Tilleys Challenges

The main purpose of this page is to offer people something a little different and keep people interested and motivated with their running. Personally I need a challenge. It makes me get out and run.
Newark Striders Running Club has kindly offered to support these challenges and create a space on on here so that I can share these challenges with you.

It is important to remember that these challenges are personal to you and are not a race.

So far we have successfully completed Tilley’s TIT and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Marathon. I have planned several more challenges for 2017 so please take a look.

Thanks for taking the time to view and I hope to see you soon.
“A group of mates going for a run”
Dave Tilley

Tilley’s Challenges


Hi everyone, just some final information about the run courses on Sundays Kilomathon.

The plan is to meet at the Tawny Owl car park, Fernwood.

The 26.2K will start at 10:26 sharp. Allow at least 10 mins to walk to start line,photos etc

The 13.1K will start at 11:00 sharp. Allow at least 10 mins to walk to start line.

The 6.2K will start at 11:45 sharp. This starts and finishes from the Tawny Owl.

Please arrive in good time as the timings have been worked out so we all see each other and finish approximately at the same time.

Toilets are available in the pub and we can use their car park.

We will be marking the route out with yellow arrows. So in a nutshell:-


We have several volunteers who will throw water at you at the feed station. Thanks to Nick Beveridge and Tom Stimson’s family. Please message me if you would like to help out.

The feed stations will be situated at the top of Stapleford Woods for the 26.2K and the end of Balderton lake. I would like to put one at the turn around point for the 6.2K??

Does anyone know of someone who hates running but likes taking photos who would be available to snap away? The feed station areas would be ideal places to capture everyone taking part. It would be nice to take some videos of everyone starting each race and group photos too.

If anyone has friends, family who are supporting I’d suggest that Balderton lake and the turn around point of the 6.2K which is at the end of the new bridge down the cycle track would be good places to offer their support.

At the finish can I ask that we wait for everyone to finish before we depart unless you need to get off. Also weather permitting.

I have booked an area of the Tawny Owl for drinks afterwards from 13:00 so please feel free to stay behind for a coffee, beer when you have finished.

There are a few of us that will returning to the Tawny Owl for tea and to take part in the quiz from 18:00 onwards. There is also an opportunity to win some cash on higher or lower card game.

Can you contact Dave (Via FB) if you would like to join us so I can book enough tables. We don’t want to get there and can’t all sit together.

Thanks to all who have and are contributing towards making this challenge happen.

My intention is for us all to have a laugh and not take it too seriously, finishing off with a few beers and social at the end.

Don’t forget to wear your TIT and Trot T shirts. ????????




Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge


Report by Dave Tilley.

A group of like minded runners from Newark took part in a running challenge organised by Dave Tilley at the weekend. Thirteen runners braved extreme weather conditions to conquer the peaks which consisted of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough fells.

The challenge started at 06:00 am running with head torches until day break, the group met at the first summit for a photo stopping only momentarily due to freezing conditions, they then proceeded in small groups onto the next summits. The weather conditions were extreme snow sometimes waist deep sapped the energy from everyone. Whrenside the second summit was met by a white out resulting in poor visibility and frost bite conditions, it was important to keep moving forward as stopping could have resulted in hypothermia. After completing the final summit in similar conditions everyone checked in at the pub arriving safely suffering from mental and physical exhaustion.

A well earned drink was welcomed before the long drive back to Newark. Dave advised that if we were to organise the challenge again it would be in the summer time with more day light hours and hopefully warmer weather. A great achievement for everyone involved.

Congratulations to Dave Tilley, Stacey Atkins Dan Stephen, Lewis Hopkinson, Peter Parker, Mark Jackson, Richard Scott Joe Stanley, Jon Rawson, Jess Gordon, Andy Scott, Jason, Priest Amy Rawson and Simba.



Next Events

15th Dec Torch run at Stalpleford woods @18.45 – This challenge will involve 2 loops of the woods meeting for a drink at the Inn On The Green pub afterwards.


Tilleys 21k Challenge 21st Jan

Ernie Clarke will be leading the 5k- starting at 11:00 – Stapleford Woods main car park start

Tom Stimpson will be leading the 10K – The Inn On The Green, Coddington NG242PS – 10:45 start prompt

Dave Tilley will be leading -21K – Fernwood Village Hall. NG243RS – 10:21 start prompt