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Results and news from a couple of weeks for you.

David Wright had another successful run in the second of the Upton Summer series of trail races, 3.5 miles in Poole. Once again, he topped his age group with his 23.33 finish.

31st May, Upton Summer Series Race 2, 3.5 miles, trail

1 Rob McTaggart (Bournemouth AC) 18.51

37 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 23.33 – 1st MV65

205 finished

There was a great turnout on Sunday for the Fairford 10k, the latest in the club road race championship for 2023.

Leading the Cirencester charge was Rob Forbes, 5th overall and 2nd MV40. Rob was followed in by Aaron Willis and Dave Bell with just seconds separating them. Simon Campbell had a sub 40 finish with Chris Hopkinson not far behind. David Wright’s 42.10 earned him 1st MV60 and Wendy Nicholls was 3rd Lady and 2nd FV45.

The hot, humid weather on Sunday was a huge factor. Gareth James, on the 1st anniversary of the start of his running journey, described the conditions as horrific, but ran an excellent 50.40. James Widdowson reports that things nearly got the better of him at the 8.5k mark. He adopted a sensible run/walk approach from that point but still hugely enjoyed this lovely event and the company of so many fellow Cirencester friends. Close behind James was Rachel Ranger who is having a cracking running year. She says the support of friends on the course kept her going.

The final group home included Chris Prevett and Fairford locals Rachel and Gordon Jones along with Ruth Fulford and Liza Darroch. These two inspirational FV75 ladies had to make do with being lumped in with the FV65+ category in which they were awarded 4th and 6th spots respectively.

Excellent performances all round on a tough day.

11th June, Fairford 10k, 10k, road

1 Nichols Coyle (Stroud & District AC) 33.03

5 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 35.42

7 Aaron Willis 36.34

8 David Bell 36.40

22 Simon Campbell 39.48

23 Christopher Hopkinson 40.34

33 David Wright 42.10

34 Wendy Nicholls 42.21

111 Gareth James 50.40

116 James Widdowson 51.21

124 Rachel Ranger 51.48

187 Gordon Jones 56.33

239 Chris Prevett 1.02.12

268 Ruth Fulford 1.04.36

273 Rachel Jones 1.05.08

300 Liza Darroch 1.09.40

340 finished

In Saturdays scorching conditions, marathon man Martin Croucher clocked up number 126 at the Enigma Outrun event in Milton Keynes. This entailed seven and a half laps of Caldecotte Lake.

Modest as ever, Martin said it was just a case of survival in the second half as the temperatures soared.

10th June, Enigma Outrun! Marathon, 26.2 miles, trail

1 Steve Clarke (Unattached) 3.45.48

4 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.21.41

28 finished

Fell running fan Tim Francis had a fantastic run in the Lake District on Saturday.

Tim was one of just 83 people who completed the Ennerdale Horseshoe race, battling not only the heat but also 22.9 miles and 7513 feet of ascent.

There were 25 participants who registered a DNF on the day, probably a statistic that tells a great deal about the size of the challenge. A brilliant achievement from Tim.

10th June, Ennerdale Horseshoe, 22.9 miles, trail

1 Harry Bolton (Keswick AC) 4.22.05

13 Tim Francis (Cirencester AC) 5.26.32

83 finished

Some highlights from two weeks worth of parkrun results, firstly 3rd June, Gordon Jones had another great sub 25 result at Lydiard. Ollie Campbell was 2nd at Coventry. Alan and Rachel McAdam ran in a small event at Henley. Ruth ran her 150th parkrun at Thornbury with a splendid 78% age graded performance.

Isabella Stickney ran a superb PB of 20.29 at Cirencester to finish 11th overall, 1st lady and register the 3rd fastest time on the course for her age group. Dorian Matts enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Colby event.

On 10th, Ian Barrett must have heard just how lovely Colby is and finished 4th there. At Cirencester, Brian Harris clocked up a new parkrun PB of 20.26, a 79% age graded time.

10th June, parkrun, 5k trail

Chippenham parkrun

1 Neil Phillip Martin (Unattached) 19.24

15 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins (Cirencester AC) 21.51 – 1st Female

195 finished

Colby parkrun

1 Phil Symonds (Unattached) 17.40

4 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC) 19.06

143 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Harry Barnes (Unattached) 17.20

8 Luke Campbell (Cirencester AC) 19.35

12 Brian Harris 20.26

20 Ollie Campbell 22.09

99 Gary Wood 28.35

101 Rachel Barrow 28.41

108 Pamela Wheeler 29.06

135 Samantha Timms 30.52

158 Lorna Harris 33.31

215 finished

Witney parkrun

1 Matthew Lock (Unattached) 18.15

17 Neil Morrissey (Cirencester AC) 21.53

221 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Ed Bailey (Unattached) 18.50

34 Alan Mcadam (Cirencester AC) 26.03

43 Rachel Mcadam 27.44

120 finished

Seven Fields parkrun

1 Harry Edwards (Unattached) 17.58

100 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 28.17

211 finished

Chipping Norton School parkrun

1 Aric Klukowski (Unattached) 17.18

89 Clare Tapley (Cirencester AC) 33.48

94 Colin Tapley 34.49

113 finished

3rd June, parkrun, 5k trail

Lydiard parkrun

1 Michael Passmore (Unattached) 16.52

103 Gordon Jones (Cirencester AC) 24.25

356 finished

Coventry parkrun

1 Adam Hudson (Unattached) 15.44

2 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 17.34

648 finished

Henley-on-Thames parkrun

1 Alex Wooster (Unattached) 19.42

119 Rachel Mcadam (Cirencester AC) 28.49

20 Alan Mcadam 28.50

44 finished

Upton House parkrun

1 Alan Davies (Unattached) 17.53

96 Holly Willis (Cirencester AC) 23.20

661 finished

Thornbury parkrun

1 George Shrimpton (Unattached) 19.11

70 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 30.54

86 finished

Colby parkrun

1 Joshua Barnett (Unattached) 18.11

71 Dorian Matts (Cirencester AC) 25.57

205 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Michael Gilbert (Unattached) 17.19

11 Isabella Stickney (Cirencester AC) 20.29

40 Paul Timms 23.19

66 Gary Wood 25.05

114 Brendan McCarthy 28.14

132 Pamela Wheeler 29.15

216 finished

Witney parkrun

1 Max Cunningham (Unattached) 18.15

21 Neil Morrissey (Cirencester AC) 21.53

237 finished

Marlborough Common parkrun

1 Jim Phillips (Unattached) 18.50

44 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 25.06

142 finished

Seven Fields parkrun

1 Collin Fox (Unattached) 18.27

89 Colin Tapley (Cirencester AC) 33.18

95 Clare Tapley 33.48

137 finished

Durlston Country Park parkrun

1 Joe Collins (Unattached) 20.19

13 David Musgrove (Cirencester AC) 23.21

186 finished

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