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RSE Club Championship 2022 – Final Results

Here are the final results to this year’s RSE club championship. Well done to all have raced this year, it’s been brilliant to see so many yellow vests out there at so many races. A total of 20 Men and 34 Ladies have taken part in club races in 2022.

Endurance Expert Category:

This category included races with distances starting at 7 ish miles at Stroud Beer race to Marathon distance. 5 out of 8 races needed to be completed to qualify. It was a close battle for both the ladies and the men’s competition.

Endurance Expert Ladies Top 3:

  1. Elaine Chapman (43 points)
  2. Eleanor Witnall (41 points)
  3. Sarah Page (30 points)

Endurance Expert Men’s Top 3:

  1. Mark Garrett (48 points, won on head to head)
  2. David Witnall (48 points)
  3. Phil Southworth (42 points)

Short Stuff Specialist Category:

This category included races with distances starting at 1 mile to 10km distance. Again, 5 out of 8 races needed to be completed to qualify.

Short Stuff Specialist Ladies Top 3:

  1. Nia Glover (50 points)
  2. Eleanor Witnall (42 points)
  3. Elaine Chapman (37 points)

Short Stuff Specialist Men’s Top 3:

  1. David Witnall (50 points)
  2. Mark Garrett (47 points)
  3. Phil Southworth (35 points)

Overall Championship Results:

To qualify for the overall championship, 4 races from each category needed to be completed. Sadly this year, only 2 ladies qualified, and no masters trophies will be handed out either.

RSE Overall Ladies Club Championship Top 2:

  1. Eleanor Witnall (70 points)
  2. Elaine Chapman (65 point)

RSE Overall Men’s Club Championship Top 3:

  1. David Witnall (79 points)
  2. Mark Garrett (77 points)
  3. Phil Southworth (64 points)

Congratulations to Dave and Ellie, our 2022 RSE Club Champions – who are also the first married couple to both win!

The updated spreadsheet with all results is now on this website, under the championship section. We will be announcing the 2023 races soon. Any questions or queries speak to your club captains, Elaine Chapman and David Witnall.

Happy running all, well done for all who have taken part in our club races and bring on 2023!

RSE Club Report – Home and Away!

Cotswold Waterpark 10k

This new race in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park is all in aid of the Cotswold Lakes Trust, a charity dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswold Water Park. The course takes place at Cleveland Lakes Nature Reserve in Ashton Keynes, and is described as ‘flat as a pancake’, making it ideal for beginners and PB seekers.

  • Ollie Hazel – 44:16 – 2nd MV40!
  • Jess James – 54:51
  • Zoe Markham-Lee – 58:10
  • Louise Hayes – 1:05:17
  • Sylvia Warman – 1:10:30 – New PB!

It was a lovely sunny morning for a run around the lake 😊

Louise Hayes

Lush sunny morning with Shouty Dave from DB Max screaming at us to keep us running!

Zoe Markham-Lee

Excellent running everyone!

Eindhoven Half Marathon

The ASML Marathon Eindhoven is a 2-day event in the province of North Brabant, featuring both a marathon and half marathon for runners to take part in. The races incorporate the famous highlights of the city, including the Markt, Catharinaplein, Stratumseind and Geldropseweg. With a flat and wide course, the half marathon is a popular choice, and the race boasts great support from spectators.

Taking part for RSE was Phil Southworth, who completed the half marathon course in a brilliant time of 2:03:52!


Hanley parkrun

  • Sue Navin – 31:07

Cirencester parkrun

  • Jon Campbell – 22:05
  • Daniel Drayton – 23:30
  • Anne Gardiner – 26:50
  • Cathy Steer – 29:04
  • Maria Yates – 29:10
  • Linda Edwards – 29:28
  • Caroline Joynes-Creed – 31:29
  • Kevin Joynes-Creed – 32:02

Witney parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 30:43

Hogmoor Inclosure parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 27:36
  • Felicity Crotty – 36:42

Karpendonkse Plas parkrun

  • Phil Southworth – 25:26

Save the Date!

Other dates to add to your diary:

  • Wednesday 9th November, 8pm: Ice Ultra Talk / Q&A Session with Sampo
  • Saturday 28th January 2023: Annual RSE Awards evening

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Witnall by 5pm Sunday each week 

RSE Club Report – It’s a parkrun kind of week!

Cheltenham parkrun

  • Paul Beaumont – 23:46

Queen Elizabeth parkrun

  • Darren Jenner – 25:58
  • Felicity Crotty – 35:06

Cirencester parkrun

  • Daniel Drayton – 23:52
  • Steve Sandercock – 25:18
  • Ben Chapman – 25:37
  • Richard Edwards – 26:46
  • Kathryn Cowdall – 31:32

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

  • Taryn Hancock – 31:32

A huge well done to everyone who ran a parkrun this week!

parkrun Cup!

Something is returning and it is called the 🥁🥁………….RSE Parkrun cup!

This is a competition that puts everyone at all abilities on an even playing field. It’s for all runners, from beginners to the experienced – any pace, any level. Everyone who enters will be drawn 1 on 1 against an opponent, but those with faster previous parkrun times will receive a handicap.

For example –

  • Coach Dave’s Cirencester parkrun PB is 19 mins
  • Ellie Taylor’s is 24 mins

If they were drawn against each other, Dave would need to beat Ellie’s time by more than 5 mins on the day to be able to progress to the next round.

The competition will start on the 11th June with round 1 – that gives only 2 more weeks to set your Cirencester parkrun time!

The final will be in September – you have until June to set your starting time!

For the rules/ guidelines for the competition, or if you would like to enter please message David Witnall.

If you would like a run or race included in the club report, don’t forget to message Ellie Taylor by 5pm Sunday each week 

Championship 2022 – Update

Hi all,

Sharing an update of results for this years club championship. We have returned to the short, endurance and overall championship format this year, plenty of club races to get your teeth stuck into.

We have had 4 club races so far – 2 endurance, 2 short, and a fantastic turnout at all of them. It looks like we’re going to have an exciting year of racing, with a lot of names in the mix for possible prizes.

Endurance Expert 2022:

In our endurance category, race distances range from above 10km distance to marathon. The first race was the Wiltshire 10 miler in February, then the Berkeley Fission 20 miler in March.

Endurance Results so far:


  1. Rosie Hartland – 18 points
  2. Elaine Chapman – 15 points
  3. Nadine Brown – 14 points


  1. Dave Witnall – 19 points
  2. Phil Southworth – 17 points
  3. Kevin Joynes-Creed – 11 points

Short Stuff Specialist 2022:

In our short stuff category, race distances range from 1 mile to 10km. The first race was the Linda Franks 5 miles in January, followed by the Highworth 5 in April.

Short Stuff Results so far:


  1. Rosie Hartland – 19 points
  2. Ellie Taylor – 14 points
  3. Kirsty Pitts – 11 points


  1. Mark Garrett – 20 points
  2. Dave Witnall – 18 points
  3. Darren Jenner – 13 points

Overall Championship 2022:

For the overall championship, the top scoring 4 races for each runner are taken from each category to get a combined score.

Overall results so far:


  1. Rosie Hartland – 37 points
  2. Ellie Taylor – 27 points
  3. Elaine Chapman – 22 points


  1. David Witnall – 37 points
  2. Mark Garrett – 30 points
  3. Phil Southworth – 25 points

It is very exciting to see so many names in the mix this year, although it is still early days and there are plenty of points to pick up. Our next Endurance race will be the Stratford Half marathon, and our next Short Stuff race will be the Cirencester Summer Sizzler 10km race.

For any information on the championship or upcoming races please speak to myself or Dave, your club captains.

Happy Running!


Ladies Club Captain