Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club
Henry Sheffield has qualified to run in this year’s Mini marathon which take place in the build up to the London Marathon. The knowledgeable and sharp eyed spectator at last week’s Gloucestershire Country XC Champs might have noticed that Henry was holding something back. He judged it perfectly and still won but more importantly he kept enough in the tank to win again on Sunday – this time in the South West Inter-Counties Cross Country Champs and achieve his target – the coveted mini marathon place. Previous winners of this race have included a young, Sir Mo Farah, do we have another international star coming?
South West Inter-Counties, Yeovil, 3.2km cross country
1 Henry Sheffield (Gloucestershire, Cirencester AC) 11.11
Louise Horner-Baggs was thrilled to clock up yet another PB – this time in the Windsor Half Marathon crossing the line in 1.46.08.
Windsor Winter ½ Marathon, 13.1 miles road
1 Norman Shreeve (Cambridge & Coleridge AC) 1.09.27
108 Louise Horner-Baggs (Cirencester AC) 1.46.08
David Musgrove had a strong run in Wiltshire tackling the precipitous slopes and churning mud of the Rough ‘n Tumble to complete ten tough miles in 1 hour 13 and so earn 5th place. Trail running old timer, Andy Hindson went at a slightly more leisurely pace to finish in 1.38.
Rough 'n' Tumble, Milton Lilbourne, Pewsey, 10 miles trail
1 Ben Cole (Tonbridge AC) 1.05.58 (chip 1.05.56)
5 David Musgrove (Cirencester AC) 1.13.35 (1.13.31)
132 Andy Hindson 1.38.33 (1.38.15) 532 finished.
Jo Roberts ran the Stubbington 10km to finish in 50.11.
Stubbington 10km, Fareham, nr Portsmouth, 10km road
1 Joe Wade (Ryde Harriers) 30.57 583 Jo Roberts (Cirencester AC) 50.11 908 finished
Finally many members anxiously watched Lara Tompson’s progress along the Pennine Way in the Montane Spine Race and shared a mix of disappointment and relief when she was forced to retire at Hebbden Bridge. No more details are available at time of going to press – but we hope she is well and send our congratulations on a plucky effort in appalling conditions.
parkruns, 5km trail
In a very busy week for parkruns we had two wins – Ollie Campbell (JM15-17) in 18.01at Chippenham and James Thomas with 18.25 at Cirencester with Mark Sysum 2nd and 59 seconds behind in 19.24. 20.19 gave Ross Swain 19th place at Cheltenham. Meanwhile Isobel Watt (JW11-14) finished as 1st lady at Cirencester again with a PB of 22.06 and young Sam Alcott (also JM11-14) was only 10 seconds behind in 11th place overall.
Cirencester AC finishers: Cirencester: 1 James Thomas 18.25, 2 Mark Sysum 19.24, 10 Isobel Watt (J) 22.06 – 1st lady, 11 Sam Alcott (J) 22.16, 15 Joyce Matthews 22.59, 55 Richard Edwards 27.03, 71 Brendan McCarthy 28.30, 84 Joe Cook (J) 29.24, 86 Sam Cook (J) 29.25, 138 Donna Eaton 34.43, 142 Jocelyn Randall 35.07, 220 finished. Swindon, Lydiard: 75 Gordon Jones 23.36, 132 Alan McAdam 25.03, 171 Rachel McAdam 26.25, 265 David Moss 28.53, 287 Barbara Thomas 29.21, 548 Tom Purnell 40.16, 602 finished. Tetbury: 51 Rachel Barrow 26.45, 57 Alex Banks 27.04, 102 Paul Barrow 31.51, 148 finished. Chippenham: 1 Ollie Campbell (J) 18.01, 295 finished. Cheltenham, Pittville: 19 Ross Swain 20.19, 653 finished. Moreton-in-Marsh: 110 Ruth Fulford 31.22, 208 finished. Slough, Black Park: 49 Jacob McAdam 22.48, 862 finished.