Vet’s League Match – 18th May – Horspath

Report from Liz Harkness:

The Ladies team finished in 2nd place for the second consecutive time at Horspath on what ended up another very wet evening!
Roz Pearson and Rose Metalli both finished in 2nd place in the 2k walk & with Caroline Tuttle
in 4th place they scored 19 points to help us on our way. Sara Rudd came 2nd in the Pole Vault, and there were two good wins for Sue Van Huyssteen in the Triple Jump and Jenny O’Connor in the Shot. The Ladies battled on in the rain and wind and finished the evening in a great 2nd place in the 4 x 400 relay. The final results saw Abingdon take 1st place with 134 points, Newbury 2nd on 123, and Radley 3rd on 117. This leaves all three teams currently in equal 1st position with two matches to go.

The Mens team  are growing in strength as evidenced by a good win from Simon Barrett in the  O60 200m and an excellent and exciting 4 * 400m relay race which saw Simon, Phil Marshal, Wayne Lillis and James Craggs finish in 3rd place out of 8 teams.

Next match at Swindon June 8th

Full results can be downloaded here.

Sunday Hill Sessions

Karen Yewer’s hill sessions will resume after the end of the track season. Details will be published here and on our Facebook page closer to the time. In the meantime, enjoy the break!

Weekend roundup: 16/17 May

Helen Broadbridge broke the club Senior Women’s Discus record while competing for Cambridge University in the Varsity match . Helen’s throw of 41:42m was good enough for 2nd place. She went on to win the hammer – an event where she had also set a new Newbury AC record of 50.27m earlier in the season at Lee Valley stadium.

Oxford Open Graded meeting: Five members found the good weather conditions on Wednesday night to their liking with three of them clocking personal best times. Izzy Fry (2:19.1, 800m); Rebecca Downie (2:38.1, 800m); Yasmin Ryder (4:49.8, 1500m) and Becky Coxhead (5:56.0, 1500m). Simon Barrett (M60) went very close to dipping under the 1 min barrier for 400m recording 61.1.

There were PBs for Andy McKendrick (40:38) and Steve Tabraham (46:06) at the Royal Berkshire 10K held at Green Park on Sunday. Other club finishers were: Peter Crisp (38:51); Julie Coxhead (49:38) and Sandra Beal (61:50).

Club members dominated the Junior 2K fun run at the Park House  with Marcus Chitty and Cammy Bull taking 1st & 3rd respectively in the boys’ category and Phoebe Rhyder; Annie Chitty and Jess Chitty sweeping the medals in the girls’ category.

Newbury parkrun – 17th May

Report from Phil Marshall:

Introduction to the pacemakers

Introduction to the pacemakers

Newbury AC took over Newbury parkrun event number 178 on

Just some of the NAC volunteers

Just some of the NAC volunteers

Saturday which attracted the 5th highest participation numbers since the event started with a massive 439 finishers.

It was great to show support to the local weekly event and promote the club and our upcoming races so a big thank you to the many of you who got up bright and early to either fill the various volunteer roles, pace a specific time, run the event or support.helpers2
Everyone played their part but special mentions to Ryan Hill the perfect pacer timed at 27:29 when pacing for sub 27:30; Mike Sheridan who ran the course 3 times (setting it up, running the event and closing it down), Martin Walker 1st NAC male finisher (5th in 18:33) and Charlotte Fowler 1st NAC female finisher (3rd in 22:15).
Photos here (thanks to Charles Fowler).

Weekend roundup: 2/3 May

Shinfield 10K

Shinfield 10K

Apologies, a bit late with this one.

At Newbury parkrun Izzy Fry was 1st female, 2nd overall and broke the JW11-14 age category record with a 25s PB of 18:38.

Ryan Hill recorded a PB of 1:35:02 in the Milton Keynes half marathon in 1:35:02 (PB)

Newbury AC finishers at the Shinfield 10k were: Alan Twyford (39:54); Martyn Staines (40:20); Phil Baker (40:22); Clare Quinn (42:23) and Carole Lowe (55:12)

Chris Hobson and Nige Popplewell attempted the Hurstbourne Tarrant 5 mile multi-terrain race, with Nige finishing 12th of 188 finishers with a time of 35:29 and Chris finishing 20th in 37:42.  The hue of the fluorescent pink technical T-shirts provided to finishers may only be described as lurid in the extreme…!


Newbury parkrun – Saturday 16th

Message from Phil Marshall:

As you may be aware Newbury AC are filling all the volunteering duties at Newbury parkrun this Saturday 16/05/2015 (09:00 at Greenham Common) to assist with this free weekly event as well as raise the profile of NAC and our races in 2015 (Newbury Bayer 10k, Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 & Highclere Castle Challenge 10k).

A big thank you to everyone that has agreed to help fill the volunteer spots as well as those pace-making specific times.

Please can we appeal to any more club members if you are available on Saturday that you come down and support the event either by running the 5k distance or just watching / helping distribute a few flyers. If we can also ask if all runners wear their NAC vest if possible with any volunteers / helpers wearing an NAC hoodie or tracksuit top if owned.

We are sure it will be a fun and successful morning and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. If you have any questions please contact me.