Archive for March, 2015

Summer athletics fixtures

Posted: March 30, 2015 by RSCAC in Race Notices

Nicholas PIt may not feel like it just yet but it’s now less than a month to go until the first athletics matches of the season. A list of all the fixtures is available below. Put the dates in your diary and get training.

Fixtures – summer 2015

100 club

Posted: March 30, 2015 by RSCAC in General Info

The latest 100 club winners are:

  • £50 – Sally Mills
  • £30 – Ruth Dobbins
  • £25 – Paul Williams
  • £15 – Joyce Hinchley
  • £15 – Lynne Duval
  • £15 – John Topliss

The next draw is in July. If you want to take part please speak to John Mills.

get-attachmentGreat news from Torun, Poland where Donald Brown claimed gold, silver and bronze medals at the European Masters Championships. Here’s his report back:

“Ecstatic after winning the Gold Medal to become the M50 European Masters Champion in the 60m hurdles.  My winning time of 8.66 was a personal best and ranks me number 1 in the world for 2015.  I was also thrilled to win the Bronze in the 60m sprint with another personal best of 7.47 and and Silver Medal in the 4 x 200m relay.  An incredible experience, awesome venue and fabulous medical team.”

Well done Donald – we’re all delighted for you!!!

IMG_0129 (2)A fantastic effort by our senior women saw Royal Sutton win bronze at the Midland Road Relays. Well done to Mel Woodward, Katie Ingle, Larna Partridge, Kate McBrien, Megan McBrien and Laura Whittle.

On a course slightly altered from previous years, Mel Woodward got us off to a flying start on the 1st leg with a time of 17.53 to put us into 3rd place – this was the 9th fastest time of the day. Katie Ingle had a good run after a winter disrupted by injuries to keep us in third place with a time of 18.43. Larna Partridge and Kate McBrien ran well on legs 3 and 4 to keep us in contention with the leading clubs, with the team in 7th place after 4 legs. Megan McBrien ran 18.52 on leg 5 to move the team up three places behind only Bristol & West, Charnwood AC and Birchfield. Laura Whittle ran the final leg in 17.13, the 2nd fastest time of the day, overtaking Birchfield to bring Royal Sutton home 3rd.

The men’s team finished in 36th place out of 73 teams (provisional results). Paul Terleski ran the fastest long leg for the team, whilst Fred Tremblay and Tom Chew ran the fastest short legs. There were also strong runs from Edward McGrath on his birthday and Mark Rickards. Without forgetting all those who fought hard to try and move the team up the table all afternoon, some of which were drafted at the last minute to help get a team out to compete. Well done everyone – great effort!

Photo from Bryan Dale’s racephotos website.

Mudrunner photos.

Results here

7-Pools-2015-43A number of runners were out and about at the weekend. There was success for RSC athletes at the 7 Pools Run. Amy Johnson won the women’s race, whilst Alex Blackham was 2nd place in the men’s race.

At the Stafford Half Marathon Dean England and Eddie McGrath ran the course in 1.23, Matt Stenson finished in 1.27, Vici Richardson in 1.45 and Ed Saunders in 1.49. Well done everyone!!!

7 Pools Run Results

Stafford HM Results

Photo from 7 Pools Run website

LA5 2014 - startThis years Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile Fun Run will take place on Sunday 6 September. Entry forms will be posted on the website nearer the time.

Weekend roundup – 14 March

Posted: March 17, 2015 by RSCAC in Race reports

imageWe had four athletes representing the West Midlands at the English Schools XC at Witton Park, Blackburn. Georgia Curry led the way again with a superb 12th place finish in the intermediate girls race. This follows great runs at the National and Inter County XC races  Well done also to Ellen Humpherston, Alex Jones and Shaun Evans who all earned county vests.


At the Stratford Half, there were pbs for Jon Higgins and Vici Richardson.

Jon smashed his HM pb which is now 1:26.24 to finish in 16th position, whilst consistent winter training paid off for Vici Richardson who brought hers down to 1:42.25. Well done Vici and Jon !!