What a wonderful Spring weekend we have finally had! And whilst some people were still in bed, drinking tea, other RSE members were out enjoying the sunshine and doing a spot of running…
Due to an unforeseen road closure the Gloucester 20 had a modified route for this year’s race on Sunday 25th March, starting and finishing at the Robin Greaves Sports Hall in Waterwells, Quedgeley. This year it was also an AAA race, with over 500 runners all taking on the new 3-lap course.
12 RSE members took part in the club’s third championship race of the season, and didn’t they do well! First home for the club was Tom Cooper in a mighty impressive 2:20:03 (PB), followed by London Marathon bound Mark Manley in 2:33:36. Dave Daniels put in an awesome effort to finish in 2:39:27 (PB), obviously spurred on by his adorable cheerleaders. Andy Masser was next home for RSE in 2:43:03, followed by Nadine Brown in 2:48:45 (PB). Gareth Roberts continues to look strong in preparation for the Brighton Marathon finishing in 2:57:04 (PB). Graham Aitchison finished in 3:00:27, followed by Elaine Chapman in 3:02:24. First timers at this distance Ellie Taylor (3:06:17 PB), Rosie Oates (3:27:55 PB), Emma Hine (3:28:36 PB) and Amanda Tyler (3:40:45 PB) should all give themselves a huge pat on the back for their awesome races too; so impressive! Linda Edwards also ran for her first claim club (Bourton Roadrunners) and finished in 3:17:07. Well done everyone!
Clock Change Challenge
The Clock Change Challenge is a popular road race offering a fun run, 5k or 10k option starting at Calne Leisure Centre. Well done to Martyn Joyce who completed the 10k in 42:15.
London Landmarks Half-Marathon
Pete Whitmore took part in London’s brand new half marathon through Westminster and the City on closed, flat roads along with over 10,000 other runners. Well done Pete finishing in 3:14:41.
Cirencester: Ben Chapman 23:46; Sarah Gray 30:49 and Karen Langfield 43:48.
Swindon: Caroline Sandercock 36:20.
Well done to all runners, racers, supporters and volunteers this weekend!