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RSE Club Report – A sea of yellow!

Stroud Beer Race

Starting at The Old Lodge in Minchinhampton, this road race is described as ‘undulating’ on the race website, which many may say is a very generous description. The 7.2 mile course follows 3 laps around Minchinhampton common, including a very long down hill followed by a very long, and steep, uphill. Runners are treated to a half pint of beer at the finish.

  • Jon Last – 47:32
  • Nia Glover – 50:26 – Course PB!
  • Sharon Smith – 55.06 – New PB!
  • Jenni Glass – 55:53
  • Daniel Drayton – 56:20
  • Darren Jenner – 59:17
  • Felicity Crotty – 1:12:17
Ignorance is bliss, I’ll have to think carefully before doing that one again, very tough!
Jon Last
I’d never done this race before and it was hard! Three laps of steep and long hills. Great support from RSE along the way made all the difference.
Jenni Glass
This was the third time I have run this race, not sure why... what's worse than a hilly race? A three lap hilly race so you know what's coming! I was keen to do it though as it was part of the AAAs and RSE championship, as well as seeing if I could benefit from the marathon training. As it turned out I did benefit from the training and got an 8 minute PB!! 🙂 Darren also ran it for the first time (after hearing all of the awful stories about it) and did it in 59:17, which he was happy with as he wanted to get in under the hour!!
Felicity Crotty

113 Middle Distance triathlon

This small, family-run, event takes place at Ashton Keynes Water Park, a beautiful, quiet part of the countryside. Consisting of a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and half marathon, the course is fast and flat making it perfect for those attempting to smash a PB.

A huge well done to Katy Miller and Sarah Reynolds for taking part!

  • Katy Miller – 6 hours 13 mins
  • Sarah Reynolds
We had perfect weather conditions for this middle distance triathlon held from Lake 32 (just down the road from South Cerney). It consists of 1.9km swim, 90km bike and half marathon. After illness and injury to start the year, I had let go of any any specific time and just wanted to enjoy and get around with no issues. Turns out that was a good strategy as I ended up doing far better than I expected, but also had a huge smile on my face. Great support from several club members around the bike and run course. And Sarah and I even managed to cycle home!!! Great organisation, great support and great weather!
Katy Miller

Pembrokeshire Coastal 50km Ultra

This picturesque ultra follows the Pembrokeshire Coast path, a designated national trail along ‘Britain’s most breath taking coastline’. The route includes rugged cliff tops, sheltered coves, wide-open beaches and winding estuaries, as well as stunning views.

A huge congratulations to Rosie Hartland for completing the course. Rosie was raising money for Maggie’s in Cheltenham.

  • Rosie Hartland – 9 hours 25 minutes
This was an awesome race following the Pembrokeshire coastal path from St David’s to Dale for an epic finish along an old airfield runway! This was my friends first ultra so it was very special to do it with her and raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time. A huge thanks to all who donated! It gave us a big spur on! The race was spectacular, the scenery was just beautiful, and in all it was superbly organised!
Rosie Hartland

Fairford 10k

It’s the RSE club race! And what a brilliant one at that. As well as organising and volunteering, club members took to the 10k course, which led to a brilliant atmosphere on race day. The route includes a few hills in the first half, but a downhill ending leads to a strong finish.

Well done to everyone who helped out, ran the course or came to support!

  • Jenni Glass – 45:58
  • Sharon Smith – 46:33 – New PB!
  • Steve Sandercock – 50:54 – Course PB!
  • David Witnall – 52:26
  • Ellie Witnall – 52:27
  • Sue Navin – 56:01
The memory of how hard the hill and the last 2k was is fading and what I'm left with is the wonderful support along the way. Thank you everyone. And then there was the wonderful surprise of winning a voucher in the bib number lucky dip! I now have new running shoes 😁
Sue Navin
Great race. Challenging course and brilliantly organised with lots of support from RSE.
Jenni Glass

Cirencester Park Summer Sizzler 10k

This tough hilly course is home to a surprising amount of PBs. Starting at the Old Kennels in Cirencester park, runners head towards the centre avenue where a short downhill then turns to the long upwards stretch around Ewepens farm. Runners are then rewarded with a long downhill back through the centre avenue. The course is 2 laps before finishing back at Old Kennels for a beer and BBQ!

Well done to all the RSE club members who ran!

  • Jon Last – 39:58 – New PB, 2nd MV50!
  • Nia Glover – 41:23 – New PB, 3rd FSen!
  • Philip Hudson – 42:47
  • Jenni Glass – 44:41 – New PB, 2nd LV55!
  • Sharon Smith – 45:38 – New PB, 1st V70 – Sharon’s time puts her 1st in the UK for this year!!
  • Daniel Drayton – 46:23
  • Alan Powderhill – 47:41 – New PB!
  • Elliot Gardiner – 49:28
  • Steve Sandercock – 49:51 – New course PB!
  • Ellie Witnall – 50:13
  • Charlie Austin – 1:12:15 – New PB!
  • Kirsty Pitts
  • Sammie Ward
  • Katy Miller
  • Maria Yates
  • Linda Edwards
  • Martin Sheriff
  • Mark Garrett
  • Laura Kirk
  • Libbie Butler
  • Phil Scoble
  • Sarah Juggins
  • Rebecca Southerington
  • Kerrie Wallis
  • Zoe Markham-Lee
  • Hollie Matthis
  • Edith Putt
  • Alison Walmsley
  • Jeremy Benton
  • Ben Mutlow
  • Elaine Chapman
Still nursing a calf injury, so only decided to go ahead and run it on the way to the start line 😬 Took the first 5K very steady to test the calf and then pushed on in the second 5K once I thought it could take a faster pace. All in all a success, as I was chuffed to get a sub 50 when not fully fit and worried I might have to drop out 😅 Was worth attending for the burger and beer at the finish 🍔🍺 Great turnout and support from RSE as usual on home turf!
Elliot Gardiner
Great event with amazing support from the RSE team. I just dipped under 40 mins for the first time.
Jon Last
A great event with two laps and some hills, really well organised and the RSE support was as fantastic as usual.
Philip Hudson
A very surprising run for me, beating my PB by over a minute. I was nervous coming into this as I wasn’t sure what speed I had. Never the easiest 10k course, but over the moon to achieve my time and as always great to do it in the company of so many other brilliant RSE runners.
Alan Powderhill

Swansea Half Marathon

This half marathon boasts an iconic route that is arguably one of the most scenic coastal half marathons. Starting in front of the iconic Swansea Arena, runners pass the historic Brangwyn Hall and Castle ruins before heading towards the National Waterfront Museum, and Mumbles with the lighthouse in view. The route follows 5 miles of stunning views across Swansea Bay before finishing at Swansea Arena.

A huge congratulations to Jamie Donald who completed the course with his daughter!

  • Jamie Donald – 1:54:26
This was my second time running the Swansea Half. It's my home town and I love running there. I also get to catch up with my family and old school mates when I go. It's a flat and fast course with nice sea views, but tends to be pretty warm running in June. This year I ran with my daughter, helping her to pace her first HM event (and carry her water for her!). She came with me last year to support, and said she'd like to do it by wasn't sure she could run that far. She trained hard over the past 6 months, and beat her best target (2hr) by over 5 mins, despite me using the wrong pace setting on my watch 🙁 A fantastic day out!
Jamie Donald

parkruns - 8/06/2024

Cirencester parkrun – Beginner’s Take Over!

  • Phil Hudson – 21:06
  • Jon Campbell – 23:24
  • Paul Billinghurst – 23:31
  • Darren Jenner – 25:21
  • Cheri Edwards – 27:18
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 27:19
  • Vicki Mason – 28:24
  • Felicity Crotty – 29:29
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:56
  • Phil Scoble – 30:00
  • Linda Edwards – 30:37
  • Samantha Ward – 30:43
  • George Rackley – 32:19
  • Richard Woodsell-Taylor – 32:53
  • Rachel Weaver – 34:23
  • Clare Wood – 34:26
  • Paul Robertson – 35:10
  • Alan Powderhill – 35:10
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 36:24
  • Jessica James – 37:06
  • Cathy Steer – 37:07
  • Ellie Witnall – 37:22
  • Sylvia Warman – 39:12
  • Elaine Chapman – 39:13
  • Nadine Brown – 39:58
  • Tracey Pitts – 40:45
  • David Witnall – 41:25

parkruns - 15/06/2024

Lydiard parkrun

  • Mark Garrett – 21:11
  • Anne-Marie Davies – 29:37

Evesham parkrun

  • Rachel Weaver – 30:22

Birkenhead parkrun

  • Felicity Crotty – 31:00

Cirencester parkrun

  • Jon Campbell – 22:02
  • Paul Billinghurst – 23:29
  • Daniel Drayton – 23:36
  • Sue Navin – 27:41
  • Maria Yates – 30:39
  • Sylvia Warman – 36:17
  • Paul Robertson – 38:42
  • Alan Powderhill – 39:15

Save the date!

  • 20th June – RSE AGM 7:30pm @ Somewhere Else
  • 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
  • 11th August – Solihull half marathon (RSE Championship race)
  • 7th September – Cranham Boundary Chase (RSE Championship race)
  • 22nd September – Chedworth Roman Trail (RSE Championship race)
  • September (date TBC) – Quiz & Chips for charity
  • October (date TBC) – End of Season social