Archive for January, 2018

CLUBHOUSE REFURBISHMENT UPDATE

Posted: January 13, 2018 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

I wanted to thank everyone for their patience during the RSCAC clubhouse refurbishment. Particular thanks to Bunny Kyd for all the time he has invested in planning and managing this improvement to our clubhouse facilities.

Our new facilities are nearly ready (just awaiting drains connection via the council). I would also particularly like to thank the kind person who has sponsored our interim toilet facility, our porta loo, this has been greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Alex Buchanan, committee chair

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Tonight’s Sportshall Competiton

Posted: January 13, 2018 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Well done to ALL the athletes who competed in tonight’s Sportshall. We had so many 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes and many other PBs.

Good luck to all those who are competing in tomorrow’s cross country.

Success for Sutton Sprinters

Posted: January 12, 2018 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Kane Howitt and Isabel Male started 2018 with some sparkling performances on Saturday in the 60m at the Midland Counties Indoor Meeting.

Kane set a new Senior Men’s Club record of 6.99 in winning his race beating Nicholas Pryce’s old record of 7.01 set in 2013. Kane’s previous best was 7.19 set in 2016.

Isabel, in her first year as an under 15, set a new PB of 8.30 in finishing 2nd in her race. Her old PB was 8.50 set last year.

Well done to both Kane and Isabel.

Indoor Competitions for Club Athletes to Enter

Posted: January 12, 2018 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

There are several indoor competitions taking place in February and March that any club athlete can enter if they’re the correct age. Indoor competitions are a great way to get officially timed races & measured distances in the winter.

You enter yourself on this website. Check with your coach before you enter: https://mcaa.athletics-uk.org/midlandcounties/2018/

The events are on the following dates:

  • 10th & 11th February at Alexander Stadium High Performance Centre. U15 & older. Online entries close on 14th January.
  • 24th February at Arena Birmingham. U15 & older. Online entries close on 24th January.
  • 17th & 18th March at Alexander Stadium High Performance Centre. U13 and above. Online entries close on 5th March.

 

Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club’s athletes put in great performances at the XC County Championships on Saturday, winning a fantastic haul of individual and team medals. The club has three new County Champions, with Sian Duval (U13G) and Lewis Duval (U17M) winning their races at the Staffordshire Championships at Sandwell Valley, whilst Ollie Harradence won the Men’s Masters title at the Warwickshire Championships at Warley Woods.

There was a fantastic performance by the U13 girls with Mante Nausedaite finishing 2nd, Martha Wood 3rd and Charlotte Prince 5th to win the team race by a large margin. Great support from Bethan Homer (6th), Charlotte Crees (8th) and Zara Buchanan (10th) meant that the club’s B team finished ahead of the 2nd place club in the competition. The U13 boys won silver medals with George Hope finishing 5th, Ethan Patel 6th and Jack Wakefield 8th. George O’Connor was 6th in the U13 boys race at Staffordshire and will hope to earn a county vest as a reward for his fine run.
There was a bronze medal for the U13 girls team with Charlotte Hey finishing 5th, Lucy Carey 7th and Lucy Corker 12th. Ellen Humpherston won silver with a second place finish for the U17 women whilst Caitlin White finished 8th. Georgia Curry won silver in the U20 women’s race. There were many other great individual performances and a number of athletes will be selected to represent their counties at the Inter County Championships in March.
Photos of Sian and Lewis from the Staffordshire Championships are from Bryan Dale’s excellent Racephotos website