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TRC WEEKLY BULLETIN – W/C 10th JUNE 2024

Thursday Club Night Leaders                  

13th June : No leaders this week – we’re all down to the Sailing Club  for the 10K event.  Details  below:-

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, we will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. The Sailing club will be open from 6:30, race start at 7:30.  After the race drinks and food will be provided at the Sailing Club so stick around for that. However, in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

20th June : Walking – / 5k –   / 10 min –  / 9 min –  / 8 min – / 7 min –  /

Tea Rota 

13/06 No Tea – Club 10k / 20/06 Karen Carr /  27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 Mel Lloyd

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Results:   

Hogweed Trot 10 K 3rd June – 23 TRC runners and some notable performances.  In a race long duel and exciting sprint to the line Phil Blackburn finished 5th in a PB of 34:36 to knock Nick Williams,  34:39, off his TRC top runner perch by just 3 seconds and 1 position.  3rd in was Ben Bohane in 34:16.  First for the ladies was Hannah Hamilton, 78th in 44:46, who held off the chasing Jo Plumbley, 83rd in 44:59, while Bethan Littley was next in at 113th in 47:30.

In the categories Nick Langridge, 46:43, was 1st MV70 and Avon County Champion, Chris Foley, 53:38, was 2nd MV70 and Jerry Clothier, 57:52, was Avon MV75 County Champion.

There were team results, although no prizes, and both the ladies’ first team of Hannah Hamilton, Jo Plumbley and Bethan Littley and the men’s first team of Phil Blackburn, Nick Williams, Ben Bohane and Peter Cable finished in 2nd position.

Too many to list here but the full club results and Pete Mainstone challenge positions can be found on the Pete Mainstone Challenge results page.

Really good to see so much light blue and red at a local race.  Well done to everyone who took part and well done to Jo for bringing enough drinks and snacks for us to gather round at the end.

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Thursday 4th July – Meet in car park – room being used due to General Election
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

Good news, we now have a full compliment of marshalls.  Extra help and back up always useful so you can still volunteer.

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. Marshall positions and instructions will come out in due course.  Any additional volunteers please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams  at captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter by sending your race confirmation email to our Treasurer at Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –  now been run, as above.
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

24/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 3rd June 2024

Thursday Club Night Leaders                  

6th June : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

06/06 Paul Thomas / 13/06 No Tea – Club 10k / 20/06 Karen Carr /  27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 Mel Lloyd

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Results:   

Lightning Bolt 10K Race 2:

56th   Hannah Hamilton   45:36  4th Senior Female

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Thursday 4th July – Meet in car park – room being used due to General Election
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

We are starting to get a bit desperate for Marshals – have you volunteered?  If not, why not?  Apart from helping out it’s just good fun to be involved in the event.  So, sign up as below.

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 29 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams  at captain@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter by sending your race confirmation email to our Treasurer at Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –  entries now closed but a large contingent of club members has entered.  Let’s hope Jo brings enough beers!  https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

24/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 27th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

30th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Ben F /                        

6th June : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 Paul Thomas / 13/06 No Tea – Club 10k / 20/06 Karen Carr /  27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 Mel Lloyd

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Results:   (none this week)

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

We are starting to get a bit desperate for Marshals – please help if you can.

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 29 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

24/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 20th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

23rd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Pete C /                        

30th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Ben F /                        

Tea Rota 

 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 tbc

We need more volunteers to do tea… don’t forget if you put your name down you could win £50! (see Arthur Renshaw)

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Results:  

Wye Valley Trail 58k Time Position
Ros Rowland 08:18:11 57
Jo Plumbley 08:15:16 56
     
Bristol Half Time Position
Phil Blackburn 01:18:29 25
Peter Cable 01:23:48 72
Alex Golding 01:40:27 924
Oliver Brown 01:44:42 1352
     
Bristol 10k Time Position
Paul Harrod 39:26 126
Steve Drew 46:26 599
47:46 47:46 728
David Graham 53;48 1674
Lorna Chambers 59:15 2933
Claire Hollingsdale 01:03:09 3860
Harriet Forrest 01:07:57 4853
Liz Baird 01:10:36 5301

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay
  • Sunday 7th July. Save the afternoon for a post Cotswold Way social event . More details awaited.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 25 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

Thanks to the 20 people who turned up to the AGM last week. We now have a new revised  Constitution that was adopted at the AGM.  The Great Western Air Ambulance was announced as our chosen charity for this year. To read the Chairman’s review of the year then click Annex 1 TRC AGM 2024 Chairman’s Report.

Your Committee for this year is…

  • Arthur Renshaw (Chair)
  • Jo Emerson (Vice Chair)
  • Nigel Hale (Secretary)
  • Nathan Darkin (Treasurer)
  • Nick Williams (Captain)
  • Mel Wilson (Vice Captain)
  • Nick Langridge
  • Jon Hall
  • Chris Pritchard
  • Pete Cable (new to the Committee)
  • Matt Johnstone (new to the committee)
  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Enter two races and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info.

Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.

The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

 

19/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 13th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

23rd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W / 7 min – Pete C /                        

Tea Rota      

16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable. / 06/06 tbc

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Results:    none this week

Reminders:.

  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June.  Club 10k Champs – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club. 19:00
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. To deliver this event successfully and safely, we need club members to come and marshal – 60+ in total and we are at about 25 so far.  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

  1. 2024 Club Championship 10k – Thursday 13th Start 19:30 at Sailing Club.

This year, as we have for the last couple of years, will be holding the Club Championship on 13th June (two weeks before the Thornbury 10k) from the Sailing Club in Oldbury-on-Severn, which will take the place of the usual Thursday night club run that week. More details will be provided over the next few weeks, however in the meantime, we could do with a few volunteers (who are not planning on running) to help out with logistics on the evening i.e., timing, marshalling etc. We only need a handful of volunteers, but without you, the event will not be able to take place. Could those of you who would be able to help out please let Nick know over the next couple of weeks so that he can sort out roles etc. in the run up to the event.

In addition to the above, please can those who were awarded trophies from last year’s event return them to Nick as soon as possible.

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line. The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace.

This year’s events are:

  1. Hogweed Trot 10k June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 at 7pm at the Yacht Club – Start 19:30
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer. So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Canicross Group – Thursdays

Last year there was interest from members who wished to run with their dogs on a Thursday night club run. This has since been discussed by the committee and agreed that during the summer months, when there is no need for head torches, a mixed ability group for those who wished to run with their dog on a Thursday night could be established. We will happily create a WhatsApp group for those who wish to run with their dog, with those in the group to discuss a route and who will lead that group in any specific week. Could those who are interested please let themselves be known to Nick, who will add you to a WhatsApp group so that you can liaise with one another before a Thursday night club run.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Aug 3rd  Wotton              https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

12/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 6th May 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

Tea Rota        

09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:  none this week 

For a list of other local races click here https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/TRC-Local-Races-4-May-2024.pdf

Reminders:.

  • Tuesday 7th May. First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June . Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July.  Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice.Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause.  Please cast your vote here.Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall  – there are age adjusted prizes too – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. So this years events are:

  1. Hogweed trot June 3rd 7pm    –   https://hogweedtrotters.co.uk/hogweed-trot-10k/
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 ar 7pm
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/great-western-runners-2series
  4. The flying monk Malmesbury  – sat 31st August  – https://www.icompete.co.uk/events/malmesbury10k

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge    https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

Feb3rd  Wotton               https://www.parkrun.org.uk/wotton/

05/05/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 29th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

2nd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Paul H/              ***** Room N/A, Meet 7pm top car park*****

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

Tea Rota      

02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Berkeley 10k 28/04/24 : Richard Jackson 44:34, Nick Langridge 45:43 (1st MV70), Mike Bennewitz 55:31, Arthur Renshaw 63:20
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  • For a list of other local races click here… TRC Local Races-4 May 2024

Reminders:

  • Thursday 2nd May: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Tuesday 7th May: First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May: TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June: Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July: Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July: Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

 As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice. Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause. Please cast your vote here.

Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

 

27/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 22nd April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

25th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol  M/ 10 min – Jerry C/ 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W/ 7 min – Ben F/                        

 2nd May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Hannah H/ 7 min – Paul H/             

 ***** Room N/A, Meet 7pm top car park*****

Tea Rota      

25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 tba / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results

London Marathon 2024 Time  
  • Phil Blackburn
02:46:16  
  • Ben Bohane
02:49:21  
  • Jes Heffer
02:51:55  
  • Moray Sloan
03:47:01  
  • Jon Hall
03:54:15  
  • MaryThomas
04:51:40  
  • Paul Thomas
05:10:12  
     
Shakespear Marathon 2024 Time  
Nick Williams 02:40:14  
     
Manchester Marathon  2024 Time  
Lucy Wilson 03:08:46  
Bethan Littley 04:24:27  

 Nick Williams’s time at the Shakespear Marathon is a Club Record and finally surpasses Nick Langridge’s 2:43:30 at Hereford in 1991. A problem with the results doesn’t show Nick Williams in the Marathon but he would have been in 4th place overall. Jess Heffer who did 3:04:25 at London last year finally smashed 3hours today with 2:51:55 which is a new Female Club record. Paul & Mary Thomas did run and finish together.

Well done to all our finishers in London today and commiserations to George Evans who had to drop out half way around with a pulled hamstring.

Reminders:

  • Thursday 2nd May. Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July. Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.

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  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer. As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members today from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM.

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

A voting form will be made available in the near future where all Members will be able to vote for their Charity/worthy cause of choice. This will be advertised in the weekly Bulletin. The aim is to announce the new Charity of choice at the AGM.

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to any Committee Member.

  1. College Association of Sport

 The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer. Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

 

21/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 15th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

18th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Suzy C/ 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T/ 7 min – Nick W/                        

 25th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol  M/ 10 min – Jerry C/ 9 min – Moray S / 8 min – Mel W/ 7 min – Ben F/                        

Tea Rota      

18/04 Ben Bohane / 25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 tba / 30/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Berlin Half : Jo Davidson 2:05:21 ; Ashleigh Davidson 2:05:22 ; Kevin Cundy 2:39:46 ; Suzanne Cundy 2:39:46

Reminders:

  • Wednesday 17th April – 12th June : Introduction to Running Course starts
  • Sunday 28th April. Bristol Running Show. BAWA Filton
  • Thursday 2nd May. Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July, Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. TRC Membership Renewals

2024-25 Club membership is due for renewal now; thank you to all those who have already renewed. If you have not,  please complete the 2024-25 membership form.

If you joined in Jan-Mar 2024, this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2025. If you have any questions please contact membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 11th April Old Down CC & Food Bank Run & Charity Donation.

The first away day run of the year was very well attended last Thursday. Thanks to everyone involved in making the night a success. We also presented St Peters Hospice, as our charity of the year 2023-4, with a £2,000 donation. It was also our first Food Bank Run and thanks to everyone we were able to deliver 70 killos of food and toiletries to the Thornbury Food Bank on Friday. A thank you certificate is attached.

 

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com  

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Introduction to Running Course.

The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 17th April to 12th June at 6:45pm from TLC top car park, graduation parkrun 15th June. Thank you to all who have volunteered to be Beginners Champions in April. Your support is much appreciated. We still have places for more beginners to join the course, please continue to spread the word. Thank you.  Carol and Natalie

  1. Oldbury 10 Mile 2024.

We are looking for a small Team of Members to organise the event in September 2024. We need 3 or 4 people anytime soon for this – we have one volunteer so far. Full training & support will be provided

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30. We are on the lookout for any Members who would consider standing for the Committee. If you are interested, please speak to any Committee Member who will give an idea of what is involved. We have a very successful Club but we would like to introduce some new blood with new ideas into the Committee in 2024-25.

  1. College Association of Sport

The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer.

Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

  1. Cotswold Way Relay. Saturday 6th July

For 2024 the Club has entered 2 teams into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We need a total of 20 runners + reserves. If you wish to run, or be a reserve or can help with on the day marshalling then please sign up here. A £10 deposit will be required to secure your place, payable later, but for now we just need to ensure we have sufficient runners, so please sign up now. If we become oversubscribed, we will work on a first come first served basis.  Any issues please contact Nathan Darkin or Lizzie Williams

13/04/24

TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 8th April 2024

 

Thursday Club Night Leaders

11th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D/ 10 min – Emma P/ 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G/ 7 min – Pete C/             ****Meet at Old Down CC 7pm start****         

 18th April : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Suzy C/ 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T/ 7 min – Nick W/                        

Tea Rota      

11/04 No Tea (Away Day Old Down CC) / 18/04 Ben Bohane / 25/04 Dave Palmer / 02/05 No Tea (Room N/A) / 09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Janet Constable.

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Results:

  • Gloucester Half : George Evans 1:25:18 (2nd MV50, Hannah Hamilton 1:36:35, Ollie Brown 1:39:01
  • Westonbirt Half : Phil Blackburn 1:23:10 (3rd Snr M), Ali Vaz 1:36:54(2nd FV40), Paul Saville 1:45:05
  • Westonbirt 10k : Sarah Blakey 52:16
  • Frampton Globe Trot 8 miles off road : Matt Johnstone 55:48, Kevin Wood 1:10;58 (2nd MV60), Chris Pritchard 1:16:15 , Emma Pritchard 1:23:21

Reminders:

  • Thursday 11th April, Away Day : Run & Rehydrate Old Down CC / Charity Donation /  Food Bank April 2024 Shopping list
  • Wednesday 17th April – 12th June : Introduction to Running Course starts
  • Sunday 28th April. Bristol Running Show. BAWA Filton
  • Thursday 2nd May, Meeting room not available. Meet in Car park at 19.00
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30
  • Thursday 13th June. Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July, Cotswold Way Relay

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  1. TRC Membership Renewals

2024-25 Club membership is due for renewal now; thank you to all those who have already renewed. If you have not,  please complete the 2024-25 membership form.

If you joined in Jan-Mar 2024, this does not apply to you, as your membership is valid until end March 2025. If you have any questions please contact membership@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk or Treasurer@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 11th April Old Down CC & Food Bank Run & Charity Donation.

The next Run & Rehydrate will be on 11th of April.  Usual Groups run from Old Down CC at 19.00 then drinks and pizzas after. We will also present our donation of £2,000 to St Peter’s Hospice.

We are also going to do the first “Food Bank Run” on the night of the Run & Rehydrate as a new initiative to help out the Thornbury Food Bank. It is as simple as all TRC Members going to the Run & Rehydrate bring along 2 or 3 items of food eg tins of soup or packet of pasta (non-perishable items), and we will collect it up and deliver it to the local food bank the following day. Food Bank April 2024 Shopping list Here is a list of items to bring along. 

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on  ginger_explorer@hotmail.com

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Introduction to Running Course.

The next Introduction to Running Course is taking place over 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 17th April to 12th June at 6:45pm from TLC top car park, graduation parkrun 15th June. Thank you to all who have volunteered to be Beginners Champions in April. Your support is much appreciated. We still have places for more beginners to join the course, please continue to spread the word. Thank you.  Carol and Natalie

  1. Oldbury 10 Mile 2024.

We are looking for a small Team of Members to organise the event in September 2024. We need 3 or 4 people anytime soon for this – we have one volunteer so far. Full training & support will be provided

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30. We are on the lookout for any Members who would consider standing for the Committee. If you are interested, please speak to any Committee Member who will give an idea of what is involved. We have a very successful Club but we would like to introduce some new blood with new ideas into the Committee in 2024-25.

  1. College Association of Sport

The College Association of Sport is running an Athletic competition on Wed 1st May 11:30-2:30 at WISE to encourage more young athletes participation. They are looking for volunteer officials for the event who could assist this track and field events including the following roles Required: Starter, Starters Assistant, Track Support, Field Support, Timer.

Light lunch and refreshment will be provided for the day.  Kevin Wood has volunteered for this. If interested please contact Choi Sze | SGS College WISE Campus | New Road | Stoke Gifford  | Bristol  |  BS34 8LP   Tel: 01179192615  Email: choisze.to@sgscol.ac.uk  |   www.sgscol.ac.uk

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/parkrunOfTheMonth2024.pdf

Next three months are shown below:

May 4th Thornbury            https://www.parkrun.org.uk/thornbury/

June 1st Chipping Sodbury  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingsodbury/

July 6th  Severn Bridge        https://www.parkrun.org.uk/severnbridge/

  1. Cotswold Way Relay. Saturday 6th July

For 2024 the Club has entered 2 teams into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We need a total of 20 runners + reserves. If you wish to run, or be a reserve or can help with on the day marshalling then please sign up here. A £10 deposit will be required to secure your place, payable later, but for now we just need to ensure we have sufficient runners, so please sign up now. If we become oversubscribed, we will work on a first come first served basis.  Any issues please contact Nathan Darkin or Lizzie Williams

06/04/24