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Sprint Training

Robyn offers two services. Firstly as an accredited ASSA (Academy of Sport Speed and Agility) Coach where the emphasis is on speed and agility that is applied to any sport such as soccer, netball, etc. Please reference to

Learning & Teaching By Competing-

Into the 60+ Age Group

Oh so much has happened over the past few months. I am very proud to let you know how my athletics season has finished up for this season. Turning 60 I went up into the next age group (60-64) . I have trained as hard as possible and went in March to compete in the World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor at Torun, Poland, where I podiumed with a silver in 60m hurdles in 10.35 sec. 2 years ago I came 3rd in this event in Daegu, South Korea in a time of 10.58. I am now aiming to strike again in Canada in 2020 World Indoors as my next goal. At Torun the competition was incredibly high. There were over 3,000 athletes, from about 90 countries and over 30 ex Olympic athletes competing. I had around 32 women to compete against in the 60 age group. I tried so hard, and was lucky to get through to finals in everything except the 400m finishing 5th in my heat & 9th overall.

SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 1:17.07 ranked 9th
In the 60m semi heat I qualified in 7th place.
SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 9.50
in the 60m final I came 7th improving my time a fraction, even after a false start ( not me ).
ranked 7th SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 9.48

I did a Season’s PB in the 200m coming first in my heat.
1st place SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 31.91 Q SB


In the 200m final, which was the same day at 8.30pm, I tried every recovery strategy under the sun but just couldn’t repeat the time from the morning finishing 4th.
4 SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 32.52
Next was 60m hurdles, which I adore! I was hot on Jane Horder's heals (the World record holder) coming in 2nd. This time round she and I have become pretty good mates, and I think she was a bit surprised at my technique.
SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 10.54 Q SB 2
Then in the 60m hurdles final, two hours later, I came 2nd again with an even better time and thrilled to get SILVER and stand on the podium.


2 SUTTOR Robyn W60 Australia (AUS) 10.35

I was first runner for the W50 4 x 200m relay where we came 4th in our heat and ended up ranked 6th out of 11 teams. My split time was the best in the team of 32.30
4 SUTTOR Robyn (W60) MONK Leanne (W60) COOMBE Amanda (W50) BROWN Petrina (W50) W50 Australia (AUS) 2:15.61 ranked 6th
Returning back to Oz I then re-grouped and went down to compete in the Australian Masters Athletics Championships, Melbourne. Finishing 1st in all my races. W60- 300m hurdles (1:01.25), 100m (15.76), 60m (9.43 this is better than at Indoor worlds at Torun Poland where I did 9.48), 80m hurdles (14.65- I was only 0.02 off breaking the Australian Record), 200m – 33.19. Gold in 4 x 400m Relay W220, Bronze in 4 x 100m Relay W220.

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Bronze Medalist at World Championship Level: (Bronze W55 300m hurdle Lyon 2015)

Secondly training junior through to master age athletes in sprints with major focus on 60m to 200m distances who wish to compete in sprinting events such as School through to National level or Masters Athletics. Technical drills, a good core and body strengthening program, periodised programming for on and off season, preparation for races and block starts are all aspects of sprint training which is generally done on the track at either SOPAC, Homebush or E S Marks, Randwick. Grass tracks are also used such as Barton Park, Parramatta, Ashfield Park. Spikes required at all sessions. Please inquire to discuss your individual situation.

Clean Sweep of W55 Sprint Events by Robyn Suttor at Pan Pacific Masters Games
Gold Coast Athletics Stadium, November 2014

With Glyniss Nunn-Cearns who Presented Robyn Stands Proudly
Robyn with her 80m Hurdles Gold  with her 4 Gold Medals
  80m Hurdles-60m, 100m & 200m Sprints

Ranell Hobson, (left), Head Coach of ASSA, with Robyn, (right), at the Indoor World Masters Athletics Championships, Budapest, March 2014

Robyn is a Master Athlete with a World Ranking, NSW State & Australian Records and has competed in several International events and is currently ranked in the world 4th in 400m , 5th in 200m, 5th in 60m Hurdles and 6th in 60m in the Women’s 55-59 age group. From this competition Robyn established 4 Australian Records in the W55-59 age group;
1. 400m, 4th , 69.99
2. 200m , 5th 30.76
3. 60mHurdles, 5th , 10.53
4. 60m , 6th , 9.13

Next goal by Robyn – improve my 6 pack by August 2015 when I fight it out in the W 55-59, at the Outdoor Worlds Masters Athletics Championships at Lyon, France.

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