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Chilly By Name..........

The Chilly 10k at the Castle Combe motor racing circuit lived up to its name on Sunday morning. On a bright but cold morning Rachel Barrow surprised herself with a significantly improved PB at the distance.

Whilst the course is pretty flat there was quite a headwind in the home straight which competitors had to deal with three times on this multiple lap route. The organisers, DB Max, had supplied plenty of pace makers for different finish times. Rachel kept the 50 minute pacers in sight just hoping to come in inside her previous best of 51:53 achieved at Berkeley last month. She was delighted, and slightly stunned, by her finish time of 49:54.

Whilst the course is fairly unremarkable, the event is definitely one to try for anyone chasing a time. A flat, smooth surface, plenty of space and lots of really accurate pacers help the PB hunters.

21st November, DB Max Chilly 10k, 10k, road

1 Felix Rusby (Bristol and West AC) 33.08 (33.07)

176 Rachel Barrow (Cirencester AC) 50.16 (49.54) – 3rd supvet

385 finished

Dave Wright took to the undulating, rural roads of Dorset for the Wimborne 10 mile race. His fine performance saw him complete the distance in an impressive 1:05:17 and claim second spot in his V60 age group.

21st November, Wimborne 10, 10 miles, road

1 Rob Mctaggart (Bournemouth AC) 53.35 (53.34)

50 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 1.05.20 (1.05.17) – 2nd MV60

407 finished

As always, club members popped up at various parkrun events this weekend. But first, details of an omission from last week’s report. On his first outing at Stonehouse parkrun Brecht Grieten finished in first place in a time of 19:24. Apologies to Brecht for leaving out details of his win.

Of note this week, prolific parkrunner Ollie Campbell ran a course PB of 16:59 to take first place in what looked like a closely fought battle at Coventry. parkrun first timers Nicola Wood and Paul Edrich enjoyed the Penrose event in Cornwall as Nicola returns to running. Holly Willis had a strong run in a huge field at Poole. Nea Sneddon-Jenkins was 2nd lady at Tetbury.

There was a good club turnout at Cirencester amongst runners and volunteers. Strong runs from Brian Harris and Tom Payne brought them both top ten finishes and a course PB for Tom. Paul Barrow completed a 5k distance for the first time since his bike accident. Cathie Cowell was the essential tail walker this week.

20th November, parkrun, 5k, trail

Lydiard parkrun

1 Nick Cairns (unattached) 18.16

81 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 24.46

284 finished

Coventry parkrun

1 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 16.59

469 finished

Poole parkrun

1 Adam Tango Holland (Unattached) 16.00

63 Holly Willis (Cirencester AC) 20.00

676 finished

Thornbury parkrun

1 Ben Bohane (Unattached) 18.21

86 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 29.20

127 finished

Stonehouse parkrun

1 Andrew Watt (Unattached) 16.56

53 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 29.50

75 finished

Penrose parkrun

1 Steve Lampier (Unattached) 17.15

22 Paul Edrich (Cirencester AC) 21.57

129 Nicola Wood 33.19

162 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Unknown

8 Brian Harris (Cirencester AC) 21.43

10 Tom Payne 21.54

30 Gordon Jones 24.30

33 Liz Thomas 25.05

67 Richard Edwards 29.23

109 Paul Barrow 39.42

117 Cathie Cowell 1.00.15

117 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Heath Bampton (Unattached) 18.07

22 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins (Cirencester AC) 22.22 – 2nd Female

35 Alan Mcadam 24.10

45 Rachel Mcadam 25.39

96 finished

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