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RSE Club Report – The Proof is in the Pudding…

Dormouse Challenge

This 6 hour event takes place in the heart of Salcey Forest in Northamptonshire. The 3.5 mile (5.6k) route takes runners along well maintained pathways of crushed stone and forest floor so runners are encouraged to be prepared for mud! Entrants can run as many laps as they can within the time period.

A huge well done to Katy Miller for completing 3 laps of the course!

Given, I've not done much training or running at all in the last quarter I decided to give this event a go. It is a format I have never tried before, 5.6km course through a forest on trails and you have 6 hours to do as many or few loops as you like! You return to the car park/event HQ/toilets at every loop. I figured no matter the weather I could at least muster one loop! I did three in the end and really just enjoyed running in a lovely off road location. Big Bear events run several of this format and small numbers and all very relaxed so perfect for a low key event on trails and would be great as part of a training program too. You get a medal and great feed stop at the loop and a flapjack or beer when your finish too! Would recommend this event company and format.
Katy Miller

AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon

Previously an RSE club race, the AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon takes place in Edington, known for the Westbury White Horse and King Alfred the Great’s battle against the Great Heathen Army. This small, local race is ideal for those who like running quiet country lanes, although runners should beware, the majority of the hills appear in the second half. Finishers were treated to a fantastic race pack, with t-shirt, medal, and most importantly, brownie.

  • Ellie Witnall – 2:01:35
I'm not a big fan of hills or the cold, so I'm not sure why I chose this half marathon to do. It was a tough slog but the marshals and runners were so friendly, plus it was good to see Sunny (🐶) and Dave cheering me on - I think they ran nearly as far as I did!
Ellie Witnall

Bromham Pudding Run

In between the towns of Melksham, Devizes, Calne and Chippenham, a 10k pudding run takes place, a sell our race in the small village of Bromham. The two lap course is flat, and regularly sees runners achieving PBs, but the biggest draw of the run is the wide selection of cakes on offer…

A huge well done to RSE’s Kevin Joynes-Creed and Cheri Edwards for completing the course – we hope you enjoyed your winnings!

  • Cheri Edwards – 52:30
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 55:28
A great way to finish the years racing. Bromham has a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere with loads of support on the route. Afterwards there’s a medal, Christmas pud and a wide selection of cakes, what’s not to love…
Kevin Joynes-Creed

parkruns - 25/11/2023

Bedford parkrun

  • Phil Southworth – 24:20

Cirencester parkrun

  • David Witnall – 22:47
  • Phil Newman – 24:52
  • Robert Baker – 25:48
  • Sue Navin – 28:01
  • Paul Robertson – 30:48

Warwick Racecourse parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 33:04

Berkeley Green parkrun

  • Cheri Edwards – 26:27
  • Vicki Mason – 27:43

parkruns - 02/11/2023

Lydiard parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 33:11

Cirencester parkrun

  • Jon Campbell – 22:21
  • Daniel Drayton – 23:57
  • Robert Baker – 25:28
  • Phil Southworth – 25:45
  • Maria Yates – 31:29

King George V Playing Field parkrun, Cheltenham

  • Vicki Mason – 34:28

Seven Fields parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 30:00

Broadwater parkrun

  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:32

Save the Date!

  • 6th December – Deadline for Runner’s Runner voting
  • 6th December – Winter Time Trial
  • 20th December – Christmas Hamper prize draw
  • 20th January – Awards night!
  • 9th June 2024 – Fairford 10k!

The next RSE club report will be Sunday 17th/Monday 18th December

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.