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RSE Club Report – A Little Bit Undulating!

Flying Monk 10k

The unusual name for this Malmesbury 10k race comes from the Eilmer of Malmesbury, a monk best known for his early attempt at a gliding flight using wings!

The race itself is undulating, crossing 1.5k of the Fosse Way, the oldest Roman road in the country. The race is well supported, with pacers to help lead the way around the quiet country lanes. The Flying Monk 10k was the next race in RSE’s club championship!

  • David Witnall – 40:28
  • Mark Garrett – 43:24 – 3rd MV50
  • Nia Glover – 44:00 – 1st FSen
  • Elaine Chapman – 52:51
  • Darren Jenner – 53:24
  • Kirsty Pitts – 57:53
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 1:00:58
  • Felicity Crotty – 1:05:34

Brilliant times from team RSE!

Cotswold Classic

Hosted by Witney Road Runners, this 10 mile race takes runners on a tour around Witney and its surrounding villages. The race website describes the course as ‘fundulating’ (a unique take on hilly 😂) and shows of the picturesque beauty of the area.

  • Jo Wood – 1:32:48
  • Sylvia Warman – 2:05:48

The hills were quite challenging but it’s the longest distance I’ve done so far so I’m very happy to complete it and slightly faster than I thought I would.

Sylvia Warman

Well done both of you! Great times!

Hillingdon 20 Mile

Formerly known as the Finchley 20 mile, this race is the longest-running 20 miler in the UK! The race starts at Hillingdon Athletic Club and follows a 4-lap, undulating course around Ruislip.

Running for RSE was Liz Hulcup, who ran a fantastic time of 3.31.11.

Horrible undulating course, but lots of friendly marshalls. It was run mainly on footpaths with some not in the best condition!

Liz Hulcup

Fantastic running, Liz!

Cheltenham Half Marathon

Starting and finishing at Cheltenham race course, this half marathon follows a town centre course, meaning it is well supported with spectators. Although the race website claims the course is ‘mostly flat’, runners were treated to a few tough hills. RSE were out in force for the run!

  • Elliot Gardiner – 1:49:57 – New PB!
  • Phil Newman – 1:54:13
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 2:00:24
  • Tim Wainwright – 2:00:24
  • Katy Miller – 2:10:13
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 2:11:47

Route around Cheltenham town starting and finishing at the racecourse – you don’t realise how hilly Cheltenham is until you are running it! Aimed for 8.20 min pacing which I managed to stick to exactly, resulting in a new PB! 💪🏻 The last part of the race around the racecourse was never ending!

Elliot Gardiner

Cotswold Sprint Triathlon

This new triathlon takes place at the Cotswold Water Park’s Lake 32, and Cotswold Country Park and Beach. Entrants can enter the full series throughout the year, or challenge themselves for one event. The course features a 750m swim in the lake, a fast and flat bike ride, and a 2-lap run around the lake.

Taking part in the triathlon was RSE’s Martin ‘Ted’ Pitts!

A great event and it went much as expected Swim 750m (1st in age group) out the water in 13.13. Bike 20k 33.59 and Run 5k (which was actually 5.5k) 30.29 total time 1hr 20.29. It was my only Tri this year so I was pleased with the result especially on the swim and bike (not so much the run! 😁)

Ted Pitts

Brilliant work, Ted!


Forest of Dean parkrun

  • Vicki Mason – 30:02

Cirencester parkrun

  • Paul Robertson – 21:51
  • Jon Campbell – 24:36
  • Andy Sworn – 25:29
  • Phil Southworth – 25:31
  • Anne Gardiner – 26:53
  • Richard Edwards – 30:31
  • Portia Bigger – 40:17

Witney parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 30:54
  • Claire Collett – 50:40

Groe parkrun

  • Kathryn Cowdall – 32:10

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

  • Sharon Smith – 37:59

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