Thornbury 10k

The  Thornbury 10k race was on Thursday 13th July  2017. What a great night. Hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did! Thanks to all of you for making it such a success. The atmosphere was brilliant (mainly thanks to the amazing Frampton Cotterell support) but everyone contributed to it so thanks all.

Results can be found at the link

There are photos and comments about the race on  Facebook (click on discussion at the bottom of the page).

“I would like to say a big “Thank You” to every one that mashalled for our Thornbury 10k and some of you doubling up on the jobs to enable the safety of runners and allowing our club members to run .Thank you for the Mayor Helen Harrison for starting the race and handing out the fantastic prizes. We used a new field for car parking and those guys did a great job fitting in all the cars. Great team work .The Rugby club were once again very accommodating and the loos were a great help . Makro did us proud for water at the end. Thanks for the great feedback about the Medals and finally thank you to all the Club Runners for entering and making it a successful Race .

Entries for next year will open 1st March 2018 .”  Rosina, Race director.


Race information below is for reference. See you again in 2018, or want to try the Oldbury Power ten miler?

Parking for runners will not be available in the rugby club car park this year so please check the map below.

The race briefing will start at 19:10 in the rugby club car park and we’re aiming to walk everyone down to the start line at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.

Don’t forget that the roads aren’t closed to traffic so be aware of your surroundings at all times. Not all drivers are as patient or courteous as we’d like, but we also have a responsibility to keep to one side of the road, which we’ll run through at the briefing.

Also, if it wasn’t clear before (and sorry for that) all race numbers are to be collected on the night so try and give yourself plenty of time.

We have a number of prizes as usual this year:-

1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both the Men and the Ladies, plus age group prizes and course record prizes, so stick around for the prize giving at 21:00 and enjoy a drink in the bar.

Many thanks



Minimum Age 15 Years. Race start 19:30, with chip timing. Please allow time for parking and collecting your race number.

Entries are £13 affiliated and £15 unaffiliated.

Teams will be handled slightly differently this year.  There is no discount for team entries and there is no need to formally enter as a team.  Instead, the results will be based on runners representing the same running club.  The first four men or three women, from a particular club, to cross the line will be picked out and awarded the respective prizes.

Please do not wear headphones when running. In line with UKA rule 240 supp.5 we are banning the wearing of listening devices as the race is being run on a single carriageway road not closed to other road users.

All numbers and chips to be collected from the Rugby Club HQ on the day of the race.

The accurately measured course is on quiet undulating country lanes on the outskirts of Thornbury where you will be well looked after by Thornbury Running Club’s friendly and encouraging marshals.

A relaxed, hassle-free, but – for those who want it – very competitive road race over the ever-popular 10k distance with chip timing.

There will be substantial cash prizes for breaking the course record as well as team prizes.

Plenty of help and encouragement too for those trying the distance for the first time and no cut-off time.

For more details please click on the following links:

Competitive runners

Team players

Not so serious runners!

Race HQ is at Thornbury Rugby Club (BS35 1LG) with changing facilities, showers and after race bar and snacks.

The Start is a few minutes’ walk from Thornbury Rugby Club. The route is through Rockhampton, up Moorslade Lane to the A38, back down Sundayshill Lane, then back to the Finish at the Rugby Club. Click here for the route. Km markers are shown on map below.

Water will be available after the finish thanks to

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Race enquiries to Race Directors Ros Rowland or Emma Barnes

A big thank you to Up and Running, Westbury Park, Bristol branch, who are sponsoring this race, providing race numbers and support.

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Sundayshill route

The 2015 event took place on 9th July and more than 220 completed the course, including those who completed our beginners’ training as running novices. 

For results click here.

2015 Race Report

We had Sunshine and more than 220 finishers. The results team had their work cut out as groups of runners steamed in – literally in some cases.

There were good runs by many, though the course record was not broken and the £100 prizes were not claimed. For the first time we had pacers for the 10K, and this proved to be helpful for some of the runners getting their personal bests.

First back was Ciaran McQuade (Senior, Bristol & Westbury Ringers) in 34:54. First woman was local Rebecca Awde in 40:39.

There should be a special mention of our Beginners. They were trained by Thornbury Running Club volunteers, headed by our chief coach Craig. But they can’t be called beginners any more as they have now  raced 10 km!  (Double the usual beginners’ distance of 5 km.) They were bib numbers:

131 Cathy Watkins 1:08:24
153 Justine Poulton 1:11:34
160 Laura Woodward 58:51
166 Julie Freke 1:11:20
167 Kayleigh Griffiths 1:08:15
190 Vera Lees 1:08:12
192 Emma Thornell 1:11:01
216 Wendy Fraser 1:05:49

A special mention also to Sarah Willcox of Dursley, who completed her first 10K race.

1st Male – Ciaran McQuade (Bristol & Westbury Ringers) – 34.54
2nd Male (MV45) – Nick Smart (Bristol & Westbury Ringers)- 35.15
3rd Male – Robert Farley – 36.50

1st Lady – Rebecca Awde – 40.39
2nd Lady (LV45) – Jane Colman – 42.38
3rd Lady (LV45) – Louise Cronin – 43.16

MV40 – Jason Bidwell (FCH-A Team)- 39.13
MV45 – Nick Fay (Bristol & Westbury Ringers)  – 37.25
MV50 – Jim Godden (TRC)- 40.11
MV55 – Lee Christmas – 38.11
MV60 – Peter Cotterill – 41.45
MV65 – Christopher Taylor 45.12
MV60 – Benjamin Brian 104.13

LV40 – A Hendy – 46.33
LV45 – Maria Hobbs – 45.56
LV50 – Teresa Oaks – 53.34
LV50 – Christine Rose – 52.09
LV55 – Brenda Avery – 49.17

1st Male Team – Bristol & Westbury Ringers  (Ciaran McQuade, Nick Smart, Nick Faye)

1st Ladies Team – JJM Fitness (Kelly Winstone, Ella Brimble, Rowan Mackenzie)

As you could see, improvements were going on at the Rugby Club, our Race HQ. We worked hard with them to make the event go ahead and  found them very accommodating to make our event successful.

Mr Cullimore allowed us to use the Field for parking as for the first time in years we took him up on his offer, for which we are grateful . Severn Ambulance was our medical back up but to my knowledge were not needed .We would like to thank Harriet Smith (who was also running) Norville opticians for supplying bottles of water for all our finishers. A well needed drink for the end of a hot night. Sports Scientist Steve Bowen of Lucozade Sport was also present to iffer advice and energy drinks.

Lastly, thanks to the club volunteer marshals . We hope we made the event run smoothly and cheered on the runners. A big THANK YOU to you all.

Ros Rowland,  joint Race Director.

Sundayshill 10k 2006


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