Hidden Glen 10k
The Hidden Glen 10K took place on Saturday 27th April in the spectacular Monachyle Glen. Starting at Monachyle Mhor Hotel, the out and back route initially followed the road alongside Loch Doine before returning to the hotel and heading deep into the Hidden Glen along rough trail tracks. The route followed Monachyle Burn as it wound its way through the glen. Reaching the turning point and high point of the route after approximately 6km. The downhill return to the hotel offered beautiful sweeping views of the glen, Loch Doine and Loch Voil. The terrain was a mix of tarmac roads, grass farm roads and rough trail tracks and included over 800 ft in elevation, very deep puddles and swollen burns (streams).
Representing RSE was Kay Thompson who completed the race in 1:28:16.
Well done Kay
Shakespeare Half Marathon
The Shakespeare Half Marathon on Sunday 28th April gave runners the chance to experience the world famous Stratford upon Avon. The course passed some of the most historical buildings in the the country and through miles of beautiful Warwickshire countryside. It was was mainly flat and fast starting in the centre of the town, opposite Shakespeare’s old school and then through some quintessential English villages, where chocolate box thatch roof cottages, hump back bridges and pretty dry stone walls were a joy to behold.
First in for RSE was Dave Witnall who completed the race in 1:27:51 which was a PB by 87 seconds.
He was followed by Ellie Taylor in 1:51:19 and Ryo Taylor in 2:05:11.
Great effort from you all.
The London Marathon took place on Sunday 28th April. London’s marathon course is one of the most popular in the world and continues to grow. It is world famous and is one of the big six ‘World Marathon Majors’. Many people choose to run the London Marathon for charity fundraising reasons and this year the amount of money raised through charity sponsorship since the first London Marathon in 1981 passed £1,000,000,000.
First in for RSE was Nadine Brown who completed the course in an impressive 3:44:00.
She was followed by Wayne Edginton in 3:54:32.
Emma Hine in 5:14:23
Pauline Tilbury in 5:35:41
Fantastic effort from you all.
Mentioned in Dispatches
It goes without saying that Nadine Brown, Wayne Edginton, Emma Hine and Pauline Tilbury rightly deserve to be mentioned in dispatches this week.
By completing the race in a very good 3:44:00 Nadine has already achieved a good for entry time for the 2020 London Marathon although I am sure this time will be reduced in Berlin later this year (no pressure Nadine).
Emma suffered with injury in the build up to this marathon and was not even sure if she would manage 5 miles when she set off to London this weekend. Amazingly she not only completed the marathon but she managed to raise over £2000 for The Karen Morris Memorial Trust.
Pauline deferred her place from 2018 due to injury. Through a lot of hard work and dedication to stick with her training plan she was able to complete her first and I expect not her last marathon.
A great effort also from Wayne with a time of 3:54:32
Leicester Victoria Park Run
Jon Collins – 59:47
Cirencester Park Run
William Gardiner – 29:29
Sally Jamieson – 29:34
Felicity Crotty – 30:26
Elizabeth Lloyd – 33:49
Charley Trykush – 37:43