The Cricklade 10k race took place on Sunday 7th October and was a flat undulating course that is now over 30 years old. This popular charity running event saw hundreds of people taking part in 3 different distances including not only the 10k but also the half marathon and a 1.5 mile family fun run. This was also the handicap race for the club short course championships which resulted in a great turnout from RSE.
First in for RSE was Ben Chapman in a time of 45:31 followed by
Steve Phelps – 46:13
Nadine Brown – 48:41
Steve Sandercock – 53:30
Amanda Haines – 1:00:49
Caroline Coates – 1:02:57
Jane Odell – 1:04:42
Libby Saunders – 1:05:27 completing her first 10k
Pauline Tilbury – 1:06:19
Caroline Sandercock – 1:07:39
Caroline Joynes-Creed – 1:08:51
Sarah Gray – 1:09:38
Kay Thompson – 1:16:11
Great effort from you all.
Cricklade Half Marathon
The Cricklade Half Marathon took place on Sunday 7th October and was a flat undulating course that is now over 30 years old. This popular charity running event saw hundreds of people taking part in 3 different distances including not only the half marathon but also the 10k and a 1.5 mile family fun run. This was also the handicap race for the club endurance championships which resulted in a great turnout from RSE.
First in for RSE was Tom Cooper in 1:26:03. He was followed by;
Timothy Hodgetts – 1:31:57
Ollie Hazel – 1:32:30
Mark Manley – 1:34:54
Martyn Joyce – 1:39:08 – PB
Dave Witnall – 1:40:19
Dave Whitlow – 1:40:50
Sharon Smith – 1:41:26 PB by 2 secs and first LV60
Ellie Taylor – 1:46:35 – PB by 30 secs
Martin Sheriff – 1:47:50
Elaine Chapman – 1:47:59
Sarah Reynolds – 1:49:29
Gareth Roberts – 1:52:30 – PB by almost 9 mins
Kirsty Pitts – 1:52:35
Rochelle Ravensroft – 1:53:10
Paul Coates – 1:53:50
Kevin Joynes-Creed – 1:55:31 – PB by 1:28
Jo Beames – 1:56:08
Rosie Oates – 1:56:58 – PB
Ryo Taylor – 1:58:41 – PB by 4 mins
Rebecca Hodgetts – 2:00:00
Janet Daniels – 2:02:38 – PB by 2 minutes set 11 years ago and still bragging about that 1 second!!!
Dave Daniels – 2:02:39
Sandie Wood – 2:04:06 – PB by about 6 mins
Helen Berry – 2:06:39 completing her first half marathon
Rebecca Wilson – 2:11:52
Great running from you all.
Lyon Half Marathon
The Lyon half marathon took place on Sunday 7th October. The race involves a very pleasant route around a city which, from a cultural and historical perspective, is as good as any in the world. Within the first few kilometres, you join the quays along the Saône. From the Vieux-Port (old town), you will run to the Paul Bocuse bridge. Then run back along the quays on the opposite side, back down into the Croix-Rousse quarter, famous for the Lyon silk industry and the well-known Canuts. The race ended in Place Bellecour, the biggest pedestrian square in Europe.
First and surprisingly the only runner for RSE was Linda Edwards – 2:04:01
The Chester Marathon that took place on Sunday 7th October is a multi-award winning and the UK’s only international marathon (the route includes England and Wales) from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester.
After leaving Chester Racecourse the Marathon course passed through Chester City Centre, heading out through Eccleston and Pulford before entering Wales at Rossett. The route then passed through Holt before returning to England at Farndon and passing through Churton, Aldford and Huntington. It returned to Chester city at Boughton before entering the Groves area and returning to the racecourse past the Little Roodee.
The fast and largely flat spectacular city and rural race route combined with enthusiastic support and regular drinks/nutrition stations helped a lot of runners achieve personal best times.
First in for RSE was Andy Masser – 3:41:45
Mentioned in Dispatches
When deciding who to mention is dispatches this week I have to admit I struggled.
I could mention Ryo Taylor who used some great tactics during the Two Tunnels Half marathon by getting lost. This resulted in Ryo being set a nice time for his handicap which in turn led to 10 points for the Championships today. All joking aside after setting himself a PB at Swindon Half Marathon he set a new PB today by 4 mins.
That leads me on to all the people that ran PB this weekend. There are a lot that I have already mentioned but I am sure there were more of you. Whether it was 2 seconds or 9 minutes it was great running by you all.
However this week I have chosen Running Somewhere Else. A fabulous turn out today from the club with 39 runners taking part in the 2 races in Cricklade plus all those that turned up to support. It was like a wave of yellow wherever I looked. Today I think summed up what this club is about.
Cirencester Park Run
Vicki Mason – 27:34
Cathy Steer – 28:22
Suzanne Steel – 32:58
Jon Collins – 54:37
Swindon Park Run
Sarah Reynolds – 28:29
Cheltenham Park Run
Lisa Courtney – 24:54