Here’s a photo of Donald with his gold medal won in the 4x100m at the Masters World Championships.
There were 3 Royal Sutton runners in the top 8 at the Cinderpath Run today. Tom Chew, who joined the club in the summer, finished in an excellent 3rd place. Chris Taylor finished 5th, whilst junior runner Alex Blackham had a superb run to finish 8th.
The full results are available here. Well done all!
On the final day of the championships, Donald Brown won Gold with the GB 4x100m relay team, in a super-fast time of 45.67.
The GB team certainly had the samba beat in their feat, as they finished ahead of Trinidad and Tobago, and Germany.
Donald reports to be ‘very excited, and pleased, on cloud flippin 9’.
This concludes a very successful Masters championships for club athletes, and Donald in particular. Well done Donald !!
Forthcoming Masters Championships will be :
- World Indoors, in Budapest (HUN) from March 25-30 2014.
- European Outdoors, in Izmir (TUR) from August 22-31 2014.
- World Outdoors will return in 2015, to be held in Lyon (FRA).
For more info about Masters athletics:
More results from the World Masters this week where Donald Brown has been in action in the 200m and 100 hurdles. In the 200m Donald finished in 7th place in the final with a time of 24.74 (his semi-final time was a season’s best of 24.64). There was a massive field for this event – 10 heats, quarter finals, semi finals and the final (4 rounds in total)!
Donald also competed in the 100m hurdles where he secured the fastest time in the semi finals (the semis were the first time he had run a complete 100m hurdles this year due to injury). Unfortunately it wasn’t good news in the final where after a great start he hit the 4th hurdle hard and crashed out.
With a 5th place finish in the 100m, 7th in the 200m and a fast semi final time in the hurdles it shows Donald is returning to great form. And there may be still more to come in the relays. Well done Donald – we’re all proud of you!
Last Friday (18th Oct) was the 1st Sporthall event of the year. RSCAC did very well. After the 1st meeting, the Under 11 girls are in 1st place, the Under 11 boys in 3rd, the Under 13 boys in joint 2nd and the Under 13 girls in 5th. The Under 15s do not have team positions. It is all done on individual performance in 3 events. There were some good performances from all.
Check out the results: http://www.birminghamsportshall.com/Calendar.asp
The next Sportshall is Friday Nov 15th, 7.15 pm at Stockland Green Leisure Centre.
WE ARE ESPECIALLY SHORT OF UNDER 15 BOYS (School Year 9 and 10). So if you are a boy in School Year 9 and 10, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can offer to compete for your club. It is a really fun competition where you do: a running event of about 150m or 300m; shot putt or speed bounce; and standing triple jump or long jump. There are also relays.
And one better….
Kevin Brown added a great Bronze medal to his World Masters Championships medal haul amassed over the years.
In the Final of the Discuss Throw, in torrential rain conditions, he threw 40.88m.
This is another great result for the club, in this competition which is welcoming more than 4,000 athletes.
More to follow in the 200m now, where the hopes of more medals rest on the shoulders of Donald Brown.
Well done Kevin for bringing the club its first medal of these championships !
There was some great running, jumping, throwing, speed bouncing from our junior athletes at the 1st Sportshall fixture on Friday evening. The results are available here. Well done to everyone!
The next Sportshall fixture takes place on Friday 15 November. If anyone wants to get involved (it’s open to U11s, U13s and U15s) please speak to Tony Ashford, Fiona Smith or Megan Evans.
Well done to everyone who completed the Birmingham Half Marathon today. The times for Royal Sutton runners (as listed on the official website) were as follows:
- Paul Davey – 1.22.18 (PB)
- Andrea Deathridge – 1.28.23 (PB)
- Sam Jennings – 2.21.58
- Richard Lewis – 1.37.39
- Colin McAuley – 1.24.25
- John Mills – 2.22.46
- Mark Rickards – 1.27.00
- Vici Richardson – 2.13.51
- Tamara Savage – 2.11.12
- Liam Sparrock – 1.29.11
- Paul Williams – 1.59.53
- Shiran Yakobi – 2.10.52
- Deborah Curtis – 2.46.11
Donald Brown had a superb run to finish 5th in the M50 100m at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Brazil. After easing his way through the heats and semi finals he ran time of 11.98 to finish in 5th place. Video of Donald running a season’s best in the semi final is available on our Youtube page here and here. Well done Donald!
Fred Tremblay and Kevin Brown are also competing this week at the 800m and Discus. We wish them all the best.