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New RSE Club Report – Scampering around!

Bourton 1 mile

This poular race is notorious for its slightly chaotic start, as runners line up on the road a mile out of town, only to hear ‘Car’ and have to move back to the side. Once the race gets going though, it’s an interesting challenge for the entrants, as they try to gauge what speed you really need to run for a mile. Tough, fast and flat, the Bourton mile is one for the calendar.

  • Alan Powderhill – 6:29
  • Steve Sandercock – 7:13 – 2nd in age group!
  • Sarah Page – 7:37
  • Sue Navin – 7:56 -2nd LV65!
  • Liz Hulcup – 12:00 (Tail runner)
  • Jo Wood
  • Vicki Mason
  • Zoe Markham-Lee
  • Libby Butler
  • Jennifer Glass
  • Darren Jenner
  • Kirsty Pitts
  • Elaine Chapman
  • Felicity Crotty
  • Charlie
  • Ben Chapman
  • Mark Garrett
Always one of the toughest races due to being at an uncomfortable pace from start to finish. Really happy with sneaking under my target time of 6:30! Brilliant day with fellow RSE runners as always 🏃🏻‍♂️💪
Alan Powderhill
Always a tough race but good atmosphere and support
Sarah Page

Leeds Half Marathon

One of Yorkshire’s biggest event of its kind, the Leeds Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners each year. The race boasts vibrant atmosphere, an event village and pacers. The course is out and back starting and finishing at the renowned Headingly Stadium.

A huge congratulations to RSE’s Monica Farthing who completed the course!

  • Monica Farthing – 2:29:04
Fab race so worth the trek! Well organised event with both the full and half starting and ending in the same venue. Streets lined with support most of the way. Was warm!!! And pleased with my result and scored a PB 🙂
Monica Farthing

Stroud Trails Quarter Marathon (ish)

When you hear ‘Stroud’ or ‘Minchinhampton’ + ‘Race’, it can be certain that there will be a hill or 2 involved. The Stroud Trails event is no different, with a challenging mixture of hills, towpaths and disused railways for runners to enjoy. But with hills comes spectacular views of the Cotswold Way and the knowledge that times don’t really matter!

  • Paul Beaumont – 1:36:49
Thought would have a go at this as I can’t do other runs in the next few weeks and, anyway, I wanted to know what a trail run was like. Well, I found out that this one is hilly! Also, it was rather warm and, in one place, pretty muddy. The information said it’s nearly 8 miles. However, this assumes a basic level of competence in following signage, which I clearly haven’t got. I made 3 errors I can remember, although none of them serious. I don’t have a great record on this sort of thing – I recall last summer on an RSE Monday session, running back along the canal at Siddington with Mick; we came back to the road and I couldn’t find the path on the other side! Anyway, this may explain why my watch said I’d done 9 miles. It was definitely the hardest race I’ve done (by a country mile, I suppose!). However, when I got home I couldn’t stop thinking about how lucky I am to live near such beautiful countryside. Then, when I looked at the result, I found I’d come 5th out of 34 runners so I was pretty happy. To put the result in perspective the person who came first was nearly 40 mins quicker than me (but I bet he didn’t enjoy his gin and tonic as much). Overall learning point for me about a trail run? – maybe not think about the time or anything like that, just appreciate what I am seeing.
Paul Beaumont

Sherborne 5 miler

This challenging race includes steep sections, varied terrain and natural obstacles. But alongside the challenges comes the beautiful scenery. which is why we love trail runs. The route starts at Sherborne School and takes runners through the beautiful National Trust Sherborne Estate.

Congratulations to Elliot Gardiner who took to the course!

  • Elliot Gardiner – 40:52
  • Mark Garrett
I haven’t done many trail races but this one might be my favourite so far! (Despite the first mile being all uphill and in a temp of 24° 🥵) it was a very scenic trail run across the top of the hills and through the woods with some amazing scenery. It was all extremely well organised & separate timing chips were provided. There were plenty of friendly marshals in all the right places, who were very supportive & encouraging. The race HQ was at the primary school and the school kids did the registration, the medals and provided some much needed refreshments at the end including a bbq and a cake stand! 😋 I would highly recommend this race to anyone looking for a local scenic trail race! 👍🏻
Elliot Gardiner

TEC Wye Valley Ultra

The Wye Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering stunning riverside walks and lush bluebell covered forests. The ultra marathon follows the River Wye Path down river for a number of miles, before crossing the river and picking up the Offa’s Dyke Path. Runners are then lead to the Highmeadow Woods for a tough woodland circuit before crossing the river via the swing bridge to the finish!

A massive well done to Nadine Brown for running the 36.3 Mile course!

  • Nadine Brown – 8:06:41
Beautiful sunny day spent in the Wye Valley, if a little too warm at times! A good mix of fields, river views, bridges and climbs. Although last 7 miles was more technical and required some crawling under and climbing over fallen tree branches! A fun day out!
Nadine Brown

North Cerney Scamper 5k & 10k

It has been 50 years since the last North Cerney Village race, so its revival is long overdue! Organised by RSE’s very own Jess James, team RSE were out in force to support. The route was predominantly on local trails and farm tracks, with a short road section and a good hill! 

Well done to all those who took part!

  • Sue Navin – 34:27 (5k)
  • Gemma Wright – 1:05 (10k)
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed
  • Amanda Ball
  • Cathy Steer
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed
  • Anne Gardiner
  • Becca Wilson
  • Jo Beames
  • Kirsty Pitts
  • Anna Field
  • Anne-Marie Davies
  • Daniel Drayton
  • Rebecca Southerington
  • Mary Shepherd
Lovely, fun route to run. Apart from the steep hill! And fantastic, friendly organisation by Jess
Sue Navin
Congratulations to Jess and the team for organising a great event and raising so much for North Cerney School. Personally I was chuffed to bits to be awarded the prize for ‘muddiest male finisher’ 😎 Hopefully it’ll become a regular fixture as I look forward to doing it again.
Kevin Joynes-Creed

Thank You

A big thank you for the lovely RSE's support at the North Cerney Scamper. So kind of everyone to come, and we made £1300 to support the village hall and primary school. Everyone was so supportive!

Jess James

parkruns -11/06/2024

Hampstead Heath parkrun

  • Jenny Hoffman – 35:44

Tonbridge parkrun

  • Samantha Ward – 29:43

Cirencester parkrun

  • Phil Hudson – 21:38
  • Paul Billinghurst – 23:38
  • Phil Newman – 23:46
  • Daniel Drayton – 24:17
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:31
  • Wayne Edgington – 29:42
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 35:53

Severn Bridge parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 23:13
  • Felicity Crotty – 28:20

Seven Fields parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 31:33

Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun

  • Cheri Edwards – 26:25

Kingsway parkrun

  • Liz Hulcup – 27:29

parkruns - 18/05/2024

Bushy parkrun

  • Phil Newman – 23:54

Cirencester parkrun

  • Paul Billinghurst – 23:41
  • Steve Sandercock – 26:09
  • Wayne Edginton = 29:00
  • Andy Sworn – 30:14
  • Maria Yates – 33:29
  • Alan Powderhill – 36:26

Sharpham Estate parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:06
  • Felicity Crotty – 37:26

Tamworth Castle Grounds parkrun

  • Linda Edwards – 28:53

Save the date!

  • 3rd June – Stroud Beer Race (RSE Championship race)
  • 12th June – Cirencester Summer Sizzler (RSE Championship race)
  • 23rd June – Rounders & Afternoon Tea – RSE vs Bourton Road Runners @ Stow Rugby Club
  • 6th July – Cotswold Way Relay
  • 12th-14th July – Hope Trail Festival
  • July (date TBC) – Family fun & BBQ @ St Michaels Park
  • 3rd August – RSE Summer Pool Party @ The Open Air Pool
  • September (date TBC) – Quiz & Chips for charity
  • October (date TBC) – End of Season social

The next RSE club report will be Sunday 2nd June/Monday 3rd June

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.