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RSE Club Report – From 5ks to marathons – that’s a lot of Racing!

Hawkesbury Upton 5k

Starting and finishing in Hawkesbury Upton, this race follows an undulating course over the Cotswold way. Half road and half trails, the route boasts impressive views of the countryside.

Running for RSE was Rosie Hartland, who completed the race in an exceptional time of 20:39!

It’s really pretty as you’d expect on the Cotswold way and the race had a nice community feel to it as they included a fundraising for the primary school!

Rosie Hartland

Rosie also finished 1st lady overall! 🥳  Brilliant running!

Hullavington 10k

Hosted by Stampede Sports, the next race in the RSE club championship took place in Hullavington, a location known for its undulation and hills. Stampede Sports have been popular over the last year for their Covid-safe races, and for the notorious cake at the end! Starting at the Hullavington Arms, the race followed quiet country roads along a picturesque route.

RSE club members are eagerly awaiting the official results, but here are their current watch times:

  • Mark Garrett – 40:14
  • David Witnall – 41:06
  • Rosie Hartland – 44:11 – 2nd lady! 🥳 
  • Sharon Smith – 46:09 – 1st LV60 and a new PB! 🥳 
  • Ellie Taylor – 49:50
  • Elaine Chapman – 50:14
  • Darren Jenner – 50:19
  • Paul Coates – 50:48
  • Istvan Vegh – 54:53
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 56:53
  • Linda Edwards – 57:44
  • Felicity Crotty – 1:02:20

A nice, local event with a ‘mildly’ undulating course. Everyone ran really well – well done to everyone who took part, especially Cheri for completing the marathon!

David Witnall

A beautiful country route with plenty of manageable undulations, and worth it for the flapjack and great medal!

Linda Edwards

Yet more hills! Really enjoyed the quiet lanes and it was so nice to be back running with RSE again!

Shout out to Cathy for cheering! Really helped at the top of that big hill!

Rosie Hartland

Hullavington Marathon

Before and after the marathon!

Starting just before the 10k was the Hullavington Marathon, the 1st marathon held in Wiltshire for the last 30 years! [source]. The race take runners along country roads and over the undulating hills around Grittleton, Castle Coombe, Alderton and Hullavington.

Cheri Edwards took on the course, finishing in a brilliant time of 4 hours 25 minutes!

Great event, marshalls fantastic, plenty of aid stations and support. Fantastic spinning medal and free cake at the end too! Only problem was the heat which really took it out of me in the second half. Oh and the “undulating” route 😂 who puts uphills at mile 25?! The route crosses the M4 twice and goes over/under the train line 4 times (I think) – I saw a train!

Kev and Caroline were marshalling which was lovely as they gave me my medal!

Cheri Edwards

A massive well done to Cheri!

Hanley Economic Potter’s ‘Arf Marathon

Setting himself a personal challenge to complete 4 half marathons in 4 weeks, Tim Wainwright left the hardest course until last.

Starting and finishing in Hanley town centre, the race follows a tough course including the infamous ‘heartbreak hill’. The day includes 4 events: a relay, walk and junior race, as well as the half, making for a brilliant atmosphere on the day.

I ran a great last one [for the] 4 in 4 – a PB to finish, beating my previous time by 2 and a half minutes 😲😲 previous time 2.17.36. I’m well chuffed. I’m flying high after doing what I wanted do!

Tim Wainwright

A huge well done to Tim, who finished in 2:14:46, a personal course record! 🥳 

Coresham 10k

Postponed from April, the Coresham 10k was reorganised to the 26th September, where over 1,000 entries took part. The route follows an undulating course with one particular hill listed as tough – the race website helpfully explains it ‘just takes a bit of head down determination, [and] a good few deep breaths’ to run to the top. [source]

Let’s hope Ted Pitts followed their advice, as he took to the route in RSE colours.

It was a nice but undulating course with a mix of town and country lanes and a beast of hill at 9k!

Ted Pitts

A huge well done to Ted who finished in 53:27!

Forest of Dean Half Marathon

With the sun shining, it was a beautiful day to run in the Forest of Dean, and that’s just what Kate Potter did, taking on a half marathon challenge in the process.

Starting and finishing at Speech House, the course follows forest trail paths, up many hills and through leafy canopies. The race is organised by the Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean and supported by the local Forestry Commission, with profits going to charity.

Congratulations to Kate who completing the run in 2:38:34 and achieving the 1st LV70 placing! 🥳 

Just about recovered from Chedworth 10 to have a super run in glorious Autumn sunshine!

Kate Potter

Parkruns

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Zan Futter – 27:34 – 1st in age category! 🥳 
  • Wayne Edginton – 28:29
  • Taryn Hancock – 30:40
  • William Gardiner – 31:24
  • Felicity Crotty – 32:14
  • Elaine Chapman – 35:56

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