The Swindon Half Marathon race was the 6th race in the Endurance Expert championship 2018. The RSE representation was fantastic with 8 men and 8 ladies finishing in club colours.
A fairly flat course (apart from a fairly pesky hill just when you want it at mile 11!) meant for some great times and some smashing PB’s. Well done to all runners.
First in for the men was Tom Cooper securing 10 points. The top 3 was completed with Andy Masser in 2nd place with 9 points and Dave Daniels in 3rd with 8 points.
Tom has the top spot secured but there’s change in 2nd and 3rd place with Andy Masser still in 2nd but the 8 points from Dave Daniels means he’s now in 3rd place. Well done chaps!
- Tom Cooper 50 points (60 points overall)
- Andy Masser 31 points
- Dave Daniels 23 points
In the ladies we had Sharon Smith in 1st place picking up another 10 points, with Nadine coming 2nd securing 9 points and continuing her strong season, in 3rd place was Ellie Taylor.
It’s tight at the top of the ladies competition with just a couple of chances for the positions to change. Some runners haven’t completed their 5 races yet and there’s still opportunity for those that have run 5 to improve on their current points, so it really is all still to play for. As it stands we’ve got…
- Nadine Brown 48 points (57 points overall)
- Sharon Smith 37 points
- Elaine Chapman 37 points
- Ellie Taylor 32 points
Fantastic running ladies!
We’ve got a few weeks off until our next endurance race which is our club handicap race at the Cricklade Half in October, so we’ll expect to see some different names and the chance to rack up some potentially valuable points all around.
Great running to every single one of you.
The RSE committee are happy to announce that Cirencester Signpost has been chosen as our club charity this year!
For those who haven’t heard of Signpost, this is a great charity that provides hot meals and emotional support to those who are homeless or in financial difficulty around Cirencester. They are also able to give referrals to Cirencester food bank.
If you would like to find out more information on this worthy cause, take a look at their website – http://www.cirencester-signpost.org.uk/
Or head over to their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Cirencester-Signpost-879569848799033/
We look forward to raising lots of money for Signpost over the next year!
The rescheduled Chedworth Roman Trail race was the 5th race in the Endurance Expert championship 2018. It was a challenging, but enjoyable race and a great turnout, 5 Men and 11 Ladies taking part.
First Man home was Tom Cooper for the 10 points. Henry Church raced in his first club race of the year to pick up 9, followed by Mark Manley for the 8. How has this affected the endurance expert championship?
Tom Cooper has secured 50 points, so is now unbeatable in the Endurance championship. So Tom Cooper is our first Endurance Expert! Well done Tom. Andy Masser is still in 2nd place, and Mark Manley has moved into 3rd.
- Tom Cooper 50 points
- Andy Masser 22 points
- Mark Manley 17 points
First Lady home was Sharon Smith for the 10 points, Current leader Nadine Brown picked up the 9 points, Ellie Taylor picked up the 8 points.
Nadine Brown is in a strong lead, with 48 points secured, she has completed 5 races so will look to improve her final score. Elaine Chapman, returning from injury, is still in second place, but Sharon and Ellie are close, and both have a race in hand so this can all change in the last 3 events.
- Nadine Brown 48 points
- Elaine Chapman 32 points
- Sharon Smith 27 points
- Ellie Taylor 24 points
The next race is the Swindon Half marathon, which is this weekend. With 2 more races and the ongoing marathon, apart from the Men’s leader, it can all still change.