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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

Christmas Pudding Run

Posted: December 16, 2017 by RSCAC in General Info

20171216_101224Well done to all our athletes, parents and helpers who braved the cold and ice today in Cannock Chase. All our young runners looked in great shape for the County Champs in a couple of weeks and thoroughly deserved the big pub lunch. Massive thanks to Brian and Martin for organising.

Training tonight

Posted: December 14, 2017 by RSCAC in Uncategorized

With the exception of Martin Phipps and Brian Higson’s groups, training has been cancelled tonight. This is due to the icy conditions at and around Wyndley. Martin and Brian’s groups still plan to train as usual.

Any questions please speak to your coach.

Due to the continued snow and ice on the track and Wyndley Lane the taster session for 7-9 year olds on 14 December has been cancelled.

We return on 11 January. Have a nice Xmas and New Year.

Tomorrow’s race at Perry Park has been cancelled because of the forecast bad weather.

As at 3pm today (Friday 8th) the West Midlands Young Athletes XC is still due to go ahead as planned. However, the weather forecast is pretty awful so this may change. Please check the WMYACCL website for updates

Birmingham League Division 1 – 2 December

Posted: December 8, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

20171208_195004There were fantastic individual and team performances at the 2nd men’s XC race at Trentham last Saturday. Shaun Evans had an AWESOME run to finish in 2nd place overall – we’d love to know if any of our RSCAC runners have ever had a higher finish in Division 1! Great runs by Joe Spruce (62nd), Alex Jones (78th), Barry Lloyd (89th), Tom Parkes (98th) and Ashley Powell (128th)  saw the A team finish 9th. The B team was 12th in the B league race.

Photo of Shaun Evans by Mick Hall