Standard Article 19th June 2018

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club


News just in:

Caroline Cotterell and partner Nick HOLLIDAY chalked up a number of firsts at the SW Vets track Championships in Exeter. Caroline ran her first ever track race and was rewarded with 1st W45 in the 1500m in a splendid 5:35, whilst Nick made his first track outing in 40 years with M60 age group wins in the 3000m 11:12 and 45 minutes later the 1500m in 5:22. Both will now compete for the SW in the England Masters inter regional event in July.

Official results to follow


Dave Bell and Bill Leggate led the way around our own midweek Summer Sizzler in Cirencester Park.  But, with the majority of members busy helping to provide the usual well run event Race Director Pam Wheeler expects, their first and second places lacked the support needed for a team prize.  Sophie Chudley also had a great run to finish 2nd lady and 1st FV40.

Cirencester Park Summer Sizzler, 10km road

1 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 33.21
2 Bill Leggate 34.34 - 1st V40
23 Sophie Chudley 39.44 - 2nd lady / 1st FV40
134 Cheney Kibblewhite 49.06
209 Sarah Whitehouse 53.46
219 Lisa Stevens 54.47
262 Barbara Thomas 57.35       374 finished. 


Saturday evening saw another local event but with its unusual start time and punishing hills nobody ever said Humph’s Hilly Half was easy. Simon Campbell slipped to 10th having run much of the race nearer the front.  A stranger to competition, Dan Fitchett lacked a club vest and tried to run incognito but ended pleased with his time comfortably sub 1.40.  Rupert Chesmore and Lisa Stevens 2 (not to be confused with Lisa 1 who ran the Summer Sizzler) benefited from mutual support and reported flying up the hills to finish together in Rupert’s best time for years.  A recovering Liza Darroch coughed and spluttered her way round to be pleased to finish let alone scoop 1st FV60 and Barbara Thomas was thrilled to take 16 minutes from her last year’s time.

Humph's Hilly Half, Bourton-on-the-Water, 13.2 miles road

1 John Parker (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 1.16.44
10 Simon Campbell (Cirencester AC) 1.27.28
34 Dan Fitchett 1.38.58

63 Lisa Stevens 1.50.05
64 Rupert Chesmore 1.50.05
104 Liza Darroch 2.11.49 - 1st FV60
110 Barbara Thomas 2.22.57    117 finished.  



Gordon and Rachel Jones went to Broad Town to complete their 5 mile race where Gordon earned an age group 2nd  and Dave Wright, back from France, was unable to resist the lure of his old club’s race in Richmond where he managed to stay sub 40.


Broad Town 5,  Royal Wootton Bassett,  5 miles road

1 Micheal Passmore (Highworth A C) 28.20

45 Gordon Jones (Cirencester A C) 37.09 2nd MV60

Rachel Jones 46.42         165 finished.


Richmond 10km, Surrey, 10km road

1 Ollie Garrod (Epsom & Ewell Harriers) 31.54
136 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 39.16   547 finished


Peter Rowland took on a tough triathlon in the Brecon to finish the half Ironman type distances in 7.52.

Titan Brecon Triathlon, Tredegar, 1.2 mile swim, 60 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

1 Hywel Davies (u/a) (35.03; 2.57.12; 1.25.55) 5.01.15 
245 Peter Rowland (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (50.16; 4.02.38; 2.53.16) 7.52.15     293 finished.  






A quiet week for park running was totally dominated by our juniors with Ollie Campbell winning at Cirencester, Tom Prosser (8th) and Sam Cook (16th) while Luke Buck was 12th at Swindon.  Good runs too from comparative youngsters Luke Campbell (4th at Bryn Bach) and Jacob McAdam (3rd at Cirencester).



parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:
1 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.17, 3 Jacob McAdam 19.21, 8 Tom Prosser (J) 20.37, 16 Sam Cook (J) 22.43,
24 Ivan Quinlan 23.35, 34 Alan McAdam 24.05, 71 Samantha Timms 28.10, 158 finished
 12 Luke Buck (J) 19.27, 194 Barbara Thomas 28.13, 454 finished
Stonehouse: 33 Thomas McNally 26.36, 63 finished
Bryn Bach, S Wales: 4 Luke Campbell 18.28, 129 finished