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RSE Club Report – Welcoming the New Year!

Welcome to the Club!

As we enter the new year and the Beginner’s running group starts, RSE are excited to welcome all the new (and returning) members who have signed up so far in 2022! Whether you run for fun, friendship or fitness, we are glad to have you on board!

Here are some sign-up inspirations from some of our newest members:

If you’ve just started with us, we have a New Members’ Guide containing everything you need to know about RSE – if you have just signed up or just fancy a refresher, you can find the guide here:

Annual Awards

A date for the diary – 26th January 2022

A message from the Chair, Pauline Tilbury:

Sadly we have decided to cancel our social awards evening (previously booked for Sat 29th Jan). I have consulted with the committee and we feel that it’s the sensible and responsible thing to do in the current Covid situation.

We will replace this with a presentation of the awards at 6:30pm on Weds 26th Jan at the club session – hopefully in the garden at Somewhere Else, (actual location tbc).

We will spend 15 mins or so doing the presentations and start the efforts session late. We will be outside and you have the option to wear masks whilst gathered.

Parkruns

Lydiard Parkrun

  • Sharon Smith – 24:23

Keswick Parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 28:44

Exmouth Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 24:39

Cirencester Parkrun

  • David Witnall – 21:15
  • Richard Hobbs – 22:17
  • Steve Sandercock – 26:12
  • Nadine Brown – 27:01
  • Vicki Mason – 27:56
  • William Gardiner – 29:06
  • Elaine Chapman – 38:50
  • Carol Sworn – 58:32

Stratford Park Parkrun, Stroud

  • Paul Beaumont – 28:19

Chipping Norton School Parkrun

  • Liz Hulcup – 26:18

Seven Fields Parkrun

  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 26:46
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 31:39

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 Race Report – Mud and Trails!

Hair of the Dog

An aptly named race for the start of the new year, the Hair of the Dog trail race took place on the 3rd January between Chippenham and Lacock. The event is known for its picturesque route along the River Avon and an incredible medal!

Taking on the route for RSE was Zoe Markham-Lee and Sharon Smith!

Hard, muddy and very ‘traily’!

Zoe Markham-Lee

[It’s] a 7.75 mile trail race between Chippenham and Leacock. [It] runs along the river Avon and onto Reybridge and along the towpaths of the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal. Downside: About 10 styles! But otherwise lovely!

Sharon Smith
  • Sharon Smith – 1:05:03 – 1st LV60! 🥳
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 1:28:00

Incredible running from both of you!

Cotswold Farm Park Gloucestershire Cross Country Championships

Cross country races are known to be tough, muddy and hilly, and the weather on the 8th January only added to the difficulty of the Gloucestershire AAA race, but that didn’t stop Fran Penny, Sharon Smith and David Witnall taking on the challenge! Held at the Cotswold Farm Park, the race was this year’s Gloucestershire County Cross Country Championship.

For those of you who are new to cross country races, there a different distances for men (approx. 10.2k) and women/VETs (Approx. 6.75k).

Women’s/VETs Race:

  • Fran Penny – 37:54
  • Sharon Smith – 39:17 – 1st LV70! 🥳

Men’s Race:

  • David Witnall – 49:28

The course had a little bit of everything, lots of small ups and downs, mud, wind and rain. A good course without being too hard so suited new and experienced cross country runners. Personally I had great fun, with my fitness not being great at the moment, my aim was to enjoy the occasion of a County Championships. Well done to Fran and Sharon our lady club representatives!

David Witnall

Well done for braving the bad weather!

January Jaunt 10k

Held in Plympton, the January Jaunt is a 10k multi-terrain race that starts and finishes at Plymouth Speedway track. Taking place on the 9th January, the course was an out and back to Saltram House.

Felicity Crotty ran for RSE, finishing in an brilliant time of 1:03:34! (unofficial)

I ran the January jaunt which is a 10k around the trails at Saltram in Plymouth. A nice route which was an out and back (mostly uphill out), ran with my friend Jennie.

Felicity Crotty

Well done Felicity!

Parkruns

Tamar Trails Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 26:27

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Vicki Mason – 37:59
  • Elaine Chapman – 40:09

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 – ‘Tis the Season for Parkruns and Ultras!

50k WinterCross

Starting at the Meon Hall in Meonstoke, the WinterCross consists of 3 out and backs along different terrains. The challenge is to finish before dusk on one of the shortest days of the year… and run after all of the Christmas food!

Running for RSE were Mark Manley and Lesley Hinsley – it was Lesley’s 2nd ultra after completing her 1st in only November, whilst Mark rounded off the year with his 10th ultra!

Mark and Lesley completed the course in a brilliant time of 5:58:53!

We beat the cut off for the 70k by 15 mins but took over 10 minutes making up our minds whether to call it a day so the time is 10 minutes quicker! Lots of water, mud, rain, wind and hills sapped us.

Lesley has done amazing. She did her first ultra in November, just one month after smashing her marathon PB at Manchester and today was her furthest ever distance.

Mark Manley

It was fab. Really enjoyed it. Very, very wet, muddy, rainy and cold. We set off to do 70k with the option of bailing at 50k. We did meet the cut off by 20 min and set off to do the last 20k but them bailed ( a bridge too far in the bad conditions). Only 28 runners went on to do the last 20k! I finished 4th in my age group! A great course and I would do it again… and a great medal!

Lesley Hinsley

Incredible running from both of you!

Christmas Day Parkruns

Bushy Parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 30:01

Littlehampton Prom Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 24:32
  • Felicity Crotty – 30:31

Tetbury Goods Shed Parkrun

  • Ellie Taylor – 25:51
  • Dave Witnall – 25:52
  • Anne Gardiner– 26:19
  • Kirsty Pitts – 26:20
  • Martin Pitts – 26:24
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 28:02
  • William Gardiner – 30:21
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 32:15
  • Cathy Steer – 32:16

New Years Day Parkruns

Cheltenham Parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 30:16

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Paul Robertson – 24:36
  • Steve Sandercock – 26:45
  • Elaine Chapman – 28:20
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 28:58
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 33:17
  • Vicki Mason – 37:31
  • Cheri Edwards – 44:28

Babbs Mill Parkrun

  • David Witnall – 21:23
  • Ellie Taylor – 26:13

Seven Fields Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:35
  • Felicity Crotty – 32:29

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 🙂

Happy New Year!

RSE Club Report – The Most Run-derful Time of the Year!

Hullavington Secret Santa 10 Mile Race

Held around the picturesque village of Hullavington, the Secret Santa run was the last race in RSE’s 2021 club championship – what better way to end than with a race that promises cake to finishers! The course was all on road and is listed as ‘gently’ undulating around the quiet country lanes. It was a fantastic turnout of club members, all braving the cold for a festive run.

  • Mark Garrett – 1:05:48 – 2nd MV50! 🥳
  • Rachel Bodey – 1:16:58
  • Sharon Smith – 1:17:27 – 1st LV60! 🥳
  • Sarah Reynolds – 1:20:15 – New PB! 🥳
  • Elaine Chapman – 1:22:05
  • Paul Robertson – 1:22:53
  • Elliot Gardiner – 1:22:54 – New PB! 🥳
  • Alan Powderhill – 1:22:54 – New PB! 🥳
  • Darren Jenner – 1:23:51 – New PB! 🥳
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 1:25:18
  • Sarah Page – 1:26:28 – New PB and 2nd LV60! 🥳
  • Jo Beames – 1:32:29
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 1:37:54
  • Felicity Crotty – 1:38:54
  • Tim Wainwright – 1:39:27
  • Liz Hulcup – 1:40:21
  • Linda Edwards – 1:40:45
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 1:46:35 – New PB! 🥳

[I] really enjoyed it, one of those days when I managed to have good energy and kept the pace. Not the easiest course, lots of ups and downs but so, so pleased to have hit that time. A really positive RSE day, great to have the support of other team members. 🏃🏻‍♂️🔥

Alan Powderhill

It was foggy, cold and quite hilly but nice medal and even nicer cake!!

Sarah Page

The last race of the year for 2021 and a new 10 mile race distance PB (by 7 mins!) to finish the year off! 🤩 An extremely undulating route in the fog & mist which gave it an even more wintery feel 🥶

Elliot Gardiner

I first ran the secret Santa in 2019 but I don’t remember it being that hilly back then.
As with all Stampede events the race was well organised, very friendly and of course had the ever present slice of cake at the finish.
For anyone running future races in Hullavington I can strongly recommend the Sunday roast from the Hullavinton Arms 😋😋

Kevin Joynes-Creed

Incredible running everyone!

Parkruns

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Paul Beaumont – 24:58
  • Andy Sworn – 27:03
  • Carol Sworn – 28:30
  • Cathy Steer – 31:01

Tetbury Goods Shed

  • Steve Sandercock – 24:31
  • Vicki Mason – 35:25

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.

Safety Notice

A Message from Caroline Terry, Club Welfare Officer:

Firstly, thank you to club members who are wearing hi-visual running gear including body or head torches on club nights. (any time you run in the dark!)

Please can I remind you that light coloured tops and jackets are not so good at reflecting light. So please get yourself kitted out with something that helps you see where you are going and others can see you. (the pavements & roads are not so smooth… )

It is so important to run safely. It also sends a message to the general public and upholds our good reputation of being respectful to others who use the pavements and roads. (see RSE constitution).

Thank you and keep safe.

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 🙂