Midland 5m and 7m XC – 22 November

Mel - Midland 5m raceWell done to everyone who travelled to Wolverhampton to take part in the 5m and 7m cross country races.

A fantastic run by Mel Woodward saw her finish 6th in the women’s 5 mile XC race.

It was great to see a number of runners making their debut for the men’s XCs team. The first home for the club was Paul Terleski in 44th place. Great running by everyone else – we hope you enjoyed the mud!

The next senior XC is in two weeks time in Northampton. See you all there!

Links to the results and Mudrunner Photography photos are available below. The photo of Mel is from this collection.


Mudrunner Photography Photos

Midland 7m team



West Midland Young Athletes League – 18 November

U17 menCongratulations to all Royal Sutton’s Young Athletes who competed in the 2nd XC fixture at Wolverhampton on Sunday. Overall the club finished 6th on the day and are placed 4th in the league after two races out of 19 clubs. The top performance came from Shaun Evans who had a strong run to finish in third place in the U17 Men’s race. With good support from Max Sellers, Jerome Austin, Alex Blackham and Oliver Hart the U17 Men finished in 2nd place. Elsa Buchanan had a great run for the U11 girls finishing 5th, with the team finishing 3rd overall. There was also a great performance from the U13 girls who finished 3rd on the day, with 21 girls running in the team. Great effort everyone!!!

The full results are available here. There are some great photos of some of the races available on the FLICKR page – Thanks Marc Kirsten!!!

The next race is at Warley Woods on 7 December. See you all there!

U11 boys

U11 boys






U11 girls

U11 girls






U13 girls

U13 girls




Senior XC league – 8 November

Mel - LeamingtonRoyal Sutton’s distance runners kicked off the league season with battling performances at muddy and wet Newbold Comyn yesterday. The women ran first, which gave them the worst of the weather, but the best of the mud. The was a great debut for the club by Melissa Woodward who finished 28th. Andrea Deathridge was not far behind in 33rd, whilst Vici Richardson completed the team in 219th. The race was won by GB athlete Jessica Judd. Overall the team was 19th.

Leamington - women's team

The men, who were competing back in Division 1 following their promotion last year, finished in 14th. Well done in particular to Paul Baker and Mike Deasey who were competing in their first XC for the club – a real baptism of fire! Paul ran particularly well to score for our B team. The club results are below:

A team – Nick Corker (27th), Rob Andrew (106th), Simon Corker (128th), Chris Taylor (135th), Paul Terleski (143rd), Tom Chew (153rd)

B team and other counters – Fred Tremblay (162nd), Mark Rickards (164th), Paul Davey (172nd), Russell Simpson (177th), Paul Baker (240th), Matt Stenson (252nd), Paul Jenkins (262nd) and Mike Deasey (266th).

Leamington - men's team

The next match is on 6 December. Let’s have a great turnout!!!





English XC Relays – 1 November

Well done to everyone who ran at the National XC Relays at Mansfield on Saturday. The U13 girls finished 52nd and 77th, the U15 girls finished 51st and 81st, and the U17 men finished 40th. The top individual performance came from Katie Ingle who ran the 10th fastest time in the Junior Women’s race. The results are available on the ECCA website. RESULTS