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TRC Club Night 17/01/19

Normal-ish groups this week. (subject to change because of the second Running Techniques course on tonight)

The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your run please remove your dirty trainers before coming back into the Centre. We don’t want to make our new room dirty! Thanks for your co-operation on this.

• 7 min Group with Dave Beard
• 8 min on road Group with Kevin C
• 9-10 min Group with Angela
• 11+ min Group with Liz Dix
• 5k Group with Ros
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Mick & Jo Stirrup
• Tea Rota Next Week: Steve Evans
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• Welcome Desk this week : Rob Watkins

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY.

Tonight Thurs 17th Jan is the second of the Running Techniques sessions – those of you whom expressed an interest in this will have been e-mailed individually by Jim Godden. We will start in the Thornbury Leisure Centre Filnore Suite at 7.30pm after the others have gone out. There will be a short theory session after which we will then go to the top car park for the workshop. It will end with a mop up session including stretching back in the Filnore Suite (or another room) finishing at 9.30pm. Please wear normal running kit including a warm top as you may be standing around outside for short periods. The club is paying per person for the event so please don’t waste your allocated place.

The Riverbank Rollick was on Sunday. A great job was done by all and we have had lots of good feedback from the 450 runners. If you still have any signs, bibs etc please bring them to Club on a Thursday night and give to Arthur Renshaw. Jo Plumbley has a lot of leftover kit from Sunday – if anyone is looking for kit then see Jo P. A big thank you to all our helpers. If you didn’t help on this one I’m sure you will volunteer for our next Club event – The Thornbury 10k in July.

Upcoming Events:
• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• Sun 17th February. Gloucester League XC-4 – Pittville Park Cheltenham

• Sat 2nd March. Gwent League XC-5. Blaise Castle final Gwent League

• Sun 3rd March It is the Swimathon again at the Leisure Centre – TRC usually puts in two teams of 6 in the relay to help raise money for the nominated Charities. Interested swimmers please see Arthur Renshaw or Mike Bennewitz

2019 TRC 10k Race Championships :
The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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TRC Club Night 10/01/19

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the party last Saturday? Thanks to Suzy Cundy for organizing.

Normal-ish groups this week. (subject to change because of the Running Techniques course on tonight)

The Leisure Centre have asked us to remind everyone that after your run please remove your dirty trainers before coming back into the Centre. We don’t want to make our new room dirty! Thanks for your co-operation on this.

• 7 min Group combined with the 8 min Group on road with Rob Watkins
• 9-10 min Group with Steve Dimond
• 11+ min Group with Rachel Murphy
• 5k Group with Pete Mainstone
• The Walking Group
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• Tea Rota This week : Liz Dix
• Tea Rota Next Week: Mick & Jo Stirrup
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• Welcome Desk this week : Dave Beard

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY.

Tonight Thurs 10th Jan is the first of the Running Techniques sessions – those of you whom expressed an interest in this will have been e-mailed individually by Jim Godden. We will start in the Thornbury Leisure Centre Filnore Suite at 7.30pm. There will be a short theory session after which we will then go to the car park for the workshop. It will end with a short mop up session back in the Filnore Suite, finishing at 9.30pm. Please wear normal running kit including a warm top as you may be standing around outside for short periods. If you cannot attend on the 10th I may be able to swop you with someone on the 17th, so please email me back if that is the case. The club is paying per person for the event so please don’t waste your allocated place.

The Riverbank Rollick is on Sunday. Pick up your Marshall bibs, Instructions and refuse sacks from your Section Leaders tonight . Opportunity to ask any questions particularly if you don’t know your allocated position or what you have to do or at what time. Please check your e-mail in box as info has been sent out this week to all of you who have volunteered. Fancy Dress for the Marshals is preferred but not compulsory! Let’s make sure the 500 runners have a great event and they all want to come back next year. Finally please use the refuse sacksgiven to you and clear the course of any litter, tape & signs and please come back back to the Castle School Sports Centre for you tea and cakes!

Upcoming Events:

• Sun 13th January 2019. The date of TRC’s Riverbank Rollick.! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. Thanks to those that have volunteered and we just about have enough people now but a few more to cover cry-offs would be helpful.. Please speak to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw as soon as possible. You should all have details of what you are doing on the day, where and at what time.

•Thurs 17th January – The second of the Running Techniques sessions. See Jim Godden.

•Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

•Sun 17th February. Gloucester League XC-4 – Pittville Park Cheltenham

•Sat 2nd March. Gwent League XC-5. Blaise Castle final Gwent League

•Sun 3rd March It is the Swimathon again at the Leisure Centre – TRC usually puts in two teams of 6 in the relay to help raise money for the nominated Charities. Interested swimmers please see Arthur Renshaw or Mike Bennewitz – that includes you Kevin C!

•2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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Gloucester Cross Country Championships

The new year saw 8 thornbury runners go to the Gloucester Cross Country Championships ar Redcomb College on the 5th Jan. The results are now out and can be found here . On our thornbury webpage (here) is the report from the race together with the overall and age graded league standings. We also have some photos from the race here .

After 4 races (with best 4 placings to count), Nick has a lead in the mens overall competition but has yet to complete 4 races. In the age graded competition it is still all to play for, with only one point separating Nick and Jim with both so far having completed 3 races. 

In the Ladies competition, Laura Orna is leading both the overall and age gradings leagues and is unlikely to be caught. Only Judy and Laura have completed all 4 races to date.

The next and final Gloucester Cross Country race is on Sunday Feb 17th at Pittville Park, Cheltenham where I hope more of you will be able to race.  I also hope many of you will be able to come to Blaise Castle on the 2nd March for the final Gwent League race. 

See you out running

Jim

 

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TRC Club Night 03/01/19

Happy New Year to all our readers.

Thursday 3rd Jan we are back to normal at the Leisure Centre at 7pm. By ‘normal’ this means our NEW ROOM at the top of the stairs now called the Filnore Suite! Thanks for all your patience with having to meet in the snooker room. Kevin Wood on the Welcome Desk and Carol Mosses on Tea.

Please remember to take off your muddy shoes before entering our pristine new meeting room.

Firstly…. congratulations to Ros for becoming a Grandma on Christmas Eve.

Upcoming Events:

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. Rendcomb College near Cirencester See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party! Scout Hut meet at 12.25 (Ladies) 13.00 (Men) – 50 mins drive.

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club 19.00 for 19.30 sit down. Dress Code: party dresses & jackets (whatever that means) Finish at 01.00. Let’s all say “Thank You” to Suzy for organising, what would we do without you!

• Sun 6th January. South West XC Championships. Aldon Hill Yeovil. – a tough call straight after the Party! See Jim Godden.

• Also on Sun 6th January it is the Riverbank Rollick Letter drop. We need as many people as possible for this – it makes it so much easier if we have 10+ people. Check meeting time – probably 10.00 at the Scout Hut, Park road.

• Sun 13th January 2019. The date of TRC’s Riverbank Rollick.! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. Thanks to those that have volunteered so far but we still need a few more people. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw as soon as possible please.. We need about 10 more volunteers please. Details of what you are doing on the day will be out this week.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• Sun 17th February. Gloucester League XC-4 – Pittville Park Cheltenham

• Sunday 3rd March It is the Swimathon again at the Leisure Centre – TRC usually puts in two teams of 6 in the relay to help raise money for the nominated Charities. Interested swimmers please see Arthur Renshaw. – that includes you Kevin C!

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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Gloucester Cross Country Championships – Sat 5th Jan near Cirencester

I am sure you are now looking at races for the new year – well, first on your list could be the Gloucester Cross Country Championships on Saturday 5th Jan. It’s also the same day as the Club Party, so an ideal way to get fit before then ruining it all ! Details are here . Women (and men over 65) start is at 14:05, Men start at 15:00.  As usual, turn up, come and get £4 from me at the club banner, register, wait around and chat, race, compare muddy legs, eat cake and go home !  Please note that we do run as guests in this championships, so even if you win your age group you can’t be selected for the National championships.

I suggest that if people want to lift share, they meet at the Park Road car park next to the scout hut at 12:15 for the women and 13:00 for the men. Travel time up the M5 is 50 minutes. 

I hope to see many of you there, we need to keep up this years tradition of over 20 at every XC race.   This will be the 4th race that many people will have done and it’s all still to play for in the TRC XC standings which are here . 

Jim

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TRC Club Night 27/12/18

Happy New Year to all our readers.

Last Sunday‘s Mince Pie Run over at Wotton Under Edge attracted about 60 TRC Members across 7 Groups and a good time was had by all!

This Thursday 27th Dec the Leisure Centre is closed but there will be a steady run for those that want it from the top car park – meet at 7pm as usual

Upcoming Events.

• Tues 1st January 2019:. No run. Hangover recovery unless you are training for London then you have to go out and do the Hangover 10k down at Weston.

• Thursday 3rd Jan. Back to normal at the Leisure Centre at 7pm. By ‘normal’ this means our new room at the top of the stairs now called the Filnore Suite! Thanks for all your patience with having to meet in the snooker room. Kevin Wood on the Welcome Desk and Carol Moses on Tea. Please remember to take off your muddy shoes before entering our pristine new meeting room.

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party!

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Everyone should have paid the balance to Suzy Cundy by now.

• Sun 6th January. South West XC Championships. Aldon Hill Yeovil. – a tough call straight after the Party!

• Also on Sun 6th January it is the Riverbank Rollick Letter drop. We need as many people as possible for this – it makes it so much easier if we have 10+ people.

• Sun 13th January 2019. The date of TRC’s Riverbank Rollick.! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. Thanks to those that have volunteered so far but we still need a lot more people. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw as soon as possible please.. We need about 30 more volunteers please.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• Sunday 3rd March It is the Swimathon again at the Leisure Centre – TRC usually puts in two teams of 6 in the relay to help raise money for the nominated Charities. Interested swimmers please see Arthur Renshaw.

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sept

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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TRC Club Night 20/12/18

Thursday 20th December is the TRC Group tour of the best of the Alveston Christmas Lights and then we have our pre-Xmas party curry night £5!
Meeting at Thornbury Cricket Club (top of Alveston Hill next to the Ship) at 19.00. Changing & showers available although can be a bit on the cold side!

*********************** DO NOT GO TO THE LEISURE CENTRE AS THERE WILL BE NOBODY THERE!*****************
Upcoming Events.

• Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas ‘Mince Pie’ run from Wotton-under-Edge (The Chippings Car Park, Symn Lane,GL12 7AD). Currently 4 Groups leaving at various times all to be back for 11.00 for Coffee & Mince pies in the Car Park
o Long Group: Rob Watkins. Route to be decided. Probably 16 miles or so. Leave at 08.00
o Medium Group: Cut-down Traditional Route – About 7.5 miles led by Arthur Renshaw & Judy Mills. Leave at 08.45
o Shorter Group: Out to Monument and back Between 4 and 5-ish miles. Dave Palmer & Pete Mainstone. Leave at 09.30
o Walkers Group: With dogs. Route & Leader to be decided. Leave at 09.30

• Tues 25th December. No run unless you are training for London then you have to go out with your new kit/shoes on!

• Wednesday 26th December. The Clevedon Boxing day 4 mile is always a popular way to work up an appetite

• Thurs 27th December. Leisure Centre Closed. Meet top car park 19.00 ready changed for a steady run.

• Tues 1st January 2019:. No run, hangover recovery unless you are training for London then you have to go out and do the Hangover 10k down at Weston.

• Thursday 3rd Jan. Back to normal at the Leisure Centre. Kevin Wood on the Welcome Desk and Carol Moses on Tea.

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party!

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Everyone should have paid the balance to Suzy Cundy by now.

• Sun 6th January. South West XC Championships. Aldon Hill Yeovil. – a tough call straight after the Party!

• Sun 13th January 2019. The date of the next TRC Riverbank Rollick.! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. We are now looking for about 80 volunteers to help so please keep the date free and be prepared to join our Team to make this one of the best organised Races on the Calendar. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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TRC Club Night 13/12/18

Thursday 13th December is the TRC Group tour of the best of the Thornbury Christmas Lights and we are generally all going as a Group although we will split into sub groups on the night.

Don’t forget next week 20th Dec we will be meeting at Thornbury Cricket Club at 19.00. DO NOT GO TO THE LEISURE CENTRE AS THERE WILL BE NOBODY THERE!
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• Tea Rota This week : ?
• Tea Rota Next Week: n/a – a new Tea Rota for 2019 has been notified to everyone.
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• Welcome Desk this week : ? – a new Welcome Desk list for 2019 has been notified to all.

Even though we don’t ask you for money on a Club night we still need you to sign in – just so we know how many people we have and as a check if we think we have lost anyone! PLEASE SIGN IN ON A THURSDAY.

Running Form Workshops have been booked for the 10th and 17th Jan 7.30 to 9.30. Jim Godden will be contacting those who filled out the online form to allocate them a night and with further details.

Upcoming Events.

• Thurs 20th December. Meet at Thornbury Cricket Club, top of Alveston Hill at usual time 19.00. Changing & showers available. Shortish run around the Christmas lights of Alveston then the TRC pre-Xmas party. Curry Night £5. If you are intending going then make sure you have completed the on-line form before Thurs 13th Dec. online form here …
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe0tHqfCKmAeTqfLS…/viewform. Please complete it even if you are not attending.

• Sun 23rd December. TRC traditional Xmas ‘Mince Pie’ run from Wotton-under-Edge (The Chippings Car Park, Symn Lane,GL12 7AD). Currently 4 Groups leaving at various times all to be back for 11.00 for Coffee & Mince pies in the Car Park
o Long Group: Rob Watkins. Route to be decided. Probably 16 miles or so. Leave at 08.00
o Medium Group: Cut-down Traditional Route – maybe 8 miles led by Arthur Renshaw. Leave at 08.45
o Shorter Group: Out to Monument and back Between 4 and 6 ish miles. Dave Palmer & Pete Mainstone. Leave at 09.30 and meet Pete and any others that want an easier route at the top of the climb out of Wootton on the Old Gloucester Road
o Walkers Group: With dogs. Route & Leader to be decided. Leave at 09.30

• Thurs 27th December. Leisure Centre Closed. Meet top car park 19.00 for a steady run.

• Sat 5th January. Glos XC Championships. See Jim Godden. Work up an appetite for the Party!

• Sat 5th January. TRC Xmas party Thornbury Golf Club. Everyone should have paid the balance to Suzy Cundy by now.

• Sun 6th January. South West XC Championships. Aldon Hill Yeovil. Also Sunday 6th Jan will be the Riverbank Rollick last minute recce and letter drop.

• Sun 13th January 2019. The TRC Riverbank Rollick.! We have changed the Event HQ to the Castle School Sports Hall and we have changed the course – now 9.6 miles. We are now looking for about 80 volunteers to help so please keep the date free and join our Team to make this one of the best organised Races on the Calendar. Names to Jo Emerson or Arthur Renshaw.

• Sat 9th February. Gwent League XC-4 – Pontypool

• 2019 TRC 10k Race Championships : The races for 2019 are as for 2018. This gives everybody plenty of time to enter.
o Minchinhampton 10k 10th March
o Berkeley 10k. 13th May
o Bradley Stoke 10k. 9th June
o Old Down 10k. 28th July
o Woodchester Park 8m. 8th Sep

Please send any results for publication to Matt Johnstone reports@thornburyrunningclub.com.uk
And to Jim Godden for the TRC Website. xcountry@thornburyrunningclub.com.uk

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Results as reported 11th December 2018

Thornbury RC had another memorable day as the third round of the Gloucestershire Cross Country League rolled into Wotton-under-Edge on Sunday afternoon.

The undoubted stars of the show for Thornbury were the ladies’ team, who have quickly developed into a strong unit. Rosie Allen was back from University and spearheaded the effort in the women’s 6.4K race. Rosie kept pace with the group behind the lead runners and finished 26th out of 144 runners and 3rd under 20 in 26:34 mins.

Hannah Kinlock-Haken led Laura Orna for most of the race, but Laura paced her effort very well and picked off several runners on the final lap and finished in 32nd place in 27:17 mins with Hannah in 35th in 27:26 mins. The top 3 ladies combined to produce the best team result of the season, finishing 8th out of 31 teams.

Melanie Wilson had a very encouraging debut performance in 52nd place in 28:44 mins. Clare Watt held off the customary late charge of Jo Emerson to finish 64th overall in 29:41 mins and a very impressive 2nd in the LV55 age category, Jo was 71st in 30:04 mins. These 3 runners comprised the B team and and were 18th overall and finished a very creditable 7th out of 19 teams in the vets competition.

Angela Bushell ran well in 89th position in 31:32 mins and Judy Mills was in good form and finished in 127th in 35:55 mins. Jerry Clothier competed in the 6.4K race and was 125th overall and 3rd in the MV70 age category.

The 7 Thornbury men had been set a tough act to follow as they gathered at the start of the 9.6K race in a field of almost 200 runners. Nick Williams made his way through a very congested pack in the opening stages and settled into a good rhythm, which he maintained to finish in 48th place in an excellent time of 36:03 mins. After a promising start, Matt Johnstone went into damage limitation mode for the final lap and was the next Thornbury runner to make it to the finish in 66th place in 37:36 mins.

Henry Orna, Dave Beard and cross-country debutant Will Hamilton were never far apart, and it was the long striding Henry who gauged his effort best to finish ahead in 93rd in 39:12 mins. Dave and Will caught and overtook one another several times, but it was Dave’s ultra-marathon experience which came to the fore as he took the lead in the closing stages to finish 100th in 39:27 mins. Will was 109th in 39:43 mins. Steve Allen was making a welcome return after a longstanding knee injury and sprinted down the straight to finish 143rd in 42:55 mins. Kevin Arnold completed the squad in 175th in 45:57 mins.

The men’s team finished 14th out of 21 teams and the vets were 10th out of 16th.
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The 10k Christmas Cracker in Weston-super-Mare is now in its 31st year and 10 Thornbury runners made their way to compete with the crowds on Sunday. Paul Thomas was the first Thornbury runner in 121st place 44:18 mins, followed by Hugh McPherson 334th 51:15 mins, Mike Bennewitz 463rd 53:53 mins, Paul Clark 843rd 59:34 mins, Arthur Renshaw 832nd 1 hour 49 seconds, Mark Williams 930th 1 hour 1:26 mins, Kate Cooper 1134th 1 hour 4:46 mins, Sylvia Fox 1637th 1 hour 15:10 mins, Helen Renshaw 1961st 1 hour 39:22 mins and Val James 1962nd 1 hour 39:22 mins.

Brendan Griffiths was back for his second race in as many weeks, this time in the Mallards Pike Night Race in Forest of Dean over a 5.3 mile course on 6th December. The race included a mix of footpaths, bridleways and purpose-built mountain bike track in the cover of darkness, with the runners using their headtorches to light the way. As well as running in off-road events, Brendan is an experienced motocross racer, so he’s adept at negotiating muddy trails and he finished the Mallards Pike course in 22nd place in 40:06 mins.

Thornbury runners took part in 5 different parkruns on Saturday. Pamela Macleod ran the Newport course for the first time and ran 34:19 mins and Kevin Arnold set a new personal best in Eastville park with a time of 22:17 mins.

At Chipping Sodbury David Palmer ran 29:43 mins, followed by Anne Palmer in 32:38 mins. At Lee-on-Solent, Karen Carr ran 27:29 mins.

Andrew Darton was first finisher by almost a minute at Thornbury parkrun in a time of 19:16 mins. The next TRC runners were Moray Sloan 23:18 mins, Louise Warren 27:49 mins, Josie Cole 29:19 mins, John Watt 30:53 mins, Rachel Murphy 31:10 mins, Ian Shepherd 40:20 mins and Lynne Turner 41:22 mins.

Matt

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TRC Club Night 6/12/18

We need some faster runners to lead some of the Groups on Thursday night.

  • 7 min Group with ??
  • 8 min Off road Group with ??
  • 8 min On road Group with ??
  • 9-10 min Group with Hugh McPherson
  • 11+ min Group with Suzy Cundy
  • 5k Group with Pete
  • The Walking Group

 Any volunteers please see Pete Mainstone and/or e-mail him… psmainstone@hotmail.co.uk

Also due to work being carried out on the Male Changing rooms at the Leisure Centre there is only ONE shower available.  Prepare for a queue!

 

 

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