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 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.

5th June 2017 – Results as reported this week

Thornbury Running Club has chosen Meningitis Research Foundation as its charitable partner in recent years. Club Chairman and former Paralympic athlete and coach Craig Carscadden presented a cheque to Chloe Milloy from Meningitis Research Foundation for £1,109 for the last 12 month’s fundraising efforts. Many thanks go to the club members who made the delicious cakes at January’s Riverbank Rollick race which generated the bulk of the donations. Cake and hungry runners are an irresistible combination.

Martyn Green’s running renaissance continues as he returned to the Aztec West Fast 5k for the second month in a row. In April the runners had to deal with a sudden hail storm, but the conditions for last Tuesday’s race were much more favourable. Martyn knocked off 30 seconds from his April time to record a super quick 17:48 mins, finishing 37th overall and 1st place in the VM45 age category amongst many of the quickest runners in the Bristol area.

Thornbury runners were represented in 6 different parkruns on Saturday.

Paul Thomas produced a fantastic run to break his personal best by 10 seconds at Gloucester Kingsway Parkway parkrun and finished 7th overall in 19:40 mins. He was followed by Liam Symonds-Barry who was 44th in 22:56 mins.

John Grimsey ventured to Burnham and Highbridge’s parkrun for the first time and finished 348th in 43:37 mins. He was quick to point out that he was gallantly escorting some slower runners around the course, which explained the more leisurely pace.

Tom Usherwood was back in action in Stone and finished in 6th place in 21:08 mins. Former Thornbury runner Paul Horsfall was 1st in 18:13 mins.

Andrew Darton was in Yeovil and finished 11th in 20:19 mins and Chris Dawes crossed the line in 145th in 22:10 mins at Chipping Sodbury.

Matt Johnstone joined 453 runners at Pomphrey Hill parkrun on a beautiful morning for a run and finished 16th in 19:31 mins.

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TRC Summer Party – Sat 8th July

Karen Carr needs to know by today Friday 2nd June 19.00 if you intend to go to the Summer Party. Please reply to Karen with answers to 2 questions… [email protected]

A)  If you would like to come to the party and how many partners/children you will be bringing

B)  What would be your preferred food option – no guarantees because we will go with the most popular choice

The details are yet to be finalised and it will only go ahead if there is enough interest within the club.  At this stage I just need to know how many people would like to come.  As of Thursday’s Club Night we don’t have enough people to make it happen.

The party will be on Saturday 8th July from around 6.30pm in the garden of Rob and Cathy Watkins in Rockhampton. 

We have two options for food:

Jamaican Jerk Chicken or vegan falafel option, rice and peas, caribbean salad

or

Pizza and salad

(Both supplied by Bristol based restaurant and catering companies)

Entertainment will be from Paul da Vinci (formerly of the Rubettes).  If you don’t remember them – ask you mum or dad!!!  He’s performed for us before and is guaranteed to get you moving!

Drinks will be supplied by you!

The cost will be no more than £10 per head.   Club members, partners and children are all invited.

Please respond to Karen today if you intend to go.

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.

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

 

TRC Survey – the results are in!

A message on behalf of Kevin Wood who compiled the survey of members. He will take a couple of minutes this evening (Thursday 1st June) at the club to give very brief summary.

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

Kind regards

Kevin”

TRC Quiz Night MENU – pre-order please.

Here is the FUNCTION MENU (click) for the Quiz Night at The Wheatsheaf on Friday 9th June, 7pm in the pub skittle alley and food served at 8pm.

Please can you send your orders to Cathy via email at [email protected] by Monday 5th June.

Thank you

On behalf of Selina