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Hurdle hits the hills and PB's a plenty at Cirencester parkrun

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club 31March 2019

The Cleevewold, nr Cheltenham, 14.5 miles multi-terrain

Richard Hurdle led the team up and down the precipitous slopes behind Cleeve Common to climb over 2,500 ft in a muscle mashing 15 miles. He finished 17th in this toughest of local events. Lara Tompson and Tim Ingham (with a last minute place and tired legs from a run the day before) took time to chat and take in the misty views on a “training” run. They were followed in by relative newcomer, Elisabeth (Libby) Butler running her favourite type of event and enjoying time out of the gym.

1 Douglas Wight (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 1.36.57

17 Richard Hurdle (Cirencester AC) 1.54.11

66 Lara Tompson 2.18.54

67 Tim Ingham 2.18.54

118 Elisabeth Butler 2.44.54 138 finished.

Calne Clock Change

Mark Sysum, along with 480 odd others, managed the clock change to get to Calne in time to race. He finished the 10k event in 17th place to be followed by Mark Gluning, another racing returnee, in 44th . Minutes behind, Gordon Jones and Kerrie Smith were also both pleased to be back competing. Taking it shorter, but faster, was Dan Fitchett finishing the 5 km race in 15th place with a sub 20 PB, to be followed by Caroline Buck in 36th and Ruth Fulford making a resounding return from injury with a club FV70 record when coming in first FV65.

10km, road

1 Alex Bampton (Highgate Harriers) 33.06

17 Mark Sysum (Cirencester AC) 39.34

44 Mark Gluning 42.51

76 Gordon Jones 47.12

82 Kerrie Smith 47.49 348 finished.

5km, road

1 Owen Lythell (Avon Valley Runners) 16.45

15 Dan Finchett (Cirencester AC) 19.52

36 Caroline Buck 22.59

73 Ruth Fulford 29.16 – 1st FV65 / club FV70 record 132 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail

Isaac McAdam with juniors Sam Cook and Tom Prosser led the team at Cirencester but the dramas were all further back with PBs a plenty including ones for Alan McAdam, Rob Jones, Rachel McAdam and particularly a super impressive improvement from Rachel Barrow. Pam Wheeler also went well pulled round by Rachel McAdam to only fade slightly in the final stretch. David Moss abandoned escort duty at Swindon and so was ahead of Chris Prevett and Barbara Thomas for a change. Finally Ollie Campbell took it easy at Chippenham.

Cirencester AC finishers:

Cirencester: 3 Isaac McAdam 18.13, 22 Sam Cook (J) 21.23, 39 Tom Prosser (J) 23.10, 53 Alan McAdam 24.01, 58 Rob Jones 24.21, 62 Rachel Ranger 24.48, 89 Rachel McAdam 26.22, 95 Pam Wheeler 26.36, 104 Rachel Barrow 27.35, 165 Simon Campbell 32.01, 178 Paul Barrow 33.33, 227 finished

Swindon: 85 David Moss 22.32, 192 Chris Prevett 25.52, 239 Barbara Thomas 27.18, 569 finished

Chippenham: 45 Ollie Campbell (J) 23.13, 357 finished


Congratulations to Isobel Watts who ran the Cheltenham Junior parkrun to finish 2nd overall , 1st girl and in her 1st 10-14 age group having run 2 km in 8.0.0 minutes. Well done Isobel!

Some of the Club Award winners - in case you missed it!

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