TRC Club night 10/08/17

New Groups again this week – mixed on/off road.

We are now 4 weeks in to the revised organization on a Thursday night – please give your feedback (to any Committee Member) so we know if the changes are working.
• We have changed the room layout to make it better for first timers and to improve the flow into the room.
• We have reduced the announcements and the warm up so we are out running more promptly. – target to be out on our run by 19.15 latest.
• We are offering 4 separate run groups based on speed and capability with Leaders who know the routes.
• All Groups now start from the top car park after a short dynamic warm up.
• Finally we have introduced a ‘cool down’ to your run by finishing short of the Leisure Centre, jogging back to the top car park and then stretching.
• So each week all Groups start & finish in the top car park.

We are still looking for volunteers to help on the Oldbury Power Station 10 Mile to be held on Sunday 3rd September – if you ran in the 10k then please help Marshal the 10 miler. – see John Watt or Justin Taylor for more info.

The final two races in the TRC Race Championships are now…

Race alternative 4 of 5 – Old Down Country Park 10k Sun 13/08/17 – this weekend!
Race 5 of 5 – Two Tunnels 10k – Bath 20/08/17

That’s all for now.

7th August 2017 – Results as reported this week

A team of 3 Thornbury runners joined over 600 runners at the Westonbirt House Summer 10k on Friday evening. The course winds around the grounds of Westonbirt estate, over gravel tracks and fields, before using up the last reserves of the competitor’s energy to scale up the steps in front of Westonbirt House to the finish line.

Nick Langridge put on another dominating performance in the V60 age category and probably had time to admire the famous trees around the course, such was his winning margin. His time of 43:52 was almost 3 minutes faster than the next V60 runner and 45th overall. Sean Underwood was next to scale the steps to the finish in a time of 44:44 in 57th place, followed by Janet Gaze in 427th overall and 211th female in 1:03:14.

There were only 3 Thornbury parkrunners this weekend and all at Chipping Sodbury. Kevin Wood was back for his second run in successive weekends and improved on his last outing to record a time of 22:43 and 55th place. Malcolm Carr was next in 25:25 and Karen was only 2 seconds outside her best performance in 25:50. Their finishing positions were 103rd and 110th / 23rd female, respectively.

That’s all this week.

TRC Club Night 27/07/17

This Week will be the second week of trying out the new organization of the Thursday night runs. Thanks to Pete for last Thursday’s mixed efforts.

. Please give us your feedback so we know if the changes are working.

• We have changed the room layout to make it better for first timers and to improve the flow into the room.
• We are reducing the announcements and the warm up so we are out running more promptly. – target to be out on our run by 19.15 latest.
• From this week we will be offering 4 separate run groups based on speed and capability with Leaders who know the routes.
• All Groups will start from the top car park after a short dynamic warm up.
• Finally we have introduced a ‘cool down’ to your run by finishing short of the Leisure Centre, jogging back to the top car park and then stretching.
• So each week all Groups will start & finish in the top car park.

As we are reducing the Annoucements on Club Night you will have to visit the Website more frequently and check on the TRC Facebook page to find out what’s going on.

The next few weeks we will be bedding in our new Thursday night organization so come prepared for runs that will be a mix of off-road & on road.

We are looking for volunteers to help on the Oldbury Power Station 10 Mile to be held on Sunday 3rd September – if you ran in the 10k then please help Marshal the 10 miler. – see John Watt or Justin Taylor for more info.

The final two races in the TRC Race Championships are now…

Race alternative 4 of 5 – Old Down Country Park 10k Sun 13/08/17
Race 5 of 5 – Two Tunnels 10k – Bath 20/08/17

That’s all for now.

3rd July 2017 – Results as reported this week

A short report this week…

Tom Usherwood was back at Stonehouse parkrun on Saturday and finished in 20:52 mins in 13th place. His best run on the same course is 19:32 mins set in December of last year.

Liam Symonds Barry completed another Kingsway parkrun in Gloucester, crossing the line in 58th place in 23:55 mins.

Elizabeth Dix ran her 2nd ever parkrun at Chipping Sodbury and was 3 minutes quicker than the first time. Elizabeth ran the 5k course in 26 mins exactly, in 112th place and 19th female.

Jonny Welsh also ran in the Great Newham 10k in London finishing in the Olympic stadium in 59.54

That’s it.

Summer Party Sat 8th July – another message from Karen

Don’t forget it’s not too late to join us for the running club’s big summer event on 8th July. Music to dance the night away from ex Rubettes singer Paul da Vinci and food from Calypso Kitchen in Wapping Wharf, Bristol all for £10 per person.

Over 60 of your running mates are already coming so don’t miss your chance to join them.

I have to give final numbers for the food next week so let me know soon

Thank you
Karen Carr [email protected]

Summer Party Sat 8th July – message from Karen

We are going on holiday next week so I need to provide numbers for the chef for what everyone would like to eat before we go. I also need to ensure we have enough money to pay for it!!

Could I please ask you to pay the £10 per person to ‘Thornbury Running Club’ direct to the club bank account (details can be found on the bottom of the membership form) or I will be at club on Tuesday and Thursday night this week to collect any money from you.

I also need to know what you would like to eat. These are your options:

* Jerk Chicken – chicken on the bone marinated for 48 hours and blackened on the grill with rice n peas and carib slaw

* No fire Jerk Chicken – jerk seasoned chicken with all the flavour and no fire served with rice n peas and carib slaw

* Vegan Gumbo – chickpea, aubergine and caramelised sweet potato gumbo with rice n peas and carib slaw

Thank you
Karen

TRC Summer Party – Sat July 8th

A note to all you partygoers!

Everything is organised and we’re ready to go on the 8th July.

The choice of meal is as follows.  I hope you like the options:

Jerk Chicken – chicken on the bone marinated for 48 hours and blackened on the grill with rice n peas and carib slaw 

No fire Jerk Chicken – jerk seasoned chicken with all the flavour and no fire served with rice n peas and carib slaw

Vegan Gumbo – chickpea, aubergine and caramelised sweet potato gumbo with rice n peas and carib slaw

We’ve tried them all and they are delicious. 

Can you please let me know your food preference ([email protected]) and then all we need is £10 each (if you haven’t already paid).  The money can be paid direct to the Running Club bank account (details can be found at http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=5242 if that is easier for you.  If you pay this way can you please let Hugh know you have done so as he will be checking the bank account)  

Thank you

Karen

12 June 2017 – Results as reported this week.

Paul Clark is concentrating more on triathlon than running this season and competed in the Cotswold 113 Middle Distance Triathlon last weekend. This race is contested over the traditional half ironman discipline of 1.9k swim, 90k bike and half marathon run (21.1k). Paul started with a solid 33:53 min swim then let loose with a 2hr 28 mins bike split, an average speed of 23 mph.  Paul kept enough energy in reserve to complete the run in 1hr 38 mins and finish the race in 111th out of 901 competitors in 4hrs 45:56 mins.

With the lighter evenings, there is more opportunity to fit in some midweek races. One of the local favourites is the Blaise Blazer, an off road 4-mile race around the Blaise Castle grounds. Clare Watt was the lone Thornbury runner and blazed her way around the course to win the FV45 age category and 50th overall in 30:50 mins.

Serial marathon runner Neil Roff registered his first in 2017 at Yeovil on Sunday and finished in 4hrs 23:14 mins in 132nd place.

The Bradley Stoke 10k is a surprisingly testing event; with a variety of steady inclines, short steep hills and a mix of different terrains. Thornbury were well represented at this popular event on Sunday with 11 runners and they were all keen to show off the stunning new kit design. Matt Johnstone was 9th overall and 1st in VM40 age category in 39:09 mins. Paul Thomas and Chris Dawes were next for the club in 22nd and 34th place in 41:37 mins and 43:34 mins, both finishing 4th in their respective age groups. Neil Jackson was 40th in 44:26 mins.

This time last year Sean Underwood was carrying 7 extra stones, which makes his time of 45:26 mins and 55th place all the more impressive. Kevin Wood was 4th in the VM60 age category and 78th overall in 46:59 mins, followed by Liam Jones in 50:24 mins for 139th place.

Kevin Cundy was making a comeback from a ligament injury and finished in 56:43 mins in 275th place. Suzy Cundy was in hot pursuit and so close to breaking the 1 hr barrier again in 1 hr 9 seconds and Magda Johnson finished in 1hr 09:14 mins.

John Walsh manages Bradley Stoke FC’s 1st team, so was eager to perform well in front of his adoring fans. Before the start, he reflected on his team’s narrow miss to win promotion this season as akin to “doing a Theresa”, after his team were well placed to go up with only a handful of games left. Hopefully John’s stellar track record at the helm of Bradley Stoke FC and his time of 52:41 mins and 179th place will ward off any leadership challenges.

Paul Thomas started another busy weekend for him by running 20:11 mins to finish 5th place at Wotton parkrun. The racing Carrs, Malcolm and Karen, completed the Chipping Sodbury parkrun in the same time of 26:40 mins and Tom Usherwood was 10th in Stonehouse parkrun in 21:15 mins.

TRC Membership Survey results

Membership survey results are in. If you would like a copy of the full report please e-mail [email protected] . We had a fantastic response of nearly  50% of members and the results are interesting, informative and insightful. Thank you very much to all of you who took the time to respond to the survey.

TRC Club Night 01/06/17

As from next week this list of activities will stop being directly posted onto the Events page of the TRC Website. Instead all the activities will be listed in the proper calendar on the right hand side of the Website pages.

Date Activity
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)
Sat 24 June Cotswold Way Afterparty & BBQ . Wattys £5 & BYO booze. 7pm
Thurs 22 June TRC Committee Meeting re Members Survey
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 29 June TRC Members Workshop on TRC Future – all Members welcome
Thurs 6 July TRC Away Day – Rockhampton Fun Run
Sat 8 July TRC Summer Social – details on Website & facebook
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
Sun 30 July TRC Champs alt Race 4 of 5 . Cotswold 10k , Chavenage House Tetbury 09.00
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