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RSE Club Report – 1 mile to 50k!

Bourton-On-The Water 1 Mile Race

This week it was the turn of the mile race – a distance a lot of runners are unsure how to tackle! An incredibly flat, fast course, the Bourton Mile takes runners through the heart of the town and past the picturesque River Windrush. The runners, however, are completely unaware of their surroundings as they are sprinting at top speed towards the finish line!

This year the Bourton Mile doubled as the 2nd race in the club championship as well as a Gloucester AAA event. Running Somewhere Else did brilliantly, with many club members earning extra medals on the night!

  • Rosie Oates – 6:05 (Gold medal in the Senior Lady category for Glos. AAA!)
  • Ollie Hazel – 5:45 (Silver medal in MV40 category for Glos. AAA!)
  • Darren Jenner – 6:40 (40s PB! Plus Silver medal in MV45 category for Glos. AAA!)
  • Mark Garrett – 5:33 (Silver medal in the MV50 category for Glos. AAA!)
  • Elaine Chapman – 6:43 (Bronze medal in LV40 category for Glos. AAA!)
  • Felicity Crotty – 8:51
  • David Witnall – 5:38

Race to the Stones 50k

Taking on the rolling hills of the historic Ridgeway, runners can choose from 1 day or 2 day options, finishing at the Avebury Stone Circle. This tough challenge has some incredible views, including the Uffington White Horse, Wayland Smithy and more than 1 castle!

Fresh from completing the Cotswold Ultra challenge only last month, Mark Manley finished the 50k event in a brilliant time of 5 hours and 34 minutes – making him 2nd in his age category!

My go to happy place to run as, starting early at 06:30, it’s beautiful along the Ridgeway. I started near Wantage and finished at Avebury Stones. Supported by my 82 year old faithful parents as crew – They dropped me off, stopped off with water at various points, met me at the end and are always so happy to be talking to the runners. I’m very lucky and grateful!
I was happy bearing in mind I did a hilly 100km only two weeks ago!

Mark Manley

Fantastic running, Mark!

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