The Thornbury 10k – Thursday 29th June 2023

On behalf of Race Director Ros Rowland thanks to the 50+ TRC Members who helped on Thursday night. We had a successful race with many of the runners saying they really liked the new course and congratulated us on the organisation. Particular thanks goes to all the course marshals for keeping the runners safe and the people on the water station for keeping everybody hydrated on what was a warm night Also thanks to the marshals around the finish who were juggling between runners finishing and cars coming in and out of the Anchor car parks.

We had sold out the 400 entries but we had 83 no-shows (21%) so there were 317 finishers.  The timing people who did a good job to have all the results ready for the presentation at 20.45 said that 20%-25% no-show is about the average this year.

Oliver Beale from Westbury was first home in 33.51 and TRC’s Ben Bohane came in 6th overall, 3rd Senior Man in 36.32. Thornbury’s very own Jessica Heffer was 1st lady home in 39.56.

Thanks goes to the Sailing Club who were very helpful and who even provided some car park marshals. Also thanks to Severn Ambulance who provided the medical cover but fortunately the race was incident free despite the appearance of the worlds largest tractor and trailer that decided to drive through the finish area twice!

It looks like we now have a proven course for running the 10k next year but as Ros is standing down we are looking for a new Race Director if it is to go ahead. Anybody fancy having a go at getting a small team together to organise next year’s 10k?


Note1: Thursday 8th July .  Meet top car park at 19.00. Our usual room is not available. Normal Groups.

Walking – Val / 5k – Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Hannah H / 7 min –Rob W


Note2: On Thursday 13th July we will be having another ‘Run & Rehydrate’ at Rockhampton Cricket Club (old ground) Meet there to run at 19.00. The Thursday night Leaders still apply even though we have changed location.

Walking – Val / 5k – Nigel H / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Moray S / 7 min – Paul H