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 20/10/16

It is ‘Pete Week 2’ tonight. (no advanced route)

Judy Mills has got all the latest results into this weeks Thornbury Gazette and Nick has posted the first w/end of the Cross Country Results on the Web Site

If you want to be part of a little bit of history then don’t forget it is the Wotton Parkrun first outing this Saturday 22nd October, 9am next to KLB school.

Have Fun

Arthur (I’m laid up with a really bad dose of Man-Flu so I won’t be joining you – got to get myself better before the Beachy Head Marathon next weekend!)

Club Night 13/10/16

The day has finally arrived – from tonight we have a new regime for Club Night.

Make sure you arrive early as Pete will be explaining what you are going to do!

There is no route to publish this week.

There are no results to announce either as our esteemed reporter has resigned her post. So we are looking for a new Press/Publicity Officer who can collate the weekend race results, write a short story for the Thornbury Gazette and send the Results  to the Captain for publication here.

If you want to see your Race Results in the local press and on the TRC Website then someone is going to have to volunteer. Otherwise nada.

We are looking to update our Club Kit – you may be approached by a TRC Committee Member for your views on the potential new kit; please let us know what you think.

Enjoy week one of the new world order !


Cross Country News

The first cross country of the season will be this Saturday at Little Rissington

Cross-CountryCalling all runners who like a bit of mud and great friendly competition. I have offered to organise the Gloucester League events this year. So contact Paul Thomas if you are interested in this four race series. We need a minimum of 6 for the senior male team, 4 for a vet’s male team and 3 for a female team. The club will refund you the small entry for each race, so you have nothing to lose! If you prefer the Gwent League or are keen to do both the first Gwent race is on Sunday 16th October at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend. See Nick Langridge or Ros Rowland. Details can be found on the Gwent League website.

Event Details for Saturday 15th October

The location for the 1st Gloucester league race of 2016-2017 is at Little Rissington, near Bourton on the Water. Written directions and the course map can be found here: Little Rissington course details

If you are travelling to the event yourself you may want to use this Google Map or pop the following postcode in to your Sat Nav: GL54 2NB. If you want to offer or share a lift we are meeting at the Scout car park on Park Road at 12 noon. Don’t be late and let me know if you intend to run.

The Women’s race starts at 13:55 and the men’s race at 14:45. Race entry forms for entry on the day are available here if you want to fill it in prior to getting to the venue. For the Gloucester league you will need to wear your club vest and your race number which you collect on the day.

The fixture list for the rest of the season can be found on the Fixtures 2016-17  page of the website and details of both the Gwent and Gloucester leagues can be found on the main Cross Country page. So have a look and put the dates in your diary.

Best Wishes,

Club Night 06/10/16

Hi-Viz / Reflective tops please – if necessary borrow one from the Club or why not buy one if we have any in stock.

Tonight’s Route is the familiar “Around the bounds of Thornbury” – it’s 10k. This route includes a finish up Golf Club Hill for those so inclined!

Note. If you read last weeks posting as the “Winter Handicap 10k route” go and have another look – “Handicap” was never mentioned – it was just a normal 10k run around Thornbury.


There is a Committee Meeting tonight at 9pm.

We need people to sign up for the T rota – it is only once every 18 months at most if everyone does their turn!

Don’t forget we move to a new regime on a Thursday as from next week – watch this space!

Finally some results from last weekend…

Suzy Cundy, another of Ros’s Tuesday night Group, did the Cardiff Half in 2.32 – her first for quite a long time.

At the Chipping Sodbury ParkRun Andy Darton did 18.10 and got his 50 T Shirt., Garry his usual 19.30 and Dave and Anne Palmer were both first in their Age Categories.

Have Fun



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!)