Robin Hood Half Marathon – 30 September

There were great performances by four of our athetes at the Nottingham Half Marathon today.  Russell Simpson was the 1st runner home in a PB of 1.18.28.  Kate McBrien and Andrea Deathridge both recorded great sub 1.30 times, with Kate finishing in 1.27.54 and Andrea finishing in 1.29.02.  Clive Sayer was the 2nd over 65 finishing in a time of 1.39.18.  The provisional results are available here. Well done all!

National Road Relays back on?

According to an article in Athletics Weekly the National Road Relays are back on.  The venue is yet to be confirmed but is described as being at a “magnificent private estate about an hour north of Birmingham.”  The young athletes event, which was scheduled for the same weekend, will be moved to April. The article is available here.

Update: The Senior Men’s and Women’s races are back on at Clumber Park, Notts.  For further details click here.

Annual Award Winners

Well done to the athletes and coaches who were awarded prizes at the Annual Awards evening on Friday.  It was great to celebrate some fantastic performances from the last 12 months.  In particular, congratulations to Bunny Kyd who was awarded honorary life membership for his great contributions to the club.  Details of the winners of the major club awards are listed below:

  • Clare Fancote award male – Kevin Brown
  • Clare Fancote award female – Katie Ingle
  • Best single performance male – Nicholas Pryce
  • Best single performance female – Janice Pryce
  • Best all rounder male – Nick Corker
  • Best all rounder female – Chrissie Prince
  • Most improved athlete male – Charlie Hornby
  • Most improved athlete female – Elmena Saunders
  • Attitude to club male – Kane Howitt
  • Attitude to club female – Maddie Stearn
  • Most promising newcomer – Connor Nottley
  • Most promising newcomer female – Jasmine Skipp
  • Club person of the year – Stuart Goodall
  • Team of the year – U17 girls cross country team
  • Cross Country overall junior male – Alfie McBrien
  • Cross Country overall senior male – Ollie Haradence
  • Athlete’s Athete award – Theo Larcombe

Presentation Evening – 21 September

Come and celebrate a successful year for Royal Sutton.  The annual presentation evening takes place this Friday (21st September) at the All Saints Church Centre on Belwell Lane, Four Oaks (7.30-11pm).  Awards will be given to athletes in each age group. Tickets are still available from the coffee bar and cost £6 each, to include a disco and jacket potato.  Family discounts are available.

Also, make sure you vote for your “Athletes Athlete Award.” This is an award chosen by you for the athlete you feel deserves this recognition.  You can vote at the coffee bar.  This years nominees, who have been chosen by their coaches are:

Hannah Smith; Georgia Curry; Shaun Evans; Theo Larcombe; Roy Humpherson; Eleanor Williams; Russell Simpson; Katie Ingle; Charlie Hornby and Kieran Smith

See you all on Friday!

Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run

Well done to everyone who took part in Sunday’s Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run. Congratulations to James Trollope (Birchfield) who blazed round the course to claim overall victory in a new course record time of 25.48. 2nd runner home was Ollie Harradence (Royal Sutton) in a time of 26.38.

The women’s race was won by Sian Slade (Birchfield) in a time of 32.39 with Rachel Pounds (Bolton Harriers) in 2nd place.

In the 2 mile fun run the race winners were Shaun Evans and Georgia Curry (both Royal Sutton).  Georgia’s time of 13.47 was a course record – fantastic effort! Well done also to Kieran Mullis, Melissa Adkins, Lucy Corker (all Royal Sutton) and Tom Hurley who were age group winners in the fun run.

The results are available here:

Little Aston 5 results – 2012

Little Aston 5 fun run results – 2012

Little Aston 5 prizewinners – 2012

Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day to make it a really successful event. See you all again next year!