Neil Corbiere and Martin Croucher both successfully completed the Cotswold Way Challenge 100k trail event on Saturday.
The well organised event had a Race HQ at the RAU for the start at 7am.
Neil reported that the conditions were pretty brutal, hot and humid weather on the day and 2250 metres of ascent are a tough combination. Neil’s fund raising efforts for Breast Cancer Now no doubt helped keep him going and he was touched by the generosity of friends. His fantastic sub 14 hour time saw him finish in 6th place overall.
Martin decided to do the continuous 100k event this year having last year chosen the Daylight event where the distance is split over two days. He summed it up as “a wee bit warm and a little bit hilly” but he really enjoyed the last 22k when it was a bit cooler.
Tremendous efforts both.
24th June, Cotswold Way Challenge, 100k, trail
1 Rob Carmichael (Unattached) 12.13.00
6 Neil Corbiere (Cirencester AC) 13.54.47
52 Martin Croucher 19.01.15
Lake District fan Andy Hindson completed the Kong Lakes Ultra Short event on Saturday, 50k of technical trails and many a famous Lakes summit along the route, starting and finishing in Keswick.
Andy commented that the route was ace, that the overcast skies on the day definitely helped and that he was surprised but delighted to pick up a prize for placing 3rd in his MV50 age group.
24th June, Kong Lakes Ultra Short, 50k, trail
1 Alan Hilley (Unattached) 7.46.37
16 Andy Hindson (Cirencester AC) 12.18.51 – 3rd MV50
Jake Yeo had a great run at the Gloucester 10k on Sunday with a 51.05 finish.
25th June, Gloucester 10k, 10k, road
1 Ben Robinson (Bristol & West AC) 31.48 (31.48)
201 Jake Yeo (Cirencester AC) 51.14 (51.05)
In parkrun news, David Moss was at Lydiard and Clare Tapley tried Grove Fields at Wantage for the first time.
With no parkrun at the RAU this week there were a few Cirencester faces at Tetbury Goods Shed for the more cross country of the two routes there. Alan and Rachel McAdam were 1st V65 and V60 respectively. Rarely spotted at a parkrun, Liza Darroch and Rupert Chesmore enjoyed a family outing and Liza was 1st VW75. Paul Barrow was lured out for a Saturday morning run with the promise of a bacon roll and a coffee afterwards.
Don’t forget that this Saturday is parkrun number 200 at Cirencester and also the venue for the graduation run for Nick’s latest Couch to 5k champions.
24th June, parkrun, 5k trail
1 Paul Bonner (Unattached) 18.34
170 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 28.24
Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun
1 Max Benfield (Unattached) 19.36
32 Alan McAdam (Cirencester AC) 26.29
35 Rachel McAdam 26.26
69 Rachel Barrow 30.19
109 Rupert Chesmore 34.30
129 Liza Darroch 37.48
143 Paul Barrow 44.07
Grove Fields parkrun
1 Jack Sloan (Unattached) 18.41
114 Clare Tapley (Cirencester AC) 34.36
On Tuesday evening the annual prediction run took place in the Abbey Grounds with juniors and adults running without the usual technology. The fun run was followed by a BBQ and the presenting of the various annual awards for 2022 at the outdoor pool, all splendidly organised by the outgoing social committee.
The awards were as follows:
Road Race Series (based on points earned at qualifying races)
Brecht Grieten and Rachel Barrow
Bill Leggate and Kate Jacobs
The remaining awards were decided upon after discussion by the committee from nominations received from club members.
Veteran Athlete of the Year
Tony Curry Award
Tim Ingham and Oscar Ingham (this was the inaugural presentation of the award in memory of Tony Curry and it recognises club members not on the committee who have contributed greatly)
Triathlete of the Year
Long Distance Runner of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Most Improved Runner of the Year
Club Member of the Year
Athlete of the Year
Team of the Year
Kate Sackett, Liza Darroch, Ruth Fulford and Brian Harris who each represented England in Masters races or in international triathlon.
Congratulations to all those recognised.