Startrack summer holiday courses for 8-14 year olds

program-logo-startrack[1]Royal Sutton AC will be running the popular Startrack athletics course again this summer holiday. The course is aimed at 8-14 year olds and is designed to provide a fun introduction to athletics.

There are two 3 day courses available, with each day running from 10am-3pm. The dates of the courses are:

  • Course 1: Monday 29th July – Wednesday 31st July
  • Course 2: Monday 12th August – Wednesday 14th August

The cost of each course is £30, which includes a free athletics goodie bag. To enrol call Wyndley Leisure Centre on 0121 464 7742. Further details are available in the below flyer:

Startrack flyer

Steve Marklew and Mark Bridges complete the Wall ultra

Well done to Steve Marklew and Mark Bridges who spent last weekend running the length of Hadrian’s Wall. Steve completed the 70 mile run in just over 15 hours, whilst Mark completed the two day team challenge in just over 11 hours. Suddenly that track session doesn’t seem so hard after all!

Midland & EA Disability TF Champs – 23/24 June

We had a number of athletes competing at the Midland T&F Championships at Alexander Stadium over the week-end.Alexander Stadium
Despite tough weather conditions, there was a high calibre of performances from all athletes.

Nicholas Pryce was 4th in the 200m Final, equalling his club record of 21’8 which he also did in his heat !
He also finished 6th in the 100m Final after running 10’91 in the heats.
His mum Janice took 4th place in the triple jump.
Charmaine Riley-Nelson was 6th in the 200m Final .
Fred Tremblay managed to break 2mins in his 800 heat, before taking 7th place in the Final.

Well done to all who competed.

Day 1 results here.
Day 2 results here.

Report by John Tornado Topliss

Other weekend action – 15/16 June

Connor Notley set a new club record in the discus whilst competing for the West Midlands in the Mason Trophy on Saturday. His throw of 34.07m beat the previous record set by Ronald Comrie in 1997. Elemena Saunders was also competing and she recorded a 2nd place finish in the 800m with a time of 2.18. The results from the event are available here.

We also had athletes competing in a Heart of England fixture at Coventry. The results should appear on the Heart of England website in due course. A link is available here.

Katie Ingle wins 3k steeplechase at English Champs

Congratulations to Katie Ingle who had another fantastic victory at the weekend to win the 3k steeplechase at the English Athletics U20 Championships and Euro Trials. She ran a time of 10.29.

Nicholas Pryce also competed at the event and got to run alongside Adam Gemili in the heats of the 100m. He reached the semi final of the 100m running 10.81 and 10.90 in his two races and also ran 22.02 in the 200m.

Videos of the action are available on the Athleticos website here.

Little Aston 5 entry forms now available

Little Aston 5 The Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run takes place this year on Sunday 1 September. The race starts and finishes at Little Aston Primary School and takes in the undulating country lanes. There are trophies for the 1st two finishers and the first team and prizes for the 5 year age categories.

Entry forms are available below and further details are available on our Little Aston 5 page.

Little Aston 5 entry form.

BMC Regional Races – 12 June

Some great performances at the BMC Regional Races at Birmingham University on Wednesday. Stuart McCaw ran a PB of 2.00 in the 800m – particularly impressive given this is only his second race over the distance since returning after a three year break. Gabrielle Kinney won the 800m women’s A race in 2.13 whilst Elemena Saunders ran a great time of 2.16. The results are available here.

Midland Masters T&F Championships – 9 June

Kevin BrownWe had five athletes competing at the Midland Masters Track and Field championships and all of them came home with medals. Kevin Brown won gold medals in the M45 Discus and Shot Putt. His Discus throw of 47.99m places him top of the British rankings for his age group. Janice Pryce won gold in the W50 triple jump and silver in the long jump, whilst Donald Brown won gold in the M45 100m and silver in the 200m. David Price won gold in the M70 javelin whilst Jhalman Singh won silver in the M75 shot putt.