Standard Article 10th October 2017

 Bournemouth Marathon, 26.2 miles road

One week after her birthday, Yvonne Binks set an inaugural age group club record in the Bournemouth marathon proving that with will power and regular training there is competitive running post illness.  She was supported over the months and on the day by Dick Waldron who, an age group older, finished minutes behind her.

1 Jacek Cieluszecki (Bournemouth AC / Poland) 2.31.59
1892 Yvonne Binks (Cirencester AC) 5.36.42 - 2nd FV70, inaugural club FV70 record
1906 Dick Waldron 5.39.06   2034 finished.  

Badminton Horseless 5 miles trail

Fourteen year old Ollie Campbell led a small field in the Badminton Horseless 5 mile event crossing the line as first runner and first Junior.

1 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 33.20
13 finished.  (full results not available)  

Badminton Horseless ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles trail

Ionel Iancu finished fifth in an only slightly more popular and even tougher Horseless Half Marathon. He even had time to appreciate the fine scenery despite having to jump over obstacles, run over soft grass and through water and mud.

1 Jamie Cooper (unattached) 1.17.28
5 Ionel Iancu (Cirencester AC) 1.43.35
16 finished.  

Oxford ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

Veteran Adrian Williams used the flat roads of Oxford to average under six minutes per mile and reduce his half marathon time back to nearer 2015 levels when finishing an impressive 28th   in a very large and competitive field.

1 Joe Morwood (Aldershot Farnham & District) 1.07.52
28 Adrian Williams (Cirencester AC) 1.16.46
8313 finished.

Chester Marathon, 26.2 miles road

Further north, Liza Darroch tackled the Chester marathon, a UKA championship event where despite slowing over the last 10k she managed to move up steadily up the large field.       

1 Lloyd Biddell (Mercia Fell Runners) 2.26.13
1739 Liza Darroch (Cirencester AC) 4.24.32 - 3rd FV65  2644 finished. 

Burnham on Sea Winter road Race 5k series  5 k road

Ruth Fulford joined elite runners to run 5 k in Burnham on Sea and, despite struggling with the coastal winds, managed to knock 31 seconds off her own club age group record.

1 Charlie Own (unaffiliated) 18.06

55 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester A C)  29.32 2nd FV60  and Club LV65 record


Partners Nick Holliday and Caroline Cotterell set the standards with two age group wins at Worcester.  The day before winning at Badminton, Ollie Campbell was 10th at Chippenham where older brother Luke was 2nd.  Isaac McAdam was also 2nd but at Swindon and Jacob took it easy in Slough.

Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun, 5km trail

1 Toby Whitfield (Black Pear Joggers) 16.54
18 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 20.08 - 1st V60
35 Caroline Cotterell 22.14 - 1st FV45   186 finished.  

Chippenham parkrun, 5km trail

1 James Allen (unattached) 17.40
2 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) 17.59
10 Ollie Campbell 20.23   160 finished. 

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail

1 Simon Nott (Calne RC) 15.59
2 Isaac McAdam (Cirencester AC) 17.31 - 1st junior
107 Alan McAdam 24.37
161 Barbara Thomas 26.21
207 David Moss 27.50   505 finished.

Black Park parkrun, Slough, 5km trail

1 Tony Jackson (Hillingdon Tri) 17.32
66 Jacob McAdam (Cirencester AC) 22.34    293 finished

Cheltenham parkrun, Slough, 5km trail

1 Thomas Couch (unattached) 18.05
311 Michael Thomas (Cirencester AC) 30.06  505 finished.