Today saw the first race in this years Short Stuff Specialist Championship. 5 men and 6 Ladies competed in the Highworth 5 mile race. There was some impressive running today, with a lot of personal bests achieved.
First in for the 10 points was last years champion Tom Cooper. Mark Garrett picked up the 9 points, followed by Ben Chapman for the 8, David Whitlow for the 7, and Steve Sandercock for the 6 points.
Tom Cooper: 10 points
Mark Garrett: 9 points
Ben Chapman: 8 points
A storming run by Rosie Oates saw her pick up the 10 points today. She was followed by Sharon Smith for the 9. Amanda Tyler picked up 8, Pauline Tilbury 7, Caroline Sandercock 6, and Kay Thompson 5.
Rosie Oates: 10 points
Sharon Smith: 9 points
Amanda Tyler: 8 points
Great running all! The next short race is the Cleeve Cuckoo race.
The Leighton 10k took place on Sunday 31st March on mostly country roads around the Leighton Buzzard area. With great countryside views throughout, the undulating course was pleasant but challenging.
Representing RSE was Ben Chapman who completed the race in an unofficial time of 46:19. He was followed by Elaine Chapman who finished with a time of 47:43
Great running from you both.
Calne Clock Change 10k
The Calne Clock Change Challenge 10k took place on Sunday 31st March. The course was described as being capable of producing a personal best due to it being fast and flat.
Representing RSE was Steve Sandercock who completed the race in an official time of 50:59, 21 seconds off his PB. He was followed by Sandie Wood who completed the race in 55:02 which was a Course PB by 6 minutes and a 10k PB
This early spring 10k run took place on quiet country lanes in and around the picturesque Cotswold village of Bisley. The course contained a few short steep hills and a few minor undulations but it was still a reasonably quick course.
At the time of posting this the results had not been released however representing RSE was Elliott Gardiner and Anne Gardiner who completed the race in a PB.
The Gloucester 20 mile race was the third race in the Endurance Expert championship 2019.
12 were representing Running Somewhere Else in club colours.
First home for the men was Dave Witnall with a PB of over 9 minutes with a fantastic 1:19:43 finish. Next in was Timothy Hodgetts with 2:28:26 and making up the top 3 was Andy Masser with a very impressive 2:33:05.
The overall top 3 is as follows…
Andy Masser – 22 points
Dave Witnall – 20 points
Tom Cooper – 18 points
The rest of the points went to…
Dave Whitlow (7), Kevin Joynes-Creed (6), Istvan Veigh (5)
Well done chaps!
In the ladies we had Ellie Taylor in 1st place (as well as a PB of over 20 minutes!) with a superb time of 2:46:36, Rochelle Ravenscroft in 2nd and a finish time of 2:59:32 (PB!) and Emma Hine in 3rd (also with a PB of over 23 minutes!!!) with a time of 3:05:26
The overall top 3 is as follows
Ellie Taylor – 19 points
Rochelle Ravenscroft – 19 points
Rosie Oates – 10 points
The rest of the points went to…
Sarah Reynolds (7), Rosie Oates (6), Becca Wilson
I’m Well done ladies!
We’ve compiled all the results from the first 3 championship races and we’re making the league table as I type!
The next Endurance Expert race is Chedworth Roman Trail on 14th April. See you on the start line! 🙂