TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 24th June 2024


Thursday Club Night Leaders

11th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H / 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Kevin W / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

18th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Carol M / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Paul H /                        

Tea Rota 

 27/06 No Tea – Thornbury 10k / 04/07 No tea. General Election Away Day in Chepstow / 11/07 Mel Lloyd

 We need more people to volunteer to do Tea from 18th July onwards. See Arthur Renshaw




Club Championship 10k 13th June – Report by Captain Nick W

It was a cold, wet and windy summer(!) evening last Thursday for the annual TRC club championships over the course of the Thornbury 10k. There were some notable absentees, most likely due to the dire forecast that many had predicted earlier in the day, however 29 intrepid runners turned up to brave the elements and prepare for battle against their fellow club members, and themselves, for bragging rights for the next 12 months. Despite the earlier rain, the weather held out for the duration of the event with some great times posted, even with the hills apparently feeling more ‘hillier’ than normal. In the ladies field, Jo Plumbley came home in first position, whereas in the men’s field, Ben Bohane topped the podium to claim the accolade of club champion for 2024. Congratulations to everyone who took part, and thank you to Thornbury Sailing Club for providing the post race warmth and comfort of their clubhouse, together with liquid refreshments and cake. Special thanks go to all of the volunteers who gave up their own opportunity to take part to ensure that everybody got round the course without getting lost, and to prevent too many overzealous drivers on Foss Lane from becoming too hazardous. Photos and times can be found on the TRC Facebook page.


  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The Thornbury 10k. No Club Night – everybody down at Oldbury.
  • Thursday 4th July – no access to Leisure Centre as being used for General Election results. We will have an ‘Away Day’ over at Chepstow for the Tintern Trot (see below)
  • Saturday 6th July – Cotswold Way Relay
  • Sunday 8th Sept – Family BBQ at Tytherington Village Hall


  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

Marshals & Helpers please pick up your hi-viz bibs from outside the Anchor in Oldbury on Thursday from about 5pm onwards. If you are around in Thornbury you can collect bibs early from Tuesday from  Arthur Renshaw  – please call/text 07810 300025

The Race is now Sold Out!. We expect 400 runners on Thursday evening. Thanks to everyone, we now have enough Marshals. All Marshall instructions have now gone out – if you think you are helping but have not seen any details than please contact Colette Jackson direct asap    

Please do not use the Anchor pub car park – all Competitors and Club parking is by the Sailing Club which is Race HQ and will be used for the Presentations at 9pm

  1. Volunteer Prize Draw – open to all Members. Win yourself £50

As you all know we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, help with the Tea Rota and to lead Groups. Your committee has decided that we should put forward some incentives for you to volunteer.

As from 1st May we are putting up an annual prize fund of £400 – £50 for each of our 3 events, £50 per quarter for the Tea Rota and £50 for a Group Leader.  These £50 prizes will be drawn at an appropriate date each quarter for all Members who have volunteered in those 8 categories. All you have to do is volunteer and then make sure your name is down! The first event draw will be for the Thornbury 10k and will be drawn after the race on 27th June.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024 (NEW RACE ADDED – Tintern Trot Thurs 4th July 19:30)

We have added in the Tintern Trot 5.5 mile multi terrain race on Thursday 4th July.  We will have an ‘Away Day’ as our Leisure Centre is closed and we want to encourage everyone to go over the bridge to Chepstow.  The Tintern Trot 5.5 miles, 330 mtrs ascent. Start 19:30. Car Park at Abbey or Wireworks NP16 6SE   £14 entry (attached) Enter on Fabian 4. Race details on

Enter two races in the PMC Series and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasuer for more info. Run as many of the races as you can and your best 3 positions will count towards the series trophies awarded to best male and female overall,  there are age adjusted prizes too.

This year’s remaining events are:

  1. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July  –
  2. The Flying Monk 10k Malmesbury  – Sat 31st August –

PMC Results to date are on the website

Any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

We now have a group Leader but are still looking for a small Team of 2 or 3 people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ later in the summer. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to Matt Johnstone or any Committee Member.

  1. Park run of the Month

Full list of 2024 park runs of the month is here..

Next three months are shown below:

July 6th  Severn Bridge

Aug 3rd  Wotton    

Sept 7th  Rogiet