Q & A with Winner of the 1983 London Marathon Mike Gratton

Do you want some hints and tips off  CG medallist & winner of the 1983 London Marathon Mike Gratton? If so, register for free for the Q&A on 28/04 @ 5:30 UK time. A British distance running legend & a top coach who has travelled the world supporting runners at races & on training camps.



Virtual 3k and 5k Challenge

RSCAC have two virtual events (3k and 5k) to keep us competing! All you need to do is register on OpenTrack, download Strava/ Garmin to track your run&once you have completed your run click the sumbit performance button with a link to your run off Strava or Garmin. 


Your run can’t be all downhill! Closes on 30th April.


An exciting message about the 100 club off John Mills…

The March draw was made at the weekend with help from the Gilbys, our neighbours at number 6; social distancing and other rules were followed.
The winners are :-      £50   no. 14     Mick Browne
                                  £30   no.  20    Ian Riley
                                  £25   no. 100   Katie Jennings
                                  £15   no.  3      Alison Evetts
                                  £15   no.  39    Gaynor Sergiew
                                  £15   no.  65    Helen Keetley 
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for your support.
With the present situation I am not in a position to send out your winning cheques but will do so as soon as the situation allows.
Anyone interested in taking a number –  annual subs £16.20p per number – please email me at johnmills12@yahoo.com for further details.
Stay safe

Many summer competitions cancelled

We hope you’re all keeping safe and well.
I’m sure you’re aware that England Athletics will only let summer track and field meetings go ahead if safe to do so.  With this in mind, many summer events have already been cancelled.  We have also cancelled the Club Champs on 17/18 April.
The website’s fixture list is being updated regularly. (We are now on v7.)  It can be accessed on the ‘Fixtures’ tab on our website: https://rscac.co.uk/race-diary/
Stay safe all.

English Schools’ Cross Country Result from Saturday

Some slightly lighter news to share tonight. Here are the English Schools’ Cross Country results from Saturday.

Very well done to all those who were selected to represent their county.

West Midlands

Junior girls:
109 Bethan Homer (2nd scorer for West Mids)
263 Martha Wood (3rd scorer for West Mids)
272 Francesca Allen (4th scorer for West Mids)
280 Emily Symes (5th scorer for West Mids)
288 Charlotte Prince


Junior Boys:
221 Ethan Cook (5th scorer for West Mids)

Inter girls:
90 Lucy Carey (Top scorer for West Mids)
220 Elsa Buchanan (4th scorer for West Mids)


Inter boys:
212 Ethan Patel (5th scorer for West Mids)

Senior girls:
289 Emma Cavendish Tribe

ES 2020 Emma


Inter girls:
118 Sian Duval (2nd scorer for Staffs)

Senior girls:
259 Caitlin O’Connor

All Sessions Cancelled Until Further Notice

Following advice from England Athletics we are cancelling all club sessions for the time being.


We’ll keep in touch (via the club website, Twitter and Facebook) when we get further advice from EA.

If you’re looking for an alternative session for tonight, Team GB’s Workout Wednesday on YouTube offers some sessions that can be done at home. Leon Taylor’s 12 Minute Core Workout is a good one to start with.

Stay safe all!

COVID-19 Update – Plan for Tuesday

The track and clubhouse (including toilets) will be open on Tuesday. Training will take place as usual but there will be no use of shared equipment. This includes bibs. Athletes are advised to wear their own bright clothing if they are in a distance group.

The clubhouse will be open for access to toilets etc., but entry will be controlled and may be restricted to a few at a time.  Spare clothing and bags should be left in the stand (on the track) instead of in the clubhouse. 

Training fees might be collected on a table outside the clubhouse.

Only individually wrapped snacks will be sold – no pick and mix!

Athletes, coaches and volunteers are reminded to follow existing good practices of: regular handwashing, covering a cough with a tissue and not wiping their face with unwashed hands. We advise everyone to wash their hands before and after training and bring any hand sanitisers with you.

Please stay away if you have a cough or fever.

Please continue to check the website and RSCAC socials regularly so you receive all updates.


Dear all,

The club will be issuing a statement regarding COVID-19 by tomorrow evening.  Until then, this is what England Athletics have been sending out to athletes regarding COVID-19.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, England Athletics would like to ensure that all competitors, officials, coaches, staff and spectators are aware of the following advice from Public Health England (PHE) recommending that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:

· cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
· put used tissues in the bin straight away
· wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. See hand washing guidance
· try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
· clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
· do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
· athletes and runners are entitled, should they wish, not to shake hands or have any other form of physical contact with their opponents or officials

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, have a high temperature or cough, please return and stay at home and call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment. Further information is available on the PHE blog and NHS.UK.

Please return home, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places, even if you do not have symptoms:
· anywhere in Italy on or after 9 March
· specific areas in northern Italy in the last 14 days
· Iran in the last 14 days
· Hubei province in China in the last 14 days
· Daegu, Cheongdo or Gyeongsan in South Korea in the last 14 days

Please return home, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild:
· Italy (outside specific areas in northern Italy) before 9 March
· mainland China outside of Hubei province
· South Korea outside of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan
· Cambodia
· Hong Kong
· Japan
· Laos
· Macau
· Malaysia
· Myanmar
· Singapore
· Taiwan
· Thailand
· Vietnam

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Thank you for your understanding.