Stand Article 24th December 2015

A good parkrun from under 15’s member Luke Buck (21.35) led a larger group of club members around the Swindon 5 k route. Luke, Dad Stephen and Barbara Thomas were all more than a second behind their fastest times for the course, all achieved in October 2015 while David Moss continues to work back to his form of earlier this year . 19 December 2015, Swindon parkrun, 5km trail 1 Thomas Hemming (Swindon Harriers) 17.35 35 Luke Buck (Cirencester AC) 21.53 38 Daniel Whitfield 22.00 64 Martin Pulley 23.04 111 David Moss 25.13 146 Stephen Buck 27.03 150 Barbara Thomas 27.07 339 finished.

Standard Article 12th December 2015

Gloucestershire Cross Country League.
Caroline Buck, CAC’s juniors coach, reported that two of Ciren’s youngsters competed at the weekend and once again put in outstanding performances. Sisters Lauren and Sophie Izon maintained their positions in the league with Lauren coming home 3rd in the U15 girls and Sophie 3rd in the U11 girls.

Swindon parkrun.
Although numbers were down at 275 at last Saturday’s parkrun the quality was there with a number of good age-group runners competing. Martin Pulley, a CAC triathlete who turned out for the club at the Culham XC the previous week, ran strongly to finish in 52nd spot in a time of 23.02 giving him a third place in the MV55-59 category. David Moss (24.11) also ran at Culham and was next home in 78th place and Barbara Thomas, despite a 26.45 and a fight to the line, was 135th and could only place fourth in her FV55-59 age group. Guy Whittaker won in 18.33.

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Standard Article 8th December 2015

Oxford Mail XC League, Culham Park, Abingdon
In a stunning debut for the club, Ellie Hartnet finished third in Sunday's cross- country. Ellie has recently come to work in Cirencester from Eire and Ciren is thrilled to have the benefit of her speed and experience as a track runner. She was ably supported by Ladies Captain Jo Musk who is steadily returning to her top class form and the improving Jill Hadland who is benefitting from her longer distance events.

After two rounds, Cirencester Women's A team are third in Division One ( 1st Newbury) and the B team 13th in Division 3. Ladies, 6.5km. 1st Fabienne Amrhein (Oxford Brookes Uni) 23.04, 3rd Ellie Hartnet (Cirencester) 24.17, 26 Jo Musk , 44 Jill Hadland, 136 Pam Wheeler, 144 Helen Manners, 157 finished Teams (3 to score): Div 1, 1 Newbury AC 12pts, 5 Cirencester AC 73pts Div 3, 1 Radley 75pts, 34 Cirencester 'B' 438pts

Dave Bell, after a thrilling three lap battle, finished second in the men's race with in-form Adrian Williams (fourth and 2nd V40) and Bill Leggate (seventh) only seconds behind. In the absence of some of our other front runners it fell to four competitive stalwarts, men’s team captain Simon Campbell, Howard Ewan, Martin Croucher and Neil Corbiere to earn the team fifth place. After two rounds the Men's A team is fifth, first place being held by Oxford City while the Men's B team is sixth in Division 3.

Men’s 9km 1st Danny Ray (White Horse Harriers) 28.42, 2nd David Bell 28.55, 4 Adrian Williams 29.26, 7 Bill Leggate 29.34, 28 Simon Campbell, 68 Howard Ewan, 112 Martin Croucher, 127 Neil Corbiere, 161 Jamie Tusting, 175 Colin Tapley, 200 Ionel Iancu, 207 Tony Shelbourn, 214 David Moss, 216 Dorian Matts, 219 Martyn Pulley, 255 Ian Porter, 275 finished. Teams (7 to score): Div 1, 1 Oxford City 139pts, 5 Cirencester AC 348pts Div 3, 1 Hook Norton 793pts, 13 Cirencester 'B' 1392pts

With a small turnout from the juniors, it fell to the girls to produce some good results with Freya continuing to pull away from sister Isla. Junior age groups. U11 Girls, 7 Freya Gregory, 29 Kirsten Powell, 36 Isla Gregory U13 Girls, 9 Eva Porter.

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail
1st Ben Cole (Tonbridge AC) 16.50, 61 David Moss 23.45, 171 Barbara Thomas 28.24, 317 finished

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Standard Article 30th November 2015

Yet another record breaking week found Adrian Williams beating his own club record in the Aztec 5km on Wednesday and on Sunday taking a further 18 seconds off the club 10k record he achieved in October. Adrian now has a clean sweep of Club V40 records from 5 miles to Half Marathon and we wait with interest to see what he can do over 20 and 26.2 miles. In both races Adrian was joined by Ionel Iancu and in the Eynesham 10k by Rachel Jones and his son, nine year old Tom who came 13th in the 1 mile fun run in an impressive 7.06.

Sunday also saw the exciting return after a very quiet year of the talented Chris Illman who came in third in the deceptively undulating AVR Half. 29 November 2015, AVR Wiltshire ½ Marathon, Westbury, 13.1 miles road 1 Rich Ayling (Avon Valley Runners) 1.16.40 3 Chris Illman (Cirencester AC) 1.19.36 321 finished.

Park Runs 5k Trail Geoff Wells, who used to lead our coaching team before moving north, completed the Stockport Park run in 23.47 while in Swindon Mark Sysum came in first V40 in a satisfying time of 18.46. 28 November 2015, Marple parkrun, Stockport, 5km trail 1 Ross Huskisson (Manchester University) 19.18 32 Geoff Wells (Cirencester AC) 23.47 120 finished. 28 November 2015, Swindon parkrun, 5km trail 1 Ben Cole (Tonbridge AC) 17.14 4 Mark Sysum (Cirencester AC) 18.46 - 1st V40 62 Martin Pulley 22.56 131 Lisa Carpenter 26.08 140 Barbara Thomas 26.28 397 finished.

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Standard Article 24th November 2015

Castle Coombe 10k
Although only a small number of Cirencester AC runners were competing last weekend the club had many successes to celebrate. Following on from Rob Forbes' emphatic marathon win at Broadway the previous week it was Dave Bell's turn to taste victory. At the Castle Combe 10k he overcame the cold conditions and a stiff challenge in the first half of the three lap course to cross the line a clear winner in 32m51s. Further down the field new member Joyce Matthews was second in her age group in the excellent time of 48m40s and Barbara Thomas finished her second race of the weekend in 53m04s, both finishing well inside the top half of the field.

In the accompanying duathlon event at the Wiltshire race circuit Mark Sysum finished a creditable 33rd in a time of 50m57s for the 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run. Less than a minute behind was Wendy Nicholls who was second lady across the finish line. Lisa Carpenter was the final Cirencester finisher in 1hr12m24s.

Swindon 10k
David Edelsten was the sole Cirencester runner at the popular Swindon 10k run over a two lap course at Wroughton. In what may be his final 10k race he was happy to finish third MV70 in 65m50s.

Park runs
There were only three runners from the club at Swindon's Lydiard Park for the weekly 5k parkrun. First home in 18th place was Ionel Iancu in a time of 21m01s. Next was Dave Moss in 23m48s followed by Barbara Thomas who was first in her age category in 26m57s.

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Standard Article 17th Nov 2015

Cirencester AC runners have been racing at home and abroad from three miles to full marathons in recent days.

Valencia Marathon
Liza Darroch and Rupert Chesmore chose the Valencia Marathon in Spain but a long journey by sea and road coupled with their recent Bristol to Bath Marathon was not the ideal preparation. The warm weather also took its toll and they were glad to see the finish but although disappointed with their time of 4h36m Liza was pleased to be second in her age category.

Broadway Marathon
Meanwhile two of the club's ultra runners were making light of the challenging Broadway Marathon, run over hilly trails and footpaths in the North Cotswolds. Victory went to Rob Forbes in a new course record of 3hr20m while fifth and first MV40 was Richard Hurdle in 3h56m

Shakespeare Raceway 10k
Another to be among the award winners was Rachel Barber-Brock who finished second in her age category and sixth lady overall in the Shakespeare Raceway 10k near Stratford-on-Avon with a time of 45m54s.

Poppy 5k at Bexhill-on-Sea
Another of the club's crop of successful lady runners was new member Holly Tugwell who travelled to the south coast for the Poppy 5k at Bexhill-on-Sea where she was 23rd out of a field of nearly 400 and second lady with an impressive time of 18m56s.

Park Runs
The club was well represented in various parkruns. Dave Moss took in the Copenhagen race during a recent visit to Denmark and was pleased to finish in the top half of a competitive field in 24m53s. Jenny Manners also fitted in a 5k parkrun during a weekend away with the Fell Foot race on the banks of Lake Windermere where she showed her class by finishing first lady and eigtht overall in 20m40s. The weekly Swindon parkrun was well supported by the club with nine members among the 358 finishers. First home was club male captain Simon Campbell in eigtht place closely followed by female captain Jo Musk who was second lady finisher. However two of the finest performances came from the juniors with Daniel Winfield winning the 11 to 14 year old category and Tom Williams, the youngest in the race, who was paced by dad Adrian to a cmmanding victory in the class for 10 year olds. Cirencester's results were - 8.Simon Campbell 19m14s, 14.Jo Musk 19m53s, 31.Colin Tapley 21m42s, 51.Daniel Winfield 22m45s, 81.Tom Williams 24m12s, 82.Adrian Williams 24m12s, 90.David Moss 24m20s, 133.Barbara Thomas 26m23s(2nd FV55), 221.Clare Blampied 29m54s.