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RSE Club Report – Cloud Cuckoos, Needles and a Reservoir

Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo

This interestingly named race starts and finishes at the highest point of the Cotswold Way, Cleeve Hill. Previously included in RSE’s championship, this race is hilly and tough, but takes in some stunning views across Cheltenham. Weather dependant, runners can quite literally find themselves amongst the clouds!

Cheri and Vicki

Vicki Mason and Cheri Edwards braved the hills this week, running the 5.5mile course which starts and finishes at Cleeve Hill golf club.

Lovely scenic course but some killer hills!

Cheri Edwards

It was very hilly and a rather warm evening, but really enjoyable, except no medal at the end!

Vicki Mason

Congratulations to Cheri and Vicki who finished in excellent times!

  • Cheri Edwards – 55:13
  • Vicki Mason – 1:01:31

Needles Half Marathon

A trip to the Isle of Wight this week saw Sharon Smith taking on the Needles Half Marathon, a scenic but tough race. The route takes runners across sand, up stairs and hills and past the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmark, The Needles.

Tough and varied, think Terminator meets the Bourton Hilly Half! Great Marshall support and finish, but the views were obscured by the mist!

Sharon Smith

Well done to Sharon, who finished in a brilliant time of 2:02:40!

Burrator 10k

With the sun finally emerging, it was the week for a run with a view! The Burrator 10k is a 1.6 lap run around Burrator reservoir, Yelverton. Starting a Dam bridge, the course is listed as flat, fast and PB worthy.

Felicity (left), alongside Darren and Jenny

The race was done in waves 2 mins apart. We were in the very last wave so got to see everyone with their medals before we’d even reached half way! Forecast had been overcast and possibly rain, but it turned out to be very hot and humid.

Felicity Crotty

Well done to Felicity who achieved her fastest 10k time of the year, finishing in an unofficial time of 1:02:30!

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