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RSE Race Report – Sunday 6th October 2019

Cricklade 10k and Half Marathon

The Cricklade 1.5 Mile Fun Run, 10k and Half Marathon took place on Sunday 6th October and is considered a flat undulating course. For the second year it was also the handicap race for the club championships which resulted in a great turnout of RSE members.

Cricklade Half Marathon Result

340 runners completed the half marathon distance. First home for the club was Tom Razazan in an impressive 1:34:53 (PB), he was followed by;

Andy Masser 1:37:06;

Ben Chapman, in an incredible new PB of 1:38:03;

Dave Witnall also 1:38:03 after supporting Ben round the course;

Mark Garrett 1:39:47;

First lady home for the club was Ellie Taylor in 1:44:27;

Vic Trykush 1:50:30;

Kevin Joynes-Creed (in a new PB) 1:50:22;

Jo Wood 1:50:32;

Gareth Roberts 1:52:41;

Kirsty Pitts 1:53:44;

Jo Beames 1:55:58

Sarah Reynolds 1:57:45;

Sarah Page (knocking a massive 5 mins off the PB) 1:58:15;

Rochelle Ravenscroft 1:59:03;

Linda Edwards (just 7 days after Berlin Marathon!) 2:02:57;

Rich “Ryo” Taylor 2:03:41;

Vicki Mason 2:05:58 (PB);

Cathy Steer 2:05:48 (PB by 2mins);

Istvan Vegh 2:08:52;

Vanessa Poole 2:21:22

Cricklade 10k Result

292 runners completed the 10k distance. First home for RSE was Mark Manley in 42:46; he was followed by RSE first lady Rosie Oates in 45:37. This is a new PB for Rosie finishing 4th lady overall and 1st in her age category.

Next in was Elliot Gardiner in 47:17 and a new PB;

Steve Sandercock in 50:01 and agonisingly close to that sub 50;

Martin “Ted” Pitts 51:40;

Cheri Edwards 53:08;

Lindsay Gregory 53:35;

Anne Gardiner with a new PB of 55:22 and 1st F60+;

Felicity Crotty 57:20;

Amanda Haines 59:31;

Kate Sedgwick 1:03:16;

Pauline Tilbury 1:07:09;

Jane O’Dell 1:12:14.

Fun Run Results

Congratulations to Lottie Vegh and Rory and Eden Brown who also completed the 1.5 mile fun run today!

Amazing running everyone and a big thank you to all those who turned up and supported this event.

Bournemouth Marathon

The Bournemouth Marathon is a road race run that takes place each October in Bournemouth on the south coast of England. The inaugural Bournemouth Marathon took place on 6 October 2013. It is part of a festival of running which includes a half marathon, 10km run along with shorter races.

Representing RSE was Dave Daniels who had to dig deep to finish what was a brutal race with quite a few hills and winds notorious of a coastal run. Congratulations to Dave for completing the event in 4:07:01.

Loch Ness Marathon

The Loch Ness Marathon is an annual marathon race in Scotland, held along the famous loch, Loch Ness, ending in Inverness. The event is part of the Festival of Running, held annually at the beginning of October.

Becca Wilson took on this undulating, scenic event finishing in an unoffical time of 5:49:00.

Congratulations Becca, fantastic running on such a challenging course.

parkrun

RSE was represented at 5 different parkruns on Saturday 5th October 2019.

Swindon parkrun

Caroline Sandercock 36:25

Newent parkrun

Sarah Reynolds 37:19

Bideford parkrun

Tom Cooper 19:28

Cirencester parkrun

Sylvia Warman 31:05

Tetbury parkrun

Felicity Crotty 28:18

Final Thought…

What a weekend to be a member of Running Somewhere Else! I wanted to end the report this week by saying what a privilege it has been to compile the results today, listing all your incredible achievements and reading all the fantastic comments of support and encouragement. It is a reminder that success is not just what you accomplish but it is about what you inspire others to do – and you are certainly an inspirational lot!



RSE Race Report – Sunday 21st April 2019

Westonbirt Easter Half Marathon and 10k

A rather warm Good Friday saw the Westonbirt Easter 10k and brand new half marathon take place. The route started at Westonbirt House and took runners on quiet surrounding roads through Shipton Moyne and back to Westonbirt.

Sarah and Ollie looking cool before the start of the Half Marathon

First in for RSE in the Half Marathon was Ollie Hazel in a time of 1:35:49. Ollie did extremely well finishing 21st out of the 419 whom finished. He was followed by Sarah Page in a fantastic time of 2:03:11 and 2nd LV50. Bearing in mind this was Sarah’s first half marathon, huge congratulations are in order!

RSE 10k runners all smiles at the end of the Westonbirt race

Meanwhile in the 10k, Steve Sandercock put in another strong run finishing in 52:35. He was followed by Elliot Gardiner 54:07; Amanda Haines 1:03:33; Kate Sedgwick 1:07:48; Helen Berry 1:12:52; Caroline Sandercock 1:17:34; Kate Bartram 1:17:43; George Rackley 1:20:48 and Kay Thompson 1:20:58.

Well done everyone, especially in the heat!

parkrun

Hampstead Heath parkrun

Jenny Hoffmann 35:16

Horsham parkrun

Tom Cooper 19:16

Cirencester parkrun

Andy Masser 21:56

Jon Collins 26:19

Felicity Crotty 29:34

Tracy Webster 31:14


RSE Race Report – Sunday 14th April 2019

Chedworth Roman Trail

Team RSE at a chilly Chedworth Roman Trail

Sunday saw the next instalment in the RSE Championship: a beautiful, but challenging, 10(ish!) mile multi-terrain race in the heart of the Cotswolds. Starting from Chedworth Village Hall and running over tracks and woodland paths through the Stowell Park Estate and close to Chedworth Roman Villa. Luckily there was lots of cake at the end to reward runners after completing the hills and river crossing!

Well done to Ollie Hazel who was first home for the club in a super time of 1:14:34. He was followed by Ben Chapman in 1:27:41; Nadine Brown 1:28:53; Sharon Smith 1:30:30 (1st LV60); Kirsty Pitts 1:36:07; Rochelle Ravenscroft 1:36:44; Rebecca Hodgetts 1:39:08; Jo Beames 1:39:18; Kevin Joynes-Creed 1:41:57; Cheri Edwards 1:45:56; Lindsay Gregory 1:45:56; Istvan Vegh 1:45:58; Rich ‘Ryo’ Taylor 1:46:55; Sandie Wood 1:55:51; Richard Marshall 1:55:52; Kate Potter 2:03:05 (1st LV70+) and Kay Thompson 2:35:34.

Many managed course PBs but a special well done to Sharon and Kate for coming first in their age categories. There was also a great deal of pure grit and determination on view, especially by those coming back from, or dealing with, injuries as well as the one recovering from a very recent marathon! Well done everyone.

Great Welsh Marathon

Becca Wilson and Fatima Birkett celebrate completing the Great Welsh Marathon with a warming cuddle

The Great Welsh Marathon and The Great Welsh Half Marathon also took place on Sunday 14th April. The race started and finished at Festival Fields in Llanelli, taking runners along the coast and through the magnificent Millennium Coastal Park. Advertised as a flat marathon with PB potential, the organisers didn’t mention how gusty the course could be, which our RSE members found out!

Well done to Andy Masser who completed the 26.2 miles in a new Personal Best of 3:26:12. Also big congratulations to Becca Wilson on her first marathon, who not only achieved a great time of 5:19:34 but also raised over £800 for Macmillan.

Bourne ‘Run in the Woods’ 10k

The ‘Run in the Woods’ is a picturesque route on hard tracks in the beautiful and historic Bourne Woods in Lincolnshire. Vicki Mason took part in the small, well organised and undulating trail run completing the 10k in 55:42. Well done Vicki.

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris

Dave and Ellie are all smiles at the end of Paris Marathon

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world; as much for the size of its field as the performances of its runners. Nearly 145 nationalities and 55,000 runners come to tackle the 26.2 miles. The route across Paris, takes in the Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne and offers an incomparable backdrop, with spectacular views and landmarks all along the route.

Three RSE members made the journey to Paris to take part in the prestigious event and each of them certainly reaped the rewards of successful training over recent months. Well done to Dave Witnall who took over 8 minutes off his previous PB finishing in 3:10:56; Dave Whitlow recorded a time of 3:35:47, taking 5 minutes off his York time last October and Ellie Taylor achieved a London ‘Good for Age’ time in 3:42:28, smashing her previous marathon PB by 22 minutes! Well done all.

parkrun

Swindon parkrun

Steve Sandercock 25:08

Caroline Sandercock 35:21

Cirencester parkrun

Ollie Hazel with his Mum 35:44

Celebrations…

We conclude the race report this week with some incredibly exciting news. After running over 26 miles Dave Witnall was still able to muster up not only the courage but energy and adrenaline required to get down on one knee and propose to the beautiful Ellie. She, of course, accepted and I know we all at RSE send them the biggest of congratulations. Lovely news 🙂

RSE Race Report – Sunday 7th April 2019

Florence Half Marathon & 8k

The Half Marathon Florence is one of the most anticipated European events, run through the the streets and squares of Florence. A flat course that winds through the historic city centre to reach the atmospheric Oltrarno.

On Sunday, 11 RSE Members made the journey, achieving great race results and equally impressive celebratory goals!

Congratulations to Paul Coates 1:51:52; Kirsty Pitts 1:51:57; Martin (Ted) Pitts 1:56:41; Cathy Steer 2:08:25 (PB); Richard Marshall 2:11:35; Vanessa Poole 2:18:47 (PB); Caroline Coates 2:21:11 and Sallie Clatworthy, Tracey Pitts and Kate Potter all with a time of 2:27:34. Well done to Ruth Herbert too, who completed the 8k in 42:11.

Awesome work all and enjoy the remainder of your time away.

Manchester Marathon

Sunday also saw the popular Manchester Marathon take place. The race follows a loop starting and finishing at Old Trafford. It is a flat course, offering the chance for achieving a good time and the possibility of a PB. It certainly didn’t disappoint for two RSE members, who have shown that hard work pays off!

Congratulations to Kevin Joynes-Creed, who knocked a fantastic 27mins off his PB finishing in 3:58:00. Running her first marathon as a married woman saw Laura Lucking also record a new Personal Best finishing in 4:07:05. Super work guys!

Highworth 5

Racing a little closer to home were those at Highworth 5. The route is a scenic 5 mile loop mainly on flat, fast roads, with a sting-in-the-tail at the 4 mile marker. It starts and finishes at Warneford School in Highworth and has been a popular event amongst RSE Members over recent years. This year it is the first race in the RSE Short Stuff Championship and 9 RSE members took part.

Tom Cooper finished in 5th place overall in a super time of 31:24 (PB), he was followed by Mark Garett 34:07; Ben Chapman 35:45; Dave Whitlow 37:00; First RSE Lady in was Rosie Oates 37:20 (PB by over 2mins) who also finished a mightly impressive 5th Lady overall; Sharon Smith 38:31 (1st LV65); Steve Sandercock 40:32; Amanda Tyler 40:49; Pauline Tilsbury 51:36 (PB by 6mins); Caroline Sandercock 56:48 and Kay Thompson 1:00:09. Great work team!

Angels 10k

Our final Sunday instalment saw Sarah Page take on the Angels 10k; this year, part of the Gloucestershire AAA Road Race seris. The route starts and finishes at the Woodpeckers Cricket Club in Ashleworth village. An exciting and undulating course, where runners can enjoy views of the Malverns and river Severn. Despite the ‘undulating’ course Sarah took over a minute off her PB and finished in a very impressive 53:43. Watch this space for an update of AAA standings. Well done Sarah!

parkrun

Cirencester parkun

Elliot Gardiner 23:16

Felicity Crotty 30:12

Charley Trykush 36:48

Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun

Caroline Joynes-Creed 35:21

Kevin Joynes-Creed 35:22

What a wonderful day to be writing the club report – you are all such an inspiration and the biggest of Congratulations to each and every one of you.