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TRC Club Night 16/11/17

TRC Club Night 16/11/17

**** The first Thornbury parkrun is this Saturday 18th Nov, Mundy PF at 09.00am ****

As from Sat 18th November the Thornbury parkrun will be every Saturday at 09.00. The parkrun schedule over Xmas and the New Year will be published soon but check out how you can volunteer to be a parkrun helper over the Festive period.

Thurs16th Nov – Pete is back. Usual Groups. Suzy Cundy has published her Group’s route on the TRC Facebook page – 5.5 miles & bring headtorches

Over the next few weeks we have…

• Sun 26th Nov TRC Awayday trip to The Bicton Blister.
• Sun 17th Dec. Christmas Cracker 10k at Weston. Usually lots of TRC entries.
• Thurs 21st Dec. TRC pre-Xmas party at Thornbury Cricket Club.
• Sun 24th Dec. The annual Wotton run and apparently people want to do even though it is Xmas Eve!

The Riverbank Rollick is approaching (Sun 14th January) and we are looking for volunteers to help on the day. We expect those who helped last year to do so again but any new volunteers would be welcomed. See Jo Plumbley in the first instance if you can help. Entries are now closed – we have 400 entries and are full!

The Website has a full Diary of events down the right hand side and if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail Arthur Renshaw with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now, happy & safe running!

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TRC Club Night 09/11/17

****The first Thornbury parkrun is on Saturday 18th November, Mundy PF at 09.00am****

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/news/2017/11/01/thornbury-parkrun-is-here/

Thurs 9th Nov – Pete is still away so usual Groups but 9 min Group will be led by Kevin Cundy.

This Saturday 11th Nov is the Thornbury parkrun TEST event at 09.00 Mundy PF. This is to test the set-up for the real first parkrun next Saturday. TRC Members are welcome to run. We have a full roster of people to help but see Ian Shepherd if you want to know more. Ian is the Thornbury parkrun Event Director.

As from Sat 18th November the Thornbury parkrun will be every Saturday at 09.00. The parkrun schedule over Xmas and the New Year will be published soon but check out how you can volunteer to be a parkrun helper over the Festive period.

Over the next few weeks we have…

• Tues 14th Nov. Pete is still away so the main group is with the Kevins (Cundy & Wood)
• Thurs16th Nov – Pete is back. Usual Groups.
• Sat 18th November – The first Thornbury parkrun – started by our own TRC Member, Helen Harrison, The Mayor of Thornbury
• Sun 26th Nov TRC Awayday trip to The Bicton Blister.
• Sun 17th Dec. Christmas Cracker 10k at Weston. Usually lots of TRC entries.
• Thurs 21st Dec. TRC pre-Xmas party at Thornbury Cricket Club.
• Sun 24th Dec. The annual Wotton run and apparently people want to do even though it is Xmas Eve!

The Riverbank Rollick is approaching (Sun 14th January) and we are looking for volunteers to help on the day. We expect those who helped last year to do so again but any new volunteers would be welcomed. See Jo Plumbley in the first instance if you can help. Entries are now closed – we have 400 entries and are full!

The Website has a full Diary of events down the right hand side and if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail Arthur Renshaw with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now, happy & safe running!

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TRC Club Night 02/11/17

**** The first Thornbury parkrun kicks off on Saturday 18th November, Mundy PF at 09.00am ****

www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/news/2017/11/01/thornbury-parkrun-is-here/

Normal Groups at the Leisure Centre tonight but Pete is away for a couple of weeks so you may have different Group Leaders over that period.

Your Committee wants to remind everyone to take care now we are running in the dark. Please listen to your Run Leaders instructions and don’t, wherever possible, run in the road.
Also don’t forget your Hi-Viz tops – if you need a new one I think the Club has some to sell.

For those of you who like cake it is the last Hill Teas of the year on Sunday (2-5pm)

Over the next few weeks we have…

• Thurs 2nd Nov – Pete is away so usual Groups but 9 min Group will be led by Kevin Cundy & 11 min Group by Mike Bennewitz & Angela Bushell
• Sat 4th Nov. Cross Country 2 – Malmesbury (see Jim Godden)
• Tues 7th Nov. Craig & Pete are away so Beginners with Suzy Cundy & Cathy Watkins & main group with the Kevins (Cundy & Wood)
• Thurs 9th Nov – Pete is away so usual Groups but 9 min Group will be led by Kevin Cundy.
• Sat 11th Nov – The Thornbury parkrun test event at 09.00 Mundy PF. TRC Members welcome to help and/or run.
• Tues 14th Nov. Pete is still away so the main group is with the Kevins (Cundy & Wood)
• Thurs16th Nov – Pete is back. Usual Groups.
• Sun 26th Nov TRC Awayday trip to The Bicton Blister.
• Sun 17th Dec. Christmas Cracker 10k at Weston. Usually lots of TRC entries.
• Thurs 21st Dec. TRC pre-Xmas party at Thornbury Cricket Club.
• Sun 24th Dec. The annual Wotton run and apparently people want to do even though it is Xmas Eve!

The Riverbank Rollick is approaching (Sun 14th January) and we are looking for volunteers to help on the day. We expect those who helped last year to do so again but any new volunteers would be welcomed. See Jo Plumbley in the first instance if you can help. Entries are now closed – we have 400 entries and are full!

The Website has a full Diary of events down the right hand side and if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail Arthur Renshaw with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now, happy & safe running!

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Gloucester Cross Country League Event 2

The last Gloucester Cross Country event was very well attended (thank you – we had a great time), but we know that a few people are unavailable for this next event, so we need YOUR help.

Saturday November 4th is the second Gloucester Cross Country League event at Charlton Park near Malmesbury. Details of the event are available here .  The ladies race is 6.4k and starts at 13:40, the men’s is 9.6km and starts at 14:30.  It would be great if we can increase our number at the race (last time 14 TRC members attended).

The men are currently 14th in the league, the women are 10th – it would be great to get both teams in the top 10 – men take note !

If you wish to meet and share transport, meet at  the Thornbury Scout Group car park near Castle School at 12:00 (Google maps state it takes approx 50 mins to get there).

If you go on your own, register and then find the TRC banner where I will refund your entry fee.  I may even bake some cakes again and hopefully will bring my camera.

I would suggest you do need off road trainers and wear your TRC running vest or T shirt.

I look forward to seeing you there on the day.

Jim

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TRC Club Night 26/10/17

Normal Groups at the Leisure Centre tonight but as it is The Curry Night Pete has asked all Groups to be back by 20.15. (note we are not running from the Cricket Club this time)
Hopefully you have all put your names down for the Curry so Ros knows how many to cater for but there will probably be a few spare places for those who haven’t put their name down yet – Thornbury Cricket Club from 20.45 onwards.

Your Committee wants to remind everyone to take care now we are running in the dark. Please listen to your Run Leaders instructions and don’t, wherever possible, run in the road.
Also don’t forget your Hi-Viz tops – if you need a new one I think the Club has some to sell.

Most people have paid their deposits for the Xmas party but there are still a few outstanding and Suzy Cundy really needs your £10 pp deposit today.

Over the next few weeks we have…

• Thurs 2nd Nov – Pete is away so usual Groups but 9 min Group will be led by Kevin Cundy & 11 min Group by Mike Bennewitz & Angela Bushell
• Sat 4th Nov. Cross Country 2 – Malmesbury (see Jim Godden)
• Sat 4th Nov. park run training session – Pomphrey Hill park run (If you have put your name forward you should know what you are down for)
• Tues 7th Nov. Craig & Pete are away so Beginners with Suzy Cundy & Cathy Watkins & main group with the Kevins (Cundy & Wood)
• Thurs 9th Nov – Pete is away so usual Groups but 9 min Group will be led by Kevin Cundy.
• Sat 11th Nov – likely to be the Thornbury park run test event at 09.00 Mundy PF. TRC Members welcome.
• Tues 14th Nov. Pete is still away so the main group is with the Kevins (Cundy & Wood)
• Thurs16th Nov – Pete is back. Usual Groups.
• Sun 26th Nov TRC Awayday trip to The Bicton Blister. Pete wants to remind those going to make sure they have entered and don’t leave it to on-the-day. Note there are NO showers. Lunch booked for 14.15 at a nearby pub and it is main course roast or veggy only (no starters or puddings available)
• Sun 17th Dec. Christmas Crcker 10k at Weston. Usually lots of TRC entries.
• Thurs 21st Dec. TRC pre-Xmas party at Thornbury Cricket Club.
• Sun 24th Dec. It should be the annual Wotton run – is there an appetite to do it on Xmas Eve?

The Riverbank Rollick is approaching (Sun 14th January) and we are starting to look for volunteers to help on the day. We expect those who helped last year to do so again but any new volunteers would be welcomed. See Jo Plumbley in the first instance if you can help. Entries only opened this week and last time I looked we were half full.

The Website has a full Diary of events down the right hand side and if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail Arthur Renshaw with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now, happy & safe running!

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TRC Club Night 19/10/17

This week it’s the usual Groups although as it is a Committee Meeting night the runs may be a little shorter.
Ros’s Group is going off-road and being led for the first time by Lizzie – if you intend going off-road you will need a head torch and off-road shoes.

Your Committee wants to remind everyone to take care now we are running in the dark. Please listen to your Run Leaders instructions and don’t, wherever possible, run in the road.
Also don’t forget your Hi-Viz tops – if you need a new one I think the Club has some to sell.

A great turnout for the first Cross Country of the season last Saturday – well done to both Teams and particularly to those first timers who all were well up the placings.

Pete’s list of the 10k’s he is putting forward for the Club Championships for 2018
• Minchinhampton 11/3/2018
• Bluebell Blunder /5/2018 date not yet out
• Berkeley. /5/2018
• Bradley Stoke. /6/2018
• Woodchester Park. /8/2018

A reminder that by this Friday Suzy Cundy needs your £10 pp deposit to secure your place for the TRC Xmas do at the Golf Club on Friday 5th January.

Over the next few weeks we have…

• Fri/Sat 20-21 Oct Christ The King Beer Festival, Castle St.
• Thurs 26th Oct. Curry Night after Club run. (don’t forget your put your name down on the list)
• Sat 4th Nov. Cross Country 2 – Malmesbury
• Sat 4th Nov. park run training session – Pomphrey Hill park run
• Sun 26 Nov TRC Away trip to The Bicton Blister
• Thurs 21st Dec. TRC pre-Xmas party at Thornbury Cricket Club.

The Website has a full Diary of events down the right hand side and if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail Arthur Renshaw with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now, happy & safe running!

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Cross Country

Just a reminder Saturday 14th Oct is the first Gloucester Cross Country League event at Blackbridge, Gloucester. Details are here. Women’s race (6k) is at 13:55, mens (10k) at 14:45.

If you want to share lifts, we are meeting at 1st Thornbury Scout Group car park at 12:30 (not 12:45 as previously stated).

Hope to see you there – look out for the Thornbury banner in the club tent area.

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TRC Club Night 12/10/17

This week it’s back to your usual Groups. The routes may be a bit shorter tonight as we have a Run Group Leaders meeting at 20.30.
Don’t forget your Hi-Viz tops – if you need a new one I think the Club has some to sell.

Well done to Angela and the two first timers who did the Bournemouth Marathon last Sunday – you have come a long way since the Beginners Group!

Pete has a list of the 10k’s he is putting forward for the Club Championships for 2018 – more next week. Over the next few weeks we have…

• Sat 14th Oct Cross Country Gloucester (Blackbridge)
• Sun 15th Oct Olveston School Fun Run 5k
• Thurs 19th Oct. TRC Committee Meeting after Club Night
• Fri/Sat 20-21 Oct Christ The King Beer Festival, Castle St.
• Thurs 26th Oct Curry Night after Club run. (don’t forget your put your name down on the list)

The Website has a full Diary of events down the right hand side and if you know of any events that may be of interest to TRC Members then e-mail Arthur Renshaw with the details. Event Name, Date & time, Location and Web link if you know it.

That’s all for now, happy running!

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Steve Jones Memorial Race

On a lovely Sunday morning, 13 TRC members took part in racing the Oldbury 10 course in memory of Steve Jones, who was an avid racer and died following a 5k race. This year the handicap system used age grading, which gives a percentage score based on how well others of their age in the world complete a distance. So, although Nick Williams came first on the day in a very impressive 1:01 40, it was Nick Langridge who won the trophy in a time of 1:12:42. As a 65 year old, that gave him a 77.74% age grading.
Others racing on the day with their respective finish time and age grading score were Andrew Darton (1:04:55, 70.42%), Jo Plumbley ( 1:15:39, 67.94%), Chris Foley (1:25:04, 67.79%), Moray Sloan (1:11:51, 66.27%), Hugh McPherson (1:25:35, 65.39%), Kevin Arnold (1:20:25, 59.69%), Steve Dimond (1:35:50, 58.97%), Sonya Bryson (1:27:07, 58.6%), Jim Williams (1:27:07, 52.9%), David Flemington (1:43:37, 51.5%) and John Francksen (1:48:03, 48.05%).
Well done to all.
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Our Cross Country Team Needs You !

Following a committee meeting discussion, we are changing how we organise our teams for cross country races.   The following now apply to the 2017-2018 season …..

  1. You have new cross country team managers ! Jim Godden will be the men’s team manager and Jo Plumbley the women’s team manager.
  2. We will be focussing on the Gloucester League, which comprises of a total of 5 events, including the Gloucester Champs. It will still be possible to enter the Gwent League events, but this will be organised more on an individual basis. We hope that this will allow members to commit their valuable time to mainly one league, making sure we have a full team at each Glos event.
  3. We need at least 6 men and 6 women at EVERY Glos League event to count as a team. There are also age category competitions at each event, together with overall best 3 events entered in the year.
  4. The club will pay for all entries to both Gloucestershire and Gwent league events, though for Gloucester League you will have to pay your own entry and then get refunded on the day (we can’t enter directly as one team).
  5. The TRC XC competition will now be based on the best 4 scores regardless of the league. There are two competitions for both men and women, overall best scores and age graded scores. Look on the website for details of last years competition.

I do hope YOU are willing to support this new club approach. Many people have said that the Gwent League is too far away, so now you have no excuse !  It is worth noting that if you haven’t competed in a cross country before, the Glos League is very low key yet competitive. Distances are around 6k for women and 10k for men, and start times normally in the afternoon. Terrain is fairly easy – the Old Down course is fairly typical – a few hills, bit of mud and grass etc.  Please note that if you worried about your ability – DON’T BE ! To give you an idea of the ability range of people who enter, last years Blackbridge men’s event was won in 28:33 and the final man came in at 51:39, with 226 runners entered.

So, to the all important dates :

Sat Oct 14th   Gloucester (Blackbridge)
Sat Nov 4th    Malmesbury (Charlton Park)
Sun Dec 10th Wotton Under Edge
Sat Jan 6th    Glos Champs at Old Down Country Park
Sat Feb 17th   Cheltenham

(The dates and venues after Gloucester are provisional at present)

For details, click here

I will update you with travel details, start times etc. when they are made available, but in the meantime, PLEASE think about whether you can run for YOUR club at these events. It would be great if we can make it a real TRC event and in the process, rise up the league tables.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Jo.
I look forward to seeing you on the 14th.

Jim Godden

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