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Stunning Lake District Result for Rob Forbes and much more...........

Before news of results from the last couple of weekends, a huge omission from the last report.

Whilst Andy Hindson conquered the Lakeland 50 challenge, Rob Forbes took on the epic 100 mile version, considered the hardest of all the UK mountain ultras. The circular route of the race encompasses the whole of the Lakeland fells and participants are faced with 6300 metres of ascent along the way. The highly technical course has got the better of many a seasoned ultra runner and the event typically sees a drop-out rate of 40-50%.

After an early navigation error cost him an extra two miles in returning to a control, Rob was mixing with the two leaders for the first three quarters of the route. Although not so strong on the ascents, he was quicker on the descents and any flatter terrain. Unfortunately, at 75 odd miles, his legs cried enough and he had to give the two leaders best but hung on for third place. The number of national and international elite runners behind him reflected the quality of his superb performance.

Thanks to roving reporter Rupert for getting the lowdown from Rob.

28th July, Montane Lakeland 100, 100 miles, trail

1 Andy Berry 20.03.11

3 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 20.56.36

380 finished (181 retired)

And another slightly delayed result. Chris Miller had a grand day out in Nottingham at the Outlaw Nottingham Triathlon.

Chris sums up his day like this “The weather wasn’t ideal as it was very windy, but the rain mostly held off on the Sunday, so wasn’t too bad for the supporters.”

“The swim kicked off at 6am and the in-water mass start was the usual washing machine of arms and legs flailing around. The swim was rather choppy for the second half due to the wind. Managed to get through that in 1:10, a bit slower than hoped.”

“On to the bike and seemed to be making good progress. The course is largely flat but there was a strong wind in parts and a few rain showers to contend with. The organisers had highlighted all the potholes with orange paint which helped avoid the worst of them. Came back into transition after 5:11, again a bit slower than hoped but thankfully no major issues or mechanicals, so pretty happy with that.”

“Set off on the run and noticed I was feeling quite nauseous. I wasn’t able to get any gels or bars down and eventually this came back to bite me as I slowed dramatically and then started to cramp. After some sickness on the third lap I felt a bit better and was able to get some calories in a rally to the finish with a time of 3:54.”

“Overall time was 10:27. Not exactly what I hoped for but, with so many opportunities for things to go wrong on these long distance events, I am pretty happy with the overall result.”

Chris was able to enjoy the finish line celebrations with his children.

30th July, Outlaw Nottingham Full Triathlon, 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

1 Team Los Tri Amigos (Race Hub) 8:19:03

44 Chris Miller (Cirencester AC) 10:27:09 – swim 1:10:26, bike 5:11:18, run 3:54:46

612 finished

A hardy handful of Cirencester runners pitted themselves against the muddy hills and trails of Standish Woods.

Harrie Siebenaller had a fine run to finish 5th lady overall. It must have felt like a very brief outing for Andy Hindson after his splendid achievement in the Lake District just a week earlier. Jake Yeo was close behind Andy and Gareth James enjoyed the trails with his wife Jess.

6th August, Standish Woodland Chase, 10 miles (ish), trail

1 Matthew Hudd (Stroud AC) 57.56

27 Harrie Siebenaller (Cirencester AC) 1.15.44

49 Andy Hindson 1.24.47

52 Jake Yeo 1.26.59

87 Gareth James 1.42.16

100 finished

It was a really successful evening out, despite the warm conditions and undulating route, at the Bugatti 10k, the latest in the County Road Race Series. Plenty of individual county points were earned with age group placings for every Cirencester runner and a splendid run by Kate Jacobs earned her 1st lady overall. The combination of great performances earned a 2nd place team prize for Cirencester ladies.

As things stand, Jo Musk is currently 1st FV40 second overall lady in the County table. Brian is 2nd MV60, Kate Sackett 1st FV60, Liza 3rd FV70 (her 75th birthday fell after the start of the race series) and Ruth is 1st FV75. There are three more races to go, the next being the Haresfield 5k on 16th August.

9th August, Bugatti 10k, 10k, road

1 Steve Kenyon (Severn AC) 34.56 – chip time

20 Kate Jacobs (Cirencester AC) 40.33 – 1st lady, 1st FV45

40 Brian Harris 43.23 – 2nd MV60

46 Jo Musk 43.52 – 1st LV40

129 Kate Sackett 52.17 – 2nd LV60

243 Liza Darroch 1.06.37 – 2nd LV75

249 Ruth Fulford 1.08.03 – 3rd LV75

272 finished

Brecht Grieten had a really satisfying outing at the Langley Burrell Lightning Bolt 10k, an event that attracts those looking for a new PB.

Brecht reports “Going under 36 minutes was THE goal for me this year and I made it happen at Langley Burrell. The time was slipping a little between 7 and 8k but I managed to keep it together and ran close to a perfect race. Very pleased!” Quite right too. Congratulations.

13th August, Lightning Bolt Langley Burrell 10k, 10k, road

1 Harry Smith (City of Salisbury AC&RC) 30.36 chip time

47 Brecht Grieten (Cirencester AC) 35.52

406 finished

David Wright ran the final race of the Poole Runners Upton Summer Series, six races over a 3.5 mile trail route.

David was 1st in his age group on the night and, despite having missed two of the six races, won the overall MV65 title with best four from six results counting.

9th August, Upton Summer Series Race 6, 3.5 miles, trail

1 Thomas Corbin (Poole AC) 18.39

30 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 23.32 – 1st MV65

156 finished

In a change from his preferred trails, James Thomas ran a superb half marathon on the relentless ups and downs of the Solihull roads. He was rightly really pleased with his 1.22, top 25 finish.

13th August, Solihull Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, road

1 Matt Scarsbrook (Unattached) 1.11.14 chip time

24 James Thomas (Cirencester AC) 1.22.46

1231 finished

You can peruse parkrun results by looking at the websites of the individual events…..but some highlights from the last couple of weeks………

From 5th August, Lorna Harris ran her 50th parkrun, Ollie Campbell continues to recover from injury, Rachel McAdam ran an age graded 74.5%, Brecht Grieten was first at Chipping Norton and Sam Timms was overseas in Vienna.

And from 12th August………Kate Sackett ran a stunning 85% age graded time, Ian Barrett was 5th at Lydiard with and age grade of 80%, Ollie Campbell was back on form at Tetbury, and Helen Manners, a stalwart of the volunteer squad at Cirencester, took the opportunity to run the 489th event at Chelmsford Central…..and placed 489th!

5th August, parkrun, 5k, trail

Eden Project parkrun

1 Andrew Heyes 15.23

19 Joseph Stickney (Cirencester AC) 18.52

28 Robert Stickney 19.29

588 finished

Melksham parkrun

1 Riley Heyes 19.05

9 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 22.36

103 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Michael Gilbert 18.03

28 Colin Tapley (Cirencester AC) 25.26

58 Jocelyn Randall 28.25

65 Pam Wheeler 29.53

70 Gary Wood 30.59

82 Lorna Harris 33.40

83 Brian Harris 33.40

89 Gordon Jones 34.52

109 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Max Benfield 18.02

40 Rachel McAdam 25.41

91 finished

Seven Fields parkrun

1 Matthew Waite 18.12

51 David Moss (Cirencester AC) 26.58

134 finished

Chipping Norton School parkrun

1 Brecht Grieten (Cirencester AC) 19.41

78 finished

Donaupark parkrun

1 Sebastien Welle 18.04

56 Sam Timms 29.14

83 finished

12th August, parkrun, 5k, trail

Lydiard parkrun

1 Nathan Hackley 17.02

5 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC) 18.30

358 finished

Chelmsford Central parkrun

1 William Nuttall 16.58

489 Helen Manners (Cirencester AC) 32.00

669 finished

Tewkesbury parkrun

1 Nicholas Martin 19.20

30 Alan McAdam (Cirencester AC) 25.23

39 Rachel McAdam 26.25

98 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Nick Bruce-White 18.26

4 Joseph Stickney (Cirencester AC) 19.41

7 Robert Stickney 20.42

16 Howard Ewan 22.30

43 Colin Tapley 24.49

59 Tom Morgan 25.47

93 Dorian Matts 28.42

99 Pam Wheeler 29.18

116 Sam Timms 30.42

131 Gordon Jones 32.13

146 Gary Wood 34.15

185 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 17.56

134 finished

Maryport Prom parkrun

1 Sam Stead 18.55

7 Kate Sackett (Cirencester AC) 23.29

41 finished

Please send a link to your results to Martin at and any reports or interesting snippets about your races to Rachel at or via the WhatsApp group.

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