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RSE Race Report – Sunday 13th October 2019

Gloucestershire Cross Country League Race – Wotton under Edge

Cross-country is traditionally the backbone of winter training with Gloucestershire having an annual championship for individuals and teams. It consists of a series of four races to determine the individual and team rankings, and a one-off championship race which is also used as selection for the county squad which will compete at the inter-county championships.

An individual needs to compete in three of the four league races to obtain a county rank for the season. RSE needs to register a team finish (three runners for ladies; six runners for men) in each of the four races to obtain a county rank for the season.

The first race of the series took place on Sunday 13th October at Wotton under Edge over a slightly wet course.

The senior ladies course was over 2 laps totalling 6.4 km.

First in for RSE was Rosie Oates in a time of 27:33. She was followed by;

Sharon Smith – 30:53 and 1st LV65

Ellie Taylor – 30:54

Nadine Brown – 31:01

Kirsty Pitts – 31:34

Carol Sworn – 31:45

Jenny Hoffman – 36:54

Kate Potter – 39:52 and 1st LV 70

The senior men’s course consisted of 2 small laps followed by 2 large laps totalling 9.5 km.

First in for RSE was Dave Witnall in a time of 40:58. He was followed by;

Ben Chapman – 46:17

Gareth Roberts – 49:45

Martin Pitts – 52:38

Istvan Vegh – 54:03

Great effort from you all.

Sofia Half Marathon

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and one of the oldest capitals in Eastern Europe. Founded thousands of years ago, today it continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic centre.

On Sunday 13th October the Sofia Half Marathon took place. Starting at Battenberg Square in front of the National Art Gallery the course ran through the heart of Sofia, through most of the city’s historical sights.

Representing RSE was Linda Edwards who completed the race in 2:00:30. Great effort Linda well done.

Cirencester Park Run

Carol Taylor – 36:10

Bath Skyline Park Run

Sarah Reynolds – 28:25

Swindon Park Run

Steve Sandercock – 23:56 and a new PB

Felicity Crotty – 28:24

Caroline Sandercock – 34:57

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