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Rampaging Running Somewhere Else Members Raise Cash for Churn Project

A GROUP of runners from Running Somewhere Else, the friendly Cirencester running club, have brought in cash for the Churn Project by running the Rudolph Rampage in Painswick.

The fancy-dress, 7km multi-terrain race, is a fun end to the year’s racing calendar, and eight RSE runner’s decided to take the opportunity to raise funds for the club’s nominated charity for this year, the Churn Project.

The club members battled round the course despite the mud and the chilly conditions, many wearing fancy dress.

Club Chair Caroline Coates, her husband Paul, Nadine Brown, Martin Sherriff, Jess Osbourne, Kate Potter, Becca Wilson and Sharon Smith took part, raising £200 for the charity.

The £200 will be added to the £135 the club raised through a special raffle at its Christmas Party. The club will continue to raise funds throughout the coming year, including at the Fairford 10k race in June.

RSE organise the race for the Fairford Festival in June, and are hoping to encourage more people running the race to raise funds for the Churn Project through the club’s Hundred Heroes scheme. The scheme asks runners to raise £100 for the club’s chosen charity to boost its coffers even more and raise awareness of its activities.

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.

Caroline Coates said: “It was great fun taking part in this festive race, and we all loved dressing up. We are delighted to raise another £200 for the Churn Project and look forward to more fundraising efforts throughout 2018.”

RSE Racing report December 30th 2017

Westonbirt Christmas 10K

Three RSE’ers took part in this race, postponed due to severe snow affecting the course earlier in the month.

Jenny Hoffman completed her 10th 10ks at the very last moment on this race, so well done to her!

Richard Marshall came home in 57:57, Jenny Hoffman finished in 1:01:35 and Amy Breakspear finished with a time of 1:14:42.

Happy New Year RSE and here’s to a great 2018!

RSE Running Report December 18th 2017

Rudolph Rampage, Painswick 

Eight RSE runners took part in this fun-filled multi-terrain 7k race on December 17th. The group were raising funds for RSE’s chosen charity of the year, the Churn Project.

The group also featured two high-achievers on the day, with Sharon Smith (47:59) winning the LV65 category, and Kate Potter (1:01:16) coming third in the same category.

The rest of the Somewhere Elsers came home as follows: Nadine Brown, 47:53, Martin Sherriff, 50:10, Jess Osbourne, 50:10, Paul Coates, 56:44, Becca Wilson, 1:00:28 and Caroline Coates, 1:10:54.

Pomphrey Hill Parkrun

 Emily Jeffries and Jack Pitcher took part in this event on Saturday. Both finished the 5km course in 24:49.

Running Somewhere Else Hand Out Awards and Raise Funds for Churn at Christmas Bash

RSE Chair Caroline Coates (centre) with club Coach Dave Whitlow, Most Improved Runner winner Amanda Tyler, Men’s Championship Winner Matt Lambourne, Women’s Championship Winner and Club Captain Elaine Chapman and Runners’ Runner winner Nadine Brown.

Running Somewhere Else celebrated Christmas, recognised the club’s high-achieving members and managed to raise funds for the Churn Project at its annual Christmas party on December 1st.

The event, held by the running club at the Corinium Hotel, was attended by more than 50 club members, who enjoyed a three course meal, applauded their fellow runners and even had a dance to a DJ!

The club announced its 2017 competition winners at the event. Club coach Dave Whitlow made the presentations to the ladies and Club Captain Elaine Chapman made the presentations to the men.

The Men’s Champion this year was former club coach Matt Lambourne, a fitting end to his time as a club member, as he will be leaving the club in January following a move to Cheltenham. Elaine Chapman won the Women’s Championship, after another stellar year.

Most Improved Runner was won by Amanda Tyler, who has come back from a serious injury this year to run some great races and even complete a marathon.

The winner of Runners’ Runner, voted for by club members, was Nadine Brown. Nadine was chosen by members for her inspirational and positive attitude, as well as her running achievements, which included running ten 10K races in the year, several half marathons and a marathon.

The club used the event as an excuse to start unofficial fundraising for next season’s club charity, The Churn Project. The Christmas raffle raised £135 for the charity. The next event RSE will be using to raise funds for the charity will be the Painswick Rudolph Rampage on December 17.

RSE Chair Caroline Coates said: “We all had a fantastic time at the party. It’s great to look back at the year and see what we have all achieved and celebrate some special people from within the club, who all deserved their awards. It seemed like a good opportunity to bring in funds for Churn, and we will be looking forward to raising more at the Rudolph Rampage in into 2018.

“I’d like to thank Martin Sherriff, Tracey Pitts, Nadine Brown and Elspeth Murano for their hard work and dedication organising the event, and for the Corinium Hotel for making us so welcome and producing such brilliant food.”