Standard Article 29th October 2018



Bill Leggatte and Kate Sackett emerge as well deserved 2018 Road Race Champions after six or more great results in the qualifying races.   Bill who shot to the top after a very quiet 2017, was also first in the Club Runner Champs but, owing to a bar preventing one runner receiving both awards, this award for 2018 goes to Nick Holliday.  Club Runner is designed to reward both improvement and participation so no surprise then that, after a season long battle between Kate and Karen, this went to Karen Higuera. Congratulations to all four and members are advised to check the rest of the results on our web site - they may find some interesting surprises.


Gloucester 10km, Haresfield, 10km road

Another great run from Dave Bell when he finally succeeded in cracking a sub 32 minute 10k target in Gloucester but a quality field pegged him to 12th place.  It is worth noting that Dave will have to reduce this PB by a further 41 seconds to threaten the club absolute record of 31.11 set by Chris Illman in 2008.  Sophie Chudley also went well finishing in 39.10 and Joyce Matthews popped up again to be followed in by (a recovered) Barbara Thomas.

1 Peter LeGrice (Mounts Bay Harriers) 29.44
12 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 31.52
79 Sophie Chudley 39.10
195 Joyce Matthews 46.39
387 Barbara Thomas 54.56   787 finished.  


Calne Clock Challenge 10km, road

Dave Wright chose Calne to attack and beat his own age group record finishing in 12th place in 38.18.  Caroline Cotterell was also first in her FV45 age group and her time of 44.52 gave her 4th lady.

 1 Thomas Davies (Team Bath AC) 34.59
12 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 38.18 - 1st V60, club V60 record
55 Caroline Cotterell 44.52 - 4th lady / 1st FV45   326 finished.  


Calne Clock Challenge 5km, road

Also in Calne, Sally Jamieson finished the 5km course in 26.35 and Ruth Fulford set an inaugural club V70 Record of 29.51.

1 Matthew Green (Newbury AC) 16.36
51 Sally Jamieson (Cirencester AC) 26.35
69 Ruth Fulford 29.51 - inaugural club FV70 record   147 finished.  


 Snowdonia Marathon, 26.2 miles road

Tom Purnell romped up and down the slopes of the Snowdonia marathon to finish 173rd  in a field of over 2000.

1 Russell Bentley (Eryri Harriers) 2.38.21
173 Tom Purnell (Cirencester AC) 3.32.44   2186 finished.  


 Beachy Head Marathon, Sussex, 26.2 miles trail

Martin Croucher went back to Beachy Head to revitalise his target of completing his 100th marathon there this time next year.  In a fine imitation of Dad Terry, Martin “pottered round” taking photographs of the stunning scenery and eating anything and everything he was offered while still managing to finish in (just) under 5 hours.

1 Andy Coley-Maud (Clapham Chasers) 2.49.02
732 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.57.31   2212 finished.  




parkruns, 5km trail


Cirencester played host to some pretty speedy newcomers this week and Run of the Week goes to Jo Roberts who returned to park running full of marathon training to finish within 90 seconds of her best time set on the (faster) Swindon course over four years ago. Again club representation was poor but Paul and Sam Timms kept her company.  James Widdowson continued to chip seconds away in the fight back to his PB, also set in Swindon, but way back in 2012.  Swindon saw a steady run from Alan MacAdam while wife Rachel showed great consistency finishing in 26.18 for the third time in her last five parkruns.  Finally, even when Kate Sackett took her foot (slightly) off the pedal (back up in Workington), she finished as 2nd lady.


Cirencester AC finishers:
27 Jo Roberts 24.08, 38 Paul Timms 25.21, 89 Samantha Timms 30.13, 150 finished
93 David Moss 24.04, 106 Alan McAdam 24.39, 148 Rachel McAdam 26.18, 182 Barbara Thomas 27.26, 461 finished
16 James Widdowson 22.01, 125 finished
Workington:  17 Kate Sackett 22.43, 136 finished