Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club
London Marathon, 26.2 miles road
Rob Brown joined over 42 thousand other runners and millions of spectators for the 39th London Marathon to finish 1529th in 2.55. Robbie ran a good, consistent race averaging around 6.30 mileing, only slowing slightly towards the end. Next in for the club was Kate Sackett running below her best having been unable to give her usual 110% to training for sometime. Louise Horner-Baggs reported hitting the wall around mile 22 making her fight to finish in 4.02 even more impressive. She was followed by Rachel Ranger who only allowed the crowds and the hype to take a couple of minutes from her first marathon time at Chester last year. Finally a triumphant Sam Timms crossed the line in 5.12 with another nine and half thousand still behind her.
1 Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2.02.37 – course record
1529 Rob Brown (Cirencester AC) 2.55.08
10361 Kate Sackett 3.45.34
15543 Louise Horner-Baggs 4.02.46
16168 Rachel Ranger 4.05.19
32613 Samantha Timms 5.12.38 42087 finished.
Three other London results of interest;
Nadine (Robbie's wife who runs with Somewhere Else) finished in 3.44 after a negative split.
Anna Ridges (Thursday group) finished in 3.50 in the most evenly paced marathon you can imagine - every 5km split within 3 seconds - averaging 8.46 min/mile - amazing!
Andy Kilby (Kate's partner) met up with and ran with Kate for part of the way but struggled at the end to finish in 4.19.
World Age-Group Duathlon Champs, Pontevedra, Spain
Standard distance: 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run
Adrian Williams took part in the World Age-Group Duathlon in Spain to finish 10th in his highly competitive V40-45 age group. He completed the first 10km run in an efficient 35.22 but a 40km bike section in 1.06.36 made for a somewhat slower final 5km run.
1 Umberto Baracchi (Italy) (34.05; 1.01.53; 18.32) 1.56.37
42 Adrian Williams (GB / Cirencester AC) (35.22; 1.06.36; 20.43) 2.05.38 – 10th V40-45 482 finished.
Shakespeare ½ Marathon, Stratford-on-Avon, 13.1 miles road
A calf injury forced Dave Bell to “walk and jog” the last three miles of his favourite Shakespeare Half Marathon after he had been leading by 30-40 seconds for the first ten. He hopes to recover in time for his next target, the Fairford 10k.
1 Matthew Battley (Coventry Godiva Harriers) 1.12.52
27 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 1.24.21 1808 finished.
Fellsman, Ingleton Yorkshire 61 miles trail
In the absence of official results we can only report that Lara Tompson completed this gruelling race in around 24 hours 14 mins. We understand she was 178th to complete the event after enduring bitter winds and rain, climbing more than 12,000ft including over two of the summits known to the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and navigating (albeit in a safety enforced group) over open moorland throughout the night. Sadly Andy Hindson, a regular “Fellsman”, had to withdraw fairly early on.
parkruns, 5km trail
Isaac McAdam returned to win at Swindon with Dad, Alan and Mum, Rachel next and Dave Moss and Barbara Thomas following. Junior Ollie Campbell was second overall at Chippenham while Jo Musk ran a new PB at Cirencester to finish 5th. Jo was followed in by first timer Holly Willis who was hotly pursued by Neil Morrissey. Rob Jones ran in 24.13 – another PB for him.
Cirencester AC finishers:
Cirencester: 5 Jo Musk 20.53, 15 Holly Willis 22.19, 16 Neil Morrissey 22.38,
34 Rob Jones 24.13, 155 finished
Swindon: 1 Isaac McAdam 18.03, 80 Alan McAdam 24.36, 140 Rachel McAdam 27.24, 163 David Moss 28.07, 171 Barbara Thomas 28.25, 398 finished
Chippenham: 2 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.05, 130 finished