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Stone Master Marathoners tackle Uttoxeter Half


After the London Marathon, it was back to local North Staffs Road Running Association (NSRRA) action on May 1st with the Uttoxeter Half Marathon. 11 Bats lined up in the cold windy conditions to tackle the very undulating course that goes out of Uttoxeter via the scenic country lanes to Marchington before circling back with what feels like only one  ...

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Last minute heartache for Stone RUFC

Ross Norton stealing the ball at the lineout was not enough to prevent a 40-41 loss in the Rubery Owen Cup Final

A last-gasp conversion cost Stone a victory in the Rubery Owen Cup Final as they went down 41-40 to Whittington. Stone had started in convincing fashion, scoring three tries in the first 20 minutes of the game with some impressive runs from the backline. Link up play between a rampant back row and 10,12 combination was causing real problems for ...

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Chris takes on Llanelli, and second time lucky in Blackpool

STING Heading (1)

ALBOS has been following the progress of Stone runner Chris Salmon, who’s embarked on a remarkable challenge, which he’s dubbed ‘STING’s Lucky 13’, running 13 half marathons in 13 weeks to raise funds for STING, Staffordshire’s Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group. STING is Charity of the Year at Wincanton’s National Distribution Centre for Screwfix, located on Prologis Park in Stafford, where ...

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Stone Hammers U16 League success

Football Goal

Stone Hammers u16 were finally crowned champions at the weekend, following their 5-0 victory over Stafford Town. This following Shamblers loss at Cheadle South Moorlands means the side from Stone have an unassailable lead at the top of the Potteries and Junior Youth League. Another hat trick from the leagues top goalscorer Elliot Turner, and goals from Joel O’Connor, and ...

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County Cup Final victory for Christ Church Academy


On Tuesday 26th April, Christ Church Academy played Excel Academy in the under 13’s County Cup Final.  The game was held at Brocton FC and lots of family and friends came to support both sets of players. The girls ended up playing in every weather condition imaginable including snow, thunder and bright sunshine, but the pitch was still in immaculate ...

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Battle of the Lambs in Stone Pool League

Stone Pool League

Things are really tight at the top after last week’s round of the Crown Street Garage Stone and District Pool League, with just three points separating the top five teams, who all remain title contenders. Lamb 3 Lamb A 5 The big fixture of the night featured table-topping Lamb against their derby rivals, Lamb A, who are having a great season. ...

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Emma’s boxing clever for Cancer Research UK


Risin’ up, back on the street… Teaching assistant Emma Walton is going to be stepping into the boxing ring later this year to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Emma, 43, who works at Pirehill First School has started a gruelling eight-week training programme to make sure she’s ready for her official boxing match in June. Over to Emma… “I had steadily been ...

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A marathon weekend for Stone runners!

London Marathon

Thirteen runners from Stone Master Marathoners were pounding the streets of the capital at the weekend in the 2016 London Marathon. Two Bats came in under the magic three-hour mark with Steve Fenney in 2:48 and Phil Cape 2:59 (quite a finish to the line for those two). The first lady home for the club was Angela Mensing in a very ...

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Chris half-way through his marathon charity challenge


As previously reported on ALBOS, Stone runner Chris Salmon, 28, a stock and systems analyst at Wincanton’s National Distribution Centre for Screwfix, is undertaking an incredible challenge which he’s dubbed ‘STING’s Lucky 13’. He’s running 13 half-marathons in 13 weeks in a target of under 1300 minutes for local charity STING – Staffordshire’s Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group. STING, based on ...

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