Christmas / New Year Programme

Latest Christmas / New Year Programme is summarized below. Normal Club Program will run until 18th December and resume on 5th January. See here for additional information on the listed events.

21-DecChristmas Social run10amHungerford Common
(Andy Tuttle)
23-DecNormal programmeCCAT & Henwick
26-DecBoxing Day Handicap10:30amNorthcroft Park
(Irwin Fairclough)
27-DecPresentation & Social evening7:30pmThatcham Hockey Club, Henwick
(Emma Guite)
28-DecHill session9:30amNorthcroft Park
(Karen Yewer)
29-DecSocial run to Combe Gibbet10:30amJubilee Centre, Kintbury
(Dave Wright)
30-DecInterval sesssion10:30amNorthcroft Park
(Karen Yewer)
3-JanCounty ChampionshipsHungerford Common
4-JanOxford Mail League Culham

Club Road Champions 2014

The final tables for the 2014 club road running championships have been published . Divisional winners are listed below and will receive their awards at the Presentation & Social evening on 27th December.

Division 1: E-J Bailey; Division 2: Hannah Coxhead

Premier Division: Steve Barnes; Division 1: Stephen Elsmere; Division 2: Dan Reeves

Geoff Anderson

Geoff brow-beaten but still a winner


Five stitches later!

It was all going so well (Photo: Barry Cornelius)

It was all going so well
(Photo: Barry Cornelius)

Geoff Anderson was crowned Champion in the Over65 age group at the South of England  Masters Cross Country Championships held at Horspath, Oxford. The victory became even more impressive when he later discovered that a head wound he received from a fall during the latter part of the race required five stitches at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Geoff showed true grit as he just picked himself up and tore off to the finish in 43min.34, he thoroughly deserves his medal.

Irwin Fairclough was racing on the country for the first time since March but you would not have known as he stormed around the 10km course in 42min.32 to record 9th place in the Over 55 age group, with Andy Tuttle running 44min.34 in 14th. Chris Pudney was competing at the championship for the first time in the Over 50 age group, his time was 43min.36 for 34th place. The Over 50 team finished 10th.

In the last race of the day for the 40 – 49 year olds Andrew Ind ran very well to clock 37min.01 and finish 16th Over 40, with Martin Walker 40min.58 in 35th, and Wayne Lillis ran under 40 mins to finish 18th in the Over 45 age group and help the team in to 9th place.

Full results / Photos courtesy of Barry Cornelius

Andy Tuttle

Oxford Mail cross country – 7th December, Harcourt Hill, Oxford

Under 15 / 17 victorious girls team

Under 15 / 17 victorious girls team

Majority of the Ladies Team

Majority of the Ladies Team

Newbury A.C enjoyed plenty of success on a course new to the Oxford Mail cross country league at Westminster College, Harcourt Hill, Oxford.
Three of the clubs young athletes tasted victory in their age groups on a day that also saw several other top three places go Newbury’s way. Josie Robertson (u-9) and Maisie Jeger ( u-11) both followed up their victories in the first round to win again, this time over a longer 1500m course.Under 17 Yasmin Ryder ran a very intelligent race, not taking the lead until about 800m to go she made a very decisive move that no one could match as she went on to win by seven seconds. Izzy Fry ran well to finish 4th in the race and 2nd in the under 15 age group, and with under 17 Charlotte Clover in 5th, the team remain un-beaten and sit nicely at the top of the league with a 21 point lead.
The Senior Men’s teams showed they could still secure a top three place this season, with only Oxford City ahead of them this time out, Tom Watkins was the leading team member in 5th place. The Senior Women are holding on to a mid table spot, they were 5th on the day with Sophie Crumly 13th the best placed. Samuel Wright 4th and Josh Reeves 8th made the top ten in the under 15 Boys age group, and Sarah Fowler was runner up in the veteran 3 age group.

Thank you to everyone who ran today, and special thanks go to our marshals – Brian Ireland, Dave Mason and Vic Pearson, without them and many more volunteers this event would not have gone ahead.

Full results / Photos (courtesy of Barry Cornelius)

Club Championship tables (after 3 events)


Advance Notice – Christmas Training sessions

santaThis is the current plan for sessions over the Christmas & New Year. Please do check back as there may be some alterations. Please speak to your coach(es) regarding any additional sessions they may be planning:

The last sessions at CCAT will take place on Tuesday 23rd December resuming again on Tuesday 6th January.

The last Henwick middle distance session will be Tuesday 23rd December, resuming again on Tuesday 6th January

The last Rugby Club sessions (Middle distance & Road-Running group) will be December 18th, resuming again on 8th January.

The last Junior session will take place at St Bart’s sportshall on 18th December, resuming again on 8th January. Continue reading

London Marathon Draw – 2015

The draw for the club’s 2015 London Marathon places took place last Thursday and the following were successful. We wish them every success in their training and on race-day:
Charlotte Winton
Matt Greaves
Hannah Coxhead

Weekend round-up – 29th – 30th November

Steve Elsmere led a contingent of club runners home in the Eynsham 10K on Sunday placing 35th overall in a personal best time of 36:48.7. He was closely followed by Phil Marshall 55th – 37:40.7 (personal best) , Andy McKendrick 155th – 42:36.3 (personal best), Becky Coxhead 240th (15th SF) 45:46.0 (personal best) & Julie Coxhead 318th (3rd V55) in 48:49.6.

Meanwhile at the Hayling Island 10mile race, sole Newbury AC representative David Pierce-Williams placed 217th of a total field of 444 with a time of 84:35.


South Of England cross country championships 2015

(Under UK Athletics & ECCA Rules)
Stanmer Park, Brighton on Saturday 24
th January 2015
Enter Online at
Under 15 Boys 4500 metres 11:00 am Ages 13 & 14 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 13 Girls 3000 metres 11:20 am Ages 11 & 12 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 13 Boys 3000 metres 11:35 am Ages 11 & 12 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 15 Girls 4000 metres 11:50 am Ages 13 & 14 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 17 Men 6000 metres 12:10 pm Ages 15 & 16 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 20 Women 6000 metres 12:40 pm Ages 17, 18 &19 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 17 Women 5000 metres 1:05 pm Ages 15 & 16 on 31st Aug 2014
Under 20 Men 8000 metres 1:30 pm Ages 17, 18 &19 on 31st Aug 2014
Senior Women 8000 metres 2:05 pm Age must be 20 or over on 31st Aug 2014
Senior Men 15000 metres 2:50 pm Age must be 20 or over on 31st Aug 2014
Under 13 Girls & Under 13 Boys must be at least 11 years the old on the day of the Competition.
Senior Men the entry fee is £7 per individual. 6 to score in a team.
For all other races the entry fee is £7 per individual. 4 to score in a team

Anyone who would like to do the SEAA Champs above can either enter online, or if you see me with £7, your date of birth & England Athletics Registration Number I can send the entry in no later than Tuesday 9th December please.

Andy Tuttle