TRC Club Bulletin for May 2023 – One More Time …


Thursday Club Night Leaders 

4th May: Walking – Val / 12 min – Caron H / 10 min – Steve D  / 9 min – Lizzie  / 8 min – Mel W  / 7 min – Ben B (meet top car park;   Leisure Centre closed due to local Elections)

11th May: Walking – Val / 12 min – Carol M / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Hannah / 7 min – Ben F (AGM night; routes may be a bit shorter than usual)

Tea Rota 

4/05 – No tea; 11/05 – tba (AGM); 18/05 Jon Hall 


What’s On …  

And Finally …
As many of you probably know, after 3.5 years, I am stepping down as Club Captain and from the Committee. The Bulletin was weekly for over 2 years before moving to Monthly, in that time I have written over 120 Bulletins. Thank you to all those who have provided support and to Arthur for sending it out. Special thanks to the 23 Leaders, without whom Thursday would not be possible, and to the two Coaches (Hannah & Nick W) without whom we would not have a Tuesday night session.

  1. Annual Party – Friday May 19th at The Ship Alveston
    Our 2023 Annual Party is at ‘The Ship’, Alveston. Join us for an evening of yummy food and drink. Tickets are at the heavily subsidised price of £16per person (Club members or guests). Price includes first drink, sumptuous hot buffet, celebration cake and a disco. We need to let The Ship know final numbers by 10th May please. To reserve tickets please complete the form and make payment to the club bank account shown on the form. Any questions please contact


  1. 3-Way Mob Match
    A mob match with a twist! This time it’s a 3-way match vs Chepstow and Bitton on Thursday 25th May @ 7:00pm start over the Severn Bridge (parking details to follow). Please sign up as we need to know names to allocate numbers with timing chips. If you sign up and subsequently find you cannot take part please e-mail the club will be charged for your chip. What is a mob match?In a mob match every runner counts, as everyone finishing receives a score. If there are 90 runners the first in scores 90, second scores 89 down to 90th scores 1 point. All the points are added up and the winner is the team with the most points.


  1. Cotswold Way Relay
    For 2023 the Club has entered 2 team into the popular Cotswold Way Relay (103 miles, 10 stage, off-road race through the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Bath). We have 14 signed up and need a total of 20 runners + reserves. Please sign up here. If you are new to the Club and would like to know more about CWR, speak to the CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.


  1. AGM
    The AGM is on Thursday 11th May at TLC. ALL Club members are welcome to attend the meeting to hear about the Club year. You will not be arm twisted to join the committee! If you have any items you would like to raise please e-mail to Arthur or Nigel by Friday 5th


  1. Thornbury 10k

The Club organises three events each year with monies raised enabling the Club to fund ‘Run & Re-hydrate’, Annual Party etc enjoyed by all Club members. Your help makes all this possible. To deliver this event successfully and safely we need a lot of club members to step forward to marshal please by signing up here. Thank you for your help and support. Any question please contact Race Director Ros –

  1. Bristol Running Show
    We have a stand at the Bristol Running Show on Sunday 16th July at the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre on Southmead Rd, Filton. With your help we will use this to promote club membership and our race series. We have 3 vacancies: 2 people @ 12:30 – 14:30 and 1 person @ 14:30 – 16:30. If you are able to help please e-mail . If you want to attend free tickets available from Bristol Running Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show


  1. Membership

As some of you may have noticed during membership renewal Carol Mosses has taken over the role of Membership Secretary. Thank you to Carol for helping and adding this to her growing list of tasks – Kit, Beginners, Mental Health Champion …


  1. Bradley Stoke 10k – Sunday 11th June 2023

From Sole Sisters: A 10k run, approx. 6 miles course along tracks and footpaths through Bradley Stoke’s Conservation Area. The course will start and finish at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke BS32 8HL. Run open to men and women over 16 years.  There is a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes and headphones will NOT be permitted (due to the race being multi-terrain and has a number of road crossings). Please enter the race on the link below. 

Follow the race on the Bradley Stoke 10k page