Standard Article 4th June 2018

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club                 Report for  3 June 2018


A baking hot Sunday saw some 21 club members supporting our sister club’s 10k in Fairford.  Dave Bell ran against Cheltenham’s Alex Lee, a 22 minute 10k runner  and a frequent opponent but both slowed slightly in the heat and hills with Dave pleased to finish only 17 seconds behind.  Bill Leggatte and Adrian Williams ran well, finishing in 5th and 8th places while training light Simon Campbell also just scraped into the first twenty.  Our top four were followed by a strong team of ladies led by Wendy Nicholls enjoying a leg stretch in her local race.  Caroline Cotterell, Rhiannon Brown and Karen Higuera were grouped together not so far behind.  This left Paul Timms leading a steady stream of members pleased to have survived the heat.


Fairford 10km, road


1 Alex Lee (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 33.11
2 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 33.28, 5 Bill Leggate 34.33 1st V40, 8 Adrian Williams 36.03 2nd V40,  20 Simon Campbell 38.23
42 Wendy Nicholls 41.11 - 6th lady, 84 Caroline Cotterell 46.12, 85 Rhiannon Brown 46.26, 100 Karen Higuera 47.39
109 Paul Timms 48.22, 113 Gordon Jones 48.40, 123 Rupert Chesmore 49.12,
137 Tom Renton-Rose 49.53, 156 Caroline Buck 50.47, 193 Rachel Ranger 53.23,
249 Liza Darroch 57.46  (New FV70 club record), 254 Rachel Jones 58.18,
280 Rachel Barrow 59.44, 285 Barbara Thomas 1.00.24, 309 Ruth Fulford 1.02.39,
388 Kevin Joynes-Creed 1.14.27
410 finished.  


The Bank Holiday weekend saw Nick Holliday and Caroline Cotterell running competitive miles in London and Bill Leggatte finishing seventh and first in his age group (again) in a 10k near Bishop’s Stortford.


Westminster Mile, London, 1 mile road Masters race

1 Joe Ashley (Arena 80 AC) 4.33
79 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 5.38
115 Caroline Cotterell 6.11  180 finished.

Hatfield Broad Oak 10km, nr Bishop's Stortford, 10km road

1 Afewerk Rossom (Herts Phoenix) 32.36
7 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 35.09 - 1st V40
1115 finished.  


Don’t forget our own 10k race, the Summer Sizzler, run on traffic free roads around our lovely Cirencester Park – Wednesday 13th June starting at 7.30 pm (Juniors at 6.30 pm). Enter via EntryCentral.

parkruns, 5km trail


James Thomas won in Pembrokeshire where wife Liz was 2nd lady.  Nick Holliday was flying again, this time in Cirencester, to finish his 100th parkrun in 4th place with a new age group record for the course.   Juniors Ollie Campbell (3rd), Luke Buck (9th), Tom Prosser (14th) and Sam Cook (23rd) continue to run well, and Charles Woodd finished a strong 4th in Helston.

Cirencester AC finishers:
4 Nick Holliday 19.55, 14 Tom Prosser (J) 21.29, 16 Neil Morrissey 21.34, 23 Sam Cook (J) 23.01,
49 Neil Corbiere 25.33, 159 Jenny Brewin 46.58, 159 finished
 9 Luke Buck (J) 18.57, 10 Jacob McAdam 18.58, 118 Alan McAdam 24.00, 134 David Moss 24.20,
236 Barbara Thomas 27.34, 546 finished
Chippenham: 3 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.39, 168 finished
Colby, Pembrokeshire: 1 James Thomas 17.26, 26 Liz Thomas (2nd lady) 23.46, 130 Louise Abbott 34.16, 154 finished
Penrose, Helston: 4 Charles Woodd 18.01, 242 finished
De la Ramée, Toulouse, France: 20 David Lattimore 30.00, 26 finished

Next Saturday, June 9th, we have a special parkrun in support of the NHS – a perfect occasion to introduce a friend to the joys of park running – but they will need a bar code to enter. 

Double Olympic gold medallist and former nursing assistant Dame Kelly Holmes is urging the nation to get active in the year the NHS turns 70. ‘parkrun for the NHS‘ aims to encourage new participants, including NHS staff and volunteers, to come along to their local parkrun – to recognise the contribution of the NHS to the health of the nation and inspire people to take part in physical activity and volunteering.