Weekend roundup – 20/21st July

Posted: July 21, 2013 by Rascasse in Race reports, Uncategorized

RSCAC was on the athletics map again this week-end with great performances all-round.

Katie Ingle competed in her first ever European competition over the week-end making it to the final of the U23 European Championships 3000m steeple in Rieti, Italy.
Results of the final can be found here.

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Nick Pryce

Nick Price dominated an international class 200m field at the Birmingham Games on saturday (Alexander Stadium),
winning in a new PB of 21.38, smashing his own Senior Mens club record of 21.81.
In the process he also beat Joshua Ross (Australia’s No 1), and Richard Strachan who regularly features on the british 4x400m relay teams at international level.
Results of the 200m races are here.

Olympic Park Run 2013

Mark Rickards, Vici Richardson and Colin McAuley

In London, 7 club athletes had the chance to compete against Paula Radcliffe at the Olympic Park run.
They had to enter a ballot to take part in the five-mile (8,047m), 12,500 runners strong, National Lottery Anniversary Run around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton was also taking part while fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy was the official starter of the race.
There were about 30,000 spectators.
Vikram Balachandar was first home is a fast time of 29:15 followed by Colin McAuley in 30:57. Mark Rickards came home in a fantastic PB time of 31:21. All three beat world champion marathoner Paula Radcliffe to the line – not something you get to do every weekend! Vici Richardson, Lucy Jennings, Emma Neachell and Katie Jennings also competed in the event.
Full results are:

Vikram Balachandar 29:15 (68th)
Colin McAuley 30:57 (148th)
Mark Rickards 31:21 (183th)
Vici Richardson 38:57 (1961th)
Lucy Jennings 47:10 (5591th)
Emma Neachell 50:33 (7281th)
Katie Jennings 51:24 (7668th)

Finally, Simon Ralph showed he is on his way to returning to top form with a sub 40min 10k result in a relay leg of the City of Birmingham 2013 Triatlon, Sunday at Sutton Park.
Well done Simon.

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