Archive for May, 2012

We need your help on Sunday 27th May!!!

Posted: May 18, 2012 by megsamaniac in General Info

We have a home meeting on Sunday 27th May (just over a week away) and we desperately need help for it.  We are currently looking for:

  • Someone to drive the ‘buggy’ around the track to set up for the meeting/ put stuff away afterwards/ put hurdles away during the meeting.
  • Someone to do scoring on a computer programme.
  • Some people to do 2 hour stints on the coffee bar.
  • Volunteers to help officiate field events.

The meeting starts at 11:30 so set up will be at 10:00.  It will end at 5pm.

If you can help out for some or all of the day, please email to say when you’re available and what you’d be happy to do.

And if you can’t help out, please come with your pom-poms to support your senior men and women!

Our athletes came back from the county championships with a good haul of medals.
In particular, there were victories for Elmena Saunders (U15 800m),
Gaby Kinney (U20 800m), Katie Ingle (U20 W steeplechase – new county record),
Rebecca Robinson (U20 1500m) and Megan Evans (Senior Long Jump).

The results are available here.  Well done to everyone who took part!

1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Elmena Saunders
(800m U15 Girls)
Melissa Adkins
(1500m U13 Girls)
Luke Fleming
(400m U20 Men)
Gaby Kinney
(800m U20W)
Nicholas Pryce
(200m Senior Men)
Luke Fleming
(200m U20 Men)
Katie Ingle CR !
(2000m S’chase U20W)
Frederic Tremblay
(800m Senior Men)
Rebecca Robinson
(1500m U20W)
Megan Evans
(Senior Women Long Jump)

Meet the Jamaican Olympic team

Posted: May 14, 2012 by RSCAC in General Info

R.S.C.A.C. is pleased to offer 20 lucky members the chance to see the Jamaican Olympic team train on Tuesday 24th July from 12 midday — 2 pm at Birmingham University.

If you would like the chance to meet the Jamaicans, write your name & phone number/email address on a piece of paper and put it in the box on the coffee bar by 7.45 pm on Thursday 24th May. The draw will be made at 8 pm.

Strictly 1 application per person – Only paid up club members should apply

British Masters Road Relays – 12 May

Posted: May 13, 2012 by RSCAC in Race reports

Results are available here for British Masters Road Relays which took place yesterday in Sutton Park.  We had four teams competing.  The highlight was a 5th place finish for the Men’s 65 team of Clive Sayer, Doug Hyde and Reg Phipps.  The other teams also performed well – The women’s 35 team finished 12th, with Andrea Deathridge running the 17th fastest leg of the day.  The men’s over 35 team also finished 12th, and the men’s over 45 team finished 17th.  Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to Bunny and Roy for all their help on the day.

Photos of the day are available on Bryan Dale’s website here and also on Brian Smith’s website here

Athletes from the club had the chance to compete in the Olympic Stadium at the weekend.
Justine Kinney and Adam Barnes competed respectively in the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m.

Justine won the final of the 400m hurdles in a time of 58.81 and was the first ever runner to winner a race
in the Olympic Stadium !
Justine Kinney 400m hurdles post race interview BUCS 2012.

Adam Barnes competed in the 4x400m for Birmingham University in front of 46,000 people.


“I ran 1st leg and we came third in our heat in a time of 3:24 and narrowly missed out on the final by 1 team.
The fastest 8 got through to the final and we were 9th fastest which is really gutting.
The olympic stadium is really really nice though. It was so such an experience and a privilege to be able to run in it”

Midland Athletics League – 5 May

Posted: May 10, 2012 by RSCAC in Race reports

The results are now available here from Saturday’s track and field meeting at Sutton-in-Ashfield. With a threadbare team we finished 5th on the day.   The sprinters were in great form with Nicholas Pryce winning the 100m and 200m A races and Luke Fleming winning the 200m B race and finshing 2nd in the 400m B race.  In the ladies sprints Charmaine Riley and Kanisha Hector won the A and B races in both the 100m’s and 200m’s (see the videos of the 100m on our Flickr page to see how well they ran).

The club also had victories in both the 800m races (Fred Tremblay and Nick Corker) and the 5000m (Nick Corker). Megan Stratford, Vikram Balachandar and Simon Corker also competed well in the middle distance events, earning valuable points for the club.

In the field events Megan Evans finished second in the high jump, and third in the triple jump and long jump.  She also showed her credentials as a pentathlete by doing the javelin, 400m and 800m!  Fiona Smith competed in all the throwing events, with the highlight being a second place in the hammer.

The day ended well with a second place in the women’s 4x100m relay and a win in the men’s 4x400m, where Nicholas Pryce had a flying last lap to overhaul Burton AC.

The next fixture is at Wyndley on 27 May.  Please try and be available on this day to compete, help out or support the team.

Lichfield Half Marathon – 6 May

Posted: May 6, 2012 by RSCAC in Race reports

Well done to Ollie Harradence who finished 3rd at the Lichfield Half Marathon today in a time of 1.14.51.  Richard Cashmore (1.52.16) and Russell Simpson were the other Sutton runners competing.  Full results available here.