TRC Bulletin for W/C 31/01/22  

Thursday Club Night Leaders

  • 7 min – Jim Godden
  • 8 min – Kevin Wood
  • 9 min – Mike Bennewitz
  • 10 min – Emma Pritchard
  • 12 min(5k) – Jim Wiliams
  • Walking – tba

Note the markings in the upper car park have been refreshed with the Group minutes/mile numbers. Please congregate in your designated areas prior to your Thursday night run. This makes it easier for the Leaders.

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  1. Diary Dates
  • Feb 12th – ‘parkrun of the Month’ at Thornbury
  • Feb 13th –  Glos League XC round 2 – Pittville Park, Cheltenham (pre-booked entries only via Entry Central)
  • Feb 27th–Pete Mainstone Challenge Finale – Pontypool Park 10k
  • March 6th – Swimarathon
  • March tbc  – TRC AGM
  • March 27th – Mob match v Bitton
  • March – Membership Renewal prior to April 1st
  • May 20th – TRC Annual Party & Awards Night
  • June tbc (Sunday am) – Tester for the new  ‘Thornbury 10k’ (club members only)
  • July 14th – TRCs very own new ‘Thornbury 10k’ (time to marshal)
  • July 2nd – Cotswold Way Relay (details to follow soon)
  1. Doynton Horrible Hard Half

Paul’s excellent Race Report gave a blow by blow account of the event and I would like to highlight and recognise the enormity of the achievements. TRC had 19 entries and 18 finishers in a field of 418 runners. 11 of the TRC runners finished in the top 10 of their category, 5 of which were in the top 3 – Nick Williams, Sean Leadbeater, Ben Bohane, Rob Watkins & Hannah Hamilton. A superb effort. Bitton will be quaking in their shoes thinking about the mob match on 27th March!

  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 secretary@thornburyrunningclub.co.uk 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’ https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/about/committee-2/constitution/

  1. Return of the Swimarathon  March 6th 17:15-18:15                                

We currently have 6 people signed up  for the Rotary Club Swimathon taking place 6th March 17:15 – 18:15. Preliminary Closing date for Club entries is 30th January please submit your details: https://forms.gle/eFkyoDFL5FWTMt2t5 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. This is a sponsored event, for Made a Mark, and we are therefore asking each swimmer to donate £10 each (i.e. £60 per team).

  1. parkrun of Month – 12th February Thornbury

Next parkrun of the month is February 12th at Thornbury is a Valentines Special brought to you by Race Director Ashleigh. Please can you make sure that your parkrun profile includes ‘Thornbury RC’. Without this information Mel [Lloyd] cannot track you for the parkrun awards. Log into www.parkrun.com/signin/ using parkrun ID & password -> Groups -. Add ‘

  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. Thanks

  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:
https://www.thornburyrunningclub.co.uk/racing/members-results/rr-champs-results-2010-2/results-2021/

  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: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/#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.

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