London Marathon – 21 April

Congratulations to everyone who completed the London Marathon today. We had some fantastic performances – Ollie Harradence was the first Royal Sutton runner home in a super fast time of 2.34. Next back was Russell Simpson in a PB of 2.47, whilst we had three other runners break 3 hours (Steve Marklew, Chris Taylor and Colin McAuley).  Our first ladies home were Andrea Deathridge who ran 3.13 on her marathon debut and Kate McBrien who ran a PB of 3.13.

There were also PBs for Dave Bowen, Clive Hackforth, Mark Rickards, Matt Stenson and Sue Browne, with Sue knocking 14 minutes of her previous best!

Results are available on the London Marathon website here. Enter Royal Sutton in the club category and you’ll get the results for all 15 runners. Well done everyone!

Royal Sutton takes on the London Marathon

Royal Sutton London Marathon TeamOn Sunday fifteen Royal Sutton athletes will be competing in the London Marathon. This is the largest ever contingent of runners from the club to run in the event.

Of the 15 runners, three qualified to race in the UKA Marathon Championship which is incorporated within the event while a further 9 athletes pre-qualified for the event by running “Good for age” qualifying times. Ollie Haradence, who has been in great form recently, will be looking to run close to 2 hours 30 mins while many of the men are looking to run between 2.40 and 3 hours. Andrea Deathridge and Kate McBrien will hope to be our first women back in around 3.15-3.20.
Look out for the blue vests on the red button!

National Road Relays – 13 April

http://www.englishroadrunningassociation.co.uk/Royal Sutton’s senior men and women put in some great performances at the National Road Relays on Saturday. The highlight was provided by Laura Whittle who ran away from the field on the 1st leg to record the second fastest time of the day.

The women’s team ultimately finished in 36th place.  This was a great result given the team included three junor athletes (Miranda Stoddart, Megan McBrien, Rebecca Robinson) and two athletes making their debuts at this event (Vici Richardson and Nikki Singh).

The men’s team was missing a number of key runners and finished in 62nd position. Ollie Haradence showed he is in good form ahead of the marathon by recording a course PB of 28.56, whilst Chris Taylor ran the fastest short leg for the men in a time of 17.00.

The full results are available here: Men’s Women’s Photos should be available on Bryan Dale’s excellent website here in the next few days.

Photo from the ERRA website by Bryan Mills

National Road Relays – 13/14 April

There are no cows in the Park and there’s no snow forecast so the road relays this weekend are on (hopefully)!

The seniors are running on Saturday from 12 noon, whilst the juniors are running on Sunday from 11.15am.

Good luck to everyone competing!

For the senior men we have compiled a list of the individual and team times in the road relays since 2000. Click the below link if you want to see your times.

RSCAC Men’s 12 Stage Results

100 club

The March 100 club prize draw was made on Thursday and the winners were :
  • £50  (13)    Ian Riley
  • £30  (54)   John Topliss
  • £25  (22)    Kirsty Tarr
  • £15  (21)    John Fletcher
  • £15  (41)    Sarah Smewin
  • £15  (100)  Katie Jennings
Congratulations to all winners and thanks for your support.
There are still some balls available so if you want to join the 100 club please speak to John Mills or ask at the Coffee Bar.