Upcoming weekend

Royal Sutton hosts its 1st home fixture of the season this Saturday with the U13s and U15s competing at Wyndley. The action takes place between 11am and 5pm if you want to come along and support.

On Sunday the U17s and U20s will be in action at Tipton, whilst a number of our distance runners will be stretching their legs at the Great Midlands Fun Run.

Good luck to everyone competing.


Midland Veterans T&F – 29 May

Well done to everyone who competed yesterday in atrocious conditions in Stoke. Everybody gave outstanding performances in awful weather.

We only had 2 women, but they both took 1st places in their events. Janice Pryce won the W35 Triple Jump with a distance close to her British W50 outdoor record. She also won the W50 long jump (despite the wind blowing away her check marks). Newcomer Lorna Foster, who was competing in her first ever Discus competition, took first place with a throw of 17.74m.

In the M50 Discus Graham Felton (who is an M60) took 2nd place with a throw of 25.67m to set a new M60 club record with the 1.5Kg Discus. He also won the M60 200m  and took 4th place in the M35 Shot.
Donald Brown ran a great M40 200m to take 2nd place. Unfortunately it was not good news for newcomer Patrick Danville in the M50 200m. Having moved comfortably into 2nd place he pulled his hamstring. This was his first taste of competition since he was 16 and his training has been going well. We hope he’ll be back in action soon.
After his customary drive from Cardigan David Price took 4th place in the M60 javelin competing against guys much younger than him. Bunny Kyd was like a human dynamo competing in three consecutive events, taking 2nd in the M60 3000m, 3rd in the M35 walk and 5th in the M50 800m. Richard Lewis took 3rd place in the M40 3000m on his debut. 
The next meeting takes place at Burton on Wednesday 26 June.
Report by John Topliss

Warwickshire County Championships – 25/26 May

Royal Sutton athletes won lots of medals at the Warwickshire County Championships at the weekend. Nicholas Pryce starred with victories in the senior men’s 100m and 200m. His times of 10.78 and 21.81 were both PB’s and new club records. Other highlights included Elmena Saunders winning the U17 800m in a PB of 2.18, and Luke Flemming winning the U20 400m. Janice Pryce set a new Warwickshire Masters record with her jump of 9.72 in the triple jump.

The full list of medal winners is below and the results are available here

1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Nicholas Pryce (100m and 200m Senior Men) New club records! Kane Howitt (100m U17 Men) Melissa Adkins (800m U13 Girls)
Elmena Saunders (800m U17 Girls) Kanisha Hector (200m Senior Women) Charmaine Riley-Nelson (200m Senior Women)
Luke Flemming (400m U20 Men) Melissa Adkins (1500m U13 Girls) Ellen Humpherston (1500m U13 Girls)
Megan Evans (Long Jump Senior Women) Jack Griffiths (Javelin U13 Boys) Mia Evans (Quadkids U11 Girls)
Janice Pryce (100m, Long Jump and Triple Jump Masters Women)
Nick Corker (5000m Masters Men)

Loughborough International Athletics – 19 May

We had three runners in action at the Loughborough Interational Athletics. Katie Ingle, who was representing GB U20s, finished 4th in the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 10.27. The race was her first of the season and the time met the qualifying standard for the European junior Championships which takes place in Italy in July. Well done Katie!

Laura Whittle showed she is in great form finishing second in the 3k behind Lisa Dobriskey in a time of 9.06. Gabrielle Kinney ran 2.12 in an 800m invitation race. The full results are available here. There are also videos of all the races on the Athleticos website here.

Midland T&F League – 18 May

Fred and Vikram in the 1500mThe senior athletics team kicked off the season on Saturday with a match at Leamington. Despite having a greatly depleted team there were some fantastic individual performances. Nicholas Pryce won the 100m and 200m in style, whilst there were also victories for Kevin Brown in the discus and Nick Corker in the 2000m steeplechase.

There were PBs for Luke Flemming (200m, 400m and long jump), Stuart McCaw (400m and high jump), Kane Howitt (triple jump), Paul Davey (800m), Vikram Balachandar (1500m), Russell Simpson (2000m steeplechase) and Janice Pryce (javelin). Meanwhile, John Topliss showed why he is known as the Tornado with a fantasic throw in the discus

For the women Megan, Charmaine, Janice and Fiona (with a cameo performance from Hannah Jennings) worked tirelessly, competing in multiple events to pick up lots of points.

The day ended with a fantastic victory for the men’s 4x400m team (Luke, Stuart, Fred and Nicholas).

Many thanks to our officials – Jane, Linda, Katie and Hannah.

The full results are available here.  The next match is at Abingdon on 9 June. Let’s get a great team out – no excuses allowed!

BMAF Road Relays – 18 May

On Saturday the club competed in the British Masters Road Relays in Sutton Park. With resources stretched to the limit due to other athletes competing at the season’s first senior T&F match three teams were entered.

For many of the athletes this was the first competitive outing since running the London Marathon. Despite tired legs there were some good performances and a good club turnout. The women’s 35 team provided the highlight finishing 12th with Andrea Deathridge and Kate McBrien both running very fast legs (the team was in 2nd place for some of the race!). The men’s 45 team finished 19th, whilst the men’s 35 team was one runner short. Race photos are available on Bryan Dale’s website here. The leg times are provided below.  

M35 Paul Terleski (17.06m); Colin McAuley (18.08m); Clive Hackforth (18.35m); David Bowen (18.41m); Simon Ralph (18.05m); Richard Lewis (20.59m); Subodh Dave (18.58m)

M45 Tony Hinchley (17.21m); Simon Corker (17.06m); Steve Marklew (17.46m); John Fletcher (19.07m); Robert Owen (24.54m); Paul Jenkins (20.05m)

W35 Andrea Deathridge (18.35m); Kate McBrien (18.28m); Suzanne Browne (23.19m); Carol Woodfield (23.42m)

Katie Ingle selected to represent GB U20s

Congratulations to Katie Ingle who has been selected to represent GB U20s in the steeplechase at the prestigious Loughborough International Athletics match this Sunday.  This follows some fantastic performances by Katie on both the track and country. She will be competing against Loughborough Past and Present, England, Scotland, Wales and British Students. Further details on the event are available here.

Nicholas Pryce sets another club record!

Nicholas PryceCongratulations to Nicholas Pryce who set a new club record in the 200m with a time of 21.82 seconds at the BRAT open meeting last Wednesday. The record was set in cool and blustery conditions and shows that Nick is in great early season form. The full results are available here.

The results are also now available on the Power of Ten website for the YDL fixture on 4 May involving our U13s and U15s. A link is available here. Well done to everyone who competed.

Midland Athletics League – 18 May

Royal Sutton Coldfield AC needs you!The first Midlands Athletics League fixture takes place on Saturday 18 May at Leamington. After clinching promotion last year we want to get off to a great start to 2013.

We are keen to get as many people involved as possible. If you can run, jump or throw we are keen to hear from you as simply by competing you will earn the club valuable points.

If you would like to take part then please speak to John Topliss (men’s team) or Fiona Smith/Megan Evans (women’s team) or email us at rscac@hotmail.co.uk.