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A Sizzling Summer Success

The Summer Sizzler most certainly lived up to its name this year. The sun shone all day for the setting up of the course and race HQ as months of preparation came to fruition for a wonderful 10k event. The hot, still conditions and the long drag up to Ewe Pens Farm (twice!) made for a challenging race for some.

In addition to the adult’s race there were two junior races, 2k for the Under 9s and Under 11s and 3k for the over 11s. There was a huge Cirencester turnout for these! A great family evening out.

Many club members slipped on the hi-vis vests to help Pam bring it all together, so just a handful were running, with some great results.

A very fine 37.39 from Ian Barrett gave him a top ten finish and second place in his MV50 age group. Also second in his age category, this time MV40, was Simon Campbell with an excellent sub 40 minute run. Nea Sneddon-Jenkins was our first lady home and fifth lady overall. There were solid runs from Tom Payne, Neil Morrissey and David Phelps.

James Widdowson was particularly pleased with his result, an improvement on his time at last months Berkeley 10k in spite of the heat and hills last night. Hard work paying off! Gordon Jones, fresh from his fantastic run at Fairford last week, took third spot in his MV70 age group and Barbara Thomas was fourth LV65. New member Lorna Harris ran well giving her club vest its first outing of many we hope.

Thanks to Pam and her team for bringing everything together on the night, to Rupert and Tim for the excellent course set up and to Dorian for organising the juniors’ events.

15th June, Cirencester Summer Sizzler, 10k mixed terrain

1 Lee Stopford (Stroud & District AC) 32.02 (chip time)

8 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC) 37.39 (chip time) 2nd MV50

15 Simon Campbell 39.21 2nd MV40

29 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins 41.55

39 Tom Payne 43.28

58 Neil Morrissey 45.08

88 James Widdowson 48.39

106 David Phelps 50.23

187 Gordon Jones 57.17 3rd MV70

265 Barbara Thomas 1.04.17

296 Lorna Harris 1.09.13

338 finished

15th June, Junior Summer Sizzler, 3k

1 Reuben Linscott U13 (Swindon Harriers) 11.37 (chip time)

3 Joseph Stickney U13 (Cirencester AC) 12.29

8 Nathaniel Paddock U13 13.22

9 Sebastien Compton-Evans U13 13.23

10 Ernie Hayward U13 13.26

11 Harry Truckle U13 13.33

12 Robert Stickney U13 14.01

13 Joe Cook U13 14.13

14 Ethan Montgomery 15+ 14.34

15 George Whelan 15+ 14.35

17 Mimi Van Wyk U13 15.20

18 Josh Neal U13 15.33

19 Daisy Van Wyk U15 15.39

23 Caitlin Musgrove U15 16.24

24 Segan Majak U15 20.23

26 finished

15th June, Junior Summer Sizzler, 2k

1 Rupert Green U11 (Unattached) 8.45 (chip time)

2 Rory Brown U11 (Cirencester AC) 9.23

4 Ted Lockhart U11 9.46

10 Persephone Southey U11 9.58

11 Emma Cunningham U11 10.13

12 Aria Stavrakakis U11 10.36

15 Francesca Paddock U9 11.21

19 Lucy Laight U11 11.34

21 Callum Phelps U11 11.46

27 Isobel Daniels U11 12.21

28 Ellena Daniels U11 12.22

33 finished

Kate Sackett was really pleased to complete the Staffordshire 70.3 triathlon at the weekend. She reports that the reservoir swim was very choppy indeed!

Staffordshire 70.3 Triathlon, 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

1 Benjamin Goodfellow, Swim 27.31 Bike 2.18.10 Run 1.18.53 Overall 4.09.45

1325 Kate Sackett (Cirencester AC) Swim 52.07 Bike 3.42.43 Run 2.24.01 Overall 7.12.16

1803 finished

Of note at parkrun this week Rob Forbes took first spot at Cirencester with his best time there to date. Gordon Jones had another cracking run there too. Ollie Campbell was 5th at Coventry. Paul Timms ran an overseas event.

11th June, parkrun, 5k trail

Lydiard parkun

1 Michael Gilbert (Unattached) 16.49

116 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 27.24

287 finished

Coventry parkrun

1 Tom Jones (Unattached) 16.30

5 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 18.33

456 finished

Renton parkrun

1 Tyler Patten (Unattached) 18.08

8 Paul Timms (Cirencester AC) 22.38

35 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 17.58

43 Gordon Jones 25.03

44 Rob Jones 25.13

49 Gary Wood 26.31

60 Brendan Mccarthy 27.04

69 Samantha Timms 28.49

78 Pamela Wheeler 29.59

128 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Andrew Brentnall (Unattached) 20.03

23 Alan Mcadam (Cirencester AC) 25.52

26 Rachel Mcadam 27.42

90 finished

For those of you interested, the up-to-date standings in the Club Road Race Championship can be found on the website under the heading Racing.

Following the Fairford 10k last week, Brecht Grieten currently holds top spot in the men’s competition with Gordon Jones and Dave Bell joint second. Brian Harris is fourth but has points to be added to his total from a marathon. Marathon points will be added to totals after the last race of the championship in November.

In the ladies competition Rachel Barrow leads at the moment with Ruth Fulford second and Wendy Nicholls third.

There are still plenty of opportunities to pick up points with the remaining races covering every distance from 1 mile to a half marathon, and if you can squeeze in a cheeky marathon between now and 6th November even better!

The remaining races are;

Bourton Mile, 1st July

Cirencester parkrun, 13th August

Cotswold Classic 10 Mile, 3rd September

Cricklade 10k, 2nd October

Stroud Half Marathon, 23rd October

Guy Fawkes 5 Mile, 6th November

Any marathon before 6th November, this can be an off road event

A really nice story to round off with this week. Nick Wall headed up the promotion of new Couch to 5k group for beginners or returners to running. After a fairly hurried campaign to spread the word, an eager group met on Tuesday at Deer Park for the first of 9 weekly sessions. The group will work towards completing their first 5k run at a Cirencester parkrun in August.

The next report will appear early in the week beginning 27th June and so will cover two weekends worth of races. Please send any news of results you would like included to

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