Induction group – Thursday 5 – 6 pm for 7 – 9 year olds.

Just to say that this group is now up and running.  (It is only on in term time.)  We had to change the induction group from Tuesday to Thursday to enable more helpers to attend.

It is £1.50 a session.  Meet in the clubhouse on Wyndley Lane at 4.55 pm.  No need to book a place – just turn up with your child.  Bring a water bottle and wear appropriate clothing.

Laura Whittle selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games Whittle has been named among the first 27 athletes to be selected for Scotlands’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Team. She joins an elite list of athletes including Eilidh Child, Eilish McColgan, Steph Twell, Laura Muir and Chris O’Hare. This follows some fantastic performances during 2013 including a 2nd place finish in the British Championships 5000m. Well done Laura!

Club Presentation Evening – The award winners

Congratulations to everyone who won medals at the club presentation evening. For those who didn’t manage to make it to the evening the main award winners were:

  • Cross country overall – Ollie Harradence
  • Best all rounder female – Hannah Smith
  • Best all rounder male – Nick Corker
  • Most improved athlete female – Andrea Deathridge
  • Most improved athlete male – Shaun Evans
  • Best single performance female – Laura Whittle
  • Best single performance male – Connor Notley
  • Most promising newcomer female – Lorna Foster
  • Most promising newcomer male – Evan Pritchard
  • Team of the Year – Senior track & field team
  • Attitude to club female – Lucy Wood
  • Attitude to club male – Chris Sissons
  • Clare Fancote award female – Katie Ingle
  • Clare Fancote award male – Nicholas Pryce
  • Club person of the year award – Graham Felton

There are some photos available here courtesy of Marc Kirsten

Telford Games – 14 September

Some excellent results by RSC athletes at the Telford Games. Kane Howitt put in some superb performances to take 1st the U17 Long Jump in a new meeting record of 6.17m and just missed out on the club record. He also took 2nd place in the 200m Final in 22.9 and 5th in the 100m Final. His training partner Will Bonner also was in great shape in setting a new PB in finishing 2nd in the U17 400m and 6th place in the 200m Final.

As if not to be outdone by Kane, his jumps coach Megan Evans took 1st in the Triple Jump and 2nd in the Long Jump.

Ethan Brough was also in fine form in taking 4th places in both the U15 100m and 200m, in new PB times for both events, and was well supported by Tom Brough in the 800m and Jake Underwood in the Triple Jump, Long Jump and Javelin. Mollie Darrock and Rachel Iliffe both  had fine runs in the U15 Girls 200m heats before taking 6th place in the Long Jump and 5th place in the High Jump respectively.
Connor Race took a splendid 5th place in the U11 Boys 60m Final while team mate Evan Pritchard narrowly missed out on the final when finishing third in his heat. David Iliffe also ran a quick time. Both Connor and Evan narrowly missed out on making the 150m Final but were in fine form, along with David, in the Long Jump.
In the U13 Girls Olivia May Street (100m, 200m) ,Maddy Underwood (Shot) and Beth Darrock (100m and Long Jump) all competed superbly
Well done everyone! Report by John Topliss

Midland Road Relays – 21 September

Great running by Royal Sutton athletes at the Midland Road Relays today. The senior men finished in 19th place recording their best finish for at least 10 years. Ollie Harradence and Fred Tremblay provided the highlight, with both running massive PBs. The ‘B’ team was 40th and the ‘C’ team was 59th

The senior women finished 16th with Megan McBrien having a particularly strong run on the first leg.

In the junior races the U13 girls ‘A’ team finished 7th and ‘B’ team finished 11th, with Ellen Humpherson and Melissa Adkins running the fastest legs. The U15 girls finished 8th with Georgia Curry running the 12th fastest time of the day. Shaun Evans and Jerome Austin both ran well in an incomplete team for the U17 men.

The results are available here:

Photos will be available on Bryan Dale’s race photos website here.

British Masters Champs – 14/15 September

John Topliss reports on a successful weekend at the British Masters Championships:
“Royal Sutton athletes were among the medals at the British Masters Championships. Fiona Ellis took the silver medal in the W35 100m in a new club record time of 13.06 (Sandra set the old record of 13.1 in 1998). She followed this up with a bronze in the 200m with a seasons best of 27.85. (Incidentally Fiona holds the club Under 13 100m record of 12.8. I have told Fiona she will have to keep working hard if she wants to break Maureen’s W50 record of 13.0!!).
Lorna Foster was just 1cm away from the bronze medal in taking 4th place in the W50 Shot with a new club record of 9.63m.(Maureen set the old record in 1999). She was 5th in the Discus with a PB, 4th in the Javelin and 10th in the Hammer.
Jhalman Singh also set a new club record of 3.25 in taking the bronze medal in the M75 Long Jump (Bill Morrow set the old record in 2004). He also won another bronze medal in the Shot put with 7.85m
Paul Thompson put in another fine run in taking 6th place in the M40 800m in a large field but unfortunately his training partner Rob Andrew was not able to finish his M50 1500m due to injury. An event I would fully expected him to have won based on his early seasons times. Lets hope he is able to get it sorted out.
David Price also just missed out on the bronze in taking fourth place in the M70 javelin. His distance of 30.33m was not far off his club record. More practise in those fields of yours David! By the way those of you who do not know David makes a round trip of about 300 miles to compete for the club. Well done everyone”