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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. After the end of March fees go up. See the membership page.

The club organises three races. The Thornbury 10k race (click for more details) on Thursday 13th July is now OPEN – click for entries.

The Oldbury Power 10 miler race (click for more details) is on Sunday 3rd September and is also now OPEN – click for entries.

Well done to those that ran the Riverbank Rollick in January. 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!

 

 

TRC Club Night 23/03/17 Cont….

Please renew your TRC Membership before 31st March. Annual subscriptions have been fixed yet again at £15 for a standard Member. If you want to add England Athletics Membership it is another £8 (£5 subsidised by the Club as the EA Fees are now £13/yr) Check here for the 2017 Member form that needs to be completed by everyone. (both new & returning Members)

 http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=5242

You can pay online but please make sure you get your completed form to Angela Bushell so we can keep track of who has joined/re-joined.

All joining/rejoining Members before 31st March can buy a new design Club T Shirt for just £5 (a saving of about £15)

Results:

  • Forest of Dean’s Spring Trails Half Marathon proved a favourite for the club with 7 runners tackling this scenic course. Richard Jackson was our fastest finisher in 1hr 42:06. Moray Sloan was not far behind in 1hr 43:45 , Sonja Bryson next and our first lady in 1hr 57:54, Angela Bushell 2hrs 00:05, Cathy Watkins in her first half marathon race in 2hrs 26:48, Suzy Cundy 2hrs 26:55 and Magda Johnson 2hrs 39:42.
  • Paul Thomas was the fastest over the 13.1 mile distance this weekend in a great time of 1hr 29:44 which was good enough for 297th position overall at Wilmsow Half Marathon.
  • Romeo Maddalena was racing in Reading Half Marathon and completed the course in the home of Reading FC, the Madejski Stadium, in a  2hrs 00:56 .
  • The Gloucester 20 mile road race is now in its 31st year and 3 hardy souls took to the streets to test themselves. Emma Barnes had a fine race and was 68th lady in 2hrs 56:48 and 1 second ahead of Jim Williams. Chris Foley’s London Marathon preparations are going well as he improved on his time last year in the same race and was 3rd in the MV65 age category in 3hrs 01:01.
  • Our sole parkrun competitor was Andy Darton who ran around the Chipping Sodbury course in a fairly sedate pace for him in 20:28 mins.

TRC Club Night 23/03/17

Date Activity
Thus 23 Mar TRC Club Night. Normal run with Mike & Emma
Fri 31 March Final day for rejoining and paying your subs for 2017.
Thurs 13 April Last day for ordering new Club Kit
Tuesdays late April New Beginners Group Couch to 5k starts in late 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 11 June TRC Champs Race 3 of 5 ; Bradley Stoke Festival 10k 09.30 (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
Sun 14 Jan 2018 TRC’s Riverbank Rollick

New design Club T Shirt for all Members rejoining before 31 March for just £5

To publicise the club and launch the new kit it has been decided to offer every club member a T-shirt for only £5 for a limited period. This is a significant reduction and we hope all members will take up the offer, so we can see everyone running the streets of Thornbury and at events “flying the flag” for TRC. This is also a “Thank You” to the many club members who forfeit their run and stand in the cold to marshal our much liked events

 To make this offer work financially for the club the conditions listed below apply. Please contact Kevin Cundy by 14th April,  at the latest, to let him know your size (size guide below) [email protected]

Conditions:

 

Club Night 16/03/17 cont….

Time to renew your TRC Membership for 2017. Annual subscriptions have been fixed yet again at £15 for a standard Member. Please pay before the end of March.

If you want to add England Athletics Membership it is another £8 (£5 subsidised by the Club as the EA Fees are now £13/yr)

Check here for the 2017 Member form that needs to be completed by everyone. (both new & returning Members)

 http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=5242

You can pay online but please make sure you get your completed form to Angela Bushell so we can keep track of who has joined/re-joined.

  • This is to remind you to enter the races as they are filing up fast (if not full already?) 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 three races in May/June are on the Activity Calendar on the website. – The Bluebell Blunder & the Berkeley 10k are in May, the Bradley Stoke 10k in June. Pete will sort out the other 2 nominated races on his return.
  • TRC Committee tonight Thurs 16th – anyone any issues to raise? – see Angela Bushell.

Results:

  • Bath Half : Paul Clarke 1.28.39; Dylan Roberts 1.32.23; Taryn Roberts 1.36.07; Emma Barnes 1.45; Sean Underwood 1.49.20
  • Berkeley 20 Miles: Judy Mills 3.28.59 (3rd FV60)
  • Berkeley 20k: Nick Langridge 1.30.42 (5th overall & 2nd MV40!); Angela Bushell 1.46.50 (3rd FV40) Liam Jones 2.01.01
  • Hill Fun Run – no idea of any results?
  • Park Runs: Chipping Sodbury. Garry Slater 19.55; Moray Sloan 20.46; Malc Carr 25.37(PB) Dave Palmer 27.30 & Anne Palmer. Kingsway Glos.. Liam Symonds-Barry 27.28

 

Have Fun.

TRC Club Night 16/03/17

Date Activity
Thus 16 Mar TRC Club Night. Normal run with Mike & Emma / TRC Committee Night.Chantry 9pm
Tuesdays late April New Beginners Group Couch to 5k starts in late 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 11 June TRC Champs Race 3 of 5 ; Bradley Stoke Festival 10k 09.30 (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

TRC Club Night 09/03/17 cont….

Time to renew your TRC Membership for 2017. Annual subscriptions have been fixed yet again at £15 for a standard Member.

If you want to add England Athletics Membership it is another £8 (£5 subsidised by the Club as the EA Fees are now £13/yr)

Check here for the 2017 Member form that needs to be completed by everyone. (both new & returning Members)  http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=5242

You can pay online but please make sure you get your completed form to Angela Bushell so we can keep track of who has joined/re-joined.

  • This is to remind you to enter the races as they are filing up fast (if not full already?) 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 three races in May/June are on the Activity Calendar on the website. – The Bluebell Blunder & the Berkeley 10k are in May, the Bradley Stoke 10k in June. Pete will sort out the other 2 nominated races on his return.
  • Hill Fun Run on Sunday – think it is a 12.00 start at Hill Village Hall
  • TRC Committee night Thurs 16th – anyone any issues to raise? – see Angela Bushell

Results:

  • The Big Cheese (15 miles off road, 2000ft climbing): Rob Watkins 24th (2.05.15); Matt Johnstone 32nd (2.10.18); Rob Hopkins 48th (2.14.50); Dave Beard 59th (2.19.08); Jo Plumbley 3rd lady (2.19.11); Roger Denton 62nd (2.19.16)
  • Park Runs: Chipping Sodbury. Garry Slater 20.16; Kingsway Glos.. Paul Thomas 20.20

Have Fun.

TRC Club Night 09/03/17

Date Activity
Thus 9 Mar TRC Club Night. Back to normal run with Mike & Emma
Thus 16 Mar TRC Club Night. Normal run with Mike & Emma / TRC Committee Night.Chantry 9pm
Tuesdays latr April New Beginners Group Couch to 5k starts in late 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 11 June TRC Champs Race 3 of 5 ; Bradley Stoke Festival 10k 09.30 (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

TRC Teams in the Swimarathon – Sun 5th March 2017

Thanks to John Watt, Kevin Wood, Sue Pascoe, Hugh McPherson, Rosina Rowland, Simon Loughran, Clare Watt, Emma Barnes, Taryn Roberts, Dylan Roberts, Bruce Conway and Arthur Renshaw who represented Thornbury Running Club in the Charity Swmarathon last night. The local Rotary Club were very grateful for our participation.

We contributed £240 to the Rotary Club Charities as part of the £12k raised over the weekend. Thanks to some sponsorship for Kevin & Hugh we beat our target of £100 per Team.

There were 66 teams and our ‘fast’ team under the stewardship of John Watt was up there with the best of them. The fast (and considerably younger) team did 157 lengths in 55 minutes – almost 4k averaging 21 seconds a length. On the basis of the Team of 6 each one of you did 26 sprinted lengths despite my blocking manoeuvres on the Team Captain!

The other TRC Team did 117 lengths in 55 minutes – almost 3k averaging 28 seconds a length. Each one of the Team swam 20 lengths

Well done all.

Cross Country Arrangements for Saturday

This Saturday sees the last Gwent League and last cross country fixture of the season. No big cheeses but points for the club.

To make sure of your place in the men’s team just turn up at the Scout Hut Car Park for a 12:15 departure to Llanelli for the race.  If anyone is making their own way please let Nick Langridge know so that you can be registered for the team.

For the women’s team please contact Angela Bushell who is arranging departure for their team.