Standard Article 6th August 2018

Cirencester Athletic and Triathlon Club                        Report 5th August 2018


On a steaming hot weekend when most of us could barely imagine running, let alone racing, three long term stalwarts of the club still managed fine performances in three very different events.


Dave Wright joined the elites for the National Masters Championships near Stoke on Trent.  The Trentham 10k provided a difficult course (definitely not one for a PB) but Dave was rightly very pleased with his  sub 41 minute time and to finish on the podium with a superb 3rd in his highly competitive age group.

Trentham 10km, Stoke-on-Trent, 10km road
incorporating National Masters Championships

1 Nick Jones (Warrington AC) 34.10
43 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 40.48 - 3rd V60   315 finished.  


Rupert Chesmore rose magnificently to the challenge of 100 miles along the North Downs Way.  Fortunately some of the route, as it winds its way east from Farnham in Surrey to Ashford in Kent, was shaded but with flight after flight of steps, a section beside a six lane motorway (as it crossed the Medway) and miles of hard flinty tracks this was as a tough ultra run which a third of starters failed to finish.  However stamina and general fitness will out and, having been around 120th of 235 starters, Rupert slowly pulled himself through the field to finish 69th and second V60 after twenty six and half hours in cooking conditions and was rightly thrilled to be some 90 minutes ahead of his target time.

4-5 August 2018, North Downs Way, Farnham to Ashford, 103 miles trail

1 Matthew Dickinson 17:21:22

69 Rupert Chesmore (Cirencester AC) 26:33:31  2nd V60     151 finished.  


Finally Barbara Thomas was pleased to find another race when running in Hook Norton although, last heard, she was slipping (slightly) in her personal annual challenge to complete 100 races over the year.

Hooky '6', Hook Norton, Oxon., 6 miles road

1 Henry Sleight (Cherwell Runners) 34.01
282 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 1.00.58     350 finished

In Triathlons, Ian Barrett continued to impress when finishing fourth in the DB Max Summer Chilly Duathlon.  This was the second in the series held at Castle Combe racing circuit and comprised 2-mile flat run, followed by a 10-mile flat bike on super smooth tarmac, topped off with another 2-mile run to finish.  Andrew Holdworth also managed the top fifty (just).

Castle Combe Summer Duathlon, 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run

1 Alex Doherty (Goode2swim) (10.32; 20.31; 11.13) 43.24 
3 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (11.02; 22.41; 11.35) 46.31
50 Andrew Holdsworth (13.29; 25.49; 14.26) 55.36   111 finished.  



No winners this week as holidaying members, scattered around the nation, continued to find parkruns.  Ollie Campbell was piped into second place at Lanhydrock, James Thomas to third in Worcester and Nick Holliday to fourth in our own Cirencester event.  Caroline Cotterell and Kate Sackett, both senior veterans, finished second lady in Cirencester and Stonehouse and Rupert’s North Downs Way support crew managed to fit in a quick run of their own at Guilford.


parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:
4 Nick Holliday 19.23, 12 Howard Ewan 19.52, 29 Neil Morrissey 21.13, 30 Caroline Cotterell 21.14 (2nd lady),
37 Gordon Jones 21.54, 61,  Paul Timms 24.11, 122 Thomas McNally 27.58, 127 Samantha Timms 28.27, 264 finished
9 Jacob McAdam 19.15, 105 Alan McAdam 23.57, 210 David Moss 27.40, 231 Barbara Thomas 28.14, 459 finished
Stonehouse: 12 Kate Sackett 21.26 (2nd lady), 81 finished
Worcester Pitchcroft: 3  James Thomas 17.02, 54 Liz Thomas 22.41, 201 finished
Burnham & Highbridge: 26 Keith Firkin 22.10, 280 finished
Guildford: 22 Martin Croucher 20.52, 201 Liza Darroch 29.03, 368 finished
Lanhydrock, Bodmin: 2 Ollie Campbell 18.44, 265 finished