September 2020


AGM 2020 – 19:45 Tue 6 October

This is the time of year when we normally hold our Annual General Meeting and get together for a drink and (cheesy) chips. Unfortunately, this year the “rule of 6” means that we will be unable to meet face to face and our plan is to hold a virtual meeting at 19:45 on Tue 6 October on “Zoom” instead. Last year’s minutes and the Officers’ reports will all be uploaded… Read More »AGM 2020 – 19:45 Tue 6 October


Manchester Gold Standard BMC

Tom brimming with confidence after his 5000m Bronze medal at the British Championships 10 days ago, was so very close to his goal! Tom Mortimer returned to Manchester last night in the mens 3000m A race, in his quest to break the 8min barrier. After Tom took 14s off is PB in August he was the 2nd fastest in the field. Very quickly the pace maker pulled away from the… Read More »Manchester Gold Standard BMC


World Mental Health Day – Sat 10 Oct #RunandTalk

As it is World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October 2020 , our Mental Health Champion, Lewis Saunders, is planning a #RunAndTalk event on this day as endorsed by England Athletics. A #RunAndTalk event is where people from the local community can come together and have a run and chat. For some it might be a rare opportunity to get out and exercise in the company of others. If… Read More »World Mental Health Day – Sat 10 Oct #RunandTalk


Membership Secretary

Becky Chinnick has given notice that she intends to step down from the Committee as Membership Secretary. On behalf of all Club members I would like to thank Becky for the fantastic job she has done and for all the support she has given to me and the Committee, particularly during the introduction of the online membership system. We will miss her cheerful, good humoured presence at meetings! Becky’s departure… Read More »Membership Secretary


Jonathan Brough to tackle virtual Great North Run

Jonathan has been training hard for this year’s virtual GNR and invites all Club members to come out and support him or run along with him at Minchinhampton on 13 Sep. Jonathan will complete the first 6.55 miles on his FES (functional electrical stimulation) bike at his bungalow and will then set off in his wheelchair at approx 13:30 from Ricardo Rd to complete the Half Marathon with a 6.55… Read More »Jonathan Brough to tackle virtual Great North Run


Bronze for Tom!

Congratulations to Tom Mortimer who ran a superb race wearing his Stroud vest to win the bronze medal at the British National Championships at Manchester on Saturday. Going into the race he was ranked 16th out of 16 runners. Championship track racing in the longer events is not like pace maker races or road races, there are tactics and sudden changes of pace which tire you quickly and each athlete… Read More »Bronze for Tom!

Tom Mortimer

Lee Valley Gold Standard 1500m

Tom Mortimer ran in a quality 1500m A race at Lee Valley in London last night finishing 6th out of 8 runners. All those ahead of Tom will be running in the 1500m at the British Championships next week. Tom was in the pack until 250m to go looking comfortable, when the kick for Home came and he found himself lacking the finishing speed to match the specialist 1500m runners.… Read More »Lee Valley Gold Standard 1500m