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RSE Club Report – Historic Towns to New Races!

Oxford Half Marathon

This prestigious half marathon takes runners through the winding streets of Oxford and past the stunning sites of Old Marston village, the River Cherwell, Oxford University’s impressive Lady Margaret Hall. The course is fast and flat, making it ideal for those new to a half and PB seekers. This year the event was sold out, with over 13,000 runners taking to the streets.

A huge congratulations to Jess James, who completed her first marathon in a brilliant time of 2:01:10!

This was my longest ever run so thoroughly delighted to have finished it, and beat my target time. A big thanks to my husband Gareth for keeping me company. It was a very cold morning before the race kicked off, but then it turned into a glorious morning. Fantastic support from all the crowds around Oxford.
Jess James

Endurancelife Suffolk Ultra

The Suffolk Ultra is considered flat by Endurancelife standards, but that doesn’t make this 33.3 mile run any easier. The course takes in the peaceful and serene landscape around Dunwich, crossing multiple terrains including forest floors, moorlands, grass, and beaches. With 10k, half marathon and marathon options available on the day, there’s something for everyone.

A huge well done to Sharon Smith who completed the course in 6:00:56, making her 4th lady and 18th overall!

A cold start but the sun came out within 15 minutes after a rousing send off from James of Endurance Life. We ran through Dunwich, a charming village, and then we were running in single file through the marshes and over flooded bridges and water crossings. The depth of the water made Chedworth look tame!! Into the woods, where I slid into a mud bath with others. FUN. Once out of the woods at about 16 miles the paths opened up into grasslands and tracks before hitting the shale and deep sand of the beach. The scenery was fresh and colourful after the torrential rain and soft underfoot. Food stations were so well equipped with delicious snacks that it was hard to leave, although mud had crept onto my hands and in my mouth which was unpleasant. Marshalls were very kind and friendly and I will attempt another Ultra one day, perhaps next year and one closer to home.
Sharon Smith

Well Run 10k

In it’s very first year, the Well Run 10k is designed for runners of all abilities with the aim of promoting a strong social community and good mental wellbeing. The course is undulating but with beautiful scenery and ample support and encouragement, it is a fun race to take part in.

A big well done to Sara Juggins who completed the course in 1:05:19 and to Liz Hulcup  who finished in 1:16:10 (tail running)!

This was a brand new race starting and finishing at Far Peak, Northleach. An undulating course following the River Coln before heading back to Far Peak.
Liz Hulcup

parkruns - 14/10/2023

Lydiard parkrun

  • Nadine Brown – 26:04
  • Ellie Witnall – 26:04
  • David Witnall – 26:05

Chippenham parkrun

  • Cheri Edwards – 28:10

Heslington parkrun

  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:01

Cirencester parkrun

  • William Cobbett – 23:57
  • Paul Beaumont – 24:35
  • Jon Campbell – 25:07
  • Richard Hobbs – 27:10
  • Sylvia Warman – 36:05

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

  • Sarah Reynolds – 27:57

Barnstaple Parkrun

  • Liz Hulcup – 27:49 – 1st LV70!

parkruns - 21/10/2023

Hampstead Heath parkrun

  • Jenny Hoffmann – 35:40

Cirencester parkrun

  • Daniel Drayton – 23:38
  • Robert Baker – 25:46
  • William Cobbett – 26:44
  • Andy Sworn – 26:56
  • Carol Sworn – 29:55

Gloucester City parkrun

  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:41

Bolberry Down parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:29
  • Felicity Crotty – 33:19

Save the Date!

  • 29th October – Stroud Half Marathon (RSE Championship race)
  • 29th October – End of Season Social
  • 30th October – Halloween Social run
  • 5th November – deadline to send 5k/marathon times to the club captains (Elaine and Ben Chapman)

The next RSE club report will be Sunday 22nd October

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to fill in the form below by Sunday 5pm.