Club Weekly Bulletin w/c 22/08 – Discount Offer

Thursday Club Night Leaders

Walking – Val / 5k – Jim W / 10 min – Ellen / 9 min – Mike / 8 min – Lizzie / 7 min – Rob

Tea Rota                                                      

25/8 – Karen Carr / 01/9 –  Lorna Chambers / 8/9 – Mark Rogers / 15/9 Arthur Renshaw

What’s On …

  • August 28th – Severn Bridge 10k (PMC race #4)
  • September 3rdparkrun of the month Clevedon Salthouse Fields
  • September 15th  â€“ Run & rehydrate (+ Pizza)
  • September 18th – Oldbury 10 Miles
  • September 20th – ‘Kenyan Tuesday Night Coaching’ session venue tbc
  • September 21st – ‘Drill, Stretches & Core Session’ + ‘Running in Kenya’ with Emmanuel, Callum Jones & Paul – venue Old Down Pavillion
  • October 1stparkrun of the month Somerdale Pavilion
  • October 9th – Olveston School Run
  • October 23rd – Stroud Half (PMC race #5)

1. Oldbury 10 Mile – Sunday 18th Sept 

The good news is that, following a review of marshalling, the number of marshals needed has been reduced from 61 to 49. The bad news is we only have 13 so far. Please sign up ASAP here, thank you. We have 84 entrants so far and we need 172 to break even. We have directly contacted all local clubs, used FB, paid FB ads, Instagram, posters …. Please help by telling anyone and everyone you know, as word of mouth is very powerful. Thank you.

2. Going up!

If you thought Thornbury parkrun was undulating, or going up Thornbury Hill the limit of human endurance, spare a thought for the following club member about to embark on a whole new level of running:

Anyone following Nick William’s Strava will have seen he has been going up rather a lot. That’s because he is about to take on the UTMB OCC. This is a prestigious international event over 55km, through 3 countries and with 3,000 meters+ of elevation gain.

Meanwhile, Ros & Jo are tackling the Trans Alpine Run, an eight-day journey across the Alps over 290 kilometres and 17,320 m of positive vertical (vs. 15,730 m of cumulative descent). They are also raising monies for MS via JustGiving  Good luck to Jo, Ros & Nick.

  1. Discount Offer

We are collaborating with running underwear and sock brand Runderwear who are giving club members a 15% when you order and quote NICKW15. This offer is available until midnight 31st August 2022, so get shopping. You will receive 15% off all full-priced items on the Runderwear website by entering the unique code NICKW15 at the checkout where it says “add discount code”. This is what Nick will be wearing when he runs UTMB OCC.

  1. Thornbury 10k Feedback

Thank you to all those who took the time to send feedback about the Thornbury 10k so we can adapt and improve for year 2. A few of the changes being made:

  • Do away with the ‘Lead Marshal’ listed on the marshals list, this was confusing people. The document will be reformatted.
  • Change the format of the ‘Marshal Instructions’ to provide more info and clearer graphics (you will see the new format when you volunteer for Oldbury 10m)
  • Changes to the route including start / finish on the Sailing Club road to avoid the out & back; run the route in the reverse direction.
  • Better signage and free standing lights