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TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 15th July  2024

 Thursday Club Night Leaders

18th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Mike B / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

25th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Mel L / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Kevin W / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Ben F /                        

Tea Rota 

18/07 Rob Watkins / no other confirmed dates for the Tea Rota!

We really do need more people to volunteer to do Tea from 25th July onwards. See Arthur Renshaw

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Results:   (none this week)

Reminders:.

  • Sunday 8th September Family BBQ at Tytherington Village Hall

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

The draw for the £50 for the Thornbury 10k volunteer was drawn on Thurs 11th July and was won by Carol Mosses

Two more draws – Tea Rota  (April to June) and Group Leaders (April to June) – will be done at Club night this week.

  1. New Club Kit

We have announced the availability of some new club kit with the new logo. Check out the full details and an order form.

  • Soft Shell jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Track pants
  • Running vests
  • Technical T Shirts
  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

Enter two races in the PMC Series and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall, there are age adjusted prizes too.

This year’s remaining events are:

  1. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July  – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  2. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

PMC Results to date are on the website   https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2024/

Any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

We now have a group Leader but are still looking for a small Team of 2 or 3 people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ later in the summer. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to Matt Johnstone or any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

Sept 7th  Rogiet                 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rogiet/

Oct  5th Chipping Sod      https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

15/07/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 8th July  2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

11th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H / 10 min – tbc / 9 min – Jo P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

18th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

11/07 Mel Lloyd / 18/07 Rob Watkins

We need more people to volunteer to do Tea from 25th July onwards. See Arthur Renshaw

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Results:

Tintern Trot 5.5 miles 4th July 2024

Position Name-1 Name-2 M/F   Age Cat Race Time Age Adj Age Group % Cat Pos
5 Ben BOHANE M   Senior 37:24 36:26 65% 5
36 George EVANS M   V50 44:47 38:45 61% 6
44 Stephen ALLEN M   V55 46:12 38:58 60% 1
47 Sam BAIMBRIDGE M   Senior 46:38 46:38 50% 19
55 Joanne PLUMBLEY F   V45 48:15 43:47 61% 2
70 Nick LANGRIDGE M   V70 50:12 36:14 65% 2
74 Jonathan HALL M   Senior 51:44 51:10 46% 25
78 Ashleigh DAVIDSON F   Senior 52:06 51:58 51% 7
81 James MARSHALL M   V45 52:29 48:30 49% 12
92 Paul THOMAS M   V55 53:16 44:55 52% 6
114 Peter CABLE M   Senior 54:49 53:23 44% 31
148 Catherine DACK F   V55 01:00:06 50:11 53% 5
151 Kellie BRYANT F   V45 01:00:15 56:23 47% 10
162 Lorna CHAMBERS F   V55 01:02:14 49:23 54% 6
187 Liz BAIRD F   V50 01:10:04 59:13 45% 14

 

Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 6th July 2024

(full report below at end of Bulletin)

  Quickthorn Firethorn
Name Time Name Time
Stage 1 Ben Foss 01:35:56 Oliver Brown 01:41:36
Stage 2 Charlotte Harvard-Smith 02:05:51 Jo Plumbley 02:05:50
Stage 3 Ali Vaz 01:46:51 Nathan Darkin 01:32:35
Stage 4 Laura Orna 01:37:53 Sarah Newnes 02:09:10
Stage 5 Paul Thomas 01:38:19 James Marshall 01:45:25
Stage 6 Nick Williams 01:02:37 Chris Foley 01:40:31
Stage 7 Sarah Blakey 01:16:27 Kevin Cundy 01:30:37
Stage 8 Hannah Hamilton 01:49:26 Melanie Wilson 01:53:28
Stage 9 George Evans 01:14:55 Danny Bonnett 01:15:33
Stage 10 Philip Blackburn 01:06:48 Adrian Wombwell 01:32:11

 

Reminders:.

  • Sunday 8th Family BBQ at Tytherington Village Hall

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

The draw for the £50 for the Thornbury 10k volunteer will be made at the next Club night on 11th July.

  1. New Club Kit

We have announced the availability of some new club kit with the new logo. Check out the full details and an order form.

  • Soft Shell jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Track pants
  • Running vests
  • Technical T Shirts
  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

Enter two races in the PMC Series and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasurer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall, there are age adjusted prizes too.

This year’s remaining events are:

  1. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July  – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  2. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

PMC Results to date are on the website   https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2024/

Any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

We now have a group Leader but are still looking for a small Team of 2 or 3 people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ later in the summer. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to Matt Johnstone or any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

Sept 7th  Rogiet                 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rogiet/

Oct  5th Chipping Sod      https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

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Cotswold Way Relay Report (Sat 6th July 2024)

Generally, when it comes to the Cotswold Way Relay you think of beautiful sun-drenched sandstone paths and how you are going to keep cool and stay suitably hydrated on each of the stages that vary in distance from around 9 miles up to 12 miles, and with most involving a minimum of 1,000ft of ascent.

This year however, didn’t follow the party line, and with Ben Foss and Ollie Brown setting off with the larks at 7am the advice quickly followed to keep your jackets on as it was really cold, and pretty slick under foot. The rain didn’t relent throughout the morning with Charlotte Havard-Smith having to put up with a cold, wet and miserable (her own words) Jo Plumbley on Stage 2, and then Nathan Darkin and Ali Vaz setting off in the mist on Stage 3. The sun did however, finally make an appearance on Stage 4 where Laura Orna and Sarah Newnes navigated the re-routed leg around the Air Balloon roundabout, however the rain was never far away and continued to keep runners in check with James Marshall and Paul Thomas on Stage 5, where Paul accomplished his “King of the Cotswolds” accolade for having run all 10 stages over the years.

Nick Williams and Chris Foley started in the rain by running past Liam Gallagher’s new million pound ‘bolthole’ on Selsey Common, before Kev Cundy and Sarah Blakey encouraged the sun to stay out for a little longer on Stage 7, where Thornbury RC’s newest cheerleader was out in support. Hannah Hamilton and Mel Wilson tussled their way through Stage 8 in what seemed to be glorious sunshine finishing within only a matter of minutes of each other, before the baton was handed over to George Evans and Danny Bonnet who equally kept a close eye on each other on Stage 9, finishing even closer together with only 37 seconds separating them at the finish. This left Phil Blackburn and Adrian Wombwell to carry each of the teams home on Stage 10 to a grandstand finish at Bath Abbey, swiftly followed by a pint of the amber nectar to cheer on England.

Some notable performances to mention include the three stage records that fell on Stages 4, 5 and 10 run by Laura Orna, Nick Williams and Phil Blackburn respectively, and also to all of those members who participated for the first time.

Huge thanks go to Nathan Darkin and Lizzie Williams for getting, and keeping, everybody organised over the last few months with various drop outs along the way, and also we couldn’t get through a report on the Cotswold Way Relay without mentioning Judy Mills who couldn’t stay away and kept the photographs coming in, and our runners going, on Stages 4, 7 and 8 (and probably many more…!).

Finally, a special mention also goes out to Jim Williams (and family!) for taking up the club’s marshalling place, and ensuring that all of those running Stage 10 managed to safely cross the A46 north of Bath en route to the finish.

Provisional times for each leg are shown above (new stage records for Legs 4,6 & 10  highlighted):

08/07/24

 

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 1st July  2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

4th July :  No Club Night. General Election using the Leisure Centre. ‘Away Day for Tintern Trot across the Bridge.

11th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Kevin W / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

18th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

04/07 No tea. General Election Away Day in Chepstow / 11/07 Mel Lloyd

We need more people to volunteer to do Tea from 18th July onwards. See Arthur Renshaw

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Results:

Full results and photos from the Thornbury 10k are on our website.   https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/trc-races/thornbury-10k/

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 4th July – no access to Leisure Centre as being used for General Election results. We will have an ‘Away Day’ over at Chepstow for the Tintern Trot (see below)
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay – Good luck to all Thornbury runners!
  • Sunday 8th September. Family BBQ at Tytherington Village Hall

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 

On behalf of Race Director Colette Jackson thanks to all the 60+ Members who Marshalled and helped in various capacities last Thursday. Feedback from the runners has been very positive and we kept up with the hight standard of race organisation that we are known for. We had a few problems with large agricultural vehicles insisting on going past the finish when runners were coming in but otherwise all went well. Special thanks to the Sailing Club who organised the car parking and laid on cake at the finish.

If you have any remaining Marshal bibs or any other bits of race equipment please return to Arthur Renshaw when you can. Thanks

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

 The draw for the £50 for the Thornbury 10k volunteer will be made at the next Club night on 11th July.

  1. New Club Kit

Next week we will be announcing the availability of some new club kit with the new logo. Watch out for the full details and an order form.

  • Soft Shell Jackers
  • Hoodies
  • Track pants
  • Running vests
  • Technical T Shirts
  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024 (NEW RACE ADDED – Tintern Trot Thurs 4th July 19:30

We have added in the Tintern Trot 5.5 mile multi terrain race on Thursday 4th July.  We will have an ‘Away Day’ as our Leisure Centre is closed and we want to encourage everyone to go over the bridge to Chepstow.  The Tintern Trot 5.5 miles, 330 mtrs ascent. Start 19:30. Car Park at Abbey or Wireworks NP16 6SE   £14 entry (attached) Enter on Fabian 4. Race details on https://sites.google.com/site/chepstowharriersrunningclub/open-races/tintern-trot

Enter two races in the PMC Series and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall,  there are age adjusted prizes tooThis year’s remaining events are:

  1. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July  – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  2. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

PMC Results to date are on the website   https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2024/

Any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

We now have a group Leader but are still looking for a small Team of 2 or 3 people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ later in the summer. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to Matt Johnstone or any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

Sept 7th  Rogiet                 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rogiet/

01/07/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 24th June 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

11th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Kevin W / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

18th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

 27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 No tea. General Election Away Day in Chepstow / 11/07 Mel Lloyd

 We need more people to volunteer to do Tea from 18th July onwards. See Arthur Renshaw

 

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Results:

Club Championship 10k 13th June – Report by Captain Nick W

It was a cold, wet and windy summer(!) evening last Thursday for the annual TRC club championships over the course of the Thornbury 10k. There were some notable absentees, most likely due to the dire forecast that many had predicted earlier in the day, however 29 intrepid runners turned up to brave the elements and prepare for battle against their fellow club members, and themselves, for bragging rights for the next 12 months. Despite the earlier rain, the weather held out for the duration of the event with some great times posted, even with the hills apparently feeling more ‘hillier’ than normal. In the ladies field, Jo Plumbley came home in first position, whereas in the men’s field, Ben Bohane topped the podium to claim the accolade of club champion for 2024. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and thank you to Thornbury Sailing Club for providing the post race warmth and comfort of their clubhouse, together with liquid refreshments and cake. Special thanks go to all of the volunteers who gave up their own opportunity to take part to ensure that everybody got round the course without getting lost, and to prevent too many overzealous drivers on Foss Lane from becoming too hazardous. Photos and times can be found on the TRC Facebook page.

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The Thornbury 10k. No Club Night – everybody down at Oldbury.
  • Thursday 4th July – no access to Leisure Centre as being used for General Election results. We will have an ‘Away Day’ over at Chepstow for the Tintern Trot (see below)
  • Saturday 6th July – Cotswold Way Relay
  • Sunday 8th Sept – Family BBQ at Tytherington Village Hall

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

Marshals & Helpers please pick up your hi-viz bibs from outside the Anchor in Oldbury on Thursday from about 5pm onwards. If you are around in Thornbury you can collect bibs early from Tuesday from  Arthur Renshaw  – please call/text 07810 300025

The Race is now Sold Out!. We expect 400 runners on Thursday evening. Thanks to everyone, we now have enough Marshals. All Marshall instructions have now gone out – if you think you are helping but have not seen any details than please contact Colette Jackson direct asap ginger_explorer@hotmail.com    

Please do not use the Anchor pub car park – all Competitors and Club parking is by the Sailing Club which is Race HQ and will be used for the Presentations at 9pm

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024 (NEW RACE ADDED – Tintern Trot Thurs 4th July 19:30)

We have added in the Tintern Trot 5.5 mile multi terrain race on Thursday 4th July.  We will have an ‘Away Day’ as our Leisure Centre is closed and we want to encourage everyone to go over the bridge to Chepstow.  The Tintern Trot 5.5 miles, 330 mtrs ascent. Start 19:30. Car Park at Abbey or Wireworks NP16 6SE   £14 entry (attached) Enter on Fabian 4. Race details on https://sites.google.com/site/chepstowharriersrunningclub/open-races/tintern-trot

Enter two races in the PMC Series and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall,  there are age adjusted prizes too.

This year’s remaining events are:

  1. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July  – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  2. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

PMC Results to date are on the website   https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2024/

Any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

We now have a group Leader but are still looking for a small Team of 2 or 3 people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ later in the summer. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to Matt Johnstone or any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

Sept 7th  Rogiet                 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rogiet/

24/06/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 17th June 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

20th June : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – tba / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

11th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Kevin W / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

Tea Rota 

20/06 Karen Carr / 27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 Room in use No tea General Election  / 11/07 Mel Lloyd

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Results:   (none this week)

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 20th Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Thursday 4th July – no access to Leisure Centre as being used for General Election results.
  • Saturday 6th Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

Thanks to everyone, we now have enough Marshals. All Marshall instructions have now gone out – if you think you are helping but have not seen any details than please contact Colette Jackson direct asap ginger_explorer@hotmail.com    Please do not use the Anchor pub car park – all Competitors and Club parking is by the Sailing Club which is Race HQ and will be used for the Presentations at 9pm

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s remaining events are:

  1. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July  – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  2. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer. So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are still looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ later in the summer. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

Sept 7th  Rogiet                 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rogiet/

19/06/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 27th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

30th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Ben F /                        

6th June : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 Paul Thomas / 13/06 No Tea – Club 10k / 20/06 Karen Carr /  27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 Mel Lloyd

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Results:   (none this week)

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

We are starting to get a bit desperate for Marshals – please help if you can.

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 29 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

24/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 20th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

23rd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Pete C /                        

30th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Ben F /                        

Tea Rota 

 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 tbc

We need more volunteers to do tea… don’t forget if you put your name down you could win £50! (see Arthur Renshaw)

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Results:  

Wye Valley Trail 58k Time Position
Ros Rowland 08:18:11 57
Jo Plumbley 08:15:16 56
     
Bristol Half Time Position
Phil Blackburn 01:18:29 25
Peter Cable 01:23:48 72
Alex Golding 01:40:27 924
Oliver Brown 01:44:42 1352
     
Bristol 10k Time Position
Paul Harrod 39:26 126
Steve Drew 46:26 599
47:46 47:46 728
David Graham 53;48 1674
Lorna Chambers 59:15 2933
Claire Hollingsdale 01:03:09 3860
Harriet Forrest 01:07:57 4853
Liz Baird 01:10:36 5301

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay
  • Sunday 7th July. Save the afternoon for a post Cotswold Way social event . More details awaited.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 25 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

Thanks to the 20 people who turned up to the AGM last week. We now have a new revised  Constitution that was adopted at the AGM.  The Great Western Air Ambulance was announced as our chosen charity for this year. To read the Chairman’s review of the year then click Annex 1 TRC AGM 2024 Chairman’s Report.

Your Committee for this year is…

  • Arthur Renshaw (Chair)
  • Jo Emerson (Vice Chair)
  • Nigel Hale (Secretary)
  • Nathan Darkin (Treasurer)
  • Nick Williams (Captain)
  • Mel Wilson (Vice Captain)
  • Nick Langridge
  • Jon Hall
  • Chris Pritchard
  • Pete Cable (new to the Committee)
  • Matt Johnstone (new to the committee)
  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info.

Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.

The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

 

19/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 13th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

23rd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Pete C /                        

Tea Rota      

16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 tbc

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Results:    none this week

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June.  Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

—————————————————–

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 25 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

In addition to the above, please can those who were awarded trophies from last year’s event return them to Nick as soon as possible.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line. The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace.

This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer. So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

12/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 6th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

Tea Rota        

09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:  none this week 

For a list of other local races click here https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/TRC-Local-Races-4-May-2024.pdf

Reminders:.

  • Tuesday 7th May. First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June . Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July.  Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

————————————————————————————

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice.Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause.  Please cast your vote here.Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. So this years events are:

  1. Hogweed trot June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 ar 7pm
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The flying monk Malmesbury  – sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Feb3rd  Wotton               https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

05/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 29th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

2nd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Paul H/              ***** Room N/A, Meet 7pm top car park*****

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

Tea Rota      

02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Berkeley 10k 28/04/24 : Richard Jackson 44:34, Nick Langridge 45:43 (1st MV70), Mike Bennewitz 55:31, Arthur Renshaw 63:20
  •  
  • For a list of other local races click here… TRC Local Races-4 May 2024

Reminders:

  • Thursday 2nd May: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Tuesday 7th May: First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May: TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June: Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July: Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

—————————————————————————–

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

 As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice. Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause. Please cast your vote here.

Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

 

27/04/24