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Louis waves the club flag

Congratulations to Louis Nolan who was 9th and 3rd in his V35 age group in a Triathlon last weekend. Louis completed the Cotswold End of Season – “standard” triathlon in 2 hours 6 minutes ending with a 37.46 10 km run.

Cotswolds End Of Season Standard Triathlon, 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run

1 Matthew Davies (unaffiliated) 23.09, 1.01.56, 33.46 – 2.01.02

9 Louis Nolan (Cirencester AC) 22.44, 1.03.58, 37.46 – 2.06.30 – 3rd V35 241 finished

Just a reminder of how long distance trail running can feel with a photo of Rupert Chesmore and Lara Tompson after they had completed 102 miles of the Cotswold Way despite their actual race being cancelled. Richard Hurdle also ran from the route from Chipping Camden to Bath but solo and unsupported.

A very quiet week for CRO running – even Ian Barrett took a rest, allowing Martin Croucher, who usually likes to lurk down the bottom of the tables, to top the list although the ladies who followed conspired together to push him to the bottom of the age grading. Martin and Pam Wheeler were the only two to show the improvement (albeit slight) needed to score over 100% via the handicap scheme. Rachel Barrow, Ruth Fulford and Liza Darroch all slipped (just) below 100%.

Fortunate then, that next week brings a different challenge with a 5 mile run – doesn’t sound so different from 5 km but it can feel very different, requiring steady pacing. Distances for the next few weeks are as follows with a CRO break replacing one originally scheduled 5km

wc 21st September - 5 mile wc 28th September - 1 mile wc 5th October – CRO break wc 12th October - 5km wc 19th October - 10 miles

Cirencester Runs On (CRO), 5k any surface


1 Martin Croucher 26.01

2 Rachel Barrow 27.39

3 Liza Darroch 28.16

4 Ruth Fulford 29.04

5 Pam Wheeler 31.19


1 Liza Darroch 82.35%

2 Ruth Fulford 80.04%

3 Pam Wheeler 66.09%

4 Rachel Barrow 62.10%

5 Martin Croucher 53.35%


To work out the handicap score, your last 5k run has been used. Your original time divided by your new time has produced a percentage. Any percentage higher than 100, means you have run quicker this week. For people whom this run is their first 5k performance, I have simply given them 100.

1 Martin Croucher 100.97

2 Pam Wheeler 100.32

3 Rachel Barrow 98.56

4 Ruth Fulford 97.71

5 Liza Darroch 95.41

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