Standard Article 31st October 2017

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club

Robbie Brown has won this year’s Men’s Club Road Running Championship making a fitting end to his season of great running.  Robbie lost just 5 out of a possible 120 points having been 1st or 2nd in five out of the six scoring local races.  With only one point fewer and another set of fine results, veteran Kate Sackett won the Ladies Championship. 

Howard Ewan was the 2nd man with Dave Bell, super veteran Gordon Jones and veteran Adrian Williams not so far behind.  Things were even closer for the women with Rachel Ranger a well earned 2nd beating 3rd placed Karen Higuera by a mere 2 points.

The same 66 club members were eligible for our second Club Championship which is designed to encourage more race participation and recognize improvement.  But as one member is not able to win both championships Robbie gave way to Howard Ewan however Rachel Ranger was outright winner in the Ladies Championship.  Karen Higuera was again a close second and Barbara Thomas’ dedication to running 100 races every year was rewarded with a hard earned 3rd place.

Tom Purnell finished the demanding and hilly Snowdonia marathon in an impressive 3.35.36.

Snowdonia Marathon, 26.2 miles road

1 Daniel Jones (Team Bath AC) 2.36.54 (chip time 2.36.54)
200 Tom Purnell (Cirencester AC) 3.35.50 (3.35.36)
2220 finished.  

Another good run from Nick Holliday brought him over the line of the Calne Clock Challenge as first V60 when he finished the 10k in 42.23. Caroline Cotterell and Paul Timms were some five and six minutes behind .

Calne Clock Challenge, 10km road

1 Patrick Martin (Stockport Harriers) 30.55
51 Nick Holliday (Cirencester AC) 42.23 - 1st V60
107 Caroline Cotterell 47.10
117 Paul Timms 48.05
206 Barbara Thomas 56.
220 Samantha Timms 57.00
331 finished.  

Parkruns, 5km trail

RAU student Ollie Pritchard ran a PB at Swindon to finish first.  Issac and Jacob McAdam were not far behind in 3rd and 4th places despite running in fancy dress.  They, together with Ollie and Luke Campbell, chose a swimming theme which enabled Issac and Jacob to run bare chested but made Ollie run with arm bands and Luke (who was just beaten by Martin Croucher) with a rubber ring and snorkel.  Elsewhere Kate Sackett found time to run in Hull, the current city of culture and James and Liz Thomas ran on their Cornish holiday.

Cirencester AC finishers:
Swindon: 
1 Oliver Pritchard 17.17, 3 Isaac McAdam (J) 17.37, 4 Jacob McAdam 18.00, 7 Ollie Campbell (J) 19.01,
10 Martin Croucher 19.20, 12 Luke Campbell 19.50, 37 David Moss 21.40, 56 Sam Cook (J) 22.18,
125 Alan McAdam 24.49, 193 Barbara Thomas 27.00, 249 Rachel Jones 28.29, 545 finished
Hull: 48 Kate Sackett 22.05, 438 finished
Lanhydrock, Bodmin: 2 James Thomas 18.58, 71 Liz Thomas 26.59, 237 finished