Results reported last week

Here were last week’s results below which did make it into the Gazette, but not on our website!

A field of almost 1,000 runners impeccably observed a 2-minute silence to mark Remembrance Sunday, shortly before the start of this year’s Sodbury Slog. 7 Thornbury runners joined the masses along Chipping Sodbury High St, before spreading out across the muddy fields, water hazards and Cotswold hills on this challenging 10-mile multi-terrain course.

Rob Cowlard led the Thornbury runners out from the front and methodically worked his way through the field, gaining places as other runners started to tire. Rob finished in 15th place overall in 1 hour 10:49 mins. Matt Johnstone and Adam Frontczak ran the first 6-miles of the course together before Matt opened up a small gap on the descent from the highest point of the course, which he maintained to the end. Matt finished in 22nd place in 1 hour 12:35 mins. This was Adam’s first race over 10k so it bodes very well for some of the winter trail races to come, he finished in 24th place in 1 hour 12:49 mins. Ian Evans was next in 104th in 1 hour 24:15 mins, followed by Ian Holloway in 124th in 1 hour 26:15 mins, Kevin Cundy 313th in 1 hour 39:02 mins and Sarah Newnes 67th woman and 381st overall in 1 hour 42:29 mins.

Mike Bennewitz’s mission of completing a half marathon every month during 2019 drew one closer to the end with the Remembrance Day Half Marathon along the towpaths of River Thames on Sunday. Mike was 105th in a time of 2 hours 3:40 mins.

Meanwhile, TRC parkrun results included a 23:03 mins effort from Mark West in Tamar Trails in Devon and Mel Lloyd’s 31:52 mins in Wotton.

Thornbury Running Club’s latest 9-week beginners course concluded on Saturday at Chipping Sodbury parkrun and the group were encouraged by many of their new team members on the course. Among the experienced TRC runners on the course, Henry Orna ran 19:36 mins, followed by Garry Slater 20:21 mins, Paul Saville 21:04 mins, Colette Jackson 22:29 mins, Chris Foley 26:17 mins, Nigel Hale 29:07 mins, Emma Weaving 30:26 mins, Christopher Pritchard 30:35 mins, Caron Hale 32:05 mins, Emma Pritchard 37:33 mins and Hugh McPherson 42:18 mins.

Paul Harrod set his fastest ever time on a parkrun course in Stretford in 18:30 mins and Brian Godsman ran Skatas in 26:10 mins.

Please send any results and photos, especially the obscure races, to reports@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk

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