March 100 club winners

Well done to the March 100 club winners:

  • £50 – Ruth Dobbin
  • £30 – Trevor Brown
  • £25 – John Fletcher (again!)
  • £15 – Alison Evetts, Linda Lord, Ian Riley

If you want to enter future draws please speak to John Mills or ask at the Coffee Bar.

World Masters Indoors

Great performances by Fred Tremblay and Donald Brown at the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Budapest. Fred ran a fantastic time of 1.57 to finish 6th in the final of the M35 800m. The race was won by GB athlete James Thie in a time of 1.53. Video of the final from Paul Osland is here.

Donald Brown ran close to his club record to reach the final of the 60m hurdles. His time of 8.88 was close to a PB and apparently was achieved despite having a cracked rib put back in place earlier in the week!!! Donald also put in a great performance in the 60m where he ran 7.78 in the semi’s.

Well done guys!


Royal Sutton stalwart John Mills will be going to this summer’s Commonwealth Games as a volunteer helper (Clyde-sider). He has the following request:

“Are there any other club members who are going to be at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as volunteer helpers. If so, please let me know so we can share info, etc. Speak to me at the clubhouse or email me:

Midland Road Relays – 16 March

Tom Chew Road RelaysGreat performances by our men and women at the road relays in Sutton Park on Saturday. The men, who were missing a number of runners, secured qualification to the National Road Relays with a 22nd place finish. Ollie Harradence ran the fastest long leg for the club (27:31), whilst Chris Taylor ran the fastest short leg (15:22). There were particularly strong runs by Carl Dunne, Dean England and Marcus Smedley who have all had battles with injury over recent months. Well done also to Steve Marklew and Dave Long who ran decent times on legs 11 and 12 after running the Stafford Half Marathon in the morning!!!

  1. Simon Corker (35) 30:38
  2.  Frederic Tremblay (33) 15:24
  3. Oliver Harradence (25) 27:31
  4. Dean England (26) 16:34
  5. Carl Dunne (26) 30:21
  6. Rob Andrew (26) 16:49
  7. Thomas Chew (26) 31:05
  8. Marcus Smedley (26) 15:52
  9. David Liddall (26) 16:26
  10. Chris Taylor (24) 15:22
  11. David Long (23) 16:19
  12. Steve Marklew (22) 16:04

Women's Team Road RelaysThe women had an incomplete team of only four runners – a shame as the team was in 5th place at the end of the 4th leg. Katie Ingle had a particularly strong run to record the 8th fastest time of the day. Kate McBrien also ran well, especially given that she had also run a half marathon during the weekend (although at least she had had a nights sleep between races).

  1. Katie Ingle (4) 15:09
  2. Megan McBrien (4) 16:19
  3. Amy Johnson (5) 17:27
  4. Kate McBrien (5) 17:22

The National Road Relays take place on 5 April in Sutton Park where we hope to put out strong men’s and women’s team. Please let Steve (Men’s Team) or Margaret (Women’s Team) know if you’re able to run.

Photos and results are available on the Race Results website

Stafford Half Marathon – 16 March

Stafford half marathon - Dave LongThe marathon runners were back out again on Sunday, although it was only 13.2 miles this weekend – barely worth getting out of bed! There were no fallers at this half marathon but there were plenty of complaints about the headwind. Steve Marklew showed he is returning to form with a great 7th place finish. Matt Stenson also had a superb run to break 90 minutes for the first time. Results for Royal Sutton runners below:

  • Steve Marklew – 1.18.24
  • Russell Simpson – 1.21.31
  • Dave Long – 1.22.13
  • Colin McAuley – 1.22.55
  • Paul Terleski – 1.27.56
  • Tony Hinchley – 1.28.00
  • Subodh Dave – 1.28.25
  • Matt Stenson – 1.29.55

Photo of Dave Long from