Riverbank Rollick

The 2017 Riverbank Rollick is being planned for Sunday January 15th 2017. Entries should open in early November.

The 2016 Riverbank Rollick was run on Sunday January 17th 2016.

Thanks to all those that took part. Your smiling faces, probably after some cake and a hot drink, and positive comments make it a pleasure for Thornbury Running Club to host. We also host a 10 km and 10 mile road race later in the year. See the home page.

The results  are posted here.

Prizes –  First 3 overall (M and F), First veterans 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70. Teams, men, 4 to score and women, 3 to score.

Charity donations. Your donations towards the cakes and drinks raised £359.63 which will go to Meningitis Research Foundation, our 2016 charity. That will be topped up with a portion of the profits from all three races that the club organises

Race Photographs are available  at Charles Whitton Photography. See the next page for race report and images.

Run under ARC (Association of Running Clubs) rules, permit number ARC 16/027.

If you have any brief constructive feedback to improve the event please send it to me, Steve Dimond, Race Director, by email.

A big thank you to Up and Running, Westbury Park, Bristol branch, who are sponsoring this race, providing race numbers and support. (Click the icon for more.)

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The Course

The Riverbank Rollick is 9 miles long with 120m of ascent and is 80 per cent off-road, on trails, bridle paths, across fields and through woodland.

It starts at the Pithay near St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, and goes out to St Arilda’s Church at Oldbury, down to the scenic Severn Riverbank, turning left along the estuary for about 1.5 miles past Whale Wharf with views of the Bridge and Chepstow. It heads back through the village of Littleton Upon Severn and beside Thornbury Golf course to return to the Playing Fields.  The 2016 course is the same as 2015, except for the detour around the first mile.

There is a water station at Littleton, approximately 5.8 miles (9 km) from the start.

The course offers different terrains, different places, different views… and is probably different to anything you’ve tried before. Challenging too, but very rewarding.

Revised COURSE MAP   Google map version (which can be exported as gpx for gps devices) Note that some sections are on private land with the owners’ permission only for the race. Please do not run the course for training but “stick” to paths clearly marked as public footpaths or bridleways.

Rollick Images and the Race Report have been moved to the next page.

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