Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tissington Trail 2017 – Harriet’s story

The Tissington Trail 2017 Half Marathon was brilliantly organised from start to finish. I had a few email queries beforehand, which were answered promptly and helpfully, then on the day the marshals were great.

If you are looking for a first half, and are happy travel up to the Peak District, then this is the one to do: it is truly either flat or a steady downhill for almost all of the 13.1 miles! (There are two short uphill sections; both in the second half of the race. One just after a water station and one right near the end – in both places plenty of support and cheering to get you up the hill!)

The only negative I can think of, is that for the rest of the race – away from the water stations and the finish – there is almost certainly less support than at most other half marathons, because you are on an off-road (though not uneven underfoot) trail which runs through beautiful countryside and farmland – you are likely to see more cows and sheep than anything else, although the occasional cyclists and walkers we met did cheer us on.

Having never run further than 7.5 miles before, I followed a 12-week training plan that I modified slightly so that for most of those three months I could tick off my ‘training runs’ by simply joining Regency Runners on their Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday regular runs (plus one additional run on my own most weeks). The support and encouragement from everyone there was incredible, and I was even lucky enough to have one of our leaders, Lina, run with me every step of the way on the day.

The medal (featuring a steam train, since the trail is a disused railway line) and technical t-shirt are great reminders of a fantastic race that will almost certainly be your half marathon Personal Best!

Thanks to Martin Hemsley for these photographs:

Over £6,500 raised for Sport Relief!

Sport Relief attracts runners of all ages!

Earlier this year, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, which took place at St Nicholas Park in Warwick on 20th March 2016, saw local people running one, three or six miles in aid of Sport Relief. The money has been counted up and the Warwick Sport Relief Mile organised by Regency Runners raised a total of £6643.77.

This year’s Sport Relief was a record breaking year with the campaign raising a whopping £72.5 million. The money raised will help disadvantaged people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Tina James, a leader at Regency Runners, said “We are delighted with the total amount of money we have raised this year. It’s brilliant to have been part of such a successful Sport Relief year and know that we are helping to make a difference to people’s lives.”

Jess Kirke, Events Manager at Comic Relief, said, “We want to say a huge thank you to all of our local mile organisers. They work tirelessly to organise successful events up and down the country and we are truly grateful for all their efforts and hard work – Sport Relief wouldn’t be the event it is without them.”

For more information about Sport Relief, contact:

Ali Minto
Tel: 020 7820 2523

Or contact Tanya Weaver at Regency Runners