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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

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Technique and determination!
 (Photo by Morris Fox)

Next Events:

20 September 2014 - Midland Road Relays - Sutton Park

27 September 2014 -
North Staffs XC League - Winsford

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:
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

Sunday morning endurance runs - Keele University Leisure Centre Car Park at 10.00am most Sundays. Distance 4-16 miles mostly off-road, pace 6.00-8.00min miles. Currently we have a group of about 6-10 regulars, including a number of Keele University Students! Anyone welcome, just turn up or contact John Danahay

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:

Former 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

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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:
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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!

31 August 2014 -
A fabulous team performance by the City of Stoke AC masters as they finish 2nd by just 1 point in in the Midlands Veterans League Cup Final at Northwood - full results

30-31 August 2014
- Georgia Rafferty produced a brilliant performance to win a silver medal in the U17 3000m with 9.56.8 at the England Age-group Championships at Birmingham - full results

30 August 2014
- Congratulations to Will Neill who running for his fell running club Mercia finished in 7th place overall at the Maesgwm Muddle Fell Race to take the British U23 Fell Racing Championship title for 2014.

28 August 2014
- Stoke AC sprinter Ashleigh Nelson's fabulous season continued as she helped the GB women's team to break the UK 4x100m relay record at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich - Sentinel report

21 August 2014
- Middle distance runner Alex Brecker came out of his rest period to take the Dave Clarke Multi-terrain 5k race in 16.15 - results and photos from Bryan Dale

16-17 August 2014
- There were a high number of medal winning City of Stoke AC performances at the Midlands U15 & U17 Championships at Leicester. Seamus Derbyshire won gold in the U15 80 Hurdles with 11.89 as did Chloe Burns in the U17 80m Hurdles in 12.02 and Emma Rathbone in the U17 Discus with 37.09m. Multi-eventer Seamus Derbyshire also picked up a silver in the U15 Long Jump with 5.46m. Will Knight won silver in the U17 Discus with 45.35m. Amelia Berrisford won silver in the U17 300m with 41.54 and Joel Mann silver in the U17 800m with 1.58.60. Dominic Gregory won bronze in the U17 400m hurdles with 63.04 as did Libby Dewar in the U13 Shot with 7.88m - full results

14 August 2014
- A fabulous run by City of Stoke Sprinter Ashleigh Nelson to win the Bronze Medal in the 100m at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. Ashleigh ran 11.22 into a -1.7 headwind for her medal, the first in the 100m for a British Women at the European Championships for more than 30 years - Full results - Sentinel report

9-10 August 2014
- At the England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Championships at Bedford there was a great performance from U15 Seamus Derbyshire as he finished 5th in the Octathlon in his first year of competition. Returning after injury Aaron Bedson also set a PB in the U17 Decathlon - full results

3 August 2014
- Congratulations to U15 sprinter Callum Shaw who has been selected to compete in the 200m at the Sainsburys Schools Games in Manchester on 4-7 September 2014

2 August 2014
- A monster team effort in the final match at Northwood kept the club's senior team in Division One of the Midlands Track and Field League for another year. Full Results

1 August 2014
- There was fabulous success for current and past members of the club at the Commonwealth Games this week. Long jumper Jazmin Sawyers took Silver, whilst sprinter Ashleigh Nelson took Bronze in the 4x100m relay. Past member Steve Lewis put in a stunning performance to take Commonwealth Gold in the Pole Vault. Congratulations to all. All these athletes started as youngsters at the club and show the quality of coaching that is available if you join us.

27 July 2014
- Brilliant team spirit as a small team of the club's top juniors made the long journey to Plymouth for the National Junior Development League U17/20 Age Group Match - full results

23 July 2014
- Fine middle distance PBs for Stoke Athletes at the latest Trafford Open Meeting. U20 Macauley Snutch improved his 800m best to 1.56.29. U17 Ryan Lander improved to 2.01.27 and Shelley Brace improved to 2.15.25. Not to be outdone William Knight had a couple of great throws with 16.75m for a PB in the shot and 50.60m in the Discus - full results

19 July 2014 -
National Youth Development League U13/15 Age Group Final Match at Stoke. Fabulous team effort by the club's youngest athletes sees them promoted to the Youth Development League Premier Division for next season - full results

16 July 2014
- Congratulations to Chloe Esegbona who has been selected for the Sainsburys Schools Games in Manchester on 4-7 September 2014

12 July 2014
- A number of Stoke AC's middle distance athletes competed in the latest British Milers Club Grand Prix at Trafford. Alex Brecker went under 3.50 for the first time as he held on for 3.49.18 in a fast race. Dean Richardson maintained his number 2 spot in the UK M40 1500m rankings with 4.07.99. Kate Holt set a season's best in the Women's 1500m A race with 4.23.87 whilst Lucy Hayes won the B race in a personal best of 4.30.52. In the 800m Shellie Brace was also close to her season's best as she ran 2.16.17 for 3rd - full results

12 July 2014
- Well done to Will Neill who sneaked in a mid summer Road Race as he finished 2nd overall in the Buxton Carnival 4 mile road race in 21.17 behind Staffs Moorland's Ryan Holroyd who won in a course record 20.17. Road running master Darren Washington finished 19th overall and 3rd M45 in 24.38 - full results

11-13 July 2014
- Congratulations to William Knight who delivered the throw of his young life so far to win the Intermediate Boys Shot at the English Schools Championships with 16.27m. Chloe Esegbona was the club's other individual medallist as she stormed to Bronze in the Intermediate Girls 300m Hurdles with 44.09. Josh Billington ran a great leg to pick up a Silver Medal in the Senior Boys 4x100m Relay. With 10 competitors at these Championships City of Stoke showed that they have one of the best young athletes groups in the country. Well done all! - Full results - Loads of photos on Morris's Facebook Page

6 July 2014 
- The club's senior team excelled at the latest Midlands Track and Field League Division One match at Rugby with some brilliant individual and relay performances to finish 3rd on the day and give themselves a chance of overall league victory on the 2nd August at Northwood. Power of 10 results are here

5 July 2014
- Llorenc Sales Ferre ran a season's best of 1.48.36 for 800m as he finished 2nd in an International meeting in Belgium

1 July 2014
- Many thanks to everyone who competed in and helped out at the Berryhill 10k and 2k races. In the 10k there were wins for Ben Gamble from Tipton Harriers in 32.44 and Michelle Buckle from Newcastle AC in 41.44. Tom Hendricken was our sole male representative in the 10k race as he finished 7th overall in 37.49. Likewise Clare Spencer was our only female competitor as she finished 5th lady in 46.09. However, brilliant to see so many City of Stoke AC juniors competing strongly in the 2k with a great win for Casey Maddock in 8.47. 10k results and 2k results with photos from Bryan Dale

1 July 2014
- There were mixed results from the latest Trafford Open/BMC meeting. Llorenc Sales Ferre returned from Spain to compete in the 1500m suffered from a lack of competition but ran to a still speedy 3.45.08 to win the BMC A race by 5 seconds. Alex Brecker made the mistake of pacing the rest of the field and ran out of steam in the final 200m to jog home in 3.58. Top masters runner Dean Richardson ran strongly but just failed to break 2 minutes in the 800m, still his second fastest time ever though. Dan Harris proved that he has learnt how to pace 800m as he won his race in a PB 2.05.94. U17s Joel Mann and Megan Cogan also competed over 800m clocking 1.57.36 and 2.22.84 respectively.

Previous result from 19 June 2014
- Dean Richardson ran the 5th fastest mile of all time by a British man over 40 at the Tim Wealthall Miles in Nottingham as he clocked 4.26.9 to go top of the UK M40 rankings for 2014.

27-29 June 2014
- Ashleigh Nelson in the 200m and Jazmin Sawyers in the long jump showed that City of Stoke AC can compete on the highest stage as they fought their way to silver medals at the British Athletics senior Championships and European Trials at Birmingham. Ashleigh overcame a winter injury to run a brilliant 11.15 PB whilst Jazmin leapt to a seasons best of 6.49m. Former club members also shone, as Ben Williams leapt to a lifetime best of 16.73m for silver in the triple jump, with Pole Vaulter Steve Lewis getting back to form with a winning 5.55m. Najee Fox also competed strongly with 9th in the Discus with 51.05m - full results

29 June 2014
- Some excellent individual and relay performances at the latest National Junior Development League U17/U20 match in Milton Keynes - results

28 June 2014 - In the Northwest Schools Combined Events Championships at Northwood the top Stoke AC performance came from Seamus Derbyshire as he took the silver medal in the U15 Pentathlon with a PB of 2565 points, and there were a number of other excellent debuts from the club's young multi-eventers too - results

25 June 2014 - Midlands Veteran's League at Burton - Nigel Gardner reports - Everyone's effort contributed to an excellent team victory. Geoff Ward had a great day in the field with 3 wins and a second. Todd Walton had two strong runs in the 100 & 400 and then ran an invaluable 400 leg of the relay Brian Eggleton's walk meant that we at last filled an event where we have had gaps to date this season and importantly beat the C&S competitor. Dan Harris had a great run in the 1500 going with a sprint right to the tape but then followed it up with a great 800m anchor leg in the relay. Paul Williams as always put in many strong performances; this time encompassing the discus and long jump as well as the 100, 400 and relay .Possibly the most satisfying result of the day came for M69 Richard Barrington. Having been narrowly pipped for first in the 100m he secured victory in the 400m by the breadth of his vest. Both were given the same time and had followed a titanic battle for the last 120 metres although no icebergs were involved. A great result for Stoke vets and good to be back to winning ways. Next meet is at Sutton Coldfield on the 30th July. The league title isn't yet beyond our grasp! - results

22 June 2014 -
At the Stone 10k Road Race Louise Dawson finished 3rd in the Ladies race and first in the F40 age category with a time of 40.36. On a roasting hot day Tracy Bloor also ran well for 10th Lady in 43.21

22 June 2014
- There was a brilliant team result at Milton Keynes as the club's U13s and U15s stormed to a match win in the UK Youth Development League to take themselves to second in the league table with one match to go at Stoke! - full results

21 June 2014
- City of Stoke AC athletes delivered some outstanding performances at the Mason Trophy Inter Counties Schools Competition in Birmingham - full results

21 June 2014
- Tom Hendricken and M45 Darren Washington finished first and second in the latest Hanley 5k Parkrun in 17.53 and 18.53 respectively. Nicola Quinlan also set a 21.51 PB as she finished 2nd Lady. M50 multi-eventer Nigel Gardner ran 25.13

16 June 2014 -
Congratulations and good luck to current members Ashleigh Nelson (100m) and Jazmin Sawyers (Long Jump), and past member Steve Lewis (Pole Vault) who have been selected to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - report

14 June 2014
- Many outstanding performances by Stoke AC athletes in the Staffordshire Schools Championships at Northwood - full results

14-15 June 2014
- Great performances from the small number of Stoke AC athletes who made their way to the Midlands Track and Field and UK Disability Championships at Birmingham. The only Gold medallist was Liam Hebblethwaite who ran 49.87 to won the U20 400m. A UK Disability Silver was picked up by Shaun Burrows in the T37 200m (24.74 PB). Alex Brecker SM 1500m (3.59.43) and Marek Sivy in the SM Long Jump with a PB jump of 6.81m won Midlands Silvers. A UK Bronze fell to Shaun Burrows in the T37 100m with a 12.24 PB and Shelly Brace in the SW 800m with 2.15.53 picked up Midlands Bronze, as did Brandon Millward in the U20 400m Hurdles with 65.39. U20 sprinter Josh Billington made both the 100m and 200m finals, as did SM Louis Wrigley in the 800m  - full results

11 June 2014
- Congratulations to the club's senior women as they raced to a brilliant 'Veteran' ladies category win at the Shugborough Relays - Louise Dawson, Tracy Fradley, Nicola Quinlan and Clare Spencer finished in front of 31 teams in their category alone and more than 100 teams overall - results

10 June 2014
- Alex Brecker improved his 800m PB to 1.52.93 at the latest BMC Grand Prix at Trafford - results. Competing in the Open Meeting Marc Hartley ran his first track race of the season as he finished a strong 4th in the 3000m 'A' race with 8.41.9. In the 800m U17 Megan Cogan also returned to racing after injury with a season's best 2.21.71 - full results

8 June 2014
- Five City of Stoke AC athletes competed in the tough Potters Half Marathon. They were led home by Dan Barker who finished 13th overall in 81.59. Tom Hendricken, making his debut at this distance was 16th in 83.12. Dan Harris was 19th in 84.19, Gareth Hollins 70th in 89.40. Sprinter Liam Tracey also completed the course - not sure what time! - full results - photos from Bryan Dale

7 June 2014 -
Outstanding team result in the 2nd round of the Midland Track and Field League at Wolverhampton as the club's senior athletes improve to 2nd place - full results - Check out our Facebook page for photos and videos by Morris Fox

1 June 2014
- Louise Dawson finished 2nd lady and first F40 in the Westbridge 5 Multi Terrain race in 33.10. Louise's sister Tracy Bloor also ran brilliantly to finish 5th lady in 34.51 - full results

1 June 2014
- A small but high quality team of U17s and U20s made the long trip down to Cheltenham for the UK Youth Development League and many set great new PBs in the sunshine - full results

31 May 2014
- A brilliant 2nd place team result from the U15s and U13s at Wolverhampton in the UK Youth Development League - full results

31 May 2014
- Alex Brecker was perhaps the pick of the performances in the latest BMC Grand Prix meeting at Sports City as he improved his 1500m PB to 3.50.56. Lucy Hayes recorded a seasons best of 2.13.57 in the 800m. Oliver Langford ran a 5000m PB of 15.31.80. U17 Georgia Rafferty ran 4.40.28 for 1500m - full results

28 May 2014
- The club's masters men improved their position in the Midlands Track and Field League at Birchfield with a strong 2nd place - full results

25 May 2014
- Loads of Stoke AC medals at the Staffordshire County Track and Field Championships - Northwood - full results and photos and videos from Morris Fox

23 May 2014 -
Dan Barker showed improving form to record 16.04 at the Christleton 5k

20 May 2014
- It was the turn of the club's male middle distance runners to shine at the latest Trafford Grand Prix. Alex Brecker recorded a PB 3.52.37 in the BMC 1500m, whilst Dean Richardson stormed to 2nd in the UK M40 outdoor rankings for 800m with a 4 second PB of 1.59.38. In other 800 races U17 Joel Mann was close to a PB with 2.00.51 whilst Dan Harris set a PB with 2.07.32 in winning his race. U17 Rob Jones recorded 2.11.84 also winning his race. Earlier on when the conditions were tougher U20 Lucy Holt ran strongly for 10.16.60 in the 3000m - full results

18 May 2014
- Running for Staffordshire, fell racing specialist Will Neill was 13th overall and 2nd U23 at the Fell Racing Inter Counties Championships at Witton Park, Blackburn. Will has now been selected to run for England in the Home International Mountain running Championships in June.

17 May 2014
- The club's female middle distance athletes recorded some outstanding performances at the BMC Watford Grand Prix. In the 1500m Lucy Hayes ran a PB 4.31.53, U17 Georgia Rafferty a PB 4.34.61. In the 5000m Kate Holt set a debut 5000m time of 17.11.74 - full results

6 May 2014
- Dean Richardson ran a 3000m PB of 9.03.4 at Stretford to move to 3rd in the M40 rankings for 2014

4 May 2014
- There were numerous excellent individual performances and many athletes did unfamiliar events but City of Stoke's athletes found the going tough in the first fixture of the Midlands Track and Field League Division One as they finished 5th on the day - Full results

3 May 2014 -
Team Manager Clare Spencer reports - 'Great performance by the U13/U15's at Grantham in the first YDL of the season. 3rd place overall for the team, with nearly every athlete coming away with new personal bests couldn't ask for any more. Proud of everyone!' - Results

3 May 2014 - M45 Darren Washington set a new Parkrun 5k PB as he ran 17.55 at Congleton.

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