Grand Prix rankings

We’ve put together rankings for the Royal Sutton Grand Prix following the various Spring half marathons and marathons. And the early leaders are ……….. Steve Marklew and Kate McBrien. RSC Grand Prix Scores

Please remember that the first Grand Prix event takes place on 10 May at Kingsbury Parkrun. Further details are available here: Grand Prix information. Put the date in your diaries now!

The Villages Senior Games

The Villages GamesNews from Florida where John Topliss and Maureen Lewington were both in action at the Villages Senior Games. The event was for athletes aged over 50 with the oldest athlete competing being 91!

John showed he still has a great turn of speed being part of the M70 winning 4x100m team (they set a new state record of 59.66). Maureen took silver in the shot and was also part of the women’s M65 4×100 team.

Here’s a photo of the team with John in the middle (without his trademark hat).


The athletics season is almost here

The athletics season is almost here with all age groups competing in the next couple of weeks. The upcoming fixtures are provided below:

  • Sunday 27 April – U17/U20 YDL (Derby)
  • Wednesday 30 April – Midland Vets League (Telford)
  • Saturday 3 May – U13/U15 YDL (Leicester)
  • Sunday 4 May – Midland Senior League
  • Sunday 11 May – Heart of England (Banbury)

The fixture list for the season is available here: Royal Sutton athletics fixtures – 2014

Please keep training hard and make sure you’re available for all these important matches. Let’s have a fantastic start to the season!

London Marathon – 13 April

Well done to everyone who completed the London Marathon today. The first man home for the club was Russell Simpson in a time of 2.48. Steve Marklew and Colin McAuley both broke the 3 hour mark. Andrea Deathridge was the 1st woman home in 3.24. The times are below:

  • Marathon squadRussell Simpson – 2.48
  • Steve Marklew – 2.58
  • Colin McAuley – 2.59
  • Mark Rickards – 3.08
  • Dave Liddall – 3.08
  • Matt Stenson – 3.09
  • Andrea Deathridge – 3.24
  • Richard Lewis – 3.32
  • Paul Terleski – 3.49
  • Suzanne Brown – 3.56

Well done Mollie Darrock

Well done to Mollie Darrock, who was the club’s sole competitor at the UK Sportshall Final on Sunday.  She helped the Birmingham team to a second place finish overall, which is a great achievement.  Well done!  

The return of the Royal Sutton Grand Prix

Calling all distance runners, this summer sees the return of the Royal Sutton Grand Prix. Compete against your club mates in a series of events on all terrains, from the mile to the marathon, to earn bragging rights and to claim the accolade of top distance runner at Royal Sutton.

We’ve selected eight events across the summer where we’ll compete against each other: Royal Sutton Grand Prix Events – 2014

In addition, the best times gained in any half marathon or marathon run between 1 January 2014 and 31 August (the date of the final race) will also count.

And there are no excuses if you think you’re too old to compete. The results will be age graded so for once age will count in your favour. The winner will be the athlete with the highest points score from the best five scoring races following the final race of the season – our very own Little Aston 5.

So get the dates in the diary and start training now.

Keep an eye on the club website for further details or speak to Roy Humpherson or Steve Marklew.