a busy, hot and successful bank-holiday week for Ciren runners. Hatfield Broad Oak 10km, road.
Bill Leggate continues his great run of results with a fine performance in Hatfield with a 1st in his age group and an overall fourth place out of 1300 runners.
Results 1st Chris Burgoyne (Springfield Striders RC) 32.48, 4 Bill Leggate 34.40, 1st V40. 1314 finished.
Weert, Holland, ETU European Triathlon Championships. Oliver Pritchard completed this challenging triathlon in a total time of 2:08.40 to finish 73rd overall and 11th in his age category. His time for the 1.5km swim was 24.32; the 40km bike 59.20 and the 10km run 40.49. Overall a strong performance in 25C when, in his words, “the race was about survival.”
Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo, nr Cheltenham, 5.5 miles trail. The ubiquitous Barbara Thomas once again braved this daunting hill on her annual quest to run one hundred races. Results.1st John Parker (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 35.45, 159 Barbara Thomas 1.10.13. 163 finished.
RunFestRun, Bowood House, nr Calne.
Half Marathon, 13.1 miles trail. Alex Chudley ran a solid race at this undulating and challenging trail half whilst Libby Butler completed an unplanned race and finished just two minutes outside her PB. Results 1st Gary Dunstone (Team Bath AC) 1.20.29, 51 Alex Chudley 1.38.31, 384 Elisabeth Butler 2.13.46. 590 finished.
10km, trail. Sophie Chudley finished well up front and was fifth lady on another challenging trail course. Results.1 Mark Higgs (Guildford & Godalming) 36.44
29 Sophie Chudley 46.52, 1061 finished
5km trail. To make it a true family event young Millie Chudley was a commendable 43rd on the 5km course. Results. 1st Charlie Osborne (Herne Hill Harriers) 18.23, 43 Millie Chudley 26.43. 792 finished.
parkruns, 5km trail. On a very warm morning twenty-five members ran at eight parkruns and turned in some solid results with a win for Olly Campbell at Chippenham, second for Daniel Winfield at Ciren, an age group second for junior Isobel Watt and PB’s for, at least, Ruth Fulford and Liza Darroch.
Cirencester: 2 Daniel Winfield (J) 18.53, 13 Colin Tapley 21.07, 22 Sam Cook (J) 22.00, 30 James Widdowson 22.40, 32 Neil Morrissey 22.47, 38 Gordon Jones 23.16, 41 Lee Lawrence 23.34, 55 Dorian Matts 24.27, 68 Gary Wood 25.04, 89 Pam Wheeler 26.20, 92 Nathan Govier (J) 26.37, 93 Jocelyn Randall 26.38, 141 Clare Tapley 30.28, 235 Jenny Brewin 45.48, 247 finished.
Swindon: 5 Tom Purnell 18.15, 100 Alan McAdam 23.47, 187 Rachel McAdam 26.52, 226 Barbara Thomas 28.12, 539 finished
Tetbury: 6 Alex Banks 20.05, 84 Rachel Barrow 29.15, 126 Paul Barrow 35.32, 166 finished
Gloucester City: 42 Rupert Chesmore 24.22, 84 Liza Darroch 27.54, 244 finished
Chippenham: 1st Olly Campbell (J) 17.32, 221 finished
Stonehouse: 14 Kate Sackett 21.42, 138 finished
Thornbury: 72 Ruth Fulford 28.44, 146 finished Chester: 68 Isobel Watt (J) 23.35, 405 finished