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RSE Club Report – Marathon Season!

Virgin Money London Marathon

Alan and Paul, post marathon

The most famous marathon in the UK was back on the streets of London this year, the course taking in iconic sites such as the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Big Ben, before finishing at Buckingham Palace. This is a race a lot of runners aspire to take part in, so it’s no wonder that places are hard to get, even with options for the ballot, best in age category and charity placings. Finding out if you’ve been selected is an event in itself!

Sarah with a shiny medal

This year Running Somewhere Else were excited to have 4 members take part in London – Caroline Terry, Richard ‘Ryo’ Taylor, Sarah Hancock and Sharon Smith.

And two runners taking part in the virtual option – Paul Robertson and Alan Powderhill! Paul and Alan ran a figure of 8, 1-lap course taking in Ewen, Somerford Keynes, Cerney Wick and Down Ampney – a proper Cotswold tour!

Virtual Times:

Ryo showing off his medal
  • Paul Robertson – 4:22:10
  • Alan Powderhill – 4:25:18
Caroline and her support crew!

London Times:

  • Sharon Smith – 3:32:24 – 2nd LV70!! And a new PB by 6 minutes!
  • Sarah Hancock – 3:53:09
  • Caroline Terry – 5:50:48
  • Ryo Taylor – 5:51:06

Brilliant times from everyone!

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Gareth and Becca on marathon eve

While the buzz of London paraded our screens with full TV coverage, another marathon was taking place around the remote but breath-taking shores of Loch Ness. This stunning marathon follows the River Ness and moorlands, starting in Fort Augustus and Foyers, and finishing in Bught Park in the centre of Inverness. Runners who are delirious with excitement (and possibly dehydration) can catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster, racing them to the finish.

Entering for RSE were club members Becca Wilson and Gareth Roberts.

  • Gareth Roberts – 5:01:00
  • Becca Wilson – 5:41:37

Loch Ness marathon was a gorgeous race, a pretty undulating course with awesome views across the loch. Definitely a race to recommend. I finished in 5:01 not my best time but certainly my best marathon.

Gareth Roberts

Fantastic running both of you!

Berkeley 10k

Linda and The Pimms

Hosted by Dursley running club, this is a fast, flat 10k around the historic town and countryside of Berkeley. The day was stormy and rainy, a stark contrast to the sunshine in London, but it was all worth it for the can of Pimms the runners earnt at the end!

Running for RSE was Linda Edwards, her second 10k in 2 weeks!

Linda Edwards – 56:26

Well done on a brilliant time and enjoy the Pimms, Linda!

Parkrun

Edinburgh Parkrun

  • Paul Beaumont – 23:45

Tamar Trails Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 26:29
  • Felicity Crotty – 32:32

Cirencester Parkrun

  • William Gardiner – 29:52

Dinton Pastures Parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 29:33

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