TRC Bulletin for W/C 24/01/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Mark West
  • 8 min – Kevin Wood
  • 9 min – Hugh McPherson
  • 10 min – Emma Pritchard
  • 12 min(5k) – Carol Mosses
  • Walking – tba


  1. Riverbank Rollick

A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in organising and supporting the Riverbank Rollick. For those not on Facebook or Instagram the feedback has been excellent:

  • “Thank you for such a wonderful route and a fantastically organised event. The marshals were amazing and really supportive, makes all the difference”
  • “Many thanks for the excellent organisation and brilliant marshals”
  • “Great event, fab marshals”
  • “Huge thanks to all involved but especially to the amazing marshals”
  • “.. shout out for the volunteers who are just fab. So full of enthusiasm even for people like me at the back”
  • “Great marshals, Mr Blobby, pirates and even a priest in the graveyard!”
  • “The race organisers gave out beautiful buff instead of a medal. I love it.”

Two links that might interest you:

A special mention to TRC’s own Sean Leadbeater who finished 2nd in 1:07:09, which is sub 7min/mile over a very demanding course. Well done Sean.

The Club’s next event is the ‘Thornbury 10k’ on Thursday evening July 14th. We plan to run a tester for Club members only in June, watch this space.  Ros Rowland is the Race Director for this event and she is looking for people to join her team and help organise. If interested please contact Ros

  1. TLC Meeting Room & Tea Rota

A reminder from last week. We have decided to keep the meeting room for before and after the run, but suspend tea for the time being. Hopefully as we move from the Governments plan B to plan A more people will feel comfortable to return to the meeting room. Remember the room is available before the run to keep dry / warm, chat and store stuff. All we ask is that you 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. Return of the Swimarathon  March 6th 17:15-18:15                                

The Rotary Club Swimarathon which the Club has actively supported for many years is back. 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). So far we have 5 people signed up. 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. parkrun of Month – 12th February Thornbury

parkrun of the month on February 12th at Thornbury is a Valentines Special organised by Race Director Ashleigh. Please can you make sure that your parkrun profile includes ‘Thornbury RC’. Without this Mel cannot track you for the parkrun awards. Log into using parkrun ID & password -> Groups -. Add ‘Thornbury RC’. Thanks.

  1. Annual Party & Awards Night – May 20th

The Club’s Annual Party & Awards night will be at Thornbury Golf Club on Friday 20th May. We will be giving out a whole host of Club awards that evening. 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. Thanks.

  1. Cross Country

The next XC event is 13th Feb at Pittville Park Cheltenham. Glos League Round 2. Entry Central is now taking entries. Please refer to the XC WhatsApp group for updates.

  1. Mainstone Challenge – 27th February

ONLY ONE event 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.