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RSE Club Report – Here, There and Everywhere!

Langley Burrell ‘Lightening Bolt’ 10k

As the name suggests, this is one fast, flat race! Held from Langley Burrell Village Hall, the ‘Lightening Bolt’ 10k has only 14m elevation across its 1 lap course, meaning it attracts some speedy runners. The race is the second to be held as part of a 3 race event series – the final 10k taking place in August.

Running for RSE was Anne Gardiner, who finished in a brilliant time of 52:32, and came home 1st female V60!

Bourton One Mile Race

Held in the heart of Bourton-On-The-Water, the Bourton mile is a fast, flat road race through the picturesque town. This unusual distance puts runners to the test, and is a tough sprint! Part of the Gloucestershire AAA Road Race series, the race encourages entries from children to adults, for a chance to win an overall or county medal.

There was a fantastic turnout for RSE, with 17 club members taking on the challenge.

  • David Witnall – 5:16 – New PB!
  • Mark Garrett – 5:31
  • Nia Glover – 5:46 – 1st SL overall and 1st SL Glos. AAA!
  • Ollie Hazel – 5:44
  • Rosie Hartland – 5:56 – 3rd SL, 2nd SL Glos. AAA and new PB!
  • Paul Robertson – 6:01
  • Phil Southwark – 6:09
  • Ellie Taylor – 6:38 – 3rd SL Glos. AAA!
  • Cheri Edwards – 6:42 – 2nd LV35 overall and 2nd LV35 Glos. AAA!
  • Paul Beaumont – 6:46 – 2nd MV70 overall and 1st MV70 Glos. AAA!
  • Elaine Chapman – 6:48
  • Darren Jenner – 6:58
  • Jo Beames – 7:04 – 3rd LV50 overall and 3rd LV50 Glos. AAA!
  • Steve Sandercock – 7:10 – 3rd MV65 overall and 3rd MV65 Glos. AAA!
  • Vicki Mason – 7:29 – 3rd LV35 overall and 3rd LV35 Glos. AAA!
  • Anne Gardiner – 7:45 – 2nd LV60 overall and 2nd LV60 Glos. AAA!
  • Felicity Crotty – 9:13

Cotswold Way Relay

Running Somewhere Else take on the Cotswold Way Relay each year, running the 103 miles across 10 stages as a team. This year, the relay celebrated its 30th event! The course is tough, and each leg presents its own challenges, including tough terrain and high elevation. In compromise, the views of the countryside are incredible!

Although this year RSE did not have a full team quota, the team spirit was high, with 10 club members running a leg.

  • Leg 1 = Teresa Hazelwood
  • Leg 3 = Anna Field
  • Leg 4 = Elaine Chapman
  • Leg 5 = Jenny Hoffman, supported by Taryn Hancock
  • Leg 6 = Ollie Hazel
  • Leg 7 = Sharon Smith
  • Leg 8 = Jo Beames
  • Leg 9 = Darren Jenner
  • Leg 10 = Felicity Crotty

A huge congratulations to Sharon, who has now completed every leg, making her officially, Queen of the Cotswold Way Relay!

Hope 24

Another event supported by RSE each year is Hope 24, a mix of camping and festival, with a touch of incredibly hilly running. The event is based in Plympton, and began as a 24 hour challenge, which could be run by soloists or by teams of up to 8 runners. This year, Hope 12 (hour) and Hope 36 (hour) categories were also added to the mix.

The supportive and celebratory spirit of RSE club members is always on show at Hope 24, which makes it a great event (despite the hills) for first time ultra runners, and those daring to take on a tougher challenge than normal.

Hope 24 Solo

  • Sarah Reynolds – 14 laps/70Miles – 3rd lady overall!
  • Andy Poole – 13 laps/65 Miles – Happy Birthday, Andy!

Hope 12 Solo

  • Vanessa Poole – 7 laps/35.5 miles – 1st ultra marathon!
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 6 laps/30 miles
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 5 laps + a bit extra/ 26.2 miles – 1st marathon distance!
  • Pauline Tilbury – 5 laps/25 miles

Hope 24 Relay

  • Team RSE Nifty Over 50 – Kirsty Pitts, Sarah Page, Cathy, Linda Edwards, Carol Sworn – 23 laps/115 miles – 1st ladies team overall!
  • Team Ultra Slackers – Andy Sworn, Ted Pitts, plus friends Huw Williams, Nellie Bausor & Steve Hemmings – 23 laps/115 miles – 3rd male team overall!

Hope 12 Relay

  • Team RSE Like Mother Like Daughter – Sandie Wood and Nadine Brown – 10 laps/50 miles – 1st ladies team overall!

It was great fun although blooming hard work 😁

Kirsty Pitts

Westonbirt Half Marathon

Tipped as one of the most beautiful half marathons in the UK, this race takes runners on a tour of Westonbirt National Arboretum, including the stunning Old Arboretum and the tranquil ancient Silk Wood. Although the course is flat, there are some hard trails underfoot.

Running for RSE were Elliot Gardiner and Cat O’Neill! Although official times are yet to be released of the event, Elliot finished in an unofficial time of 1.43.17, a new PB by 11 minutes!

Lovely scenic trail route through the arboretum & silk wood which turned out to be pretty flat. Aimed for 8.30 min miles and managed to maintain around 8.20’s. New PB by approx 11 minutes BUT the course was short so will have to only count as a new trail PB 😅 nice medal and a beer & buff included 😁

Elliot Gardiner

Excellent running both of you!


Cirencester parkrun

  • Phil Newman – 24:03
  • William Gardiner – 27:18
  • Jessica James – 27:34
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 28:44
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 28:57
  • Felicity Crotty – 31:38
  • Richard Woodsell-Taylor – 32:23
  • Vicki Mason – 37:05

Victoria Dock parkrun

  • Charlotte Austin – 36:06

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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