Get to Know the Club – Runner’s Profile
When did you start running and why?
I started running when I turned 30 – 13 years ago (nearly) now! I felt I wanted to push myself and get fit. Signed up for the Plymouth Half without a plan, and that’s pretty much my running style since! However, I was very much ‘off/on’ with my running until I joined RSE.
When did you join RSE?
In August 2016 – I’d moved to Cirencester from Devon and wanted to both get fit and make friends. A club that met at the pub seemed the perfect combination for both! I’m now a really committed runner and couldn’t do without it. That’s the gift RSE has given me.
What motivates you to run?
Lots of things – fitness, improving my mental health, and just enjoying being out in the beautiful countryside we have around here.
I am also massively motivated by the achievements of club members: hearing about the challenges they are taking on (both in running and in real life) sets an example and inspires me to pull on the trainers on days when I’d rather curl up in front of the telly.
Proudest running achievement?
Running a marathon in lockdown on my own, because….well, just because really. I also think back to that first half marathon – I’m not sure how I got round with my half-baked ‘training’ schedule!
Favourite RSE moment (social/ race etc)?
So many – every time I go on a club run I seem to find myself chatting to a different club member and learning about their lives, which is always a joy. Also, bouncing up and down to Plucking Different at a few gigs after races always leaves a smile on my face.
Time to Select a New Charity
It’s time to select a new charity of the year. We have had 5 nominations so the RSE committee has decided to put these to a club vote. Click the link below to see all the nominated charities and read a brief outline of why the nominee feels the charity should be chosen.
The vote will remain open until midnight Sunday 6th June and the chosen charity will be announced during the AGM on Thursday 10th June.
If you have any problems casting your vote, please contact Caroline Joynes-Creed.
Racing/ Championship Update
Booking is now open for the Fairford 10k time trial – announced on the RSE Info Whatsapp group earlier today!
25 people have now signed up for the Two Tunnels Half Marathon! If you are booked into the race or would just like to come along and support, please contact Dave Witnall if you would like a place on the coach (travelling to and from the Race HQ).