Training Times

We hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas.

For those who missed training before Christmas due to other commitments:

Sprint group are training 6pm – 8pm tonight and 6pm – 8pm next Tuesday and Thursday.  All three sessions are at the track.

Martin’s, Simon’s and Brian’s groups are training 10am – 11.30am next Tuesday and Thursday.

For all other groups, if you’re not sure on training times, please contact your coach directly.

Christmas Pudding Run

20171216_101224Well done to all our athletes, parents and helpers who braved the cold and ice today in Cannock Chase. All our young runners looked in great shape for the County Champs in a couple of weeks and thoroughly deserved the big pub lunch. Massive thanks to Brian and Martin for organising.

Training tonight

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.

Thank you Skipton Building Society

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.


Birmingham League Division 1 – 2 December

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