Standard Article September 17th 2018

Tim Ingham’s season of success continued when he went to Worcester to knock a few more seconds from his new Half Marathon PB.  Despite training on the hills around Chalford, Tim admitted to struggling for the first three miles of this popular local race as the course climbed up and away from Worcester but he was able to use the payback downward finish to his advantage.

Worcester City ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

1 Phillip Matthews (Swansea Harriers) 1.09.40
104 Tim Ingham (Cirencester AC) 1.35.48      1024 finished.


Caroline Cotterell and Nick Holliday were both fit enough to run again at the World Masters Track and Field Champs at Malaga.  Caroline was unable to better the two PBs she set in Birmingham earlier this year, coming 6th in a FV45 1,500m heat so failing to qualify for the finals and earlier in the week she will have been even more disappointed to just miss out on the podium when coming 4th in FV45 5000m ‘B’ Race.  In a similar event for V60’s Nick finished in 11th place again leaving his national standard PB of 18.44, set Cheltenham in July, intact.

World Masters Track & Field Champs, Malaga, Spain

FV45 1500m heat
1 Sharon Davis (Australia) 5:03.77
6 Caroline Cotterell (Cirencester AC / GB) 5:34.59 (dnq)
V60 5000m 'B' Race
1 Pietro Uras (Italy) 18:26.63
11 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC / GB) 19:36.10

FV45 5000m 'B' Race
1 Li Li (China) 19:02.02
4 Caroline Cotterell (Cirencester AC / GB) 21:38.87


This week, Barbara Thomas’ many years of running so many races reaped rewards with a 13th finishing place in the Highnam 5k.

 Great Highnam Court Run, nr Gloucester, 5km multi terrain

1 Matt Pritchard (u/a) 20.12
13 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 27.08    52 finished.





Oliver Pritchard was pipped into second place (by a junior) at Cirencester while Isaac McAdam was third at Swindon.  But the run of the week was from Ollie Campbell who ran a PB to finished only 7 seconds behind Isaac.  Ollie was one of several juniors who ran well, others included Luke Buck, Tom Prosser and Sam Cook.   Lee Lawrence was fourth along the Clacton Seafront and Simon Campbell, Jacob McAdam, James Widdowson and Matt Ulyatt also all kept under 23 minutes. The Timms had a go in Guernsey and Bryan Reid battled in Banbury.


parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:
2 Oliver Pritchard 17.46, 7 Simon Campbell 19.26, 20 Tom Prosser (J) 22.07, 21 James Widdowson 22.18, 22 Sam Cook (J) 22.36,

25 Matt Ulyatt 22.40, 124 Ella Shaftoe (J) 37.21, 140 finished
3 Isaac McAdam 17.31, 4 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.38, 17 Luke Buck (J) 19.54, 25 Jacob McAdam 20.29, 119 Alan McAdam 24.17, 214 Stephen Buck 26.58, 218 Barbara Thomas 27.03, 543 finished
Clacton Seafront: 4 Lee Lawrence 21.47, 96 finished
Banbury: 79 Bryan Reid 25.33, 270 finished
Guernsey: 31 Paul Timms 24.25, 72 Samantha Timms 30.22, 132 finished