New Club Record for Donald Brown

Donald Brown set a time of 7.58 secs in the Indoor 60m at the Newham and Essex Open.

This beats the previous Club record of 7.60 jointly held by Ron Taylor (1990) and Donald (2019) himself.

At the time when Ron recorded the 7.60 it was a World Masters M55 record.

Silver Medal for Nicholas in SPAR British Champs

Nicholas Pryce’s super performances at the British Indoor Champs in Glasgow yesterday finished with him getting second place and the silver medal in the Mens 200m in a time of 21.29 secs which is a new CLUB RECORD beating his old record of 21.71 set just last week.

He actually broke the record in his heat with 21.61, his semifinal with 21.50 and then the Final with the 21.29.

Outstanding work Nicholas – well done!

You should be able to see his race using the below link: (


More Road Works

The council has notified us that the current road works will be extended from the 9th to 27th March to include the suspension of parking along Wyndley Lane, temporary traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of Wyndley Lane and Somerville Road. The club car park will still be accessible, though it may be much easier to park in Wyndley.

Midland Indoor 60m

In the Under 17 Women’s Final, Isabel Thomas-Male recorded a time of 7.90 to take 2nd place and the silver medal. Earlier she recorded a time of 7.85 in winning her semi final which is a new CLUB RECORD beating her old time of 7.90 set recently.

In the Under 20 Men’s Final, John Furber recorded a time of 7.15 in taking 5th place. Earlier he recorded a time of 7.11 in taking 2nd place in his semi final which is a new PB (his old PB was 7.22).

Storm Ciara fails to blow Royal Sutton Coldfield off course

Despite extremely challenging weather conditions, Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club braved the increasingly appalling conditions, storming to a flood of great results at the fourth and final fixture in the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League, held at a wet, windswept and muddy Aldersley Stadium on Sunday February 9th.

Medals galore were won by several teams and individuals, although, due to a technical hitch on the day, the athletes concerned will have to be patient before they receive them!

Where to start? On the day, 6 out of the 8 teams competing finished in the top 3 for their relevant age groups. For 5 of those teams, this cemented their positions in the overall league results, with team gold medals for the under 11 girls and the under 15 girls; and team silver medals for the under 11 boys, under 13 girls and under 15 boys. The under 13 boys just missed out on team bronze medals.

Adding all these impressive results together meant that the club as a whole came 3rd out of 21 clubs, beating heavyweights such as Birchfield Harriers, Coventry Godiva and Tipton Harriers.

Individual medals were also won by the following athletes due to their superb overall placings after the 4 races: Noah Homer(2nd), Zak Tisdale (3rd), and Dan Smith(4th) in the under 11 boys; Tiffany Latham(3rd); and Mollie Beeton(4th) in the under 11 girls; Sian Duval (3rd) in the under 15 girls; and Lucy Carey(3rd) in the under 17 women.

Well done to ALL the athletes who competed on a day which no-one will forget!

For full results please go to:

For photos, check out our Flickr page.