Thornbury 10k

The Thornbury 10k was held on Thursday 12th July  2018.  For race results see Full On Sport

This year Bristol’sNick Rose started the race and presented the prizes. Nick has held many records including 10K european record (27m 34s) and the world Half marathon record in 1979 (1h 1m 3s PB). 

There is a corresponding Facebook event  here, which is the best place to check for updates, photos and messages about the event.

Race report:

Bristol’s greatest long-distance runner, Nick Rose, sounded the horn to start this year’s Thornbury 10k on 12th July, which was another sold out race from the organisers at Thornbury Running Club. The undulating course along country lanes features the testing climb over Sundayshill Lane at the mid-way point, before heading back to the finish at Thornbury Rugby Club through Rockhampton village.

Maciej Bialogonski maintained Bristol & West AC’s stranglehold on the men’s race by winning in a time of 34:02 mins with a winning margin of almost 4 mins. The women’s race was won by Westbury Harrier’s Sophie Voller in 40:48 mins.

Thornbury’s Dylan Roberts continued his run of good form by finishing 4th overall in a field of 316 runners in 38:40 mins. Taryn Roberts (Dylan’s sister) was also near the top of the race, finishing in 3rd place in the women’s field and 19th overall. Laura Orna was one place behind Taryn in 4th place and 29th overall in 44:47 mins.

The team prize was awarded to the top 4 men and the top 3 women from each club. Thornbury’s first four men across the line were Dylan Roberts, Paul Harrod (12th in 41:19 mins ), Ben Foss (28th in 44:46 mins), and Martin Coyle (34th in 45:07 mins) and they swept all before them in taking 1st place. Thornbury’s women also had great success in finishing 2nd overall, alongside Taryn and Laura there was Sarah Newnes who was 135th in 54:10 mins.

Other Thornbury results on the day included Digby Lees 50th 46:41 mins, Sean Underwood 74th 49:47 mins, Martin Smith 105th 52:42 mins, Anthony Yates 128th 54:02 mins, Nicky Hale 157th 55:42 mins, Samantha Prescott 186th 58:00 mins, Katie Franks 198th 59:09 mins, Shelley Honey 201st 59:14 mins, Leighton Prescott 220th 1 hour 1:20 mins, Clare Evans 229th 1 hour 2:45 mins, Elizabeth Dix 1 hour 3:59 mins, Kathy Willott 1st V65 243rd overall 1 hour 4:53 mins, Katie Dent 1 hour 5:44 mins, Shona Howell 266th 1 hour 9:20 mins, Rebecca Dunsford 273rd 1 hour 10:18 mins and Carol Mosses 315th 1 hour 24:03 mins.


Last years results can be found here.


Local Map for Thornbury Rugby Club HQ, BS35 1LG.


Minimum Age 15 Years. Race start 19:30, with gun to chip timing. Please allow time for parking and collecting your race number.

Teams – there is no discount for team entries and there is no need to formally enter as a team.  Instead, the results will be based on runners representing the same running club.  The first four men or three women, from a particular club, to cross the line will be picked out and awarded the respective prizes.

Please do not wear headphones when running. In line with UKA rule 240 supp.5 we are banning the wearing of listening devices as the race is being run on a single carriageway road not closed to other road users.

The accurately measured course is on quiet undulating country lanes on the outskirts of Thornbury where you will be well looked after by Thornbury Running Club’s friendly and encouraging marshals.

A relaxed, hassle-free, but – for those who want it – very competitive road race over the ever-popular 10k distance with chip timing.

There will be substantial cash prizes for breaking the course record as well as team prizes.

Plenty of help and encouragement too for those trying the distance for the first time and no cut-off time.

For more details please click on the following links:

Competitive runners

Team players

Not so serious runners!

Race HQ is at Thornbury Rugby Club (BS35 1LG) with changing facilities, – bag drop -, showers and after race bar and snacks.

The Start is a few minutes’ walk from Thornbury Rugby Club. The route is through Rockhampton, up Moorslade Lane to the A38, back down Sundayshill Lane, then back to the Finish at the Rugby Club. Click here for the route. Km markers are shown on map below.

Water will be available after the finish thanks to

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Race enquiries to Race Directors Ros Rowland or Kevin Cundy

A big thank you to Up and Running, Westbury Park, Bristol branch, who are sponsoring this race, providing race numbers and support.

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Sundayshill route



  Sundayshill 10k 2006


For runners of all standards