Standard Article 17th October 2017

Amsterdam Marathon, Holland, 26.2 miles road

Robbie Brown stormed round the Amsterdam Marathon producing his run of the year to finish way under his target time in a very satisfying 2 .48.52. Finishing well within the top two hundred in such a fast and prestigious marathon hints at what a new job allowing a regime of regular training should enable him to achieve.  

1 Lawrence Cherono (Kenya) 2.05.09
187 Robbie Brown (Cirencester AC) 2.48.52    11390 finished.  

Gloucestershire XC League (1 of 4), Blackbridge, Gloucester

Our Juniors started the new cross country season with some fine runs on a flat and friendly course near Gloucester.  In their respective age groups, Henry Sheffield was first, Ollie Campbell sixth (despite being at the young end of the U17 age group) and Luke Buck seventh.  Only the U15 boys had the requisite three to score enabling Luke, Sam Cook and Tom Prosser to bring Cirencester home in third place.

U11 Girls
16 Emily Swaine (Cirencester AC) 12.00
U11 Boys
1 Henry Sheffield (Cirencester AC) 9.25
11 Zac Humphries 10.27
U15 Boys
7 Luke Buck (Cirencester AC) 15.06
14 Sam Cook 16.48
16 Tom Prosser 17.08
Team (3 to score): 3 Cirencester AC 37pts
U17 Boys
6 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 22.54

Ladies

The women’s team of three was led round by Kate Sackett (returning to running after nearly a month of illness), to finish 27th out of 39 teams.

1 Hilary Mott (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 22.34
92 Kate Sackett (Cirencester AC) 29.16
102 Liz Thomas 29.57
104 Caroline Buck 30.03      173 finished                    

Teams (3 to score):
1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 14pts, 27 Cirencester AC 298pts, 39 closed in

Men

The men also just managed to produce a team (six to score) and with four in the top 35 they start the season 5th  out of 21 teams.

1 Will Ferguson (CLC Striders) 28.39
16 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 30.38 - 1st V40
22 Oliver Pritchard 31.00
28 James Thomas 31.23
34 Ian Barrett 31.48 - 2nd V45
65 Tom Purnell 33.45
184 Dorian Matts 42.09
205 finished

Teams (6 to score):
1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 72pts, 5 Cirencester AC 349pts, 21 closed in
 

Birmingham ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

 Nick Wall finished the Birmingham half marathon, one of the big city races in the first third, crossing the line in just under two hours.

1 William Richardson (Birchfield Harriers) 1.06.38
2710 Nick Wall (Cirencester AC) 1.59.14
8878 finished.  

Grittleton 10km, nr Chippenham, 10km road

Alan Tompson and Barbara Thomas stayed nearer home for the Grittleton 10k.

1 Aaron Wilson (City of Salisbury AC) 33.31
108 Alan Tompson (Cirencester AC) 45.41
306 Barbara Thomas 58.13
352 finished.  

Parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:
Swindon: 
2 Isaac McAdam 17.20, 28 Nick Holliday 20.53, 77 Caroline Cotterell 23.00, 104 David Moss 24.10, 122 Alan McAdam 24.28, 200 Barbara Thomas 26.45, 520 finished
Chippenham: 26 Ollie Campbell 23.10, 173 finished
Black Park, Slough: 49 Jacob McAdam 22.36, 561 finished
Keswick: 67 Kate Fitton 25.00, 187 finished