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Victory at the Druid's Challenge

With the flurry of Autumn marathons and half marathons tailing off, news this week of off-road achievements.

Ultra specialist Rob Forbes completed the Druids Challenge race in extremely impressive style over the weekend. This event follows the 85 mile route of The Ridgeway National Trail over three days and includes over 2200 metres of ascent. Rob finished in first place on each of the days, taking a total of just under ten and a half hours to cover the whole distance.

Many congratulations to Rob.

12th – 14th November, Druids Challenge, 85 miles, 3 days, trail

12th November – Day One – 46.2km

1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 3.32.31

89 finished

13th November – Day Two – 43.7km

1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 3.20.29

95 finished

14th November – Day Three – 47.7km

1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 3.34.15

91 finished


1 Rob Forbes (Cirencester AC) 10.27.15

75 finished

Of note on the parkrun circuit, Alex Banks was third at Brockenhurst, Nea Sneddon-Jenkins was second lady at Tetbury and, as the world of international travel opens up, Paul Timms was in Toronto.

At Cirencester Ian Barrett was second and Brian Harris ran a new parkrun PB on the eve of his 60th birthday. Brian is looking forward to testing his 5k pace on the road at a race in a couple of weeks time.

13th November, parkrun, 5k, trail

Lydiard parkrun

1 Michael Passmore (Unattached) 17.46

78 Gordon Jones (Cirencester AC) 24.09

304 finished

Thornbury parkrun

1 Asten Haynes (Unattached) 18.56

51 Ruth Fulford (Cirencester AC) 30.26

Brockenhurst parkrun

1 Dan Latham (Unattached) 18.37

3 Alex Banks (Cirencester AC) 19.17

133 finished

Cirencester parkrun

1 Jack Reed (Unattached) 19.23

2 Ian Barrett (Cirencester AC) 20.00

9 Brian Harris 21.29

49 Brendan McCarthy 27.53

74 Richard Edwards 31.51

112 Cathie Cowell 53.26

112 finished

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun

1 Jonathan Jamieson (Unattached) 17.50

15 Nea Sneddon-Jenkins (Cirencester AC) 21.17 – 2nd Woman

39 Alan Mcadam 24.19

48 Rachel Mcadam 25.56

116 finished

Downsview parkrun

1 Tyler Macdonald (Unattached) 18.45

10 Paul Timms (Cirencester AC) 23.40

19 finished

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