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Short Stuff Specialist Championship 2019 Update – Round 6

The 6th race in the Short stuff championship was the Flying Monk 10km in Malmesbury. Another good turn out saw 9 Men and 7 ladies competing in the race.

Men’s Competition

First in for the 10 points was David Witnall. He was followed by Mark Garrett for the 9, Ben Chapman picked up 8 points. How has this affected the results? With 1 race and the ongoing 5km being the remaining opportunity to pick up points, it is starting to get exciting! A few runners have completed 5 races, so will be using the last races to improve their score. The top 3 is as follows:

  1. Mark Garrett – 44 points
  2. David Witnall – 40 points
  3. Ben Chapman – 36 points

Ladies Competition

First home for the ladies was Ellie Taylor collecting 10 points, she was followed by Linda Edwards and Kirsty Pitts, collecting 9 and 8 points respectively.

The ladies competition remains exciting, with many names with the potential of making it to the top 3.

  1. Ellie Taylor – 45 points
  2. Rosie Oates – 40 points
  3. Kirsty Pitts and Sharon Smith – 36 points

The next championship race will be the Handicap race at Cricklade which could mix things up! Don’t forget to let me know if you have a 5km you would like to count towards the championship.

Happy Running!

Elaine, Club Captain

Short Stuff Specialist 2019 Championship Update – Round 5

The fifth race in the RSE Short Stuff specialist Championship 2019 was the Bourton mile. Something a little different to do on a Saturday afternoon! 6 men and 8 ladies competed, and many picked up county prizes along with their championship points.

Men’s Competition

First man home was Mark Garrett, picking up 10 points. He was followed by Mark Manley for the 9, Ben Chapman was 3rd man home to pick up 8 points. This has changed the top 3 yet again!

  1. Mark Garrett – 35 points
  2. David Witnall – 30 points
  3. Ben Chapman – 28 points

Ladies Competition

First lady home was Rosie Oates, picking up another 10 points. She was followed by Ellie Taylor for the 9 points, then Rochelle Ravenscroft picked up 8 points. With 10 points in each short race she has completed, Rosie is looking in a very strong position, but it is still very close.

  1. Rosie Oates – 40 points
  2. Sharon Smith – 36 points
  3. Ellie Taylor – 35 points

The next Short stuff specialist race will be the Flying Monk 10km at Malmesbury. Also remember that you can complete any 5km, including a park run, up until the 31st October to count towards the championship!

Happy Running,

Elaine, Club Captain

Overall Championship 2019 – Update

With 4 Short races, and 5 Endurance races completed, we are starting to see who the main contenders for this years overall championship are. It’s a very exciting competition this year, and I predict it will go right to the end to determine the top 3, and who will be our first Masters trophy winner.

Men’s Competition

There has been change in the top 3. David Witnall is running strongly and has a good lead in the men’s championship. There is a good competition for the 2nd and 3rd places, with many in the mix.

  1. David Witnall – 59 points
  2. Mark Garrett – 43 Points
  3. Ben Chapman – 40 points

Ladies Competition

This year’s ladies championship is very close, with 1 point separating the top 3. But there are runners closing in on that top 3 too.

  1. Rochelle Ravenscroft and Sharon Smith – 55 points
  2. Ellie Taylor – 54 points

Rosie Oates and Kirsty Pitts are in the mix as well with 43 and 42 points respectively.

The next short stuff championship race is the Bourton Mile, and the next Endurance expert race is the Chippenham Half marathon.

Remember, you can count your best marathon or 5km up until 31st October to gain points in each part of the championship

Happy Running!

Elaine, Club Captain

Short Stuff Specialist 2019 update – Round 4

Sunday 23rd June saw the 4th round the of the short stuff specialist championship – the David Macnamee 10km. 7 Men, and 11 ladies competed on a sunny Sunday morning. The conditions were tough, but there was some excellent running.

Men’s Competition

David Witnall continues to dominate the short stuff championship, picking up the 10 points, followed by Mark Garrett for the 9th. A strong run by Dave Daniels in his first short stuff race of the year saw him picking up the 8 points. There has been change in the top 3, but it is still very close.

  1. David Witnall – 30 points
  2. Mark Garrett – 25 points
  3. Ben Chapman – 20 points

Ladies Competition

Another strong run by Rosie Oates saw her collect another 10 points. She was followed by Sharon Smith and Ellie Taylor for 9 and 8 points respectively.

  1. Sharon Smith – 36 points
  2. Rosie Oates – 30 points
  3. Ellie Taylor – 26 points