Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country League Race 2
On Saturday 3rd November the second race of the Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country League took place at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
The Ladies event involved 2 loops of a 3.2 km circuit making 6.4 km.
Team 1 for RSE stand 26th overall and included
Ellie Taylor – 32:44
Sharon Smith – 33:20 who was also 1st LV 65
Jo Wood – 33:34
Team 2 for RSE stand 38th overall and included
Sarah Page – 36:44
Jess Osbourne – 39:20
Kate Potter – 42:36
The Ladies Veterans team including Sharon Smith, Sarah Page and Kate Potter stand 17th in their category.
The Men’s event involved 3 loops of the 3.2 km circuit making 9.6 km. Unfortunately there needed to be 6 runners in a men’s team so RSE were not able to enter a team.
Dave Witnall – 42:50
Ben Chapman – 45:50
Steve Phelps – 47:55
Martin Sheriff – 50:57
Well done everyone
Centurion Grand Prix
The Centurion Grand Prix is a series of 6 races in Birmingham starting in November usually on the first Sunday of the month. This is a 5 mile circular route using a path along the River Cole and around Babbs Mill Lake in Birmingham.
Representing RSE in the first race of the event on Sunday 4th November was Dave Witnall who completed the race in 33:34 coming 16th overall.
Guy Fawkes 5
On Sunday 4th November the Guy Fawkes 5 mile road race took place along quiet rural roads around Tewkesbury This was also the final race in the Glos AAA Road Race Series.
First in for RSE was Mark Manley in a time of 33:26. He was followed by;
Steve Phelps – 37:49
Elaine Chapman – 39:10
Sandie Wood – 43:04
Dave Whitlow – 43:05
Fantastic running from you all.
Mentioned in Dispatches
The Gloucestershire AAA Road Race Series involves first claim members of affiliated Gloucestershire running clubs, including Running Somewhere Else, who are automatically entered into the Gloucestershire AAA Road Race series if they compete in the listed races.
The Series consists of 12 open races nominated by the Glos AAA Road Race Committee covering a variety of distances.
Points are awarded according to the runner’s position among fellow County runners. The best EIGHT scores achieved are to count, and at least FIVE events must have been completed. Points will be awarded to the TEN leading runners in each category, 10 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th place.
As it stands RSE have 3 runners who will be awarded medals in their respective categories.
Sandie Wood has achieved a Gold Medal in the Ladies V55 category.
Sharon Smith has achieved a Gold Medal in the Ladies V65 category.
Mark Manley has achieved a Bronze Medal place in the Male V50 category.
Elaine Chapman has achieved a Bronze Medal in the Ladies V35 category.
This is a fantastic achievement from them all and they thoroughly deserve to be congratulated. Hopefully their success will spur others to take part in the AAA’s championships next year.
Cirencester Park Run
Ollie Hazel – 20.37 and a PB
Wayne Edginton – 25:00
Steve Sandercock – 26:58
Suzanne Steel – 31:19
Vanessa Poole – 32:12
Pauline Tilbury – 32:19
Sarah Gray – 32:26
Caroline Sandercock – 36:02
Swindon Park Run
Martyn Joyce – 20:49