Standard Article 7th November 2017

Gloucestershire XC League (2 of 4), Charlton Park, Malmesbury

As the mud deepens the appetite for Cross Country running (with cakes) seems to increase.

Our Junior boys teams achieved hard won 2nd and 3rd places in this month’s tough Cross Country meet at Charlton Park. It was exciting to see so many juniors competing and to have two U15 teams for the first time for some years. Henry Sheffield won the U11 Boys to secure 2nd team place with the help of Tom Williams and Zac Humphries. Ollie Campbell found the right race for his U15 age group this time to finish third. His team, with Luke Buck and Archie Sheffield also finished 3rd. A ‘B’ team of Sam Cook, Tom Prosser and George Masser finished 8th. Our only girl’s team, U 11’s with Millie Chudley, Emily Swaine and Bella Alcott, ran well to finish 5th.
U11 Girls
13 Millie Chudley (Cirencester AC) 12.00, 16 Emily Swaine 12.1, 29 Bella Alcott 13.10 : Team (3 to score): 5 Cirencester AC 58pts
U11 Boys
1 Henry Sheffield (CAC) 9.19, 12 Tom Williams 10.41,21 Zac Humphries 11.01
Team (3 to score): 2 Cirencester AC 34pts
U15 Boys
3 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 16.2, 13 Luke Buck 17.20,18 Archie Sheffield 18.01
22 Sam Cook 18.39, 27 Tom Prosser 19.14, 42 George Masser 23.31
Team (3 to score): 3 Cirencester AC 34pts, 8 Cirencester AC 'B' 91pts

It was great to see Jill Hadland returning to XC but she had to run hard in tough conditions to lead the Ladies ‘A’ team with Kate Sackett and Liz Thomas to finish in 19th place. Other welcome returners included Kate Fitton and Lisa Carpenter who, together with Club Captain Pam Wheeler, formed the ‘B’ team finishing in 32nd place.

1 Katrine Svane (Team Bath AC) 26.48,
56 Jill Hadland (Cirencester AC) 32.53, 68 Kate Sackett 33.23, 107 Liz Thomas 36.19, 112 Kate Fitton 36.39, 129 Lisa Carpenter 37.43, 162 Pam Wheeler 42.02,
174 Helen Manners 46.18,181 Nina Lawrence 49.01 184 finished, Teams (3 to score):
1 Team Bath AC 12pts, 19 Cirencester AC 231pts, 32 Cirencester AC 'B', 39 closed in
The men’s team need six runners to score and Dave Bell’s solid second place enabled them to hold onto fifth place in the league.
1 Ben Price (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 34.53
2 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 35.18, 23 James Thomas 38.07,35 Ian Barrett 38.46
58 Howard Ewan 40.56, 61 Simon Campbell 41.03, 90 Martin Croucher 42.57
182 Dorian Matts 52.50 202 finished Teams (6 to score):
1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 43pts, 5 Cirencester AC 269pts, 18 closed in

Wickstead Wander, Highworth, 5 miles multi-terrain
Ian Porter and Barbara Thomas managed to find a local multi terrain race both competing in the Wickstead Wander near Highworth on Sunday.

1 Ed Knudsen (Avon Valley Runners) 31.27
64 Iain Porter (Cirencester AC) 47.37
126 Barbara Thomas 1.03.51 173 finished.

Calne Clock Challenge, 5km road
Last week, just two days before graduating to an older age group Ruth Fulford went to Calne intent on attacking her own FV65 club record for 5kms on road. As a result she knocked 86 seconds from the record and now, officially 70, clearly has no intention of slowing down.
1 Jamie Parkinson (Thames Hare & Hounds) 15.10
54 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 28.37 - 1st FV65, club FV65 record 117 finished.

Parkruns, 5km trail

This week Ollie Pritchard won another parkrun, slowing slightly at Skipton. Without last week’s fancy dress, Isaac MacAdam was second at Swindon and Jacob fifth in Slough. Also in Swindon, Steve Yates was sixth.

Cirencester AC finishers:
Swindon: 2 Isaac McAdam (J) 17.45, 6 Steve Yates 19.13, 115 Gordon Jones 24.20,
132 Alan McAdam 24.57, 183 Barbara Thomas 27.13, 454 finished
Cheltenham: 218 Ruth Fulford 29.23, 316 Robin Lloyd 34.24, 361 finished
Black Park, Slough: 5 Jacob McAdam 17.41, 506 finished
Skipton: 1 Oliver Pritchard 17.45, 179 finished