TRC Club Ni8ght 11/05/17 Cont…

  • No idea what’s happening on Thursday night as I’m doing this early this week because I’m away for a couple of days.
  • Please complete and return your Membership Questionnaire – we want your views!
  • Beginners Group led by Craig started Tuesday 9th – week 1 of 5
  • Ros is still looking for more people to help on our sold out 10k – Thursday 13th
  • 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.


Thornbury Running Club runners arrived en masse to tackle the ‘Bluebell Blunder’, an off-road circa 10k race set in the glorious Wye Valley. The route snakes up and down the steep forest trail, including a short section along the Offa’s Dyke Path. The last mile features beautiful fields of bluebells, followed by a quick dash down to the finish while trying to avoid the hazardous roots, which are very easy to trip over.The highlight of the day belonged to the women’s team who won first prize in the team competition. The first 3 ladies over the line were Joanne Plumbley, Rosina Rowland and Clare Watt.

Jo carried over her London Marathon form and was 3rd female and 33rd overall in 54:53. Ros and Clare had a ding dong battle throughout the race with Ros prevailing in 59:46 mins, only 6 seconds ahead of Clare. Ros and Clare finished 2nd and 3rd in the FV50 age category and 54th and 55th overall, respectively.

Michelle Turner completed the undulating course in 1hr 8:22 in 96th place & 28th female.

While the men could not match the women’s domination, they did manage to make the podium in third place in the team competition. First finisher for the club was Matt Johnstone who finished 10th in a time of 49:31. Paul Thomas was next in 53:53 in 28th place, followed by Moray Sloan in 54:48 in 32nd place.

Nick Langridge ran a well-paced race, picking off several runners in the final third of the race. His time of 56:30 was good enough for 2nd MV60, 45th overall and was 3 minutes quicker than his time in the same race in 2016.

Kevin Cundy highlighted the perils of off-road racing when he turned his ankle with 1 mile to go and was forced to walk to the end. Hugh McPherson finished together with Kevin in 1:11:23 and 1:11:25. Fortunately, St John’s Ambulance were on hand to help Kevin at the finish and thanks should always go to them and the army of volunteers who make these races possible.

Nigel Hale continued the Welsh theme to this week’s racing by taking part in the Porthcawl parkrun on Saturday and finished in 35:24.

Paul Thomas and Chris Dawes joined the field of 333 runners at Chipping Sodbury in windy conditions. Paul’s time of 19:40 placed him 11th overall. Chris finished in 37th place in 21:48 .

Paul Thomas and Moray Sloan were out racing on multiple occasions over the weekend. Moray’s first outing was a 20:33 performance in Kingsway Gloucester parkrun in 15th place. Most people tend to slice seconds off their personal best times but Liam Symonds-Barry has made a habit of bringing his best time down in 1 minute increments. His latest personal best on the Kingsway course was 22:12 in 31st place.

Kevin Arnold finished the Pomphrey Hill parkrun in 23:00.

Have Fun!

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