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Sizzling success despite the drizzle


Summer Sizzler 10km, Cirencester Park, 10km road. CAC’s own 10km is run mid-week on vehicle free roads in the beautiful surroundings of Ciren Park and it has become a firm favourite, this year with a record number of finishers. Bill Leggate continues his run of fine results with a battling win from second place and as a V40 he led the youngsters home; he was ably supported by Simon Campbell and Mark Sysum to win the team prize. Kate Sackett was 1st FV55 and Ruth Fulford 1st FV70 and there were solid results from all the CAC runners and fine work and encouraging support from all those members that marshalled.

Results. 1st Bill Leggate 34.21 – 1st V40,13 Simon Campbell 37.57, 14 Mark Sysum 38.00, 47 Alex Chudley 41.08, 67 Leigh Guilbert 42.22, 91 Joyce Matthews 44.20, 101 Kate Sackett 45.00 – 1st FV55, 163 Karen Higuera 47.36, 170 Gemma Lund 47.48, 203 Louise Horner-Baggs 49.24, 271 Kerrie Wallis 51.36, 348 Elisabeth Butler 54.55, 375 Helen Shaftoe 55.40, 423 Peter Rowland 58.00, 461 Ella Shaftoe 59.56, 467 Barbara Thomas 1.00.10, 490 Ruth Fulford 1.01.10 – 1st FV70, 550 Lisa Stevens 1.05.12

640 finished.

Simon Campbell getting his 2nd team prize of the week - with deserved race winner Dave Bell

Bourton Hilly ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road. Dave Bell is also back to form, winning “Humph’s Hilly Half” which is the Gloucestershire Championship half marathon this year. Although the course has changed from one to two laps it proved even harder to slog up the hill out of Bourton – twice – with heavy rain and a head wind on the first lap. Dave kept a little in reserve for the second lap, which took him just 20seconds longer and with Simon Campbell (first V40) 6th and Neil Corbiere 12th they made up the winning men’s team. Karen Higuera was happy with her performance and Barbara Thomas also had a good run.

Results. 1st David Bell 1.14.34, 6 Simon Campbell 1.25.06 – 1st V40,

12 Neil Corbiere 1.29.13, 44 Karen Higuera 1.47.39, 64 Barbara Thomas 2.20.20. 67 finished.

Heyford Air Base ½ Marathon, Bicester, 13.1 miles road. This vast, windy, puddle strewn Cold War NATO base proved a challenge but both Rupert Chesmore and Liza Darroch (1st FV10) were up to it!

Results. 1st Adam Bayliss (Oxford City AC) 1.19.10, 46 Rupert Chesmore (Cirencester AC) 1.47.42, 87 Liza Darroch 2.01.36 – 1st FV70. 153 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail. Solid results all round with a large field at Cirencester where Corinne Clark ran with Leigh Guilbert to finish first lady. Ollie Campbell (J) won in a growing field at Tetbury and overall 22 CAC runners turned out at four wet parkruns.

Cirencester: 5 Leigh Guilbert 20.24, 6 Corinne Clark 20.25 (1st lady),

23 James Widdowson 22.42, 25 Sam Cook (J) 22.48, 28 Neil Morrissey 23.00,

81 Nathan Govier (J) 25.50, 88 Richard Edwards 26.10, 96 Brendan McCarthy 26.33,

104 Jocelyn Randall 26.52, 117 Peter Rowland 27.52, 120 Pam Wheeler 28.07,

130 David Moss 28.51, 140 Thomas McNally 29.28, 189 Kate Sackett 33.19. 230 finished

Tetbury: 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.26, 30 Alan McAdam 25.18, 54 Rachel McAdam 27.29, 70 Alex Banks 29.54, 80 Rachel Barrow 30.34, 117 Paul Barrow 35.30. 145 finished

Stonehouse: 48 Barbara Thomas 28.45. 101 finished

Moreton-in-Marsh: 79 Ruth Fulford 30.09. 190 finishe

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