Bulletin for W/C  06/12/21 – Please read me! 4 new items below

Bulletin for W/C  06/12/21 – Please read me! 4 new items below

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Nick William
  • 8 min – Kevin Wood
  • 9 min – Jim Williams
  • 10 min – Emma Pritchard
  • 12 min(5k) – Kathy Willot
  • Walking – tbc

For your own safety please wear a High-Viz top. Most people are wearing a head torches and we would like to see everyone adopting this safety code please. You could always try asking Father Christmas for a head torch!

Tea Rota

  • 09/12 – Annie Green
  • 16/12 – No tea – Xmas Lights Run from Thornbury Cricket Club
  • 23/12 – Back Vaughan
  • 30/12 – Catherine Dack

If you are unable to make that date please arrange for somebody to take your place. (see Rota sent out 28/10)


  1. Club Xmas Lights Run & Food – Thursday 16th December

The poll is closed! We have 70 people attending. At the moment the Government is not officially advising anyone to cancel events. We will continue to monitor the situation. Quick rundown of the timetable. Elf Steve Dimond will lead the run leaving at 7:00pm prompt to see the best of the lights and planning to get back by 8:00pm. Ladies get the showers 8:00-8:15, the men 8:15-8:30 and at 8:30 the food will be served. (Note: For those driving parking can be difficult so please arrive in good time to park). Please bringing warm clothing as we will have windows and doors open and those who want to can mingle outside in the heated marquee.

  1. Do You Still Want Tea?

Since we went back to offering the option of tea on Thursday post run inside TLC we have seen very few people take up the opportunity. We are now considering if we should cancel our room booking and would like your comments please. By cancelling it we save money and avoid the need for a tea rota. However we do miss out on a warm place to meet and a social opportunity. We will keep the room until the new year, but would like to hear from you.  E-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Traditional pre Xmas Sunday morning run around Wotton Under Edge – Sunday 12 December

Sun 12th December. TRC traditional Xmas ‘Mince Pie’ run from Wotton-under-Edge (The Chippings Car Park).  Currently proposed 4 Groups leaving at various times all to be back for 11.00 for Coffee & Mince pies in the Car Park.

If interested use the ‘Sunday Long Runs’ What’s App Group or contact Arthur Renshaw (07810 300025 / arthur@arenshaw.co.uk)

  • Long Group: Leader tbc; Route to be decided.  Probably 16+ miles or so. Leave at 08.00
  • Medium Group: Traditional route. 9-ish miles Leader Arthur Renshaw. Leave at 08.45
  • Shorter Group: Out to Monument and back,  Between 4 and 6-ish miles. Leader tbc. Leave at 09.30
  • Walkers Group: With dogs. Route & Leader to be decided. Leave at 09.30
  1. Riverbank Rollick – Sunday 16th January 2022

The poll is closed! Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help. We can always use a few more volunteers so let Jo Plumbley the Race Director know. We will be contacting all the volunteers to let you know about your role as soon as possible. A Sunday morning recce of the course and Marshal positions will be arranged.

  1. Club Social

You voted recently to have a Club Social at the end of the Club Year (March/April) and we are beginning planning. The committee decided to do something different and have a more informal event than the previous dinner dances. We will also use this event to give out club awards, a sort of ‘Annual Awards Event’ e.g. Pete Mainstone Challenge Winners, parkrun Awards, Helen Ralphs Memorial Award, Announcement of the Club London Marathon place, Club Recognition Awards …). What we now need are a few volunteers to help with the event, without some help we won’t be able to go ahead. We have a budget, we just need your help please. E-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Club parkrun of the Month – First parkrun of the year

Thanks to everyone who attended the Severn Bridge Club parkrun on 4th December. For 8th Jan ‘Club parkrun of the Month’ I propose Rogiet parkrun “Three laps on a mixture of grass and trail” https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rogiet/course/ (Note: Normally I would propose first Sat of the month, 1/1, but I suspect some people have plans for the double). Don’t forget we have the Club parkrun Annual Awards at the end of the club year (end march) based on female and male number of events, actual time and age adjusted

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge

Two events to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge.

  1. Zoom Recording Expiring                                                                                  We have cancelled the Club’s Zoom account so the two session recording will no longer be available from early January. If you wish to listen, or re-listen, below are the links:

Topic: Running Nutrition Start – Recorded Sep 6, 2021
Access Passcode: 2nc&Y=lm

Topic: EA Club Run – Session #2 with Kerry Newell – Recorded Oct 18, 2021 06:49 PM
Access Passcode: L1L5Vw#$

  1. Sunday Long Runs

A reminder to all Members that we still have the Sunday morning run from the car park next to the Scout Hut on Park road at 08.30. This is usually about 10+ miles, fairly sedate and mainly off road along tracks and fields but with plenty of turn off points for those looking at a shorter distance. There is a What’s App Group for “Sunday Long Runs”.  If you are interested see Arthur Renshaw or reply to the What’s App Group. On Sunday 12 December the run will be from Wotton-Under-Edge.

  1. Club Nights (Last updated 15/11/21)

Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms If you have tested positive for COVID please follow Government guidelines regarding isolation, which is currently 10 days, and do not attend the Club. Once your isolation period is completed we would kindly ask you to take a lateral flow test which returns a negative result before attending Club.