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.

The club organises three races annually. The Oldbury Power 10-miler is on Sunday 11th September and entries are now open

The Riverbank Rollick cross country is in January.

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 News 28/6/16

This Thursday we are back at the Leisure Centre, 7pm as normal. Can group leaders please organise their own routes again this week – you can pick from those on our website.

A BIG WELL DONE to all those who competed in the Cotswold Way Relay teams. Our two mixed teams came 29th and 30th out of 52 teams. Our Vets team came 2nd (again), beaten by a strong team from Chepstow Harriers. Five of our vets team got a top 10 place, with all running well, and without getting lost ! Ros, Mark and Arthur also received awards for now having completed all 10 stages. You can pick up your T shirt and medal on Thursday – it would be great if as many of you as possible can attend.

Rob Hopkins went further afield to compete in the Triathlon X – allegedly the ‘World’s Toughest Ultra’. He came 22nd overall, having swam 2.4 miles in Lake Windermere, rode 120 miles with 3,700m of ascent, and then finished with a 26 mile run over Scafell Pike – the highest peak in England ! I think he deserves a rest (though knowing Rob, not for long !)

Don’t forget that for most of July, we hope that most Thornbury members will attend the three Thursday races ….

7th July – Tintern Trot at 7pm, details here

14th July – Our own Thornbury 10k, even if you aren’t running or helping, come along to cheer !

21st July – Rockhampton Fun Run

Also, on Monday 5th July is the Frampton 10k, when 18 of our club will be running.

Good running





Club Night News 22/6/16


Tomorrow evening we do not have use of our normal room due to the EU referendum counting at the Leisure Centre – this was only announced last week ! Therefore, we will meet at the top car park where we normally warm up. This means there will be no refreshments or anywhere to keep your gear whilst you run.

Please make sure you pick up your Cotswold Way relay number on Thursday, or arrange to pick it up from other TRC members at your CWR start. Best of luck to all who have entered – 3 teams from TRC is excellent.

For tomorrow night, can group leaders please plan their own route. I may not be present due to work comittments, so hopefully someone will step forward and take charge !

Thanks to the few who went to Blaise Castle last week, I am sure they all had a good run.  Some said they didn’t realise how hilly it was ! The numbers did show however that people aren’t interested in away days, so we will only have away days when there is a Thursday race.   Races coming up on Thursdays are ….

7th July – Tintern Trot

14th July – Our own Thornbury 10k

21st July – Rockhampton Fun Run

Well done to Nick Langridge who competed in the Tour of Tameside series of races last weekend and came first in his age category.

Have a good one


Club Night News 13/6/16

Don’t forget, this Thursday is an away evening at Blaise Castle. Please meet at 7pm at the Kings Weston Road car park (the main one). We will meet at the far end. Simon has organised some routes for you, up to 70 mins long.

Simon Young did the Blaise Blazer last Monday, finishing 19th in 27:13.

Jo Plumbley did the Yeovil Marathon, finishing in 3:35, 5th lady and 1st V35.

Karen Carr got a PB at Chipping Sodbury parkrun in 27:24. Malcolm Carr was only 9 seconds off his PB


Tomorrow night (Tuesday) is the Clevedon 10k. There are places available on the night, start at 7.30pm. Probably one of the fastest 10k’s around, so a PB potential if you have trained right !

We have now have 223 entries in the Thornbury 10k which is fantastic – keep advertising the race to all friends and family !

Finally, all Cotswold way relay participants, don’t forget to recce your stage, as some stages are better signposted than others ! It also enables you to see which hills are runnable, and perhaps make a selection of which shoes to run in – I have changed my mind since checking my stage as it is quite slippery in places.





Club Night News 8/6/16


This weeks route is here

Well done to the 12 Thornbury runners who took part in the Bradley Stoke 10k. Not exactly a fast course with slight hills, some off road, tight corners and rather warm weather, but all competed well. See the results page for who went. Notable performers were Ros Rowland – 1st V50, Steve Allen 2nd V45, and PB’s from Dave Beard and Steve Dimond.

Our next TRC focussed 10k is at Frampton on 4th July. We have 19 TRC people who have entered. Please remember if you can’t run you can give someone else your entry if you tell the organisers one week in advance.

We still need ONE runner for the ladies Cotswold Way Relay Team. It’s for Stage 8, Wotton to Old Sodbury: the date is Saturday 25 June and the start time is 3pm. Contact Judy Mills or Pete Mainstone if you are interested.

Next Thursday’s club meeting will be at Blaise Castle – more details to follow.


Cotswoldway (25th June) Relay Teams

LEG ‘Allsorts’ ‘Jelly Babies’ ‘Quality Street’
1 Paul Thomas  Kevin Cundy Steve Allen
2 Jo Plumbley Moray Sloan Roger Denton
3 Dylan Roberts Taryn Roberts Martyn Green
4 Mo Newton Pete Mainstone Rob Cowlard
5 Steve Dimond Angela Bushell Rob Watkins
6 Selina Slater Mike Bennewitz Jim Godden
7 Jim Williams Emma Barnes Andy Darton
8 Kevin Arnold Hugh McPherson Dave Beard
9 Nick Langridge Judy Mills Garry Slater
10 Ros Rowland Arthur Renshaw Mark Curtis

Club Night News 31/5/16


This thursday’s route is here. Feel free to adapt it as you wish.

Unless you know otherwise, there was only two people racing last weekend ….
Liam Jones ran the Marlow 10k in 48:23.
Anne Palmer ran the Chipping Sodbury parkrun in 31:22

This weekend is the Bradley Stoke 10k on Sunday, then also the Blaise Blazer on Monday.

Have a good one


Don’t forget, our friends at Dursley are presenting the second running of their Dursley Peaks Race next Wednesday evening 1st June 7:30 p.m. starting at the Peaks Academy School, Drake Lane, Dursley GL11 5HD.

If you enjoy the Dursley Dozen or just like a challenge or countryside run with a bit of effort, then give it a go.  It’s not far to travel and a good outing.

Entry and details can be found at https://www.fullonsport.com/event/70085/profile

Club Night News 24/5/16

This Thursdays training run route is here
Please feel free to adapt as required

Well done to Ros and Jo who completed the West Country 50 and were 1st ladies home (6th overall) in 12:33.

Jim, Rob, Rob and Rob (!) had a great time in the Lake District completing most of the Bob Graham Round as a training weekend. Lots of hills, good weather and great banter made for a very enjoyable weekend. Some photos are on the TRC facebook page.

Don’t forget it is the Bradley Stoke 10k on the 5th June – our next TRC focused 10k. If you haven’t got an entry, how about doing the Blaise Blazer on Monday 6th June instead !


Club Night News 18/5/16

This Thursday you can either use this route here or decide to run your own. One or two of the group leaders will be missing this week, so if you are willing to stand in, please let me know.

Well done to Garry Slater for his 100th Parkrun. We were hoping to celebrate with him, but he went and completed his 100th at Kingsway, so we missed it !

Well done to Angela Bushell for coming 12th in her category at the Bristol 10k in 49:06. Liam Jones also finished in 46:37 and Ian Peacock in 51:13.

Also well done to the 5 TRC members who completed the Hogweed Trot 10k …..

Nick Langridge 43:13 and 3rd V60
Jo Plumbley 43:51 and 1st V40
Liam Jones 46:00
Clare Watt 46:21 and 2nd V50
David Flemington 55:36

I am not sure whether you followed Nicky Spinks running her DOUBLE Bob Graham Round in the Lake District last weekend. She became only the 4th person ever to complete the double, and smashed the previous record by 1 hour. She is 49 years old and a farmer – something to be said for the outdoor life ! A few TRC people are going to the Lakes this weekend to complete a BGR training weekend, running the 66 miles and 27000ft of climb across 2 days, thankfully with a sleep in between. Hopefully it may the lead to a future BGR attempt (24 hours) by one or more of them – Rob Cowlard, Rob Watkins, Rob Hopkins and Adrian Savery. I am only supporting the others, but expect will do my own ‘training’.

I also gather that Ros and Jo are competing in a 50 mile hilly ultra this weekend, all the best to them.