THE Rough’n’Tumble 10 is held at Milton Lilbourne, and is described as 'tough enough for experienced off-roaders but a challenge for the novice'.
CIRENCESTER AC and TRIATHLON CLUB
The Rough’n’Tumble 10
Denis Galerin was Ciren’s sole representative.
He came home in a very competitive third place in 1:08.48, a 10-mile time many would be happy achieving on the road.
Denis was less than two minutes behind the winner, Matthew Battensby of Burges Salmon Running Club.
A remarkable 499 runners finished.
Naunton Nearly 19
LIZA DARROCH is starting 2014 in the same vein as last year with another age-group win at the Naunton Nearly 19.
Run on paths in the glorious Cotswolds, it wends its way through chocolate box villages but the runners have to cope with 1,450 feet of ascents and the resulting slippery downhills. Lisa was 89th and 1st LV65 in 3:32.31 and was accompanied by Rupert Chesmore who gallantly took one second longer.
The winner was Adam Jackson of Black Pear Joggers in 2:05.28 and 119 finished.
Cheltenham Parkrun 5km
ANOTHER club senior, Ruth Fulford, has also started the year in fine form with a 1st FV65 at the 5km Cheltenham Parkrun.
Ruth’s time was 28.32 and she finished in 172nd place. The winner was Simon Gill in 18.01 and 280 finished.
Swindon Parkrun, 5km trails
THREE degrees celcius, light winds and perfectly blue skies brought out the largest field ever at Lydiard Park, and the only hindrances were a few puddles.
A couple of the senior contingent were returning after injury and Gordon Jones finished first MV60 and Tony Shelbourn was second MV65.
Rachel Jones and Barbara Thomas also had age-group seconds.
Joanna Roberts was third in her age-group and her sons, Luke and Matt, were fifth and seventh in the JM14 category.
Results: 1, Brian Cooke (Wootton Bassett Hounds) 16.49: 39, Tony Shelbourn 21.12: 73, Luke Roberts 22.46; 81, Matt Roberts 22.58; 94, Gordon Jones 23.39; 129 Joanna Roberts 24.42; 155, Barbara Thomas 25.30; 216, Rachel Jones 27.57. 415 finished.