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TRC from Friday 1st January 2021

Happy New Year to all our Members, let’s hope for a better 2021!

As I’m sure you all know South Gloucestershire remains in Tier 3 and the next review will be in two weeks on Wednesday 13th January.

Sport and physical activity in Tier 2 or 3
In line with guidance from sporting national governing bodies, you can take part in organised sport and physical activity outdoors with any number of people. However, you should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what this means for your sport.
Gyms and sports facilities will be open for individual exercise and exercise in single households or support bubbles only. Indoor group activities and exercise classes should not take place.
You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in an outdoor public place in groups up to 6.

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A few weeks ago, your Committee unanimously agreed that whilst we could legally recommence the Group runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays we should hold off whilst we are in Tier3.

Note that there will be no arranged run on Thursday 7th January. If we are down in Tier 2 after 13th January the next organised runs will be on Tuesday 19th Jan and Thursday 21st Jan.

Captain Kevin Wood is not intending to post any routes on Facebook during this period. However depending on requests he may start again if Members find it helpful. Either message Kevin on Facebook or e-mail him direct if you want routes to restart.

Some good news from over the Christmas period…. Carol Mosses was first FV60 in the virtual Chippenham Shortest Day 10k in 74.53 – 6 mins in front of the 2nd FV60. In the process she knocked nearly three minutes off her 10k PB time, and also improved her recorded times for 5k, 1mile and 1k. Not only that but her virtual route went from town all the way up Grovesend Road, up the A38 to Milbury Heath, down Cuttsheath Road and New Road into Tytherington and then up Stowel Hill Road / Tytherington Road back into Thornbury, which is a pretty demanding and hilly route for a 10k. Amazing running and great support from Simon Groves, Julia Jolley and Kevin Arnold who also ran with her.
In the same event Jon Welsh was 2nd MV50 in 58.36

1. England Athletics Run & Talk Programme
At the last committee we approved a proposal by Emma Pritchard to apply for the club to join EA’s #RunandTalk programme. #RunandTalk aims to improve mental health through running. The idea is to remove the stigma around mental health, raise awareness and provide support to anyone who needs it. Full aims can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/our-programmes/runandtalk/

Emma has now recruited three other TRC’s #RunandTalk Champions:
Laura Orna
Carol Mosses
Hugh McPherson
Emma Pritchard
In January we will be working together to submit an application to join England Athletics #RunandTalk programme.
If you want to know more about this, either email: e.pritchard91@yahoo.com or via Fb Messenger

2. Virtual Riverbank Rollick – January 2021 (TRC Members are encouraged to enter)
Entries for the Virtual Rollick is live on Race Nation with full details via the Facebook Page.

https://race-nation.co.uk/register/thornbury-running-club/virtual-rollick-2021

This event is open to all TRC Members. To make sure that the spirit of the infamous ‘Rollick’ is not lost, we expect at least half of your run to be off-road and to involve an acceptable level of mud wind and water.

To this end we would encourage all participants to upload photographic evidence of rivers, dirty trainers, muddy faces or any other inspired pictures from their chosen routes on to our Facebook event page (https://fb.me/e/1Mtu7LIaX) to assure us that you have suffered appropriate and traditional levels of discomfort. All participants will receive a medal for their efforts and whilst we will NOT be providing prizes for the speediest runners, we will judge the photos received via Facebook and reward the muddiest and grubbiest accordingly.

• Run your own socially distanced 9.6 mile route
• Run any time between 1st and 31st January 2021 – go on you know you want to do it on New Years Day!
• Follow the instructions and the link emailed to you to in order to submit your elapsed time (not moving time) accompanied by a screenshot of your run from your running application of choice
• Medals will be posted during February as we collate the results and assess the photos
• Places can be transferred using the Race Nation web portal
• Entries are limited to 400 and will close when this limit is reached or at 13:00 on January 31st, whichever comes soonest
• Runs must be completed and evidence submitted before 23:59 on January 31st

This year’s event will be held in support of our two current club charities, to which we will be donating at least 50% of the proceeds. If you would like to make an additional donation, please pay their respective websites a visit: –
• ‘Made a Mark’ https://madeamarkcharity.com foundation which exists to ‘make memories for bereaved children’ (This is the main TRC Charity for 2021) and
• ‘CALM’ https://www.thecalmzone.net in memory of Thornbury Running Club member Liam Jones

3. TRC CoVid Running Code
As you will be running on your own or with small groups whilst we remain in Tier3 our CoVid Officer has developed a code to remind all TRC Members of best practise when out running.

Purpose:
As the CoVID pandemic continues unabated there is increased nervousness from other footpath users vying for the same space as ourselves. This code applies to running on your own as well as groups. It’s designed to hopefully help mitigate any possible negative reaction towards runners from other users of the limited footpaths we share around Thornbury.
EA guidelines currently allow running in groups of six (which was previously not allowed) but it should be assumed there is no general knowledge of this fact!

Guidelines:
1. Always run – and be seen to be running – with physical distance between runners and other members of the Group.
2. Try to avoid areas which we know will be busy with people walking. Where possible avoid single track passing places and if you find that you cannot pass with sufficient physical distance, stop and turn around, going back to a ‘safe passing place’
3. When running towards people approaching from the front
• If in a group revert to single file running (and stop talking):
• Be the first to move, creating as much physical distance as you can (i.e. not just 2m)
• Move early & move in an exaggerated way
• Smile at people/wave as you pass (no need to talk) and thank them loudly afterwards if they have moved over too, or stopped
4. If you are approaching people from behind:
• Announce your presence and announce it in good time – don’t want until the last minute to give other footpath users the time to move if they wish.
• Again, move early and create sufficient physical distance
• Find a way which you are comfortable with to let them know you are coming (runners generally don’t carry bells!) so that we don’t startle them.
• Acknowledge them with a wave of the hand
5. If running in a Group and you stop for a break, don’t clog up the pavement to allow other users to get past.

Conclusion:
Although these guidelines are pretty obviously good practice they are sometimes easy to forget. But hopefully if followed the running club will avoid any negative press aimed at runners.

That’s all for this week and we will keep you advised mid January if anything changes. Let’s hope we go down to Tier 2 in January then we can restart running in Groups of 6 from the Leisure Centre Car Park again.

If you have any events to add to the Diary or if you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

AR 01/01/21

TRC from Monday 14th December

I’m sure you all know that South Gloucestershire is in Tier 3 and this will be reviewed and any changes announced next Wednesday 16th December. With the falling rates of infection, we are hopeful that South Glos will be moved down to Tier 2. However we can’t count on this and this note covers what we expect to happen for our “Christmas Lights Run” next Thursday 17th December and the “Annual Christmas Run” around Wotton Under Edge next Sunday 20th December.

Sport and physical activity in Tier 2 or 3
In line with guidance from sporting national governing bodies, you can take part in organised sport and physical activity outdoors with any number of people. However, you should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what this means for your sport.

Gyms and sports facilities will be open for individual exercise and exercise in single households or support bubbles only. Indoor group activities and exercise classes should not take place.

You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in an outdoor public place in groups up to 6.
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A few weeks ago, your Committee unanimously agreed that whilst we could legally recommence the Group runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays we should hold off for two weeks whilst we are in Tier3 with high infection rates and look to recommence after 16th December when we would hopefully go down to Tier2 with lower infection rates. The advance arrangements for runs on Thurs 17th Dec & Sun 20th Dec are detailed below.

1. Christmas Lights Run – Thursday 17th December.
The Club Xmas Lights run is a tradition as old as the club and we wanted to maintain the tradition this year if we could. We have created a specific route crammed full of Thornbury’s best lights for you to see. (full route is a bit less than 10k). The best lights have been marked on the route map:

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1367462?units=miles

There are 3 suggested start points on the route map, marked M. Start any time between say 6:30 – 7:30 pm and go in either direction – clockwise or anti-clockwise. That way groups will likely pass each other whilst out on their run. NB. there are various houses with charity collection boxes, so you may want to bring money!

Please use the WhatsApp groups to create a run buddy group of 6 and to agree a start point and start time.

To add to the fun, we are offering a prize to the group of 6 with the best Xmas based fancy dress. All 6 need to take part to be eligible with photo evidence on Facebook please.

• Be Safe: Please observe social distancing; This is an ‘outdoor Non COVID-Secure environment’ run so no track & trace is required
• Be Seen: Wear Hi-Viz and a head torch
• Be Festive: Antlers, Father Xmas hat, tinsel etc.

Note that there will be no arranged runs on Thursday 24th December or on Thursday 31st December. If we are in Tier 2 the next run will be Tuesday 5th Jan and Thursday 7th Jan.

2. Wotton-Under Edge Christmas run – Sunday 20th December.
If we remain in Tier 3 this run will be cancelled as we should not move across Tier boundaries and W-U-E is in Tier 2. If we move down to Tier 2 we can visit W-U-E and run from the usual meeting place – The Chippings Car Park GL12 7BD

Arrange yourselves in run buddy groups of 6 leaving the Car Park anytime between 08.00 for the ‘long’ course and 10.00 for the shorter routes. Unfortunately we are banned from meeting up after the run so please have your mince pies & coffee in your groups of 6 and then leave for home. Try and make sure you have someone in your group that knows their way around Wotton and the usual routes.
• Be Safe: Please observe social distancing; This is an ‘outdoor Non COVID-Secure environment’ run so no track & trace is required
• Be Festive: Antlers, Father Xmas hat, tinsel etc.

3. Club Quiz Night (on Zoom) – Wednesday 16th December 20.00 – 22.00
In the absence of the usual Xmas social events we will be holding a Club Quiz Night on Zoom. Mark West is arranging and it will be open to all Members. Caution: Hyde United & Newport County Questions may be included!

No preparation necessary, and although TRC completely prohibits the use of performance enhancing (inhibiting) substances in its regular running events, please feel free to have a glass of wine / beer / cake to hand as assists if you would like to join.

I would be grateful if people could confirm / hint at likely attendance, just so I have an advanced idea on numbers. Please e-mail markuswest@hotmail.co.uk thanks. There is no limit to capacity, other than the chaos that will follow when managing things through a zoom call!! We will progress through each of the 6 rounds with everybody listening in individually, but there will be a few occasions where we will boldly go where our zoom account has not yet gone! (with us breaking out into groups)

Although majority of questions are possible through just listening in, there will be some visuals as well so best to join via a computer / laptop etc. Please see zoom call details below for link to connect! I will circulate these again the night before just in case anyone needs a reminder, or loses details.

https://zoom.us/j/5288546926?pwd=U2hCa3FkUTB0UnRzYTdaaGZacFYwZz09

4. England Athletics Run & Talk Programme – Champions needed
Emma Pritchard has a message for all Club Members….
Last week the committee approved my proposal to apply for the club to join EA’s #RunandTalk programme. #RunandTalk aims to improve mental health through running. The idea is to remove the sigma around mental health, raise awareness and provide support to anyone who needs it. Full aims can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/our-programmes/runandtalk/

As part of the programme the club needs Mental Health Champions. These individuals will promote Mental Health awareness within the club and sign post individuals to where they can find support. Champions should have lived experience of a mental health problem, either personally or from a close relative or friend.

I will be one of the Mental Health Champions, I have found running to be a great way manage my own struggles with depression. BUT I am looking for people to join me.
https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/our-programmes/runandtalk/mental-health-champions/

If you would like to become a champion and develop the application with me or want to know more about the role, either email: e.pritchard91@yahoo.com or message me on Facebook.

5. Virtual Riverbank Rollick – January 2021 ( TRC Members are encouraged to enter)
Entries for the Virtual Rollick is live on Race Nation with full details via the Facebook Page.

https://race-nation.co.uk/register/thornbury-running-club/virtual-rollick-2021

This event is open to all TRC Members. To make sure that the spirit of the infamous ‘Rollick’ is not lost, we expect at least half of your run to be off-road and to involve an acceptable level of mud wind and water.

To this end we would encourage all participants to upload photographic evidence of rivers, dirty trainers, muddy faces or any other inspired pictures from their chosen routes on to our Facebook event page (https://fb.me/e/1Mtu7LIaX) to assure us that you have suffered appropriate and traditional levels of discomfort. All participants will receive a medal for their efforts and whilst we will NOT be providing prizes for the speediest runners, we will judge the photos received via Facebook and reward the muddiest and grubbiest accordingly.
• Run your own socially distanced 9.6 mile route
• Run any time between 1st and 31st January 2021 – go on you know you want to do it on New Years Day!
• Follow the instructions and the link emailed to you to in order to submit your elapsed time (not moving time) accompanied by a screenshot of your run from your running application of choice
• Medals will be posted during February as we collate the results and assess the photos
• Places can be transferred using the Race Nation web portal
• Entries are limited to 400 and will close when this limit is reached or at 13:00 on January 31st, whichever comes soonest
• Runs must be completed and evidence submitted before 23:59 on January 31st
This year’s event will be held in support of our two current club charities, to which we will be donating at least 50% of the proceeds. If you would like to make an additional donation, please pay their respective websites a visit: –
• ‘Made a Mark’ https://madeamarkcharity.com foundation which exists to ‘make memories for bereaved children’ (This is the main TRC Charity for 2021) and
• ‘CALM’ https://www.thecalmzone.net in memory of Thornbury Running Club member Liam Jones

6. TRC CoVid Running Code
Our CoVid Officer is developing a code to remind all TRC Members of best practise when out running.

As the CoVID pandemic continues unabated there is increased nervousness from other footpath users vying for the same space as ourselves. This code is to hopefully help mitigate any possible negative reaction towards runners from other users of the limited Footpaths we share around Thornbury.

1. Always run – and be seen to be running – with physical distance between runners and other members of the Group.
2. Try to avoid areas which we know will be busy with people walking. Where possible avoid single track passing places and if you find that you cannot pass with sufficient physical distance, stop and turn around, going back to a ‘safe passing place’
3. When running towards people approaching from the front
• If in a group revert to single file running (and stop talking):
• Be the first to move, creating as much physical distance as you can (i.e. not just 2m)
• Move early & move in an exaggerated way
• Smile at people/wave as you pass (no need to talk) and thank them loudly if they have moved over too, or stopped.
4. If you are approaching people from behind:
• Announce your presence and announce it in good time – don’t want until the last minute to give other footpath users the time to move if they wish.
• Again, move early and create sufficient physical distance
• Find a way which you are comfortable with to let them know you are coming (runners generally don’t carry bells!) so that we don’t startle them.
• Acknowledge them with a wave of the hand
5. If running in a Group and you stop for a break, don’t clog up the pavement to allow other users to get past.

That’s all for this week and we will keep you advised later this week if anything changes. Let’s hope we go down to Tier 2 then we can restart running in Groups of 6 from the Leisure Centre Car Park in January. There should be another newsletter out before Xmas with more details.

If you have any events to add to the Diary or if you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

AR 13/12/20

TRC from Wednesday 2nd December in Tier 3

Lockdown2 finished yesterday 1st December. South Gloucestershire is now in Tier 3 and this will be reviewed and any changes announced in two weeks on Wednesday 16th December. England Athletics have yet to update their guidance but the government website covers the situation in Tier3 with respect to ‘going for a run’.

Full details are here…
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-3-very-high-alert?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae#sport-and-physical-activity

Sport and physical activity
In line with guidance from sporting national governing bodies, you can take part in organised sport and physical activity outdoors with any number of people. However, you should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what this means for your sport.
Gyms and sports facilities will be open for individual exercise and exercise in single households or support bubbles only. Indoor group activities and exercise classes should not take place.
You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in an outdoor public place in groups up to 6.

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We had a special Committee Meeting on Monday night to discuss what we should do as a Club regarding returning to meeting and going for a run from the car park on a Tuesday and Thursday. A brief message was put out on the Members Facebook page on Monday and a fuller version is below.
• It was agreed that within the rules of Tier 3 we could return to the previous arrangements from Thursday 3rd December and meet up in the car park with Covid secure conditions and go for a run in groups of up to 6 people.
• It was also recognised that South Glos had a very high infection rate (albeit now it is dropping) and we have a lot of members that fall into the vulnerable category mainly due to age.
• Our Captain had carried out a quick poll of the Group Leaders and he reported that if we return to meeting on Tuesdays & Thursdays we will struggle to have leaders for all Groups at the moment. We need more leaders willing to turn out on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• We also discussed other issues affecting the return to running as an organised Club activity such as the wave of negative comments about runners surfacing on Social Media.

As a Committee those present unanimously agreed that whilst we could legally recommence the Group runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays we should hold off for two weeks whilst we are in Tier3 with high infection rates and look to recommence after 16th December when we would hopefully go down to Tier2 with lower infection rates (we will review on or around 16th Dec). In the meantime those that want to run can use the existing WhatsApp groups to make their own arrangements. Kevin will continue to post ‘Route of the Week’ and ‘Virtual Tuesday’ and we will look at some alternative Thursday sessions arranged on Zoom:

Thursday 3rd December – Pilates with Mel
Thursday 10th December – Body Con with Taryn

Assuming we do decide to recommence Club runs after 16th December we will target Thursday 17th December as the “Christmas Lights run” (in Groups of 6 of course)

1. Weekly Route and Virtual Tuesday efforts.
To continue to keep us running together whilst apart during the next few weeks Captain Kevin will post two events each week: Kevin posts The Virtual Tuesday efforts on the Members Facebook page on a Monday and the Route of the week also on the Members Facebook page published on a Saturday. These routes are only published on the TRC Members Facebook page. If you do not have access to Facebook and want to take part please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk and Kevin will forward the information to you.

2. Events Diary TRC Diary 2020-21
Many of our Members are missing competing in races and the opportunities to enter real races are limited. However if you look hard enough there are still quite a lot of real races out there – attached this week is a list of 25 ‘local’ events over the next few months. We will aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis.

Most of these events are listed by one of the 3 organisations referenced at the foot of the list. The assumption is that if the event is listed on RunBritain or Time Outdoors or DBMax the event has been Licenced and will go ahead as per the dates given in a Covid secure environment.

If you wish to look further afield or into later next year then go to the organisation’s lists directly by copying & pasting the link given into your browser.


3. Club Quiz Night (on Zoom) – Wednesday 16th December 19.45 – 22.15

In the absence of the usual Xmas social events we will be holding a Club Quiz Night on Zoom. Mark West is arranging and it will be open to all Members. Caution: Hyde United & Newport County Questions may be included! Zoom details to follow. Please put the date in your Diary.

4. Virtual Riverbank Rollick – January 2021
Entries for the Virtual Rollick have now gone live on Race Nation with full details via the Facebook Page.
https://race-nation.co.uk/register/thornbury-running-club/virtual-rollick-2021
This event is open to all TRC Members. To make sure that the spirit of the infamous ‘Rollick’ is not lost, we expect at least half of your run to be off-road and to involve an acceptable level of mud wind and water.
To this end we would encourage all participants to upload photographic evidence of rivers, dirty trainers, muddy faces or any other inspired pictures from their chosen routes on to our Facebook event page (https://fb.me/e/1Mtu7LIaX) to assure us that you have suffered appropriate and traditional levels of discomfort. All participants will receive a medal for their efforts and whilst we will NOT be providing prizes for the speediest runners, we will judge the photos received via Facebook and reward the muddiest and grubbiest accordingly.
• Run your own socially distanced 9.6 mile route
• Run any time between 1st and 31st January 2021 – go on you know you want to do it on New Years Day!
• Follow the instructions and the link emailed to you to in order to submit your elapsed time (not moving time)
accompanied by a screenshot of your run from your running application of choice
• Medals will be posted during February as we collate the results and assess the photos
• Places can be transferred using the Race Nation web portal
• Entries are limited to 400 and will close when this limit is reached or at 13:00 on January 31st, whichever
comes soonest
• Runs must be completed and evidence submitted before 23:59 on January 31st.

This year’s event will be held in support of our two current club charities, to which we will be donating at least 50% of the proceeds. If you would like to make an additional donation, please pay their respective websites a visit: –
• ‘Made a Mark’ https://madeamarkcharity.com foundation which exists to
make memories for bereaved children’ and
• ‘CALM’ https://www.thecalmzone.net in memory of Thornbury Running Club
member Liam Jones

That’s all for this week and we will keep you advised if anything changes.
If you have any events to add to the Diary or if you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC w/c Monday 23rd November during Lockdown2

The most recent Government directives for Lockdown2 mean we will not be able to meet on a Tuesday or Thursday for 4 weeks from 5th November until 2nd December as we must all ‘Stay at Home’

‘Stay at Home’ means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes. This includes exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.

Full details are here…
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

1. Lockdown2 Busters.
To keep us running together whilst apart during lockdown Captain Kevin will be posting two events each week: Kevin posts The Virtual Tuesday efforts on the Members Facebook page on a Monday and the Route of the week also on the Members Facebook page published on a Saturday. These routes are only published on the TRC Members Facebook page. If you do not have access to Facebook and want to take part please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk and Kevin will forward the information to you.

2. Club e-mail to Members
Some of you may have noticed that you are getting this weekly e-mail twice! Our Technical experts are trying to sort this out but, in the meantime, please bear with us and just delete the second copy.

3. Events Diary
Many of our Members are missing competing in races and the opportunities to enter real races are limited. However if you look hard enough there are still quite a lot of real races out there – attached this week is a list of 25 ‘local’ events over the next few months. We will aim to keep this list updated on a regular basis. The list is in pdf format.

Most of these events are listed by one of the 3 organisations referenced at the foot of the list. The assumption is that if the event is listed on RunBritain or Time Outdoors or DBMax the event has been Licenced and will go ahead as per the dates given in a Covid secure environment.

If you wish to look further afield or into later next year then go to the organisation’s lists directly by copying & pasting the link given into your browser.

If you have any events to add to the Diary or if you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.ukTRC Diary 2020-21

TRC Club Night 27/10/20 & 29/10/20

The information below refers to both Tuesday and Thursday night Club runs:

* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm. Please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm

* Please make sure your name is registered for Track and Trace. If you have the NHS App on your phone then check in using the QR codes in the top car park.

* The top car park is marked out with the usual Thursday Group names 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min, 5k, & Walkers and for Tuesday marked with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.

* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.

Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the Track and Trace list each week at each session, Tuesday and Thursday. As requested everyone is arriving just a few minutes before run time, which puts pressure on the person with the clipboard and list. Please avoid crowding around them whilst also ensuring your attendance has been acknowledged. The photographs we use as back up for the attendance list.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:

• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

Please remember – this applies to you all
• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.
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Hi-Viz tops are now required for all Club Night runs. Head Torches are useful and mandatory if going off-road.

Group Leaders 29/10/20
7 min Group Dave Beard
8 min Group Natalie Bennett
9 min Group Chris Pritchard
11 min Group Arthur Renshaw
5k Group tba
Walking Group tba

1. Run Group Sizes
No change to recent EA advice. We still should do Groups of 6 on a Thursday Club Night & on a Tuesday Efforts Night. If you intend cutting short your run or leaving your group for any other reason please make sure your Group Leader is fully aware.

2. Renewal of Membership, annual subs and EA fees
The Committee voted unanimously to forgo the deferred TRC Membership Fees for 2020/21. ie. You will not pay any TRC fees for this year! The next TRC Membership renewal will be from 1 April 2021.

For those Members where the Club paid the England Athletics (EA) fees for 2020/21 in advance we expect those Members to repay the Club the £10 subsidised fee (Full EA fees are £15 per person). It is disappointing that we still have 36 people who have not paid back the £10 – and this includes some past and present Committee Members! I’m sure it has just slipped your mind but we would like you to pay up now.
Please pay directly by Bank Transfer or if necessary by cheque to Mike Bennewitz. A/C No. 01190517, Bank sort code 30-12-04, please include your full name as a reference. Cheques to ‘Thornbury Running Club’.

3. Leaders & Asst Leaders.
Kevin Wood our new Captain has recently sent out a request to find more Leaders & Assistant Leaders as we get more people back on a Tuesday & Thursdays we need more Leaders. The ‘Leader in Running Fitness’ (LIRF) courses are now all done on-line.

4. Bath Virtual Series
Entries to the Bath Virtual Series are open now – 5k, 10k and half marathon (14/3/21). If we get enough club entries Kevin Wood suggests we organise some socially distanced pace groups for the virtual event (depending what rules apply in March 2021) including a walking group. https://bathhalf.co.uk/virtual-series/

5. New paths to run in Thornbury
Just off Morton Way near the underpass the new tarmac paths that have been fenced off for ages are now fully open and they are a great new place to run. The paths cross two bridges between the new houses as well as skirting the new football pitch and follow an undulating course that can probably be made into a nice 5k route.

That’s all for this week. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC AGM 20/10/20 Minutes

TRC AGM minutes Oct 20th 2020

Please find attached the minutes of the 2020 AGM held on Tuesday 20/10 by Zoom.

For your information the members of the new Committee voted in at the AGM are listed below.

We still have a vacancy for a Vice Chairman and up to 3 places on the Committee if there is any interest from the Membership particularly with a view to evening up the gender and age profile of the Committee.

Position Name
Chairman Arthur Renshaw
Secretary Nigel Hale
Treasurer Mike Bennewitz
Captain Kevin Wood
Committee Chris Foley
Committee Nick Langridge
Committee Dave Beard
Committee Jo Emmerson
Committee Kevin Cundy
Committee Chris Pritchard
Committee Mark West

22/10/20

TRC AGM 20/10/20 8pm ZOOM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

20th October 2020, Zoom meeting, 8:00pm

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Meeting ID: 528 854 6926
Passcode: 383242

We were scheduled to have the last AGM at the end of March 2020 but with lockdown in place we decided to postpone the AGM until the Covid situation was over or at least improved. Here we are 7 months further on and we still can’t hold an indoor meeting and the world has changed since last March!

Your Committee has put in a lot of time and effort to bring back safe running on Club nights and we have had to make a lot of very difficult decisions such as cancelling our three races – the Thornbury 10k, the Oldbury 10 Mile and the Riverbank Rollick. These races were our main source of funding for the Club for the year.

The AGM, which will be held on Zoom, is your opportunity to find out what the Club has been doing over the last year or so and to ask any questions or to raise any issues and to vote in a new Committee to take the Club forward into 2021.

A number of long standing Committee Members are standing down at this AGM so we are looking for about 5 new people to join the Committee going forward – nomination form attached.
AGM 2020_Agenda

AGM 2020_Secretary’s Report

AGM 2020 Treasurers Report

AGM 2020 Captain’s Report

Committee nominations _2020
Attached is the Agenda and reports from the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Club Captain.

18/10/2020

TRC Club Night 22/10/20

There is no Tuesday night session this week as it is the night of the……
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
20th October 2020, Zoom meeting, 8:00pm

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Meeting ID: 528 854 6926
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The Agenda and more details will be sent later to all TRC Members.

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* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm. Please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm

* Please make sure your name is registered for Track and Trace. If you have the NHS App on your phone then checkin using the QR codes in the top car park.

* The top car park is marked out with the usual Thursday Group names 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min, 5k, & Walkers and for Tuesday marked with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.

* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.

Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the Track and Trace list each week at each session, Tuesday and Thursday. As requested everyone is arriving just a few minutes before run time, which puts pressure on the person with the clipboard and list. Please avoid crowding around them whilst also ensuring your attendance has been acknowledged. The photographs we use as back up for the attendance list.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:

• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

Please remember – this applies to you all
• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.
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Hi-Viz tops are now required for all Club Night runs. Head Torches are useful and mandatory if going off-road.

Group Leaders 22/10/20
7 min Group Rob Watkins
8 min Group Kevin Cundy
9 min Group Chris Pritchard
11 min Group Mike Bennewitz
5k Group tba
Walking Group tba

1. Run Group Sizes
We are back to Groups of 6 on a Thursday Club Night & on a Tuesday Efforts Night for a few weeks at least or until the Government or England Athletics issue further directives. If you intend cutting short your run or leaving your group for any other reason please make sure your Group Leader is fully aware.

2. Renewal of Membership, annual subs and EA fees
The Committee voted unanimously to forgo the deferred TRC Membership Fees for 2020/21. ie. You will not pay any TRC fees for this year! The next TRC Membership renewal will be from 1 April 2021.

For those Members where the Club paid the England Athletics (EA) fees for 2020/21 in advance we expect those Members to repay the Club the £10 subsidised fee (Full EA fees are £15 per person). To date we have only had payment from 24 out of the 61 people where we have paid your EA fees.

Please pay directly by Bank Transfer or if necessary by cheque to Mike Bennewitz. A/C No. 01190517, Bank sort code 30-12-04, please include your full name as a reference. Cheques to ‘Thornbury Running Club’.

That’s all for this week see you on Zoom for the AGM. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk

TRC Club Nights 13/10/20 & 15/10/20

The information below refers to both Tuesday and Thursday night Club runs:

* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm. Please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm

* Please make sure your name is registered for Track and Trace. IF you have the NHS App on your phone then check in using the QR codes in the top car park.

* The top car park is marked out with the usual Thursday Group names 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min, 5k, & Walkers and for Tuesday marked with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.

* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.

Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the Track and Trace list each week at each session, Tuesday and Thursday. As requested everyone is arriving just a few minutes before run time, which puts pressure on the person with the clipboard and list. Please avoid crowding around them whilst also ensuring your attendance has been acknowledged. The photographs we use as back up for the attendance list.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:

• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

Please remember – this applies to you all
• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.

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Hi-Viz tops are now required for all Club Night runs. Head Torches are useful and mandatory if going off-road.

Group Leaders 15/10/20

7 min Group Paul Harrod
8 min Group Kevin Wood
9 min Group Jerry Clothier
11 min Group Arthur Renshaw
5k Group tba
Walking Group tba

1. Run Group Sizes
We are back to Groups of 6 on a Thursday Club Night & on a Tuesday Efforts Night for a few weeks at least or until the Government or England Athletics issue further directives. If you intend cutting short your run or leaving your group for any other reason please make sure your Group Leader is fully aware.

2. AGM, renewal of Membership & annual subs
We will have the postponed AGM for 2020/21 on Tuesday 20th October at 20.00 by Zoom and open to all Members. The Club is purchasing a Zoom Account in advance of the AGM so there is no limit on numbers attending. We will be sending out more information on the AGM next week but if you have any issues you would like to raise or questions in advance please send them to the Secretary Nigel Hale (nigelhale@blueyonder.co.uk) NB. ‘efforts’ on Tuesday 20th Oct have been cancelled.

The Committee voted unanimously to forgo the deferred TRC Membership Fees for 2020/21. ie. You will not pay any TRC fees for this year! The next TRC Membership renewal will be from 1 April 2021. For those Members where the Club paid the England Athletics (EA) fees for 2020/21 in advance we expect those Members to repay the Club the £10 subsidised fee (Full EA fees are £15 per person). The Membership Secretary will be in touch directly with all Members with more details on this issue.

3. Race Cancellation – the Riverbank Rollick.
In common with all of the other similar off-road events in the locality (Doynton, Dursly, Grizzly etc) we have had to make the awful decision to cancel the Riverbank Rollick that was scheduled for Sunday 10th January 2021. This means we have had to cancel our three main events of the year which has severely reduced our income There will be more on this in the next few weeks
Dave Beard and a few other Committee Members are exploring the possibility of holding a virtual off road event in 2021. If you have any ideas on this please speak to any Committee Member.

4. TRC Members.

From when the Club started in 1985 every new member has been given a number and we have tracked the totals over the years. Our Membership Secretary has just announced that we have signed up Member Number 1,000!

5. TRC Members Facebook Group / What’s App Groups
Don’t forget we have a TRC Members only Face Book Group that gets used for announcements and where there is more details about various activities.
We also still have a number of What’s App Groups based on The Club Night Groups (7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min & Walkers) These can be used by any Members to network with other Members eg. to arrange your own weekend runs.

That’s all for this week. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to trc@rensh.idps.co.uk