TRC Club Night 11/05/17

Date Activity
Thurs 11 May TRC normal Club night run off road
Mon 15 May TRC Champs Race 2 of 5 ; Berkeley 10k 19.30 (Road)
Tues 16 May The Beginners Group – Week 2.
Tues 23 May The Beginners Group – Week 3.
Thurs 25 May Run & Curry Night – Leisure Centre for Run then Thornbury CC for Curry.
Tues 30 May The Beginners Group – Week 4.
Tues 6 June The Beginners Group – Last Week 5.
Thurs 8 June TRC Away Day (Leisure Centre Closed)
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)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 6 July TRC Away Day – Rockhampton Fun Run
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
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
??? Quiz Night to be arranged

Road Race Championships Race 1 Results and Standings

A keen group of Thornbury runners turned out for the first of this year’s club championship races.  The ladies were particularly successful with Jo finishing 3rd lady and 1st FV40 and Ros picking up the 1st FV50 prize and with Claire Watt the three together won the ladies’ team prize.  Kevin Cundy turned his ankle a mile from the finish but still hobbled to the end with the help of Hugh to record a time.  Such spirit.

Full results here – http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=17461

Scoring rules here – http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/?page_id=775

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!

TRC Club Night 04/05/17

Date Activity
Thurs 4 May TRC normal Club night run off road with Mike & Kevin
Sun 7 May TRC Champs Race 1 of 5 ; Bluebell Blunder 10kish   11.00 (Off Road)
Tues 9 May The Beginners Group – Week 1.
Mon 15 May TRC Champs Race 2 of 5 ; Berkeley 10k 19.30 (Road)
Thurs 25 May Run & Curry Night – Leisure Centre for Run then Thornbury CC for Curry.
Thurs 8 June TRC Away Day (Leisure Centre Closed)
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)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Thurs 6 July TRC Away Day – Rockhampton Fun Run
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
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
??? Quiz Night to be arranged

TRC Club Night 27/04/17 cont….

  • Tonight’s run with Mike & Arthur will be up the fields behind the Leisure Centre to the A38 then across and back through fields/tracks/roads around Thornbury.
  • Congratulations to our 5 London Marathon runners – see report below.
  • Beginners Group to start Tuesday 9th May – spread the word.
  • Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 24th Mike Bennewitz is organizing the 3 Teams so see Mike or scroll down for full details.
  • 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.

Results:

Rob Hopkins has been trying to crack the 3 hour barrier for the Marathon in recent years and came closest of all in 2016 in an excellent time of 3.06. His strategy this year was to set a a more conservative pace in the first half of the race and he crossed the mid-way point over Tower Bridge in a good position. Rob finished in a time of 3.12.59 and will no doubt be back next year to solve his Marathon puzzle. Rob finished in 3409th place and 742nd in the 40-44 MV age group

Joanne Plumbley was the next to reach The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace and after setting a blistering pace in the first half she held on to finish in a great time of 3:33:12. This placed Joanne just outside the top 1000 female runners in 1019th ( 6865th overall ) and inside the top 10% of the 40-44 FV age group in 197th place.

Emma Barnes gauged her effort around the 26.2 miles with metronomic precision. The second half of the race was only 1 minute slower and she even saved her fastest kilometre with the finishing line in sight. Her time of 3:49:54 was a fantastic run, placing her 2209th female ( 10446th overall ) and 1215th in 18-39 age group.

Chris Foley used all his experience to hang on for a sub 4 hour time in 3:59:14 in another measured performance of well-paced distance running. Chris finished in 13121st place and an excellent 59th in 65-69 age group.

Judy Mills set out aggressively and paid the price for her ‘no guts, no glory’ tactics as the race wore on. The second half of the race was harder going, as the clouds disappeared and the sun started taking a toll. Judy held on to complete the course in 4:48:41, 7881st female ( 25268th overall ) and 111th in 60-64 age group.

John Grimsey was back on Weston Prom on Thursday evening, aiming to banish the memories of his last race there. John was back on form this time and completed the 5 mile course in 47:30, almost 3 minutes quicker than in March.

Kevin Cundy was our quickest parkrunner of the weekend, finishing 55th at Chipping Sodbury in 22:44. He was followed by Malcolm and Karen Carr, who both set new PBs in 25:10 s (116th place) and 26:19 (151st overall, 25th female), respectively.

As well as being one of Thornbury’s most prolific racers, Kevin Arnold likes nothing better than venturing to different parkrun courses. Newport Riverfront is a recent addition to the parkrun family and Kevin’s maiden run on this course was completed in 23 mins exactly (40th place).

Rachel Terrett finished Wotton parkrun in 28:45 (61th place, 27th female) and Liam Symonds-Barry set another PB on the Gloucester Parkway parkrun in 23:07 (38th place).

That’s your lot this week

Have Fun!

TRC Club Night 27/04/17

Date Activity
Thurs 27 April TRC normal Club night run off road with Mike & Arthur
Sun 7 May TRC Champs Race 1 of 5 ; Bluebell Blunder 10kish   11.00 (Off Road)
Tues 9 May The Beginners Group – Week 1.
Mon 15 May TRC Champs Race 2 of 5 ; Berkeley 10k 19.30 (Road)
Thurs 25 May Run & Curry Night – Leisure Centre for Run then Thornbury CC for Curry.
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)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
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
??? Quiz Night to be arranged

TRC Club Night 20/04/17 Cont….

  • Thanks to Jim Williams for organizing last Thursday’s ‘Bag a Pub’ run – it was the hardest I’ve run on a Thursday for some time!
  • Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 24th Mike Bennewitz is organizing the 3 Teams so see Mike or scroll down to last week for full details.
  • 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 new Club Kit has now been ordered although there will be a bit of a wait before we get delivery.
  • The Bristol Half marathon on Sunday 17th Sept is offering discounted entries again this year. If we can fill 20 club places it will cost £31.20 instead of £39.00.  If you are interested please let Steve Dimond know..

 

Results: all ParkRuns this week!

  • Clare Watt produced a stellar performance while running in West Midlands at the weekend. She finished 9th female and 115th overall at Coventry parkrun in 23:52 which was also a personal best on this course. John Watt completed the same run in 30:45
  • Liam Symonds-Barry limbered up for a few Easter eggs with a new personal best on the Gloucester Parkway course in 24:41
  • Tom Usherwood was in his familiar stomping ground of Stonehouse parkrun. He was first in the VM45-49 age group and 12th overall in 20:21.
  • Hugh McPherson completes the parkrun round up this week with a very good run at Chipping Sodbury in 23:37
  • Thornbury old boy, Benjamin Toomer, now running under the Hercules Wimbledon AC colours has gone from strength to strength since reloacting to London. He blazed around the Chipping Sodbury Parkrun in a rapid 15:25!, unsurprisingly claiming 1st place and a new course record.

Have Fun.

TRC Club Night 20/04/17

Date Activity
Thurs 20 April TRC normal Club night run.
Sun 7 May TRC Champs Race 1 of 5 ; Bluebell Blunder 10kish   11.00 (Off Road)
Mon 15 May TRC Champs Race 2 of 5 ; Berkeley 10k 19.30 (Road)
Thurs 25 May Run & Curry Night – Leisure Centre for Run then Thornbury CC for Curry.
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)
Sun 25 June Oldbury Fun Run. Organised with help from TRC.
Sun 9 July TRC Champs Race 4 of 5 ; Gloucester 10k 09.00 (Road/paths)
Thurs 13 July TRC’s Thornbury 10k
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
??? Quiz Night to be arranged