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Running Somewhere Else Start Churn Project Fundraising with Rudolph Event

Running Somewhere Else running club is getting in the Christmas spirit for its first fundraising effort for the Churn Project.

Several of the club’s members, led by Chair Caroline Coates, are running in the Rudolph Rampage and Dash in Painswick on December 17.

The event is raising funds for the Venture White City in Gloucester, but in addition RSE are hoping to bring in funds for the Churn Project, the club’s chosen charity for this season.

The Churn Project supports the most vulnerable and marginalised people of the Cirencester area. Its aims are to reduce isolation and improve well-being for local people, particularly for those who are lonely, at a point of transition in their lives or experiencing mental health issues. RSE members chose to support the Churn Project after a club vote in the summer.

The Rudolph Rampage and Dash also gives the Cirencester runners the chance to break out the fancy dress, as the run has built a reputation for its runners showing their Christmas spirit by running in some festive costumes.

Running Somewhere Else Chair Caroline Coates said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Churn Project this year, which was chosen by our members because of the amazing job it does supporting the most vulnerable people in our beautiful town.

“The Rudolph Rampage is a joyous event which is a great excuse to dress up and have a fun run as a club, and it seemed the perfect opportunity to launch our fundraising efforts for Churn.”

Alisa O’Connor, fundraiser for the Churn Project, said: “We’re delighted that Running Somewhere Else has chosen the Churn Project as its charity of the year.  We’re a very local charity committed to supporting the most vulnerable people in our community with a focus very much on wellbeing – right through from birth to older age.  We’re looking forward to our partnership with the runners from the Club and wish those taking part in the Rudolph Rampage the best of luck!”

For those wanting to sponsor the intrepid RSE runners, there are sponsorship forms in Somewhere Else every Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30pm when the club has its running sessions.

Racing Report 15th November 2017

Malvern View 10K

Matt Lambourne and Cat Shelley ran this undulating course on Sunday. Matt finished second with a time of 39:23 and Cat made it round in 54:31, completing her 10th 10k as part of the RSE 10th Anniversary celebrations. Well Done Cat!

Draycote Water 10k

Pete Whitmore took part in this race on Sunday morning and came home in a time of 1:21.08.


Cirencester Off Road Duathlon

Ben Thomson took part in this DB Max event, which involved a 1mile run, a 5mile bike ride and another 1mile run. He came home in 48:54.


Swindon: Martyn Joyce, 21:14

Lindford Wood: Peter Whitmore, 56:56

Cheltenham: Matt Lambourne, 19:12, Alice Mason, 30:57.

RSE Report November 6 2017

Reading Rivermead 10k 

Elaine Chapman and Sarah Gray took part in this pretty run in the winter sunshine along the river Thames. Elaine came home in 47:54 and Sarah in 56:38. Brilliantly, for both it was their 10th 10k of the year to join 15 other RSE’ers celebrating the club’s 10th anniversary – well done both!

Centurion 5 mile

Dave Witnall and Ellie Taylor took part in this great race in the West MIdlands. Dave finished in 37:29 and Ellie set a personal best time of 41:36.

Charlton Park Cross Country

This Gloucester League race featured Sharon Smith, Stephen Priestnall and Ollie Hazel, Sharon finishing in 37:35, Stephen in 44:12 and Ollie Hazel in 44:27.


Swindon: Steve Sandercock, 26:13 and Caroline Sandercock, 33:49.

Linford: Pete Whitmore, 40:34.

Cheltenham: Matt Lambourne, 19:34, Graham Aitchison, 24:42, Laurie Aitchison, 28:12.