Junior news on awards

Wednesday 17th December was the last training session of the year for CAC juniors and also the end of year awards.  We were extremely pleased that our club Vice President, Bob Ferris, came along to present the awards and offer words of encouragement to the children.  A huge thank you to Bob for taking the time to do this.


All our juniors have worked extremely hard this year and I think next year we will see a lot more from them as we plan on holding our own junior club championships as well as many other events.   Congratulations must go to the following:-


Junior Male Athlete - Tom Williams 

Junior Female Athlete - Lucia Pulido 

Certificate for Achievement in Running 2014 & Future Potential - Daniel Winfield

Certificate for Outstanding Effort, Application & Attitude - Adam Marriott


Junior Athletes' Athlete - Daniel O'Neill

 Senior Female Athlete - Lauren Izon

Senior Male Athlete - Matthew Pulley
Senior Athletes' Athlete - Samuel Svensson

Road Race Championship 2015

The road race championship has now been finalised. Click here to find out more.

Tuesday 23rd Training and Social

There will be training on the 23rd December as usual and there will also be a social at the Marlborough afterwards. The cost will be £5.00 with a seasonal twist. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Cirencester Recreation Facility

Please click on the following link to see what Cirencester Council are up to at the moment with regards to sorting out a track.

Standard Article 15th December 2014


A small group of Cirencester runners competed in three events last Saturday. The club was represented by its junior members in a round of the Gloucestershire Cross Country league over the parkland course at Pittville Park in Cheltenham. The standout performance came from Daniel Winfield who was third in the under 11 boys race,  only 23 seconds behind the winner. In the under 15 race Simon Crew had another fine run to finish fifth while elder brother Matthew, representing his first claim club Cheltenham Harriers, was 12th in the senior men's event. Others racing for Cirencester were Thomas White, 37th in the under 13's and among the girls were Lauren Izon 5th under 13 and her younger sister Sophie 15th in the under 11's.


Three of the club's older members claimed age category success in the 5km Parkrun races at Cheltenham where Ruth Fulford was first FV65 and 126th overall in 28m01s while at Swindon Gordon Jones was 37th and second MV65 in 22m15s and Barbara Thomas won the FV55 category and 141st overall in 27m14s.

Cross Country Championship

Well done to everybody who took part in the second Oxford League. The championship scores have now been updated and can be found by clicking here. Current leaders after the second fixture is David Bell for the Men and Nicola Denning for the Women.

Recent website updates

Just to let you know that there is now a fixture list available and also a new format for results. Do let us know what you think.

Standard Article 8th December 2014

A new venue greeted runners in the second round of the Oxford Cross Country League last Sunday. The hastily arranged course in the grounds surrounding Oxford Brooks University campus was fast and mainly flat around the university's playing fields but a narrow muddy section through woods gave a true feeling of the normal league courses. A cold wind and frequent showers added to the challenge.


The Cirencester runners coped well with the conditions with the men's team doing particularly well to lift themselves off the bottom of division one into sixth place. The club's Athlete of the Year Dave Bell againcontested the lead for much of the race to come home in fourth place just over a minute behind the winner. Not far behind was young Matt Crew in 10th place and second under 20 finisher. The pair were well backed up by team captain Bill Leggate in 14th, Simon Campbell 28th and Rob Forbes 34th. Completing the team result were ultra runner Richard Hurdle in 75th place and Keith Firkin 131st. Rounding out the Cirencester finishers were Gethin Musk and Ed Morris who crossed the line almost together in 144th and 149th places.


The ladies team were down on numbers from the first round of the series but cross country stalwart Nicola Denning ran her usual reliable strong race to lead the team home in 29th place. Next was new member Eloise Sheriff who ran strongly to 43rd place in her first race for Cirencester which promises much for the future. She was followed by Jill Hadland (45th), Louise Carpenter (92nd) and Pam Wheeler (117th) who again all gave strong support to the club's all round fine effort.

Only two juniors made the trip to Oxford but both ran well. Sam Svensson was 20th in the race for under 13 boys while Simon Crew was 4th under 15 and 14th overall in the combined under 15 and 17 boys event. 


Away from cross country two of the club's regular Saturday morning Swindon Parkrun performers were racing over  the two lap course in Lydiard Park with David Moss finishing 79th in 23m44s and Barbara Thomas 145th in 26m35s.


As the year draws to a close thoughts turn to the 2015 club road race championship which will open with the popular Bourton 10k at the end of February. Almost 50 club members were up early last week on the morning that enties opened to register before the race was filled to its 570 limit within a few hours.

Oxford League Second Fixture is on

Just a quick note to confirm that the second Oxford League fixture is definately on.

Standard Article 1st December 2014

The Royal Agricultural University was the venue for the CAC annual party and awards dinner that proved to be an enjoyable evening. Club Chairman, Pam Wheeler introduced the nominees and the award winners and Fred Robson who, at 84 is the Club’s oldest competing member, talked a little of his life of running before he presented the prizes.


The first award was for veteran of the year and despite tough competition from Barbara Thomas, Jill Hadland, Tony Shelbourn and Gordon Jones the deserved winner was Wendy Nicholls for her excellent performances on the road, cross country and triathlon and becoming British duathalon champion. Wendy was also Club road race and cross country champion.


Despite some excellent results from our established competitors including Sarah Gunn, Kevin Snowball, Adrian Williams and Wendy Nicholls the award for Triathlete of the Year went to Jon Wickett. Jon, a relative newcomer for the club had a string of improving results culminating in a qualification for the 2015 European Championships.


A strong ultra Club produced claims on the title of long distance athlete of the year coming from Rob Forbes, Andy Hindson and Martin Croucher. The winner was Richard Hurdle who not only finished fourth in the 184miles from the Thames Barrier to the head of the river but ealso finished well up in the 100mile South Downs trail.


The team of the year were the winning men’s team at the Stroud Half, Dave Bell, Bill Leggate, Steve Yates and Simon Campbell. This was the first time a Ciren team had won this very competitive local race. Their award wasn’t a walkover as they were up against the Midland men’s 6 stage relay team, the Dursley dozen squad and an excellent ladies team at the Highworth 10km.


Newcomer of the year is always a pleasure to award and high marks went to Vicotria Plume in XC and triathlon where she surprised herself with a win and then Rob Abraham who generated huge blisters on behalf of the XC team and finished his summer with some excellent tri results. The winner was Howard Ewan, a regular at CAC’s two weekly training sessions, who improved at numerous races bettering his 10km time by nearly six minutes.


Most improved athlete of the year was Sarah Keissler who hardly missed a training session with her eyes set on her first ever race, the Cricklade 10km, which she ran in 56.37. To get the award she had to beat Dave Bell with his string of PB’s at the half marathon and David Moss who competed and improved throughout the season. 


Club runners of the year were Simon Campbell and Fi Collings who both showed tremendous improvements during the season, setting numerous PB’s and winning races. This award, more of a marathon than a sprint, saw lots of hard work pay off for two deserving winners.


Athlete of the year undoubtedly had to go to Dave Bell who had numerous race wins including at 10km and particularly at half marathon and he set a number of course records. Added to this he was Club XC champion. The other nominees, Adrian Williams, Wendy Nicholls and Simon Campbell agreed that he was a worthy winner.


Finally to a joint Member of the year,  shared between Rupert Chesmore and Adrian Williams. Rupert not only raced with some distinction, he converted a trailer for the race kit, wrote a race management plan and worked 12 hour stints at CAC races at Chedworth and Westonbirt.


Adrian also had an outstanding season on the road, XC and triathlon. He won the CAC road race championship, helped to coach juniors, stepped in to help launch the new club website and continues with the weekly updates.


If you want something done always ask a busy person; the adage applies to both of these valuable club members.  

Sainsbury's Athletes Indoor Grand Prix

£43.50 per person (this includes ticket and coach travel)
Coach times to be confirmed as no start time has yet been announced but it will be about 11am leaving Cirencester Leisure Centre and 7pm leaving Birmingham. The athletics finishes about 5pm so this will leave time to eat etc.
I have purchased 30 tickets, please let me know ASAP if you would like to come to secure your ticket.
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