Results Round Up

Here’s some other great results from recent events sent in by John Topliss:
Tipton Open/BMC  20th June
  • Meghan Sharman U15 Hammer (3Kg) 1st 37.00m .New Club record. This breaks her own record of 36.90m set recently.
  • Chrissie Prince U20 Hammer (4Kg) 1st  42.68m . Seasons best. Close to her club record set last year.
BMC Events
  • Alex Jones U20  800m 1st 1.58.3 . Close to his PB
  • Tom Chew  1500m 11th 4.16.8 . New PB by over 5 secs.
  • Shaun Evans U23 5000m 1st 15.15.8 . As far as I can see this was Shaun’s first 5K track race. Coincidentally I recently bumped into the holder of the Club record, Alistair 0’Connor (married to Linda), outside the Clubhouse . He set the record in 1990.
England Under 23 Champs 18th June
  • Katie Ingle  3000m Steeplechase 4th 10.20.51 .Seasons Best. Over 2 secs improvement from time in winning the Welsh Champs (as a guest) . Next event for Katie is the World Champs Trials on July 2nd at Alexander Stadium . If you cannot make it I am sure it will be on TV. Here’s wishing Katie a super race.

Mason Trophy

34518852385_43beb34588_oHi Everyone, Several of our younger athletes were competing at the above meeting and put in some great performances.

  • Joe Martin (U15 800m) .Joe took 2nd place in a very close finish in a time of 2.00.70 which is a new Club record breaking his own record of 2.01.1 set recently.
  • Lewis Duval ( U17 1500m Steeplechase) .Lewis finished 3rd in 4.48.26 in what I believe is his first steeplechase. A chip of the old block. His Dad Spencer,who went to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, holds the Under 17 Club record in an amazing 4.15.01 set in 1986.
  • Meghan Sharman (U15Hammer) .Meghan finished in 4th place with 36.77 just missing her Club record of 36.90
  • James Ward ( U17 Discus) . James finished in 6th place with 33.86 which is a new PB.
  • Sam Grimshaw ( U17 Shot) .Sam finished in 8th place with 11.36 just missing his PB of 11.76.
  • Jasmine Walker (U15 Javelin) 3rd 32.66m.
  • Charlotte Hey (U15 1500m) 10th 5.02.01
All the best. John T

Little Aston 5 entries now open

29364136142_fa741ba46c_oEntries to the Little Aston 5 Mile Road Race are now open. The race is organised by Royal Sutton and takes place this year on Sunday 3 September. It starts and finishes at Little Aston Primary School and takes place along quiet undulating country lanes. The cost is £10 for affiliated athletes (£12 for unaffiliated)


Weekend Roundup

34755152536_cc9bce82f4_o (1).jpgThere were some outstanding performances by RSC athletes at the weekend. At the WM Schools Championships the top performance came from Joe Martin who won the Inter Boys 800m in a time of 2.01.1. This time knocks an amazing 5 seconds off the club record for the age group (and was set in breezy conditions)! There were also great performances by Jasmine Walker and Charlotte Hey who won the javelin and 1500m respectively.

At the Midland T&F Championships the highlight came from Nicholas Pryce who won a silver medal in the 400m. There were other great performances from Kane Howitt (5th in the 200m), Tom Chew (3rd in the 3000m steeplechase), Chrissie Prince (4th in the discus and 7th in the Hammer) and Fred Tremblay (7th in the 800m).

Katie Ingle showed she is returning to her best form with a great run at the Welsh Championships. Competing as a guest she won the 3000m steeplechase in a time of 10.22.

On the roads recent recruit Sam Crawford was 4th at the Aldridge 10k – Great running Sam!


Midland Veteran League – 7 June

The Midland veteran league meeting took place at Alexander Stadium on Wednesday.

Some great performances from the 13 athletes who turned out for us with several World Class performances !

There were several PBs  and one new Club record .

Lorna Foster set a new W50 Club record of 29.40m with the 3Kg Hammer.

Personal Bests were set yesterday by :

Fiona Smith 2000m Walk.

Paul Jenkins 3000m.

Paul Baker 200m and 800m.

Daniel Musson 800m.

A big thanks to our officials: Ruth, Nigel and Phil.

The next meeting is at Burton on Wednesday 28th June.

John Topliss

Midlands T&F League – 4 June

The T&F club squad put in a battling performance on Sunday, at the Midlands T&F meeting in Coventry.

We finally finished in 5th place with our very small team which had a super team spirit..

There were 14 events in which we had no athletes competing, but all of those who were able to make it put in some great performances resulting in twelve first places, nine second places and three third places.

Well done to everyone of you.

We spotted the following new personal bests.

Shaun Evans improved his 800m best by almost 5 seconds in winning the B 800m. In doing so he dipped under the symbolic 2 minutes mark, with some great front running (1’58.6).
This was the day after setting a new PB in taking first place in the 3000m at the BMC  PB Classic at Milton Keynes  !
The sprinters men did the magic treble, by winning both A&B races of the 100m, 200m and 400m. Well done Nicholas, Kane and Shem.
Kane also set a Division 3 League record for the 200m in 21.8.
Hannah Smith set a new PB in the 400m Hurdles, as did her Mum Fiona in the 200m.
A special thanks to our officials, RuthJaneDerekIanSherri, and Arnie who gave us the maximum points possible.
Power of ten results here
League Standings will eventually appear here.
The next meeting is at Abingdon on Sunday July 16th, with the last meeting at home on Saturday 5th August.
We are capable of a mighty comeback in this league, so lets get really strong teams out for both these meetings.
John Topliss

Midland Masters Champs – 4 June

Some world class results from our Masters athletes, over the week-end at the Midland Masters Champs, despite the mixed weather.

Janice Pryce W55
1st Triple Jump 9.55 m .New Championship Best Performance . No 1 UK Rankings 2017
1st Long Jump  4.11m. New Championship Best Performance . No 4 UK Rankings 2017
2nd 100m 15.6 No 8 UK Rankings.
Lorna Foster W50
1st Shot Put 9.05m
1st Discus 21.08m
2nd Hammer 27.92m . NEW CLUB RECORD ( Old record of 27.41m set by Fiona Smith in 2013) No 9 UK Rankings 2017.
(Lorna is No 5 in Discus and No 7 in Shot with earlier performances.
Donald Brown M50
1st 100mH 14.1 . New Championship Best Performance . No 1 UK Rankings 2017. NEW CLUB RECORD ( old record of 14.34 set by Donald in 2015). Since Donald’s time of 14.34 is the BRITISH RECORD there appears to be no mention in the results that this is a New British Record ? Maybe no wind gauge.
1st 100m 12.3 .No 4 UK Rankings 2017
1st 200m 25.4  No 6 UK Rankings 2017
1st Shot 11.40m
Kevin Brown M50
1st Discus 47.49m. New Championship Best Performance . No 1 UK Rankings 2017. I thought that this was also a NEW CLUB RECORD but found that Kevin threw 47.72m in 2016 in winning the Inter Area Meeting whilst representing the Midlands.
2nd Shot 10.67m
Full results are here.
Well done Janice, Lorna,Donald and Kevin!
John Topliss

Megan wins the Fun Run

Screenshot_2017-06-09-00-40-46Well done to Megan McBrien who was first women home at the Fun Run on Sunday. She becomes the second member of the family to win the race with Kate winning a couple of years ago.

Ollie Harradence continued his great form finishing second in the men’s race. Lots of other great performances from the senior squad. Based on a quick scan of the Strava/Facebook Mark Rickards, Paul Terleski, Russell Simpson, Paul Baker, Sam Crawford, Ollie Sheppard, Dean Lucas were all back within the hour and there were also great runs by Richard Lewis, Daniel Musson and Trevor Lewis. Well done to everyone else who took part from the club. Full results will be in the Observer.

Another world record for Muninder

800m WR FinishOn a glorious Saturday 27th May at York Athletics Club Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club athlete Muninder Singh Hayer made his debut over 800 metres in the RR1 race running category at the CP Sport Grand Prix meeting. Muninder had been training hard for this new distance since breaking the 200 metre World Record in Yeovil at the beginning of April and training had been going well. In the event Muninder set a new World Record of 4.35.5 seconds Knocking a massive 19.87 seconds off the previous World Record of 4.55.37 seconds. Coach Graham Felton said this was truly an amazing performance and no doubt the shockwaves will by now have reached Copenhagen where Muninder will de competing in the World Championships in early July. With 2 World Records already in the bag this year the aim is to now bring back the Gold Medals, and after a performance like this and still 6 weeks training to go it augers well.

Report by Graham Felton