40th Birthday Celebrations

This page will be updated regularly to share the latest 40th Birthday Plans.

From Helen Page, Celine Wilcock, Liz O’Keeffe, Hugh Beedell, Nigel Lacey, John Manning & Tony Hill (the Birthday Task Group):

14 April 2021 is our 40th Birthday!

Our club had its first weekly run on 14 April 1981. Back then we were called Tring Jogging Club, we met at the Rugby Club in Cow Lane and we ran on a Tuesday night.

To celebrate our 40th anniversary we have planned:

  • A Score Challenge
  • A 40 mile club relay & social, on 26 September 2021
  • A fact from each year of our history – to be published weekly in the Club newsletter.

We hope not only that you will be informed and entertained, reading each week about the history of our club, but you will also take part in both birthday events!


Score Challenge & Treasure Hunt
All the detail is here.

40-mile Club Relay & Social – 26 September 2021

At TRC, we are rather partial to an organised relay. With this in mind, we are delighted to present a ‘Right Rollicking Relay’ (RRR), a fun twist on the traditional event!

There will be seven relay legs, one for each pace group, all starting and finishing in Tring Park, where there will be a TRC hub for the duration of the event. Runners can just rock up on the day to run their leg. Everyone, anyone and you can take part. It’s an all-inclusive deal and we would love to see all club members join in. We aim to make the relay accessible to all by offering a range of pace groups and distances and by being based in Tring Park, we will avoid any travel complications.

So, is it a race? No, yes, maybe, it’s up to you. You can choose on the day to:

  • Run socially in your pace group with a Run Leader,
  • Assume your ‘race face’ and compete against your mates, or
  • Simply do your own thing.

All the legs incorporate trails familiar from our Wednesday Club runs and each pace group will have a lead runner for the leg who will know the route.

The format of the day will allow for lots of social mingling and fun (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Members can bring picnics and drinks, and at the end of the day there’s rumour of a TRC birthday cake!

The RRR promises to be a great day full of excitement and cheer so please keep an eye on your TRC newsletter for more information nearer the time to include route maps, route descriptions and event timings.


We Want You to Take Part

Our goal is to get the whole club involved in these birthday celebrations.

P.S. At the time of writing, we are quite optimistic that we will be able to run in groups of six on our birthday. So, we’ll be asking Run Leaders to make the occasion by taking a photo of their group – socially distanced, of course!