Senior XC races – 3 December

Posted: December 5, 2016 by RSCAC in Race reports


screenshot_2016-12-05-20-42-30On Saturday our senior men and women were in action at Sandwell and Stratford on Avon in the second round of their respective cross country league fixtures.

It was another fine performance from the RSCAC Ladies team competing at a new venue on a very undulating and old style cross country course. All the runners had to be sure of their footing on this arduous course and it was of no surprise that there were several falls with 28 teams and over 232 runners competing on the day in this division. Although the team was depleted due to injuries and other commitments those that did run gave the club an excellent result, packing closely together. The 1st runner home for the club was Rachel Thebridge 97th place and 36th Senior, 2nd Georgia Delaney 101st place and 6th Junior, Helen Elsoueidi 115th place 69th Master being third home followed by Emily Campion 137th and 7th Junior. Overall an excellent result from this mixed team of Juniors, Seniors and Masters.

The men, racing at Sandwell Park, put out a team of 15 runners as they looked to consolidate their mid table position in their first season back in the top flight. Right from the off, Shaun Evans, Alex Jones and Ollie Harradence made strong starts with Evans running in a small group that broke away early with Jones and Harradence settling into the second group. While Jones dropped of the early pace, he held on to stay in the first 6 runners home for the club and joined by Tom Chew, Joe Spruce (making his debut for the club) and Dave Long, who all displayed some positive running to work their way through the field, to earn team RSCAC 10th place out of the 16 competing clubs on the day. This result sees RSCAC maintain the same 10th position in division one some 267 points & 4 places about the relegation zone. Special mention should go to Evans who finished in 10th place overall and 2nd in the junior men’s race for under 20’s

The B team was brought home by Mark Rickards followed by Fred Tremblay, Simon Corker, Russell Simpson, Steve Pitt and John Fletcher with Trevor Lewis, Paul Jenkins and Matt Stenson making up the club numbers.

 The next race league fixtures for both men & women takes place on the 14th January 2017.

Latest 100 club winners

Posted: December 1, 2016 by RSCAC in General Info

100 club winners in November draw

  • £50   no.91   Roy Humpherson
  • £30   no.13   Ian Riley
  • £25   no.41   Sarah Smewin
  • £15   no.38   Fiona Smith
  • £15   no.6     Anne & Steve Mason
  • £15   no.18   Joyce Hinchley

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for your support. Numbers are still available to enter in draws from January 2017. December’s £100 draw will take place on Thursday December 15th not the 22nd.

Senior XC leagues – 12 November

Posted: November 20, 2016 by RSCAC in Race reports

dscf1597The new cross country season started on Saturday for the seniors of Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club with the men venturing down to Cheltenham in their return to Division one of the Birmingham and District cross country league. Competition was expected to be fierce with all the region’s top athletics clubs and universities competing in the four fixture season and a tough road ahead for RSCAC to retain their place in the top flight.

On a fast and firm course there was some excellent individual and team running resulting in a promising start to the season with Shaun Evans running through strongly after a slow start to coming home in 20th place followed by Ollie Harradence in 48th position. These were well supported by Alex Jones, making his senior debut, and Tom Chew in 101st and 107th positions with the scoring team being completed by Mark Rickards (162) and Dave Long (164) who ran tactically gain valuable points between them. At the end of the day, team RSCAC were placed 10th overall, four places and 83 points above the relegation places.

The B team was made up of Simon Corker, Russell Simpson, Dean England, Matt Powell, Iain Mackie (in his debut run for the club) and Trevor Lewis with supporting running from Paul Jenkins.

The second league fixture is on 3rd December on the challenging Sandwell Valley course where the club hope to build on this encouraging start.

For the clubs senior women, their Midland Women’s Cross Country League division 2 campaign started at Newbold Common in Leamington Spa. After torrential rain in the morning the weather improved to give a damp but warm start to the race on this hilly course for the five club athletes who ventured out, 2 of whom had only just reached the age to compete in this league.

It was an excellent result for the club, the team finished 8th out of the 26 teams competing in the division with over 220 runners competing.

The first finisher for the club finishing in 3rd place overall and 1st Junior was Georgia Currie followed by Andrea Deathridge (19th) Held Elsoueidi (86th) Rachel Thebridge (87th) and Georgia Delaney (100th). An excellent performance we now look forward to the next meeting on the 3rd December at Stratford.

MCAA open competitions

Posted: November 16, 2016 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

The entry forms for the first of four MCAA open competitions is available on the relevant website:

The first competition is at the Alexander Stadium’s Hi pac on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January 2017 and is available to u13 age group upwards. The closing date for the first competition is 28th December.

The events available for all four competitions vary according to age and venue…..please look at the website to see whether any of the events appeal to you.

Sportshall Athletics, meeting 2

Posted: November 12, 2016 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Well done to all athletes who competed tonight.  What a turn out!  There were some great individual performances to form a good team performance.  Keep looking at the Birmingham Sportshall Facebook and Twittter pages for results.

Next one: Sat 10 December, 5 – 8pm. Put the date in the diary now!

No jumps and hurdles tonight

Posted: October 28, 2016 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Because it is half term, we are having a break from jumps and hurdles tonight. We will be back outside at Wyndley next Friday, 5.30pm – 7pm.  Enjoy your training-free Friday night!

Distance running catch up

Posted: October 23, 2016 by RSCAC in Race reports
29290428163_3836f49907_oA belated catch up on some of the recent distance races, with RSC athletes in great form on the roads and in the early season XC races.
Last weekend Ollie Harradence had a great run in the Birmingham Half finishing 19th in 1 hour 13 minutes and 47 seconds, whilst managing to get plenty of coverage on Channel 5. Well done Ollie!!! Well done also to the other RSC runners who raced both at Birmingham and at other marathons and half marathons in recent weeks.
We had a number of teams in action at the National Road relays. The men finished 68th whilst the women finished 38th. The fastest times were run by Shaun Evans for the men and Mel Woodward for the women, whilst most (if not all) runners had significant improvements in their times from the Midlands Road Relays. For the juniors the top performance came from the U13 girls who were 21st. RESULTS
In the first West Midlands Young Athletes XC RSC finished 8th.The top performance came from Charlotte Prince who won the U11 girls race. RESULTS  MARC KIRSTEN PHOTOS
Well done and good luck in all the forthcoming XC races.