Ollie Johnson Memorial Kintbury 5 – Sunday 3rd of June 2018

Dave Wright has asked us to remind you about the above event taking place on Sunday 3rd June:

The Ollie Johnson Memorial Kintbury 5 is a 5 mile race run on quiet roads and tracks around Inkpen and Kintbury, including some private roads. The race is organized in memory of former Newbury AC member Ollie Johnson who was tragically killed in an accident in 2005, aged 18. The race helps raise funds for the Ollie Johnson Trust.

Date: Sunday 3rd June 2018, 10:30am

Distance: 5 Miles

Entry Fee: £8.50 affiliated, £10.50 unaffiliated, £12 on the day if places available

2 Mile Race: 10:35am start, £3 entry on the day only (U10 must run with parent/guardian)

Junior Race: 10am start, £2 entry on the day only

Entries for the main race can be made at: https://www.fullonsport.com/event/ollie-johnson-kintbury-5-mile-run/profile

If you are not planning on running but are able to help on the day please e-mail Dave at wrightjw1@aol.com as he is looking for more marshals / volunteers to assist with the smooth running of this event

Recent Road Races – round up

During the recent gloriously sunny Bank Holiday Monday (7th of May) a number of Newbury AC members raced in the Shinfield 10k.  The hot conditions didn’t appear to hinder Matt Green much as he finished in an impressive 3rd place out of 786 competitors.

The race results are:  http://readingroadrunners.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Shinfield201810K.pdf

Full NAC results are below:

Matthew Green 3rd – 35:54; Steve Barnes 10th – 37:17; Nige Popplewell 48th – 41:19; Chris Pudney 66th – 42:10; Chloe Blair 95th – 43:29; Dave Wright 112th – 44:16; Martyn Staines 129th – 44:59; Steve Ferriday 135th – 45:11 & Mariama Barrie 432nd – 57:28.

Saturday 12th May saw a really good turnout for NAC at the Chieveley Chase, the first race of the Run West Berks series.

Steve Barnes (34.51) was 2nd in the mens race. Emma-Jayne Bailey (41.59) was 1st in the ladies race. Martin Walker (36.48) was 2nd Vet and Jenny Eaton (43.20) was 1st Vet (just missing out on 3rd lady overall). 

Full NAC Results:

2nd Steve Barnes (34.51), 5th Ben Wickens (36.15), 6th Michal Szczpepanczyk (36.17), 7th Mike Wheeler (36.22), 10th Martin Walker (36.48), 11th Graham Stent (37.11), 15th Nigel Poppelwell (38.24), 18th Julian Tulk (39.03), 24th Richard Kennedy (40.37), 28th Andrew Russell (41.03), 32nd Stephen Ferriday (41.36), 34th Emma-Jayne Bailey (41.59), 42nd Jenny Eaton (43.20), 62nd Brian Matthews (47.11), 74th Jill MOwatt (49.05), 77th Christopher Culley (49.35), 85th Sheilah Marshall (50.56), 112th Stephanie Smallman and Liz Harkness (58.35).

The Marlow 5 – the final race of the Berkshire AA road-running championship series was held on Sunday 13th May. Steve Elsmere was first NAC runner in a time of 28:48 for 14th overall followed by Jeff Bird 29:58; (bronze medal position in 40-49 county table);Andy McKendrick 31:02; Wayne Lillis 31:35; Ryan Hill 33:28 & Sheila Marshall 41:52.

Road-Run 17th May

This week’s road-run will be the ‘ROC 10k route’ – starting with a jog from 5th Road to the market-place and then the actual race-route.

Berkshire County T&F championships – TVAC, Eton 13th May

Report from Bob Broadbridge:

The Berkshire County Athletics championships at Eton on Sunday saw 12 Newbury AC athletes in action, and they delivered some quite outstanding performances.

The throwers led the way re-writing the record books, with 3 and very nearly 4 all-time Championship Best Performances.

Charlotte Payne won the Under 17 Hammer with 62m53 for a Championship Record. The throw is several metres clear as the UK number 1 in 2018, and exceeds the qualifying standard for this year’s European Youth Championships. Charlotte followed this up with another Championship record in the Under 17 Discus with 41m76 – Charlotte also leads the UK rankings in the Discus in 2018.

Helen Broadbridge broke the Championship record in the Women’s Hammer, taking the gold medal with a throw of 51m10. Helen also picked up Silvers in the Women’s Discus and Shot, losing only to GB International throwers in each of these events.

In the Under 20 Men’s throws, Oliver Hewitt won Discus with 45m52, just 48cm short of the Championship record. He also came 2nd in the Hammer with 61m57, losing out to the current UK number 1. He also came 3rd in the Shot.

Maisie Jeger was a double gold medallist in the Under 15 girls. Maisie won the shot with a throw of 11m11 and the Long Jump with 5m16 – both distances exceed the English Schools qualifying standards. Further demonstrating her multi events talent, Maisie took bronze in the 75m Hurdles in 12.42 seconds.   

Newbury had 3 more County Champions, with Trinity O’Connor winning the Under 17  girls Pole Vault with 2m50, Jess Franklin winning the women’s 1500m in 5m02s, and Mike Robbins winning the 800m in 2m04s. Mike also took silver in the 1500m.

Two more silvers came from Scarlett O’Connor in the Under 15 girls High Jump, and Kitty Mainwaring in the Under 13 Quadrathlon – producing excellent performances in Shot, Long Jump, 75m and 600m. 

Three more bronzes came from Ben Wickens in the Men’s 800m, plus Phil Marshall and Rebecca Downie in Men’s and Women’s 1500m respectively. Emma Downie put up a great fight in a hard fought Under 17 1500, but had to settle for 5th.

Two other members of the Newbury throws squad also set new Championship records in the Wiltshire County Championships. Hammer throwing brothers Josh and Harry Ricketts broke the records in the Under 20 and Under 15 Hammer with throws of 47m27 and 43m97 respectively, making a total of 5 new County Championship records on the day for the throws group.


T&F round up – 5th/6th May

Report from Mike Robbins:

Three Newbury athletes competed at BUCS university championships in Bedford this weekend. Yaz Ryder (St Marys) finished strongly in a very competitive 1500m heat to take the last automatic qualifying spot for the semi-final. Helen Broadbridge (BPP) made two finals and set two season’s best marks in the discus and the hammer, finishing 5th overall in the latter. Harry Russell (Sheffield) narrowly missed out on a place in the final of the 800m, running a PB of 1:52.54 for fourth place in his semi-final, before anchoring his team’s 4x400m relay to 5th place with a stunning 47.8s leg.

Meanwhile, across the pond, Alex Hanson broke the 800m senior club record for the second time in as many months, winning the Southland Conference with an incredible 1:48.67.

Road-Run Thursday 10th May

This week’s road-run will be Summer Route 5:

Fifth Road-Essex Street-Warren Road-St. Gabriel’s School-Newtown-Newtown Common-Broken Way- Greenham Common-Race Course-Canal-Fifth Road.

(A full set of all the main summer routes can be downloaded from this page)

Veteran’s T&F League – Horspath, Oxford – 30th April

For the first time for a number of years we had a dry evening for the first round of the Veteran’s T&F league so, despite the chill in the air, the evening went well!

The Ladies team finished in 5th place and the Men (with very little NAC representation) in 8th place. Brief highlights included Jess Franklin storming to victory in the O35A 1500m in 5:09 – over 10 seconds ahead of the 2nd place runner, a win for Anne Stewart-Power in the O50’s 1500m by 20s in a time of 5:55.5 and a new club record by 1.5s and 3rd place in the O35B string race for E-J Bailey. Both E-J & Anne were competing on the track for the first time. Linda Pitts took 1st in the O50 100m as did Deborah Montgomery in the O50 Hammer & Javelin with throws of 28.93m & 25.50m. Bob Broadbridge took victories in the O50 Shot (11.18m) & Hammer (37.86m).

Full results can be downloaded here: Non-Scoring; Mens Results;  Womens Results

Next match is at Tilsley Park, Abingdon on Monday 14th.

Road Run – Thursday 3rd May

This week’s road run will be Summer Route 1: Fifth Road-Canal-Speenmoor Plantations-Speen Church-Golf Course-Donnington Castle-Snelsmoor Common-Vodaphone-Shaw-Victoria Park-Fifth Road.

Wessex Young Athletes T&F League – Horspath, Oxford 22nd April

Report from E-J,Jenny & Keith:

The first Wessex League meeting for Newbury AC Juniors and intermediates took place on Sunday at Horspath, Oxford. Both the girls and boys finished 3rd in their respective groups and a fantastic third place overall. There was a great team spirit and all athletes (even if not mentioned below!)  did themselves and the club proud. We look forward to the next three matches.

For many athletes the U11 Quadkids was their first time competing in track and field events. We had the full contingent of 10 girls and 4 boys this time. Anna Delavare was 2nd girl over all and Ethan Robertson 2nd boy overall – both fantastic achievements.

The older Newbury AC girls had a number of top results with Trinity O’Connor winning the U17G high jump with 1.55m (grade 3), U13G 70m hurdles was won by Mimi Jensen on her debut for Newbury AC in 12.6s (grade 4) and there was more 1st place finishes for Lily Gohara in 80m hurdles A string in 12.6s (grade 4) and Trinity O’Connor in B string. Emma Downie won the U17G 1500m in 5:14. Abi Livingstone secured a PB and 1st position in the A string javelin with 28.67m and Maddy Mitton was also 1st B string 18.59m.

U13G Josie Robertson continued her success from a stellar cross country season onto the track by winning the 1200m in a very impressive 3m56s (grade 2) with her sister Luci also winning in the U15G 1500m recording 5m19s. Other good performances included Amelie Roumignac getting a 200m PB in 29.4s and impressive 800m runs from U13Girls Phoebe Ryder in 2m40s (grade 4) when finishing 2nd & Clementine Barry in 2m54s , as well as newcomer Georgia Carwardine winning the U15G discus with a throw of 19.96m (grade 4).

For the older boys, the best results of the day were the middle distance races, despite increasingly blustery condition on the exposed track. In the 800m Aston Howse ran the fastest 800m for U11B in 2m55.5s; in U13B Oliver Taylor took 3rd in the A string and Drew Radbourne ran hard for second in the B string. Josh Hatton set a good time of 2m42.7s in the U15B and U17 Ellis Russell 2m34.9s, both finishing in 4th.

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London and Southampton Marathons – Sunday 22 April 2018

The club had a successful series of marathon outings over the weekend (London and Southampton), in what could only be described as unprecedented heat conditions.  The BBC news reported that the London Marathon was the hottest on record with highs of 24C recorded but with commentators stating that 27C was experienced at tarmac level.

London Marathon (provisional times taken from the London Marathon tracker app):

Steve BARNES:  3 hrs 00 mins 25 secs (1st club member to finish)

Mike SHERIDAN:  3 hrs 19 mins 55 secs (2nd V65)

Mike WHEELER:  3 hrs 29 mins 17 secs

Jenny EATON:  3 hrs 29 mins 18 secs (6th V55, a new age grade club record)

Christina PUGSLEY:  3 hrs 40 mins 23 secs

Hannah COXHEAD:  4hrs 25 mins 22 secs

Special appreciation goes to Ian Coxhead and Tony Douglas for their essential support and transportation throughout the London Marathon weekend.  Worry-free travel and sound administration contributes significantly to a successful marathon event so a HUGE THANK YOU to both Ian and Tony.

Southampton Marathon (provisional times taken from the Southampton results website):

Mireille COOK:  3 hrs 48 mins 21 secs

Sue VAN HUYSSTEEN:  3 hrs 53 mins 17 secs

Adrian MAY:  4 hrs 4 mins 18 secs

Southampton Half Marathon:

Liz PUDNEY:  1 hr 51 mins 46 secs

Tanja WHITBY:  2 hrs 9 mins 00 secs

As always, marathon success is greatly enabled through the support of club members, family, friends and supporters giving encouragement every step of the way so a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all supporters, either hollering on the streets or cheering at the TV at home.