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Club Championship results are out

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club 10 Nov 2019

This week, Club Members paid tribute (both at training and at a Service in Malmesbury Abbey) to Chris Riches a long standing and much loved member of the Club who died after a long and very brave battle.

Congratulations to Bill Leggate, Pam Wheeler, Ionel Iancu and Barbara Thomas on their 2019 Club Championship wins. Bill ran away with the Road Race Championships for the second year running with a series of quality performances. This year he won two of the qualifying races and was runner up (behind Dave Bell) in another four to score a total of 116 points from a potential maximum of 120. Ionel Iancu, who also ran 6 events, was a fine runner up with 97 points and Mark Sysum (85 points from 5) and Dave Bell (80 from 4) were in 3rd and 4th places. As predicted, Pam Wheeler’s consistent season gave her a fine win of the Women’s Road Race Championships having earned 105 points from 6 events. Sophie Chudley scored 94 over 5 races while Liza Darroch needed 6 events for 89 points and 3rd place.

The Club Runner Championships reward both improvement and participation enabling Ionel Iancu to win outright to be followed by Bill, Mark Sysum and Tom Renton Rose. For the Women, Pam again had top points but given a bar to winning both events, this year’s title goes to the indefatigable Barbara Thomas with Sophie Chudley and Rachel Barrow tying for 3rd place. All members are advised to check the results tables below on this Newsfeed and the next list of qualifying races which will be announced soon.

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As for this weekend, Jill Hadland returned to her favourite mudfest otherwise known at the Sodbury Slog to finish 189th in1.30.27.

Sodbury Slog, 9.8 miles multi terrain

1 Ben Rawlins (Westbury Harriers) 1.02.24 189 Jill Hadland (Cirencester AC) 1.30.27 xxx finished

Always one to enjoy his running, James Widdowson literally galloped (imaginary whip in hand) across the finishing line on Bath Race course after completing the steep hills and rough tracks of the Trionium Bath Hilly Half, This two lap course includes over 500m of ascent and sections of the Cotswold Way with all its stiles and gates so we can all understand why finding the reserves to overtake 14 or more on the 2nd lap...went to his head.

Trionium Bath Hilly Half 13.1 miles multi terrain

1 David Atkinson (Hoka One One) 1.28.33

67 James Widdowson (Cirencester A C) 2.08.55 151 finished

parkruns, 5km trail

Parkrun numbers were back to normal this week as the rain held off and the World Rugby was over and the Club still clocked three outright wins. Oliver Pritchard (17.01) was fastest running near Aldershot, James Thomas (18.33) dominated at Tetbury and David Musgrove (VM45-49) was first at Cirencester again with 19.16. Sam Alcott (JM11-14) improved on one earlier run to finish second in 20.04 with the only Cirencester PB. Joyce Mathews, Kate Sackett and Steve Derrick also all managed sub 24 minutes as did Alan McAdam at Catterick. Mark Sysum (VM45-49) and Chris Miller (VM40-44) battled it out at Swindon Lydiard to finish in 8th and 10th places and Gordon Jones (VM70-74) was next for the club with 23.07.

Cirencester AC finishers: Cirencester: 1 David Musgrove 19.16, 2 Sam Alcott (J) 20.04, 15 Joyce Matthews 22.26, 20 Kate Sackett 23.02, 25 Steve Derrick 23.52, 33 Paul Timms 24.42, 46 Joe Cook (J) 25.59, 47 Sam Cook (J) 25.59, 48 Rachel Ranger 26.00, 64 Jocelyn Randall 26.52, 72 Simon Campbell 28.07, 73 Richard Edwards 28.10, 74 Pam Wheeler 28.12, 79 Robert Stickney (J) 28.42, 85 Samantha Timms 29.03, 87 Joseph Stickney (J) 29.09, 139 Nina Lawrence 36.49, 156 Helen Manners (sweeper) 44.16, 156 finished Swindon Lydiard: 8 Mark Sysum 18.06, 10 Chris Miller 18.19, 85 Gordon Jones 23.07, 120 Kerry Smith 24.11, 222 Barbara Thomas 27.29, 247 David Moss 28.25, 507 finished Tetbury: 1 James Thomas 18.33, 94 finished Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot: 1 Oliver Pritchard 17.01, 354 finished Catterick, Richmond, N Yorks: 63 Alan McAdam 23.48, 79 Rachel McAdam 25.53, 211 finished

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