2018 athletics season dates

Here’s the dates you’ve all been waiting for. Thanks to Graham F for pulling them together:
Club Championship:-

Saturday 7th April at Wyndley

Heart of England League:- (U11, U13, U15, U17 plus U20 and Senior Women)
Saturday 5th May at Wyndley
Sunday 24th June at Banbury
Sunday 8th July at Worcester
Lower Age Group YDL:- (U13, U15,)
Saturday 21st April at Stoke
Saturday 19th May at Wyndley
Saturday 17th June at The Dell
Saturday 21st July – Promotion final no venue yet we have to qualify to be included
Upper Age Group YDL:- (U17, U20,)
Sunday 29th April at Tipton
Sunday 27th May at Telford
Sunday 1st July at Stoke
Sunday 29th July – Promotion final no venue yet we have to qualify to be included
Senior Men and Womens League
Sunday 6th May at Stourport
Saturday 2nd June at Burton
Saturday 7th July at Newport
Sunday 5th August at Solihull, venue TBC
Midland Vets League League
Wednesday 2nd May at Telford
Wednesday 6th June at Birchfield
Wedneday 4th July at Tamworth
Wednesday 25th July at Wyndley
Sunday 19th August Cup Final venue and date TBC

West Midlands Young Athletes XC – 19 November

Warley Woods 1

A fantastic effort by all our athletes on a really tough course at Warley Woods yesterday. Overall the team finished 3rd on the day.

Summary results by age group were as follows:

  • U17W – 7th, Ellen Humpherston 1st home in 20th.
  • U11B – 4th, Will Stead 15th and all counters (Harvey Gillett, Harrison North, Isaac Cartwight and Zak Tisdale) home in top 29
  • U17M – 8th, Lewis Duval 16th first back for the club
  • U11G – 5th, Evie Sandland 15th
  • U15B – 10th, Joe Martin 31st
  • U13G – 2nd, Sian Duval 6th and all counters in top 21 (well done to Hope Stirland, Mante Nausedaite, Charlotte Crees and Bethan Homer)
  • U13B – 5th, great running in particular by Ethan Cook 6th, Ethan Patel 7th, George O’Connor 11th
  • U15G – 3rd, Lucy Carey 16th and all 5 counters in top 32 (Charlotte Hey, Libby Turney, Elsa Buchanan, Lucy Corker)

There were lots of great performances beyond those mentioned above. Well done everyone!



Next up it’s Perry Park on 10th December. That’s almost a home fixture so no excuses for not running. And then it’s back to Warley Woods for the County Championships in January.

Birmingham XC League Div 1 – 11 November


A big thank you to all those who ran on Saturday at Cheltenham. The A team finished 13th out of 16 teams which puts us just above the relegation zone, not bad considering we were missing a number of regular A team counters. Well done to our x/c debutants Barry, Valentin and Ashley who all scored in the A team – something to live up to now lads (except for Valentin who will be leaving the UK this week to return to France – Thank you and all the best for the future, we hope you have some happy memories of RSCAC and English cross country to take home with you).

An even bigger thank you to Bob Owen who acted as our “Official” for the day, saving a penalty of 200 points had we not provided our “finish funnel” official.


The 2nd fixture is on Saturday 2nd December at Park Hall Country Park, Hulme Road, Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent (post code for SAT-NAV ST3 5AX). Please let Steve know if you are planning to compete.

Midlands Women’s XC League – 11 November

20171114_205925Here’s Roy’s report from the 1st women’s XC match at Coventry on Saturday.
An excellent performance by our team finishing in 13th position, with 6 runners turning out, our best for a long time. The team consisted off
  • Gemma Sidaway
  • Georgia Delaney
  • Rachel Thebridge
  • Kirsty Stygall
  • Lydia Sergiew
  • Lucy Stubbs
It was great to see Kirsty, Lydia and Lucy turning out for us for the first time and special thanks must go to Lydia completing the last lap with an extremely painful heal blister and Lucy turning up although recovering from illness.
So thank you all for running and I look forward to seeing you and others on the start line at Stratford on the 2nd December.