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"Coventry Runner" NTRIX 2016 - Not the Roman IX - 12km Road Race

  • Sunday, 17th January 2016 at 11am
    Location: NFU Mutual Sports & Social Club, Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ

    A 12km Road Race over the old Roman 9 course

    Under UKA/EA…

Dip and Dash Aquathlon - Results now in

Posted by Chris Bacon, Sunday, 27th September 2015 @ 4:37pm

  • An excellent race on Saturday 26th September - It was a cracking day, made all the better with good weather - the results are now in, here
    RESULTS - Dip and Dash 2015.pdf


  • Saturday, 27th June 2015 at 7:30pm
    Location: Mary Ardens House, Wilmcote, Warwickshire


    Results now posted on this link here any…

Results 25-04-2015 Midlands League Track & Field Div 4

Posted by Richard Eden, Saturday, 25th April 2015 @ 11:28pm

  • Midlands League Track & Field Division 4 - 25th April 2015.

    Hosted by Stratford upon Avon Athletic Club at North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury.

    Weather was sunny with some clouds, rather windy at times, and cool.

    Thank you to Race Officials, Timekeepers, and volunteers.


    Position Team Points
    1 Bromsgrove & Redditch 419.5
    2 Solihull & Small Heath 337
    3 Leicester Coritanian 327
    4 Stratford on Avon 312.5
    5 Leamington C&AC 301
    6 Royal Sutton Coldfield 256
    7 Corby AC 249


    Worksheet Bromsgrove & Redditch Corby AC Leamington C&AC Leicester Coritanian Royal Sutton Coldfield Solihull & Small Heath Stratford on Avon
    Men Track1 66 31 49 50 39 35 40
    Men Track2 52 37 17 25 60 28 44
    Men Field 97 88 40 92 56 54 60
    Women Track 77 42 94 57 27 101 57
    Women Field 78.5 32 78 82 53 71 67.5
    Relays 34 9 18 16 11 33 29
    Officials 15 10 5 5 10 15 15
    Grand Total 419.5 249 301 327 256 337 312.5



Results from Sunday 12th April 2015

Posted by Richard Eden, Tuesday, 14th April 2015 @ 5:02pm

  • Rugby Spring Open -

    75m - (U11) Taylor Holton 11.5, Riley Williams 14.0, (U13) Jasmine Williams 12.0

    100m - (U13) Cole Williams 15.1, Harry Gravelsons 18.6, (U15) Dani Horton 13.9, Tazmin Chape 14.3, (U17) Jessica Sheppard 14.7, (W35) Paula Williams 14.8

    300m - (U17) Jessica Sheppard 43.7

    800m - (U13) Charlotte Gravelsons 2:54.2, Harry Gravelsons 3:08.4, (U15) Imogen Sheppard 2:32.8

    1500m - (U15) Owain Jones 5:29.0

    70mH - (U13) Jasmine Williams 14.3

    75mH - (U15) Tazmin Chape 13.3

    80mH - (U15) Jack Sumners 11.7

    HJ - (U15) Imogen Sheppard 1.25m

    LJ - (U11) Taylor Holton 3.45m, Riley Williams 3.17m, (U13) Cole Williams 3.76m, Harry Gravelsons 3.29m, Jasmine Williams 3.28m, Charlotte Gravelsons 3.18m, (U15) Jack Sumners 5.57m, (U17) Jessica Sheppard 4.26m

    Shot - (U13) Charlotte Gravelsons 4.54m

    Javelin - (U15) Tazmin Chape 28.70m


    Worcester Marathon

    Waleed Agabani - 3:07.51 (chip - 3:07.45) -10th


    Worcester Half Marathon

    James Cusack - 1:34.36 (chip - 1:34.31) - 70th
    Sheila Barbour - 1:37.38 (chip 1:37.28) - 86th, 6th Lady
    Andrew Turner - 1:53.31 (chip - 1:52.25) - 284th
    Jason Fretter - 2:02.14 (chip - 2:00.58) - 389th
    Debbie Edkins - 2:11.48 (chip - 2:10.32) - 499th

    Race photos -


    Centurion Grand Prix (5 miles)

    Luke Watkins - 38.45 (46th)
    John Butler - 49.01 (84th)
    Natasha Watkins - 49.33 (85th)


    Belvoir Half Marathon

    Kate Wright - 1:25.37 (chip - 1:25.35) - 26th, 1st woman

    Race photos

"Coventry Runner" Not the Roman IX race now full

Posted by Chris Bacon, Sunday, 11th January 2015 @ 1:49pm

  • We're looking forward to meeting all the runners on Sunday 18th Jan.

    Good luck to everyone!


"Coventry Runner" Not the Roman IX 12km Road Race

  • Sunday, 18th January 2015 at 11am
    Location: NFU Mutual Sports & Social Club, Knights Lane, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7BZ

    A 12km Road Race over the old Roman 9 course

    Under UKA/EA…

Christmas Party, The X Factor, SAC Style

  • Saturday, 29th November 2014 at 6:30pm - 1am Sunday, 30th November
    Location: Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon

    Its Party Time!!

    We have…

Welcombe Wobbler (10K) and Welcombe Trembler (5K) 2015

  • Sunday, 18th October 2015 at 11am - 11am
    Location: Welcombe Hills, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Welcombe Wobbler (10k) & Trembler (5k)
    Sunday 19th October 2015…

Stratford Summer 6

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Thursday, 24th April 2014 @ 7:59am

  • Stratford Summer 6

    Saturday 28th June 2014 (7.30pm start)

    at Mary Arden's House, Wilmcote



    By kind permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust which cares for the Shakespeare Houses.

    Refreshments, toilets and free parking. Entry Limit 400

    here to enter


    One category only per competitor

    (All finishers will receive a memento)

    Men Ladies
    First 3 Senior First 3 Senior
    1st vet 40-49 1st vet 35-44
    1st vet 50-59 1st vet 45-54
    1st vet 60-69 1st vet 55-64
    1st vet 70+ 1st vet 65+

    Thanks to our sponsors 

    Declaration: I will abide by the rules of UKA & MCAA. I will be over 15 years of age on race day. I accept that the organisers will not be liable for any accident, injury, loss, damage, action, claim or cost of expenses that may arise as a consequence of my participation in this event. I will not compete in this race unless I am fit enough to run and in good health on the day. I compete entirely at my own risk.

    Cancellation Policy – If for reasons beyond our control, adverse weather or Health and Safety concerns, the race is cancelled, due to non-recoverable costs already having been incurred, unfortunately no refunds can be provided

    Portable Music Players – To ensure you are able to hear marshal advice regarding traffic the wearing of portable music players is not permitted

    Entry fee of £10 affiliated / £12 unaffiliated (+£2 extra on the day) 

    Entries only accepted on the day provided entry limit of 400 not exceeded

Stratford AC well represented at the London Marathon

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Thursday, 17th April 2014 @ 9:05am

  •   (Malcolm Bowyer and Phil Howell)

    Warm weather, huge crowds and a relaxed atmosphere helped Stratford AC athletes achieve great things in the 2014 edition of the London Marathon.

    First to finish for Stratford AC was Chris Bacon (2:45.21). Chris was incredibly disciplined with his training in the build-up to this race and he was rewarded with a spectacular result. He finished 374th and took one minute 47 seconds off his PB (set in the Leicester Marathon in 2012).

    Chris started the race with a tight feeling in his left thigh, which unfortunately got steadily worse. He was aiming for 6 minutes per mile in the first half, with a view to dropping off a little in the second half. Frustratingly he had to stop and stretch out his leg at mile 9, 14 and 17 which meant he lost considerable time.

    The last few miles proved to be really painful, but knowing how close he was to his 2:45 target kept him going. Chris now has seven sub-3 hour marathons to his name, which is a remarkable achievement.

    His next planned event is a 44 mile ultra-marathon in Cornwall, from Lizard Point to Lands End. He is also hoping to have another crack at running inside 2:45 in the Leicester Marathon later this year.

    Rich Welburn (3:00.17) has only been a member of the club for a short time but he has already made a big impression with his performances.

    This was Rich's fifth marathon and his first experience in London. He started with a target time of 2 hours 59 minutes, planning to go through halfway in 1:28.30 allowing for a small fade towards the end. Rich was 2 seconds off target at the half way point and feeling quite hot in the spring sun.

    He took his third and final gel at 18 miles as he noticed his mile times starting to slow. For the last five miles Rich had tunnel vision of the road ahead and was oblivious to the crowds. Only later did he realise that he had run past the London Eye and Buckingham Palace!

    By 24 miles hopes of a sub-3 time were slipping away and as he approached the line he saw the clock tick over into 3 hours.  Rich was delighted with a seven minute improvement from his most recent race marathon.

    Malcolm Bowyer (3:05.13) completed his 19th London Marathon in great style. Malcolm started with Phil Howell and Wayne Vickers and the group ran the first three miles together. Wayne and Phil were clear by the eight mile stage.

    Malcolm continued to run at his preferred pace and after working hard in the middle third of the race he started to push on.

    At mile 23 he caught Wayne and one mile later he reached, and passed, Phil. Malcolm reported that it was ‘all in all, a good day at the office’ despite feeling for the first time ever that he might not finish.

    There have been many memorable battles between Malcolm and Phil Howell (3:05.35) and this proved to be another one for the scrapbook. Phil has been running well recently and he stood on the start line confident of another solid performance.

    He settled into a rhythm early on and he showed excellent determination and strength to stick to a fast pace. Phil was justifiably happy to finish one minute 21 seconds inside his 2013 time.

    Wayne Vickers (3:07.34) had suffered from a chest infection in the week building up to this race and he deserves a lot of credit for taking part and for recording such a fast time. Wayne managed to stick to his target of between 6.40 and 6.50 per mile until about 17 miles when ‘the wheels came off and they are still sat dumped by the side of the road in Canary Wharf’.

    Wayne reported that for the final nine miles he found it really hard going. In fact he struggled so much that he described the last four miles as ‘a crawl’. However, on reflection, Wayne was pleased with how he was running until he was forced to slow his pace.

    Rob Ford (3:21.00) only stepped in to run this race with one week’s notice, taking the place of a friend who was unable to make it. Running so well with such short notice shows just how good Rob’s fitness is at the moment. The aim was to work on his pacing ahead of the Worcester Marathon and it proved to be a worthwhile exercise, as Rob has now decided he isn’t suited by anything further than 20 miles.

    A fantastic run in the Barcelona Marathon, where she ran 3:02.43, gave clear evidence of Kate Wright’s ability over this distance. Kate’s legs were still feeling the effects of that race during her run in this event and by the 10km point (42.01) she knew that she wouldn’t be in line for another PB time.

    Despite having to slow considerably in the second half of the race she still revelled in the atmosphere, along with the rest of the Stratford AC representatives. Kate’s finishing time was 3:31.40.

    It was a case of third time lucky for Phil Groom (3:38.01) as he had entered the race in 2012 and 2013 but was forced to withdraw due to injury and illness.

    Phil experienced a difficult winter of training so didn’t feel fully prepared or in the shape to run a satisfactory time. However, as he set off Phil decided to be optimistic and he aimed for a time of 3:45.

    When he looked at his watch as he crossed the finish line he was really surprised and pleased with his time. As it turned out he only missed a PB by 20 seconds.

    Emily Adams (3:44.37) ran another excellent and consistently-paced race to knock more than 18 minutes off her personal best. Emily had a great run until the 14 mile mark where she was unfortunate to suffer a fall. She was able to compose herself and refocus and held her pace well before she had to dig deep with four remaining.

    Emily was delighted with her performance and she can now look forward to the Berlin Marathon in September with her confidence sky-high.

    Mark Newman (3:51.06) thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and the excitement that accompanied the race itself. Mark’s run was a little down on his PB, but he knew he had given everything he could and was happy with his performance.

    Mark’s early mile splits put him on target for a time of three and a half hours, but he sensibly took his foot off the mid-way through the race to ensure he could cover the final 10km a fair pace. Having struggled with a variety of injuries over the winter

    Mark feels he probably didn't have enough miles in the bank to achieve a PB. He summed the race up by saying ‘marathons are hard’.

    Andy Turner (4:14.31) beat last year’s time by more than three minutes. His build-up this time around was assisted by a solid prep-race in the Ashby 20 four weeks previously and his stamina was never in doubt. Andy is a very versatile runner, equally at home over any distance from 5km through to 26 miles 385 yards.

    After a training schedule that was peppered with injury niggles, Maria Haslam (4:21.29) can be very proud of herself for producing a fabulous run on her marathon debut. She appreciated the support she received from her family just before heading over Tower Bridge and ran consistently well throughout the race.

    Despite saying she underestimated how tough the final 6 miles would be, Maria showed her commitment and fitness by actually increasing her pace in the closing stages. The relief she felt at seeing the ‘800m to go’ marker quickly ebbed away when the run to the finish line ‘seemed to go on for an eternity!’

    Maria admitted she is considering giving this marathon another go, but probably not for a few years.

Wright Hassall Regency 10km - 7th April 2014

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Tuesday, 8th April 2014 @ 10:11am

  • Stratford AC took Leamington Spa by storm at the Regency 10k race. Twenty two of the club's finest runners rose to the challenge of this popular race and achieved excellent results.

    Zoe Chandler won the 1st Lady prize, finishing 27th in a time of 37.43. Malcolm Bowyer was the first of the Stratford AC men and finished 3rd in the M50 category (46th, 39.05).

      Emily Adams and Zoe Chandler

Stratford Summer 6 Road Race

  • Saturday, 28th June 2014 at 7:30pm
    Location: Mary Ardens House, Wilmcote, Warwickshire


Midland Road Relays - Sunday 16th March 2014

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Saturday, 22nd March 2014 @ 3:17pm

NTRIX 2014 Results Now Available

Posted by Chris Bacon, Sunday, 19th January 2014 @ 5:16pm

  • Here are the NTRIX 2014 Results. Well done to all the athletes. Click here for the results.

    If you competed, and have any queries about the results please click here to email us.

Warwickshire Cross Country Championships

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Monday, 6th January 2014 @ 10:01am

  • Stratford AC had a fantastic day at the Warwickshire Cross Country Championships which took place on a wet and very muddy course at Halesowen AC on Saturday 4th January.

    The Under 13 Girls team won the team prize and achieved a superb clean sweep of the medal positions:

    1st - Agnes McTighe, 2nd - Rebecca Winn, 3rd - Georgina Mitchell.

    16th - Imogen Sheppard, 17th - Daisy Musk, 21st - Edie Hutchinson, Poppy Butler

    U13 Boys
    11th - George Vahey, 16th - Archie Musk, 32nd - Matthew Vickers

    Team – 6th

    U15 Girls
    4th - Agatha McTighe, 19th - Hannah Bexson, 20th - Harriet Flynn, 21st - Jessica Sheppard

    Team – 5th

    U15 Boys
    6th - Fergus Allison, 24th - Oscar Barbour, 31st - Jonathan Furey,
    32nd - Murray Jackson

    Team – 5th

    U17/20 Women
    6th - Tas Pope, 13th - Caroline Furey 
    U17/20 Men
    14th - Josh Newman 

    Senior/Master Women
    21st - Sarah Wheeler, 23rd - Sarah Bland, 24th - Emma Bexson
    41st - Emily Adams, 51st - Lisa Dallison, 54th - Emma Vickers
    63rd - Sarah Odell 

    The Masters 'A' team finished 1st in the Masters competition: Sarah W, Sarah B, Emma B

    The Masters 'B' team finished 2nd in the Masters 'B' team competition: 41st -
    Emily, Lisa, Emma V

    Senior/Master Men

    25th - Jack McMullen
    50th - Rob Minton
    65th - Rob Ford
    72nd - Wayne Vickers
    94th - Malcolm Bowyer
    99th - Ivan Sarti
    103rd - Mike Sheppard
    114th - James Deacon
    126th - Mark Newman
    136th - James Fidoe
    149th - James Coy
    151st - Brian Weetman
    158th - Brian Gravelsons
    160th - Larry Coltman

    The Masters 'A' team finished 6th in the Masters competition - Rob M, Wayne, Malcolm, Ivan

    The Masters 'B' team finished 5th in the Masters 'B' competition - Mike, James D, Mark, James F

    Pictured at the top of the report -
    - Agnes receiving her winner's prize for the Under 13 Girls race
    - Agnes, Rebecca and Georgina (1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Under 13 Girls race)
    - Sarah Bland, Emma Bexson, Sarah Wheeler (Masters Women 1st place)
    - Brian Gravelsons, Larry Coltman, Brian Weetman (after competing in the Senior/Masters Men race)

'Rags or Riches' Christmas Party

  • Friday, 13th December 2013 at 7pm - 11:30pm
    Location: Stratford Sports Club

    Its party time again, Christmas Dinner and Dance at the club.

    • 43 people attended

'SimplyRun' Not the Roman IX

  • Sunday, 19th January 2014 at 11am
    Location: Knight's Lane, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon

    A 12Km Road Race over the old Roman 9 course

Welcombe Races 2013 - results

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Sunday, 13th October 2013 @ 3:52pm

  • Here are the results of the Welcombe Trembler (5k) and Welcombe Wobbler (10k).

    Welcombe Races Results 2013.xls

    Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all of the race marshals, officials and helpers.

    We hope to see you all again next year.


Welcombe Wobbler (10k) and Welcombe Trembler (5k)

  • Sunday, 13th October 2013 at 11am - 11am
    Location: Welcombe Hills Country Park, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Welcombe Wobbler (10k) & Trembler (5k)
    Sunday 13th October 2013…


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