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RSE Race Report – Sunday 16th February 2020

Castle Combe Chilly 10k

The Chilly 10k event took place on Sunday 16th February. This was a multi lap race over the flat, smooth, running surface on the famous Castle Combe race circuit. This was also the first race in the short race category for the club championship.

Representing RSE was Dave Witnall who finished the race in 39:44. He was followed by;

Mark Garrett – 40:35 and 1st in the male supervet category

Tom Razazan – 40:38

Mark Manley – 40:38 and 2nd in the male supervet category

Nia Glover – 45:27

Rosie Oates – 47:24

Elaine Chapman – 47:45

Cheri Edwards – 50:32

Istvan Vegh – 51:24

Steve Sandercock – 51:43

Linda Edwards – 51:50 and 3rd in the ladies supervet category

Ryo Taylor – 53:11

Elisabeth Butler – 53:12

Ellie Taylor – 53:20

Kate Bartram – 1:12:11

Fantastic running from you all which also resulted in the ladies coming 1st in the team event. Not to be outdone this was equaled by the men who also achieved 1st in the men’s team event.

Barcelona Half Marathon

The Barcelona half-marathon took place on Sunday 16th February. Also known as the Mitja Marató de Barcelona it is the second largest running event in Barcelona next to the Marathon.

The route took the runners from the Arc de Triomf, by the old town to the Plaça Catalunya. From there it went down the famous Ramblas and along Avenida del Paral·lel. It continued through the modernist Eixample district back to the Arc de Triomf, Parc de la Ciutadella and further along the eastern part of Eixample to the Torre Agbar, one of the most striking buildings in Barcelona. Runners then went along the beach at the Parc de la Ciutadella to Arc de Triomf, which was the finishing line.

Representing RSE was Pauline Tilbury who finished in a time of 2:29:04. Well done Pauline.

Gloucestershire AAA Croos Country League

The latest race in the Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country league took place on Sunday 16th February. This consisted of a 2 lap 6.4 k race for the senior ladies category around Pitville Park, Cheltenham.

Representing RSE was Nadine Brown who finished in a time of 39:48. She was followed by Elaine Chapman who finished in 39:57.

Great effort from you both.

Mentioned in Dispatches

Congratulations to the all runners who took place in the Chilly 10k event with a fantastic turnout from the club. Topped off with RSE winning the mens and ladies team events.

A special mention however has to go to Elaine Chapman. For most people 1 race would be enough today, especially considering the conditions. But not Elaine, who went from the Chilly 10k straight to Cheltenham to complete the cross country event. The things people do to get a free bottle of wine at Castle Combe. Fantastic effort Elaine. I am sure Ben has been looking after you this afternoon.

Tamar Trails Park Run

Felicity Crotty – 30:52

Atholl Park Run

Jenny Hoffman – 34:09

Cirencester Park Run

Ben Chapman – 24:47

Rich Hobbs – 26:51

Elizabeth Lloyd – 30:56

Elaine Chapman – 49:59

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