All posts by Arthur Renshaw

Bulletin w/c 15/08 – Mob Match

Thursday Club Night Leaders

Walking – Val / 5k – Caron / 10 min – Steve / 9 min – Kev C /  8 min – Kevin / 7 min – Nick

Tea Rota                                                      

18/8 – Natalie Bennett / 25/8 – Karen Carr / 01/9 –  Lorna Chambers / 8/9 – Mark Rogers

What’s On …

Mob Match 11/8 … Final Message

At Thursday Night’s Mob Match Chepstow turned up in force with 66 runners to Thornbury’s 44. 17 extra runners certainly helps as Chepstow won the Ladies 739 to 389, Men’s 951 to 760 and overall 3273 to 2292. Thanks to Carol for marshalling the kissing gate, assisting with number distribution and general support. To the Walking Group for marshalling the turnaround point. To Julie (Wood) for starting the race, delivering water to the turnaround point, delivering the cakes, dispensing water and support. The Individual results are here. Paul has already sent out a full Race Report.

Oldbury 10 Mile – Sunday 18th Sept

We need your help please to promote and marshal this event, the third event in the 2022 Club Event Series and how the Club raises funds to support  Run & Rehydrate, Annual Party etc. enjoyed by all Club members.  We have 10 people signed up to marshal and we need 61 for a safe event. Please sign up ASAP here, thank you. If you could please tell your neighbours, friends, work colleagues, re-post the Facebook posts etc … anything to get this to a wider audience as we need more runners too. Thanks.

13/08/22

Club Weekly Bulletin w/c 25/7 – Emmanuel Kipruto Bundotich

Thursday Club Night Leaders

Walking – Val / 12 min – Nigel / 10 min – tbc / 9 min – Hugh / 8 min – Hannah / 7 min – Nick

Tea Rota                                                      

28/7 Carol M – 4/8 / Malcolm Carr / 11/8 – Mob Match /18/8 – Natalie Bennett

What’s On …

  1. Mob Match 11/8

The mob match vs Chepstow will be the club night run on 11/8. This is a home match (Oldbury) over a distance (5k) good for everyone in the Club. We need your details please for the chip timing (and so I order enough cakes!). Details here. Please enter here. Run followed by (free) cakes and a beer (not free) at The Anchor, what’s not to like! 30 people signed up so far … we need a whole lot more please.

  1. Emmanuel Kipruto Bundotich

When Paul & James were in Iten, Kenya  recently they met and trained with Emmanuel. The plan is for him to spend a week with us in September and to attempt to break the twelve year old Oldbury Power 10 miles record of 50min.19sec. His 10k time is 28:22 at altitude! Here is an outline plan for how he will spend his time with us, more details to follow:

  • Thursday 15/9 – Emmanuel runs & chats with 8 min group (Run & Rehydrate Night)
  • Sunday 18/9 – Oldbury Power 10 mile race
  • Tuesday 20/9 – Leads ‘Kenyan Tuesday Night Coaching’ session- venue tbc
  • Wednesday 21/9 – ‘Drill, Stretches & Core Session’ + ‘Running in Kenya’ with Emmanuel & Paul – venue tba
  • Thursday 22nd – Emmanuel runs & chats with 7 min group
  • Sunday 25th – Bristol half Marathon

He will also be available for 1:1 coaching during this week. The above is all subject to him getting final visa approval which we have helped him with.

  1. Thornbury 10k

Thanks to those who took the time to give constructive feedback regarding the Thornbury 10k. This was the first real volume test of the course and we learned a lot from it. We discussed this at the committee meeting on Thursday and we are going to make a number of changes resulting from this. We now turn our attention to the Oldbury Power 10 miles 18/9, more details soon.

  1. Races?

So far I have only received two responses to this request. The idea was to get people to give you support by knowing what events you had entered. If you have entered London Marathon, Great North Run, Bristol Half or Bath Half please let me know so we can compile a list of Club runners for everyone to track on the day. Please send to captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge Update

The next event is 28/8 – Severn Bridge 10k. After 3 events in the 2022-23 Pete Mainstone Challenge Paul Saville is leading the Men’s outright table. The next four places (Phil Blackburn, Ben Bohane, Paul Harrod and Simon Pinnington) are separated by 5 points. In the Men’s age adjusted Paul is still in first place followed by Nick Langridge and Simon Pinnington. Only two ladies in the competition, so far, with Hannah in 1st place followed by Lizzie. All results and next event

23/07/22

PMC latest

TRC Bulletin for w/c 18th July 2022

Thursday Club Night Leaders

7min: Rob / 8min: Lizzie  / 9min: Kev C  / 10min: Jim W / 12 min (5k): Amel / Walking: Val

Tea Rota                                                      

21/7 Arthur – 28/7 Carol M – 4/8 – Malcolm Carr / 11/8 – Mob Match

What’s On …

  1. Thornbury 10k

Thanks to everyone involved in organising the 10k (Ros, Jo & Arthur) and to everyone who marshalled. We had 250+ entries and 162 finishers. James Harrod won and set a course record of 34:50.  This was the first year for this event so we would really appreciate your feedback. You may not marshal the same spot next year so comments on safety and traffic would be helpful please. For example, at the spot where I was the group of us had to improvise as conditions and traffic on a Thursday night were different from the Sunday morning trial. Any comment to captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Mob Match 14/8

Thursday 14th August Club night will be a mob match vs Chepstow. It’s a 5k in Oldbury to allow everyone can take part. Details here. Please enter here, we need your details for the chip timing. Run followed by (free) cakes and a beer (not free) at The Anchor, what’s not to like!

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge Update

After 3 events in the 2022-23 Pete Mainstone Challenge Paul Saville is leading the Men’s outright table. The next four places (Phil Blackburn, Ben Bohane, Paul Harrod and Simon Pinnington) are separated by 5 points. In the Men’s age adjusted Paul is still in first place followed by Nick Langridge and Simon Pinnington. Only two ladies in the competition, so far, with Hannah in 1st place followed by Lizzie. The next event is 28/8 – Severn Bridge 10k. All results and next event

  1. Races?

If you have entered London Marathon, Great North Run, Bristol Half of bath Half please let me know so we can compile a list of Club runners for everyone to track on the day. Please send to captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Castle to Coast Tri

Castle to Coast Tri from Windsor to Brighton on Saturday 23rd July has 9 club members taking part. Sarah Newnes, Chris Pritchard, Natalie Bennett, Kevin Cundy, Jo Emerson, Claire Watt and Maria Hobbs are taking part in the full tri – 1.2 mile swim, 67 mile cycle and 14 mile run. John Watt (Swim), Joe – Ashleigh’s fiancé (Bike) & Ashleigh Ferris (run) are a relay team. Event tracker details not yet available. Good luck to you all.

17/07/22

Club Weekly Bulletin w/c 11/7 – Castle to Coast

Thursday Club Night Leaders

Thornbury 10k this Thurday – No run groups

Tea Rota                                                      

 14/7 No tea (Thornbury 10k) –  21/7 Arthur – 28/7 Carol M – 4/8 – Malcolm Carr

What’s On …

  1. Thornbury 10k

An e-mail detailing all Marshalling jobs was sent out Thursday (7th) from Arthur. If you have not received it, or have any questions please contact Ros or Arthur. We have over 240 entries and look forward to seeing everyone marshalling next week and for a beer afterwards at The Anchor.  Start Time 19.30

  1. Cotswold Way Relay

The TRC Men’s Vets team finished third in their category! Nathan, Paul T, Paul H, Danny, George, Chris W, Kevin W, Gary, Rob W and Jim G completed the 103 miles in 14:29:28 just 00:7:29 behind 2nd place and 00:9:35 behind the winners. 4th place were almost 1 hour behind. The two mixed teams were 19th (16:57:45) and 47th (20:06:21). Both teams were disadvantaged by having stages with no runners, this meant they were awarded cut off time + 15 mins. Sean was 1st man on leg 5 and Taryn 1st lady leg 9. Full results and write up to follow from Paul.

  1. Mob Match 14/8

We now have 24 in the team. Details here. Please enter here, we need your details for the chip timing funded by the club. Run followed by (free) cakes and a beer (not free) at The Anchor, what’s not to like!

  1. Castle to Coast Tri

Saturday 23rd July see 9 TRC members taking part in the Castle to Coast Tri. 1.2 mile swim, 67 mile cycle (3,300 feet gain)  and 14 mile run (90% trail) from Windsor to Brighton. The following are taking part in the full tri: Sarah Newnes, Chris Pritchard, Natalie Bennett, Kevin Cundy, Jo Emerson, Claire Watt and Maria Hobbs The following are taking part in a relay team: John Watt (Swim), Joe – Ashleigh’s fiancé (Bike) & Ashleigh Ferris (run). The race starts at 8.15 at Eaton Dorney in Windsor, with the transition to the bike at the Hassocks Leisure Centre in Hassocks (BN6 8LP) and the finish line is Hove Lawns, Kingsway Brighton. According to the event guide there will be an online tracker, once we have the link we will make it available to everyone. Good luck to you all.

10/07/22

 

Thornbury 10k – Thursday 14th July . Start 19.30

All the details for those who have volunteered to help with our 10k next Thursday were sent out by e-mail  about 5pm this afternoon.

If you have not received your instructions and you thought you had put your name down to help then please get in touch with me – we are still a few places short.

Arthur Renshaw

07810 300025   

arthur@arenshaw.co.uk

 

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TRC Bulletin for w/c 13th June 2022

Thursday Club Night Leaders

7min: Rob / 8min: Mel  / 9min: Chris P  / 10min: Suzy / 12 min (5k): Caron / Walking: tba

Tea Rota                                                      

 16th June Romeo Maddalena / 23rd June  Tom Witherbed / 30th June Kevin Arnold

What’s On …

  1. Mob Match

Only 11 people so far, but plenty of time. Mob match vs Chepstow Thursday 11th August. A home match starting from The Anchor and going out to the Power Station. 5k run starts at 7:30. Details here. Please enter here. Run followed by (free) cakes and a (not free) beer at The Anchor, what’s not to like!

2. Cotswold Way Relay

Team captains Rob Watkins (vets), Mike Bennewitz (mixed) & Kev Cundy (mixed) are looking for a few more team members + reserves. Please Enter here. We have now opened to non-TRC members at £20 per head (no charge to TRC members).

3. Thornbury 10k – Thurs 14th July

We seem to have stalled at 32 people who have kindly volunteered.  We had 55 at Pizza night and funds from races help support these activities, so we should get at least 55 volunteers! Please Volunteer here, thank you. Thursday 14th July, race starting at 19:30.

4. Ticks

As we are running off road at the moment please be aware of ticks, especially when running through long grass

5. Thursday Tea Rota

This week’s appeal for volunteers which went out to all 150 Members resulted in just 2 people joining the Tea Rota! We need more people to volunteer. Reply to this e-mail or text 07810 300025

12/06/22

TRC Thursday Night Tea Rota – short of people!

We are very short of people who are prepared to do Tea on a Thursday night.

All you need to do is turn up in the downstairs room at 18.50 with a litre of milk and look after any kit bags left whilst people are out running.

Val will have done the set-up so your job is to make tea/coffee/squash for the returning Groups.

If you can volunteer to do Tea one night that would be appreciated. Reply to this e-mail or send a text to 07810 300025

We need volunteers for Thursday 30 June onwards.

Thanks       Arthur Renshaw

Pizza & Beer

TRC Bulletin for w/c 6th June 2022

Thursday Club Night Leaders

We are meeting at Old Down Cricket Club to run on Thursday. 7min: Paul / 8min: Lizzie  / 9min: Hugh  / 10min: Ellen / 12 min (5k): Jim W / Walking: Val

Tea Rota                                                      

 9th June Run & Rehydrate / 16th June Romeo Maddalena / 23rd June  Tom Witherbed

What’s On …

  1. Run & Rehydrate 9th June

1st drink on the club plus pizza! No sign up needed, please just turn up. Normal run groups from Old Down Cricket Club starting at 7:00pm. Meat, veggie and vegan options available.

  1. Mob Match

Mob match vs Chepstow Thursday 11th August. A home match starting from The Anchor and going out to the Power Station. 5k run starts at 7:30. Details here. Please enter here. Run followed by (free) cakes and a (not free) beer at The Anchor, what’s not to like!

  1. Cotswold Way Relay

Team captains Rob Watkins (vets), Mike Bennewitz (mixed) & Kev Cundy (mixed) are looking for a few more team members + reserves. Please Enter here.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thurs 14th July

Thank you to the 27 who have now volunteered to marshal. We need 60 marshals, please Volunteer here, thank you. The event is on Thursday 14th July, race starting at 19:30. We need more entries, If you have friends or work colleagues that run please direct them to entries. If you have a notice board at work where you can display a poster please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk for a copy. Full results from the Club Road Race Championships over the Thornbury 10k course are now on the website: https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/running/running-results-2022/

  1. parkrun of the month 11 June

Next parkrun of the month, also “graduation” run for beginners group that has just finished, @ Chipping Sodbury 11/6.

  1. Track News

Next track date 14th June. We then only have one date, 28th June, before the track closes on 4th July, reopening late Sept/early Oct. They are resurfacing the track and changing the infield. Whilst this is disappointing we will have the track back in time for winter and in the meantime will use the summer evening to explore other venues. More Kenyan Diagonals @ Chantry Fields and Kenyan Hills coming soon

05/06/22

Thornbury 10k & Track News

TRC Bulletin for w/c 30th May 2022

Thursday Club Night Leaders

7min: Nick / 8min: Ros  / 9min: Kev C  / 10min: Arthur  / 12 min (5k): Carol / Walking: Val

Tea Rota                                                      

 2nd June Tom Witherbed / 9th June Run & Rehydrate / 16th June Romeo Maddalena / 23rd June  tba

 

What’s On …

  1. Run & Rehydrate 9th June

1st drink on the club plus pizza! No sign up needed, please just turn up. Normal run groups from Old Down Cricket Club starting at 7:00pm. Meat, veggie and vegan options available.

  1. Cotswold Way Relay

Team captains Rob Watkins (vets), Mike Bennewitz (mixed) & Kev Cundy (mixed) are looking for a few more team members + reserves. Please Enter here.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thurs 14th July

Thank you to the 18 who have volunteered to marshal so far. Please Volunteer here. Thank you. To deliver this event successfully and safely we need 60 marshals. The Thornbury 10k is on Thursday 14th July 2020, race starting at 19:30. We also need more entries If you have friends or work colleagues that run please direct them to entries. If you have a notice board at work where you can put up a poster please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk for a copy.

  1. Club Road Race Champs 2022

Congratulation to Nick Williams for winning the Club Champs 10k in 35:44, the best 10k time by a TRC male runner in nearly a decade. Also to Ali Vaz who ran a brilliant race and completed the tough course in 42:15. Thank you to everyone who took part as a runner or marshal and for making the event a great success. See Paul Harrod’s Race Repot for more details, full race results coming soon to the website.   

  1. Mob Match -11/8

Mob match vs Chepstow Thursday 11th August. A home match starting from The Anchor and going out to the Power Station. 5k run starts at 7:30. Details here. Please enter here. Run followed by (free) cakes and a (not free) beer at The Anchor, what’s not to like!

  1. Track News

Unfortunately the WISE track will be closed from 4th July to change the infield to an American Football marked pitch and for the track to be resurfaced/re-laid. The plan is to reopen late Sept/ early Oct (tbc) with a sparkly track minus the infield. Whilst this is disappointing, we will have the track back in time for winter and in the meantime can use the summer evening to explore other venues. More Kenyan Diagonals @ Chantry Fields and Kenyan Hills coming soon!

  1. Park run of the month 11/6

Next parkrun of the month, also “graduation” run for beginners group that has just finished @ Chipping Sodbury 11/6.

  1. Club Charity Update

You will hopefully recall we recently voted to adopt Bristol Bone Marrow as our Club charity for 2022-23. Bristol Marrow is in fact a group of volunteers at Bristol University who raise money for Anthony Nolan but are not a registered charity in themselves. Any money we raise with them will go to the Anthony Nolan Trust.

28/05/22

Mob Match

TRC Bulletin for w/c 23rd May 2022

Thursday Club Night Leaders

7min: Mark / 8min: Lizzie  / 9min: Mike B  / 10min: Arthur  / 12 min (5k): Nigel / Walking: Val

Tea Rota                                                      

 26th Chris Studley / 2nd June Tom Witherbed / 9th June Run & Rehydrate / 16th June Romeo Maddalena

What’s On …

    1. Special Mention

    A few outstanding results of recent that we should recognise:

  • Ben Bohane finishing 6th in his first ultra at the 34.7 mile Pembroke Ultra, having never run beyond 26 miles before. Along with Paul Thomas finishing 23rd in a warm up to his 100km run.
  • Phil Blackburn clocking 4:33:00 in the Avon county 1500m championships
  • Mark West running 3:08:30 in the Copenhagen Marathon
  1. Run & Rehydrate 9th June

1st drink on the club plus pizza. No sign up needed, please just turn up. Normal run groups from Old Down Cricket Club starting at 7:00pm.

  1. Cotswold Way Relay

This is a fantastic event and a firm club favourite. More team members needed please. We now have 19 entries for the 30 places, plus 4 yet to pay their £10 deposit, so entries not secured. All those who run on the day receive a refund, so entry costs you £0. Please Enter here. We have entered 3 teams, a vets team of our ten fastest over 40 female or male runners and two mixed teams with at least 4 female runners per team. 

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thurs 14th July

To deliver this event successfully and safely we need a lot of club members to step forward to marshal (60+ in total), so far we have 4. Please Volunteer here. Thank you. The Thornbury 10k is on Thursday 14th July 2020, race starting at 19:30. The Club organises three events each year with a percentage of profits going to our adopted charity, Bristol Bone Marrow, and to support Club activities. This enables the Club to fund ‘Run & Rehydrate’, EA membership subsidy, pay individuals cross country entry fees, subsidies Annual Party ticket cost, % on T-shirts etc. Your help makes all this possible. We also need more entries so If you have friends or work colleagues that run please direct them to entries. If you have a notice board at work where you can put up a poster please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk for a copy.

  1. Mob Match

Mob matches have proven popular with the club and it is our turn to host Chepstow on Thursday 11th August. 5k run starts at 7:30. Details here. Please enter here. Run followed by cakes and a beer at The Anchor, what’s not to like.

  1. iPad?

The club is just about to buy a second hand iPad for use by the Club coaches for runner video analysis when coaching. If you have a spare iPad you are willing to donate, or know somebody who does, please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk Thank you.

22/05/22