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RSE Race Report – 3rd February 2019

Centurion Grand Prix 5 Mile Race

The Grand Prix is a series of six races on Sundays organised by Centurion RC with a choice of two distances – 5 Mile and a 2K Fun Run. They are held on footpaths through traffic-free parkland and involve two and a half laps for the 5M and one small lap for the 2K, both around Babbs Mill Lake, North Solihull. 

On Sunday 3rd February the 4th race of the series took place.

Representing RSE was Dave Witnall who completed the 5 mile race in 31:25 coming 10th overall. A great result from Dave. He was followed by;

Ellie Taylor – 38:42

Great running from you both.

RSE Race Report – 20th January 2019

Linda Franks 5 Mile


The 25th Annual Linda Franks Race took place on Sunday 20th January 2019.  This race was also one of the Gloucestershire AAA Championship races for 2019.

The race consisted of a fast, flat 2 lap course in residential areas in Cheltenham with perfect weather conditions.

Representing and first in for RSE was Dave Witnall who completed the race in 30:33 which was also a PB by 76 seconds.  He was followed by;

Mark Manly – 32:50

Ellie Taylor – 37:51 in a PB

Kirsty Pitts – 39:29

Ryo Taylor – 40:41

Martin ‘Ted’ Pitts – 40:51

Sarah Page – 41:06 in a PB

Cathy Steer – 42:54 in a PB

Kay Thompson – 58:33 in a PB


Great effort from you all.


Gloucester Half Marathon


The Gloucester Half Marathon took place on Sunday 20th January 2019 starting at Quedgeley.

This was a road race event consisting of a 1.1 mile run to the start of a 5.5 mile 2 lap circuit and then 1 mile to the finish.

Representing and first in for RSE was Mark Garrett who completed the race in a time of 1:31:46.  He was followed by;

Tom Cooper – 1:35:19

Andy Masser – 1:37:36

Dave Whitlow – 1:42:06

Kevin Joynes-Creed – 1:51:27 and a PB by over 4 minutes

Rochelle Ravenscroft – 1:53:56

Linda Edwards – 1:58:17 and a PB

Sandie Wood – 1:59:30 and a PB by 4 minutes.

Nadine Brown – 1:59:31

Istvan Vegh – 2:06:16 and a PB

Becca Wilson – 2:18:05

Pauline Tilbury – 2:18:13

Great running from everyone.


Mentioned in Dispatches

This is the first Mentioned in Dispatches for races run in 2019 and there are a few people to mention today.

A lot of PBs set this weekend including Ellie Taylor, Sarah Page, Cathy Steer and Kay Thompson.

Some memorable efforts however included

Dave Witnall who took 76 seconds off his previous 5 mile PB averaging a very impressive 6:08 minute miles.

Kevin Joynes-Creed who managed to take 4 minutes from his half marathon PB.

Sandie Wood who also beat her previous half marathon PB by 4 minutes.

Linda Edwards who set a half marathon PB in her first race running in a RSE vest.

Istvan Vegh who bravely decided that the first race he was ever going to run was a half marathon and therefore also set a PB.

A great start to the year and well done to all runners.


Cirencester Park Run 

Felicity Crotty – 29:53


Swindon Park Run

Martyn Joyce – 20:57

Jonathan Lewis – 23:21

Amy Breakspear – 34:05


Netley Abbey Park Run

Paul Coates – 24:42

Caroline Coates – 32:58


RSE Race Report – 13th January 2019

Country to Capital Ultra Marathon

This year was the 11th Anniversary of this race which is now established as the opener to the Ultra race calendar and one of the premier single day Ultra events in the UK.

The route took in some pretty stunning countryside which, even in the depths of winter looks good. The countryside route continued well inside the M25 where runners picked up the Grand Union Canal tow path for the final run into London where they finished at the beautiful and enchanting Little Venice.

Representing RSE was Rochelle Ravenscroft and Gareth Roberts who completed the race in 9:05:00.

Great effort from you both.


Mentioned in Dispatches

The Gloucestershire AAA Road Race Series involves first claim members of affiliated Gloucestershire running clubs, including Running Somewhere Else, who are automatically entered into the Gloucestershire AAA Road Race series if they compete in the listed races.

The Series consists of 12 open races nominated by the Glos AAA Road Race Committee covering a variety of distances.

Points were awarded according to the runner’s position among fellow County runners. The best EIGHT scores achieved were counted, and at least FIVE events had to be completed. Points were awarded to the TEN leading runners in each category, 10 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th place.

On Friday 11th January the awards evening took place during which time all winners were presented with their awards.

Sandie Wood achieved a Gold Medal in the Ladies V55 category.

Sharon Smith achieved a Gold Medal in the Ladies V65 category.

Mark Manley achieved a Silver Medal place in the Male V50 category.

Elaine Chapman achieved a Bronze Medal in the Ladies V35 category.

This was a fantastic achievement from them all and they thoroughly deserve to be congratulated.


Cirencester Park Run 

Ellie Taylor – 25:27

Wayne Edginton – 25:38

Lindsay Gregory – 27:13

Vicki Mason – 27:39

Anne Gardiner – 27:59

Sarah Reynolds – 29:14

Vanessa Cheesman-Smith – 31:53

Amanda McIlroy – 39:44


Swindon Park Run

Martyn Joyce – 21:33

Steve Sandercock – 26:18

Caroline Sandercock – 34:09

Amy Breakspear – 36:21