TRC Bulletin for W/C 17/01/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Rob Watkins
  • 8 min – Hannah Hamilton
  • 9 min – Chris Pritchard
  • 10 min – Steve Dimond
  • 12 min(5k) – Kathy Willott
  • Walking – tba

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  1. Club Night meeting room & Tea Rota

As you know we asked for your views on the Thursday night TLC meeting room and post run tea to discuss at the committee meeting on 10/1. We had replies from 15 members and opinions were very diverse. Based on this the committee decided that we will continue with the room, as it was felt that having a place to all meet was an important aspect of being a club. Despite the large cost, approx £1,700 per year equivalent to about 68 memberships, we plan to continue. We know that many people still feel uncomfortable going inside and we hope that the situation will improve and we can all meet together again. On the subject of tea, for many it was a nice to have whilst others were happy to do without or just have water. Being on the tea rota was not popular. So, for the time being at least, we propose to stop offering tea and just provide water. We appreciate some people wanted to use the monies for other things and certain people wanted tea. Listening to everyone and balancing the views we believe this is the right option for now. We can review again as things change. Remember the room is available before the run to keep dry / warm, chat and store stuff. All we ask is to please be in the car park by 7:00pm ready to run. Check out the spacious room if you have not taken a look already.

  1. Cross Country

As you will have seen from Paul’s recent ‘Race Report’ there were some outstanding Club member performances in the Cross Country last weekend across all age groups. Particularly worthy of mention is James Harrod’s results across both XC events so far this year.  At 18 he is competing in the Senior Men’s event, finishing in a top 10 position at both races. Last weekend he was the runaway winner of the under 20’s event. Great effort James! For full details of the Club’s cross country championship please take a look at https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/teams/cross-country/results-2021-22/

  1. Return of the Swimarathon                                                       

March 4th – 6th 2022 sees the return of the popular Rotary Club Swimarathon which the Club has actively supported for many years. We are going with our traditional Sunday 5:15 session. The event is open to teams of up to 6 people swimming in relay, each able to swim at least 25 metres and who, between them, are able to swim for 55 minutes http://www.thornburyrotary.org/swimarathon/ Please note this is a sponsored event and we are therefore asking each swimmer to donate £10 (i.e. £60 per team). This year Rotary are supporting the same charity as the club, Made a Mark. If you would like to take part and are available 5:15 – 6:15pm Sunday 6th March, please submit your details: https://forms.gle/eFkyoDFL5FWTMt2t5 by 30th January.

  1. Mob Match vs Bitton – 27th March

Mob match vs Bitton on Sunday 27th March is going to be a 10k. The draft route, which I will recce with Bitton Captain soon is https://www.strava.com/routes/2913849754260676728 In a mob match every runners counts towards the final score. More runners = more points! Please put the date in your diary, we will be collecting names soon. 

  1. Cotswold Way Challenge – June 2022

Ever fancied having a go at an Ultra? In June there are 3 distances along the Cotswold Way – 25k, 50k and 100k.    Full details can be found on www.ultrachallenge.com   Any TRC Members who sign up in January can get a 50% discount on the entry fee using code: NYCHARITY22       

  1. Annual Social Event & Awards – May 20th

The team organising the Annual Awards Event social (Carol, Emma, Jonathan & Karen) has worked at superfast pace and booked the date and venue! The informal event will be a BBQ at Thornbury Golf Club on Friday 20th May. Partners are invited and more details will follow. Be nice to get to the top of the golf course hill without being out of breath and in a sweaty mess! Please put the date in your diary. 

  1. parkrun of Month – 12th February Thornbury

The next parkrun of the month is on February 12th at Thornbury where there will be a Valentines Special organised by Race Director Ashleigh.

  1. Kit Update

We have just taken delivery of club T-shirts and vests. Anyone wanting a new T or vest we now have all the sizes, so please contact Carol via kit@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk There are two hi-viz bibs available at £5 / each if anyone needs one, please contact Carol. Several people have expressed interest in the TRC hooded zipped jackets. Details of these can be found on the website under ‘Branded Club ‘ https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/club-kit/ These items are available directly from Linela and not from Carol.

  1. Mainstone Challenge – 27th February

ONLY ONE events to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge 27th February – Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k (Pete’s personal pick!). Challenge positions along with full results can be found:
https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021/

  1. Club Nights – Last Updated 04/01/22

Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms   If you have tested positive for COVID please follow Government guidelines regarding isolation and do not attend the Club. Once your isolation period is completed we would kindly ask you to take a lateral flow test which returns a negative result before attending Club. Thank you.

16/01/22

 

TRC’s Riverbank Rollick tomorrow – final update

Hi all involved in the Rollick tomorrow,

There have been no last minute changes that you need to know about except for a slight course change on Moray Sloan’s section at about 2.5 miles involving Marshal points 11,12,13 & 14 . This change avoids a locked gate and a field full of sheep and now follows the public footpath through a stables yard close to position 11 (Ian Evans).

The latest Organisation schedule is here (V8) Rollick Race Day Org 2022 v8 pdf      Map here (not changed)

We have just over 300 entries tomorrow but with the usual drop outs we expect around 240 to actually run – start at 10.30 with leaders back in just about an hour. We have a ladies team of “Last Runners” so when they have passed by you can clear up and head back.

The weather looks kind tomorrow – it may rain overnight but there is minimal chance of rain after 10am tomorrow. 6 deg, cloudy and a light wind (7mph)

It would be good if everyone would consider doing a Lateral Flow Test for tomorrow. We have asked all the runners to consider doing one as well. We will do what we can to keep everyone safe – face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer and social distancing – and we won’t be having any sort of party (work related or not) afterwards!

As a thank you to all the Marshals and helpers you can pick up one of the specially commissioned ‘Riverbank Rollick’ buffs from the finish area or at Club next Thursday or by contacting Jo Plumbley directly.

Any last minute issues contact Jo Plumbley (07860 623312) or Arthur Renshaw (07810 300025)

Thanks again and have a safe and enjoyable day tomorrow.

15/01/22

Moguls and Molehills – cross-country race report, 8th January

How we love the fast-draining limestone soil of the Cotswolds!   

The Gloucestershire County Championships took place at the Cotswold Farm Park, and despite a fortnight of almost continuous rain it was remarkable how much actual grass we had to run on, even on lap 3 of the senior men’s race, some three hours after the competitions began.   

The start and finish took place on what the organisers called the ‘bumpy field’ which was full of moguls, hillocks and tree-roots, before a testing long section through fields and wooded paths.

The senior women’s race was combined with the men’s over 65s.  As the women sprinted for the sanctuary of the finish line with the occasional septuagenarian in hot pursuit, I did suggest to the organisers that they played the Benny Hill theme tune over the loud-speaker, but they just told me to stop bothering them and go away.

Taryn Roberts was the first TRC woman to finish, and demonstrated that her recent resurgence in form is continuing by securing an excellent 5th place overall in 33:42.   That should qualify her to run for the Gloucestershire team in the UK inter-counties championships.

Equally impressive, and less than 2 minutes behind Taryn, was Melanie Wilson who recorded a 5th place placing in her age-category competition.   Mel pipped team captain Hannah Hamilton to the line, but Hannah was significantly hampered by a nasty fall during the race that cost her a lot of time.   After the race her swollen knee resembled a 3-dimensional, scale-model of the aforementioned ‘bumpy field’.    Despite the accident Hannah should also have qualified, with Melanie, for the county team.

Some of TRC’s best endurance athletes filled the next few places – all of whom recorded comfortable top-10 age-category results.  It was great to see the talented Natalie Bennett on the cross-country course.  She was home in 36:23.   Jo Plumbley was next for TRC in 37:23.    Clare Watt and Ros Rowland were, not surprisingly given their abilities, first and second respectively in their age-categories.   Carol Mosses also ran a strong race to complete the line-up.

Arthur Renshaw was the clear winner in his age category, and he exudes such an aura of invincibility that none of his contemporaries were willing to line-up against him.   (are you trying to say he was the only runner?   Ed.)

The men’s race was very competitive up at the front, with UK inter-county places on offer.   The men had to circle the bumpy field five times in total, with three long laps around the main part of the course thrown in too.   The underfoot conditions remained good, but the pinch points at the corners were now very slippery indeed.

James Harrod has been injured for much of the past two months, and so was severely lacking in any form of speedwork coming into this race.   He began cautiously but was rewarded with a storming final lap as he worked his way through the field to finish in 9th place overall, and the runaway winner in the U20s competition.    A muddy, hilly 10k in 38:17.

Andy Wilson produced arguably the performance of the day for TRC’s men.   He was 39th overall in 42:03, but that was a big improvement on his last outing.   Andy has undoubted speed and talent, but until recently had been fading towards the end of the longer races.   His steady endurance training over the winter is already paying dividends as he paced his run to perfection this time around.   I am very confident that he will make further progress up the field in the next few races.

The ever-reliable Ben Bohane just lost out to Andy this time, finishing in 41st place in 42:30.    There then followed a sizeable gap to some of the TRC veterans, although they were consoled with some top 10 age-category finishes.   James had time to scoff a few slices of cake before watching his dad, Paul, slip-slide around the final corner like a malfunctioning milk-float:  52nd in 44:21 but 8th in category.   George Evans improved on his last outing, and was 6th in category, and 55th in 45:03.  X-country captain Jim Godden was less than a minute behind, and an excellent 5th in his category.    Will Hamilton was closing in fast on Jim and secured 63rd place overall in 46:17.   Paul Saville was the final member of the team home and should be pleased with a top-10 age category finish as well.

In the overall competition Thornbury’s men were fourth overall, and the ladies, fifth.   Both teams missed their top-scoring senior runner from last time around, (Laura and Sean), and the men’s team in particular has several other luminaries to call upon in the future.   Please put the next race, on the 13th February, at Pitville Park in Cheltenham, in your diaries.

TRC Bulletin for W/C 10/01/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Nick Williams
  • 8 min – Kevin Cundy
  • 9 min – Mike Bennewitz
  • 10 min – Arthur Renshaw
  • 12 min(5k) – Jim Williams
  • Walking – tba

Tea Rota

  • 13/01 – Clare Watt
  • 20/01 – Alison Dyson
  • 27/01 – Elizabeth Dix

As a reminder the room is available before the run to keep dry / warm, chat, store stuff etc. All we ask is please be in the car park by 7:00pm ready to run. Check out the spacious room if you have not taken a look already. Face Masks are required to move around the Leisure Centre.

If you are unable to make the Tea rota date please arrange for somebody to take your place.

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  1. Gloucestershire County XC Championships

Well done to all 17 TRC Members who ran in the Gloucestershire  Championships on Saturday.  No doubt a comprehensive report from Paul is to follow.

  1. Riverbank Rollick – Sunday 16th January 2022

Race day next Sunday and we have filled all 93 places with helpers. We now have 300 entries. A full schedule of Marshals & Helpers together with a map of the course has gone out to all Members – if you haven’t seen your own copy please contact Arthur Renshaw chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk  (07810 300025) If you are a Marshal please make sure you have spoken to your Team Leader and have arranged to pick up your Marshall bibs and other kit and you know where you have to go. Letters have gone out to all properties & stables etc around the course. We will be at the Castle School sports Centre from 08.30 on Sunday. Race starts at 10.30 with first Finishers back by about 11.25. Any questions see Jo Plumbly Race Director.

  1. Mob Match vs Bitton – Sunday 27th March

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed in last weeks ‘Things to Look forward to in 2022’ a mob match vs Bitton on 27th March. This is an away fixture and Bitton are planning the route. Please put this in your diary as we need everyone in the club to join in. As a reminder in a mob match every runner counts toward the final score. Scoring is in descending order, so if for example there are 90 runners, the first person scores 90, second scores 89 down to 90th scoring 1 point. All the points are added up and the team with the most points wins. Simple! As everyone counts there is a big advantage in having more runners out than the opposition. More details to follow and we will be collecting names soon. For now please just put the date in your diary,

  1. Sports Massage

Just a reminder that Jason at Thornbury Sports Massage (other massage providers are available) is still offering % to TRC members. If you take a look at his Google Reviews you will see some familiar club member names with glowing recommendation. Normal price £50/session, reduced to £40 for a block of 3 but happy to offer £40 for one off sessions for TRC members. Contact Jason on 07974 181049

  1. Cotswold Way Challenge – June 2022

Ever fancied having a go at an Ultra? In June there are 3 distances along the Cotswold Way – 25k, 50k and 100k.    Full details can be found on www.ultrachallenge.com   Any TRC Members who sign up in January can get a 50% discount on the entry fee using code: NYCHARITY22

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge – 27th February

ONLY ONE events to go in the 2021-22 season. Pete Mainstone Challenge 27th February – Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k (Pete’s personal pick!). Challenge positions along with full results can be found:
https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021/

  1. Club Nights – Last Updated 04/01/22

Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms   If you have tested positive for COVID please follow Government guidelines regarding isolation and do not attend the Club. Once your isolation period is completed we would kindly ask you to take a lateral flow test which returns a negative result before attending Club. Thank you.

09/01/22

 

December parkrun results – and Pete Mainstone Challenge

Thornbury Running Club members dominated the local parkruns in December, with our tally of first-place finishers surely* a record. It has certainly capped a fantastic year for the club, and our thanks must be extended to the amazing volunteers who kept the parkruns going through the late autumn and early winter.

December 4th was ‘parkrun of the month’ at Severn Bridge. This was during those halcyon days before it became a criminal offence for runners to congregate and run alongside Welsh motorways. Apparently good ventilation helps prevent the spread of Covid 19, and so one would have thought the furious gales whipping down the Wye Valley would make the event “safe,” but apparently not.

Anyway, huge congratulations to Sean Leadbetter for winning the race in 18:25, thereby joining Laura Orna as the only TRC member to be first-finisher at this event which attracts a lot of speedy runners from across the region, due to the downhill finish and PB potential (wind-permitting). Alan Gatling was 7th overall in 21:37, and Nathan Darkin 9th in 21:52, surely* the only time we’ve had three in the top ten at this event.

There was a suggestion on the day that the M48 was closed to traffic, and concerns over a wasted journey meant that Hannah Hamilton decided not to make the trip. There then followed frantic calls to her agent from the other parkrun directors, before she elected to run at Wotton. Needless to say she surfed the mud in spectacular style to win her race in the aesthetically pleasing time of 22:22. At the Mundys, Ben Bohane came first in 19:37, leading, as always, from the first few strides, with Paul Thomas in third in 21:03.

December 11th was the only week of the month where TRC didn’t notch up a first-place at a local race. However Nick Williams won the Brueton parkrun in 17:42 – a fine victory in a field of over 200 runners. Lizzie Williams was just outside the top 10 in her race in 23:49.

Other notable performances came from Moray Sloane, 7th at Thornbury; Taryn Roberts, third at Chipping Sodbury, and homing in, once again, on the 20 min barrier, with 20:31; plus Kevin Arnold, sans 50kg backpack this time, with an excellent 12th place on Severn Bridge. However performance of this week must go to Simon Pinnington (20:46) and Gary Slater (20:50), third and fourth respectively at Wotton. Both men compete in an age-group that would merit a round of applause and a modest raise of the bat in a cricket match, and they showed the youngsters how it’s done by recording strong 70% plus age-graded scores. On a flat, tarmac course they’d both be mightily close to 80% I believe, which Parkrun UK says is ‘national standard’.

Jim Godden missed that mark by 0.03% on December 18th at Chipping Sodbury – that early Christmas glass of prosecco the night before counting against him in the agonising sprint to the finish. Still, 14th place, in 19:53, and as close as makes no difference to 80% age-graded score, is proof that Jim is running as well as he ever has. In the same event Catherine Dack just missed out on a top 10 finish, running 25:30.

Dylan Roberts won the Mallards Pike race in a brilliant 17:28, although with modest assistance up the steep bits from his canine companion. At Thornbury, the incomparable Clare Watt was first finisher in 23:39, also missing an 80% age-graded score by a fraction, but the heavy ground of the Mundys in mid-December, means she is significantly above that benchmark in reality. She was backed up by Richard Jackson (22:59) and Moray Sloan (23:12) who recorded top-ten finishes in the men’s race.

Christmas Day fell on a Saturday this year, and so it was fantastic to see so many parkrun events take place. Once again, we can’t thank the volunteers enough for giving up their precious time on this most special of days. The turnout from TRC members was also impressive, with over a dozen members keen to offset their pigs-in-blankets with a bracing three-miler in the mud.

The Watt family were at Warwick Racecourse, and despite the going being good-to-soft at best, Clare still came close to an 80% score with a 4th place finish in 23:55. John ducked under the 30 min barrier, and was allowed roast potatoes at lunch as a result. Poor Andrew Darton has had a miserable year with injuries, but still finished inside the top 10 at Hentstridge parkrun. Wishing him a full return to racing form in 2022. Finally, Chipping Sodbury always schedule their event on Christmas Day, and four of our most venerable members donned their Santa hats for this one. Nick Langridge doesn’t even take Christmas Day off from being awesome; he ran within a rounding error of an 80% score to finish in 22:03. Kevin Wood ran an excellent 24:30, Chris Foley 26:45, and John Francksen 33:20.

Finally, Dec 19th was the date for the Chippenham ‘Shortest Day’ 10k, and the latest event in the Pete Mainstone Challenge. I ran the ‘Longest Day’ version, which was held one sun-dappled evening in June, a contrast to the cold, wind and mud of last month. The course is a good one, but runners climb gradually for most of the first 9km and then you go sharply downhill for the final 1000m. The net effect is that you can’t go as fast as you’d like on the downhill, and the cumulative effort of the climbing means that this not a PB course, especially in the winter.

That makes Sean Leadbetter’s performance all the more remarkable. Sean was fifth overall in 36:25, beaten only by some of the most seriously committed club runners in the region. Sean was spotted in the pre-race photo sporting an outlandish woollen bobble hat that ought to have to led to his disqualification on sartorial grounds, but that fashion crime aside, he delivered one of the very best results by a TRC member across the whole of 2021. Well done Sean!

Nick Langridge maintained his Vadar-like grip on the top of the overall leaderboard with a typically consistent run of 46:71, second in his age-group. Kevin Wood just missed getting under 50 minutes, but was rewarded with a fourth place age-category result. John Welsh ran 53:19 and Carol Mosses finished in 80 mins.

*writer shorthand for “I can’t be bothered to check”.

Riverbank Rollick 16 January 2022 – Marshals update – 03/01/22

Hi All,

Thanks to everyone who has responded, we are now only one person short to help with our race on Sunday 16th Jan.

See the updated attached schedule of who is doing what on the 16th. There are quite a lot of changes in Version 4 and some people are down for two or more jobs. Rollick Race Day Org 2022 v4 pdf  The position highlighted in purple is the one we are still missing. The one’s highlighted in yellow are helpers who have not done it before. All others not highlighted have done it in previous years and should know what to do.

The Course Marshals are divided into 6 groups each under the control of a Team Leader who marks out their section of the course and look after their group of Marshals. The Team Leaders will have a full list of their Team members telephone numbers & e-mail addresses. In total we require 51 course Marshals plus 9 others to lead the runners from the Castle School to the Start on the Pithay.

It has been tradition in recent years that the Course Marshals wear fancy dress and it looks like that tradition will be carried on this year!

See the points marked on the attached map marked 1-51.

Hopefully the schedule is now fixed but I will send out one last update next week.  If you are on the list and for some reason now can’t do it please let me know asap and it would be very helpful if you could find someone to replace you.

Thanks

Arthur Renshaw

arthur@arenshaw.co.uk

07810 300025

Bulletin for W/C  03/01/22  – First Club Newsletter of 2022.

Happy New Year to all our Members.

Thursday 6th Club Night Leaders

  •  7 min – Jim Godden
  • 8 min – Lizzie Williams
  • 9 min – Jerry Clothier
  • 10 min – Emma Pritchard
  • 12 min(5k) – Amel
  • Walking – tba

Tea Rota

  • 06/01 – Chelsea Carnall
  • 13/01 – Clare Watt
  • 20/01 – Alison Dyson

As a reminder the room is available before the run to keep dry / warm, chat, store stuff etc all we ask is please be in the car park by 7:00pm ready to run. Check out the spacious room if you have not taken a look already. Face Masks are now required to move around the Leisure Centre.

If you are unable to make the Tea rota date please arrange for somebody to take your place.

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  1. Some Things to Look Forward to in 2022
  • 8th Jan – XC Cotswold Park Farm
  • 8th Jan – parkrun of the month – Eastville
  • 16th Jan – Riverbank Rollick (TRC event)
  • 12th Feb – parkrun of the month – Thornbury parkrun valentine special
  • 13th Feb – XC Pittville Park Cheltenham
  • 27th February – Pontypool Park 10k (Pete Mainstone Challenge Finale)
  • 5th March – XC Old Down Estate
  • 27th March – Club mob match vs Bitton
  • March / April – Club Social & Annual Awards Event
  • Tba April – EA Run Coach session #3
  • 14th July – Thornbury 10k (TRC event)
  • 18th September – Oldbury 10 miler (TRC event)

+ more ‘Run & Rehydrate’, parkrun of the month, mob match v Chepstow, AGM ….

  1. Do You Still Want Tea?

Still time to express your opinion on having tea and a warm room to meet and socialise before and after the run. Please e-mail Kevin captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk  We will review all your comments at the committee meeting 10/1/22.

  1. Club parkrun of the Month – First parkrun of the year 8th Jan – CHANGE of VENUE

January ‘Club parkrun of the Month’ this coming Saturday 8/1/22 was planned to be at Rogiet. However as all Welsh parkruns are being cancelled, due to Welsh Covid restrictions, lets change the venue to Eastville https://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastville/

  1. XC Cotswold Park Farm 8th Jan

Next Gloucester League cross country event is also on Saturday 8th Jan. All details can be found at https://www.entrycentral.com/gloschamps Please note entries close @ 23:59 on Wednesday 5th Jan. Contact XC Captains Hannah & Jim for more info.

  1. Riverbank Rollick – Sunday 16th January 2022

Race day is fast approaching and we need a few more volunteers to marshal, please contact Jo Plumbley (Race Director) joplumbley@gmail.com  On Sunday 9th Jan there be a letter drop to residents around the course for anyone who wants to join in and see the mud! Departing from the Scout Hut (Thornbury) at 8:30 it takes about 3 hours as it is start stop dropping the letters. So far we have 231 entries, please tell your friends and colleagues about the race. A full schedule of Marshals & Helpers together with a map of the course has gone out to all Members – if you haven’t seen your own copy please contact Arthur Renshaw chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Club Social – Social & Annual Awards Event

Thank you we have 4 volunteers for the Social & Annual Awards event (in alphabetical order 1st name) – Carol Moses, Emma Pritchard, Jonathan Hall & Karen Carr. Watch this space for more news.

  1. Committee Meeting 10th Jan

The next committee meeting is on Monday 10th Jan. If you would like to table any topics please contact chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Mainstone Challenge

ONLY ONE events to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge 27th February – Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k (Pete’s personal pick!). Challenge positions along with full results can be found:
https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021/

  1. Club Nights – Last Updated 15/11/21

Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms   

If you have tested positive for COVID please follow Government guidelines regarding isolation, which is currently 10 days, and do not attend the Club. Once your isolation period is completed we would kindly ask you to take a lateral flow test which returns a negative result before attending Club.

02/01/22

Riverbank Rollick 16 January 2022 – urgent call for helpers-2

Hi Everyone again,

Thanks to everyone who responded to my call yesterday. We now need just 9 more people to help with our race on Sunday 16th Jan.

See the updated attached schedule of who is doing what so far on the 16th. There are quite a lot of changes in Version 2. The positions highlighted in purple are the one’s we are still missing. The one’s highlighted in yellow are helpers who have not done it before. All others not highlighted have done it in previous years and should know what to do. Rollick Race Day Org 2022 v3pdf

The Course Marshals are divided into 6 groups each under the control of a Team Leader who marks out their section of the course and look after their group of Marshals. In total we require 51 course Marshals plus 9 others to lead the runners from the Castle School to the Start on the Pithay.

See the points marked on the attached map marked 1-51.

I will be sending out updates over the next 14 days or so but if you are prepared to help and you are not on the list then please let me know – by text, e-mail or voice call.

If you are on the list and for some reason now can’t do it also please let me know asap.

Thanks

Arthur Renshaw

arthur@arenshaw.co.uk

07810 300025

Riverbank Rollick 16 January 2022 – urgent call for helpers.

Hi Everyone,

We still need 21 more people to help with our race on Sunday 16th Jan.

See the attached schedule of who is doing what so far on the 16th.  The positions highlighted in purple are the one’s we are missing. The one’s highlighted in yellow are helpers who have not done it before. All others not highlighted have done it in previous years and should know what to do. Rollick Race Day Org 2022 v2 pdf

The Course Marshals are divided into 6 groups each under the control of a Team Leader who marks out their section of the course and look after their group of Marshals.In total we require 51 course Marshals plus 9 others to lead the runners from the Castle School to the Start on the Pithay.

See the points marked on the attached map marked 1-51.

See attached for some guidance notes for all Marshals and helpers. Marshalls Notes 2022pdf

I will be sending out updates over the next 14 days or so but if you are prepared to help and you are not on the list then please let me know – by text, e-mail or voice call.

IF you are on the list and for some reason now can’t do it also please let me know asap.

Thanks

Arthur Renshaw

arthur@arenshaw.co.uk

07810 300025

TRC Thursday 23rd December – No Tea tonight

Hi All,  Due to last minute resource issues there will not be any Tea tonight and the room will be closed.  7pm run as normal although the Groups may be aggregated as we also have a shortage of fit leaders.

If you want to run next week on Tuesday or Thursday it will be an informal group so just meet in the car park at 7pm and do your own thing.

Merry Xmas to all and keep safe & healthy.

23/12/21

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