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Hills and Mud at the Slaughterford 9

A small but gritty group tackled the steeply undulating, multi-terrain route of the Slaughterford 9 on Sunday. First home for Cirencester was Aaron Willis who kindly summarised the mornings fun.

“Set in the valleys and hills north of Corsham, the Slaughterford 9 was a muddy affair for all 394 runners involved. Along with a river crossing and a steep hill section called "The Sting" in the last 1/2 mile, it was a tough but picturesque route.”

“Aaron Willis came in 8th overall and was 1st vet over the line followed by Tom Purnell with a strapped up ankle in 19th place. Simon Campbell, in his first solo race in 2 years, was 65th and Slaughterford 9 regular, Andy Hindson was 133rd. Cirencester AC was 5th in the team standings.”

“After hobbling back to the hall we all enjoyed tea and cake.”

That tea and cake was hard earned. Well done to all four on those individual performances and a great team result.

16th January, Slaughterford 9, 9 miles approx., trail

1 Jon Cracknell (Lonely Goat Athletics Club) 54.22 (54.22)

8 Aaron Willis (Cirencester AC) 59.57 (59.56) – 1st MV40

19 Tom Purnell 1.04.55 (1.04.54)

65 Simon Campbell 1.12.01 (1.11.58)

133 Andy Hindson 1.19.24 (1.19.03

393 finished

In parkrun news, club members popped up at local events and a couple further afield. Of note, Nea Sneddon-Jenkins was 1st lady at Tetbury, running close to her best time for that particular course.

15th January, parkrun, 5k, trail

Lydiard parkrun

1 Courtenay Chessell (Unattached) 17.05

94 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 25.21

289 finished

Leamington parkrun

1 Steven Ford (Unattached) 17.53

75 Tristan King (Cirencester AC) 24.05

394 finished

Poole parkrun

1 Gabriel Dellar (Unattached) 15.52

213 Alex Banks (Cirencester AC) 24.41

706 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Heath Bampton (Unattached) 19.25

4 Brecht Grieten (Cirencester AC) 21.03

16 Neil Morrissey 23.17

31 Gordon Jones 24.51

52 Rachel Ranger 28.12

81 Rachel Jones 31.43

111 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Jacob Mcadam (Unattached) 19.34

9 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins (Cirencester AC) 21.36 – 1st Female

29 Alan Mcadam 24.33

35 Rachel Mcadam 26.16

89 finished

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