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TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 18th September 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders (there is a new Leaders rota available – sent to all Leaders 14th Sept)

21st September  : Walking – Helen/ 5k– Caron H / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min– Paul H

28th September  : Walking – Val / 5k– Nigel H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min –Mel W / 7 min– Pete C

Tea Rota                                                      

21/09 : Angela Hague /  28/09 : Hugh McPherson / 05/10 : tba (we need more volunteers please)

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

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If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

Results

               TRC Members in our 10 Mile race             

POS NAME     CAT FINISH TIME
16th Benedict BOHANE M 16th OPN 7th 00:59:52
 
28th Peter CABLE M 25th OPN 12th 01:03:39
 
31st Jessica HEFFER F 4th OPN 1st 01:04:34
 
120th Paul SAVILLE M 94th V40 38th 01:19:20
 
262nd Lorna CHAMBERS F 95th V50 13th 01:42:53
 
286th Liz BAIRD F 114th V50 17th 01:51:20
 

Ben also won the 2023 Series of our 3 races

Reminders:

  • Monday 25th CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  • Wednesday 11th Start of the next 9 week Introductory Course for new runners
  1. Club Night Runs in the dark

As it is now getting dark when we return from our Thursday run we strongly recommend that all runners and walkers wear a Hi Viz top and carry a head torch. Everyone please take extra care when running alongside and/or crossing roads and make sure you can be seen by car drivers.

Nathan is collating a guide for our new members of light torches “recommended by our members” If you’re happy with what you are using and feel it is worthy of a recommendation then please send an email with make and model to Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk We will also use the feedback to get some club “spares” for our members to trial.

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race

Thanks to Race Director Emma Pritchard and everybody who helped with the 10 Mile race. Fortunately, the rain held off until most of the runners were back at the Finish. We had a sell-out 400 entries but we had a 25% no-show with only 300 runners getting a finish time. TRC Members finishing times are shown above.

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September 

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid.

https://twitter.com/ResusCouncilUK/status/1651239837930868739     Put your name down on the Google Form attached here.  https://forms.gle/eJUyc65zjQWeFXth9

  1. Cross Country (Gloucester League)

https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

In a slight change to last year the running club will refund your entry fee at point of entry, so need to run the race and then claim. If you think you will be running 3 or more events it will be cheaper to enter all 4 races. Please send your email confirmations to Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk Enter all 4 races for £25 is open now  https://www.entrycentral.com/glosxcleague4races

  1. Saturday 4th November Cirencester Park
  2. Sunday 10th December Bath Uni (incorporating Avon Champs)
  3. Saturday 6th January Cotswold Farm Park
  4. Saturday 17th February Pittville Park

 

5. Parkrun of the month 2023

Oct 7th Severn Bridge https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/
Nov 4th Berkeley Green  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/berkeleygreen/
Dec 2nd Thornbury https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

18/09/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 11th September 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

14th September : Walking – Val / 5k– Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Kevin W / 7 min– Rob W (Committee Meeting tonight so the runs maybe a bit shorter than normal.)

21st September  : Walking – Val / 5k– Caron H / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min– Paul H

Tea Rota                                                      

14/09 : Alan Pascoe / 21/09 : Angela Hague /  28/09 : Hugh McPherson / 05/10 : tba (we need more volunteers please)

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

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If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

Results

  TRC results from The Great North Run (10/09/23)  43,500 runners entered

  • Mel Wilson  1:48:12 to get 4,522 place overall 
  • Chris Pritchard 2:05:02 12,534 overall
  • Hugh McPherson 2:10:51 15,880 overall
  • Paul Thomas 2:16:53 19,463 overall
  • Jo Jenkins 2:18:49 20,579 overall
  • Helen Harrison 2:24:24 23,971 overall

Reminders:

  • Sunday 17th September Oldbury 10 Miles 10.30
  • Monday 25th September CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  • Wednesday 11th October Start of the next 9 week Introductory Course for new runners
  1. Club Night Runs in the dark

As it is now getting dark when we return from our Thursday run we strongly recommend that all runners and walkers wear a Hi Viz top and carry a head torch. Everyone please take extra care when running alongside and/or crossing roads and make sure you can be seen by car drivers.

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race: Sunday 17th September 10.30

Thanks to the efforts of our Marketing Team led by Jon Hall and Nathan we are now sold out with 400 runners registered for the Oldbury 10 mile. Race Director, Emma Pritchard sent out an e-mail last week to all the people who have volunteered to help with their Marshal jobs and instructions for what they have to do. If you HAVE NOT received an expected e-mail or you can no longer help then please contact Emma as soon as possible. If you are able to help but haven’t signed up yet then we can find something for you to do – please e-mail Emma. e.pritchard91@yahoo.com

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid https://twitter.com/ResusCouncilUK/status/1651239837930868739

Put your name down on the Google Form attached here.  https://forms.gle/eJUyc65zjQWeFXth9

Does anyone have a projector Clare can borrow on the night? (please contact Arthur Renshaw)

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

We have at least one person who has volunteered to join a small group to organise next years Thornbury 10k. We are still looking for more volunteers – If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

  1. Cross Country (Gloucester League)

https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

Cross Country starts again in November. Enter all 4 races for £25 is open now

https://www.entrycentral.com/glosxcleague4races

  1. Saturday 4th November Cirencester Park
  2. Sunday 10th December Bath Uni (incorporating Avon Champs)
  3. Saturday 6th January Cotswold Farm Park
  4. Saturday 17th February Pittville Park

 

6. The Doynton Hard Half – Sunday 4th February 2024

We had a big Club turnout for this race earlier this year and entries are now open for the 2024 version. This race sells out fast so if you want a place you will need to enter as soon as possible.     https://www.doyntonhardhalfmarathon.co.uk/

11/09/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 4th September 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

7th September (From Old Down CC) : Walking – Val / 5k– Amel D / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min –Moray S / 7 min– Ben B

14th September : Walking – Val / 5k– Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Kevin W / 7 min– Rob W

Tea Rota                                                      

07/09 : No Tea Away day / 14/09 : Alan Pascoe / 21/09 : Angela Hague /  28/09 : Hugh McPherson

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

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If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

Reminders:

  • Thursday 7th Sept Run & rehydrate 19.00 Old Down (Hi Viz & Head Torches required)
  • Sunday 17th Sept Oldbury 10 Miles 10.30
  • Monday 25th Sept CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  • Wednesday 11th Oct Start of the next 9 week Introductory Course for new runners
  1. Club Night Runs in the dark

As evidenced last week our Thursday night runs are now getting back when it is going dark. From this week on we strongly recommend that all runners and walkers wear a Hi Viz top and carry a head torch. Whilst we may have some light left when we start the run and we may go off road for a while we will be running back in the dark. Everyone please take extra care when running alongside and/or crossing roads and make sure you can be seen by car drivers.

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 7th September

The last away day of the summer will be at Old Down Cricket Club on 7th September. Come along ready to run at 19.00 with HiViz tops and head torches

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race: Sunday 17th September 10.30

Thanks to the efforts of our Marketing Team led by Jon Hall and Nathan we now have 360 runners registered for the Oldbury 10 mile. The course has been marked out and letters delivered to all the residents around the course.

Race Director, Emma Pritchard, has today sent out an e-mail to all the people who have volunteered to help with their Marshal jobs and instructions for what they have to do. If you HAVE NOT received an expected e-mail or you can no longer help then please e-mail Emma as soon as possible. If you are able to help but haven’t signed up yet then we can find something for you to do – please e-mail Emma. e.pritchard91@yahoo.com

 

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid.

https://twitter.com/ResusCouncilUK/status/1651239837930868739

Put your name down on the Google Form attached here.  https://forms.gle/eJUyc65zjQWeFXth9

Does anyone have a projector Clare can borrow on the night? (please contact Arthur Renshaw)

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

We have at least one person who has volunteered to join a small to organise next years Thornbury 10k. We are still looking for more volunteers and a Race Director – If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

  1. Cross Country (Gloucester League)

https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

Cross Country starts again in November. Enter all 4 races for £25 is open now

https://www.entrycentral.com/glosxcleague4races

  1. Saturday 4th November Cirencester Park
  2. Sunday 10th December Bath Uni (incorporating Avon Champs)
  3. Saturday 6th January Cotswold Farm Park
  4. Saturday 17th February Pittville Park

7. The Doynton Hard Half – Sunday 4th February 2024

We had a big Club turnout for this race earlier this year and entries are now open for the 2024 version.This race sells out fast so if you want a place you will need to enter as soon as possible.

https://www.doyntonhardhalfmarathon.co.uk/

03/09/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 28th August 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

31st August : Walking – Val / 5k– Nigel H / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min –Mel W / 7 min– Nick W

7th September : Walking – Val / 5k– Amel D / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min –Moray S / 7 min– Ben B

Tea Rota                                                      

31/08 : Lorna Chambers / 07/09 : No Tea Away day / 14/09 : Alan Pascoe / 21/09 : Angela Hague /  28/09 : Hugh McPherson

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

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If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

Reminders:

  • Saturday 2nd Park run of the month – Thornbury
  • Sunday 3rd Woodchester Park 8 mile (Pete Mainstone Challenge)
  • Thursday 7th Run & rehydrate 19.00 Old Down
  • Sunday 17th Oldbury 10 Miles 10.30
  • Monday 25th CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  • Wednesday 11th Start of the next 9 week Introductory Course for new runners
  1. Results

Severn Bridge 10k

Jon Greenwood 54.26
Liz Baird 64.25
Mel Lloyd 76.39

Severn Bridge Half Marathon

Ros Rowland 1.56.24
Sonya Bryson 2.34.28
Karen Carr 2.34.28
  1. TRC Open Evening – Thursday 24th August

The open evening last Thursday introduced 7 new runners who ran with the Groups and hopefully we will see again. It also brought out more Club Members that we have seen for some months! Maybe it was the attraction of the cakes. In total there were well over 50 people there on the night. Big thanks to Jon Hall and his Team of Chris Pritchard and Carole Mosses for the original idea and the work with Facebook and sorting out the night and welcoming the new people.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge.

The fourth and final race in the series will be the Woodchester Park 8 mile on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00.  This is a hilly run all on woodland tracks.  Entries here.. https://stroudac.co.uk/woodchester-park/

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 7th September

The last away day of the summer will be at Old Down Cricket Club on 7th September. Come along ready to run at 19.00

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race

The Oldbury 10 mile is on Sunday 17th September 10.30. This is the third and last event in the Thornbury 2023 series. Emma Prichard is the  Race Director for this event. We will need all the volunteers we can get to ensure we have another excellent race. If you are able to help. And particularly if you know something about First Aid then please can you complete the following form: https://forms.gle/XGLhJJwtguALTnnr9

Thanks to all those who helped deliver leaflets to all the houses around the course on Sunday.

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid.

https://twitter.com/ResusCouncilUK/status/1651239837930868739    Put your name down on the Google Form attached here.  https://forms.gle/eJUyc65zjQWeFXth9

Does anyone have a projector Clare can borrow on the night? (please contact Arthur Renshaw)

  1. Parkrun of the month
Sept 2nd Thornbury   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

 

Kevin Arnold is looking to ascertain if there is any interest in going to parkruns outside of our local area. If interested please contact Kevin Arnold direct in order to share lifts etc. (07971 319737)

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

We have at least one person who has volunteered to join a small to organise next years Thornbury 10k. We are still looking for more volunteers and a Race Director – If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

  1. Cross Country (Gloucester League)

https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

Cross Country starts again in November. Enter all 4 races for £25 is open now  https://www.entrycentral.com/glosxcleague4races

  1. Saturday 4th November Cirencester Park
  2. Sunday 10th December Bath Uni (incorporating Avon Champs)
  3. Saturday 6th January Cotswold Farm Park
  4. Saturday 17th February Pittville Park

 

10. Club Night 31st August – celebrating the achievements of Marion Dixon

Marion completed the latest beginner’s course in July. She ran her first parkrun in July at the beginner’s graduation run and then she set herself a target of running 60 miles in August in aid of MND

She will tell you she runs slowly, she does. However, she never gives up and is doing really well with her challenge. The last run of her challenge is at TRC on Aug 31st. Here is a link to her fundraising page on Facebooka link to her fundraising page. (link here) Facebook

  1. Hugh McPherson

Hugh McPherson is running the Great North Run on 10th September to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. If you would like to sponsor him then just click on his JustGiving page – link below:  

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hugh-McPherson1?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=Hugh-McPherson1&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=0c225405e9ec45edabf88d010c3f5877.”

27/08/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 14th August 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

17th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Carol M / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min –Kevin W / 7 min– Paul H

24th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min– Pete C  (Open Night so may need to swap groups around to accommodate).

Tea Rota                                                      

17/08 : Chris Foley / 24/08 : James Marshall (open eve) / 31/08 : Lorna Chambers / 07/09 : No Tea Away day / 14/09 : Alan Pascoe / 21/09 : Angela Hague /  28/09 : Hugh McPherson

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

                       ———————————————————–

If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

Reminders:

  • Thursday 24th Open Evening from 18.45 Severnside Suite.
  • Saturday 2nd Park run of the month – Thornbury
  • Sunday 3rd Woodchester Park 8 mile (Pete Mainstone Challenge)
  • Thursday 7th Run & rehydrate 19.00 Old Down
  • Sunday 17th Oldbury 10 Miles 10.00
  • Monday 25th CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  1. TRC Open Evening – Thursday 24th August

We are going to hold an Open evening in order to encourage local runners to come along and see what we are like and run with us. Jon Hall and Chis Pritchard will be promoting the event via FaceBook and Carol Mosses will be helping as she looks after the Beginners sessions. The normal Thursday night runs may need to be a bit more flexible depending on who turns up.

 

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge.

The fourth and final race in the series will be the Woodchester Park 8 mile on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00.  This is a hilly run all on woodland tracks.  Entries here.. https://stroudac.co.uk/woodchester-park/

 

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 7th September

The last away day of the summer will be at Old Down Cricket Club on 7th September. Come along ready to run at 19.00

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race

The Oldbury 10 mile is on Sunday 17th September 10.30. This is the third and last event in the Thornbury 2023 series. Emma Prichard is the new Race Director for this event. We will need all the volunteers we can get to ensure we have another excellent race. If you are able to help please can you complete the following form: https://forms.gle/XGLhJJwtguALTnnr9

 

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid.

https://twitter.com/ResusCouncilUK/status/1651239837930868739

Hopefully, next week, there will be a Google form for you to put your name down for the CPR Session.

  1. Parkrun of the month
Sept 2nd Thornbury   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

 

Kevin Arnold is looking to ascertain if there is any interest in going to parkruns outside of our local area. If interested please contact Kevin Arnold direct in order to share lifts etc. (07971 319737)

 

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

We have at least one person who has volunteered to join a small to organise next years Thornbury 10k. We are still looking for more volunters and a Race Director – If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

 

  1. Pilates for Runners (a message from Captain Nick)

We have been offered a discount from Pilates for Runners, who were recently in attendance at the Bristol Running Show.  There are 7 x 15 minute sessions, which have been kept deliberately short so that they’re easy to slip into training, either before or after a run, first thing in the morning etc.  They are suitable for all abilities and require no kit at all, so accessible to everyone.

The sessions are all available online at https://pilatesforrunners.ac-page.com/BristolRunningShow. The sessions can be watched at any time, and can be repeated as many times as your members would like. 

If you are interested in becoming a member too, then there are around 400 on demand sessions and programs to follow, plus weekly live Zoom sessions. We have been provide a discount if you use the code THORNBURY which will give you access to the monthly membership for £9.99 per month for the first 3 months. You can still get the 7 day free trial and can cancel anytime.

13/08/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 7th August 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

10th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Nigel H / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Moray S / 7 min– Rob W.

17th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Carol M / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min –Kevin W / 7 min– Paul H

Tea Rota                                                      

10/08 : Mike Benewitz / 17/08 : Chris Foley / 24/08 : James Marshall (open eve) / 31/08 : Lorna Chambers / 07/09 : No Tea Away day / 14/09 : Alan Pascoe / 21/09 : Hugh McPherson /  28/09 : Angela Hague

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

                       ———————————————-

If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

Reminders:

  • Thursday 24th Open Evening from 18.45 Severnside Suite.
  • Saturday 2nd Park run of the month – Thornbury
  • Sunday 3rd Woodchester Park 8 mile (Pete Mainstone Challenge)
  • Thursday 7th Run & rehydrate 19.00 Old Down
  • Sunday 17th Oldbury 10 Miles 10.00
  • Monday 25th CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  1. TRC Open Evening – Thursday 24th August

We are going to hold an Open evening in order to encourage local runners to come along and see what we are like and run with us. Jon Hall and Chis Pritchard will be promoting the event via FaceBook and Carol Mosses will be helping as she looks after the Beginners sessions. The normal Thursday night runs may need to be a bit more flexible depending on who turns up.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge.

The fourth and final race in the series will be the Woodchester Park 8 mile on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00.  This is a hilly run all on woodland tracks.  Entries here.. https://stroudac.co.uk/woodchester-park/

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 7th September

The last away day of the summer will be at Old Down Cricket Club on 7th September. Come along ready to run at 19.00

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race

The Oldbury 10 mile is on Sunday 17th September 10.30. This is the third and last event in the Thornbury 2023 series. Emma Prichard is the new Race Director for this event. We will need all the volunteers we can get to ensure we have another excellent race. If you are able to help please can you complete the following form: https://forms.gle/XGLhJJwtguALTnnr9

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid.

https://twitter.com/ResusCouncilUK/status/1651239837930868739

Hopefully, next week, there will be a Google form for you to put your name down for the CPR Session.

  1. Parkrun of the month
Sept 2nd Thornbury   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

 

Kevin Arnold is looking to ascertain if there is any interest in going to parkruns outside of our local area.If interested please contact Kevin Arnold direct in order to share lifts etc. (07971 319737)

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

We are still looking for a new Race Director and a team of 2 or 3 to organise next years Thornbury 10k. If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

  1. Pilates for Runners (a message from Captain Nick)

We have been offered a discount from Pilates for Runners, who were recently in attendance at the Bristol Running Show.  There are 7 x 15 minute sessions, which have been kept deliberately short so that they’re easy to slip into training, either before or after a run, first thing in the morning etc.  They are suitable for all abilities and require no kit at all, so accessible to everyone.

The sessions are all available online at https://pilatesforrunners.ac-page.com/BristolRunningShow. The sessions can be watched at any time, and can be repeated as many times as your members would like. 

If you are interested in becoming a member too, then there are around 400 on demand sessions and programs to follow, plus weekly live Zoom sessions. We have been provide a discount if you use the code THORNBURY which will give you access to the monthly membership for £9.99 per month for the first 3 months. You can still get the 7 day free trial and can cancel anytime.

05/08/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 31st July 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

3rd August : Walking – Val / 5k– Caron H / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min– Ben B

10th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Nigel H / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Moray S / 7 min– Rob W.

Tea Rota                                                      

03/08 : Ellen Perrett / 10/08 : Mike Benewitz / 17/08 : Chris Foley / 24/08 : James Marshall (open eve) / 31/08 : Lorna Chambers

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

                       ———————————————————–

If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge.

The fourth and final race in the series will be the Woodchester Park 8 mile on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00.  This is a hilly run all on woodland tracks.  Entries here.. https://stroudac.co.uk/woodchester-park/

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 7th September

The last away day of the summer will be at OldDown Cricket Club on 7th September. Come along ready to run at 19.00

  1. TRC Open Evening – Thursday 24th August

We are going to hold an Open evening in order to encourage local runners to come along and see what we are like and run with us. Jon Hall and Chis Pritchard will be promoting the event via FaceBook and Carol Mosses will be helping as she looks after the Beginners sessions. The normal Thursday night runs may need to be a bit more flexible depending on who turns up.

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners (September)

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt is going to organise an evening session in September so you all know how to do CPR and give basic first aid. More details to follow.

  1. Parkrun of the month
August 5th Berkeley Green   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/berkeleygreen/
Sept 2nd Thornbury   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

Kevin Arnold is looking to ascertain if there is any interest in going to parkruns outside of our local area. If interested please contact Kevin Arnold direct in order to share lifts etc. (07971 319737)

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race

The Oldbury 10 mile is on Sunday 17th September 10.30. This is the third and last event in the Thornbury 2023 series. Emma Prichard is the new Race Director for this event. We will need all the volunteers we can get to ensure we have another excellent race. If you are able to help please can you complete the following form: https://forms.gle/XGLhJJwtguALTnnr9

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

Finally, we are still looking for a new Race Director and a team of 2 or 3 to organise next years Thornbury 10k. If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

31/07/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 24th July 2023

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 24th July 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

27th July : Walking – Val / 5k– Carrol M / 10 min – Mike B / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min– Nick W

3rd August : Walking – Val / 5k– Caron H / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min– Ben B

Tea Rota                                                      

27/07 : tba  /  03/08 : tba / 10/08 : tba / 17/08 : tba / 24/08 : tba / 31/08 : tba

WE HAVE NOBODY PREPARED TO DO TEA THIS THURSDAY 27th JULY.  Please contact me if you can help 07810 300025

In fact we have nobody down to do tea for the foreseeable future. Should only have to do Tea once per year. Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).

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  1. Thornbury Running Club – Facebook pages

Just in case you are not aware, there is a members only Facebook page for the club as well as a public one. Here are the 2 links:

Public – Thornbury Running Club: Facebook

Members only – TRC Members Group:  TRC Members Group | Facebook

  1. Results from Races

– Westonbirt Summer 10k 21st July

POSITION NAME CATEGORY TIME   AGE %
4 George Evans MV50 39:18 1st MV50 77.88
27 Hannah Hamilton SF 44:07 2nd Female, 2nd SF 68.30
34 Jo Plumbley FV40 45:30 1st FV40 72.62
36 Nick Langridge MV70 45:52 1st MV70 79.53
39 Mel Wilson FV40 47:04 2nd FV40 66.53
47 Jon Hall SM 48:02   55.80
92 Mike Bennewitz MV70 54:13 3rd MV70 66.65
98 Chris Foley MV70 54:49   68.62
124 Hugh McPherson MV60 57:11   62.47

 

– Recent Parkruns

Ben Bohane – Thornbury 17.44 (pb)

Kevin Arnold – Berkeley 21.43  (pb)

Jo Jenkins – Severn Bridge 25.19 (pb)

If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge.

The latest results for the PMC at Westonbirt and the current standings are now on the PMC Results page at Results 2023-24 – Thornbury Running Club

  1. Bristol Running Show

300 people attended the Bristol Running Show at BAWA on Sunday 16th July. Thank you to Suzy, Melanie, Jo, Kev C, Chris P, Chris F and Kevin W for giving up their time on a Sunday to be on our Club’s stand.. We had 14 people sign up to get more info about the 2024 Race Series, 2 people ask for more info about membership and a good number saying they will do the O10m.

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners (September)

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt is going to organise an evening session in September so you all know how to do CPR and give basic first aid. More details to follow.

  1. Thornbury Leisure Centre – discounted Membership for TRC

The Leisure Centre have asked me to remind all TRC Members that they can get discounted Memberships for using the pool and joining most of the classes. Ask at Reception

  1. Parkrun of the month
August 5th Berkeley Green   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/berkeleygreen/
Sept 2nd Thornbury   https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

 

  1. TRC’s Next Events

The Oldbury 10 mile is on Sunday 17th September. This is the third and last event in the Thornbury 2023 series. Emma Prichard is the new Race Director for this event and in the next few weeks she will be looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please make yourself known to Emma if you can help.

Finally, we are still looking for a new Race Director and a team of 2 or 3 to organise next years Thornbury 10k. If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

 

26/07/23

The Thornbury 10k – Thursday 29th June 2023

On behalf of Race Director Ros Rowland thanks to the 50+ TRC Members who helped on Thursday night. We had a successful race with many of the runners saying they really liked the new course and congratulated us on the organisation. Particular thanks goes to all the course marshals for keeping the runners safe and the people on the water station for keeping everybody hydrated on what was a warm night Also thanks to the marshals around the finish who were juggling between runners finishing and cars coming in and out of the Anchor car parks.

We had sold out the 400 entries but we had 83 no-shows (21%) so there were 317 finishers.  The timing people who did a good job to have all the results ready for the presentation at 20.45 said that 20%-25% no-show is about the average this year.

Oliver Beale from Westbury was first home in 33.51 and TRC’s Ben Bohane came in 6th overall, 3rd Senior Man in 36.32. Thornbury’s very own Jessica Heffer was 1st lady home in 39.56.

Thanks goes to the Sailing Club who were very helpful and who even provided some car park marshals. Also thanks to Severn Ambulance who provided the medical cover but fortunately the race was incident free despite the appearance of the worlds largest tractor and trailer that decided to drive through the finish area twice!

It looks like we now have a proven course for running the 10k next year but as Ros is standing down we are looking for a new Race Director if it is to go ahead. Anybody fancy having a go at getting a small team together to organise next year’s 10k?

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Note1: Thursday 8th July .  Meet top car park at 19.00. Our usual room is not available. Normal Groups.

Walking – Val / 5k – Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min –Rob W

 

Note2: On Thursday 13th July we will be having another ‘Run & Rehydrate’ at Rockhampton Cricket Club (old ground) Meet there to run at 19.00. The Thursday night Leaders still apply even though we have changed location.

Walking – Val / 5k – Nigel H / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Moray S / 7 min – Paul H

Thornbury 10k – Thursday 29th June. Start 19.30

Hi Everyone, 

This e-mail is being sent to all as there is a suggestion that some people have not seen the Thornbury 10k Organisation schedule sent out last week and are therefore not aware they have been allocated a job on the night.

Please check the attached Thornbury 10k 2023 Organisation V2 to see if you are on the schedule and what your job is.

Any issues please contact Race Director Ros Rowland (07743 257 838) or Arthur Renshaw (07810 300 025)

Thank you

Arthur Renshaw