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RSE Club Report – Coastlines and Valleys!

Chedworth Roman Trail – 10 Mile

A popular race amongst RSE club members, the Chedworth Roman Trail has everything you can ask for in terms of a trail run – undulating tracks, stunning views, lots of hills and the infamous river crossing. The course takes runners through through Stowell Park, the Coln Valley, and near to the Chedworth Roman Villa. It’s even been voted one of the best trail races in Gloucestershire! (Runnersworld.co.uk).

  • Rachel Bodey – 1:29:08
  • Jo Wood – 1:38:19
  • Lesley Hinsley – 1:46:10
  • Andy Sworn – 1:59:26
  • Carol Sworn – 1:59:26
  • Anne Gardiner – 2:04:50
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 2:13:56
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 2:13:58
  • Kate Potter – 2:15:07 – 1st in age category! 🥳
  • Pauline Tilbury – 2:25:49
  • Jenny Hoffman – 2:26:00

It was tough but beautiful route. I actually enjoyed the stream – really cooled down my feet!

Anne Gardiner

It was my first trail 10 miler and first river crossing so I was a bit nervous about it, but it went well and I really enjoyed it.

Caroline Joynes-Creed

Thoroughly enjoyed the new look Chedworth 10 mile route. Far more scenic than I remember the old one being although I’m not 100% sure my body is happy I ran twice over the weekend, perhaps a little more recovery was needed following the 86m a fortnight ago.
Really proud of team RSE flying the yellow flag and producing great results all over the country 👏👏’

Kevin Joynes-Creed

Well done team RSE!

Brighton Marathon

Taking place in the heart of Brighton, the marathon takes runners out and back along the coast line (with a few detours along the way). The race starts in Preston park, before heading down to the seafront, and then finishes at the iconic Madeira Drive.

A massive congratulations to RSE’s Paul Robertson who took on the course – his first marathon! 🥳

A cracking marathon, excellently staged throughout. But without doubt the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced…… so far

Paul Robertson

Paul finished in a brilliant time of 3:55:59!

Since the marathon has finished, race organisers have apologised for the course being too long! [source]

Ocean Healthcare Torbay Half Marathon

A huge well done to Tim Wainwright who completed his second half marathon in 2 weeks!

The Torbay Half Marathon is another beautiful run, taking in the coastal views of Devon, including Torre Abbey and the Princess Gardens. The course incorporates 2 traffic-free laps, starting and finishing on Paignton Green.

I found it brilliant. I ran 6 minutes quicker than last week, on a tougher course. It’s approx. 10 seconds off a Torbay PB I set when I was 5 years younger! After battling Covid, doing a full sprint finish for half a mile, I’m buzzing! Honestly the best half I’ve ever ever ran.

Tim Wainwright

Congratulations Tim for completing the race in 2:04:23!

Great North Run

The Great North run is one of the largest races in the world, with 57,000 runners taking part. Known for its fantastic atmosphere, the race takes place in the heart of Newcastle where participants run past some of the city’s landmarks, including Tyne Bridge and Grey’s Monument.

Running for RSE was Linda Edwards, Jo Beames and Louise Norman!

It was a different route crossing the Tyne Bridge twice and quite hilly. Red arrows and great fun, very atmospheric.

Linda Edwards
  • Jo Beames – 1:51:33
  • Linda Edwards – 2:08:31
  • Louise Norman – 2:25:11

A huge well done to Linda, Jo and Louise.

Parkruns

Bushy Parkrun

  • Steve Sandercock – 24:52 – 2nd in age category! 🥳

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Ellie Taylor – 26:08
  • Paul Coates – 27:26
  • Anne Gardiner – 28:15 – 1st in age category! 🥳
  • Taryn Hancock – 30:49
  • Vicki Mason – 31:18
  • Nadine Brown – 35:00
  • Cathy Steer – 35:01
  • Dave Witnall – 35:05

Tetbury Goods Shed Parkrun

  • Nia Glover – 20:32 – 1st lady and new PB! 🥳
  • Carol Sworn – 27:02

Seven Fields Parkrun

  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 32:18 – Course PB! 🥳
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 32:22

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.

RSE Club Report – Racecourses, Seafronts, Lakes and Hillzakilla!

Cotswold Classic 10

This tough race, hosted by Witney Roadrunners, was the next instalment in Running Somewhere Else’s club championship. The course is described as undulating (which club members confirmed!) with one particular hill being described as the ‘hillzakilla’! There was a great turnout of club members on what was a surprisingly bright day.

  • Mark Garrett – 1:07:40
  • David Witnall – 1:08:00
  • Sarah Reynolds – 1:24:07
  • Jo Wood – 1:25:57
  • Sarah Page – 1:26:29 – 1st FV60! 🥳
  • Elaine Chapman – 1:32:24
  • Istvan Vegh – 1:36:04
  • Pauline Tilbury – 1:51:46

Stunning course through some beautiful Cotswold villages- brilliantly organised and well marshalled.

Jo Wood

Plymouth Half Marathon

Part of Britain’s Ocean Race series, the Plymouth Half Marathon starts at Hoe Park, close to the seafront. The course is a mix of road and cobblestones, taking runners through Plymouth city centre, along coastal paths, and past the National Trust grounds of Saltram Park.

A huge well done to Felicity Crotty and Darren Jenner who represented RSE along the course.

A harder route than I remembered but it remained cool and cloudy so was quite enjoyable. We all did better than we expected!

Felicity Crotty
  • Darren Jenner – 1:53:53
  • Felicity Crotty – 2:14:00

Cheltenham 10k

On Sunday 5th September, Cheltenham race course hosted the start and finish for 10k, half marathon and community mile events. The 10k course is a fully road race, embracing the Cotswold scenery around Cheltenham, including the iconic Pittville Park.

Well done to Mark Godsland who represented RSE in the 10k, finishing well under his goal of 1 hour with a chip time of 57:05!

Mark was also 3rd MV60! 🥳 Congratulations, Mark!

Cheltenham Half Marathon

The half marathon takes runners through some of Cheltenham’s most well known areas, including Montpellier and Landsdown, before heading back to the race course for a grandstand finish.

Tim Wainwright took on the challenge for RSE, completing the course in a brilliant time of 2:09:52!

I’m glad I ran Cheltenham half today. I managed to run most of the way and finish my farthest distance this year. Thanks for everyone’s support.

Tim Wainwright

Cotswold September Sprint Triathlon

The Cotswold Waterpark has hosted a series of triathlons throughout the year – a great way for competitors to keep track and improve on their times.

No stranger to a fast triathlon is Ted Pitts, who took on the course this weekend, completing a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5km run.

Ted finished in a fantastic time of 1:13:48, making him 2nd in his category! 🥳 It’s also Ted’s fastest time of the year by approx. 3 minutes!

Milton Keynes 20 Mile

The Milton Keynes Half Marathon and Festival of Running took place on Sunday 5th September, with events including 5k, 10k, half marathon and a 20 mile race. Sharon Smith took on the 20 mile event, which started on the central dual-carriageways of Milton Keynes, before following roads and bicycle paths on a 3-lap course around the city.

Sharon finished the distance in a fantastic time of 2:49:48 and achieved a 1st LV65 ranking! 🥳 This also places Sharon 1st in her age category for the 20 mile in the UK Rankings!

It was undulating but traffic free and in lovely parks with water features and a mini Stonehenge!

Sharon Smith

Parkruns

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Ellie Taylor – 27:20 – 3rd lady!
  • Nadine Brown – 28:51
  • Carol Sworn – 29:35
  • Taryn Hancock – 31:15
  • Vanessa Poole – 33:04
  • Cathy Steer – 36:28
  • Paul Robertson – 38:34

Torbay Velopark Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 50:35 (Tailwalker)

Tetbury Goods Shed Parkrun

  • Steve Sandercock – 24:22 – 1st in age category! 🥳
  • Caroline Sandercock – 36:36

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.

RSE Club Report – Ridgeway 86, a very long bridge and a Flying Monk

Ridgeway 86

The Ridgeway is a notoriously tough trail, following Britain’s oldest road used by travellers for over 5,000 years. Infamous sites include the Uffington White Horse, Avebury Stone circle, Grim’s Ditch, a Neolithic chieftain burial tomb and quite a few castles! Beginning at Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring, the race is supported by fully stocked checkpoints, transport and support crewes.

It takes a brave runner to sign up to the Ridgeway 86, and Running Somewhere Else had 4 club members enter the challenge – Dave Daniels, Gareth Roberts, Kevin Joynes-Creed, and Mark Manley!

A huge well done to Gareth and Dave for completing over 40 miles of the course! And to Mark who finished the 86 miles in an incredible unofficial time of 22 hours 31 minutes, whilst Kevin completed his longest ultra yet in a brilliant time of 23 hours and 53 minutes! Inspirational running from all of you!

Flying Monk 10k

Previously an RSE club championship race, the Flying Monk 10k begins at Malmesbury Victoria Football club, before taking runners down the “Old Fosse Way”, the oldest Roman road in the country. This road race is undulating in parts.

Zoe Markham-Lee and Sharon Smith took to the course this weekend, achieving some brilliant times.

  • Sharon Smith – 47:17 – 1st LV70!
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 58:31

More hills than I anticipated but as usual with DBMax, great marshalling, support and enthusiasm, so very enjoyable. We [Zoe and Sharon] did OK considering we had both ran on Saturday.

Sharon Smith

And the best thing was that the medal is a bottle opener!

Zoe Markham-Lee

DBMax know what runners want in a medal!

Zoe also completed a 175k (10miles) running challenge this month – well done, Zoe!

Severn Bridge 10k

The 10k returned to the original course used before 2020. It started very close to J2 on the eastbound carriageway of the M48 and crossed the Severn and Wye bridges. Running from Wales to England, the Severn Bridge crosses over a mile of river, which means a surprisingly long hill to run onto the bridge itself.

Well done to Darren Jenner and Felicity Crotty for completing the 10k race!

  • Darren Jenner – 50:38
  • Felicity Crotty – 58:36

Always fun to run over the bridge, it wasn’t even too windy, although not as flat as you’d think a bridge should be. There were also some nasty hills at the end to get off the bridge and around to the finish too!

Felicity Crotty

Parkruns

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Elliot Gardiner – 24:31
  • Fran Penny – 25:20
  • Ellie Taylor – 25:35
  • Paul Beaumont – 25:46
  • Alan Powderhill – 26:14
  • Paul Coates – 26:39
  • Andy Sworn – 27:26
  • Carol Sworn – 28:06
  • Paul Robertson – 39:22
  • Felicity Crotty – 44:36 (Tail walker)

Gloucester City Parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 30:02

RSE Club Report – All about the Parkrun!

There have been some brilliant achievements at Parkrun this week! Parkruns are a great way to run with friends, test your 5k time, or simply break up a long run.

Tressick Parkrun

  • Linda Edwards – 31:28

Cirencester Parkrun

  • David Witnall – 21:12 – 2nd Overall!
  • Eleanor Taylor – 26:19
  • Cathy Steer – 37:45
  • Elaine Chapman – 37:45

Woolacombe Dunes Parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 36:31

Haldon Forest Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:36
  • Felicity Crotty – 31:22

Tetbury Goods Shed Parkrun

  • Sharon Smith – 23:04 – an all time PB and 2nd lady overall!

And a Championship Update…

As the Gloucester 5km race series have been cancelled this year, any 5km officially registered race time can be submitted for the championship – that means you can use a Parkrun result! Please submit your best 5k time between July 2021 and mid December 2021 to Dave or Elaine to be counted towards championship points.

Stay tuned also in the coming week for a Parkrun cup announcement…………..

Register for Parkrun here