Bulletin for W/C  22/11/21 – Please read me! Contains important dates

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Mark West
  • 8 min – Hannah Hamilton
  • 9 min – Mike Bennewitz
  • 10 min – Steve Dimond
  • 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
  • Walking – tbc (All our good wishes to Val who is having a hip replacement this week)

For your safety, please wear a Hi-Viz top. Head torches are highly recommended and the majority of people are now using them and we would like to see everyone following this safety code.

Tea Rota

  • 25/11 – Adam Culverhouse
  • 02/12 – Annette Abbott

Thanks to Val for doing the tea last Thursday and missing her walk. The person down for Tea did not turn up or arrange a replacement. Please check for your name on the rota sent out recently (28/10). If you are unable to make that date please arrange for somebody to take your place.


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

Could everyone planning to come to the ‘Xmas Lights Run & Food’ please complete the poll by Fri 3rd December. We have 35 replies so far. The event is always very popular and this number is lower than a regular Thursday. Please complete the poll to let us know you are coming and about your dietary needs / food allergies so we get the catering right. Xmas Lights Food  The food is provided free to club members. For those new to the club the traditional ‘Xmas Lights Run’ is where everyone runs from Thornbury Cricket Club to see the Xmas lights. When we get back to the club house there are showers before food is served.   FAQ:s

Q1: I want to go a bit further / faster than the main group. A: This is what normally happens and smaller groups do loops to re-join the main group. We need to arrive back at the same time to get showered.

Q2: I cannot make the run but would like to join for the food. A: That’s fine, this is a club social event we’d love to see you there.

  1. Riverbank Rollick – Sunday 16th January

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help. We have 29 volunteers and need at least 60 to deliver the event successfully. From the three club events we make a profit which allows us to fund ‘Run & Rehydrate’, ‘Xmas Light Run’ food, pay individuals cross country entry fees, % on T-shirts, EA membership subsidy etc. We ask members not to enter the event but to join in as marshals. There may be roles that can be completed in advance, allowing some people to enter. Please let us know your availability to marshal by completing the poll at  Riverbank Rollick Please complete the poll by Friday 3rd December at the latest. Thank you. No need to complete if you have already e-mailed or messaged Jo previously. We will be organising a Sunday run over (most of) the course on a date close to the event for those who want the mud experience and to see where their Marshal points are.

  1. parkrun of the Month – last of the year!

Last Club parkrun for 2021 is on 4th December at Severn Bridge. Hope to see you all there resplendent in club colours.

  1. Cross Country – Gloucester League December

Further changes in the Gloucester Cross Country League. The rearranged event that was moved from 19th to 12th December has now been cancelled and the race series reduced to 3 races. There will however be a short course event on 19th Dec (also date of Pete Mainstone Challenge Chippenham Shortest Day 10k). The short course event will not count towards the Club’s Cross Country championship. If you require a refund from the Club for the last XC event, please submit an e-mail request to Mike mikeben@blueyonder.co.uk by 26th Nov please. All details will be on the TRC Cross Country WhatsApp group.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge

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

  • 19th December Chippenham Shortest Day 10k
  • 27th Feb – Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k (Pete’s personal pick!)

Full results to date can be found on the TRC website: https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021/

  1. EA Run Coaching Programme –  Session #3 30th November

We are still hoping to be able to hold the third of our EA supported coaching sessions with Kerry Newell on 30th November. We have a possible venue and trying to get confirmation. If we don’t hear by Monday 22nd we will postpone. Will send update on the two coaching WhatsApp group (Aztec and TLC) once the date and venue are confirmed.

  1. Other Dates for your Diary
  • Sunday 12th December – Traditional Christmas Wotton-Under-Edge run
  • Thursday 16th December – Xmas lights run and food. If you want to join in please click here Xmas Lights Food  
  • Monday 20th December – Lunch at the Anchor Morton. See Richard Illingworth if interested
  • Saturday 8th January – Glos County XC Champs at Cotswold Farm Park
  1. Club Nights

Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:

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.