Another Age Group Record smashed

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club 1st September 2019

Louise Nolan finished a fine 10th in the Cotswold End of Season Triathlon with a competitive 2.19 and, continuing his strong form, Steve Derrick finished 3rd in his age group in this LPS Olympic distance tri at lake 62. Windy conditions made the bike course, extended from 40 to 44k, even more challenging.

Cotswold End of Season Triathlon, 1500m swim, 40km bike, 9km run

1 Brad Williams (KIS Coaching) (20.34; 1.05.11; 33.25) 2.00.45 10 Louise Nolan (Cirencester AC) (22.08; 1.16.26; 39.24) 2.19.27 86 Steve Derrick (26.08; 1.28.09; 46.09) 2.43.11 246 finished.

90 teams turned out for the LPS super sprint relay. Each comprised 4 athletes who completed all three short legs with the bike course extended from 8 to 12 k because of road closures. The sun shone and despite goggle dramas and wrong turns involving running through a family picnic to get back on route, the Ciren A C team performed well coming second in the all female team category and 32nd overall. It was Nicola Wood’s first triathlon but we hope not her last. Kerry Smith was also participating in a mixed team but Corinne Clark withdrew to allow full recovery before Kona.

Helen, Kate, Nicola and Sophie - team triumphant

Cotswold Relay Sprint Triathlon, 250m swim, 8km bike, 1.5km run

1 Natural Ability 1.56.39 Rhys James (3.24; 20.10; 5.38), Gregor Kelling (3.51, 21.28, 5.24) Daniel Roberts (3.56; 19.20; 5.18), Reuben Trotter (3.41; 19.22; 5.13) 32 Cirencester AC 2.31.42 Nicola Wood (4.48; 26.18; 8.31), Kate Sackett (6.42; 26.12; 6.40) Helen Grosscurth (6.04; xx.xx; x.xx), Sophie Chudley (x.xx; xx.xx; x.xx) 90 finished.

Colin Tapley had his turn to shine when he succeeded in his mission to take the club V55 20 mile record. His time of 2.43.03 took over 6 minutes from the previous record and was a fine demonstration of just how well our Head Coach is running these days. Meanwhile wife Clare ran the there and back route once rather than twice to complete 10 miles in 1.39.54.

Golden Ball ‘20’, Lancaster, 20 miles road

1 Martin Green (North Wales Road Runners) 1.56.08 44 Colin Tapley (Cirencester AC) 2.43.03 – club V55 record 124 finished.

Golden Ball ‘10’, Lancaster, 10 miles road

1 Simon Croft (Red Rose Road Runners) 55.31 85 Clare Tapley (Cirencester AC) 1.39.54 106 finished.

Ollie Campbell finished the Flying monk 10k 4th and first Junior in a great time of 36.33 while Kate Sackett (53.53) followed supporting her son (a 10k novice) and Rob Cook (54.53) and Laura Wright (56.10) were close behind.


Ollie has a well earned massage

Flying Monk Malmesbury 10km, road

1 Harry Palmer (Team Devizes – Moonrakers AC) 35.14 4 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 36.33 – 1st junior 190 Kate Sackett 53.53 206 Rob Cook 54.53 220 Laura Wright 56.10 448 finished.

Dick Waldron’s RAF background lured him back to competition at RAF Cosford where he completed the 10k in 1.12.08. Cosford Spitfire 10km, RAF Cosford, Staffs., 10km road

1 Philip Boak (Armed Forces) 35.09

1049 Dick Waldron (Cirencester AC) 1.12.08 1332 finished.

Chris Bevis and Barbara Thomas couldn’t resist trying to ‘Beat the Bore’ which involved nearly 13 km of multi terrain running along the banks of the River Severn starting from Elmore. Chris’ time of 1.32.54 earned him an age group win and Barbara was only 90 seconds behind.

Beat the Bore, Elmore, Glos., 12.8km multi-terrain

1 Daniel Austin (Cardiff Archers) 58.44

58 Chris Bevis (Cirencester AC) 1.32.54 – 1st V70

63 Barbara Thomas 1.34.25 76 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail

With 14 members running at Cirencester, we had 3 PB’s - Dorian Matts took 1 second from his to be topped by Joyce Matthews who gained 2 seconds but the PB crown goes to Alex Chudley who, temporarily relieved of parental responsibility, knocked a cool 2 minutes 30 seconds from his. Further ahead, Mark Sysum was 4th and Sophie Chudley 8th and first lady. Tom Purnell was 2nd in the Wyre Forest but juniors Joe and Robert Stickney took it uncharacteristically easy down in Devon. Finally Jetsetter (and airline employee) Jos Randall shook the Japanese dust from her feet to run a good time in Boulder, Colorado.

Cirencester AC finishers: Cirencester: 4 Mark Sysum 19.23, 8 Sophie Chudley 20.23 – 1st lady, 13 Alex Chudley 21.12, 22 Lee Lawrence 22.25, 25 Joyce Matthews 22.35, 30 Karen Higuera 23.17, 35 Isobel Watt 23.36, 36 Dorian Matts 23.48, 48 Paul Timms 24.19, 68 Brendan McCarthy 25.50, 87 Chris Prevett 26.56, 137 Henry Broadley (J) 29.14, 223 Neil Broadley 39.37, 238 Cathie Cowell (sweeper) 54.17, 238 finished Swindon: 210 David Moss 26.55, 236 Barbara Thomas 27.46, 576 finished Cheltenham: 37 Ross Swain 20.31, 604 finished Wyre Forest, Bewdley, Worcs.: 2 Tom Purnell 19.22, 297 finished Salisbury: 404 Matt Ulyatt 35.58, 488 finished Woolacombe Dunes: 77 Joseph Stickney (J) 30.17, 157 Robert Stickney (J) 57.33, 163 finished South Boulder Creek, Boulder, Colorado, USA: 14 Jocelyn Randall 26.55, 32 finished


But running is not just about competing as this group of Thursday morning runners will agree - join us - every/any Thursday, 9 am at the Leisure Center - choose your distance between 5 and 10 miles and your speed between business like and gossip potential.

The things people do in the woods!!

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