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This Week’s Racing – 25th July 2017

It’s been a week of incredible achievements for some RSE runners this week.

San Fransisco Marathon

Mark Manley has added the San Fransisco Marathon to his growing list of impressive achievements this weekend. But this was not enough – he competed in the Ultra Loop – running the Marathon course the wrong way from midnight before running the marathon itself with the rest of the runners the next morning! He achieved this incredible feat in 9 hours 38 minutes  and 52 seconds. 4:35.19 for the first and 5:03.42 for the second. Well done Mark!

Bath Running Festival

Three RSE members took part in the challenging and very muddy, but very fun Bath Running Festival this weekend: Jonathan Lewis took on the Marathon and completed it in 5:26:57.6, Jenny Hoffman and Kate Potter took on the 10k – Jenny finished in 1:19:22.4, Kate in 1:19:23.1.


Matt Lambourne and Amy Breakspear took part in the fun 5k at Swindon this week, Matt finishing in 19:38 and Amy in 33.34. Richard Marshall took part in the Sodbury event, finishing in 34:13.

Frampton 10K

A great turnout by RSE for the Frampton 10k  on Monday evening. This is the 7th race in the clubs championship.

First male to cross the line and 10 points in the bag was Matt Lambourne in 39.33 followed by current leader Mark Manley in 41.25 and Graham Aitchison in 47.55. First for the ladies was Elaine Chapman in 46.51 which sees her close the gap at the top of the ladies leaderboard to within 1 point of Nadine Brown who finished in 51.24. Teresa Hazelwood was 2nd lady in 49.21.

OTHER FINISHERS: Laurie Aitchison 51.39, Paul Coates 55.33, Sallie Clatworthy 1.00.36, Caroline Coates 1.01.45,

Jenny Hoffman 1.01.56, Laura Butler 1.10.41, Ella Cservenka 1.12.34, Caroline Terry and Tracey Pitts 1.17.04.

Congratulations to Caroline Coates who completed the clubs 10th anniversary challenge of ten 10k’s in the year.

This weekends racing 2nd July


Well done to Sharon Smith, Laura Butler and Elspeth Murano who competed in the Bustcot 10K on Sunday.Congratulations to Elspeth for finishing her 10th 10k this year and become the fourth RSE runner to complete the clubs ten year anniversary challenge.



This 15 miler is voted the 6th best race in the UK by Runners World it is largely off road on pretty undulating hills around Bewl Water which nestles on the border of Sussex and Kent. Congratrulations to Amelia Culshaw who finished in 1.57.26. Amelia was overtaken by Dame Kelly Holmes at mile 7 (who started last).


A fantastic run by Fatima Birkett at the weekend in the undulating Cotswold Way Challenge. The race was in 4 stages and started in Bath finishing in Cheltenham. Fatima completed her 34 miles in 7.17.40.



Pete Whitmore was one of 15000 runners who took part in the Great Newham London 10k on Sunday. The course took the runners around the Newham area, Olympic Park, and finished inside the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pete completed the course in 1.16.13.


Swindon : Martyn Joyce 20.45

Stonehouse: Laura Butler 32.27