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The News This Week....

Barbara Thomas completed the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday. As one of a select handful of people who have run all ten of these events, Barbara was presented with a special commemorative medal.

27th August, Severn Bridge Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, road

1 Glen Stallard (Unattached) 1.12.00 chip time

447 Barbara Thomas (Cirencester AC) 2.43.12

462 finished

Kate Sackett travelled to Belgium at the weekend and proudly wore her GB kit to take part in the European Age Group Middle Distance Triathlon Championships.

Kate was very pleased to improve on her finish time from the event in Bilbao last year and was placed 5th overall in her 60-64 age group and was 3rd British finisher.

It is interesting to look at the results broken down to the individual disciplines. Whilst other competitors in her age category may have had slightly quicker swims and bike rides, Kate’s strong half marathon run was the quickest of the group.

Another brilliant performance from Kate.

27th August, 2023 European Triathlon Middle Distance Championships, Menen, Belgium

60-64 Female Age Group. Swim 1.9km, Bike 88.6km, Run 21km

1 Isabella Cuder (Austria) 5.36.43 (Swim 34.16, Bike 2.56.03, Run 1.57.29)

5 Kate Sackett (Great Britain) 5.58.23 (Swim 45.46, Bike 3.10.54, Run 1.52.00)

David Wright was delighted to be back under 20 minutes when he ran the Lakeside 5k road race in Portsmouth last week. He was 1st MV65 and also takes a good few seconds off his existing club V65 record.

Congratulations to David.

23rd August, Lakeside 5km, 5km, road

1 Mike Houston (Chichester Runners and AC) 15.43

59 David Wright (Cirencester AC) 19.47 – 1st MV65

131 finished

In parkrun news this week there were lots of excellent age graded results including Wendy Nicholls with over 85% at Tetbury where Ollie Campbell finished 2nd.

CAC members clocked up 5 of the top 10 age graded results at Cirencester where Rob Forbes crossed the line first and there were top 10 finishes for Joseph, Isabella and Robert Stickney. Pam Wheeler made further improvements to her best time since 2019 for the second week in a row. Jo Musk ran with Brecon as he achieved a new PB.

Olin Tapley’s 23.31 was his best time at Seven Fields. James Widdowson dusted off his parkrun barcode for the first time since 2019. Tom Purnell was 2nd at Teifi Marshes.

26th August, parkrun, 5k trail

Bedfont Lakes parkrun

1 Michael Kennedy (Unattached) 19.39

18 Paul Timms (Cirencester AC) 23.46

129 finished

Ashton Court parkrun

1 Oliver Bye (Unattached) 16.53

167 Alan McAdam (Cirencester AC) 26.51

402 finished

Rosliston parkrun

2 Matthew Orford (Unattached) 18.36

64 Rachel McAdam (Cirencester AC) 25.56

241 finished

Thetford parkrun

1 Josh Carr (Unattached) 16.41

24 James Widdowson (Cirencester AC) 23.11

183 finished

Chipping Sodbury parkrun

1 Thomas Cummins (Unattached) 17.15

2 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC) 18.17

307 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 17.54

4 Joseph Stickney 19.17

9 Isabella Stickney 20.02 – 2nd Lady

12 Robert Stickney 20.20

104 Jo Musk 27.45

112 Brendan McCarthy 28.08

116 David Moss 28.24

119 Pamela Wheeler 28.32

162 Ruth Fulford 31.34

167 Neil Corbiere 31.43

174 Gary Wood 32.23

236 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

2 Ollie Campbell (Cirencester AC) 18.18

10 Wendy Nicholls 20.39

124 finished

Seven Fields parkrun

1 Daniel Stroud (Unattached) 20.00

12 Colin Tapley (Cirencester AC) 23.31

123 Clare Tapley 34.31

168 finished

Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve parkrun

1 Ollie George (Unattached) 17.35

2 Tom Purnell (Cirencester AC) 18.17

144 finished

To help us out with compiling the weekly round up, please send results to Martin at and any details about your run to Rachel at

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