Karen and Kate star in 2020 Gloucestershire AAA Road Running Champs

Dave Bell started his racing year with a win in the Dorney Lake ½ Marathon near Windsor but with the next runner over six minutes behind him, this small event failed to provide the company of other fast runners he needs and deserves. But 1.13.33 remains a good time by any standards.

Dorney Lake ½ Marathon, Windsor, 13.1 miles road

1 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 1.13.33 121 finished.







Sarah Whitehouse and Liza Darroch had a go at the much larger Farnborough ½ Marathon and Sarah is convinced losing a couple of kg enabled her to run 1.49.53 with a negative split so taking a cool 4 minutes from her old PB – a message for us all? Liza was just relieved to have completed despite a virus induced low and slow month. But there was icing on the cake when she discovered she was first in her V70 age group and so qualified for the England Athletics Championships later this year. Farnborough ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road

1 Casper Hojsgaard Jensen (HMRC Racing) 1.10.38 (chip 1.10.37) 826 Sarah Whitehouse (Cirencester AC) 1.51.35 (1.49.53) 1426 Liza Darroch 2.09.16 (2.07.34) – 1st FV70 1927 finished.
















At the Staverton 10, Karen Higuera and Kate Sackett collected valuable points towards this year’s County AAA Road Champs with two healthy age group 2nds. Karen produced another good run finishing in a super consistent 1.17.51 and in sight of the club V55 record. However Kate Sackett, some 84 seconds behind set a new club FV60 of 1.19.15 an improvement of some 13 minutes on one set by Yvonne Binks some 11 years ago and Barbara Thomas held her own with 1.37.46.

Staverton '10', Gloucester, 10 miles road

1 James Bellward (RAF) 49.30 (chip 49.29) 99 Karen Higuera (Cirencester AC) 1.17.58 (1.17.51) 109 Kate Sackett 1.19.23 (1.19.15) – club FV60 record 202 Barbara Thomas 1.38.02 (1.37.46) 228 finished.



Andy Hindson, typically, took on a very different, multi terrain, challenge to squelch his way round the Slaughterford ‘9’ in 1.19.59.

Slaughterford ‘9’, Corsham, 9 miles multi-terrain

1 Aidan Daniel (Team Bath AC) 56.40 (chip 56.40)

111 Andy Hindson (Cirencester AC) 1.20.22 (1.19.59) 348 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail

David Musgrove won at Cirencester, Ollie Campbell at Chippenham and James Thomas was 2nd at Swindon Seven Fields. A PB for Nea Sneddon-Jenkins who ran sub 23 minutes for the first time at Tetbury and another PB for Donna Eaton at Cirencester.

Cirencester AC finishers: Cirencester: 1 David Musgrove 19.03, 50 Richard Edwards 26.38, 52 Rachel Ranger 26.45, 59 Jocelyn Randall 27.11, 68 Brendan McCarthy 28.00, 84 Joe Cook (J) 29.55, 98 Samantha Timms 31.00, 110 Donna Eaton 32.07, 174 finished. Tetbury: 16 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins 22.58, 30 Alan McAdam 24.32, 39 Rachel McAdam 25.53, 49 Rachel Barrow 26.51, 113 Paul Barrow 34.24, 142 finished. Swindon, Lydiard: 234 Barbara Thomas 28.35, 548 finished. Swindon, Seven Fields: 2 James Thomas 18.42, 42 Liz Thomas 28.04, 110 finished. Chippenham: 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.49, 226 finished. Minehead: 22 Gordon Jones 23.40, 61 Rachel Jones 28.55, 142 finished. Ealing, Northala Fields: 25 Jacob McAdam 20.34, 585 finished. Darlington South: 100 Neil Morrissey 23.15, 492 finished.

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