Standard Article 21st May 18

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club                  Report 20th May 2018

On a dry Monday evening, Bill Leggate led a small team (of fairly senior members!) around Berkeley completing the flat 10k course in 44.31 to finish fourth overall.  His was the first of three club age group wins with members in search of points towards the Gloucestershire Road Race Championships which led to Kate Sackett and Barbara Thomas both competing in three events in three days.


Berkeley 10km, road

1 Lee Stopford (Stroud & District AC) 33.06
4 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 34.31 - 1st V40
110 James Widdowson 44.29
120 Gordon Jones 45.20
121 Kate Sackett 45.21 - 1st FV55
306 Barbara Thomas 57.56
325 Rachel Jones 59.20
338 Ruth Fulford 1.00.14 - 1st FV70     414 finished.


Martin Croucher and Howard Ewan formed a highly successful mini team to tackle the Worcester Marathon running together from start to finish - despite the heat – in 3 hours 50 minutes to cross the line in 36th and 37th places.  Howard succeeded in banishing several distance running gremlins setting a good, steady pace from the start.  While Martin’s stamina (in his last marathon before the coming 56 miles of  The Comrades Race in RSA) enabled him to hold the pace and so for both to complete with a negative split.

Worcester Marathon, 26.2 miles road

1 Matt Harrold (Warley Wood Pacers) 2.49.39
36 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 3.50.22
37 Howard Ewan 3.50.38       148 finished.


Missed from last weekend, Louise Abbott chose a tough one when returning to competitive running, tackling the 11 off-road hilly miles (with approx 540m of climbing) of the Preseli, The Beast Bach. 

Beast Bach, Preseli, S Wales, 11 miles fell (1700')

1 Dylan Lewis (Sarn Helen) 1.18.33
176 Louise Abbott (Cirencester AC) 2.49.08    201 finished.