2018 DRAFT Road Running League Table (part 2)

The DRAFT 2018 Road Running league table version 2 is linked below for fact checking.

These results have been taken from the Power of 10, the club FB page, results webpages of events that I’ve known about and from individuals themselves; there are likely to be results and timings that I am unaware of.

Please check that the data reflected on the table is correct for you, including PBs, club records, etc.  If the data is incorrect, please e-mail your corrected details (with a link to the respective results) to:  conormcg56@gmail.com

I will take silence/nil returns as endorsement of your respective results (ie, there is no need to e-mail me if there are no amendments required).

The tables do not show any promotion or relegation movements yet, that will come at the end of the year. The tables only show performances and points.


SEAA Masters’ Cross-country entries close 30th November

The South of England Masters’ cross-country championship is being held on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Horspath, Oxford. Entries close on Friday, 30th November. Please let Phil Marshall know asap if you want to run. The event is open to all Over 40s.

Current club entry list:
Rachel Allen, Jenny Eaton, Anne Stewart-Power, Sue Van Huyssteen, Liz Harkness, Irwin Fairclough, Mike Sheridan, Geoff Anderson.


Road-Run – Thursday 22nd November

This week’s road run will be Winter Route Kiln Road.

Start at the Rugby Club then onto Monks Lane and Essex Street then down Valley Road to Enborne Road then through town to the Clock Tower. The Shorter Route will go along the A4  to Hambridge Road then through the Racecourse and then up New Road to Burys Bank Road and then back along Monks Lane to the Rugby Club. The Longer Route will go along the A4 to Grove Road  then through Love Lane and Kiln Road, then Fir Tree Lane and through the Racecourse and up New Road then Burys Bank Road and back along Monks Lane to the Rugby Club.

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross-country, 18th November, Newbury

The victorious Senior Men’s team (missing Tom Watkins)

Newbury AC Senior Men’s team (Alex Muir, Tom Watkins, Matt Green, James Craggs, Mark Vardy and Mike Robbins) won the BB&O Championships for the first time in the competitions 107 year history. Alex finished 6th overall (3rd Senior). James took individual gold in the Veteran Men’s category & led the Veteran Men’s team (James Craggs, Andrew Ind, Steve Barnes) to victory.

Josie Robertson won the U13 Girls race and Jess Franklin, fresh from her exploits at the Masters’ International on Saturday was first Veteran finisher and 2nd overall in the Senior/Vet Ladies race. Rachel Allen took the bronze medal in the Veteran Ladies age-group and together with Jess & Jenny Eaton secured the Silver medal for the Veteran Women’s team. The Senior Ladies team (Jess Franklin, Yaz Ryder, Rachel Allen) took the bronze medal.

Full results

British & Irish Masters’ International Cross-Country, 17th November, Swansea

On Saturday, Jess Franklin, representing England, finished second in the W35 age-group only 9 seconds behind the winner. Jess led home the winning England team. Jess raced again on Sunday in the BB&O (see above) finishing runner-up overall and winninng the Veteran Women’s category. Just a normal weekend then!

Full results

Anne Stewart-Power  and Mike Sheridan, both of whom had been selected as reserves for England, ran in the accompanying Open race with Anne finishing 1st in the W55 category and Mike 2nd in the M65 age-group


Josie receiving her silver medal

Josie Robertson produced another excellent performance yesterday at Milton Keynes to finish 2nd in the U13 Girls race in Round 2 of the British Athletics Cross-challenge series. Josie was just 5 seconds behind the winner Scarlett Livingstone from Exeter, the pair now share the lead in the Under 13 age group.

The Age-Graded Road League table has been updated to include results to end-October. Current title holder Mike Sheridan has moved ahead of Josie Robertson at the top of the table… still two months to go though!  Please e-mail Irwin Fairclough with any additions / corrections.

Berkshire County Cross-country Championships, 16th December, St Andrew’s School, Pangbourne. Please note that athletes wishing to compete need to submit their entry by 12th December.
Full details here

Newbury AC SPOTY: call for nominations

This year’s end of season presentation evening will see the first ever Newbury AC Sports Personality of the Year Award!

We’re looking for your nominations to make a shortlist of contenders, with a live public vote on the evening to decide the winner. As with the BBC award, we’re looking for someone who’s been inspirational, motivational or just damn impressive in what they do – whether in track, field, cross country, road running or everyday club life. Any club member is eligible – old, young, fast or slow.

This idea will only work with input from you guys, so please email your nominations to Mike Robbins  or E-J Bailey before 21st November, with a brief description of why you think they deserve the award. There’s no limit to the number of nominations (but don’t vote for yourself, nobody likes a show-off).

Rotary Club Thatcham – Santa fun run – 9th December

Thatcham Rotary Club are running  their annual “GREAT THATCHAM SANTA FUN RUN ” on 9th December 2018. This is a 5 km run in and around Thatcham, the event is open to both adults and children, whatever their level and entrants will be supplied with Santa outfits for the run.

To enter, simply log into “rotarythatcham.org.uk”-  and the entry form with all the relevant information is on the front page. Payment can also be made online.

Or you can download the leaflet here: Santa Fun Run Leaflet 2018

London Marathon 2019 Club Entry – Update

I’ve made the online application for our club entry for the 2019 London Marathon (for only 1 place unfortunately). Below is the automated response (with subsequent timeline) I received. This has been concurrently posted to the club Facebook page.

An internal club ballot will draw the lucky runner (and one reserve) in mid-December, details TBC. If you were unsuccessful in gaining a general ballot entry for the London Marathon 2019, send me your rejection email/letter (if not already done so). Continue reading

Road Run – Thursday 8th November

This week’s road run will be Winter Route Conifer Crest.

Rugby Club to Monks Lane and along Andover Road to Conifer Crest then Enborne Street and Essex Street and then down Valley Road, then continue to Enborne Road and through town to the Clock Tower. The shorter group will along London Road to Victoria Park and out of town  and then go up Newtown Road and back onto Monks Lane and back to the  Rugby Club. The Longer group will carry along the A4 to Grove Road and to Love Lane  and then Victoria Park, then back through town and then up Newtown Road and onto Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club.