Standard Article 25th July 2017

Adrian William put all his running training to good use in a fine sprint finish at the end of the Jenson Button triathlon Eliminator in order to earn a place in the more demanding finals the same afternoon.  He joined the triathlon elite lured by the high prize money but was just as pleased to have chatted to Jenson Button as to finish two places higher than the morning.

Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Final, Derby, 400m swim, 20km bike, 5km run

1 Ben Dijkstra (3.09; 27.50; 15.14) 47.14 
26 Adrian Williams (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (4.27; 30.36; 17.32) 54.05
115 finished.  

 Jenson Button Trust Triathlon Eliminator, Derby, 200m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run

1 Ben Dijkstra (2.53; 16.20; 8.05) 28.27 
28 Adrian Williams (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (3.45; 16.50; 8.24) 30.24
341 finished.  

 22/23 July 2017, Cotswold 24 hour, Cirencester Park (9km circuit), trail

Steve James finished 13th in the solo men’s 24 hour race in Cirencester Park over the weekend.  His average time of 1.02.12  for the 9 km lap was significantly  faster than the eventual winner of  his category (1.05)  which maybe why he had to retire after sixteen and a half hours before reaching his 100 mile target.  Steve has recently left the club in search of more convenient training sessions but we can hope that we can field him and another seven strong runners for the relay in the increasingly popular team event next year.

Male individual category
1 Sam Linton 198km
13 Steve James (Cirencester AC) 144km
125 Finished

Cheltenham Triathlon, Boys age 9/10, 130m swim, 2km bike, 1km run

A fine performance including a particularly impressive swim by Sebastian Forrest enabled him to finish fifth in the 9/10 year old category of the Cheltenham triathlon despite (or because of ?) a three week restful holiday from training.

1 Daniel Henderson (2.34; 6.31; 3.40) 14.09 
5 Sebastian Forrest (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (2.34; 7.41; 4.08) 16.25
27 finished.  

Parkruns

Our junior quartet continued to dominate at Chippenham this week, all finishing in the top ten.   Isaac McAdam(17.58) dipped just below 18 minutes and older brother Jacob(20.03) was only just over the 20 minute target. The Campbell brothers formed the middle of the sandwich with Luke (18.08) showing younger brother Ollie (19.12) his heels for a change in a triathlon free weekend.  In the absence of a Swindon parkrun, Barbara Thomas(26.11) ran well at Stonehouse coming first in her age group as usual.

Chippenham parkrun, 5km trail

1 Isaac McAdam (Cirencester AC) 17.58 - also 1st junior
2 Luke Campbell 18.08
5 Ollie Campbell 19.12
10 Jacob McAdam 20.03
109 Alan McAdam 26.45
270 finished.

Stonehouse parkrun, 5km trail

1 Mark Taylor (Frampton Cotterell Harriers) 18.54
85 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 26.11 - 1st FV60
179 finished