Sub 5 minute mile for junior Henry S

Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club

The week started with Wendy Nicholls leading a select team of those sufficiently organised to grab a much sought after place in the Frampton 10km. On an evening when everyone, some with the Cotswold Way Relay still in their legs, struggled to get near their PBs, Kate Sackett’s planned attack came to nothing when she was forced to withdraw after being pushed over seconds from the start line but Ruth Fulford went well to finish first V65.

Frampton-on-Severn 10km, road

1 Lee Stopford (Stroud & District AC) 32.23

67 Wendy Nicholls (Cirencester AC) 42.19

81 Ionel Iancu 43.49

171 Paul Timms 50.29

257 Rachel Barrow 56.53

316 Ruth Fulford 1.00.32 – 1st FV65

323 Samantha Timms 1.01.16

441 Paul Barrow 1.12.06 467 finished.

Henry Sheffield was the only Under 13 Junior to have a crack at the Mile in the first of the Cheltenham Open Track meetings of this year. His very competitive time of 4.59.1 brought him in just sub five minutes and in a rewarding 8th place.

Cheltenham Midsummer Open track meeting Mile (Race ‘A’)

1 Max Davis (Avon Valley Runners) 4:18.6

8 Henry Sheffield (Cirencester AC) 4:59.1

Dave Bell faced tougher than usual competition in the Evesham 10k. Dave, who has won this event four times in the past, had to be content with 3rd place after being tipped off the back by the two lead runners who both managed impressive sub 33 times on a relatively slow course. New comer Ross Swain could be pleased with his 40.41 bringing him in in 22nd place.

Evesham 10km, road

1 Tom Bains (Tipton Harriers) 31.58

3 David Bell (Cirencester AC) 33.31

22 Ross Swain 40.41 460 finished

Karen Higuera used the Compton Basset ‘5’ as a final leg stretch and confidence booster prior to returning to her much loved Snowdon Marathon.

Compton Bassett ‘5’, nr Calne, 5 miles road

1 Max Davis (Avon Valley Runners) 25.10

36 Karen Higuera (Cirencester AC) 38.02 134 finished

Official results for the Buscot 10k and of individual performances in the Cotswold Way Relay are still not available but unofficially we understand James Thomas was 2nd and Aaron Willis 6th in the Buscot 10k despite having done a leg of the Relay the day before.


Rupert - 60 km done and 40 left to go in the Lakeland 100 km

Results of last week’s Lakeland 100K confirm that Rupert Chesmore finished second MV60 and close to halfway down the field having completed 63+ hilly miles in 19.34. The event started as midnight forcing runners to stumble and creep over several rocky, ankle busting sections in the dark before running on over yet more hills to finish in the early evening but not before the 3800m of ascent combined with unusually high temperatures had forced 30% to drop out.



Lakeland Trails 100km, Ambleside, 100km trail

1 Kristof Nowicki (unattached) 12.03.12

60 Rupert Chesmore (Cirencester AC) 19.34.03 102 finished.





parkruns, 5km trail

Junior Daniel Winfield produced a PB and the fastest time of the week at Swindon where 18.23 brought him in in 5th place and Junior Isobel Watt finished 1st lady and first for the club at Cirencester with another super PB. Chris Prevett ran his first parkrun at Cirencester, Neil Morrissey ran well at Severn Bridge and the McAdam family ran in force at Tredegar where Jacob finished 5th and Isaac, cautiously returning from injury, 17th.

Cirencester AC finishers:

Cirencester: 28 Isobel Watt (J) 22.24 – 1st lady, 62 Chris Prevett 25.27, 84 Brendan McCarthy 26.40, 85 Rachel Ranger 26.47, 93 Pam Wheeler 27.08, 100 Joe Cook (J) 27.57,104 Jocelyn Randall 28.03, 169 Garrett Gloyn 32.41, 208 Jenny Brewin 40.33, 232 finished

Swindon: 5 Daniel Winfield (J) 18.23, 179 David Moss 26.40, 237 Barbara Thomas 29.01, 447 finished

Gloucester North: 68 Thomas McNally 29.44, 134 finished

Severn Bridge: 28 Neil Morrissey 21.55, 246 finished

Bryn Bach, Tredegar: 5 Jacob McAdam 20.49, 17 Isaac McAdam 22.43,

28 Alan McAdam 24.06, 53 Rachel McAdam 26.20, 143 finished

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