TRC Newsletter for W/C Monday 26th April

In this week’s Newsletter we have:

• Club 10k Challenge
• Nutrition Questions
• Week #3 of Club Coaching Tuesday
• 10 min Group Week #1
• The Sunday Long Run is back
• Lost it!
• Weekly Diary
• Coming up next week ….

1. Club 10k Challenge
The first event in the 2021-22 Pete Mainstone Challenge is a Club 10k event on Thursday 27th May. It would be fantastic to see everyone running this event to kick of the challenge off in style. We will be supporting the Thornbury Rotary Club Walkathon, although we will be running! The club has a long history of supporting the Swimathon, which has been replaced by the Walkathon in 2021.

• Date: Thursday 27th May Club Night. If, however, 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
• Start time: Staggered start time in pace groups to avoid overcrowding (just start in groups, not run in groups):
6:45 – Walking group
6:55 – “11 min + 5K” (running @ 12 min pace)
7:00 – 10 min pace group
7: 05 – 9 min pace group
7:10 – 8 min pace group
7:15 – 7 min pace group

• Timing: You will be responsible for self-timing and be asked for your time and distance run at the finish. Pete will be collecting your details at the finish.
• Route: Meet at the TLC top car park as usual, event starts from Coopers Road. Please meet in the car park, where there is more space, before moving to the top of Coopers Road for your start time. The route will be published next week. It will not be marshalled, so you are responsible for checking the course before the day.
• Cost: Like the Swimathon, the Walkathon is a charity event, and it is raising funds for JIGSAW Thornbury We suggest each participant makes a minimum £5 payment voluntary contribution. We have set up a Virgin Money Giving page to make this easy:

2. Nutrition Questions – Kevin Wood
I have already received some great questions for the EA nutrition session. Just a reminder, we have been given an opportunity by EA to take part in pilot Zoom session with a nutritionist, along with only 1 or 2 other clubs. EA have asked me to submit some sample questions in order to plan the session content and gauge the level of interest amongst our club members. Please send your questions to so I can get back to EA. Thanks.

3. Week #3 of Club Coaching Tuesday – Kevin Wood
Details of last Tuesday’s coached sessions for anyone unable to attend and who would like to recreate the sessions:
* Aztec – 4 x 1200m / R 400. Run at projected 5k pace
* TLC – 12 x 400m + 1 x 200m (i.e. 5k) / R 2 mins. Please keep a note of total run time for repeat of this session and benchmarking other runs.
Please join a coaching WhatsApp group by contacting for Aztec / Nick (Williams) 07745 133524 or TLC / Kevin (Wood) 0796 6634237.

4. 10 minute Group Week #1 – Kevin Wood
To meet everyone’s needs we have rearranged the groups and now have 7, 8 , 9, 10 and 5k/11 minute groups. Looking at Strava the 5k/11 min group is at a 12min pace and the 10 min group was quite spread. Do we need an 11 min group?

5. The Sunday Long Run is back – Steve Dimond
The first long Sunday run took place on Sunday 25th April. If you would like to join the run(s) start at the scout hut (car park) near Manorbrook School at 8:30 am. No-one will get left behind and there are usually ways of cutting back for a shorter run. COVID group numbers apply. To be kept up to date on plans and routes please join the ‘Sunday Long Run’ WhatsApp group by contacting Mike Bennewitz 07790 491304.

6. Lost it!
The links for both the Tuesday and Thursday track & trace are now on the club website home page if you need them

7. 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 sessions at Aztec West & TLC
• 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
• 7 min Rob Watkins
• 8 min Lizzie Williams
• 9 min Mike Bennewitz
• 10 min Arthur Renshaw
• 12 (5k/11) Carol Mosses
• Walking Val James

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

Coming up next week ….
• Club 10k Challenge Route