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This Week’s Racing – 5th August 2016


A gorgeous setting and perfect weather conditions for the inaugral Westonbirt House 10k on Friday evening, where over 400 competitors ran an undulating 2 loop course starting from Westonbirt House following the scenic country lanes, and back through the twisting turning trails of the amazing grounds of the house, finishing with a tough climb up 4 flights of steps to the finish line.  Fantastic results from the 13 RSE runners with Oliie Hazel coming in first for the club in 41.16, followed by Martyn Joyce 43.33, Graham Aitchison 46.51, Sally Jamieson 46.53 (2nd LV40), Sharon Smith 47.33 (1st LV60), Amelia Culshaw 48.02, Jon Collins 49.24, Laurie Davis 51.52, Kirsty Pitts 53.22, Richard Marshall 58.43, Tracy Edginton 59.38, Claire Joyce 59.49 and Pauline Tilbury 1.00.48.  Sally, Sharon and Amelia were also 1st Ladies Team!  Well done to everyone – Go Team RSE!
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Well done to Caroline Sandercock and Elspeth Murano who competed in the Lacock 5k on Sunday.  Due to the huge demand of sell out races, this year the course was changed from the trails to the roads. The race started on the main street, and then took the runners along the beautiful streets of the village.  The 5k course – 1 loop, 10k – 2 loops and Half Marathon – 3 loops.  Caroline finished in 34.26 (1st LV 50) and Elspeth finished in 45.48.
Huge congratulations to Graham Aitchison and Matt Lambourne who ran in this year’s Gloucester City Marathon, which is Britain’s most scenic City marathon. A very warm day saw the runners start from Gloucester park, following the streets of Gloucester and then travelling north towards Cheltenham, through Churchdown, past Staverton Airport, along the quiet lanes towards Tewkesbury and then back to the finish in Gloucester.  Graham finished in 4.19.55 followed by Matt in 4.20.12.
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Swindon – Jonathan Lewis 21.54 (PB), Martyn Joyce 22.16, Elspeth Murano  47.18.
Linford Wood – Pete Whitmore 36.07.
Colby – Becky Heal 48.24

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