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RSE Racing Report – 1st July 2018

Cotswold Way Relay

The Cotswold Relay has been running now for 25 years and is operated as 10 back to back races with each stage starting with a mass start at the expected arrival time of the 1st runner from the previous stage.

Running from Chipping Campden in the early morning through to the arrival at Bath Abbey in the early evening using the way marked route of the Cotswold Way as the route.  The route is 90% off-road taking in many hills, woodlands, fields and tracks and offers spectacular views of the countryside around.

In total 118 teams entered the event in 4 different categories.  RSE entered teams into the Senior Men’s, Ladies and Mixed categories.

Stage Results

Stage 1 – Chipping Campden to Stanway House, 12 miles with a   373 m ascent.

72nd –  1:49:41 – Dave Witnall – Marvelous Men

97th –  2:01:06 – Eleanor Taylor – Magnificent Mixed

101st – 2:02:21 – Laura Peters – Wonderful Women

 

Stage 2 – Stanway House to Club House, Cleeve Common, 11.5 miles with a 473 m ascent.

39th –  1:46:29 – Henry Church – Marvelous Men

94th –  2:13:15 – Sarah Reynolds – Magnificent Mixed

112th – 2:22:00 – Tracey Pitts – Wonderful Women

 

Stage 3 – Club House, Cleeve Common to A435/A436 Seven Springs 8.2 miles with a 327 m ascent.

42nd – 1:14:19 – Nick Duncan (aka Animal) – Marvelous Men

93rd – 1:29:48 – Kirsty Pitts – Wonderful Women

94th – 1:29:49 – Dave Whitlow – Magnificent Mixed

 

Stage 4 – A435/A436 Seven Springs to Royal William, Cranham Corner, 12.7 miles with a 406 m ascent.

 

23rd  – 1:40:11 – Oliver Hazell – Marvelous Men

73rd  – 2:04:55 – Theresa Hazlewood – Magnificent Mixed

107th – 2:22:00 – Jessica Osborne – Wonderful Women

 

Stage 5 – Royal William, Cranham Corner to Ebley Mill, Stroud, 11.7 miles with a 302 m ascent.

53rd – 1:46:32 – Amelia Culshaw – Magnificent Mixed

85th – 1:55:38 – Ben Chapman – Marvelous Men

107th 2:15:00 – Emma Hine – Wonderful Women

 

Stage 6 – Ebley Mill, Stroud to Hill Road, Dursley, 8.8 miles with a 409 m ascent.

43rd – 1:24:05 – John Buck – Marvelous Men

88th – 1:43:05 – Paul Coates – Magnificent Mixed

104th – 1:51:01 – Rosie Oates – Wonderful Women

 

Stage 7 – Hill Road, Dursley to Opposite St Mary’s Church, Wotton-Under-Edge, 7.2 miles with a 292 m ascent.

34th – 1:07:48 – Mark Garrett – Marvelous Men

115th – 1:40:00 – Sallie Clatworthy – Wonderful Women

116th – 1:40:00 – Rebecca Wilson – Magnificent Mixed

 

Stage 8 – Opposite St Mary’s Church, Wotton-Under-Edge to Dog Inn, Old Sodbury, 12 miles with a 404 m ascent.

28th – 1:46:59 – Tom Cooper – Marvelous Men

91st – 2:20:44 – Sharon Smith – Wonderful Women

110th – 2:22:00 – Richard Marshall – Magnificent Mixed

 

Stage 9 – Dog Inn, Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton, 9.2 miles with a  240 m ascent.

61st – 1:30:36 – Martin Joyce – Marvelous Men

78th – 1:36:32 – Nadine Brown – Magnificent Mixed

97th – 1:47:09 – Elaine Chapman – Wonderful Women

 

Stage 10 – Greenway Lane, Cold Ashton to Bath Abbey, 9.8 miles with a 240 m ascent.

45th – 1:28:06 – Dave Daniels – Marvelous Men

73rd – 1:41:15 – Martin Sherriff – Magnificent Mixed

86th – 1:46:13 – Jo Wood – Wonderful Women

In the senior men’s category The Marvelous Men came 11th out of 19 teams with a total time of 15:43:52.

In the ladies category The Wonderful Women came 16th out of 16 teams with a total time of 19:56:16.

In the mixed category The Magnificent Mixed came 48th out of 66 teams with a total time of 18:38:29.

 

Mentioned in Dispatches

The following members have been selected to be mentioned in dispatches.

Tom Cooper for remaining calm under pressure and actually doing something when all about him had no idea.

Nadine Brown for action above and beyond the call of duty in that she did not let an injured ankle prevent her from running.

Elaine Chapman also for action above and beyond the call of duty in that she did not let an injured ankle prevent her from running.

Sharon Smith who has not been nominated for forgetting her trainers but for running her leg in a pair of trainers 2 sizes to big.

All those other runners who completed their legs but then went on to other legs to assist in marshalling (you know who you are).

Great running from everyone who ran in some very hot and difficult conditions well done.

 

Cirencester Park Run

Jon Collins – 25:38

George Rackley – 31:56

Vanessa Poole – 34.03

Well done.

 

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