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Club news – membership update.

When we conducted the ‘Club Survey’ in 2017 the largest age group was 51-55 (we did not ask for specific ages). With many older members we were concerned that we were an aging club and not attracting younger members. Fast forward …. Analysing the ages of all recent joiners, who have an average age of 39, this brings the overall average down to 47.

Also in 2017 the gender balance was 42% ladies and 55% men (with 3% not providing info). The split is now almost exactly 50% 50%.

Happy running,

Kevin Wood.

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Sunday 13th January – A further appeal for Marshals & Helpers

Our main Event the Riverbank Rollick is only just over 2 weeks away and we still need a lot more Marshals & Helpers on the day to make our event go smoothly. We are looking for about another 30 people to help sometime between 10.00 & 14.00

For those who have volunteered so far a big thank you – we will be getting back to you with your jobs & positions in the next few days.

For those of you who have yet to volunteer, and I think you know who you are, if you could get back to me or Jo in the next week that would be very helpful. If you can, please send me an e-mail with your availability.

Jo Emerson & Arthur Renshaw

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Sunday 13th January – Appeal for Marshals & Helpers

The Riverbank Rollick is only just over 3 weeks away and we need a lot of Marshals & Helpers on the day to make our event go smoothly. We are looking for about 80 people to help between 10.00 & 14.00

Please be prepared to put your name down on Thursday at the Party.

If you are not at the party please send me an e-mail with your availability.

Jo Emerson & Arthur Renshaw

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It has been brought to my attention that the link for the pre-Xmas party next Thursday doesn’t work. Here is an updated link for those of you who haven’t as yet decided if you are going or not.

Thurs 20th December. Meet at Thornbury Cricket Club, top of Alveston Hill at usual time 19.00. Changing & showers available. Shortish run around the Christmas lights of Alveston then the TRC pre-Xmas party. Curry Night £5. If you are intending going then make sure you have completed the on-line form before Thurs 13th Dec. online form here


Please complete it even if you are not attending.

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The Club supports local schools

The committee has voted in favour of the Club supporting running at both Castle & Marlwood Schools. You will have seen both schools feature recently in the BBC series ‘Schools’ and recognise their need for help. The club  will provide equipment and support their athletic awards during 2019. More info to follow or contact Kevin Wood.

Kind regards


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Tea Rota for Jan to April 2019

Hello Folks,

Below is the Tea Rota for Jan to April 2019.  PLEASE BRING MILK.

The rota and fuller instructions are on the web page

Please contact me if you are unable to take your turn.



01454 419747

Tea Rota:

3   JANUARY          Carol Moses

10 JANUARY          Liz Dix

17 JANUARY          Mick and Jo Stirrup

24 JANUARY          Steve Evans

31 JANUARY          Jeremy Clothier

7   FEBRUARY        Ben Foss

14 FEBRUARY        Silvia  Fox

21 FEBRUARY        Kevin Wood

28 FEBRUARY        Helen Renshaw

7    MARCH            Kevin Cundy

14  MARCH            Ian Shepherd

21  MARCH            Sue Pascoe

28  MARCH            Lizzie Williams

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Christmas market at The Hatch, Sat 1st Dec, 11 till 3pm.

Attached is a flyer for the Christmas Market at the Hatch, 23 Castle Street, just down past the Chantry on the left – click XMAS MARKET FLYER 2018.

They have community facilites in Castle Street, but they also have a farm down the Pithay past the Castle. They have allowed us to use the drive through the farm for the Riverbank Rollick Route, and in return we said we would publicise their market.

See more about the Hatch here. They are a Supported Living provider where adults with learning disabilities live together in community.

(So the end of the Rollick is through the Hatch Farm, and the Sheiling School (previous Christmas Flyer), then the Castle School, giving us closer links with all those three this year.)





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Bicton Blister this Sunday – travel details here

Bicton Blister this Sunday 25th November. The Coach leaves the Leisure Centre at 08.00 and we have permission to park your cars in the Leisure Centre Car Park. We have had one drop out so one place on the coach available. Contact Pete Mainstone asap if interested.

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Sheiling School Christmas Market, Sat 8th Dec, 12-4pm

Hi there,

Sheiling School have agreed to let runners pass through their grounds for the new Riverbank Rollick route in January.  

So please consider going to their main fund raising event on Sat 8th Dec from 12 till 4pm. It is on Park Road in between the Castle and Castle School.  (Click for poster Sheiling School Christmas Market 2018.)

Thanks,   the Rollick team.

“Sheiling School offers a unique educational, therapeutic, and social learning community to children and young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties. Based on the principles of Steiner Waldorf education, our highly specialised approach benefits children and young people with a wide range of SEN diagnoses including autism, communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders and behavioural, emotional & social difficulties.”


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Five Valleys walk/run this Sunday 30th

5-Valleys Walk/Run/Jog for Meningitis Now is this Sunday, 30 September. Tickets can be booked in advance at…/five-valleys-walk-2018-boo…/

We will be leaving from the Nailsworth checkpoint at 8.30am (there is no longer a checkpoint at Wycliffe where we used to begin), and there is free parking as shown on the map: if you park next to Tesco I think you need to use the upper car park.  (Map below.)

We will travel at the speed of the slowest person so no-one will be left behind. The full distance is 21 miles but there are buses to return people to the start if they have had enough.

And the weather forecast is good!

Judy Mills

PS Posted by Steve Dimond for Judy, and I can confirm that the scenery is glorious on the five valleys, and the company will be good.


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