Records tumble as RSC win the latest YDL clash

Great performances from our U17/U20 team at Wyndley on Sunday with a win for RSC and lots of fantastic individual performances, including (at least) four new club records:

  • U20 long jump – Elliot Walker broke his own club record of 6.20m with a jump of 6.32m. He had a superb series of jumps.
  • U20 triple jump – Elliot Walker with a jump of 12.43m. This breaks the old club record set in 1999 by Adam D’Arcy
  • U17 Pole vault – Bonita Deathridge (2.25m). This was Bonita’s first competition and she breaks the record of 2m set by Charlotte Last in 2012.
  • U17 4kg Hammer  – Chrissie Prince breaking her own record with a throw of 33.46m

Well done everyone – In particular Elliot, Bonita and Chrissie and their coaches (Meg, Ernie and Graham).


John T

Telford games

Enter yourself in the Telford games on Saturday 12th September. Entry forms on Telford Athletics Club’s website. Entries close 24th August. You enter yourself.

Royal Sutton Lower YDL team substantially increase lead over Tamworth

The lower YDL team travelled to Corby on Sunday with everything to play for. At the conclusion of the second meeting at Solihull in May, there were only 2.5 points between second place Royal Sutton and third place Tamworth. At Corby, Royal Sutton Athletes increased this margin by an amazing 59 points! Coaches and parents on the day, commented on the amount of effort that every athlete put into their event and the result is testament to all the hard work. Well done everyone!

A number of athletes secured new personal best performances. Of particular note is the performance of Sam Grimshaw, who improved his performance in the 300 m, shot and discus. In his first season with the club, Sam has achieved Power of Ten rankings in 5 events.

There were victories in both u13 1200 metre races for Maddie Hammond and Holly Tyson and for Elsa Buchanan and Freya Liddington in long jump. Emily Sambrook achieved first place and a new PB in the shot.

Rachael White achieved a new PB and a win in the u15 1500 m.  Regan Keating and Jenny Hopkinson achieved new PBs in the discus, gaining valuable points for the team.

Ryan Humphreys and Luke Stoddart improved their performance in the u15 80 m hurdles and Ryan again achieved first place in high jump. James Ward continues to perform well with a win in both the discus and the hammer. The boys u15 4 x100 relay team consisting of Cameron Harris, Ben White, Aidan Bishop and Sam Grimshaw stormed to victory.

The final meeting is at Tamworth on Saturday 18th July. Make a note in your diary!

Nikki Iliffe

Team manager

New club records for Chrissie Prince and Jennie Hopkinson

Jennie_Hopkinson_ISA_National_Finals_2015Graham Felton reports on some great performances and new records set by RSC athletes over the weekend:

“Some great news over the last few days. Firstly Chrissie Prince, competing at the Mason Trophy, came 5th in the Discus and 7th in the Hammer. The Hammer Competition took 3 hours 40 minutes in total and the first 7 girls all achieved England Schools Standard. Chrissies throw of 41.78 metres sets a new PB and Club Record for U17 Girls 3Kg Hammer

On Monday Jennie Hopkinson won 2 Silver Medals at the Independent Schools National Championship at Alexander Stadium:

  • 100 metres 12.9 seconds New PB and equals Fiona’s Club Record set in 1977.
  • 200 metres 27.2 Seconds New PB.”

Updated club records

17011934549_c4cd2fbc5c_oThe latest club records (updated to 15/6/15) are now available on the Performances page. Well done to everyone who has set a new record this season – let’s hope for lots more over the next couple of months.

If you think there are any records we’ve missed then please speak to John Topliss or your coach.

Midland Athletics League – 6 June

4x100m record holders

Please find a link to the provisional results from Saturday’s meeting: PROVISONAL RESULTS

Excellent performances by everyone young and old. Thanks for all your support. A report will be sent to the Sutton Observer this week. There were six new club records set:

  • Elliott Walker Junior (under 20) Long Jump 6.20m . also very close to the triple record.
  • Connor Notley Junior (under 20) Discus (2 Kg) 33.45m
  • Nick Corker M40 3k steeplechase 10.36.6
  • Graham Felton M65 Shot (7.26 Kg) 7.60m  and Discus (2Kg)19.66m
  • Senior Mens 4x100m relay 43.8 secs Nicholas Pryce/Shem Nelson/Cameron Kirkbride/Kane Howitt.
Special thanks to our officials – Fiona S/Ian S (Hannah’s Dad)/Brian H/Chrissie’s Dad, Arnie E (Meghan’s Dad) and Graham F. If you stayed to the end you would have witnessed a very exciting victory by our Men’s 4x400m relay team. Great running guys!
The next meeting is on Sunday 5 July at Leicester. Make sure you have the date in your diary! John T

4x400m team

Midland Masters Championships – 7 June

photoWe had some great performances by our athletes at the Midland Masters Championships at Nuneaton Sunday.

  • Kevin Brown M50 1st Discus and Shot with new Club records .Due to his recent injury these had to be standing throws.
  • Lorna Foster W50 1st Shot,2nd Javelin,2nd Discus,and 3rd Hammer. A busy weekend for Lorna after competing for the Senior team at Corby on Saturday.
  • David Price M70 1st Javelin
  • Richard Henry M40 2nd 100m
  • Jhalman Singh M75 2nd Shot.
Finally just received the news that Swaran Singh (Current British M70 Discus Champion) has won the 2015 Indian Masters Championship and additionally took the silver medal in the Hammer.
All the best. John T

Heart of England at Corby

Another good day for RSCAC young athletes at Corby yesterday. There were so many good performances. Nearly every athlete got at least one pb! Results aren’t yet published so I will keep you posted….I predict third place. Well done everyone.

Lower Age YDL Team maintain second place in League

On Saturday 30th May, the under 13 and under 15 team travelled to Solihull to compete in a league where the standards are extremely high. The team performed well and finished the competition in third place behind two very strong Midlands clubs, Solihull and Small Heath and Tamworth. More importantly, the team has maintained second place in the league overall by a whisker.

In fine form, a number of the athletes who competed achieved new PB’s. A special mention for Ryan Humphreys, who in his first competition for the club achieved a first place in the hurdles B race and high jump. Daniel Olatundun came first in the 100m A race and a close second in the 200m. Ben White achieved first place in the 300 m and 800 m B races. James Ward won the discus by an impressive margin.

For the girls team, Maddie Hammond and Ellen Humpherston stormed home to win the 1200 m and 1500 m races.

The team was depleted due to the school holiday, the Sutton Fun Run and the Aston Villa Cup final! Two athletes deserve a special mention as they truly stepped out of their comfort zone to compete in 4 individual events each – Maddie Hammond and Freya Liddington.

Can all athletes please do their best to ensure the team continues to do well by making themselves available for the next competition on Sunday 21st June at Corby.

Nikki Iliffe – Team Manager