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: 2014 Fixtures

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!  

The return of the Royal Sutton Grand Prix

Posted: April 6, 2014 by Nick C in General Info

Calling all distance runners, this summer sees the return of the Royal Sutton Grand Prix. Compete against your club mates in a series of events on all terrains, from the mile to the marathon, to earn bragging rights and to claim the accolade of top distance runner at Royal Sutton.

We’ve selected eight events across the summer where we’ll compete against each other: Royal Sutton Grand Prix Events – 2014

In addition, the best times gained in any half marathon or marathon run between 1 January 2014 and 31 August (the date of the final race) will also count.

And there are no excuses if you think you’re too old to compete. The results will be age graded so for once age will count in your favour. The winner will be the athlete with the highest points score from the best five scoring races following the final race of the season – our very own Little Aston 5.

So get the dates in the diary and start training now.

Keep an eye on the club website for further details or speak to Roy Humpherson or Steve Marklew.

National Road Relays – 5 April

Posted: April 5, 2014 by Nick C in Race reports

Laura - National Road RelaysWell done to Laura Whittle who had a superb run at the National Road Relays in Sutton Park today. She destroyed the field on the 1st leg and posted the 3rd fastest time of the day.

All the women had great runs, with Megan McBrien running particularly well as she battled it out with Olympic athlete Hannah England on the 2nd leg. Overall the team finished in 20th place, recording their best result in years - well done also to Amy Johnson, Kate McBrien, Vici Richardson and Larna Partridge.

The men, who were missing a number of key runners, finished in 51st place. Simon Corker and Paul Terleski ran particularly well on the long legs, whilst Fred Tremblay and Paul Davey had a great battle for the fastest short leg – Fred won!

Thanks to everyone who came down to cheer us on and a special thanks to Marc Kirsten who took some great photos.

Men’s Results

Women’s Results

Photos by Marc Kirsten – Men’s photos and Women’s photos