The Newbury Athletic Club Annual General Meeting that will take place on Tuesday 26th February at 7:30pm at the Crookham Common Athletic Track.
If you would like to add an item to be discussed, please inform one of the committee before the meeting.
At the AGM, the current Committee will stand for re-election and we will vote on who will fill our vacant positions. These are currently:
- Vets team manager
- Boys Team Manager – available after the 2019 season
- Roc Race Director – available after the 2019 race.
Please arrive early so we can start the meeting promptly at 7:30pm.
A fantastic representation was delivered from NAC at Sunday’s Bramley 10/20 mile race both in terms of runners and supporters. On an unseasonably warm and sunny day for mid-February, a total of 17 club runners took part in both races with a number of impressive race times and prizes being achieved. Considering the high quality of competition present at Bramley, the club’s collective performance is even more astounding and is a positive reflection of the level of training and support given to our athletes.
10 Mile Race.
Eleven club runners competed in this event with Matt Green being the first club runner across the finish line in an extremely impressive 6th position with 55 mins 13 seconds. James Knight was the second club runner in 9th position with 56 mins 24 secs and James Craggs was the third club runner in 12th position with 57 mins 7 secs. The remining club runners and their positions were; Phil Marshall (19th), Steve Elsmere (20th), Mike Wheeler (31st), Mike Sheridan (60th), Andrew Russell (74th), Nigel Popplewell (75th), Sophie Fowler (206th) and Julie Kaesser (293rd). A total of 743 runners completed the course. Matt, James and James came in 1st position in the 10 mile Men’s team prize so a double congratulations goes to them.
20 Mile Race.
Six club runners competed in this event with Andy Ind being the first club runner across the finish line in an extremely impressive 22nd position with 2hrs 6 mins 38 secs. Jeff Bird was the second club runner in 44th position with 2hrs 13 mins and 48 secs and Martin Walker was the third club runner in 54th position with 2hrs 14 mins 33 secs. The remaining club runners and their positions were; Conor McGrory (62nd), Steve Ferriday (255th) and Graham Stent (359th). A total of 633 runners completed the course. Andy, Jeff and Martin came in 3rd position in the 20 mile Men’s team prize so a double congratulations goes to them.
All results can be found at: http://readingroadrunners.org/races/bramley/
At the British Athletics indoor championships, held in Birmingham on the 9th February, Harry Russell set a new 800m PB of 1.51.85, with a 4th place finish in round 1.
There will be hill sessions on the next two Sundays 10th (Karen) and 17th (Irwin) – 9:30am at Northcroft. No session on 24th.
Race report from Phil Marshall
Well done to all athletes that braved venturing out in the snowy weather to race in Round 4 of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League at Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury on Sunday.
The Senior Men put in a magnificent display to overhaul Abingdon AC’s 100 point overall team lead to now lead them by 200 points! The team packed the front end of the race with Matthew Green 3rd, James Craggs 5th, James Knight 9th, Mike Robbins 17th, Phil Marshall 22nd, Steve Barnes 25th and Dan Tuttle 29th.
Victoria Duncan finished 2nd in the Senior Women’s race and despite missing a large number of the squad, Rachel Allen and Jenny Eaton completely the A team and helped Newbury stay top of the league. Liz Harkness was 1st V4.
There were also great runs from sisters Luci Robertson (U15g) and Josie Robertson (u13g) who both finished 3rd in their respective races. Miriam Cooper was 10th u13g and Tobias Allen 7th u17b.
Photos from the senior races can be found here (credit Barry Cornelius / www.oxonraces.com).
Congratulations to Emma Downie (U17g), Rowan Chester (U13b) and Josie Robertson (U13g) who clinched their respective age category club championship titles at the event.
Full club championship tables can be found here. Please let Irwin know of any errors.
Race report from Phil Marshall
Well done to all our athletes that ran yesterday at the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Cross Country Championships in Exeter.
In the female race Izzy Fry (St Mary’s) made a very impressive debut finishing in 30th position, with Yaz Ryder (also St Mary’s) in 115th and Georgie Offer (Sheffield Hallam) 250th. There were 619 finishers with Danish International Anna Møller winning the race.
On the Men’s side Newbury AC just had one representative this year, with track athlete George Biggs (Birmingham) recently returning from injury finishing 364th out of the 522 finishers in the B race.
Update below from the league to confirm tomorrow’s fixtures will go ahead.
The current forecast is for sub zero temperatures, so it may not be possible to run in spikes!
|Following an inspection of the venue and courses earlier today the decision has been taken for the Round 4 fixture scheduled to be held at Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury to go ahead as planned.Many thanks to the host clubs and their volunteers for all their hard work in making that possible.
Thank you for your attention and look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
Report from Mike Robbins
There was indoor success for Newbury AC at the London U20 Games at Lee Valley last weekend, as Trinity O’Connor broke the club’s senior pole vault record for the second time in a week, clearing 3.11m. Bo Stewart had a great result in the 60m taking the race win in 8.52s, while Al Taylor opened his indoor season by doubling up the 200m and 400m.
On Wednesday, four of our cross country athletes took to the warmth of indoors at the Ayo Falola open at Lee Valley. Mike Robbins and Sophie Crumly had to rely on instinctive pacing in the 3000m as the stadium clock didn’t start, so were pleased to finish in 9:38 and 9:48 respectively. After a mix up with the laps, both Emma and Rebecca Downie ended up running an extra lap, so their true 3000m times were some 45-50 seconds faster than their official results of 11:58 and 13:15.
Newbury AC’s Mick Cornwall joined Lizzy Yarnold, Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian, and a group of 6 other runners who like Mick have raced every Great South Run in the events 30-year history.
The Simplyhealth Great South Run, which takes place on Sunday 20 October, has grown from humble beginnings in 1990, with 2,000 runners to over 20,000 people taking part in the world’s leading 10-mile run in Portsmouth.
The group met at Emirates Spinnaker Tower, which provides the iconic backdrop before the second mile to celebrate the events anniversary.
Mick’s best time for the race is 61:40 in 1996 and he still holds the V50 10 mile club record of 62:00 achieved in 2000.
Last night the plans for the new pavilion were approved by the West Berks Planning Committee!!
There were quite a few objections raised by neighbours, and this is likely to lead to some conditions on the approval. More on that when we find out the detail, but the good news is that we can be even more optimistic now that the new pavilion will go ahead in 2019!