Xmas Training – Senior Endurance Squad

  1. No training Thursday 24th
  2. Boxing Day: “Park Gates” run with Nick C. Meet at Clubhouse for 10am – a group off-road / trail run at a sociable “Post-Christmas Day” pace
  3. Tuesday 29th: Day-time session at 10.30 from Clubhouse car park. A mix of road & off road efforts. (No squad evening session.)
  4. Thursday 31st. No club session
  5. Back to normal training Tuesday 5th January 2016

The sessions are welcome to all members and anyone else who just fancies a run.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

Xmas training for sprints squad

The sprint squad (coached by Tony, Liz,  Nikki &Meg) are training 6-8 tonight (Tuesday). Then throughout the holidays training for this group will be 10-midday on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays (including Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.)  Training will be back to 6-8 pm on Tuesday 5 January.

Results roundup

22622632948_c5d59a4e3e_oThere’s been lots of action involving RSCAC athletes over the past couple of the weeks on the country, road, hills and indoors.

There were some great runs by our junior athletes in the Young Athletes XC match at Warley Woods where the team finished 4th (out of 20). The top performances came from Georgia Curry (2nd U17 women), Hope Stirland (3rd U11 girls), Alex Jones (3rd U17 men) and George Chadha (6th U11 boys). There were great team performances from the U11 boys (2nd), U13 girls (2nd) and U17 women (3rd). RESULTS   FOTOCCOMPLI PHOTOS

In the Midland Women’s XC we had 2 runners out. Helen Elsoueidi finished 163rd and Emily Campion was 242nd. A separate report is on the website for the men’s race. RESULTS

Andrea Deathridge had a great run in the Centurion 5 finishing 2nd woman in 31.59, whilst Paul Jenkins was 25th overall. In the Cardington Cracker fell race Nick Corker finished 8th.

Yesterday Steve’s group were out in force for a free Xmas Pudding at the Sneyd 10 mile road race. Dave Long was first home for the club in 1.00.11, with Steve Marklew, Mark Rickards, Matt Stenson and Paul Jenkins all not far behind. RESULTS

Finally, there was a Sportshall match on Saturday night with lots of our young stars in action.  RESULTS   FOTOCCOMPLI PHOTOS

Well done everyone!

Taster session 1 mile run raises £150 for Children in Need

Phil Pollock reports on the recent 1 mile run by our Taster Session:
“The Taster session group recently organised a 1 mile run in order to raise funds for the Children in Need appeal.
The winner was Harrison North in a magnificent time of 6mins 39 seconds considering he is only 8 years old. He will surely be a valuable asset to the club when he reaches 9 years old and can represent the club on both track or cross country. Well done to all the 35 runners that took part in the event.
The watching parents were encouraged to take part also and it was a delight to see so many put their trainers on and take part whether running, walking, pushing a pram whilst texting, or youngsters on a scooter. Such was the success of the event that we will organise a similar event next term!
In addition to the money collected on the night, RSCAC donated their training fees that had been collected and along with a further donation from the Club, a cheque for £150.00 has now been sent to Children in Need appeal. Last year we raised £100.00. So well done everyone.”

100 club

The winners for the November 100 Club draw were:

  • £50 11 Ernie Eames
  • £30 48 Linda Lord
  • £25 55 Trevor Brown
  • £15 22 Kirsty Tarr
  • £15 73 Ruth Dobbins
  • £15 21 John Fletcher

Many thanks for your support.

The £100 single number draw will take place on Thursday 17th December.

There are still some numbers available (not eligible for December draw)
Interested? It’s only £16.20p per year. Please ask at the coffee bar.

Senior XC – 5 December

A great turn out and fantastic performance by the senior men  yesterday. The outstanding performance came from Shaun Evans who finished in 2nd place (1st junior) in only his second senior XC race. A great run on a hard hilly course.
The A team finished 3rd on the day and is in 4th place after the first two races. The B team finished 6th on the day and are 5th after the first two races.
The positions  as follows:
  • A team – Shaun E – 2nd; Ollie H – 7th; Jerome A – 40th; Rob A – 42nd; Tom C – 48th; Steve M – 72nd
  • B team – Simon C – 89th ;Jon H – 104th; Chris T – 118th; Paul T – 146th; Tony H – 155th; Simon H – 166th.
  • C team – John F – 169th; Matt S – 182nd; Paul J – 198th; Matthew P – 208; Jim G – 215th

The full results are available on the Birmingham XC website. We’ll post the women’s results when available.

Thanks to Phil and Roy for supporting the teams on the day and to Selina for sending through the photo and results.