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RSE Race Report – 6th January 2019

Gloucestershire AAA County Cross Country Championships


The 2019 Gloucestershire AAA County Cross Country Championships was held at Rendcomb College, Nr Cirencester on Saturday 5th January 2019.  The course was described as suitable for studded shoes and spikes and consisting of a mix of grazed fields, wooded tracks and several stream crossings.

Success at this event could result in selection to represent Gloucestershire at the 2019 Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough on Saturday 9th March.

The ladies event was a 6.5 km race involving 2 laps around a 3.3km circuit.

Representing RSE was Sharon Smith who completed the race in 35:39 coming 1st in the LV65 category.  She was followed by

Ellie Taylor – 35:52

Jo Wood – 37:16 and 4th in the LV40 category

Elaine Chapman – 37:32

Sarah Gray – 45:53

Kate Potter – 45:53 and 1st in the LV70 category

The senior ladies team came 13th overall.


The men’s event was a 10.0 km race involving 3 laps around a 3.3 km circuit.


Representing RSE was Dave Witnall who completed the race in 44:29.  He was followed by

Mark Manley – 46:24

Vijay Shaw – 48:17

Ben Chapman – 50:53

Martin Sheriff – 52:56


Great effort from all runners and supporters.


Cirencester Park Run 

Vicki Mason – 27:18

Anne Gardiner – 28:31

Cathy Steer – 28:38

Sarah Reynolds – 31:23

Suzanne Steel – 32:19

George Rackley – 32:38

Amanda McIlroy – 41:06


Swindon Park Run

Martyn Joyce – 20:53

Steve Sandercock – 26:02

Sandie Wood – 27:36

Tracy Webster – 29:23

Caroline Sandercock – 33:51


Cheltenham Park Run

Lisa Courtney – 25:52

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