Track & Field
The Club currently compete as a combined Men’s & Ladies team in Division 1 of the Midland Track & Field League. This league is open to athletes of age 17 upwards, including Masters. The Midland League has clubs from a wide area stretching from Bristol in the South-West to Stoke in the North and includes some of the country’s leading clubs. The Club completed a highly successful 2013 season and finished as runners up to Birchfield in Division 1, confirming our status as one of the top Midlands track and field clubs
There are four matches each season. There are six clubs in each division with the top two teams being promoted and bottom two being relegated. This ensures a competitive league with close matches where both high quality individual performances and teamwork are required. Each match has a full range of events for men & women with two competitors per event (A & B string), with more points being awarded in the A race.
The Club are always looking to strengthen the team both in terms of quality and depth and can offer quality coaching in all events. If you want to learn more about us please contact us via the “Join Today” link above. Rugby & Northampton are well known for their team spirit and we can promise you a warm welcome to our club.
For further information please contact Bryan Acford
Birmingham & District Cross Country League
The senior men compete in Division One of the Birmingham & District Cross Country League. This is a series of four races throughout the winter season. Division One currently consists of 16 teams and is arguably the strongest league in the country. The races are highly competitive with up to 200 finishers in each race. The first six members across the line score for the team and there is also a ’B’ team competition for the next six runners to finish.
Midland Women’s League
The Midland Women’s League is a four race series, which takes place at the same venue as one of the three Birmingham League races (Divisions 1,2 or 3). Like the men’s league it attracts a high class competitive field and it is open to any athlete over the age of 17. The first three ladies home for the club score for the team. There is also a masters competition in this league.
County, Midland & National Championships
Senior athletes take part in the County and Midland Championships in January with the National Championships usually in February. The County Championships are the primary selection criteria to represent your county at the Inter-Counties Championships. These three event provide opportunities for both individual and team honours. Further information is available via your XC team co-ordinator:
The club also takes part in Midland & National XC relays, 5 mile championships and The Charity Cup.
During the summer & autumn Club teams compete in three Road Race Leagues, the East Midlands Grand Prix the Warwickshire Road Race League and the Northamptonshire Road Race League. The Club promotes three open road races each year, the Draycote 5 mile in the spring, the Rugby 6 mile in May and the Rugby 10 mile in November.
Individual Club members also compete in Open events in all distances up to the marathon.(and occasionally) beyond.
Club teams compete at the Midlands & National Road Relay in the spring (12 stage) and autumn (6 stage) each year. These races are usually held at Sutton Park, Birmingham.