Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club
Stratford-upon-Avon 10k, road.

DAVE BELL returned from a hamstring injury with a great win at the Stratford-upon-Avon 10k, finishing 90 seconds clear of the competition and with high hopes of bettering 33 minutes for his next 10k.

RESULT: 1 David Bell 33.38. 1,035 finished.

New Forest Marathon, 26.2 miles, road/trail.

JAMES THOMAS had to dodge ponies and leap over stray dogs to come 12th in the New Forest Marathon where a last minute change, in response to high tides and rain, made for a tougher than expected course with more than 1,200ft of ascent.

RESULTS: 1 William Goozee (Isle of Wight Road Runners) 2:47.51; 12 James Thomas 3:00.25; 398 Liz Thomas 4:23.15. 738 finished.

Castle Combe Midweek Duathlon, 2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run.

THREE days after coming 11th in the local sprint triathlon, Ian Barrett was at it again, this time coming second in the Castle Combe Duathlon with two fine runs.

RESULTS: 1 Tim Smales (Winchester & District AC) (10.26; 21.48; 11.03) 45.06; 2 Ian Barrett (10.55; 23.06; 11.39) 46.56 - 1st MV45. 115 finished.

Chippenham Half Marathon, 13.1 miles road.

ISAAC MCADAM and Luke Campbell moved out of their parkrunning comfort zone to tackle the Chippenham Half Marathon, finishing together in the top 40.

Luke found it a great way to celebrate his 19th birthday and with Isaac still only 17, these two clearly have plenty of distance road running potential.

RESULTS: 1 Daniel Jones (Team Bath AC) 1:12.52; 34 Isaac McAdam 1:24.13; 35 Luke Campbell 1:24.14; 1,016 Barbara Thomas 2:21.11. 1,058 finished.

Great North Run, Half Marathon, Newcastle to South Shields, 13.1 miles road.

WHILE Mo Farah amazed at the front of the Great North Run, Martin Croucher and his dad admitted to a cakeathon, snacking on all the goodies they were offered as they ran.

RESULTS: 1 Mo Farah (Newham & Essex Beagles) 1:00.06; 26,825 Martin Croucher 2:25.05. 42,992 finished.


IN Tyneside for the Great North Run, Martin Croucher (19.47) had a go at the Whitley Bay Parkrun and was disappointed not to get nearer his Swindon PB of 19 minutes despite finishing sixth overall and first in his very competitive MV40 age group.

Back home in Swindon, Isaac McAdam (18.18) ‘took it easy’ in preparation for the Chippenham Half the following day enabling old brother Jacob (18.19) to stay with him.

An age group first shows that dad Alan (25.05) is making a steady recovery from surgery a couple of months ago, although he still has some way to return to top form.

Age group wins too for Gordon Jones (21.36) at Stonehouse and Caroline Cotterell (22.42) at Worcester where she was accompanied by partner Nick Holliday (22.42).

Regulars Rachel Ranger (25.32) and Barbara Thomas (26.35) also ran at Swindon while Amanda Woodd (32.23) celebrated a return to competitive running by entering the very select Mount Edgcumbe event in Cornwall and Robin Lloyd (32.09) ran again in Cheltenham.

Whitley Bay Parkrun, 5km trail.

1 Paul West (CSSC Sports) 18.10; 6 Martin Croucher 19.47 (1st MV40). 264 finished.

Swindon Parkrun, 5km trail.

1 Ciaran Cooper (Swindon Harriers) 17.06; 6 Isaac McAdam 18.18 (1st junior); 7 Jacob McAdam 18.19; 138 Alan McAdam 25.05 (1st MV60); 151 Rachel Ranger 25.32; 192 Barbara Thomas 26.35. 562 finished.

Stonehouse Parkrun, 5km trail.

1 Lee Christmas (Stroud & District AC) 19.16; 8 Gordon Jones 21.36 (1st MV65). 115 finished.

Worcester Pitchcroft Parkrun, 5km trail.

1 David Price (Worcester AC) 16.52; 60 Caroline Cotterell 22.42 (1st FV45); 61 Nick Holliday 22.42. 224 finished.

Mount Edgcumbe Parkrun, Torpoint, Cornwall, 5km trail.

1 Daniel Clewley (SweatShop) 22.48; 17 Amanda Woodd 32.23. 36 finished.

Cheltenham Parkrun, 5km trail.

1 Dan Owen (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 16.21; 381 Robin Lloyd 32.09. 501 finished.