No jumps and hurdles tonight

Posted: August 25, 2017 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

As it is Bank Holiday Weekend, there will be no jumps and hurdles coaching tonight.  Jumps will be back next Friday, 5.30 – 7pm.  Hurdles will return the following Friday (8th September).


1 month to go until the Little Aston 5

Posted: August 3, 2017 by RSCAC in Race Notices

29364136142_fa741ba46c_oThere’s now just a month to go until the Little Aston 5 mile road race and 2 mile fun run. The race takes place this year on Sunday 3 September. It starts and finishes at Little Aston Primary School and takes place along quiet undulating country lanes. The cost is £10 for affiliated athletes (£12 for unaffiliated)



Katie and Donald both win bronze

Posted: August 1, 2017 by RSCAC in Race reports

Here’s the latest update from John T on some great performances by Katie, Donald and Shem:

Katie Ingle took the bronze medal in the 3K Steeplechase at Bedford today in the England Senior Champs in a time of 10.10.73 which is Katie’s second best ever time.
Donald Brown took the bronze medal in the M50 100m at Aarhus (Denmark) today at the European Masters in a time of 12.12 . He ran marginally faster times in his heat (12.05) and semi final (12.06).

Shem Nelson took third place in the 400m A race at the Cheltenham Open on Wednesday in a time of 51.7.

Updated club records

Posted: August 1, 2017 by RSCAC in Uncategorized

Here’s the latest club records as updated by Graham Felton.

RSCAC club records -21.07.17

Muninder at the worldsHere’s Graham’s report of Muninder’s fantastic trip to Denmark:

Royal Sutton Coldfield athlete Muninder Singh Hayer won 5 medals at the Racerunning World Championships in Denmark. In the 100 metres he made a poor start but came through to win Bronze Medal. At 400 metres he knocked 12 seconds off his PB and won Silver and in doing so beat the previous World Record, now one of only 2 athletes to go sub 2 minutes. At 800 metres a 17 second PB and won Silver, beating the old World Record. In both the 400 and 800m he was beaten by Henrick Errikson from Sweden, if you have to lose to someone then Henrick is the man, a true friend and a great athlete, well done Henrick. In the 200 metres Muninder set a World Record of 52.19 seconds in the heats and then won gold in the final in another World Record of 52 00 seconds. In the 60 metres Muninder won Gold in a new PB. So to summarise: 5 events, 5 medals, 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze. 4 PB’s and 4 World Records. Coach Graham Felton said I’ll settle for that but he is disappointed about the 100m which he knows should have been Gold, that’s the mark of a true champion. So proud of you.

Midlands T&F League – Abingdon 16/7

Posted: July 17, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports, Uncategorized
Although we had a few last minute withdrawals due to injuries, the 21 athletes who competed put in some outstanding performances.
The mens 4x400m relay team of Kane Howitt (52.4), Alex Jones (50.7), Shem Nelson (49.9) and Nicholas Pryce (48.7) finished in first place and set a new Division 3 record of 3.21.7 (was 3.21.9) and also a new Club record ( was 3.24.5 set in 2016). Prior to 2016 the club record was set in 1989.
The mens 4x100m relay team of Cameron Harris (first time competing in Senior League), Nicholas Pryce, Shem Nelson and Kane Howitt finished in first place and set a new Club record of 43.4 (was 43.7 set in 2016).

Up to a couple of years ago the record was 44.1 also set in 1989 which I was in.

Kane Howitt set a new Division 3 Record in winning the 200m in 21.6 (the old record of 21.8 was set by Kane at the previous League meeting at Coventry).
Additionally there were ten first place finishes ,five second place finishes and four third place finishes.
1st Places
Kane Howitt  100m (10.80) Equals PB, 200m ( 21.6) PB.
Nicholas Pryce  200m B (23.4), 400m (50.1).
Shem Nelson 400m B (51.7).
Shaun Evans 1500m ( 4.02.7). A very comfortable win for Shaun.
Kevin Brown Discuss 42.34m (Seasons Best).

Katie Ingle  1500m 4.31.7 .PB (was 4.34.72). Also a very comfortable win for Katie.

1500m, Katie Ingle

1500m, Katie Ingle

Chrissie Prince Hammer 40.63m.
Sherrie Smart Hammer B  30.66 (Seasons Best).
Second Places
Nicholas Pryce 100m B (11.0).
Kane Howitt Long Jump B 5.32m.
Alex Jones 800m 1.59.7 (Another sub 2 from Alex).
Jake Underwood Triple Jump 11.26m.
Hannah Smith 100mH 20.1 Seasons Best.
Third Places
Charmaine Riley -Nelson 200m B 27.8 Seasons Best.
Hannah Smith 400mH 84.9.
Ellen Humpherston 800m 2.27.5 PB (was 2.32.1).
Janice Pryce TJ 9.26m.
Lorna Foster Discus B 22.79m.
Additional PBs
Shem Nelson Javelin!
Alex Blackham 5000m.
Lucy Keig High Jump (Equals PB).
Fiona Smith Long Jump.
Additional Seasons Bests
Jake Underwood Long Jump / High Jump.
Kevin Brown Hammer.
Joella Spencer 100m and 200m.
Charmaine Riley-Nelson 100m.
Janice Pryce Javelin.
Fiona Smith Javelin.
As well as Cameron H we had two other Under 17s competing in this League for the first time: Lucy Keig and Ryan Humphries. Great to have you on board.
A special thanks to our officials: Nigel Underwood, Ian Smith, Derek Prince, Sherrie Smart, Fiona Smith, Charlie Prince and Maddy Underwood.
I hope I have not missed anyone.
The link to the full results will be posted here when available.
Let’s have a strong turnout at the last league meeting which takes place on our home ground at Windley on Saturday the 5th August.
John Topliss

Presentation Evening – 6/10/17

Posted: July 13, 2017 by megsamaniac in Uncategorized

Save the date for this year’s presentation evening.  Friday 6th October, 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  This year we have a new venue: The Pavillion, Moor Lane, B6 7AA. We will let you know when tickets are available.