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RSE Club Report – Here, There and Everywhere!

Langley Burrell ‘Lightening Bolt’ 10k

As the name suggests, this is one fast, flat race! Held from Langley Burrell Village Hall, the ‘Lightening Bolt’ 10k has only 14m elevation across its 1 lap course, meaning it attracts some speedy runners. The race is the second to be held as part of a 3 race event series – the final 10k taking place in August.

Running for RSE was Anne Gardiner, who finished in a brilliant time of 52:32, and came home 1st female V60!

Bourton One Mile Race

Held in the heart of Bourton-On-The-Water, the Bourton mile is a fast, flat road race through the picturesque town. This unusual distance puts runners to the test, and is a tough sprint! Part of the Gloucestershire AAA Road Race series, the race encourages entries from children to adults, for a chance to win an overall or county medal.

There was a fantastic turnout for RSE, with 17 club members taking on the challenge.

  • David Witnall – 5:16 – New PB!
  • Mark Garrett – 5:31
  • Nia Glover – 5:46 – 1st SL overall and 1st SL Glos. AAA!
  • Ollie Hazel – 5:44
  • Rosie Hartland – 5:56 – 3rd SL, 2nd SL Glos. AAA and new PB!
  • Paul Robertson – 6:01
  • Phil Southwark – 6:09
  • Ellie Taylor – 6:38 – 3rd SL Glos. AAA!
  • Cheri Edwards – 6:42 – 2nd LV35 overall and 2nd LV35 Glos. AAA!
  • Paul Beaumont – 6:46 – 2nd MV70 overall and 1st MV70 Glos. AAA!
  • Elaine Chapman – 6:48
  • Darren Jenner – 6:58
  • Jo Beames – 7:04 – 3rd LV50 overall and 3rd LV50 Glos. AAA!
  • Steve Sandercock – 7:10 – 3rd MV65 overall and 3rd MV65 Glos. AAA!
  • Vicki Mason – 7:29 – 3rd LV35 overall and 3rd LV35 Glos. AAA!
  • Anne Gardiner – 7:45 – 2nd LV60 overall and 2nd LV60 Glos. AAA!
  • Felicity Crotty – 9:13

Cotswold Way Relay

Running Somewhere Else take on the Cotswold Way Relay each year, running the 103 miles across 10 stages as a team. This year, the relay celebrated its 30th event! The course is tough, and each leg presents its own challenges, including tough terrain and high elevation. In compromise, the views of the countryside are incredible!

Although this year RSE did not have a full team quota, the team spirit was high, with 10 club members running a leg.

  • Leg 1 = Teresa Hazelwood
  • Leg 3 = Anna Field
  • Leg 4 = Elaine Chapman
  • Leg 5 = Jenny Hoffman, supported by Taryn Hancock
  • Leg 6 = Ollie Hazel
  • Leg 7 = Sharon Smith
  • Leg 8 = Jo Beames
  • Leg 9 = Darren Jenner
  • Leg 10 = Felicity Crotty

A huge congratulations to Sharon, who has now completed every leg, making her officially, Queen of the Cotswold Way Relay!

Hope 24

Another event supported by RSE each year is Hope 24, a mix of camping and festival, with a touch of incredibly hilly running. The event is based in Plympton, and began as a 24 hour challenge, which could be run by soloists or by teams of up to 8 runners. This year, Hope 12 (hour) and Hope 36 (hour) categories were also added to the mix.

The supportive and celebratory spirit of RSE club members is always on show at Hope 24, which makes it a great event (despite the hills) for first time ultra runners, and those daring to take on a tougher challenge than normal.

Hope 24 Solo

  • Sarah Reynolds – 14 laps/70Miles – 3rd lady overall!
  • Andy Poole – 13 laps/65 Miles – Happy Birthday, Andy!

Hope 12 Solo

  • Vanessa Poole – 7 laps/35.5 miles – 1st ultra marathon!
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 6 laps/30 miles
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 5 laps + a bit extra/ 26.2 miles – 1st marathon distance!
  • Pauline Tilbury – 5 laps/25 miles

Hope 24 Relay

  • Team RSE Nifty Over 50 – Kirsty Pitts, Sarah Page, Cathy, Linda Edwards, Carol Sworn – 23 laps/115 miles – 1st ladies team overall!
  • Team Ultra Slackers – Andy Sworn, Ted Pitts, plus friends Huw Williams, Nellie Bausor & Steve Hemmings – 23 laps/115 miles – 3rd male team overall!

Hope 12 Relay

  • Team RSE Like Mother Like Daughter – Sandie Wood and Nadine Brown – 10 laps/50 miles – 1st ladies team overall!

It was great fun although blooming hard work 😁

Kirsty Pitts

Westonbirt Half Marathon

Tipped as one of the most beautiful half marathons in the UK, this race takes runners on a tour of Westonbirt National Arboretum, including the stunning Old Arboretum and the tranquil ancient Silk Wood. Although the course is flat, there are some hard trails underfoot.

Running for RSE were Elliot Gardiner and Cat O’Neill! Although official times are yet to be released of the event, Elliot finished in an unofficial time of 1.43.17, a new PB by 11 minutes!

Lovely scenic trail route through the arboretum & silk wood which turned out to be pretty flat. Aimed for 8.30 min miles and managed to maintain around 8.20’s. New PB by approx 11 minutes BUT the course was short so will have to only count as a new trail PB 😅 nice medal and a beer & buff included 😁

Elliot Gardiner

Excellent running both of you!

parkruns

Cirencester parkrun

  • Phil Newman – 24:03
  • William Gardiner – 27:18
  • Jessica James – 27:34
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 28:44
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 28:57
  • Felicity Crotty – 31:38
  • Richard Woodsell-Taylor – 32:23
  • Vicki Mason – 37:05

Victoria Dock parkrun

  • Charlotte Austin – 36:06

Parkrun result not mentioned? It may be that you’re not listed as Running Somewhere Else in the parkrun results online. For information on how to change/add RSE as your listed club, click here.

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Taylor by 5pm Sunday each week 

RSE Club Report – Stormtroopers, famous cathedrals and the longest day of the year!

Chippenham Longest Day 10k

Starting and finishing in the town centre, this flat course follows the quiet country lanes around Chippenham. Held on the longest day of the year, it was unsurprisingly a hot run, despite starting late in the evening.

Running for RSE was Pauline Tilbury, who finished the course in a brilliant time of 1 hour 7 minutes!

It was still 24 degrees at 19:30 but luckily there were a few shady kms along the course!

Pauline Tilbury

Well done, Pauline!

Gloucester 10k

This predominantly flat course follows roads, footpaths and towpaths in the heart of Gloucester, to give runners a tour of the cathedral, quays, canal and docks. Organised by Tewkesbury RC, the race boasts a community feel and chance for some running tourism!

Well done to Richard Edwards, who completed the course in a new PB time of 58:04, and Jess James, who finished in a brilliant time of 1:00:26!

I ran the Gloucester 10k with my daughter, Jen. My time was 58:04, which is my quickest 10k. The course was flat and the weather was sunny but not hot. I am looking forward to running another 10k soon as my times are improving.

Richard Edwards

Fantastic running both of you!

Torbay Half Marathon

This popular seaside half marathon comprises of a two lap course, starting and finishing on Paignton Green. Runners are treated en route to stunning views of the coast, the historic Torre Abbey and the Princess Gardens.

RSE’s Tim Wainwright takes on the course every year!

I love this half as many at out club know. I didn’t get the miles in prior to the day but still thoroughly enjoyed a great coastal race. After attempting 4 times to beat the famous Torbay stormtrooper, I finally beat him today!

Tim Wainwright

Congratulations to Tim who completed the course in 2 hours and 5 minutes!

parkruns

Cirencester parkrun – Celebrating it’s 150th parkrun!

  • David Witnall – 19:31 – 3rd overall!
  • Ollie Hazel – 21:03
  • Phil Southworth – 23:02
  • Phil Newman – 24:42
  • Steve Sandercock – 25:05
  • Sylvia Warman – 38:57

Millfield parkrun

  • Kathryn Cowdall – 29:34

Warwick Racecourse parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 28:36
  • Felicity Crotty – 31:21

Parkrun result not mentioned? It may be that you’re not listed as Running Somewhere Else in the parkrun results online. For information on how to change/add RSE as your listed club, click here.

Congratulations Martin and Jess!

A huge congratulations to Martin and Jess who tied the knot this weekend! We are so happy for you both and wish you lots of love and happiness for your future together!

Annual AGM

This Tuesday is the club’s annual AGM – this is a chance to have a say in your club and to vote in the committee positions. The committee has emailed club members the agenda for the evening and the proposed changes to the constitution – it’s also available on the club WhatsApp group and Facebook. We recommend having a read before Tuesday!

We hope to see you there!

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Taylor by 5pm Sunday each week 🙂

RSE Club Report – Sizzling Hills!

Cirencester Summer Sizzler

Almost guaranteed to be a scorching hot day, the aptly named Summer Sizzler is one tough race. The route follows 2 laps of Cirencester park, but with a slightly different starting area for 2022, the course took runners up Ewe Pens and down the park centre. RSE took over the race, with 36 runners taking on the course!

  • David Witnall – 40:12 – 3rd MSen!
  • Scott Williams – 43:14
  • Nia Glover – 43:19 – 2nd FSen!
  • Rachel Bodey – 45:28 – 2nd FV40!
  • Elliot Gardiner – 45:48 – New PB!
  • Phil Southworth – 46:18
  • Paul Robertson – 46:51
  • Ellie Taylor – 48:41
  • Elaine Chapman – 48:51
  • Paul Beaumont – 49:14 – 1st MV70!
  • Mark Garrett – 49:19
  • Campbell McIlroy – 50:44
  • Alan Powderhill – 50:49
  • Steve Sandercock – 50:55 – 3rd MV65!
  • Jo Beames – 51:04 – 2nd FV45!
  • Tim Wainwright – 51:24
  • Jo Wood – 51:45
  • Philip Newman – 52:05
  • Leah Brown – 53:46
  • Amanda Ball – 56:53
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 56:53
  • Gareth Roberts – 58:25
  • Richard Edwards – 58:59
  • Liz Hulcup – 59:42
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 59:55
  • Anna Field – 1:00:06
  • Taryn Hancock – 1:00:19
  • Jenny Hoffman – 1:01:47
  • Darren Jenner – 1:02:02
  • Kate Cowdall – 1:02:17
  • Pauline Tilbury – 1:05:16
  • Louise Hayes – 1:05:42
  • Felicity Crotty – 1:06:08
  • Kate Sedgwick – 1:09:41
  • Sylvia Warman – 1:11:23
  • Charlie Austin – 1:15:45
  • Portia Bigger – 1:21:30
  • Sharon Smith – 1:21:34 – 1st FV70!

As well as some fantastic times and age category rankings, RSE’s ladies team also came first place – well done to Nia, Rachel and Ellie!

Bourton Hilly Half Marathon

This one-lap race starts at Greystones Farm in Bourton on the Water before taking runners on a tour of the villages of Clapton and Sherborne. As the name suggests, there are a few inclines along the route… over 850 ft elevation! But with great organisation, picturesque views and the promise of cake at the end, it’s a great event to enter.

  • David Witnall – 1:33:54
  • Mark Garrett – 1:44:16
  • Paul Robertson – 1:47:20
  • Ellie Taylor – 1:50:42
  • Cheri Edwards – 1:54:51
  • Elaine Chapman – 1:55:11
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 2:00:33
  • Sarah Page – 2:01:15
  • Teresa Hazelwood – 2:10:15
  • Liz Farooq – 2:11:21
  • Gemma Wright – 2:02:36
  • Vicki Mason – 2:14:03
  • Liz Hulcup – 2:43:37 (tail runner)

We won’t complain about Tinglesfield again!

Sarah Page

A well organised race. An undulating course on a new route – the first hill at mile 2 could easily make or break your race, particularly for those who went too hard on it. The last 5 miles give a good opportunity to come home strong. Well done to all our RSE runners!

Dave Witnall

Checkendon trail 5k

This multi-terrain run features some stunning views along beautiful beech wood tracks. The first half of the race lulls runners into a false sense of security, before a tough final uphill mile. A family friendly event, the Checkendon 5k has a full event village, with food and a bouncy castle for the kids!

A huge well done to Charlie Austin and Edith Putt for completing the event!

Lovely downhill first half, not a lovely uphill second half! I ran with Edith Putt and the event is organised by RSE member Hannah Pivonka. Great little event ☺️

Charlie Austin

Freckleton Half Marathon

Dubbed the oldest half marathon in the UK, the Freckleton Half Marathon took place this weekend in Lancashire. The rural course has often been rated in the top half marathon, despite its undulating route. Runners are taken along a beautiful course which takes in the Fylde Coast.

A huge well done to Katy Miller who completed the course in 2 hours 4 mins.

No PB but a solid effort in the sunshine […] in true RSE spirit, there was a surprise visit from Sarah Reynolds on the start line as she was visiting family in the area.

Katy Miller


parkruns

Keswick parkrun

It was Honey’s first ever parkrun this weekend! With only a couple of stops and a paddle in the stream mid-run, Honey was 2nd dog overall!
  • Darren Jenner – 29:07
  • Felicity Crotty – 30:32

Cirencester parkrun

  • Paul Robertson – 22:17
  • Mick Bagot – 24:05
  • Ben Chapman – 24:54
  • Tim Wainwright – 26:05 – new parkrun PB!
  • Richard Edwards – 28:01
  • William Gardiner – 28:52
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:16
  • Vicki Mason – 29:46
  • Kate Cowdall – 30:24
  • Elaine Chapman – 30:35

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

  • Sharon Smith – 32:41

Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun

  • Phil Southworth – 21:46

Parkrun result not mentioned? It may be that you’re not listed as Running Somewhere Else in the parkrun results online. For information on how to change/add RSE as your listed club, click here.

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Taylor by 5pm Sunday each week 🙂

RSE Club Report – Canals and Gorges!

Sharpness 50km

Organised by Severn Valley Events Ltd, this 50km ultra marathon takes runners twice along the full length of the Sharpness Canal, which runs from Sharpness to Gloucester. Runners were the treated to live music, beer and food for a festival style event at the finish line.

Completing his 7th ultra marathon of the year (phew!), was Mark Manley, fresh from the God Bless The Queen 7 Hour Challenge only last week!

Mark completed the course in 4 hours 56 minutes and was 5th overall!

Cheddar Gorge Trail Half Marathon

The famous Cheddar Gorge is one of Britain’s most picturesque landmarks and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its gorge cliff top path producing some spectacular views. Sunday 12th June saw Relish Running hosting 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon events along the iconic site, with, according to the website,  “one really good hill along the way”. Half marathon runners follow the course up the Mendip Hills and take on 1000ft of hill climbs!

A huge well done to Elliot Gardiner, who completed the course in an unofficial time of 2.33.25!

A baptism of fire to say the least! 🔥 My first ever trail race consisting of huge 1000ft hill climbs, treacherous rocky descents, boggy marshes, a huge hill climb at the finish and topped off with 20° heat! 🥵 Almost all worth it for the stunning views across the top of the gorge 😅 Definitely the most scenic race I’ve done. As a half PB was never on the cards, I took time out to take photos en route and enjoy the scenery! 😍

Elliot Gardiner

parkruns

Delamere parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 31:53

Cirencester parkrun

  • Elaine Chapman – 23:53 – 1st lady overall!
  • Steve Sandercock – 24:54
  • Ellie Taylor – 26:39 – 3rd lady overall!
  • Anne Gardiner – 26:44
  • Martin Pitts – 26:45
  • Richard Edwards – 27:01
  • William Gardiner – 27:07
  • Jessica James – 27:14
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 27:58
  • Vicki Mason – 30:15
  • Cheri Edwards – 30:15
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 30:22

Parkrun result not mentioned? It may be that you’re not listed as Running Somewhere Else in the parkrun results online. For information on how to change/add RSE as your listed club, click here.

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Taylor by 5pm Sunday each week 🙂