Standard Article September 2nd 2018

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club              Report 2 September 2018


In a world class performance, Rob Forbes finished 12th in the TDS race, one of a festival of  super long ultra trail runs around Mont Blanc. Rob was the first British and first non-sponsored runner to finish a gruelling 15 hours running up and down the Alpine pistes. We understand that, having been invited to join the elite, he had been training hard (on “Mount Southrop” and the “Quenington Ranges”?). Two days later, Richard Hurdle knocked seven and a half hours from his previous time in the iconic UTMB pulling himself into a truly impressive 146th place.  Finally, Andy Hindson was rightly thrilled to finished a (slightly) shorter CCC race after battling injury.  Our congratulations to all three who covered massive distances in incredibly tough conditions.

UTMB Mont Blanc Trail Race (TDS version), France, 121km trail

1 Marcin Swierc (Poland) 13.24.00
12 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 15.15.53 1329 finished.  

UTMB Mont Blanc Trail Race, France, 170km trail

1 Xavier Thevenard (France) 20.44.16
146 Richard Hurdle (Cirencester AC) 30.57.25     1778  finished

UTMB Mont Blanc Trail Race (CCC version), France, 101km trail

1 Thomas Evans (Hoka One One, GB) 10.44.32
1381 Andy Hindson (Cirencester AC) 25.33.08   1622 finished


Bill Leggate finished third in the Chedworth Roman Trail and Howard Ewan and Ben Rosedale joined him to win the team prize. Despite a fully entry list, the number of runners was down after our annual multi terrain event had to be postponed in the wet Spring but all went well under the expert guidance of race director David Edlesten. Other fine runs included Leo Crawford, Lee Lawrence and Dan Fitchett and, as usual,  Kate Sackett powered round to finish 1st FV55.


Chedworth Roman Trail, 10 miles multi-terrain

1 James Eve (Headington Road Runners) 1.02.19 - 1st V40
3 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 1.05.21
16 Howard Ewan 1.13.02
18 Ben Rosedale 1.13.56
25 Leo Crawford 1.16.32
26 Lee Lawrence 1.16.55
36 Dan Finchett 1.18.46
47 Ionel Iancu 1.21.05
66 Kate Sackett 1.23.54 - 1st FV55
98 Dorian Matts 1.28.28
220 Sarah Whitehouse 1.45.00   323 finished.  



Inspired by their successes over the Severn Bridge and continuing their training for the Bournemouth Marathon, the Barrow/Tuttle team went to Maidenhead.  Rob ’s training looks to be going well, Paul managed to scrape yet a few more seconds off his recent PB and Rachel did well having got lost in a bid to add extra miles before the start of the race.

Maidenhead ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

1 Joe Morwood (Aldershot Farnham & District) 1.10.05 (chip time 1.10.02)
694 Rob Tuttle (Cirencester AC) 1.54.55 (1.54.01)
1149 Rachel Barrow 2.21.11 (2.18.34)
1217 Paul Barrow 2.28.22 (2.25.23)    1379 finished. 


Elsewhere, Tim Ingham and Karen Higuera returned to their favourite local race around Woodchester Park and James Thomas raced up a Welsh mountain to finish second after the lead team was misdirected out of the Narberth Nobbler the week before giving the women, including Liz,  a rare chance to shineat the front.

Woodchester Park Trail Race, 8 miles trail

1 Lee Stopford (Stroud & District AC) 49.12
14 Louis Nolan (Cirencester AC) 1.00.16
27 Tim Ingham 1.03.06
52 Karen Higuera 1.09.10 - 1st FV50   122 finished.  


Fan Brycheiniog, Tafarn Y Garreg, S Wales, 9.8 miles / 2750' fell

1 Tom Mollikin (Mynydd Du) 1.25.01
2 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 1.27.43   40 finished.  


Narberth Nobbler, Pembrokeshire, 10km trail

1 Lottie Chant (Fire Service) 55.31 - 1st lady / FV35
15 Liz Thomas (Cirencester AC) 1.03.10    197 finished.


parkruns, 5km trail

With so much other running action, it was a quiet week for parkruns but still time for Isaac McAdam to finish second and Simon Campbell third.

Cirencester AC finishers:
3 Simon Campbell 18.45, 39 Paul Timms 23.48, 53 Rachel Ranger 24.44, 250 finished
2 Isaac McAdam 17.34, 8 Luke Buck (J) 19.03, 17 Jacob McAdam 19.50, 104 Alan McAdam 24.00,
196 Barbara Thomas 27.08, 222 David Moss 28.04, 431 finished
Chippenham: 11 Ollie Campbell (J) 20.01, 239 finished