Cirencester Athletics and Triathlon Club
Gloucestershire XC League

JUNIOR boys' teams from Cirencester AC achieved hard-won second and third places in this month’s tough Gloucestershire XC League meet at Charlton Park, Malmesbury.

Henry Sheffield won the U11 Boys to secure a team second place with the help of Tom Williams and Zac Humphries.

Ollie Campbell finished third in the U15 age group and his team, completed by Luke Buck and Archie Sheffield, also finished third.

A ‘B’ team of Sam Cook, Tom Prosser and George Masser finished eighth.

Our only girls' team – the U11s with Millie Chudley, Emily Swaine and Bella Alcott – ran well to finish fifth.

U11 Girls: 13 Millie Chudley 12.00; 16 Emily Swaine 12.11; 29 Bella Alcott 13.10.

U11 Boys: 1 Henry Sheffield 9.19; 12 Tom Williams 10.41; 21 Zac Humphries 11.01.

U15 Boys: 3 Ollie Campbell 16.21; 13 Luke Buck 17.20; 18 Archie Sheffield 18.01; 22 Sam Cook 18.39; 27 Tom Prosser 19.14; 42 George Masser 23.31.


IT WAS great to see Jill Hadland returning to XC but she had to run hard in tough conditions to lead the Ladies ‘A’ team with Kate Sackett and Liz Thomas to finish in 19th place.

Other welcome returners included Kate Fitton and Lisa Carpenter who, together with club captain Pam Wheeler, formed the ‘B’ team finishing in 32nd place.

RESULTS: 1 Katrine Svane (Team Bath AC) 26.48; 56 Jill Hadland 32.53; 68 Kate Sackett 33.23; 107 Liz Thomas 36.19; 112 Kate Fitton 36.39; 129 Lisa Carpenter 37.43; 162 Pam Wheeler 42.02; 174 Helen Manners 46.18; 181 Nina Lawrence 49.01. 184 finished.


HE men’s team needed six runners to score and Dave Bell’s solid second place enabled them to hold on to fifth place in the league.

RESULTS: 1 Ben Price (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 34.53; 2 David Bell 35.18; 23 James Thomas 38.07; 35 Ian Barrett 38.46; 58 Howard Ewan 40.56; 61 Simon Campbell 41.03; 90 Martin Croucher 42.57, 182 Dorian Matts 52.50.

Wickstead Wander 5-mile

IAN PORTER and Barbara Thomas managed to find a local multi terrain race both competing in the Wickstead Wander near Highworth on Sunday.

RESULTS: 1 Ed Knudsen (Avon Valley Runners) 31.27; 64 Iain Porter 47.37; 126 Barbara Thomas 1:03.51. 173 finished.

Calne Clock Challenge, 5k

JUST two days before graduating to an older age group Ruth Fulford went to Calne intent on attacking her own FV65 club record for 5k on road.

As a result she knocked 86 seconds off the record and now, officially 70, clearly has no intention of slowing down.

RESULTS: 1 Jamie Parkinson (Thames Hare & Hounds) 15.10; 54 Ruth Fulford (28.37 – 1st FV65, club FV65 record) 117 finished.

Parkruns 5k

OLLIE PRITCHARD won another parkrun at Skipton.

Without last week’s fancy dress outfit, Isaac McAdam was second at Swindon and brother Jacob fifth in Slough. Also in Swindon, Steve Yates was sixth.

Swindon: 2 Isaac McAdam (J) 17.45; 6 Steve Yates 19.13; 115 Gordon Jones 24.20; 132 Alan McAdam 24.57; 183 Barbara Thomas 27.13. 454 finished.

Cheltenham: 218 Ruth Fulford 29.23; 316 Robin Lloyd 34.24. 361 finished.

Black Park, Slough: 5 Jacob McAdam 17.41. 506 finished Skipton: 1 Oliver Pritchard 17.45. 179 finished.