Weekend roundup – 25/26 August

Fred Tremblay had a great run on Sunday to win the 800m at the Stoke AC Open. In a mixed race which featured Emma Jackson (the 2012 UK runner up), Fred ran a time of 2.01.6 – a decent time given the windy conditions.

Fred was also in action at the BMC meeting at Coventry on the previous day where he ran a time of 1.59.4 to finish 3rd (with a characteristic strong finish). Theo Larcombe ran in the 1500m where he recorded a time of 4.27.18.

Well done Fred and Theo!

At the Ellesmere 10K, Russell Simpson ran a season’s best in 37’39 despite windy conditions. Well done Russell.
Russell 10k Ellesmere 2013

Weekend roundup – 17/18 August

A number of sprinters were in action at the weekend. At the Midland Under 17 Championships on Saturday Kane Howitt finished in 6th place having finished in second place in his heat.

At the Kettering Open meeting on Sunday Joella Spencer was the first woman in her 100m race in 13.4, while Charmaine Riley-Nelson was the third woman in her 100m race in 13.5. In the 200m Charmaine was the second woman in 27.0, just pipping Joella who was third in 27.3

Well done to Kane, Joella and Charmaine.

John Topliss


5pm – 6pm induction group for 7 – 9 year olds moved from Tues to Thurs

In order to enable more coaches to help with this induction session, the 5 – 6 pm induction group has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday.

The first session is on Thursday 26th September, 5 pm – 6 pm.

Any keen athletes should turn up at the athletics club house (on Wyndley Lane) at 4.55 pm on Thursday 26th September.  

The session costs £1.50.

Children must be aged 7 – 9 to take part.

2 weeks to go until the Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run

Little Aston 5 There are just over 2 weeks to go until the Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run. The races take place on 1 September at 11am. This is a great event organised by Royal Sutton. There are prizes for all age categories and this year there is a team prize so let’s have a great turnout!

Entry forms are available below and further details are available here.

Little Aston 5 entry form

Results roundup

Laura Whittle has put in a couple of great runs on the track during the last week. Last Tuesday she ran 8.57 in a 3000m race at the Trafford Grand Prix. This puts her into 6th place in the Power of Ten rankings for the 3000m. At the weekend she raced in the Scottish Athletics Championships and finished 4th in the 1500m in a time of 4.19.

Elsewhere Simon Corker recorded a 3rd place finish in the Moreton Morrell 10k.


Provisional results show Royal Sutton wins promotion

Nick P 400mWOW, Keep your fingers crossed but following everyones great performances yesterday the provisional results show we finished the meeting in second place which puts us in second place in the League and will give us promotion as long as we do not get any crazy dqs. Super Duper. The results are attached below and show that in yesterdays meeting the Men finished in second place and the Women in sixth place which put us into second place on the combined scores. The final League position after the 4 meetings becomes.
1st Leicester 23
2nd RSCAC 18
3rd Abingdon 16 1/2
4th Solihull 16
5th Leamington 16
6th Dudley 12 1/2
7th Kidderminster 10

Andrea 3kFor those of you who I persuaded to take on extra events at the last minute you can see it was all worth it . Thats you Lucy, Andrea, Nick M, Megan Mc, Janice and Elmena. Thanks for supporting your team.

What a day for Nick Pryce setting new club records in the 400m (his first 400m of the year) with 48.7 (half second improvement on his own record) and the 100m with a 10.7. Both of these are also League Divisional records. He then went on to anchor both the 4x100m and the 4x400m relay teams to victory. In the 4x100m he teamed up with Kane, Luke F and Nick M and they got the closest I have seen to the club record for many years which was set back in 1987 when I was in the team.as a pretty 43 year old. In the 4x400m it was Stuart, Fred and Kieran who ran with him and once again got very close to the club record set back in 1989. Well done guys.

Andrea also set a new W35 record in the 3000m with 10.51.1.to break Yvonne Parkers record set back in 2000 and Fiona Smith broke her own W50 Hammer record with 23.71m. Well done Andrea and Fiona.

Kieran High JumpThere were very many excellent performances, far too many to mention, but just a few interesting statistics about three performances. Kevins Discus throw of 48.79m is the second best M45 throw in the UK and he already has the best. Robs 1500m time of 4.18.3 puts him into second place in the M50 British rankings and he had a very sore Achilles. The 100m time of 13.2 in the 100m puts Fiona Ellis into 5th place in the W35 British rankings.

Finally a very, very special thanks to all our wonderful officials and helpers . Your support is invaluable.

All the best. John ( Winner of the prettiest Team Manager award for the tenth consecutive year)


Come and support our athletics team at Wyndley this Saturday

You don’t have to travel to Moscow to see top quality athletics this weekend. The senior athletics team will be in action this Saturday at Wyndley. If you want to compete and haven’t been asked then please speak to John, Fiona, Meg, Graham or Nick.

If you’re able to help out on the day (e.g. putting out hurdles/helping behind the coffee bar, etc) please let us know. Ernie will be at the track from 9am. Any help would be much appreciated!

Otherwise, It would be great to have lots of support so come along and cheer on the team. Field events start at 11.30 and track events start at 1pm. The last events are the relays at 5pm. A timetable of the events is available here.

Midlands Vets League T&F – Setting new Records – 31 July

On Wednesday, RSCAC were the hosts on home soil, for the fourth Midlands Vets League meeting of the year. And we really showed what that means to us with everyone achieving great performances.
The women finished in second place on the day, and finished the league in third place!

Andrea Deathridge
Andrea Deathridge

They had nine first places from the eleven events contested. Beryl Chapman set a W80 club record in the 2000m Walk with a time of 18.06.7. Well done Beryl.
It was great to see us fielding a womens 4x100m relay team and see Sharon Ralph back to help the team take first place.
Andrea Deathridge had a couple of fine runs in the 800m and 3000m and is getting close to the W35 club records.
Lorna Foster continued her unbeaten run in the throws with first places in the shot, discuss and javelin.
Fleur O’Brien had fine victories in the W60 shot and Long jump, and both Sandra and Fiona Ellis looked majestic in winning their 200m races.

The men finished in third place and finished the league in fourth place.
Graham Felton set a new club record in the M60 Hammer with 27.46 m beating Graham Youngs’ record of 27.16m set ten years ago. Great stuff Graham ! (he also won the M60 200m and remains unbeaten in the league in the sprints).

Gordon Chapman 2k walk.
Gordon Chapman 2k walk.

In his first meeting for the club, Ed Saunders won the M40 Pole Vault and took fourth place in the Long Jump. A big welcome to Ed.

A special thanks to all our officials and helpers, for without you we would not be able to put on meetings at home.
Do not forget the League cup Finals are on September the 1st at Nuneaton where we will be fielding a team.
Earlier I did send the provisional timetable and later I will send the definite one once received.
Finally may I remind you all that we have the final meeting of the Midland Senior Men/Womens League at Wyndley on Saturday August 10th so if you are not competing perhaps you could come along and help out and cheer your team mates along. The field starts at 11.30am and the track at 1.00pm.
Report from John “Tornado” Topliss