Grand Prix rankings

Posted: April 22, 2014 by Nick C in General Info

We’ve put together rankings for the Royal Sutton Grand Prix following the various Spring half marathons and marathons. And the early leaders are ……….. Steve Marklew and Kate McBrien. RSC Grand Prix Scores

Please remember that the first Grand Prix event takes place on 10 May at Kingsbury Parkrun. Further details are available here: Grand Prix information. Put the date in your diaries now!

The Villages Senior Games

Posted: April 20, 2014 by Nick C in Race reports

The Villages GamesNews from Florida where John Topliss and Maureen Lewington were both in action at the Villages Senior Games. The event was for athletes aged over 50 with the oldest athlete competing being 91!

John showed he still has a great turn of speed being part of the M70 winning 4x100m team (they set a new state record of 59.66). Maureen took silver in the shot and was also part of the women’s M65 4×100 team.

Here’s a photo of the team with John in the middle (without his trademark hat).


Warwickshire County Champs – 17/18 May

Posted: April 17, 2014 by Nick C in Race Notices

The Warwickshire County Championships take place this year on 17/18 May at the Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton. There are events for all age groups, from U11s to seniors.

Details are available on the Warwickshire County AA website. Links are available below:

The closing date for entries is 2nd May and entries can be done online or by post.

The athletics season is almost here

Posted: April 17, 2014 by Nick C in Race Notices

The athletics season is almost here with all age groups competing in the next couple of weeks. The upcoming fixtures are provided below:

  • Sunday 27 April – U17/U20 YDL (Derby)
  • Wednesday 30 April – Midland Vets League (Telford)
  • Saturday 3 May – U13/U15 YDL (Leicester)
  • Sunday 4 May – Midland Senior League
  • Sunday 11 May – Heart of England (Witney & Bicester)

The fixture list for the season is available here: Royal Sutton athletics fixtures – 2014

Please keep training hard and make sure you’re available for all these important matches. Let’s have a fantastic start to the season!

London Marathon – 13 April

Posted: April 13, 2014 by Nick C in Race reports

Well done to everyone who completed the London Marathon today. The first man home for the club was Russell Simpson in a time of 2.48. Steve Marklew and Colin McAuley both broke the 3 hour mark. Andrea Deathridge was the 1st woman home in 3.24. The times are below:

  • Marathon squadRussell Simpson – 2.48
  • Steve Marklew – 2.58
  • Colin McAuley – 2.59
  • Mark Rickards – 3.08
  • Dave Liddall – 3.08
  • Matt Stenson – 3.09
  • Andrea Deathridge – 3.24
  • Richard Lewis – 3.32
  • Paul Terleski – 3.49
  • Suzanne Brown – 3.56

Easter training for 5 – 6 pm Thursday group

Posted: April 11, 2014 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

The 5 – 6 pm induction group on Thursdays (for 7 – 9 year olds) will have a three week break for Easter, returning on Thursday 8th May. 

Well done Mollie Darrock

Posted: April 11, 2014 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Well done to Mollie Darrock, who was the club’s sole competitor at the UK Sportshall Final on Sunday.  She helped the Birmingham team to a second place finish overall, which is a great achievement.  Well done!