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RSE Club Report – From Solihull to Cork!

Solihull Half Marathon

This undulating half marathon starts and finishes in the heart of Solihull, crossing through Malvern park and the centre of the village Knowle on route. Thousands of runners enter the race each year, and crowds flock to the town in support, meaning there’s a fantastic atmosphere for runners.

Running from RSE was Liz Farooq and Liz Hulcup, who finished in brilliant times, despite the summer heat!

  • Liz Hulcup – 2.09.54
  • Liz Farooq – 2.12.55

It was organised by runthrough.co.uk and they did a really good job. Great atmosphere with an event village, bands, food stalls and some pacers. The sun and the hills got the better of me so I didn’t run as well as I had hoped. The kids with the super soakers dotted around the course were magnificent.

Liz Farooq

Brilliant work by both Liz’s!

Cork Iron Man

For those who are unsure of what an ‘ironman’ consists of, think of a tough triathlon and times it by 10! The Cork Iron Man is no different, with over 225km to cross by bike, foot and swimming. This incredible challenge takes in the natural beauty and historic character of Cork. The swim starts at  Claycastle beach in Youghal, followed by a coastal cycle through fishing villages, and then ending on a fast and flat road marathon.

Currently nearing the end of the triathlon is RSE’s Andy Sworn!

As I write this [Andy] has completed the sea swim (3.8km), bike (180km) and has just started the run…..only a marathon to go! He’s going really well, although he didn’t really have a target he’s well on course for a great time, likely getting to the finish line around 8pm. Although not quite as steamy as Ciren, its very hot here….not something he anticipated in Ireland! Massive thanks to Sarah Reynolds & Matt Hooper who have travelled out here especially to support him.

Carol Sworn

Well done, Andy! We look forward to hearing about it when you cross the finish line!


Cirencester parkrun

  • Mick Bagot – 23:11
  • Campbell McIlroy – 23:44
  • Ben Chapman – 24:09
  • Paul Beaumont – 24:19
  • Anne Gardiner – 28:02
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 28:54

Marlborough Common parkrun

  • Richard Edwards – 32:26

Cranbrook Country Park parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:53
  • Felicity Crotty – 31:51

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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