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RSE Club Report – Racing through April

Castle Coombe Chilly 10k

The 10k race in Castle Coombe has been a firm favourite of RSE club members, despite being notoriously “Chilly”. The day did not disappoint, with moments of sun and snow to keep the racers on their toes. This 3 lap race follows Castle Coombe race track, meaning it is flat and fast!

Zoe and Linda

It was a speedy day for the club:

  • Mark Garrett – 42.14
  • Rosie Oates – 43:03
  • Sharon Smith – 47:38 – 1st FV70!
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 55:55 – New 10k PB! And second race in 2 weeks!!
  • Linda Edwards – 56:26

God, it felt good to be back racing!

Rosie Oates

There are 3 laps with runners joining all the time, so it was unlike a competitive race. I enjoyed it though, as no mud, hills or potholes!

Sharon Smith

Rutland Spring Half Marathon

After being postponed from 2020, the Rutland Spring Half marathon took place, much to the surprise of Felicity Crotty, who only realised it was going ahead 2 weeks before the race! The course starts and finishes at Barnsdale Wood and is marketed as ‘undulating’, taking in woodland and lake views.

It was very cold (although we missed the snow and hail that happened after the finish)!

Felicity Crotty

Felicity finished in a fantastic time of 2:29:34!

Felicity and Darren, who also ran and finished in 01:52:52

Marathon Man

Phil Scoble has not let the postponement of the Manchester Marathon deter him (planned to be his first marathon in 2020) – with an excellent training plan under his belt, Phil completed his second marathon this weekend!

I just wanted to train for something and set myself a target of doing a marathon this weekend! It was fine: weather held off and no ill effects afterwards, so very happy!

Phil Scoble

Phil complete the 26.2 mile run in 4:31:27 – excellent running and such a hard challenge. Well done, Phil!

Get to Know the Club – Runner Profile!

Zan Futter

Zan and baby Thomas

When did you start running and why?

I began in my late 20s to beat my sister! She had persuaded me to run with her (she’s pretty fast) however, I gave up after about 10mins. From that point I vowed to get better and beat her in a race one day…. I’m still trying🤣

When did you join RSE?

June 2018 when I moved to Cirencester from Epsom.

What motivates you to run?

Ooh my motivations are forever changing. Currently it’s trying to get back to somewhere close to my pre-pregnancy pace and distance! However, I couldn’t get out of the door if I didn’t actually love running.

Proudest running achievement?

The Thames Meander Marathon in 2018. It wasn’t on my radar but after the London Marathon hadn’t gone to plan I decided to run it 6 months later to get it out my system, luckily it went to plan. I also love any race that I do with my sister.

Favourite RSE moment (social/ race etc)?

I’ve been a bit slack with attending races so I would have to say the first Christmas Party I went to. I was new to Cirencester so got to know many of the club members and made some good friends.

Joining RSE/ Club Renewal

April is renewal time for membership and also a great time to join a fantastic, friendly running club!

Click the button above to join or renew membership – you will need to complete a form and then will be prompted to make a bank transfer for the membership costs.

If you have any questions please email Tracey Pitts – membershipsecretary@runningsomewhereelse.com

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