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This weeks Racing 4th February 2017


A great event and so much fun was had by all at the Avon Valley Railway 10k multi terrain race on Saturday.  The course started on the cycle path alongside the railway line, the runners were then taken on an off road, scenic muddy, wet route across fields and tracks.  Well done to the 10 RSE members and Vedder the dog who were among the 150 other competitors.  First home for the club was Nadine brown who finished in 56.52, followed by Kirsty Pitts in 59.00 (3rd VF40), Richard Marshall 59.05 (2nd VM50), Louise Abbot and Vedder 1.05.42, Ruth Herbert 1.10.38, Tracey Pitts 1.11.12, Kate Potter 1.12.06 (3rd VF60), Caroline Coates 1.12.40, Sallie Clatworthy 1.16.43 and Caroline Terry 1.23.10.
Great running from Dave Whitnall and Ellie Taylor at the Centurion 5 mile race on Sunday.  The race is part of the Centurion Grand Prix Series and saw over 140 runners competing. The route is a 5 mile multi terrain course along footpaths and parkland.  Dave finished in 33.06 followed by Ellie in 43.14. Well done you two.
3 of our runners Jacki Day, Tracy Edginton and Laura Butler decided to leave the wet, cold weather of the UK behind them and head over to Torremolinos, in the Costa del Sol to run in the Half Marathon on Sunday.  First home for the club was Tracy Edginton who finished in 2.26.26, followed by Laura Butler 2.31.04 and Jacki Day 2.42.42.  Well done ladies.
Well done to Mark Manley and Pete Whitmore who ran in the London Winter Run 10k on Sunday.  Over 13,000 runners competed in this very popular event where the traffic free route took in the amazing landmarks of London, including Trafalgar Square (Snow Blast Zone!), St Mary Le Bow Church, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster and many more, finally over the finish line to be greeted with a warm, victory hug from a Polar Bear. Mark finished in 42.32 followed by Pete in 1.12.39.
Whilst on holiday in Australia Amelia Culshaw decided to run in the Kilcunda Half Marathon trail race, the runners were taken along rolling grassy slopes and sandy beaches, up gentle hills between cliffs overlooking the Southern Ocean enjoying the picturesque coastline and deserted beaches along the way.  Well done to who Amelia finished in 2hrs 10mins.
Swindon – Phil Scoble 25.09 (PB), Jonathan Lewis 26.36, Caroline Sandercock 33.58 and Elspeth Murano 56.29

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