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RSE Club Report – Marathons, HMs and a lot of Parkruns!

Newport Marathon

The Newport Marathon is unsurprisingly popular, with a flat course that follows coastal paths and crosses through medieval villages. This year was Newport’s largest marathon yet, with over 8,000 runners taking part in the event.

Running for RSE was Nadine Brown, who finished in a brilliant time of 4:11:00!

I was kindly offered a place for Newport Marathon 6 weeks ago and as it fitted in with the ultra training I decided to give it a go at a ‘controlled’ pace! Over the moon to have finished in 4:11:00 when I’ve been having so much discomfort with my knee/ITB recently. It was a well organised event, super marshalls but a little quite at times – I was glad to get back into the city centre for the crowds support

Nadine Brown

Excellent running, Nadine!

Stroud Half Marathon

Following its cancellation in 2020, one of the UK’s longest established marathons, the Stroud Half Marathon was back. The route was a mix of town and country lane running, which is helpfully listed as ‘not flat’ on the official website. Despite the undulating warning, RSE’s Mark Garrett, Katy Miller and Elliot Gardiner achieved some impressive times!

  • Mark Garrett – 1:27:07
  • Elliot Gardiner – 1:58:44 – New PB!
  • Katy Miller – 2:00:20

Fastest half for 8 years, so happy with that. There was a bit of a headwind at times, but otherwise the conditions were good. Great to be back running Stroud, as it’s always a good event.

Mark Garrett

It wasn’t as hilly as I expected! I Stuck with the 2 hour pacer until mile 11 (after the dreaded industrial estate loop I was warned about coincidently!) and felt good (despite a couple of niggles) so pushed on for the sub 2 hour time I was hoping for. Very enjoyable race I will definitely be doing again which was made even better by all the local support! 😊 Great atmosphere!

Elliot Gardiner

Go Team RSE!!

Liverpool Rock N Roll Half Marathon

After running a half marathon and marathon this week (phew!), Zoe Markham-Lee took on the Liverpool Rock N Roll Half Marathon, part of the Rock N Roll running series which has races across the world. These fantastic events are notorious for their combination of running and good music, with a full line up of bands at the after show. The half marathon course begins at the Royal Albert Dock before taking runners on a tour of central Liverpool.

Zoe ran the course in an incredible time of 2:04:10, achieving a bran new PB!

A PB by over 2 minutes. I also did my first marathon distance this week and a big half Monday. The biggest week of running I’ve ever done.

Zoe Markham-Lee

Well done, Zoe!!


Lydiard Parkrun

  • Caroline Sandercock – 38:03

Newent Parkrun, Forest of Dean

  • Kate Potter – 32:00 – 1st in age category!

Not my chosen distance as it takes me 5 m to get going but very friendly bunch in Newent FOD mix of woodland /grass tracks. Pleased with 32.5 and LV 70-74.

Kate Potter

Folkestone Parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 28:32

Cirencester Parkrun

  • Paul Beaumont – 24:34
  • Paul Coates – 24:51
  • Andy Sworn – 28:05
  • Vicki Mason – 28:57
  • Carol Sworn – 28:58
  • William Gardiner – 29:12
  • Amanda Ball – 34:19
  • Elaine Chapman – 35:32

Haldon Forest Parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:25

Tetbury Goods Shed Parkrun

  • Ollie Hazel – 19:51 – 2nd overall and new parkrun PB!

Parkrun result not mentioned? It may be that you’re not listed as Running Somewhere Else in the parkrun results online. For information on how to change/add RSE as your listed club, click here.

Save the Date!

  • RSE Halloween Fun Run – 27th October @ Station Road Car Park
  • Cross Country – 30th October @ Cirencester Park
  • Cross Country Taster Session – 14th November 3:30pm @ Burford Road Petrol Station
  • GWAAC Charity Night – 18th November 7pm @ Somewhere Else

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