TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 26th June 2023


The Editor of the Bulletin is away for a few weeks so there will be no Bulletins for weeks commencing 3rd, 10th & 17th July. Should be back for the Bulletin week commencing 24th July. Group Leaders for all affected weeks are shown below

Thursday Club Night Leaders

29th June : No Groups required as it is the Thornbury 10k night.

6th  July : Severnside suite not available. Meet in top car park as normal at 7pm   Groups :

      Walking – Val / 5k – Caron H / 10 min – Hugh M / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Hannah H / 7 min – Rob W

13th July : Walking – Val / 5k – Nigel H / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min – Moray S / 7 min – Paul H

20th July : Walking – Val / 5k – Amel D / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Chris P / 8 min – Kevin W / 7 min – Ben F

Tea Rota                                                      

29/06 : No tea – Thornbury 10k / 06/07 : No Tea – Severnside suite not available / 13/07 : Paul Saville

20/07 : tba / 27/07 : tba

As usual we need a few more volunteers to do tea from mid July onwards. Should only have to do Tea once per year. Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota.



New Club Captains

As mentioned by Arthur on Thursday night last week, Mel Wilson and I (Nick Williams) have agreed to be your new Male and Female Club Captains of the club for the foreseeable future. Not only does this make for a more diverse role as Captain, but it also gives us half a chance at keeping up the good work that Kevin Wood did as our predecessor!

As part of our remit as Captains, as well as promoting participation in internal and external races and events (and dare I say it cross-country), we would like to place more of an emphasis on recognising the achievements of our membership, no matter how big or small those achievements may seem. It could be anything from winning or placing well in a race, either overall or in a given age category, through to the completion of your first parkrun, and anything in between. This could include milestones such as reaching a certain number of parkruns, recording a new PB or running your first race following a long injury lay off. To this end, we will be keeping an eye out for notable performances on Strava and on Parkrun, but it would also really help if you could send through anything that you feel is noteworthy so that we can share in your success to the e-mail address below.

In addition, we are firm believers that we are a club, run by members, for the members. It is with this in mind that I would encourage you all to please contact us if you feel that we could be improving any aspect of the club, or if you have any ideas that you would like to see implemented. Again, this could vary from changes to the way we do announcements on a Thursday evening (I will improve, I promise!) through to proposing an ‘away day’ somewhere, or even a social event. Any ideas will always be welcomed!

Hope to see you all soon,

Nick and Mel (






  1. Thornbury 10k (Thursday 29th June)

Thanks to the 50 of you who have volunteered to help on our 10k. We are almost 100% capacity with nearly 400 runners registered. It would be useful to get one more volunteer to cover any changes or drop-outs. All details were sent out last week and again on Thursday 22nd. If you haven’t got the e-mail with all the details then please contact Arthur Renshaw  No meeting at the Leisure Centre so if you are not helping then come down and cheer people on at the Finish in Oldbury.

Any other questions please contact Race Director Ros –


  1. Cotswold Way Relay (Sat 1st July)
    We now have 2 ‘settled’ teams (Quickthorn & Hawthorn). Any remaining issues check the CWR2023 What’s App group or speak to Judy Mills or the CWR Captains Jo Plumbley and Rob Watkins.


  1. Bristol Running Show

We have a stand at the Bristol Running Show on Sunday 16th July at the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association (BAWA) Leisure Centre on Southmead Rd, Filton. With your help we will use this to promote club membership and our race series. If you want to attend free tickets available from Bristol Running Facebook: Bristol Running Show Instagram: @bristol_running_show


  1. Club Race Series – Pete Mainstone Challenge

The next race in the series is the Westonbirt Summer 10k on Friday 21st July 19.30

Enter here…


  1. Five Mile ‘Age Grader’– Sunday 23rd July 2023

This unusual event is very local to Thornbury. An officially measured and very flat course around the hamlet of Shepperdine with overall positions and prizes based on age-adjusted times and not actual times.

You can enter at

Details of race at

Start List


  1. Parkrun of the month
July 1st Severn Bridge
August 5th Berkeley Green
Sept 2nd Thornbury


  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners (September)

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt is going to organise an evening session in September so you all know how to do CPR and give basic first aid. More details to follow.


  1. Thornbury Leisure Centre – discounted Membership for TRC

The Leisure Centre have asked me to remind all TRC Members that they can get discounted Memberships for using the pool and joining most of the classes. Ask at Reception.