2running group just before completing their first 5k run: 23 June 2011



Potts Arf charity walk raises 171 !

All the walkers began at 9am - rain started at 9.20am and never stopped, we finished at about 12.40pm. 

Having completed the walk on behalf of BRC, absolutely soaked to the skin and very, very cold, Ken, Helen and myself raised 160 [ latest 171 ] for MS (research).  

Monies were dontated prior to the walk, so on the day we collected about 150....not bad 'cus the weather certainly put paid to the usual crowds. 


Well done Lynda, Helen and Ken. Please find thankyou letters from the MS society here and here

BRC welcomes new members!

Jane Callaghan             Umarah Choudhary           Gerald Sumpter

   Val Cummings                 Talitha Shaw

Laura Cummings            Angie Gower                   Cheryl Tharp

Sandra Hatfield              Fiona Hodgkiss 

                 Bev Titley                          Janet Hooson                  David Hooson                    

Emma Titley                   Alison Husbands       

Sue Trow                   John McDonald            Lucie Middleton   

   Andrea Varney                  Mike Morrey        

         Theresa Parker         Kelly Vout              Hugh Lewis-Morgan

  Natalie Titley       Tom Morrey           Anita Bentley


Kev Shuff and Dawn Addison are Leaders in Running Fitness!

On 10th April 2011, Kev and Dawn attended a 1 day course on 'Leadership in Running Fitness' at the Birchfield Harriers HQ in Birmingham.  The course covered the following ...

The Barriers that stop people from taking up running and how a leader can make a difference for them

How to plan sessions and deliver safe and fun warm-up and cool-down.

Demonstration and supervision of effective stretching

The different types of activity which can make running varied and enjoyable

Helping runners to set and achieve smarter goals.


Having two members officially qualified to this level will be a big asset to the club - not only to existing members but also those out there who are considering taking up running with our club for the first time. Well done and thanks to Kev and Dawn for taking the time out to do the course.  We look forward to  benefiting from your experience!

Mow Cop ~ Cloud End Report 27/12/2010

13 brave souls turned out in the sleet and snow to battle the elements and terrain for the annual Mow Cop Castle to Cloud Summit run.  At least the temperature had climbed to a tropical 1oC ! Chairman John knew the run was going to be it's usual challenge of snow, ice, sleet, slippery descents and energy sapping climbs but, by the time he reached the foot of the 1125ft high Cloud at 11.30, he didn't realise that the pain of the final summit push was minuscule in comparison to what his daughter was about to experience. By 11.45 both had peaked, John reached the top of the Cloud and Vicki had given birth to a beautiful baby boy (Finley). The cosmic forces had combined to time John's summit and the birth of his first grandson to be within minutes of each other. John received the good news at the trig point. Biddulph Running Club would like to thank Vicki for all her efforts in getting John to supply 2 bottles of Wetherspoon's finest bubbly at the post run get together! Congratulations Vicki and Gaz from BRC.


Finley McQueen-Lovatt,  just arrived 27.12.2010,  ~11.45 GMT

December : Christmas Meal at The Knott

Lynda sent in a few words  - apologies from the webmaster for not including these sooner

'Nice venue' - 'good food' - 'great company' 

Thanks to everyone who came along - hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as we did. 

If anyone would like to suggest an alternative venue for next year, please let me know. 

Thanks for your support 


Thanks for organising that one Lynda - I think everyone had a good time


Potters half charity walkers raise nearly 300!

Attached photo of the 'three' who, on behalf of BRC, walked the Potts half for The Children's Kidney Trust, raising 136.07 on the day and with various sponsor forms, donations and my 'egg dump' at Blencathra the total amount sent to the charity is 281.07.



Informal Club Gatherings:

LAST Thursday of every month from 7:30pm(ish) to 10pm(ish) at the Bradley Green Wetherspoons

Biddulph High Street.

Mow Cop to Bosley Cloud : Run and Walk: 27th December( ~ 6.5 miles)

All runners and walkers welcome (club members or not). This is a steady run to help work off those Christmas calories and round off the year with good cheer. The emphasis is on running with the group although, depending on numbers, the group can split into different abilities. Arrangements are made prior to the run to have transport stationed at Cloud End - unless you are feeling particularly keen and want to run back to Mow Cop!. Runners meet at the car park by Mow Cop castle at 10am. The course follows the Mow Cop ridge and loses height along Congleton Edge eventually dropping on to the old Biddulph Valley railway. After a short stint on the tracks the path bears right across a few fields eventually crossing the village of Timbersbrook. Look for Acorn Lane, this is where the climb to the 1125ft Cloud summit begins. Don't worry - it's not a race! The run finishes at the trig point on the Cloud -hopefully providing panoramic views from the Peak District to the Welsh mountains.

The walking group starts at 9am from the old railway tracks where they cross Newpool Road, Knypersley. The route continues down the old BVR toward Congleton - eventually leaving the tracks-about 1/4 mile after the Blacky Bank bridge-to cross the fields to Timbersbrook - now following the route of the run to Cloud summit. Normally the walking group hit the summit first. If you don't feel like taking part in the run but do fancy something a bit steadier please let your running counterparts know - it can be chilly at the top of Cloud in December and it is much appreciated if the walkers can carry a spare coat, jersey and a flask of something hot (or brandy!) for the finishing runners.