There are days when you have a right to feel proud. This was one of them for anyone associated with RSCAC.

Sunday 20th February 2022 was the date for the 5th and final fixture in the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross-Country League for 2021/22, held at The Pingles in Nuneaton.

Sunday 20th February 2022 was when RSCAC experienced success… after success… after success.

Sunday 20th February 2022 was a day for cheers and tears, for trophies and medals, for a round of applause and a pat on the back.

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On the day, 3 out of the 8 RSCAC teams – the U11 Girls, U17 Women and U17 Men finished 1st.

There were also some exceptional individual performances: Sian Duval and Bethan Homer finishing 1st and 4th respectively in the U17 Women; Will Seager finishing 3rd in the U11 Boys; George Hope, George O’Connor and Ethan Patel finishing 4th, 5th and 6th in the U17 Men; Isla Daly and Sophia Potocka finishing in the top 10 in the U11 Girls; and Noah Homer finishing 2nd in the U13 Boys.

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And after 5 matches, what are the headlines?

To succeed, our athletes had to

  • Attend, endure in at times challenging conditions, and perform a winter season of training.
  • Attend, endure in at times challenging conditions, and perform on race days.
  • Show commitment, determination and provide inspiration to others around them.

Did they succeed? Oh yes!

 In the overall team competition, with 21 clubs competing in 8 age-group teams, RSCAC came 2nd, more than 1000 points ahead of the 3rd placed team.

4, yes 4 out of the 8 teams came 1st overall in their age group: U17 Women, U17 Men, U11 Girls, and U11 Boys!

In the U17 Women, Sian Duval and Bethan Homer were 3rd and 4th overall.

In the U11 Boys, Will Seager was 1st overall, with Yuvan Sidhu and Jayden Bailey in the top 10, 7th and 9th respectively.

In the U17 Men, George O’Connor was 2nd, with Ethan Patel and George Hope in the top 10, 4th and 7th respectively.

In the U11 Girls, we had top 10 places for Sophia Potocka and Isla Daly,  7th and 8th respectively.

And in the U13 Boys, Noah Homer was 2nd.

This chest of team and individual treasure owes a big debt of gratitude to the following:

  • All the coaches, team managers and parent helpers who guided and supported our young athletes through training and competition.
  • All the parents/guardians who allowed their children to flourish and succeed.
  • And above all:  the athletes themselves.

Proud? You bet!

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