MCAA- 1st Open Meeting

Posted: January 15, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

Here’s Graham report on our young throwers who were in early season action at the Alexander Stadium yesterday:

Well, 2017 started well at a cold and wet Alexander Stadium yesterday. We had 4 Hammer Throwers competing and results were as follows.

  • Sherri Smart (Senior Women) 2nd
  • Chrissie Prince (U20) 1st
  • James Ward (U17) 1st New PB 25.96 metres on his first Comp in new Age Group and heavier Hammer
  • Meghan Sharman (U15) 1st New PB and Club Record 29.53 metres

The New Season looks like it might even be better than last year. Big thanks to Chrissie Prince for all the coaching she has been doing with the group and for looking after the squad during my holidays. A lot of the credit goes to Chrissie.

Women’s XC League – 14 January

Posted: January 15, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

screenshot_2017-01-14-18-30-10-1Here’s Roy’s Report from the Women’s XC League clash at Wolverhampton yesterday:

Our ladies team competed in the 3rd league meeting of the season at Wolverhampton and Bilston’s Aldersley Stadium on Saturday with our best turnout and result for a long time.
Competing in second division we came 1st on a very wet and muddy course with all of our runners excelling.
After a very exciting race between Georgia Curry and Katie Ingle (who was returning to the league after a very long layoff due to injury) Katie just managed to pip Georgia on the run in beating her by just 2 seconds with Katie finishing in 2nd place and Georgia in 3rd.
Next in for the club was Mel Woodward finishing in 6th place followed by Andrea Deathridge in 13th.
The rest of the team consisted of Rachel Thebridge 67th,Georgia Delaney 78th, and Emily Campion 105th with over 230 runners all these were all excellent results. With this result had we been in the 1st Division we would have finished in 4th position. Showing the range of the club competing at this meeting we had 3 Juniors 2 Seniors and 2 Master athletes.
Well done ladies

Dates of Summer Competitions

Posted: January 12, 2017 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

We now have all the league dates for the summer.  Get them in your diaries pronto!  Pay special attention to the meetings that are to be held at Wyndley as we will need extra support at these.  (28th May, 19 July and 5th Aug.)

Heart of England (Under 11 age group to Under 17 age group for male and to senior women for female) – Div 2

  • Sun 7 May – Redditch
  • Sat 3 June – Kettering
  • Sun 2 July – Telford

YDL Lower Age Group (Under 13 and Under 15 age groups) Division North/East 1A

  • Sat 22 April Telford
  • Sat 20 May – Coventry
  • Sun 18 June – Stoke

YDL Upper Age Group (Under 17 and Under 20 age groups) – Division North/East 1B

  • Sun 30 April – Tipton
  • Sun 28 May – RSCAC
  • Sun 25 June – Telford

Senior Midlands Men’s and Women’s League Div 3

  • Sat 6 May – Telford
  • Sun 4 June – Coventry
  • Sun 16 July – Abingdon
  • Sat 5 Aug – RSCAC

Midlands Masters League 

  • Wed 10 May – Telford
  • Wed 7 June – Birchfield
  • Wed 28 June – Burton TBC
  • Wed 19 July – RSCAC
  • Sun 10 Sept – Tamworth – Cup Final

You can now show a colour photo of your membership card on your phone to gain entry to the track on club nights. Obviously the official laminated cards will also be accepted.

County Championships

Posted: January 11, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

screenshot_2017-01-08-19-50-46-1A great effort by all our athletes who competed at the County Championships last weekend with lots of team and individual medals won. We had a particularly strong showing at the Warwickshire County Championships where the club was second in the medal table winning a total of ten medals. We won a further medal at the Staffordshire Championships – Well done all!

At the Warwickshire County Championships (held at Newbold Comyn, Leamington) the U13 Girls won team gold, with Elsa Buchanan winning an individual silver medal and Lucy Carey winning an individual bronze. Maddie Hammond completed the scorers, finishing 7th, whilst there were great runs by Hope Stirland (8th), Zara Buchanan (17th) and Leila Rahmati (20th).  Jack Wakefield finished 12th in the U13 boys race

The U15 Girls team also came home with a bronze medal, with Charlotte Hey finishing 5th, Caitlin White (10th) and Lucy Corker (13th). In the U15 boys race Finlay Barlow finished 7th, Joseph Martin was 23rd and Matt Perry was 40th meaning a 6th place finish for the team.

20170107_123430The U17 women’s team of Ellen Humpherston (3rd) , Abi Trevis (9th)  and Lucy Ollerenshaw won team silver, with Ellen Humpherston winning an individual bronze medal. In the U17 men’s race Ben Horton was 10th and Tom Parkes was 13th.

There was also a team gold for our U20 Women. Georgia Curry led the team home in 3rd place with great support from Georgia Delaney (5th) and Emily Campion (7th). There was gold for Shaun Evans in the U20 men’s race whilst Alex Jones was 4th.

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In the senior women’s race Megan McBrien was 5th, Katie Ingle was 8th, Rachel Thebridge was 34th and Helen Elsoueidi was 37th. The team finished 5th.

screenshot_2017-01-11-18-03-06-1Oliver Harradence retained his title in the Masters event whilst Rob Andrew was 41st.

A number of athletes also competed at the Staffordshire County Championships at Wolverhampton. Sian Duval was 6th in the U13 girls race, whilst George O’Conner was 25th in the U13 boys race. Caitlin O’Connor was 13th in the U15 girls race, whilst Lewis Duval was 5th in the U15 boys race. Mel Woodward won a bronze medal finishing 3rd in the Veteran women’s race.

The great results mean the club will have a good representation at the Inter County Championships in March.

Staffordshire results

Warwickshire results

Warwickshire XC – Medal Table

 

Our new term recommences after the Christmas festivities on Thursday 19th January 2017 at the normal starting time of 5.00pm. There will be a considerable number of newcomers joining us for this term, and as our waiting list continues to grow we shall be looking at those children aged over 8 1/2 years old that we think are suitable to move up to the 9 -11 year section.
Please remember to wrap up well when taking part in these sessions as it gets very cold on the track. Remember to wear a woolly hat and gloves on cold training nights.

We need your help!

Posted: January 11, 2017 by RSCAC in General Info

24732050400_205a697c3e_oOur Young Athletes are competing at Northampton this Sunday in the latest West Midlands XC league fixture. We are responsible for looking after the funnel and desperately need helpers. If any parents/supporters are able to spare half an hour to “man” the funnel we’d love to hear from you. Please speak to Katie Jennings at training tomorrow or let your coach know.