Welcome to Thornbury Running Club. We meet on Thursday, 7 pm, in Thornbury Leisure Centre and runners of all types are welcome, from walking speed upwards.

There are coaching sessions from the Leisure Centre car park on Tuesdays at 7pm and a beginners group started in April.

OLDBURY POWER STATION 10 RESULTS https://www.fullonsport.com/event/oldbury-10-miler/results/?page=all



The Riverbank Rollick 9 mile cross country is on Sunday January 15th and entries will open in early November. Look here, or Facebook, or FullonSport for more information.

The Thornbury 10K was just completed on Thursday 14th July 2016,  and you can get results here  thanks to  chip timing by Full on Sport. Race entries were full and we would like to congratulate the runners on their efforts, and the club marshals for their help and good humour.  See also race information here. 

See the public Facebook Group for events.

Club Night 29/09/16

A reminder to all – please wear Hi-Viz/Reflective tops. If you haven’t got one please use one of the Clubs but return it after.

Tonight’s route is the “Get to know Thornbury Winter Route” 10k almost exactly.


Just as a reminder to you all – we DON’T want anyone running down Thornbury Hill  – if you are going at speed  it can be slippy and uneven and it is fairly narrow and anyone tripping may easily end up in the road under a car. Going up is just about OK if you are careful and go up no more than 2 abreast.

Most of you will know by now of the unbelievable exploits of Ros, Rob Hopkins & Dave Beard who ran the whole length of the Cotswold Way – 102 miles from mid day Saturday – in 29hours 31minutes (without a stop to sleep)!  Needless to say Ros was out with her 5k Group on Tuesday night looking none the worse for it!

Congratulations to Cathy Watkins (2.17) and Magda Johnson (2.33) who ran their first Half Marathon at Cheltenham on Sunday.

We had 7 people in the Bristol Half led by Dylan Roberts in 1.27, Andy Darton 1.30, Taryn Roberts 1.36, Steve Dimiond 1.49, Robert Parker 1.50, Liam Jones 2.01, Kevin David 2.14

Three in the Forest of Dean Half – Moray Sloan 1.36, Hugh McPhearson 1.52 & Mike Bennewitz 1.57

Meanwhile in the Park Runs Malc Carr got a PB 25.42 at Chipping Sodbury and Karen earned her “50” T Shirt in 27.50, Dave & Anne Palmer  were also running and Garry Slater 19.55 before he went off to find Ros and Rob & Dave for a bit extra!

Well done to all our TRC Athletes out there competing!

Finally we are getting close to X-C season and Nick, Pete, Ros and co will be badgering you to run in the two leagues we are in – Gwent & Gloucester. See Website for details.

Have Fun & keep safe out there!

Tip for Navigating the Web Site on your Smart Phone

Some members (at least one) have commented on the difficulty of navigating the web site on a Smart Phone in that the menus do not stay in place long enough to find and select the option you want – so here is an alternative way.

Use the search panel that appears at the top of the page.  Enter into it the subject that you are looking for e.g. ‘results 2016’ and press the search button (arrow) on the bottom right of the keyboard. It does work now and will return a list of results with the start of the information for each relevant page and a continue reading link at the end of each.  Press the one that you want and it will bring up the page you are looking for.

Club Night 22/09/16

We are back on the roads as from tonight – it will be really dark by the time we all get back so Hi-Viz tops please.

Tonight’s route…5.6 miles, Around Thornbury with hill spikes. – Golf Club, Midland Way, out to A38 and back, Stream to Gillinngstool, Eaton Hill, Park Road, Castle St


No Results to report this week as Judy is in France with Jan & Wilf.

A big shout out to Ros, Dave Beard & Rob Hopkins who are doing the Cotswold Way 100 mile race this weekend  – starting mid day Saturday, through the night (again) and aiming to finish well inside the 30 hour cut-off.

Finally , congratulations to Jo Plumbley & Neil who got married last Saturday.

Have Fun – just 3 weeks to go before we start a new regime on a Thursday night.



Club Night 15/09/16

Sorry I won’t be there tonight  but here is your 6 mile route (starts off-road but them mostly on-road as it will be dark by eight)   Hi-Viz/reflective tops mandatory from tonight. Sort out your own groups please.


  1. Well done to Rich Phillips who did the Weymouth Ironman on Sunday in 11 hours 39 mins. Paul Clark did the Half in 5.26 (including mending a puncture!)
  2. Oldbury 10 on Sunday was a great success – thanks to everyone who contributed. 275 entries this year more than double last year and I put it down  to the fine efforts with Social Media by Dave Beard & Kevin Cundy. Watty also arranged to have our local Rio Judo Bronze Medallist hand out the prizes which was a nice touch. Three of our ladies ran their first 10 miler – Cathy Watkins in 1.52.24, Suzanne Cundy in 1.52.30 and Magda Johnson in 2.01.20  Well done!
  3. A new Captain’s regime will be in place for Thursday 13 October – watch this space!
  4. Olveston 5k (& Childrens 1k) will be on Sunday 2 Oct – Olveston School registration from 09.00.

I will be thinking of you whilst I’m out on the beer tonight in London (I’m working of course!)



Club Night 08/09/16

Hi All,

Tonight’s route is a 10k around the Town – first half off-road then back on the local streets for the second half as it now gets dark by about 20.00. Groups as usual can alter the route as they wish.


We will be starting an exciting new Thursday night regime on the first Thursday in October. Look out for more information as we get closer to the date!

Have Fun.

Arthur (Interim Capt)

Club Night 01/09/16 – part 2

Here is the link to the map for the 5.5 mile route.


If you get back early you can always add on a bit by going up golf club hill to make just about 6.2

Also Rockhampton Fete this Saturday afternoon (tea, cake and scarecrows!)

Hill cream teas Sunday afternoon (tea, cake and more cake!

Club Night 01/09/16

Hello Everyone,

We are back to normal this week but as the nights are drawing in tonight’s main route will be initially off-road then back along the lanes. It is 5.5 miles and we are going up behind the Leisure Centre to the A38 then over to Itchington. Back past Jekka’s Herb Farm  to the A38 Alveston then back down the fields along the footpath for the last half mile.

Our Ultra King & Queen, Ros & Rob Hopkins had a 45 mile jog around the Green Man last weekend – starting at midnight they got round in 9 hrs 40 mins to take 5th place overall with Ros as first lady!

Meanwhile 14 TRC Members did the 3rd Severn Bridge Half – notable was Nick Langridge as 3rd MV60 (1.38.55) and Steve Dimond going sub 1.50 on a difficult course.

If you want to see your race results in the Thornbury Gazette and being announced on Thursdays then please send the details to Judy Mills &/or John Grimsey

Reminder for those who have yet to volunteer to help on the OPS10 a week on Sunday (11 Sept) We need you to help make the event a success – please make yourself known to Justin Taylor or John Watt.

We are still looking for a Captain to lead the Club in  its athletic activities – if nobody comes forward in the next week or two we may have to resort to strong arm tactics!

Any suggestions for next week’s route?

Have Fun.

Arthur Renshaw




Club Night News 10/8/16

Normal training night this Thursday at the Leisure Centre, so a 7pm start in the normal room.

I will not be able to make the next two weeks, so Arthur will make the announcements at the beginning.

I notified the committee meeting last week of my intention to stand down as Club Captain. I said right at the beginning of the year that I didn’t know whether it was feasible for me to take on the post due to work commitments. I work in Swindon, so do long days during the week and therefore quite often Thursdays are a real rush. I feel that the role needs someone local with perhaps more time to devote to the club.

Therefore, if you are interested in becoming Club Captain, please discuss this with Craig. I would like to step down as soon as possible, so please feel free to step forward sooner rather than later !


Cheers for now.