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RSE Club Report – Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible…

Title quote – Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Marathon & Half Marathon

To celebrate the birth of William Shakespeare, each year the streets of Stratford are lined with runners, ready to take on the half marathon or marathon. The route starts in the town centre, and gives participants a tour of the old buildings, before heading out to Luddington and Welford-on-Avon. The course is a mix of road and dirt tracks across Stratford Greenway. While the half marathon runners then carried on, back to the town centre, the marathon runners turned off to complete an additional lap.

This year’s Stratford race was extra special for RSE, as not only was it included in the club championship (half only), but a coach was hired to take club members on masse to the race HQ and there was a Shakespeare-themed quiz to raise money for our club charity, the Great Western Air Ambulance. Friends, family and anyone with a pom pom were encouraged to come support!

Marathon times:

  • Andy Poole – 3:36:34
  • Jo Wood – 4:08:21
  • Cheri Edwards – 4:12:35
  • Sarah Reynolds – 4:23:22
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 4:28:01
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 4:48:53
  • Vicki Mason – 4:51:52

Half marathon times:

  • Mark Garrett – 1:27:50
  • David Witnall – 1:28:01
  • Nia Glover – 1:39:40
  • Phil Southworth – 1:43:05
  • Rachel Bodey – 1:44:17
  • Ellie Taylor – 1:49:38
  • Nadine Brown – 1:51:03
  • Sarah Page – 1:57:33
  • Elliot Gardiner – 2:00:06
  • Kirsty Pitts – 2:02:16
  • Teresa Hazelwood – 2:03:33
  • Elaine Chapman – 2:03:34
  • Zan Futter – 2:06:02
  • Paul Robertson – 2:10:07
  • Amanda Ball – 2:11:22
  • Tim Wainwright – 2:12:24
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 2:23:23
  • Jenny Hoffmann – 2:29:00

Fantastic day, a lovely route (when you only have to do the loop once!) and well organised. RSE were incredible, both those who ran and those who came to support. Well done and thank you to all.

Thank you to Dave and the committee for organising and paying for the coach transfers too which complimented the day perfectly. Looking forward to the next one!

Nadine Brown

Pewsey Downsaround 36+

Lesley Hinsley and Mark Manley are no strangers to an ultra, so when a course boasts stunning views and iconic sites, including the Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill and the Wansdyke, how could they resist the Pewsey Downsaround 36 miler. With over 4000 feet of elevation, the course takes participants on a circular walk across footpaths and bridleways, and runners are treated to views of the Vale of Pewsey and Marlborough Downs.

Mark and Lesley completed the challenge in a brilliant time of 7 hours and 35 minutes!

[It] was lovely, soo pretty, but rather hilly. Gorgeous weather [and I] thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lesley Hinsley

Incredible work both of you!

parkruns

Kingsway parkrun, Gloucester

  • Felicity Crotty – 31:07

Aberystwyth parkrun

  • Cheri Edwards – 27:28 – 1st in age category!

Cirencester parkrun

  • William Gardiner – 27:51
  • Liz Hulcup – 27:59
  • Elaine Chapman – 28:07
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 28:14
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:15
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 30:10

Stratford Park parkrun, Stroud

  • Cathy Steer – 35:16

Berkeley Green parkrun

  • Richard Edwards – 26:29

Parkrun result not mentioned? It may be that you’re not listed as Running Somewhere Else in the parkrun results online. For information on how to change/add RSE as your listed club, click here.

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Taylor by 5pm Sunday each week 🙂

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