SAL – Match 2 – Andover – 21st May – Win for Newbury!

On a beautiful sunny day, Newbury AC’s senior team made the short trip to their (almost) home fixture at Andover. On paper the team looked strong, but even in the most optimistic minds nobody was quite expecting what was to come. The home team dominated the day, finishing with their highest ever division 2 score of 242 points – a total which has only been beaten twice in the last four seasons, both times by the eventual league champions. Newbury finished the day streets ahead of the competition – early season league leaders Yeovil Olympiads (177 points), and London clubs Hillingdon AC (173) and Herne Hill Harriers (105).

The day’s biggest successes came in the throws, but this time the ladies team marginally outshone the men’s team. Helen Broadbridge and Charlotte Payne were an unbeatable force, taking the double victory in all three heavy throws. For both, the highlight of the day was the hammer, where Helen added another half a metre to her own club record, throwing 53.67m, while Charlotte wasn’t far behind with 52.27m – a remarkable achievement given she was throwing two weights above her own category, and becoming the seventh furthest U17 athlete of all time. To complete the rout, Rosie Stanton (A) and Abigail Livingstone (B) added a second and first place respectively in the javelin to secure 31 out of a possible 32 points.

On the men’s side, Jamie Kuehnel and Oliver Hewitt were consistently scoring big points, taking four wins and three second places over the day between them. Once again, the hammer proved a double victory, while Oliver’s huge PB of 39.01m in the discus not only won the A string, but took him within a metre of his coach’s club record.

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Fell racing trip – 17th to 21st May

Dave Wright spent a busy few days fell-racing in Derbyshire completing 5 races in 5 days and finishing in 9th place overall and 1st O50 in the Hayfield May series:

Wednesday- Shining Tor 10k 61st of 236 in 50minutes
Thursday – Tansley 5 miles 39 minutes 30th of 124 (2nd O50)
Friday –  3 miles Hayfield May Queen 37th of 136 in 25 minutes
Saturday – Mount Famine, Hayfiled 5 miles 59 minutes (brutally tough race!!)
Sunday  -1.2 miles Lantern Pike Dash 25th of 86 and 1st O50 in 15 minutes although winner did 10:40!

Associate member Chris Hobson ran 3 of the races as he eases himself back into training for rejoining NAC at some stage!

Veteran’s Meeting – 15th May – Horspath

Report from Liz Harkness:

The Mens and Ladies Vets team claimed another 4 new club records at Horspath on Monday night:

The first was Sarah Fowler V60 2k walk 13.32. Sheila Marshall V60 3k 13.52 taking 30 seconds off her 2014 record. Jenny O’Connor competing for the first time in Pole Vault claimed the V45 record with a 2.00m vault and Graham Stent again competing for the first time in Pole Vault broke Mark Mackrill’s V40 record from 1994 by vaulting 2.60m

Full results below. The next match is at Bracknell June 5th, anyone wishing to compete or help out please email lizharkness@hotmail.co.uk.

Womens results     Mens results

Weekend Round up – Chieveley Chase & Park House Charity runs- 13th/14th May

There was a big club turn-out for the Chieveley Chase on Saturday, expertly directed by E-J Bailey, – the first of the Run West Berks series of events. Congratulations to the winners Matt Green & Philippa Cass. Full results can be seen here. All Newbury senior finishers as follows:

1. Matthew Green – 32:39; 3. Steve Barnes – 34:33 ;4. Phil Marshall – 34:47 ;7. Michal Szczepanczyk – 35:28 ;11. Conor McGrory – 36:33 ;12. Martin Walker – 36:40 ;13. Jeff Bird – 37:06;14. Mike Wheeler – 37:09;16. Nige Popplewell- 38:00;19. Andrew Russell – 39:06;20. Chris Pudney – 39:22;22. Dave Wright – 39:33;23. Mike Sheridan – 39:39;24. Joe Hoskins – 39:45;30. Steve Ferriday – 40:04;31. Philippa Cass – 40:06 (1ST FEMALE);32. Julian Tulk – 41:16;38. Edyta Wilk – 42:15 (3RD FEMALE);40. Catherine Tuttle – 42:35;42. Andy Tuttle – 42:46;71. Andrew Lees – 47:23 ;103. Sheila Marshall – 50:48 ;112. Stephanie Smallman – 51:37 ;113. Graham Stent – 51:38 ;117. Jill Mowat – 52:07 ;151. Liz Harkness – 59:27. 

Photos courtesy of Barry Cornelius can be seen here.

Oliver Hamlin (year 3/4) won the junior fun run and Francesca Bailey was 1st year 5/6 girl with Zoe Grey 2nd year 5/6.

Not content with his result on Saturday Matt Green also came first in the Park House Charity 10k run on Sunday almost 3 minutes ahead of the 2nd place runner with Stuart Bosley in 3rd place & Jeff Bird in 4th. Full 10k results can be seen here.  Ruaridh Livingstone was 4th home (1st U18) in the 5k event with Sophie Bhatt 9th (3rd U18) & Sam Cheney 11th (3rd U18). Full 5k results here. A number of our juniors also competed in the 2k fun run with Phoebe Ryder 3rd overall and 1st female. Full results of this race can be seen here.

Weekend round up – Berkshire County Championships – Sunday 4th – Bracknell

Berkshire County Championships – Sunday 4th – Bracknell

There were some amazing results and performances at Sunday’s Berkshire Athletics Track & Field Championships.

No less than eleven (11!) County Champions, loads of medals, PB’s, club records and championship records for Newbury AC athletes, very well done to all!

Please let me know if any missing or require updating from the unofficial list below:

Trinity O’Connor 1 – U17 Pole Vault – 2.70m 🥇 ( **NEW U17 CLUB RECORD** )

Charlotte Payne 1 – U17 Hammer – 51.xxm 🥇 ( **NEW CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD** ); 1 – U17 Discus – 40.79m ;3 – U17 Shot Putt – 11.48m 🥉

Oliver Hewitt 1 – U20 Shot Putt – 12.69m ( **NEW PB** );1 – U20 Discus – 43.81🥇 ( **NEW PB** ); 3 – U20 Hammer – 61.xxm 🥉 ( **NEW PB** )

Jamie Kuehnel 1 – Senior Shot Putt – 10.49m 🥇 ( **NEW U23 CLUB RECORD** );1 – Senior Hammer – 52.39m🥇 ( **NEW U23 CLUB RECORD** );1 – Senior Discus – 38.89m 🥇 ( **NEW PB** & U23 CLUB RECORD)

Helen Broadbridge 1 – Senior Hammer – 50.28m 🥇 ( **NEW CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD** ) ;2 – Senior Discus – 43.58m 🥈 ( **NEW PB** ); 2 – Senior Shot – 10.18m 🥈

Izzy Fry  1 – U20 1500m – 4:37.7 🥇 ( **NEW CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD** )

Yaz Ryder  1 – Senior 1500m – 4:38.15 🥇 ( **NEW PB** )

Peter Crisp 2 – Senior 400m – 55:00 🥈( **NEW PB** ) ;2 – Senior 800m – 2:03:15 🥈

Mike Robbins 3 – Senior 800m – 2:03:87 🥉

Wayne Lillis 3 – Senior 1500m – 4:32.x 🥉

George Ferguson 3 – U15 1500m – 4:42.22 🥉 ( **NEW PB** )

Hugh Beattie –4 – U15 1500m – 4:42:25 ( **NEW PB** )

UKA photographic policy for stadiums and clubs

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