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This Week’s Racing – 11th February 2017


Great running and PB’s a plenty at the Wiltshire 10 mile race on Sunday.  13 RSE members were among 420 other runners competing in this popular race. The race started from King George’s playing field in Melksham and then took the runners on a scenic undulating tour along country lanes, and villages including the pretty village of Lacock, and to finally finish back at the playing fields.  Well done to all of our runners.  First home for the club was Mark Manley who finished in 1.08.07, closely followed by Tim Hodgetts in 1.08.17, Dave Witnall 1.09.33, Jonathan Lewis 1.16.01 (PB), Karl Breakspear 1.18.52 (PB), Elaine Chapman 1.18.54 (PB), Nadine Brown 1.21.28 (PB – 1st 10 Miler!), Martin Sheriff 1.22.04 (PB), Kirsty Pitts 1.22.28, Sharon Smith 1.23.52, Steve Sandercock 1.26.07 (PB), Caroline Coates 1.39.20 (PB) and Kate Potter 1.43.41.
Brilliant running from Matt Lambourne at the Wokingham half on Sunday.  Over 1600 runners competed in this fairly flat half marathon, Cantley Park was the start and finish, the runners were then taken on a route out on the A329 along country lanes that ran along the M4.  Matt finished in 1.27.39.
Well done 2 of our off road runners, Ollie Hazel and Louise Abbott who ran in the tough multi terrain race the Dursley Dozen.  They braved the cold, the wind and the mud on this hilly 12 mile route, they started on a very steep hill, which then led up through the woods on a single track, leading up to the many hills and tracks on and around the golf course, . Ollie finished in 1.44.27 followed by Louise in 3.07.21.
Well done to Ruth Herbert who ran in the Slaughterford Valentine’s 10k on Sunday.  The course was a scenic run in and around the beautiful Cotswold Hills and through the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter.  Ruth finished in 57.58.
Fantastic running from Ameilia Culshaw down under when she ran in the Bennelong Bridge 10k in Sydney.  The course was a beautiful run across this new bridge which links the 2 districts of Wentworth Point and Rhodes, then continues along the river and through Sydney Olympic Park.  Even though it was over 30 degrees at 7am this intense heat didn’t stop Amelia from getting a very respectable time of 48.48.  Well done.
Swindon – Martyn Joyce 21.18, Matt Lambourne 22.03, Phil Scoble 25.39, Mark Manley 27.20, Claire Joyce 29.17 and Caroline Sandercock 33.09.
Linford Wood – Pete Whitmore 35.43

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