Standard Article 12th September 2017

Stratford-upon-Avon 10km, road

Dave Bell returned from hamstring injury with a great win of the Stratford upon Avon 10k, finishing 90 second clear of the competition and with high hopes of bettering 33 minutes for his next 10k.

1 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 33.38
1035 finished

New Forest Marathon, 26.2 miles road/trail

James Thomas had to dodge ponies and leap over stray dogs to come 12th in the New Forest Marathon where a last minute change, in response to high tides and rain, made for a tougher than expected  course with over 1200ft of ascent.

1 William Goozee (Isle of Wight Road Runners) 2.47.51
12 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 3.00.25
398 Liz Thomas 4.23.15        738 finished.  

Castle Combe Midweek Duathlon, 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run

Three days after coming eleventh in the local sprint triathlon Ian Barrett was as it again, this time coming second in the Castle Combe Duathlon with two fine runs.

1 Tim Smales (Winchester & District AC) (10.26; 21.48; 11.03) 45.06 
2 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC & Tri Club) (10.55; 23.06; 11.39) 46.56 - 1st V45
115 finished.  

Chippenham Half Marathon, 13.1 miles road

Isaac McAdam and Luke Campbell moved out of their parkrunning comfort zone to tackle the Chippenham Half marathon, finishing together in the top forty.   Luke found it a great way to celebrate his 19th birthday and with Isaac still only 17, these two clearly have plenty of distance road running potential.

1 Daniel Jones (Team Bath AC) 1.12.52
34 Isaac McAdam (Cirencester AC) 1.24.13
35 Luke Campbell 1.24.14
1016 Barbara Thomas 2.21.11       1058 finished.  

Great North Run ½ Marathon, Newcastle to South Shields, 13.1 miles road

While Mo amazed at the front of the Great North Run,  Martin Croucher and his dad admitted to a cakeathon, snacking on all the goodies they were offered as they ‘ran’...

1 Mo Farah (Newham & Essex Beagles) 1.00.06
26825 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 2.25.05           42992 finished.

Park runs

In Tyneside for the Great North Run, Martin Croucher(19.47)  had a go at the Whitley Bay parkrun and was disappointed not to get nearer his Swindon PB of 19 minutes despite finishing sixth overall and first in his very competitive V40 age group. Back home in Swindon Isaac McAdam(18.18) ‘took it easy’ in preparation for the Chippenham Half the following day enabling old brother Jacob (18.19) to stay with him. An age group first shows that dad Alan(25.05) is making a steady recovery from surgery a couple of months ago although he still has some way to return to top form.  Age group wins too for Gordon Jones(21.36) at Stonehouse and Caroline Cotterell(22.42) at Worcester where she was accompanied by partner Nick Holliday(22.42). Regulars Rachel Ranger(25.32) and Barabara Thomas(26.35) also ran at Swindon while Amanda Woodd(32.23) celebrated a return to competitive running by entering the very select Mount Edgcumbe event in Cornwall and Robin Lloyd(32.09) ran again in Cheltenham.

Whitley Bay parkrun, 5km trail

1 Paul West (CSSC Sports) 18.10
6 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 19.47 - 1st V40      264 finished.  

Swindon parkrun, 5km trail

1 Ciaran Cooper (Swindon Harriers) 17.06
6 Isaac McAdam (Cirencester AC) 18.18 - 1st junior
7 Jacob McAdam 18.19
138 Alan McAdam 25.05 - 1st V60
151 Rachel Ranger 25.32
192 Barbara Thomas 26.35    562 finished.  

Stonehouse parkrun, 5km trail

1 Lee Christmas (Stroud & District AC) 19.16
8 Gordon Jones (Cirencester AC) 21.36 - 1st V65    115 finished.  

Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun, 5km trail

1 David Price (Worcester AC) 16.52
60 Caroline Cotterell (Cirencester AC) 22.42 - 1st FV45
61 Nick Holliday 22.42   224 finished.  

Mount Edgcumbe parkrun, Torpoint, Cornwall, 5km trail

1 Daniel Clewley (SweatShop) 22.48
17 Amanda Woodd (Cirencester AC) 32.23    36 finished.  

Cheltenham parkrun, 5km trail

1 Dan Owen (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 16.21
381 Robin Lloyd (Cirencester AC) 32.09    501 finished.