Results as reported 16/07/19

The Thornbury 10k was hotly anticipated by the sell-out field and it was a sweltering evening of racing which took place last Thursday. Organised by Thornbury Running Club, it is their second race of the year, and is run on the undulating country lanes from the Thornbury rugby club to Rockhampton and over the Sundayshill Lane and back.

Bristol and West AC’s stranglehold of the men’s race was broken by Gavin Jones from Monross Trailblazers in a winning time of 35:02, followed by Gloucester’s Owen Parry in 2nd place in 36:00 mins and in 3rd place was Andrew Kirrup of Wotton Runners in 36:27 mins.

Susan Duncan broke the 40 min barrier with an excellent time of 39:34 mins to take first place in the women’s field. In second place, Thornbury’s Taryn Roberts went 2 mins quicker than 12 months ago in a barnstorming run of 40:23 mins. Taryn had the added satisfaction of breaking her club’s 10k record which had stood for 26 years. Third place in the women’s race was Westbury’s Vicky Tester in 40:45 mins.

As well as an army of Thornbury volunteers, there were several TRC runners taking part. Nick Williams was 12th overall in 39:06 mins, followed by Paul Harrod in 16th in 39:59 mins, Adam Frontczak 34th in 42:41 mins, Jay Mosley 35th in 42:50 mins, Paul Saville 38th in 43:06 mins, Chris Gaze 46th in 44:40 mins, Matt Johnstone 47th in 44:45 mins, Ian Hoffman 48th in 44:49 mins, and Martin Abrahams 58th in 45:42 mins.

Thornbury’s second woman to finish was Hannah Kinloch-Haken 59th overall and 7th woman in 45:42 mins, followed by Digby Lees 63rd in 46:26 mins, Michael Barnes 67th in 46:38 mins, Melanie Wilson 68th and 8th woman in 46:41 mins, Sean Underwood 124th in 52:30 mins, Ian Shepherd 125th in 52:30 mins and Michael Owen 151st in 54:56 mins.

Peter Blenkiron was 163rd and 3rd in the MV60 age category in 55:33 mins, followed by Chris Lee 178th in 56:21 mins, Sarah Dix 183rd in 56:44 mins, Rachael Underwood 185th in 57:00 mins, Katie Dent 283rd in 1 hour 7:42 mins, Simon Groves 300th in 1 hour 10:30 mins and Carol Mosses 334th in 1 hour 23:04 mins.

The next round of TRC’s 10k championships for 2019 was Sunday’s Braen Down 10k. Nick Langridge took maximum points by virtue of being the only Thornbury runner to enter, finishing 12th overall and 1st in the MV60 age category in 48:40 mins.

Three Thornbury triathletes took part in the gruelling Ironman UK in Bolton on Sunday, which starts with an open water 2.4-mile swim in the early hours, followed by a testing and hilly 112-mile bike section and then a 26.2 mile run on tired legs to the finish in Bolton town centre. Emma Barnes produced a fantastic performance across all 3 disciplines to take 3rd place in the FV40 age category, 28th woman and 350th overall out of over 1600 finishers. Emma started with a 1 hour 14:13 min swim, followed by a 7 hour 8:22 bike and ran the marathon in 4 hour 29:12 mins for an overall time of 13 hours 07:07 mins.

Selina Slater was the next Thornbury finisher, 69th woman and 757th place overall. Selina started with an excellent swim of 1 hour 07:26 mins, followed by a 7 hour 22:05 mins bike ride. Selina’a day ended with a 5 hour 36:59 mins marathon to complete the Ironman in 14 hours 24:49 mins.

Dylan Roberts had enjoyed a momentous week by becoming a father for the first time the week before. However, the emotional rollercoaster of adjusting to life with a baby was far from ideal preparation for racing a long-distance triathlon, and after 7.5 hours of swimming and cycling, and feeling drained, he decided to save himself for another day before the marathon.

Elsewhere, TRC’s parkrun results included a 20:17 mins run from Jim Godden in Thornbury. Behind Jim, Richard Phillips ran 24:00 mins and John Mann finished in 24:08 mins. Laura Orna made a comeback after an injury layoff in 24:24 mins, James Marshall 24:40 mins, Jeremy Clothier 26:37 mins, Peter Blenkiron 26:38 mins, Rebecca Twyman 33:22 mins, Ian Shepherd 35:40 mins and Colette Jackson 44:22 mins.

At Cirencester, Lynne Turner finished in 25:31 mins and Duncan Pauly was only 2 second behind. At Severn Bridge, David Beard ran 33:31 mins and Pamela MacLeod finished in 31:01 mins. Chris Lee ran Chipping Sodbury in 27:41 mins. At Burnham and Highbridge, David Palmer ran 26:51 mins and Anne Palmer ran 34:18 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 18/07/19

No meeting at the Leisure Centre tonight – we will all be back there on Thursday 25th July. Tonight, Thursday 18th July, we are meeting at the old Rockhampton Cricket Club for their 4 mile fun run & BBQ- Register on night ready to start at 19.00.

Great effort by Selina Slater and Emma Barnes in UK Ironman in Bolton last weekend
– Emma finished in 13.07.07 for 3rd place in her Age Group and 28th female overall.
– Selina finished in 14.24.49 for 9th place in her Age Group and 69th female overall.

Taryn Roberts ran the Thornbury 10k in 40.23 to be second lady. Taryn is now the TRC All-time Female 10k record holder beating the previous record held by Judy Nutting from 1993 (40.47) – it has only taken 26 years to beat Judy’s record!

Well done to the race organisers and all TRC Members who helped make the Thornbury10k a really good race last Thursday. We kept up our reputation for holding quality, well organised races.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday 25th July . Back at the Leisure Centre for a normal run in your usual Groups

Sunday 1st Sept: Oldbury 10 Mile. Please put this date in your Diaries to help out on the day – particularly if you did not help with the Thornbury 10k. See John Watt or Justin Taylor.

Wednesday Sept 4th. Scheduled to be Week One of new 9 week Beginners Course – being organised again by Kevin Wood. If you can help please see Kevin.

2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The remaining race for 2019 is :Woodchester Park 8m on 8th Sept

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

Results for the Cotswold Way Relay 2019

Thornbury Running Club entered 3 teams of 10 runners in the 27th edition of the Cotswold Way Relay on Saturday 29th June. 2 mixed teams of men and women, called ‘Hawthorn’ and ‘Quickthorn’, and 1 team of male veterans over 40 years old called ‘Thorn in the Side’ were in a field of 103 teams. The first stage started at 07:00 in Chipping Camden, and then on the hour every hour, a separate race started approximately 10 miles further along the hilly terrain until the final athletes left Cold Ashton at 4 pm and raced to Bath Abbey to the finish. The total time for each team in the 10 separate races along the 103-mile length of the Cotswold Way decides the winners.

The runners are encouraged to learn their leg in advance, as there are no race markings present, so finding your way is almost as crucial as keeping a steady pace. The logistics and pre-race planning required meticulous attention, Thornbury’s runners have Judy Mills and Mike Bennewitz and host of supporting crew to thank for this.

The huge factor in this year’s race was the punishingly hot conditions with the thermometers reaching 33 degrees in the mid-afternoon. At the top of some of the most challenging hills along the route, the TRC runners had the immense pleasure of meeting club mates Judy Mills and Steve Dimond, who were positioned with cups of refreshingly cold water.

The one benefit from getting out of bed early for the 07:00 start on stage 1 was the slightly cooler conditions. Nick Williams got the Quickthorns off to a perfect start by finishing the 12-mile course in 2nd place out of the 103 runners, setting a new club record for stage 1 in the process in a time of 1 hour 23:49 mins. Dave Beard made a solid start for Thorn in the Side in 11th place overall and 2nd male vet in 1 hour 32:17 mins and Arthur Renshaw finished in 99th place 2 hours 30 mins for Hawthorn.

Stage 2 from Stanway to Cleeve Common includes the most amount of climbing of any of the stages and 11.5 miles. Paul Saville, Hannah Kinloch Haken and Natalie Bennett were fairly close together on the long hill out of Winchcombe. Hannah was the first TRC runner to finish in 45th place in 1 hour 55:20 mins for the Quickthorns, followed by Paul Saville 49th place (1 hour 56:31 mins) for Thorn in the Side followed by Natalie in 64th place for Hawthorn in 2 hours 4:22 mins.

Stage 3 from was a close-run affair between Quickthorn’s Adam Frontczak and Garry Slater from Thorn in the Side team; Adam was the first home in 14th place in 1 hour 7:47 mins, Garry was one place behind 1 hour 8:09 mins. Suzy Cundy finished in 103rd place 1 hour 55:00 mins.

Another close battle between Thornbury runners ensued in the 12.7-mile stage 4. Ian Evans and Rob Hopkins were nip and tuck climbing up Coopers Hill and were only separated by a minute at the finish, it was another close victory for Hawthorn’s Evans in 31st place in 1 hour 59:07 mins to Rob’s 33rd place for Thorn in the Side in 2 hours 7 seconds. Hawthorn’s Kevin Cundy finished in 76th place in 2 hours 23:38 mins.

Dylan Roberts was in flying form in stage 5 from Cranham and made light work of the hot conditions. A navigational mishap when he was near the top of the field cost Dylan about 5 places, which he set about recovering in the final few miles into Stroud. Dylan finished in 8th place for the Quickthorns in 1 hour 32:47 mins and was followed by Matt Johnstone in 17th place in 1 hour 35:18 for Thorn in the Side. Hawthorn’s Sarah Newnes finished in 88th place in 2 hours 18:24 mins.

Leg 6 may be one of the shorter in distance but still packs in plenty of climbing. Rob Cowlard kept pace with the early leaders up the steep incline from the start but was closely followed by Taryn Roberts, who led the women’s field and was leaving many following male runners shaking their heads in disbelief. Rob chalked up Thorn in the Side’s first win over Quickthorn and was 6th overall and 1st male vet in 1 hour 13:04. However, Quickthorn’s Taryn was only 1 place behind and the 1st woman by a significant margin in 1 hour 13:41 mins, a new women’s club record by over 6 mins. Hawthorn’s Sean Underwood finished comfortably inside 2 hours in 84th place 1 hour 57:25 mins.

Hawthorn’s Henry Orna had a great run in stage 7, which finished in Wotton-Under-Edge, finishing 6th place in 1 hour 1:37 mins. He looked for his teammate Paul Clark who had taken an early lead but had taken a wrong turn along the route. Running for the Thorn in the Side team, Paul finished in12th place and 3rd male vet in 1 hour 4:27 mins. Hawthorn’s Liz Dix sacrificed her own race to help a fellow runner who had fallen heavily, Liz’s final position was 99th in 1 hour 40 mins.

In the competition between the Thornbury teams, Rob Watkins helped to close the gap for Thorn in the Side on Quickthorn in the 12-mile stage 8. After a steady start up the opening climb, he started moving through the field in the second half of the race and finished in 14th place and 2nd male vet in 1 hour 53:04 mins. Quickthorn’s Jo Emerson finished in 51st place in 2 hours 16:09 mins and Hawthorn’s Colette Jackson arrived at the finish in a car after losing her bearings along the route.

Stage 9 from Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton featured another close-run affair between the two top Thornbury teams. Phil Lucker (Thorn in the Side) won the battle of the big men in the midday sun in 32nd place overall in 1 hour 31:03, ahead of Quickthorn’s Ben Foss in 42nd place in 1 hour 34:49 mins. Rebecca Twyman finished in 101st place in 2 hours 10 mins for Hawthorn.

Paul Harrod, Nancy Harding and Jon Welsh had the honour of completing the glory leg aka stage 10, finishing outside Bath Abbey and bringing the race to an end. Paul Harrod steered Thornbury’s male vets home with a 19th place finish in 1 hour 24:55 mins. Nancy was next for Quickthorn in 88th place in 1 hour 59:14 mins and Jon gritted his teeth over the final miles and finished in 93rd place in 2 hours 5:11 mins.

Experience prevailed over youth in the competition between Thornbury team’s, Thorn in the Side completed the 103-mile course in 15 hours 18:55 mins and was 3rd in the male vets’ competition. Quickthorn’s final time was 16 hours 4:10 mins and they were 7th place in the mixed teams, Hawthorn finished in 21 hours 44 mins and 53rd place in the mixed teams.

Matt

Results as reported 09/07/19

Thornbury runner Ben Foss broke the 20-min barrier for the first time over 5k at Chipping Sodbury parkrun in 19:33 mins. Nikki Hale was the next athlete from TRC in 27:26 mins, followed by Nigel Hale in 30:34 mins, Richard Illingworth 32:07 mins and Anne Palmer 34:56 mins.

Elsewhere, Karen Carr ran Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun in 26:56 mins and Malcolm Carr was next in 31:03 mins. Duncan Pauly ran 27:55 mins at Fairview parkrun and Kevin Wood ran Rogiet parkrun in 22:33 mins. On Severn Bridge, Paul Saville ran 20:14 mins, followed by Andy Darton 20:59 mins, Chris Dawes 21:40 mins, Kevin Arnold 22:36 mins, Chris Lee 25:50 mins, Rebecca Twyman 33:38 mins, Pamela MacLeod 34:08 mins and Carol Mosses 37:35 mins. Ian Shepherd ran 42:54 at Somerdale Pavilion.

Carol Mosses was the lone TRC runner at Frampton 10k on 1st July and she completed the course in 462nd place in 1 hour 19:16 mins.

More results from 29 June..

Martin Abrams was the highest place TRC runner at Thornbury parkrun on 29th June in 23:11 mins, followed by Ian Shepherd 25:01 mins, Peter Blenkiron 26:31 mins, Jeremy Clothier 26:37 mins, Chris Lee 27:14 mins, Hilary Lee 29:43 mins, Nigel Hale 31:17 mins, Richard Illingworth 31:35 mins and Mel Lloyd 31:36 mins.

Nick Langridge was in Snowdonia National Park and ran Dolgellau parkrun in 22:01 mins and Pamela MacLeod ran Severn Bridge in 34:08 mins.

Matt

TRC Club Night 11/07/19

No meeting at the Leisure Centre for the next two Thursdays – we will all be back there on Thursday 25th July

Tonight Thursday 11th July is the Thornbury 10k. Thornbury Rugby Club is Race HQ. Race starts at 19.30. Full instructions for everyone who is helping were sent out last week. If you are still unsure what you are doing please contact Kevin Cundy 07495 330650 or Ros Rowland 07743 257838. We have a full house of 400 runners so let’s make sure we keep up our reputation for putting on really well organized and friendly races. If you are not running or helping then come along and support – the bar will be open!

On Friday night or Saturday some time we need to sort out the new equipment storage area so we can put the race stuff for the Thornbury 10k back into a neat pile! If you can spare an hour or so please let Arthur Renshaw know or speak to him at the 10k (07810 30025)

Upcoming Events:

Thursday 18th July. TRC Club Night at Rockhampton Fun Run (4 miles). Old Cricket Club. Register on night ready to start at 19.00. BBQ after (No meeting at the Leisure Centre).

Sunday 1st Sept: Oldbury 10 Mile. Please put this date in your Diaries to help out on the day – particularly if you did not help with the Thornbury 10k. See John Watt or Justin Taylor.

Wednesday Sept 4th. Scheduled to be Week One of new 9 week Beginners Course – being organised again by Kevin Wood. If you can help please see Kevin.

2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The remaining races for 2019 are :
o Brean Down 10k 14th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

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 Club Night 04/07/19

Great effort by all who ran last Saturday in sweltering temperatures in the Cotswold Way Relay. Our Vets Team came 3rd and there were some superb times by some of our runners. See Matt’s website posting for more details.

No meeting at the Leisure Centre for the next two Thursdays – we will all be back here on Thursday 25th July

Tonight it is the next round of the Handicap around the Mundy PF. (check out your Handicap in the full list on the Website)
——————————————
• Tea Rota This week : Emma Pritchard
• Tea Rota Next Week : – none for 2 weeks-
—————————————–
• 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.

Upcoming Events:

Friday 5th / Sat 7th July. Bristol Urban Tough Mudder 5k (Clifton Downs) for those with free TRC places.

• 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 more volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.(no meeting at the Leisure Centre)

• Friday 12th / Saturday 13th July : Equipment Storage sort out and fix at the new barn. (all welcome to help)

• Thursday 18th July. TRC Club Night at Rockhampton Fun Run (4 miles). Old Cricket Club. Register on night ready to start at 19.00. BBQ after (No meeting at the Leisure Centre).

• Sunday 1st Sept: Oldbury 10 Mile. Please put this date in your Diaries to help out on the day – particularly if you did not help with the Thornbury 10k. See John Watt or Justin Taylor.

Wednesday Sept 4th. Scheduled to be Week One of new 9 week Beginners Course – being organised again by Kevin Wood. If you can help please see Kevin.

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The remaining races for 2019 are :
o Brean Down 10k 14th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

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

This Saturday, 29th, Summer Party at the Royal George!

Hi everyone,

As we haven’t arranged a summer party this year, thought it would be nice to have a get together this Saturday, 29th June. This also happens to be after the Cotswold Way Relay, in case any runners need recovery drinks!

Hopefully the sun will be shining ☀️

Meet at the Royal George, in The Plain in Thornbury from 7.30. Open to all.

See you there!

Suzy Cundy

🍻☀️🍸☀️🍹☀️🍻

TRC Club Night 27/06/19

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 – The form is now by the door into the room near the Welcome Desk

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

Normal groups this week.

• 7 min Group with Rob Watkins
• 8 min on Group with Kevin Wood
• 9-10 min Group with Mike Bennewitz
• 10+ min Group with Rachel Murphy
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
——————————————

• Tea Rota This week : Mark Rodgers
• Tea Rota Next Week: Emma Pritchard
—————————————–
• 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.

Upcoming Events:

• Saturday 29th June. Cotswold Way Relay. Three TRC Teams participating. Good luck to everyone in the TRC Teams. Try not to get lost!

• Thursday 4th July. Club Night where Pete says we will be doing the next round of the Handicap around the Mundy PF. (check out your Handicap in the full list on the Website)

Friday 5th / Sat 7th July. Bristol Urban Tough Mudder 5k (Clifton Downs) for those with free TRC places.

• 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 more volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.(no meeting at the Leisure Centre)

• Friday 12th / Saturday 13th July : Equipment Storage sort out and fix at the new barn. (all welcome to help)

• Thursday 18th July. TRC Club Night at Rockhampton Fun Run (4 miles). Old Cricket Club. Register on night ready to start at 19.00. BBQ after (No meeting at the Leisure Centre).

• Sunday 1st Sept: Oldbury 10 Mile. Please put this date in your Diaries to help out on the day – particularly if you did not help with the Thornbury 10k. See John Watt or Justin Taylor.

Wednesday Sept 4th. Scheduled to be Week One of new 9 week Beginners Course – being organised again by Kevin Wood. If you can help please see Kevin.

2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The remaining races for 2019 are :
o Brean Down 10k 14th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

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

For runners of all standards