Results as reported 19th March 2019

Thornbury Running Club runners were out in force at the weekend, taking part in events ranging from 5k parkruns to 50-mile ultra-marathons.

In 2019, Rosina Rowland embarked on a mission to complete a series of ultra-marathons in Cleveland Way National Park and North York Moors. The Hardmoors series of races ranges from 30 miles to 200 miles. Rosina’s target is to complete 5 of these races in 2019, which comprise the Hardmoors Super Slam! After already completing the 30-mile race earlier in the year, Rosina ran the 50-mile race on Saturday, which had 8,000 feet of climbing throughout the course. Strong winds were a theme of Saturday’s races and Ros encountered chilly gales and constant rain on the Moors. A relieved Rosina reached the finish line in 16 hours 49 mins after she started.

The 20:20 Fission is a 20 mile and 20K road race, which both start from just outside Berkeley Nuclear Power Station and loops around the local Deer Park, one loop for the 20K and 2 for the longer race. The wind was a constant menace on one side of the course, and once the turn was made in Rockhampton there was some very welcome tail winds to help make up the lost time. Phil Lucker was the first of the TRC runners in the 20K race, finishing 6th overall and 4th MV40 in 1 hour 24:35 mins. Chris Hill was next in 39th in 1 hour 47:38 mins, followed by Sarah Newnes in 1 hour 53:21 in the top half of the field in 47th place.

In the 20-mile race, Matt Johnstone was 27th in a time of 2 hours 21:58 mins. Selina Slater was the first of the 3 Thornbury women to cross the line in 319th place overall in 3 hours 23:21 mins, followed by Judy Mills n 3 hours 33:49 mins. Suzy Cundy’s preparation for London Marathon is moving in the right direction, she was 13 mins quicker than her target time in 3 hours 47 mins in 399th place.

The half marathon season is now in full-swing and TRC runners were dotted around the country on Sunday in several races. There were PBs across the board from the trio at Bath Half Marathon. Dylan Roberts was 254th in an excellent 1 hour 23:42 mins, followed by an inspired Paul Clark in 1 hour 24:36 mins in 282nd. Taryn Roberts set the fastest half marathon time from a TRC woman for 12 years in 623rd and 62nd woman in 1 hour 30:31 mins.

Kevin Arnold and Martin Smith were both running at Fleet Half Marathon, which also serves as the Army Half Marathon championships. Kevin and Martin were short of full fitness, but still made it round in 1181th in 1 hour 44:54 mins and 2350th in 2 hours 12:48 mins, respectively.

Mike Bennewitz is on a personal crusade to complete a half marathon every month in 2019. On Sunday, he moved one step closer to his target, by finishing Weymouth Half Marathon in 620th place and 4th in the 60-69 age category in a time of 2 hours 6:19 mins.

Ian Evans joined the masses at Reading Half Marathon and set a new personal best in the process, finishing in 1017th place in 1 hour 36:53 mins.

Saturday’s parkrun results included a comeback from Liam Symonds-Barry at Kingsway in Gloucester in 30:17 mins. Rebecca Taylor was on the opposite side of the country in Norwich and ran 26:30 mins.

Jim Godden was the sole TRC runner in Thornbury and was 2nd finisher in 21:14 mins.

Laura Orna ran 21:05 mins at Chipping Sodbury, followed by Henry Orna in 21:06 mins, Chris Lee 27:15 mins, David Palmer 28:57 mins, Clare Evans 29:36 mins and Anne Palmer 35:39 mins.

Clare and John Watt ran Keswick parkrun in 25:30 mins and 31:32 mins, and Malcolm Carr finished Lee-one-the-Solent in 28:59 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 21/03/19

Pete is away this week so no mentions of Rugby & Wales!

Normal groups this week.
• 7 min Group with Nick Williams
• 8 min on road Group with Kevin Wood
• 9-10 min Group with Steve Dimond
• 10+ min Group with Suzy Cundy
• 5k Group with Rachel Murphy
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Sue Pascoe
• Tea Rota Next Week: Dave Beard
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• Welcome Desk this week : Kevin Cundy

There are new schedules for both the Tea Rota and for the Group Leaders Rota – check what dates you are on.

Congratulations to those runners this weekend who did the very windy Fission 20/20 and the sunny Bath Half.
PB’s for Taryn Roberts (1:30:31), Dylan Roberts (1:23:42) & Paul Clark (1:24:36) at Bath.
PB for Phil Lucker 20k (1:25) for 6th place.
Full race reports and for other races with TRC runners to follow on the website.

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY.

TRC AGM. Thursday night is the AGM at 20.45 (after a slightly shorter run) We will be in our usual room at the Leisure Centre. All Members are welcome.

TRC Membership Renewal 2019/20: The Membership Fees for the forthcoming year 2019/20 are now due. Standard Adult Member Fee remains at £25 and England Athletics Membership fee is a subsidised £10 per Member. See website for full details and to get a copy of the Membership Form. Please renew before the end of March – particularly if you want to take advantage of the EA Membership subsidy. (EA Year starts 1 April)

Thornbury 10k Thursday 11th July. Entries are now closed as we are full! Special arrangements are in force for those TRC Members who want to run the 10k – see the website or ask any Committee Member.

Upcoming Events:

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are :
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June (sold out)
o Brean Down 10k 14th July
o Old Down 10k. 28th July (cancelled)
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

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

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

TRC Membership Renewal 2019/20

If you have yet to renew your Membership please read the notes below…

When renewing your membership please can you complete an application form (available on the website) and make a payment. We are getting quite a few payments without forms and some forms without payment, we need both.

If you are renewing filling in the form is very easy this year. If there are no changes to your details (1) Put a cross in the renewal box at the top (2) Write your name (3) Enter the amount you are going to pay (4) Sign it [or type your name if on the Word version]. Then save as your name and send to membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk and make the payment by standing order or a single on-line payment.

To make renewal easier please set up a standing order to A/c No. 01190517, Bank sort Code 30-12-04, Amount, Payment date 28th March each year, Reference: please include your full name as a reference. If, for some reason, you do not wish to set up a SO, please pay on-line to a/c No. 01190517, Bank sort Code 30-12-04, please include your full name as a reference.
If you cannot do either of the above we will accept cheques to ‘Thornbury Running Club’.

We are trying to avoid too many paper forms, as there is a cost to us printing them, and want to try and avoid handling cheques and cash. With the size of the club now these cause extra work.

Thank you.
Kevin Wood
Membership Administrator

TRC Club Night 14/03/19

Normal groups this week.

• 7 min Group with Dave Beard
• 8 min on road Group with Kevin Cundy
• 9-10 min Group with Jim Williams
• 10+ min Group with Judy Mills
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Rachel (Barcelona Marathon) Murphy
• Tea Rota Next Week: Sue Pascoe
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• Welcome Desk this week : Jim Godden

There are new schedules for both the Tea Rota and for the Group Leaders Rota – check what dates you are on.

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY.

TRC Membership Renewal 2019/20: The Membership Fees for the forthcoming year 2019/20 are now due. Standard Adult Member Fee remains at £25 and England Athletics Membership fee is a subsidised £10 per Member. See website for full details and to get a copy of the Membership Form. Please renew before the end of March.

Injury assessment & treatment: A reminder… We now have an association with Thornbury Clinic on Castle Street and TRC Members will get a discount on treatments. If you require injury assessment and treatment or a physio session then check out their website: https://thethornburyclinic.co.uk/ Further details are on our website.

TRC AGM. The AGM will be held on Thursday 21st March at 20.45 (after a run) We will be in our usual room at the Leisure Centre. All Members are welcome. Nominations for the Committee will be circulated this Thursday – if you fancy a go on the Committee please see Henry Orna or any Committee Member. Also if you have any issues to raise at the AGM please send details by Thursday 14th March to The Secretary Henry Orna. henryorna@hotmail.com

Thornbury 10k: Thursday 11th July. Entries are now closed as we are full! Special arrangements are in force for those TRC Members who want to run the 10k – see the website or ask any Committee Member.

Upcoming Events:

• Thurs 21st March. TRC AGM at the Leisure Centre after a run at 20.45 – All Members welcome.

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are :
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July (cancelled)
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

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

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Latest Results as reported 11th March 2019

Thornbury Running Club’s Jim Williams, Nancy Harding and ex-club member Sarah Andrews ran the 30 mile Green Boy Ultra Marathon earlier in the month. The Green Boy is an anti-clockwise horseshoe-shaped run from Keynsham to Ashton Court following the Community Forest Path. Jim, Nancy and Sarah completed the course in 6 hours 17 mins in 27th, 26th and 28th place, respectively, out of 54 runners. Nancy was returning from an injury, but her marathon running pedigree shone through, as she also won the ladies vets top prize.

Rachel Murphy was running in her first marathon since the sun-baked London Marathon last year. She clearly has an affinity for hotter courses, as she flew out to take part in the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday. She paced her effort well to finish 13,818th in a time of 6 hours 1:36 mins.

A smaller than usual team of 3 TRC runners joined the masses for the 19 miles of mayhem through the East Devon countryside, which comprises The Grizzly. In blustery conditions, the 2000 plus runners set off from Seaton seafront with the usual mix of hills, cliffs and water crossings awaiting them. Joanne Plumbley was the first of the TRC runners to cross the line in 424th place and 59th woman in a good time of 3 hours 31:56 mins. Kevin Cundy and Hugh McPherson were in lockstep throughout the race and finished in identical times of 4 hours 22:12 mins in 1,023rd and 1,024th.

The TRC cross-country championship seamlessly transferred to the road, as the first 10k road race in the club’s annual championships started with the Minchinhampton 10k on Sunday. Strong winds buffeted the runners on the undulating 2 lap course. However, it had little impact on Nick Williams, who carried over his off-road form onto the tarmac. Nick finished in 2nd place overall in a very quick time of 37:13 mins. Hannah Kinloch Haken had another consistent race, finishing 4th woman and 37th overall in 45:58 mins. Valerie Knight and John Fox were the next TRC runners in 310th and 311th in 1 hour 6:07 mins.

Saturday’s TRC parkrun results included 4 runners on the home course. Kevin Arnold ran 23:27 mins, followed by Louise Warren 25:54 mins, Colette Jackson 27:40 mins and Richard Jackson 27:53 mins. At Chipping Sodbury, Kevin Wood ran 22:29 mins, Christopher Pritchard 26:49 mins and Emma Pritchard 29:03 mins.

Paul Saville ran Grangemoor in 20:03 mins and Pamela Macleod finished Severn Bridge in 37:15 mins.

Matt

TRC Membership Renewal for 2019-20

Membership Renewal for 2019-20 is now due:

As the club has grown significantly in the past 12 months we need to make the renewal process easier. Please read carefully the changes for 2019-20 renewal below. Thank you for your help.

The Membership Application Form: https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TRC-Membership-Application-Form-2019-20v2.pdf

If you are renewing and there are no changes to any of your personal details. Simply include your name, the amount you are paying and sign. If you are renewing and there are changes to any of your personal details. Simply include your name, the changed fields only, the amount you are paying and sign. Please scan, saving the file as your name and return the form to membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk If you are unable to do this please give a hard copy to Kevin Wood, Membership Secretary.


Payment:

To make renewal easier please set up a standing order to A/c No. 01190517, Bank sort Code 30-12-04, Amount, Payment date 1st April each year, Reference: please include your full name as a reference. If, for some reason, you do not wish to set up a SO, please pay on-line to a/c No. 01190517, Bank sort Code 30-12-04, please include your full name as a reference.
If you cannot do either of the above we will accept cheques to ‘Thornbury Running Club’.

Deadline:

For those people who wish to take advantage of the England Athletics subsidy (the club pays £5 towards your membership), you must renew before 1st April (this is the EA cut-off date).

Please renew as soon as possible as this helps the club understand its financial position and our ability to plan and invest in event, training etc.

Late renewal, after the end of May, incurs a late payment penalty and no application for the club place into next year’s London Marathon.

Belated TRC Club Night – 7th March 2019

There are new schedules for both the Tea Rota and for the Group Leaders Rota out this week – check what dates you are on.

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY.

Injury assessment & treatment: We now have an association with Thornbury Clinic on Castle Street and TRC Members will get a discount on treatments. If you require injury assessment and treatment or a physio session then check out their website: https://thethornburyclinic.co.uk/ Further details are on our website.

TRC Equipment Store: We have now moved our equipment from the farm we have been using for many years and it is now stored in a shed in a garden behind Thornbury Clinic on Castle Street. If you need access please see Arthur Renshaw who has the keys.

TRC AGM. The AGM will be held on Thursday 21st March at 20.45 (after a run) We will be in our usual room at the Leisure Centre. All Members are welcome. If you have any issues to raise at the AGM please send details by Thursday 14th March to The Secretary Henry Orna henryorna@hotmail.com

TRC Membership Fees 2019/20: After a special Committee Meeting last week to consider the Club’s finances we decided to make no change to the Membership Fees for the forthcoming year 2019/20. Standard Adult Member Fee remains at £25 and England Athletics Membership fee is a subsidised £10 per Member

Thornbury 10k Thursday 11th July. Entries opened last Friday at 9am and closed less than 10 hours later having sold out all 400 places! Special arrangements are in force for those TRC Members who want to run the 10k – see the website or ask any Committee Member.

Upcoming Events:

• Thurs 21st March. TRC AGM at the Leisure Centre after a run at 20.45 – All Members welcome.

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are :
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

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

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

Good News Story for February / March 2019

We now have 212 members, plus 14 honorary giving a grand total of 226. Of which 70 have joined in the past year, 33% of total membership.

73% of new joiners are female giving the club a 50:50 gender balance overall.

25% of members also joined England Athletics.

We convert 64% of people who come to the club into members.

We have 25 people waitlisted for the next beginners course, now scheduled to start Wednesday 27th Match and run for 9 weeks.

Latest Club Results – March 8th 2019

The sixth and final race in Thornbury Running Club’s 2018/2019 cross-country season took place on Saturday on the undulating Blaise Castle course. In the women’s 5.9K race a team of 3 Thornbury women joined a field of over 250 runners and Clare Watt had another good run, finishing 108th overall and 5th in the LV55 age group. Clare’s performance also secured her top honours in the club’s age-adjusted championship. Sarah Newnes was the next TRC runner in 188th in 34:06 mins. Judy Mills achieved the distinction of being the only TRC athlete to compete in all 6 races and had the best age group result on the day, finishing 203rd overall and 4th in the LV60 category in 35:01 mins.

There were 4 Thornbury runners in the men’s 9K race and it was Martyn Green, making his second appearance of the season, who was the first TRC finisher in 126th in 38:17 mins. Paul Harrod had cheered his son in the U17 race and then made a quick change to race himself shortly after. Paul was the next TRC man in 151st in 39:21 mins. Jim Godden’s season as club captain ended in glory, beating a longtime rival on the line in a sprint finish. Jim finished in 168th in 40:12 mins. Paul Saville’s cross-country debut for TRC was only a week removed from a half-marathon on the road, and as the race wore on he started to feel a little leg weary. It was still a good effort and Paul finished in 208th in 42:15 mins.

On Sunday, Dave Beard and Andrew Hollingdale made the trip across the bridge to join 2,000 other runners for a rain-soaked Newport Half Marathon. Dave’s training in 2019 has been geared towards the London Marathon at the end of April and his performance on Sunday showed he is making huge strides forward. He knocked off an impressive 8 minutes from his previous half-marathon best to finish 72nd in 1 hour 27:31 mins. In difficult conditions, Andrew equalled his previous best in 1 hour 42:50 mins.

Saturday’s TRC parkrun results included a new personal best on Thornbury parkrun course from one of TRC’s youngest runners, Reuban Williams, in 22:59 mins. Not to be outdone, his Mum, Jo Williams, ran a new personal best of 24:56 mins. Nigel Hale was next in 31:31 mins, followed by Sue Pascoe and Sylvia Fox in 53:00 and 53:01 mins.

Katherine Adams ran 26:20 mins at Eastville parkrun and Matt Johnstone ran 20:25 mins at Pomphrey Hill parkrun. Kevin Wood ran 22:07 mins at Highbury Fields, followed by Christopher Pritchard in 27:24 mins.

Att Chipping Sodbury, Laura Orna ran 20:35 mins followed by Richard Jackson in 21:19 mins.

Matt

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