TRC Club Night 19/04/18

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We have had a blue “Muddy Fox” jacket left behind now for a good few weeks. Please e-mail me if you want to claim it or you know to whom it belongs. trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC Curry Night TONIGHT – shorter than normal runs for all Groups tonight then Thornbury Cricket Club at 21.00 for your food as usual by Ros.

You may have heard rumours of it being the handicap tonight but it is definitely NOT going to be tonight. Running in your usual Groups tonight … plus Rebecca with her 5k Group.

If you are going off road remember you need trail shoes or similar
Also please bring hi-viz tops as you will be coming back in the dark.

• Sunday 22nd April. Next Sunday is the London Marathon. Give your support and keep a lookout for the TRC Runners involved – Kevin Cundy (who has the TRC Club place), Chris Foley, Rachel Murphy, Sean Underwood. Have I missed anyone?

• Thurs 26th April. Next week is a TRC Committee Meeting. Anyone want to raise any issues – just see Angela Bushell or any Committtee Member.

• Thurs 3rd May. TRC Group Leaders meeting at 18.30. Leisure Centre usual room.

• Sat 30th June. Cotswold Way Relay – TRC entering 4 Teams of 10 people. If you want to know more then see Mike Bennewitz or Judy Mills

• TRC Race Championships 2018
3. Berkeley 10k Mon 14th May. Entries open £12
4. Bradley Stoke 10k Sun 10th June. Entries open. £16
5. Woodchester Park 10k Sun 2nd Sept. Entries open £8

After 2 races in the TRC Race Championships Pete Mainstone is leading the Mens Group and Claire Watt the Ladies.

Finally, Pete may be leading the TRC Race Champioship but you will notice he is not here tonight as unfortunately he is back in hospital again – let’s all wish him a speedy recovery.

That’s all for this week.

17th April – Results as reported this week

Springtime heralds the first signs of triathletes slowly emerging from their winter training in the pool and long bike rides. Selina Slater got her multi-sport season underway by travelling to Somerset for the Taunton Deane Aquathlon, which started with a pool swim of 500m, followed with a 5k run. Selina opened with a competitive 9:46 mins swim and ran the 5k in 29:06 mins to finish 34th overall and 15th woman in 38:53 mins.

Angela Bushell competed in the 38th edition of the Frenchay 10k at the weekend. The course starts and finishes on the UWE Glenside campus and has some tough climbs near the finish. Angela maintained a steady pace throughout the race and finished in 247th place in 52:55 mins.

On Saturday there were Thornbury runners spread over 4 different parkruns. Hugh McPherson was at Kingsway parkrun in Gloucester for the first time and ran 24:22 mins. Paul Thomas finished in a very creditable 5th place at Wotton parkrun in a time of 22:10 mins. Kevin Arnold ran the fastest time of all, eclipsing Paul’s time by 1 second at Shrewsbury parkrun in 22:09 mins.

Laura Orna was 3rd woman in a great time of 22:13 mins at Chipping Sodbury, followed by Kevin Wood 22:40 mins, Richard Illingworth 29:20 mins and Carol Mosses 42:08 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 12/04/18

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Neither Pete who is in Paris nor Arthur who is in Keynsham will be there tonight so Rob Watkins will do the announcements

We have had a blue “Muddy Fox” jacket left behind now for a good few weeks. Please e-mail me if you want to claim it or you know to whom it belongs. trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

Running in normal Groups tonight …
• 7 min Group as normal
• 8 min Group along the lanes with Ros
• 9-10 min Group choice1 – off road with Steve Dimond
• 9-10 min Group choice2 – on road with Angela
• 11+ min Group on road with Suzy
• 5k Group with Rebecca

If you are going off road remember you need trail shoes or similar
Also please bring hi-viz tops as you will probably be coming back in the dark.

• Beginners Course. Craig started a new 6 week Beginners Course on Tuesday and had 13 in attendance. Overall on Tuesday night we had 44 people turn up including 25 for Ros’s Group 5k run.

• Thurs 19th April. New date for TRC Curry Night. Usual time & place – Thornbury Cricket Club at 21.00 after our normal shorter run from the Leisure Centre.

• Thurs 3rd May. TRC Group Leaders meeting at 18.30. Leisure Centre usual room.

• TRC Race Championships 2018
3. Berkeley 10k Mon 14th May. Entries open £12
4. Bradley Stoke 10k Sun 10th June. Entries open. £16
5. Woodchester Park 10k Sun 2nd Sept. Entries open £8

That’s all for this week.

10th April 2018 – Results as reported this week. (Ros & Rob up to their long runs again!)

Thornbury RC runners Rob Hopkins and Rosina Rowland featured in 2 epic races in Devon in recent weeks. Rob has been racing ultra-marathons for several seasons and took part in the Devon Coast to Coast on 31st March – 1st April, a non-stop 117-mile race from Wembury on South Coast to North of Exmoor where it meets the sea in Lynmouth. Rob enjoyed his most recent outing despite some navigation errors at the 109-mile mark and finding himself off course in a marshy bog. His finishing time was 43 hours 58 minutes in 33rd place.

Rosina was racing in Endurancelife Exmoor Ultra on Saturday, a 33-mile race with testing climbs totalling 2000m, many of them on exposed cliff sections. Heavy rain, mist and copious amounts of mud added to the difficulty, but Rosina battled on to finish 57th overall and 1st Vet Woman in 8 hours 3:01 mins.

Henry Orna and Neil Roff took part in Taunton Marathon on Sunday. Henry produced a fantastic run to finish 24th overall in 3 hours 10:06 mins. Neil ran 22 mins quicker than he managed in the same race a year ago in 143rd place in 4 hours 14:06 mins.

Alongside the marathon in Taunton, there was a Half Marathon, and Magda Johnson and Rachel Murphy ran the same time of 2 hours 28:40 mins in 953rd and 954th place.

One of the many rescheduled races due to the adverse weather conditions this year, was the highly popular Forest of Dean Spring Trails Half Marathon, delayed by 2 weeks to Sunday. Lizzie Williams was the lone Thornbury runner and had a strong run on the day to finish 212nd overall and 32nd female in 1 hour 45:39 mins.

The second race in this year’s Thornbury RC 10k road race running championship took place on Sunday at Old Down Country Park on a challenging 2 lap off-road course. First home for the club was Dylan Roberts in an excellent 4th place overall in 47:47 mins. First woman was Joanne Plumbley in 14th overall and 1st VF40 in 56:15 mins. Other results on the day included Paul Harrod in a highly creditable 6th place in 50:45 mins, Ian Evans 15th 57:07 mins, Clare Watt 21st overall and first in the VF50 age category, Hugh McPherson 37th 1 hour 5:39 mins, Angela Bushell 38th 1 hour 5:41 mins, Pete Mainstone 44th 1 hour 11:33 mins and John Watt 69th 1 hour 23:24 mins.

Carina Cobb took part in her first race at the Railway River Run on Sunday, a 6k race along the banks of the Avon. Carina finished 42nd in a time of 51:10 mins.

Rounding up a busy week of racing for Thornbury’s runners are Saturday’s parkrun results. Kevin Arnold was up north in Lancaster and ran 24:19 mins. In Chipping Sodbury, Kevin Wood’s finishing time was 23:13 mins, followed by Richard Jackson 24:56 mins, David Palmer 27:16 mins and Anne Palmer 33:07 mins.

Matt
PS. See next weeks report in the Gazette for the story and pictures of the Big Cheque handover last week to the Great Western Air Ambulance.

Up for a challenge – Quiz Results

Last month we set you a challenge to try and identify the 17 leaders from a set of questions, below are the answers. How did you get on? To find out more go to the updated profiles http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/training/trc-coaching-team/

  1. Which Leader has already done over 100 parkruns? (suzy)
  2. Who got bored of the gym and started running? (Kevin C)
  3. Who runs so he can eat more cake? (Steve)
  4. Who ran their 1st marathon when they were 50? (Hugh)
  5. Who enjoys leading muddy runs? (Lizzie)
  6. Who had their best result at the Coastal Trail Series Ultra in 2017 where they came 3rd overall? (Nick)
  7. Who thought that 5km might be the furthest they could ever run? (Dave)
  8. Who used to do Adventure Racing – running, mountain biking & kayaking, normally in wild country? (Jim)
  9. Who enjoys running with his dog? (Rob)
  10. Who is currently training for their second marathon? (Cathy)
  11. Who’s favourite run is along the sea wall at New Passage? (Rebecca)
  12. Who did their half marathon PB at Reading? (Kevin W)
  13. Who loves training as much as racing? (Ros)
  14. Who took up running after gaining weight in Italy?(Mike)

TRC Club Night 05/04/18

TRC Club Night 05/04/18

At 7pm in our usual room at the Leisure Centre there will be the presentation of our donation to our Charity of the year 2017. £1,200 to Gt Western Air Ambulance. Come along and see the ‘big cheque’
Please come in Club colours as we will want some photos after.

Running in normal Groups tonight but with a twist…. .
• 7 min Group as normal
• 8 min Group as usual off-road with Ros
• 9-10 min Group choice1 – off road with Pete
• 9-10 min Group choice2 – on road with Angela
• 11+ min Group – on road with Hugh

If you are going off road remember you need trail shoes or similar
Also please bring hi-viz tops as you will be coming back in the dark.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO PLEASE RENEW YOUR TRC MEMBERSHIP TODAY.

The new TRC Club Year started on 1st April in line with the England Athletics Membership Year.

All renewals must be done using the TRC Membership Form as we need you to sign the form indicating you will abide by our Rules and accept that we hold your contact data and may use it to communicate with you under the new data protection regulations (GPDR coming in on 25th May 2018)

How to renew? – follow this link…

Join or Renew

You don’t need to bring your 50p anymore as we have stopped charging for Club Night on a Thursday. However we do still need you to Sign-In for Health & Safety reasons. If we lose people out on the run we should be able to see who we are missing from the Sign–In list. It is in your own interest to please Sign-In legibly.

• Sun 8th April. Race 2 in the Club Championship – Old Down 10k. Entries still open £15.

• Tues 10th April. Beginners Course. Craig will be starting a new 6 week Beginners Course on Tuesday April 10th. Check the information on the Web Site. Tell your friends to get their names down if they want to join in – names to Kevin wood & e-mail membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Introductory Course for New Runners

• Thurs 19th April. New date for TRC Curry Night. Usual time & place – Thornbury Cricket Club at 21.00 after our normal shorter run from the Leisure Centre.

• Thurs 3rd May. TRC Group Leaders meeting at 18.30. Leisure Centre usual room.

• TRC Race Championships 2018
3. Berkeley 10k Mon 14th May. Entries open £12
4. Bradley Stoke 10k Sun 10th June. Entries open. £16
5. Woodchester Park 10k Sun 2nd Sept. Entries open £8

That’s all for this week.

3rd April 2018 – Results as reported this week

After the demise of Aztec West Fast 5k last year, a firm favourite with many of the quickest runners in South West and those looking for PBs, its organisers at Bristol & West AC have created the Filton Flyer 5k. The inaugural Filton Flyer 5k took place on 27th March and a lone Thornbury runner joined a field of 80 trailblazers. Colette Jackson was in 70th place overall and 9th woman in a time of 23:07 mins.

Martyn Green and Kevin Wood raced in Tockington on 25th March at Sri Chinmoy GO TRI Duathlon, contested over 2k run, followed by a 15k bike and a final 2k run. Martyn has been very active in the cyclocross scene in recent years and used this biking pedigree to gain several places on the bike segment. Martyn finished in an excellent 3rd overall in a time of 40:46 mins. Kevin raced in this event on several occasions last year and was 31st on this occasion with a time of 53:03 mins.

Arthur Renshaw was at Westonbirt House Easter 10k on 30th March and ran 4 minutes quicker than he managed on the same course in December. His finishing time was 58:40 in 367th place.

Henry Orna is tapering down his training as he prepares for Taunton Marathon at the weekend, but still managed to finish in the top 10 at Chipping Sodbury parkrun on Saturday, finishing in 19:08 mins in 7th place. Behind Henry, Kevin Arnold ran 21:13 mins and Angela Bushell was 7th woman in 24:44 mins. Clare Evans ran 28:42 mins and Richard Illingworth finished in 29:55 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 29/03/18

Running in normal Groups tonight. We may have 45 minutes with daylight tonight but we will be coming back in the dark so don’t forget your Hi-Viz tops.

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO PLEASE RENEW YOUR TRC MEMBERSHIP TODAY.

The new TRC Club Year starts on 1st April in line with the England Athletics Membership Year. Particularly if you require the subsidized EA Membership then the Secretary has to send off the Applications during the last week of March. Any EA Memberships requested after 1st April are likely to be delayed so please act now.

All renewals must be done using the TRC Membership Form as we need you to sign the form indicating you will abide by our Rules and accept that we hold your contact data and may use it to communicate with you under the new data protection regulations (GPDR coming in on 25th May 2018)
How to renew? – follow this link…

Join or Renew

• Thurs 5th April. The presentation of our donation to the Air Ambulance – our nominated Charity for last year – will take place at 7pm in our usual room at the Leisure Centre.

• Tues 10th April. Beginners Course. Craig will be starting a new 6 week Beginners Course on Tuesday April 10th. Check the information on the Web Site. Tell your friends to get their names down if they want to join in – names to Kevin wood & e-mail membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk http://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/training/introductory-course-for-new-runners/

• Thurs 19th April. New date for TRC Curry Night. Usual time & place – Thornbury Cricket Club at 21.00 after our normal shorter run from the Leisure Centre.

• Thurs 3rd May. TRC Group Leaders meeting at 18.30. Leisure Centre usual room.

• TRC Race Championships 2018
2. Old Down 10k(trail) Sun 8th April . Entries open. £15
3. Berkeley 10k Mon 14th May. Entries open £12
4. Bradley Stoke 10k Sun 10th June. Entries open. £16
5. Woodchester Park 10k Sun 2nd Sept. Entries open £8

That’s all for this week.

27th March 2018 – Results as reported this week

Paul Thomas was taking part in his 53rd parkrun and his first at Eastville Park, finishing in 33rd place in a time of 21:54 mins on Saturday morning.

Thornbury RC runners were at 3 other parkruns and the most popular location this week was Chipping Sodbury. Andrew Darton was running with his fleet-footed son, Thomas, and finished in 22:02 mins. Kevin Wood was next in 23:12 mins, followed by Angela Bushell in 25:17 mins. Richard Illingworth was a sub 3-hour marathon runner in his heyday, so was understandably surprised to find himself being overtaken by a runner in a dinosaur costume. However, there aren’t many people over the age of 70 who can run 29:47 mins for a 5k, which was Richard’s finishing time. Anne Palmer completed the quintet of TRC athletes at Chipping Sodbury in 34:19 mins.

Rebecca Dunsford was making a comeback after an injury and ran 37:18 mins at Pomphrey Hill. Malcolm and Karen Carr were furthest afield of all, in Weymouth, and they completed the course in 27:14 mins and 27:52 mins.

Matt

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