Standard Article 24th Sept 2018

 Lara Tompson became the first female club runner to complete the century, running 103 miles of the Cotswold Way to finish in under 30 hours so joining a super elite group of five ultra running current members.   Her achievement becomes even more impressive given that she started at lunch time on Saturday enduring almost 24 hours of rain and drizzle as she ploughed up and down the muddy tracks and trails of a very challenging route. 

Official results for the Cotswold Way Century were not available at time of going to press.


Nick Wall was also out in the elements but he claims it only made him run faster helping him to produce a sub 1.50 PB in the Bristol ½ Marathon.  But the training and competing he has done this year might also have something to do with it?

Bristol ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

1 Matt Clowes (Cardiff AAC) 1.05.10
2335 Nick Wall (Cirencester AC) 1.49.21     6743 finished. 


Captains James and Liz Thomas rounded off their holiday with an eight mile trail race where James faced some tough competition to finish 5th some two minutes behind the local winner and Liz came in 30 minutes later.

Waseley Wobbler, Rubery, Birmingham, 8 miles trail

1 Lewis Sternkopf (Worcester AC) 54.58
5 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 57.16
78 Liz Thomas 1.25.43    101 finished


Barbara Thomas and Ruth Fulford ran the rescheduled Angels 10 k where both earned age group firsts, Gloucestershire AAA gold medals and the all important points toward the county Road Running Championships.

Angels 10km, Ashleworth, nr Gloucester, 10km road

1 Steve Kenyon (Gloucester AC) 35.37
77 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 56.13 - 1st FV60
86 Ruth Fulford 1.06.23 - 1st FV70    88 finished.  



Parkruns  5km trail


Isaac McAdam was again pushed into second place at Swindon where he was followed by Luke Buck and Corinne Clark was second lady.  Ollie Campbell went for an easier run this week to finish third at Cirencester, followed by Simon Campbell (no relation) and Nick Holliday (back from the Masters in Malaga). Also in Cirencester, Paul Timms clawed 2 seconds from his PB but run of the week goes to Rachel Ranger who knocked 22 seconds from hers and finished third lady.  We assume that it was pure coincidence that Ollie Pritchard and Rachel and Paul Barrow all ran at Skipton and can’t help but wonder why Sam Timms got left behind in Guernsey!


Cirencester AC finishers:
3 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.34, 4 Simon Campbell 19.26, 7 Nick Holliday 20.33, 20 Paul Timms 23.46, 22 Rachel Ranger (3rd lady) 24.08, 145 David Lattimore (Sweeper) 47.11, 145 finished
2 Isaac McAdam 17.41, 11 Luke Buck (J) 19.27, 27 Corinne Clark (2nd lady) 20.37, 110 Alan McAdam 24.17, 192 Rachel McAdam 27.06, 188 Barbara Thomas 27.02, 445 finished
Skipton: 6 Oliver Pritchard 20.09, 89 Rachel Barrow 29.14, 131 Paul Barrow 32.48, 168 finished
Guernsey: 58 Samantha Timms 30.56, 96 finished