TRC Christmas Dinner & Party – 3rd January 2020

TRC Christmas Dinner & Party – 3rd January 2020

****YOU NEED TO BOOK NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT****

We have a NEW venue for the post Xmas party…

The Village Hotel, Bullfinch Close, Filton BS34 6FG

• Welcome drink
• 3 course set meal with ½ bottle of wine each
• DJ and disco.
• Private room and bar. Bar open until 2am.
• Soft drinks provided by the Club for those not wanting alcoholic drinks
• Selfie mirror, who doesn’t love a selfie!
• Chance to win fantastic prizes, different from previous years.
• Slide show of Clusb members out running and doing other crazy antics!
• Free parking overnight, just need to remember to collect the car the next day.
• Partners as always are welcome

• £30 per person, subsidised by the Club (£6 per person)
• Full payment required to secure your place.

• Discount to stay at the hotel. Use the code:PRO20A
• Free parking overnight, just need to remember to collect the car the next day.

• Set Menu :

Slow roasted red pepper and tomato soup

Prosciutto wrapped turkey breast with stuffing, pigs in blanket and jus
OR Sauté mushroom and leek pie with pumpkin and sunflower crust.
Served with roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots and parsnips.

Salted caramel and chocolate tart.

• Payment via bank transfer into the Club account marked PARTY20
Account number: 01190517 Sort code: 30-12-04

• Please drop Suzy Cundy a note of your name and guest and menu choices once payment has been made. (suzycundy@me.com)

DON’T MISS OUT, BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY

Next Cross Country Race 1st Dec Bath University

Hi

Just to make sure you are aware that the next cross country race in the TRC league is the Avon Championships on 1st December.  If you live in South Glos you are eligible to compete in your age group for a medal and entry into the regional championships.  If you live elsewhere you can still enter the race.  Although it is a championship race it is pretty low key (last year 40 women and 74 men competed) and the terrain is pretty straighforward.

The race is at Bath University, so if you go, combine it with a visit to Bath Christmas Market (if that’s your thing) !

All the details are here …

http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avon/CCChamps.html

Women’s race is at 13:40, mens at 14:10.

NB. You must pre-enter online on their website before midday on Saturday 30th Nov. Please pay the entry fee of £8 and the club will reimburse you.

I expect to be there with the TRC banner so come and find me before you race. 

regards

Jim

TRC Club Night 14/11/19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Rob Watkins
• 8 min Group with Kevin Cundy
• 9-10 min Group with Hugh McPherson
• 10+ min Group with Rachel Murphy
• 5k Group with Pete
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Dylan Roberts
• Tea Rota Next Week: Martin Smith
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• Welcome Desk this week :Judy Mills

Upcoming Events:

• Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister day-out. Meet at the Leisure Centre – the coach will leaves at 08.00 prompt!. The Leisure Centre says we can use the top car park to leave cars for the day. Coach returns about 17.00. Pete wants your £10 for the coach as soon as possible – this Thursday would be good!

• Saturday 7th December – Gwent League XC Blaise Castle

• Thursday 12th December – General Election Day. Meet at the Leisure Centre as normal but in the Snooker room (downstairs)

• Saturday 14th December
– Glos League XC 3 Old Down Park

• Thursday 19th December – Short ‘Xmas Lights’ run from Thornbury CC then TRC pre Xmas Party. (no meeting at the Leisure Centre)

• Sunday 22nd December
– TRC Mince Pie Run Wootton Under Edge . Runs to be arranged

• Friday 3rd January 2020 – date for the TRC post Xmas Do at The Village in Filton. More info see the TRC Facebook page

• Saturday 4th January 2020 – Glos League XC 4 Rendcombe College

• Sunday 12th January 2020 – TRC famous Riverbank Rollick. The same route as last year is now confirmed. We need about 80 people to help on the day – we will be approaching everyone over the next week or two. In the meantime let Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw know if you can help or want a specific job. The basic principle is that you will be doing the same job in the same place as last year – tell us if you can’t please.

• Sunday 16th February 2020 – Glos League XC 5 Cheltenham

London Marathon Club place. As a Club we have one guaranteed place for London on 26th April 2020. If you have received your rejection recently and you have been a TRC Member for at least 2 years and are EA affiliated then you can apply for the Club place. See T&C’s in the Club Rules Section 8 on this link. https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/committee-2/constitution/ Send your application in writing or on e-mail to Arthur Renshaw Club Chairman by Friday November 15th

Results reporting – 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 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

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.

Recent TRC results

2 weeks worth of results were sent across to the Gazette and Thornbury Voice on Monday. Joanne Plumbley featured heavily after her recent heroics in Majorca in a middle distance triathlon. The most recent results were….

Joanne Plumbley was back in action again on Sunday and had Rosina Rowland for company as they travelled deep into Poldark country for Cornish Marathon. On a hilly course run entirely on roads, Joanne finished in 201st place in 4 hours 24:27 mins. Rosina was only 1 place behind and was 3rd in the F55-59 age category in 4 hours 24:40 mins.

Due to the horrendous weather on Saturday morning and England’s doomed attempt to lift the Rugby World Cup, there was only one runner who braved the conditions for Saturday’s parkrun. Paul Saville ran the Margate parkrun in 22:52 mins.

 

TRC Club Night 07/11/19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with tbc
• 8 min Group with Ben Foss
• 9-10 min Group with Chris Pritchard
• 10+ min Group with tbc
• 5k Group with Pete
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Dave Palmer
• Tea Rota Next Week: Dylan Roberts
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• Welcome Desk this week :Hugh McPherson

Upcoming Events:
Saturday 9th November – The next cohort of beginners will undertake their first parkrun on 9nd November at Chipping Sodbury after their 9 week course. They need your support please! Please wear club colours and give them as much encouragement as you can.

• Thursday 14th November – TRC Committee Meeting (Swan 9pm)

• Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister day-out. Meet at the Leisure Centre – the coach will leaves at 08.00 prompt!. The Leisure Centre says we can use the top car park to leave cars for the day. Coach returns about 17.00. Pete wants your £10 for the coach as soon as possible – this Thursday would be good!

• Saturday 7th December
– Gwent League XC Blaise Castle

• Saturday 14th December
– Glos League XC 3 Old Down Park

• Thursday 19th December
– Short ‘Xmas Lights’ run then TRC pre Xmas Party

• Sunday 22nd December
– TRC Mince Pie Run Wootton Under Edge

• Friday 3rd January 2020
– date for the TRC post Xmas Do at The Village in Filton. More info see the TRC Facebook page

• Saturday 4th January 2020
– Glos League XC 4 Rendcombe College

• Sunday 12th January 2020
– TRC famous Riverbank Rollick. We will need all the help we can get on the day. Please put the date in your diary and let Jo Emerson know if you can help.

• Sunday 16th February 2020 – Glos League XC 5 Cheltenham

Special note about the Dursley Dozen : Dursley Running Club have offered us 14 assured entries for the Dursley Dozen (9th February 2020) 4 x senior men, 4 x vet men, 3 x senior women and 3 x vet women (40+) Rob Watkins is collecting names and email addresses. He already has 2 x senior men, 4 x vet men + 3 x Senior women. So, to make the most of the offer, he still needs 2 x senior men and 3 x Vet women. If you are interested, please email rob@lodgefarmtrees.co.uk You will then be sent a link from DRC to enter.

London Marathon Club place. As a Club we have one guaranteed place for London on 26th April 2020. If you have received your rejection recently and you have been a TRC Member for at least 2 years and are EA affiliated then you can apply for the Club place. See T&C’s in the Club Rules Section 8 on this link. https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/committee-2/constitution/ Send your application in writing or on e-mail to Arthur Renshaw Club Chairman by Friday November 15th.
If you missed out on London this have a look at this list of alternative marathons… https://www.runbritain.com/news/british-alternatives-to-london-if-you-missed-out-for-the-capital-marathon?page=3&pagesize=7&from=&to=&range=Latest

TRC Committee. We are seeking a new Secretary to join us on the Committee. Looking after the Club Constitution & Club Rules together with the minutes of Committee Meeting is the job. If interested please talk to any Committee Member or see Arthur Renshaw.

Results reporting – 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 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

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.

Recent TRC results

Thornbury Running Club’s triathletes were on tour again, this time on the sun-baked island of Majorca for the middle-distance Challenge Peguera-Mallorca. A team of 7 included 4 Thornbury individual triathletes tackling the whole race and a team of 3 sharing duties in the relay race. The Mediterranean is generally known as a calm expanse of water, but it served up a surprise on race day with powerful waves, followed by a hilly and technical 90k bike course and a half marathon on the Pegeura boulevard to the finish line.

Richard Phillips knew what to expect from the conditions after racing in Spain on several occasions and he was the club’s first finisher in 565th place in 6 hours 8:27 mins. Kevin Cundy was the next to finish in his first triathlon abroad in 758th in 7 hours 12:09 mins, followed by Paul Newnes 774th in 7 hours 24:25 mins and Joanne Plumbley 7 hours 41:19 mins. The relay team of Madeliene Curtis on the swim, Ian Evans on the bike and Sarah Newnes on the run was 16th out of the 35 relay teams in 6 hours 3:41 mins.

Nick Langridge was the first Thornbury finisher in Sunday’s Stroud Half Marathon in 227th place and a very respectable 5th in the 60-69 age category in 1 hour 34:39 mins. Paul Thomas was the next TRC runner in 276th place in 1 hour 36:42 mins, followed by Hannah Kinloch Haken in 56th place in the women’s field and 368th overall in 1 hour 39:31 mins. The next TRC finishers were Kevin Arnold in 470th in 1 hour 42:13 mins, Chris Foley 791st in 1 hour 53:07 mins and Mike Bennewitz in 831st in 1 hour 54:42 mins.

John Grimsey was the lone Thornbury runner in last October’s Weston Prom Run and performing his usual pace making duties, he finished the 5-mile course in 278th place in 57:38 mins.

Meanwhile, Thornbury’s parkrun results included a swift 18:48 mins run from Paul Harrod in Cornwall on Penrose course. In Chipping Sodbury, Martyn Green ran 20 mins exactly, Garry Slater 20:27 mins and Richard Illingworth finished in 32:26 mins. Mel Lloyd ran 31:49 mins on water-logged Wotton course and James Marshall finished Whinlatter Forest in the heart of the Lake District in 28:56 mins.







TRC Club Night 31/10/19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with Rob Watkins
• 8 min Group with Kevin Cundy
• 9-10 min Group with Steve Dimond
• 10+ min Group with Liz Dix
• 5k Group with Pete
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Hugh McPherson
• Tea Rota Next Week: Dave Palmer
—————————————–
• Welcome Desk this week : Suzy Cundy

Upcoming Events:

Saturday 2nd November – Glos League XC 2. Charlton Park

Saturday 9th November – The next cohort of beginners will undertake their first parkrun on 9nd November at Chipping Sodbury. They need your support please! Please wear club colours and give them as much encouragement as you can.

• Thursday 14th November – TRC Committee Meeting (Swan 9pm)

• Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister day-out. Meet at the Leisure Centre – the coach will leaves at 08.00 prompt!. The Leisure Centre says we can use the top car park to leave cars for the day. Coach returns about 17.00. Pete wants your £10 for the coach as soon as possible – this Thursday would be good!

Saturday 7th December – Gwent League XC Blaise Castle

• Saturday 14th December – Glos League XC 3 Old Down Park

Thursday 19th December – Short ‘Xmas Lights’ run then TRC pre Xmas Party

Sunday 22nd December – TRC Mince Pie Run Wootton Under Edge

Friday 3rd January 2020 – likely date for the TRC Xmas Do at The Village in Filton. More info on this soon.

Saturday 4th January 2020 – Glos League XC 4 Rendcombe College

Sunday 12th January 2020 – TRC famous Riverbank Rollick. We will need all the help we can get on the day. Please put the date in your diary and let Jo Emerson know if you can help.

Sunday 16th February 2020 – Glos League XC 5 Cheltenham

Special note about the Dursley Dozen : Dursley Running Club have offered us 14 assured entries for the Dursley Dozen (9th February 2020) 4 x senior men, 4 x vet men, 3 x senior women and 3 x vet women (40+) Rob Watkins is collecting names and email addresses. He already has 2 x senior men, 4 x vet men + 3 x Senior women. So, to make the most of the offer, he still needs 2 x senior men and 3 x Vet women. If you are interested, please email rob@lodgefarmtrees.co.uk You will then be sent a link from DRC to enter.

London Marathon Club place. As a Club we have one guaranteed place for London on 26th April 2020. If you have received your rejection recently and you have been a TRC Member for at least 2 years and are EA affiliated then you can apply for the Club place. See T&C’s in the Club Rules Section 8 on this link. https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/committee-2/constitution/ Send your application in writing or on e-mail to Arthur Renshaw Club Chairman by Friday November 15th.

TRC Committee. We are seeking a new Secretary to join us on the Committee. Looking after the Club Constitution & Club Rules together with the minutes of Committee Meeting is the job. If interested please talk to any Committee Member or see Arthur Renshaw.

Results reporting – 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 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

Results as reported 21/10/2019

From total beginner to competing against the best in the world in 3 years, Thornbury Running Club’s Taryn Roberts has made rapid progress in the highly competitive and gruelling world of Ironman distance triathlon since she competed in her first event in Ironman UK in Bolton in 2016.

After a promising debut in Bolton and with her brother, Dylan, a fellow Ironman athlete to train and compete with, her results continued to improve, She also benefitted from the guidance of a coach to help structure her training to the specific rigours of racing for over 10 hours across the 3 disciplines of swim, bike and run.

Each October the top Ironman athletes who gain qualification from other Ironman races around the world compete on the Big Island of Hawaii. Taryn booked her place for the Championships with a victory in the 25-29 age category in last year’s Ironman Wales.

The conditions in Hawaii are difficult to replicate for UK based athletes, as the heat, humidity and the strong trade winds can play a decisive factor in shaping the outcome of the race. However, Taryn’s form going into Hawaii was promising and she had broken several long-standing Thornbury running records in hot weather.

The race started early in the morning in the Kailua harbour with a 2.4-mile swim in the swell of the Pacific Ocean and 2,500 other athletes for company. After negotiating the chaos of the mass start in the water, Taryn made excellent progress and finished the swim in 1 hour 9:33 mins.

The 112-mile bike ride on the undulating Queen K Highway along the western edge of the island featured some stunning views of the lava fields and the ocean. Taryn’s parents and boyfriend, Bruce, were on hand for support and encouragement throughout the day, which was needed as the temperature gauge and humidity levels were rising and the strong winds made some of the descents precarious. By the end of the bike section, which Taryn completed in 6 hours 31:41 mins, the medical tent was being kept busy with people with ice bags pressed to their bodies to cool themselves and reduce swelling before they started the 26.2-mile run to the finish.

The marathon was an extreme test of managing to stay cool and taking on fluids in the aid stations dotted along the course. Taryn’s signature strength is a good run on tired legs, and she regained many places with a 4 hour 9:36 marathon to finish in the top quarter of all the women racing on the day in 332nd place and 1,598th overall with a total time of 12 hours 1:07 mins.

Thornbury’s Rob Watkins and Rob Cowlard travelled down into the Somerset Hills on Sunday for The Exmoor Stagger. This trail race packs 3,600 ft of climbing into its 16-mile course and included an ascent of Exmoor’s highest peak, Dunkery Beacon.

Rob Watkins started the season with a strong performance, finishing 23rd overall out of 300 runners and 3rd in the MV50 age category in 2 hours 18:11 mins. Rob Cowlard also made it onto the age group podium with a 3rd place in the MV45s and 37th overall in 2 hours 27:14 mins.

Thornbury runners were running in 9 different parkruns on Saturday morning. On Tamar Trails course, Will Hamilton ran 20:23, followed by Hannah Kinloch-Haken in 22:48 mins. Chris Lee was running in the political heartland of America in Washington DC and completed the Roosevelt Island DC course in 26:58 mins.

Nick Langridge ran Stonehouse in 22:29 mins and Mel Lloyd ran Wotton in 31:09 mins. In Chipping Sodbury, Rachel Murphy finished in 32:55 mins and Brian Godsman ran 25:49 in Skatas. On Severn Bridge, Henry Orna and Paul Clark were only separated by a second, Henry ran 19:34 mins and Paul was a short distance behind. Paul Saville was next in 20:59 mins, followed by Duncan Pauly in 25:19 mins and Lynne Turner 30:57 mins.

David Palmer finished Somerdale Pavilion in 28:32 mins and Kevin Arnold ran Clevedon Salthouse Fields in 22:37 mins.

TRC Club Night 24/10/19

PLEASE ENSURE YOU WEAR HI-VIZ TOPS

Pete is back this week.

Special note about the Dursley Dozen : Dursley Running Club have offered us 14 assured entries for the Dursley Dozen (9th February 2020) 4 x senior men, 4 x vet men, 3 x senior women and 3 x vet women (40+) Rob Watkins is collecting names and email addresses. He already has 2 x senior men, 4 x vet men + 3 x Senior women. So, to make the most of the offer, he still needs 2 x senior men and 3 x Vet women. If you are interested, please email rob@lodgefarmtrees.co.uk You will then be sent a link from DRC to enter.

Groups this week

• 7 min Group with tba
• 8 min Group with Ben Foss
• 9-10 min Group with Arthur Renshaw
• 10+ min Group with Suzy Cundy
• 5k Group with tba
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Colette Jackson
• Tea Rota Next Week: Hugh McPherson
—————————————–
• Welcome Desk this week : Pete Mainstone

Upcoming Events:

Saturday 2nd November – Glos League XC 2. Charlton Park

Thursday 14th November – TRC Committee Meeting (Swan 9pm)

Sunday 24th November: The Bicton Blister. Pete has organised a coach trip again this year. Don’t forget you have to enter the race individually direct . See Pete on his return if he has any spare places on the Coach (£10 per person)

Sunday 24th November. Run Leader Development Day – Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre

Saturday 7th December – Gwent League XC Blaise Castle

Saturday 14th December – Glos League XC 3 Old Down Park

Thursday 19th December – Short ‘Xmas Lights’ run then TRC pre Xmas Party

Sunday 22nd December – TRC Mince Pie Run Wootton Under Edge

Saturday 4th January 2020 – Glos League XC 4 Rendcombe College

Sunday 12th January 2020 – TRC famous Riverbank Rollick. We will need all the help we can get on the day. Please put the date in your diary and let Jo Emerson know if you can help.

Sunday 16th February 2020 – Glos League XC 5 Cheltenham

London Marathon Club place. As a Club we have one guaranteed place for London on 26th April 2020. If you have received your rejection recently and you have been a TRC Member for at least 2 years and are EA affiliated then you can apply for the Club place. See T&C’s in the Club Rules Section 8 on this link. https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/committee-2/constitution/ Send your application in writing or on e-mail to Arthur Renshaw Club Chairman by Friday November 15th.

TRC Committee We are seeking a new Secretary to join us on the Committee. Looking after the Club Constitution & Club Rules together with the minutes of Committee Meeting is the job. If interested please talk to any Committee Member or see Arthur Renshaw.

TRC Website. We are seeking an individual who knows something about web sites to help us maintain & improve the TRC website. If you are interested please see Nick Langridge, Dave Beard or Steve Dimond.

TRC Results reporting – 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 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

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.

Results as reports 14/10/19

The wet and windy autumnal weather can mean only one thing for a club runner: the start of the cross-country season. Thornbury’s runners responded to the rallying call from their Cross-Country Captain, Joanne Plumbley, and a team of 22 runners braved the water-logged fields at Wotton Parc for the first round of the Gloucester league on Sunday.

The 6.4K race featured a huge field of almost 200 runners, including all the women runners and men over 65 years old. Hannah Kinloch Haken led the team of 13 Thornbury runners from the start and had a good race, finishing in 40th place in 26:32 mins. Laura Orna is returning to form after a long injury layoff and was 55th in 27:12 mins. Late entry, Melanie Wilson, showed some great early season promise in 62nd place in 27:41 mins.  Sophie McPhillips made a good debut in 104th in 30:36 mins, followed by the more experienced Rosina Rowland in 109th and 3rd MV55 in 30:39 mins, Joanne Plumbley was next in 146th in 32:44 mins and Sarah Newnes followed in 152nd in 33:32 mins. Judy Mills was 158th and, like Rosina, came in the top 3 in her age group, finishing 3rd MV60 in 34:13 mins. Rebecca Twyman was 184th in 40:26 min. Lynne Turner and Carol Mosses will reflect on a memorable first cross-country for the club and finished 185th and 191st, respectively, in 40:44 mins and 49:32 mins.

In the MV65 and MV70 age category race, Mike Bennewitz was 7th and 120th overall in 31:13 mins and Steve Dimond 8th and 125th overall in 31:35 mins.

Valuable intel from the Thornbury women, as well as the sight of seeing several of their teammates heading face-first into the water hazards, meant the men knew what to expect from the heavily churned course in their 9.6K race. Martyn Green made a welcome return to the team and made light work of the conditions to finish in 76th in 38:22 mins. Rob Watkins was next in 90th place in 38:59 mins, followed by Henry Orna in 116th in 39:56 mins. Ben Foss was 116th in 41:05 mins and Matt Butler made his debut cross-country for the club in 119th in 41:27 mins. Robert Hopkins overtook several runners in the second half of the race to finish in 149th in 43:51 mins, followed by Richard Jackson 165th 45:00 mins, the ever-present Kevin Arnold in 179th 47:01 mins and Duncan Pauly making a return to the team in 196th in 52:51 mins.

Individual glory in the races is important but there is a healthy rivalry between the clubs in the team competition. Thornbury’s top 4 women comprised the A team and finished in a commendable 10th place out of 42 teams. The B and C teams finished 28th and 39th. In the women’s vets’ competition for over 35s, there was another top-10 place for the A team in 9th out of 28 teams, the B team finished 24th and the C team were 28th.

Thornbury’s first 6 men to finish scored points towards the men’s team competition and finished in 14th out of 21 teams. The male vets were 10th out of 17 teams.

Paul Saville and friends enjoyed a weekend away in Croatia and capped it all with a run in the Zagreb Half Marathon. On a hot day for running, Paul ran well to finish in 143rd place in 1 hour 33:38 mins.

Elsewhere, Thornbury’s parkrun results included a 20:24 mins effort from Paul Clark in Eastville Park. In Chipping Sodbury, Garry Slater ran 20:17 mins, followed by Chris Foley in 25:15 mins and Rachel Murphy 34:07 mins. On Severn Bridge, Kevin Arnold ran 22:42 mins, followed by Roger Glew 23:47 mins, Tom Witherbred 24:12 mins and Chris Lee 25:00 mins. Ross Phillips was the first Thornbury runner to try the Clevedon Salthouse Fields course and ran 23:17 mins.

On what is reputed to be the hardest parkrun course in UK, David Palmer finished the Woolacombe Dunes course in 33:01 mins.

Update – news of Taryn’s epic performance in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii to follow next week…

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