Ciren Park

A reminder that the Cirencester Park race is filling up. Over 200 already signed up so do get your enteries in soon.

Back in a Flash - 30 July 2014

As mentioned on Facebook, Consistent racer Simon Campbell narrowly beaten in Wednesday night's tough Back in a Flash 5km at Coate Water Park, by Swindon's Alex Bampton (17:05 to 17:10). 

Christmas Party - Royal Agricultural University

The Christmas Awards Dinner has now been confirmed


Date - Saturday 22nd November 7pm for 7.30pm until midnight

Venue - Royal Agricultural University, Tetbury Road, Cirencester

Cost - £25 per person

Menu to follow later


Looking foward to seeing you all there.


Standard Article - 29th July 2014

Race to the Stones, 100km multi-terrain. This race announces itself with, “follows the footsteps of Romans, Vikings, farmers and traders along the iconic Ridgeway to finish at the 3000 year old stone circle at Avebury.” Rob Forbes ran an excellent race, finishing the sixty-two mile course in 9:06.15, just two minutes behind the winner, Scott Forbes) (9:04.16).  Rob was some eleven minutes behind at the halfway point and was closing fast at the end in, to quote, “a relative sprint finish.” Victory, we’re sure, awaits Rob next time. Meanwhile, teammate Richard Hurdle set off well but, after some recent really tough ultra events, had to quit at the halfway mark with some electrolyte problems caused by the heat. 591 athletes finished the course.


The Long Course Weekend, Wales. Andy Gardner not only trains hard as a triathlete but also coaches regularly at Ciren AC. He needed his own advice to complete this Ironman event that is spread over three days. First the 2.4miles Wales swim on Friday evening where he just missed out on the hour with a 1:00.24. He completed the Sportif on Saturday, a 112 mile bike,  in 6:35 followed on Sunday by a marathon (26.2 miles) in 3:52.  Over the three events Andy was 75th out over of 300 and although there were no age-group categories he said, “not bad for an over fifty.”  


Devil’s Chimney Chase, Leckhampton, 10km multi-terrain. Another tough event and it took its toll on Barbara Thomas who had run that morning. Barbara finished 160th  in 1:06.05. The race was won by Anthony Bailey in 35.02 and 173 finished. 


Swindon Parkrun, 5km park trails. Mark Edwards continues to use the race to improve his speed and came in 65th overall in 22.51. Barbara Thomas (26.17) took it a little easier to finish 142nd in an age-group third spot in 26.17. Owen Cima (Thrift Green Runners) won in 16.51 and 376 completed the course. 

22nd July 2014 - Standard Report

Picture above - Bourton 1 Mile Cirencester AC runners.

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners 10km. To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, like most runners would, Bill Leggate took his wife to Essex, and ran a race. He finished sixth overall in 36:17.The run of the day came from Emma Stepto (34.30) of Cornwall AC who was second only to the winner, Andrew Mynott (34.17) of Springfield Striders.


Cotswold Standard Distance Triathlon. 1500 mtr swim, 40km bike, 10km run. Steve Yates (1:58.37) is now getting back to fitness, after last years serious bike crash, coming in second  by just eighteen seconds. Victoria Plume (2:21.05) lived up[to her promising triathlon start by finishing 37th overall and third lady. Martin Pulley (2:25.38) finished 50th overall. Third lady vet place went to hard training Trudy Compton (2:39.30) who finished 109th out of 164 finishers. Michael Milstead won in 1:58.19.


Cotswold Novice Duathlon.   A 3km run, 14km bike, 3km run and Adam Powell (54.20) finished in a convincing second place. The winner was Paul Underwood in 51.14 and 45 finished.


The Bourton Mile – One mile road race.  Part of the Gloucestershire Road Race Series saw a good turnout from the Cirencester contingent but all were accustomed to much longer distances. Simon Campbell was disappointed to only manage a fifth place but this puts him in second place in the Series. Tony Shelbourn and Ruth Fulford both got age-group wins putting them in second and first place V65 spots whilst Barbara Thomas was second on the night moving into first County age-group place.


Results. 1st Dave Roper, Cheltenham and County Harriers, 4.30, 5 Simon Campbell 4:48, 46 Tony Shelbourn 6.06, 53 Gordon Jones 6.16, 80 Geoff Wells 6:42, 103 Lisa Carpenter 7.17, 109 Barbara Thomas 7.26, 124 Ruth Fulford 8.17; 161 finished.


Swindon Parkrun, 5km park trails. Barbara Thomas (25.32) ran to an age-group second in her first race of the day. Dad Andy Powell ran with daughter Kirsten in her first Parkrun where she was JW10 winner in 28.46.  Andrew Duncan, 17.39 (Calne Smart) won and 382 finished.


Great Bustard 5 mile. An accident caused the race to be diverted but ultra-runner Martin Croucher was undaunted as he finished the revised distance of 5.8 miles in 37.01. Peter Keen (35.03) of Swindon Harriers won and 57 finished.


Cirencester Park 10K

137 Entries already. Do enter or miss out.

Tri Kit Now Available

 There is now new Tri kit available. If you have an interest please contact John Evans; 

Bourton 1 mile

A great result from Simon Campbell to produce a time of 4.48 at the Bourton Mile, only 28 seconds of the winner David Roper. Tony Shelbourn also was running with a time of 6.06 giving him second place in his age group, Gorden Jones produced a time of 6.16, Geoff Wells 6.42, Linda Carpenter 7.17, Barbara Thomas 7.26 and Ruth Fulford 8.17.

Summer Social - 15th July 2014

Well done to Freddie Collings and Mark Sysum for winning the predictive run tonight at the late. What great weather and a big thanks to the social committee for putting on the event.


Picture  - Mark Sysum collecting prize

Standard Article - 15th July 2014


Evesham 10km. Dave Bell has carried his winter half-marathon form into the shorter summer distances and achieved yet another fine win to add to his victory last year at this popular Evesham event. Despite twists and turns and a couple of sharp hills David’s time of 33.00, bettered last year’s time by 1min 30sec and set a new course record. There were 564 finishers.


Pilot 10mile, Severn AC. Another Ciren runner who is benefiting from hard winter training is Simon Campbell who came second in this testing 10miler. Simon was disappointed not to hit his goal of one hour but his time, in very hot temperatures, of 1:01.18 was a commendable PB. Barbara Thomas, who is chasing a top three in the Gloucester Road Race series finished in 29th spot and completed the race in 1:41.58. Thirty-seven runners finished.


Upton on Severn Triathlons. Cirens traithletes did well in a couple of events at this busy race series. Pride of place went to Bob Ferris in the Sprint Triathlon; a 750mtr river swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Bob finished 15 minutes ahead of his nearest age-group competitor and was 12th overall in 1:23.18 and first in the 60 category. John Evans, sporting a new hip, was 50th overall in 1:31.59 and second in his 65 plus age-group. Nick Wall was 59th in 1:33.40 out of 161 finishers. The winner was Jamie Martin in 1:09.43.


In the Standard distance, a 1500mtr swim, 40km bike and 10km run Trudy Compton took the Ciren honours. Trudy is making a long comeback after surgery and with the help of some ibuprofen finished 86th overall, and fourth in her age-group in 2:43.29. She stayed ahead of Les Davis (2:44.04) who was 93rd but unfortunately Hilda-May Latham had to withdraw after a puncture in the bike stage. Lee Morton won in 2:10.48 and 259 finished.


The Hares, the Club’s juniors were competing at the Midsummer Open in Cheltenham. In the U13 100mtrs Thomas Rowland finished fourth in 15.47 and then went on to compete in the 600mtrs where he was pushed into fourth place by his brother Harvey. They finished in 1.55.74 and 1.57.29 respectively. In the 1500mtr mixed event Eleanor Middleton was 14th in 5.56.91.

Club Champtionship

The final event for our Club Championship has now been announced. Its the 10,000 meters on August 27th at the Prince of Wales Statium in Cheltenham. Also good news, The Club Championship scores are now up to date as of Frampton. Currently Adrian Williams leads the Men's and Wendy Nicholls has an already done 6 events scoring a maximum 120 points.