On a sunny and hot evening on 2nd July 448 runners completed the Frampton 10k. This was a flat and fast course that starts at the green in the picturesque village of Frampton-on-Severn before heading to the village of Fretherne and down to the river Severn before looping back to Frampton. Seven members of RSE ran the race including Sarah Reynolds, Kirsty Pitts, Teresa Hazlewood, Paul Coates who were all recovering from their efforts in the Cotwsold Relay the day before. Extra good effort from them.
First in for RSE was Teresa Hazlewood with a time of 48:25. She was followed by;
Sarah Reynolds – 49:51
Paul Coates – 50:58
Kirsty Pitts – 55:50
Sarah Gray – 1:01:10
Jenny Hoffman -1:02:53
Caroline Coates – 1:10:58
The Gloucester 10k race took place on Sunday 8th July. The course was designed with sight seeing in mind and therefore it had the odd twist and turn. However it was predominantly flat and for most runners this was a potential PB course. During the race you visit the Gloucester Cathedral, Docks and Quays finishing at Gloucester Park.
Amanda Haines completed a very very hot race in 1:08:42. She was followed by Kay Thompson in 1:19:07.
Well done both of you.
Bath Two Tunnels Races
Also on Sunday 8th July RSE had a lot of runners taking part in the Bath Two Tunnels Races. This was a multi distance event using the Two Tunnels Greenway path shared along Linear Park. It includes the Devonshire Tunnel which measures 408m long and the Coombe Down Tunnel measuring 1672m long. The half marathon route is a 2 lap out and back course which means that the runners pass through the tunnels 4 times during the race which makes it the race with the longest underground section in Britain. It is sold as being perfect for setting a PB however this didn’t account for the very hot weather. The coolness in the tunnels and the piped music where a welcome relief from the sun.
Libby Saunders completed the 5k race in 32:55
In the 10k Steve Phelps completed the race in 49:21 followed by Martin Pitts in 51:01.
First in for RSE in the half marathon with not only a PB by 6 minutes but in 4th place overall was Tom Cooper in a very impressive time of 1:25:14.
Next in for RSE was Ollie Hazel in 15th place overall in 1:32:53 who was followed by;
Andy Masser – 1:39:31
Dave Daniels – 1:46:39
Nadine Brown – 1:48:47 who was 4th in her age category.
Sharon Smith – 1:50:22 who was 1st in her age category.
Ellie Taylor – 1:55:37 who beat her PB by 5 minutes
Paul Coates – 2:00:25
Kirsty Pitts – 2:05:24
Sandie Wood – 2:12:41 who kept in the family trend by coming 4th in her age category.
Ryo Taylor – 2:22:07
Cirencester Park Run
Martyn Joyce – 21:59
Steve Sandercock – 26:39
George Rackley – 29:36
Jon Collins – 30:26
Naomi Allen – 31:48
Caroline Sandercock – 37:27
Mentioned in Dispatches
The following members have been selected to be mentioned in dispatches.
Tom Cooper for not only setting a PB during a very hot half marathon but by smashing his previous PB by 6 minutes and coming 4th overall.
Ellie Taylor for also setting a PB in the half marathon smashing her previous by 5 minutes.
Ryo Taylor for achieving something that has probably never been done before at the two tunnels half marathon. Getting lost!
Everyone who raced on Sunday it was very hot.
PS – For those who are unsure about the rules concerning being mentioned in dispatches (I’m not surprised as I make them up as I go) you can’t nominate yourself.