Standard Article 14th November 2017

Sodbury Slog, Chipping Sodbury, 9.8 miles multi-terrain

Jill Hadland proved her love of running through fields of slurry and along mud filled ditches when returning to her favourite Sodbury Slog where, after a great run in chilling wind, she finished 13th woman and 4th FV35.

1 Phil Radford (Bristol & West AC) 1.02.01
95 Jill Hadland (Cirencester AC) 1.23.04
1161 finished.  

Druid's Ridgway Challenge, Ivingho Beacon to Watlington, 29 miles trail

Martin Croucher went back to the Ridgeway but, having run the entire 87 miles last year, he restricted himself to the first 29 miles of the Druid’s Ridgeway Challenge.  A fine start, positively skipping up the first steep hill, enabled him to finish before it got dark (just) and to average around 9 minutes per mile despite tiring and slowing towards the end.

1 Kristian Morgan (Dulwich Park) 3.49.44
25 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.40.08 
146 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail

Yet again young Ollie Campbell showed us the way with a parkrun win at Chippenham although a faster time at Chipping Sodbury  brought Isaac McAdam over the line in second place with brother Jacob only seconds behind in third. Veteran Nick Holliday finished in 16th place at Swindon.  Under 15 Junior Tom Prosser finished soon after, ahead of super vet Gordon Jones and Sam Cook (who had beaten him at the XC the week before). Jill Hadland ensured Dave Moss took the race seriously but was unable to get anything but a steady run from a tired Martin Croucher.  Finally it was good to see Kate Sackett back on form at Stonehouse .

Cirencester AC finishers: 

Chippenham: 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.58, 151 finished

 Chipping Sodbury:  2 Isaac McAdam 17.17, 3 Jacob McAdam (J) 17.24, 96 Alan McAdam 24.33, 336 finished

Swindon: 16 Nick Holliday 20.22, 29 Tom Prosser (J) 21.10, 40 Gordon Jones 21.50,  41 Sam Cook (J) 21.51, 48 Jill Hadland 22.04, 61 David Moss 22.36, 81 Caroline Cotterell 23.02, 152 Martin Croucher 25.39, 209 Barbara Thomas 27.12, 444 finished

Cheltenham: 361 Robin Lloyd 35.06, 420 finished

Stonehouse: 8 Kate Sackett 22.51, 81 finished