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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 30/03/17 cont….

Please renew your TRC Membership before next week. 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)

  • Jim Williams & Strava Segments tonight – see website below for more info.
  • Two weeks left to order your new Club Kit – see the order form or see Kevin Cundy on Club Night.
  • The Bristol Half marathon on Sunday 17th Sept is offering discounted entries again this year. If we can fill 20 club places it will cost £31.20 instead of £39.00.  If you are interested please let Steve Dimond know.

Results:

  • The ‘Frampton Globe Trot’ last Saturday joined an already busy schedule of local races through the countryside and more challenging terrain. The first running of this 8-mile course through the fields around Frampton Cotterell sold out in a little over 24 hours and 3 Thornbury runners were lucky enough to seal a spot. Paul Thomas had a barnstorming performance near the top of the field, finishing in 8th place out of 169 runners in 1hr 02:25 . Kevin Cundy and Sonya Bryson kept each other company, Kevin crossed the line 1 second and 1 place ahead of Sonya in 1hr 21:00  and 60th
  • Kevin Arnold was racing in the colours of the Army last weekend in the Army Half Marathon Championships in Fleet. In true fighting style he battled back from a skiing injury incurred only 3 weeks before to make the start line. This alpine mishap may have hampered his preparation, but his dogged spirit saw him through the race in 1hr 49:19.
  • John Grimsey was out on the Weston-super-Mare sea front in windy conditions last Thursday, taking part in the popular Weston Prom Run series. John was quick to concede that his 50:11  time over the 5-mile distance was not his finest performance, but will bounce back in the next edition in April.
  • Park Runs: Anthony Yates ran the undulating Pomphrey Hill in 27:44. Moray Sloan joined the less crowded field of runners at Wotton and completed it in 22:25  for 6th place overall. Malcom and Karen Carr took the opportunity to do the Bournemouth parkrun and finished in times of 25:52 and 28:43, respectively.

Have Fun!

TRC Club Night 30/03/17

Date Activity
Thus 30 Mar TRC Club Night. Jim Williams-1 Running with Strava (see website below for info) ..and Hawkes House afterwards.
Fri 31 March Final day for rejoining and paying your subs for 2017 & to get your new T Shirt for £5
Thurs 6 April TRC Club Night. Normal run with Mike & Emma
Thurs 13 April Last day for ordering new Club Kit
Thurs 13 April TRC Club Night. Jim Williams-2 Treasure Hunt & bag-a-pub run
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 27 Aug Severn Bridge Half
Sun 3 Sept TRC’s Oldbury Power Station 10 Miles
Sun 17 Sept Bristol Half (TRC Group Entry – Steve Dimond)
Sun 14 Jan 2018 TRC’s Riverbank Rollick

Strava Segments

Hi everyone. I thought we might mix it up next week with a run designed to target a few Strava Segments. If you don’t know anything about Strava, don’t worry, it will be just like a normal Thursday evening run, with a number of sections and re-groups, with the aim of running a bit faster on those sections which are Strava sections. We will run as one group, but there are chances for people to cut short if they want lower mileage, and if you aren’t that keen on fast pace, then we won’t leave you behind, I promise.

If you are into Strava, we will be hitting 6 segments, most of which Paul Thomas is currently the fastest club runner on. Will we knock him off top spot on any of them? Only time will tell. Will he be there to defend his sections? Let’s hope so. But this isn’t just about top spot (since let’s be honest, most of are not going to beat Paul!). So this is really a chance for you to run with others also pushing hard on these sections to improve your own times, and perhaps gain a few places on the leader boards.

If you are new to Strava, are not sure what I am talking about but would like to get involved, then this is your chance. Go to Strava.com on your computer and create an account, or download the app to your smart phone. Then if you have a smart watch / garmin / fitbit etc, you can link it to your Strava account, or bring your phone for the run and log the run directly into Strava. If none of this makes sense, look at the ‘how it works’ page on Strava (https://www.strava.com/how-it-works), and if that still doesn’t help, go to our club facebook page and ask your tech savvy club colleagues for help. And without trying to sound too patronising, why not try and get it sorted this weekend, and go and try it out so you know how it works before Thursday, as asking for me for help setting it up at 7:05pm on Thursday is going to be too late!

To see your results on the night once we’ve run, if you bring your phones to club we can all stand around looking at them and see how we’ve done. To be able to compare your results with other club members also on Strava, you need to join the Thornbury Running Club Strava club. This is easy. On your computer (once you have logged in) there is a menu along the top – in the explore tab select ‘clubs’, search for Thornbury Running Club and join. On your phone app, you can find us in the Explore section at the bottom.

Think that is it. If anyone wants to also head to Hawkes afterwards for a quick drink and further staring at phones and segments rather than talking to each other, that might be fun too.

And as I mentioned at club, i’ve also got a treasure hunt / bag-a-pub run planned for the 13th April too. More details to follow.

Jim Williams

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.