winners! ydl under 17 and under 20

U17 4x300m relay teamCongratulations to the under 17 and under 20 teams who stormed to victory at Nuneaton earlier today in the ydl. There were too many successes to mention individuals – with pbs coming think and fast. Check out the Facebook page for pictures and look in this week’s observer for the full write up. Well done team rscac!

U17 4x400m relay team

club connect relays at British Champs

Well done to our under 13 and under 15 mixed relay teams who represented the club in style earlier as they opened the event. The under 13s were 3rd and the under 15 we think were 4th – it was very close! The teams are in action again  in an agility challenge at two. Pop down to the alexander stadium to see  them in action if you can x

British Championships

British ChampsIt’s the British Championships this weekend, with the best athletes in the country competing at the Alexander Stadium. We have two athletes scheduled to compete with Nicholas Pryce set to run in the 200m and Laura Whittle in the 5k. If you’re going to watch the action make sure you give them plenty of support!

Midland Vets League – 25 June

John Topliss reports:

Please find the provisional results of yesterdays meeting at Burton:

Midland Vets Burton – Men

Midland Vets Burton – Women

Although we had a very small team there were some excellent performances by our athletes resulting in three new club records. They are:
  • Fiona Smith W50 Hammer 3Kg 27.41m . This beats her own record of 17.16m from last year and adds to her recent record with the 4kg Hammer . By the way Fiona still holds the Under 15 100m record set in 1977.(12.9)
  • Donald Brown M50 Shot 6Kg 10.33m . The old record was set by Graham F in 2002 of 9.87m.This means Donald now holds 10 club records two of which were set in 1988. They are the Senior Mens Long Jump and Triple Jump.
  • Graham Felton M65 Discus 2Kg 19m something. Graham competed as a guest in the M35 event and the guest results have not yet been published.He won the M60 100m and so continues his unbeaten sprint wins from last year in the League, which he constantly reminds me about, although he is not as pretty as me..This means Graham still holds nine club records after having lost one to Donald but he is a team member of three relay records.
A special thanks to Ruth Dobbins (timekeeper) and Phil Pollock (Long Jump official) .

Katie Ingle wins at the English Championships

Katie Ingle had a fantastic run to win the U20 3000m steeplechase title at the England Athletics U20/U23 Championships at Bedford. Her time was 10.26.22. With the qualifying time secured a few weeks ago, the victory confirms Katie’s place in the GB team for the World Junior Championships in Oregon.

Margaret Riley provides a summary of an eventful race: “The race was a combined U/20 and U/23 event and Katie covered the leaders from the gun.

Lap two proved eventful as Katie hit the barrier in the home straight and fell heavily. She was back on her feet immediately and chased down the leader. At the next water jump she had another fall but again managed to regain her rhythm and by lap five had taken on the lead. She was overhauled in the final 100m by the leading U/23 athlete but managed to take the U/20 Championship title and qualify for Eugene.

This is the third year in a row she has taken the title – surely a record for any middle distance athlete from RSCAC ?”

Well done Katie!

Nicholas Pryce and Gabrielle Kinney were also competing. Nicholas qualified for the finals of the 200m with a time of 21.71. He finished 5th in the final in 21.75. Gabrielle ran well in the heats of 800m running 2.16.43.

Results and reports are available on England Athletics website


New club records for Connor and Chrissie at the Mason Trophy

Connor Notley and Chrissie Prince both set new club U17 Discus records on Saturday at the Mason Trophy meeting. They were representing West Midlands Schools against other areas schools. The details are:

  • 3rd Discus Connor Notley 36.38m
  • 4th Discus Chrissie Prince 32.86m

A number of other RSCAC athletes were also competing and the full results are available on the PoT. Well done to everyone who took part!

Report by John Topliss

Home fixture at Wyndley this Sunday

We will be hosting our first home fixture of the season at Wyndley this weekend with the U13s and U15s competing in their Youth Development League match. The competition starts at 11am and continues until 4.30pm: TIMETABLE. If you’re free on Sunday afternoon please come along and support our young athletes