TRC Bulletin for W/C 28/02/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – tba
  • 8 min – Kevin Wood
  • 9 min – Hugh McPherson
  • 10 min – Steve Dimond
  • 12 min(5k) – Jim Williams
  • Walking – Val James

Meeting inside TLC @ 18:50 for brief announcements or straight to the car park for runs starting at 19:00. Tea, squash, water & biscuits available after the run in the ‘Fitness Studio’, located downstairs under the spin studio for those who are prepared to be on the Tea Rota.

Tea Rota on a Thursday

  • 3rd March : Chris Foley
  • 10th March : Jo Emerson
  • 17th March : Roger Glew
  • 24th March : Hugh McPherson


  1. Diary Dates
  • March 5th – Glos League XC round 3 – Old Down Country Park.
  • March 6th – Swimarathon (spaces still available – see Arthur Renshaw)
  • March 12th – parkrun of Month – Rogiet
  • March 27th – Mob match v Bitton  4.5 miles (see below)
  • March 30th – Introduction Course for new runners week 1
  • March 31st  â€“ TRC AGM 20:30 Fitness Studio in TLC
  • 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 8th – Coaching with Shane Benzie
  • May 20th – TRC Annual Party & Awards Night (tickets available next week)
  • May 22nd – Sunday 09.00 Tester for the new ‘Thornbury 10k’ (members only)
  • July 2nd – Cotswold Way Relay (details to follow soon)
  • July 14th – TRCs very own ‘Thornbury 10k’ (time to marshal)
  • Aug 11th – Mob Match vs Chepstow
2.    How To Get Running, Improve Performance and Stay Injury Free

Friday 18th February 19.00- 21.00. Free event with Thornbury Clinic at the Leisure Centre. Sign up for free here..

  1. Swimarathon – Sunday 6th March 17.15

Fairly desperate to get another 10 people to join in next Sunday – We usually have 3 teams of 6 but so far we only have 8 people signed up! Please let me know if you would like to join in – Arthur Renshaw 07810 30025

  1. Call for Club Charity Nominations 2022-23

Each year Thornbury Running Club adopts a charity to support and part of the monies made from the club’s three events is donated to this charity. We ask members to please nominate a charity they would like the club to support for 2022-23. If you wish to nominate a charity please submit details here -> Nomination  by 11th March. A list of nominated charities will then we sent out for everyone to vote. The winning charity will be announced at the AGM.

  1. TRC Annual Party & Awards Night – May 20th Thornbury Golf Club

Come along for an evening of celebration, laughter, dancing and yummy food! Tickets for the evening are at the subsidised price of £16 per person for both Club members and guests. We cannot wait to see you all there. Ticket price includes: your first drink, sumptuous BBQ, Celebration cake and a disco. Purchase ticket/s for yourself and guest here: Annual Party & Awards Night Payments should be made directly to the club bank account.  If you have any questions please email:

  1. Club AGM

The Club AGM is on Thursday 31st March 20:30 in the Fitness Studio Thornbury Leisure Centre. If you have any items you would like to raise please send to If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee please send your name to by 28th March and any questions to

  1. Unique Coaching Opportunity – Sunday 8th May 10:00 – 17:00

I have arranged a unique opportunity to be coached by one of the UK’s leading athletics coaches, Shane Benzie, and author of ‘The Lost Art of Running’. Shane is described as a running-technique-analyst coach and movement guru. To find out more about Shane visit This is a whole days coaching for just 20 people and will consist of video analysis and group discussion on specific aspects of movement. Everyone takes away a copy of their video and a personal action plan. There is then a follow up webinar, about 30 days later, to review outcomes. The Club is heavily subsidising this event, as an investment in building the Club, and the cost is just £50 per person. If you would like to attend please sign up here -> Coaching Opportunity and please read the instructions in the link. If you have any questions please contact

  1. Membership Renewal 2022-23

We will be asking you very soon to please renew your Club membership, as the Club year ends 31st March. The great news is, once again, there is no increase in membership fees for 2022-23. The membership fees are outstanding value, about 50p per week for over 100 sessions a year, plus EA subsidy, XC subsidy, Run & Rehydrate drinks, Party, Xmas chilli, CWR etc. To renew the Club’s EA affiliation the committee are being asked to complete a questionnaire about codes of conduct, inclusivity, health & safety, privacy etc. As a result we have updated our T&Cs and we need you to complete a membership application to accept these T&C please. We will sent out the link asap and we would appreciate prompt payment please, especially for those wishing to have individual EA membership subsidy, as we need to inform and pay EA.

  1. Return to the Track – Tuesday 8th March

I am delighted to say the Club’s Tuesday coaching session will be returning to WISE track (Filton) from March 8th.We will meet there twice per month on 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 7:30pm – 8:30 pm (if there are 5 Tuesdays in a month we will still only meet twice). Both Aztec & TLC groups will share the track (along with UWE) and work as two sub-groups. Anyone wishing to move between groups can then do it easily. The even better news is that the club is funding this 100%. The only payment will be car parking. I am also working on a plan to get parking passes, more about that later. Please look out for announcements in the Aztec and TLC WhatsApp coaching groups. If you are not in these groups and wish to be added please contact

  1. parkrun of Month March – 12th March                                                                                                      

Fantastic turnout at the Feb parkrun of the month. 19 of the 65 runners were from TRC and 8 of the top 10! Proposing Rogiet parkrun for March 12th, to avoid XC. Rogiet is about 19 miles from TLC or 30 mins drive

  1. Mob Match – Sunday March 27th

Terrific! 35 people now signed up, be great to get to 40+. Match starts and finishes at Bitton Railway Station and the route is along the cycle path, distance 4.5 miles. Starting at 18:00 (to avoid too many cyclists) on Sunday 27th March. Please sign up now -> Put me on the team The match is chip timed, the club is covering the cost of your chip. Everyone who takes part scores points for the team, so the more runners we have the more points we score. Bitton are making this a family friendly social event with food afterwards and rumours of an ice cream van. Please sign up, thank you.

  1. EA Run & Coach #3 – Training for a 5K PB 5th April

Our third EA Run & Coach session with Kerry Newell, ‘Training for a 5K PB’, is on Tuesday 5th April at Chantry Playing Fields, Thornbury. There are a 5 steps. Step #1 – Use the April parkrun of the month (2nd April at Chipping Sodbury) to set a current benchmark time. Step #2 – Set yourself a goal e.g. reduce by X seconds or minutes; get to a target time; get to a % age adjusted. Step #3 – attend the session on 5th April and build a plan. Step #4 – 8 week plan to progress to your target. Step #5 – rerun the parkrun and enjoy the result!

  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 runs followed by drinks. First drinks are paid for by the club. We will also be presenting our Club charity, Made a Mark, with a cheque for £1,200 from Riverbank Rollick. For anyone driving there is additional parking behind The Ship

  1. March 5th – Glos league XC round 3 – Old Down 5th March

Last round of the league is a local event at Old Down on Saturday 5th March. Entries close 3 days before the race. If you are not running you might like to support the club runners.

  1. Graphic Designer?

Is anyone in the club a Graphic Designer or has a partner who is? I am in need of some help please on a small club related project. If you are able to help please contact

16.   Club Nights – Last Updated 25/02/22
The government is removing remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 We would ask you please to not attend club session if you have any COVID symptoms. For the latest list of COVID symptoms: