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RSE Racing Report – 19th August 2018

Westonbirt 10k


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.


Hangman Ultra

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.


Hullavington 10k


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



RSE Racing Report – 12th August 2018

Bugatti 10k

13 Running Somewhere Else members took on the undulating Bugatti 10k on a cooler Wednesday evening. This was not only a RSE Championship race but also part of the AAA County Road Racing Championships so there was a strong field of athletes present. Congratulations to all who raced, particularly Dave Witnall who ran a sensible, but strong, race returning from injury and Sharon Smith for finishing first in her age category.

Tom Cooper 42:09; David Witnall 46:42; Steve Phelps 48:00; Teresa Hazelwood 48:27; Sharon Smith 49:26 (1st LV65+) Ellie Taylor 51:08; Nadine Brown 52:37; David Whitlow 52:44; Martin (Ted) Pitts 52:57; Kirsty Pitts 56:13; Sarah Page 56:34; Sandie Wood 58:46 and Amanda Tyler 1:06:05.

Well done everyone!

Standish Woodland Chase

Three wonderful RSE ladies took part in this multi-terrain race over a course of almost 10 miles on Sunday. The route follows parts of the famous Cotswold Way and includes hills, woodland trails with a bit of road, along the scenic Cotswold escarpment. Not showing any signs of tired legs, Teresa Hazlewood came in first for the club in 1:28:05 followed by Ellie Taylor in1:29:39; both having raced at Bugatti on Wednesday. Cheri Edwards finished just behind in an impressive 1:30:22 (awaiting official times). Fantastic running all!

Waterland Aquathlon

Kate Potter and Jenny Hoffmann have been busy over the last couple of weeks, not only taking part in an open water swim last weekend but then on Wednesday they took part in the Aquathlon at the Waterland lake. This was a challenging 750m open water swim (whereby both brave ladies competed without wetsuits!) followed by 4.6km run around lake 32. Fantastic work ladies!

 LDWA Birmingham Canal

Linda Edwards (and friend Susan) ran the long distance Birmingham Canal route on Saturday organised by the Long Distance Walking Association. They ran 23 of the 26.2 miles and, although not a race, provided excellent refreshments on this organised run. Good work ladies!


Some great, well deserved, PBs at parkrun this weekend.

Swindon: Martyn Joyce 20:42

Colby: Ollie Hazel 19:47

Cirencester: Martin Sheriff 24:13 (PB); Jon Collins 24:16 (PB); Wayne Edginton 25:56; Jessica Osbourne 26:44; Cathy Steer 28:30 (PB); Caroline Sandercock 37:42 and Kay Thompson 50:59.

Well done to all racers, runners and volunteers this weekend!




(Picture shows members of RSE and The Churn Project CEO Fran Embleton-Smith celebrating having raised £2,400 for the charity)

Running Somewhere Else running club have raised £2,400 for local charity The Churn Project after various events over the past 12 months.

The money was raised through a number of fundraisers as well as the Fairford 10K race in June, which saw the event selling out at 500 participants – the most successful to date. Special thanks were given to IHS Markit who were the events principal sponsor contributing generously to the clubs chosen charity, the Churn Project, which provides support to a range of vulnerable and marginalised people across the local community.

Other fundraisers included a Quiz Night, Christmas Raffle and sponsorship organised by various RSE members for races they ran over the year.

The Club handed over a cheque for £2,400 to Fran Embleton-Smith, the charity’s CEO, at The White Heart in Ashton Keynes following an ‘Away Day’ run organised by one of the clubs members which took in some of the beautiful Thames Path and Cotswold Water Park on July 23.

The club chose the Churn Project as its chosen charity for 2017-18 after a vote of club members.

Running Somewhere Else Chair David Whitlow said: “To be able to help support a local charity where easily accessible support can make such a huge difference to people’s lives really resonated with our club members this year. The diverse range of activities and benefits they can bring to people in our local community makes us all realise that our fund raising efforts, no matter how small, can help many people in many ways.”

“We are really proud of the amount we have raised this year and this is testament to our members belief and support of this fantastic local charity.”

Fran Embleton-Smith, the Churn Project CEO, said: “We are so delighted to receive such wonderful support from the club.  As a local charity, we are very dependent on the goodwill of local people and it’s been inspiring to be associated with such a friendly, motivated, energetic group of people!”

The club is now in the process of selecting its charity for the coming year but fundraising activities have already begun!


RSE Racing Report – 5th August 2018

Cotswold 24 Hour Race

The Cotswold 24 Hour Race is a 24 hour individual or team relay race held in the beautiful Bathurst Estate, Cirencester. The race is run over a 9km mixed terrain course including forest trails and open tarmac paths. RSE’s Dave Daniels was among 217 other solo runners who took part in a very hot and testing 24 hours. Under the watchful eye of a very supportive wife, Dave completed 14 laps within the 24 hours, totaling a mighty impressive 78miles! Well done Dave, such an incredible achievement and very well deserved. Congratulations!

Mendip Marauder 30

Starting at the Market Town of Wells this 30 mile ultra took Ollie Hazel through a real smorgasbord of Somerset scenery finishing at Uphill, just outside Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday. With nearly 1,500 meters of accent this is certainly not a flat route and provided a challenge, but with rolling hillside, pretty woodland, quarries and atmospheric villages I am sure he was often too busy enjoying the views to think too hard about how tired he was! Well done to Ollie who completed the event in 5:24:44 (awaiting official time).

Secret Gin Run

Saturday also saw Charlie Austin & Edith Putt take part in this 10km running tour through London; stopping at places that are key to London’s thirsty history and playing games along the route. The route finished with all runners enjoying a well-deserved gin and tonic or gin cocktail! Well done ladies, it looked a lot of fun!

Forest of Dean Trail Half

New for 2018 this trail event was ran on firetrack gravel trails starting and finishing in the grounds of the Famous Speech House Hotel. Sharon Smith completed a ‘very hot’ half on Sunday in 1:54:00, 1st LV60 – great work Sharon!

Hooky 6 Mile

Kay Thompson, Kevin & Caroline Joynes-Creed and Linda Edwards (as BRR) all took part in a hot and undulating Hooky 6 mile route around Hook Norton on Sunday morning. Well done to the four of them recording times as follows: Kevin 55:39; Linda 58:52; Caroline 1:17:35 & Kay 1:17:36.


Swindon: Martyn Joyce 22:27 and Amy Breakspear36:50.

Cirencester: Jon Collins 24:39; Nadine Brown 27:42; Sarah Page 27:44 and Cathy Steer 29:09 (PB).

Congratulations to Vicki Mason and her daughters Isla and Sophie (only 4!) who were first timers at Cirencester and managed to complete 2 out of the 3 laps. Well done girls and we look forward to posting your first official 5k time in the very near future…