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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 to quick racers and ultras. You can read more here (click).  Or keep in touch on Facebook.

There are coaching sessions from the upper Leisure Centre car park on Tuesdays at 7pm. And a new beginners group is starting on 9th May. If you can run a few hundred metres (yes, even slowly!), you can try it.

The club organises three races a year:-

The Thornbury 10k race (click for more details) on Thursday 13th July. Sorry but this is now FULL. See here for entries.

The Oldbury Power 10 miler race (click for more details) is on Sunday 3rd September and is 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 25/05/17 cont….

Tonight is our shorter (off road) Run from the Leisure Centre as usual19.00 then up to Thornbury CC for a curry at 21.00 – £5 Members. We also have a couple of special guests who are going to talk about the upcoming parkrun and our chosen charity.

 

  • An important safety note: After an incident this week we would like to remind all of you that if you are running around the lovely local lanes then a) run on the side of the lane facing on -coming traffic – so you can get out of the way if necessary and b.) when approaching a blind bend cross over to give on-coming cars as much warning as possible then cross back over to face the on-coming traffic when the bend straightens out. And c.) If it is going dusk remember to wear hi-viz or a reflective top so cars can see you if the sun is low on the horizon.

 

  • RESULTS If you are looking for your results please be aware that TRC Members results are now being published on the web site separately from the News section (but still in this section for the moment). These results are directly from Matt’s report to the Gazette each week.

 

TRC Club Night 25/05/17

Date Activity
Thurs 25 May Run & Curry Night – Leisure Centre 19.00 for usual but shorter run then Thornbury CC for Curry at 21.00.   Special Guests invited to tslk about parkrun and also about our chosen Charity.
Tues 30 May The Beginners Group – Week 4.
Thurs 1 June Normal Club Night – off road run. Leisure Centre 19.00
Tues 6 June The Beginners Group – Last Week 5.
Thurs 8 June TRC Away Day – Thornbury Rugby Club (Leisure Centre Closed – Election)
Fri 9 June TRC Quiz Night – Wheatsheaf Thornbury 7pm (Pete, Nick & Arthur)
Sun 11 June TRC Champs Race 3 of 5 ; Bradley Stoke Festival 10k 09.30 (Road) – FULL
Sat 24 June Cotswold Way Relay (3 TRC Teams)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 6 July TRC Away Day – Rockhampton Fun Run
Sat 8 July TRC Summer Social – details to follow
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
Sun 20 Aug TRC Champs Race 5 of 5 ; Two Tunnels10k Bath (tarmac paths)
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

22 May 2017 – Results as reported this week

RESULTS

A mighty throng of Thornbury runners assembled on what was a drizzly Monday evening to take part in the Berkeley 10k. The relatively flat Berkeley course is a firm favourite for faster times and there were PBs galore among the team of 18 runners.

Nick Williams set off at a furious pace in his first ever road 10k and reached the half way point in 16th place out of 404 runners. He showed he has good stamina to go with blurring leg speed and overtook a couple more runners to finish 14th overall in a rapid 37:17 mins.

Clare Watt was first lady for the club and was the highest placed of all in her respective age category, finishing in 46:31 mins and 2nd in VF50 group. Clare was 133rd overall and 24th female.

Paul Thomas was the second Thornbury runner to cross the line in 40:46 mins and 54th overall. Moray Sloan produced a good display of even pacing to finish in 83rd in 42:51 mins. Nick Langridge was 4th in V65 age category in a time of 43:30 mins and 88th overall.

Richard Jackson was next and measured his effort well to cross the line in 102nd in 44:29 mins and Sean Underwood was 143rd in 47:10 mins.

Lizzie Ormerod had never beaten 50 mins for the 10k before and set off on a mission to smash it, which she duly did by over 2 mins in 47:39 mins, 161th overall and 33rd female. Alison Dyson was not far behind Lizzie, claiming a top 5 spot in the VF40 age category in 48:39 mins, 180th overall and 39th female.

Chris Foley finished 181st in 48:37 mins and Mike Bennewitz was 195th in 49:25 mins. Angela Bushell dipped under 50 mins in a time of 49:47 mins in 202nd place and 50th female. Jon Welsh was 219th in 51:10 mins and Hugh McPherson was close by in 51:36 mins in 229th.

After coming close to breaking the 1 hour barrier earlier in the year on a hilly 10k course, Cathy Watkins demolished her personal best in 56:56 mins, 291st overall and 102nd female.

John Watt finished 317th in 58:54 mins and was followed by Suzy Cundy who finished in 1hr and 5 seconds. Arthur Renshaw was Thornbury’s final runner with a time of 1hr 12 seconds.

There were relatively few runners out and about on Saturday morning on the parkrun circuit. Liam Symonds-Barry is a regular fixture now at the Kingsway run in Gloucester. After several PB performances in recent weeks, he took it easier this time around to finish in 25 mins exactly in 66th place.

Malcom and Karen Carr were back in action in Chipping Sodbury. Karen was 12th female and 159th overall in a time of 26:58 mins and Malcolm was 112th overall in a time of 25:22 mins.

TRC Club night 18/05/17 cont…

 

  • If you are looking for your results please be aware that TRC Members results are now being published on the web site separately from the News section (but still in this section for the moment). These results are directly from Matt’s report to the Gazette each week.

TRC Club Night 18/05/17

Date Activity
Thurs 18 May TRC normal Club night run off road with Angela
Tues 23 May The Beginners Group – Week 3.
Thurs 25 May Run & Curry Night – Leisure Centre for Run then Thornbury CC for Curry.
Tues 30 May The Beginners Group – Week 4.
Tues 6 June The Beginners Group – Last Week 5.
Thurs 8 June TRC Away Day – Thornbury Rugby Club (Leisure Centre Closed – Election)
Fri 9 June TRC Quiz Night – Wheatsheaf Thornbury 7pm (Pete, Nick & Arthur)
Sun 11 June TRC Champs Race 3 of 5 ; Bradley Stoke Festival 10k 09.30 (Road) – FULL
Sat 24 June Cotswold Way Relay (3 TRC Teams)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 6 July TRC Away Day – Rockhampton Fun Run
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
Sun 20 Aug TRC Champs Race 5 of 5 ; Two Tunnels10k Bath (tarmac paths)
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

Road Race Championship Race 2 Results and Standings

Last night, 15th May, saw the 2nd of this season’s Road Race Championships at the Berkeley 10K.  17 Thornbury runners took part with Nick Williams leading home the men and Clare Watt the women.  Paul Thomas now has the lead in the men’s championship with Clare Watt leading the women’s.  Full results and standings on the Road Race championship page http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=17461

15 May 2017 – Results as reported this week

Results

On 6th May over 13,000 runners and 20,000 spectators ran and lined the city centre streets for the ever-popular Bristol 10k.  Dylan Roberts found himself at the front of the field on the starting line and got sucked into the fast early pace with the top runners, before settling down in to a steadier rhythm. His time of 39:11 mins in 234th place was especially good considering this was his first ever road 10k.

Kevin Wood was next in 46:03 mins in 1441st place and was well placed in the competitive MV60 age category, narrowly missing out on a top 10 position.

Liam Jones is running himself back into form and finished in 2796th place in 50:19 mins, not far ahead of Jon Welsh in 2880th place in 50:36 mins. Helen Tayler was next in in a time of  1 hr 1:13 mins in 7244th place.

On Sunday, the annual Almondsbury fun run was hosted by the local Primary School and there were a range of distances to cater for all levels of running and experience including 1k, 5k and 10k.

Ros Rowland was first lady in the 10k and came away impressed with the overall organisation and the challenging multi-terrain course, her winning time was 47:04 mins. Moray Sloan was 6th overall in 46:22 mins and Hugh McPherson 15th in 52:49 mins. In the 5k run, Dave Beard jogged round with his son James who both completed the course in 35:54 mins.

Perennial parkrun travellers, David and Anne Palmer, joined 1300 other runners at Bushy Park in SW London. David’s time of 27:34 mins put him in 715th place and Anne followed in 1059th / 340th female in 32:49 mins.

Moray Sloan was our fastest parkrunner of the week when finishing 31st in 20:45 mins on the Gloucester Kingsway course. Liam Symonds-Barry ran another PB in 22:04 mins in 54th place.

Andrew Darton paced his son Thomas around the Pomphrey Hill course for the first time. They finished in 78th and 79th place in 22:29 and 23:30 mins.

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Hi Everyone,

Apologies if you have already received and replied, we are having e-mail problems. We want to make sure they everyone is getting the most from their TRC membership and would really appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey.

Everyone who responds by Thursday 25th May will have their name entered into a prize draw for club kit!

Your voice, your opinion and your ideas are important. We are keen to grow the club membership and want to understand from existing members what you like and dislike, and the type of club you want to be part of in the future.

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TRC Club Ni8ght 11/05/17 Cont…

  • No idea what’s happening on Thursday night as I’m doing this early this week because I’m away for a couple of days.
  • Please complete and return your Membership Questionnaire – we want your views!
  • Beginners Group led by Craig started Tuesday 9th – week 1 of 5
  • Ros is still looking for more people to help on our sold out 10k – Thursday 13th
  • Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 24th Contact Mike Bennewitz 0779 – 0491304. More updates on the TRC Facebook page. We have still 3+ places available for the TRC Mixed Team entry for the Cotswold Way Relay.

Results:

Thornbury Running Club runners arrived en masse to tackle the ‘Bluebell Blunder’, an off-road circa 10k race set in the glorious Wye Valley. The route snakes up and down the steep forest trail, including a short section along the Offa’s Dyke Path. The last mile features beautiful fields of bluebells, followed by a quick dash down to the finish while trying to avoid the hazardous roots, which are very easy to trip over.The highlight of the day belonged to the women’s team who won first prize in the team competition. The first 3 ladies over the line were Joanne Plumbley, Rosina Rowland and Clare Watt.

Jo carried over her London Marathon form and was 3rd female and 33rd overall in 54:53. Ros and Clare had a ding dong battle throughout the race with Ros prevailing in 59:46 mins, only 6 seconds ahead of Clare. Ros and Clare finished 2nd and 3rd in the FV50 age category and 54th and 55th overall, respectively.

Michelle Turner completed the undulating course in 1hr 8:22 in 96th place & 28th female.

While the men could not match the women’s domination, they did manage to make the podium in third place in the team competition. First finisher for the club was Matt Johnstone who finished 10th in a time of 49:31. Paul Thomas was next in 53:53 in 28th place, followed by Moray Sloan in 54:48 in 32nd place.

Nick Langridge ran a well-paced race, picking off several runners in the final third of the race. His time of 56:30 was good enough for 2nd MV60, 45th overall and was 3 minutes quicker than his time in the same race in 2016.

Kevin Cundy highlighted the perils of off-road racing when he turned his ankle with 1 mile to go and was forced to walk to the end. Hugh McPherson finished together with Kevin in 1:11:23 and 1:11:25. Fortunately, St John’s Ambulance were on hand to help Kevin at the finish and thanks should always go to them and the army of volunteers who make these races possible.

Nigel Hale continued the Welsh theme to this week’s racing by taking part in the Porthcawl parkrun on Saturday and finished in 35:24.

Paul Thomas and Chris Dawes joined the field of 333 runners at Chipping Sodbury in windy conditions. Paul’s time of 19:40 placed him 11th overall. Chris finished in 37th place in 21:48 .

Paul Thomas and Moray Sloan were out racing on multiple occasions over the weekend. Moray’s first outing was a 20:33 performance in Kingsway Gloucester parkrun in 15th place. Most people tend to slice seconds off their personal best times but Liam Symonds-Barry has made a habit of bringing his best time down in 1 minute increments. His latest personal best on the Kingsway course was 22:12 in 31st place.

Kevin Arnold finished the Pomphrey Hill parkrun in 23:00.

Have Fun!