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RSE Club Report – Race Vest Weather!

Westonbirt 10k

This beautiful race takes place at Westonbirt National Arboretum where entrants run past the world renowned tree collection at one of its most beautiful times of year, with spring blooms and flowering trees providing the backdrop. The flat course crosses through the ancient Silk Wood as well as the picturesque avenues of the Old Arboretum. Several RSE members took on the course for a mid-week challenge and a perfect run on a warm spring evening.

  • Anne Gardiner – 53:19
  • Anna Field – 53:20
  • Sylvia Warman – 1:09:02
  • Ben Mutlow – 1:10:45
  • Roseanna Price – 1:11:45
A midweek event running through the trees 😁 A beautiful run, well organised and the sun was shining! I also managed to get my sister around the course for her first 10k race, though not sure she appreciated my encouragement at times?!
Ben Mutlow
I’d forgotten I was running this, so hadn’t done any training…! Fortunately the beauty of the route, and the trademark RSE support and enthusiasm, got me round. I’ve only run this distance a handful of times, so this is a 10k race PB to build on 🙂
Rosanna Price
Beautiful running through the trees. Hard hill at the end great support from fellow runners and a PB!
Sylvia Warman

Worcester half marathon

Now in its 12th year, the Worcester Half Marathon has grown over the years, offering a full event day which includes a marathon and 10k race. The half marathon follows a 1-lap route on rural lanes before finishing at Worcester Rugby Club.


Running for RSE was Jeremy Benton, who completed his first race!

  • Jeremy Benton – 2:20:37 – PB as it’s his 1st race!
First race ever age 60 and only RSE entrant as far as could tell - perhaps others were at the front! Hilly course it seemed to me hence a slow time as not good at hills 🙂
Jeremy Benton

Chester Half Marathon

Starting and finishing in the historic Roman/Medieval city, the Chester Half Marathon predominately flat city and rural race route. The course starts in Chester racecourse before heading out into the city centre. The wide roads make this a great race for racers and PB seekers, and the finish outside the town hall and cathedral lends itself to the large crowds

Racing in yellow was Felicity Crotty, whoo completed the course in a great time of 2:33:35!

First time running Chester HM (I've run Chester 10k a few times, with my cousin). A lovely day with watery sunshine and not too hot, a well organised race with lots of water stations. Finishes in Chester town centre, which means there was quite a hard hill mile 12 onwards. Doing this as part of the Chester triple (10k, HM and metric in October) so this was run 2/3.
Felicity Crotty


Alice Holt parkrun

  • Charlie Austin – 41:10

Cheltenham parkrun

  • Maria Yates – 31:53

Druridge Bay parkrun

  • Andy Sworn – 26:41
  • Carol Sworn – 46:03

Cirencester parkrun

  • Ben Chapman – 22:18
  • Fran Penny – 24:54
  • Steve Sandercock – 25:06
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 33:46
  • Elaine Chapman – 42:55
  • Phil Southworth – 58:58

Marlborough Common parkrun

  • Vicki Mason – 34:12

Save the Date!

Dates to add to your diary:

  • Sunday 11th June 2023: Fairford 10k
  • Wednesday 21st June: RSE’s AGM – full details to follow soon!

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