Standard Article 16th April 2018

                           CIRENCESTER AC and TRIATHLON CLUB


Cirencester AC’s Chedworth Roman Trail 10miler became another casualty of this torrid winter and was postponed because of waterlogged areas. It is an enormously popular event and was fully booked and has been efficiently rescheduled for

September 2nd. The organisers thank everyone for their involvement and look forward to seeing them on a sunny, dry September day! All details will be available on the club web page.


Exe to Axe, Devon, 20 miles trail. Richard Hurdle has run this 20mile coastal path event from Exmouth to Axmouth before and was delighted to knock twenty-five minutes off his PB. He came 12th out of 199 finishers, finishing the gruelling, undulating run in 3:17.25.  Brennan Townshend (Montane) won in 2:44.55.


Forest of Dean Spring Trails ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles trail. Run on April 8th this is a challenging forest trails race with serious hills. Peter Rowland ran a solid 2:15.29 finishing 599th whilst sixty-nine year old club newcomer Paul Barrow was 807th in 2:45.25. Jonathan Barnes (Cheltenham & County Harriers) won in 1.15.10. 832 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail.

Cirencester. Despite the wet conditions eleven CAC members ran and it was pleasing to see first timers Matt Crew, running for Ciren again along with Dad Richard and also Joe Barrowclough donning the club vest. There were also PB’s for Nick Holliday, Neil Morrisey and Nina Lawrence whilst Howard Ewan was lead CAC runner for the first time.

Results.  Cirencester. 5th  Howard Ewan 19.28, 7 Nick Holliday 20.21, 11 Joe Barrowclough 21.29, 19 Sam Cook (J) 22.16, 20 Neil Morrissey 22.22, 26 Matt Ulyatt 23.08, 29 Lee Lawrence 23.45, 53 Rachel Ranger 26.09, 96 Sharon O'Keeffe 30.44, 100 Richard Crew 30.51, 112 Nina Lawrence 32.45, 153 finished
Worcester, Pitchcroft proved a victorious family affair, with a convincing win for James Thomas (17.15) and a 40th place for wife Liz (23.15). James’s mum Louise Abbott (31.33) came in 158th and
208 finished.

Swindon. Barbara Thomas (27.51) was 201st out of 471 finishers.

Royal Tunbridge Wells. Paul Barrow (34.24) celebrated his 70th birthday by finishing second in his age group and coming 141st out of 218.

Crissy Field, San Francisco, USAPaul Timms (23.07) was 25th out 91 finishers
Jamaica Pond, Boston, USA: Kate Sackett 22.51 was 61st in a more competitive field of 191 runners.