Henry Sheffield continued his race to running success crossing the line on a track, 1,500m in a time of 4:34.49. Although, Henry, who is still U13, was not officially representing the club in the South West Inter Counties event we congratulate him on yet another fine win.
Last weekend the club was ably represented in the Bourton Mile Challenge by a super and very junior team and we are very pleased to now be able to share the full results. Six of the plucky seven were in the Under 11 age group and talented young Master Jack Pannell (who is only eight years old) led the charge to the line to finish in 6.15. Millie Chudley was next in 6.25 with Andrew Wood (U13) and Joe and Robbie Stickney all achieving a sub 7 minute mile. Younger girls, Izzy Chudley and Bella Stickney, also ran well to finish way ahead of our “more senior” runners and we congratulate them all. With the obvious exception of the “non-competitive” parkruns, which always involve families running together, it is unusual to see such young people mixed in with the seniors and it makes for a very exciting and fun annual event.
Bourton on the Water Mile, 1 mile road
1 Richard de Camps (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 4.32
55 Jack Pennell 6:15, 64 Millie Chudley 6:25 , 73 Andrew Woods(U13) 6:35, 82 Joe Stickney 6:49, 91 Robbie Stickney 6.58, 95 Izzy Chudley 7:05, 107 Bella Stickney 7:28 141 finished.
Lara Tompson was also busy last weekend running a complex course on the Black Mountain where difficult terrain and a few navigational nightmares meant that the half marathon distance took her nearly three and a half hours to complete.
Black Mountain ½ Marathon, Llanbedr, 13.1 miles trail
1 David Murray (club unknown) 2.26.22
61 Lara Tompson (Cirencester AC) 3.23.07 149 finished.
Tuesday saw a small and (very) senior team run the out and back Blaisdon 10k where the first half involves a steady climb and the return is therefore a heady zoom back down the lanes to the local pub. With such incentives most achieve a significant negative split to which Kate Sackett and Liza Darroch both added age group wins.
Blaisdon 10km, Forest of Dean, 10km road
1 Cory Sherwin (Forest of Dean AC) 35.57
53 Kate Sackett (Cirencester AC) 47.43 – 1st FV55
100 Liza Darroch 57.32 – 1st FV70
113 Ruth Fulford 1.02.13 133 finished.
Barbara Thomas was also out last weekend gaining another age group win in the much tougher and hilly Selsley Sizzler and again this Sunday tackling yet more hills including the infamous Coopers Hill much loved by Cheese Rollers.
Selsley Sizzler, Kings Stanley, nr Stroud, 10km trail
1 Michael Lelliott (Cotswold Allrunners) 47.35
37 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 1.28.32 – 1st FV55 43 finished. Cranham Beast, 10km trail
1 Matt Boon (Tri Team Glos) 53.57
37 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 1.30.53 44 finished.
parkruns, 5km trail
Ollie Pritchard ran a super parkrun PB at Horsham where his time of 17.01 suggests that a sub 17 time is on the cards for him. Junior, Ollie Campbell was also 2nd but at Chippenham in a more average time of 17.56. Members were also taking it more steadily at Cirencester, Swindon and Thornbury but it was great to see Helen Manners record her first parkrun – albeit at the rear in the role of race sweeper.
Cirencester AC finishers:
Cirencester: 31 Karen Higuera 24.22, 33 Paul Timms 24.30, 40 Neil Broadley 24.55, 63 Jocelyn Randall 26.57, 92 Samantha Timms 29.41, 138 Helen Manners (sweeper) 49.30, 138 finished
Swindon: 31 Jacob McAdam 21.12, 70 Gordon Jones 22.46, 141 Alan McAdam 24.59, 229 Barbara Thomas 28.04, 485 finished
Chippenham: 2 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.56, 234 finished
Thornbury: 70 Ruth Fulford 30.20, 98 finished
Horsham: 2 Oliver Pritchard 17.01, 472 finished