Country to Capital Ultra Marathon
This year was the 11th Anniversary of this race which is now established as the opener to the Ultra race calendar and one of the premier single day Ultra events in the UK.
The route took in some pretty stunning countryside which, even in the depths of winter looks good. The countryside route continued well inside the M25 where runners picked up the Grand Union Canal tow path for the final run into London where they finished at the beautiful and enchanting Little Venice.
Representing RSE was Rochelle Ravenscroft and Gareth Roberts who completed the race in 9:05:00.
Great effort from you both.
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 were awarded according to the runner’s position among fellow County runners. The best EIGHT scores achieved were counted, and at least FIVE events had to be completed. Points were awarded to the TEN leading runners in each category, 10 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th place.
On Friday 11th January the awards evening took place during which time all winners were presented with their awards.
Sandie Wood achieved a Gold Medal in the Ladies V55 category.
Sharon Smith achieved a Gold Medal in the Ladies V65 category.
Mark Manley achieved a Silver Medal place in the Male V50 category.
Elaine Chapman achieved a Bronze Medal in the Ladies V35 category.
This was a fantastic achievement from them all and they thoroughly deserve to be congratulated.
Cirencester Park Run
Ellie Taylor – 25:27
Wayne Edginton – 25:38
Lindsay Gregory – 27:13
Vicki Mason – 27:39
Anne Gardiner – 27:59
Sarah Reynolds – 29:14
Vanessa Cheesman-Smith – 31:53
Amanda McIlroy – 39:44
Swindon Park Run
Martyn Joyce – 21:33
Steve Sandercock – 26:18
Caroline Sandercock – 34:09
Amy Breakspear – 36:21