Do you want to carry on CRO-ing?

This week it’s Ruth Fulford showing us all the way scoring a cool 104.25% in the handicap system have taken seconds short of two minutes off her previous 5 mile time. She attributes this to the speed work she did the previous week when doing the Ross Barkley Challenge so, yet again, CRO running is bringing benefits.

This raises a question for us all –given that we can now run with up to 6 others from other households albeit with 2 metres separation between each runner – do people want to carry on with CRO running? Speaking personally I see it as a combination of replacing the efforts I would normally hope to do at a Tuesday evening training session and forcing me to make the sustained effort involved in running a race. Neither Tuesday evenings nor any races , let alone parkruns, are going to re-start any time soon so Martin and I are happy to continue making CRO happen.

But is that what you want? Please could you feed back – either to me. (via Whatsapp or lizadarrroch@gmail.com or via cirenacresults@gmail.com .) Also if you have any thoughts as to what else we could add or do differently please say so – for example would people be interested in trying to run a total mileage for a week?

Back to this week – topped as ever by Ian Barrett with a gun time of 31.23 and Kate Sackett next. Others running well were Gordon Jones, and a still improving Louise Abbott. It seems several of us including Brian Harris, Rupert Chesmore, Rachel Barrow, Rachel Ranger and Liza Darroch opted to “take it a bit easier” this week for a variety of reasons and 4 days after running 32 miles seemed good enough for me!

Next week is an “official” rest week and the week after we are back to 1 mile. Whether we make that our last or we continue CRO-ing is up to you all.

1st June an opportunity to go off road or have a go at any distance over 10 k you fancy maybe doing 26.2 miles (but only if you feel suitably prepared) otherwise a CRO rest. If you do run and want the time recorded – just email distance and time in as usual.

8th June 1 mile

15th June ?????

Week Ending May 31st, Cirencester Runs On (CRO), 5 mile any surface

GUN TIME

1 Ian Barrett 31.23

2 Kate Sackett 36.40

3 Brian Harris 38.20

4 Gordon Jones 38.47

5 Andy Kilby 41.30

6 Rupert Chesmore 41.41

7 Martin Croucher 43.23

8 Rachel Barrow 45.03

9 Ruth Fulford 45.55

10 Liza Darroch 46.52

11 Rachel Ranger 51.07

12 Louise Abbott 52.49

AGE GRADED

1 Kate Sackett 85.97%

2 Ruth Fulford 83.67%

3 Liza Darroch 81.98%

4 Ian Barrett 75.59%

5 Gordon Jones 73.69%

6 Brian Harris 66.67%

7 Andy Kilby 64.35%

8 Rupert Chesmore 63.50%

9 Rachel Barrow 62.49%

10 Louise Abbott 61.53%

11 Martin Croucher 52.99%

12 Rachel Ranger 52.29%

Source for age grading : https://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/AgeGraded.asp?BackLink=AgeGrading

HANDICAP RACE

To work out the handicap score, your original 5mile run during the week ending the 3rd May has been used. Your original time divided by your new time has produced a percentage. Any percentage higher than 100, means you have run quicker this week. For people whom this run is their first 5 mile performance, I have simply given them 100.

1 Ruth Fulford 104.25

2 Gordon Jones 102.15

3 Louise Abbott 101.46

4 Ian Barrett 101.28

5 Kate Sackett 100.87

6 Liza Darroch 99.58

7 Andy Kilby 98.64

8 Martin Croucher 98.43

9 Rupert Chesmore 97.85

10 Rachel Barrow 94.90

11 Brian Harris 87.70

12 Rachel Ranger 74.44

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