TRC Club Night 17/08/17

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

. We are now 5 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 a “New Members Welcome Desk” outside 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.

Thanks to all who have volunteered for the Oldbury 10 mile on Sun 3rd Sept which is only two weeks away. We just need a few more people to complete the list – please contact John Watt or Justin Taylor if you can help.

The final race in the TRC Race Championships is on Sun 20th Aug: Race 5 of 5 – Two Tunnels10k Bath

We are also in the process of sorting out the TRC Website and Facebook and Twitter Accounts. In the meantime if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail me (or Dave Beard in my absence) with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now and I away for a few weeks. See you in mid September. If there is anything for the Website please send to Nick Langridge, Steve Dimond or Dave Beard.

TRC Club Night 03/08/17

This Week will be the third week of trying out the new organization of the Thursday night runs. Run with your Groups tonight. Mixed on road / off road. Four Groups – 11,9,8 & 7

Group Average
Pace Distance Leaders
11 11 min +/ mile 4 – 5 miles Suzie Cundy
Cathy Watkins

9 9 – 10 min / mile 5 – 6 miles Pete Mainstone
Kevin Cundy
Arthur Renshaw

8 8 – 9 min / mile 7 miles Ros Rowland
Kevin Wood

7 7 min / mile 8 – 9 miles David Beard
Rob Watkins

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.
• 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.
• Four 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 Announcements 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.

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 Marshall the 10 miler. – see John Watt or Justin Taylor for more info. This race is already SOLD OUT with 400 entered!

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

Let’s have a god Club turnout for the Old Down 10k as it is very local and only £14 to enter on-line.

The Oldbury Fun Run – Have we seen the last one?

The Oldbury Fun Run had its 30th Anniversary this year and over the years it must have raised well over £150,000 for Clic Sargent and countless funds for the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) and a host of other local charities in the area. Thornbury Running Club has been helping organise the Oldbury Fun Run for many years and it is always a great day out.

However due to dwindling interest in organising the Fun Run, particularly from within the Village, it looks like this year we may of seen the last of the Oldbury Fun Run possibly for ever.

The Oldbury Fun Run Committee is making an appeal for people to come forward to keep the Fun Run going. We need to know by October if we have enough interest and a definite decision will be made at the AGM on October 24th.

If any TRC Members are seriously interested in helping to make sure we have an Oldbury Fun Run in the future then please contact Arthur Renshaw [email protected]

Thank you.

TRC Club Night 20/07/17

It seems like an age since we last had a TRC Club Night at the Leisure Centre and things are changing….

Listening to the feedback from the survey and workshop we would like to try a few things starting this Thursday 20th July. Please give us your feedback so we know if the changes are working.
• We are changing 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.
• We will be offering 4 separate run groups based on speed and capability with Leaders who know the routes each week plus a walking Group – although we may not start the Groups this week until everyone knows what to expect and the Leaders are ready and primed with their routes..
• Finally we are going to introduce a cool down, by finishing short of the leisure centre, jogging back and then stretching.

As we are reducing the Announcements 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.

Now the Thornbury 10k is out of the way 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…

Race alternative 4 of 5 – Cotswold 10k Chavenage House, Tetbury 30/07/17
Race 5 of 5 – Two Tunnels 10k – Bath 20/08/17

That’s all for now.

TRC Summer Party Sat 8th July – final instructions

Hi All
Saturday is fast approaching – and the weather is still glorious. Good enough for a great party outdoors! Don’t worry – if it should rain we have a marquee to keep you dry – complete with chandelier (very posh!!)

Just thought I would remind everyone of the time that the food will be served as it’s quite early. Please arrive at Cathy and Rob’s garden soon after 6.30pm as the food will be served from 7pm. If anyone doesn’t know where that is please email me.

Another reminder to please bring your own drink and if you have a plastic cup or glass could you bring that too. (We do have some glasses so you won’t have to drink out of the bottle – unless you want to!).

Music and dancing will begin soon after 7.30pm with an interval a bit later.

So keep your fingers crossed that the weather men have got it right and look forward to a great evening with old and new friends.

PARKING WILL BE SIGN POSTED INTO THE FARM YARD. PLEASE DON’T PARK ON THE ROAD.

See you on Saturday
Karen

TRC Club Night 06/07/17

The next 2 weeks are ‘Away-Days’ so NO meeting at the Leisure Centre. The next Club night at the Leisure Centre will be on Thurs 20th July.

• Thursday 6th July is The Rockhampton Fun Run. Get there early to register. The Start is scheduled for 7pm. 4 and a bit mile route on quiet roads and gravel track. Bar, BBQ and proper village atmosphere.
Age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-39, 40+ vet and new this year 60+ vet

• The following Thursday 13th July is our Thornbury 10k. See Ros if you are unsure about what you are doing to help organise a fantastic event. It is sold out with 400 entries so no entries on the night. We may be looking at a Women’s Course Record on the night this year – currently stands at 36.00 by Marion Sutton in 2002 who was on her way to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

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

• An alternative to the 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.

• Following on from last week’s ‘Workshop’…. a note below
The ‘output’ from the New Member Workshop last Thursday – thanks to all those who attended – is shown in a posting somewhere else on the website – go to the TRC Home page –> Membership –> Membership Notes then click on the pdf report link. The Committee will now discuss this and the Survey and turn discussion into action.

Have Fun!

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.