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Short Stuff Specialist Championship 2018 Round 1

Hi all,

Sunday 8th April saw the first race in the Short Stuff Specialist championship 2018.

For those of you who don’t know, this year the championship is being split into 2 parts, the Endurance Expert Championship, which covers distances from 10 miles to marathon, and the Short Stuff Specialist championship covering distances from 1 mile to 10km. The best 4 races from each part will count towards the overall championship.

So the first race in the new Short Stuff specialist championship was the Highworth 5 mile, a club favourite. And what a fantastic turnout we had, 8 men and 18 women collecting championship points!

Men’s Results

In the men’s race there was a close battle for the 10 points, current leader of the endurance championship Tom Cooper, just managed to hold off David Witnall to get the 10 points, with Dave picking up the 9. Great to have such a close battle. Mark Manley finished in third to pick up the 8 points.

Ladies Results

Another close battle in the ladies race, in fact the top 4 racers all finished within a minute of each other! First lady in picking up 10 points was Elaine Chapman, with current endurance expert leader Nadine Brown just behind her picking up the 9 points. Close behind her was Teresa Hazelwood finishing in 3rd and picking up the 8 points.

So it looks like we’re going to have an exciting Short Stuff specialist championship this year in both the men’s and ladies competition!

The next short race is the David Macnamee 10km at the end of April. Next club race is the Chedworth 10 mile on the 15th April, part of the Endurance Expert Championship.

Happy running all!

Elaine, Club Captain


Beginners Running Course

*Beginners Running Course starting today (9th April) at 6:30pm*

One final shout out and reminder that our beginners course will be starting today at 6.30pm, at Somewhere Else. Not only will this be an excellent opportunity for all abilities to get into running, but you will be part of a friendly and sociable club in the heart of the Cotswold.

Endurance Expert Championship 2018 – Round 3

Hi all,

Sunday 25th March saw the third race in the Endurance expert championship, the Gloucester 20. Another good turn out, 6 men and 6 women completed the 20 mile race, for many club members it was the first time they had raced this distance, a great effort all round.

Men’s Championship

In another storming run, Tom Cooper made it 3 for 3, coming in first and picking up the 10 points. Mark Manley came in 2nd, followed by Dave Daniels in his first 20 mile race. How has this affected the championship standings? After 3 races, Tom has a strong lead, Jack Pitcher maintains his 2nd place, and Andy Masser has moved into 3rd. But still plenty of races to go!

  1. Tom Cooper 30 points
  2. Jack Pitcher 17 points
  3. Andy Masser 14 points

Ladies Championship

Nadine Brown had a fantastic race, and was first in for the ladies, picking up the 10 points with a huge PB. Elaine Chapman was second lady, followed by Ellie Taylor competing in her first 20 mile race. So with these points, Nadine extends her lead over Elaine, with Emily Jeffries holding onto the 3rd place. Again, it’s still early on, and points still to be won!

  1. Nadine Brown 29 points
  2. Elaine Chapman 26 points
  3. Emily Jeffries 10 points

The next race club race is the first race in the Short Stuff Specialist Championship, the Highworth 5, 8th April 2018. The next endurance race is the Chedworth 10 mile, 15th April.

Happy running all!

Elaine, Club Captain.

Championship 2018 update – Endurance Experts Round 2

The 2nd race of the Endurance expert Championship was run at the Wiltshire 10, on 11th Feb. A great turnout from club runners saw many points given out. 10 ladies and 7 men took part.

First in for the men was Tom Cooper, strengthening his lead with another 10 points, followed by Jack Pitcher collecting 9 points, moving him into second place overall. Returning from illness and injury, Dave Witnall came in third to pick up 8 points.

First in for the ladies was Emily Jeffries, returning from injury for her first club race of the year, and collecting the 10 points. Nadine Brown again showed herself to be strong in the last miles and picked up the 9 points ahead of Elaine Chapman who finished in 3rd to pick up 8 points.

Special mention to Cheri Edwards and Becca Wilson who both ran in their first club championship races, both putting in great performances!

So overall results so far in the Endurance Experts Championship after race 2


  1. Tom Cooper 20 points
  2. Jack Pitcher 17 points
  3. Russell Young 9 points


  1. Nadine Brown 19 points
  2. Elaine Chapman 17 points
  3. Emily Jeffries 10 points.

Great running all. Next race is the Gloucester 20 mile race in March!

Happy Running!

Elaine, Club Captain.