Standard Article 26th February 2018

A strong field of 23 Cirencester AC runners were prominent among the leading overall and category positions in a fast and competitive Bourton 10k race last Sunday. Topping the results the club won the men’s and women's team trophy.


Cirencester’s Dave Bell opened out a clear lead in the early stages around the village but was hauled in by a chasing trio by half distance and was beaten into third place at the finish. Not far behind was a close battle between Bill Leggate and Adrian Williams. Adrian was ahead for most of the race but an excellent run by Bill in his best time for a while saw him cross the line eighth and first in the M40 category with Adrian tenth 13 seconds behind.


Others to achieve age category success were Jenny Manners who was the club’s leading lady in 30th overall and fourth lady. More female success came from Jo Musk winning the F35 category and Kate Sackett who was first F55 across the line.  Ian Barrett was another of the club’s success stories with second place in the M45 category and 28th overall. There were second and third male and female 60 plus age category places for Dave Wright and Nick Holliday and Pam Wheeler and Barbara Thomas.


Cirencester AC ‘s results at Bourton 10k were –

3. Dave Bell 32m39s, 8.Bill Leggate 34.17, 10. Adrian Williams 34.30, 28. Ian Barrett 36.20, 30. Jenny Manners 36.24,

41. Simon Campbell 37.13, 57.Andy Fellows 38.15, 73.Dave Wright 38.52, 81. Jo Musk 39.06, 95. Corinne Clark 39.57,

106. Nick Holliday 40.31, 184. Kate Sackett 44.19, 185. Karen Higuera 44.19, 203. James Widdowson 44.49, 207. Caroline Cotterell 44.55, 242. Rhiannon Brown 46.35, 247. Gordon Jones 46.45 (3rd M65), 258. Alan Thompson 47.42, 386. Rachel Barrow 54.45, 387.Pam Wheeler 54.49, 397. Barbara Thomas 55.29, 468. Richard Waldron 60.22, 508. Paul Barrow 64.56.


Five members of the club took on some of the best runners in the country in the English National Cross Country Championship run over the iconic Parliament Hill Fields course in North London. Club captain James Thomas finished an excellent 460th out of over 2300 finishers in the high class 12km senior men’s race while Oliver Pritchard was less than a minute behind in 540th. James’ wife Liz was 810th out of over 1100 in the 8km ladies race while Luke Campbell and Isaac McAdam continued their rivalry in the 10km junior men’s race. This time Luke came out on top in 87th place 39 seconds ahead of Isaac.


With Luke and Isaac missing the local parkruns last Saturday it was left to two of the club’s other top juniors to lead home the club’s runners at the fourth Cirencester parkrun. Luke’s  brother Ollie finished second overall winning the 15 to 17 age category in 18m06s ahead of Ryan Ottram in fourth, who won the 11 to 14 class. Next home was Howard Ewan in his first parkrun half a minute ahead of Wendy Nicholls who triumphed over former club colleague Jane Wassell by five seconds to win the ladies category.

Results from Cirencester parkrun  –

2. Ollie Campbell 18m06s, 4. Ryan Ottram 19.16, 6. Howard Ewan 19.21, 9. Wendy Nicholls 20.07, 16. Sam Cook (J. 11-14) 21.00, 19. Tom Prosser (J. 11-14), 30. Matt Ulyatt 22.08, 50. Nick Holliday (1st M60) 23.59, 55. Adam McAdam 24.57, 61. Gary Wood 25.15, 62. Rachel Ranger 25.34, 90. Cheney Kibblewhite 27.51, 131. Sharon O’Keefe 30.44. 201 finished.


Elsewhere Dave Moss finished 101st out of 452 at Swindon in 24m28s, ahead of Barbara Thomas 209th in 28.01. At Slough Jacob McAdam was 81st out of 551 in 24m04s while David Lattimore took on the French at Toulouse to come home 12th in 30m39s.

Standard Article 19th February 2018

                                 CIRENCESTER AC and TRIATHLON CLUB


Anglian Water Duathlon, Huntingdon, 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run.

Adrian Williams won against a competitive field of 190A and lthough he described his win as “comfortable” the lead changed several times, leaving him to win from fourth in the run.  Williams qualified for the European and World Championships.

Gloucestershire XC League (3 of 4), Pittville Park, Cheltenham

The course was deceptively  challenging with a river crossing on each lap.  Amongst the juniors CAC had an age group win with Henry Sheffield and a fifth for his brother Archie – great efforts by all.

Junior ResultsU11 Girls. 29 Annabel Sketchley, 33 Eleanor Sheffield.

U11 Boys. 1 Henry Sheffield, 16 Zac Humphries, 29 Tom Williams. This team of 3 was fifth.
U13 Boys. 29 Andrew Woods
U15 Boys 5 Archie Sheffield, 10 Sam Cook

Ladies. A depleted team comprised, 57 Liz Thomas, 109 Pam Wheeler and 116 Helen Manners; they were 25th team. Sally Hogan (Bromsgrove & Redditch AC) won and 129 finished.

Men.  With six to score there were just enough to give the team fifth place. Bill Leggate was 13th with 16 James Thomas. 30 Oliver Pritchard, 34 Ian Barrett, 48 Simon Campbell, 137 Tim Ingham and 147 Dorian Matts. 168 finished. Oli Mott (Cheltenham & County Harriers) won.

Castle Combe Chilly 10km, road. Chris Illman made a welcome return and found some tough competition amongst CAC’s “young bucks” Issac McAdam and Luke Campbell. Rhiannon Brown finished well in the top quarter of the field.

Results. 1stEdward Knudsen (Avon Valley Runners) 31.38, 4 Isaac McAdam 34.08
5 Luke Campbell 34.22, 7 Chris Illman 35.01, 119 Alexis Shea 44.48, 143 Rhiannon Brown 46.03. 605 finished.  

Bramley '20', nr Reading, 20 miles road.  Ultra runner Martin Croucher (2:40.14)  used this as a warm-up for something longer, finishing 240th out of 684.  Alex Wall-Clarke (Southampton AC) won in 1:54.24

parkrun, 5km trail. There were 211 finishers at Cirencester with some solid runs  by Howard Ewan and Nick Holliday.  There were familiar faces at Swindon, Rachel Ranger trekked up to Bakewell and Liza Darroch and Rupert Chesmore joined a down-under parkrun.   Results. Cirencester1 Simon Crew (J) 18.41, 5 Howard Ewan 19.57, 7 Nick Holliday 20.33, 16 Neil Corbiere 21.40, 21 Matt Ulyatt 22.36, 30 Caroline Cotterell 23.39, 73 Rachel Barrow 28.35, 119 Sharon O'Keeffe 31.21, 126 Paul Barrow 32.25,
146 Nina Lawrence 34.25.
Swindon:  2 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.49, 38 Isaac McAdam 21.44, 100 Alan McAdam 24.03, 102 David Moss 24.08, 212 Barbara Thomas 27.46, 467 finished
Black Park, Slough:  3 Jacob McAdam 18.17, 619 finished
Bakewell, Derbyshire:  76 Rachel Ranger 24.47, 242 finished
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia:  16 Rupert Chesmore 25.11, 34 Liza Darroch 29.01, 77 finished.

De la Ramée, Toulouse, France: 9 David Lattimore 30.33, 12 finished


















Standard Article 22nd Feb 2018

Royal Wootton Bassett Hounds Lungbuster – 9mile multi-terrain. James Thomas used his fell-running expertise to achieve a fine win in this gruelling event. He described it as, “Wet, muddy, cold, with two big hills!” None-the-less he won with a two minute margin followed in by Oliver Pritchard in a commendable third place. James’s wife Liz, another fell-runner, finished comfortably in mid-field but Barbara Thomas found the mud going tough.

Results. 1st James Thomas 1:03.45, 3rd Oliver Pritchard 1:06.18, 48 Thomas 1:32.56, 82 Barbara Thomas 2:07.52. 96 finished.

Wiltshire, Melksham, 10mile roads. Three Ciren members competed in this very competitive and important county event raced through lovely rolling countryside and includes the village of Laycock. Rachel Barrow (1:29.55) led home the group in 302nd place followed in by the ubiquitous Barbara Thomas 421st (1:39.37) and Paul Barrow 475th (1:53.19). It was a good experience for them all. 504 finished and Shaun Antell (52.10) of Bideford AAC won.

Dursley Dozen, 12miles multi-terrain.  Kate Sackett has brought her excellent form from last year to win the FV55 category in 1:58.47. It is usually a well attended race by Ciren members but the prolonged wet weather made the course brutal. Kate was 146th out of 432 finishers and the winner was Dan Anderson (1:23.48) of Dursley AC.

parkruns,  5km, trails.

Cirencester. The excitement overcame the gloomy weather in the second Cirencester parkrun at the Royal Agricultural University with a win for young Ollie Campbell, a fine fourth for veteran Nick Holliday and a sixth spot for Simon Campbell.  162 runners finished with eleven from CAC. The organisers are still seeking more volunteers to help with the event.

Results. 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.33, 4 Nick Holliday 20.41, 6 Simon Campbell 20.58, 17 Martin Croucher 22.08, 28 Steve Derrick 23.12, 49 Ella Shaftoe (J) 25.28, 57 Anna Wootton 26.08, 62 Rachel Ranger 26.22, 97 Stephen Buck 30.06, 110 Sharon O'Keeffe 31.54, 122 Nina Lawrence 35.28.

Swindon.   Isaac McAdam was pipped into second place with Dad Alan finishing in the top quarter in a slightly smaller field of 433.

Results. 2 Isaac McAdam 17.32, 103 Alan McAdam 24.39, 188 Barbara Thomas 27.42,


Black Park, Slough. Jacob McAdam (18.46) finished well in fifth place out of 591. 





Standard Article 5th Feb 2018

It was all about parkruns for Cirencester AC runners last weekend with two victories and races on either side of the world. Foremost among the events was the inaugural Cirencester parkrun which took place in the grounds of Cirencester Agriculture University. After several weeks of hard work Cirencester AC’s David Lattimore and a large team of helpers from various sources ensured a successful debut despite wet conditions.


The event’s success was capped by victory for Cirencester’s Oliver Pritchard who crossed the line together with Cheltenham’s Andy Gardiner. Not far behind in fourth place were Simon Campbell and promising junior Oliver Middleton in 4th and 17th places. Other Cirencester finishers towards the head of the 208 runners were Steve Derrick, George Masser, who was the winner of the 11 to 14 age category, and Anna Wootton.


Cirencester’s second victory of the day came at Swindon where Isaac McAdam repeated his win of the previous week improving his time by four seconds and crossing the line nearly half a minute ahead of any opposition. Martin Croucher was a very commendable ninth with Adam McAdam and Barbara Thomas both in the top half of the 436 finishers.


Elsewhere in the UK Ruth Fulford was at Gloucester while Nick Holliday and Caroline Cotterell ran at Bognor Regis. Proving that racing doesn’t stop because you are on holiday in the Australian sunshine Rupert Chesmore and Liza Darroch flew the Cirencester colours in a lakeside 5k race in Canberra.


Parkrun results  for Cirencester AC members :

Cirencester –  1 equal Oliver Pritchard 19m32s, 4.Simon Campbell 20.32, 17.Oliver Middleton 23.10, 20. Steve Derrick 23.38, 48. George Masser 26.39, 54. Anna Wootton 27.03.

Swindon – 1. Isaac McAdam 17m26s, 9. Martin Croucher 19.39, 89. Adam McAdam 24.14, 200. Barbara Thomas 28.01.

Gloucester North – 67. Ruth Fulford 30m45s.

Bognor Regis – 6.Nick Holliday 21m24s, 16 (2nd lady) Caroline Cotterell 22.58.

Canberra, Australia – 74. Rupert Chesmore 23m08s, 150. Liza Darroch 28.04.



The next event to be organised by Cirencester Athletics Club is the popular 10 mile multi-terrain Chedworth Roman Trail on Sunday 15 April. Last year the maximum entry of 500 was reached and with entries currently 30 per cent ahead of last year anyone planning to run should enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Enter at

Standard Article 29th January 2018

The  success of Cirencester AC’s runners for many years to come was clearly shown at last Saturday’s Swindon parkrun. Isaac McAdam had an exceptional race to storm home for victory in the personal best time of 17m30s. Equally encouraging was the performance of three of the club’s junior members, running at Swindon for the first time. They were led by Oliver Middleton in 25th place, closely followed by Sam Cook and Tom Prosser who finished in the top 30 out of a field of nearly 500. Also finishing in the top half were regular parkrun competitors David Moss, Alan McAdam and Barbara Thomas.


Isaac McAdam’s brother Jacob was not to be outshone as he competed down the M4 at Slough where he finished second out of over 600 runners. Upholding the senior honours was Ian Barrett who was second at Burnham-on-Sea.


Parkrun results –

Swindon – 1.Isaac McAdam 17m30s, 25. Oliver Middleton 21.10,  29. Sam Cook 21.23, 30. Tom Prosser 21.26, 96. David Moss 24.23, 105. Alan McAdam 24.39, 214. Barbara Thomas 27.58.

Slough – 2. Jacob McAdam 18m22s.

Burnham-on-Sea – 2. Ian Barrett 17m50s.


Away from 5km parkruns the club was represented at three longer races. At the Aviator 10 miler, based at Staverton airfield and run along the lanes to the east of Gloucester Robbie Brown led home a trio of Cirencester finishers in 21st place in a time of 1h2m47s. Next was Karen Higuera who set a new FV50 age category club record of 1h17.19s followed by Barbara Thomas in her second race of the weekend in 1h39.36s.


Martin Neill and Jill Hadland took on the muddy challenges of the Slaughterford 9 multi-terrain race near Corsham. Undaunted by the heavy going and the vicious hill near the end they both finished strongly in 58th for Martin in 1h11m40s and 103rd for Jill 1n 1h18m32s. James Widdowson travelled to Longleat Safari Park for the popular 10k race where he finished 122nd out of over 1100 runners in 47m30s.




Standard Article 22nd January 2018

Windsor Winter 10km, Eton, 10km road. Dave Bell arrived in Windsor and found his half marathon cancelled, scores of duathletes being treated for hypothermia and just the 5 and 10km races available. Dave says “it was the coldest and wettest race of my life,” but he won the 10km in 32.39 beating 281 frozen runners.

ARC South West Chilly Road Relays, Castle Combe, 4 x 3.7 miles road

Four Cirencester youngsters came fifth in this very competitive event. The four legs of two laps on the race circuit were run in a cold rain with the team clocking consistent times.  Luke Campbell (20.08) ran leg 1, then Oliver Pritchard (20.15), Jacob McAdam (20.53) and Isaac McAdam (20.05) with an overall time of 1.21.23.  Bristol & West AC 1.17.21 won. The fastest leg was Ben Cole (Swindon Harriers) (18.11). 43 teams finished.


Gloucester Road Race Series 2017 awards. Gloucester,s Mayor, Steve Morgan and Sheriff Paul Toleman presented the awards at the Civic Suite in Gloucester. The best results in eight of twelve races earned the competitive Kate Sackett and the consistant Ruth Fulford well deserved County gold medals whilst the ubiquitous Barbara Thomas won a silver in her age-group. The Ciren ladies were third in both the open and veteran team competitions.


Linda Franks '5', Cheltenham, 5 miles road. David Wright made an excellent start  to his season running a fine race to finish 37th in 31.28, earning a well- deserved 1st V60. Alex Lee (26.01) (Cheltenham & County Harriers) won and 229 finished


Gloucester ½ Marathon, Quedgeley, 13.1 miles road.  Rob Tuttle (1.53.54) was first home for Ciren in 171st and was followed by fast improving Rachel Barrow (2.06.40) in 273rd. Barbara Thomas (2.16.49) was 305th. Joshua Habgood-Coote (Bristol & West AC) won in 1.18.46. 356 finished


Parkruns, 5km trail.


Swindon. 4th Luke Buck (18.53) and 23rd Sam Cook (20.47) are both juniors, both set            PB’s last week, doing so again this week. The other finishers were; 47 Tom Prosser (J) 21.57, 111 David Moss 24.19, 227 Barbara Thomas 28.16. 468 finished
Chippenham: 42 Alan McAdam (25.16) enjoyed a parkrun whilst his sons ran well at Castle Combe. 144 finished
Gloucester North: Ruth Fulford ran a gritty 29.51 to achieve 64th out of 101.
Killerton, Exeter Ian Barrett (19.39) made a worthwhile trek to come 4th  and 250 finished.
Minehead:Nick Holliday (20.14) was a fine 5th and Caroline Cotterell (22.54) came 13th and 3rd lady. 114 finished.

2018 Road Race Championship events

The 2018 road race championship has been announced. This year its best of 7 not 6 and has one more race. There are a few changes including the new park run in Cirencester. Click here to see the full list.

Standard Article 8th Jan 2018

Cirencester Athletics Club had its strongest performance for many years at last weekend’s Gloucestershire Cross Country  Championships. The club won two individual and a team gold medal in the junior races and narrowly missed out on  a team gold in the senior men’s race.


The first victory came in the under 11 boys race when Henry Sheffield came home well clear of the opposition in 7m52s. Next for the club were Tom Williams and Zac Humphries which was enough to secure a team gold medal. Ollie Campbell showed his class in the under 15 boys race to win in 18m33s.


Full Cirencester results in the junior races were –

Under 11 Girls  - 7. Khaya Swaine 9m36s, 10. Caitlin Watson 9.38.

Under 11 boys – 1. Henry Sheffield 7.52, 12.Tom Williams 9.04, 15. Zac Humphries 9.08, 18. Sebastian Forrest 9.23.

Under 13 Boys – 17. Andrew Woods 14.41s

Under 15 Boys – 1. Ollie Campbell 18.33, 11. Sam Cook 22.49.


The club’s younger runners had a major impact on the senior men’s race with Luke Campbell and Isaac McAdam finishing in the top 10.  The hilly Wootton-under-edge course provided a close battle between the favourites Cheltenham Harriers and Cirencester who had rarely featured in previous years. But this time things were different with club champion Dave Dell leading the team to cross the finish line in second place closely followed by Luke and Isaac and club captain James Thomas. Just outside the top ten was Adrian Williams, making a return to cross country running. One more top twenty finisher would have won the team a gold medal but a silver was an excellent result.

The ladies race was also well supported by the club with Liz Thomas leading the team.


Full Cirencester results from the senior races were –

Men – 2. Dave Bell 32m36s, 4.Luke Campbell 33.28, 5. Isaac McAdam 33.39, 9.James Thomas 34.15, 11. Adrian Williams 34.48, 79. Tim Ingham 45.42, 90. Dorian Matts 47.13.

Ladies – 30. Liz Thomas 33m14s, 36. Barbara Thomas 37.21, 38. Pam Wheeler 37.53, 41. Helen Manners 39.25, 42. Ruth Fulford 40.56.


The long distance Cirencester runners chose the Naunton 19 multi-terrain race for their weekend’s racing. On a cold but sunny morning just over a hundred runners enjoyed glorious North Cotswold scenery in this challenging race. First home for the club was Richard Hurdle who finished 9th in 2h31m13s, followed by Jill Hadland 33rd in 2.48m30s and Liza Darroch and Rupert Chesmore who ran together in their last race before an extended holiday on the other side of the world.


The previous Sunday saw two of the club’s leading runners return to racing after long periods of injury and family commitments in the Gloucester New Year’s Eve 10 mile race. Despite their absence from racing Bill Leggate and Chris Illman did well to finish in the top ten in under an hour, ably supported by three of the club’s ladies. Their results were –

7. Bill legate 58m46s, 8. Chris Illman 59.19, 87. Alexis Shea 1h16.46, 236.Rachel Barber 1.33.54, 261. Barbara Thomas 1.38.18.


As many of the club’s younger runners concentrated on the county cross country championships the weekly parkruns were contested by several of the senior members. First finisher at Swindon was Martin Croucher who again broke the 20 minute barrier to finish 11th in 19m20s. He was followed by David Moss 47th 21.53, 50. Gordon Jones 22.50, 90.Croline Cotterell 23.20, 130. Alan McAdam 24.31 and Sharon O’Keefe 29.29.



Best parkrun results came at Taunton where Ian Barrett scored a victory finishing ahead of 340 runners in 18m06sc and Slough where Jacob McAdam was fourth in 17m50s in a field of over 700.

Standard Article 25th December 2017


While most members of Cirencester AC were taking a rest from competitive running over the festive period the keen rivalry between the younger members of the Campbell and McAdam families continued over three 5k park runs.




Honours went Ollie Campbell at Swindon and Chippenham at Christmas, narrowly edging out Jacob McAdam on each occasion but Jacob had his revenge five days later at Swindon. In the first encounter Ollie, Jacob and their brothers Luke Campbell and Isaac McAdam finished together in 19m03s for 10th to 13th places. Although times were a little slower at Chippenham on Christmas Day the result was the same but Jacob McAdam was the clear winner at Swindon last Saturday finishing fourth in 18m49s, nearly half a minute ahead of Ollie Campbell who was however only one place behind and four places ahead of Isaac McAdam.




Aside from the Campbell- McAdam duels Martin Croucher stepped down in distance to dip under the 20 minute mark at Swindon and Simon Campbell enjoyed a shorter race than normal to finish inside the top 100 at the second Swindon race. Supporting the younger members of the McAdam family was Alan McAdam who completed all three races in a consistent 25 minutes.


Full Swindon and Chippenham park run results for Cirencester runners were –


Swindon (23 December) – 10. Ollie Campbell 19m02s, 11.Jacob McAdam 19.02, 12.Luke Campbell 19.03, 13.Isaac McAdam 19.02, 19.Martin Croucher 19.36, 134. David Moss 24.11, 185.Alan McAdam 25.40, 222. Ella Shaftoe 26.59, 237. Barbara Thomas 27.41.


Chippenham (25 December) – 10. Ollie Campbell 20m33s, 11.Jacob McAdam 20.34, 12. Luke Campbell 20.34, 13. Isaac McAdam 20.34, 90. Alan McAdam 25.38.


Swindon (30 December) – 4. Jacob McAdam 18m49s, 5.Ollie Campbell 19.14, 9. Isaac McAdam 20.00, 85. David Moss 24.51,


94. Alan McAdam 25.07, 96. Simon Campbell 25.11, 119. Gordon Jones 26.23, 121. Lisa Carpenter 26.28, 165. Rachel Jones 28.54.




Elsewhere David Lattimore returned from French park runs to finish 59th at Stonehouse in 33m37s and Ian Barrett enjoyed warmer climes in Torbay where he crossed the line in 17m57s for 3rd place. But going even better was Oliver Pritchard who won at Horsham in an excellent 17m38s.




Away from park runs three Cirencester members joined over 500 runners in the re-scheduled Westonbirt Christmas Cracker 10k run in the grounds of Westonbirt School and along nearby country roads. The original race had to be cancelled due to the heavy snowfall on the eve of the race but last Saturday runners had to contend with strong winds instead. However the conditions did not deter Nick Holliday who established himself as one of the club’s strongest veteran runners winning the over 60 age category finishing 20th overall in 43m40s. Not far behind was Steve Derrick 44th in 46m15s with Caroline Cotterell putting in another strong run finishing 68th in 48m24s.


Standard Article 2nd January 2018

The year ended with a fine run for Nick Holliday who completed the popular Westonbirt House Christmas 10k in the top 20 and first V60 in 43.40.  He was followed by Steve Derrick and Caroline Cotterell.

Westonbirt House Christmas 10km, road

1 Alastair Campbell (Stroud & District AC) 35.34
20 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 43.40 - 1st V60
44 Steve Derrick 46.15
68 Caroline Cotterell 48.24
505 finished.  


Oliver Pritchard won at Horsham in 17.38,  Ian Barrett finished 3rd at Torbay in 17.57 and David Lattimore popped up at Stonehouse.  For two parkruns immediately before Christmas our fanatical four  (Luke and Ollie Campbell and Jacob and Isaac McAdam) ran together, firstly at Swindon with a Nativity theme and then two days later at Chippenham but by New Year their competitive urges were restored with Jacob and Ollie finishing 4th and 5th at Swindon.  David Moss, dad Alan McAdam and buggy pushing Simon Campbell all finished in under 26 minutes with Gordon Jones and Lisa Carpenter less than a minute behind and a returning Rachel Jones scraping through in just under 29 minutes.

30 December 2017, parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:
 4 Jacob McAdam 18.49, 5 Ollie Campbell (J) 19.14, 9 Isaac McAdam (J) 20.00, 85 David Moss 24.51, 94 Alan McAdam 25.07, 96 Simon Campbell 25.11, 119 Gordon Jones 26.23,121 Lisa Carpenter 26.28, 165 Rachel Jones 28.54, 358 finished
Horsham: 1 Oliver Pritchard 17.38, 328 finished
Torbay: 3 Ian Barrett 17.57, 191 finished
Stonehouse: 59 David Lattimore 33.37, 73 finished


25 December 2017, parkruns, 5km trail

 Chippenham:  10 Ollie Campbell (J) 20.33, 11 Jacob McAdam 20.34, 12 Luke Campbell 20.34, 13 Isaac McAdam (J) 20.34, 90 Alan McAdam 25.38, 277 finished

23 December 2017 parkruns, 5 km trail

Swindon:  10 Ollie Campbell (J) 19.02, 11 Jacob McAdam 19.02, 12 Luke Campbell 19.03, 13 Isaac McAdam (J) 19.03, 19 Martin Croucher 19.36, 134 David Moss 24.11, 185 Alan McAdam 25.40, 222 Ella Shaftoe (J) 26.59, 237 Barbara Thomas 27.41, 518 finished
Torbay: 2 Ian Barrett 17.58, 168 finished
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere: 22 Nick Holliday 21.53, 79 Caroline Cotterell 25.39, 243 finished




18th December 2017

Skirrid Fell Race, nr Abergavenny, Wales, 5.7km / 450m climb fell

The winning combination of mince pies, cake and company lured sixteen club members for a social run along sections of the Cotswold Way leaving only the Thomases, our stalwart captains, and parkrunners to race in club colours.

James and Liz Thomas were in Wales for the SJP annual bonanza but still managed to fit in a quick fell race scrambling up to knee deep snow on the top of  Skirrid.  James finished in a fine fifth place and Liz only just exceeded the one hour  despite having to resort to hand and knees on the steeper slopes.

1 Kit Grierson (UBOC) 31.04
5 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 33.44
139 Liz Thomas 1.00.23
146 finished. 

parkruns, 5km trail

Luke Campbell demonstrated his complete return to form by winning at Chippenham and pushing younger brother Ollie into fourth place.  Isaac McAdam maintained the tradition of winning at Swindon followed by good runs from partners Nick Holliday and Caroline Cotterell.  David Lattimore ran Toulouse where boyant numbers suggest warmer conditions or less pre Christmas frenzy.

Cirencester AC finishers:
1 Luke Campbell 16.57, 4 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.01,

126 finished

Swindon:  1 Isaac McAdam (J) 17.45, 19 Nick Holliday 21.12, 62 Caroline Cotterell 24.08,79 Alan McAdam 25.45, 122 Barbara Thomas 28.30,

242 finished
De la Ramée, Toulouse, France: 8 David Lattimore 29.47, 14 finished