Our Juniors lead the way
Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club 29 December 2019
The Gloucester 10 attracted a whole range of talents – the winner ran at a quality 4.9 minute mileing pace but our own Mark Sysum achieved a super respectable pace of 6 minutes per mile to finish 24th in 1.00.22. Lee Lawrence was “not shabby” with 7.20 mileing and a finishing time of 1.12.30. Further back, but equally satisfying, were Rachel Barrow in 1.31.31 and husband Paul with a PB in 1.48 and Nina Lawrence just thrilled to be back competing and to finish in 1.55.
Gloucester ‘10’, Quedgeley, nr Gloucester, 10 miles road
1 Josh Lunn (Bedford & County AC) 49.12 24 Mark Sysum (Cirencester AC) 1.00.22 88 Lee Lawrence 1.12.30 208 Rachel Barrow 1.31.31
286 Paul Barrow 1.48.53
98 Nina Lawrence 1.55.05 316 finished.
Elsewhere, Becks Collier rose to the multi terrain challenge of the Gut Buster to complete a tough 10 miles in 1.56.28.
Gut Buster, Mortimer Common, Reading, 10 miles multi-terrain
1 Erik Nygaard-Madsen (Norway) 1.01.11
320 Rebecca Collier (Cirencester AC) 1.56.28 362 finished.
parkruns, 5km trail
Henry Sheffield (JM 11-14) was so-ooo close to winning a senior parkrun coming in 2nd at Severn Bridge having been piped to the post by a mere second but his sub 17 minute PB time of 16.55 impresses us all. But let’s not forget Isobel Wattss’(JW11-14) PB of 21.17 which brought her home 11th and 1st lady at Kingsway, Gloucester. Elsewhere as Tetbury grows and Stonehouse drops numbers but both saw some fine runs from family Timms and McAdam in Tetbury and Kate Sackett (VW60-64) who was 10th overall and 1st lady at Stonehouse. Ian Barrett was 6th in Torbay in 18.23, Rachel Ranger ran well with 24.46 in Exeter and Gordon Jones(VM70-74) had a go at the relatively new Seven Fields in Swindon to finish in 24.50 while Barbara Thomas and David Moss stuck to Swindon Lydiard. Finally, Thomas McNally was in Chipping Sodbury and Ruth Fulford returned to Cheltenham to run at King George V Field.
Cirencester AC finishers:
Swindon, Lydiard: 245 Barbara Thomas 28.07, 255 David Moss 28.21, 494 finished.
Swindon, Seven Fields: 28 Gordon Jones 24.50, 106 finished.
Tetbury: 7 Jacob McAdam 19.15, 48 Paul Timms 24.11, 51 Alan McAdam 24.51, 56 Rachel McAdam 25.46, 68 Richard Edwards 26.30, 88 Samantha Timms 28.38, 161 finished.
Stonehouse: 10 Kate Sackett 23.32 (1st lady), 47 finished.
Chipping Sodbury: 168 Thomas McNally 26.50, 428 finished.
Cheltenham, King George V Field: 44 Ruth Fulford 29.53, 58 finished. Gloucester, Kingsway: 11 Isobel Watt (J, 1st lady) 21.17, 199 finished. Severn Bridge: 2 Henry Sheffield (J) 16.55, 324 finished. Exeter, Riverside: 104 Rachel Ranger 24.46, 303 finished.
Torbay, Velopark: 6 Ian Barrett 18.23, 345 finished.