The Bromham Pudding Run which took place on Sunday 1st December was a 10k race around the Wiltshire village of Bromham, in between the towns of Melksham, Devizes, Calne and Chippenham. The two lap course was flat and is known to have regularly produced personal bests for runners of all abilities, unless that is you are dressed as a Christmas Pudding. As expected every finisher was provided with a Christmas Pudding.
Representing RSE was Anne Gardiner who finished the race in 54:15. She was followed by;
The Castle Combe Chilly 10k took place on Sunday 24th November. This was a race over the flat, smooth, running surface on the famous Castle Combe race circuit.
Representing RSE was Mark Manley who finished in 40:10 and 1st in the Supervet category . Not only was that a PB but it has added to the PBs he set for 1 mile, 5k and 5 mile this year. Not bad for a Supervet!!! He was followed by;
Anne Gardiner – 53:54 and 4th in the Supervet 60 category and also a PB
Kate Sedgwick – 1:00:44 which was also a PB
Great running from you all.
The Castle Combe Chilly Duathlon
The Castle Combe Chilly Duathlon took place on Sunday 24th November. This was a race over the flat, smooth, running surface on the famous Castle Combe race circuit. The event started with a 2 mile run on the perimeter of the race track, then headed out on 5 laps of the circuit (10 miles) before finishing with a final 2 mile run again around the race track perimeter.
Representing RSE was Rosie Oates who was taking part in her first duathlon. She finished in a time of 1:06:23 which placed her first in her category and 5th lady overall.
Well done Rosie
The Eynsham 10k took place on Sunday 24th November. This was a flat and fast road race around the village of Eynsham in Oxfordshire.
Representing RSE was Martin “Ted” Pitts who finished in a time of 51:21. I am sure he hasn’t rubbed it in much but he was followed by Kirsty Pitts who finished in a time of 51:51:52.
Well done to both of you.
The Gloucester 10k run took place on Sunday 24th November on what was a largely flat and traffic-free course with entirely closed tarmac roads. The route was a one-lap course taking runners through the wonderfully scenic parish of Haresfield and Colthorp village.
Representing RSE was Steve Sandercock who finished in a time of 49:12. He was followed by;
Zoe Markham-Lee who finished in a time of 58:23 which was a PB
The Rutland Night Run 10k took place on Friday 15th November. The race started and finished at one of Rutland’s most iconic landmarks, Normanton Church. The church was beautifully illuminated making it visible throughout the whole course. The route was completely traffic free, on well maintained footpaths and described as being subtly illuminated throughout.
Representing RSE was Felicity Crotty who completed the race in 58:55.
Well done Felicity.
The Swindon 10k took place on Sunday 17th November. The event was run over a flat 2 lap course from Swindon Karting, Wroughton via Overtown along quiet rural roads.
Representing RSE was Rosie Oates who finished in a time of 44:10 which was a PB by 1:27. She also came 3rd in the Senior Ladies category. She was followed by:
Andy Masser – 44:57
Elliott Gardiner – 46:04 and also a PB
Kevin Joynes-Creed – 48:53 and a PB by over 1 minute
Steve Sandercock – 49:01 which was a PB by 1 minute
Jo Beames – 50:01
Linda Edwards – 50:42 and 2nd in the FV60 category
Cathy Steer – 54:54
Caroline Joynes-Creed – 1:08:40
The first 3 lady runners for RSE who were Rosie Oates, Jo Beames and Linda Edwards also came 2nd in the ladies team event.
Fantastic running from you all.
Sutton Benger Flyer 5
The Sutton Benger Flyer 5 was run on Sunday 17th November. This was a super flat and fast out and back road race starting and finishing at Sutton Benger Village Hall, near Chippenham and looped past the historic Kellaways Bridge.
Representing RSE was Mrak Manley who finished in a time of 31:50 which was 55 seconds faster than his previous PB. He also came 2nd in the MV50 category.
Impressive running Mark well done.
The Broadway Marathon on Sunday 17th November offered runners the opportunity to challenge themselves amid the stunning scenery of the northern Cotswolds. Starting and finishing in scenic Broadway village, the route followed trails and roads among picturesque villages, woodlands, and, most importantly, hills giving a total ascent of 2800 feet. The majority of the course was trail or unpaved track with a few minor road sections where necessary.
Representing RSE was Nadine Brown who finished the very muddy course in 4:55:37 and was the 5th female finisher. She was followed by Elaine Chapman who finished in 5:43:22
Great running from you both on a very hard course.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Some great running from everyone this weekend with a lot of new PBs being set. However Linda Edwards set a new PB in her park run on Saturday. This meant that she has set a new PB in every distance from 1 mile to marathon this year. An outstanding year from Linda that will no doubt inspire many runners. Well Done.
The Severn Bridge 5 mile light race took place on Wednesday 6th November.
Runners started on the Severn Bridge and ran on the downstream pedestrian access-way, along the full length of the bridge then crossed over the toll booth plaza bridge to gain the upstream side. They then ran down a footpath at the side of the Aust Services and gained the upstream pedestrian access-way which followed all the way back to the other side with a convenient finish in the underpass. Apparently it is impossible to get lost in this race.
Representing RSE was Libby Butler who completed the race in 44:53.