Events Diary : December to March

A number of you had trouble finding the link to the new Events Diary attached to the TRC weekly e-mail sent out last Sunday. The link was actually there and it worked but it was squashed up against my e-mail address so it didn’t look quite right.

I have just updated the Diary and added 4 events including the Green Man Ultra (45 miles) so I am sending out again to everyone – attached here…. TRC Diary 2020-21

We will aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis and send out any updates with the weekly e-mail to all.

Most of these events are listed by one of the 3 organisations referenced at the foot of the Diary. The assumption is that if the event is listed on RunBritain or Time Outdoors or DBMax the event has been Licenced and will go ahead as per the dates given in a Covid secure environment.

If you wish to look further afield or into later next year then go to the organisation’s lists directly by copying & pasting the link given into your browser.

If you know of any events that should be added or of any changes to the events listed then please send an e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC w/c Monday 23rd November during Lockdown2

The most recent Government directives for Lockdown2 mean we will not be able to meet on a Tuesday or Thursday for 4 weeks from 5th November until 2nd December as we must all ‘Stay at Home’

‘Stay at Home’ means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. This includes exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.

Full details are here…
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

1. Lockdown2 Busters.
To keep us running together whilst apart during lockdown Captain Kevin will be posting two events each week: Kevin posts The Virtual Tuesday efforts on the Members Facebook page on a Monday and the Route of the week also on the Members Facebook page published on a Saturday. These routes are only published on the TRC Members Facebook page. If you do not have access to Facebook and want to take part please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk and Kevin will forward the information to you.

2. Club e-mail to Members
Some of you may have noticed that you are getting this weekly e-mail twice! Our Technical experts are trying to sort this out but, in the meantime, please bear with us and just delete the second copy.

3. Events Diary
Many of our Members are missing competing in races and the opportunities to enter real races are limited. However if you look hard enough there are still quite a lot of real races out there – attached this week is a list of 25 ‘local’ events over the next few months. We will aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis. The list is in pdf format.

Most of these events are listed by one of the 3 organisations referenced at the foot of the list. The assumption is that if the event is listed on RunBritain or Time Outdoors or DBMax the event has been Licenced and will go ahead as per the dates given in a Covid secure environment.

If you wish to look further afield or into later next year then go to the organisation’s lists directly by copying & pasting the link given into your browser.

If you have any events to add to the Diary or if you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.ukTRC Diary 2020-21

TRC w/c Monday 16th November during Lockdown2

The most recent Government directives for Lockdown2 mean we will not be able to meet on a Tuesday or Thursday for 4 weeks from 5th November until 2nd December as we must all ‘Stay at Home’

‘Stay at Home’ means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. This includes exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Full details are here…
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

1. Lockdown2 Busters.
To keep us running together whilst apart during lockdown Captain Kevin will be posting two events each week: Kevin posts The Virtual Tuesday efforts on the Members Facebook page on a Monday and the Route of the week also on the Members Facebook page.
Thanks to all those who took part on week 1 of the ‘Lockdown Busters’, the ‘Route of the Week’ and ‘Virtual Tuesday’. This week there will be two routes of week, one on road from Steve Dimond and the other off road from Lizzie Williams. It would be great to see more people joining in and sharing their comments. Do both and tell us your favourite. The two routes and the session for Tuesday will all be published on Facebook only. If you do not have access to Facebook and want to take part please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk and Kevin will forward the information to you.

2. Virtual training & support group for a Half Marathon
Jim Williams is leading a training and support group that he is putting together during this Lockdown period. The goal will be Half Marathon in the spring. There is more on this on the TRC Members Facebook page.
If interested please contact Jim Williams directly from the Facebook page or jim_williams@me.com

3. TRC are part of the High6 Sports Club Reward Programme.
Dave Beard has arranged for TRC Members to get a 40% discount on High5 nutrition products (www.high5.co.uk). There are full details on how this works on the TRC Members Facebook page. As part of this promotion TRC also earn a 10% cashback which will go to our nominated charity Made A Mark.

4. Club e-mail to Members
Some of you may have noticed that you are getting this weekly e-mail twice! Our Technical experts are trying to sort this out but in the meantime please bear with us and just delete the second copy.

5. Fancy running a Marathon?
Richard Illingworth spotted this in the press this week and thought it might be of interest for anyone with Marathon aspirations . (Richard held the Club London Marathon record for many years – 2.57.33 in 1989)
http://m.email3.telegraph.co.uk/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=@MuxdcsyPba8Rcv4yOtZ7oSqtFR4ILgNlLAqgP4Bu55A=

6. Events Diary
To keep up with what’s on locally as from next week the weekly e-mail will have a Diary attachment listing the details of any local races – both real & virtual.

That’s all for this week and we will keep you advised if anything changes. If you have events or anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC w/c Monday 9th November during Lockdown2

The most recent Government directives for Lockdown2 mean we will not be able to meet on a Tuesday or Thursday for 4 weeks from 5th November as we must all ‘Stay at Home’

‘Stay at Home’ means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. This includes to exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Full details are here…
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

1. Lockdown2 Busters.

Captain Kevin is proposing that to keep us running together whilst apart during lockdown there will be two events each week:

• Route of the Week: Each week I will publish a ‘route of the week’ suggested by one of our team of Leaders.
Routes are ready, are you? Now it can be Thursday any day of the week!
This weeks route:
Route: Tockington Woodhouse Lower Hazel Loop
Distance: 4.79 miles
Elevation: 323 ft
Type: Road
https://www.strava.com/routes/2758305220758104540

Virtual Tuesday: Many of you enjoy Tuesday efforts. Sessions details will be posted each Tuesday. Pick a time and day that works for you!

Start a conversation: Please post your comments and photos each week so we can all see who is taking part.

2. Virtual training & support group for a Half Marathon
Jim Williams is leading a training and support group that he is putting together during this Lockdown period. The goal will be Half Marathon in the spring. There is more on this on the TRC Members Facebook page.
If interested please contact Jim Williams directly from the Facebook page or jim_williams@me.com

3. TRC are part of the High5 Sports Club Reward Programme.
Dave Beard has arranged for TRC Members to get a 40% discount on High5 nutrition products (www.high5.co.uk). There are full details on how this works on the TRC Members Facebook page. As part of this promotion TRC also earn a 10% cashback which will go to our nominated charity Made A Mark.

4. Club e-mail to Members
Some of you may have noticed that you are getting this weekly e-mail twice! Our Technical experts are trying to sort this out but in the meantime please bear with us and just delete the second copy.

5. Fancy running a Marathon?
Richard Illingworth spotted this in the press this week and thought it might be of interest for anyone with Marathon aspirations . (Richard held the Club London Marathon record for many years – 2.57.33 in 1989)
http://m.email3.telegraph.co.uk/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=@MuxdcsyPba8Rcv4yOtZ7oSqtFR4ILgNlLAqgP4Bu55A=

That’s all for this week and we will keep you advised if anything changes. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC Club Night 03/11/20 & then Lockdown until Thursday 3rd December

The most recent Government directives for Lockdown2 mean we will not be able to meet on a Tuesday or Thursday for 4 weeks from 5th November as we must all ‘Stay at Home’ (subject to this being ratified by MP’s this week)

‘Stay at Home’ means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. This includes exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.

Full details are here…
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

However we can meet this Tuesday 3rd Nov.

* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm. Please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm
* Please make sure your name is registered for Track and Trace. If you have the NHS App on your phone then check in using the QR codes in the top car park.(on the floor by each orange cone)
* The top car park is marked for Tuesday with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.
* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.
* Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the Track and Trace list before you go. The photographs we use as back up for the attendance list.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:
• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

Please remember – this applies to you all
• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.
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Hi-Viz tops are now required for all Club Night runs. Head Torches are useful and mandatory if going off-road.

1. Leaders & Asst Leaders.
Kevin Wood has recently sent out a request to find more Leaders & Assistant Leaders as we get more people back on a Tuesday & Thursdays we need more Group Leaders. The ‘Leader in Running Fitness’ (LIRF) courses are now all done on-line but EA have a backlog until Xmas and are not accepting any more LIRF course applications until January. However if you would like to volunteer to be an Assistant Leader then please see Kevin.

2. Bath Virtual Series

Entries to the Bath Virtual Series are open now – 5k, 10k and half marathon (14/3/21). If we get enough club entries Kevin Wood suggests we organise some socially distanced pace groups for the virtual event (depending what rules apply in March 2021) including a walking group. https://bathhalf.co.uk/virtual-series/

3. New paths to run in Thornbury
Just off Morton Way near the underpass the new tarmac paths that have been fenced off for ages are now fully open and they are a great new place to run. The paths cross two bridges between the new houses as well as skirting the new football pitch and follow an undulating course that can probably be made into a nice 5k route.

4. EA Membership Fees
Thanks to everyone who has now paid. We have now recouped the £10 advance fees that the Club paid for each Member.

5. Next TRC Committee Meeting
The first meeting of the new Committee is on Monday 9th November – if any Members have any issues or suggestions to put to the Committee please see the Secretary Nigel Hale (nigelhale@blueyonder.co.uk)

That’s all for this week but we will keep you advised if anything changes. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2 of the nominated Club Road Race Championship events have survived and the first one took place yesterday on its rearranged date at Westonbirt.  In the teeth of Storm Aidan and much like a cross country rather than a road race on its reworked course to keep inside the grounds, the results are now in and can be found on the results page.

There were only 4 runners showing in the results as Thornbury Running Club although more were entered so if your result is missing or was added later let me know

TRC Club Night 27/10/20 & 29/10/20

The information below refers to both Tuesday and Thursday night Club runs:

* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm. Please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm

* Please make sure your name is registered for Track and Trace. If you have the NHS App on your phone then check in using the QR codes in the top car park.

* The top car park is marked out with the usual Thursday Group names 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min, 5k, & Walkers and for Tuesday marked with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.

* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.

Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the Track and Trace list each week at each session, Tuesday and Thursday. As requested everyone is arriving just a few minutes before run time, which puts pressure on the person with the clipboard and list. Please avoid crowding around them whilst also ensuring your attendance has been acknowledged. The photographs we use as back up for the attendance list.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:

• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

Please remember – this applies to you all
• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.
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Hi-Viz tops are now required for all Club Night runs. Head Torches are useful and mandatory if going off-road.

Group Leaders 29/10/20
7 min Group Dave Beard
8 min Group Natalie Bennett
9 min Group Chris Pritchard
11 min Group Arthur Renshaw
5k Group tba
Walking Group tba

1. Run Group Sizes
No change to recent EA advice. We still should do Groups of 6 on a Thursday Club Night & on a Tuesday Efforts Night. If you intend cutting short your run or leaving your group for any other reason please make sure your Group Leader is fully aware.

2. Renewal of Membership, annual subs and EA fees
The Committee voted unanimously to forgo the deferred TRC Membership Fees for 2020/21. ie. You will not pay any TRC fees for this year! The next TRC Membership renewal will be from 1 April 2021.

For those Members where the Club paid the England Athletics (EA) fees for 2020/21 in advance we expect those Members to repay the Club the £10 subsidised fee (Full EA fees are £15 per person). It is disappointing that we still have 36 people who have not paid back the £10 – and this includes some past and present Committee Members! I’m sure it has just slipped your mind but we would like you to pay up now.
Please pay directly by Bank Transfer or if necessary by cheque to Mike Bennewitz. A/C No. 01190517, Bank sort code 30-12-04, please include your full name as a reference. Cheques to ‘Thornbury Running Club’.

3. Leaders & Asst Leaders.
Kevin Wood our new Captain has recently sent out a request to find more Leaders & Assistant Leaders as we get more people back on a Tuesday & Thursdays we need more Leaders. The ‘Leader in Running Fitness’ (LIRF) courses are now all done on-line.

4. Bath Virtual Series
Entries to the Bath Virtual Series are open now – 5k, 10k and half marathon (14/3/21). If we get enough club entries Kevin Wood suggests we organise some socially distanced pace groups for the virtual event (depending what rules apply in March 2021) including a walking group. https://bathhalf.co.uk/virtual-series/

5. New paths to run in Thornbury
Just off Morton Way near the underpass the new tarmac paths that have been fenced off for ages are now fully open and they are a great new place to run. The paths cross two bridges between the new houses as well as skirting the new football pitch and follow an undulating course that can probably be made into a nice 5k route.

That’s all for this week. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC AGM 20/10/20 Minutes

TRC AGM minutes Oct 20th 2020

Please find attached the minutes of the 2020 AGM held on Tuesday 20/10 by Zoom.

For your information the members of the new Committee voted in at the AGM are listed below.

We still have a vacancy for a Vice Chairman and up to 3 places on the Committee if there is any interest from the Membership particularly with a view to evening up the gender and age profile of the Committee.

Position Name
Chairman Arthur Renshaw
Secretary Nigel Hale
Treasurer Mike Bennewitz
Captain Kevin Wood
Committee Chris Foley
Committee Nick Langridge
Committee Dave Beard
Committee Jo Emmerson
Committee Kevin Cundy
Committee Chris Pritchard
Committee Mark West

22/10/20

TRC AGM 20/10/20 8pm ZOOM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

20th October 2020, Zoom meeting, 8:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/5288546926?pwd=U2hCa3FkUTB0UnRzYTdaaGZacFYwZz09

Meeting ID: 528 854 6926
Passcode: 383242

We were scheduled to have the last AGM at the end of March 2020 but with lockdown in place we decided to postpone the AGM until the Covid situation was over or at least improved. Here we are 7 months further on and we still can’t hold an indoor meeting and the world has changed since last March!

Your Committee has put in a lot of time and effort to bring back safe running on Club nights and we have had to make a lot of very difficult decisions such as cancelling our three races – the Thornbury 10k, the Oldbury 10 Mile and the Riverbank Rollick. These races were our main source of funding for the Club for the year.

The AGM, which will be held on Zoom, is your opportunity to find out what the Club has been doing over the last year or so and to ask any questions or to raise any issues and to vote in a new Committee to take the Club forward into 2021.

A number of long standing Committee Members are standing down at this AGM so we are looking for about 5 new people to join the Committee going forward – nomination form attached.
AGM 2020_Agenda

AGM 2020_Secretary’s Report

AGM 2020 Treasurers Report

AGM 2020 Captain’s Report

Committee nominations _2020
Attached is the Agenda and reports from the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Club Captain.

18/10/2020

TRC Club Night 22/10/20

There is no Tuesday night session this week as it is the night of the……
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
20th October 2020, Zoom meeting, 8:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/5288546926?pwd=U2hCa3FkUTB0UnRzYTdaaGZacFYwZz09

Meeting ID: 528 854 6926
Passcode: 383242

The Agenda and more details will be sent later to all TRC Members.

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* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm. Please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm

* Please make sure your name is registered for Track and Trace. If you have the NHS App on your phone then checkin using the QR codes in the top car park.

* The top car park is marked out with the usual Thursday Group names 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min, 5k, & Walkers and for Tuesday marked with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.

* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.

Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the Track and Trace list each week at each session, Tuesday and Thursday. As requested everyone is arriving just a few minutes before run time, which puts pressure on the person with the clipboard and list. Please avoid crowding around them whilst also ensuring your attendance has been acknowledged. The photographs we use as back up for the attendance list.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:

• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

Please remember – this applies to you all
• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.
********************************************************************************************
Hi-Viz tops are now required for all Club Night runs. Head Torches are useful and mandatory if going off-road.

Group Leaders 22/10/20
7 min Group Rob Watkins
8 min Group Kevin Cundy
9 min Group Chris Pritchard
11 min Group Mike Bennewitz
5k Group tba
Walking Group tba

1. Run Group Sizes
We are back to Groups of 6 on a Thursday Club Night & on a Tuesday Efforts Night for a few weeks at least or until the Government or England Athletics issue further directives. If you intend cutting short your run or leaving your group for any other reason please make sure your Group Leader is fully aware.

2. Renewal of Membership, annual subs and EA fees
The Committee voted unanimously to forgo the deferred TRC Membership Fees for 2020/21. ie. You will not pay any TRC fees for this year! The next TRC Membership renewal will be from 1 April 2021.

For those Members where the Club paid the England Athletics (EA) fees for 2020/21 in advance we expect those Members to repay the Club the £10 subsidised fee (Full EA fees are £15 per person). To date we have only had payment from 24 out of the 61 people where we have paid your EA fees.

Please pay directly by Bank Transfer or if necessary by cheque to Mike Bennewitz. A/C No. 01190517, Bank sort code 30-12-04, please include your full name as a reference. Cheques to ‘Thornbury Running Club’.

That’s all for this week see you on Zoom for the AGM. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

For runners of all standards