Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club 20th October 2019
Mark Sysum led the way in this week’s marathons completing the flat but circuitous Abingdon course in 2.58. His long held “Project 2.59” was convincingly achieved although it did involve digging deep for the last 6 miles and finishing with an impressively fast final mile. Nick Wall went to Amsterdam and his time of 3.58 smashed nearly 8 minutes from the Club’s MV60 record set by Rupert Chesmore at Chester last year and came as a major triumph after the setbacks he has endured in earlier London marathon attempts. Meanwhile both Rupert (with Offas Dyke 187 miles still in his legs) and Liza Darrroch both struggled for the last few miles at York where Liza had been invited to the UK Championships again but this time was convincingly outrun in the FV70 group. She still managed to come 1st in the UK Masters though bagging herself one gold medal. Meanwhile Colin & Clare Tapley celebrated their wedding anniversary in style with a hilly half marathon in the idyllic setting of the Lake District.
Abingdon Marathon, 26.2 miles road
1 Jonathan Poole (Serpentine Running Club) 2.29.52 (chip 2.29.51) 111 Mark Sysum (Cirencester AC) 2.58.53 (2.58.47) 788 finished. www.abingdonmarathon.org.uk
Amsterdam Marathon, 26.2 miles road
1 Vincent Kipchumba (Kenya) 2.05.09 (chip 2.05.09)
7236 Nick Wall (Cirencester AC) 4.10.39 (3.58.12)
Yorkshire Marathon, York, 26.2 miles road
1 Mark Buckingham (Holmfirth Harriers) 2.21.42 (chip 2.21.42) 2371 Rupert Chesmore (Cirencester AC) 4.22.53 (4.19.56) 2737 Liza Darroch 4.33.54 (4.30.58) 4310 finished.
Great South Run, Portsmouth, 10 miles road
Charlotte Blampied, who has been quietly improving (with coaches Colin and Clare’s help?) ran the increasingly popular Great South Run to complete the 10 miler in 1.47. with another 5,000 behind her.
1 Marc Scott (Richmond & Zetland Harriers) 46.58 10914 Charlotte Blampied (Cirencester AC) 1.47.21 15974 finished.
Results carried over from last week include Tim Ingham’s first return to competitive running after completing the 86 miles of the Ridgeway when he stayed off road to run the demanding 20 kms of the Mendip Muddle in 1.57. Nearer home, Barbara Thomas ran a fine time of 55.18 in the Grittleton 10km.
Mendip Muddle, nr Cheddar, 20km multi-terrain
1 Chris McMillan (Weston AC) 1.22.49
83 Tim Ingham (Cirencester AC) 1.57.05 259 finished.
Grittleton 10km, nr Chippenham, 10km road
1 David Eagon (Bristol & West AC) 32.55 171 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 55.18 302 finished
Langdale ½ Marathon, Lake District, 13.1 miles road
1 Lewis Hinchcliffe (Rochdale Harriers) 1.22.53
316 Colin Tapley (Cirencester AC) 2.26.36
317 Clare Tapley 2.26.39
parkruns, 5km trail
Three great parkrun wins this week – Ollie Pritchard(17.18) , James Thomas (17.59) and Ollie Campbell (JM15-17 – 19.05) were all first over the line at Guildford, Cirencester and Tetbury respectively. Adam Harborow had his first go at Cirencester to finish 8th and there was more of a battle further back with Lee Lawrence, Kate Sackett and Steve Derrick all within 40 seconds of each other.
Cirencester AC finishers:
Cirencester: 1 James Thomas 17.59, 4 Adam Harborow 20.35, 14 Lee Lawrence 22.41, 16 Kate Sackett 23.00, 17 Steve Derrick 23.13, 43 Chris Prevett 25.58, 47 Rachel Ranger 26.20, 49 Liz Thomas 26.25, 59 Jocelyn Randall 26.56, 67 Pam Wheeler 27.59, 139 Helen Manners (sweeper) 51.59, 139 finished
Swindon: 177 Barbara Thomas 27.04, 221 David Moss 28.39, x finished
Tetbury: 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 19.05, 22 Alan McAdam 25.57, 25 Rachel McAdam 27.39, 61 finished
Guildford: 1 Oliver Pritchard 17.18, 436 finished