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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

Join us: Application formMembership fees

Technique and determination!
 (Photo by Morris Fox)

Next Events:

9 December 2014 - City of Stoke AC AGM - 8.30pm in the Club House at Northwood. Main agenda item: To adopt the amended Constitution of the City of Stoke AC in favour of the Club getting Charity status; Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).

13 December 2014
North Staffs XC League - Leek

More events including full winter 2014-15 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

Training and Coaching:
Cross country training - 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
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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.

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:
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For example try a couple of my runs: 
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Awarded by UK Track and Field All-time Lists:

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
Sprint Training

A tribute to former City of Stoke athlete Suzanne Benyon

Exclusive Interview with Stoke AC's middle distance star Emma Jackson by fellow Stoke AC athlete and roving reporter Heather Holt

Latest News & Results:
email jdanahay@freeuk.com

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!

6 December 2014
- City of Stoke's men rose to the challenge of Division One in the Birmingham Cross Country League with an excellent 6th place team finish - full report by Seb Duffy - full results

3 December 2014
- Congratulations to Kate Holt who has been selected to run for the GB U23 team at the European Cross Country Championships in Bulgaria on December 14th. 

29 November 2014
- Lucy Holt finished 2nd in the tough Cheddleton 10k Road Race in a time of 38.38 - full results and photos from Bryan Dale

29 November 2014 -
At the British Athletics Cross Challenge and European Trials in Liverpool there was the best turnout of City of Stoke athletes for a long time. In the senior women Kate Holt produced an outstanding performance to finish 16th with marathon runner Michelle Ross Cope close behind in 23rd and Lucy Hayes in 72nd. U17 Georgia Rafferty also excelled with 2nd in her category. Top male finisher was Callum McQueen in the U17 men with 23rd, beating his local rivals for the first time. Alex Brecker produced one of his best cross country runs so far as he finished 87th in the senior men's race. Oliver Langford also performed strongly in 137th. The U13 Boys top performer was Charlie Smith in 24th. The U15 boys were led home by Casey Maddock in 32nd. Full results

15 November 2014
- Despite the Inter Schools competition on the same day there was another strong showing by City of Stoke athletes at the 3rd North Staffs XC league meeting at Parkhall. Top performers again were the women's team with Lucy Holt dominating from start to finish as she led her team to an easy win in Division Two with a lower points total than any of the Division One teams. Alex Brecker also dominated the senior men's race and although a weakened men's team were beaten by a couple of points they strengthened their hold on the overall league title. In the younger age groups Callum McQueen ran a strong race to finish 2nd U17. Megan Cogan was 3rd in the U17 Women. Libby Andrzejewsk was 5th in the U11 Girls. Beth Sharpley was 5th in the U15 Girls. Lauren Cade was 6th in the U13 Girls. Morgan Meredith was 9th in the U11 Boys. John Anderson was 9th in the U13 Boys. Full results and photos from Bryan Dale on www.nsccl.org.uk 

8 November 2014
- Stoke AC's senior men led by Alex Brecker with a strong run in 10th, made a positive start to a new season in Division One of the Birmingham Cross Country League with 7th place out of 16 teams. Best ever XC runs from M40 Dean Richardson in 31st, U20 Dave Sheldon in 33rd, and great packing from the ever reliable Steve Bazell in 62nd, the returning Tom Gayle in 75th, fell runner Nic Barber in 92nd, team manager M50 John Danahay in 101st, U20 Macauley Snutch in his first Birmingham League in 198th, and Stoke AC stalwart 69 year old Richard Barrington in 277th. Full results and photos from Mud Runner Sports Photography.

1 November 2014 -
A brilliant Bronze for the 2nd year in a row from the Stoke AC senior women was the highlight of the club's strong turn-out in the National XC Relays at Mansfield. After a great start by Kate Holt in 7th, Michelle Ross Cope pulled the team through to 3rd which youngster Lucy Hayes maintained through to the finish behind super clubs Aldershot, Farnham and District and Birchfield. Another outstanding performance was by U17 woman Georgia Rafferty who led the first leg home and set the day's 2nd fastest time in her age-group. There were many other good performances by Stoke athletes throughout the age-groups - full results and photos by Adrian Royle

25 October 2014
- There were some great individual and team results at the 2nd North Staffs XC League event at Stafford Common. The club's senior men led by Alex Brecker in 2nd place took first team, whilst the senior ladies led by Lucy Holt yet again dominated their race in Division Two, scoring lower points than the top Division One teams. Other top Stoke AC performers in each age group included James Condliffe 2nd in the U15 Boys and Abbie Lewis 2nd in the U11 Girls. In the U17 men Callum McQueen returned from injury with 3rd. Morgan Meredith was 5th in the U11 boys as was Bethany Sharpley in the U15 girls. Callum Moss was 6th in the U13 boys. Lauren Cade was 12th in the U13 Girls - full results and photos at www.nsccl.org.uk 

19 October 2014
- Congratulations to Lucy Holt who won the Werrington 10k road race in 38.14. Another youngster Jessica Heath also set a PB of 46.27 - full results

5 October 2014
- Youngster Lucy Holt again showed she is quickly learning how to race on the roads with a comprehensive win overall in the Congleton Quarter Marathon - full results

20-21 September 2014
- The National Schools Combined Events Final was held at Boston, Lincolnshire. There were 42 competitors in the under 15's event and Seamus Derbyshire was one of only two athletes that qualified to represent Staffordshire Schools. His performances included personal bests for combined events in the 80m hurdles, shot putt, high jump and 800m and a long jump that he had only once previously beaten. It gave him an overall points score of 2597 which is a PB in itself for the combined events. Seamus finished in a superb 9th place overall.

20 September 2014
- Brilliant performances by the U13 and U15 boys saw both teams take Bronze medals in the Midlands Young Athletes Road Relays at Sutton Park. Fastest U13 was Callum Moss with 14.10 whilst quickest U15 was Jack Wakefield with 13.12. Full results

20 September 2014
- Although far from full strength the club's senior men squeezed their way into the National Road Relay Championships with a solid performance in the Midlands 6 Stage Road Relays at Sutton Park. Top individual performer was Marc Hartley with 19.31 for the 3.7 mile course - full results

14 September 2014
- Following some good performances over 5k in local Park Runs, City of Stoke junior Lucy Holt showed her endurance as she finished 2nd lady in 37.44 on her debut over the distance at the East Coast Classic 10k at Mablethorpe - full results

14 September 2014 - Steve Bazell showed that 6 months since his last race and passing his 40th birthday was no barrier to finishing well up in the Stoke 10k. Steve finished an amazing 5th overall in 36.10 wearing a nurses outfit as practise for his attempt on the Half Marathon World Record in the outfit at the Birmingham Half in October for Charity. If you want to sponsor Steve - full details here. The club also had a great turnout of ladies, a number of whom were making their debut over 10k. Nicola Quinlan's beginners group showed they have come a long way in less than a year. Nicola led the way with 45.46 with daughter India Mellor close behind in 46.11.The other Stoke ladies were Debbie Nixon in 62.37, Yvonne Jones 62.37, Jane Stanyer 62.37,  Dawn Latham 62.41 and Tracy Chevin 64.28. 14 year old Lucas Jones also completed his first 10k in 47.03 - full results and a photo of the Stoke Ladies

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