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Fine weather for a parkrun PB

Updated: Apr 24, 2019

Chippenham Good Friday ‘10’, 10 miles road

Dave Wright snipped seconds from his own V60 club record when coming a gratifying 17th (and first in his age group) in the Chippenham ‘10’.

10 1 Alex Brecker (City of Stoke AC) 50.51

17 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 1.03.59 – 1st V60 / club V60 record

472 finished.

Maidenhead Easter ‘10’, 10 miles road

While Bill Leggate, with slightly more youth on his side, also ran 10 miles this time in Maidenhead. where he produced a fine sub 60 minute run to finish 24th in a large, quality event.

1 Phillip Sewell (Aldershot Farnham & District) 52.07

24 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 58.09 1088 finished.

Howard Ewan running the Westonbirt Half

Westonbirt House Easter ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

Nearer home, Howard Ewan inched closer to top form in the Westonbirt Easter ½ Marathon finishing in 9th place. Constant Fischer was back in the area to finish 55th and an ever increasingly fit Andrew Jones finished in1.53. They were followed by Pam Wheeler tackling virtually unchartered territory and finding the step from 10 to 21.1km tough.

1 Paul Hocking (Dursley Running Club) 1.19.33 (chip time 1.19.32)

9 Howard Ewan (Cirencester AC) 1.30.08 (1.30.05)

55 Constant Fischer 1.43.09 (1.43.00)

113 Andrew Jones 1.53.23 (1.52.54)

269 Pam Wheeler 2.15.20 (2.14.43) 419 finished

Would you trust this woman to run your club?

Westonbirt House Easter 10km, road

The Westonbirt 10km event started later in the day making heat a significant issue but it was good to see some of our less frequent competitors (including Tracey Saville, Helen Manners and Nina Lawrence) giving it a determined go.

1 Fred Hawker (Bristol & West AC) 38.08 (chip time 38.08)

230 Tracey Seville (Cirencester AC) 58.54 (58.36)

324 Sharon O’Keeffe 1.03.54 (1.03.03)

434 Helen Manners 1.09.45 (1.08.54)

476 Nina Lawrence 1.12.45 (1.11.43) 606 finished.

Marmalade Mooch, Thames Path, 26.2 miles trail

Martin Croucher ran the Marmalade Mouch along the Thames Path to finish 5th in a small and very strung out field. Martin, who was taking it easy (again)as part of his preparation for the Commrades marathon in RSA in May, was particularly pleased to find himself running in higher temperatures and to “not even know he had been running” the following day.

1 Simon Staples (unknown) 03:27:46

5 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 03:53:26 67 finished

parkruns, 5km trail

Wonderfully dry and warm weather produced more PB’s than we can count this week including for Cirencester winner James Thomas and 3rd placed Isaac McAdam but also at Cirencester for Mark Sysum, Brendan McCarthy, Rachel McAdam and relative new comer Denise Ewbank. Ian Barrett was another parkrun winner, in Monmouth. Chris Prevett joined the PB crew in Swindon while Ruth Fulford missed hers by 1 second at Thornbury. Junior Henry Sheffield won Stonehouse outright – with yet another PB to be joined by young Isobel Watt winning her 11-14 age group at Rutland and Junior Ella Shaftoe at Conwy.

Cirencester AC finishers:

Cirencester: 1 James Thomas 17.10, 3 Isaac McAdam 17.38, 5 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.23, 9 Mark Sysum 19.16, 21 Mark Gluning 20.53, 44 Lee Lawrence 22.49, 69 Alan McAdam 24.21, 81 Brendan McCarthy 24.59, 114 Rachel McAdam 26.02, 158 Liz Thomas 28.40, 165 Denise Ewbank 28.55, 228 Paul Barrow 32.37, 244 Nina Lawrence 34.10, 273 finished

Swindon: 130 Chris Prevett 24.26, 215 Barbara Thomas 27.23, 551 finished

Thornbury: 61 Ruth Fulford 29.11, 98 finished

Stonehouse: 1 Henry Sheffield (J) 17.56, 134 finished

Rogiet, Monmouth: 1 Ian Barrett 18.27, 112 finished

Workington: 24 Kate Sackett 22.10, 202 finished Rutland Water: 108 Isobel Watt (J) 23.52, 489 finished

Conwy, N Wales: 127 Ella Shaftoe 25.43, 453 finished

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