100 Club Winner

Number 43 earned John Doyle a nice Christmas Present of £100 in the 100 Club Christmas Draw.

Merry Christmas to all 100 Club Members and thank you for your support.

There are still numbers available and all profit from the draws goes into club funds. If interested, see John Mills or ask for information at Coffee Bar.

Pudding Run

Cannock Chase was treated to a visit by athletes, of varying ages…for the traditional Pudding Run.

Good weather, good company…followed by good food, all made for a great day.

Merry Christmas to all!!

Christmas Training

Sun 22 Dec 10:00 – 11:30 – Park run and conditioning;
Tue 24 Dec 10:00 – 11:30 – Hartop Road session;
Thu 26 Dec 10:00 – 11:30 – Park run with 50 pace kicks;
Sun 29 Dec 10:00 – 11:30 – Strength and conditioning session;
Tues 31 Dec 10:00 – 11:30 – Speed endurance session in the park – probably on arena field;
Thur 2 Jan 10:00 – 11:30 – Park or track fartlek. Stretching session in the clubhouse;
Sat 4 Jan – County XC Championships –Warks at Warley Woods – Staffs XC Champs at Stafford Common;
Sun 5 Jan 6.00 to 7.20 pm – Strength & conditioning – clubhouse

Chrssie/Sherri/Fiona –
As normal this week, then no sessions until the new year. The first session back is Thursday 2nd Jan 10:00 – 11:30 (and there will be a throws session for the throwers 11:30 – 12:30). Sessions are back to normal 6-7.30pm from Tuesday 7th Jan.

Sat 21 Dec – Pudding Run – meet at club house at 8.50am;
Thu 26 Dec – Boxing Day Run – All parents are welcome. Meet at the club house at 10am. (Will not run Far – promise!)
Sun 29 Dec 10:00 – 11:30
Tue 31 Dec 10:00 – 11:30

Paul – Finish 19/12/19 and Return on 07/01/2020.

Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and 2nd January from 10:00 to 11:30. No training on Boxing Day!

Steve M
Tue 24th Dec – Mince pie & coffee
Thur 26th Dwc – Left over turkey (curry)
Tue 31st Dec – champagne & truffles!
In other words – no club sessions till Thursday 2nd Jan at 6pm as normal

Tues 24 Dec 10.00 – 11.45;
Thurs 26 Dec – no session;
Tue 31 Dec 10.00 – 11.45;
Thurs 2nd Jan 10.00 – 11.45

Taster Group (Phil and Katie) will reconvene on 9th January.

Vote for Donald Brown to win! Voting closes today (10 Dec)

Our very own Donald Brown has been shortlisted for the Athletics Weekly Readers’ Choice Award for Best Britsh Male Athlete. Please follow this link and scroll down to cast your vote: https://www.athleticsweekly.com/uncategorized/aw-aoty-2019-vote-1039926297/

Winning this award would be the perfect end of a great year for Donald. For those who may not be fully aware of his achievements this year, they are as follows:

World Masters Championship:

  1. Gold 60m Hurdles
  2. Silver 4 x 200m relays
  3. Bronze 60m

European Masters Championships:

  1. Gold 100m
  2. Gold 200m
  3. Gold 100m Hurdles
  4. Silver 4 x 100 Relay

National Outdoors Masters Championships:

  1. Gold 100m
  2. Gold 200m
  3. Bronze 100m Hurdles

National Masters Indoor Championships Lee Valley

  1. Gold 200m
  2. Silver 60m
  3. Silver 60m Hurdles

British Records:

  1. 100m Hurdles – 14.83
  2. 100m Hurdles – 14.62
  3. 300m – 39.17

Personal Bests:

  1. 60m – 7.60
  2. 60m Hurdles – 9.02
  3. 100m Hurdles – 14.62
  4. 100m – 11.73
  5. 200m – 24.06.

World Rankings:

  1. No1 for the 100m
  2. No1 for the 200m
  3. No1 for the 60m Hurdles
  4. No1 for the 100m Hurdles

Royal Sutton Coldfield AC:

  1. Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award (Clare Fancote Award)

Good luck Donald!

Winning Way on a Windy Day

Young athletes from the Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club continued their winning ways on Sunday December 8th

In blustery and showery conditions, they competed against 20 other clubs in the 2nd fixture of the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League at Perry Park in Birmingham, finishing overall in FIRST position.

Building on their success from the previous fixture at Warley Woods, 6 out of the 8 Sutton teams finished in the top 3 of their age-category events.

The under 11 girls once again excelled, coming first as they dominated the top order, with Molly Beeton 4th; Tiffany Lathan 5th; Erin Cook 10th; Imogen Neal 12; Sofia Shorrock 13th; and Willow McCarthy-Brown 15th.

Matching their 2nd place from the first race, the under 11 boys continued their brilliant season, with Noah Homer 2nd; Zak Tisdale 3rd; Dan Smith 5th; Dylan Geddes 6th; and Finn Sandland, improving by 8 places,  42nd.

The under 15 girls again performed impressively, coming 2nd, with Sian Duval 4th; Bethan Homer 10th; Charlotte Prince 20th; Martha Wood 22nd; and  Zara Buchanan 25th.

Also 2nd were the under 17 women, with Lucy Carey 6th, Elsa Buchanan 11th; and Charlotte Hey 15th.

Both the under 13 girls and the under 13 boys teams finished 3rd. In the girls event, Olivia Allen was 7th; Emily Symes 20th; Evie Sandland 27th; Amber Hoey 30th; Eva Cartwright 32nd; and Francesca Allen 34th. Coming in for the boys were Will Stead 16th; Adam Wilkinson 20th; George Bromley 24th; Isaac Cartwright 27th; and Harvey Gillett 37th.

George Hope 15th; Ethan Patel 20th; George O’Connor 23rd; Noah Edwards 29th and Nick Crees 49th; brought the under 15 boys team home in fourth place.


100 Club Winners

100 Club drawn 28th November.

£50 no.65 Helen Keetley

£30 no.62 Val Eames

£25 no.72 Bruce Deakin

£15 no.29 Linda O’Connor

£15 no.19 Fiona Smith

£15 no.9 John Topliss

Next draw Thursday 19th December – single number for £100. Who will win big for Christmas?

Thank you all for your support. Numbers are still available, £16.20 per number. If interested, please see John Mills at the clubhouse. A great Christmas gift at a very reasonable price!