Standard Article 8th October 2018

                         CIRENCESTER AC and TRIATHLON CLUB


Chester Marathon, 26.2 miles road, National Masters Championships. This is a story of team spirit and commitment from a group of CAC ultra runners who set out to encourage seven “marathon virgins” to take part.  Rupert Chesmore, Liza Darroch and Martin Croucher, with support from Dan Finchett, guided and helped to achieve greatness for the group. On the day, with a goal of four hours hanging over many of them, Caroline Buck ran with a broken toe, Lisa Stevens with a recent wedding behind her and Martin Croucher needing to qualify for his umpteenth Comrades Marathon; everyone covered themselves in glory. Also, Liza (stomach cramps) won a National gold medal/CAC age group record and Rupert Chesmore (groin strain) set a CAC age group record.

Results.1 Mohammed Abu-Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC) 2.25.20, 634 Martin Croucher 3.26.32, 713 Dan Finchett 3.29.43, 1118 Kate Sackett 3.47.50, 1445 Lisa Stevens 3.59.25, 1517 Caroline Buck 4.01.22, 1552 Rachel Ranger 4.02.54, 1579 Jo Roberts 4.04.41, 1613 Rupert Chesmore 4.06.51, 1964 Liza Darroch 4.24.58,  2258 Gary Wood 4.41.49. 3800 finished. 

Bournemouth Marathon, 26.2 miles road. Meanwhile, on the south coast Rachel Barrow just missed her five-hour target whilst Paul was delighted to finish what might be his last marathon.

Results.1st  Iain Trickett (Dorset Doddlers) 2.25.45, 1769 Rachel Barrow 5.05.31,
2159 Paul Barrow 6.32.10. 2160 finished. 

Cricklade ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road. A revitalised Simon Campbell just stayed ahead of the intrepid Neil Corbiere in a close fought battle. Lee Lawrence set a very good time to finish 32nd and there were many positive results in mid-field.  Rachel Jones, in her first half and Karen Carter were encouraged home by Club Chairman Pam Wheeler.

Results.1st Sam Upton (Witney Road Runners) 1.14.20, 8 Simon Campbell 1.22.57, 11 Neil Corbiere 1.24.33, 32 Lee Lawrence 1.32.08, 167 Rebecca Collier 1.57.04, 168 Lesley Hinsley 1.57.04, 235 Karen Carter 2.13.43, 236 Rachel Jones 2.13.43, 237 Pam Wheeler 2.13.44. 252 finished. 

Cricklade 10km, road. Great things are always expected of Dave Bell and he ran another fine race to win at Cricklade whilst Sophie Chudley made it a Ciren double as she was first lady home and first FV35. David Wright is also having a wonderful season and he came in seventh and was, unsurprisingly, first V60 with Caroline Cotterell finishing 4th lady.

Results. 1stDave Bell 32.24, 7 David Wright 38.24, 10 Sophie Chudley 39.37,
18 Nick Holliday 41.07, 26 James Widdowson 44.24, 28 Caroline Cotterell 44.27,
35 Gordon Jones 46.07, 95 Barbara Thomas 53.52, 146 Helen Manners 59.27, 183 Nina Lawrence 1.04.34. 235 finished.  

Oxford ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road.   

After the event Tom Renton-Rose said, “I found it tough and feel I should have done better” which sums-up so many of us at the end of a hard race. He still finished in the top twenty percent with Penny Grayson in the pack. 

Results.1 Ben Cole (Tonbridge AC) 1.08.37, 1349 Tom Renton-Rose 1.42.53, 6876 Penny Grayson 2.35.06. 8648 finished.  


parkruns, 5km trail. With bad weather and so many CAC runners at other events the highlights at parkrun were a second lady finish for Corinne Clark and a third  for Caroline Cotterell as her warm-up for Cricklade.

9 Sam Cook (J) 22.39, 27 Caroline Cotterell 25.35. 111 finished
16 Corinne Clark 20.34, 183 Barbara Thomas 27.34. 377 finished
Chippenham: 18 Ollie Campbell (J) 21.54. 152 finished
Colney Lane: 
48 Alan McAdam 25.00, 79 Rachel McAdam 28.18. 152 finished.