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RSE Race Report – Sunday 6th October 2019

Cricklade 10k and Half Marathon

The Cricklade 1.5 Mile Fun Run, 10k and Half Marathon took place on Sunday 6th October and is considered a flat undulating course. For the second year it was also the handicap race for the club championships which resulted in a great turnout of RSE members.

Cricklade Half Marathon Result

340 runners completed the half marathon distance. First home for the club was Tom Razazan in an impressive 1:34:53 (PB), he was followed by;

Andy Masser 1:37:06;

Ben Chapman, in an incredible new PB of 1:38:03;

Dave Witnall also 1:38:03 after supporting Ben round the course;

Mark Garrett 1:39:47;

First lady home for the club was Ellie Taylor in 1:44:27;

Vic Trykush 1:50:30;

Kevin Joynes-Creed (in a new PB) 1:50:22;

Jo Wood 1:50:32;

Gareth Roberts 1:52:41;

Kirsty Pitts 1:53:44;

Jo Beames 1:55:58

Sarah Reynolds 1:57:45;

Sarah Page (knocking a massive 5 mins off the PB) 1:58:15;

Rochelle Ravenscroft 1:59:03;

Linda Edwards (just 7 days after Berlin Marathon!) 2:02:57;

Rich “Ryo” Taylor 2:03:41;

Vicki Mason 2:05:58 (PB);

Cathy Steer 2:05:48 (PB by 2mins);

Istvan Vegh 2:08:52;

Vanessa Poole 2:21:22

Cricklade 10k Result

292 runners completed the 10k distance. First home for RSE was Mark Manley in 42:46; he was followed by RSE first lady Rosie Oates in 45:37. This is a new PB for Rosie finishing 4th lady overall and 1st in her age category.

Next in was Elliot Gardiner in 47:17 and a new PB;

Steve Sandercock in 50:01 and agonisingly close to that sub 50;

Martin “Ted” Pitts 51:40;

Cheri Edwards 53:08;

Lindsay Gregory 53:35;

Anne Gardiner with a new PB of 55:22 and 1st F60+;

Felicity Crotty 57:20;

Amanda Haines 59:31;

Kate Sedgwick 1:03:16;

Pauline Tilbury 1:07:09;

Jane O’Dell 1:12:14.

Fun Run Results

Congratulations to Lottie Vegh and Rory and Eden Brown who also completed the 1.5 mile fun run today!

Amazing running everyone and a big thank you to all those who turned up and supported this event.

Bournemouth Marathon

The Bournemouth Marathon is a road race run that takes place each October in Bournemouth on the south coast of England. The inaugural Bournemouth Marathon took place on 6 October 2013. It is part of a festival of running which includes a half marathon, 10km run along with shorter races.

Representing RSE was Dave Daniels who had to dig deep to finish what was a brutal race with quite a few hills and winds notorious of a coastal run. Congratulations to Dave for completing the event in 4:07:01.

Loch Ness Marathon

The Loch Ness Marathon is an annual marathon race in Scotland, held along the famous loch, Loch Ness, ending in Inverness. The event is part of the Festival of Running, held annually at the beginning of October.

Becca Wilson took on this undulating, scenic event finishing in an unoffical time of 5:49:00.

Congratulations Becca, fantastic running on such a challenging course.


RSE was represented at 5 different parkruns on Saturday 5th October 2019.

Swindon parkrun

Caroline Sandercock 36:25

Newent parkrun

Sarah Reynolds 37:19

Bideford parkrun

Tom Cooper 19:28

Cirencester parkrun

Sylvia Warman 31:05

Tetbury parkrun

Felicity Crotty 28:18

Final Thought…

What a weekend to be a member of Running Somewhere Else! I wanted to end the report this week by saying what a privilege it has been to compile the results today, listing all your incredible achievements and reading all the fantastic comments of support and encouragement. It is a reminder that success is not just what you accomplish but it is about what you inspire others to do – and you are certainly an inspirational lot!

RSE Race Report – Sunday 29th September 2019

Berlin Marathon

Now in it’s 46th year the 2019 BMW Berlin Marathon was held on Sunday, 29th September. Fast, flat and synonmous with world records, with another one this year only missed by 2 seconds, the BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the six major marathons in the world and has been held annually since 1974. The course begins and ends near the city’s Brandenburg Gate and is part of a giant loop. For those runners that actually look at the scenery this marathon was an excellent way to see the city, including Reichstag, BerlinerDom, Brandenburg and Potsdamer Platz.

Representing RSE was Dave Whitlow who completed the race in 3:28:28. He was followed by,

Nadine Brown – 3:41:50 which was a PB

Linda Edwards – 4:09:48 which was a PB

Emma Hine – 4:12:02 which was a PB by a fantastic 34 minutes

Fantastic effort from you all well done.

Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon

The Forest of Dean half marathon took place on Sunday 29th September. The course started and finished at Speech House and was run entirely on forest trails with no road crossings at all. The multi-terrain route generally used well-maintained tracks including a number of new trails and was slightly hillier than the previous course.

Representing RSE was Kate Potter who completed the race in 2:38:44 and came in first place in the female V70 category. Outstanding effort Kate.

Badminton HTE 5K

This unique event, now in its 36th year, is held in Badminton Park in Gloucestershire, and the all terrain course took the runners over some of the world-famous Horse Trials obstacles, in sight of deer herds and through fields and woods.

Competing in their very first Canicross 5k and representing RSE was Rosie Oates and her pup Barley. The route itself was very muddy and included a lake crossing but that didn’t stop Rosie and Barley from winning the race in 22:36. Hope you didn’t have to carry Barley all round. Well done to you both.

Swindon Park Run

Steve Sandercock – 24:48

Caroline Sandercock – 36:11

Minehead Park Run

Becky Heal – 48:33

Hasenheide Park Run

Linda Edwards – 29:40

Cirencester Park Run

Sally Jamieson – 28:30

Charley Trykush – 37:05

RSE Club Championship- Cricklade HM and 10km Handicap times.

The entries for the Cricklade Half Marathon and 10k are set to close on the 25th September, and there will be no entries on the day.

This is our final Endurance and Short Stuff Championships. It is also our club handicap time race. I have attached below the handicap times for those that have entered club races this year and also the Cricklade event.

If you have any questions regarding your handicap time, please speak to David Witnall or Elaine Chapman at club or via Whatsapp.

Good Luck all participants!

Updated 26/09/19

Championship Update 2019 – Endurance Expert – Race 6, Chippenham Half Marathon

The Chippenham Half Marathon was the 6th race to be held in the endurance expert championship on Sunday 8th September. Conditions were perfect for quick times and our 11 club members did not disappoint with many PB’s to show for it.

Men’s Competition

Seven men took part and first home was Mark Garrett finishing in 1:29:29 (sub 90 minutes and his quickest time in 7 years) taking the 10 points. Next was David Witnall (9 points) completing in 1:30:49. A close tussle for 3rd saw Andy Masser (8) just pip Dave Whitlow (7) with times of 1:39:22 and 1:39:25 respectively.

The other points awarded were Ben Chapman (6) and PB, Kevin Joynes-Creed (5) and Ryo Taylor (4).

The overall men’s Endurance top 3 is as follow

  1. David Witnall – 38 points
  2. Andy Masser – 30 points
  3. Tom Cooper and Mark Garrett – 28 points

Ladies Competition

In the Ladies contest there were 4 participants with Eleanor Taylor taking the 10 points in a PB time of 1:42:42. Second was Rosie Oates in (9 points) 1:44:57 a massive 12 minutes PB! Next was Kirtsy Pitts (8) 1:56:15 and Elisabeth Butler (7) 2:05:15 and a PB.

The overall ladies Endurance top 3 is

  1. Eleanor Taylor -38 points
  2. Rochelle Ravenscroft – 36 Points
  3. Kirsty Pitts – 29 points

So, we now move on to our final race which is the Cricklade Half Marathon or 10 km, this is also a Handicap race and the target times have been worked out and will be published soon.

Keep up all the hard work in training, and try to beat your Handicap times at Cricklade to gain maximum points.

Also, don’t forget if you have run a marathon or 5km this year, please submit your times to the Club Captains.

David Witnall (Vice Captain)