Several silver medals at County XC Champs


Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club 5.1.2020

On Saturday the club hosted the County Cross Country Championships for the second year running and again Rendcomb College generously providing the venue free of charge. The day went very smoothly and the sun even shone for the senior races later on in the day. The hill at the start of the course proved a challenge for all and was praised and cursed in equal measure by runners. The support, marshalling and abundance of cake made a great event for all. There was a great turnout for the men's, women's and junior teams.

The men ran strongly to collect the team silver prize, Dave Bell coming in 4th, Bill Leggate in 6th and James Thomas ( on top of two hectic days of preparation and taking responsibility for the event) an impressive 10th overall. Tom Hunton 14th (a welcome second claim “visitor” from Swindon) and Adrian William 21st completed the first team. The strength of the men also produced a tightly packed second team with Ian Barrett 22nd, Rob Brown 24th, Mark Sysum 25th , Aaron Willis 30th, Tom Purnell 37th and Lee Lawrence 49th. There were other strong performances placing the Masters men in silver medal position.

Ollie Campbell managed a strong 4 th position in the U17's and it was a convincing win for Henry Sheffield in the U13's as well as great performances from Zachary Humphries and Tom Williams to secure the team silver medal. The U11's were also well represented with 5 runners this year - well done boys!


In the junior ladies there were two runners in the U11's and there was a fine win in the U13's for Isobel Watt. The senior women were led home by Corinne Clark who finished in an impressive 10 th place overall, closely followed by Holly Willis in 14 th then Kate Sackett who put in a strong performance to ensure a silver medal in her age group and which secured a senior ladies team position of 4 th in the league. With three to score we fielded 3 women's teams with Nea, Sarah and Jo making a strong second team. There was also a silver medal for the CAC masters team (Corinne, Kate and Sarah).

Gloucestershire XC Championships, Rendcomb College

U11 Girls

12 Lucy Bull (Cirencester AC) 10.53

23 Isabella Stickney 11.59

U13 Girls

1 Isobel Watt (Cirencester AC) 14.33

U11 Boys

9 Jack Pennell (Cirencester AC) 9.45

14 Toby Wood 10.28

15 Joseph Stickney 10.31

18 Robert Stickney 10.35

19 Matthew Hunton 10.36

Team (3 to score): 1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 17pts, 4 Cirencester AC 38pts

U13 Boys

1 Henry Sheffield (Cirencester AC) 13.00

22 Zac Humphries 14.46

23 Tom Williams 16.18

Team (3 to score): 1 Bourton Road Runners 19pts, 3 Cirencester AC 38pts

U17 Boys

4 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 24.09

Ladies 1 Kaitlin Sheppard (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 27.48 10 Corinne Clark (Cirencester AC) 29.09 14 Holly Willis 30.05 32 Kate Sackett 33.56 38 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins 34.54 46 Sarah Whitehouse 35.53 51 Jo Roberts 36.38 61 Barbara Thomas 40.57 64 Pam Wheeler 42.04 66 Helen Manners 43.35 70 Louise Abbott 47.00 75 finished

Ladies teams (3 to score):

1 Stroud AC 16pts, 4 Cirencester AC 56pts, 8 Cirencester AC 'B' 135pts,

12 Cirencester AC ‘C’ 191pts, 12 closed in

Ladies Masters (3 to score):

1 CLC Striders 37pts, 2 Cirencester AC 88pts, 8 Cirencester AC 'B' 176pts, 8 closed in

Men 1 James Denne (Gloucester AC) 35.13 4 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 36.12 6 Bill Leggate 36.26 10 James Thomas 37.28 14 Tom Hunton 38.35 21 Adrian Williams 39.55 22 Ian Barrett 40.12 24 Rob Brown 40.45 25 Mark Sysum 40.48 30 Aaron Willis 41.40 37 Tom Purnell 42.20 49 Lee Lawrence 45.42 60 Simon Campbell 47.00 62 Leo Crawford 47.19 69 Dorian Matts 48.18 76 finished

Teams (6 to score):

1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 47pts, 2 Cirencester AC 77pts, 5 Cirencester AC 'B' 225pts, 7 closed in

Masters (3 to score):

1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 22pts, 2 Cirencester AC 49pts, 7 Cirencester AC 'B' 147pts, 11 closed in

parkruns

Lots of exciting results from as busy week with parkruns on New Year’s day when Ian Barrett, Thomas McNally and the McAdam and Thomas families packed in two in one morning.


4 January 2020, parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:

Cirencester: 4 Brecht Grieten 21.49, 31 Gordon Jones 24.57, 60 Jocelyn Randall 27.18,

71 Chris Prevett 27.55, 98 Rachel Jones 31.12, 187 finished.

Tetbury: 4 Jacob McAdam 18.47, 10 Alex Banks 20.46, 36 Alan McAdam 24.28,

42 Rachel McAdam 25.29, 63 Samantha Timms 27.34, 158 finished.

Swindon, Lydiard: 232 Barbara Thomas 27.59, 646 finished.


1 January 2020, parkruns, 5km trail

Cirencester AC finishers:

Stroud: 104 Paul Timms 27.46, 120 Jocelyn Randall 28.37, 131 Richard Edwards 29.28, 160 Cheney Kibblewhite 30.26, 184 Rachel Barrow 32.12, 320 finished. Cheltenham, King George V Field: 354 Thomas McNally 39.11, 376 finished. Gloucester City: 5 Tom Purnell 18.57, 490 Thomas McNally 41.00, 551 finished. Melksham: 32 Jacob McAdam 22.21, 94 Alan McAdam 25.45, 127 Rachel McAdam 27.15, 296 finished. Chippenham: 8 Jacob McAdam 19.26, 33 Isobel Watt (J) 21.52, 117 Alan McAdam 25.38, 170 Rachel McAdam 27.14, 437 finished.

Lydney: 2 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.39, 408 finished.

Newport, Riverfront: 3 Ollie Campbell (J) 17.13, 500 finished.

Bicester: 4 Ian Barrett 18.42, 313 finished. Banbury: 2 Ian Barrett 19.41, 280 finished.

Keswick: 70 Kate Sackett 22.41, 398 finished.

Haverford West: 2 James Thomas 18.06, 69 Liz Thomas 26.09, 197 finished. Milford Haven, Waterfront: 2 James Thomas 17.35, 53 Liz Thomas 25.29, 234 finished.

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