Joining TRC or Renew Your Membership

Membership Fees

  • The Club membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March
  • Full annual adult membership is £25. The membership application form contains details of the additional family membership costs.
  • We have no weekly subscription fees so you get all the benefits for a fixed cost.
  • If you are joining part way through the year there is a reduced membership fee, details on the application form.
    Please fill in the on line membership form here


We prefer to receive payment online please to:-
     Account Name: Thornbury Running Club
     Sort Code: 30-12-04
     Account Number: 01190517
     Please include your FULL NAME as a reference
If you are unable to pay online we can accept cheques payable to “Thornbury Running Club” or payment by bank card.
Please contact the if you have any queries.

England Athletics (EA) Membership

The club subsidises England Athletics fees by £9 (Full price is £19, TRC members pay £10).
Individual EA membership entitles members to certain benefits. See the EA website for more. The race and equipment discounts alone can cover the club and EA fees. Here are some benefits, but check their website as the offers and discounts change periodically:

  • Entry to events exclusively available to registered athletes under UKA Rules for Competition many competitions, particularly track and field, are only open to registered athletes.
  • Entry discounts (minimum £2) on UKA licensed road and multi-terrain events.

EA membership also allows the club to get guaranteed London Marathon places which members can apply for if they fail the public ballot. See the Rule 8 in Rules and Constitution, under committee.

Junior Runners

Thornbury Running Club is only open to members over the age of 18 years old (some exceptions are possible in certain circumstances and a parent or guardian must be present).

There are a number of local clubs that can cater for runners under 18 years old. Through our relationship with Running Revolutions we would suggest that you consider South Glos AC as a possible club if you are under 18.

Membership Benefits

The main benefit is that you get to run, train, improve your running and join in with other like-minded souls in the wonderful world of club running. You will find other people of your own level and aspirations, be introduced to new routes and events that you never knew about before, and generally enjoy the exhilaration, companionship and fun of getting out and running.

In addition to running we have a number of well supported regular social activities too, such as a pizza nights, Christmas Party or informal drinks after club nights and events.

Benefits of Membership

  • Up to 3 days/week where you can join in with organised sessions led by UK Athletics qualified leaders
  • Access to TRC UK Athletics qualified coaches
  • Discover new and exciting off road local routes
  • The safety of running in a group (especially on dark winter nights)
  • Discounted entry into on certain events (*England Athletic (EA) membership may also be required) e.g. Cross Country and Club Championship nominated events
  • Discount on English Athletic (£9)
  • Discount off gym membership at Active Fit
  • Discount at various sports shops (typically the discount on one pair of new running shoes almost covers your membership fee!)
  • Invitation to club social events (often subsidised)
  • Access to great value quality club kit
  • Tea, squash & biscuits on Thursday nights!


If that is not enough, there are good financial reasons to join and easily recoup your membership fee. The following organisations have offered discount to TRC Members in the past:

  • MOTI 49 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2LS
  • Ellis Brigham 160 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2XZ
  • Easy Runner 6 Horfield Rd, Avon, Bristol BS2 8EA
  • Up and Running 38 North View, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7QA
  • Thornbury Leisure Centre Alveston Hill, Thornbury BS35 3JB
  • MyPhysio (Physiotherapy, gait analysis) Elite Fitness, 26-30 St Mary St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2AT £35 for an assessment or treatment session (normally £45 / £40).
  • Ray Sunnucks (Physiotherapy)
  • Johnson & Furze (Optician) 7 Chapel St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BJ
  • The Thornbury Clinic (Physiotherapy, Massage, Pilates and Yoga) 4 Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1HB


  • We do not have formal agreements with all of the organisations listed above, so please check before making your purchase to ensure that the discount is still available.
  • You do not need a Membership Card to receive the discount, simply say you are a member and they might ask you an easy question about the club.
  • If you find other organisations willing to offer TRC a discount please e-mail and they will be added to the list for everyone’s benefit
  • Other retailers are available!

First / Second Claim Member Benefits

  Full Adult / Additional Family Member Second Claim
T-Shirt £10 (subsidised) Full Price (£15.60)
XC Entry Refund Yes Yes
London Marathon Place Yes No
Social event Subsidy Yes Yes
Marshalling Club Events Yes Yes
Club Awards    
Pete Mainstone Challenge Yes Yes (only if enter events as TRC)
Cross Country Championships Yes Yes (only if enter events as TRC)
Helen Ralphs Memorial Award Yes No
Parkrun Awards Yes No

Please Help

In addition to joining in with the Tuesday and Thursday runs and enjoying yourself we would appreciate your help with two things, the Thursday tea rota and marshalling of our 3 events:

    Thursday Tea Rota: After the Thursday run you will have experienced the benefits of the refreshments. Arthur Renshaw runs the rota, so please volunteer to take a turn. Val will explain what is involved

    Marshalling at Club Events: We organise three club events per year all of which are very popular and require people to marshal:

    • Riverbank Rollick 9.6 mile off road in January
    • Thornbury 10k in June
    • Oldbury 10 mile in September

Club Policies

As a condition of the Club’s EA affiliation and good practice we have put in place a number of policies. These are referred to in the “Terms & Conditions of Membership” and are contained here for your information:

For runners of all standards