Windsor Women’s 10k
The Windsor Womens 10k race took place on Saturday 29th September. The undulating course which past through started on the Long Walk and passed the Royal Lodge which was formally the Queen Mother’s residence and now the home of Prince Andrew, the Royal School and then the Statue of Queen Elizabeth II which was erected in celebration of her Golden Jubilee.
First in for RSE was Sandie Wood in a time of 1:04:44 followed immediately by Tracy Webster in 1:04:45
Great effort from both of you.
Cheltenham Half Marathon
The Still Moving Cheltenham Half Marathon which is now in it’s seventh year was set in the heart of the beautiful regency town took place on Sunday 30th September. Hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse the route was designed to show off the town’s splendour and Cotswold charm.
First in for RSE and in a PB was Steve Phelps in 1:45:06.
He was followed by Kay Thompson who completed her first half marathon in 2:51:53 which included a 10k PB of 1:13:46.
Well done both
The Meningitis Now Five Valley Walk
Organised by the charity Meningitis Now the Five Valley Walk took place on Sunday 30th September. The 21 mile route covered the beautiful Stroud Valleys in a circular route including Stroud Cricket Club, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton Common, Brimscombe, Lypiatt, Slad and Pitchcombe.
Representing RSE was Dave Whitlow, Nadine Brown and Emma Hine who completed the route in an unofficial time of 4:22:00.
Forest of Dean Half Marathon
The Forest of Dean Half Marathon took place on Sunday 30th September. The race followed a forest trails course with no road crossings and included some interesting hill challenges and an opportunity to experience the Forest with it’s late summer leaf canopy.
Representing RSE was Kate Potter who completed the race in 2:24:00 which was an improvement of 4 minutes from last year and a course PB.
Well done Kate
Mentioned in Dispatches
Whilst considering who should be mentioned in dispatches this week I realised there has been one runner who’s name is regularly included in the race reports I have been writing. Excluding Park Runs, this runner has taken part in 12 x 10k races, 1 x 6 mile race, 1 x 7 mile race and a half marathon since February this year. Whilst I accept there may be other members who have run as many or even more, (that is my disclaimer by the way), for someone who is new to running this shows a great deal of determination and effort which deserves to be applauded. Therefore the mention in dispatches goes to Kay Thompson. Well done.
Cirencester Park Run
Jonathan Lewis – 22:04
Wayne Edginton – 25:02
Steve Sandercock – 26:15
Richard Woodsell-Taylor – 26:32
Caroline Sandercock – 34:01
Swindon Park Run
Martyn Joyce – 21:33
Amanda Haines – 30:30
Hampstead Heath Park Run
Jenny Hoffman – 31:00