Who’s who


An easy guide to who is responsible for what.

Committee Members:

  • Arthur Renshaw
  • Nigel Hale
  • Mike Bennewitz
  • Nick Langridge
  • Chris Foley
  • Chris Pritchard
  • Jo Plumbley
  • Melanie Wilson
  • Kevin Cundy
  • Mark West
  • Kevin Wood

Your committee needs the support of all club members to deliver the range of activities and events.

(* Denotes an Officer of the Club)

CHAIR* Arthur Renshaw 
Holds the ring at Committee meetings and liaises with the Secretary in setting the agenda. A point of contact for any Club member with a complaint or ideas for improvement.  Makes general announcements to the membership.  Liaises with other local Running Clubs and athletic organisations including UKA/EA, ARC, Regional AA, Avon AA, etc. Oversees quality kitemark schemes.
email: chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Stands in for the Chairperson when he/she is not available.

SECRETARY*         Nigel Hale
Guardian of the Club Constitution, Rules and Code of Conduct. Advises the Committee on what can and cannot be done according to the rules & regulations. Organises and books rooms for meetings, follows up decisions and records all Committee actions. Main Club contact with outside organisations for correspondence, and attends their meetings as necessary.  Arranges AGM.   Ensures compliance with Data Protection legislation. Maintains a register of EA Licenced coaches, Officials & Running Group Leaders. email: secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

TREASURER*         Mike Bennewitz      
Manages the finances.  Accounts for all income & expenditure. Holds the cheque book, pays invoices etc. Together with the Secretary, accounts for annual membership income (who has paid and who has not).  Presents accounts for annual audit.
email: treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

CAPTAIN           Kevin Wood     
Responsible for the overall athletic development and performance of the Club, including Thursday groups & routes. Makes announcements on Club Nights. Chairs the panel to determine allocation of Club entries for London Marathon.  Manages Club events such as mob matches, relays.
Kevin will be supported by Arthur Renshaw acting as Vice Captain
email: captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

CLUB MEMBERSHIP & NEW MEMBERS: Emma Pritchard (non committee member)
Special responsibility for welcoming & looking after new & prospective members.
Maintains current membership database.
email: membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Responsible for registering members who have opted for EA membership.
Also responsible for applying for the London Marathon Club place(s) & subsequent registration of successful club candidate(s).

SAFETY OFFICERS:       Mike Bennewitz
Oversees all aspects of Club activity from the safety perspective. Specific responsibility for Risk Assessment for TRC-organised events.

The objective is to have an event about twice a term.  The Social Secretaries will draw on other members of the Club to help in organising the Annual Dinner, which is a major event in the Club year.

RACE DIRECTORS Handicaps Craig Carscadden
  Thornbury10K Kevin Cundy & Ros Rowland
  Oldbury 10 Mile Justin Taylor & John Watt
  Riverbank Rollick Jo Emerson
  Ultra Distance Events Arthur Renshaw

All arrangements for the annual races: entry forms, publicity, race permits, policing, results etc. Look after any race equipment used. Organise events with the assistance of a nominated Race Sub Group

All Cross-country (X-C) team arrangements – Gwent & Gloucester League plus Championship races – Avon, Regional & National.  Maintain X-C records and organise trophies.
email: Cross Country

COACHING:  Kevin Wood
Kevin is the Club’s  Head Coach and takes responsibility for the Tuesday beginner & effort sessions, Thursday efforts and warm-ups. He heads the TRC Coaching Team.  Provides information on, and encourages members to apply for, coaching courses.  
email: coaching@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

The following activities are also covered, usually by one nominated person on the Committee, who  may enlist help from others:

Upcoming events and Social Media: Chris Pritchard
Updating the diary of activities of interest to TRC Members.
email: events@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Liaison with Local Fun Runs & TRC Events: Arthur Renshaw
Advising on UKA/ARC Rules, course design, risk assessments and general race organisation. email: chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Race Equipment: Arthur Renshaw
Looking after all race materials & equipment.

Trophy Management: TBA
Purchasing new trophies, getting trophies engraved and keeping records of last and current year’s winners.  In most cases trophies are recalled prior to the Annual Dinner so that they can be engraved and presented.

Club Kit: Kevin Cundy
Looking after, ordering, selling & collecting money.

Cycling: Richard Illingworth
Arranging training sessions and providing general information.

Distance Training: TBA
Organising long runs (Sunday 8.30 am) in preparation for half marathons and marathons.

First Aid: Justin Taylor & Garry Slater
Qualified First Aid support

Press Reports: Paul Harrod
Collecting race results, writing reports and liaison with local papers.
email: reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Tea Rota (Club Night): Richard Illingworth
Organising ‘who’ list and providing equipment, hot & cold drinks and biscuits.

Website – maintaining & updating the Club website, helping members add their content when needed. Nick Langridge and  Mel Lloyd  

email:-  WebAdmin

Facebook – Chris Pritchard and Kevin Cundy

Individual Club members will also have responsibility for updating their individual segment of the website, using a confidential password and username.



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