ATHLETICS: Busy weekend for Cirencester AC athletes
12:03pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
DURING a glorious autumn weekend, 31 CAC runners represented the Club.
CIRENCESTER AC and TRIATHLON CLUB
Gloucester League Cross-country, Cotswold Farm, Guiting Power.
WENDY NICHOLLS limbered up for the cross country season with second place overall in the ladies' race behind Holly Rush of Team Bath; Wendy was first LV40 and 125 finished. In the men’s race, Martin Croucher was 110th out of 228; Matt Bond, Sale Harriers, won.
The ever-improving Matt Crew was second in the MU17s and brother Simon was 16th out of 53 in the MU13s.
Ben Woodstock was 46th and Samuel Alcott 52nd in a large field of MU11s. Phoebe Matthews was 21st out of 51 in the LU11s.
Cricklade Half Marathon, 13.1 miles roads.
IN-FORM Dave Bell bettered his recent Cheltenham effort to win by more than four minutes. Rachel Barber-Brock was third lady, finishing with a PB and an age-group win. Adrian Lawson also ran a PB and Karen Higuera and Martine Marriot both came in under the two hours.
Results: 1st Dave Bell 1:11.07, 52 Rachel Barber-Brock, 53 Adrian Lawson 1:32.27, 192 Karen Higuera 1:58.09, 196 1:58.59. 289 finished.
Cricklade 10km roads.
ADRIAN WILLIAMS, after a successful tri season, finished third in 34.30. Late entry Simon Campbell was fifth and Joe Barrowclough ninth, just ahead of David Wright, who was 1st MV50.
Fi Collings had a convincing ladies' win breaking her PB by a minute and leading home Kate Fitton and Barbara Thomas (2nd LV50). Adrian Lawson, Colin Tapley and James Widdowson also set PBs.
Results. 1st Aaron Richards, Oxford City AC, 34.10, 3 Adrian Williams 34.30, 5 Simon Campbell 36.25, 9 Joe Barrowclough 38.26, 10 David Wright 38.49, 25 Colin Tapley 40.52, 28 Ed Morris 41.14, 34 Fi Collings 42.49. 38 James Widdowson 44.07, 46 Geoff Wells 45.21, 59 Kate Fitton 46.58, 69 David Moss 47.56, 83 Gordon Jones 49.32, 111 Barbara Thomas 53.16, 123 David Lattimore 54.15, 143 Sandra Elphick 55.32, 218 Lynne Barber 1:01.41. 313 finished.
Royal Parks Half Marathon, London, 13.1 miles roads.
A DELIGHTED Clare Blampeid ran a consistent race, achieving a massive PB to finish 588th in 2:15.09. The winner was Ryan McKinlay, 1:09.07. 14,841 finished.
Cardiff Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, roads.
RICHARD HOBBS’ goal was to get under 90 minutes and he he made it, just, in 1:29.58, finishing 588th of 14,000 finishers. Loitarakwai Lengurisi, of Kenya (1:01.51) won.
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