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Andrew Pozzi - No.1 in Europe for 60m Hurdles

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Wednesday, 6th February 2013 @ 8:16am

  • Stratford AC's Andrew Pozzi had a sensational 2012 including becoming the UK 110m Hurdles champion and achieving 4th place in the World Indoor Championships in the 60m Hurdles. At the Birmingham Games on Sunday 3rd February he showed the world just what kind of shape he is in with a tremendous demonstration of hurdling speed and technique.

    In his heat, Pozzi looked razor-sharp and ran 6.58 seconds, the best time by a European athlete so far this year His time was just 0.02 outside the personal best he set last February when he finished just behind Liu Xiang, the World Indoor Championships silver medallist.

    Pozzi wasn’t phased by the incredibly fast start of Jack Meredith a few lanes inside him. By the third hurdle Pozzi’s superior balance and power meant he had drawn level and only needed to stay tidy to gain a victory. He powered clear and gave 100% all the way to the line, putting himself at the top of the European rankings ahead of Konstantin Shabanov of Russia who ran 6.59 seconds in Moscow the same day.

    Fortunately, by being so far ahead of his rivals, Pozzi was able to avoid the incident when the athlete in Lane 7 stumbled at the penultimate hurdle, careering head first into the final hurdle in Lane 8. The Lane 8 runner was left without a hurdle to jump and had to run off the track to avoid the stricken faller.

    In the Final, Pozzi was once again the winner, but this time he stopped the clock at 7.91 after experiencing cramp. This was his slowest indoor race since the Aviva Grand Prix two years ago but with the earlier race in the bank there was much to be very pleased about.

    The next event for Pozzi will be the European Indoor Trials and UK Championships in Sheffield on Saturday 9th February. Following that he is scheduled to appear at the Aviva Grand Prix at the NIA in Birmingham on Saturday 16th February.

Athletic Club AGM - Wednesday 27th February

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Wednesday, 6th February 2013 @ 8:15am

  • Hi

    Please note that the 2013 AGM of Stratford upon Avon AC will be held on Wed 27th February at the Sports Club starting at 9.00pm (after the usual Wed 
    night training session) As per previous years food will be provided.

    Members will be able to raise / discuss any item under AOB but if you want to include any item that may require a change to the constitution / rules (which would necessitate a vote by the members) then, in accordance with the the Club Constitution, this must be notified to me at least 14 days in advance of the meeting. 

    An agenda will then be circulated in advance of the meeting

    The AGM will include election of officers for the next 12 months. (These positions are voted on by the members)

    The current list of Office Holders is attached (I
     have removed those people who I am aware have already stepped down or are not standing for reelection)

    An excellent club spirit exists and a lot of hard, but rewarding work, is required to make the club the success that it is. We are grateful to everybody who has contributed but we are always in need of additional volunteers. 

    If you are interested in becoming more involved either as an Office Holder or volunteer and would 
    like to know more about what is involved please talk to any member of the Committee

    Secretary - Stratford upon Avon AC

February's Shakespeare Race

  • Wednesday, 13th February 2013 at 7pm
    Location: Warwick

    A race for Stratford AC club members and guests.

    Hi All,


Circuit Training and Core Stability

  • Tuesday, 12th February 2013 at 7pm, Tuesday, 19th February 2013 at 7pm, Tuesday, 26th February 2013 at 7pm
    Location: Stratford High School

    Circuit Training starts at 7pm, Core Stability starts at 8:10pm

Swim Training

  • Saturday, 9th February 2013 at 7am, Saturday, 16th February 2013 at 7am, Saturday, 23rd February 2013 at 7am
    Location: Shipston-on-Stour Leisure Centre

    Swim training

Sunday morning long run

  • Sunday, 10th February 2013 at 8am, Sunday, 17th February 2013 at 8am, Sunday, 24th February 2013 at 8am
    Location: Stratford-upon-Avon Sports Club

    Groups to cater for different paces.

Cross Country Leagues - Fixture Four

  • Saturday, 9th February 2013 (all day)
    Location: Pitville Park, Cheltenham

    The final cross country league fixtures of the season.

Wednesday Runs from Sports Club

  • Wednesday, 6th February 2013 at 7pm, Wednesday, 20th February 2013 at 7pm, Wednesday, 27th February 2013 at 7pm
    Location: Stratford Sports Club

    Runs around Stratford with a number of different groups to accommodate runners of all paces.

Monday training session

  • Monday, 4th February 2013 at 7pm, Monday, 11th February 2013 at 7pm, Monday, 18th February 2013 at 7pm, Monday, 25th February 2013 at 7pm
    Location: Stratford High School track

    Meet at 7pm at the track or 7.30pm at the bridge on Maidenhead Rd unless otherwise stated in…

Beginners run training SHS Track

  • Monday, 4th February 2013 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday, 11th February 2013 at 6:30pm, Monday, 18th February 2013 at 6:30pm, Monday, 25th February 2013 at 6:30pm
    Location: Stratford High School Running Track

    Stratford High School Track

Core at SHS

  • Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 8:10pm - 9pm
    Location: Stratford High School

    Core excercies.

Circuits at Stratford HS Gym

  • Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 7pm - 8pm
    Location: Stratford High School Gym

    Circuits at Stratford High School Gym

NTRIX Sunday 20th January - Cancelled

Posted by Tony Jackson, Wednesday, 16th January 2013 @ 6:26pm

  • Due to the adverse weather conditions we had to make the decision to cancel the race and unfortunately it will not be possible to reschedule to another date.


Shakespeare Race

  • Wednesday, 9th January 2013 at 7pm - 8pm
    Location: Registration from 6.45 pm at Sports Club. Race start 7.15 at Waterside.

    First Shakespeare Race for 2013.

Warwickshire Cross Country Championships

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Monday, 26th November 2012 @ 5:48pm

  • Saturday 5th January 2013 at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa


    U17 Women & U20 Women - 5000m
    U17 - DoB 1/9/95 to 31/8/1997
    U20 - DoB 1/9/92 to 31/8/1995

    U15 Boys - 4000m
    DoB 1/9/97 to 31/8/99

    U15 Girls - 4000m
    DoB 1/9/97 to 31/8/99

    Senior Women & Masters Women - 6000m
    Born before 1/9/92

    U13 Boys - 3000m
    DoB 1/9/99 to 5/1/2002

    U13 Girls - 3000m
    DoB 1/9/99 to 5/1/2002

    U17 Men & U20 Men - 6000m
    DoB 1/9/95 to 31/8/1997
    DoB 1/9/92 to 31/8/1995

    Senior Men & Masters Men (O35) - 10,000m
    Born before 1/8/92

Club Awards - nominees and winners (part 2)

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 @ 6:38pm

  • Cross Country Athlete of the Year (Male) - Jack McMullen
    Nominated - Rob Minton, Danny Tolhurst, Keith Hawkes, Malcolm Bowyer

    Cross Country Athlete of the Year (Female) - Dani Rasgauski
    Nominated - Sarah Wheeler, Emma Bexson, Kate Wright, Eloise Du Luart

    Most Improved Athlete (Male) - Larry Coltman
    Nominated - David Jones, Mike Barrie, Andrew Speechly, Henry Morrison

    Most Improved Athlete (Female) - Maureen Birch
    Nominated - Jane Fradgley, Kay Shotton, Becky Loftus, Cat Sales

    Club Personality - Emily Adams

Club Awards - nominees and winners (part 1)

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 @ 6:34pm

  • Male Athlete of the Year - Andrew Pozzi
    Nominated - Andy Cockerill, Jack McMullen, Roger Wilson, Rob Minton

    Female Athlete of the Year - Eloise Du Luart
    Nominated - Emma Bexson, Sarah Wheeler, Dawn Compton, Kate Wright

    Grand Prix (Female) - Sarah Wheeler
    Grand Prix (Male) - Andy Brown

    Chris Claxton Memorial Trophy - Kate Wright

    Shakespeare Competition (Male)
    1st - Rob Minton, 2nd - Chris Bacon, 3rd - Henry Morrison

    Age Groups - 16-39 - Dan Lynch, 40-44 - Paul Perry, 45-49 - Keith Hawkes, 50-54 - Haydn Davies, 55-59 - Paul Hawkins, 60+ - Roger Wilson

    Shakespeare Competition (Female)
    1st - Kate Wright, 2nd - Sarah Wheeler, 3rd - Dani Rasgauski

    Age Groups - 16-34 - Cat Sales, 35-39 - Emma Bexson, 40-44 - Fern Horden, 45-49 - Michele Cottiss, 50+ - Naomi Whittaker

    Track and Field Athlete of the Year (Male) - Rob Minton
    Nominated - Jack McMullen, Bryn Stretton, Joe Donahue, Danny Tolhurst

    Track and Field Athlete of the Year (Female) - Hannah Taylor
    Nominated - Sarah Bland, Lucy McDermott, Amanda Evans, Eloise Du Luart

    Tri Grand Prix (Male) - Alan Coley-Smith
    Tri Grand Prix (Female) - Kate Wright

    Triathlete of the Year (Male) - Matt Lyness
    Nominated - Dave Knight, Wayne Vickers, Keith Hawkes, Brian Weetman, Alan Coley-Smith

    Triathlete of the Year (Female) - Charlie Best
    Nominated - Yvonne Caswell, Emma Bexson, Debbie Cooper, Sarah Odell, Kate Wright, Alison Bagnall


Posted by Tony Jackson, Friday, 26th October 2012 @ 6:03pm

  • Do you have what it takes to be a Mo Bro (rather than a Mo Farah!)

    Once registered at each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

    A Mo Sista is essentially a woman who loves a Mo. An individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member or partner. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men's health issues and much needed funds for men's health along the way.

    Are you interested?

Welcombe Wobbler and Trembler photos

Posted by Danny Tolhurst, Monday, 15th October 2012 @ 5:52pm

  • Pictures from Sunday are in the Photos section of this site.

    (the majority are published here by kind permission of ex-club member Richard Morris)

Welcombe XC Results

Posted by Tony Jackson, Sunday, 14th October 2012 @ 5:53pm

  • Hi

    Thanks to everyone who ran in the races this morning making this a really successful event in glorious weather.

    And thanks to everybody from Stratford AC who helped on the day (especially Emily for providing the cakes and soup) all under the excellent leadership of Sarah

    Congratulations to the winners

    Wobbler 10K

    Richard Simkiss (Kenilworth) 1st Male 37mins 9secs

    Emma Gould (West Bromwich Harriers) 1st Lady 39mins 43secs

    Trembler  5K

    Edward Tolhurst (Unattached) 1st Male 22mins 58secs

    Lucy Dowell  (Unattached) 1st Lady 28mins 37secs

    The full results can be seen here



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