Standard Article 23rd April 2018

London Marathon, 26.2 miles road

 

Andy Fellows and Nick Wall ran in this year’s record breaking Virgin Money London Marathon and, as temperatures and numbers hit record levels, Nick knocked nearly 16 minutes from the club V60 record he set last year.  Both he and Andy Fellows (who is busy preparing for a Half Iron Man) started strongly but the heat and distance finally took their toll and they, like so many of the other 40,000, had to dig deep as they battled to finish.

 

1 Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2.04.27
6125 Andy Fellows (Cirencester AC) 3.41.37
12254 Nick Wall 4.13.34 - club V60 record
40,149 finished.  

 

Corsham 10km, road

 

Nick Holliday and Caroline Cotterell ran a fine 10km in Corsham with an in form Nick finishing first in his age group again.

 

1 Simon Nott (Calne RC) 32.19
32 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 41.31 - 1st V60
135 Caroline Cotterell 46.55
1043 finished.  

 

Parkruns, 5km trail

 

Members continued to dominate at Cirencester and, with the improving weasther,  there were parkruns PB’s for some including Rachel Ranger, Lisa Carpenter, Adam McAdam and James Thomas.

 

Cirencester AC finishers:
Cirencester: 
 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.02, 2 Simon Campbell 18.10, 4 Luke Buck (J) 19.01, 7 Steve Yates 20.02, 
15 Neil Morrissey 21.26, 32 Ivan Quinlan 22.53, 38 Caroline Cotterell (3rd lady) 23.48, 39 Nick Holliday 23.48
46 Caroline Buck 24.31, 52 Rachel Ranger 25.33, 64 Pam Wheeler 26.59, 90 Sharon O'Keeffe 29.31, 
93 Ruth Fulford 29.55, 164 finished
Swindon: 
39 Keith Firkin 22.01, 52 Gordon Jones 22.48, 109 Lisa Carpenter 25.11, 191 Barbara Thomas 27.26, 454 finished
Chippenham: 38 Alan McAdam 23.44, 138 finished
Harcourt Hill, Botley, Oxford : 1 James Thomas 17.22, 35 Liz Thomas 24.13, 133 finished