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RSE Club Report – Running for Beer, the Club and the Queen!

Stroud Beer Race

With the promise of a free beer at the end, running club members headed over to Stroud this week for an alternative workout to the Wednesday club sessions – a hot, very hilly race. The course starts at the Old Lodge on Minchinhampton Common, where runners navigated the cows to park and get warmed up. The route then followed 3 laps down into Amberley, with a very steep climb back towards the pub.

Included this year in the RSE club championship, it was great to see so many members of the club take part! As many had not competed in a 7.2 mile race before, its safe to assume most club members also achieved a PB!

  • David Witnall – 48:42
  • Paul Robertson – 55:09
  • Ben Mutlow – 55:45
  • Phil Southworth – 57:14
  • Paul Beaumont – 58:04 – 1st MV70!
  • Ellie Taylor – 58:44 – 3rd FSen!
  • Elaine Chapman – 59:09 – 3rd LV40!
  • Cheri Edwards – 59:35 – 3rd LV35!
  • Jo Wood – 1:00:29
  • Sarah Reynolds – 1:01:21
  • Nadine Brown – 1:02:52
  • Steve Sandercock – 1:03:08
  • Martin ‘Ted’ Pitts – 1:04:17
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 1:04:56
  • Sarah Page – 1:05:12 – 2nd LV60!
  • Liz Hulcup – 1:05:14 – 1st LV65!
  • Kirsty Pitts – 1:06:01 – 3rd LV50
  • Liz Farooq – 1:09:45
  • Janet Daniels – 1:12:39
  • Richard Edwards – 1:12:39
  • Cathy Steer – 1:12:48
  • Linda Edwards – 1:13:05
  • Kate Cowdall – 1:16:18 – 1st race!
  • Felicity Crotty – 1:20:28

Well done, everyone! Brilliant running all round!

Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon

Organised by DB Max, the event’s swim takes place within the grounds of the beautiful Westonbirt Girls School at the Westonbirt Leisure Centre. The 400m swim is in the heated indoor pool. The 24k bike section is a fast, flat course, which passes the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum and the Royal Residence of Highgrove. The final 5k run takes place through the school grounds.

A huge well done to RSE’s Andy Sampson, and Nadine Brown, who completed her first ever triathlon!

  • Andy Sampson – 1:22:57
  • Nadine Brown – 1:41:01

I’ve poor swimming technique and no confidence on a bike but completing a triathlon was on the bucket list.

It wasn’t fast and, 15 hours after Stroud Beer Race probably wasn’t clever but like Eden said to me upon finishing, “I don’t care where you came as long as you enjoyed it and had fun!” Wise words from the 6yr old!

Special thanks to Rob and kids for supporting and Sampo for talking me in to it!

Nadine Brown

God Bless The Queen 7 Hour Challenge

This Jubilee inspired event takes place across a 4.5 mile course which loops up and down the River Thames by the Magna Carta and Queens statue. Entrants are challenged to complete as many laps at they can within the 7 hour window. The race promised a lot of bunting and street party water stations.

Congratulations to RSE’s Mark Manley, who completed 40 miles within 6 hours and 50 minutes! Mark came 1st overall in the event, completing the furthest distance within the 7 hour period!

Fairford 10k

Topping off the long weekend’s racing celebrations was Running Somewhere Else’s very own race, the Fairford 10k. Club members marshalled and cheered, from those on bag drop and entries, to the water stations and timing station – a huge thank you to all those who supported in creating a fantastic event!

This year, the race was part of the Gloucester AAA race series, which meant that entries sold out quickly. The course itself runs from Fairford rugby club before following country lanes out to Quenington and back. The race coincides with the Fairford festival, with a kid’s race, food and bar on offer for a family day out.

  • Paul Beaumont – 47:32
  • Elaine Chapman – 49:02
  • Sarah Page – 52:35
  • Liz Hulcup – 54:10 – 1st LV65!
  • Jessica James – 57:30
  • Amanda Ball – 57:58
  • Linda Edwards – 59:20
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 1:00:18

300k May Challenge

A huge well done to Zoe Markham-Lee who completed a 300k May distance challenge!

It was hard! Basically 10k a day with one rest day. If you miss a day, the miles mount up… My legs are still solid!

Zoe Markham-Lee

For those of you who work better in miles, that’s 180 miles for the month! Brilliant work, Zoe – time for a well earnt rest!


Bushy parkrun

  • Steve Sandercock – 24:49

Barnstaple parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 31:08

Wotton parkrun

  • Richard Edwards – 27:16

Weymouth parkrun

  • Kate Cowdall – 28:54

Worthing parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 31:56
  • Darren Jenner – 37:13

Cirencester parkrun

  • Ollie Hazel – 21:18
  • Paul Robertson – 23:01
  • Elliot Gardiner – 23:16
  • Ellie Taylor – 24:52
  • Ben Chapman – 25:37
  • Anne Gardiner – 27:06
  • Cheri Edwards – 28:12
  • Carol Sworn – 28:13
  • Andy Sworn – 28:14
  • William Gardiner – 31:35
  • Vanessa Poole – 31:35
  • Charlie Austin – 37:05
  • Elaine Chapman – 38:27

Stratford Park parkrun, Stroud

  • Cathy Steer – 35:56

Great Salterns parkrun

  • Phil Southworth – 23:01

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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