Standard Article 22nd October 2018




Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club            Report 21 October 2018,




Stroud ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road


For once, Dave Bell found the tough competition he needs on his doorstep and the Stroud Half Marathon produced many good performances on a perfect autumn morning.    Dave was satisfied with his fight from 6th to 3rd place finishing in 1.10 and only failing to catch the race winner (who was said to be preparing for a sub 2.15 marathon) and Ben Price from Cheltenham – his usual local competition.  Ian Barrett continued a good season to finish in 1.21 and Sophie Chudley’s 1.26 earned her a prize as 3rd local lady.   Tim Ingham knocked yet more seconds from his recent PB and Constant Fischer and James Widdowson both ran well. The battle between Kate Sackett and Karen Higuera continued with Kate proving fitter on the day. Gordon Jones showed he should race the greater distance more often and Rupert Chesmore and Liza Darroch (like Kate) were pleased to be racing only two weeks after the Chester Marathon.  Good to see Louise Horner Baggs joining the team and congratulations to an ailing and weary Barbara Thomas who drew on enormous mental strength to drag herself cross the line.


1 Andrew Davies (Stockport Harriers) 1.08.05
3 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 1.10.15
33 Ian Barrett 1.21.24 (chip time (1.21.22)
75 Sophie Chudley 1.26.16 (1.26.12) - 5th lady
223 Tim Ingham 1.35.20 (1.35.02)
260 Constant Fischer 1.36.43 (1.36.32)
352 James Widdowson 1.40.14 (1.39.56)
436 Kate Sackett 1.43.26 (1.43.08)
534 Karen Higuera 1.45.43 (1.45.24)
544 Gordon Jones 1.46.09 (1.45.51)
651 Rupert Chesmore 1.50.02 (1.49.26)
782 Louise Horner-Baggs 1.54.32 (1.53.44)
1038 Liza Darroch 2.02.28 (2.01.52) - 1st FV70
1298 Barbara Thomas 2.15.35 (2.14.12)   1670 finished.  




Note: Stroud Half was the final race in the Club Road Running Championships and looks to have caused little change in the placings but, as any marathons completed have yet to be included, the official results will be announced next week.




Abingdon Marathon, 26.2 miles road


Congratulations too to Lesley Hinsley and Rebecca Collier who had their first go at a marathon and, we understand, talked non stop for all the 26.2 miles round Abingdon to finish in a respectable 4.23.and raise thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.


1 Maciej Bialogonski (Bristol & West AC) 2.26.56
677 Lesley Hinsley (Cirencester AC) 4.23.36 (chip time 4.22.19)
678 Rebecca Collier 4.23.36 (4.22.19)     747 finished.  




Great South Run, Portsmouth, 10 miles road


Nick Holliday, Caroline Cotterell and Paul and Sam Timms joined over eleven thousand others in the Great South Run in Portsmouth.  Nick, who was recovering from food poisoning, had to settle with completing the 10 miles in 1.09.


1 Chris Thompson (Aldershot Farnham & District) 46.56
525 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 1.09.10
1082 Caroline Cotterell 1.14.20
2200 Paul Timms 1.20.13
7788 Samantha Timms 1.40.13    11601 finished.  




parkruns, 5km trail




Our (older) juniors dominated again this week with a fine win by Ollie Campbell at Swindon where Luke Buck was 7th.  Run of the week to Corinne Clark who continued her fight for a sub 20 time finishing 2nd lady with a new parkrun PB. The McAdams were minus their speedy sons and it was left to Pam Wheeler and Thomas McNally to represent the club in our local Cirencester parkrun while Jason Humm finished 9th at Cheltenham.




Cirencester AC finishers:
57 Pam Wheeler 27.17, 81 Thomas McNally 29.26, 163 finished
1 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.51, 7 Luke Buck (J) 19.12, 22 Corinne Clark (2nd lady) 20.10, 98 Kerrie Smith 23.54, 111 Alan McAdam 24.25, 169 Rachel McAdam 26.18, 486 finished
9 Jason Humm, 19.07   446 finished