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Cotswold Way Relay success, festival fun and record breaking on the track!

Last weekend saw James Widdowson attending Glastonbury festival, not an event known for its sporting pursuits, but he managed to find a run amongst all the music! See James's headlines below....

Organised by the running movement based in Bristol called ravers2runners and raising cash for / coordinated on site with the help of Greenpeace, this very friendly 5k race took a vast stream of runners around key landmarks on the site. My main aim was to get round without turning an ankle in a rut and thus jeopardising my own volunteering role! Mission was safely accomplished. Took me a very relaxed 44:58 but that’s entirely academic. My steps total for last Thursday was 53000! As a whole the festival surely makes great multi-day ultra training!!

Dave Bell was back running Evesham Town 10km again and finished in 5th place with an impressive time of 34mins 38secs. He reports.....Good run at the Evesham 10k this morning . Finished 5th and ran 34:38 (SB for the year so far and not the quickest of courses). This is the 7th time I've run this race and can't believe the last time was back in 2019! The first one was in 2013 when I ran 34:31 so age hopefully not slowing me down too much quite yet.

This CAC favourite was back again this year with a mixed team and two veteran teams. The Cotswold Way Relay, 103 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath takes in stunning scenery and testing hills with 10 competitors per team running as fast as possible to achieve the shortest possible cumulative time. It was another successful year with the mixed team the Racing Hares (minimum 4 ladies running) beating the competition to win in a time of 13hours 57mins, with just 64 seconds separating them and the team in second place! The

Veteran Hares were the second vet team in 14.29.08 and the Pirate Hares came in in 15.30.10. Great effort from everyone and such a wonderful team race to be

6 July 2024, parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:Cirencester: 16 David Moss 23.17, 38 Gordon Jones 25.32, 41 Rob Tuttle 25.56,73 Brendan McCarthy 28.47, 75 Jocelyn Randall 28.49, 80 Pam Wheeler 29.24, 141 finished.Stonehouse: 18 Kate Sackett 25.41, 48 finished.Bath Skyline: 69 Alan McAdam 26.38, 98 Rachel McAdam 28.01, 189 finished.Chippenham: 140 James Hunton 33.10, 170 finished.Chipping Sodbury: 111 Martin Croucher 28.08, 219

On 3rd July 2024 the Cheltenham Midsummer Open Graded Meeting took place on the track and saw Ian B competing over 600m in 1min 54secs and at the 1500m distance in 5mins 20secs to bag the club V50 record which previously stood for 32 years! Well done Ian!

Frampton-on-Severn 10km, a popular Monday evening race was attended by Brecht Grieten who ran a swift time of 36.01, followed by Paul Timms in 47.52, Kate Kilby 58.10, Samantha Timms 1.02 and Ruth Fulford 1.11.

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