Handicap Results

The results for the handicap held last Thursday 30th May are now on the Summer Handicap Page 

The distance according to one GPS was 2.14 miles.  Handicaps were adjusted to 2/3rds of the 5 K from last year or proportion from a Park Run or 10K result where there was no previous handicap time.  And just estimated where there were no times at all.  Last year Arthur won the first handicap by some distance, this year he has come out at the other end by some distance.  There’s no knowing where he’ll turn up.

TRC Club Night 30/05/19

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

Yeaaaaay… it’s the Club 5k Summer Handicap week!

• Pete has decided we need to do the Summer Handicap this week. It is on the same 5k course as last time – the Mundy PF plus the field next door. Pete is waiting for us there so straight after the announcements make you way down to the Mundy PF with a bit of a dynamic warm up on the way thrown in for good measure.
Pete has already enough helpers so you can’t get out of it by volunteering to help this time!

Enjoy!

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• Tea Rota This week : Jim Godden
• Tea Rota Next Week: Nick Williams
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• Welcome Desk this week : Chris Foley

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

Upcoming Events:

Sat 1st June: The 9 week Beginners Course finished last week – all support welcome for their first 5k on the Thornbury parkrun Sat 1st June See Kevin Wood for more details.

Thursday 11th July. Thornbury 10k Entries are now closed as we are full! Special arrangements are in force for those TRC Members who want to run the 10k – see the website or ask any Committee Member. Any volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.

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

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

Results reported 28/05/19

Mike Bennewitz’s goal of completing a half-marathon every month in 2019 took him to the German city of Stuggart on Sunday. Appropriately, for the home of Porsche, the course was a quick one and Mike set his fastest time of the year in 1 hour 55 mins.

Taryn Roberts and Hannah Kinloch Haken started their triathlon season in fine form on Sunday. Both were competing in the Sprint distance in the City of Gloucester Triathlon, which started with a 400m swim, followed by a 28k bike section and a 6k run to the finish. Taryn has already booked her place in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October after a dominant display in last year’s Ironman Wales and showed she has a turn of speed to go with the endurance, finishing 2nd place in the women’s field and a very impressive 4th place overall in 1 hour 14:56 mins. Her splits were 7:20 mins swim, 42:54 mins bike and a 23:03 mins run. Hannah capped a great day for Thornbury’s women with a 4th place finish and 18th overall in 1 hour 21:08 mins, with a 7:24 mins swim, 47:27 mins bike and 24:08 run.

The last of this season’s 5-mile Weston Prom series finished in May. Ian Shepherd finished in 189th place in 41:41 mins and John Grimsey finished in 286th in 54:56 mins.

The Hogweed Trot 10k on Monday night is a popular road race which starts and finishes on the outskirts of Yate before heading along undulating country lanes. Paul Harrod was the top Thornbury finisher in 25th place and dipped under 40 mins for the second time in 2019 with a time of 39:54 mins. Adam Frontczak was next in 44th in 41:34 mins, followed by Chris Foley in 165th in 49:43 mins and David Flemington in 254th in 56:52 mins.

Saturday’s parkrun results included Pamela MacLeod, who ran with the crowds on Wimbledon Common and finished in 36:23 mins. Liam Symonds-Barry ran 26:12 mins at Kingsway Gloucester and Nick Langridge finished Marple parkrun in Greater Manchester in 21:45 mins.
At Chipping Sodbury, Chris Dawes ran 21:17 mins and Kevin Wood was not far behind in 21:58 mins. At Lee-on-the-Solent, Karen Carr ran 26:23 mins, followed by Malcolm Carr in 26:24 mins. On Severn Bridge, Chris Lee ran 27:36 mins and Clare Evans ran 30:23 mins.

Matt

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TRC Club Night 23/05/19

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY – 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 – except for the 7 & 8 min Groups

• 7 min Group with Jim Godden (to be joined by some normally 8 min Group Members who will join for the first half)
• 8 min on Group with Kevin Cundy (if necessary – see above)
• 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 : tbc
• Tea Rota Next Week: Jim Godden
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• Welcome Desk this week : Cathy Watkins

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

Upcoming Events:

Sat 1st June: The 9 week Beginners Course finished last night – all support welcome for their first 5k on the Thornbury parkrun Sat 1st June See Kevin Wood for more details.

Thursday 11th July. Thornbury 10k Entries are now closed as we are full! Special arrangements are in force for those TRC Members who want to run the 10k – see the website or ask any Committee Member. Any volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.

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

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

Cape Wrath 2019 … the story!

The Cape Wrath Challenge is a week-long series of running and social events based in the tiny village of Durness in Sutherland, where the road north turns right to become the road east along the coast. It was first held in 2002and Thornbury’s Pete Mainstone and Judy Mills are two of the dwindling number who have been to evey Challenge, usually taking other Club members to enjoy the scenery and hospitality as well as the running. The aim of the week has always been completion rather than competition, though a little of the latter is inevitable.

Held this year from 12-18 May, Chris Foley also took part, choosing, like Judy Mills, to run every race, and the longer option of each, the first of which was on Monday 13 May, a hilly but very scenic road half-marathon. Starting conservatively, Chris overtook Judy who was feeling the heat in the middle part of the race to complete in 2 hours 04.45 minutes. Judy followed in 2 hours 09.38 minutes.
Pete Mainstone chose the 10k option for the first day, finishing in one hour 15.02 minutes.

On Tuesday the 5.5 mile Two Lochs run showed runners the devastation that had been caused by a recent heath fire.Chris finished in 47.29 minutes, while Judy running with a friend crossed the line in 53.46 minutes.

Wednesdays runs again had two options; either 10 miles or 6 miles, mostly offroad, crossing moorland, a golf course, farmland and beach. Chris was taking his time to enjoy the views and completed the 10 miles in one hour 50.42, followed by Judy in one hour 54.23 minutes. Pete Mainstone chose the 6 mile distance which he completed in onehour 13.41 minutes.

The beach featured in Thursday’s run when the local schools also joined in with everyone encouragedto wear fancy dress. The run itself was only around 2 miles in length and very much a fun event. The Thornbury runners – who won third prize in the fancy dress competition – were seen posing on rocks part way round, so times were unrecorded and immaterial.
(look out for the photos on the website and in the Gazette)

The hardest run of the week was Saturday’s full-marathon-distance of 26.2 miles. Runners are bused to the ferry crossing the Kyle of Durness then started in batches. They run 11.5 miles to and around the lonely Cape Wrath lighthouse, then return to the ferry by the same route. The clock then stops while the ferry moves them back from ‘Cape Side’ to ‘Land Side’ and is restarted for the final 4.2 miles back to the village hall Chris had a good run over this somewhat unusual course to complete in four hours 26.50 minutes, with Judy, more familiar with it, finishing in five hours 02.26 minutes, and improvement on the previous two years. Pete joined with friends to run as part of a 3-person team, finishing the 4-mile stretch ‘Land Side’ in 50 minutes.

The normal 12-hour drive home to Thornbury was done mostly by AA relay, and took around 20 hours, but that’s another story.

Beach Run Fancy Dress
Beach Run Fancy Dress

Judy Mermaid Mills

Results as posted 21st May 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matt

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Judy Mills

TRC beginners update, Thornbury parkrun support

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

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

Thanks,

Kevin Wood

 

TRC Club Night 16/05/19

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

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

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

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

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

Normal groups this week.

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

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

Upcoming Events:

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

Thursday 11th July. Thornbury 10k Entries are now closed as we are full! Special arrangements are in force for those TRC Members who want to run the 10k – see the website or ask any Committee Member. Any volunteers to help please see Ros or Kevin Cundy.

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

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

Finally, if you want to see your results on the TRC website and in the papers please make sure you enter any races as “Thornbury RC”. This is particularly important for races in the TRC Race Championships. This also applies to your parkrun profile. If you are not down as Thornbury RC we cannot guarantee your results will be picked up

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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

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