Win £5,000 for your club – 6 February (closing date)

The Mall shopping centre in Sutton Coldfield are launching a fantastic opportunity this week whereby your sports club, organisation can win £5000 !

The closing date for nominations is February 6th 2012.

 Please nominate your club here.

After nominations, shoppers at the mall will be able to vote for the 3 nominees and the winning club receive £5,000 in donations, and runners up clubs £300 each.

The £5,000 donation would massively help towards our stretched club finances and help secure our ongoing use of the Windley Track.

So please nominate your club and talk about this opportunity to friends and family.

Midland XC Championships – 28 January

Results are available here for the Midlands XC Championships at Nottingham.  The U17 women continued their fantastic season by winning the team event for their age category, with Katie Ingle 4th, Megan McBrien 7th, Gabrielle Kinney 10th, Rebecca Robinson 12th and Rachel Smith 40th.

The results for other Royal Sutton runners were:

  • U13 girls – Laura Richardson (20th), Grace Stirland (52nd)
  • U15 boys – Alfie McBrien (14th), Shaun Evans (46th), Jerome Austin (60th)
  • U20 women – Amy Johnson (11th)

Well done to everyone who took part.

Photos are available here.  Videos are available here.

West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League – 22 January

The results are now available from the race at Nuneaton last Sunday (click here).  Well done to everyone who braved the windy conditions.  We scored 5,320 points which leaves us in 4th place, 77 points behind Halesowen (who scored 186 points more than us on the day).  There were some great performances – in particular, there were top 5 finishes for Ellen Humpherson (U11 girls), Laura Richardson (U13 girls), Elemena Saunders (U15 girls) and Alfie McBrien (U15 boys).

The final league race is on 19 February at Perry Park.  Let’s have a big effort and see if we can end the season in 3rd place.

Good luck to all those competing at the Midland Championships tomorrow!

Sportshall – 13 January

Well done and a big thank you to everyone who represented the club in the Sportshall competition last Friday. We had a great turn out with some great performances.  Well done athletes and team managers. A special mention must go to Will B, who had the run of his life in the U15 2 lap…what a victory!  An extra congratulations to Chrissie P, Hannah L, Kane H and Matthew P as they have been selected to represent Birmingham on 26th Feb in the regional final….best of luck.

If you’d like to see the results from Friday, here is the link:  Please note that you’ll need to enter your hotmail address and password to access the results.

Have a nice weekend,
Meg x

Club records

Check out the Performance section of the site (click here), where we now have copies of all our club records.  Are there any you can aim to smash this season?!!!

If you are a club member and believe that you have a record, but it isn’t listed on the club record page, please contact with details of your performance.  Please note that for a performance to be a club record it must be done at a recognised event with qualified time keepers/officials.

Have a good weekend….good luck to anyone competing.
Meg  x

Club members make 2011 British Masters rankings

Congratulations to four of our athletes who were listed in the 2011 British Masters rankings published in Athletics Weekly:

  • Kevin Brown – 1st Place in the M35, M40 and M45 categories for the Discus with a throw of 52.35m.  Kevin set this whilst representing the club during the league match at Newport.
  • Donald Brown – 3rd Place in M45 Long Jump with a jump of 5.82m.  This was set at the British Championships at Lee Valley.
  • Janice Pryce – 1st Place in W50 Triple Jump with a jump of 9.84m.  Again, this was set at the British Championships at Lee Valley.
  • Sandra McDonald – 3rd Place in W50 200m with a time of 29.05.  This was set at the Scottish Championships in Edinburgh.