TRC Club Night 27/12/18

Happy New Year to all our readers.

Last Sunday‘s Mince Pie Run over at Wotton Under Edge attracted about 60 TRC Members across 7 Groups and a good time was had by all!

This Thursday 27th Dec the Leisure Centre is closed but there will be a steady run for those that want it from the top car park – meet at 7pm as usual

Upcoming Events.

• Tues 1st January 2019:. No run. Hangover recovery unless you are training for London then you have to go out and do the Hangover 10k down at Weston.

• Thursday 3rd Jan. Back to normal at the Leisure Centre at 7pm. By ‘normal’ this means our new room at the top of the stairs now called the Filnore Suite! Thanks for all your patience with having to meet in the snooker room. Kevin Wood on the Welcome Desk and Carol Moses on Tea. Please remember to take off your muddy shoes before entering our pristine new meeting room.

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party!

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Everyone should have paid the balance to Suzy Cundy by now.

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

• Also on Sun 6th January it is the Riverbank Rollick Letter drop. We need as many people as possible for this – it makes it so much easier if we have 10+ people.

• Sun 13th January 2019. The date of TRC’s Riverbank Rollick.! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. Thanks to those that have volunteered so far but we still need a lot more people. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw as soon as possible please.. We need about 30 more volunteers please.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• Sunday 3rd March It is the Swimathon again at the Leisure Centre – TRC usually puts in two teams of 6 in the relay to help raise money for the nominated Charities. Interested swimmers please see Arthur Renshaw.

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

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

Sunday 13th January – Appeal for Marshals & Helpers

The Riverbank Rollick is only just over 3 weeks away and we need a lot of Marshals & Helpers on the day to make our event go smoothly. We are looking for about 80 people to help between 10.00 & 14.00

Please be prepared to put your name down on Thursday at the Party.

If you are not at the party please send me an e-mail with your availability.
trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

Thanks
Jo Emerson & Arthur Renshaw

TRC Club Night 20/12/18

Thursday 20th December is the TRC Group tour of the best of the Alveston Christmas Lights and then we have our pre-Xmas party curry night £5!
Meeting at Thornbury Cricket Club (top of Alveston Hill next to the Ship) at 19.00. Changing & showers available although can be a bit on the cold side!

*********************** DO NOT GO TO THE LEISURE CENTRE AS THERE WILL BE NOBODY THERE!*****************
Upcoming Events.

• Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas ‘Mince Pie’ run from Wotton-under-Edge (The Chippings Car Park, Symn Lane,GL12 7AD). Currently 4 Groups leaving at various times all to be back for 11.00 for Coffee & Mince pies in the Car Park
o Long Group: Rob Watkins. Route to be decided. Probably 16 miles or so. Leave at 08.00
o Medium Group: Cut-down Traditional Route – About 7.5 miles led by Arthur Renshaw & Judy Mills. Leave at 08.45
o Shorter Group: Out to Monument and back Between 4 and 5-ish miles. Dave Palmer & Pete Mainstone. Leave at 09.30
o Walkers Group: With dogs. Route & Leader to be decided. Leave at 09.30

• Tues 25th December. No run unless you are training for London then you have to go out with your new kit/shoes on!

• Wednesday 26th December. The Clevedon Boxing day 4 mile is always a popular way to work up an appetite

• Thurs 27th December. Leisure Centre Closed. Meet top car park 19.00 ready changed for a steady run.

• Tues 1st January 2019:. No run, hangover recovery unless you are training for London then you have to go out and do the Hangover 10k down at Weston.

• Thursday 3rd Jan. Back to normal at the Leisure Centre. Kevin Wood on the Welcome Desk and Carol Moses on Tea.

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party!

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Everyone should have paid the balance to Suzy Cundy by now.

• 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.! 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 about 80 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.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

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 as reported 18th December 2018

Thornbury RC bid farewell to their recent Chairman and Head Coach, Craig Carscadden, who is moving to Cornwall to start a new job. As well as guiding a legion of Thornbury runners to new personal bests and chairing the committee, Craig was awarded an MBE in the most recent end of year honours list in recognition of his services to athletes with disabilities and to the Paralympics. Craig competed on the track in 5000m in 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta and coached athletes in 2000 and 2004 Games.

Thornbury RC’s Ian Shepherd is a regular at the ‘Weston Prom’, a monthly 5-mile blast along the Weston-super-Mare waterfront. The times were slower than usual on 13th December, as the runners struggled in the colder conditions. Ian finished in 154th in 39:36 mins.

3 Thornbury runners were amongst a field of almost 700 runners at the picturesque Westonbirt Christmas 10k on Sunday. Chris Pritchard was the first across the line in 277th place in 57:14 mins, followed by Arthur Renshaw in 298th in 58:14 mins, which was over 4 minutes quicker than he managed in the same race last year. Emma Pritchard was 311th overall in 57:57 mins.

Laura Orna was 1st woman and 2nd overall finisher at Thornbury parkrun in 21:59 mins on Saturday. Kevin Arnold ran close to his best with a time of 22:49 mins, followed by Martin Smith with a new personal best of 25:35 mins, John Mann 26:05 mins and Ian Shepherd 32:14 mins.

At Chipping Sodbury parkrun Anne Palmer ran 32:39 and Carol Mosses recorded a time of 38:03. Brian Godsman was flying the Thornbury flag in Sweden at Skatas parkrun and ran 23:59 mins. Pamela Macleod was back on Severn Bridge and completed the 5k distance in 33:42 mins.

Matt

It has been brought to my attention that the link for the pre-Xmas party next Thursday doesn’t work. Here is an updated link for those of you who haven’t as yet decided if you are going or not.

Thurs 20th December. Meet at Thornbury Cricket Club, top of Alveston Hill at usual time 19.00. Changing & showers available. Shortish run around the Christmas lights of Alveston then the TRC pre-Xmas party. Curry Night £5. If you are intending going then make sure you have completed the on-line form before Thurs 13th Dec. online form here

 

Please complete it even if you are not attending.

The Club supports local schools

The committee has voted in favour of the Club supporting running at both Castle & Marlwood Schools. You will have seen both schools feature recently in the BBC series ‘Schools’ and recognise their need for help. The club  will provide equipment and support their athletic awards during 2019. More info to follow or contact Kevin Wood.

Kind regards

Kevin

TRC Club Night 13/12/18

Thursday 13th December is the TRC Group tour of the best of the Thornbury Christmas Lights and we are generally all going as a Group although we will split into sub groups on the night.

Don’t forget next week 20th Dec we will be meeting at Thornbury Cricket Club at 19.00. DO NOT GO TO THE LEISURE CENTRE AS THERE WILL BE NOBODY THERE!
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• Tea Rota This week : ?
• Tea Rota Next Week: n/a – a new Tea Rota for 2019 has been notified to everyone.
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• Welcome Desk this week : ? – a new Welcome Desk list for 2019 has been notified to all.

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.

Running Form Workshops have been booked for the 10th and 17th Jan 7.30 to 9.30. Jim Godden will be contacting those who filled out the online form to allocate them a night and with further details.

Upcoming Events.

• Thurs 20th December. Meet at Thornbury Cricket Club, top of Alveston Hill at usual time 19.00. Changing & showers available. Shortish run around the Christmas lights of Alveston then the TRC pre-Xmas party. Curry Night £5. If you are intending going then make sure you have completed the on-line form before Thurs 13th Dec. online form here …
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe0tHqfCKmAeTqfLS…/viewform. Please complete it even if you are not attending.

• Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas ‘Mince Pie’ run from Wotton-under-Edge (The Chippings Car Park, Symn Lane,GL12 7AD). Currently 4 Groups leaving at various times all to be back for 11.00 for Coffee & Mince pies in the Car Park
o Long Group: Rob Watkins. Route to be decided. Probably 16 miles or so. Leave at 08.00
o Medium Group: Cut-down Traditional Route – maybe 8 miles led by Arthur Renshaw. Leave at 08.45
o Shorter Group: Out to Monument and back Between 4 and 6 ish miles. Dave Palmer & Pete Mainstone. Leave at 09.30 and meet Pete and any others that want an easier route at the top of the climb out of Wootton on the Old Gloucester Road
o Walkers Group: With dogs. Route & Leader to be decided. Leave at 09.30

• Thurs 27th December. Leisure Centre Closed. Meet top car park 19.00 for a steady run.

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party!

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Everyone should have paid the balance to Suzy Cundy by now.

• Sun 6th January. South West XC Championships. Aldon Hill Yeovil. Also Sunday 6th Jan will be the Riverbank Rollick last minute recce and letter drop.

• Sun 13th January 2019. The TRC Riverbank Rollick.! 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 about 80 volunteers to help so please keep the date free and join our Team to make this one of the best organised Races on the Calendar. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.com.uk
And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.com.uk

Results as reported 11th December 2018

Thornbury RC had another memorable day as the third round of the Gloucestershire Cross Country League rolled into Wotton-under-Edge on Sunday afternoon.

The undoubted stars of the show for Thornbury were the ladies’ team, who have quickly developed into a strong unit. Rosie Allen was back from University and spearheaded the effort in the women’s 6.4K race. Rosie kept pace with the group behind the lead runners and finished 26th out of 144 runners and 3rd under 20 in 26:34 mins.

Hannah Kinlock-Haken led Laura Orna for most of the race, but Laura paced her effort very well and picked off several runners on the final lap and finished in 32nd place in 27:17 mins with Hannah in 35th in 27:26 mins. The top 3 ladies combined to produce the best team result of the season, finishing 8th out of 31 teams.

Melanie Wilson had a very encouraging debut performance in 52nd place in 28:44 mins. Clare Watt held off the customary late charge of Jo Emerson to finish 64th overall in 29:41 mins and a very impressive 2nd in the LV55 age category, Jo was 71st in 30:04 mins. These 3 runners comprised the B team and and were 18th overall and finished a very creditable 7th out of 19 teams in the vets competition.

Angela Bushell ran well in 89th position in 31:32 mins and Judy Mills was in good form and finished in 127th in 35:55 mins. Jerry Clothier competed in the 6.4K race and was 125th overall and 3rd in the MV70 age category.

The 7 Thornbury men had been set a tough act to follow as they gathered at the start of the 9.6K race in a field of almost 200 runners. Nick Williams made his way through a very congested pack in the opening stages and settled into a good rhythm, which he maintained to finish in 48th place in an excellent time of 36:03 mins. After a promising start, Matt Johnstone went into damage limitation mode for the final lap and was the next Thornbury runner to make it to the finish in 66th place in 37:36 mins.

Henry Orna, Dave Beard and cross-country debutant Will Hamilton were never far apart, and it was the long striding Henry who gauged his effort best to finish ahead in 93rd in 39:12 mins. Dave and Will caught and overtook one another several times, but it was Dave’s ultra-marathon experience which came to the fore as he took the lead in the closing stages to finish 100th in 39:27 mins. Will was 109th in 39:43 mins. Steve Allen was making a welcome return after a longstanding knee injury and sprinted down the straight to finish 143rd in 42:55 mins. Kevin Arnold completed the squad in 175th in 45:57 mins.

The men’s team finished 14th out of 21 teams and the vets were 10th out of 16th.
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The 10k Christmas Cracker in Weston-super-Mare is now in its 31st year and 10 Thornbury runners made their way to compete with the crowds on Sunday. Paul Thomas was the first Thornbury runner in 121st place 44:18 mins, followed by Hugh McPherson 334th 51:15 mins, Mike Bennewitz 463rd 53:53 mins, Paul Clark 843rd 59:34 mins, Arthur Renshaw 832nd 1 hour 49 seconds, Mark Williams 930th 1 hour 1:26 mins, Kate Cooper 1134th 1 hour 4:46 mins, Sylvia Fox 1637th 1 hour 15:10 mins, Helen Renshaw 1961st 1 hour 39:22 mins and Val James 1962nd 1 hour 39:22 mins.

Brendan Griffiths was back for his second race in as many weeks, this time in the Mallards Pike Night Race in Forest of Dean over a 5.3 mile course on 6th December. The race included a mix of footpaths, bridleways and purpose-built mountain bike track in the cover of darkness, with the runners using their headtorches to light the way. As well as running in off-road events, Brendan is an experienced motocross racer, so he’s adept at negotiating muddy trails and he finished the Mallards Pike course in 22nd place in 40:06 mins.

Thornbury runners took part in 5 different parkruns on Saturday. Pamela Macleod ran the Newport course for the first time and ran 34:19 mins and Kevin Arnold set a new personal best in Eastville park with a time of 22:17 mins.

At Chipping Sodbury David Palmer ran 29:43 mins, followed by Anne Palmer in 32:38 mins. At Lee-on-Solent, Karen Carr ran 27:29 mins.

Andrew Darton was first finisher by almost a minute at Thornbury parkrun in a time of 19:16 mins. The next TRC runners were Moray Sloan 23:18 mins, Louise Warren 27:49 mins, Josie Cole 29:19 mins, John Watt 30:53 mins, Rachel Murphy 31:10 mins, Ian Shepherd 40:20 mins and Lynne Turner 41:22 mins.

Matt

Tea Rota for Jan to April 2019

Hello Folks,

Below is the Tea Rota for Jan to April 2019.  PLEASE BRING MILK.

The rota and fuller instructions are on the web page  https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/tea-rota/

Please contact me if you are unable to take your turn.

Thanks

 RICHARD ILLINGWORTH

01454 419747  richard.illingworth1000@gmail.com

Tea Rota:

3   JANUARY          Carol Moses

10 JANUARY          Liz Dix

17 JANUARY          Mick and Jo Stirrup

24 JANUARY          Steve Evans

31 JANUARY          Jeremy Clothier

7   FEBRUARY        Ben Foss

14 FEBRUARY        Silvia  Fox

21 FEBRUARY        Kevin Wood

28 FEBRUARY        Helen Renshaw

7    MARCH            Kevin Cundy

14  MARCH            Ian Shepherd

21  MARCH            Sue Pascoe

28  MARCH            Lizzie Williams

For runners of all standards