Riverbank Rollick 2018

Thornbury running club’s first event of 2019 will be the Riverbank Rollick on Sunday 13th January at 11:00.

Entries will open on Full on Sport in November and we will put a link here.  As ever, be quick as this race always sells out fast. And as an added incentive, we may have a few surprises this year!


The 2018 race was held on January 14th. Thanks to all those who attended and the 352 finishers. We hope you enjoyed the event, especially after a hot drink and cake. Results are available on the  Full on Sport website here. 

Professional photographs after the event will be available to buy from Charles Witton Photography on this (click) page.


Some photos of the prize winners and a video of the start are here.

In 2018 Thornbury RC is supporting Brain Tumour Support www.braintumoursupport.co.uk.  Donations towards tea and cakes go directly to this very worthy cause. The club also gives a portion of all three of its annual races to the charity.

General information about the race follows.

The Riverbank Rollick is about 9 miles (14km)  long with 430ft (130m) of ascent and is 80 per cent off-road, on trails, bridle paths, across fields and through woodland.

It starts at the Pithay near St Mary’s Church, Thornbury, and goes out to St Arilda’s Church at Oldbury, down to the scenic Severn Riverbank, turning left along the estuary for about 1.5 miles past Whale Wharf with views of the Bridge and Chepstow.

It then heads back through the village of Littleton Upon Severn and beside Thornbury Golf course to return to the Playing Fields.

There is a water station at Littleton, approximately 5.6 miles (9 km) from the start.

The course offers different terrains, different places, different views… and is probably different to anything you’ve tried before. Challenging too, but very rewarding.

We will be issuing medals for each race organised by TRC. Together these medals will join together if you complete all 3 races (Riverbank Rollick, Thornbury 10km and the Oldbury 10 miler.)


  • There will be a waiting list on the full on sport website should the event fill up.
  • If you need to edit your entry or transfer your place to another runner, that can also be done on the Full On Sport event page so it’s now within your control so you can check the entries list and see the change immediately.
  • There will be team and individual prizes in all major categories.
  • The race will be run under ARC Rules (Permit ARC/18/020).
  • Race numbers with attached chips will be issued on the day – the race is gun to chip timed


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 COURSE MAP  Rollick map 2018pdf   or  Gmap version (which can be exported as gpx for gps devices) . There is a slight change from previous years,  after a mile.

Some sections are on private land with the owners’ permission only for the race. At other times please follow paths clearly marked as public footpaths or bridleways.

If you have any questions or issues please contact Race Director  jo.plumbley@gmail.com

 2017 summary and links to the results / photos

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