European Masters update

WOW. What great performances from our guys in Izmir!!! Donald Brown took his third silver of the Championships by finishing second in the M50 200m Final in 24.28 secs. He already won silver medals in the 100m and 100m hurdles.
 Rob Andrew Izmir
Current British champion Rob Andrew also took the silver medal in the M50 800m Final in 2.05.58. You can see the video of the final here.
Fred Tremblay narrowly missed out on a medal finishing in 4th place in the M35 800m Final in 1.58.77. Video of the final here.
However, he won a silver medal today competing for France’s 4x400m relay team. 

Great running guys!!!

Report by John Topliss

A Heart of England win for RSCAC

20140831_155859Well done to all athletes who competed in today’s Heart of England. WE WON THE MATCH! This put us third in the league so we just missed out on promotion but an excellent win today nonetheless.

There were too many successes to mention everyone by name so I just want to say a big well done to everyone.

A special mention to our under eleven medalists (pictured here)….Evan Pritchard (75m silver, 11.2s ), Freya Liddington (75m silver, 11.6s and howler gold 30.04m) & Joe Creed (75m bronze, 11.5s). Elsa Buchanan also claimed two medals but was unable to come today. Gold in the long jump, 3.94m & bronze in 600m, 2.04.3).

Little Aston 5 – and the winners were……………

Well done to everyone who ran in the Little Aston 5 this morning. The men’s race was won by Nick Corker (Royal Sutton Coldfield AC) in a time of 27.21, with James Jefferson from West Bromwich Harriers in 2nd place in 27.36. The women’s race was won by Danielle Hodgkinson (Birchfield) in a new course record time of 28.26. 2nd place was taken by Natasha Blunt (Taunton Forever Running Club). The team event was won by Birchfield.

Thanks to everyone who took part. The full results will follow.

Upcoming weekend

It’s a big weekend of action for the club. The Little Aston 5 takes place this Sunday at 11am (with the 2 mile fun run starting shortly after). Entries are being taken on the day upto the race limit – if you are entering on the day please come down early to avoid disappointment. Race details

Elsewhere, our junior athletes are competing in the final Heart of England match at Leamington, whilst we also have Veterans competing at the Cup Final in Stoke and at the European Championships in Izmir (Good luck Rob, Fred and Donald!).

Please let us know how you get on – Tweet us at @Royal_Sutton_AC with your updates and photos.

Have a great weekend everyone – Go Team RSC!!!

Weekend round up

Laura Whittle recorded a fast time of  9.49.75 in the 2 miles competing against the best in the world at the Birmingham Grand Prix. Needless to say, it is another club record – well done Laura!!!

At the European Masters Athletics Championships in Izmir, Turkey there were great performances by Donald Brown and Rob Andrew. Donald took the silver medal in the M50 100m in 11.67 in a very close final having won his heat in 11.85. Rob won his heat in the M1500m in the fastest heat time and goes in the final today.

Elsewhere, Nicholas Pryce reached the semi finals at the Inter County Championships, running 21.80 in the 200m heats and 21.87 in the semi final.

Birmingham Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium

If you have tickets to the Birmingham Grand Prix at the Alexander Stadium today, get there at 1:15 so you can support our under 13, under 15 and under 17 mixed relay teams. Best of luck to: Regan, Patience, James, Luke, Jennie, Becky, Cameron, George, Mollie, Rachel, Michael and Will. Enjoy the experience. All spectators, CHEER LOUDLY for Royal Sutton.