TRC Bulletin for W/C 06/02/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Nick Williams
  • 8 min – Kevin Cundy
  • 9 min – Jeremy Clothier
  • 10 min – Steve Dimond
  • 12 min(5k) – Amel Dobson
  • Walking – tba

From next Thursday 10th February, for those who feel comfortable, we will start meeting inside again in the Dance Studio in the Leisure Centre at 18.50 for any brief announcements then outside in the car park for a 19.00 run start. After the run the room will be open and tea & squash will be available again for those who are prepared to be on the tea rota. If you don’t want to go inside the Leisure Centre and are not interested in tea then carry-on meeting in the car park for 19.00 run start.

  • Thursday 10th Feb Tea Rota: Helen Renshaw


  1. Diary Dates
  • Feb 12th – ‘parkrun of the Month’ at Thornbury
  • Feb 13th –  Glos League XC round 2 – Pittville Park, Cheltenham (no entries on the day)
  • Feb 21st – TRC Committee Meeting
  • Feb 27th – Pete Mainstone Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k
  • March 5th – Glos League XC round 3 – Old Down Country Park.
  • March 6th – Swimarathon (spaces still available – see Arthur Renshaw)
  • March tbc  – TRC AGM
  • March 27th – Mob match v Bitton  4.5 miles (see below)
  • March – Membership Renewal prior to April 1st
  • April 5th – EA Run & Coach #3 – Training for a 5k pb (more info soon)
  • April 7th – Run & Rehydrate #1 – Thornbury Cricket Club (see below)
  • May 20th – TRC Annual Party & Awards Night
  • June tbc – Sunday am Tester for the new ‘Thornbury 10k’ (members only)
  • July 14th – TRCs very own ‘Thornbury 10k’ (time to marshal)
  • July 2nd – Cotswold Way Relay (details to follow soon)
  1. Mob Match – Sunday March 27th

It’s now time for call to arms for the mob match! Everyone who takes part scores points for the team and points mean prizes. So, the more runners we have the more points we score. We narrowly lost to Chepstow last time and 2 more runners would have made a huge difference. Walkers are welcome, as they will score points too. The route is now approx. 4.5 miles along the Bitton to Bath cycle path and will be chip timed. The event is on Sunday 27th March starting at 18:00 (so the cycle path will be quieter). Bitton are making this a family friendly social event with food afterwards and rumours of an ice cream van. As we are using chip timing we need to know who is running to allocate chips. The club is covering the cost of your chip. Please sign up now -> Put me on the team

I will be going on a recce of the route with the Bitton Captain Andy on Sunday 6th Feb at 10:00 if anyone wants to join me.

  1. Beginners Needed

I plan to start the next 9 week beginners course on Wednesday 30th  March at  6:45. If you have any friends, neighbours, relatives or work colleagues you think might like to come along please ask them to e-mail

  1. Run & Rehydrate #1 – April 7th

First Run & Rehydrate of 2022 on April 7th from Thornbury Cricket Club (top of Thornbury hill). A chance to welcome in the new club year! Normal groups Thursday night club run followed by drinks. First drinks are paid for by the club.

  1. Annual Social Event & Awards – May 20th

20th May is the date for the Club’s Annual Party & Awards night at Thornbury Golf Club. We will be giving out a whole host of Club awards that evening. All tickets will be at a subsidised price as we would like everyone and their partners to be there. Please put the date in your diary.

  1. Club VLM Place

All those who entered the London Marathon ballot for 2022 should know their fate in February. If you get rejected don’t give up hope! The club has a VLM place to give to a deserving member. To be considered you need to send a copy of your rejection e-mail/letter to the club secretary within 2 weeks of the date to be considered for the club place. For all the rules and full process please see point 8 ‘Allocation of Club Place in London Marathon’

  1. Mainstone Challenge – 27th February

ONLY ONE events to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge 27th February – Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k (Pete’s personal pick!). Challenge positions along with full results can be found:

  1. Club Nights – Last Updated 04/01/22

Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms:   If you have tested positive for COVID please follow Government guidelines regarding isolation and do not attend the Club. Once your isolation period is completed we would kindly ask you to take a lateral flow test which returns a negative result before attending Club.