05-05-22 BUCS Outdoor Championships - Chelmsford - 30 April to 2nd May 2022

There were three Cannock & Stafford athletes in action at the BUCS Outdoor Championships last weekend.

 

In the 100m, Sydney Davies finished 4th in her heat in 12.93 seconds and in the men's hammer, Jack Turner threw his second furthest ever distance of 48.02m to finish 7th.

 

Amy Pye comfortably finished first in her 400m hurdles heat in what would have been a pb time but was disqualified for a hurdle infringement. Amy did however have the satisfaction of winning a gold medal as part of the Bath University team that won the 4x100m

 

25-04-22 BMAF Road Relays - Sutton Park - 23 April 2022

Our veterans had three teams racing in the BMAF Road Relays at Sutton Park on Saturday (23rd).

 

Our W55 team finished 8th. Ann Robinson completed her leg in 26:06, Dot Fellows 26:31 and Christine Kilkenny 24:45.

 

Vici Browning completed her leg in 21:51, Hazel Cane 29.09 and Lyn Clare 27.00 as our W45 team came home 15th and, in the M55, Martyn Clare in 21:33, Malcolm Down 21:17 and Darrell Wilde 19.59 helped the team to 19th position.

 

27-03-22 Midland 6/ 12 Stage Road Relays - Sutton Park - 26 March 2022

Cannock & Stafford had teams in both the women's 6 stage and men's 12 stage races at the Midland Road Relays Championships at Sutton Park on Saturday.

 

Our men's team finished 27th of the 76 teams that started the race. The first four athletes had to complete long legs and James McCann ran 33.38 to finish the first leg in 53rd place. Tom Eustace (30.37), Mark Shepherd (30.59) and Jon Biddle (32.03) left the team in 35th place at the start of the shorter legs.

 

Bill Chesters (17.57), Mitch Blundell (17.51) and Craig Pearson (17.53) lifted the team to 26th and solid runs from Chris Metcalfe (19.16), James Russell (19.13), Jagon Edge (20.11), Tom Orton (20.29) and Mark Green (20.49) brought the team home.

 

Our women had two teams entered. The 'A' team finished 32nd of 72 teams entered. Allegra Soutar ran one of the long legs in 41.41 to lie 48th, Hannah Malpass ran a short leg in 22.56 to pick up 5 places and Sue Kneill-Boxley gained a further place by running her long leg in 41.54. Vici Browning (23.03), Kelly Weatherall (23.30) and Sally Gray (21.41) all moved up the field to give us the 32nd place finish.

 

Unfortunately, our B team only had 5 runners but were in 48th position after the fifth leg. Ann Robinson (46.50) was followed by Lyn Clare (26.43), Christine Kilkenny (43.24), Natalie Boswell (23.55) and Dot Fellows (26.47)

 

21-03-22 English Schools Cross Country Championships - Hop Farm, Kent - 19 March 2022

Luca Keeble, Jack Hadley, Georgia Griffiths and Ella Beeson represented Staffordshire at the English School Cross Country Championships at Hop Farm in Kent on Saturday.

 

Georgia and Ella ran in the Junior Girls race, finishing 140th and 319th respectively.

 

Luca and Jack both took part in the Junior Boys race with Luca finishing 289th and Jack 292nd.

 

14-03-22 England Masters AA Inter Area Challenge - Lea Valley - 13 March 2022

Six C&S athletes represented their areas in the England Masters AA Inter Area competition held at Lea Valley on Sunday (13th).

 

Tunde Adeyemo, Darrell Wilde, Malcolm Down and Sue Kneill-Boxley competed for the Midland Masters, Mark Shepherd was selected by the Welsh Masters and Carl McMullen for the Northern Masters.

 

Tunde ran in both the M35 60m (7.86 seconds) and 200m, where he finished with a pb of 24.72. Darrell also finished fourth in his M50 400m race in 61.83.

 

Carl and Malcolm both ran in the 800m with Carl sixth in the M35 race in 2:25.48 and Malcolm fifth in the M60 race in 2:41.64. Carl also ran in the M35 60m hurdles, finishing fifth in 10.43 after clattering an early hurdle.

 

Mark had a great run in the M50 3000m, winning the race with a pb of 9:53.31 and Sue ran in both the W50 800m (fourth in 2:58.18) and 1500m where she came second with a time of 5:54.93.

 

14-03-22 Inter Counties Cross Country Championships - Prestwold - 12 March 2022

Georgia Griffiths, Natasha Lee and Jake Weavell were selected to compete for Staffordshire in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships on Saturday (12th) following their performances in the County Cross Country Championships.

 

Georgia was the second Staffordshire athlete home in the U13G race, finishing 85th out of a field of 301.

 

Natasha came 99th out of the 256 athletes who completed the U17W race and Jake finished 256th in the U15B event out of 301.

 

Well done to all three.

 

06-03-22 British Masters Indoor Championships - Lea Valley - 5/6 March 2022

Vici Browning and Malcolm Down both won bronze medals at the British Masters Indoor Championships over the weekend.

 

After finishing fourth in the M60 800m on Saturday with a time of 2:28.96, Malcolm went one better in the 1500m on the Sunday, winning bronze in a time of 5:20.89. Vici won her bronze in the W45 800m in 2:40.88.

 

Darrell Wilde came close to winning his first British medal but was just held off (almost literally) in a battle for third place in his M55 400m race. He at least had the consolation of recording a pb, finishing in 61.10.

 

After his exploits in Braga, Stephen Terry-Short came 3rd in his M50 60m heat in 8.05 to make it through to the final as a fastest loser. He then came 6th in the final with 8.07. Stephen also competed in the 400m where he came 5th in his heat and 7th overall with a time of 61.06.

 

27-02-22 European Masters Indoor Championships - Braga, Portugal - 20-27 February 2022

Stephen Terry-Short has been representing GB this week in the European Masters Indoor Championships in Braga, Portugal and will come home with a silver relay medal.

 

On Wednesday, Stephen came 5th in his M50 60m heat in 8.10 and on Friday, he just missed out on a semi-final in the 200m after running a season's best 26.41.

 

Following his individual performances, Stephen was selected for the GB M45 4x200m relay team and they won silver on Sunday afternoon behind the Spanish quartet.

 

26-02-22 British Athletics Indoor Championships - Utilita Arena - 26/27 February 2022

Amy Pye competed today in the 400m at the British Athletics Indoor Championships at the Utilita Arena. The standards required to compete at the British Champs are extremely difficult to acquire so this is a tremendous achievement.

 

Amy came fourth in her heat in 56.00, a fraction outside of her pb.

 

26-02-22 BUCS Indoor Championships - EIS, Sheffield - 18-20 February 2022

Three Cannock & Stafford athletes represented their universities at the BUCS Indoor Championships in Sheffield last weekend.

 

Charis Farmer was the first in action and she ran a pb of 8.28 in the 60m to finish fifth in her heat. Charis was also a member of the Edge Hill 4x200m relay team that qualified for the final where they finished sixth.

 

Sydney Davies came fifth in her 400m heat but unfortunately in the first heat of the same event, Amy Pye was disqualified for a false start.

 

21-02-22 West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League - Nuneaton - 20 February 2022

Georgia Griffiths and Beth Beeson both confirmed top six finishes for the season following their performances in the final race of the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League at Nuneaton on Sunday.

 

Georgia came an excellent second place in the U13G race to lift herself to joint third for the league campaign and Beth came 5th in the U11G to solidify 5th place overall. Both girls were awarded with medals after the race.

 

In the U17W, Natasha Lee came 7th and Abbie Pendlebury 26th. Maddie Batchelor was forced to stop on the second lap with an ankle problem.

 

The U15G race saw Delilah Dempsey finish 40th and Robyn Lee 45th. Ella Beeson was pulled from the race before the start due to a knee injury.

 

Ella Haycock came 44th in the U13G and Luca Keeble had a great 12th place finish in the U15B race.

 

19-02-22 Birmingham & District Cross Country League - Ipsley Meadows - 19 February 2022

Chris Perrin finished an excellent second in the Birmingham & District Cross Country League race at Ipsley Meadows on Saturday (19th) to give him joint second place in the overall individual standings for Division Two this season.

 

Chris was supported by Matt Craen in 20th, a great run from Mark Shepherd in 35th and Craig Pearson came 46th. James Perrin in 53rd and Phil Wolfe in 77th were our other 'scorers' and they were backed up by Jon Biddle (79th), Tom Eustace (89th), Paul Lester (111th), Tom Orton (118th) and Mark Green (158th).

 

The team finished 6th on the day and 5th overall for the season in the division.

 

12-02-22 England Athletics Indoor Age Group Championships - EIS, Sheffield - 12 February 2022

Anthony Douglas, Tilly Perry and Mia Wainwright all competed in the National Indoor Age Group Championships at Sheffield on Saturday (12th)

 

Tilly was first up in the U17W 60m and ran a pb of 8.11 to finish 6th in her heat. In the U17W 300m, Mia ran 42.26 to finish 5th in her heat.

 

Anthony won his heat of the U20M 60m in 6.94 to qualify for the semi - final. Despite being behind in the early stages of his semi final race, Anthony powered through to finish third in a pb of 6.92 and qualify for the final in one of the two fastest loser spots. He then ran another pb of 6.90 to come 5th in the final.

 

09-02-22 Staffordshire Schools Cross Country Championships - Betley Court Farm - 5 February 2022

Five C&S athletes have been selected to represent Staffordshire at the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Kent in March.

 

Congratulations to Ella Beeson, Natasha Lee, Georgia Griffiths, Jack Hadley and Luca Keeble who qualified after their performances at the Staffordshire Schools Cross Country Championships at Betley Court Farm last Saturday (5th).

 

07-02-22 Southern Indoor U20 / Senior Championships - Lea Valley - 5/6 February 2022

Congratulations to Amy Pye who won bronze in the 400m at the Southern Indoor Championships at Lea Valley.

 

Amy smashed her pb by over a second and a half to clock 55.96 in the final after finishing second in her semi-final with 56.44.  

07-02-22 Midland Cross Country Championships - Mansfield - 29 January 2022

Three of our athletes took part in the Midland Cross Country Championships at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield.

 

Georgia Griffiths crossed the line in an impressive sixth place in the U13 race, out of 69 in the race, with the same time as the fifth place athlete.

 

In the U13 Boys race, Jack Hadley came 21st out of 67 athletes and our only senior athlete, Allegra Soutar, finished 63rd out of 169 in her race.

  

24-01-22 BMAF Indoor Pentathlon & 3000m Championships - EIS, Sheffield - 23 January 2022

Carl McMullen won a bronze medal in the M40 age group at the BMAF Indoor Pentathlon Championships held in Sheffield yesterday (23rd).

 

In the 60m hurdles, Carl ran 10.39 and he followed this with an excellent 5.58m long jump. He threw 8.08m in the shot and then cleared 1.52m in the high jump before clocking 3:03.28 in the 1000m.

 

In the 3000m Championships, held at the same meeting, Mitch Blundell also won bronze in the M35 race with a time of 9:37.65. Malcolm Down came 6th in the M60 category in 11:15.02. Both performances were new club records.

 

19-01-22 West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League - Walsall Arboretum - 16 January 2022

Beth Beeson kept her chances of a top five finish overall intact after finishing seventh in the U11 Girls race in the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League meeting at Walsall Arboretum on Sunday (16th).

 

Georgia Griffiths finished seventh in the U13 Girls race and also has a good chance of finishing in the top five for the season with one race remaining.

 

In the U17W, Abbie Pendlebury was the first of our athletes home in 21st place and was supported by Caitin Disley (35th), Angel Wood (45th), Maddy Batchelor (46th) and Dawn Riley (48th).

 

Jake Weavell was our only representative in the Under 15B race, finishing 35th and Ethan Eisenhaeur came 42nd in the U17M race.

 

Ella Beeson came 37th in the U15G, closely followed by Robyn Lee in 39th and Delilah Dempsey in 50th.

 

17-01-22 Birmingham & District Cross Country League - Burton Dassett - 15 January 2022

The senior men of Cannock and Stafford enjoyed a successful trip to Burton Dassett at the weekend, not only with the result but also with the turnout. Sixteen athletes took part, the best for a very long time.

 

Leading home in third place was Chris Perrin, a position he has achieved (according to Craig) on twenty occasions so a valuable point scorer.

 

Following Chris in 24th place was Tom Eustace running well and being followed by newcomer Matt Craen in 27th place. These three were supported by Bill Chesters who has just about recovered from Covid finishing in 53rd and right behind Bill was Phil Wolfe in 55th.

 

More good performances came from James Perrin in 56th, Jon Biddle 63rd, Mitch Blundell 67th, Mark Shepherd 76th, Craig Pearson 80th, Tom Horton 82nd, Ryan Ashforth 105th, Paul Lester, who has served the club for over forty years in 111th.  Paul was then followed by the remainder of the team, Lee Rogers 114th, Christian Roe and Darrell Wilde completing the teamís effort in 142nd place.

 

On the day the team scored 218 points to finish fourth with the B team finishing second with 473 points. Overall the club are lying in 5th place.

 

Bob Hughes

 

17-01-22 Top Point Scorers 2021

Here are the list of the top point scorers in the Midland Senior League, Youth Development League - Upper Age Group, Youth Development League - Lower Age Group and Midland Veterans League from last season.

 

 

Midland Senior League        
Male     Female  
Name Pts   Name Pts

Alasdair Rigby

Jak Carpenter

Martin Roberts

Tom Larkin

Jack Turner

Henry Webb

James Malpass

Henry Heathcote

Thomas Lemmon

Tom Eustace

63

36

32

25

24

22

19

16

15

12

 

Natalie Griffiths

Mia Wainwright

Sydney Davies

Daisy Aspinall

Olivia Walker

Charlotte Hall

Chloe Wilde

Allegra Soutar

Cara Brown

Issey Kelly

58

43

30

24

20

19

16

14

12

12

 

Youth Development League - Upper Age Group  
Male     Female  
Name Pts   Name Pts

Jack Turner

Josh Blakesley

Henry Heathcote

Tom Larkin

Adam Jones

Charlie Holmes

Sullivan Davies

Ethan Eisenhaeur

James Malpass

Christian Roe

62

51

42

38

28

28

19

13

11

11

 

Sydney Davies

Mia Wainwright

Matilda Perry

Tessa Budworth-Rogers

Olivia Riley

Charis Farmer

Daisy Aspinall

Abbie Pendlebury

Katie Burney

Angel Wood

71

62

52

44

37

33

19

15

14

14

 

Youth Development League - Lower Age Group  
Male     Female  
Name Pts   Name Pts

Thomas Stephens

Dylan Shrehorn

Jacob Smith

Jack Hadley

Jamie Clay

Finn Cannon

Tobias Mason

Jake Weavell

Luke Cresswell

George Herriman

Eshan Nahal

Vean Hay-Edie

47

44

34

21

15

13

11

10

7

6

2

2

 

Sapphire Wainwright

Olivia Malpass

Ella Beeson

Victoria Shrehorn

Saskia Finazzi

Lucy Wain

Delilah Dempsey

Akliah Simms

Sophie Hulse

Ella Haycock

Olivia Walker

Georgia Griffiths

59

31

29

26

20

20

19

18

11

9

9

9

 

Midland Veterans League  
Male     Female  
Name Pts   Name Pts

Martin Roberts

Shaun Ainge

Paul Edwards

Tunde Adeyemo

Carl McMullen

Rob Law

Paul Beeson

Malcolm Down

Darrell Wilde

Stephen Terry-Short

50

45.5

43

39

38

35

30

30

29

24

 

Sue Kneill-Boxley

Ann Robinson

Hazel Cane

Emma Hollinshead

Vici Browning

Christine Kilkenny

Heather Bates

Sally Gray

Dot Fellows

Natalie Boswell

69

63

62

60

30

30

24

20

16

13

 

09-01-22 Cannock Chase Trig Race - 9 January 2022

Henry Webb won the Cannock Chase Trig Race on Sunday at his first attempt. He finished the course in 1:38:57, 18 seconds ahead of the second placed athlete.

 

Pedro Havelock also had a good run with his time of 2:30.13 giving him 53rd pace in the field of 109 athletes

 

09-01-22 Staffordshire Cross Country Championships - Betley Farm - 8 January 2022

The County Cross Country Championships took place on muddy ground at Crewe on Saturday.

 

Natasha Lee came third in the U17W race and was supported by Abbie Pendlebury in 15th and Caitlyn Disley in 19th as the team finished 5th.

 

Ella Haycock finished 19th and Harriet Penn 20th in the U13G and Jack Hadley was 12th in the U13B and Jake weavell (6th) and Luca Keeble (9th) had good runs in the U15B.

 

Our U15G team came third overall with Robyn Lee in 15th place, Delilah Dempsey 17th and Ella Beeson 20th.

 

New member, Jack Scott, came an excellent 12th in the Senior Men's race, Tom Eustace finished 26th and Christian Roe 55th.

 

08-01-22 England Athletics Senior and U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships - EIS, Sheffield - 8/9 January 2022

Olivia Riley represented Cannock & Stafford today (Saturday) at the National Indoor Combined Events Championships in Sheffield.

 

She performed well in the first four events but pulled out before the start of the 800m in order to avoid making an ankle injury, sustained during the first event, worse.

 

It was Olivia's first competition in the U20 age group and she began the day by completing the 60m hurdles in 9.25 seconds, finishing 11th of the 23 competitors. Unluckily, she rolled her ankle whilst going over the line which required treatment and a heavy strapping for the remainder of the day.

 

Fortunately for Olivia, it wasn't her 'jumping' leg that she'd injured and she made the most of this by clearing 1.61m in the high jump which left her in fourth place after two events. Throwing the 4kg shot for the first time, Olivia threw 7.42m and then recorded a 4.96m pb in the long jump to leave her in 15th place.

 

By not starting the 800m, Olivia finished without a score but with some encouraging performances for the season ahead.