Gloucestershire XC League (3 of 4), Wotton-under-Edge

There were some great performances from Ciren Athletics Club members at the third cross country meet at Wotton-Under-Edge.

Henry Sheffield continued in fine form and won his U13's age group by a significant margin so, while in the Juniors, Finlay Carter and Millie and Izzy Chudley ran for the U11's.

with 4 other Cirencester competitors racing, this put Ciren came out on top in the team standings.

In the Juniors, Finlay Carter and Millie and Izzy Chudley ran for the U11's.

Sam Cook had a good run in the U15's. In the seniors, we had a strong turnout of eight for both teams. For the women, particularly strong performances were seen from Jo Musk who came 19th overall and Kate Sackett who was 1st LV55, finishing with Karen Higuera in hot pursuit 2 seconds behind! For the men, Bill Leggate was 9th overall and first V40, closely followed by James Thomas & Oli Pritchard.

An age group win too for Dave Wright and 2nd for Gordon Jones. Running in a chilling wind, despite the sun, all runners managed to safely negotiate a very slippery water-filled ditch to enjoy a great event, lots of cake, camaraderie and brilliant support.

U11 Girls

21 Millie Chudley (Cirencester AC) 11.22, 45 Izzy Chudley 12.28

U13 Boys

1 Henry Sheffield (Cirencester AC) 10.55,11 Henry Broadley 12.35,17 Zac Humphries 12.46, 24 Tom Williams 13.07, 31 Andrew Woods 13.36

Team (3 to score): 1 Cirencester AC 29pts

U15 Boys

12 Sam Cook (Cirencester AC) 19.19

Ladies and V65 Men

1 Rachel Underhill (Cheltenham & County Harriers) 24.16

19 Jo Musk (Cirencester AC) 26.17, 55 Kate Sackett 28.58 - 1st FV55, 56 Karen Higuera 29.00, 59 Gordon Jones 29.33, 92 Jo Roberts 31.58, 95

Sarah Whitehouse 32.11, 114 Liz Thomas 34.11,118 Pam Wheeler 34.31, 131 Helen Manners 37.16

142 finished

Ladies teams (3 to score):

1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 10pts, 13 Cirencester AC 130pts, 29 Cirencester AC 'B' 301pts, 31 closed in

Masters (3 to score):

1 Forest of Dean AC 36pts, 4 Cirencester AC 130pts, 15 Cirencester AC 'B' 305pts, 19 closed in


1 Alex Lawrence (Bath University) 31.34

9 Bill Leggate (Cirencester AC) 33.15 - 1st V40, 22 James Thomas 34.02

41 Oliver Pritchard 35.22, 74 Aaron Willis 38.02, 91 David Wright 39.03 - 1st V60,

127 Lee Lawrence 41.12, 160 Keith Firkin 44.19, 169 Dorian Matts 45.21

192 finished 

Teams (6 to score):

1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 35pts, 7 Cirencester AC 364pts, 21 closed in

Masters (4 to score):

1 Cheltenham & County Harriers 195pts, 8 Cirencester AC 429pts, 16 closed in

Andy Reading 10km, Bicester, 10km road

Long term member, Bryan Reid ran near his new home in the Andy Reading 10k at Bicester to finish in 51.12.

1 James Eve (Headington Road Runners) 33.17

177 Bryan Reid (Cirencester AC) 51.12 337 finished.

Parkruns 5km trail

A second for Ollie Campbell at Cirencester and a fourth for Jacob McAdam in Haverford West.

Welcome to Colin Tapley who ran for the first time at Cirencester where Sam Cook went steady and Simon Campbell was back pushing a buggy.

Run of the week to Rob Jones who has been quietly chipping away at his parkrun PB and managed to knock a further 16 seconds off this week.

Swindon regulars Gordon Jones, Barbara Thomas and David Moss all had a go but none even came close to their PBs. Ruth Fulford found the going tough at Wetherby and the McAdam family didn't find Haverford West much easier.

Cirencester AC finishers:

Cirencester: 2 Ollie Campbell 19.46, 17 Colin Tapley 22.56, 24 Sam Cook 24.00, 31 Rob Jones 24.40, 120 Simon Campbell 38.17, 136 finished

Swindon: 60 Gordon Jones 22.19, 175 Barbara Thomas 26.47, 178 David Moss 26.53, 414 finished

Wetherby: 32 Ruth Fulford 32.52, 44 finished

Haverford West: 4 Jacob McAdam 21.15, 13 Alan McAdam 26.08, 16 Rachel McAdam 27.19, 37 finished