Weekend Round Up 19th 20th February

With storm Eunice causing havoc, you could be forgiven for thinking that Tuffs would be tucked up indoors. Far from it, as the traditional Saturday morning run took place around Angmering Park surveying the tree damage, Saturday’s swim session was well attended and although the high winds largely scuppered plans for a Goodwood cycle, a Tuff Group Zwift ride filled the gap as well as the following to report on:-

Banner shot – Slindon slog with Iris Bennett (number 30) & Verity-Jane Lacey (no 76)


The Slindon Slog is a 10 mile trail run starting at Slindon Pits before heading towards Fairmile bottom away from the mud, sand and bogs before heading back down again. Very tough conditions, and thanks to Verity-Jane Lacey who has reported in:-

“There were only two Tuffs present, myself and Iris Bennett but also kudos to Andy Tester who stood around in those conditions marshalling for us”.

“Having been postponed since 2020 because of a storm, we wondered whether the same fate would be stowed upon us for 2022, alas, it was not! Damn running to Hove the day before!”

“It certainly didn’t disappoint, wind, mud and plenty of water featured along the route. I was definitely out for a leisurely ‘chatty’ run on the basis that I wanted to try and remain upright for the duration and not swimming through the pits.”

“Once out of the pits the route up into the forest and out to the meadow and the stairs of doom was really sheltered and genuinely quite pleasant. Stairs of doom were exactly that and I had no expectation of even trying to run up them, walking was tough enough!”

“The route then tracked back the same way and just as you had dried out from the pits, you were back in again washing off your trainers ready for the finish line photos”.

“Shout out to the marshals and the team organising it, they certainly showed so much support along the whole route!”


Juliette Reader & Niki Treacy – both placed third in their age categories.


The final results amalgamating all four fixtures have now been released. There were some great individual results so a big thank you to everyone who competed, those who supported, and to our team manager Adrian Oliver.

For the women the final table returns Tuff Fitty as the best placed club in our Worthing/Arun/Adur area. Furthermore there were two fantastic achievements. Congratulations to Juliette Reader; her 100% record at the venues and great running saw her secure 3rd senior women overall. Furthermore Niki Treacy secured 3rd position in her age group. We are very proud of both who have raced well in a very competitive field.

Congratulations also go to our men. At most venues we were able to field multiple teams and the blue Tuff vests were very prominent alongside the Tuff flags and gazebo. Tuff Fitty were the highest placed pure multisport club again, competing alongside, and often ahead of other local running clubs finishing 8th in our league and 7th in the vet league

A special shout out is reserved for Kate Cooper & Juliette Reader who attended all four fixtures. Also to Mark Walford, Simon Thistlethwaite & Adrian Oliver who also completed the full set of Goodwood, Stanmer Park, Ardingly & Bexhill.

Kev Pearson, Emma Hinton & Adrian Oliver


At Littlehampton parkrun Nick Hartfield was one of the team organising. Racing Tuffs saw Emily Moore once again as first female home in 20:10 which took her PR tally to 117. Next home were a trio of Tuffs as the above photo shows. Well done to Kev Pearson 22:54, Emma Hinton 22:55 & Adrian Oliver also accredited 22:55. Further good news as Steve Fryer earnt a 24:11, impressive as this time was achieved as a cani-cross entrant. Vicky Cooper was next for her 33rd parkrun

Worthing parkrun was one of the casualties of the incoming storm and was cancelled due to shingle on the prom and a lot of standing water. Another casualty was Lancing Green parkrun.

Exmoor Riverside saw Trevor Harvey ticking off another parkrun location where Tuffs have run. Starting on Exeter Quay the website states ‘the course is “four sociable laps around a field” which Trev reported was four boring laps around a very muddy field, not a location to recommend. Nevertheless that clocked up his 40th parkrun