Category Archives: Thornbury Running Club

race report w/e 12th September

The Great North Run is the biggest half-marathon in the world, with 57 000 runners taking part in this year’s 40th anniversary celebration. I presume the race is called ‘great’ because it refers to the wider geographic area of the north of England, rather than ‘great’ as in ‘super, smashing, great’, but either way it is an extraordinary event, and one for any serious runner’s bucket list.’ The weather in the North East was unseasonably hot, with the temperature rising close to 15 degrees, but that was no problem for TRC’s intrepid trio who had spent the summer acclimatising in the tropical South West.

Melanie Wilson was the first Thornbury runner to finish in a time of 1hr 44 mins. She was in 76th position overall in her age-group, which is a wonderful achievement in a race of such magnitude. Hugh McPherson and Chris Foley were barely ten minutes behind Mel, yet four and a half thousand runners crossed the line during that time – another indication of the scale of the event. Chris and Hugh compete in highly exclusive age categories, and once again achieved remarkable results: Chris an amazing 9th overall, and Hugh in 49th. They ran together and finished well inside the 2 hour mark.

There isn’t much to report from this week’s parkruns. Lots of club members are preparing for the Bristol Half, and of course the London Marathon. In a limited roster of results, the highlight has to be Laura Orna, who was first woman at Thornbury, in 22:10. Claire Watt was second woman, and her age-graded score was a fraction below 78%, which on that course is seriously fast. Ashleigh Ferris was in the top 5 at Haverford West, running 24:55, while Ian Hoffman ran 21:44 and was 8th overall in the Llyn Llech Owain parkrun: (translated from the Welsh it means ‘Lynne likes Owen’, presumably a reference to the burgeoning romance between the race directors).

TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 13th September

We are meeting both inside TLC (Fitness Studio) and the car park ready for a 7:00pm start run. Tea & biscuits are available after the run inside. We need volunteers for the Tea Rota starting please give your name to Arthur Renshaw.

Thursday Club Night Leaders
• 7 min – Nick Williams
• 8 min – Kev Cundy
• 9 min – Jim Williams
• 10 min – Steve Dimond
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Val James

Please wear a Hi-Viz top as it is getting dark by the time we get back to TLC

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1. Club Dinner Dance?
The Club has typically held two events each year around the Xmas period:
• The ‘Pizza (previously Curry) Night’ at the Cricket Club on the night of the ‘Xmas Lights Run’
• A ‘Club Xmas Dinner Dance’ in early Jan
Both have been very successful, however attendance at the ‘Club Xmas Dinner Dance’ has been declining. An alternative suggestion has been made for the ‘Dinner Dance’, we would like your views on this please. Rather than having a ‘Dinner Dance’ so close in time to the ‘Pizza Night’, we move the ‘Dinner Dance’ to coincide with the Club year end (March / April) to make it a ‘Club Annual Dinner Dance’. We could then make this an event to present the Club annual awards. We would still continue with the ‘Pizza Night’ and ‘Xmas Lights Run’.

We are asking now, as finding venues does take time. Please let us know which option you prefer by 24th September using the link: https://forms.gle/Gc135HQoNuJCzBNb7

2. Gloucester Cross Country League
Great response, we have 29 replies so far. We have 10 ladies and 19 men with 18 people planning to do as many as they can and 11 once or twice. If you are interested in taking part in cross country please register your interest using the link below by 24/9. Thanks. https://forms.gle/chAcgFz3R7k6duLb7
We have the opportunity to do a block booking, which saves money for the club, so please register. If you are NOT on the list we will assume you are not interested in cross country.
• Round 1 Cirencester Park Sat 30 October (Cirencester AC)
• Round 2 Wotton PARC Sun 12 December (Dursley RC)
• Championship Cotswold Farm Park (Bourton Roadrunners) Sat 8th January
• Round 3 Pittville Park Cheltenham (Cheltenham Harriers)
• Round 4 Old Down Estate Sat 5th March (Stroud AC) or Sunday tbc
• Reserve Course Cirencester Park Course 2 (Running Somewhere Else)
See https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

3. London Marathon
Nine TRC members are running London Marathon on 3rd October – (alphabetic order) Ali, Chris, George, Kevin, Mark, Mike, Paul, Sarah and Sonya. I hope I have not missed anyone! Three are running for a charity and would really appreciate your support. Details of the charity for whom they are each running (in alphabetic order):
George Evans – Friends of Marlwood School (FOMS) – We are raising £2,500 to upgrade the sports courts at Marlwood School https://tinyurl.com/George-Soilfix-17
Chris Foley – Pancreatic Cancer UK – I’m running and fund raising in memory of Andy Dodd, a friend from Thornbury who died 3 years ago from pancreatic cancer. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisFoley2
Kevin Wood – Young Lives vs Cancer (formally known as CLIC Sargent) – Raising money for childhood cancer support in member of my Daughter Rebecca. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kevinjwood

4. Run & Rehydrate #2 – Thursday 23rd Sept, Rockhampton Cricket Club – NEW pavilion
Next run & rehydrate event Tuesday 23rd September at Rockhampton NEW cricket pavilion. This is part of the club’s & EA mental health initiative #RunAndTalk and coincides with World Gratitude Day. As before the committee has agreed to fund first drinks for everyone.

5. Pete Mainstone Challenge
Five events completed and 4 to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge. For the latest positions in the challenge please see: https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021
• 3rd October Berkeley 10k
• 27th November Having a Mare (Bath Racecourse off road)
• 19th December Chippenham Shortest Day 10k
• Jan/Feb Final Event tba

6. parkrun of the Month – 2nd October
The October parkrun of the month (first Saturday of the month) will be Saturday 2nd October @ Chipping Sodbury. Some of the current crop of runners participating in the beginners course will be running their first 5k at this parkrun, or Thornbury on the previous Saturday, so please lend your support.

7. Running Nutrition
On Monday 35 people from TRC and Chepstow attended an EA sponsored on-line talk and Q&A on ‘Running Nutrition’. Below is the link to the recording of this session. Please note in the passcode it is the letter l (not number 1)
https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/CXvcwR04dkU4usDN9ncDAxCyOpBOkIj5GjJ81ISp3xbU6l_IBAXSxfND3M8Npc3n.ZuuK9ZjWsvO2uIvC Passcode: 2nc&Y=lm

8. EA Run Coaching Programme – Session #2 Monday 18th October (by Zoom)
Monday 18th October 7:00 – 8:30pm. Please join at 6:55 for 7:00 prompt start, thank you:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89049057236?pwd=cnIzY2MwQVpuRFVpRkMrV3JzYktSQT09
Meeting ID: 890 4905 7236 Passcode: 871943

9. Club Nights
So please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

13/09/21

TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 6th September

We again have a room (the Fitness Suite) inside of the Leisure Centre for meeting before the run and after for tea & biscuits. We are also still meeting in the car park as normal – it is your choice! We need volunteers for the Tea Rota starting next week – please give your name to Arthur Renshaw

Please wear a Hi-Viz top as it is getting dark when we are getting back from the Thursday night run.

Thursday Club Night Leaders
• 7 min – Rob Watkins
• 8 min – Kevin Wood
• 9 min – Jerry Clothier
• 10 min – Arthur Renshaw
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Helen Renshaw

1. TRC Race Programme 2022 – Meeting Tuesday 7th September. 20.30 The Swan.
If you have any ideas and are interested in helping us develop a race programme for 2022 please come along to the Swan on Tuesday(any questions please see Arthur Renshaw)

2. Weston 5 mile Prom Series – Start 16th September
Now a two lap course with chip timing. Also a team race with team size increased to 7, with 4 scoring. 9 race series is £50. Details on Weston AC website with entries handled by Race Nation. (Note these races are on a Thursday eve)

3. Run & Rehydrate #2 – Thursday 23rd September, Rockhampton Cricket Club – NEW pavilion
Next run & rehydrate event Tuesday 23rd September at Rockhampton NEW cricket pavilion. This is part of the club’s & EA mental health initiative #RunAndTalk and coincides with World Gratitude Day. As before the committee has agreed to fund first drinks for everyone.

4. parkrun of the Month – 2nd October
The parkrun of the month for October will be Saturday 2nd October @ Chipping Sodbury. Some of the current crop of runners participating in the beginners course will be running their first 5k at this parkrun so please lend your support (some others the previous week at Thornbury). Anyone running London Marathon will be getting ready!

5. EA Run Coaching Programme – Next Session #2 Monday 18th October (by Zoom)
Fantastic turnout on Tuesday for the EA coaching session with Kerry Newell. Great to see the Aztec group, TLC group and a few new faces to Tuesday coaching sessions joining in and running together. 40 people in total. Hope to see you all again next Tuesday at Aztec or TLC. Please join one of the coaching WhatsApp groups to find out what’s going on by contacting captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk
For those who need to work on strength & conditioning take a look at ‘Nike Training Club’. A free app on Android and Apple recommended by Kerry.

Session #2 on Zoom Monday 18th October 7:00 – 8:30pm. Please join at 6:55 for 7:00 prompt start, thank you:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89049057236?pwd=cnIzY2MwQVpuRFVpRkMrV3JzYktSQT09
Meeting ID: 890 4905 7236 Passcode: 871943

6. Gloucester Cross Country League
The new cross country season will soon be upon us and a chance to put all the training into use. Mark your diary and get ready to run for your club. If you are interested in taking part in cross country please can you register your interest using the link below. By completing the link you are not obliged to enter but we will use this to gauge the level of interest. Thanks https://forms.gle/hMmb7Dg6yXuLEs2p6

• Round 1 Cirencester Park Sat 30 October (Cirencester AC)
• Round 2 Wotton PARC Sun 12 December (Dursley RC)
• Championship Cotswold Farm Park (Bourton Roadrunners) Sat 8th January
• Round 3 Pittville Park Cheltenham (Chelt Harriers)
• Round 4 Old Down Estate Sat 5th March (Stroud AC) or Sunday tbc
• Reserve Course Cirencester Park Course 2 (Running Somewhere Else)
See https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/

7. Pete Mainstone Challenge Events
Five events completed and 4 to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge. For the latest positions in the challenge please see:
https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021
• 3rd October Berkeley 10k
• 27th November Having a Mare (Bath Racecourse off road)
• 19th December Chippenham Shortest Day 10k
• Jan/Feb Final Event tba

8. Club Nights
So please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

04/09/21

TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 30th August

As from next Thursday 2nd September we are re-opening a room inside of the Leisure Centre for meeting before the run and after for Tea & biscuits. We are also still meeting in the car park as normal – it is your choice! (more info below)

Also start thinking of wearing a Hi-Viz top as it is getting dark when we are getting back from the Thursday night run.

Thursday Club Night Leaders
• 7 min – Paul Harrod
• 8 min – Hannah (& Kevin Wood)
• 9 min – Jerry Clothier
• 10 min – Steve Dimond
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Val James

1. EA Run Coaching Programme – STARTS Tuesday 31st August 19:00 Chantry field
We will be combining both Tuesday coaching groups on Tuesday 31st August for an EA supported session with guest coach Kerry Newell. Meeting at Chantry Playing Fields, Thornbury (opposite Castle School 6th Form) for 7:00pm start. Kerry is the England Masters Marathon Team Coach and has coached runners up to U20 European Gold Medal at 5,000m. Session is open to all Members and will include:
• Intro talk on – Energy systems – Why we use all 3 in our running; Foot placement – Does foot strike matter?
• Warm up and drills (ABC’s, strides)
• Threshold and alactic sessions
• Cooldown and stretches

2. Inside or Out? – From Thursday 2nd September.
• We will be using the ‘Dance Studio’ which is 2.5 times the size of the old room and has opening doors for improved ventilation. The Room will be available from 6:30 for anyone who wanted to meet inside and leave anything. There will be no announcements.
• People who don’t want to go inside should continue to meet in the car park, as we have done for the past 18 months
• Those inside need to make their way outside via the double opening doors to join the others in the car park for a 7:00 prompt run start.
• After the run tea and biscuits will be available in the Dance Studio for those who want it. We will need to start a new tea rota. Anyone on the run leader rota will be exempted from the tea rota.
• This allows everyone to participate at their own personal comfort level and to adapt as they become more at ease with the situation and / or the weather changes.

3. parkrun of the Month – Saturday 4th September
The next parkrun of the month will be Berkeley Green on Saturday 4th September. See you ALL there in cub colours.

4. TRC Race Programme 2022 – Meeting Tuesday 7th September. 20.30 The Swan.
If you have any ideas and are interested in helping us develop a race programme for 2022 please come along to the Swan on Tuesday 7th. (any questions please see Arthur Renshaw)

5. Run & Rehydrate #2 – Thursday 23rd September 19.00 Rockhampton Cricket Club
Following the very successful Run & Rehydrate at Old Down another has been planned for Thursday 23rd September. This is part of the club’s & EA mental health initiative #RunAndTalk and coincides with World Gratitude Day. Thanks to Tom Johnson Rockhampton Cricket club have agreed for us to use their bar. As before the committee has agreed to fund first drinks for everyone. This will be at the NEW pavilion and NOT the old.

6. Pete Mainstone Challenge
Remaining event is on 5th September Woodchester Park

7. Club Nights
So please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

28/08/21

TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 23rd August

Thursday Club Night Leaders

• 7 min – Rob Watkins
• 8 min – Lizzie Williams
• 9 min – Chris Pritchard
• 10 min – Steve Dimond
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Val James

1. Mob Match vs Chepstow Tuesday 17th August
See separate race report sent earlier. Thanks to the 60 odd Members who ran, marshalled and supported the event. We will certainly have another mob match vs Chepstow next year.

2. EA Run Programme – STARTS Tuesday 31st August 19:00
EA are funding an experienced coach, Kerry Newell, to deliver 3 sessions for us. The intention is to help develop you as runners, to develop the club and to assist the clubs’ coaches develop as coaches. The sessions are open to everyone, although we have agreed to focus in half / full marathon, as this seemed to be the most popular event people were training towards:
Session #1 – 31st August 19:00/ Chantry Playing Fields, Thornbury ~ Threshold training

3. Inside or Out – Thursday 2nd September.
We had 54 votes submitted for the poll – about 30% of the Membership; 24 (44%) voted for inside/inside and 30 (56%) voted for outside / optional inside. Based on this from Thursday 2nd Sept we will meet as follows:
• We will be using the ‘Dance Studio’ which is 2.5 times the size of the old room and has opening doors for improved ventilation. The Room will be available from 6:30 for anyone who wanted to meet inside and leave anything. There will be no announcements.
• People who don’t want to go inside should continue to meet in the car park, as we have done for the past 18 months
• Those inside need to make their way outside via the double opening doors to join the others in the car park for a 7:00 prompt run start.
• After the run tea and biscuits will be available in the Dance Studio for those who want it. We will need to start a new tea rota. Anyone on the run leader rota will be exempted from the tea rota.
• This allows everyone to participate at their own personal comfort level and to adapt as they become more at ease with the situation and / or the weather changes.

4. parkrun of the Month – DATE CHANGE Berkeley Green 28th August -> 4th September
The next parkrun of the month will be Berkeley Green on Saturday 4th September (as the parkrun 28/8 has been cancelled). See you ALL there in cLub colours.

5. EA Running Nutrition Session – Monday 6th September 19:30 – 21:00 On-line
ONLY A FEW PLACES REMAINING
This EA funded session has been organised for TRC in response to the request for a session on nutrition from the Coaching Survey and questions submitted by members. As this is funded by EA they are asking for a list of attendee names. To be sent the link to attend please send your name to captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk See last weeks Bulletin for session details and background on the speaker.

6. Tytherington 10k Cancelled
Delivering a new event takes a lot of planning. Following a detailed risk assessment it was determined that, to run the event even using a large number of marshals (c60) there was still significant risk due to the narrow lanes, blind bends and conflict with traffic, bikes & horses. The committee decided Thursday night by a majority vote that the risks were unacceptable and that we were cancelling this event that was scheduled for Sunday 17th October. We should all thank Ros for the time, effort and energy she has put in to the event to get it this far.

We plan to have a meeting early September focused on our event series for 2022. Anyone who would like to participate please contact captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

7. Run & Rehydrate #2 – Thursday 23rd September Rockhampton Cricket Club
Another Run & Rehydrate run has been planned for Thursday 23rd September. This is part of the club’s & EA mental health initiative #RunAndTalk and coincides with World Gratitude Day. Thanks to Tom Johnson Rockhampton Cricket club have agreed for us to use their bar. As before the committee has agreed to fund first drinks for everyone.

8. Pete Mainstone Challenge Events
• 29th August – Severn Bridge 10k
• 5th September Woodchester

9. Club Nights
So please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

22/08/21

Race Report – Mob Match v Chepstow – Tuesday 17th August 2021

Tuesday 17th August saw the revival of an ancient feud (well since 2010 anyway) when a magnificent sized team of 54 TRC runners crossed the bridge to take on Chepstow Harriers in a mob match. The last time this event had been held was in 2013 on home soil and this was the fifth time we had taken on Chepstow. This was the biggest team we had ever mustered, as team size is vitally important for a mob match, and was met by 56 runners from Chepstow.

Meeting in the tunnel under the M48 the TRC team looked fantastic in club colours. A rush of kit sales prior to the event saw many new T shirts on their first airing. Then up onto the bridge for a rolling start. This was a 5 mile event, so no half way and back like the parkrun. At the turnaround point in England, Steve Wiltshire, Val James, Rebecca Twyman and Jay Bartley did an excellent job of marshalling and cheering. The return into Wales was into the wind and forever uphill with the finish 100m needing a final dig-in to get to cross the line.

The result was a close finish with Chepstow on 3087 points and Thornbury 3018 points, the 2 extra runners making the difference. The 26 Chepstow ladies scored 734 points to the 23 Thornbury ladies score of 491. Whilst the 31 Thornbury men who scored 1056 points against the 30 Chepstow men with 835 points.

With 54 runners, and everyone scoring and contributing the overall result, it’s impossible to mention everyone. So here are just a few TRC mentions:
• Highest placed runner was Nick Williams in 2nd in a time of 29:41
• Highest placed age adjusted was Nick Langridge with 76.71% (31st overall)
• In the various age categories the top TRC placing were:
o Ashleigh Ferris 1st F Senior
o Ali Vaz 3rd F V40
o Maria Hobbs 6th F V50
o Karen Carr 1st F V60
o Johan Hobbs 1st M Junior
o Nick Williams 2nd in M Senior
o Andrew Darton 3rd M V40
o George Evans 1st M V50
o Nick Langridge 2nd M V60

It was fantastic to see so many of the newer members taking part and representing TRC – Ali, Maria, Johan, Terry and Katie (sorry if I missed anyone!) Also fabulous to see those who graduated from beginners earlier this year taking part in their first race for TRC – Rachel, Amel & Beck.

The WhatsApp groups were buzzing after the event with everyone clearly enjoying the opportunity to run with others and participate in an event. Many people already asking to do it again next year. Could 2022 be our year to bring an even bigger TRC team and clench victory?

Link to the results summary:
https://chepstowharriersnewsblog.blogspot.com/2021/08/mob-match-tuesday-17th-august.html

And this one to the individual results:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i4YOjMLjnYhzJkkdvLo6dpMotwzdAHky/view

Well done to everyone who took part.

KW 20/08/21

TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 16th August

Thursday Club Night Leaders

• 7 min – Nick Williams
• 8 min – Kevin Cundy
• 9 min – Emma Pritchard
• 10 min – Hugh McPherson
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Val James

1. Mob Match vs Chepstow Tuesday 17th August – last call for more runners!
We now have 50 TRC members signed up, terrific! Registration closes end of day Fri 13/8. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctGMIZuaJdCGuAIDa9eJC3nDWJ46ITtFWv32awSahxRMiCWA/viewform
Run details:
Time: 6:30 (6:45 latest) for briefing & getting chip. Rolling start @ 7:00.
Location: M48 underpass. If using satnav, the nearest postcode is for Thornwell FC, NP16 5GH. From Thornwell FC turn left, back onto Denbigh Drive and take the next left down Caerwent Lane to the M48 underpass. (It’s where the Severn Bridge parkrun meets)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tenby+Ln,+Chepstow+NP16+5GH/@51.6213634,-2.6707577,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x487195061cde9ae5:0x1e7d8a8919836a0e!8m2!3d51.6211915!4d-2.6667339

2. parkrun of the Month – Berkeley Green 28th August.
The next parkrun of the month will be Berkeley Green on Saturday 28th August. See you ALL there.

3. NEW * EA Running Nutrition Session – Monday 6th September 19:30 – 21:00 On-line
This EA funded session has been organised for TRC in response to the request for a session on nutrition from the Coaching Survey and questions submitted by members:
• Nutrition Overview – General information for runners to be aware of, including dietary information, pre/post-race fuelling, nutritional training tips and also fuelling whilst competing.
• Q&A – Working through the questions previously submitted by club members, plus any additional questions that may be of interest.
As this is funded by EA they are asking for a list of attendee names. To be sent the link to attend please send your name to captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk
Nutritionist Alice Murray-Gourlay will deliver the session:
• Alice trained as a Dietitian at Plymouth University and completed a diploma in sports nutrition from St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
• Alice has an MSc, looking at eating behaviours within different sports, and is a fully registered sports nutritionist.
• Alice is working for Sport Wales preparing athletes for the Commonwealth Games.
• Alice is a middle distance runner and has raced competitively across half marathon distance and during university competed as an age group GB triathlete.

4. EA Run Programme – STARTS 31/8 19:00
EA are funding an experienced coach to deliver 3 sessions to help develop you as runners, to develop the club and to assist the clubs’ coaches developing as coaches. The sessions are open to everyone, although we have agreed to focus in half / full marathon:
• Session #1 – 31st August 19:00/ Chantry Playing Fields, Thornbury ~ Threshold training
• Session #2 – TBA / Virtual ~ Discussion and Q&A on training and techniques
• Session #3 – TBA / track ~ Endurance based speed session

5. Tytherington 10k Test Event – NOW Sunday 12th September
The proposed date for the tester event is now Sunday 12th September. The tester will be this year’s ‘Steve Jones Memorial Trophy Event’ for the outright winner. This is also a chance to set the course record.

6. Discount Sport Massage
Message from Nikola Morgan (Captain of Chepstow Harriers). “I qualified in May as a Level 3 sports massage therapist and would be happy to do an introductory sports massage for any Thornbury RC members for £10 for 40 minutes (would normally be £20). I live about 2 minutes from the Severn bridge so easy for Thornbury folk to reach. They can email me or text/ring me on 07855 050281, or message me on Facebook.”

7. Spotted
And finally Ben Bohane spotted Nick Butter, who is running around the coast of GB at the moment running roughly 2 marathons a day (!), and joined him for a few miles to Avonmouth. Nick is on the home straight to the Eden project now and due to finish on August 22nd. https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/nickaroundbritain/

8. Club Nights
Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

9. TRC Committee Meeting – Thursday 19th August
This will be the first face-to-face meeting for well over a year. If you have any issues or ideas please speak to any Committee Member.

13/08/21

TRC Bulletin for W/C 9th August

Thursday Club Night Leaders

• 7 min – No leader available
• 8 min – Alan Gatling
• 9 min – Mike Bennewitz
• 10 min – Hugh McPherson
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Val James

1. Mob Match vs Chepstow 17th August
Great response! We already have 43 TRC members signed up. Big THANK YOU. The more the merrier, as more runners = more points = better chance of winning!
You need to sign up to get a chip and run: Mob Match Officially measured 5 miles course and chip timing, more details to follow. Recent winning times on the course – men 27:54 and 33:29 women. Anyone fancy trying to set a record?

2. parkrun of the Month – Berkeley Green 28th August.
The next parkrun of the month will be Berkeley Green on Saturday 28th August. See you ALL there.

3. EA Run Programme
We have been successful in being selected to be part of the EA Run Programme. This means we will have with 3 EA coaching sessions, tba. We also get to test NURVV Smart Insoles. Take a look they are really cool ! Hannah Hamilton, Nick Williams and Ben Bohane will be the crash test dummies!

4. Pete Mainstone Challenge Events
• 29th August – Severn Bridge 10k
• 5th September Woodchester

5. Club Nights
Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

6. Inside / Outside poll
Poll closed – Results next week

7. Tytherington 10k
We have come across some issues with holding this event on 17th October. More news next week.

8. TRC Committee Meeting – Thursday 19th August
This will be the first face-to-face meeting for well over a year. If you have any issues or ideas please speak to any Committee Member.

07/08/21

race report w/e 31st July

On Olympic ‘Super Saturday’ almost no eyes were on the Mundy playing fields, but all the same, TRC managed to secure a 1-2-3 in the Thornbury parkrun.   (Don’t worry, this report won’t take nouns such as medal and podium and mangle them into verbs.)

Last week Nick Williams cheered on from the sidelines, but this week he laced up his trail shoes and showed us all how it is done.  Thornbury parkrun, with its hills and sharp descents, is ideal for Nick, combining, as he does, the poise and balance of Nureyev with the stride-length of Nijinsky.   Nick was over a minute ahead of the next runner, and recorded a hugely impressive sub-18 time.   Ben Bohane was second in 19 mins flat, with Paul Harrod in third, even if he wasn’t in the same post-code when Nick crossed the line.

Conditions were particularly muggy, which might explain a surprising lack of PBs.  However special mention to Julie Jolley for a debut run at the Mundy’s in 24:36, just a second behind 15 yr-old Laura Evans, (daughter of George), who was the first junior to finish.  Romeo Maddelena also ran a first Thornbury parkrun in 25:13, while the rapidly-improving Roger Glew ran 24:50 – just outside his PB, but now well over a 60% age-graded score which is the benchmark for a serious runner.
At Stonehouse, Nick Landridge ran 21:34, and yet again managed an 80% plus age-graded score.   As a reminder, parkrun UK state that any score above 80% puts the runner in ‘national class level’, meaning they would rank alongside the very best runners for their age and gender anywhere in the country.
Down in sunny Teighmouth Alan Gatling ran a wonderful 21:01, which gave him an age-graded score of over 70%.   Parkrun regards that as ‘regional class’ so an indication of just how good Alan’s run was.   Henry Orna was allowed an hour off daddy duty, and made the most of it, racing round Lydney in 20:41.  Mark West and Andrew Darton went all the way to Tamar Trails, and finished 16th and 17th respectively, while Thomas Darton was top junior in 8th place overall with a time of 20:40.
Given how many dedicated ultra-runners we have in the club, it takes a rare feat of endurance to raise the collective eyebrow.  However Steve Wiltshire, plus his father, decided to run 24 hours non-stop in the Conti Thunder Run, which is an almost unfathomable amount of time to be on your feet.   The organisers picked a closed loop to do the run, which added to the psychological and mental stress, but on the plus side made the parking easier.  Sadly an injury meant Steve couldn’t complete the full 24 hours, but he still kept going for 12 hours plus, which is something very few people will ever have the inclination to attempt.

TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 2nd August

Four important dates for your Diary in this week’s Bulletin

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Thursday Club Night Leaders
• 7 min – Paul Harrod
• 8 min – Kevin Wood & Ashleigh
• 9 min – Jerry Clothier
• 10 min – Steve Dimond
• 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
• Walking – Val James

1. Summer Social
Wow what a turn out! Great to see so many people last Thursday running and staying on for a drink. Thanks to Chris Pritchard for organising the ‘Run & Rehydrate’ at Olveston Sports & Social Club. A really great success.

2. Mob Match vs Chepstow 17th August
As many of you will have seen from WhatsApp messages I have been gauging interest in a Mob Match vs Chepstow. Pleased to say you showed a lot of interest so I have said “yes” to Chepstow. Tuesday 17th August 18:30 briefing for 19:00 start. Officially measured 5 miles course and chip timing, more details to follow. Recent winning times on the course – men 27:54 and 33:29 women. Anyone fancy trying to set a record? As we are using chip timing we need to know who is running please to allocate chips. The club is covering the cost of your chip. You win a mob match by having LOTS of runners, as EVERYONE counts towards the team total. We are currently 3-1 down in the series so your club needs you! There is NO limit to how many runners we can have.
Please use this link to put your name down for the Mob Match: Mob Match Join in

3. parkrun of the Month – Berkeley Green 28th August.
Thank you to everyone who turned out to support parkrun and the club @ Thornbury last Saturday, fabulous turnout. The next parkrun of the month will be Berkeley Green on Saturday 28th August. See you ALL there.

4. Inside or Out? From 2nd September
Thanks to all those who have already completed the poll about meeting inside (TLC Dance Studio) or outside (TLC car park) in the future on a Thursday night. We are asking your opinion about where to meet with any changes happening from 2nd September. It is a personal preference and your comfort with returning to going inside with a large group of people. Please complete the poll using the link by Thursday 5th August. Thank you. Poll: Inside or Outside?

5. Tytherington Tough 10k Test Event – Sunday 19th September
We are hoping to run a tester event on Sunday 19th September at 10.30 for the whole club to run the course. Whilst this is a closed Club event we will require about 10 Marshals out on the course. To add further spice to the event we will make it this year’s ‘Steve Jones Memorial Trophy Event’ for the outright winner. This is also a chance to set the course record.

6. Pete Mainstone Challenge Events
• 29th August – Severn Bridge 10k
• 5th September Woodchester

7. Club Nights
Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#symptoms

01/08/21