TRC Club Night 29/06/17

This Thurs 29th June will be a short run as we have the TRC Members Workshop at 20.00 straight after the run.

• Next week Thursday 6th July is an Away Day . The Rockhampton Fun Run .Get there early to register. The Start is scheduled for 7pm.

• The Summer Social is on Saturday 8th July in The Watkins garden. Any last minute attendees see Sonya or Selina.

• An alternative to Glos 10k for the TRC Race Champs – Pete has added Cotswold 10k Sun 30 July 09.00 Chavenage House, Tetbury

• Note the Tuesday night ‘Beginners’ sessions are going to continue every Tuesday with Craig & Pete.

TRC Club Night 22/06/17

This Thurs 22nd June is another of Pete’s surprise runs – mixed on road / off road and it will be shorter as we have a Committee Meeting later.
Please bring some money with you Tuesday or Thursday as a group of Thornbury Mums from St Marys School are hoping to run 1,000km in June and raise money for ‘Jigsaw’ & ‘Ezzy’s Wish to Walk’ and a number of our Members are helping them get donations.

• Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 24th June. For any changes please contact Mike Bennewitz 0779 – 0491304. Full details & Teams on the TRC Website under ‘Racing – Teams’

• Cotswold Relay Afterparty & BBQ hosted by John & Claire Watt From 7pm – £5 for food contribution & BYO drink then share your CWR war stories! Please let Judy Mills know if you are intending to be there this week. [email protected]

• Oldbury Fun Run Sun 25th June. This is managed by TRC and we usually raise about £10,000 for Clic Sargent each year. If you are intending running then enter in advance at the Anchor bar to save money – £3 extra on the day.

• A further reminder about the workshop on Thursday 29th, immediately after Club in the room where we meet for our run. It will have a narrower focus than the recent survey – which was about the future of the Club – as we will concentrate on generating ideas to get more new members, and keep them. Everyone welcome, especially newer and younger members!

• The Summer Social is on Saturday 8th July in The Watkins garden. Any last minute attendees see Karen this week and please make sure you pay and have chosen your food before Friday 23rd as Karen is going away next week.

• An alternative to Glos 10k for the TRC Race Champs – Pete has added Cotswold 10k Sun 30 July 09.00 Chavenage House, Tetbury

• Note the Tuesday night ‘Beginners’ sessions are going to continue every Tuesday with Craig & Pete.

That’s all for now folks.

TRC Club Night 15/06/17

This Thurs 15th June is Pete’s surprise run – mixed on road / off road.

That’s all for now folks. I’m off to watch Elbow at Westonbirt Aboretum while you are out running!

TRC Club Night 08/06/17

This Thurs 8th June – don’t forget the Leisure Centre is closed for the General Election so meet at 19.00 Thornbury Rugby Club (no changing facility before the run) VOTE first though!

  • Fri 9th June – TRC Quiz night at 7pm in the Wheatsheaf pub skittle alley. Food served at 8pm. See elsewhere for Menu.
  • Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 24th Contact Mike Bennewitz 0779 – 0491304. Full details & Teams on the TRC Website under ‘Racing à Teams
  • Cotswold Relay Afterparty & BBQ hosted by John & Claire Watt From 7pm – £5 for food contribution & BYO drink then share your CWR war stories! Please let Judy Mills know if you are intending to be there. judy.[email protected]
  • Oldbury Fun Run Sun 25th This is managed by TRC and we usually raise about £10,000 for Clic Sargent each year. If you are intending running then enter in advance to save money. Then you can buy a Raffle Ticket from Arthur Renshaw!
  • On Thurs 29th June we will be holding a Workshop about the future direction of TRC, in particular attracting & retaining new Members. All Members are invited so if you want to have your say then come along to the Workshop which will be held in the Leisure Centre after our run.
  • The Summer Social is definitely going ahead on Saturday 8th July in The Watkins garden – thank you to those who have put their name down but it is not too late for the rest of you – see Karen Carr or Cathy Watkins or Sonya or Selina. The food is being provided by Calypso Kitchen, Bristol and will be finalised soon. Meanwhile if there are any dietary requirements that I’m not aware of please let me know. The running club are heavily sponsoring our party but I’m afraid I still need some more money from everyone.  The tickets are £10 each and I would be grateful if you could bring your money along on Thursday night or as soon as possible. Then all we need is a beautiful balmy summer evening which I’m sure we’ll get (if not we have a marquee to stay in the warm!!). Finally, if you know of any running club members that might have missed the website, Facebook and announcements at club about the party, could you give them a nudge.  We are particularly keen to include our newer members who might need an extra bit of “encouragement”.
  • An alternative to Glos 10k for the TRC Race Champs – Pete has added Cotswold 10k Sun 30 July 09.00 Chavenage House, Tetbury
  • Note the Tuesday night ‘Beginners’ sessions are going to continue every Tuesday with Craig & Pete. (the last week of the initial 5 week session was this week)

 

  • An important safety note reminder: 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.
  • ACTIVITY CALENDAR. As from this week all activities are incorporated in the Calendar down the right hand side of the TRC Website.

That’s all for now folks.

TRC Club Night 01/06/17 cont…

Thanks to Ros & Pete for last Thursdays Curry Night and Ian & Emma Shepherd for telling us about parkruns. Anyone else interested in helping set it up please see Arthur Renshaw. For those not there we also gave a very large cheque for over £1,000 to The Meningitis Research Foundation our chosen charity for last year.

 

  • An important safety note reminder: 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.

 

  • ACTIVITY CALENDAR. As from next week the activities will all be incorporated in the Calendar down the right hand side of the TRC Website. The Calendar will cease to be posted onto the Events pages of the TRC Website.

 That’s all for now.

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 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!

TRC Club Night 04/05/17. cont…

  • Tonight’s run with Mike & Kevin will be over to the Mundy’s then across the fields to Mumbleys Lane and the bridle path then back along the Rollick route.
  • Beginners Group led by Craig to start next Tuesday 9th May – 7pm on the Leisure Centre top car park.
  • TRC 2017 Race Series – Pete has now added two further events so we now have 5 in the Diary. All are open for entries except Bradley Stoke 10k which is sold out.
  • The Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 17th Sept is offering discounted entries again this year. We need to get 20 entries and we have 15 so far – just 5 more to get. Cost £31.20 instead of £39.00. Please contact Steve Dimond.
  • London Marathon 2018 – Ballot Entries open until tomorrow Friday 5th.
  • 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. For those that have entered – thank you, and for those that have not yet decided please consider and let Mike Bennewitz know, either by email, text or Facebook Messenger. The organisers have asked each team to submit runner names quite soon, even though the race is not until 24th June so we shouldn’t wait too long. And finally the race is actually FULL already, which shows the level of support and reputation enjoyed by the race. So please join us – it’s a great day out in some of the most beautiful countryside we enjoy in the South West and the club pay for your entry!!

Results:

Martyn Green is more likely to be found on his cyclocross bike these days, but he donned his running shoes once again on Tuesday for the Aztec West Fast 5k.  He showed he has not lost much of his leg speed with a swift 18:19 in a race which featured heavy rainfall. Martyn finished 48th overall and 2nd in the MV40 age category. Jonathan Greenwood was back racing at Aztec West and he made the top 3 of his age category again (125th overall, 3rd MV60 ) in 21.55.

There were 10 Thornbury runners in 5 different parkruns on Saturday. Kevin Arnold was the first of 6 of our runners at Chipping Sodbury and finished in 22:02 in 52nd place. Hugh McPherson was next in 23:26 in 88th place. Malcolm and Karen Carr are in a rich vein of form and for the second week in a row broke their PBs on the Chipping Sodbury course. Both Malcolm and Karen have reduced their PBs by 2 minutes in the last year and Malcom dipped under 25 mins for the first time in 24:52 in 129th place. Not to be outdone, Karen broke through the 26 mins barrier with an excellent time of 25:48 for 158th place and 29th female. David and Anne Palmer were next over the line in times of 27:50 (226th place) and 32:30 (331st place and 116th female). Liam Symonds-Barry has been a regular at Kingsway parkrun in Gloucester in recent weeks and completed the course this week in 23:11 in 37th place. Paul Thomas impressed again by finishing in 4th place at Wotton parkrun in 19:48. Chris Dawes ran in his 70th parkrun this week. He ventured down to Southampton and joined a huge field of 1032 runners. Chris finished in 146th place in 21:28. Janet Gaze was another racing further afield in Aylesbury’s parkrun and had a great run with a time of 28:40 in 95th place, 23rd female.

Helen Tayler and Ros Rowland both competed in 10k races over the weekend. Ros headed south for the Round the Tor 10k in Glastonbury, which is run over an undulating course with a challenging hill just before the finish line. Ros was 8th in the VF45 age category and 173rd in 46:52.Helen stayed closer to home and raced in the 30th edition of Pensford 10k. Helen finished in 1hr 07:04 , 10th in FV50 age category and 199th overall.

Have Fun!