TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 6th May 2024


Thursday Club Night Leaders

9th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Amel D / 10 min – Arthur R / 9 min – Lizzie W / 8 min – Martyn G / 7 min – Ben B /                        

16th May : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H/ 10 min – Emma P / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min – Paul T / 7 min – Nick W /                        

Tea Rota        

09/05 Alan Pascoe / 16/05 Pete Mainstone (AGM night) / 23/05 Jon Hall / 30/05 Janet Constable.


Results:  none this week 

For a list of other local races click here


  • Tuesday 7th May. First of the new Tuesday coached interval sessions at Castle School 19.30
  • Thursday 16th May. TRC AGM Leisure Centre, usual room 20.30 after Club night.
  • Thursday 13th June . Club 10k Championship – using the Thornbury 10k course. Meet Sailing Club.
  • Thursday 20th June. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.
  • Thursday 27th June 19.30. The next TRC organised event – The Thornbury 10k
  • Saturday 6th July.  Cotswold Way Relay
  • Thursday 16th July. Room being used until 7pm. We can use on our return around 8pm. Come ready to run at 7pm from top car park.


  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. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th Start 19.30 Oldbury

The 2nd race of the club’s 2024 race series is coming up in June.  It is a great route from the Oldbury Sailing club, around the lanes, and back down from St Arilda’s finishing at the Anchor. The profits from the club events go towards the club charity donation, and lots of the social activities we put on such as “Run & Rehydrate”, cross country, t shirt discounts etc. Your help makes this all possible!  To deliver this event successfully and safely, we will need club members to come and marshal (60+ in total).  Please put your name down on the Form attached here  Thornbury 10K. Any questions please contact Colette Jackson on 

Note we will be running the route of the 10k for the Club Champs 2 weeks before the open event (Club night Thursday 13th June)

  1. Tuesday evening Interval Sessions (NEW)

We have agreed with Castle School to make use of their grass athletics track to host our coached Tuesday interval sessions over the summer months (7th May to 27th August). The sessions are available to all and hosted by our club coaches Nick, Kevin and Hannah. The sessions are free to all club members, start at 7.30pm and last roughly one hour. The sessions normally comprise a warm up, some running drills and the main interval session, before a cool down. For more information, please contact Nick Williams.

  1. AGM – Thursday 16th May (Club Year 1st April 2024 – 31st March 2025)

The AGM will be after Club Night on Thursday 16th May at 20.30.  An e-mail has been sent to all Members from the Club Secretary with more information about the AGM. Any issues or questions for the AGM please send by Wednesday 8th May by emailing

  1. Charity or worthy cause for the Club to support in 2024-25.

Each year the Club adopts a charitable cause to support and for 2023-24 it was St Peter’s Hospice.Now is the time to vote for your 2024-25 charitable cause.  Please cast your vote here.Voting closes on Wednesday 8th May and the winning charitable cause will be announced at the AGM.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

The wait is over – the line up for this year’s Pete Mainstone challenge is announced. This is a series of specially selected local  10Km races where we aim to get a great club turn out boosted by a bit of healthy competition and a beer or two at the finish courtesy of TRC. 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 – as well as cold beers and healthy (ish) snacks to share with our TRC friends at the finish line.The aim is to get as many club members as possible out to share the fun of racing – no matter what your age or pace. So this years events are:

  1. Hogweed trot June 3rd 7pm    –
  2. Our very own TRC 10k tester event – 13th June 2024 ar 7pm
  3. GWR towpath series Race 3  – 26th July    –
  4. The flying monk Malmesbury  – sat 31st August  –

There may also be a final bonus race so keep a look out during the summer So please get those entries in as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  See you on the start line – any questions just ask Jo Plumbley – 07860 623312

  1. A Group to organise Social activities for the Club

The Committee are looking for a small Team of people to organise some social functions including the Annual Dinner and a BBQ after the Cotswold Relay on the weekend of 6/7th July. If you are interested in helping please make yourself known to 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:

June 1st Chipping Sodbury

July 6th  Severn Bridge

Feb3rd  Wotton