Sportshall success

Sportshall girlsWell done to Freya, Lucy, Mia and Patience who were part of the Birmingham team at yesterday’s Regional Sportshall Final. The team finished second thanks to great performances by all. The Birmingham boys did one better, winning by a fair margin. Well done to all.

Midland XC Championships – 25 January

Midland XCWell done to everyone who braved the mud, Beacon Hill and the dreaded ditch at Newbold Comyn yesterday. There were some great performances with Megan McBrien providing the highlight by finishing 4th in the U20 women’s race. Other top performances came from Lewis Duval (25th – U13 boys), Shaun Evans (21st – U17 Men), Larna Partridge (26th – senior women) and Ollie Harradence (29th – senior men). The U13 boys and girls also did well in the team races finishing 8th and 7th respectively. Well done to everyone who ran!

The results are available on the Midland County AA website. Photos, including the one shown, are available on Dave Payne’s Mudrunner Photography Facebook page.

It’s Sportshall again this Friday

It’s Sportshall indoor athletics again this Friday at Stockland Green Leisure Centre, Slade Road, Erdington from 7-9.45pm. There are competitions (races and relays, standing jumps, speed bounce, chest pushes, etc, etc) for the U11, U13 and U15 age groups (school years 5 to 10) – it’s lots of fun!

If you are competing wear shorts, a club vest or Royal blue T-shirt and trainers and bring some safety pins and a drink.

If you’d like to compete or want more details please speak to Tony Ashford, Megan Evans or Fiona Smith. A link to the Birmingham Sportshall website is here.

Cardiff Cross Challenge – 19 January

Laura Whittle and Katie Ingle were in action against some of the best runners in the country in Cardiff yesterday. Laura had a great run to finish second behind Charlotte Purdue in the senior women’s race. Katie Ingle continued her great form to finish sixth in the U20 women’s race. A race review is available on the British Athletics website.

West Midlands Young Athletes XC results – 19 January

Nuneaton XC The results for todays race are available on the WMYACCL website. The club finished 4th on the day and remains in 4th place overall – well done everyone!

The top performances came from Alex Stapleton who had another great run to finish 2nd in the U11 boys, whilst Georgia Curry ran superbly to finish 3rd in the U15 girls. Shaun Evans had his best run of the season to finish 7th in the U17 men’s race, whilst there were also top 10 finishes for Tamsyn Booth (U11 girls) and Lewis Duval (U13 boys).

In the team races the highlights were provided by the U11 boys who finished 2nd, whilst the U11 girls and U15 girls both finished 3rd.

There are some excellent photos taken by Marc Kirsten available on our FLICKR page – Thanks Marc!

The next match is on 9 February at Perry Park (Birchfield).

Nuneaton XC 3

Midland Women’s XC League – 11 January

Muddy legsOur women’s cross country team put in their best performance of the season to win the latest Midland Women’s XC League race at Droitwich. On a muddy course (thanks Andrea for sending in a photo of the team’s muddy legs as proof!) everyone ran superbly to beat the 35 other teams including all the best clubs and Universities in the region.

As usual there was a high quality field, with the race won by 2013 ITU Triathlon World Champion Non Stanford (yes – you read that right!). Katie Ingle was not far behind, finishing in a superb 3rd place. Megan McBrien was 13th, Larna Partridge 21st, Andrea Deathridge 32nd and Amy Johnson 65th. Fantastic running by everyone!

The results are available on the Midland Counties website. Photos taken by Dave Payne are available on the Mudrunner Photography FLICKR page.

Midland Counties Open – 11 January

Fiona Ellis started the indoor season in record breaking form. She used her trademark lightening fast start to set a new W35 club record of 8.33. This breaks Sandra McDonald’s record of 8.40 set in 1998.

Nick Pryce and Amiyah Forrest were also in action. Nick ran 7.08 in his first outing of the season, whilst Amiyah ran a PB of 8.31. Results