British Masters Road Relays – 12 May

Results are available here for British Masters Road Relays which took place yesterday in Sutton Park.  We had four teams competing.  The highlight was a 5th place finish for the Men’s 65 team of Clive Sayer, Doug Hyde and Reg Phipps.  The other teams also performed well – The women’s 35 team finished 12th, with Andrea Deathridge running the 17th fastest leg of the day.  The men’s over 35 team also finished 12th, and the men’s over 45 team finished 17th.  Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to Bunny and Roy for all their help on the day.

Photos of the day are available on Bryan Dale’s website here and also on Brian Smith’s website here

Olympic Stadium – BUCs Championships 2012 – 5th May

Athletes from the club had the chance to compete in the Olympic Stadium at the weekend.
Justine Kinney and Adam Barnes competed respectively in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m.

Justine won the final of the 400m hurdles in a time of 58.81 and was the first ever runner to winner a race
in the Olympic Stadium !
Justine Kinney 400m hurdles post race interview BUCS 2012.

Adam Barnes competed in the 4x400m for Birmingham University in front of 46,000 people.

Adam:

“I ran 1st leg and we came third in our heat in a time of 3:24 and narrowly missed out on the final by 1 team.
The fastest 8 got through to the final and we were 9th fastest which is really gutting.
The olympic stadium is really really nice though. It was so such an experience and a privilege to be able to run in it”

Midland Athletics League – 5 May

The results are now available here from Saturday’s track and field meeting at Sutton-in-Ashfield. With a threadbare team we finished 5th on the day.   The sprinters were in great form with Nicholas Pryce winning the 100m and 200m A races and Luke Fleming winning the 200m B race and finshing 2nd in the 400m B race.  In the ladies sprints Charmaine Riley and Kanisha Hector won the A and B races in both the 100m’s and 200m’s (see the videos of the 100m on our Flickr page to see how well they ran).

The club also had victories in both the 800m races (Fred Tremblay and Nick Corker) and the 5000m (Nick Corker). Megan Stratford, Vikram Balachandar and Simon Corker also competed well in the middle distance events, earning valuable points for the club.

In the field events Megan Evans finished second in the high jump, and third in the triple jump and long jump.  She also showed her credentials as a pentathlete by doing the javelin, 400m and 800m!  Fiona Smith competed in all the throwing events, with the highlight being a second place in the hammer.

The day ended well with a second place in the women’s 4x100m relay and a win in the men’s 4x400m, where Nicholas Pryce had a flying last lap to overhaul Burton AC.

The next fixture is at Wyndley on 27 May.  Please try and be available on this day to compete, help out or support the team.

Midland Veterans Track and Field – 2 May

We had two new club records at the Midland Veterans track and field match at Telford.  Janice Pryce set a new club W50 record in the High Jump with her 1.25m clearance. Meanwhile, Gordon Chapman set our first ever club M80 record with his time of 15.56.9 in the 2000m Walk. Well done Janice and Gordon.

There were a number of other great performances on the night with victories for Janice Pryce and Sandra McDonald in the 100m, Graham Felton in the shot putt and 100m and Nick Corker in the 1500m.  Fleur O’Brien, Liz Bonner and Tony Hinchley competed well in a number of events and Beryl Chapman and David Price had good performances in the 2000m walk and javelin respectively.
The results are available here.  The next match is on the 30 May in Stoke – put the date in your diaries.

Senior League Track and Field – 5 May

The 1st Senior League Track & Field match of the season is now upon us this Saturday at Sutton in Ashfield, with the second match taking place at our home ground, Wyndley, on 27th May!

After two challenging years we are looking at fielding our strongest possible field of athletes for this crucial first meeting.  It’s very easy to score points…a great way to get race fitness…overall an opportunity not to miss.

Lifts will be provided from the club house on Saturday morning at around 12.  For more info, contact John Topliss or Fred Tremblay.

Full programme and times here.