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CAC cause a splash at Bourton 10k

This weekend saw a great CAC turnout for an exceedingly popular local event, Bourton 10k. There were lots of smiling faces for the team photo on the brisk but bright morning before the racers lined up to take on the famously fast course - how true that actually is and how much is Bourton road runners race propaganda I'll leave you to decide for yourselves!

First home for the club was Bill Leggate who finished in a speedy 34.41, followed swiftly by James Thomas in 36.03. Kate Jacobs led the women home in 39.09 followed by Jo Musk who in the midst of her marathon training plan ran a very consistent race finishing strong with a swift final mile and was 'over the moon' to run a sub 40 minute time, beating her previous seasons best by over 2 minutes. Mike Hobbs missed the team photo, but made up for it by running a sub 40 minute time, although he reported that he went out a bit hot in the first 5k so the second was a bit more of a challenge! Ruth Fulford one of our resident V75 ladies put in a solid performance to finish third in her age group and was pleased to have run the whole course, having come back from a knee injury in December. Karen Higuera, although hampered by a recent ankle injury found the camaraderie and encouragement of fellow CAC members kept her going to finish the race. Liza Darroch, just a day short of her 76th birthday managed to win her LV75 age category so should be well pleased with her efforts. Rupert Chesmore was thrilled with his time of 51.58 as with a spurt on the return leg of the course was able to pass some other club members as well his own son and son-in-law, meanwhile James Widdowson put in a great performance to achieve his fastest 10k time since 2019.

Angela Hilditch ventured to the south coast to complete Brighton half marathon finishing in 2.14 and it was all going well until the last leg of the race when a fierce easterly headwind impeded her progress.

In the meantime, Martin Croucher ventured to supposedly sunnier climes to complete the Malta marathon, and although he battled floods and torrential rain throughout still managed a sub-4-hour time. Well done Martin!

There were a few Parkrun participants as well this weekend with PB's for Paul Edrich & Nicola Wood at Lydiard, the McAdams venturing further afield to Exmouth and Paul & Sam Timms using Tetbury parkrun as a warm-up for Bourton the next day. Dave Moss did the same at Seven Fields whilst Adam Harborow was at University Parks and Millie Chudley was parkrunning over in Australia.

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