TRC Weekly Bulletin – w/c 8th July  2024


Thursday Club Night Leaders

11th July : Walking – Val / 5k –  Nigel H / 10 min – tbc / 9 min – Jo P / 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 

11/07 Mel Lloyd / 18/07 Rob Watkins

We need more people to volunteer to do Tea from 25th July onwards. See Arthur Renshaw



Tintern Trot 5.5 miles 4th July 2024

Position Name-1 Name-2 M/F   Age Cat Race Time Age Adj Age Group % Cat Pos
5 Ben BOHANE M   Senior 37:24 36:26 65% 5
36 George EVANS M   V50 44:47 38:45 61% 6
44 Stephen ALLEN M   V55 46:12 38:58 60% 1
47 Sam BAIMBRIDGE M   Senior 46:38 46:38 50% 19
55 Joanne PLUMBLEY F   V45 48:15 43:47 61% 2
70 Nick LANGRIDGE M   V70 50:12 36:14 65% 2
74 Jonathan HALL M   Senior 51:44 51:10 46% 25
78 Ashleigh DAVIDSON F   Senior 52:06 51:58 51% 7
81 James MARSHALL M   V45 52:29 48:30 49% 12
92 Paul THOMAS M   V55 53:16 44:55 52% 6
114 Peter CABLE M   Senior 54:49 53:23 44% 31
148 Catherine DACK F   V55 01:00:06 50:11 53% 5
151 Kellie BRYANT F   V45 01:00:15 56:23 47% 10
162 Lorna CHAMBERS F   V55 01:02:14 49:23 54% 6
187 Liz BAIRD F   V50 01:10:04 59:13 45% 14


Cotswold Way Relay – Sat 6th July 2024

(full report below at end of Bulletin)

  Quickthorn Firethorn
Name Time Name Time
Stage 1 Ben Foss 01:35:56 Oliver Brown 01:41:36
Stage 2 Charlotte Harvard-Smith 02:05:51 Jo Plumbley 02:05:50
Stage 3 Ali Vaz 01:46:51 Nathan Darkin 01:32:35
Stage 4 Laura Orna 01:37:53 Sarah Newnes 02:09:10
Stage 5 Paul Thomas 01:38:19 James Marshall 01:45:25
Stage 6 Nick Williams 01:02:37 Chris Foley 01:40:31
Stage 7 Sarah Blakey 01:16:27 Kevin Cundy 01:30:37
Stage 8 Hannah Hamilton 01:49:26 Melanie Wilson 01:53:28
Stage 9 George Evans 01:14:55 Danny Bonnett 01:15:33
Stage 10 Philip Blackburn 01:06:48 Adrian Wombwell 01:32:11



  • Sunday 8th Family BBQ at Tytherington Village Hall


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

The draw for the £50 for the Thornbury 10k volunteer will be made at the next Club night on 11th July.

  1. New Club Kit

We have announced the availability of some new club kit with the new logo. Check out the full details and an order form.

  • Soft Shell jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Track pants
  • Running vests
  • Technical T Shirts
  1. Pete Mainstone Challenge 2024

Enter two races in the PMC Series and claim back your entry fee for the third race you enter – see the Treasurer 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:

Aug 3rd  Wotton    

Sept 7th  Rogiet       

Oct  5th Chipping Sod


Cotswold Way Relay Report (Sat 6th July 2024)

Generally, when it comes to the Cotswold Way Relay you think of beautiful sun-drenched sandstone paths and how you are going to keep cool and stay suitably hydrated on each of the stages that vary in distance from around 9 miles up to 12 miles, and with most involving a minimum of 1,000ft of ascent.

This year however, didn’t follow the party line, and with Ben Foss and Ollie Brown setting off with the larks at 7am the advice quickly followed to keep your jackets on as it was really cold, and pretty slick under foot. The rain didn’t relent throughout the morning with Charlotte Havard-Smith having to put up with a cold, wet and miserable (her own words) Jo Plumbley on Stage 2, and then Nathan Darkin and Ali Vaz setting off in the mist on Stage 3. The sun did however, finally make an appearance on Stage 4 where Laura Orna and Sarah Newnes navigated the re-routed leg around the Air Balloon roundabout, however the rain was never far away and continued to keep runners in check with James Marshall and Paul Thomas on Stage 5, where Paul accomplished his “King of the Cotswolds” accolade for having run all 10 stages over the years.

Nick Williams and Chris Foley started in the rain by running past Liam Gallagher’s new million pound ‘bolthole’ on Selsey Common, before Kev Cundy and Sarah Blakey encouraged the sun to stay out for a little longer on Stage 7, where Thornbury RC’s newest cheerleader was out in support. Hannah Hamilton and Mel Wilson tussled their way through Stage 8 in what seemed to be glorious sunshine finishing within only a matter of minutes of each other, before the baton was handed over to George Evans and Danny Bonnet who equally kept a close eye on each other on Stage 9, finishing even closer together with only 37 seconds separating them at the finish. This left Phil Blackburn and Adrian Wombwell to carry each of the teams home on Stage 10 to a grandstand finish at Bath Abbey, swiftly followed by a pint of the amber nectar to cheer on England.

Some notable performances to mention include the three stage records that fell on Stages 4, 5 and 10 run by Laura Orna, Nick Williams and Phil Blackburn respectively, and also to all of those members who participated for the first time.

Huge thanks go to Nathan Darkin and Lizzie Williams for getting, and keeping, everybody organised over the last few months with various drop outs along the way, and also we couldn’t get through a report on the Cotswold Way Relay without mentioning Judy Mills who couldn’t stay away and kept the photographs coming in, and our runners going, on Stages 4, 7 and 8 (and probably many more…!).

Finally, a special mention also goes out to Jim Williams (and family!) for taking up the club’s marshalling place, and ensuring that all of those running Stage 10 managed to safely cross the A46 north of Bath en route to the finish.

Provisional times for each leg are shown above (new stage records for Legs 4,6 & 10  highlighted):