The Dirt Half Marathon
The Dirt Half Challenge took place on Saturday 17th November 2018. The race started in Leighton Buzzard and followed the canal towpath north to Stoke Hammond with stunning views, climbs through beautiful countryside to Great Brickhill then through the scenic Stockgrove Country Park before following the Greensand Ridge back to the start via the canal towpath.
Representing RSE was Elaine Chapman who completed the race in 2:10:54.
The Castle Combe Chilly 10k
On Sunday 18th November the Castle Combe Chilly 10k took place. This was a 10k multi lap event run over the flat, smooth, running surface of the famous Castle Combe race circuit suitable for beginners and experienced runners alike.
First in for RSE was Dave Witnall in 40:12. This was a SB and his fastest 10k in 3 1/2 years. He was followed by;
Jonathan Lewis – 45:55
Ellie Taylor – 47:07 and a PB
Rosie Oates – 48:14 which was her first sub 50 minute 10k
Kay Thompson – 1:14:19. Although not a PB it was an improvement of 5:12 from when she raced the same route in February
Fantastic running from you all.
The Swindon 10k took place on Sunday 18th November. Starting at the Wroughton Go Kart Centre this was a 2 lap fast and flat course along country lanes. During the second lap a loose horse joined the race which was a great incentive to run a bit faster.
First in for RSE was Andy Masser in 45:03. He was followed by;
Paul Coates – 48:29 and a SB
Kirsty Pitts – 50:37 and a SB
Ted (Martin) Pitts – 50:37
Becca Wilson – 58:31 and a PB
Broadway Trail Half Marathon
On Sunday 18th November the Broadway Half Marathon offered runners the opportunity to challenge themselves amid the stunning scenery of the northern Cotswolds. Starting and finishing in the scenic Broadway village, the route followed trails and roads among picturesque villages, woodlands, and, most importantly, hills. The majority of the course was trail or unpaved track with a few minor road sections included where necessary.
First in for RSE was Cheri Edwards in 2:30:54. She was followed by:
Lindsay Gregory – 2:41:37
Vicki Mason – 2:46:51
Sutton Benger 5 mile Flyer
The Sutton Benger 5 mile flyer took place on Sunday 18th November. The race was described as a super flat, super-fast, out and back road race starting and finishing at Sutton Benger Village Hall looping past the historic Kellaways Bridge.
Representing RSE was Mark Manley who completed the race in 33:33.
Cirencester Park Run
Rich Hobbs – 21.59
Paul Coates – 24:25
Wayne Edginton – 24:53
Istvan Vegh – 25:52
Swindon Park Run
Steve Sandercock – 26:35
Caroline Sandercock – 33:31
Cheltenham Park Run
Steve Phelps – 25:00
Stonehouse Park Run
Lisa Courtney – 25:23