Cinder Path Run – 26 October

James Barlow was the first Royal Sutton runner home at the Cinder Path Run in Sutton Park finishing in 3rd place. There was also a top 10 finish for U17 athlete Alex Blackham who finished 7th. Melissa Woodward, who has recently joined the club, had a great run to finish in 2nd place in the women’s race (and 12th overall). Matt Powell finished 23rd. Well done to everyone who took part.


BMAF XC Relays – 25 October

Rob Andrew - XC RelaysWell done to our M35 Vets who finished 6th at the British Masters XC Relays. Great runs by everyone, with Fred and Paul both demonstrating that a warm up is overrated (apparently a sprint from the car park to the start line suffices). Leg times as follows:

  1.  Simon Corker – 11.27
  2. Rob Andrew – 10.50
  3. Nick Corker – 10.11
  4. Fred Tremblay – 11.21
  5. Paul Terleski – 11.20

Thanks to Roy for doing a great job as Team Manager.



Midland XC Relays – 18 October

Mudrunner Midland XC RelaysThere was a good start to the season for our senior and veteran teams at the Midland XC Relays. The senior team was 14th, whilst the veteran team finished 3rd in the vets race (20th overall). Richard Burman had a decent run on his first run back for the club since re-joining in the Summer. Rob Andrew showed he is coming back to form, running the fastest time for our Vets team.

The results are available on the Midland County AA website.

Photos (including the one shown) are available on Dave Payne’s Mudrunner Photography FLICKR page.


Birmingham Half Marathon – 19 October

Well done to all our runners who completed the Birmingham Half yesterday. Official results as follows:

  • Paul Baker – 1.37.57
  • Ben Bolt – 1.47.43
  • Dave Bowen – 1.32.08
  • Dean England – 1.28.52
  • Peter Harding – 1.46.11
  • Rich Lewis – 1.48.20
  • Eddie McGrath – 1.24.28
  • Matt Powell – 1.35.46
  • Vici Richardson – 2.22.01
  • Mark Rickards – 1.24.30
  • Tamara Savage – 2.21.56
  • Rachel Thebridge – 2.01.36
  • Shiran Yakobi – 2.07.50

West Midlands Young Athletes XC – 12 October

WMYACCL - 12.10.14A great effort by all the Royal Sutton athletes who turned out for the 1st XC match of the season at Hatton Country World. The top performance came from Shaun Evans who showed he is in great form by finishing 2nd in the U17 men’s race – hopefully he can go one better next time! In the U13 boys race Lewis Duvall ran superbly to finish 3rd, whilst Ryley Thomas finished 4th in the U11 boys race.

Other runners who recorded top 20 finishes included Ben Stewart (U11 Boys), Mandy Hammond, Elsa Buchanan (U11 Girls), Grace Ballinger, Georgia Platt (U13 Girls), Joseph Martin (U13 Boys), Georgia Curry (U17 Women), Max Sellers and Jerome Austin (U17 Men). Well done to everyone who took part – a great team effort!!!

The results are available on the WMYACCL website.

Marc Kirsten took some great photos which are available on the FLICKR page.

The next match is at Wolverhampton on 16 November.

WMYACCL - 12.10.14 U11s

National Young Athletes Road Relays – 5 October

Some more great performances by our young athletes in Sutton Park today:

  • U13 girls – 31st and 33rd (Rachael White, Georgia Platt, Caitlin White, Lucy Corker, Katie Beresford and Grace Ballinger)
  • U13 boys – 38th (Elliot Smith, Thomas Hancox, Joseph Martin)
  • U15 girls – 41st and 50th (Ellen Humpherston, Lois West, Melissa Adkins, Abigail Trevis, Lucy Ollerenshaw, Grace Stirland)
  • U15 boys – 55th
  •  U17 boys – 28th (Shaun Evans, Jerome Austin, Alex Blackham).

The full results are available on the Race Results website. Well run everyone!!!

Senior women record best ever finish in National Road Relays!!!

A fantastic run by our senior women saw them finish 11th at the National Road Relays in Sutton Park yesterday – the best result ever achieved by the club.  Katie Ingle ran a really strong leg (the 13th fastest of the day) to put us into 5th place on leg 1. Laura Whittle then took us up to 2nd place behind only Aldershot Farnham & District. Laura’s leg was the 8th fastest of the day – a great run given she has just returned to training following a rest after the Commonwealth Games. Larna Partridge and Kate McBrien then ran superbly to keep us at the front of the field. Well done Katie, Laura, Larna and Kate!!!

There was a battling performance by the senior men’s team (Nick Corker, Rob Andrew, Steve Marklew, Jon Higgins, Jim Barlow and Dean England) who finished 72nd.

The full results are available on the Race Results website:

Men’s 6 stage

Women’s 4 stage

The photos are from Bryan Dale’s Racephotos website.

Nottingham/Windsor Half Marathons

We runners out pounding the streets in Nottingham and Windsor last weekend. Kate McBrien provided the highlight, running 1.26.22 at the Nottingham Half, knocking huge chunks of time off her previous PB. The time puts her 14th in her age group in the UK rankings. Chris Taylor ran 1.22.03, whilst Matt Powell ran a PB of 1.38.10. In the Nottingham Marathon Paul Jenkins ran 3.26.24.

At Windsor we had seven runners in action. Russell Simpson was first back for the club in 9th place in a time of 1.23.18. Well done also to Dean England, Mark Rickards, Steve Marklew, Paul Terleski, Matt Stenson and Subodh Dave.