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Birmingham XC League Div 1 – 11 November

Posted: November 14, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports


A big thank you to all those who ran on Saturday at Cheltenham. The A team finished 13th out of 16 teams which puts us just above the relegation zone, not bad considering we were missing a number of regular A team counters. Well done to our x/c debutants Barry, Valentin and Ashley who all scored in the A team – something to live up to now lads (except for Valentin who will be leaving the UK this week to return to France – Thank you and all the best for the future, we hope you have some happy memories of RSCAC and English cross country to take home with you).

An even bigger thank you to Bob Owen who acted as our “Official” for the day, saving a penalty of 200 points had we not provided our “finish funnel” official.


The 2nd fixture is on Saturday 2nd December at Park Hall Country Park, Hulme Road, Weston Coyney, Stoke-on-Trent (post code for SAT-NAV ST3 5AX). Please let Steve know if you are planning to compete.


Midlands Women’s XC League – 11 November

Posted: November 14, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports
20171114_205925Here’s Roy’s report from the 1st women’s XC match at Coventry on Saturday.
An excellent performance by our team finishing in 13th position, with 6 runners turning out, our best for a long time. The team consisted off
  • Gemma Sidaway
  • Georgia Delaney
  • Rachel Thebridge
  • Kirsty Stygall
  • Lydia Sergiew
  • Lucy Stubbs
It was great to see Kirsty, Lydia and Lucy turning out for us for the first time and special thanks must go to Lydia completing the last lap with an extremely painful heal blister and Lucy turning up although recovering from illness.
So thank you all for running and I look forward to seeing you and others on the start line at Stratford on the 2nd December.

Birmingham Marathon and Half Marathon

Posted: October 15, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

Barry - Birmingham MarathonSome fantastic runs by RSC athletes on the streets of Birmingham today. In the marathon Barry Lloyd had a superb race to finish 25th in 2.52. There were also great runs by Ashley Powell, Chris Taylor, Dean Lucas, Steve Pitt (guiding) and Mike Deasy.

In the Half Marathon Ollie Harradence finished 8th in 1.14. There were further strong performances by Matt Bennett (breaking 1.30), Lyn Hunter and Tamara Savage. Well done all!

West Midlands Young Athletes XC

Posted: October 15, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

A fantastic effort by all our Young Athletes who kicked off the XC season at Hatton Country World today. Conditions were very “un-cross country like” with a fast rock hard course and mild temperatures – I’m sure it won’t be like that in December and January!!! The club finished 4th overall with lots of great individual and team performances. Well done everyone!


Cardiff Cross Challenge

Posted: October 15, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

37011855020_08c6840602_oGreat results for Shaun Evans and Katie Ingle who both finished 10th at the Cardiff Cross Challenge yesterday. The race features many of the country’s top distance runners. Well done both!!!

Presentation Evening

Posted: October 15, 2017 by RSCAC in Awards

RSCAC Presentation EveningIt was great to see so many people at Presentation Evening on Friday at our new venue. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening!!!

Whether you received a medal or a major award many congratulations to all our winners. The list of award winners is below:

Presentation Evening – Award winners

John Mills

Autumn/Winter Fixtures

Posted: September 30, 2017 by RSCAC in Race Notices

dsc_0392The XC season is now fast approaching. We have updated our Fixtures page with the details of all the key races over Autumn/Winter. Get training everyone!!!