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RSE Club Report – New Year, New Running Challenge!

Gloucestershire County XC Championships – Cotswold Farm Park

Starting in the bumpy fields, athletes ran a medium lap around ruins ground and Barton bushes. They then completed 2 large laps including the field north of Gorse valley finishing again in bumpy fields. Conditions were as expected of a cross country race, very muddy in places! But the sun was shining for the senior male race.

David Witnall ran for Running Somewhere Else, finishing the 9.5k course in a great time of 41:05!

Great fun as usual- it’s not about the position or finish times. It’s for the challenge and the grind that cross country offers. Club members should give it a go just once. It’s not as bad as you think!!

Dave Witnall

Brilliant running, Dave!

Fladbury Festive 5

This 5 mile multi-terrain race takes place along the banks of the River Avon. Runners cross through Fladbury Village and Lower Moor in Worcestershire for a mainly off-road race. Only in its 8th year, Fladbury Festive 5 has become popular amongst local runners, particularly for the free gift and refreshments at the end of the run!

Liz Hulcup took on the challenge and finished in a brilliant unofficial time of 55:11, coming first her age category!

It was actually 5.5 miles, mainly trail run, so muddy, and a nasty cold wind …

Liz Hulcup

Well done, Liz!


Worcester parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 27:18
  • Felicity Crotty – 36:07

Cirencester parkrun

  • Dylan Boreham – 23:52
  • Phil Southworth – 24:41
  • Ben Chapman – 24:49
  • Andy Sworn – 29:12
  • Cheri Edwards – 29:55
  • Nadine Brown – 29:56
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 30:48
  • Elaine Chapman – 30:56
  • Ellie Witnall – 30:57
  • Maria Yates – 32:36

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.

January Bingo Challenge

The coaches have put together a January Bingo challenge to keep you motivated for the start of the year. Take on a single challenge, fill a bingo line or take on the whole card, it’s up to you!

Save the Date!

Dates to add to your diary:

  • Saturday 28th January 2023: Annual RSE Awards evening – The link to book is now available on the club WhatsApp group and Facebook page!
  • Sunday 11th June 2023: Fairford 10k

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Witnall by 5pm each Sunday!

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