Archive for December, 2017

Training tonight

Posted: December 14, 2017 by RSCAC in Uncategorized

With the exception of Martin Phipps and Brian Higson’s groups, training has been cancelled tonight. This is due to the icy conditions at and around Wyndley. Martin and Brian’s groups still plan to train as usual.

Any questions please speak to your coach.

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Due to the continued snow and ice on the track and Wyndley Lane the taster session for 7-9 year olds on 14 December has been cancelled.

We return on 11 January. Have a nice Xmas and New Year.

No Training Tomorrow Night

Posted: December 11, 2017 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

We have made the decision that due to the weather there will be no training tomorrow night.  Stay safe in the warm.

Thank you Skipton Building Society

Posted: December 10, 2017 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club has been given a £500 grant courtesy of the Skipton Grassroots Giving Team.

This money will be used to buy new equipment for the club’s weekly taster sessions for 7 to 9 year olds, so that the club can offer a greater selection of activities that will further develop each child’s repertoire of skills.

Items such as mini hurdles, long and triple jump mats, weighted balls, hoops and beanbags will be bought with the money.

Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club have been running weekly taster sessions for 7 -9 year olds in preparation for them competing for the club in cross-country and track and field events when they reach 9 years old.

Such is the interest in these one-hour sessions that there is a waiting list to join in excess of 100 youngsters!

Even at the tender age of 7, the children are taught the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing, along with social skills, etiquette and discipline. Through listening to the advice of the club’s volunteer coaches, along with practising week on week, all of the youngsters improve. Many become extremely good athletes.

After attending this taster group, when they turn 9, they transition much better into the main athletics club due to their increased fitness and skill levels.

From grassroots to Olympic standard, the club have been successful in guiding youngsters to reach their pinnacle in this sport. Many youngsters continue their membership with the club and compete for their school, club, university or district, with some competing in regional or national championships before going on to represent their country.

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Tomorrow’s race at Perry Park has been cancelled because of the forecast bad weather.

As at 3pm today (Friday 8th) the West Midlands Young Athletes XC is still due to go ahead as planned. However, the weather forecast is pretty awful so this may change. Please check the WMYACCL website for updates

Birmingham League Division 1 – 2 December

Posted: December 8, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

20171208_195004There were fantastic individual and team performances at the 2nd men’s XC race at Trentham last Saturday. Shaun Evans had an AWESOME run to finish in 2nd place overall – we’d love to know if any of our RSCAC runners have ever had a higher finish in Division 1! Great runs by Joe Spruce (62nd), Alex Jones (78th), Barry Lloyd (89th), Tom Parkes (98th) and Ashley Powell (128th)  saw the A team finish 9th. The B team was 12th in the B league race.

Photo of Shaun Evans by Mick Hall

RESULTS

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