Masters’ success

Bob Broadbridge (V55 Discus 41.87m) and Wayne Lillis (V45, 3K Steeplechase, 11:07.9) both won silver medals at the British Masters T&F champs in Birmingham at the weekend.

Bob competed in all the throwing events taking 4th place in the Hammer(44.01m) and 7th in the Shot (11.68m) and Wayne finished 8th in the 1500m in 4:53.46

New U13 800m records at Inter-counties

Report from Andy Tuttle:

Marcus Maisie 2015Maisie Jeger and Marcus Chitty both marked their Berkshire County team debut by lowering their own under 13 age group NAC club records in the 800m when competing against twelve other Counties at the Inter Counties event at Kingsmeadow, Kingston, Surrey. Maisie Jeger ran an outstanding race to finish 2nd in the 800m A race, knocking a further four seconds off her personal best time to record 2 min. 22.6, this moves Maisie up from 17th to 3rd in the current UK rankings for the distance. Maisie had started the day with a good 4th place in the Long Jump A event.

Marcus Chitty also ran well in the Boys A race to clock 2min 27.2 and lower his own NAC Under 13 800m record.

Results round-up: 19th July

Still smiling after 13 hours!

Sue – still smiling after 13 hours!

Performance of the week goes to Sue van Huyssteen for her magnificent 3rd place in the F50-55 category at Ironman UK in Bolton. Sue was in 7th place after both the swim (2.4 miles) and bike (112 miles) legs but finished with a 3:58:38 marathon to achieve her podium finish. Her total time was 13:09:42.

Sara Henderson put in a strong performance at the SEAA Combined Events championships in Bedford. Despite a fall in the hurdles, she continued on to finish 6th in the senior heptathlon (1st Berkshire) with 2690 points.

In the final match of the season in the Wessex Young Athletes’ League, the team finished an impressive 3rd overall on the day with a total of 350 points behind winners Slough Juniors on 532 points and Aldershot on 444 points. Many thanks to all the juniors who have competed throughout the season and to all the volunteers who help out with the club with managing the teams, taking warm ups and to the officials who also give up their valuable time over the weekends to help with the league competitions. Full match report from Emma Guite.


Berkshire Championship best performance for Maisie in the 600m

Maisie Jeger

Maisie Jeger

Maisie Jeger set the pace right from the gun to storm around the 600m in an amazing time of 1min40.1, this time broke the Championship record by 2 seconds, her own club record by 4 seconds and places her 8th on the UK all time list for the under 13 age group, with the likes of Jenny Meadows and Jess Judd just ahead of her. Maisie also showed great composure to come straight off the track and claim Silver in the long jump with 4m38, and finished 4th in the Shot Putt.

It was such a good night from a spectators view at the John Nike Stadium, Bracknell, as a further two club age group records were set and several personal best times. Marcus Chitty ran 1 min 46.6 to break the under 13 Boys 600m record of 1 min48.4 set by Adam Inglut in 1998, and like Maisie he has a further year to go in this age group.

Charlotte Clover went straight to the front and stayed there in a superbly paced 3000m to knock 4 seconds off Jackie Coopers Under 17 Women’s club record set in 1980, Charlotte clocked 10min33.5, and now claims the under 15 & 17 3000m club records.

Sophie Cunnigham recorded a sub 11 second time to make the final of the under 13 75m where she ran well in 5th place and Samuel Wright smashed his personal best to earn the Silver medal in the Under 15 3000m with a sub 10.30 time. It was a really exciting night with some truly outstanding performances, well done everyone and please let me know if you want any results added.

Andy Tuttle

Results round-up: 12th July

It’s been another busy and successful week.

The stand-out performance came from U20 thrower, Jamie Kuehnel, who won the silver medal in the Senior Boys’ Hammer at the English Schools’ Champonships in Gateshead. His best throw of 59.13 metres, was a PB and new club U20 record. Charlotte Payne, finished a very creditable 4th in the Junior Girls’ Hammer with a throw of 44.91 metres.

Maisie Jeger set a new U13 Girls 800m club record when recording a timw of 2:26.36 at an open meeting in Oxford.

Nina Martin completed her first Ultra-Marathon – the 100K Race to the Stones, along the Ridgeway from Lewknor in Oxon to Avebury in Wilts. Nina’s time of 12:04:38 placed her 11th in the women’s event.

New member, Matt Pembroke, made a strong debut in club colours finished 15th in the High Wycombe Half-Marathon in 1:25:08.

Graham Stent took 2nd place in the Newbury Parkrun in a personal best time of 17:53.


SAL – T&F – 4th July – Worthing – A Win for Newbury AC

Report from Mike Robbins:

After three successive second place finishes, Newbury AC finally went one better to claim their first ever match win in the second tier of the Southern Athletics League in their Division 2 West fixture at Worthing this weekend – a result which firmly assures the team as genuine promotion contenders going into the final round of fixtures next month.

In the sunshine of the south coast, Newbury fielded one of their strongest teams this season, which was never more visible than in the 1500m. Izzy Fry and Yaz Ryder worked together to put a gigantic 30 second lead on the rest of the competition, leaving it until the last 100m to fight for the outright win. Both were given the same time, with Yaz getting the nod on a photo finish. The men’s race panned out in exactly the same fashion, with Mike Robbins and Tom Teece displaying their dominance over the rest of the competition, before a final 100m intra-team battle, with Mike narrowly coming out on top.

The men’s distance team didn’t drop a point all day. Dan Tuttle showed gutsy determination in the home straight to win the 800m A string by 0.2s, with Peter Crisp following closely behind for the B string win. A fall in the water jump on the last lap didn’t stop Tom Watkins collecting maximum points in the steeplechase, to add to the A string victory he’d already scored in the 3000m flat. James Craggs (steeplechase) and Mark Vardy (3000m) followed Tom home, comfortably ahead of the rest to win the B string races.

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Ridgeway relay: 5th July

Report from Phil Marshall:

Tom Watkins on Stage 3

Tom Watkins on Stage 3

A huge thank you to everyone that took part in the Ridgeway Relay yesterday, teams of 10 running the 86.5 mile national trail from Ivinghoe Beacon to Marlborough.

Newbury AC did fantastically well, of the 47 teams entered the A team came 2nd overall just behind Oxford City AC with a total running time of 9 hours 32 minutes (over 30 minutes quicker than last year); and the B team came 10th in 11 hours 2 minutes which is the quickest our B team have ever completed the course.

We had a fantastic team spirit, with a lot of support for each other and some great WhatsApp banter!

It couldn’t happen without a lot of effort and dedication from all the runners, I know a lot of you sacrificed personal commitments to take part, no one got lost on the tricky course and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Special thanks to Chris Hobson who filled in at the very last minute!

Draft results / Photos – courtesy of Barry Cornelius

SCVAC – Vet’s T&F league – Match 4 – Tilsley Park 29th June

The final match of the track league was held on a warm and sunny evening at Tilsley Park. The women’s team finished overall in 2nd place as they have done all season behind a strong Abingdon team who took the title as did their men’s team. The women’s relay team maintained their unbeaten record and Sue Van Huyssteen had victories in both the over 50 200m & 800m. Claire Quinn and Radka Pearman braved the 5000m finishing in 20:43 & 22:43 respectively. Phil Coleman had 2 good 2nd places in the over 50 800m & 3000m.

Full results and final league positions can be downloaded here.