Results as posted 21st May 2019

The second round of Thornbury Running Club’s 2019 Road Race Championships was the Berkeley 10k on 13th May. Aside from a few minor undulations, it’s a good course for a quick time and early series leaders Nick Williams and Hannah Kinloch Haken cemented their positions at the head of the men’s and women’s standings by finishing top Thornbury runners again. Nick finished in 11th place overall and smashed his personal best by a minute with a superb time of 36:13 mins, while Hannah finished amongst the top 10 women in 9th place and 89th overall with a time of 42:56 mins, also a new personal best.

Nick Langridge produced another stellar performance to win the V65 age category and finish in 93rd place overall in 43:12 mins. Ian Evans ran his way through the field in the second half of the race to finish in 97th place in 43:23 mins. Paul Thomas was one place behind Ian in 43:30 mins, followed by Richard Jackson in 112th in 44:22 mins.

Clare Watt had another good race to finish in 2nd place in the V55 age category and 150th overall in 46:46 mins. Martin Coyle finished one place behind Clare in 151st place. The next runners were Mike Bennewitz in 189th in 49:38 mins, Sean Underwood 205th in 50:32 mins, Sarah Newnes 206th 50:41 mins, Hugh McPherson 214th 51:11 mins, Jon Welsh 216th 51:22 mins, David Flemington 290th 57:16 mins, Paul Newnes 298th 57:42 mins, Suzy Cundy 322nd 1:00:27 mins, John Watt 339th 1:02:43, Simon Groves 309th 1:09:42 mins and Carol Mosses 1:19:33 mins.

After braving the 117-mile Devon Coast to Coast off-road ultramarathon by himself last year, Rob Hopkins convinced Joanne Plumbley to join him for this year’s race. Starting in Wembury on the South Coast the race crossed inland through Dartmoor and finished on the North Coast in Lynmouth. Joanne reached the finish line after 34 hours 50:47 mins of continuous effort and Rob was only 4 minutes in arrears, knocking off almost 9 hours from his time last year. It was another amazing achievement on a long list of endurance milestones for them both.

On Sunday, the #51fiver Standard Distance Triathlon in Cotswold Water Park was one of the first opportunities of the season for TRC’s triathletes to unpack their wetsuits for a race. It was contested over the Olympic distance of 1500m open water swim, a 40k bike ride, followed by a 10k run. Ian Evans was the first TRC finisher in 243rd with an overall time of 2 hours 47:46 mins (36:36 swim, 1:13:11 bike and 52:45 run). Kevin Cundy took part in his first triathlon and showed great promise to finish in 328th in 2:59:29 ( 31:59 swim, 1:23:24 bike and 53:38 run). Sarah Newnes was next in 344th overall and 66th woman in 3:01:11 mins (33:49 swim, 1:23:33 bike and 56:07 run).

On Sunday, 4 Thornbury runners travelled south to Plymouth for the hilly and hot Plymouth Half Marathon. Jon Welsh returned to his roots for his first effort over the half marathon distance, he finished in 1651st place in 2 hours 09:23 mins. Ellyn Pyne was the next Thornbury runner to finish in 2276th place in 2:23:53 mins, followed by Rachel Murphy 2570th 2:31:02 mins and Magda Johnson 2:39:58 mins.

Paul Thomas was the first to finish Thornbury parkrun in 20:56 mins, followed by Martin Abrahams in a new personal best of 23:20 mins, Mike Bennewitz 25:15 mins and Rebecca Twyman 23:33 mins.

Other TRC parkrun results included a 20:07 min run from Tom Usherwood in Stonehouse, Garry Slater ran 20:24 mins in Wotton, Ian Shepherd ran 25:05 mins in Pomphrey Hill, Moray Sloan ran 22:21 mins in Burnham and Highbridge and Matt Johnstone ran 19:29 mins at Somerdale Pavilion. At Chipping Sodbury, Henry Orna ran a new PB of 19:04 mins, followed by Jay Bartley 25:14 mins, Chris Lee new PB of 25:56 mins and Pamela MacLeod 34:20 mins.

On Severn Bridge, Paul Harrod broke the 19 minute barrier for the first time with a fine 18:52 min effort, followed by Kevin Wood in 21:53 mins and Clare Evans in 28:33 mins.

Matt

An URGENT appeal for the Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 29th June

Tomorrow 21 May is the last day we can register runners for the Cotswold Way Relay on 29 June.

At this time we have just about enough runners for all the stages for the three teams, but if we lose any more through injury we will have ‘non-runner’ stages.

If you might be available, if you might like to have a go, Judy Mills must know by 5pm tomorrow, Tuesday 21st. She will need your name, date of birth and whether you have subscribed to EA. Email to judy.mills@live.co.uk or text 0781 795 8199.

If you are registered you won’t have to run, and you still may not get a chance to run, but if you are not registered by midnight on Tuesday 21 May you will not be able to run

Thanks,
Judy Mills

TRC beginners update, Thornbury parkrun support

Sorry, correction to the previous post. Please support them at the THORNBURY parkrun!  (No Chipping Sodbury one that day.)

This week is the 8th week of the 9 week beginners running course. The aim is to get the beginners from 0 to 5km in this time. To celebrate this achievement we are encouraging the participants to run the THORNBURY parkrun on Saturday 1st June. It would be great if club members could come along and run on that day too. You don’t have to run with them, just be there in club colours, meet them and say “hello” by the club flag and cheer them along.

Thanks,

Kevin Wood

 

TRC Club Night 16/05/19

Pete is in Cape Wrath this week with Judy & Chris Foley – a week of running culminating in the Marathon on Saturday.

Berkeley 10k – the 2nd event in the TRC Championships was on Monday and we had 20 TRC Members running. Provisional results are on the website but after round 2 we have two clear leaders in the TRC Championships – Nick Williams in the mens & Hannah Kinlock Haken in the womens. Next event is the Bradley Stoke 10k on 9th June.

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.

Note than now we have the lighter nights most of the Groups on a Thursday night will be going off-road for some part or all of their run – please wear appropriate shoes.

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.

Normal groups this week.

• 7 min Group with Nick Williams
• 8 min on Group with Kevin Wood & Mike B
• 9-10 min Group with Steve Dimond
• 10+ min Group with Suzy Cundy
• 5k Group with Rebecca Twyman
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Kevin Arnold
• Tea Rota Next Week: Simon Young
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• Welcome Desk this week : Emma Barnes

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

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday 22nd May: The final week of the excellently organised 9 week Beginners Course; all support welcome next week and for their first parkrun. (probably at Chipping Sodbury) See Kevin Wood for more details.

Thursday 11th July. Thornbury 10k 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. Any volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.

2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The remaining races for 2019 are :
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June (sold out)
o Brean Down 10k 14th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

I’m sure you will all be pleased to know that at the last Committee Meeting we voted for Val James to become an Honorary Member. Val joins a small band of longstanding TRC Members who have had to give up running for various reasons (a hip replacement in Val’s case) and have given outstanding service to the Club over the years – and in Val’s case still doing the teas for us.

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 is particularly important for races in the TRC Race Championships. 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

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

TRC beginners update and parkrun support

This week is the 8th week of the 9 week beginners running course. The aim is to get the beginners from 0 to 5km in this time. To celebrate this achievement we are encouraging the participants to run the Chipping Sodbury parkrun on Saturday 1st June. It would be great if club members could come along and run on that day too. You don’t have to run with them, just be there in club colours, meet them and say “hello” by the club flag and cheer them along.

Thanks,

Kevin Wood

Results as posted 13th May

Thornbury’s women were well represented at Tewkesbury Half Marathon on Sunday. On a good course for fast times, Jodie Haines broke the 2 hour barrier with an excellent effort, finishing 330th overall and 61st women in 1 hour 53:43 mins. Rachael Underwood and Rachel Huke crossed the line together in 674th and 675th place overall and 241st and 242nd woman, respectively, in 2 hours 18:42 mins. Katie Dent was next in 776th overall and 308th woman in 2 hours 35:42 mins and Cathy Watkins made a welcome return to long-distance racing and finished in 800th place overall and 326th woman in 2 hours 40:53 mins.

Stroud 10k started in the town centre before heading off-road into the Cotswold hills. Due to some lacklustre course marking, Mike Bennewitz and several of his fellow runners found themselves in no man’s land and searching for the course. Thanks to a kindly runner from Cirencester with a keen sense of direction, Mike got back on track and finished in 16th overall and 3rd in the MV60 with a time of 1 hour 07:34 mins.

A couple of results which escaped last week’s report was Julie Taylor and Pamela MacLeod in the Bristol 10k. Julie finished in 7964th place in 1 hour 6:44 mins and Pamela finished her first 10k in 9148th place 1 hour 13:52 mins.

At Two Tunnels running festival in Bath on Sunday, Elizabeth Dix ran in the 10k race and finished in 308th place in 59:14 mins.

On Saturday, the top 10 finishers at Thornbury parkrun all recorded personal bests. Thornbury RC’s top runner was Henry Orna, who finished in 2nd place in 19:02 mins. Colette Jackson was next in 23:21 mins, followed by Ian Shepherd 24:54 mins, Chris Lee 26:13 mins, Martin Smith 26:34 mins, Jeremy Clothier 27:10 mins, Hilary Lee 28:25 mins, Anne Palmer 34:07 mins, Carol Mosses 39:15 mins and Rebecca Twyman 49:56 mins.

At Wotton parkrun, Paul Saville ran a new personal best in 20:51 mins and Chris Dawes ran the Somerdale Pavillion parkrun course in Keynsham for the first time in 22:01 mins.

Berkeley 10k results next week.

Matt

TRC Club Night 09/05/19

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.

Note than now we have the lighter nights most of the Groups on a Thursday night will be going off-road for some part or all of their run – please wear appropriate shoes.

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.

Normal groups this week.

• 7 min Group with Dave Beard
• 8 min on Group with Ian Evans with Kevin Cundy
• 9-10 min Group with Angela Bushell
• 10+ min Group with Rachel Murphy
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Jay Bartley
• Tea Rota Next Week: Kevin Arnold
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• Welcome Desk this week : Arthur Renshaw

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

Upcoming Events:

• RunFestRun at Bowood House. We put a call out for interest and only 5 people expressed an interest. Tickets are being organised.

Sunday 12th May: Almondsbury School Fun Run – 1k (10.30) 5k & 10k (11.00)

Thursday 11th July. Thornbury 10k 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. Any volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.

• 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 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

Results as reported 7th May 2019

A team of 12 Thornbury runners were in fine form at Bristol 10k on Sunday with a host of new personal bests recorded. Andrew Darton took full advantage of the perfect running conditions, finishing an impressive 119th out of over 13,000 runners in a new personal best of 37:48 mins. Phil Lucker was next to finish in 202nd in 39:06 mins. Paul Harrod started further back but navigated his way through the crowds to reduce his previous best by over a minute and dip under 40 mins for the first time, finishing in 275th in 39:56 mins.

Kevin Wood ran over a minute quicker than last year in 880th place in 44:14 mins, followed by Paul Thomas in 1728th in 47:47 mins. Chris Lee was running in his second 10k in 2 weeks and finished in 3266th in a new best of 52:43 mins, followed by Christopher Pritchard in 3403rd in 53:03 mins.

Rachael Underwood was the first Thornbury woman to finish in 3999th in a new personal best of 54:40 mins. Liam Symonds-Barry was next in 4377th in 55:35 mins, followed by John Fox in 509th 57:27 mins and Valerie Knight in 5188th in 57:30 mins. Kathy Willott finished in 7960th in 1 hour 6:43 mins.

Over the Bridge in Newport, the second running of the Newport Wales 10k and Newport Wales Marathon attracted 6,000 runners looking to take advantage of the flat and fast course. Jay Bartley took part in the 10k and ran a very well-paced race, speeding up over the second half to finish in 616th place in 51:51 mins. In the marathon, Matt Johnstone and Neill Roff were flying the Thornbury RC flag. Matt started brightly but paid the price in the final 10 miles for the over-ambitious pace in the first half and finished in 281st place in 3 hours 23:20 mins. Neil finished in 1881st in 5 hours 23:45 mins.

Saturday’s parkrun results included a sub 20 min effort from Paul Saville in Cardiff, finishing in 19:58 mins. Experienced parkrun duo, David and Anne Palmer, ran the Prudhoe Riverside course in Northumberland for the first time, David finished in 26:56 mins and Anne finished in 33:59 mins.

William Hamilton was second overall at Thornbury parkrun in a new personal best of 21:32 mins, followed by Hannah Kinloch-Haken in a new personal best of 21:32 mins. Hannah was also the first woman to finish. Kevin Arnold ran 23:26 mins, followed by Henry Orna in 23:34 mins, Colette Jackson 24:31 mins, Mike Bennewitz 25:48 mins, Martin Smith 27:45 mins, Rebecca Twyman 31:47 mins, Richard Illingworth 32:59 mins and Carol Mosses 39:40 mins.

In preparing for her move to Sweden, Angela Bushell ran 26:37 mins on the Skatas course in Gothenburg.

Matt

TRC Club Night 02/05/19

Don’t Forget – The Leisure Centre is closed tonight and we are meeting ready to run at 7pm at Thornbury Rugby Club

Normal-ish groups this week – although the runs maybe a bit shorter than normal as we have a Committee Meeting at 20.45
• 7 min Group with Rob Watkins
• 8 min on Group with Kevin Wood
• 9-10 min Group with Steve Dimond
• 10+ min Group with Cathy Watkins
• 10k Group with Ros Rowland (Sundayshill course)
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Martyn Green
• Tea Rota Next Week: Jay Bartley
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• Welcome Desk this week : Rob Watkins

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

Upcoming Events:

Mike & Judy have set dates for doing recce’s of a couple of the Cotswold Relay Legs – Sat May 4th (Bank Holiday week-end) and Sat 8th June. Legs to be decided but probably Leg 9 on the 4th May and majority request/choice for the 8th June. Usual format, meet Scout hut at 08:30, so should be back by 1:30 pm ish. Most importantly you don’t have to be in one of the teams to take part in the recce – it’s more a social run than a speed test!! Would be great to get some of the faster team too as there is always the possibility of loopbacks. But we do need names so we can work out how many cars we need and get that arranged beforehand. So please deadline for names is this week (2nd May) to Mike Bennewitz for the 4th May outing.

Tuesday 7th May: Thornbury Clinic Injury prevention session at TLC. Free but registration is required. See TRC Facebook page or…https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/injury-prevention-a-practical-application-tickets-60015158956

Sunday 12th May: Almondsbury School Fun Run – 1k (10.30) 5k & 10k (11.00)

Thursday 11th July: Thornbury 10k 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. Any early volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.

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 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

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