Great win by Bill Leggate

Early in the week Bill Leggate ran a strong 35.14 10k for a resounding win in the undulating Bugatti 10k race. He was followed by Barbara Thomas and Ruth Fulford both busy winning points for the Gloucestershire AAA Road Champs.

Bugatti 10km, Gretton, nr Cheltenham, 10km road

1 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 35.14 210 Barbara Thomas 1.00.48

226 Ruth Fulford 1.02.49 275 finished.


Chris Illman, picked on the RAT for one of his rare forays into competitive running. Clearly the Marathon Des Sables is a hard act to follow but Chris chose another hard run, albeit of “only” 20 miles, along the cliff paths of Cornwall and finished 3rd taking seconds over 3 hours.

Roseland Trail, St Austell, Cornwall, 20 miles trail

1 Dan Lawson (unattached) 2.44.11 3 Chris Illman (Cirencester AC) 3.00.24 196 finished.


Leo Crawford ran strongly around the Salisbury 54321 to finish this classic trail marathon, with its hills, castles and cathedral in 4.03. While Holly Willis ran the 33km route to finish 6th lady in just over 3 hours.

Salisbury 54321, 42km trail

1 Scott Parfitt (Lychett Manor Striders) 3.16.47 19 Leo Crawford (Cirencester AC) 4.03.46 237 finished.

Salisbury 54321, 33km trail

1 Rob Drag (City of Salisbury AC) 2.27.31 15 Holly Willis (Cirencester AC) 3.01.02 – 6th lady 186 finished.


Coach Dorian Matts had a good run around the woods above Stonehouse to finish the Standish Woodland Chase in 62nd place with Karen Higuera only four minutes behind. Alan Tompson and Barbara Thomas followed.

Standish Woodland Chase, 10 miles trai

1 Joseph Turner (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 56.28 62 Dorian Matts (Cirencester AC) 1.23.03 79 Karen Higuera 1.27.12 108 Alan Tompson 1.36.04 143 Barbara Thomas 1.53.59 153 finished


Louise Horner-Baggs went to Burnham Beeches and with a time of 1.52 came close to her PB in a hilly but scenic half marathon.

Burnham Beeches ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

1 James Samson (Datchet Dashers) 1.14.15 234 Louise Horner-Baggs (Cirencester AC) 1.52.08 605 finished

Wind, rain and mud made for difficult conditions for the sprint triathlon on Saturday especially for the 40km bike section making Steve Derrick happy with his time of 2.31.38. Sunday was the turn of Louis Nolan and Sophie Chudley competing in slightly easier conditions. Louis loved his first triathlon and Sophie, as a relative novice, was happy with her cycle and, of course, her run but felt her swimming technique could be improved.

Cotswold Triathlon, 1500m swim, 40km bike, 9km run

1 Tom Garbett (unattached) (21.01; 58.50; 34.19) 1.56.18 60 Steve Derrick (Cirencester AC) (26.28; 1.16.17; 46.16) 2.31.38 179 finished


Congratulation to Louis Nolan running here in his first Triathlon

Cotswold Triathlon, 1500m swim, 40km bike, 9km run

1 Deri Stewart (unattached) (18.16; 58.26; 32.34) 1.50.54 26 Louis Nolan (Cirencester AC) (23.44; 1.06.14; 41.33) 2.14.22 45 Sophie Chudley (29.08; 1.10.53; 38.36) 2.20.28 6th lady 157 finished parkruns, 5km trail

The winds and the rain made parkrun PBs hard to achieve this weekend but Daniel Winfield (JM15-17) was only 3 seconds shy of his which was good enough for a win on the new route at Tetbury Goods Shed where Alan and Rachel McAdam did both manage a course PB. Adrian William was 3rd at Cirencester, Tom Purnell 6th at Swindon and Jacob McAdam 7th at Tetbury. Others went to the seaside with Alex Banks 12th in Brighton, Ross Swain 23rd at Bridlington and Gordon and Rachel Jones at Bude while Ella Shaftoe (JW15-17) had to start at 7am to avoid the heat in New South Wales.

Cirencester AC finishers: Cirencester: 3 Adrian Williams 19.24, 30 Robert Stickney (J) 24.08, 43 Neil Broadley 25.08, 56 Henry Broadley (J) 26.18, 91 Samantha Timms 29.01, 166 finished Swindon: 6 Tom Purnell 19.06, 203 Barbara Thomas 28.14, 225 David Moss 28.59, 447 finished Tetbury: 1 Daniel Winfield (J) 18.26, 7 Jacob McAdam 20.58, 23 Alan McAdam 23.52, 35 Rachel McAdam 25.34, 120 finished Tamar Lakes, Bude: 26 Gordon Jones 23.10, 108 Rachel Jones 36.42, 127 finished Brighton & Hove: 12 Alex Banks 18.36, 366 finished Sewerby, Bridlington: 23 Ross Swain 21.34, 313 finished Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia: 53 Ella Shaftoe (J) 26.51, 166 finished

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