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RSE Race Report – Sunday 24th March 2019

Lulworth Cove Ultra

On Saturday 23rd March the Lulworth Cove Ultra trail running event took place. With a distrance of 32.1 miles and a total elevation of 7208 feet this was not for the feint hearted. This race is one of the most beautiful and recognisable stretches of coastline in the country, situated right on the South West Coast Path in Dorset.

Starting at the Durdle Door car park, the race took racers on this stretch of coastline, almost all the way to Weymouth before continuing onto to Osminton Mills before leaving the coast for a while before joining the upper coast path and heading back to Lulworth Cove. Runners then started the second leg of their challenge, heading in the other direction along the coast path towards St Alban’s Head and Poole. They then continued through M.O.D land, which was a particularly tough section but well worth it, before looping back to Lulworth Cove to the finish line.

Representing RSE was Gareth Roberts who completed the race in an impressive 7:39:23. Very well done.

Forest of Dean Half Marathon

Sunday 24th March saw the Forest of Dean half marathon. This Spring Trails Half Marathon was run in the Forest of Dean and started on the road adjacent to the Speech House Hotel in the heart of the forest. The course then left the road to follow a loop of well maintained forest trails (with gentle inclines) before eventually leading back to the Speech House Hotel for the finish.

Representing RSE was Tracy Webster who completed the race in 2:23:52.

Great effort

The Big Cheese Trail Run

The Big Cheese Trail Run took place on Sunday 24th March. This 15 mile race included over 2000 feet of hill climbing. The race started at
Fairlands Middle School, Cheddar and the route included part of the Longleat Estate.

Representing RSE was Nadine Brown who completed the race in 2:32:20. Excellent effort.

The Westonbirt Duathlon

The Westonbirt Duathlon took place in the in the picturesque surroundings of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, one of the worlds finest botanical collections of trees and shrubs on 24th March 2019.

The event was opened to seasoned triathletes and newcomers, with a course that was fast and included a 5km run route through the Arboretum before taking competitors through the transition and out onto the open rural roads for a 22km cycle followed by a repeat of the 5km run.

Representing RSE was Steve Phelps who completed the race in 1:37:20. He was followed by George Rackley in 2:02:45.

Great effort from both.

Tamar Trails Park Run

Felicity Crotty – 30:24

Swindon Park Run

Dave Witnall – 18:33 and a PB by 40 seconds

Caroline Sandercock – 38:09

Cirencester Park Run

Charlotte Austin – 34:41

Sharon Smith – 59:02

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