Archive for February, 2012

England U17 Indoor Championships – 26 February

Posted: February 28, 2012 by RSCAC in Race reports

Stefan Anderson set two new indoor PBs whilst competing at the U17 England Indoor Championships in Birmingham last weekend.  In the 60m he recorded a time of 7.36.  In the 200m he recorded a time of 23.28 and made it through to the semi finals.  Both were excellent performances, especially considering Stefan still has another year to go in the U17 age group.

Report by John Topliss

Hi all,

Please bring all your Sainsbury’s vouchers to the athletics club so we can get some new athletics equipment. The vouchers are now being collected at the coffee bar.  Make sure you ask nans, grandads, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and neighbours for their vouchers too!


Meg and the Management Committee

An outstanding performance by the U17 women who finished in second place in the English National XC Championships at Parliament Hill today.  This tops an exceptional season in which they have already won the Warwickshire and Midlands Championships.  The individual placings were Katie Ingle (8th), Megan McBrien (21st), Rebecca Robinson (28th) and Gabrielle Kinney (42nd).

We also had runners competing in the U15 girls and boys age groups.  For the U15 girls Elemena Saunders finished in a superb 20th place, Elizabeth Ward was 196th, Molly Rees was 205th and Sophie Karksi was 210th.  The team was 20th.  For the U15 boys Alfie McBrien was 98th, Shaun Evans was 123rd and Jerome Austin was 197th.

Well done to all our runners.  The provisional results are available here.  Video coverage of the races is available on the athleticos website here.

Mark Kirsten took some fantasic photos of last Sunday’s races which are available on the private area of our FLICKR account. If you are a club member and would like a link to the photos please email us at and we’ll send you a link.

The results are now available here.

Good luck to all our runners competing at the National XC Championships this weekend.

Congratulations to Nadine Okyere who has been selected for the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul in March.  Nadine, who runs for Birchfield, is a member of Joe Caines successful training group.  Her selection follows some fantastic performances at the UK Trials and the Aviva Grand Prix.  Details of the team are available here.

EVAC and VAC Championships – 19 February

Posted: February 21, 2012 by RSCAC in Race reports

Donald Brown put in some great performances at the EVAC and VAC Championships (including unofficial BMAF Masters’ Championships).  His results in the M45 category were as follows:

  • 60m – 7.48 (2nd place)
  • 200m – 24.42 (1st place)
  • 60m hurdles – 8.91 (1st place)

Report by John Topliss

2nd Midland Indoor Open – 19 February

Posted: February 20, 2012 by RSCAC in Race reports

Three runners were in action at the 2nd Midland Indoor Open:

  • Nicholas Pryce – Senior Men 400m 49.33 (1st place)
  • Charmaine Riley – Senior Women 60m 8.17 (1st place)
  • Luke Fleming – U20 Men 400m 52.97 (2nd place and a PB)

Full results available here.