Midland XC Championships

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A number of our top athletes braved the rain to race at a muddy Wollaton Park at the weekend. The top performances came from Georgia Curry who finished 3rd in the U20W race and Shaun Evans who was 4th in the U20M race. Our U13 girls were our highest placed team finishing in 5th place. Well done to everyone who raced.

RESULTS

Pic by Selina Evans

Indoor Success this Weekend

Kane Howitt took 3rd place in the 200m Senior Mens A race in the London Senior Games at Lee Valley in a time of 22.35 which is a PB (old indoors PB was 23.47)

Donald Brown (M50) started his 2018 season with times of 7.91 and 8.04 at the same meeting and was competing in the Senior Mens category. Donald, along with Janice Pryce (Triple Jump and Long Jump), is preparing for the European Masters Indoor Champs taking place in Madrid on March 19th to 24th.

Meanwhile at the Midland Counties Indoors Open at Alexander Stadium, Isabel Male (first year U15) set two new PBs of 8.20 and 8.26 in 1st and 3rd places in the 60m (old PB set 2 weeks ago was 8.30). Isabel is getting closer and closer to the Club record of 8.11 which has stood for over 23 years.

In his first ever Indoor Competition, David Iliffe (first year U 17) recorded times of 7.86 and 7.91 in his 60m races. An excellent start to his 2018 season.

Under 11 Fun In Athletics Regional Final

Six RSCAC under 11s were selected to represent Birmingham today in Sportshall Athletics. They all did superbly. The girls team finished in second place and the boys team won.

Well done to all of the Birmingham Team and a special well done to RSCAC athletes: Alfie, Jayden, Joe, Harrison (Boys’ Captain), Evie and Phao.

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CLUBHOUSE REFURBISHMENT UPDATE

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

Success for Sutton Sprinters

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

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.

Fantastic medal haul for Royal Sutton at the County Championships

 

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