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RSE Club Report – Running by Coasts, Lakes and in the Forest!

Jurassic Coast Ultra

A massive congratulations to Sarah Reynolds who completed the Jurassic Coast Ultra this weekend, a 100km run across the coastline. The run began at Corfe Castle and finished in Bridport, following the beautiful South West coastal path. Organised by the Ultra Challenge series, runners could choose from 25km, 50km or 100km options, and passed iconic sites, including Durdle Door (photographed by Sarah below!).

Durdle Door, Dorest

[I completed] 58km (and 1700m climbing) on Saturday and just shy of 42km today in gale force winds!

Sarah Reynolds

Despite battling the elements, Sarah finished 3rd lady overall in the event, and in an overall time of 14:04:41! Well done, Sarah!

Cotswold Lake 62 Evening Series

It’s been a busy week for the Cotswold Water Park, with multiple events incorporating the lakes, and of course, running.

Congratulations to Libby Butler who completed her first ever triathlon in a fantastic time of 1:17:10! The event included a 400m swim in the lake, 16k cycle (described by the event website as flat with gentle, sloping inclines!) and a 4.5k run around the lake path.

I really enjoyed the experience. The hardest part was the bike as I’m new to cycling. I also struggled with the running afterwards as my legs had no energy from the cycle. It was super tough!

Libby Butler

Cotswold Lake 62 Aquathlon

Another to brave the waters of lake 62 was Kate Potter, who completed the Aquathlon, which included a 4.5k run and 400m lake swim. The run comprised of laps around the lake path, taking in the beautiful Cotswold scenery, while the swim took on the deep water at lake 62.

Thankfully the high winds had dropped so it was fairly calm water but still a bit chilly. The run, 3 laps of the lake, was like a quagmire!! But I thoroughly enjoyed it. I kept hearing Nadine and Gareth [from the Stronger Effort sessions] in my ear saying “Keep moving forward!! “ 😁

Kate Potter

Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon

The Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon took place at the Cotswold Country Park and Beach this Sunday, where entrants challenged themselves to a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5km run.

RSE’s Martin ‘Ted’ Pitts was up to the task, finishing the course in an incredible time of 1:16:11! Ted also came 2nd in his age category!

The swim and run were as I had expected – okay for the amount of training I had done. The cycle on the other hand felt like I was towing a caravan! My legs were heavy; I need to practise the bike to run! That said, I finished 2nd in my age group, so all in all, not a bad day!

Ted Pitts

Well done on a fantastic time today, Ted!

Westonbirt 10k

Following a fantastic half marathon last week, Linda Edwards continued her running streak with a 10k at Westonbirt. Held at the National Arboretum, the run is part of Forestry England’s Active Forests Programme, which aims to motivate sport and exercise opportunities within forests. The Westonbirt 10k took runners through the ancient Silk Wood on a mainly flat course.

[It was] a lovely run through the trees with a surprise hill to finish and a great wooden medal!

Linda Edwards

Linda finished in a brilliant time of 56.14!

Dates for the Diary

RSE have events in the planning, so don’t forget to add these dates to your diary!

  • AGM – Thurs 10 June
  • Fairford 10k time trial – Sun 27 June
  • Treasure hunt & social – Weds 30 June
  • Running away day, family day & picnic – Sun 25 July
  • Two Tunnels away race day and Rochelle Ravenscroft memorial evening – Sat 15 Aug

There will be an announcement about the Fairford 10k time trial next week, but bookings can be made from now via the RunTogether app – this can be found under the RSE Racing & TT heading.

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