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Welcome... 

City of Stoke AC
offer outstanding facilities at Northwood Stadium, coaching for all ages and abilities, and competition at the highest level. 

Track & Field, Cross Country, Road, we can help you to perform at your best!

Training nights are Tuesday and Thursday, 
from 6:30 - 9.00pm. First timer? Just turn up at Northwood after 7.00pm and ask for Iris Morris

Contact us:  secretary@stokeac.org.uk

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Technique and determination!
 (Photo by Morris Fox)

Next Events:

23 May 2015 - Staffs Track & Field Championships - Stoke - Timetable

30 June 2015 -
Berryhill 10k and 2k Junior Race - Berryhill Fields, Stoke-on-Trent - Details and Entry Form


More events including full summer 2015 fixture list... 

New Club Kit now available!
Black Hooded Tops - £13
Black or Red T-Shirts - £5


Printed with ‘CITY OF STOKE AC’ on the back
and personalised with your initials on the front!


Sizes available: 10/12yrs to XXL
Samples available - Money with order!
See Iris Morris at the Clubhouse

More Mile now sponsor top City of Stoke distance runner Kate Holt 

Please click on the the logo above to visit their website and support Kate's sponsorship. Details of a special discount deal for Stoke AC athletes to follow.


Training and Coaching:
Cross country training - From September to March Endurance coaches John Danahay and Kevin Hendricken supervise grass based repetition sessions on a Tuesday night at Staffs University playing fields off Leek Road from 6.30pm and hilly cross country sessions also at Staffs university on a Saturday morning at 10.00am if not racing. Anyone welcome if they really want to improve their cross country performances. If you need more details contact jdanahay@freeuk.com 

City of Stoke AC Ladies Athletics and Running Group -
Nicola Quinlan has started a group  catering for all abilities from beginners. The aim is that all will be able to run a 5k race (if they want to) at the end of 10 weeks training. Cost is just £10 for the full 10 weeks. Why not ask your mum, sister, aunty, grandma or friend if they would like to have a go? Contact Nicola for more details - 07964 858 141

Hurdles coaching on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6.00 - 7.15pm - David Pritchard now has a group and is seeking additional recruits! Contact David for more details...

Do you think you can coach athletics?
City of Stoke AC have a thriving young athletics team but desperately need additional coaches in all disciplines. Former athletes are ideal, but many of our top coaches just started off as parents and supporters. Anyone from age 17 upwards can become a UKA qualified coach. Where possible the club will assist with course costs. Please contact Club Secretary Iris Morris if interested.

Exclusive photos of Stoke AC Athletes
Check out Morris Fox's Facebook page for photos at all our recent events

Maximise Your Potential:

City of Stoke AC Athlete Tom Gayle can help you to maximise your Sporting Potential - find out more

Sports Therapy and Massage
Stoke AC's GB International Ultra Runner Brian Cole is now based at Northwood Stadium. If you are suffering from athletics induced aches and pains why not give Brian a call on 07909 190379. Check out Brian's new website: www.colestherapy.com 


Grants & Funding:
Need some help with funding?

You may be eligible for a grant from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund - check out their website: www.rpmf.org.uk

Other athletics websites:
Check out our comprehensive list of recommended websites

Check out the personal website of Michelle Ross Cope : Stoke AC's top endurance athlete: www.rosscoperunning.co.uk/ 

Check out Tom Gayle's great new Athleticos website which has lots of video interviews with top UK athletes and race videos too.
Athleticos

Performance rankings:
provided via The Power of 10

Power Of 10

Want to know where to run in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area? Check out:
Map My Run:
www.mapmyrun.com
For example try a couple of my runs: 
Madeley 9
 
Keele Uni 4
 
Keele 9
(Send me links to yours in the Stoke-on-Trent / North Staffordshire area)


Awarded by UK Track and Field All-time Lists:
www.gbrathletics.com


Check out the unique Heel less running shoes invented and developed by Stoke AC's Adri Hartveld: www.healus.co.uk

Other Stuff:
Club Kit
- Exclusively from Bourne Sports
Club Records - Male & Female
Masters Track & Field
Northwood Stadium
Photo Gallery
Sponsorship
Sprint Training

A tribute to former City of Stoke athlete Suzanne Benyon




Latest News & Results:
email jdanahay@freeuk.com

To present and past members. 2015 will be the 60th Anniversary of the City of Stoke Athletics Club and we will be holding a celebration of the event at the Jubilee Hall in Stoke Town Hall on Saturday 24th October 2015. Please email secretary@stokeac.org.uk if you are interested in attending.

Check out the Power of 10 for any results I have missed! Please send me your own race and event reports - they are much more interesting to read! jdanahay@freeuk.com 

17 May 2015
- Dave Sheldon set a new 1500m PB of 3.57.00 in finishing 4th in the guest race at at the Loughborough International meeting.

16 May 2015 -
In the BMC Grand Prix meeting at Stretford Kate Holt was just outside a lifetime best as she ran 4.21.89 for 1500m. U20 Lucy Hayes with 4.35..8 and U17 Georgia Rafferty also ran strongly for a SB of 4.36.95 - full results

16 May 2015
- The club's U17s and and U20s were in great form again as they won their second match in the National Youth Development League at Derby - full results

16 May 2015
- U20 Lucy Holt made her debut over 10000m in the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10000 PBs and England Athletics 10000m Championships running a time of 37.14 in tough conditions.

16 May 2015
- Alex Brecker sneaked into Hanley Parkrun for a training session and set a new course record of 15.29

10 May 2015
- Tom Hendricken set a PB of 34.00 in finishing 6th overall at the Market Drayton 10k 

2-4 May 2015
- At the British Universities Track and Field Championships in Bedford there were some excellent early season performances by Stoke AC athletes. Jazmin Sawyers won the Long Jump in 6.15m and also set a 100m PB of 12.56 in a semi final of the 100m. Lucy Hayes finished 5th in the Women's 1500m final in a PB of 4.29.58. Emily Moore ran 13.78 for a 100m SB in her heat. In the 1500m heats Louis Wrigley set a SB of 4.13.39 and Korey Blanch-Hallett a PB of 4.22.83 respectively. James Taylor raced to a massive PB of 53.54 in the semi final of the 400m Hurdles

2 May 2015 - Despite a depleted team it was a brilliant effort by the U13s and U15s to finish 5th in the National Youth Development League at Milton Keynes - results.

2 May 2015 -
Alex Brecker proved he has improved his endurance this winter with a course record equalling 15.20 at Congleton Parkrun

18 April 2015
- Will Neill raced to a great new PB of 31.22 as he finished 4th overall in the Derby 10k

18 April 2015
- Brilliant win for the YDL Upper Age-group squad at Derby - results

11 April 2015
- There was a good quality turn-out of Stoke AC athletes at Congleton Parkrun. Will Neill improved his best to 15.57 for 2nd place. Seb Duffy and Tom Hendricken also returned to Parkrun action with 3rd and 4th places in 16.44 and 17.35 respectively. Not to be out done Lucy Holt was a comfortable first finisher for the women in 18.23

5 April 2015
- Excellent 10k run from Lucy Holt as she finishes 2nd at the Crewe Air Products 10k in 36.19. Tom Hendricken also starting to return to form with 35.26

28 March 2015
- In the Midlands 12 Stage Road Relays at Sutton Park City of Stoke's senior men were the only North Staffordshire men's team to qualify for the National Road Relays this year as they finished in a creditable 13th place despite illness and late withdrawals. Alex Brecker was fastest on the long legs with 29.10, with an excellent run from Will Neill only 1 second behind. Fastest of the short legs came from Dave Sheldon with an strong run in 16.40. Full results and photos from Bryan Dale

22 March 2015
- Michelle Ross-Cope brushed aside 3 years of injury as she flew round the Wilmslow Half Marathon in an outstanding 72.36 to finish 2nd behind a Kenyan athlete. Middle distance specialist Dean Richardson also showed that age is no barrier as he improved to 72.00 in the same race - full results

21 March 2015
- Will Neill is starting to regain the form he showed in early 2015 with a 16.11 PB clocking at Congleton Parkrun

14 March 2015 - Lucy Holt and Alex Brecker put in strong performances as they represented the Midlands in the Antrim International Cross Country. Lucy finished an excellent 12th in the U20 Women's race with Alex 30th in a top class men's field - full results

14 March 2015 - There were some good performances by City of Stoke athletes competing for Staffordshire at the English Schools Cross country Championships in Blackburn - full results

7 March 2015
- City of Stoke AC's women were at the forefront of some excellent Staffordshire performances at the Inter-counties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham.  Michelle Ross-Cope was 4th in the senior women with a fabulous run which saw her just 1 second away from a bronze medal. Also in the senior women Kate Holt was a strong 9th. Lucy Holt showed increased endurance from her road racing with 8th in the U20 women and Georgia Rafferty matched that in the U17s showing the real strength in depth of Alan's Morris's training group. Among the boys and men we had good representation throughout the age-groups without these top level finishes so plenty of work to do lads! Full results

1 March 2015
- Great road running by Lucy Holt who won the Cheadle Spring 5 Road Race this morning in 30.00mins against top local opposition  - full results

28 February 2015
- More International representative selections for Stoke AC Athletes! Congratulations to Dominic Gregory (U17) and Lauren Gregory (U15) who have been selected to represent GB at the Catholic Schools International Games in Malta in July. The FISEC Games is one of 2 world competitions for school based sport. The competition is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and follows international rules. This year the GB athletics team consists of 17 squad members. U23 Alex Brecker has been selected to run for the Midlands in the International Cross Country meeting at Antrim on March 14th - a reward for his consistently good performances this season including a top 5 finish in the Birmingham Cross Country League.

21 February 2015
- Just 4 members of the club's senior team represented the club at the National XC Championships at Parliament hill in London this year. Alex Brecker continued his great XC form with a strong run in 68th overall out of 2005 finishers. Will Neill also ran well for 152nd with Tom Hendricken overcoming injury in 549th. Team manager and senior men's coach John Danahay was on a mission to finish after dropping out on this course 11 years ago as he trotted through the field from the back to get up to 573rd. Full results

15 February 2015 -
Maybe not quite the distance she wanted but still a great bronze medal for Jazmin Sawyers who leapt to 6.32m in the long jump at the Sainsburys UK Indoor Championships in Sheffield - results

14-15 February 2015
- In the Midland Indoor Championships at the NIA in Birmingham, there were a number of outstanding performances from our young sprinters, jumpers and throwers Sprinter Bret Okeke led the way with a brilliant win in the U17 men's 60 with 7.12. Megan Cogan also ran strongly to win the U20 women's 800m in 2.26.16 and Morris Fox won the Shot with 13.56m. Chloe Burns zipped to a great silver in the U17 women's 60m hurdles with 9.15. Joel Mann picked up a bronze medal in the U20 men's 800m with 1.57.40 in a very competitive field as did Shelley Brace in the senior women's 800m in 2.22.11. Seamus Derbyshire also won a bronze in the U17 men's 60m hurdles in 8.74 - Sentinel report and full results

7 February 2015
- The club's senior men finished a creditable 5th in the final Division One fixture of of the Birmingham Cross Country League at Cheltenham and 6th overall in the league out of 16 teams. This confirms the club as the best cross country team in the North Staffordshire area. Top man in his best finish so far was Alex Brecker with junior Dave Sheldon also improving to 25th after a great battle with Will Neill who recorded his best result of the season in 27th. 4th man was super reliable master Steve Bazell in 45th with Nic Barber finishing in the top 50 for the first time with 48th. The essential 6th man on this occasion was Callum Dillon who really got the best out of his relative unfitness to finish 85th. It was a pity we only had 6 men finish on the day, but the result was still an excellent one. And special thanks to Kevin Hendricken who ran two laps just in case anyone dropped out with injury - full results and Sentinel report.

1 February 2015
- City of Stoke's senior women bought home another team trophy with some great running in the Alsager 5 Road Race. Top finisher and 3rd woman overall was Kate Holt in a PB of 28.07, with U17 Georgia Rafferty not far behind in a PB 28.56. They were backed up by Louise Dawson who ran a PB 31.58. Continuing a good day for the ladies on the road Tracy Bloor ran a PB of 33.55 with Nicola Quinlan very close to a PB with 37.16. - full results


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