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Standard Article 5th July 2016

Entries are always at a premium for the Stroud AC promoted Frampton-on-Severn 10km, one of the area’s most popular races; only a handful of club members managed to secure a place in Monday evening’s event. In a field of nearly 500 runners, Ionel Iancu edged ever closer to the competitive 40 minute barrier with probably his best performance of the year, whilst regular racer Gordon Jones ran his fastest time for a number of years. Trudy Compton continued her comeback after injury and Karen Higuera maintained her improved form from 2015. Cirencester placings: 41 Ionel Iancu 40.27; 99 Gordon Jones 44.32; 160 Trudy Compton 47.08; 200 Karen Higuera 49.32. 

Tough conditions greeted runners for one of the more popular ultra-marathons, the rugged Lakeland 55km race from Ambleside in the Lake District. Battling gale force winds and at times heavy rain, Rupert Chesmore finished 177th in 8.54.05, well inside the top half of the field.

James Widdowson shaved a few seconds off his previous month’s time with 22.30 and 171st in a classy field at the Aztec 5km near Bristol. Simon Campbell with 43.20 enjoyed a steady run in the Buscot 10km held in the beautiful surroundings of Lord Faringdon’s estate.

Club results from local parkruns:
Swindon, 102 Simon Campbell 24.20; 175 Barbara Thomas (1st FV60) 26.47; 397 David Moss 38.12;
Cheltenham, 363 Robin Lloyd (1st V70) 38.33.

 

Standard Article 28th June 2016

Cotswold Way Relay, Chipping Campden to Bath, 10 stages, 103 miles trail

A terrific win for the club for the second year running in the Cotswold Way Relay dominated the weekend.  Close to 100 teams of seniors and veterans take part in this annual epic organised by Bath AC and our lone team battled from the start for another victory in the mixed team category.  The length of each one of the ten stages of this 103 mile epic varies and they all include steep climbs and plunges.  Towards the end Sarah and Richard both battled through torrential downpours but spirits remained high under the excellent support from Captain Simon Campbell.  Great runs from Rob and Chris who both came in second but everyone played a crucial part. The team’s total time for 13 hours 7 minutes was 5 minutes slower than last year (when our team set a mixed team course record) but 5 minutes ahead of the next mixed team. 

 

Stage 1: 1 Dan Robinson 1.19.08; 2 Rob Forbes 1.19.47
Stage 2: 1 Anthony Bailey1.19.57; 18 Howard Ewan  1.35.58
Stage 3: 1 Steve Millward 56.59; 29 Jill Hadland 1.11.14 - 6th lady
Stage 4: 1 Dave Roper 1.19.25; 4 Adrian Williams 1.26.46
Stage 5: 1 Lee Rankin 1.16.29; 5 James Thomas 1.20.54
Stage 6: 1 Jack Bancroft 56.26; 14 Robbie Brown 1.10.47
Stage 7: 1 Lewis Carson 54.39; 51 Kate Sackett 1.10.16 - 13th lady
Stage 8: 1 Owain Jones1.14.27; 2 Chris Illman 1.24.36
Stage 9: 1 Ross Brackley 1.00.25; 23 Sarah Gunn 1.15.56 - 3rd lady
Stage 10: 1 Luke Prior 1.04.34; 11 Richard Hurdle 1.11.32
 
 

Team results:
1 Cheltenham Harriers 11:48:37 (course record)
7 Cirencester AC 13:07:46 (1st mixed team, minimum three ladies)
97 teams closed in

 

Cirencester Park Summer Sizzler, 10km road

Adrian Williams(2) produced a great time to finish second in the club’s Summer sizzler, run on a lovely evening in Cirencester Park.  It was great to see a (twice)  injured Bill Leggate(4) and Simon Campbell(5) completing the hilly 10k route in under 37 minutes followed by good runs from Andy Fellows, Ionel Iancu and Kate Sackett.  It was a very successful evening all-round – a problem free event (congratulations and thanks to Race Director and Chair Pam Wheeler) ending with our Men taking the team prize and the ladies team coming 3rd.

1 Jack Turner 34.21, 2 Adrian Williams35.44 - 1st V40, 3 Ruth Barnes 35.58 - 1st lady / FV35, 4 Bill Leggate 36.02, 5 Simon Campbell 36.33, 12 Andy Fellows 38.58, 25 Ionel Iancu 42.02, 62 Kate Sackett 46.27 - 1st FV55,65 David Moss 46.42, 71 Ivan Quinlan 47.07, 7 Joyce Matthews 47.50 - 3rd FV35
133 Caroline Crawford 53.35, 159 Lisa Stevens 55.35, 166 Samantha Timms 56.37, 170 Barbara Thomas 56.56: 271 finished. 

Also at the Summer Sizzler, ina thrilling finish to the Junior 3 km race, Cirencester juniors finished 1st , 2nd and 3rd to each win their respective age categories – Luke Buck(under 16 boy), Will Morris(under 13 boy) and Henry Sheffield(under 10 boy) while Caitlin Watson(under10 girl) and Eleanor Sheffield(under 7 girl) were also first in the age groups. 

Full results are available on the club web site: ww.cirencester-ac.org.uk

Tim Ingham determinedly ran a steady pace in two events over the week after blowing up in Tewkesbury recently.  Even so the last few miles of the seaside Swansea half marathon proved a struggle.

Swansea ½ Marathon 13.1 miles road

1 Dewi Griffiths1.05.38, 859 Tim Ingham1.46.12: 4276 finished.  

Chippenham Longest Day 10km, road

1 Dave Roper 32.47, 72 Tim Ingham 47.30:  298 finished.

Sherborne 10km, trail

1 David Quli (unattached) 41.18, 45 Barbara Thomas 1.02.49: 64 finished.

Parkruns

Results include a second PB for Claire Blampied , this time in Didcot, a slow , post triathlon run for Luke Campbell and the usual age group wins for Ruth Fulford and Barbara Thomas While Simon Campbell achieved a PB (and possibly a course record?) in the pushing a double baby buggy around the Swindon course in 20.31  – a seriously impressive effort.

Didcot 1 Michael Deering 18.22, 117Clare Blampied29.14, 118Colin Tapley29.15. 204 finished.  

Chippenham 1Tom Ashby19.26, 17Luke Campbell22.06. 132 finished.  

Cheltenham 1Gwenael Blanck18.20, 207Ruth Fulford28.24 - 1st FV65.
 281 finished. 

Swindon 1Alan Eyles18.26, 17Simon Campbell20.31, 170Barbara Thomas26.29 - 1st FV60, 383David Moss37.17. 424 finished.  

 

Standard Article 20th June 2016

As many Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club members prepared for last Monday evening's Summer Sizzler 10k in Cirencester Park (report next week) it was a quiet weekend of racing for the club.

Steve Yates had a great competition in the Brecon Middle Distance Triathlon to finish fourth overall and first in his age group.. Young Luke Campbell started with a great swim but found  the length of the bike ride and run more of a challenge. Steve completed the 1.2 mile swim in 29m56s, the 60 mile bike in 3hr1m18s and the half marathon run in 1hr37m17s to bring him home in 5hrs10m37s.

A big field of over 800 athletes descended on the Cotswold Water Park for the Cotswold 113 Half Ironman Triathlon over the same distance. Andy Fellows upheld Cirencester honours to finish 162nd in just over five hours with a swim in 37m08s, bike 2hr42m45s and run 1m36m06s. Steve Boughton finished in a creditable position an hour behind Andy.

 The local parkruns saw a smaller representation from the club than usual but both Barbara Thomas and relative newcomer Denise Ewbank won their age categories. Barbara finished 188th out of 454 at Swindon in 26m36s while Denise was only slightly slower in 27m12s to finish 205th out of 408 at Cheltenham, so there could be some close battles between them in the FV60 age category in future 5k parkruns. Colin Tapley made a return to racing after breaking his ankle to run with Claire Blampied to record 29m45s at Swindon.

Standard Article 14th June 2016

Yeovil Marathon, 26.2 miles road

Rob Forbes(2.41.28) is back to his winning form this time taking 6 minutes off the course record to win the second Yeovil Marathon. Rob held 4th place for the first 20 miles of this relatively flat, rural marathon only pulling ahead in miles 22-23. He was the first to admit that this was contrary to his normal style of leading at the front from the start. Some might say injury and three small children have led him to improve his tactics , others that all the stamina training provided by several off road ultras helped him to kick on in the final stages as other were starting to tire.

Naden Valley '6', Rochdale, Lancashire, 6 miles multi-terrain

Ionel Iancu has become a familiar name in our race results and this time he had fun tackling three tough events over three days. Results for the final Fell race which included 1300ft of climbing for some fabulous views are not yet available but it looks as if Ionel performs equally well on and off road

Leeds Triathlon, 1500m swim, 41.5km bike, 10km run

Terry Ranger took part in the mass Leeds triathlon held alongside part of the Elite world series. As part of a very long day, he completed the Standard (Olympic) Distance in a total of 2.38.55 and was pleased with all three elements but unhappy about his transition times and the organisation in general.

Humph's Hilly Half, Bourton-on-the-Water, 13.1 miles road

Tony Shelbourn (1.38.37) continued his winning streak to take a V70 course and club record in Humph’s Hilly Half. This evening race is deliberately designed to include several tough hills and, on the whole the winners’ and other club members’ times were down so to take 20 minutes off the club’s V70 half marathon record of 1.58.19 (set by Fred Robson in 2004) in such humid conditions is truly impressive

Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships 

Wendy Nicholls was not competing in club colours and so not included in our official results but her F45 silver medal at the 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships in Spain deserves a mention. Wendy led after the first run to be overtaken on the bike but we wish Wendy well in her quest for Gold in 2017.

Parkruns

Yet another winning run for Junior Luke Campbell at Chippenham in not quite his season’s best time together with repeated age group wins for Robin Lloyd and Barbara Thomas.

 

Standard Article 7th June 2016

Fairford 10km, road
Dave Bell (3rd, 33.22) led a strong club team in the Running Somewhere Else Fairford 10k in glorious but eventually hot conditions.  No surprising then that the winner and our front runners were all a few seconds slower than last year but that did not stop Adrian William(35.34) winning 2ndV40 and it was particularly good to see a returning Bill Leggate(35.47) competing strongly.  Our superveterans obviously like it hot as Tony Shelbourn(42.47) knocked 4 seconds and Gordon Jones(45.07) 79 seconds off last year’s times resulting in age group wins for them both and the amazing and apparently ageless Fred Robson(1.15.58), set an inaugural club V85 record in his first race for sometime,

 

 

Aztec 5km, Bristol, 5km road

Earlier in the week, Gordon Jones (20.47) and James Widdowson (22.24) braved a pouring wet evening to complete the Aztec 5km with Gordon finishing as 3rd V60.

 

Dursley Peaks Race, 10.3km trail
Two of our growing ultra team attacked the hills of Dursley with Rob Forbes finishing second and Richard Hurdle 1st V40. 

 

Castle Combe Midweek Duathlon, 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run
 Also mid week, Ian Barrett finished 1st V40 in the Castle Combe Duathlon

 

Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo Race, Cheltenham, 5.5 miles multi-terrain

Barbara improved her time in the Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo Race.

 

Parkruns
In a busy week there were several age group successes including Ian and Barbara both competing twice in  one week but most notable was Luke Campbell’s second and 1st Junior placing at Chippenham

Chipping Sodbury parkrun, 5km trail
1 Aidan Noble17.57, 47 Iain Porter22.28, 268 finished.  

Kingsway parkrun, Gloucester, 5km trail

1 Gavin McCaugherty17.19, 243 Adam Powell50.52, 245 finished.   

 

Chippenham parkrun, 5km trail
1 Alex Harris18.18, 2 Luke Campbell18.19 - 1st Junior,132 finished

 

Cheltenham parkrun, 5km trail
1 Gwenael Blanck (u/a)18.02, 239 Robin Lloyd28.33 - 1st V70, 400 finished.   4 June

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail
1 John Lewis 7.36, 2 Ian Barrett17.40 - 1st V40, 183 Barbara Thomas26.32 - 1st FV60, 449 finished. 

Club BBQ - 7th June 6.30 Powells School - No Session at Deer Park

 

Tuesday 7th June sees Tuesday training replaced by the annual prediction run, BBQ and swimming. Starting at 6:30 from the grounds of Powell’s School (Barton Lane off Gloucester St. GL7 2DJ) where you may park your car; you predict your time for the circa 4 mile run (2 miles for juniors) with the most accurate winning a prize. 

 

The finish is at the Open Air Swimming Pool where you will be able to enjoy a BBQ and cake (£2 plus £1 for seconds if available) and a swim (20p for showers).

 

Bring your own drink; water and squash is available but plastic glasses only for H&S reasons.

 

If you are vegetarian let David Lattimore know asap on david.lattimore@btinternet.com or 07836 511011.

 

Standard Article 31st May 2016

The European Triathlon Age Group Championships, Lisbon.
A report from our group in Portugal says that Lisbon provided an excellent event backdrop. In the Sprint competitions debutant Dan Wood found the going tough in the 30+ age group, whilst seasoned 40+ campaigner Adrian Williams finished in an impressive 1:05.06 (7th overall and 3rd GBR). Carol Clark, Sprint silver medallist Geneva 2015, in the 65+ age group finished in 1:30.03 with excellent swim and run times taking silver again and 2nd GBR. The standard event on Sunday saw Sarah Gunn set a 39.16 10km PB, with an overall time of 2:22.09 to pinch an outstanding bronze medal and 1st GBR place and Jon Wickett finished in a creditable 29th place from 76 competitors. Clarke, Gunn and Williams have automatic qualification into the 2017 championships.

British Triathlon, Nottingham.
Luke Campbell has won a number of local Parkruns but this Sprint Triathlon was his first senior competitive tri and he Learned a lot as he encountered swans and elbows in the swim and difficulty getting out of his wet suit at the transition.. Still not sixteen, he was delighted with his 1:03.16, which included a fast 18.32 5km and a 9th place overall in the U19 category.

Comrades Marathon, Durban to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 88km.
Martin Croucher ran this gruelling race for the fourth occasion in virtually the same time as last year but, he says, “This was the best! with a finish in the stadium that was emotional and sent tingles down the spine.” His time was 9hrs 57mins.

Hatfield Broad Oak 10km.
Bill Leggate enjoyed a strong racing comeback from an ankle injury to finish 15th out of 1215 in a time of 36.06.

Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon.
Although held up by a tractor a pleased Terry Ranger was 17th supervet and 78th, overall in 1:18.05 on a cool, gloomy morning. That gloom was lightened by the news that Chris Riches, (running in Flying Monk colours), despite undergoing continuing debilitating cancer treatment, completed the race in 1:45.01, was 11th supervet 60 and 384th out of 427 finishers.

Parkrun, 5km trails.
Cirencester junior, Eva Porter ran brilliantly to win the ladies race in Swindon in 20.05, finishing 25th overall with David Moss, Barbara Thomas and Dad Ian in her wake. At the Fell Foot parkrun, Windermere Howard Ewan beat the conditions to come 6th in 18.31 and Geoff Wells in Marple, Stockport was 56th in 23.01. Cheltenham saw good runs for Denise Ewbank, Ruth Fulford (1st LV65) and Robin Lloyd. Between these four events there were 1300 runners.

Standard Article 23rd May 2016

Cirencester’s best runner Dave Bell chalked up another victory in last Sunday’s Worcester Half Marathon. He dominated the race over country lanes east of the city to win by over five minutes. As he was unchallenged for most of the race he was not pressured into recording a fast time but was well satisfied with the win in 1hr13m17s. Also competing for Cirencester was Joyce Matthews , representing the club for the first time in a half marathon, who did very well to finish 164th out of over 700 finishers in a time of 1hr47m58s.

There was further success for the club in the latest Cheltenham Parkrun. Both Ruth Fulford and Robin Lloyd won their age categories and together with Denise Ewbank the trio finished within a minute of each other. Leading them in was Ruth (1st FV65) in 28m17s, followed 10seconds later by Denise and then Robin (1st MV70) in 29m04s.

Further afield Geoff Wells upheld club honours by finishing 48th in the Stockport 5k Parkrun in 23m31s.

Standard Article 17t May 2016

Marlborough Downs Challenge, 33 miles trail

Andy Hindson (31) bounced back from his recent triumphant Fellsman race to tackle the lesser Marlbrough Challange. Further back and after enjoying wonderful distant views and 33 miles roaming over the Downs, along the Kennet and Avon canal and back over more hills via Avebury, Liza Darroch (1st FV60) and Rupert Chesmore finished together pleased to be one minute faster than last year’s PB.

1 Andy Davies (Mercia Fell Runners) 4.17.18 
31 Andy Hindson (Cirencester AC) 5.38.09
78 Liza Darroch 6.33.59 - 1st FV60
79 Rupert Chesmore 6.33.59 
119 finished 

Apocalypse50, Church Stretton, Shropshire, 50 miles trail
Howard Ewan(8) and the more experienced Richard Hurdle(9) both used the Apocalypse 50 for a post injury return to ultra running. They tackled the 4 loops involved (aptly named War, Famine, Death and Conquest) and 10,000 ft of brutal climbing as a team to manage a joint sprint finish. Runners can choose the order they do the loops giving an interesting twist by making it very difficult to know who is ahead or behind you at any point during the race. Hence, despite crossing the line together they were given the different times shown below.

1 Colin Earl (no clubs given) 10.06.35 
8 Howard Ewan (Cirencester AC) 11.23.07
9 Richard Hurdle 11.30.19
101 finished

Cotswold Triathlon, Cotswold Water Park, 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run

1 Jordan Frapwell (Brooks Running) (19.40; 1.02.27; 34.35) 1.58.32 
16 Jon Wickett (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (22.29; 1.08.01; 40.20) 2.13.11
185 finished.   

Tewkesbury ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road
Good run for Barbara Thomas in the Tewkesbury Half in another of her two race weekends but for Alan Poole and Tim Ingham, the heat over an undulating route took its toll.

1 Alex Lee (Cheltenham Harriers) 1.12.29 
257 Alan Poole (Cirencester AC) 1.52.04 (chip time 1.51.16)
464 Tim Ingham 2.07.59 (2.07.37)
525 Barbara Thomas 2.13.53 (2.13.15) 
695 finished.  

 

Bristol 10K
Rhiannon Brown tackled her favourite distance in the very popular Bristol 10k and was pleased to achieve a slightly improvement from the last couple of years.

1 Toby Spencer (Coventry Godiva Harriers) 30.47 
1728 Rhiannon Brown (Cirencester AC) 48.02 
9675 finished.  

Oxford Town & Gown 10km, road
1 Luuk Metselaar (Oxford University) 31.35 
396 Terry Ranger (Cirencester AC) 45.06 
3561 finished.  

Parkruns
Luke Campbell’s brave move to forsake his Chippenham comfort zone and take on a much greater challenge in Swindon paid off with a first place (and inevitably 1st Junior) and a time five seconds faster than his Chippenham PB. Also exciting to see Keith Firkin joining other club members and Dave Wright and Kate Fitton (1st FV35) running well despite both being plagued with enduring injuries. Ex Club coach Geoff Well also went well in Marple, Stockport.

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail

1 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) 17.38
31 Keith Firkin 21.05
32 David Wright 21.05
87 Kate Fitton 23.42 - 1st FV35 
168 Barbara Thomas 26.30
447 finished.  

Marple parkrun, Stockport, 5km trail
1 Stuart Cameron (Stockport Harriers) 16.47 
49 Geoff Wells (Cirencester AC) 23.17 
181 finished.  

Standard Article10th May 2016

Berkeley Power Station 10km, road
Simon Campbell finished the week’s running with a hard earned second place on the roads around Berkeley Power Station on a wet Monday evening.  New club member Kate Sackett added more success to her week as she knocked half a minute off a fifteen year old FV55 club record finishing 1st FV55.  

 

1 Anthony Glover (Westbury Harriers) 33.45 
2 Simon Campbell (Cirencester AC) 35.50
81 Kate Sackett 44.18 - 1st FV55, club FV55 record
120 Tim Ingham 47.10, 214 Barbara Thomas 54.42, 254 Ruth Fulford,
 

305 finished 

 

Cotswold Sprint Triathlon, Cotswold Water Park, 400m swim, 20km bike, 5km run 

A highly successful week for Ian Barrett who finished seventh and first V40  in the Cotswold Sprint Triathlon and seventh and second V40 earlier in the week in the Castle Combe Mid week duathlon.  Gethin Musk (41) also did well in the Triathlon in a sunny Cotswold Water Park and it was good to see that Bob Ferris (198) (who retired from our Committee recently after dedicated service to the club having help found it some thirty years ago)  remains a fine competitor coming 3rd V60.  But others including Ionel Iancu and Carol Clarke (who did not run due to injury) struggled, particularly with a crowded and difficult swim.  

 

1 Jordan Frapwell (Stroud AC) (5.35; 28.16; 15.42) 50.51 
7 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (7.06; 28.59; 16.28) 54.16 - 1st V40
41 Gethin Musk (7.20; 29.02; 20.32) 58.47
103 Adam Powell (8.47; 31.49; 20.55) 1.03.36 
198 Bob Ferris (8.23; 33.25; 26.58) 1.10.47 - 3rd V60
210 Ionel Iancu (7.55; 39.29; 20.14) 1.11.34
322 finished.   

 

4 May 2016, Castle Combe Midweek Duathlon, 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run

1 Oli Stenning (Swindon Harriers) (10.26; 20.56; 10.45) 43.21 
7 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (10.57; 22.56; 11.18) 46.30 - 2nd V40.  99 finished.  

 

Preseli Ultrabeast, Newport, S Wales, 32 miles / 6,000ft climbing, trail 

James Thomas demonstrated total recovery from his Manchester marathon by finishing second in the very demanding Preseli Ultrabeast.  With over 6,000 feet of ascent, this 32 miles off road event is certainly not for the faint hearted.  Wife Liz sensibly took a (slightly) easier option  - The Preseli Beast -  with a mere 4,700 ft of climbing over 24 miles. 

  

1 Gancho Slavor (Aberystwyth AC) 4.56.38 
2 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 5.24.34
55 finished.  

 

 Preseli Beast, Newport, S Wales, 24 miles / 4,700ft climbing, trail 

1 Marcus Pinker (MDC) 3.28.32 
57 Liz Thomas (Cirencester AC) 6.07.25
57 finished.  
 

 

 Stroud Beer Race, Minchinhampton Common, 7.2 miles road 

Earlier in the week Kate Sackett was 3rd lady and 1st FV55 in the Stroud Beer Race – setting herself high standards to maintain and giving fellow FV55 Barbara Thomas tough competition.

  

1 Dan Robinson (Stroud & District AC) 40.37 
29 Kate Sackett (Cirencester AC) 53.06 - 3rd lady / 1st FV55
59 Barbara Thomas 1.08.45
62 finished.  

 
Parkruns
Robin Lloyd who also joined us recently to become a regular at Tuesday training was thrilled to achieve his latest ambition of coming in 1st V70 in Cheltenham.   Luke Campbell, without a triathlon the following day, was back to winning form in Chippenham finishing in under18 minutes and 1st Junior.  Barbara Thomas was our lone representative in Swindon this week. 

 Cheltenham parkrun, 5km trail
1 Alex Lee (Cheltenham Harriers) 16.29 
309 Robin Lloyd (Cirencester AC) 29.46 - 1st V70
454 finished.  

 

Chippenham parkrun, 5km trail 

1 Mike Dooley (Team Bath AC) 17.30 
2 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) 17.43 - 1st Junior 
170 finished.  

 

 Swindon parkrun, 5km trail 

1 Ben Cole (Tonbridge AC) 16.08 
216 Barbara Thomas 26.32
523 finished.  

Standard Article 3rd May 2016

North Dorset Village Marathon and Relay Sturminster Newton, 26.2 miles road
Yet again, Martin Croucher demonstrated the value of demanding and dedicated training as he finished the North Dorset Village Marathon in 3.41 Not only was this some 27 minutes faster than last year but, despite energy sapping hills around mile 20 he ran the second half a good 10 minutes faster than the first –the kind of marathon negative split most of us can only dream of. He certainly looks ready for the 56 mile Comrades marathon in South Africa in 4 weeks time.

1 Jon Sharkey (Bournemouth AC) 2.39.55 
82 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 3.41.12
267 finished.  

DeSota Grand Parade, Bradenton, Florida 5km road
Tony Shelbourne raced every inch of the DeSota 5km in 21.23 to earning the title of Senior Grand Master Champion and more importantly, to beat his "main rival". Finishing first V70 was even more impressive given the short time he had to acclimatize to conditions on a Florida evening with temperatures approaching 90degF and 80% humidity.

1 Michael Lamb in 17.22
25 Tony Shelbourne 1st V70 21.23
352 finished

Olbury White Horse Sprint Triathlon Calne (400m swim, 20km bike, 5km road run)
Luke Campbell was in winning form again – this time in the White Horse Sprint Triathlon coming 16th overall and first in his age group. Now we can all see that this promising junior performs as well both in the water and on a bike as he runs. Terry Ranger also had a good day finishing 3rd in his age group.

1 Paul Ryman (Frome Triathlon) (5.34; 30.11; 16.19) 53.36 
16 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) (6.02; 37.34; 17.26) 1.02.45 - 1st Junior
55 Terry Ranger (7.56; 36.46; 21.02) 1.09.00 – 3rd V55
211 finished.

Aztec 5km, Bristol, 5km road
Earlier in the week Holly Tugwell joined the highly competitive Aztec 5km to finish as 3rd lady and 2nd FV35.

1 Oli Mott (Cheltenham Harriers) 15.19
42 Holly Tugwell (Cirencester AC) 18.05 - 3rd lady / 2nd FV35
154 finished.  

Parkruns
Ruth Fulford held her place as first LV65, this time back at the controversial Stoke Gifford parkrun, while, not surprisingly Luke Campbell used Chippenham for a gentle pipe opening warm up. In Swindon, regulars David Moss and Barbara Thomas (1st FV55) both ran well.

Little Stoke, nr Bristol, parkrun, 5km trail
1 David Bruce (Oxford City AC) 16.21 
182 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 27.57 - 1st FV65
271 finished

Chippenham parkrun, 5km trail
1 Gareth Allen (unattached) 17.54 
62 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) 25.02 
139 finished.  

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail
1 Ben Cole (Tonbridge AC) 16.10 
55 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 22.01
154 Barbara Thomas 25.50 - 1st FV55
490 finished.  

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