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RSE Race Report – 16th December 2018

Rudolph Rampage in Painswick

This was a 7km multi-terrain Fancy Dress run in and around Painswick in the Cotswolds.  All runners were rewarded with not only a medal but also a legendary homemade mince muffins as a reward at the finish.  Much of this race was on footpath, Woodland trails and Farm Tracks, but there were some road sections. This was a hilly event with 1 big long off road climb of approximately a mile and a 2nd steep, but shorter road hill into Painswick.

Representing RSE was Nadine Brown, Sandie Wood and Kate Potter.

Great effort from Santa’s Elves.


Westonbirt House Christmas 10k

On Sunday 16th December the third Westonbirt House Christmas 10k took place at the stunning Westonbirt House and Gardens.

Representing RSE was Steve Phelps who completed the race in 46:46.  He was followed by;

Sharon Smith – 48:35 and second in the LV60 category.

Pauline Tilbury – 59:24

Amanda Haines – 1:00:28 in a new PB

Amy Breakspear – 1:11:02

George  Rackley – 1:13:26

Kay Thompson – 1:15:39

Well done to you all


Hook Norton Christmas Canter Cross Country

On Sunday 16th December the Hook Norton annual Christmas Canter took place.  This was a 7 mile (ish) race including hills, mud, stiles, bridges and everything you’d expect from a cross country run in the Cotswold countryside.  This was also a fancy dress for those runners that felt so inclined followed by mulled wine and mince pies for all finishers!

Representing RSE was Linda Edwards who completed the race in 1:34:28.


Cirencester Park Run

Sarah Reynolds – 26:24

Cathy Steer – 29.01


Long Easton Park Run

Tracey Webster – 58:20

RSE Race Report – 9th December 2018

Santa Run at Sudeley Castle

The Santa Run at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe was held on the morning of Sunday 9th December, 2018 and included a muddy and wet 1 lap 8k (approx), a 1 lap 5k (approx) plus an all ages and abilities 1k and a 5 and under’s 50m dash.

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years.  The castle is surrounded by a breathtaking, 1,200 acre estate with a backdrop of rolling Cotswold Hills, green fields and woodland breaks making the vast Sudeley Estate the perfect venue for the Santa Run.

Representing RSE was Sandie Wood who completed the 8k race in 1:01:16.  She was followed by;

Tracy Webster – 1:05:22

Amanda Haines – 1:13:09

Kay Thompson – 1:23:10

Great effort from you all.


Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country Race Wotton-under-Edge

The third race in the Gloucestershire AAA cross country league took place on Sunday 9th December at Wotton-under-Edge.
The race was described as taking place on roughly mown grassland however this also included some water and mud.

The ladies route was 2 lap event covering 6.4k.

Representing RSE was Sharon Smith who completed the race in 30:52 coming first in the LV65 category.  She was followed by;

Ellie Taylor – 31:10

Elaine Chapman – 32:38

Kate Potter – 39:21

The ladies team came 24th overall.

The men’s route was 3 lap event covering 9.6k.

Representing RSE was Dave Witnall who completed the race in 41:38.  He was followed by;

Ben Chapman – 45:18


Great running.



Cirencester Park Run

Istvan Vegh – 26:13

Sarah Page – 27:29

Cathy Steer – 28.55


Swindon Park Run

Caroline Sandercock – 33:38



RSE Race Report – 2nd December 2018

Bromham Pudding Run

The Pudding Run was a 10k race run around the Wiltshire village of Bromham on Sunday 2nd December.  The 2-lap circular course was flat and regularly produces PBs for runners of all abilities.

Not only did all finishers receive a medal they were also presented a Christmas pudding.

Representing RSE was Kevin Joynes-Creed who took an impressive 2 minutes 30 seconds of his previous PB to complete the race in 49:51.  His first sub 50 minute 10k.  He was followed by;

Sandie Wood – 56:55

Tracy Webster – 1:05:38

Kate Bartram – 1:06:54

Caroline Joynes-Creed – 1:09:48

Kay Thompson – 1:15:11

Great effort from you all and I hope you enjoyed the pudding.


Cirencester Park Run

Cathy Steer – 29.12

Suzanne Steel – 30:59


Swindon Park Run

Martyn Joyce – 21:44


Brueton Park Run

Dave Witnall – 19:43

Ellie Taylor – 23:42




RSE Race Report – 25th November 2018

Cattle Country Dark Skies 10k

On Wednesday 22nd November The Cattle Country Dark Skies race took place.  This was a 10k multi terrain event  at Cattle Country Adventure Park, Berkeley where head torches were compulsory.


Representing RSE was Richard Marshall who completed the race in 1:17:38.  He was followed by;

Sarah Gray – 1:17:43

Tracey Edgington –  1:17:48

Kay Thompson – 1:27:35

Good running from you all.


The AVR Half Marathon

The AVR (Avon Valley Runners) Half Marathon took place on Sunday 25th November.  This was a road race starting in Edgington that took in the beautiful villages of Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton, Wiltshire.

Representing RSE was Dave Witnall who completed the race in 1:31:33.  He was followed by;

Ellie Taylor – 1:44:31

Kevin Joynes-Creed – 2:03:47

Good effort.


Cirencester Park Run

Dave Witnall – 21.52


Swindon Park Run

Martyn Joyce – 20:44

Steve Sandercock – 26:55

Caroline Sandercock – 33:48


Cheltenham Park Run

Steve Phelps – 23:54