Standard article 19 March 2018

Berkeley 20 miles, road.  Andy Fellows, training for the London Marathon, ran with newly joined CAC member Tom Harlow,  training for the Newport Marathon. The Berkeley race was run on March 10th so runners faced a combination of the thaw and heavy rains which resulted in tough conditions. However, both were happy with their sub 2:45.00 times and a good training run. 

Results1st Samuel Richards (Pontypridd Roadents AC) 1.55.12, 130 Andy Fellows 2.44.59, 459 finished.  

Barcelona Marathon, Spain, 26.2 miles road. Tom Purnell enjoyed better racing conditions in Spain and came in the top fifteen percent with a well judged sub three and a half on an enjoyable course. 

Result 1st Maritim Anthony (Kenya) 2.08.08, 1641 Tom Purnell 3.20.42. 13542 finished.  

parkruns, 5km trail.  The sub-zero temperatures on Saturday morning certainly took a toll on runner turnout but sixteen club members ran at four parkruns and produced some excellent results.  

Cirencester James Thomas found the soggy cross-country conditions to his liking as he won with five Ciren runners in the first six places. Liz Thomas ran strongly to a convincing second lady placing. Result. 1stJames Thomas 18.45, 2 Luke Campbell 19.38, 3 Simon Campbell 19.49, 5 Howard Ewan 20.08, 6 Luke Buck 21.23, 23 Lee Lawrence 24.14, 25 Liz Thomas 24.27, 41 Rachel Ranger 27.14, 50 Ella Shaftoe 27.54, 95 Nina Lawrence 34.05. 137 finished.
Swindon: Nick Holliday continues his string of sub twenty-minute parkruns and Barbara Thomas remains on track for another year of one hundred races whilst  Caroline ran with her mum. Result. 8 Nick Holliday 19.49, 173 Barbara Thomas 28.48, 342 Caroline Cotterell 51.14. 344 finished.
Chippenham: Isaac McAdam clocked up another good win at his local course with Dad Alan finishing solidly in the pack. Result. 1st Isaac McAdam 18.29, 40 Alan McAdam 26.53, 108 finished.
Worcester: Ian Barrett continues his very consistent results in local races with a third in a strong Midlands turnout. Result3rd Ian Barrett 18.47, 341 finished.

Chedworth Roman Trail 10mile is full. Cirencester Athletics Club announces that having reached the entry limit of 550 the entry is now closed and there will not be a reserve list.