On a rather blustery Sunday morning, the first Championship race of 2018 saw 8 RSE runners compete in this 10 mile, 2 lap course which heads out of the airport and into Churchdown; returning to the airport via a brief section through farmland. First back for the club, with a fantastic result in his first 10 mile race, was Tom Cooper very closely followed by Russell Young. It was also a close fight for the ladies with Nadine Brown having to obtain a PB to hold off 2017 Club Champion Elaine Chapman to the finish line. Sarah Reynolds also raced for the first time in RSE club colours and put in a great performance. Well done everyone!
Tom Cooper 1:05:49 PB; Russell Young 1:06:01; Jack Pitcher 1:11:57; Andy Masser 1:15:37; Nadine Brown 1:20:01 PB (3rd SL); Elaine Chapman 1:20:39; Sharon Smith 1:24:55 (1st LV65) and Sarah Reynolds 1:27:56.
Mark Manley continues to inspire as he completed the Marrakech Marathon on Sunday in a time of 3:25 (awaiting official confirmation). The route took runners through the gardens of Medina, orange groves and round the ancient sandstone city walls. This is continent number 4 in Marks quest to complete a marathon in every continent and we couldn’t be prouder to have him doing so under RSE!
Swindon: Martin Joyce 20:41; Steve Sandercock 26:28 and Caroline Sandercock 35:43.
Cannock Chase: Laura Butler 36:07.
Pomphrey Hill: Jack Pitcher 31:15.