TRC Bulletin for W/C 17/01/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Rob Watkins
  • 8 min – Hannah Hamilton
  • 9 min – Chris Pritchard
  • 10 min – Steve Dimond
  • 12 min(5k) – Kathy Willott
  • Walking – tba


  1. Club Night meeting room & Tea Rota

As you know we asked for your views on the Thursday night TLC meeting room and post run tea to discuss at the committee meeting on 10/1. We had replies from 15 members and opinions were very diverse. Based on this the committee decided that we will continue with the room, as it was felt that having a place to all meet was an important aspect of being a club. Despite the large cost, approx £1,700 per year equivalent to about 68 memberships, we plan to continue. We know that many people still feel uncomfortable going inside and we hope that the situation will improve and we can all meet together again. On the subject of tea, for many it was a nice to have whilst others were happy to do without or just have water. Being on the tea rota was not popular. So, for the time being at least, we propose to stop offering tea and just provide water. We appreciate some people wanted to use the monies for other things and certain people wanted tea. Listening to everyone and balancing the views we believe this is the right option for now. We can review again as things change. Remember the room is available before the run to keep dry / warm, chat and store stuff. All we ask is to please be in the car park by 7:00pm ready to run. Check out the spacious room if you have not taken a look already.

  1. Cross Country

As you will have seen from Paul’s recent ‘Race Report’ there were some outstanding Club member performances in the Cross Country last weekend across all age groups. Particularly worthy of mention is James Harrod’s results across both XC events so far this year.  At 18 he is competing in the Senior Men’s event, finishing in a top 10 position at both races. Last weekend he was the runaway winner of the under 20’s event. Great effort James! For full details of the Club’s cross country championship please take a look at

  1. Return of the Swimarathon                                                       

March 4th – 6th 2022 sees the return of the popular Rotary Club Swimarathon which the Club has actively supported for many years. We are going with our traditional Sunday 5:15 session. The event is open to teams of up to 6 people swimming in relay, each able to swim at least 25 metres and who, between them, are able to swim for 55 minutes Please note this is a sponsored event and we are therefore asking each swimmer to donate £10 (i.e. £60 per team). This year Rotary are supporting the same charity as the club, Made a Mark. If you would like to take part and are available 5:15 – 6:15pm Sunday 6th March, please submit your details: by 30th January.

  1. Mob Match vs Bitton – 27th March

Mob match vs Bitton on Sunday 27th March is going to be a 10k. The draft route, which I will recce with Bitton Captain soon is In a mob match every runners counts towards the final score. More runners = more points! Please put the date in your diary, we will be collecting names soon. 

  1. Cotswold Way Challenge – June 2022

Ever fancied having a go at an Ultra? In June there are 3 distances along the Cotswold Way – 25k, 50k and 100k.    Full details can be found on   Any TRC Members who sign up in January can get a 50% discount on the entry fee using code: NYCHARITY22       

  1. Annual Social Event & Awards – May 20th

The team organising the Annual Awards Event social (Carol, Emma, Jonathan & Karen) has worked at superfast pace and booked the date and venue! The informal event will be a BBQ at Thornbury Golf Club on Friday 20th May. Partners are invited and more details will follow. Be nice to get to the top of the golf course hill without being out of breath and in a sweaty mess! Please put the date in your diary. 

  1. parkrun of Month – 12th February Thornbury

The next parkrun of the month is on February 12th at Thornbury where there will be a Valentines Special organised by Race Director Ashleigh.

  1. Kit Update

We have just taken delivery of club T-shirts and vests. Anyone wanting a new T or vest we now have all the sizes, so please contact Carol via There are two hi-viz bibs available at £5 / each if anyone needs one, please contact Carol. Several people have expressed interest in the TRC hooded zipped jackets. Details of these can be found on the website under ‘Branded Club ‘ These items are available directly from Linela and not from Carol.

  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. Thank you.