It may not feel like it just yet but it’s now less than a month to go until the first athletics matches of the season. A list of all the fixtures is available below. Put the dates in your diary and get training.
The latest 100 club winners are:
- £50 – Sally Mills
- £30 – Ruth Dobbins
- £25 – Paul Williams
- £15 – Joyce Hinchley
- £15 – Lynne Duval
- £15 – John Topliss
The next draw is in July. If you want to take part please speak to John Mills.
“Ecstatic after winning the Gold Medal to become the M50 European Masters Champion in the 60m hurdles. My winning time of 8.66 was a personal best and ranks me number 1 in the world for 2015. I was also thrilled to win the Bronze in the 60m sprint with another personal best of 7.47 and and Silver Medal in the 4 x 200m relay. An incredible experience, awesome venue and fabulous medical team.”
On a course slightly altered from previous years, Mel Woodward got us off to a flying start on the 1st leg with a time of 17.53 to put us into 3rd place – this was the 9th fastest time of the day. Katie Ingle had a good run after a winter disrupted by injuries to keep us in third place with a time of 18.43. Larna Partridge and Kate McBrien ran well on legs 3 and 4 to keep us in contention with the leading clubs, with the team in 7th place after 4 legs. Megan McBrien ran 18.52 on leg 5 to move the team up three places behind only Bristol & West, Charnwood AC and Birchfield. Laura Whittle ran the final leg in 17.13, the 2nd fastest time of the day, overtaking Birchfield to bring Royal Sutton home 3rd.
The men’s team finished in 36th place out of 73 teams (provisional results). Paul Terleski ran the fastest long leg for the team, whilst Fred Tremblay and Tom Chew ran the fastest short legs. There were also strong runs from Edward McGrath on his birthday and Mark Rickards. Without forgetting all those who fought hard to try and move the team up the table all afternoon, some of which were drafted at the last minute to help get a team out to compete. Well done everyone – great effort!
Photo from Bryan Dale’s racephotos website.
A number of runners were out and about at the weekend. There was success for RSC athletes at the 7 Pools Run. Amy Johnson won the women’s race, whilst Alex Blackham was 2nd place in the men’s race.
At the Stafford Half Marathon Dean England and Eddie McGrath ran the course in 1.23, Matt Stenson finished in 1.27, Vici Richardson in 1.45 and Ed Saunders in 1.49. Well done everyone!!!
Photo from 7 Pools Run website
We had four athletes representing the West Midlands at the English Schools XC at Witton Park, Blackburn. Georgia Curry led the way again with a superb 12th place finish in the intermediate girls race. This follows great runs at the National and Inter County XC races Well done also to Ellen Humpherston, Alex Jones and Shaun Evans who all earned county vests.
At the Stratford Half, there were pbs for Jon Higgins and Vici Richardson.
Jon smashed his HM pb which is now 1:26.24 to finish in 16th position, whilst consistent winter training paid off for Vici Richardson who brought hers down to 1:42.25. Well done Vici and Jon !!
Congratulations to Freya Liddington, Daniel Olatundun & Tyrique Grant who all won gold medals for overall best performances. Freya won both the under 11 girls long jump (2.12m) & 1 lap (12.8.) Daniel won the under 11 boys long jump (2.07). Daniel teamed up with Tyrique to win the 2 X 2 lap.
Well done to all athletes who helped Sutton to reach
the following end of season positions:
Under 11 girls 3rd
Under 11 boys 2nd
Under 13 girls 4th
Under 13 boys 3rd
Under 15 boys 3rd
Under 15 girls 5th
A number of members of the long distance squad had great races at Wrexham on Sunday.
Mark Rickards ran a PB time of 1’22:59 to finish in 12th place at the Wrexham Half Marathon.
Paul Terleski ran strongly to finish in 15h position in a time of 1’23:39.
In the marathon race, in a 200-strong field, Russell Simpson capped off a strong winter by finishing 4th overall, and 3rd in his age group, in a time of 2’48:10.
Steve Marklew showed he is getting back into decent shape by finishing 17th overall, and 3rd in his age group, in a sub-3 hour time of 2’57:18.
Well done to all.
Results of both races can be found here.
There were some good results by Royal Sutton athletes competing at the Inter County Championships at Cofton Park. The pick of the bunch was a 24th place finish by Georgia Curry in the U17 women’s race. This followed great runs by Georgia in the recent league races and National. Shaun Evans was 51st in the U17 men’s race, with Jerome Austin, Alex Jones and Max Sellars also pulling on Warwickshire vests. Lewis Duval (competing for Staffordshire) was 63rd in the U13 boys race whilst Ellen Humpherston was 202nd in the U15 girls race. Results are available on the British Athletics website. Well done everyone!!!