Bulletin for W/C  29/11/21 – Please read me! Contains important dates.

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Jim Godden
  • 8 min – Lizzie Williams
  • 9 min – Chris Pritchard
  • 10 min – Steve Dimond
  • 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
  • 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. If you missed Black Friday try asking Father Christmas for a head torch!

Tea Rota

  • 02/12 – Annette Abbott
  • 09/12 – Annie Green

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

We now have over 60 people planning to come along to the ‘Xmas Lights Run & Food’ on Club Night 16/12. Last reminder please to anyone planning to attend to complete the poll Xmas Lights Food  by Fri 3rd December. NO need to complete if you are NOT attending. Thank you. If you have joined the club in the past 2 years please ask any long standing member if you want to know more about the evening. FAQ:s

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

Q: I cannot make the run but would like to join for the food. A: Yes, that’s fine, this is a club social event we’d love to see you there. Please complete the poll.

  1. Riverbank Rollick – Sunday 16th January

Thank you to all those who have already volunteered to help but we still need a few more. If you are available and yet to volunteer please complete the poll at Riverbank Rollick by Friday 3rd December at the latest. No need to complete if you have already e-mailed or messaged Jo previously. Jo Plumbley (Race Director) will let you know about your role once she has complete the planning. With a planned 500 entries this will certainly swell the clubs coffers after several years with no events. The three club events allows us to fund ‘Run & Rehydrate’, ‘Xmas Light Run’ food, pay individuals cross country entry fees, % on T-shirts, EA membership subsidy etc.

  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. 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:


  1. EA Run Coach –Session #3 – Postponed

We have been unable to find a suitable venue to run the EA Coaching Session #3 proposed for 30/11. We tried multiple option,  including tracks and schools and drew a blank (no availability, COVID restrictions, Health & Safety etc.) This event now been postponed until approx. March 2022 when the night are light once again. Will let you all know in plenty of time.

  1. Club T Shirts

We are just about to order more club T shirts and a new style of ladies vest, will let you know when they arrive. Price to members will remain unchanged at £15.60 for either a vest or T-shirt. As most members know we have subsidised the 1st T-shirt to new members and sold it at £5 (normally selling price £15.60). From 1st December 2021 we will increase the price of the 1st T-shirt to £10. Anyone who is a member and yet to get their 1st T-shirt please contact kit@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk asap! We will honour the £5 price for anyone just about to join. So please, when speaking to new joiners, it a “£10 T shirt”. Thanks.

  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.
  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.  If you are interested see Arthur Renshaw or reply to the What’s App Group “Sunday Long Runs”

  1. Dogs

Over the past few years we have, on just a few occasions, had members bring their dogs with them to club night. We were asked recently did we have a policy for dogs at club runs, and a couple of members & leaders spoke to us and said they did not like running with dogs and felt them to be a trip hazard. So at the Committee meeting on Monday this was debated and it was decided that dogs should not be brought to Club nights. This has been a rare occurrence but we wanted everyone to be aware of the guidance.

  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.