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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.

Club annual membership fees are now due: £15 for an individual plus a recommended option for England Athletics. See the membership page.

Well done those that ran the Riverbank Rollick. For results and photos look here, or on Facebook, or FullonSport .

This year we have introduced a very special set of medals for runners who complete any of the three races that the club organises. All three form a set. We think they look terrific and those who complete the Rollick can start their collection!

Next races: Thornbury 10k on 13th July and Oldbury Power 10 miler on 3rd September.

 

TRC Club Night 16/02/17 cont….

  • This Thursday is Pete Mainstone’s last week for a while so from next Thursday please support our new stand-in leaders Mike Willis & Emma Barnes.(with assistance from Angela Bushell & Arthur Renshaw) Pete will be back in April to finish organizing the Club Champs and the new Beginners Group (see below) and hopefully he will then be free of injury and be able to run again.
  • Tuesday nights ‘efforts’ sessions (19.00 top car park at the Leisure Centre) will continue to be looked after by Craig with assistance from Sonya Bryson in Pete’s absence.
  • TRC Race Championships 2017. This will be a series of 5 nominated 10k(-ish) events between May & Sept and to qualify you have to run at least 3 of the 5. Scoring will be as we do for the Cross Country and there will be magnificent prizes to win!. Enter the Races directly yourself and the Club will sort out a % subsidy at the end of the season. The first two races in May are on the Activity Calendar on the website. – The Bluebell Blunder & the Berkeley 10k. Pete will sort out the other 3 nominated races on his return.
  • A new Beginners Group (couch to 5k) is being planned for Tuesday evenings starting in April. Watch this space for more info but if you know of anyone who may be interested let them know we will be starting a Group in April. Pete may even join this group after his enforced long lay-off!
  • Have you got your order in for the new Club kit? Kevin Cundy is collecting orders this week.
  • We are in the process of seeing if we can find a suitable 5k course for a local ‘Park Run’ – if you have any ideas and/or want to help then please see Arthur Renshaw.
  • Remember, if you want to see your Race results on the TRC Website and in the Thornbury Gazette then please send them in by Sunday night to Matt Johnstone (mattjohnstone@hotmail.com) AND to John Grimsey (grimsey@sky.com)

Results

  • Congratulations to the TRC Male Vet’s Team who won the First Vets Team Prize at the Dursley Dozen on Sunday. Matt Johnstone 1.39.14 (43rd), Rob Watkins 1.39.19 (44th), Rob Hopkins 1.47.48 (77th) and Moray Sloan 1.50.57 (110th). Four others also competed on what was an exceptionally muddy course this year. – Kevin Cundy 2.16.52 & Hugh McPherson 2.18.01 closely followed by Judy Mills 2.20.44 (2nd FV60) and Angela Bushell 2.21.44.
  • ParkRuns: Chipping Sodbury: Moray Sloan 20.33. Stonehouse: Tom Usherwood 20.43. Lydney: Dave Palmer 27.25 & Anne Palmer.

Have Fun!

TRC Club Night 16/02/17

Date Activity
Thurs 16 Feb TRC Club Night . Normal run with Pete Mainstone
Sat 18 Feb Glos League XC – Pitville Park, Cheltenham
Thurs 23 Feb TRC Club Night . Normal run with Mike Willis & Emma
Thus 2 Mar TRC Club Night . Leisure Centre out of use. Come changed – meet Car Park
Sat 4 Mar Gwent League XC – Pembrey Park nr Llanelli
Sun 5 Mar TRC Teams in the ‘Swimathon’ at the Leisure Centre
Tuesdays ? April New Beginners Group Couch to 5k starts in April – watch this space!
Sun 7 May TRC Champs Race 1 of 5 ; Bluebell Blunder 10kish   11.00 (Off Road)
Mon 15 May TRC Champs Race 2 of 5 ; Berkeley 10k 19.30 (Road)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
Sun 3 Sept TRC’s Oldbury Power Station 10 Miles

Club Night News 9th Feb

Ros has been going looooong again! Thames Trot 50 this time, in 10h12min. Most importantly 1st in her age group!!

4 women from TRC braved ‘Lions, Tigers and Bears’ to run the Longleat 10km. Jo Williams 52:33, Cathy Watkins 1:00:35, Suzy Cundy 1:04:28 and Magda Johnson 1:09:35.

The usual suspects were Park Running last weekend. Two results need a mention. Moray Sloan (20:03) and Mick Stirrup (25:07) both ran P.B.s!!

If you want to see your Race results on the TRC Website and in the Thornbury Gazette then please send them in by Sunday night to Matt Johnstone (mattjohnstone@hotmail.com) AND to John Grimsey (john.grimsey@sky.com)

If you are interested in qualifying to lead one of TRC’s Groups on a Tuesday or a Thursday please make yourself known to Craig, Captain Pete or Arthur who will provide further information.

 

TRC Club Night 02/02/17 cont….

TRC AGM on Thursday 2nd Feb 20.30 at the Leisure Centre after our usual Thursday night run. All TRC Members are invited so please turn up and support your Club.

  • TRC’s hard-man Rob Hopkins did the final original Tough Guy last Sunday and came about 300th out of 5,000 entries.
  • ParkRuns: Gloucester Kingsway: Moray Sloan 21.05. Chipping Sodbury: Paul Thomas 19.50, Garry Slater 20.01, Kevin Arnold in his 100th Parkrun 21.32, Mick Stirrup 31.09.
  • If you want to see your Race results on the TRC Website and in the Thornbury Gazette then please send them in by Sunday night to Matt Johnstone (mattjohnstone@hotmail.com) AND to John Grimsey (john.grimsey@sky.com)
  • If you are interested in qualifying to lead one of TRC’s Groups on a Tuesday or a Thursday please make yourself known to Captain Pete Mainstone or Arthur Renshaw who will provide further information.

I’m away next week doing some warm weather training so no web posting from me.

Have Fun.

TRC Club Night 02/02/17

Date Activity
Thurs 2 Feb TRC Club Night . Short run then AGM 20.30 at the Leisure Centre
Sun 12 Feb Gwent League XC – Glebelands Newport
Sat 18 Feb Glos League XC – Pitville Park, Cheltenham
Thus 2 Mar TRC Club Night . Leisure Centre out of use. Come changed – meet Car Park
Sat 4 Mar Gwent League XC – Pembrey Park nr Llanelli
Sun 5 Mar TRC Teams in the ‘Swimathon’ at the Leisure Centre
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run .Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
Sun 3 Sept TRC’s Oldbury Power Station 10 Miles

TRC Club Night 26/01/17

Don’t forget we don’t have use of the Leisure Centre this Thursday- come changed & meet in top Car Park at the usual time. (19.00)

  • Pete M is off to New Zealand in Feb so whilst he is away Emma Barnes and Mike Willis will be standing in –  I’m sure they can rely on help from other Club Members if necessary!
  • AGM Thurs 2nd Feb after our usual Thursday night run. There is a final TRC Committee Meeting this Thursday so if anyone has any ideas to put forward then let any Committee Member know on Thursday before during or after our run.
  • Swimathon – we have two full Teams now. Thanks.
  • I have no Race Results as yet but I know 10 TRC Members did the Doynton Hard Half on Sunday and were led home by an ‘injured’ Rob Watkins and the ladies by Jo Plumbley.

Have Fun.

Arthur Renshaw

TRC Club Night 26/01/17

Date Activity
Thurs 26 Jan TRC Club Night . Leisure Centre out of use. Come changed – meet Car Park.   Also TRC Committee meeting
Thurs 2 Feb TRC Club Night . Short run then AGM 20.30 at the Leisure Centre
Sun 12 Feb Gwent League XC – Glebelands Newport
Sat 18 Feb Glos League XC – Pitville Park, Cheltenham
Thus 2 Mar TRC Club Night . Leisure Centre out of use. Come changed – meet Car Park
Sat 4 Mar Gwent League XC – Pembrey Park nr Llanelli
Sun 5 Mar TRC Teams in the ‘Swimathon’ at the Leisure Centre
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
Sun 3 Sept TRC’s Oldbury Power Station 10 Miles

TRC Club Night 19/01/17 cont…

  1. No idea what’s happening on Thursday night. Hopefully Pete will be there and he might know!
  2. Press Reports. Our intrepid reporter Judy Mills has now stepped down from doing the Race results in the local paper. Thanks Judy you did a great job. From now on if you want to see your race results reported in the Gazette and on the Club website then please send your results to Matt Johnstone and John Grimsey before Monday eve. mattjohnstone@hotmail.com / john.grimsey@sky.com
  3. Next Week.  Don’t forget that next Thursday 26th Jan we will NOT have use of the Leisure Centre – please come changed and meet in the upper car park at the usual time (19.00)
  4. Riverbank Rollick . Judy has done a full report in this week’s Gazette. Below is reproduced a note I sent to all the helpers to say thanks…
    A big vote of thanks to all of you who helped yesterday.
     
    You all made the organisers job fairly easy and we put on a great event that was enjoyed by all the runners.
    I’m sure that many of you will have seen the comments on Facebook – if you haven’t go and have a look under ‘Thornbury Running Club’
    There are lots of great photos out there and a few videos of the Start if you do a search.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    An early start by Race Director Jo Emerson and Dave Beard’s Tents Team before 8am meant that despite having to figure out how everything fitted together we had the Tents all up by about 9am. We bought an extra gazebo at the last minute and we can use this for any future events – it’s stored in Ros’s Garage apparently.
    Sufficient portaloos and good work by Judy’s Entries Team and Helen’s Baggage Team meant we were clear of all the queues 15 minutes before the start time!
     
    Particular thanks to all the Marshals and their Section Leaders out around the course for entering into the spirit of things with your fancy dress and giving the runners a smile.
    Mr Blobby on the Riverbank gets a lot of ‘likes’!
     
    We
    had about 410 entries before the day and 353 finished – nice to have full chip timing this year done by Full On sport as sorted out by John Watt.
    First across the line in a spectacular 57.52 was Scott Campbell from Westbury Harriers and Westbury had a clean sweep with a 1-2-3.
    The Last Runners finally came across the line in 2.40.07
     
    In my view probably the performance of the day was from Lynette Porter from Bitton who was first lady and 21st overall in 68.24 (just about 7 min/mile) and Lynette is in the FV50-55 category! Jim Godden’s 12th place overall as a MV50 in 66.08 wasn’t bad either.
     
    On the runners return they all got water from Carole and Graham and their fancy Medal from our Chairman and then headed off for hot drinks and cakes looked after by Val, Sue and their Team. We managed to raise a provisional total of nearly £450 from the cakes.
     
    Most of the runners said they will be back next year so lets look forward to January 2018 to do it all over again! (Before that we have the Thornbury 10k on 13th July and the Oldbury Power Station 10 miles on 3 Sept where we will need help to organise in order to keep up our reputation!)
     
    PS. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement in 2018 then please send them to me. (Arthur Renshaw. Arthur@arenshaw.co.uk)
     
  5. Other Results.   There were few opportunities to run on Sunday, when all hands and legs were needed for marshalling the Rollick.Wotton’s course was mostly still frozen, allowing for quicker runs from both Gary Slater who was 2nd to finish in 20.53minutes and Judy Mills, first in the LV60-64 age group in 28.23minutes. Slater’s time was faster than those Chipping Sodbury runners who had a firm surface on which to run: Richard Jackson finished in 21.30minutes, Kevin Arnold in 21.43minutes and Chris Dawes in 21.57minutes. David Palmer in 28.11minutes and wife Anne Palmer in 33.07 were both first in their age categories.

NB. Pete is going to New Zealand in February for a few weeks so we will need some extra helpers on a Tuesday & Thursday nights while he is away – any volunteers?

Have Fun!

Arthur Renshaw