TRC Bulletin for W/C Monday 20th September

** This week’s Thursday club night is from Rockhampton Cricket Club (see below) NOT the Leisure Centre car park.
Please wear a Hi-Viz top for your safety as it is getting dark by the time we get back. For Rockhampton you should also wear a head torch as the route will be on unlit lanes and may be off road.

Thursday Club Night Leaders
• 7 min – Mark West
• 8 min – Lizzie Williams
• 9 min – Chris Pritchard
• 10 min – Hugh McPherson
• 12 min(5k) – Jim Williams
• Walking – Val James

Tea Rota
23/09 – not required
30/09 – Paul Reeves

1. Mental Health Champions update: Run & Talk & Rehydrate.
This Thursday Club Night will start and finish at Rockhampton CC (new ground) and the committee have again agreed to put money behind the bar for everyone’s first drink. The winter is fast approaching so we realise that the light will be fading and runs will finish in the dark so hi viz and lights will be needed. Address: Rockhampton Cricket Club. Rockhampton, Berkeley GL13 9DR. Enjoy the running, the talking and the drinking. Carol, Emma, Hugh, Laura

2. Club Dinner Dance?
We are asking for your views on holding the club dinner dance in early January or at the club year end in March / April. Full detail are explained in the poll. Please let us know which option by 24th September using the link: Club Dinner Dance 2022

3. Gloucester Cross Country League
Fantastic response, we have 35 replies so far. If you are interested in taking part in cross country please register your interest using the link below by 24/9. We have the opportunity to do a block booking, which saves money for the club. If you are NOT on the list we will assume you are not interested in cross country. First race is Cirencester Park Sat 30 October

4. London Marathon
Eight TRC members are running London Marathon on 3rd October – (alphabetic order) Ali, Chris, George, Kevin, Mike, Paul, Sarah and Sonya. I hope I have not missed anyone! Three are running for a charity and would really appreciate your support. Details of the charity for whom they are each running (in alphabetic order):

George Evans – Friends of Marlwood School (FOMS) – We are raising £2,500 to upgrade the sports courts at Marlwood School

Chris Foley – Pancreatic Cancer UK – I’m running and fund raising in memory of Andy Dodd, a friend from Thornbury who died 3 years ago from pancreatic cancer.

Kevin Wood – Young Lives vs Cancer (formally known as CLIC Sargent) – Raising money for childhood cancer support in member of my Daughter Rebecca.

5. Pete Mainstone Challenge
Five events completed and 4 to go in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge. For the latest positions in the challenge please see: Pete Mainstone Challenge
• 3rd October Berkeley 10k
• 27th November Having a Mare (Bath Racecourse off road)
• 19th December Chippenham Shortest Day 10k
• Jan/Feb Final Event tba

6. parkrun of the Month – 2nd October
The October parkrun of the month (first Saturday of the month) will be Saturday 2nd October @ Chipping Sodbury. Some of the current crop of runners participating in the beginners course will be running their first 5k at this parkrun, or Thornbury on the previous Saturday, so please lend your support.

7. EA Run Coaching Programme – Session #2 Monday 18th October (by Zoom)
Monday 18th October 7:00 – 8:30pm. Please join at 6:55 for 7:00 prompt start, thank you:
Meeting ID: 890 4905 7236 Passcode: 871943

8. Club Nights
Please don’t attend if you have any COVID symptoms or are self-isolating. For the latest list of COVID symptoms please see: