TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 7th August 2023

Thursday Club Night Leaders

10th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Nigel H / 10 min – Suzy C / 9 min – Ellen P / 8 min –Moray S / 7 min– Rob W.

17th August : Walking – Val / 5k– Carol M / 10 min – Jerry C / 9 min – Kev C / 8 min –Kevin W / 7 min– Paul H

Tea Rota                                                      

10/08 : Mike Benewitz / 17/08 : Chris Foley / 24/08 : James Marshall (open eve) / 31/08 : Lorna Chambers / 07/09 : No Tea Away day / 14/09 : Alan Pascoe / 21/09 : Hugh McPherson /  28/09 : Angela Hague

Please let Arthur Renshaw know if you would be prepared to be added to the Tea rota (07810 300025).


If you have any race times you want to see included in the weekly announcements then please make sure you get the details to Nick Williams or Mel Wilson at the earliest opportunity.


  • Thursday 24th Open Evening from 18.45 Severnside Suite.
  • Saturday 2nd Park run of the month – Thornbury
  • Sunday 3rd Woodchester Park 8 mile (Pete Mainstone Challenge)
  • Thursday 7th Run & rehydrate 19.00 Old Down
  • Sunday 17th Oldbury 10 Miles 10.00
  • Monday 25th CPR Session open to all Members 19.00 – 21.00 Severnside Suite
  1. TRC Open Evening – Thursday 24th August

We are going to hold an Open evening in order to encourage local runners to come along and see what we are like and run with us. Jon Hall and Chis Pritchard will be promoting the event via FaceBook and Carol Mosses will be helping as she looks after the Beginners sessions. The normal Thursday night runs may need to be a bit more flexible depending on who turns up.

  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge.

The fourth and final race in the series will be the Woodchester Park 8 mile on Sunday 3rd September at 10.00.  This is a hilly run all on woodland tracks.  Entries here..

  1. Run & Rehydrate – Thursday 7th September

The last away day of the summer will be at Old Down Cricket Club on 7th September. Come along ready to run at 19.00

  1. TRC’s Oldbury 10 Mile road Race

The Oldbury 10 mile is on Sunday 17th September 10.30. This is the third and last event in the Thornbury 2023 series. Emma Prichard is the new Race Director for this event. We will need all the volunteers we can get to ensure we have another excellent race. If you are able to help please can you complete the following form:

  1. Basic First Aid & CPR for runners – Monday 25th September

It is about time we revisited what to do when you are out running and someone nearby collapses. Clare Watt will lead an evening session on Monday 25th Sept in our usual room – Severnside Suite from 19.00-21.00.  All Members are welcome to come along. It just may save somebodies life if you know how to do CPR and give basic first aid.

Hopefully, next week, there will be a Google form for you to put your name down for the CPR Session.

  1. Parkrun of the month
Sept 2nd Thornbury


Kevin Arnold is looking to ascertain if there is any interest in going to parkruns outside of our local area.If interested please contact Kevin Arnold direct in order to share lifts etc. (07971 319737)

  1. Thornbury 10k – Thursday 27th June 2024

We are still looking for a new Race Director and a team of 2 or 3 to organise next years Thornbury 10k. If you are interested in getting involved in a small team then please see Arthur Renshaw. Getting involved early, say by December, makes the whole job so much easier and there is plenty of experienced support around so you would not be left on your own.

  1. Pilates for Runners (a message from Captain Nick)

We have been offered a discount from Pilates for Runners, who were recently in attendance at the Bristol Running Show.  There are 7 x 15 minute sessions, which have been kept deliberately short so that they’re easy to slip into training, either before or after a run, first thing in the morning etc.  They are suitable for all abilities and require no kit at all, so accessible to everyone.

The sessions are all available online at The sessions can be watched at any time, and can be repeated as many times as your members would like. 

If you are interested in becoming a member too, then there are around 400 on demand sessions and programs to follow, plus weekly live Zoom sessions. We have been provide a discount if you use the code THORNBURY which will give you access to the monthly membership for £9.99 per month for the first 3 months. You can still get the 7 day free trial and can cancel anytime.