17 RSE members traveled to the Forest of Dean on Thursday evening to take part in this challenging trail race as part of the clubs Short Stuff Championship. 120 runners in total enjoyed the multi terrain, undulating, route on forest tracks and paths with Sharon Smith picking up first in her age category and Club Captain Elaine Chapman finishing within the Top 10 women overall!
Dave Witnall 37:14; Mark Manley 38:14 (2nd MV50), Elaine Chapman 43:15; Steve Phelps 44:04; Sharon Smith 44:44 (1st F60); Nadine Brown 45:09; Ellie Taylor 45:15; Martin Sheriff 46:35 (PB); Teresa Hazelwood 47:09; Cheri Edwards 47:13; Paul Coates 47:47; Jess Osbourne 48:43; Kirsty Pitts 49:19; Richard Marshall 49:43; Sarah Reynolds 50:30; Becca Wilson 59:04 and Caroline Coates 1:02:45.
Westonbirt 10k: Run for the Trees
Over 900 runners took part in this year’s Run for the Trees organised by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum with a route that takes you passed champion trees and some of the rarest species in the world. Unfortunately, a change in how numbers were collected resulted in a delayed start and the slightly longer than 10k route put an end to beating any PBs on Wednesday evening; but RSE members still put in some fabulous runs.
First home for the club was Cheri Edwards in 52:20, Jo Woods 53:53, Lindsay Gregory 54:30; Richard Marshall 57:33; Vicki Mason 58:18; Amanda Haines 1:09:43 and Amy Breakspear 1:17:19. Well done everyone!
Special mention to Amanda Haines who not only raced for RSE for the first time, but in doing so completed her furthest ever run after enrolling on the beginners course. Fantastic work, Amanda!
Bermuda Day Half Marathon
Friday saw the Bermuda Day Half Marathon take place, which runs from Somerset to Hamilton on the beautiful island of Bermuda. With incredible organisation and support the whole way round, Tom Cooper ran in the hot and humid (and certainly not flat!) conditions to finish in an impressive 1:32:52. Great job Tom, now enjoy the rest of your holiday!
(photo courtesy of Barry Cornelius)
A predominantly flat, tarmac, anti-clockwise loop starting and finishing in Little Somerford near to the Village Hall. The route is rural passing through the villages of Great Somerford and Dauntsey, before returning to Little Somerford. First home for the club on Sunday was Martyn Joyce in 42:50; Andy Masser 43:50; Steve Sandercock 52:59 and Caroline Sandercock 1:07:21 (awaiting official times). Great work everyone!
Swindon: Jon Lewis 21:39
Cirencester: Dave Witnall 22:20; Jon Collins 26:04; Emma Hine 27:33 (PB); Sarah Page 29:12 (1st parkrun) and Charley Trykush 35:29.