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Weekend Racing 27th June


Huge congratulations go to all of the RSE runners who competed in the very tough, hilly, hot but stunningly beautiful Cotswold Way Relay on Saturday. The event started early in the morning at Chipping Camden with Hazel Bridges running this first leg to Stanway House where Sharon Smith took on the next leg to Cleeve Common, Mark Garrett then ran to Seven Springs, James Thomas to Cranham Corner, Nick Duncan to Ebley Mill, Kirsty Pitts to Dursley, Richard Marshall to Wotton under edge, Ben Chapman to Old Sodbury, Alice Mason to Cold Ashton, and the last leg was completed by Dave Whitlow to Bath Abbey.  The team completed the relay in 17.00.17 and came in 71st place.
ben  Ben …. Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury
20150627_123544  Kirsty…. Ebley Mill to Dursley
Well done to 4 RSE runners who ran in the Kingsway 5k parkrun in Gloucester on Saturday.  Caroline Sandercock came in first for the club in 30.54, followed by Andrea Wood in 40.53, Elspeth Murano 53.30, Wendy Wilson 53.34 (they were all first timers at this parkrun).  Wendy’s daughter Caitlin also ran her very first 5k.
Huge congratulations go to RSE’s Henry Church who ran in the oldest 100 mile trail race in the world.  Starting in Squaw Valley, California, the course climbs over 18,000 feet and descends some 23,000 feet.  The course includes a chest deep river crossing and day time temperatures that will exceed 40 degreesC  Henry completed this gruelling challenge in under 24 hours and came in 80th place.  Absolutely amazing achievement well done Henry.
Well done to RSE’s Jon Collins who ran in this years Hitchin Hard Half Marathon, the race itself was an out and back route starting at Hitchin Priory, with a loop along the Preston hills, the route is mainly along country roads, with great views of the Red Kites on the Chiltern Hills.  Brilliant results from Jon who finished this tough course in 1.46.41 and came 79th overall.
Well done to Hali Kinson who ran in the Blaise Castle 10k in Bristol on Sunday.  The race was a 2 loop, multi terrain, challenging course including a hilly section in the middle, but also taking in some breathtaking scenery. Brilliant results from Hali who completed the race in 52.44 and came in 8th place.


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