Category Archives: Members

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 10th April 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

13/04 :  Walking – Val / 12 min – Amel / 10 min – Emma / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Mel / 7 min – Rob W.

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

 

Tea Rota                                                      

13/04: Ben Bohane / 20/04: Jon Hall / 27/04: no Tea. Away Day / 04/05: no Tea. Room in use

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                   Reminders

  • Please renew your TRC Membership – now due.
  • 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.

09/04/23

 

Club Bulletin  for April 2023 – Bristol Running Show

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders 

6th April: Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol  / 10 min – Hugh  / 9 min – Chris P  / 8 min – Hannah  / 7 min – Peter

 

Tea Rota 

6th April: Peter Cable / 13th April: Ben Bohane / 20th April: Jon Hall / 27th April: No tea 10k Club Champs

 

What’s On …  

  • April 6th – Meet in Dance Studio not Severnside Suite
  • April 19th – Intro Course for New Runners starts
  • April 27th – Club Road Race Championships + Run & Rehydrate
  • May 4th – Meet in TLC car park – Severnside Room n/a
  • May 11th – Club AGM (All welcome) Moved from May 4th
  • May 19th – Annual Awards Party
  • June 29th – Thornbury 10k (+ marshalling please)
  • July 1st – Cotswold Way Relay 2023 (2 teams)
  • July 6th – Meet in TLC car park – Severnside Room n/a
  • July 16th – Bristol Running Show

 

  1. Club Membership

2023-24 Club membership was due on 31st March, thank you to all those who have already renewed. If you have not,  please complete 2023-24 membership form. The membership fees for 2023-24 are unchanged from 2022-23. If you want EA membership support it is important you apply by the end April latest. Please can you pay promptly as it takes a lot of admin from Nathan and I chasing people every year. If you are one of the 7 people who joined in January 2023, this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2024. If you have any questions please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Club Road Race Championships + Run & Rehydrate

Please join us for the 2023 Club Road Race Championships on Thursday 27th April  for a 7:00 pm run start. This event is open to ALL club members and is a great opportunity for us all to run together. Starting close to The Anchor Inn Oldbury and running over the new Thornbury 10k course (reverse direction to 2022). This is a straight shoot out single race with trophies for 1st female and 1st male runners. More importantly it’s a chance for us to run together as a Club. First drinks free for all runners and marshals. We also plan to use this event to present our Club charity (Bristol Bone Marrow / Anthony Nolan Trust) with a cheque. I need 7 marshals please who can walk or run to a marshal position (and get a free drink). Ideal for anyone injured or the walking group. Please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Annual Award Party – Friday May 19th at The Ship Alveston (New venue for 2023)

Following the success of the 2022 event we are holding our 2023 Annual Awards Party at ‘The Ship’, Alveston. Come along for an evening of celebration, laughter, dancing and yummy food! Tickets for the evening are at the heavily subsidised price of £16 per person, this price applies to both Club members and guests (same price as 2022). Your ticket price includes: first drink, sumptuous hot buffet, celebration cake, club awards and a disco. We only have a limited number of tickets available and these will be sold first come first served. To reserve your ticket you must complete the form and make payment please. Payments to the club bank account shown on the form please. Any questions please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Cotswold Way Relay

The Cotswold Way Relay is a 103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath run in teams. The event is very popular with TRC members and for 2023 we have 2 teams entered ready to be filled. We need 20 runners + reserves. If we become oversubscribed we will work on a first come first served basis. Please sign up here. If you are new to the Club and would like to know more about CWR, speak to any of the Club members and they can direct you to any of the many members who have run it in previous years. Alternatively ask team CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.

  1. Good Luck

Good luck to all those running Manchester Marathon 16th April and London Marathon 23rd April.

  1. AGM

The AGM has been move to the 11th May, as our room at TLC is not available on the date originally selected. 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 May.

  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 the club for membership and promote our race series. We will work a shift system and need help: 1 person @ 10:30 – 12:30, 2 people @ 12:30 – 14:30 and 2 people @ 14:30 – 16:30. If you are able to help please e-mail captain@thornburyrunningcub.co.uk . Free tickets from the website link Website: Bristol Running Show.com Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show

31/03/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 27th March 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

30/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Jim W / 10 min – Jerry / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Lizzie / 7 min – Ben

06/04 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Jim W /  10 min – Hugh / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah / 7 min – Peter C

 

Tea Rota                                                      

30/03: Mel Lloyd / 06/04: Peter Cable / 13/04: Ben Bohane / 20/04: Jon Hall / 27/04: no Tea Away Day

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                   Reminders

  • Please renew your TRC Membership before 1st April 2023
  • Thurs 6th April – meet in old room downstairs (Dance studio)
  • Thurs 27th April – Away Day. Club 10k Champs. Anchor Oldbury
  • Thurs 4th May – meet in TLC car park 19.00. (Centre in use)
  • Thurs 11th May – TRC AGM 20.30. All Members Welcome
  • Fri 19th May – Awards Party at The Ship. Limited tickets.

27/03/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 20th March 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

23/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron / 10 min – Arthur / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Hannah/ 7 min –Nick W

30/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol / 10 min – Jerry / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Lizzie / 7 min – Ben

 

Tea Rota                                                      

23/03: Nick Langridge / 30/03: Mel Lloyd / 06/04: Peter Cable / 13/04: Ben Bohane / 20/04: Jon Hall

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Don’t forget to renew your TRC Membership before 1st April 2023

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 13th March 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

16/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Nigel / 10 min – Steve D / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Moray / 7 min – Rob W

23/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron / 10 min – Arthur / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Hannah / 7 min –Nick W

 

Tea Rota                                                      

16/03 : Helen Renshaw / 23/03: Nick Langridge / 30/03: Mel Lloyd / 06/04: Peter Cable / 13/04: Ben Bohane / 20/04: Jon Hall

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Don’t forget to renew your TRC Membership before 1st April 2023

 

Club Bulletin  for March 2023 – Annual Awards Party

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders 

9th March: Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol  / 10 min – Hugh  / 9 min – Kev C   / 8 min – Kevin W  / 7 min – Peter

Tea Rota 

09/03 – Hannah Hamilton; 16/3 – Helen Renshaw / 23/03 – Nick Langridge / 30/03 – Mel Lloyd

** We need more volunteers for the rota please – See Arthur (chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk)

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What’s On …  

  1. Club Membership

Your 2023-24 Club membership is due on 31st March please complete 2023-24 membership form. Membership fees for 2023-24 are unchanged from 2022-23. If you want EA membership support it is important you apply by the end April latest. Please can you pay promptly as it takes a lot of admin from Nathan and I chasing people every year. If you are one of the 7 people who joined in January 2023 this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2024. If you have any questions please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Club Charity Vote

Each year the Club adopts a charity to support. For 2022-23 it has been Bristol Bone Marrow / Anthony Nolan Trust, now is the time to vote for our 2023-24 Club charity. We asked members to nominate charities they would like the club to support and 6 charities have been nominated. More details about these charities and why they have been nominated can be found here. We are now asking you to vote for the one charity you would like the Club to support for 2023-24 from this list of nominations by midnight 31st March, when the vote will close. The winning charity will be announced at the AGM. Thank you

  1. Club Road Race Championships + Run & Rehydrate

Please join us for the 2023 Club Road Race Championships on Thursday 27th April  for a 7:00 pm run start. This event is open to ALL club members and is a great opportunity for us all to run together. Starting close to The Anchor Inn Oldbury and running over the new Thornbury 10k course (reverse direction to 2022). This is a straight shoot out single race with trophies for 1st female and 1st male runners. More importantly it’s a chance for us to run together as a Club. First drinks free for all participants and marshals. We also plan to use this event to present our Club charity (Bristol Bone Marrow / Anthony Nolan Trust) with a cheque. I need 7 marshals who can walk or run to a marshal position (and get a free drink). Please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Annual Award Party – Friday May 19th at The Ship Alveston (New venue for 2023)

Following the success of the 2022 event we are holding our 2023 Annual Awards Party at a new, for us, local venue – The Ship, Alveston. Come along for an evening of celebration, laughter, dancing and yummy food! Tickets for the evening are at the heavily subsidised price of £16 per person, this price applies to both Club members and guests (same price as 2022). Your ticket price includes: first drink, sumptuous hot buffet, celebration cake, club awards and a disco. We only have a limited number of tickets available and these will be sold first come first served. To reserve your ticket you must complete the form and make payment please. Payments to the club bank account shown on the form.  Any questions please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Introduction to Running Course – Early notice

From Carol & Natalie: The Introduction to Running Course has been a great way for the Club to support people who are keen to start running, promote running in the local community and attract new members. We need your help please. The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 19th April to 14th June at 6:45pm from TLC car park, graduation parkrun 17th June. We already have 12 people interested. If you are able to support the next course on 2 or 3 evenings that would be great please let us know the dates that you can help here. We need 2 people each week, so far we have 7 volunteers. Please contact Carol Mosses beginners@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk. Please can you also share the advert and link which will be sent to all WhatsApp groups next month to encourage beginners to sign up for the course. Thank you

05/03/23.

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 27th February 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

02/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron / 10 min – Ellen / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Mel / 7 min – Paul H

09/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol / 10 min – Hugh / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Kevin W/ 7 min – Peter

 

Tea Rota                                                      

02/03 : Pete Mainstone / 09/03 : Hannah Hamilton / 16/03 : Helen Renshaw / 23/03: Nick Langridge

We need some more volunteers for the tea on a Thursday night. Please contact Arthur Renshaw.

 

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TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 20th February 2023

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

23/02 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Nigel / 10 min – Suzy / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min –Lizzie /    7 min – Ben F

02/03 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron / 10 min – Ellen / 9 min – Jim W / 8 min – Mel / 7 min – Paul H

 

Tea Rota                                                      

23/02 : Chris Foley / 02/03 : Pete Mainstone / 09/03 : Hannah Hamilton / 16/03 : Helen Renshaw / 23/03: Nick Langridge

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Swimarathon – Friday March 3rd

Despite trying over the last month only 3 people were prepared to join the  TRC Team for the Swimarathon so I have had to cancel our involvement this year.

18/02/23

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 13th February 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

16/02:  Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol  / 10 min – Jerry / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Kevin W/ 7 min – Nick W

23/02 : Walking – Val / 12 min – Nigel / 10 min – Suzy / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min –Lizzie /    7 min – Ben F

 

Tea Rota                                                      

16/02 : Carol Mosses / 23/02 : Chris Foley / 02/03 : Pete Mainstone / 09/03 : Hannah Hamilton / 16/03 : tba (Volunteer required)23/03: Nick Langridge

 

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Swimarathon – Friday March 3rd 20:15

The Club hopes to enter 2 or 3 teams in the Rotary Club Swimarathon on Friday March 3rd. The event is for teams of 6 swimming in relay for 55 minutes. Each swimmer to donate £10. If you are interested in taking part please see Arthur Renshaw or e-mail chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or text/call 07810 300025.

We only have two people so far – I would like to get at least 6 people signed up by next weekend so we can reserve at least one lane.

10/02/23

 

Club Bulletin  for February 2023 – Swimarathon, Ultra & Club Champs

Thursday Club Night Leaders 

Walking – Val / 12 min –  Caron / 10 min – Steve / 9 min – Jim W  / 8 min – Hannah / 7 min – Rob

Tea Rota 

09/02: Natalie Bennett / 16/02 : tba (Volunteer required) / 23/02 : Chris Foley / 02/03 : Pete Mainstone / 09/03 : Hannah Hamilton

What’s On …  

 

  1. Hoka Shoe Night

Following the success of the Saucony shoe night last year I have organised a Hoka shoe session for 9th February. You get to try on and run in a pair of Hoka shoes with no obligation to buy. Arrive in your normal running shoes, find a pair of Hokas that fit in a model you want to try and leave your old shoes behind (like at a bowling alley). Go for a run to see how they feel and come back to your old shoes. Starting at 6:30 pm in the Severnside Suite to get fitted for shoes, before going out for a run at 7:00. Message from Alice (Hoka Rep) –  “I will certainly be able to bring along the new Challenger 7 and *fingers crossed* the Clifton 9 Demo kit will have arrived, as that shoe is due for release on the 15th!”

  1. Have your say!                                                

In last month’s Bulletin you were asked for your thoughts about the 2023 Annual Club Awards Event. Thank you to the 21 people who responded. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of an informal event. [Results: 2 for more ‘Formal’, 2 ‘Either option is good for me’ and 17 for ‘Informal (like 2022)]’. There were also some helpful comments provided. Thank you also to the people who volunteered to organise the event, I will be in touch shortly.

  1. How Green is My Club?

EA are beginning to put together policies on sustainability that all clubs need to work towards. I feel strongly that sustainability is something we should adopt as a Club. If anyone would like to get involved, not much time needed, just a chat over a coffee (as long as it’s a recyclable cup!). Please contact me captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk .Please find a document here on how TRC can become more sustainable , that I submitted to the committee and which has been agreed.

  1. Introduction to Running Course – Early notice

From Carol & Natalie: The Introduction to Running Course has been a great way for the Club to support people who are keen to start running, promote running in the local community and attract new members. We need your help please. The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 19th April to 14th June at 6:45pm from TLC car park, graduation parkrun 17th June. We already have 4 people interested. If you are able to support the next course on 2 or 3 evenings that would be great. We need 2 people each week. Please contact Carol Mosses beginners@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk. Please can you also share the advert and link which will be sent to all WhatsApp groups next month to encourage beginners to sign up for the course. Thank you. We will remind you in March.

  1. Club Charity Nomination

Each year the Club adopts a charity to support. For 2022-23 it has been Bristol Bone Marrow / Anthony Nolan Trust. We ask members to nominate charities they would like the club to support and then ask the members to vote for one charity to support for the year from the list of nominations. If you would like to nominate a charity please submit details here by Tuesday 28th February. The list of nominated Charities will then be listed in the March Club Bulletin for you to vote on. The winning charity will be announced at the AGM. Thank you.

  1. Swimarathon

The Club will be entering 2 or 3 teams, depending upon interest, in the popular Rotary Club Swimarathon on Friday March 3rd at 20:15. The event is open to teams of up to 6 people swimming in relay for 55 minutes Please note this is a sponsored event and we are therefore asking each swimmer to donate £10 rather than get sponsorship (i.e. £60 per team). The two headline Rotary charities this year are Paul’s Place and Young Carers South . If you are interested in taking part please see Arthur or e-mail chairman@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. First Ultra

Message from Ben (Foss) –  This is my first go at an ultra-distance so I thought it would be a great opportunity to raise money for a good cause. I have decided to raise money in support of the Miscarriage Association. I will be running the BigWayRound which is a 50k race around Winchester. The race will take place on 01/05/2023. Please find my JustGiving page here. Miscarriages affect a lot of families and for most it is too hard to even talk about it. I want to run for all those parents who have lost one and all the little ones who never made it.

  1. Club Road Race Championships + Run & Rehydrate

Please join us for the 2023 Club Road Race Championships on Thursday 27th April  for a 7:00 pm run start. This event is open to ALL club members and is a great opportunity for us all to run together. Starting close to The Anchor Inn Oldbury and running over the new Thornbury 10k course (reverse direction to 2022). This is a straight shoot out single race with trophies for 1st female and 1st male runners. First drinks free for all participants and marshals. We also plan to use this event to present our Club charity (Bristol Bone Marrow / Anthony Nolan Trust) with a cheque. More details to follow in the next Bulletin.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge ‘22 – ‘23 and beyond ….

The 2022-23 PMC results are in! Both the Ladies outright and age adjusted competitions were close with Hannah (Hamilton) 1st in both competitions. Jo, Karen and Carol had an equal points total. We foresaw this and developed a devilish and full proof approach to a ‘tie break’.  Applying the tie break the result was Jo (Plumbley) 2nd and Karen (Carr) 3rd in both competitions. In the Men’s outright competition it was close at the top with Phil (Blackburn) 1st, Paul (Harrod) 2nd and Chris (Foley) 3rd. In the Men’s age-adjusted Nick (Langridge) once again prevailed, followed by Chris (Foley) and Paul (Harrod). Overall there were 19 men taking part, and only 6 Ladies. 7 men took part in 3 scoring events. One Lady took part in 2 and the others only 1 event. Since 40% of the Club is currently Ladies they were under represented in this competition. Overall less than 15% of the Club membership took part. I would like to make this more appealing and compelling to take part in and would be interested to hear your ideas, comments and thoughts. Contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk Thanks to Nick L for being the score keeper and posting the results.

  1. Endurance Life Code

Our new 10% event entry discount code is TRC23. It will expire on 01/07/2023. Full event listings are available at www.endurancelife.com including details of our new team relay event at Exmoor in June.

04/02/23