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One "National" race and lots of CRO miles

A national result for you – Adrian William and Tom Renton-Rose both had a go at the virtual 5k organised by England Athletics with Adrian finishing in the top 500 with a time of 18.23 and Tom finishing in 22.34.

11-13 July 2020, EA Virtual 5k Road Running Championships, 5k, any surface

1 Frank Baddick (Newham & Essex Beagles) 13.43

432 Adrian Williams (Cirencester AC) 18.23

1028 Tom Renton-Rose 22.34 1423 finished

Adrian also returned to CRO running with typical style – leading our mile times by an impressive 25 seconds and pushing Ian Barrett into 2nd place again. Last time Brian Harris was in the lead but this time they swapped places after Ian had cut 6 seconds off his last CRO mile and Brian slowed by 13 seconds. Streaming in just behind was Junior Isobel Watt with a fine 6.14. Sophie Chudley, another of our super competitive runners, also returned from injury with a bang finishing in 6.18 and so getting a cool 116.65% in the handicap list but even this was topped by a greater personal improvement from Rupert Chesmore which earned him an amazing 121.42%. Kate Sackett’s 6.35 put her next and, as usual, she topped the age graded list with 86.71%. 7th gun time place was shared after Alex Chudley combined with daughter Millie to run an aggregated total of 6.38 and Rupert’s blinder was the last to squeeze under the 7 minute barrier. James Widdowson also ran very well with his 7.08 earning him a fine handicap of 109.12%. Andy Kilby and Rachel Barrow also ran sub 8 minutes while Liza Darroch and Ruth Fulford both managed to run sub 9 to, again, feature highly in the age grading. Rachel Barrow (7.54), Martin Croucher (8.28) and Louise Abbott (9.10) have all run faster before – but only just. Finally Pam Wheeler continued to nurse her injury back to health with a steady 10.13.

Meanwhile the club is taking part in an exciting relay race, with three teams of ten running the ten legs of the Cotswold Way between now and the end of July. If you want to know more contact Ollie Pritchard via the CirenAC Whatsapp or email the usual .

Plans for the next few weeks are:

Week beginning:

July 13th 5 kms

July 20th 10 kms

July 27th 5 kms

August 3rd 1 mile

August 10th 5 kms

August 17th 5 kms

August 24th Half Marathon (13.1 mile/21 km) OR 10 kms.

The Half Marathon is in response to requests from some. We hear possible numbers are growing and you still have plenty of time to prepare!

All YOU have to do is run, record your time and email with the details.

Week Ending July 12th, Cirencester Runs On (CRO), 1 mile, any surface


1 Adrian Williams 5.34

2 Ian Barrett 5.59

3 Brian Harris 6.08

4 Isobel Watt 6.14

5 Sophie Chudley 6.18

6 Kate Sackett 6.35

7 Alex and Millie Chudley 6.38

8 Rupert Chesmore 6.51

9 James Widdowson 7.08

10 Andy Kilby 7.14

11 Rachel Barrow 7.54

12 Liza Darroch 8.10

13 Martin Croucher 8.28

14 Ruth Fulford 8.31

15 Louise Abbott 9.10

16 Pam Wheeler 10.13


1 Kate Sackett 86.71%

2 Liza Darroch 84.70%

3 Ruth Fulford 81.22%

4 Brian Harris 73.91%

5 Adrian Williams 73.25%

6 Sophie Chudley 72.63%

7 Isobel Watt 72.60%

8 Ian Barrett 70.33%

9 Rupert Chesmore 68.54%

10 Andy Kilby 65.49%

11 Louise Abbott 65.12%

12 Rachel Barrow 64.72%

13 Pam Wheeler 59.33%

14 James Widdowson 57.61%

15 Martin Croucher 48.16%


To work out the handicap score, your last 1 mile 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 1 mile performance, I have simply given them 100.

1 Rupert Chesmore 121.42

2 Sophie Chudley 116.67

3 James Widdowson 109.12

4 Liza Darroch 101.84

5 Ian Barrett 101.68

6 Ruth Fulford 101.57

7 Adrian Williams 101.20

8 Kate Sackett 101.02

9 Andy Kilby 100.7

10= Isobel Watt 100

10= Pam Wheeler 100

12 Louise Abbott 99.28

13 Rachel Barrow98.11

14 Brian Harris 96.47

15 Martin Croucher 94.10

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