TRC Club Night 19/09/19

TRC Club Night 19/09/19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU BRING AND WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY – The form is now by the door into the room near the Welcome Desk

The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your off-road run please remove your muddy trainers before coming back into the Centre. Thanks for your co-operation on this.

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Nick Williams
• 8 min Group with Kevin Wood
• 9-10 min Group with Steve Dimond
• 10+ min Group with Liz Dix
• 5k Group with Rebecca Twyman and Steve Evans
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Clare Watt
• Tea Rota Next Week: Sarah Newnes
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• Welcome Desk this week : Mike Bennewitz

Family Fun Day

Sunday saw the club’s first Family Fun day on a glorious sunny day. Over 70 people young and older enjoyed sack races, egg and spoon, skipping races, wheelbarrow races and tug of war. Great fun, lots of laughter, excellent company and good food.
A BIG thank you to Emma Pritchard, Nikki Foss and Chris Pritchard for all their hard work to make it a faultless event.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister. Pete is organising a coach trip again this year. Don’t forget you have to enter the race individually direct . Let Pete know if you want a coach seat (£10 per person)

TRC Website. We are seeking an individual who knows something about web sites to help us maintain & improve the TRC website. If you are interested please see Nick Langridge, Dave Beard or Steve Dimond.

Personal Alarms: With the Winter season unfortunately approaching we all may have no choice but to run alone in the dark. The police have already recommended taking additional precautions as detailed earlier on our Facebook page but there is an extra step we all can take. Sean Underwood kindly let the club have a few personal alarms (which have been distributed) for review. The club is considering placing a bulk order for these alarms with the supplier. If you would like one please can you send an email to ‘membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk’ by 10pm on Sunday 22nd September so we can gauge the demand. The cost of the alarms each is likely to be in the region of £5 which the Club is looking to fund.

Results reporting: Finally, if you want to see your results on the TRC website and in the papers please make sure you enter any races as “Thornbury RC”. This also applies to your parkrun profile. If you are not down as Thornbury RC we cannot guarantee your results will be picked up

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Results as reported 10/09/19

The final round of Thornbury Running Club’s road running championship took a small detour onto woodland trails for the 8-mile Woodchester Park Race on Sunday. It was a battle of the Nicks for the men’s title, pitting the seasoned campaigner and defending champion, Nick Langridge, versus the new kid on the block, Nick Williams, for the 2019 prize. The club championship is decided by whomever scores the most points in 3 of the 5 selected races. After registering maximum points in the first 2 races earlier in the season, Nick Williams was the first TRC runner to finish and a fantastic 2nd overall in 52:31 mins. Nick’s victory in the road running championships completes a clean sweep of the cups for 2019 after winning the equivalent prize in cross country earlier in the year. Henry Orna produced a fine run to finish in 6th place in 56:22 mins, followed by Paul Thomas in 25th in 1 hour 2:17 mins.

Hannah Kinloch Haken was the top TRC woman to finish in all 3 races she competed in and although there were only 2 TRC women competing at Woodchester, she finished in 4th place and 25th place overall in 1 hour 2:52 mins.

Nick Langridge may not have held onto his title, but the fact he is still competing for it at the age of 67 is a great achievement. Nick finished in 33rd place in 1 hour 4:05 mins and was the top runner in the M65 age category. Richard Jackson was next in 37th place in 1 hour 4:37 mins, followed by Sarah Newnes in 1 hour 20:35 mins.

Amongst a huge field of 57,000 runners in Sunday’s Great North Run in North East, 5 runners were representing TRC on the day. Chris Foley has run in some of the most famous big city marathons and ticked off another of the iconic road races, he finished in 8,558th place in 1 hour 55:47 mins. Rachel Murphy was next in 31,723rd place in a time of 2 hours 41:13 mins, followed by Katie Dent 33,906th place 2 hours 47:26 mins, Cathy Watkins 34,190th place in 2 hours 48:17 mins and Magda Johnson 34,225th place in 2 hours 48:21 mins.

Mike Bennewitz ran his 10th half marathon of 2019 at the New Forest Half Marathon. On a very scenic course on mainly flat trails, Mike finished in 648th out of over 2,000 runners in his fastest time of the year in 1 hour 53:50 mins.

TRC’s parkrun results included a 21:47 mins run for Melanie Wilson in Oxford and a new personal best of 19:30 mins in Warrington for Ben Foss. There were several personal best times on the Thornbury course, Andrew Darton was the first to finish overall in 19:09 mins, followed by Adam Frontczak in a new PB of 20:23 mins, Mike Poad PB 21:16 mins, John Mann PB 23:47 mins, Duncan Pauly PB 26:08 mins, Ann Green PB 29:33 mins, Mel Lloyd PB 29:43 mins and Lynne Turner 34:50 mins. On the Skatas course in Sweden, Brian Godsman ran 24:30 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 12/09/19

TRC Club Night 12/09/19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU BRING AND WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY – The form is now by the door into the room near the Welcome Desk
The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your off-road run please remove your muddy trainers before coming back into the Centre. Thanks for your co-operation on this.

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Dave Beard
• 8 min Group with Ian Evans
• 9-10 min Group with TBA
• 10+ min Group with Suzy Cundy
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Steve Allen
• Tea Rota Next Week: Andy Darton
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• Welcome Desk this week : Kevin Wood

Upcoming Events:

THIS SUNDAY- 15th SEPTEMBER!- TRC Members and Family Sports Day 2019
10.30-14.30
The Castle School

Tickets: £2 per person or £5 for a family *includes BBQ food. You can still buy tickets at Club night or just turn up on the day!

The TRC sports day will include all the classic events with races for every age, you don’t even have to run, supporters are just as important! There will also be a BBQ, so bring your picnic blanket, running trainers or supporters cheer and join us for what we hope is a fun day!

Any questions please speak to Emma Pritchard or Nikki Foss or email e.pritchard91@yahoo.com

The money raised from ticket sales will be split between:
Taryn Roberts, who is racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October
Caron Hale, who is competing in the Veterans Fencing World Championships in Cairo October

Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister. Pete is organising a coach trip again this year. Don’t forget you have to enter the race individually direct . Let Pete know if you want a coach seat (£10 per person)

TRC Website. We are seeking an individual who knows something about web sites to help us maintain & improve the TRC website. If you are interested please see Nick Langridge, Dave Beard or Steve Dimond.

Results reporting:
Finally, if you want to see your results on the TRC website and in the papers please make sure you enter any races as “Thornbury RC”. This also applies to your parkrun profile. If you are not down as Thornbury RC we cannot guarantee your results will be picked up

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Results as reported 3rd Sept 2019

The Oldbury 10 Miler on Sunday was blessed by perfect weather and some fantastic performances on the flat roads around Oldbury. Thornbury Running Club’s third and final event of the year was another sellout with 500 entries vying for top prizes and personal best times.

In one of the most competitive races in the men’s field for many years, Westbury Harrier’s Matt Ellis took an early lead and was closely pursued by a pack of some of the top road runners in the area. After 8 miles, Stroud athlete Alastair Cambell moved into the lead and maintained his form to the end, winning in 54:53 mins with Ellis in second place only 18 seconds behind. Former winner of this race, Weston AC’s Chris McMillan, took third spot in 55:53 mins.

In the women’s race, Weston AC’s Susan Duncan dominated from start to finish and repeated her recent victory at Thornbury 10k in the longer 10-mile race with a winning time of 1 hour 3:48 mins. Behind Susan, it was a fierce battle for the remaining podium places, the next 5 runners only separated by a minute at the finish. Westbury Harrier’s Vicky Tester had won Thornbury RC’s first race of the year in January, was third in the second in July and completed her flush of the podium places with a second place finish in the 10 miler in 1 hour 6:42 mins, narrowly beating Kelly Dicks from Great Western Runners in 1 hour 6:46 mins.

The Oldbury 10-miler also doubles as the Avon 10-mile road running championships for athletes in running clubs in the Avon region. Matt Ellis and Susan Duncan were crowned this year’s Avon 10 mile champions.

There were 7 Thornbury runners in the field. First was Melanie Wilson in 141st place in 1 hour 19:32 mins, followed by Ross Philips 143rd in 1 hour 19:39 mins, Chris Hill 227th 1 hour 29:53 mins, Chris Lee 254th 1 hour 33:51 mins, Christopher Pritchard 259th 1 hour 34:20 mins, Nikki Hale 274th 1 hour 37:03 mins and Martin Abrahams 339th 1 hour 49:50 mins.

Elsewhere, Thornbury runners featured in 8 different parkruns. On the home course, Mike Poad ran a new PB in 20:58 mins, followed by Richard Jackson 22:25 mins, Laura Orna 23:08 mins, John Mann 23:52 mins, Reuban Williams 24:05 mins, Jonathan Greenwood 25:01 mins, Val Knight 28:53 mins, Ann Green 29:46 mins, Woody Williams 33:25 mins, Jo Williams 33:32 mins, Richard Illingworth 33:50 mins and Rebecca Twyman 45:04 mins.

Nick Langridge ran 21:34 mins at Kingsway parkrun, Mel Lloyd finished Brighouse in 29:27 mins, Nick Williams ran Newport in 18:10 mins and Kevin Arnold completed Eastville in 23:23 mins. At Chipping Sodbury, Garry Slater ran 20:48 mins and David Palmer was next in 26:38 mins. Brian Godsman finished Skatas in 24:58 mins and Paul Saville ran Tetbury Goods Shed in 20:46 mins.

Some of the elite runners of Wales and South West featured in Sunday’s Cardiff Metropolitan University 10k in a field of over 6,000 runners. Paul Thomas was the first of the 2 Thornbury runners present, finishing in 434th place in 42:31 mins, Jay Bartley was next in 1,484th place in 51:55 mins.

Natalie Bennett was the lone TRC runner at the first edition of the Cotswold Trail Half Marathon, taking place from Sudeley Castle on Sunday. Natalie was 267th overall in a time of 2 hours 19:13 mins.

Thornbury RC’s triathletes were in good form at the weekend in events ranging from Olympic distance to the uber-long Ultraman format. Paul Clark took on the considerable challenge of the 3-day Ultraman UK in Snowdonia National Park, which included 322 miles over the 3 disciplines, 21,500 feet of ascent around the Welsh hills and a double-marathon on the final day. After losing some ground to his competitors on the opening 6.2 mile open water swim in Lake Bala, Paul chipped away at his competitors advantage over the next 2 days and 262 miles of bike riding. At the start of the 52-mile run on day 3, Paul was in second place with the race leader 10 mins ahead. Paul capped a tremendous effort with a win in the final double marathon by 6 mins, which meant after 29 hours 46:08 mins of racing Paul finished in 2nd place and only 4 mins behind the race leader.

At the Sussex Triathlon on a hilly bike course and off-road run over the Olympic distance, Will Hamilton was involved in a sprint to the line to finish 5th overall and 1st in the 30-34 age group in a time of 2 hours 31:31 mins. Hannah Kinloch Haken finished 3rd woman and 15th overall in a time of 2 hours 42:49 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 5th September 2019

TRC Club Night 5/09/19

NOW WE WILL BE RUNNING IN THE DARK PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY – The form is now by the door into the room near the Welcome Desk

The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your off-road run please remove your muddy trainers before coming back into the Centre. Thanks for your co-operation on this.

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Rob Watkins
• 8 min Group with Kevin Cundy
• 9-10 min Group with Hugh McPherson
• 10+ min Group with Rachel Murphy
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : James Marshall
• Tea Rota Next Week: Steve Allen
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• Welcome Desk this week : Chris Foley

Upcoming Events:

New TRC social alert! : TRC Members and Family Sports Day – Sunday 15th September 10.30-14.30 at The Castle School

Tickets: £2 per person or £5 for a family *includes BBQ food

The TRC sports day will include all the classic events with races for every age, you don’t even have to run, supporters are just as important! There will also be a BBQ, so bring your picnic blanket, running trainers or supporters cheer and join us for what we hope is a fun day!

Get your tickets at Club Night from Emma Pritchard or Nikki Foss or email e.pritchard91@yahoo.com

The money raised from ticket sales will be split between:
Taryn Roberts, who is racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October
Caron Hale, who is competing in the Veterans Fencing World Championships in Cairo October

Wednesday Sept 4th.

Wednesday 4th September sees the start of another of the popular ‘Beginners’ running courses. We have a full house with 25 participants and have had to turn people away until Spring 2020. Also good to see 3 people joining the Coaching / Leading team, including a new club member.
Please feel free to come along Wednesday 7:00 top car park at the Leisure Centre to meet the beginners, encourage them in their running and support your club.

Sunday 8th Sept : The remaining race in the TRC Championships for 2019 is Woodchester Park – it is 8 hilly miles !

Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister. Pete is organising a coach trip again this year. Don’t forget you have to enter the race individually direct . Let Pete know if you want a coach seat (£10 per person)

Oldbury 10 – Message from John Watt

Thanks to all Thornbury Running Club members and their families who helped at the Oldbury 10 on Sunday. We need around 70 marshal’s to support this race.and we receive great feedback from the runners.
Justin and I have agreed next year is our final year No. 13. I will publish a process list so people can see how the event is organized.
I would recommend minimum 2 people to share the workload with a couple of designated helpers on site on the day.
If some-one wanted to take it from next year we can help and advise to help you get a feel for it. Arthur did this for us.

TRC Website. We are seeking an individual who knows something about web sites to help us maintain & improve the TRC website. If you are interested please see Nick Langridge, Dave Beard or Steve Dimond.

Results reporting: Finally, if you want to see your results on the TRC website and in the papers please make sure you enter any races as “Thornbury RC”. This also applies to your parkrun profile. If you are not down as Thornbury RC we cannot guarantee your results will be picked up

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

TRC Club Night 29th August 2019

TRC Club Night 29/08/19

John Watt and Justin Taylor are still looking for more help with the Oldbury 10 mile on Sunday 1st September. We are sold out (500 entrants) so we need all the help we can to ensure it all goes well on the day. Please see John or Justin if you haven’t offered to help yet.#

AUTUMN IS UPON US AND THE NIGHTS ARE DRAWING IN SO PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR HI-VIZ NEXT WEEK

PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY – The form is now by the door into the room near the Welcome Desk
The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your off-road run please remove your muddy trainers before coming back into the Centre. Thanks for your co-operation on this.

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Jim Godden
• 8 min Group with Ben Foss
• 9-10 min Group with Mike Bennewitz
• 10+ min Group with Liz Dix
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Jo Plumbley
• Tea Rota Next Week: James Marshall
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• Welcome Desk this week : Cathy Watkins
Upcoming Events:
• New TRC social alert! : TRC Members and Family Sports Day – Sunday 15th September 10.30-14.30 at The Castle School

Tickets: £2 per person or £5 for a family *includes BBQ food

The TRC sports day will include all the classic events with races for every age, you don’t even have to run, supporters are just as important! There will also be a BBQ, so bring your picnic blanket, running trainers or supporters cheer and join us for what we hope is a fun day!

Get your tickets at Club Night from Emma Pritchard or Nikki Foss or email e.pritchard91@yahoo.com

The money raised from ticket sales will be split between:
Taryn Roberts, who is racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona in October
Caron Hale, who is competing in the Veterans Fencing World Championships in Cairo October
• Sunday 1st Sept: Oldbury 10 Mile. John & Justin need your help – particularly if you did not help with the Thornbury 10k. Contact John Watt or Justin Taylor asap.
• Wednesday Sept 4th. The Autumn Beginners Running Course starting Wednesday 4th Sept for 9 weeks is now FULL with 25 registered and fully paid participants. We have a rota of coaches/leaders and supporters but more help is always welcome. You don’t need to sign up for 9 weeks, just turning up for 1 week would be great! Beginners need support and encouragement and are a great source of new members …. Please help. Thank you beginners@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

• Sunday 8th Sept : The remaining race in the TRC Championships for 2019 is Woodchester Park – it is 8 hilly miles !

• Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister. Pete is organising a coach trip again this year. Don’t forget you have to enter the race individually direct . Let Pete know if you want a coach seat (£10 per person)
Footpath Closure proposed: Some of you may have seen that the Castle School /Shieling School are trying to close a footpath we use for the route of the Riverbank Rollick. The Committee decided that the Club would make it known to the Council that we do use the path but would leave it up to individual Members to decide whether to formally object or not. Please see the link here… it’s your choice; closing date for comment 23 Aug. https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/PT.6312_OTH19/consultationHome
TRC Website. We are seeking an individual who knows something about web sites to help us maintain & improve the TRC website. If you are interested please see Nick Langridge, Dave Beard or Steve Dimond.
Results reporting: Finally, if you want to see your results on the TRC website and in the papers please make sure you enter any races as “Thornbury RC”. This also applies to your parkrun profile. If you are not down as Thornbury RC we cannot guarantee your results will be picked up

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

TRC Club Night 22/08/19

John Watt and Justin Taylor are still looking for more help with the Oldbury 10 mile on Sunday 1st September. We are sold out (500 entrants) so we need all the help we can to ensure it all goes well on the day. Please see John or Justin if you haven’t offered to help yet.

After this week I’m not here on a Thursday for 6 weeks so I am looking for someone to take over these weekly notes whilst I’m away. (If nobody takes over then you will have to guess at what’s on and who the Group leaders are each week.)

PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY – The form is now by the door into the room near the Welcome Desk

The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your off-road run please remove your muddy trainers before coming back into the Centre. Thanks for your co-operation on this.

Back to normal Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Nick Williams
• 8 min Group with Kevin Wood
• 9-10 min Group with Jim Williams
• 10+ min Group with Ellie & Magda
• 5k Group with Steve Evans
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Mark Williams
• Tea Rota Next Week: Jo Plumbley
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• Welcome Desk this week : Emma B

Upcoming Events:

• New TRC social alert! : TRC Members and Family Sports Day
We are organising a school sports day on Sunday 15th September and it would be wonderful if as many people as possible could come along, the event will be open to both members and their families. There will be all the classics; egg and spoon, sack race, three legged race and more! There will also be food and drink, as well as prizes! There will be a small cost to help us put on the best event. We are expecting to hold it at The Castle School on Sunday Sept 15th at 10.30am. Bring all the family along to get stuck in!

Please can you complete the Doodle Poll by clicking this link, please add your name x the number of people in your party: https://doodle.com/poll/girp6axw6rmndtz5

• Sunday 25th August Severn Bridge Half Marathon (& 10k)

Sunday 1st Sept: Oldbury 10 Mile. John & Justin need your help – particularly if you did not help with the Thornbury 10k. Contact John Watt or Justin Taylor asap.

Wednesday Sept 4th. Following the success of the beginners 0 to 5k course earlier this year we are doing it all again starting 4th Sept for 9 weeks. We are limiting it to 25 people, first come first served, and already have a waiting list. If you know anyone interested, or wanting more info, please ask them to contact beginners@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk. The course costs £10 for 9 weeks coaching” If you can help please see Kevin Wood.

Sunday 8th Sept : The remaining race in the TRC Championships for 2019 is Woodchester Park – it is 8 hilly miles !

• Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister. Pete is organising a coach trip again this year. Don’t forget you have to enter the race individually direct . Let Pete know if you want a coach seat (£10 per person)

Footpath Closure proposed: Some of you may have seen that the Castle School /Shieling School are trying to close a footpath we use for the route of the Riverbank Rollick. The Committee decided that the Club would make it known to the Council that we do use the path but would leave it up to individual Members to decide whether to formally object or not. Please see the link here… it’s your choice; closing date for comment 23 Aug.
https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/PT.6312_OTH19/consultationHome

TRC Website. We are seeking an individual who knows something about web sites to help us maintain & improve the TRC website. If you are interested please see Nick Langridge, Dave Beard or Steve Dimond.

Results reporting: Finally, if you want to see your results on the TRC website and in the papers please make sure you enter any races as “Thornbury RC”. This also applies to your parkrun profile. If you are not down as Thornbury RC we cannot guarantee your results will be picked up

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Results as reported 20/08/19

Elizabeth Dix completed her first half marathon for 7 years, taking in the sights of Bath during Relish Running’s Two Tunnels ‘City Ticket’ event on Sunday 18 August. As well as her own achievement in completing the course in a time of two hours 43.39 minutes, she was delighted that both her parents, relatively new to running, had chosen to race as well. Mum Emma Hanbury-Chatten competed for the first time over the 10k option, finishing in one hour 37.50, and Dad, Keith Hanbury-Chatten ran his first 5k in 38.18 minutes.

Elsewhere, Thornbury Running Club members spread themselves far and wide on Saturday at many parkrun courses. At Ashton Court, Bristol Ross Phillips completed the 5k in 24:54, and at Hyde, Manchester, Nick Langridge ran 21:48 minutes, the fastest finisher in the 65-69 age group by almost four minutes. Paul Saville ran 19:31 at Pegwell Bay in Kent. At Skatås in Sweden Brian Godsman ran 25:35 while Chris Lee was much closer to home, running 25:58 at the Severn Bridge event, and on Tooting Common Katherine Adams ran 36.33 minutes. At the tough Woolacombe Dunes event Kevin Wood ran 27:08; Chris Pritchard 32:54 and Emma Pritchard 34:07.

Back in Thornbury, as usual many Club members made up the team of volunteers without which no parkruns could take place. Of those running Adam Frontczak achieved a new Personal Best of 20.40minutes, with Mike Poad also running a PB in 21:31. Melanie Wilson was a First Timer at the event and finished in a quick 22.38 minutes. Ann Green finished in 31.02; Rebecca Twyman in 35.02 and Mel Lloyd in 35.12. The young Williams brothers are showing themselves to be quite promising athletes, though on Saturday both were running below their best with Reuban finishing in 24.20 minutes: still a very good time, and Woody accompanying Mum Jo home in 36.13 and 36.22 minutes respectively.

Judy (standing in for Matt who is on holiday)

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