James Barlow was the first Royal Sutton runner home at the Cinder Path Run in Sutton Park finishing in 3rd place. There was also a top 10 finish for U17 athlete Alex Blackham who finished 7th. Melissa Woodward, who has recently joined the club, had a great run to finish in 2nd place in the women’s race (and 12th overall). Matt Powell finished 23rd. Well done to everyone who took part.
Well done to our M35 Vets who finished 6th at the British Masters XC Relays. Great runs by everyone, with Fred and Paul both demonstrating that a warm up is overrated (apparently a sprint from the car park to the start line suffices). Leg times as follows:
- Simon Corker – 11.27
- Rob Andrew – 10.50
- Nick Corker – 10.11
- Fred Tremblay – 11.21
- Paul Terleski – 11.20
Thanks to Roy for doing a great job as Team Manager.
There was a good start to the season for our senior and veteran teams at the Midland XC Relays. The senior team was 14th, whilst the veteran team finished 3rd in the vets race (20th overall). Richard Burman had a decent run on his first run back for the club since re-joining in the Summer. Rob Andrew showed he is coming back to form, running the fastest time for our Vets team.
The results are available on the Midland County AA website.
Photos (including the one shown) are available on Dave Payne’s Mudrunner Photography FLICKR page.
Well done to all our runners who completed the Birmingham Half yesterday. Official results as follows:
- Paul Baker – 1.37.57
- Ben Bolt – 1.47.43
- Dave Bowen – 1.32.08
- Dean England – 1.28.52
- Peter Harding – 1.46.11
- Rich Lewis – 1.48.20
- Eddie McGrath – 1.24.28
- Matt Powell – 1.35.46
- Vici Richardson – 2.22.01
- Mark Rickards – 1.24.30
- Tamara Savage – 2.21.56
- Rachel Thebridge – 2.01.36
- Shiran Yakobi – 2.07.50
A great effort by all the Royal Sutton athletes who turned out for the 1st XC match of the season at Hatton Country World. The top performance came from Shaun Evans who showed he is in great form by finishing 2nd in the U17 men’s race – hopefully he can go one better next time! In the U13 boys race Lewis Duvall ran superbly to finish 3rd, whilst Ryley Thomas finished 4th in the U11 boys race.
Other runners who recorded top 20 finishes included Ben Stewart (U11 Boys), Mandy Hammond, Elsa Buchanan (U11 Girls), Grace Ballinger, Georgia Platt (U13 Girls), Joseph Martin (U13 Boys), Georgia Curry (U17 Women), Max Sellers and Jerome Austin (U17 Men). Well done to everyone who took part – a great team effort!!!
The results are available on the WMYACCL website.
Marc Kirsten took some great photos which are available on the FLICKR page.
The next match is at Wolverhampton on 16 November.
Race information is available on the WMYACCL website. Good luck to everyone competing!!!
Some more great performances by our young athletes in Sutton Park today:
- U13 girls – 31st and 33rd (Rachael White, Georgia Platt, Caitlin White, Lucy Corker, Katie Beresford and Grace Ballinger)
- U13 boys – 38th (Elliot Smith, Thomas Hancox, Joseph Martin)
- U15 girls – 41st and 50th (Ellen Humpherston, Lois West, Melissa Adkins, Abigail Trevis, Lucy Ollerenshaw, Grace Stirland)
- U15 boys – 55th
- U17 boys – 28th (Shaun Evans, Jerome Austin, Alex Blackham).
The full results are available on the Race Results website. Well run everyone!!!