TRC Newsletter for W/C Monday 21st June

In this week’s Newsletter we have:

• Weekly Diary
• Thank You from Rotary
• Pete Mainstone Challenge 2021-22 – New Events Added
• TRC Social Events
• Parkrun latest
• Man Down – Cotswold Relay
• Next Beginner’s Course
• Coming Up Next Week ….

Step 4 on the Government’s Road Map out of the Covid restrictions has been delayed 4 weeks until 19 July. Due to the current increase in the infection rate across the UK the current restrictions will remain in place. No change to the current Tuesday and Thursday night’s arrangements. We still need to complete track & trace app on Thursday & Tuesday Tuesday T&T Thursday T&T Link can also be found on the club home page. If you forget you can do it after the run.


1. Weekly Diary

TRC Committee Meeting : Monday 21st June. 20.00 on Zoom.

Tuesday Lunchtime: 12.30 from Leisure Centre Car park. Usually about 5k. See Ros

Tuesday Coaching Night: 7:00 TLC – Kevin Wood / 7:30 Aztec –Nick Williams

Thursday Lunchtime: 12.30 from Leisure Centre Car park. Usually about 5k. See Ros

Thursday Club Night:
• 7 min – Rob Watkins
• 8 min – Lizzie Williams
• 9 min – Mike Bennewitz
• 10 min – Hugh McPherson
• 12 (5k) – Caron Hale
• Walking – Val James

Sunday Long Runs: 8:30 Scout hut (car park) near Manorbrook School. See Mike Bennewitz

2. Thank You from Rotary

A message from Mark Wilkinson of Thornbury Rotary Club, who we supported through the recent Club 10k. “I wanted to thank you all for supporting the Thornbury Rotary Walkathon. It was wonderful to see so many people taking up the challenge and in doing so helping to raise money for local charities and good causes. The running total of donations stands at £8,250 but with sponsorship still coming and gift aid we might just get to £10,000. That would be fantastic for an event in its first year. Thank you for being a part of this and for your efforts in getting a team together and getting sponsorship.”
We have raised £225.93 in support of the Rotary Walkathon in aid of Jigsaw Thornbury from the Club 10k. Well done to those who ran and donated.

3. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2021-22 – New Events Added
Two new events for the challenge have now been added and ready for you to sign up:
• 27th November – Having a Mare (Bath Racecourse off road)
• 19th December – Chippenham Shortest Day 10k

We will also be adding a final event in Jan / Feb tba. Still 5 points for each event entered with DNF = 5 and DNS = 0, best 3 results count. Get entering. All details on the Club website:

4. TRC Social Events
The social side of the club is very important, and something we have been prevented from doing for the past 18 months. We are planning ahead and thinking positively with Chris (Pritchard) volunteering to be Club Social Secretary at the last committee meeting. Chris has a number of ideas he is currently working on, more news to follow.

5. Parkrun is coming back
Great news. More than 500 parkrun events now have full landowner permission, which was critical for parkrun to be able to return. Following the PMs deferral of step 4 the new start date for parkrun in England is 24th July. Put the date in your diary for a mass club turnout please at Thornbury parkrun.

6. Man Down – Cotswold Relay
One of the club’s male vets team members for the Cotswold Relay has a suspected stress fracture and has had to withdraw. If you are able to take his place that would be great. It would also be good insurance to have a few more reserves. Please contact Judy Mills for info. For details about the event take a look at

7. Next Beginner’s Course
If you have friends, neighbours or work colleagues interested the next ‘Intro to Running’ course is starting 28th July for 9 weeks to 22nd September 6:45pm every Wednesday. Please ask them to contact for more info or to sign up.

Coming Up Next Week
• Thornbury 10k Update