Chippenham Half Marathon
The Chippenham Half Marathon took place on Sunday 8th September. This was run over a fast and predominantly flat course starting and finishing at Chippenham Sports Club. The route went through the centre of Chippenham and then followed scenic country lanes visiting local villages and hamlets including Tytherton Lucas, East Tytherton, Avon and Langley Burrell.
The race was also the 6th event in the RSE Endurance Expert Series.
Representing RSE was Mark Garrett who completed the race in 1:29:29. He was followed by;
Dave Witnall – 1:30:49
Andy Masser – 1:39:22
Dave Whitlow – 1:39:25
Ben Chapman – 1:40:06 which was a PB
Ellie Taylor – 1:42:42
Rosie Oates – 1:44:57 which was a PB by an impressive 12 minutes.
Kirsty Pitts – 1:56:30
Kevin Joynes-Creed – 2:00:17
Ryo Taylor – 2:01:22
Elisabeth Butler – 2:05:15
Great running from you all.
Simply Health Great North Run
First held in 1981, the half-marathon has grown from an initial 12,000 runners to 57,000 this year. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the Great North Run had a route that took runners through Newcastle city centre towards the River Tyne. From there runners went through Gateshead before heading off to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea was one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course. From that point there was just over a mile to go when the crowds got louder as runners made their way down the final straight towards the finish line.
Representing RSE was Linda Edwards who completed the race in 1:57:58. She was followed by:
Sandie Wood – 2:14:09
Tracy Webster – 2:30:05
Well done to you all.
New Forest Marathon
The New Forest Marathon took place on Sunday 8th September. The event offered a multi terrain course with one of the most scenic running experiences in the country including a stunning blend of forest enclosures, New Forest villages, open roads, far reaching views and of course the famous New Forest Ponies.
Representing RSE was Paul Coates who completed the event in 4:36:00.
Great running Paul.
The Cotswold Triathlon took place on Sunday 8th September at Cotswold Country Park & Beach. The race included a one-lap 750m lake swim, followed by a fairly flat, one lap 20km ride on quiet country roads and ended with a two lap 5km run on paths around the lake.
Representing RSE was Martin (Ted Pitts) who completed the event in 1:14:42 coming first in his age group.
Great effort Ted well done.
Swindon Park Run
Steve Sandercock – 24:01
Caroline Sandercock – 35:14
Cirencester Park Run
Ollie Hazel – 19:51 which was a PB
Anne Gardiner – 26:07 which was a PB
Sally Jamieson – 26:52
Suzanne Steel – 29:52