Our very own Donald Brown has been shortlisted for the Athletics Weekly Readers’ Choice Award for Best Britsh Male Athlete. Please follow this link and scroll down to cast your vote: https://www.athleticsweekly.com/uncategorized/aw-aoty-2019-vote-1039926297/

Winning this award would be the perfect end of a great year for Donald. For those who may not be fully aware of his achievements this year, they are as follows:

World Masters Championship:

  1. Gold 60m Hurdles
  2. Silver 4 x 200m relays
  3. Bronze 60m

European Masters Championships:

  1. Gold 100m
  2. Gold 200m
  3. Gold 100m Hurdles
  4. Silver 4 x 100 Relay

National Outdoors Masters Championships:

  1. Gold 100m
  2. Gold 200m
  3. Bronze 100m Hurdles

National Masters Indoor Championships Lee Valley

  1. Gold 200m
  2. Silver 60m
  3. Silver 60m Hurdles

British Records:

  1. 100m Hurdles – 14.83
  2. 100m Hurdles – 14.62
  3. 300m – 39.17

Personal Bests:

  1. 60m – 7.60
  2. 60m Hurdles – 9.02
  3. 100m Hurdles – 14.62
  4. 100m – 11.73
  5. 200m – 24.06.

World Rankings:

  1. No1 for the 100m
  2. No1 for the 200m
  3. No1 for the 60m Hurdles
  4. No1 for the 100m Hurdles

Royal Sutton Coldfield AC:

  1. Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award (Clare Fancote Award)

Good luck Donald!

Winning Way on a Windy Day

Posted: December 9, 2019 by marckirsten in Uncategorized

Young athletes from the Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club continued their winning ways on Sunday December 8th

In blustery and showery conditions, they competed against 20 other clubs in the 2nd fixture of the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League at Perry Park in Birmingham, finishing overall in FIRST position.

Building on their success from the previous fixture at Warley Woods, 6 out of the 8 Sutton teams finished in the top 3 of their age-category events.

The under 11 girls once again excelled, coming first as they dominated the top order, with Molly Beeton 4th; Tiffany Lathan 5th; Erin Cook 10th; Imogen Neal 12; Sofia Shorrock 13th; and Willow McCarthy-Brown 15th.

Matching their 2nd place from the first race, the under 11 boys continued their brilliant season, with Noah Homer 2nd; Zak Tisdale 3rd; Dan Smith 5th; Dylan Geddes 6th; and Finn Sandland, improving by 8 places,  42nd.

The under 15 girls again performed impressively, coming 2nd, with Sian Duval 4th; Bethan Homer 10th; Charlotte Prince 20th; Martha Wood 22nd; and  Zara Buchanan 25th.

Also 2nd were the under 17 women, with Lucy Carey 6th, Elsa Buchanan 11th; and Charlotte Hey 15th.

Both the under 13 girls and the under 13 boys teams finished 3rd. In the girls event, Olivia Allen was 7th; Emily Symes 20th; Evie Sandland 27th; Amber Hoey 30th; Eva Cartwright 32nd; and Francesca Allen 34th. Coming in for the boys were Will Stead 16th; Adam Wilkinson 20th; George Bromley 24th; Isaac Cartwright 27th; and Harvey Gillett 37th.

George Hope 15th; Ethan Patel 20th; George O’Connor 23rd; Noah Edwards 29th and Nick Crees 49th; brought the under 15 boys team home in fourth place.


100 Club Winners

Posted: December 6, 2019 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

100 Club drawn 28th November.

£50 no.65 Helen Keetley

£30 no.62 Val Eames

£25 no.72 Bruce Deakin

£15 no.29 Linda O’Connor

£15 no.19 Fiona Smith

£15 no.9 John Topliss

Next draw Thursday 19th December – single number for £100. Who will win big for Christmas?

Thank you all for your support. Numbers are still available, £16.20 per number. If interested, please see John Mills at the clubhouse. A great Christmas gift at a very reasonable price!

All sessions are at the track tonight

Posted: November 26, 2019 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

All sessions are at the track tonight – Plantsbrook sessions for those doing indoor sportshall competitions resume on 14/01/20.

How to Achieve Mind and Body Excellence

Posted: November 20, 2019 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Join RSCAC coach Joe Caines and friends on Sunday 24 November. Suitable for athletes and parents / carers. All details below.

Sutton Score and Soar on Super Sunday

Posted: November 18, 2019 by marckirsten in Uncategorized

After the disappointment of the washout at Hatton last month, yesterday’s WMYACCL ‘first’ fixture at Warley Woods was eagerly anticipated, and our athletes…DELIVERED.

On a course ideal for both athletes and spectators, and in great cross-country weather conditions, the statistics speak for themselves: out of 8 teams that competed, no less than 5 finished in either 1st or 2nd place, and overall the combined squad finished 3rd out of 21 competing clubs.

A brilliant run by Tiffany Latham, finishing 1st in a field of 96 athletes, was complimented by 3 other athletes in the top 10: Mollie Beeton (3rd); Willow McCarthy-Brown (8th); and Erin Cook (9th). Together with the rest of the team, including Sofia Shorrock (15th) and Poppy Bashford (17th), this placed the U11 girls in a commanding 1st place.

Also finishing in 1st place were the U15 girls, with excellent performances from Sian Duval (7th); Martha Wood (16th); Charlotte Prince (18th); Matilda Strachan (22nd); and Bethan Homer (27th), again helped by the rest of the team.

Another stunning individual performance by Noah Homer, finishing 2nd out of 105 athletes. in his first full season of cross-country, led the way for the U11 boys who finished 2nd. No less impressive was the support from 3 other athletes in the top 10: Zak Tisdale, (3rd); Dan Smith (5th); and Dylan Geddes (7th).

The U13 girls also finished 2nd, with strong runs from Olivia Allen (6th); Evie Sandland (21st); Francesca Allen (22nd); Emily Symes (24th); and Phoebe Allen (29th).

Yet another team to gain a 2nd place were the U15 boys, with George Hope (8th); Jack Wakefield (10th); George O’Connor (13th); Ethan Cook (17th) and Noah Edwards (29th) scoring the points.

The U13 boys finished a very creditable 5th with 4 athletes in the top 33: Will Stead, Isaac Cartwright, Harvey Gillett and Adam Wilkinson.

As someone who witnessed (and photographed – see club’s Flickr page), the day’s events, I can only say:

  • well done to the parents for their support
  • well done to the coaches for preparing such a great team of athletes

More groups cancelled tonight – update

Posted: November 14, 2019 by coachingjulia in Uncategorized

Due to the bad weather conditions and flooding the following groups will not be training tonight (Thursday 14th November):

  • Simon/Spencer/Lynne/Gaynor & Adrians group
  • Brians Group
  • Martins Group (Under 11s)

Chrissies group will be training.