Standard Article 3rd October 2017

Cricklade 10km, road

Jo Musk consolidated her return to competitive running by finishing as first lady and 11th  overall in the Cricklade 10k.  Gordon Jones finished in 33rd place winning one of four age group places for the club.

1 Simon Fisher (Oxford City AC) 34.42
11 Jo Musk (Cirencester AC) 40.15 - 1st lady / FV35
33 Gordon Jones 45.53 - 2nd V60
35 Alan Tompson 46.14
67 Rachel Ranger 50.42 - 3rd FV40
104 Barbara Thomas 55.38 - 3rd FV60    253 finished

Cricklade ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

Simon Campbell also finished 11th but in the Half Marathon at Cricklade to be followed by Neil Corbiere and Peter Nunn.  Karen Higuera demonstrated the value of considerably increased training mileage by taking some 26 seconds from the club FV50 record and knocking a cool 7 minutes from her PB in the process.


1 Marcus England (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 1.14.53
11 Simon Campbell (Cirencester AC) 1.24.37
21 Neil Corbiere 1.27.59
38 Peter Nunn 1.32.10
87 Karen Higuera 1.42.54 - 3rd FV50, club FV50 record
178 Rose Pendle 1.58.03   323 finished.  

Bowood House Sprint Duathlon, 5km run, 21km bike, 5km run

Veteran status did not prevent Adrian Williams from winning the Bowood House Sprint Duathlon where he only slowed slightly for the second of his two 5 km runs.

1 Adrian Williams (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (17.16; 44.05; 17.45) 1.20.06
115 finished.  

Yorkley Gallop, Forest of Dean, 6 miles multi-terrain

 Club captains James and Liz Thomas found their favourite running conditions squelching through six miles of mud in the Forest of Dean with James finishing only thirty seconds behind the winner.

1 Marcus Bennetto (Forest of Dean AC) 40.21
2 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 40.53
28 Liz Thomas 1.00.06
55 finished. 

1 October 2017, Cheltenham ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

Sophie Chudley led a small contingent round one of this year’s most popular local races finishing in 1.26 and 2nd in her FV 40 age group.  Cheltenham Half Marathon managed to avoid most of last year’s organisational disasters but the twists and turns of its town centre route make the winning time of 1.10.33 impressive.   Tim Ingham had more foot problems but was pleased with his time and Mike Credicott came in in under two hours.   Far behind, Liza Darroch combined pre marathon preparation with a gentle run supporting charity running friends.

1 Ben Price (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 1.10.33
59 Sophie Chudley (Cirencester AC) 1.26.34 (chip time 1.26.29) - 2nd FV40
545 Tim Ingham 1.45.17 (1.45.03)
1270 Mike Credicott 1.59.59 (1.56.40)
2934 Liza Darroch 2.49.28 (2.43.22) - 3rd FV65
3094 finished. 

Two of last week end’s races missed our early deadline

Forest of Dean Autumn Trails ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles trail

Steve Yates finished 8th (and first V50) in the Forest of Dean Autumn Trails Half Marathon, Tom Purnell was 33rd and Ionel 97th.

1 Richard Purkis (N Glos Orienteering Club) 1.17.57
8 Steve Yates (Cirencester AC) 1.25.54 - 1st V50
33 Tom Purnell 1.32.08
97 Ionel Iancu 1.40.08   744 finished.  

 Berlin Marathon, Germany, 26.2 miles road

The Berlin marathon lived up to its reputation as a fast course enabling Martin Croucher, Jill Hadland and Ivan Quinlan to all set new PB’s.  Martin settled with the pace maker for his 3.15 target time but ended up having to sprint for the line to achieve it with only 45 seconds to spare. Jill took minutes from her PB and Ivan was thrilled to achieve sub 4 hours.  While David Moss, who has been struggling with illness for sometime was just pleased to get over the finish line.

1 Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2.03.32
3527 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 3.16.36 (chip time 3.14.15)
5981 Jill Hadland 3.30.30 (3.26.43)
16936 Ivan Quinlan 4.17.09 (3.59.19)
25522 David Moss 4.44.15 (4.26.25)   39106 finished.


Isaac McAdam had to settle for second place at Swindon while older brother Jacob, now back at college, was fifth in Slough.

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail

1 Liam Wilson (unattached) 16.48
2 Isaac McAdam (Cirencester AC) 17.21
100 Alan McAdam 24.29
138 David Moss 26.09
155 Barbara Thomas 26.42    443 finished.  

Black Park parkrun, Slough, 5km trail

1 James Laing (Hillingdon AC) 16.26
5 Jacob McAdam (Cirencester AC) 18.14   514 finished.