Standard Article 21st November 2017


Brecons Ultra, Wales, 46 miles multi-terrain
Robbie Brown had yet another great run in the Brecon Ultra beating many International  runners in a highly competitive event.  Finishing in 7th place ahead of several British Team members, Robbie again demonstrated his position as one of our very best runners.  Richard Hurdle also ran well to finish in 25th place and Lara Tompson produced a fine result finishing in the dark at the end of a wet and dismal day.


1 Sam Humphrey (Victoria Park Harriers) 6.14.58
7 Robbie Brown (Cirencester AC) 7.10.25
25 Richard Hurdle 8.23.01
184 Lara Tompson 12.05.53   210 finished.  


Castle  Combe Chilly 10km, road

 Dave Bell, another top club runner, had a convincing win in the Castle Combe  Chilly 10k having led from the gun to finish only 5 seconds short of his PB.  Barbara Thomas found another race to contribute to her annual tally and it was good to see Andrew Jones running competitively.


1 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 32.13
338 Barbara Thomas 54.09
386 Andrew Jones 55.59  700 finished.  


 Broadway Marathon, 26.2 miles multi-terrain

Compared to the 46 miles of the Brecons Ultra, the Broadway Marathon should have been a “walk in the park” albeit a very muddy one .  Karen Higuera thrived, racing up the long hills and skipping over the mud to finish halfway up the field and second in her age group despite losing her way towards the end. Rupert Chesmore and Liza Darroch enjoyed many stunning views but spent  much time wallowing in the mire.


1 Neil Wicks (Stratford upon Avon RC) 3.21.26
53 Karen Higuera (Cirencester AC) 4.51.24
99 Rupert Chesmore 6.14.54
100 Liza Darroch 6.14.54 - 1st FV60   105 finished. 


Cornish Marathon, Callington, 26.2 miles road

Elsewhere Martin Croucher ran yet another negative split marathon, this time in Cornwall, club returnee Keith Firkin ran a strong half marathon around Dorney Lake and Rebecca Collier ran the Swindon 10k in Wroughton.


1 Oliver Jones (East Cornwall Harriers) 2.52.49
79 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 3.41.16    410 finished.  


Windsor Autumn Classic ½ Marathon, Dorney Lake, Eton, 13.1 miles road


1 Oliver Harradence (Royal Sutton Coldfield AC) 1.12.38
82 Keith Firkin (Cirencester AC) 1.36.14     460 finished.  


Swindon 10km, Wroughton, 10km road


1 Simon Nott (Calne RC) 31.31
234 Rebecca Collier (Cirencester AC) 52.56    507 finished.  



Issaac McAdam won the Swindon parkrun although a faster time (17.17) last week had only given him 2nd place at Chipping Sodbury.  Hot on his heels was Ollie Campbell, two years his junior and achieving a PB for the course. 


Cirencester AC finishers:


Swindon: 1 Isaac McAdam (J) 17.35, 3 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.19, 15 Lee Lawrence 20.15, 28 Tom Prosser (J) 21.30, 33 Sam Cook (J) 22.03, 163 Barbara Thomas 27.08, 418 finished
Gloucester North: 83 Ruth Fulford 29.41, 141 finished

Black Park, Slough: 
13 Jacob McAdam 20.07, 550 finished