TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 13th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

23rd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Pete C /                        

Tea Rota      

16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 tbc

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Results:    none this week

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June.  Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 25 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

In addition to the above, please can those who were awarded trophies from last year’s event return them to Nick as soon as possible.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line. The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace.

This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer. So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

12/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 6th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

Tea Rota        

09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:  none this week 

For a list of other local races click here https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/TRC-Local-Races-4-May-2024.pdf

Reminders:.

  • Tuesday 7th May. First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June . Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July.  Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice.Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause.  Please cast your vote here.Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. So this years events are:

  1. Hogweed trot June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 ar 7pm
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The flying monk Malmesbury  – sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Feb3rd  Wotton               https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

05/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 29th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

2nd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Paul H/              ***** Room N/A, Meet 7pm top car park*****

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

Tea Rota      

02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Berkeley 10k 28/04/24 : Richard Jackson 44:34, Nick Langridge 45:43 (1st MV70), Mike Bennewitz 55:31, Arthur Renshaw 63:20
  •  
  • For a list of other local races click here… TRC Local Races-4 May 2024

Reminders:

  • Thursday 2nd May: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Tuesday 7th May: First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May: TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June: Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July: Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

 As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice. Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause. Please cast your vote here.

Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

 

27/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 22nd April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

25th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol  M/ 10 min – Jerry C/ 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W/ 7 min – Ben F/                        

 2nd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Paul H/             

 ***** Room N/A, Meet 7pm top car park*****

Tea Rota      

25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 tba / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results

London Marathon 2024 Time  
  • Phil Blackburn
02:46:16  
  • Ben Bohane
02:49:21  
  • Jes Heffer
02:51:55  
  • Moray Sloan
03:47:01  
  • Jon Hall
03:54:15  
  • MaryThomas
04:51:40  
  • Paul Thomas
05:10:12  
     
Shakespear Marathon 2024 Time  
Nick Williams 02:40:14  
     
Manchester Marathon  2024 Time  
Lucy Wilson 03:08:46  
Bethan Littley 04:24:27  

 Nick Williams’s time at the Shakespear Marathon is a Club Record and finally surpasses Nick Langridge’s 2:43:30 at Hereford in 1991. A problem with the results doesn’t show Nick Williams in the Marathon but he would have been in 4th place overall. Jess Heffer who did 3:04:25 at London last year finally smashed 3hours today with 2:51:55 which is a new Female Club record. Paul & Mary Thomas did run and finish together.

Well done to all our finishers in London today and commiserations to George Evans who had to drop out half way around with a pulled hamstring.

Reminders:

  • Thursday 2nd May. Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members today from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM.

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

A voting form will be made available in the near future where all Members will be able to vote for their Charity/worthy cause of choice. This will be advertised in the weekly Bulletin. The aim is to announce the new Charity of choice at the AGM.

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. College Association of Sport

 The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer. Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

 

21/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 15th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

18th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Suzy C/ 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T/ 7 min – Nick W/                        

 25th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol  M/ 10 min – Jerry C/ 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W/ 7 min – Ben F/                        

Tea Rota      

18/04 Ben Bohane / 25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 tba / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Berlin Half : Jo Davidson 2:05:21 ; Ashleigh Davidson 2:05:22 ; Kevin Cundy 2:39:46 ; Suzanne Cundy 2:39:46

Reminders:

  • Wednesday 17th April – 12th June : Introduction to Running Course starts
  • Sunday 28th April. Bristol Running Show. BAWA Filton
  • Thursday 2nd May. Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July, Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. TRC Membership Renewals

2024-25 Club membership is due for renewal now; thank you to all those who have already renewed. If you have not,  please complete the 2024-25 membership form.

If you joined in Jan-Mar 2024, this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2025. If you have any questions please contact membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 11th April Old Down CC & Food Bank Run & Charity Donation.

The first away day run of the year was very well attended last Thursday. Thanks to everyone involved in making the night a success. We also presented St Peters Hospice, as our charity of the year 2023-4, with a £2,000 donation. It was also our first Food Bank Run and thanks to everyone we were able to deliver 70 killos of food and toiletries to the Thornbury Food Bank on Friday. A thank you certificate is attached.

 

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com  

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Introduction to Running Course.

The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 17th April to 12th June at 6:45pm from TLC top car park, graduation parkrun 15th June. Thank you to all who have volunteered to be Beginners Champions in April. Your support is much appreciated. We still have places for more beginners to join the course, please continue to spread the word. Thank you.  Carol and Natalie

  1. Oldbury 10 Mile 2024.

We are looking for a small Team of Members to organise the event in September 2024. We need 3 or 4 people anytime soon for this – we have one volunteer so far. Full training & support will be provided

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30. We are on the lookout for any Members who would consider standing for the Committee. If you are interested, please speak to any Committee Member who will give an idea of what is involved. We have a very successful Club but we would like to introduce some new blood with new ideas into the Committee in 2024-25.

  1. College Association of Sport

The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer.

Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

  1. Cotswold Way Relay. Saturday 6th July

For 2024 the Club has entered 2 teams into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We need a total of 20 runners + reserves. If you wish to run, or be a reserve or can help with on the day marshalling then please sign up here. A £10 deposit will be required to secure your place, payable later, but for now we just need to ensure we have sufficient runners, so please sign up now. If we become oversubscribed, we will work on a first come first served basis.  Any issues please contact Nathan Darkin or Lizzie Williams

13/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 8th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

11th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D/ 10 min – Emma P/ 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G/ 7 min – Pete C/             ****Meet at Old Down CC 7pm start****         

 18th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Suzy C/ 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T/ 7 min – Nick W/                        

Tea Rota      

11/04 No Tea (Away Day Old Down CC) / 18/04 Ben Bohane / 25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Gloucester Half : George Evans 1:25:18 (2nd MV50, Hannah Hamilton 1:36:35, Ollie Brown 1:39:01
  • Westonbirt Half : Phil Blackburn 1:23:10 (3rd Snr M), Ali Vaz 1:36:54(2nd FV40), Paul Saville 1:45:05
  • Westonbirt 10k : Sarah Blakey 52:16
  • Frampton Globe Trot 8 miles off road : Matt Johnstone 55:48, Kevin Wood 1:10;58 (2nd MV60), Chris Pritchard 1:16:15 , Emma Pritchard 1:23:21

Reminders:

  • Thursday 11th April, Away Day : Run & Rehydrate Old Down CC / Charity Donation /  Food Bank April 2024 Shopping list
  • Wednesday 17th April – 12th June : Introduction to Running Course starts
  • Sunday 28th April. Bristol Running Show. BAWA Filton
  • Thursday 2nd May, Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July, Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. TRC Membership Renewals

2024-25 Club membership is due for renewal now; thank you to all those who have already renewed. If you have not,  please complete the 2024-25 membership form.

If you joined in Jan-Mar 2024, this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2025. If you have any questions please contact membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 11th April Old Down CC & Food Bank Run & Charity Donation.

The next Run & Rehydrate will be on 11th of April.  Usual Groups run from Old Down CC at 19.00 then drinks and pizzas after. We will also present our donation of £2,000 to St Peter’s Hospice.

We are also going to do the first “Food Bank Run” on the night of the Run & Rehydrate as a new initiative to help out the Thornbury Food Bank. It is as simple as all TRC Members going to the Run & Rehydrate bring along 2 or 3 items of food eg tins of soup or packet of pasta (non-perishable items), and we will collect it up and deliver it to the local food bank the following day. Food Bank April 2024 Shopping list Here is a list of items to bring along. 

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Introduction to Running Course.

The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 17th April to 12th June at 6:45pm from TLC top car park, graduation parkrun 15th June. Thank you to all who have volunteered to be Beginners Champions in April. Your support is much appreciated. We still have places for more beginners to join the course, please continue to spread the word. Thank you.  Carol and Natalie

  1. Oldbury 10 Mile 2024.

We are looking for a small Team of Members to organise the event in September 2024. We need 3 or 4 people anytime soon for this – we have one volunteer so far. Full training & support will be provided

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30. We are on the lookout for any Members who would consider standing for the Committee. If you are interested, please speak to any Committee Member who will give an idea of what is involved. We have a very successful Club but we would like to introduce some new blood with new ideas into the Committee in 2024-25.

  1. College Association of Sport

The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles Required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer.

Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

  1. Cotswold Way Relay. Saturday 6th July

For 2024 the Club has entered 2 teams into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We need a total of 20 runners + reserves. If you wish to run, or be a reserve or can help with on the day marshalling then please sign up here. A £10 deposit will be required to secure your place, payable later, but for now we just need to ensure we have sufficient runners, so please sign up now. If we become oversubscribed, we will work on a first come first served basis.  Any issues please contact Nathan Darkin or Lizzie Williams

06/04/24

TRC Local Races-3  April 2024

 

A list of mainly local races that may be of interest to Club Members. This will be published once per month. For other races in the wider area please see the left side margin on the Club Website.

 If you wish to nominate races for inclusion, please send to Captain Nick. nickjameswilliams@outlook.com

  1. Olveston School 5k Fun Run – Saturday 20th April 5k Start 10.30 & 1k colour run.

An off-road 5k around Olveston. Early bird entries on line £6; thereafter £8     Elberton Road BS35 4DB

https://www.olvestonschool.co.uk/olveston-fun-run

  1. Berkeley 10k – Sunday 28th April 10.45 .

 At SGS Berkeley Green GL13 9FB. A popular fast and flat road 10k Enter on line at Entry Central £15

https://www.entrycentral.com/berkeley10-24       No on the day entries.

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k (Avon Champs) Monday 3rd June

A very local fast and flat 10k that gets sold out early. Last year we had a lot of TRC Members running. For more info and entries…  https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/

  1. Bradley Stoke 10k Sunday 9th June

Another local fast and flat 10k You can sign up here: https://race-nation.co.uk/register/bradley-stoke Follow  on Facebook

  1. Cheltenham Running Festival Sunday 16th June

Cheltenham Racecourse : 5k, 10k, Half M    Support Winston’s Wish Charity. More details>  https://www.cheltenhamrunningfestival.com/

  1. Black Nore 10k Portishead. Sunday 29th September

Portishead open air pool start at 10.00. Primarily off road along the coastal path.  Details on www.fullonsport.com

  1. GWR Towpath 10k series

Race 1 = 10K + MobMatch = Friday 24th May

Race 2 = 10K = Friday 21st June

Race 3 = 10K = Friday 26th July

Race 4 = 5K = Friday 23rd August

Runners need to enter online or on the night as normal using this link https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2

04/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 1st April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

4th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H/ 10 min – Arthur R/ 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Ben B/                                      ***Room N/A, meet top car park 19.00 ****

 11th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D/ 10 min – Emma P/ 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G/ 7 min – Pete C/                        

Tea Rota      

04/04 No Tea (Room N/A) / 11/04 No Tea (Away Day Old Down CC) / 18/04 Ben Bohane / 25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Janet Constable 

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Results:

  • Ultra 60km Netherlands: Paul Thomas 5:51:38
  • Fission 20 Mile: Jo Emerson 3:08:03
  • FoD Trail Half Marathon: Chris Foley 1:59:45 ; Hugh McPherson 2:30:28 ; Mike Bennewitz: 2:30:29

Reminders:

  • Monday 1st April – New Club Year. Please renew your Membership today.
  • Thursday 4th April: Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 11th April : Away Day : Run & Rehydrate Old Down CC / Charity Donation / Food Bank Run
  • Wednesday 17th April – 12th June : Introduction to Running Course starts
  • Sunday 28th April: Bristol Running Show. BAWA Filton
  • Thursday 2nd May: Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May: TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June: Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July: Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. TRC Membership Renewals

2024-25 Club membership is due for renewal before Monday 1st April, thank you to all those who have already renewed. If you have not,  please complete the 2024-5 form.

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/membership/ 

https://forms.gle/CWY3HG7oLgArHTaH9

If you joined in Jan-Mar 2024, this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2025. If you have any questions please contact membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 11th April Old Down CC & Food Bank Run & Charity Donation.

The next Run & Rehydrate will be on 11th of April.  Usual Groups run from Old Down CC at 19.00 then drinks and pizzas after. We will also present our donation of £2,000 to St Peter’s Hospice.

We are also going to do the first “Food Bank Run” on the night of the Run & Rehydrate as a new initiative to help out the Thornbury Food Bank. It is as simple as all TRC Members going to the Run & Rehydrate bring along 2 or 3 items of food eg tins of soup or packet of pasta (non-perishable items), and we will collect it up and deliver it to the local food bank the following day. Food Bank April 2024 Shopping list of items to bring along.

  1. Introduction to Running Course.

The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 17th April to 12th June at 6:45pm from TLC top car park, graduation parkrun 15th June. Thank you to all who have volunteered to be Beginners Champions in April. Your support is much appreciated. We still have places for more beginners to join the course, please continue to spread the word. Thank you.  Carol and Natalie

  1. Oldbury 10 Mile 2024.

We are looking for a small Team of Members to organise the event in September 2024. We need 3 or 4 people anytime soon for this – we have one volunteer so far. Full training & support will be provided

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30. We are on the lookout for any Members who would consider standing for the Committee. If you are interested, please speak to any Committee Member who will give an idea of what is involved. We have a very successful Club but we would like to introduce some new blood with new ideas into the Committee in 2024-25.

  1. College Association of Sport

The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles.

Required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer.

Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

April 6th  Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

  1. Cotswold Way Relay. Saturday 6th July

For 2024 the Club has entered 2 teams into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We need a total of 20 runners + reserves. If you wish to run, or be a reserve or can help with on the day marshalling then please sign up here. A £10 deposit will be required to secure your place, payable later, but for now we just need to ensure we have sufficient runners, so please sign up now. If we become oversubscribed, we will work on a first come first served basis. Any issues please contact Nathan Darkin or Lizzie Williams

30/03/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 25th March 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

28th  March : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Hugh M/ 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Paul H/

 4th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H/ 10 min – Arthur R/ 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Ben B/                                  ***Room N/A, meet top car park 19.00 ****

Tea Rota      

28/03 James Marshall / 04/04 No Tea (Room N/A) / 11/04 No Tea (Away Day Old Down CC) / 18/04 Ben Bohane / 25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

Bath Half :           Phil Blackburn 1:16:16; Ollie Brown 1:41:43; Hannah Hamilton 1:44:16

Also Chelsea Carnall, Harriett Forrest & Emily Davis all ran the Bath Half but there was a problem with the published times.

Reminders:

  • Thursday 28th March. Last day for nominating a charity for the coming year 2024/5
  • Sunday 31st March. British Summer Time begins. We can go off road at last!
  • Monday 1st April – New Club Year. Please renew your Membership during March.
  • Thursday 4th April. Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 11th April. Away Day : Run & Rehydrate Old Down CC / Charity Donation / Food Bank Run
  • Wednesday 17th April – 12th June : Introduction to Running Course starts
  • Sunday 28th April. Bristol Running Show. BAWA Filton
  • Thursday 2nd May. Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. TRC Membership Renewals

The Club Membership year is from 1st April. Please renew asap  The details and the form to complete are here…

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/membership/ 

https://forms.gle/CWY3HG7oLgArHTaH9

  1. Ideas for the future of TRC

Due to the success of our 3 races, which all sold out, the Committee are seeking member suggestions on how we can best utilise our reserve to further the Clubs objectives. If you have any suggestions, please submit them here no later than end of March for the Committee to review.Substantive suggestions will be taken to the AGM on Thursday 16th May for comment.

  1. TRC Charity Donation

After a successful staging of our 3 events over the last year – all sold out – the Committee has decided to increase our donation to our annual Charity St Peter’s Hospice. We will now donate £2,000 and this will be done at the next Run & Rehydrate event on Thursday 11th April

We are now seeking nominations from the Membership for the choice of Charity for the coming year 2024-25. Please submit your nominations to the Secretary, Nigel Hale at latest by Thursday 28th March. We will give the 2023-24 donation to St Peters Hospice

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 11th April Old Down CC & Food Bank Run & Charity Donation.

The next Run & Rehydrate will be on 11th of April.  Usual Groups run from Old Down CC at 19.00 then drinks and pizzas after. We will also present our donation of £2,000 to St Peter’s Hospice.

We are also going to do the first “Food Bank Run” on the night of the Run & Rehydrate as a new initiative to help out the Thornbury Food Bank . It is as simple as all TRC Members going to the Run & Rehydrate bring along 2 or 3 items of food eg tins of beans or packet of pasta (non-perishable itema), and we will collect it up and deliver it to the local food bank the following day

  1. Introduction to Running Course.

The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 17th April to 12th June at 6:45pm from TLC car park, graduation parkrun 15th June. Thank you to all who have volunteered to be Beginners Champions in April. Your support is much appreciated.We still have places for more beginners to join the course, please continue to spread the word. Thank you Carol and Natalie

  1. Oldbury 10 Mile 2024.

We are looking for a small Team of Members to organise the event in September 2024. We need 3 or 4 people anytime soon for this. Full training & support will be provided

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30. We are on the lookout for any Members who would consider standing for the Committee. If you are interested, please speak to any Committee Member who will give an idea of what is involved. We have a very successful Club but we would like to introduce some new blood with new ideas into the Committee in 2024-25.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

April 6th  Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

  1. Cotswold Way Relay. Saturday 6th July

For 2024 the Club has entered 2 teams into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We need a total of 20 runners + reserves. If you wish to run, or be a reserve or can help with on the day marshalling then please sign up here. A £10 deposit will be required to secure your place, payable later, but for now we just need to ensure we have sufficient runners, so please sign up now. If we become oversubscribed, we will work on a first come first served basis.  Any issues please contact Nathan Darkin or Lizzie Williams

24/03/24

TRC Local Races-2   March 2024

 

A list of mainly local races that may be of interest to Club Members. This will be published once per month. For other races in the wider area please see the left side margin on the Club Website.

 If you wish to nominate races for inclusion, please send to Captain Nick. nickjameswilliams@outlook.com

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  1. Hill Fun Run (& Walk & Bike Ride) Easter Saturday 30th March 11.00 start

Two routes – a 10k and an 8k – a non-competitive family fun event , dogs welcomed, on roads and tracks around Hill and Shepperdine. No timing , no medals, just for fun. Enter at Hill Village Hall before 11.00

  1. Olveston School 5k Fun Run – Saturday 20th April 5k Start 10.30 & 1k colour run.

An off-road 5k around Olveston. Early bird entries on line £6; thereafter £8     Elberton Road BS35 4DB

https://www.olvestonschool.co.uk/olveston-fun-run

  1. Berkeley 10k – Sunday 28th April 10.45 .

 At SGS Berkeley Green GL13 9FB. A popular fast and flat road 10k Enter on line at Entry Central £15

https://www.entrycentral.com/berkeley10-24       No on the day entries.

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k (Avon Champs) Monday 3rd June

A very local fast and flat 10k that gets sold out early. Last year we had a lot of TRC Members running. For more info and entries…  https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/

  1. Bradley Stoke 10k Sunday 9th June

Another local fast and flat 10k  You can sign up here: https://race-nation.co.uk/register/bradley-stoke      Follow  on Facebook

  1. Black Nore 10k Portishead. Sunday 29th September

Portishead open air pool start at 10.00. Primarily off road along the coastal path.  Details on www.fullonsport.com

16/03/24

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