These club records are in an early stage of development, thanks to Dave O'Toole for giving me some great information to get started.  

I need input from club members past and present to inform me of performances to improve its accuracy.  Please send information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rules are as follows:

  1. Must be registered as a Stourbridge Running Club member at the time of the race
  2. Each runner can only be listed once in each table for each distance
  3. Vet times also count for overall records where applicable
  4. Chip times are used where available
  5. Race distances must be verified

 

All-Time Male Senior Records

Distance Pos Runner Time Race/Location Date
10 Kilometers   1 James Savage 00:32:43 Wimbledon 10k 19-Oct-2008
2 Ian Clarke 00:33:10 Gloucestershire Aug-1994
3 Michael Parker 00:33:28 DK 10k 1986
10 Miles   1 James Savage 00:55:08 Epsom 10 22-Nov-2009
Matt Giles 00:55:23 Wombourne 13-Aug-2009
Kevin Burke 00:56:59 Sneyd Pudding Run Dec-2004
Half Marathon   1 James Savage 01:11:38 Wilmslow Half Marathon 29-Mar-2009
2 Matt Giles 01:12:43 Bristol Half Marathon 06-Sep-2009
3 Simon Link 01:13:57 Village Bakery Wrexham Half 20-Feb-2005
Marathon   Matt Giles 02:33:06 London Marathon 23-Apr-2006
2 James Savage 02:33:42 London Marathon 13-Apr-2008
3 Simon Link 02:43:00 London Marathon 23-Apr-2006

 

All-Time Female Senior Records

10 Kilometers   1 Joan Clarke 00:39:24 Stubbington Green 10k 03-Jan-1999
2 Virginia O'Connell 00:40:30 DK 10k 1993
3 Louise Collins 00:40:44 Northbrook 10k 15-Jul-2012
10 Miles   1 Joan Clarke 01:07:17 Hadley Castle 12-Sep-1993
2 Louise Collins 01:08:21 Sneyd Pudding Run 09-Dec-2007
3 Jayne Gardner 01:15:27 Sneyd Pudding Run 10-Dec-2001
Half Marathon   1 Louise Collins 01:26:01 Great Birmingham Run 21-Oct-2012
2 Joan Clarke 01:29:29 Lake Vyrnwy Half 19-Sep-1999
Pat Matheson 01:30:50 Wolverhampton Half 04-Sep-2005
Marathon   Louise Collins 03:04:44 Manchester Marathon 02-Apr-2017
2 Pat Matheson 03:07:06 London Marathon 13-Apr-2006
Joan Clarke 03:12:47 Robin Hood Marathon 26-Sep-1993

 

All-Time Male Vet (Age 40+) Records

10 Kilometers   1 Simon Link 00:34:13 Swansea Bay 10k 03-Oct-2004
2 Kevin Burke 00:34:44 Crowle 10k May-2003
David Rose 00:38:11 Droitwich 10k 20-Jul-2011
10 Miles   1 Simon Link 00:56:09 LLandudno 10 13-Nov-2005
Kevin Burke 00:56:59 Sneyd Pudding Run Dec-2004
Andy Aston 00:58:46 Sneyd Pudding Run Dec-2004
Half Marathon   1 Simon Link 01:13:57 Village Bakery Wrexham Half 20-Feb-2005
Kevin Burke 01:17:29 Stroud Half Marathon 23-Oct-2005
Tony Warner 01:21:19 Village Bakery Wrexham Half 17-Feb-2008
Marathon   Simon Link 02:43:00 London Marathon 23-Apr-2006
Andy Aston 02:48:54 London Marathon 18-Apr-2004
David Rose 02:56:44 New York Marathon 01-Nov-2009

 

All-Time Female Vet (Age 35+) Records

10 Kilometers   1 Joan Clarke 00:39:24 Stubbington Green 10k 03-Jan-1999
2 Pat Matheson 00:42:03 DK 10k 04-May-2005
3 Dannielle Alexander 00:45:30 Droitwich 10k 20-Jul-2011
10 Miles   1 Joan Clarke 01:07:17 Hadley Castle 12-Sep-1993
2 Sue Ward 01:16:12 Sneyd Pudding Run 10-Dec-2001
3 Patricia Flannery 01:20:10 Sneyd Pudding Run 10-Dec-2001
Half Marathon   1 Joan Clarke 01:29:29 Lake Vyrnwy Half 19-Sep-1999
2 Pat Matheson 01:30:50 Wolverhampton Half 04-Sep-2005
Jayne Gardner 01:41:51 Bourton Hilly Half 25-Jun-2005
Marathon   Louise Collins 03:04:44 Manchester Marathon 02-Apr-2017
Pat Matheson 03:07:06 London Marathon 13-Apr-2003
Joan Clarke 03:12:47 Robin Hood Marathon 26-Sep-1993

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2015 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2014 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2013 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2012 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2011 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2010 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2009 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2008 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2007 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women

2006 Club rankings at PowerOf10: Men/Women


Other Notable Performances

Runner Distance Time Race Date  
Duncan Cornish 140 miles 35:43:00 C2C Ultra - Coast to Coast 01-Aug-2015 3rd place
Matt Giles 145 miles 27:41:00 Grand Union Canal Race 28-May-2015 6th place
Matt Giles 145 miles 29:02:00 Grand Union Canal Race 27-May-2006 Race Winner
Andy Aston 22 miles approx 02:33:30 Man v Horse 13-Jun-2009  
Mark Garratt 14 miles approx 01:36:08 Race The Train 15-Aug-2009  
Matt Giles 20 miles 02:02:59 Rhayader Round the Lakes 18-Mar-2006 Race Winner
Louise Collins 20 miles 02:22:24 Rhayader Round the Lakes 16-Mar-2013  
Matt Giles 189.818 miles 24:00:00 Commonwealth 24hr Race 23-Sep-2011  

 

Club Record In the Birmingham and District Cross Country League

Year Position    
1988/9 3rd of 11 in Division 5 of 5  
1989/90 4th of 14 in Division 5 of 5  
1990/91 2nd  of 13 in Division 5 of 5 Promoted
1991/92 11th of 12 in Division 4 of 5 Relegated
1992/93 2nd  of 14 in Division 5 of 5 Promoted
1993/94 12th of 12 in Division 4 of 5 Relegated
1994/95 2nd  of 12 in Division 5 of 5 Promoted
1995/96 9th of 12 in Division 4 of 5  
1996/97 8th of 12 in Division 4 of 5  
1997/98 8th of 12 in Division 4 of 5  
1998/99 5th of 12 in Division 4 of 5  
1999/2000 5th of 11 in Division 4 of 5  
2000/01 10th of 13 in Division 3 of 4 (league reconstruction)  
2001/02 12th of 13 in Division 3 of 4 Relegated
2002/03 3rd of 16 in Division 4 of 4  
2003/04 4th of 16 in Division 4 of 4  
2004/05 1st of 13 in Division 4 of 4 Promoted
2005/06 4th of 13 in Division 3 of 4  
2006/07 5th of 12 in Division 3 of 4  
2007/08 8th of 18 in Division 2 of 3 (league reconstruction)  
2008/09 8th of 18 in Division 2 of 3  
2009/10 18th of 18 in Division 2 of 3 Relegated
2010/11 13th of 18 in Division 3 of 3  
2011/12 14th of 18 in Division 3 of 3  
2012/13 8th  of 15 in Division 3 of 3  
2013/14 8th of 15 in Division 3 of 3  
2014/15 11th of 15 in Division 3 of 3  
2015/16 10th  of 15 in Division 3 of 3   
2016/17   of 15 in Division 3 of 3  

 

 

 

 

Stourbridge Running club are a friendly club based at the Stourbridge War Memorial Ground (also home to Stourbridge Football Club and Stourbridge Cricket Club) on the A491 in Amblecote.  We meet there to run every Monday and Wednesday at 6.45pm.

After running on a Wednesday evening we use the Cricket Club bar which is a good place to meet the runners in other groups, to find out what races are happening locally and to make new friends.  There is food on offer!  In the summer months our training runs take place as much as possible off-road but in the winter we generally run around the local streets.

 

Pace Groups

On a Monday and Wednesday we usually split up into around 6 pace groups, for example:

Beginners (at a pace to suit the abilities of those present)

Inbetweeners (about 12 minute per mile pace)

Steady (about 10 minute per mile pace)

Intermediate 3 (about 9 minute per mile pace)

Intermediate 2
(about 8.5 minute per mile pace)

Intermediate 1 (about 7.5 to 8 minute per mile pace)

Fast (6-7 minute per mile pace)

Most Wednesdays there are also groups aimed specifically at speed or hill training; normally led by Joan Clarke.

 

New Members

If you are interested in coming along, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01384 823857 or simply turn up on a Monday or Wednesday.

A map centred on the entrance to the ground can be found here

 

If approaching from the Stourbridge direction, leave the ring road by following signs to Dudley then as you rise up the hill continue past the church, through the traffic lights and the ground is on the left.

If approaching on the A491 from the Dudley/Kingswinford direction continue past the Ruby Chinese restaurant and the Magnet showroom and the ground is on the right just before the traffic lights (by the church).

You can park on the main car park which is reached through the archway at the entrance to the ground.  Then walk into the main part of the ground to the left of the turnstyles. Then bear right and head along the road towards the building in front.  This is the cricket club where we congregate.  Before we head off at 7pm, there will be some announcements made and the group leaders for that night will be identified.  We are happy for you to attend on a Monday and Wednesday for a short time before signing up as a club member; it’s important for you to feel comfortable with us before you commit yourself.

 

Membership Fees

Membership subs are due on 1st January each year.  For 2017 the fees are:

Employed: £50

Family Membership: £90

Unwaged/Student: £30

Social Membership: £10

There is no further fee to pay when attending on a Monday and Wednesday evening.

Existing members will be charged an extra £5 if they wish to renew but don't do so by the end of March.

 

Races, Race League and Cross Country

Many club members like to take part in regular races which can vary in terrain (road, cross country, trail, hill, track), distance (generally from 5k to 145 miles but anything goes!) and type (individual, team, relay).  As a club we operate a race league which is a list of races at which club members can score points and at the end of the year the top people win prizes.  The scoring system is age-graded to give men and women of all ages an equal chance.  For more information please see the Anniversary Trophy League section of this site.

We also enter teams in a variety of cross country leagues and championship races; more information in the Cross Country section.

 

Current Club Committee

Please feel free to contact any of the club committee using the details below (we don't bite!):

Position Name
Honorary President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chairperson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Club Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Andy Bernasconi
Membership Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Publicity Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Men's Team Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kit Organiser Helen Evans
Social Organiser This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ladies Team Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coaching Coordinator Dawn Nagle