London Marathon

Congrats to all our runners who completed the London Marathon on Sunday. There were some fantastic performances. The highlight being an excellent run by Ollie Harradence to record a PB of 2 hrs 32 minutes.  The full set of RSC results are below:

  • Ollie Harradence – 2.32.34
  • Russell Simpson – 3.02.40
  • Dave Long – 3.19.25
  • Matt Powell – 3.23.19
  • Colin McAuley – 3.28.26
  • Dave Liddall – 3.42.17
  • Steve Pitt (Guide) and Lucy Edwards – 6.27.32

Change of venue for YDL Upper Age Group

Please be aware that the venues for the 1st and last UAG YDL have swapped.  They have been updated so that they are correct on the ‘fixtures’ page.

These are the correct venues:

YDL Upper Age Group (Under 17 and Under 20 age groups) – Division North/East 1B

  • Sun 30 April – Telford
  • Sun 28 May – RSCAC
  • Sun 25 June – Tipton

Latest club records

Graham Felton has updated the club records to reflect the early season events and to give you some targets for the summer:

RSCAC club records -24.04.17 

We will be updating the records periodically through the summer. If you have any records to add please speak to Graham, Meg, John T or any of your coaches. Get training everyone and go smash those records!!!

Records galore at inaugural club champs

Harrison, Fraser Ethan finalOn a beautiful sunny Saturday the inaugural RSCAC Club Championships took place at Wyndley Stadium with athletes in age groups U11, U13, U15, U17 and U20 competing across a wide range of track and field events.  Competition was fierce with every event being closely contested. For many of the younger athletes this was their first taste of competition under UKA rules and thanks to a great effort from the parents, officials, helpers and athletes everything went smoothly and a great atmosphere was created.
There were some superb results with a total of 145 Personal Bests and 7 Club Records set so it’s fair to say that there were many proud athletes, parents and coaches by the end of the day.
New Club Record’s were set as follows: U11 Boys Howler Fraser Cook 27.52 metres, U11 Boys 75 metres Harrison North 10.8 seconds, U11 Boys 150 metres Harrison North 21.4 seconds, U11 Girls 1200 metres Lucy Rigby 5.29.3 seconds, U13 Girls 75 metres Isabel Male 10.0 seconds, U13 Girls 150 metres Isabel Male 19.7 seconds and Finally U15 Girls Hammer Meghan Sharman 34.41 metres. So the sprint double by both Isabel and Harrison were major highlights.
No doubt this event will now enter the annual event calendar for next year onwards

Fantastic triathlon debut for Isobel Millington

Here’s a report from Graham about a great debut for Isobel Millington in the triathlon:Isobel Millington 1

Yesterday Royal Sutton Coldfield U15 athlete Isobel Millington competed in her first Triathlon in Cupar, Fife, Scotland. She has been training hard for the event and that training paid off. She finished 8th overall, 2nd women home and 1st in her age group, a great debut. Coach Graham Felton said that he was extremely proud of her achievement and it shows her strength of character, she is a very good sprinter/thrower and this has required a whole new mind set and a totally different training regime. It shows that if you want to try something different and are prepared to put in the hard work required you can be successful. Well done Izzy!

ERRA National Road Relays – 8 March

There were good team results at the National Road Relays in Sutton Park on Saturday, which confirmed the improvement all-round for the club at the Road relays in recent years.
Compared to the Midlands Relays, conditions were not optimal for the runners, very sunny with warm temperature over 20 degrees Celsius, but great for spectators.

The women’s team finished in 30th position out of 46 finishing teams.
Katie Ingle ran the fastest short leg for the club (14th Fastest SL overall) in 18:16; whilst Georgia Curry ran the fastest long leg in 33:04. There were also excellent runs from Rachel Thebridge, Melissa Woodward, Helen Elsoueidi and Emily Campion.
Results here.



The men’s team finished in 51st position out of 63 finishing teams, its 2nd best finish in the last 5 years.
Shaun Evans ran a great first leg to place the team in 29th position, with a time of 27:51.
Alex Jones ran the quickest short leg in 17:17.
There were also strong runs from Oliver Harradence (28:43) and Paul Terleski (18:43).
Other runners in the team were Rob Andrews, Dave Long, Thomas Chew, Stephen Pitt, Colin McAuley, Trevor Lewis, Mark Rickards and Fred Tremblay.
A few runners used the relays as preparation for the London Marathon, we wish them good luck !
Results here.

A few words from the Senior Men’s team manager Steve Marklew
“Can I take this opportunity to thank ALL runners who competed in the Midland & / or the National events, particularly those who came in at short notice to cover withdrawals or were willing to swap leg times / from short to long legs etc.  Such willingness makes the life of team manager slightly easier when having to change things around.”

Well done to everyone who competed, all runners are grateful for our supporters to the tune of “Come On Sutton” around the local course.

Photos courtesy of the racephotos website.
Videos of the finish from racephotos youtube channel here.

Lucy and Steve take on the London Marathon

Lucy and SteveCheck out this inspirational video from the BBC website about local athlete Lucy Edwards, who will taking on the London Marathon this April.


Lucy lost her sight aged 17, with the dramatic change in her life leading to her to be diagnosed with depression. She has since taken up running which has really helped her. On 23 April she will be running the London Marathon with her guide, Royal Sutton athlete Steve Pitt. We wish them all the best!!!

If you want to support Lucy and Steve they will be raising money for Guide Dogs. A link to their Just Giving page is below:


Muninder smashes world record

Muninder in ActionOn a warm and Sunny Sunday Afternoon at Yeovil, Royal Sutton Coldfield athlete Muninder Singh Hayer set a new world record for the RRI Race Running 200 metres. His time was 55.10 seconds and this completely outclassed the previous World Record of 57.23 seconds. In addition he also set a new PB for 400 metres and seasons bests for 100 metres and Seated Club Throw F31. Muninder and Coach Graham Felton were both expecting that he would break the World Record this season, but not this early in the season and not by such a big margin. Training has been going well and everything is now geared towards the Race Running World Championships in Denmark in July which promises to be a great competition. Muninder will be competing over 60, 100, 200 and 400 metres at the Championships. 800 metres is his next challenge and he will be making his debut over this distance in York on the 27th May.

100 club results

100 Club drawn 31st March –
£50  no.20  Ian Riley
£30  no.65  Helen Keetley
£25  no.75  Alex Buchanan
£15  no.29  Linda O’Connor
£15  no.6    Ann & Steve Mason
£15  no.50  Trevor Lewis
Thank you everyone for your support. Numbers are still available – Speak to John Mills or ask at clubhouse for information.