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Short Stuff Specialist Championship 2018, Round 5 Update

Hi all,

Saturday 21st July saw the 5th race in the Short Stuff Specialist Championship, the Bourton mile, a new race to the club championships, and a first mile race for many! A decent turnout saw 5 men and 6 ladies compete.

Men’s competition

In the mens race, first home in a storming run, collecting his first ever 10 club championship points was Ben Chapman, who snuck past Mark Manley in the final metres, Mark took the 9 points. Steve Phelps took the honours for the 8 points, followed by Norm Lever and Rich Taylor, 7 and 6 points respectively.

This has changed the top 3 in the Men’s short stuff specialist championship, with Ben moving into 2nd place! Mark maintains his lead, with Tom Cooper and Dave Witnall tied for third, although both are 2 races down.

  1. Mark Manley 43 points
  2. Ben Chapman 31 points
  3. Tom Cooper and David Witnall 29 points

Mark is the only runner to have completed his 5 races, so from now on will be looking to improve his points.

Ladies competition

Another strong run saw Teresa Hazelwood first lady home picking up another 10 points. Rosie Oates ran brilliantly to pick up 9 points, ahead of Elaine Chapman who finished 3rd to pick up 8 points. They were followed by Sharon Smith, Sandie Wood and Kay Thompson, picking up 7, 6, 5 points respectively.

This has changed the top 3 in the ladies, Elaine still holds the lead, but with 2 wins under her belt, Teresa is closing in. It looks like it is going to be a close Short Stuff Specialist Championship! Sharon Smith is in third place.

  1. Elaine Chapman 46 points
  2. Teresa Hazelwood 40 points
  3. Sharon Smith 36 points.

Elaine, Teresa and Sharon are the only runners to have completed 5 races, so will now look to improve their scores, but with Nadine, Ellie and Cheri close, with 1 race behind, the competition is still wide open!

The next race in the Short Stuff Specialist Championship is the Bugatti 10km, in August.

Happy racing all,

Elaine, Co-captain

Treasure Hunt and 2:1 Burgers

Thanks to the brilliant efforts of our fantastic coaching team, RSE is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Treasure Hunt on the 15th of August (during our usual efforts session). Following this, we would like to invite all members for drinks and 2:1 burgers at Somewhere Else after the session.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

RSE Social Media Policy & New WhatsApp ‘Info Only’ Group

Further to comments made at the AGM, the RSE Committee has been working hard on producing a Social Media Moderation Policy and additional WhatsApp group to communicate information relating to the club.

The policy can be found on the ‘Join’ page of the RSE website (https://www.runningsomewhereelse.com/join-in/)

We do not want to lose the support and fun you each contribute within the current WhatsApp group chat but feel that important messages can be lost and therefore will be setting up and additional ‘INFO ONLY’ group whereby important and relevant information will be posted by Committee Members only. If you opted in to WhatsApp on your membership form you will be added to this group shortly.

Any questions please feel free to speak to a member of the Committee.