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Another Gastronomic Delight for Martin

Martin Croucher notched up marathon number 128 when he completed the North Downs Way 50k Ultra Challenge on Saturday.

He summed up the day like this, “The run was very enjoyable. It had a bit of everything, lovely views, great volunteers and, of course, excellent food choices.” Of course Martin!

Another fantastic result.

22nd July, North Downs Way 50k Ultra Challenge, 50k, trail

1 Jack Rowett 4.43.24

45 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 6.39.01

730 finished

Last week Ruth Fulford enjoyed a lovely, low-key event in Worcester.

The Pitchcroft 10k race, which has been taking place for 27 years now, is advertised as flat with PB potential and takes place over three laps of the perimeter tracks and footpaths at Worcester Racecourse. And no chip timing here, a good old fashioned stop watch!

Another very strong 10k run from Ruth.

19th July, Worcester Pitchcroft 10k, 10k, road

1 Jake Watson (Worcester AC) 32.22

122 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 1.02.21 – 2nd FV75

130 finished

There were club members at parkrun events all over the place on Saturday.

It was a Stickney family affair at Black Park, Slough with Joseph, Robert and Isabella all clocking age graded times of over 70%. Also with a fantastic age grading of 77.48% and 3rd FV75, Ruth Fulford was at Thornbury. Liza Darroch and Rupert Chesmore ran with visiting grandchildren at Gloucester City. Luke Campbell had a top ten finish at Tetbury.

At Cirencester there was a very exciting finish with Rob Forbes taking top spot after closing in on the lead runner in the last 100 metres – so close that both he and the second placed finisher were awarded the same time!

Ian Barrett was 10th overall and 1st MV50 with a 76% age grading. Howard Ewan battled it out with his younger brother whilst also pushing a buggy. Benjamin Conway improved on his course PB yet again as did Jake Yeo and Rachel McAdam – her age grading was an impressive 75%. Pam Wheeler was 1st FV65.

22nd July, parkrun, 5k, trail

Black Park parkrun

1 Jonathan Smith 17.16

12 Joseph Stickney (Cirencester AC) 19.18

23 Robert Stickney 20.11

46 Isabella Stickney 21.55

542 finished

Lydiard parkrun

1 Michael Gilbert 16.49

44 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 22.38

371 finished

Lloyd parkrun

1 James Lyne 17.27

154 Rachel Jones (Cirencester AC) 33.59

220 finished

Thornbury parkrun

1 Robert Stewart 16.08

102 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 31.18

136 finished

Buckingham parkrun

1 Michael Pearce

207 Bryan Reid (Cirencester AC) 31.04

301 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 17.15

10 Ian Barrett 19.38

21 Howard Ewan 22.11

26 Benjamin Conway 22.24

46 Alan McAdam 24.51

47 Jake Yeo 24.53

49 Rachel McAdam 25.30

103 Pam Wheeler 29.25

107 Gary Wood 29.42

112 Sam Timms 30.00

128 Lorna Harris 32.21

193 finished

Gloucester City parkrun

1 Charlie Worsfold 16.53

97 Rupert Chesmore (Cirencester AC) 31.34

141 Liza Darroch 45.17

152 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Max Benfield 19.29

7 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) 22.23

107 finished

Results please to Martin at and tales of your running adventures to Rachel at or via the WhatsApp group

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