The Midland Road Relays took place at Sutton Park on Saturday, 25 March 2017 for men and women. Although, at the last minute there were some cancellations for the women, the Stags had a strong team and won the event by 4 seconds short of 10 minutes. The men finished in 4th place just outside the medals.
Leg 1 Nicole Roberts brought us back in 2nd with a time of 31:20.
Leg 2 Ellie Stevens strode into a healthy lead over Notts. with a time of 18:08.
Leg 3 Tamara Armoush put the race to bed by running the second fastest long leg of 30:43 and giving us a 4 minute cushion.
Leg 4 Debbie Walters cruised around in 18:40 extending the lead over some fairly average competition.
Leg 5 Katie Allen was now running for a time really as it was hard to see how we could be caught other than having a disaster. It didn’t stop her from running her quickest time here and also the second quickest of the day with 17:56.
Leg 6 Chloe Richardson had a worrying groin pain in the week and although it was an issue she still ran quickest leg of the day with a time of 17:24.
A superb victory was gained in a time of 2:14:11.
On Leg 1 Lizzie Watters ran a pb by 72secs to come back in 16th place with 35:30
Leg 2 Karys Amory gained 5 places up to 11th in 19:38
Leg 3 Nicola Ross made her debut for us in the relays on a long leg too. Undaunted she came back in 17th with a time of 39:23.
Leg 4 Samantha Watters unfortunately suffering a bad dose of stitch dropped a few places to 22nd with a time of 25:10
Leg 5 Kimberley Thomas ran 25:36 for 25th place
Leg 6 Faye Morley who has had injury problems seemingly forever but still managed to complete the team in 26th place with a time of 26:02
Report by Eddie Cockayne
The men however just missed out on bronze finishing in 4th place.
On Leg 1 Alex Tovey run 27:14 to come in 3rd place.
Leg 2 Tom Beasley slipped one place in 27:52
Leg 3 Rory Grant also slipped one more place to fifth in 28:17
Leg 4 Will Richardson (U23) run the 7th fastest time of the day and brought the team back to 4th in a time of 26:51.
Leg 5 Ben Griffiths kept the Club position in 17:07
Leg 6 Matthew Missen run 16:20
Leg 7 Alistair Rutherford kept the fourth position with a tome of 16:53
Leg 8 Jack Hallas run the second fastest of the short leg of the day in 15:34 and closed the gap on third place.
Leg 9 Andrew Ridley maintained 4th in 16:26
Leg 10 Nick Hardly run 16:41
Leg 11 Andrew Peat run 16:37
Leg 12 Jonathan Goringe run the third fastest short leg time of 15:35 but could not catch Cheltenham for third place
Leg 1 Ian Dempsey brought the team in at 29th in 30:41
Leg 2 Peter Dimbleby run 32:00 but lost four places
Leg 3 Rob Deakin run 33:04 and slipped one more place to 34th
Leg 4 Jonathan Reed gained one place to 33rd in 31:28
Leg 5 Teklay Gebrekidan gained six places with a run of 17:28
Leg 6 Lee Harris run 19:35 but lost one place
Leg 7 Simon Rhodes slipped one place in 20:14
Leg 8 Stephen McCann slipped three more places to 32nd in 21:18
Leg 9 Simon McNamee maintained our position with 18:39
Leg 10 Karin Wakerley also maintained the position of the team with 19:58
Leg 11 Alex Parker run 18:30 who was our last runner.
World Master Championships in Daegu, Korea from 19 to 25 March 2017
We had two representatives in this event. Michelle Thomas (W45) won gold in 60 metres and 4×200 relay. Her time of 8.19 in 60 metres was a seasons best and she ran the 2nd leg in the relay. She also won a bronze medal in 200 metres with a time of 26.86. In the 3000 Walk V65, Peter Boszko just missed out on the medal finishing in 4th place in 16:29.5.