TRC Newsletter for W/C Monday 24th May

In this week’s Newsletter we have:

• Weekly Diary
• Pete Mainstone Challenge – Final Countdown
• Cotswold Way Latest – Your Club Needs You!
• Thornbury 10k – It’s Happening
• It’s All Uphill
• All the Gear
• MH Week – Thank You
• Cow Management
• Coming Up Next Week ….

We still need everyone please to continue to use our ‘track & trace’ app on a Tuesday T&T Tuesday & Thursday T&T Thursday please. Whilst we have moved to stage 3, EA makes it clear that to be a ‘formally organised activity’ we must be ‘COVID-secure’, and to be COVID-secure “All clubs and coaches and event providers must capture pre-activity health questionnaires, including participant contact details which can be shared upon request with the government’s Track and Trace initiative. This could be through existing club membership forms, the RunTogether platform, updates to booking forms or sign in processes which we would advise all members complete on a regular basis anyway.” Hence our T&T app. Thank you.

Through the summer months all groups will be going off road for all or part of the Thursday night runs. Please wear appropriate footwear e.g. trail shoes. If you have questions about the route, contact the leader.


1. Weekly Diary

Tuesday Lunchtime session with Ros Rowland (NOTE Ros has moved her meeting time back to 12.30)
12.30 from Leisure Centre Car park. Usually about 5k. Contact 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
12.30 from Leisure Centre Car park. Usually about 5k. Contact Ros on 07743 257838

Thursday Club Night
This Thursday 27th May is the Pete Mainstone Challenge 10k. It will be a Wave start by Pace Group – see full details below.

Sunday Long Runs:
8:30 Scout hut (car park) near Manorbrook School – to join the WhatsApp group contact Mike Bennewitz 07790 491304

2. Pete Mainstone Challenge 10k – Final Countdown
• Meeting Place – TLC car park (as normal) and move to the top end of Coopers Rd, to start, just before your start time (see below).
• Start Time – We are starting in waves, to avoid too many runners together in the local area. As you are self-timing the exact start time is not critical. Walking group @ 6:45; 11 min & 5k @ 6:55; 10 min @ 7:00; 9 min @ 7:05; 8 min @ 7:10 and 7 min @ 7:15.
• Route – The route, ready to recce, For those who prefer written instructions TRC 10k Club Challenge route Please remember there will be no marshals.
• Timing – You are responsible for your own timing.
• Finish – At the finish you will be asked for your name, time and distance run (just to check everyone went the right way! We appreciate there will be minor differences in distance.)
• Donation – Please can you make a minimum £5 voluntary contribution to the Thornbury Rotary Club charity Walkathon event. We have set up a Virgin Money Giving page to make this easy: Thank you. So far we have raised £25.
• Questions – Any questions please contact Thank you.
• If you cannot run on Thursday 27th May you can complete the same course anytime during the 2 week period 24 May – 6th June and submitting your results (time & distance) to

3. Cotswold Way Latest – Your Club Needs You!
It was agreed at Monday’s Club committee meeting that that Club would pay the full entry fee for both EA & non-EA members, as this is a Club event. However you do have to be a fully paid member of TRC, otherwise this could invalidate our entry leading to disqualification.

To complete the teams your club needs 5 more runners, 3 reserves and 1 volunteer please for this much loved club event. If you would like to apply to join a team, be a reserve or volunteer, please contact Judy Mills

For those who recently joined the club the Cotswold Way Relay is a 103 miles, 10 stages race off road race through beautiful Cotswold landscape from Chipping Campden to Bath on 3rd July

4. Thornbury 10k – Its Happening
We got agreement on Tuesday from Thornbury Rugby Club to use their facility for our 10k annual club event. They are delighted to let us use their facilities for the Thornbury 10k on Thursday 15th July. Mark your diary, more details to follow.

5. It’s All Uphill
A big thank you to Paul Harrod who delivered a great hill drill session for the TLC Coaching group on Tuesday. 20 people took part and now know how to fall up-hill! Expect a few PBs at Thornbury parkrun. For those who were not able to attend, Kevin W has create some notes and diagrams to explain the drills (reviewed by Paul). Contact if you would like a copy.

6. All the Gear
With events starting to take place and our planned mob meet at parkrun on 5th June now is a good time to upgrade your club kit. Kev C has a stock of T-shirts and vests for sale at very reasonable prices. Please let Kev know what you would like and when you are available to collect.

7. MH Week – Thank You
It was mental health awareness week last week and we have seen some lovely pictures taken by members to mark this year’s theme ‘connect with nature’. Many of the pictures are on the Clubs’ Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who got involved with this and helped us to raise awareness!

8. Cow Management
In the summer we come increasingly in contact with cows. Following a recent Sunday morning run ‘cow management incident’ I thought you might find the following article of interest, ‘How common is it for walkers to be killed by cows?’

Coming Up Next Week..
• Pete Mainstone Challenge 10k Report
• Thornbury 10k 15th July