A small group from the club ventured to the Forest of Dean last Tuesday to take part in the Blaisden 10k. Hosted by Forest of Dean AC, this low key race was the latest in the county road race series.
Brian Harris was one of them and described the course as an “undulating small country lanes course, definitely not a PB prospect.” But Race HQ was at the local pub so there was an opportunity for a sociable chat, drink and burger with others afterwards.
In a small field of just 117 finishers, we had some great age group placings and points scored.
With just three races to go in the series Brian is currently leading the MV60 age group. Barbara is third in the FV65 category and Ruth and Liza are first and second respectively in their FV70 group.
12th July, Blaisden 10k, 10k, road
1 Alex Lee (Western Tempo) 33.46
21 Brian Harris (Cirencester AC) 42.55 – 2nd MV60
97 Ruth Fulford 1.02.23 – 2nd FV70
105 Liza Darroch 1.07.24 – 3rd LV70
107 Barbara Thomas 1.08.14 – 2nd LV65
In parkrun news this week Ollie Campbell was third at Chippenham. At Cirencester Dave Musgrove was second and Lorna Harris and Nick Wall each ran a new course PB.
16th July, parkrun, 5k trail
Lydiard park parkrun
1 Ben Cole (Unattached) 15.22
141 James Hunton (Cirencester AC) 30.08
1 Ollie Nott (Unattached) 16.21
3 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 17.26
1 Stephen Wattmough (Unattached) 18.11
2 David Musgrove (Cirencester AC) 19.25
40 Gordon Jones 25.40
42 Dorian Matts 25.55
44 Nick Wall 26.19
61 Pamela Wheeler 29.06
74 Ruth Fulford 30.19
79 Rachel Jones 30.44
94 Lorna Harris 33.05
Tetbury Good Shed parkrun
1 Nick Holliday (Unattached) 18.43
23 Paul Timms (Cirencester AC) 22.56
31 Alan Mcadam 24.30
41 Rachel Mcadam 26.06
51 Peter Rowland 27.41
58 Samantha Timms 28.47
Not an open race, but James Widdowson enjoyed testing himself over the 5k distance on a hot evening. The Hullavington Fun Run fundraiser by Dyson was organised by a group including our very own Luke Campbell and raised valuable funds for Alzheimer's Research UK.