Great Midlands Fun Run

Mark RickardsMany of our athletes will be competing at the Fun Run tomorrow. Amongst them will be Mark Rickards, who will be running the course dressed as Forrest Gump pushing his 18 month daughter Sadie in a buggy. He will be running for the charity “Children with Cancer”. You can sponsor Mark on his just giving page:

Good luck to everyone running!

Midland Vets League – 27 May

Here are the results of Wednesday’s meeting: MVL Results – 27 May There were many excellent performances with the men finishing in 3rd and the women in 5th places.

We had two women competing in the League for the first time, Mel Woodward and Rachel Joyce with Mel breaking two club records and setting an inaugural record in the W35 Triple Jump. The details of the records are (all W35)

  • 800m 2.27.0 (Old record was set by Chris Rollason in 1989)
  • 3000m 10.31.7 ( Old record set by Andrea D in 2013)
  • Triple Jump 7.29m (inaugural record).
One other performance I will mention is Donald’s second place in the M35 200m in 24.8 seconds since he is an M50. A special thanks to Ruth and Phil for officiating at the meeting.
All the best. John T

BUPA London 10k

Bupa London 10kSix Royal Sutton athletes made the trip to London for the BUPA London 10k. Mark Bridges ran the fastest time for the men in 35.49. Andrea Deathridge returned to flatter firmer ground following her recent success on the fells to run 39.20. Well done also to Paul T, Matt S, Clive H and Vici R.

Staffordshire champs

Well done Emily Sambrook. She got double gold at

the Staffordshire County Championships.

U13 girls’ javelin – 1st – 14.57

u13 girls’ shot  – 1st – 6.46

Ben White also competed in the Staffordshire champs where he was 3rd in the 100 & 300, getting a new pb in both. Well done Ben.

Warwickshire champs

Just had 2 days at the Warwickshire Championships where Sutton athletes were on usual top form.
We have at least four county champs.

Shaun Evans 2015 County Champs
Shaun Evans 2015 County Champs Gold

Our county champions are:
Nick Pryce (senior men 200m in 21’76), Shaun Evans (u 20 1500m & new PB in 4’08.70),  Alex Jones (U17 800m & new PB 2.00.70) & Meg Evans (senior women long jump in 4m98).

Other successes were: Alex Blackham 2nd in U17 1500 Steeplechase, Ellen Humpherson 3rd in U15 1500m. Maddie Hammond came 2nd overall in the Girls Under 13s 800m race with a new PB of 2 mins 36.76.   Freya Liddington (u13 long jump bronze medal.) Jennie Hopkinson (U15) 200 metres. Ist in Heat 27.68 new PB. 7th in final & 100 metres 3rd in heat 13.21 new PB. 6th in final. Regan Keating(U15) 100 metres. 6th in heat 14.72 new PB. Shot 5th in final 6.59 metres new PB. Hannah Smith (U17) Hammer 4th in final. Fiona Smith ( W50) Hammer 4th in Senior Womens final. Chrissie Chantelle Prince (U17) 2nd and Silver Medal in Shot. 2nd and Silver Medal in Discus. 3rd and Bronze Medal in Hammer. Ethan Brough for his 4th places in U17 100 and 200.

Well done all the RSC crowd, you did us all proud !!

Andrea finishes 24th at Inter Counties fell running championships

Hi Everyone , Just came across the results of last weeks Inter Counties Fell Running Champs at Betws-y-Coed where Andrea Deathridge was representing Warwickshire . She was 24th overall and the second finisher for the County in a time of 48.10 over a course in excess of 10K and helped Warwickshire finish in fifth place. Additionally she was the second W40 in the race. Well done Andrea .Great stuff (Not bad for a pole vaulter).

John Topliss

YDL U17/U20 age group – 16 May

17762740271_efeaf092b7_oOur U17s and U20s continued their strong start to the season with a 3rd place finish in their latest YDL fixture at Banbury.

In the sprints Ethan Brough provided the highlight, claiming victories in the U17 men’s 100m and 200m. Kane Howitt was 2nd in the U20s 100m and 200m, whilst there were strong performances by Ella Bissell (300m) and Jerome Austin, Joel Kirsten and Charlotte Newman in the 400m.

We had a great day in the throws, with Chrissie Prince winning the discus, hammer and shot and Connor Notley winning the discus and hammer. There were also wins for both Hannah Smith and Lucy Wood in the U20 hammer A and B events and Liam Goodall in the U17 shot putt, and a personal best for William Bonner in the U20 shot putt.

There was also success in the middle distance events where the outstanding result came from Alex Blackham who knocked 20 seconds off his PB to win the 1500m steeplechase. There were also wins for Alex Jones, Verity O’Shea, Lois West, Amy Tuckett and Georgia Delaney and a personal best for James Petley.

17762669601_2dc05bbc78_oThere were four new club records – two each for Chrissie and Connor:

Connor Notley:

  • Under 20 Discus (1.75Kg) 40.59m
  • Under 20 Shot (6Kg)    11.70m
Chrissie Prince:
  • Under 17 Hammer (3Kg) 41.54m
  • Under 17 Discus (1 Kg)  33.40m Equals her record set in 2014.

Well done everyone!


Mel Woodward runs fastest time at BMAF Road Relays

IMG_0479 (2)A fantastic run by Mel Woodward was the highlight at the British Masters Road Relays in Sutton Park on Saturday. In an event which attracts some of the best veteran runners from across the country her time of 17.06 was the fastest run on the day – great running Mel!

Other notable performances came from Ollie Harradence and Rob Andrew who both found some form after recent injuries. The team positions were as follows:

  • W35 – 16th place
  • M35 – 29th place
  • M45 – 11th place


BRYAN DALE PHOTOS – photo of Mel taken by Bryan Dale, photo of the W35 team courtesy of Roy “the rocket” Humpherson.


Heart of England – match 1 winners!

20150510_180232Well done to ALL athletes who represented the club today. We had many PBs and lots of points gained, resulting in an overall win!!!!! Thank you for bearing with the team managers. We will get better with more experience!…On that note if any parents/carers want to help team manage, please let me know. Position to follow when results are published. Meg Evans X