TRC Newsletter for W/C Monday 10th May

In this week’s Newsletter we have:

• Weekly Diary
• Club 10k Challenge Route Instructions
• Pete Needs Help
• Mental Health Champions update Mental Health Awareness Week
• Your Club Needs You! – Cotswold Way Relay
• London Virtual Marathon
• Club Coaching Tuesday
• Coming up next week…

As from next Monday 17th May the limit on Groups of 6 meeting outdoors will be increased to 30. We will still meet and run in Groups based on pace times but we can have larger Groups from next week.

We still need everyone to continue to register with Track & Trace on a Tuesday & Thursday Thursday T&T Tuesday T&T

Through the summer months all Groups will be going off road for all or part of the Thursday night runs – please wear appropriate footwear. eg. Trail Shoes.


1. Weekly Diary
Tuesday Lunchtime session with Ros Rowland.
• 12.00 from Leisure Centre Car park. Usually about 5k. Contac Ros on 07743 257838

Tuesday Coaching Night:
• 7:00 TLC – to join the WhatsApp group contact Kevin Wood 0796 6634237.
• 7:30 Aztec – to join the WhatsApp group contact Nick Williams 07745 133524

Thursday Lunchtime session with Ros Rowland.
• 12.00 from Leisure Centre Car park. Usually about 5k. Contac Ros on 07743 257838

Thursday Club Night:
There are WhatsApp groups for each of the run groups below. From time to time the group leaders would like to start their group run from a different location. By having everyone in a WhatsApp group it means this can be quickly and easily communicated to everyone. To join please send your name and which group you would like to be added to by contacting Kevin Wood 07966 634237.
• 7 min Mark West
• 8 min Alan Gatling
• 9 min Jerry Clothier
• 10 min Mike Bennewitz
• 12 (5k/11) Rachel Murphy
• Walking Val James

Sunday Morning Runs:
• 8:30 Scout hut car park near Manorbrook School. Mainly off-road, 2 hours plus. To join the WhatsApp group contact Mike Bennewitz 07790 491304

2. Club 10k Challenge Route – Kevin W
Last week I announced the Club 10k, the first event in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge, being held on Thursday 27th May. Here is the route: For those who prefer written instructions and/or want to recce beforehand see the route detailed in this link.TRC 10k Club Challenge route

3. Pete Needs Help
Please could we have a volunteer (or two) to help Pete at the finish of the 10k on Thursday 27th May. He will need help to capture everyone’s time and distance (participants are self-timing). Anyone injured and unable to run or running another day and free to help would be appreciated. Thank you. Please contact

4. Mental Health Champions update – Mental Health Awareness Week
10th – 16th May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is “Connect With Nature.”
The 2 aims of the week are to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways and to convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue as well as an environmental one. Many of our runners have often commented on how much they value the mental health benefits of running. Following on from the recent Run and Talk, we are encouraging those running or walking to pay particular attention to the nature around them sometime during the week, especially at TRC club runs on Thursday 13th May.
We would like people to share photos, videos or sound recordings on Strava and the TRC Facebook pages using the hashtags #ConnectwithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

5. Cotswold Way Relay – Judy Mills (also see separate e-mail sent on Friday)
We have three teams entered in this year’s Cotswold Way Relay on 3rd July. For those of you who are new to the club the event is a 103 miles, 10 stages race off road race through beautiful Cotswold landscape from Chipping Campden to Bath. We need 30 runners, plus a couple of reserves. If you would like to apply to join a team please contact Judy Mills directly by e-mail Please let Judy know if you have a preference for which stage you run, or if there are any you are unable to run. This event is only open to club members
We will also need 3 volunteers who may be asked to deal with a road crossing or a water station please.
Check out the website

6. London Virtual Marathon
The Brightwell, a charity based in Bradley Stoke that supports people living with neurological conditions, have 3 places available to take part in the London Virtual Marathon. Do you know anyone who may be interested? The fundraising target is £150/person. We would love to fill these places and if you could share this with members of the Thornbury Running Club that would be fab. If interested e-mail: Claire Wingate.

7. Coaching Tuesday – Kevin W & Nick W
Rather than reporting details in the weekly newsletter and posting on Facebook each week in future all coaching updates will only appear in the relevant coaching WhatsApp group. To join a coaching WhatsApp group please contact: Aztec / Nick Williams 07745 133524 or TLC / Kevin Wood 0796 6634237.

Coming up next week ….
• EA Nutrition Session Update