Standard Article 22nd October 2017

Stroud ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

 

Dave Bell came second in the Stroud Half Marathon.  Having led for most of the race he found himself unable to respond to as the Wells City Runner pushed on past in with little more than a mile to go.   This, despite Dave managing to cut four seconds from his last year’s winning time.  Others to shine in the blustery wind were Bill Leggate finishing 12th and Sophie Chudley 4th lady.  James Widdowson (preparing for a running festival in Cyprus) Tim Ingham and Karen Higuera all completed in under their100 minute target.  Karen continued her successful streak by taking over three minutes from the Club FV50-55 record despite a recent, very painful, dog bite.  Minutes behind Kate Sackett and Trudy Compton also showed that quality runners will bounce back.  Rachel Ranger and Rupert Chesmore crossed the line together, teamwork helping Rachel to achieve yet another PB for this season. 

 

1 Philip Bridge (Wells City Harriers) chip time 1.09.41
2 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 1.10.03
12 Bill Leggate 1.17.38 - 3rd V40
60 Sophie Chudley 1.25.38 - 4th lady / 2nd FV40
324 James Widdowson 1.39.05
328 Tim Ingham 1.39.12
342 Karen Higuera 1.39.44 - club FV50 record
481 Kate Sackett 1.45.57
486 Trudy Compton 1.46.11
562 Rachel Ranger 1.49.12
567 Rupert Chesmore 1.49.00
952 Liza Darroch 2.01.14
1158 Barbara Thomas 2.14.09    1462 finished.  

 

Abingdon Marathon, 26.2 miles road

 After many months of hard training Howard Ewan completed the first 16 miles of the Abingdon Marathon well within the planned three hour target but eating a gel precipitated severe stomach issues slowing him to 12 minutes over.

1 Tom Charles (Trafford AC) chip time 2.29.29
188 Howard Ewan (Cirencester AC) 3.12.20       751 finished.  

Great South Run, Portsmouth, 10 miles road

1 Chris Thompson (Aldershot Farnham & District) 48.32
1008 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 1.12.56
1568 Terry Ranger 1.16.06
3049 Caroline Cotterell 1.21.54
10376 Kerrie Wallis 1.44.26      x finished. 

Parkruns 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers included young Juniors Millie (9) and Izzie(7) Chudley:
Swindon: 
3 Isaac McAdam (J) 17.45, 45 Simon Campbell 22.31, 85 David Moss 24.10, 125 Alan McAdam 25.32, 168 Millie Chudley (J) 27.02, 169 Sophie Chudley 27.03, 185 Barbara Thomas 27.23, 401 Izzie Chudley (J) 42.57, 423 finished
Black Park, Slough: 3 Jacob McAdam 18.00, 535 finished