Just a few reminders for those attending the Christmas Party:
- Please arrive at the Corinium Hotel for 7 pm, with food being served at 7.30 pm.
- We will be meeting at Somewhere Else at 6 pm for pre-drinks if you’d like to join us.
- Dress code is suits/black tie/evening dress.
- There will be a raffle, so please bring cash on the night! Tickets being sold for £5.
- Half of the raffle money will be given in the first draw and there will be three further prizes kindly donated by Elspeth.
- The remainder of the money collected will be donated to our allocated charity (The Churn Project).
- No need to bring a raffle prize on the night.
See you all there!
Some great running this weekend you guys. Two more runners completed their 10 x 10k’s this weekend
with one throwing in a PB for good measure. Well done all !!
This race starts near the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes. The route of approx 7 miles is mostly off road, a mix of undulating and hilly terrain with great views as the runners climb up Roundway Hill, Well done to Ollie Hazel who completed the course in 57.26 followed by Jon Lewis in 1.12.58.
DIRT HALF MARATHON
This trail race starts in Leighton Buzzard and follows the canal towpath north to Stoke Hammond through beautiful countryside finishing back at the start. Well done to new 2017 ladies club champion Elaine Chapman who finished in 1.50.04, 6 minutes quicker than the last time she ran the race.
This flat 2 lap 10k course takes place in Wroughton through country lanes. Well done to new club member Cheri Edwards who finished in 51.23. Laura Butler crossed the line in 1.05.34 and Andy Masser in 43.56.
CASTLE COMBE 10K
Congratulation to Mark Manley who completed his 10th 10k this year as part of the clubs anniversary year challenge at the Castle Combe 10k on Sunday. Mark finished in style with a PB (by more than one minute) of 40.15 and 4th in his age category. Well done to Richard Marshall who finished in 56.34 .
MO RUN 10K
Also completing his 10th 10K this year was Pete Whitmore at the Mo Run 10k in Milton Keynes in 1.23.49.
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.
The highlight of our social calendar is almost here and this is the last call to get tickets for the Christmas Party before we submit a cheque to the Corinium Hotel this evening – only 4 places left! Please contact Martin ASAP if you wish to attend.