A Fine win from Dave Bell

Note: If you like reading these reports – please see the final paragraph



24th July, Newbury Racecourse 10k, 10k, mixed-terrain

He’s back - Dave Bell returned with winning form when finishing first and 35 seconds ahead of the chasing runner in the Newbury 10k. Dave would be the first to admit that this was some 2 minutes slower than his 2018 10k PB but plenty to celebrate given the different running surfaces around Newbury Race Course and the lack of the all important highest level competition.

1 Dave Bell (Cirencester AC) 33.49

154 finished


21st July, Linda Franks 5, 5 miles, road

In contrast this year’s much delayed Linda Franks 5 was a disaster in terms of times but a triumph in terms of Club cohesion. On a hideously hot Wednesday evening 5 of our runners lined up for a fairly tortuous course round residential streets of Cheltenham. But when Gordon Jones took a fall, Rachel Barrow stopped to give support and then ran to tell wife Rachel that an ambulance was in attendance. She left Ruth Fulford with Gordon and Karen Higuera also pulled out in the heat. So the only one to run as planned in the time he might have hoped for was Paul Barrow who, as a result, was 3rd in his 70+ age group. Everyone else either DNF’d or, in Rachel Barrow’s case, had a much slower time. But given that Gordon recovered relatively quickly despite cuts and bruises and a bit of a bang to the head, the saga had a reasonably happy ending and all club members involved have good reason to be proud.


1 Henry Ramsay (unattached) 29.10 (29.06)

85 Rachel Barrow (Cirencester AC) 47.48 (47.37)

100 Paul Barrow 58.40 (58.29) – 3rd MV70+ 108 finished



Dave Bell is back and parkruns are back - 15 Club Members took part in 5 different parkruns including the local favourites Cirencester, Tetbury and Lydiard (Swindon). Fastest this week was Dave Moss who finished in 23.17 at Tetbury with 2nd fastest Alan Mcadam not far behind with 24.23. Rachel Ranger was our 3rd fastest and 2nd lady at Cirencester with 26.26 and Jenny Brewin was our only other lady. Tom Morgan popped up in Frimley and Richard Edwards went to Gunners bury.

24th July, parkrun, 5k, trail

Frimley Lodge parkrun

1 Alexander Mathews (Unattached) 16.43

197 Tom Morgan (Cirencester AC) 27.11 437 finished

Lydiard parkrun

1 Owain Morris (Unattached) 17.54

146 Tom Purnell (Cirencester AC) 28.17 307 finished

Gunnersbury parkrun

1 Jonathan Poole (Unattached) 15.48

289 Richard Edwards (Cirencester AC) 34.47 345 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Ben Worlock (unattached) 19.47

28 Neil Broadley (Cirencester AC) 25.39

37 Rachel Ranger 26.26 – 2nd Female

83 Simon Campbell 32.14

113 Brian Harris 38.21

116 Lee Lawrence 39.10

121 Jenny Brewin 40.42 136 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 James Sysum (Unattached) 18.37

13 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 23.17

17 Alan Mcadam 24.23

31 Thomas Mcnally 27.15 64 finished



Great News – Rachel and Paul Barrow will soon be taking over writing these reports using the Results compiled by Martin Croucher.


So, Please Don’t Forget if you want to share your running results and stories you must tell us.

Email: cirenacresults@gmail.com AND rachelelisabethbarrow@hotmail.co.uk with some information on your race and, ideally, a link to the results.

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