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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:

15 November 2014 - North Staffs XC League - Parkhall

22 November 2014 -
Athletics Workshops at Alleynes School, Stone - Stoke AC athletes, parents and coaches should be interested in two workshops organised by the Staffordshire Athletics Network. The first is a Junior workshop details and the second is a Biomechanics workshop with Stoke AC athlete Emma Jackson details 

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
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.

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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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:
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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!

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

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.

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