2015 Athletics Fixtures

Kane HowittThe temperatures may be below freezing and you may still be polishing off the last bits of the turkey but it won’t be too long until the athletics season is upon us. The provisional dates for the league fixtures are all below:  

Lower Age YDL (U13 and U15)

  • 2 May – Banbury
  • 30 May – Solihull
  • 21 June – Corby
  • 18 July – Tamworth
Upper Age Group YDL (U17 and U20)
  • 18 April – Leamington
  • 16 May – TBA
  • 28 June – Wyndley
  • 26 July – West Nottingham
Heart of England (Junior age groups from U11s and senior women)
  • 10 May – Kidderminster
  • 7 June – Corby
  • 5 July – Bromsgrove and Redditch
Midland Track and Field League (Senior age groups from U17)
  • Sat 25 April – Sutton Coldfield
  • Sat 6 June – Corby
  • Sun 5 July – Leicester
  • Sun 9 August – Solihull

Midland Veterans League (+35 yrs)

  • 29 April – Stoke
  • 27 May – Alexander Stadium ( Birchfield)
  • 17 June – Telford
  • 29 July – Wyndley
  • 30 August – Cup Final (Worcester)

Officials wanted

Would you be able to help the club out at competitions by becoming an official? You would be helping the club out massively because we get points for qualified  officials (we did in fact get promoted this year in the Heart of England League when our officials points were added on!) You could do timekeeping,  field judging (raking a pit, measuring how far a jump/throw is) or track judging (checking athletes stay in lane, checking batons are passed in the right box, making sure everyone runs the right number of laps in distance races &ordering runners as they cross the line).

If you think you can do any of these…can you attend the course on either:

15 March at the Pingles Leisure Centre, Nuneaton or

21 March at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton

The club will pay for you to do the course. Please email rscac@hotmail.co.uk if you are able to help out and specify if you would rather be a track judge, field judge or timekeeper.  Or ask for Meg Evans at the club for more info.

Merry Christmas!

General Christmas training

Please speak to your coach if you are unsure of Christmas training times (Brian’s group and the Sprints / jumps group times are detailed below) but generally…

Young athletes will be training  from ten till half eleven/midday on Tues and Sundays throughout the holidays.

Seniors are training six to eight as usual tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd).

No training on Christmas Day.

As far as I’m aware, there is no training on new years day but it is best to check this with your coach.

Merry Christmas!

West Midlands Young Athletes XC League – 7 December

15781237328_d5e5e1e2ee_oWell done to everyone who competed in round 3 of the West Midlands Young Athletes XC at Warley Woods on Sunday. There were some great individual and team performances on a really challenging course. Shaun Evans continued his great form to finish 3rd in the U17 men’s race. The U17 men’s team, which also included Jerome Austin and Max Sellers finished in 3rd place.

Lewis Duval had a great run to finish 4th in the U13 boys race. In the U17 women’s race Georgia Curry was first home for the club with a superb 7th place finish. Other top ten finishers included Ryley Thomas, who was 7th home in the U11 boy’s race, Elsa Buchanan who was 10th in the U11 girls race and Georgia Platt who was 9th in the U13 girls race.

There were strong team performances in particular by the U11 girls and U13 girls. The U11 girls team of Elsa Buchanan, Hope Stirland, Arantxa Middleton, Sian Duval and Harriet Martin finished 2nd. The U13 girls team of Georgia Platt, Grace Ballinger, Katie Beresford, Lucy Corker and Tamsym Booth finished 3rd.15782930677_4b08bd90e6_o

Overall the club finished 5th on the day out of 19 clubs and are in 5th place after 3 of the 5 races.




100 club

The latest 100 club winners were:

  • £50 no 24 Linda Lord
  • £30 no 6 Ann & Steve Mason
  • £25 no 41 Sarah Smewin
  • £15 no 30 Nick Corker
  • £15 no 17 Fay Pollock
  • £15 no 21 John Fletcher (AGAIN!!!!!)

The next draw is on 18 December. If you’d like to take part please speak to John Mills or ask at the coffee bar.

Laura Whittle wins in the Midland Women’s League

Laura WhittleWell done to Laura Whittle who recorded a great win at the Midland Women’s XC race in Northampton today. She made the decisive break on the final hill to win in her first outing on the country this winter.

Andrea Deathridge and Vici Richardson both had strong runs and the club placed 14th overall out of 37 teams.

It was a tough day for a greatly depleted men’s team. The highlight was a great first run by Jon Higgins on his debut for the cross country team. The 2015/16 promotion push begins now!

The next league matches are on 10 January, where the men race at Coventry and the women race at Droitwich. Put the dates in the diary – no excuses allowed!!!

The full results from the men’s and women’s races are available below:

Men’s race results

Women’s race results

Photo from the Mudrunner Photography Facebook page.