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TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 19th June 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

22nd June : Walking – Val / 5k – Nigel H / 10 min – Chris P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Peter C

29th June : No Groups required as it is the Thornbury 10k night.

6th  July : Severnside suite not available. Meet in top car park as normal at 7pm. Group Leaders to be advised

Tea Rota                                                      

22/06 : Lorna Chambers / 29/06 : No tea – Thornbury 10k / 06/07 : No Tea – Severnside suite not available / 13/07 : Paul Saville

As usual we need a few more volunteers to do tea. Should inly have to do Tea once per year. Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota.

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  Reminders

  1. Cotswold Way Relay (Sat 1st July)
    We now have 2 ‘settled’ teams (Quickthorn & Hawthorn) in the Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). Any issues check the CWR2023 What’s App group or speak to Judy Mills or the CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.

 

  1. Thornbury 10k (Thursday 29th June)

Thanks to the 50 of you who have volunteered to help on our 10k. We are 90% full with over 350 runners registered. It would be useful to get one more volunteer to cover any changes or drop-outs. All details were sent out last Thursday. If you haven’t got the e-mail with all the details then please contact Arthur Renshaw rensh1@hotmail.co.uk  No meeting at the Leisure Centre so if you are not helping then come down and cheer people on at the Finish in Oldbury.

Any other questions please contact Race Director Ros – rosinacatering@blueyonder.co.uk

 

  1. Bristol Running Show (Sunday 16th July)
    We have a stand at the Bristol Running Show on Sunday 16th July at the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre on Southmead Rd, Filton. With your help we will use this to promote club membership and our race series. We have 2 vacancies for people @ 12:30 – 14:30. If you are able to help please let Kevin Wood know . If you want to attend free tickets available from Bristol Running Show.com Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show

 

  1. The steady Tuesday night run is back for the summer. 7pm top car park at the Leisure Centre. Usually off-road and 5k-10k. Distance, route & pace depending on who turns up.

 

  1. Tintern Trot – Thursday 6th July 2023

Our friends at Chepstow RC are promoting the Tintern Trot on a Thursday night in July. It is hilly!

You can enter at https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3412.

Details of race at https://sites.google.com/site/chepstowharriersrunningclub/open-races/tintern-trot

You can view your Tintern Trot entry details using:

https://www.fabian4.co.uk/amend2/entry2.aspx?EventID=3120&Sec=a3ff8671-df78-4479-b080-56a113c84c11

 

  1. Five Mile ‘Age Grader’– Sunday 23rd July 2023

This unusual event is very local to Thornbury. An officially measured and very flat course around the hamlet of Shepperdine with overall positions and prizes based on age-adjusted times and not actual times.

You can enter at https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3430.

Details of race at https://sites.google.com/site/roguerunsevents/home/our-events/age-grader

Start List https://www.fabian4.co.uk/start/list.aspx?EventID=3430

 

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

 

  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. Running through a field of cows – we all do it.

In 2020-21 11 walkers were killed by cows and 31 people sustained non-fatal injuries. Cows do appear to be getting more aggressive and a lengthy article in this week’s Sunday Times explains why cows attack and what to do if you find yourself in this situation. For more read on …. www.killercows.co.uk

 

18/06/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 12th June 2023

 Thursday Club Night Leaders

15th June : Walking – Val / 5k – Amel D / 10 min – Mike B / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Ben F.

22nd June : Walking – Val / 5k – Nigel H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Peter C

29th June : No Groups required as it is the Thornbury 10k night.

6th  July : Severnside suite not available. Meet in top car park as normal at 7pm. Group Leaders to be advised

Nick Williams is setting up the next Leaders rota for July-Sept. All current leaders please reply to Nick by Friday 16th June with your not available dates. Any other Members thinking of having a go at leading please see Nick Williams or Arthur Renshaw.

Tea Rota                                                      

15/06 : Alan Pascoe / 22/06 : Lorna Chambers / 29/06 : No tea – Thornbury 10k / 06/07 : No Tea – Severnside suite not available / 13/07 : Pail Saville

As usual we need a few more volunteers to do tea. Should inly have to do Tea once per year. Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota.

 

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  Reminders

  1. Cotswold Way Relay (Sat 1st July)
    We now have 2 ‘settled’ teams (Quickthorn & Hawthorn) in the Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). Any issues check the CWR2023 What’s App group or speak to Judy Mills or the CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.

 

  1. Thornbury 10k (Thursday 29th June)

Finally, It looks like we are OK for Marshals and Helpers for our 10k. It would be useful to get two more volunteers to cover any changes or drop-outs Details will be sent out later this week. Any question please contact Race Director Ros – rosinacatering@blueyonder.co.uk

The residents letter drop will be on Sunday 18th June on bikes. Meet 08.30 at the Scout Hut.

  1. Bristol Running Show (Sunday 16th July)
    We have a stand at the Bristol Running Show on Sunday 16th July at the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre on Southmead Rd, Filton. With your help we will use this to promote club membership and our race series. We have 2 vacancies for people @ 12:30 – 14:30. If you are able to help please let Arthur Renshaw know . If you want to attend free tickets available from Bristol Running Show.com Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show

 

4. The steady Tuesday night run is back for the summer. 7pm top car park at the Leisure Centre. Usually off-road and 5k-10k. Distance, route & pace depending on who turns up.

 

5. Tintern Trot – Thursday 6th July 2023

Our friends at Chepstow RC are promoting the Tintern Trot on a Thursday night in July. It is hilly!

You can enter at https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3412.

Details of race at https://sites.google.com/site/chepstowharriersrunningclub/open-races/tintern-trot

You can view your Tintern Trot entry details using:

https://www.fabian4.co.uk/amend2/entry2.aspx?EventID=3120&Sec=a3ff8671-df78-4479-b080-56a113c84c11

 

  1. Five Mile ‘Age Grader’– Sunday 23rd July 2023

This unusual event is very local to Thornbury. An officially measured and very flat course around the hamlet of Shepperdine with overall positions and prizes based on age-adjusted times and not actual times.

You can enter at https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3430.

Details of race at https://sites.google.com/site/roguerunsevents/home/our-events/age-grader

Start List https://www.fabian4.co.uk/start/list.aspx?EventID=3430

 

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

13/06/23

TRC Club Bulletin for w/c 22nd May 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders 

25th May: No Leaders required as it is the Mob Match at Chepstow

1st June : Walking – tba (not Val) / 5k – Caron H / 10 min – Steve D / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Kevin W / 7 min – Nick W

Tea Rota                                                      

25/05 : No tea – Away Day Mob Match / 01/06 : Liz Baird / 08/06 : Steve Dimond / 15/06 : Lorna Chambers / 22/06 : tba / 29/06 : No tea – Thornbury 10k

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What’s On …  

  1. AGM Last week

The Committee for the year 2023-24 is shown below. We are still looking for a Captain or a Captain’s Team to look after the Athletic Performance of the Club.

  • Arthur Renshaw :             Chair
  • Jo Emerson:                       Vice Chair
  • Nigel Hale:                         Secretary
  • Nathan Darkin:                Treasurer
  • ??                                               Captain

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Committee Members:

  • Chris Foley
  • Nick Langridge
  • Melanie Wilson
  • Nick Williams
  • Jonathan Hall
  • Kevin Cundy
  • Chris Pritchard

 

2. Three-Way Mob Match
This time it’s a 3-way match vs Chepstow and Bitton on Thursday 25th May @ 7:00pm start over the Severn Bridge (parking details to follow). Please sign up as we need to know names to allocate numbers with timing chips. If you sign up and subsequently find you cannot take part please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.ukotherwise the club will be charged for your chip.

3. Cotswold Way Relay
For 2023 the Club has entered 2 team into the Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We require a total of 20 runners + reserves. Please sign up here. If you are new to the Club and would like to know more about CWR, speak to the CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.

4. Thornbury 10k

To deliver this event successfully and safely we need a lot of club members to step forward to marshal please by signing up here. Thank you for your help and support. Any question please contact Race Director Ros – rosinacatering@blueyonder.co.uk

5. Bristol Running Show
We have a stand at the Bristol Running Show on Sunday 16th July at the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre on Southmead Rd, Filton. With your help we will use this to promote club membership and our race series. We have 3 vacancies: 2 people @ 12:30 – 14:30 and 1 person @ 14:30 – 16:30. If you are able to help please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningcub.co.uk . If you want to attend free tickets available from Bristol Running Show.com Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show

6. Membership Carol Mosses has taken over the role of Membership Secretary. Thank you to Carol for helping and adding this to her growing list of tasks – Kit, Beginners, Mental Health Champion

7. The steady Tuesday night run is back for the summer. 7pm top car park at the Leisure Centre. Usually off-road and 5k-10k. Distance, route & pace depending on who turns up.

8. Bradley Stoke 10k – Sunday 11th June 2023

From Sole Sisters: A 10k run, approx. 6 miles course along tracks and footpaths through Bradley Stoke’s Conservation Area. The course will start and finish at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke BS32 8HL. Run open to men and women over 16 years.  There is a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes and headphones will NOT be permitted (due to the race being multi-terrain and has a number of road crossings). Please enter the race on the link below. https://race-nation.co.uk/register/bradley-stoke?fbclid=IwAR0vIkCQyfYSqek_oFGAjZ8MaGygPWHW2Ku8oljOaosZaRzL0lBPbMxsjLY 

Follow the race on the Bradley Stoke 10k page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090947270405

9. Tintern Trot – Thursday 6th July 2023

You can enter at https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=3412. Details of race at https://sites.google.com/site/chepstowharriersrunningclub/open-races/tintern-trot

You can view your Tintern Trot entry details using:

https://www.fabian4.co.uk/amend2/entry2.aspx?EventID=3120&Sec=a3ff8671-df78-4479-b080-56a113c84c11

22/05/23

 

 

 

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 15th May 2023

 

 Thursday Club Night Leaders

18th May : Walking – Val / 5k – Amel D / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Peter C

25th May : No Leaders required as it is the Mob Match evening

1st June : Walking – tba (not Val) / 5k – Caron H / 10 min – Steve D / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Kevin W / 7 min – Nick W

 

Tea Rota                                                      

18/05 : Jon Hall / 25/05 : No tea – Away Day Mob Match / 01/06 : Liz Baird / 08/06 : Steve Dimond / 15/06 : Lorna Chambers / 22/06 : Paul Saville / 29/06 : No tea – Thornbury 10k

 

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  Reminders

These are still a few more places available for the party on Friday night.

We are very short of runners for the Mob Match – please sign up to run as it is the number of runners we get on the night that is the key to winning a Mob match!

We need marshals & helpers for the 10k at the end of June. Please put your name down.

The steady Tuesday night run is back for the summer. 7pm top car park at the Leisure Centre. Usually off-road and 5k-10k. Distance, route & pace depending on who turns up.

Is there a need for a new Thursday night Group at 8.30 pace?

12/05/23

 

TRC Annual Party – Friday 19th May

Just over two weeks to go before our annual running club party.  We need to give final numbers to The Ship a week before so this is a final call for anyone who wants to come along and join us for some food and drink, presentation of awards, and a disco. The evening is being heavily subsidised by the club so it would be lovely to see as many people as possible there.  

All you need to do is complete the form below and send the Club £16 per person

Annual Party 2023

forms.gleTRC Party

Thank you.  Michelle and Karen. 

 
 

Race report – TRC 10k Club Championship, 27th April 2023

The last time TRC members flooded the banks of the Severn in large numbers was during last summer’s Mob Match with Chepstow, when the temperature was well above 30 degrees, and sunglasses, hats and ice-packs were the order of the day.

Last Thursday evening was just mizzly-drizzly, as it has been since, well, late 2022. Not an encouraging meteorological backdrop to the Club’s annual 10k Championships.

Despite suggesting that we just say Nick won, and head straight to the bar, the race did go ahead.  And the inauspicious cold and wet actually proved to be ideal racing conditions once the shock of stripping down to the club vest was overcome.  Some of the times recorded were exceptional, and a few club members even recorded 10k PBs which is a marvellous achievement on that course.

We ran the new Thornbury 10k route in reverse – starting with the ‘pan flat’ sections around Oldbury Naite, before heading down Kington Lane, turning right and continuing the undulating loop round towards the imaginatively named Cow Hill – (‘say what you see’). Any runner who had overcooked it by this point then faced a gruelling final mile.  The climb into Cow Hill is bad enough, but we then had to negotiate the final hill up to St Arilda’s church.  She has been a welcoming sight for ascending worshippers for over 700 years, but last Thursday doubled as the dispiritingly distant – yet highly visible – 6-mile marker. If the lungs were not bust by that point, the quads would be on the final 400 metre sprint down the other side of the hill before collapsing into the hopsy, malty embrace of the Anchor pub at the finish line. 

We must  give a huge thank you to the marshals who not only forewent their chance to run, but also stood still in the cold and rain for well over an hour.  It is hugely appreciated by all those who compete.  I never have enough breath to offer a breezy ‘thank you marshal’ as I run by, so I’ll put my gratitude in writing instead.

The race was a straight shootout – no age-graded adjustments on this occasion.  However, before we come to the winners, a special mention to those TRC members who ran a PB on this testing course.  Yes, conditions were good, but to get a PB on that route suggests some of us are in very fine form indeed.   Congratulations, therefore, to Chris Pritchard and Liz Ball for their lifetime best 10ks.

The women’s race looked very close on paper, and it was surprising and impressive in equal measure to see the club’s London Marathon record holder, Jessica Heffer, line up just four days after her stunning run in the capital.  Yet a quick massage, and a spincycle (on a bike, not a washing machine) seemed to have done the trick. She was the clear winner in a fantastic time of 41 minutes and 16 seconds.  Last year’s winner, Ali Vaz, had to settle for second, in a still excellent time of 43:27, with Hannah Hamilton in third in 44:59.  Melanie Wilson and Megan Harrison completed a high-quality top five.

Nick Williams did lead from start to finish, but there was a lot more drama in the men’s race than might have been expected.  Nick ran an incredible time of 35 minutes and 45 seconds, which is precisely the same time as he managed just over a year ago when the course was run in reverse. How’s that for consistency?!

Nick would possibly have been surprised to have been pushed quite so hard by Ben Bohane.  Fresh from his triumphant PB at the Newport Marathon, Ben showed what good form he is in by working his way through the field to finish second in 36:24.  Andy Wilson had an excellent tune-up for the Bristol Half with a fine third place in 37:08.  Peter Cable ran a strong final mile to overhaul Sean Leadbetter as the two finished fourth and fifth respectively.  We must also mention new-ish member Mark Hanson who came sixth in the excellent time of 38:53.  

TRC Club Bulletin for May 2023 – One More Time …

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders 

4th May: Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron H / 10 min – Steve D  / 9 min – Lizzie  / 8 min – Mel W  / 7 min – Ben B (meet top car park;   Leisure Centre closed due to local Elections)

11th May: Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol M / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Hannah / 7 min – Ben F (AGM night; routes may be a bit shorter than usual)

Tea Rota 

4/05 – No tea; 11/05 – tba (AGM); 18/05 Jon Hall 

 

What’s On …  

And Finally …
As many of you probably know, after 3.5 years, I am stepping down as Club Captain and from the Committee. The Bulletin was weekly for over 2 years before moving to Monthly, in that time I have written over 120 Bulletins. Thank you to all those who have provided support and to Arthur for sending it out. Special thanks to the 23 Leaders, without whom Thursday would not be possible, and to the two Coaches (Hannah & Nick W) without whom we would not have a Tuesday night session.

  1. Annual Party – Friday May 19th at The Ship Alveston
    Our 2023 Annual Party is at ‘The Ship’, Alveston. Join us for an evening of yummy food and drink. Tickets are at the heavily subsidised price of £16per person (Club members or guests). Price includes first drink, sumptuous hot buffet, celebration cake and a disco. We need to let The Ship know final numbers by 10th May please. To reserve tickets please complete the form and make payment to the club bank account shown on the form. Any questions please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

 

  1. 3-Way Mob Match
    A mob match with a twist! This time it’s a 3-way match vs Chepstow and Bitton on Thursday 25th May @ 7:00pm start over the Severn Bridge (parking details to follow). Please sign up as we need to know names to allocate numbers with timing chips. If you sign up and subsequently find you cannot take part please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.ukotherwise the club will be charged for your chip. What is a mob match?In a mob match every runner counts, as everyone finishing receives a score. If there are 90 runners the first in scores 90, second scores 89 down to 90th scores 1 point. All the points are added up and the winner is the team with the most points.

 

  1. Cotswold Way Relay
    For 2023 the Club has entered 2 team into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We have 14 signed up and need a total of 20 runners + reserves. Please sign up here. If you are new to the Club and would like to know more about CWR, speak to the CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.

 

  1. AGM
    The AGM is on Thursday 11th May at TLC. ALL Club members are welcome to attend the meeting to hear about the Club year. You will not be arm twisted to join the committee! If you have any items you would like to raise please e-mail to Arthur chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or Nigel secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk by Friday 5th

 

  1. Thornbury 10k

The Club organises three events each year with monies raised enabling the Club to fund ‘Run & Re-hydrate’, Annual Party etc enjoyed by all Club members. Your help makes all this possible. To deliver this event successfully and safely we need a lot of club members to step forward to marshal please by signing up here. Thank you for your help and support. Any question please contact Race Director Ros – rosinacatering@blueyonder.co.uk

  1. Bristol Running Show
    We have a stand at the Bristol Running Show on Sunday 16th July at the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre on Southmead Rd, Filton. With your help we will use this to promote club membership and our race series. We have 3 vacancies: 2 people @ 12:30 – 14:30 and 1 person @ 14:30 – 16:30. If you are able to help please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningcub.co.uk . If you want to attend free tickets available from Bristol Running Show.com Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show

 

  1. Membership

As some of you may have noticed during membership renewal Carol Mosses has taken over the role of Membership Secretary. Thank you to Carol for helping and adding this to her growing list of tasks – Kit, Beginners, Mental Health Champion …

 

  1. Bradley Stoke 10k – Sunday 11th June 2023

From Sole Sisters: A 10k run, approx. 6 miles course along tracks and footpaths through Bradley Stoke’s Conservation Area. The course will start and finish at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke BS32 8HL. Run open to men and women over 16 years.  There is a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes and headphones will NOT be permitted (due to the race being multi-terrain and has a number of road crossings). Please enter the race on the link below. https://race-nation.co.uk/register/bradley-stoke?fbclid=IwAR0vIkCQyfYSqek_oFGAjZ8MaGygPWHW2Ku8oljOaosZaRzL0lBPbMxsjLY 

Follow the race on the Bradley Stoke 10k page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090947270405

27/04/23

Race Report – Marathon Special

 

April 2023 has been a busy month for Club marathon running with members travelling the Country in search of fast times. Well done to all TRC runners for taking part and for some stellar times. Here, in their words, are race reports from Newport, Manchester and London.

Newport – Ben Bohane

The ABP Newport Wales Marathon took place on Sunday 16 April 2023 with the race starting and finishing on the riverfront in the heart of the regenerated city-centre. It is the only city marathon I have done (and possibly the only one left?) where you can park more or less next on the finish line! 

Apparently one of the flattest marathon courses in the UK where many finishers claim PBs. A lonely route in parts but with a very scenic run across the Gwent Levels, along country lanes and through picturesque medieval villages like Magor, Redwick and Llandevenney – where the crowd support was amazing and made up for those quiet lanes. It ended by passing the city’s most famous landmark – the Transporter Bridge. I ran a 2:46 and came 29th out of 1712 finishers. For me that was over 11 mins off my PB (2:57) which I did in 2015. Meanwhile Sean Leadbeater ran the Newport 10k in 37:46 at the same event.

Manchester – George Evans

Manchester marathon is well known for being a fast flat course. Conditions on 14th April were near on perfect: cool, a faint breeze and occasional very light rain to cool you off. That said, as anyone that has ever run one knows, a marathon is never to be taken lightly.

Over 18,000 runners lined up to the sounds of a Mancunian warm up. This included five TRC runners chomping at the bit to tackle this fast course. The race starts from Old Trafford Cricket ground then you follow a 7mile loop around the city centre with plenty of supporters lining the street. A six mile long (and lonelier) straight takes you down to the halfway point before you meander around the cheering crowds and sound systems of Altrincham. Then begins the long road back to old Trafford….particularly long for those who go off way too fast at the beginning hoping to hold onto former marathon glory despite a lack of training (ah-hem).

First over the line from TRC was George Evans in 3:09:31 a good time….but no prizes for consistency as he stumbled over the line (see above). Fresh as a daisy and cheering on his team mates as he ran, Paul Thomas was next in with a very solid 03:21:22 and 63rd in category. Next was Nathan Darkin with a very consistently paced 03:35:57 and a top 500 category position. Our highest category position finisher was next – Hugh McPherson coming in at 62nd position with a very respectable time of 05:11:46.  Finally, with a herculean effort of 05:56:14 hours running time, was Jon Welsh.  Well done all TRC

London – Phil Blackburn

The weather forecast for London went from 20+ degrees and sunny, to cold and cloudy, much to the delight of all the marathon runners. It made great conditions for running as records fell in London. Rumours of a super-fast Kenyan athlete making their London marathon debut were confirmed as James Harrod lined up in Greenwich park. James Harrod made a brilliant start and was on for a 2.34 marathon before injuring his calf and having to pull out at the 20 mile mark. If Thornbury can poach James back from the Iten road runners, he will be sure to break the club record soon.

Even more impressive than Kelvin Kiptums London marathon record, was Jessica Heffer making her debut for Thornbury and smashing the club record set in 2009 by over 12 minutes. Jessica finished in a brilliant 3:04:25, and can surely go for a sub 3 next time!  Phil Blackburn was given the Club’s London place and after a good training block combining the weekly Tuesday interval sessions (thanks to Nick, Hannah and Kevin for standing in the cold every week to coach!) with consistent mileage, he was targeting a 2:50 marathon. Phil ran an even race, crossing halfway in 1:25 and kept the pace consistent. Despite cramping in the last mile and shuffling down the mall, Phil managed to hold on and claim the club London marathon record, finishing in 2:52:05, beating George Evans time from 2021 by 30 seconds. Rumours of a comeback by George have been circulating and a grudge match is now on the cards for 2024. There was another great performance from Kevin Cundy, who finished in 4:23:09, an 11 second PB! (according to powerof10). A brilliantly time and it must have been a sprint finish down the mall to pip his previous best from 2017.

26/04/23

 

 

 

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 24th April 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

27/04 : Club Road Race Championships. Meet Oldbury Sailing Club Start 7pm Food & drink to follow

04/05 : Local Elections. Meet in top car park . Groups as normal.  Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron H /  10 min – Steve D / 9 min –Lizzie W / 8 min – Kevin W/ 7 min – Ben B

Tea Rota                                                      

27/04: No Tea. Away Day / 04/05: No Tea. Room in use / 11/05: tba (AGM night) / 18/05 : Jon Hall

 

More volunteers to do tea please. (you should only have to do once per year) See Arthur Renshaw

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  Reminders

 

22/04/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 17th April 2023

 Thursday Club Night Leaders

20/04 :  Walking – Val / 12 min – Nigel H /  10 min – Arthur / 9 min – Ellen / 8 min – Moray / 7 min – Nick W

27/04 : Club Road Race Championships. Meet Oldbury Sailing Club Start 7pm

04/05 : Local Elections. Meet in top car park . Groups as normal.  Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron H /  10 min – Steve D / 9 min –Lizzie W / 8 min – Kevin W/ 7 min – Ben B

 

Tea Rota                                                      

20/04: Alan Pascoe / 27/04: No Tea. Away Day / 04/05: No Tea. Room in use / 11/05 tba (AGM night)

More volunteers to do tea please. (you should only have to do once per year) See Arthur Renshaw

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                   Reminders

 

  • Final calls to renew your TRC Membership – now overdue.
  • Wed 19th April – new runner course starts. week 1 of 9
  • Thurs 27th April – Away Day. Club 10k Champs. Sailing Club Oldbury. 7pm start.
  • Thurs 4th May – meet in TLC car park 19.00. (Centre in use for local Elections)
  • Thurs 11th May – TRC AGM 20.30. All Members Welcome
  • Fri 19th May – Awards Party at The Ship. Limited tickets.

16/04/23