The “Introduction to athletics” session for 7-9 yr olds is currently full

The Thursday evening 5-6pm “Introduction to athletics” session for 7-9 yr olds is currently full and a waiting list is in operation. If you would like to add your child’s name to the waiting list please email us at If you are already on the list we hope to be able to invite your child to future sessions in May and June as spaces free up. Thanks for your patience!

London Marathon – 26 April

VLM Adidas logoThere we some fantastic times set by Royal Sutton athletes at the London Marathon yesterday, with 11 club members completing the course. The fastest RSC male finisher was Mark Bridges who completed the course in 2.47, whilst Kate McBrien was the fastest woman finisher in 3.21. The times are as follows:

  • Mark Bridges – 2.47
  • Subodh Dave – 3.16
  • Mike Deasy – 4.34
  • Dean England – 2.56
  • Clive Hackforth – 3.08
  • Paul Jenkins – 3.22
  • Chris Jennings – 4.51
  • Steve Marklew – 3.01 (IPC World Marathon Championships)
  • Kate McBrien – 3.21
  • Vici Richardson – 3.48
  • Matt Stenson – 3.05

Midlands T&F – 25 April

Shaun - BanburyOur senior athletics team travelled to Banbury on Saturday for the first match of the season. Despite having a greatly depleted team there were some fantastic individual performances.

Highlights included a new club record for Chrissie Prince in the hammer, a first ever race victory and massive PB for Tom Chew in the 2000m steeplechase, victories for Fred Tremblay in the 800m A race and 1500m B race, and maximum points in the discus where Kevin Brown and Connor Notley won the A and B events (both with age group club records).

In the sprints Nicholas Pryce was 2nd in 200m and 3rd in the 100m, whilst Kane Howitt was 1st in the 100m B race and Ethan Brough was 3rd in the 200m on his senior debut.  Luke Cato was having a strong run in the 400m before injuring his hamstring – we hope you’re injury is not too bad Luke!

Overall it was a good day for our men in the middle distance events. Shaun Evans ran superbly to finish 2nd in the 1500m A race on his first race for the senior team, whilst Nick Corker won the B race in the 2000m steeplechase. Paul Thompson and Rob Andrew won some more important points in the 5000m.

Andrea Deathridge was are only women’s runner in the distance events, competing in the 400m hurdles, 800m, 1500m and 3000m!!! Her best performance was in the 3000m where she finished second, whilst her time in the 400m hurdles was a new age group club record.

We won lots of points in the men’s throws with Kevin Brown, Connor Notley and Liam Goodall all in great form. Liam Goodall had great senior debut in the hammer with a second place in the B event.

Similarly, our women throwers competed superbly. Chrissie Prince was 2nd in the discus and hammer A events. Madeleine Stearn was 4th in A javelin, Fiona Smith finished 1st in the hammer B event whilst Lorna Foster was second in the B shot putt.

A big thank you to all our officials who braved the cold. As always your support is greatly appreciated!

Overall, based on the provisional results we finished 6th on the day. The next match is on Saturday 6 June in Corby. Please put the date in your diary and make sure you’re available for this important match. 

 1500m Banbury


Upper Age Group YDL at Tamworth Yesterday

17011934549_c4cd2fbc5c_oWell done to ALL of our under 17 & under 20 athletes who competed yesterday in the first match of the year. There were some fantastic individual performances which collectively resulted in a second place finish for Sutton.  We were only beaten by host club Tamworth on this occasion. Come on….let’s strive for victory next time ! (Next upper age group YDL is 16th May at Banbury. Get it in your diaries pronto!)

Photos by Marc Kirsten


Upcoming fixtures

It’s a busy few weeks coming up for our athletics teams with all age groups kicking off their seasons. The forthcoming fixtures are shown below and a full list is available on the Fixtures page. Please speak to your coach if you’re interested in competing. Good luck everyone!!!

Date Venue Details Age
Sat 18 April Tamworth YDL Upper Age Group – U17/U20 League U17 and U20 age group
Sat 25 April Banbury Midlands Women’s and Men’s League U17 age group and above
Wed 29 April Stoke Midlands Vets League Age 35 +
Sat 2 May Banbury YDL Lower Age Group – U13/U15 League U13 and U15 age group

National Road Relays – 11 April

IMG_0026Laura Whittle starred for our women’s team in the National Road Relays, running the second fastest long leg of the day. Her time of 30:49 was only bettered by Emelia Gorecka. Overall the team finished 27th – Well done everyone!!!

  1. Laura Whittle (2) 30:49
  2. Katie Ingle (6) 34:13
  3. Larna Partridge (13) 21:38
  4. Nadia Baxter (23) 26:38
  5. Rachel Thebridge (29) 25:17
  6. Vici Richardson (27) 24:04

Photos (including the one shown) are available on Bryan Dale’s Race Photos website. A link to the full results is provided below: