Midland XC Championships

Sutton’s U13 girls followed up their success in the Schools’ races by taking team medals in the Midland cross-country championships at Leamington last Saturday 26th.  The team finished 3rd out of the 26 competing Midland clubs. The scorers and bronze medal winners were Martha Wood (10th), Mante Nausedaite (13th), Charlotte Prince (35th), and Emily Symes (42nd) in a field of 121 runners. Good back-up support came from Francesca Allen (59th) and Olivia Allen (61st). Good runs also from Sammie Wakefield, Eva Kelly, and Lucy Rigby.

In the U15 girl’s race, notable performances from Lucy Carey (16th) and Sian Duval (32nd) with excellent support runs from Elsa and Zara Buchanan, and Jess Hales in her first championship race.

The U20 race featured brave performances from WM Schools’ champion Ellen Humpherston (15th) and Georgia Delaney.

Kane breaks 60m indoor sprint record

Here’s a quick update from John T:

Hi Everyone, Just seen the results of the Indoor Meeting in Cardiff yesterday ( Cardiff Met GP2) and pleased to report that Kane Howitt broke his own Senior Club Record with a time of 6.93 secs in taking 5th place in the Final. This breaks his own record of 6.99 set in 2018. He also recorded 6.94 in his heat. He also won the number one 200m race in a time of 22.07 which was the fastest time recorded at the meet of 13 races. This is a new indoor PB for Kane beating his previous best of 22.35.

Well done Kane.
All the best. John T

West Midlands Schools Championships

img_20190119_125306Seven Royal Sutton athletes qualified for the National English Schools’ Cross-Country  Championships when they finished in the top 6 in their respective age groups at the West Midlands Schools’ Championships, held at Warley Woods Saturday 19th January. Royal Sutton won individual medals in all three of the girl’s races with Martha Wood winning the junior girls race, Lucy Carey coming second in the Inter girl’s race and Ellen Humpherston taking gold in the Seniors.
The other qualifiers for English Schools’ in the Junior race were Charlotte Prince (4th), Zara Buchanan (5th) and Mante Nausedaite (6th). In the Inter girl’s race, Charlotte Hey finished 5th, and in the Junior boys, Jack Wakefield was 4th.
The National English Schools’ Cross-Country Championships will be run in Leeds on Saturday 16th March.
Three of our Year 7 athletes also finished in the top 6 in the Minor girl’s race, namely Evie Sandland, Francesca Allen and Olivia Allen with Sammie Wakefield finishing 11th. These young girls also qualify for a similar National Schools’ event on the 23rd March.
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New course record at the Little Aston 5 for Jonny Carter

30561926248_08abd929cb_oCongratulations to our 5 mile winner Tipton Harrier Jonathon Carter who earned himself a cool £100 by breaking John Trollope’s course record that had stood since 2012. Jonathon’s record breaking time of 25 minutes and 47 seconds was only 1 SECOND quicker than the previous record.
A big thankyou to Colmore Services for donating this prize.
Well done Jonathon.

LA5 – Final Race info

I hope you’re all looking forward to the Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run. The weather forecast is great so it should be a cracking day. If you have already paid for your entry your number will be at race HQ (Little Aston School, Forge Lane, B74 3BE). Otherwise entries are available on the day (although they are limited for the 5 mile road race).

Parking is available on Forge Lane at the school/recreation ground. Our marshalls will direct you once you get onto Forge Lane. The start time for both races is 11am so get there nice and early to give yourself plenty of time to warm up.

See you tomorrow!

25th Little Aston 5 – entries now open

29364136142_fa741ba46c_oEntries to the 25th Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run are now open on the Run Britain website. The race is organised by Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club and will take place on Sunday 2 September, starting in Forge Lane, Little Aston, B74 3BE.



The race this year is sponsored by Hydro Mechanical Services Limited and Henwood Court Financial Planning. We thank both our sponsors for their generous support.

London Marathon

A fantastic effort by our brave marathon runners at the weekend. All five runners made it home safely in great times:

  • Barry Lloyd – 2.52.51
  • Matt Powell – 3.26.41
  • Paul Baker – 3.55.35
  • Dean Lucas – 4.00.15
  • Clive Hackforth – 4.00.52

Well done Barry, Matt, Paul, Dean and Clive!!!

The 100 club

The 100 club winners for March were:

  • Nick Corker (30) – £50
  • Angie Prince (71) – £30
  • Bridget Mills (37) – £25
  • Richard Baker (57) – £15
  • Katie Jennings (100) – £15
  • Jim Mundye (4) – £15

There are still numbers available so if you want to join then please speak to John Mills or ask at the coffee bar.