On Friday 17th August RSE was represented well at the Westonbirt 10 k race. The event was based at the beautiful Westonbirt House where competitors took on the accurately measured 2 lap course, finishing directly in front of the stunning stately home.
First in was Steve Phelps in a PB time of 46:43. He was followed by;
Sharon Smith – 48:36
Helen Berry – 53:50
Sandie Wood – 56:11
Richard Marshall – 57:42
Tracy Webster – 1:02:11
Kate Potter – 1:03:03
George Rackley – 1:03:30
Kate Bartram – 1:03:42 which was her first 10k race without stopping. Great effort
Amanda Haines – 1:04:04 and a new PB
Kay Thompson – 1:15:53 and a new PB
Not only great running from everyone but as always great support from other club members who attended the event.
The third annual Hangman Ultra took place on Saturday August 18th 2018 and involved a 54km run through the beautiful Hampshire countryside. The race commenced at Longparish near Andover and went to Coombe Gibbett before heading back to Longparish. Henry Church represented team RSE at this event coming home in 7th place in a time of 5:11:00 which was 4 minutes than his previous effort 2 years ago. Great effort.
The Hullavington 10K which was run on Sunday 19th August was a road race and fun run over a gently undulating and picturesque course which started and finished in the village of Hullavington. The Race Headquarters were at the Bagless Tea Room and so all runners got a free cake along with their finishers medal after they crossed the line at the Hullavington Arms.
Steve Sandercock – 55:31
Sarah Page – 55:34 and a new PB
Sandie Wood – 56:30
Tracey Webster – 1:04:22
Kay Thompson – 1:14:50 and a new PB
Caroline Joynes-Creed – 1:15:56
Kevin Joynes-Creed – 1:15:56
Great running from everyone.
Jayson Lee 10k Memorial Race
The Jayson Lee 10k memorial race took place at Jersey on Sunday 19th August. This year was an extra special event as it was the 10th anniversary of the run, organised by Jayson’s family and takes place in order to raise money for the Jersey Hospice Care. The race itself is an undulating road race around coastal roads and quiet country lanes.
Vicki Mason had the rare opportunity to run the race with her husband and completed the run in 54:48.
Badminton Tough Mudder
The Badminton Tough Mudder event returned to the beautiful countryside of Badminton for a second year on Sunday 19th August. Tough Mudder South West 2018 featured a brand new course and a selection of new for 2018 obstacles. The race was a winning combination of 20 + awesome obstacles over a 10 mile course involving gloopy mud and trail running designed to push the runners beyond their limits and all in one day.
Nadine Brown and Ollie Hazel completed the event with 2 other runners as part of a 4 person team. Ryo Taylor also completed the event with another runner.
Two Tunnels City Ticket Half Marathon
The 1 lap looped Two Tunnels Half Marathon course took in the the best of the countryside views along the Limpley Stoke Valley as well as beautiful city centre running through the heart of Bath along the footpaths and riverside trails.
Andy Masser completed the race in an unofficial time of 1:45:48.
Mentioned in Dispatches
There have been a number of runners who have achieved PBs in races this week but I think special mention must be given to Kate Potter who achieved 1st place in the V70 category at the Westonbirt 10k. Great effort.
Cirencester Park Run
Kevin Joynes-Creed – 25:08
Wayne Edgington – 26:32
Jon Collins – 30:21
Caroline Joynes-Creed – 35:49
Caroline Sandercock – 36:26
Rory Brown – faster than Nadine
Nadine Brown – 39:20
Jersey Park Run
Vicki Mason – 27:05
Swindon Park Run
Ollie Hazel – 19:25
Martyn Joyce – 21:16