Standard Article 12th November 2018

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club                Report 11th Nov 2018



Gloucestershire AAA Road Running Championships

Liza Darroch leads a small but winning team of veteran ladies to triumph in the Gloucester AAA Road Running Series.  The Guy Fawkes run last weekend completed the series where competitors need to have competed in at least five of a possible 12 Gloucestershire road races.   Liza was first in the FV70 with Ruth Fulford a worthy second while Barbara T was second in the V60 category and Karen Higuera achieved  a fine third in the much more competitive FV50 group.  Gordon Jones was the only man to complete sufficient races to qualify but he should be very proud of a hard won 4th place in the men’sV65.  And the other good news is that our Summer 10k race features in 2019 Glos AAA champs.


Cirencester Athletics Winners


FV 50 3rd  Karen Higuera

FV60  2nd  Barbara Thomas

FV70  1st  Liza Darroch

            2nd Ruth Fulford



V65   4th Gordon Jones


Sodbury Slog, Chipping Sodbury, 9.8 miles multi-terrain

Jill Hadland was a lone representative at the Sodbury Slog this year.  This very tough event which involves slurry strewn fields, mud filled trenches and lung busting inclines is like a super long cross country race but has always been her favourite.  The course was slightly altered this year to avoid badger setts but Jill still loved it and was unworried by being slightly slower than last year.


1 Ben Rawkins (Westbury Harriers) 1.03.39
136 Jill Hadland (Cirencester AC) 1.28.01   994 finished.  



 Eddum Ultra, Brecon, 43.5 miles multi-terrain

Tim Ingham found the informal Eddum Ultra to launch his career as an ultra runner and found it very hard but rewarding.  Backed by extensive training, Tim was able to keep with the lead group for the first three quarters of the race as they scrambled more than 7000 feet over hill and moor.   The icy streams ensured ten hours of wet feet but the views made it worth it until bad knees forced him to walk.  Towards the end Tim struggled to find the final way markers in the dark to finish in 10 hours 38 minutes.  Undaunted, he is already saying he will do more ultras in the future.


10 November 2018, parkruns, 5km trail

Two great wins this week, James Thomas at Worcester and Ollie Campbell at Chippenham but no PB’s so run of the week to Junior Sam Cook who needs only a bit more speed to threaten the PB he set earlier this year.  Thomas McNally travelled the furthest to run in Cork.


Cirencester AC finishers:
4 Simon Campbell 19.55, 13 Sam Cook (J) 21.56, 21 Caroline Cotterell 23.11, 85 Samantha Timms 29.36, 147 finished
12 Jacob McAdam 19.49, 122 Alan McAdam 24.19, 186 Rachel McAdam 26.28, 502 finished
Chippenham:  1 Ollie Campbell 18.03, 227 finished
Worcester Pitchcroft:  
1 James Thomas 17.19, 286 finished
Glengarriff, Co. Cork, Ireland:  13 Thomas McNally 28.13, 32 finished