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Bat secures Staffordshire selection following Potters ‘Arf performance

We’re delighted to announce one of our own, Paul Swan, has secured selection to represent Staffordshire against North Wales this weekend in the St. Michael’s 10k. Paul was 1st M50 at Potters ‘Arf this past Sunday with a chip time of 1:21:05, a fantastic 2min 30sec PB on the notoriously hilly course. Superb running, Paul, we’re very proud of you.

If you’re running or supporting on Sunday, be sure to give Paul a shout!

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Club Social

Social dates for the Diary!

Social Events March & May 2016

Wed 23rd March 8.30pm
Crown of India
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Thurs 5th May 8.30pm
Pizza di Piazza
Meet There
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All welcome from all sessions. Our social nights are a real hoot and a great place to share your love of running…… or just enjoy great food and company.

For more information and to book a place contact Julie on 07725 806528 or email julie@majuma.co.uk

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Stone Master Marathoners 2015 Awards

Friday night (5th February) saw the SMM Annual Awards evening held in the luxurious Upper House in Barlaston. It was a fantastic setting to celebrate the achievements of all of Bats over the past year.

The big winners of the night were Paul Phillips and Anne-Marie Mountford winning both the Mens and Ladies Championship respectively and also winning the North Staffs Road Runners Awards for the club. In the veterans category Alison Brind and Richard Shaw collected awards with both also winning the Cross Country awards and Richard also won the prestigious Runner of the Year award as voted by his fellow runners.

Steve Parker run the outstanding achievement award after completing numerous marathons the most recent being 3:18 (2nd M60 in Spain). Club Person of the Year went to Captain, Bernie Priekulis and Beginner of the Year went to Tim Clegg. A full list of the winners are below

Category   Winner
Men’s Champion   Paul Phillips
       2nd   Tim Hulse
       3rd   Richard Shaw
Ladies Champion   Anne-Marie Mountford
       2nd   Gail Evans
       3rd   Joyce Edwards
Veteran Lady   Alison Brind
Veteran Man   Richard Shaw
Marathon Lady   Jackie Allen
Marathon Man   Steve Fenney
NSRRA Lady   Anne-Marie Mountford
NSRRA Man   Paul Phillips
Most Improved Lady   Julie McArthur
Most Improved Male   Jim Holland
X Country Lady   Alison Brind
X Country Man   Richard Shaw
Chairmans Trophy   Julie Ebrey
Captains Trophy   Anne Griffiths
Outstanding  Achievement   Steve Parker
Club Person of the Year   Bernie Priekulis
Runner of the Year   Richard Shaw
Beginner of the Year   Tim Clegg
Newcomer of the Year   Phil Cape
Outstanding Contribution to Running   Bryan Dale

 

 

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Club NSRRA

2016 NSRRA Races

 

For more details visit the NSRRA website www.nsrra.org.uk

RACE 1

Sun 7th February 11:00 – Alsager 5

RACE 2

Sun 13th March 10:30 – Knighton  20

RACE 3

Sun 27th March 10:15 – South Cheshire 10k

RACE 4

Sun 3rd Apr 10:00** – Newcastle 10k

RACE 5

Sun 1st May 10:30  – Uttoxeter Half Marathon

RACE 6

Wed 18th May 19:00 – Clayton 10k

RESERVE 1

Sun 29th May 10:00 – Buxton Half Marathon

RACE 7

Sun 5th June 9:30 – Westbridge 5

RACE 8

Sun 12th June 10:30 – Potters ‘Arf’ Marathon

RESERVE 2

Sun 19th June 10:00 – Stone St Michaels 10k

RACE 9

Tue 28th June 19:30 – Berryhill 10k

RACE 10

Sun 3rd July 9:00 – Potteries Marathon

RACE 11

Sun 10th July 10:30** – Cheadle 4

RACE 12

Sun 17th July 10:30 – Trentham 10k

RACE 13

Wed 27th July 19:15 – Staffs Knot 5

RACE 14

Sat  30th July 10:00 – Meerbrook 15k

RESERVE 3

Thu 18th August 19:15 – Dave Clarke 5(K)

RACE 15

Sun 4th Sep  9:30** – South Cheshire 20

RACE 16

Sat  10th September 15:30 – Ipstones 5

RACE 17

Sun 18th September 10:30 – St. Thomas 7

RACE 18

Sun 2nd October 9:30 – Congleton Half Marathon

RACE 19

Sun 16th Oct 10:30** – Werrington 10k

RACE 20

Sun 6th November 10:30 – Flying Fox 10

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Club

Dave Upton’s Good Ear Beware

The following is a Poem written by Chris Barlow and read out at  Dave Upton’s funeral.

Dave Upton’s Good Ear Beware

For those of you who knew Dave reasonably well,
Will relate to this story I am going to tell,
About the copper who was fair but always played it by the book,
Make no mistake there was no messing with Upton and he caught
many a crook!

Stone Master Marathoner for over thirty years,
From the Hockey Cub racing past you as he moved it up a gear,
On our Sunday run for 20 miles and no turning back,
His sub three hour marathon and racing round the track,

Right out of the blue his great idea a midweek evening race
The Spring Treble Series off Road Hanchurch, Stone and the Chase,
Still firmly established we have Dave to thank,
For his charity donations and club money in the bank,

Since he was forced to retire from running he bought himself a bike,
But he moaned about the Cheddleton Hills everywhere and preferred to go for a hike,
Down to the Tennis Club his favourite Spitfire Beer at the bar,
With Roger Westhead and Susie the dog they would have a few jars,

So to sum up Dave Upton he called a spade a spade
His positive wise council often came to my aid,
Great times and many a laugh we give you three cheers,
I suppose it is my turn now to get in the beers!

 

Chris Barlow

Stone Master Marathoners

October 2015