TRC Club Night 15/11/18

Normal groups this week

In addition to Hi-viz tops for our winter runs your Committee advises that due to the state of the pavements and the street lighting around Thornbury that you wear a head torch when you go out in your Groups on a Tuesday & Thursday. Head Torches are compulsory if you are going with an off-road Group.

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

  • 7 min Group as normal
  • 8 min Group with Ros (on-road)
  • 9-10 min Group with Steve D
  • 11+ min Group with Suzy
  • 5k Group with Pete
  • The Walking Group

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  • Tea Rota This week : Dave Palmer
  • Tea Rota Next Week: Richard Illingworth

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

TRC now has 200 Members – 51% F / 49% M

Anyone want to become a Run Leader or any existing Leaders want to move up to be a Coach? If you are interested please make yourself known to Arthur Renshaw. We need a few more Run Leaders as we will be having at least one more Group on a Thursday. Some of you may know that our Coach Craig is leaving us when he moves to Cornwall so we have Ros & Kevin Wood currently in training to be Coaches as support to Pete Mainstone our only other qualified Coach. 

London Marathon Club Place: This year the Club place has been awarded to Dave Beard. Dave has run a lot of Ultras but has never run London so we all expect him to get a good time. Dave has been on the TRC committee for some years and is our resident expert on the toilets for our Events!

Running Techniques workshop – You may recall we sent out a Google Poll to gauge the interest in this and so we are now proceeding with organising two sessions of this (25 Members per 2 hour session) More details to follow from Jim Godden when he has fixed the dates.        

On a similar subject England Athletics are running a ‘Movement Skills’ workshop at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre on Sunday 2nd Dec  (11.00 – 17.00) The Cost is £20 but if you want to go register now as there is only 11 places remaining as of today. https://www.ulearnathletics.com/moduleEvent/88090

Upcoming Events.

  • Sun 25th November : Bicton Blister. Pete has organised a coach & lunch again. Pete needs to know if there are any drop-outs as there is a waiting list. Also Pete needs to know if you have any dietary requirements,. Note you will need to enter the Bicton Blister (10 miles) & the Bicton Light (4.5 miles) yourself directly.

 

  • Sun 9th December. Glos League XC-3 Wotton-Under-Edge

 

  • Thurs 20th December. TRC pre-Xmas party. Curry Night £5. See separate e-mail from Jim Godden to book your place.

 

  • Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas run from Wotton-under-Edge (more details nearer the date)

 

  • Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Please see the separate e-mail from Suzy Cundy asking for your menu choices & outstanding £20pp balance.

 

  • Sun 6th January. South West XC Championships. Aldon Hill Yeovil. – a tough call straight after the Party!

 

  • Sun 13th January 2019. The date of the next TRC Riverbank Rollick. 500 Entries sold out in 36 hours! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. We are now looking for volunteers to help so please keep the date free and be prepared to join our Team to make this one of the best organised Races on the Calendar. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw.

Please send any results for publication to Matt mattjohnstone@hotmail.com

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. jimgodden0@gmail.com

13th November – Results as reported this week

Thornbury RC’s Henry Orna and Matt Johnstone took part in 2 challenging local trail races at the weekend. Henry travelled to just outside Bath for the aptly named ‘Bath Hilly Half’, a 2 lap race over the half marathon distance which starts and finishes on Bath Racecourse and features an assortment of exhausting climbs. Henry was coming into Sunday’s race after a strong run in the previous weekend’s cross country and carried over his form to the hiller Cotswold Way terrain. His finishing position in the ‘Hilly Half’ was 19th overall in a very competitive field in 1 hour 47:24 mins.

Matt joined the masses at the highly popular Sodbury Slog on Sunday morning. The Sodbury Slog is held on Remembrance Sunday and observes a two-minute silence and playing of the Last Post before the multi-terrain 10-mile race starts on the outskirts of Chipping Sodbury town centre. As well as a selection of fields, muddy paths and steep hills to negotiate, the ‘Slog’ is well known for its thigh-deep water hazards and deep muddy trenches. The organisers added some off-road sections for this year’s race and even had 4000 gallons of water on standby if one of the sections was not deep enough.

After gaining some places in the first half of the race, Matt lost a similar amount of places in the second half after succumbing to the effects of one of the leg-sapping muddy trenches. Matt’s final position was 14th overall and 4th in the MV40 age category in 1 hour 12:25 mins.

The Severn Bridge hosted 2 evening 5-mile races last week. The first race on Wednesday evening was ran in a howling wind. Rebecca Dunsford had a very eventful race, falling heavily mid-way through, but gamely battled on to finish 257th in a time of 54:15 mins. On Friday evening it was the turn of Carina Cobb, who was 330th in 1 hour 16:57 mins.

There was plenty of parkrun action from Thornbury runners on Saturday. On the home course, Dylan Roberts was 3rd finisher in 20:21 and was followed by Hannan Kinlock-Haken 22:10 mins and 2nd female finisher, Moray Sloan 23:14 mins, John Mann 25:34 mins, Malcolm Carr 28:13 mins, Nigel Hale 31:46 mins and Peter Blenkiron 43:20 mins.

On Severn Bridge, Clare Evans ran 30:53 mins and Pamela Macleod 32:33 mins. Paul Newnes was the lone TRC runner at Chipping Sodbury and finished in 32:08 mins. Nick Langridge finished Stonehouse parkrun in 22:03 mins and Kevin Arnold was back on Eastville Park, his time was 24:53 mins. David Palmer ran 27:21 mins at Worcester parkrun, followed by Anne Palmer in 34:14 mins.

In the north of the country, Rachael Underwood had her first run at Sheffield Hallam parkrun, her time was 27:47 mins and Carol Mosses ran 40:41 mins at Bolton parkrun.

Matt

 

Sheiling School Christmas Market, Sat 8th Dec, 12-4pm

Hi there,

Sheiling School have agreed to let runners pass through their grounds for the new Riverbank Rollick route in January.  

So please consider going to their main fund raising event on Sat 8th Dec from 12 till 4pm. It is on Park Road in between the Castle and Castle School.  (Click for poster Sheiling School Christmas Market 2018.)

Thanks,   the Rollick team.

“Sheiling School offers a unique educational, therapeutic, and social learning community to children and young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties. Based on the principles of Steiner Waldorf education, our highly specialised approach benefits children and young people with a wide range of SEN diagnoses including autism, communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders and behavioural, emotional & social difficulties.”

 

The next person to join us…

The next person to join us will swell our membership numbers to 200! The ladies are winning with 51% of this total. We also have 14 Honorary members, giving a grand total of 213.

We have 8 more people either invited to join or trying us out… so who will be “lucky 200”?

Of the membership 27% are EA members.

Since the club started we have had 927 members … not far to 1,000!

TRC Club Night 08/11/18

TRC Committee Meeting Thursday 8th November Chantry 21.00

Normal groups this week – may be a bit short due to TRC Committee meeting.

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

  • 7 min Group as normal
  • 8 min Group with Ros (off road)
  • 9-10 min Group with Arthur
  • 11+ min Group with Rachel
  • 5k Group with Pete
  • The Walking Group

      ——————————————

  • Tea Rota This week : Henry Orna
  • Tea Rota Next Week: Dave Palmer

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.

Upcoming Events.

  • Sat 10th November. Gwent League XC-2 Pembrey Park, Swansea. See Jim Godden

 

  • Sun 25th November : Bicton Blister. Pete has organised a coach & lunch again. Pete needs to know if there are any drop-outs as there is a waiting list. Also Pete needs to know if you have any dietary requirements,. Note you will need to enter the Bicton Blister (10 miles) & the Bicton Light (4.5 miles) yourself directly.

 

  • Sun 9th December. Glos League XC-3 Wotton-Under-Edge

 

  • Thurs 20th December. TRC pre-Xmas party.

 

  • Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas run from Wotton-under-Edge (more details nearer the date)

 

  • Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Go lf Club. Please see the separate e-mail from last week asking for your menu choices & outstanding £20pp balance. See Suzy Cundy.

 

  • Sun 13th January 2019. The date of the next TRC Riverbank Rollick. 500 Entries sold out in 36 hours! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. We are now looking for volunteers to help so please keep the date free and be prepared to join our Team to make this one of the best organised Races on the Calendar. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw.

Please send any results for publication to Matt mattjohnstone@hotmail.com

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. jimgodden0@gmail.com

6th November – Results as reported this week

The second round of the Gloucestershire Cross Country league rolled into Charlton Park, near Malmesbury, on Saturday and Thornbury RC were well represented again. A combined team of 19 men and women were proudly wearing the blue and red of the Thornbury vest, including three making their cross-country debuts.

Last year’s race was a mud bath on the same route, but thankfully Saturday’s contest was a more straightforward test of running ability and stamina, as the undulating course was firm and fast.

In the women’s 6.7k race, Laura Orna had another excellent performance, finishing in 31st place overall in a swift 29:27 mins. Jo Emerson and Clare Watt were the next Thornbury runners, Jo was 65th in 31:49 mins and Clare Watt was 72nd in 32:15 mins. Clare had the best age group result of all the Thornbury women with a fantastic 3rd place finish in the LV55 age category.

Sarah Newnes was back for more after making her first cross-country appearance last month at Old Down, this time she was 129th in 36:40 mins. Maddie Parrott was 139th in 37:34 mins, followed by Judy Mills in 150th in 39:04 mins. Josie Cole and Rebecca Dunsford were both making their first appearance for the club in the cross-country team and made a good first impression, Josie was 152nd in 39:30 mins and Rebecca was 166th in 43:08 mins.

Each runner’s position counts towards the team result, with the first 3 runners from each club making up the A team in the women’s race and the first 6 runners in the men’s teams. The Thornbury A team were in the top half of the competition in the women’s field, finishing 17th out of 41 teams and thanks to the great turnout there was a B team which finished 39th. In the women’s Vets competition for runners over 40, the A team was 13th and the B team was 26th out of 28 teams.

Nick Williams was consigned to the role of Club Photographer in the first round, while recuperating from a knee injury. On Saturday, Nick made a welcome return to the fray in the men’s 9.6k race with a strong run amongst some of the best local club runners. After the usual frantic start, Nick settled down into a good pace and finished 59th out of a large field of almost 250 runners in 37:11 mins.

Henry Orna bided his time and ran a well-judged race to finish second of the Thornbury men in 101st place in 39:49 mins, closely followed by Dylan Roberts in 104th in 39:52 mins. Dave Beard had one of his best runs for the club, finishing in 116th in 40:26 mins.

Cross Country Club Captain, Jim Godden, had the best age group result of all the men – finishing in 3rd place in the MV55 category and 132nd overall in 40:49 mins. Paul Clark was 149th in 41:43 mins, followed by Nick Langridge, who was over 3 minutes quicker than his time in last year’s race, in 200th place in 45:23 mins. Kevin Arnold was 226th in 47:57 mins.

Brian Godsman was experiencing the delights of cross country for the first time and was 227th in 48:03 mins. Steve Dimond and Duncan Pauly both ran in the first round at Old Down and finished in 242nd and 248th in Saturday’s race in 50:59 mins and 56:45, respectively.

The men’s team was 15th out of 25 teams and in the Vets competition the A team were 7th and 24th out of 24 teams.

Earlier in the day on Saturday there were several Thornbury parkrun results. At Eastville parkrun, Ian Shepherd ran 23:48 mins and Kevin Arnold warmed up for the cross-country later that day by running 24:47 mins. Leighton Prescott ran 29:59 mins at Chipping Sodbury and Carol Mosses ran a new personal best on the same course in 38:02 mins. In the previous week, Carol had run 1 hour 2:31 mins at the 5 mile Weston Prom Run in 308th place. At Hove Promenade parkrun Pamela Macleod ran 31:55 mins.

TRC Club Night 01/11/18

TRC Group Leaders meeting next Wednesday 7th November. Hawkes House 20.00

TRC Committee Meeting Thursday 8th November Chantry 21.00

Normal groups this week

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

  • 7 min Group as normal
  • 8 min Group with Ros
  • 9-10 min Group with Hugh
  • 11+ min Group with Steve D
  • 5k Group with Pete
  • The Walking Group

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  • Tea Rota This week : Jay Mosley
  • Tea Rota Next Week: Henry Orna

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.

London Marathon 2019. Congratulations to those who have places from the ballot. For those who have been rejected then you can apply to be in with a chance of the Club place. The criteria for getting the Club place is somewhere on the website but initially please make yourself known by sending me an e-mail with the heading ‘London Marathon Club Place’ arthur@arenshaw.co.uk.  Preference shall be given to a person:

*******Intention is to close the Application submission on Thursday 8th November so we can let the winner know early*******.

1)      who is a fully paid up member of the Club for at least 2 years prior to application;

2)      who is individually affiliated to England Athletics through the Club;

3)      whose application through the normal channels was rejected;

4)      who has not previously competed in the London Marathon;

5)      who has not been the recipient of a Club place;

6)      who is a regular active member of the Club (attending Club Nights etc.);

7)      who is considered to have made the greater contribution to Club activities (athletic, social or organisational), preferably within the preceding Club year;

8)  (if any remaining applicants have previously participated in the London Marathon) who has competed least recently.

Upcoming Events.

  • Sat 3rd November . Glos League XC-2 Charlton Park, Malmesbury

 

  • Sat 10th November. Gwent League XC-2 Pembrey Park, Swansea

 

  • Sun 25th November : Bicton Blister. Pete has organised a coach & lunch again. The coach is now sold out. Pete needs to know if there are any drop-outs as there is a waiting list. Also Pete needs to know if you have any dietary requirements,. Note you will need to enter the Bicton Blister (10 miles) & the Bicton Light (4.5 miles) yourself directly.

 

  • Sun 9th December. Glos League XC-3 Wotton-Under-Edge

 

  • Thurs 20th December. TRC pre-Xmas party.

 

  • Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas run from Wotton-under-Edge (more details nearer the date)

 

  • Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Please see the separate e-mail this week asking for your menu choices & outstanding £20pp balance.

 

  • Sun 13th January 2019. The date of the next TRC Riverbank Rollick. We will be changing the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we will be increasing the Entry Limit to 450. We will be opening entries for this Event on 1st November and we expect to be sold out very quickly. In due course we will be looking for volunteers to help so please keep the date free and be prepared to join our Team to make this one of the best organised Races on the Calendar.

Please send any results for publication to Matt mattjohnstone@hotmail.com

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. jimgodden0@gmail.com

Gloucester League Cross Country Race 2 – Charlton Park, Malmesbury

The second race in the series is on Saturday 3rd Nov. Details are here 
 
Follow instructions in the details – do not rely on your satnav to get there – it will take you to the wrong side of the park !
If you wish to share transport (or get a lift), the women (and any over 65 men in the same race) will meet at 11:45 , the men at 12:45 at the car park next to the Scout Hut on Park road, Thornbury.
 
As usual, when you get to the event, come and find me at the TRC banner and I will give you the money for you to register.
 
Look forward to seeing you there.
 
Jim

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