Winter Ultra Cross 50k
The Winter Cross Ultra 50k took place at Meonstoke near Southampton on Thursday 27th December. The race consisted of three out and back legs of different terrains.
The course legs were run in the order of N-E-W
North (9k with 8k being off-road) mostly flat, easy and on gravel/chippings.
East (21k with 16k being off-road) was probably the toughest with two significant hill climbs and a smaller one on the outbound leg.
West (21k with 12k being off-road) was varied and interesting. Whilst not having the views of the East leg, it passed through the picturesque villages of Meonstoke and Exton to join the South Downs Way heading through farms towards Winchester.
Representing RSE was Rochelle Ravenscroft who completed the race in 6:24:00. She was followed very closely by Gareth Roberts who finished in the same time.
Great effort from you both.
Gloucester 10 mile
The Gloucester 10 mile road race took place on Sunday 30th December.
The course was mainly flat with a few inclines and included a section out to the main loop followed by two laps with a section back to the finish.
Representing RSE was Mark Manley. A man who is known to go that extra mile in his running effort. Well at least in this race he was close to doing that due to a marshalling error, resulting in him running an extra 0.8 miles. He still completed the race in 1:17:08 which was a PB in his first 10.8 mile race. He was followed by;
Sharon Smith – 1:19:52 which was a PB and first in the LV60 category.
Kirsty Pitts – 1:28:00
Emma Hine – 1:28:28 in a new PB
Becca Wilson – 1:30:48 and also a PB.
Richard Marshall – 1:37:54 which was a PB.
Well done to you all
Cirencester Park Run 22nd December
Dave Witnall – 22:51
Paul Coates – 25.00
Ellie Taylor – 25:18
Sarah Reynolds – 26:28
Anne Gardiner – 28:24
Charley Trykush – 47:17
Cirencester Park Run 29th December
Dave Witnall – 21:59
Lindsay Gregory – 27.38
Anne Gardiner – 27:52
Sandie Wood – 28:53
Cathy Steer – 30:06
Tracey Webster – 31:34
Caroline Joynes-Creed – 35:19
Kevin Joynes-Creed – 35:19
Swindon Park Run 22nd December
Steve Sandercock – 26:29
Caroline Sandercock – 34:13
Swindon Park Run 29th December
Martyn Joyce – 23:05
Steve Sandercock – 26:37
Caroline Sandercock – 34:38
Marlborough Common Park Run 22nd December
Cathy Steer – 29:31