Midland Veterans League – 28 May

Here’s a report by John Topliss on the latest Vets meeting:

“Great performances by everyone who competed on Wednesday in damp, cold, miserable conditions at Alexander Stadium. The results are available here:

MEN’S RESULTS

WOMEN’S RESULTS

Two new club records were set:
  • Joe Caines, now an M60, in his first outing for several years set a new record in the 200m in 27.7 beating my own record set ten years ago of 27.9 when getting the bronze medal in the British Champs. Either the track is short (but thinking about it that is where I set my time) or Joe is not 60. Seriously though well done Joe it was great to see you running again.
  • Graham Felton set a new M65 Discus (1.5Kg) record with 23.24m. Well done Graham.
The next meeting is at Burton on the 25th June with the last one at Wyndley on the 30th July. The Cup Finals are at Stoke on Sunday 31st August.
The next Midland Men’s and Women’s League meeting is on Saturday the 7th June at Worcester (a change from the original venue). Please make sure you’re available for this important match”

Change of venues

Please keep up to date with the online fixtures list as venues keep changing!

Just in case anyone is unsure…

The lower age group YDL on Saturday (31 May) is at Stoke.

The upper age group YDL on Sunday (1st June) is at Nuneaton (not Tipton.)

And the senior league on Sat 7th June is at Worcester (not Tipton.) (This will be on version 6 of the fixtures list which will be updated shortly.)

Thanks.

Trafford Grand Prix – 27 May

The sprinters were in great form at the Trafford Grand Prix on Tuesday. Nicholas Pryce won both his races, recording 10.93 in the 100m and 21.96 in the 200m. His times were the fastest recorded on the night (out of 12 100m races and 10 200m races). Nick Mbewe ran 11.74 the 100m and 23.49 to win his 200m race. Well done guys!

Upcoming fixtures

Ollie HA busy month coming up for our athletics teams. Here is a summary of key dates for the diary:
  • Wed 28 May – Midland Vets League (+35) – Alexander Stadium
  • Sat 31 May​ – Youth Development League (u13-15) – Stoke
  • Sun 1 Jun – ​Youth Development League (U17-20) – Nuneaton
  • Sat 7 Jun – ​Midland Senior League (U17+)
  • Sat 14 Jun​ – WM Schools’ Championships – venue tbc
  • 14/15 Jun – Midland Champs (U20/Senior) – Alexander Stadium
  • Sat 21 Jun – ​Mason Trophy – Alexander Stadium
  • Sun 22 Jun​ – Youth Development League (u13-15) – RSC
  • Wed 25 Jun – Midland Vets League (+35) – Burton
  • Sun 29 Jun – ​Youth Development League (U17-20) – Nuneaton

Updated club records

We’ve updated the club records for a number of new records that have been set over the winter and in the first few weeks of the season:

  • Donald Brown – 8.73 for the M50 60m hurdles
  • Donald Brown – 31.60m for the M50 hammer
  • Freya Liddington – 1.15m for the U11 girls high jump
  • Nick Corker – 6.34.1 for the M35 2k steeplechase
  • Chrissie Prince – 10.50m for the U17 Women’s Shot Putt
  • Connor Notley – 35.53m for the U17 Men’s Hammer
  • Kane Howitt – 6.11m for the U20 Men’s Long Jump

The full list of records is available here: RSCAC Club Records

Well done everyone – Let’s hope for lots more records this summer!

Warwickshire County Championships – 17/18 May

There was perfect weather and some fantastic results at the Warwickshire County Championships with lots of medal winners and many athletes smashing their PBs. In addition, congratulations to Chrissie Prince who set a new club record in the U17 shot with a throw of 10.50m. This broke a record set by B Malony of 9.92m 37 years ago.

A summary of medal winners is below. POT results are available here

1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Nicholas Pryce (200m Senior Men) Ethan Brough (100m U15 Boys) Katie Beresford (3rd 800m TT 2 U13 girls)
Ethan Brough (200m U15 Boys) Will Bonner 400m (U20 Men) Elsa Buchanan (U11 Quad Kids)
Megan Evans (Long Jump Senior Women) Amiyah Forrest 100m (U20 Women)
Shaun Evans (1500m U17 Men) Freya Liddington (U11 Quad Kids)
Georgia Platt (800m Time Trial 2 U13 girls)
Chrissie Prince (Discus U17 Women)
Tom Chew (3000m S/C Senior Men)

Loughborough International – 18 May

Laura Whittle and Katie Ingle both had fantastic runs at the Loughborough International meeting on Sunday. Laura ran a great time of 9.04 to win the 3000m by a 14 second margin. Katie, who was representing the GB and Northern Ireland juniors ran a time of 10.24 to finish 4th in the 3000m steeplechase.