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New Territory for Martin and a PB for Aaron

First this week, a little teaser about a big story coming very soon.

Some of you may study the race results each week. Some of you may follow our very own marathon man Martin Croucher and his extraordinary antics on Strava. You may then know that, at the time of writing, he is more than half way through an “out of this world” challenge.

To find out more, watch this space (Cowboy) and Martin will tell us all about it at the conclusion. Latest news……all is well……….

Good luck Martin

27th November, Space Cowboy Challenge – Moon, 6 hours timed, trail

1 Alex Marshall (Unattached) 6.10.41 – 39.3 miles

17 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.55.36 - 26.2 miles

39 finished

26th November, Space Cowboy Challenge – Earth, 6 hours timed, trail

1 Alex Marshall (Unattached) 6.09.28 – 39.3 miles

13 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.56.55 – 26.2 miles

54 finished

25th November, Space Cowboy Challenge – Venus, 6 hours timed, trail

1 Alex Marshall (Unattached) 6.06.55 – 39.3 miles

20 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.52.48 – 26.2 miles

69 finished

24th November, Space Cowboy Challenge – Mercury, 6 hours timed, trail

1 Alex Marshall (Unattached) 6.12.56 – 42 miles

19 Martin Croucher (Cirencester AC) 4.54.18 – 26.25 miles

43 finished

On Sunday, Aaron Willis and new club member Mike Hobbs pitted themselves against the fast, flat, two lap course of the Eynsham 10k in Oxfordshire with excellent results.

Aaron reports that it was a cold, grey day and that the race was an Oxfordshire AAA race and had attracted a field packed with quick runners. Aaron was just seconds outside his ultimate goal of sub 35 but was nevertheless delighted to take 30 seconds off the PB he set in April this year.

Mike finished in a superb sub 40 minutes and placed highly in his V50 age group.

Congratulations to them both.

26th November, Eynsham 10k, 10k, road

1 Matthew Lock (Witney Roadrunners) 32.36 (32.36)

18 Aaron Willis (Cirencester AC) 35.07 (35.06) – 3rd MV40

68 Mike Hobbs 39.14 (39.12)

573 finished

In parkrun news, Wendy Nicholls was first lady at Lydiard with a spectacular age grade of nearly 88%. Gordon Jones continues to improve his form and finish times after injury.

Ruth Fulford ran a 73% age graded time at Thornbury. Tom Morgan incorporated Woking parkrun into a much longer run. Ian Barrett was first at Tewkesbury hitting almost 80% on the age grade scale. At Tetbury Rachel and Alan McAdam each placed second in their age group. David Moss had a good run when he tried the Maidenhead event for the first time.

At Cirencester Rob Forbes was second overall in a very close battle. His son Heath ran his 25th parkrun. Ben Conway was just seconds outside his PB. Sam Timms ran her second parkrun of the week having taken advantage of a Thanksgiving Day parkrun in Delaware just days before.

25th November, parkrun, 5k trail

Lydiard parkrun

1 Collin Fox (Unattached) 17.43

16 Wendy Nicholls (Cirencester AC) 20.07 – 1st Lady

109 Gordon Jones 26.44

324 finished

Thornbury parkrun

1 Ben Bohane (Unattached) 19.21

53 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 33.29

62 finished

Woking parkrun

1 Martin Sunderland (Unattached) 16.50

93 Tom Morgan (Cirencester AC) 25.31

267 finished

Maidenhead parkrun

1 Findlay Dyer (Unattached) 16.29

80 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 25.37

368 finished

Tewkesbury parkrun

1 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC) 19.03

63 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Harry Barnes (Unattached) 18.04

2 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 18.09

18 Benjamin Conway 22.09

19 Heath Forbes 22.10

70 Dorian Matts 26.56

74 Sophie Humphries 27.14

87 Brendan McCarthy 29.07

92 Pamela Wheeler 29.54

108 Samantha Timms 31.56

121 Lorna Harris 34.19

167 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Samual Davies (Unattached) 18.05

40 Alan McAdam (Cirencester AC) 25.42

49 Rachel McAdam 26.00

130 finished

In other news, Leo Crawford was the lucky winner in the draw for the club’s place in the 2024 London Marathon. Congratulations Leo and we all wish you well with your training in the new year.

As always, please send your results to Martin as soon as possible after your race at and if you have any words or pictures to add to your results Rachel would appreciate them at or via WhatsApp

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