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A Triumphant week as members rise to another challenge

Barbara Thomas, deserves double congratulations as she produced a fine time for our first “return to racing result” finishing the Castle Coombe 10k in 57.10 to finish 2nd FV and thrilled to be back racing after so long. Congratulations too, to DB Max for finding a way for us to race within the restrictions.

1 Robert Farley (Bristol & West AC) 34.08

87 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 57.10 – 2nd V60 125 finished

Many other club CRO runners had cause to celebrate as they found a host of ways to push themselves and cover the distance while wearing a race number. Some chose to complete the 10k or Half Marathon distance in sessions split over the week and the results below tell the story. But of special note were the PB breakers, Rachel Barrow and Brian Harris who have clearly used lockdown to great advantage to their running fitness – taking 4.5 and 3 minutes from their life time PB’s. Wearing a race number also inspired Ruth Fulford and Paul Barrow to go faster and further. Rosie-Jane Widdowson ran her first 10k with Dad James and Louise Abbott SWAM 10k over 4 sessions during the week. Rachel Ranger and Ian Barrett opted to complete a half ironman triathlon over the week by swimming 1800m, cycling 56 miles and finishing up with a 13.1 mile run. Ian turned out 3 days running to finish with a sub 1.30 Half on Sunday. Finally Robbie Stickney (J age 9) ran a half marathon over 4 sessions whilst on holiday in Devon and another holiday adventure found Kate, Andy Rupert and Liza starting off (very briefly together) along the coast of West Cumbria.

Week Ending August 30th, Cirencester Runs On (CRO), Half Marathon / 10k, any surface

10k Run

Karen Higuera 47.21

Dorian Matts 50.44

Martin Croucher 52.22

Rosie-Jane Widdowson 1 hour

Paul Barrow 1.12

10k Swim

Louise Abbott 4 hours – (across 4 swim sessions during the week)

Half Ironman Triathlon (1800m swim, 56 mile cycle, 13.1 mile run)

Rachel Ranger

Ian Barrett – Friday swim, Saturday cycle, Sunday run

Half Marathon Run

Ian Barrett 1.29.12

Brain Harris 1.31.09

Sophie Chudley 1.42.55

Kate Sackett 1.44.30

Andy Kilby 1.50.26

Dorian Matts 1.54.17

Rupert Chesmore 1.55.00

Rob Tuttle 1.57.08

Rachel Barrow 1.57.17

Rachel Ranger 1.58.48

Martin Croucher 2.06.22

Liza Darroch 2.08.57

Robbie Stickney 2.09.00 – J (age 9) (across 4 runs during the week)

Ruth Fulford 2.15.56

Paul Barrow 2.41.46

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