Race roundup

Latest race results. Please e-mail me with any additions.

Race the Train:Tywyn, Mid Wales: Samuel Wright finished 2nd (out of 187) in the 3-mile in a time of 16:50. Dave Wright finished 104th in the 14 mile senior race in 1:42 – beating the train by about 5 minutes.

Ras Y Mynydd: Snowdonia: Samuel Wright won the junior race in 10:18 for about 1.5 miles of road and rough moorland. An improvement of over 1 minute on his 2013 time!
Dave Wright finished 13th in the 4.5 mile fell race in 32 minutes. A race with spectacular views of the mountains and tea, cake and sandwichs included in the £5 entry fee!

Newbury AC at Pewsey Vale Half-marathon

Pewsey Vale Half-Marathon: Five club members ventured west on Sunday morning to take part in the Pewsey Vale Half Marathon, resulting in new PBs for Phil Marshall (1:25:37), Nige Popplewell (1:25:40), Andy MacKendrick (1:36:09). Christine Mardle (1:53:50) and Dave Wright (1:28:44) also had good runs. Phil(12th), Nige(13th) and Dave(19th) took first prize in the male team category. Thanks to Pewsey Vale Running Club for a well-organised event with excellent cakes and also a special thanks to Bob Taylor who cycled to at least four points on the course to cheer his NAC mates on their way!

Newbury Park Run:  There were new PBs for Mike Robbins (18:31) 5th overall  and Catherine Tuttle (23:06) 3rd female.

Severn Bridge Half Marathon: Kate Hall finished 394th (out of 1,984) in 1:39:54, with doubtless some impressive views on the route.

Oxford Open Meeting: Ellie Krefting took 2nd place in the U13 800m and, in doing so, set a a new club age-group record of 2.31.78. Josie (U9) & Luci Robertson (U11) won gold in their respective age groups in the Quad Kids event. Maisie Jeger finished 4th equal in the U11 event during which she broke her own club record for 600m by 1.5 seconds as she clocked 1:51.55.

Injury prevention & treatment

We have two sports physios available at CCAT and Fifth Road if needed. For further details or to book a session please contact Emma Guite .

Hill sessions – update

Karen Yewer will be holding Hill Training Sessions every Sunday morning, 9.30am at Northcroft starting on October 5th. Put the date in your diaries now if you are interested in attending.

Newbury Youth Fest

Newbury A.C Mascot

Emma would like to thank everyone who helped out at our stand at the Newbury Youth Fest in Victoria Park on Sunday, it is always good to see a Newbury A.C presence at this type of event. Several members had a go at wearing the Newbury A.C Mascot, but it so far remains without a name, can someone please come up with an appropriate name for our Horse ?

South of England Under 15 & 17 Championships

Izzy Fry - SEAA Under 15 800M

Newbury A.C pair Izzy Fry (u-15) & Yasmin Ryder (u-17) aquitted themselves well at this seasons South of England Track & Field Championships for the under 15 & 17 age groups at the Crystal palace stadium, London. Both athletes won their respective 800m heats in 2min19 to comfortably qualify for the finals, with Izzy Fry going on to claim the Bronze medal in the under 15 Girls age group at her first attempt.

Weekend round-up 17th / 18th August

Newbury Park Run: Geoff Anderson re-established himself at the top of the club’s Age-Graded road league table with a 19:21 clocking and a score of 86.3%. At the other end of the age spectrum, Rebecca Downie (15)  was the first female finisher (40th overall) in a PB of 22:22. There were, also, strong runs from Mike Robbins, 4th place in a PB of 18:42 and Nige Popplewell, 5th in 18:43.

Weekend roundup 9th / 10th August

Continuing his abiding love of hills, Dave Wright finished 13th in the 7 mile multi-terrain ‘Roundway Rampage’ over at Devizes on Sunday 10th with a time of 53:27.

Also on Sunday, Steve Ferriday achieved a PB of 43:56 at the Darlington 10K.

At Newbury Park Run on Saturday, Phil Marshall was first finisher with a new PB of 18:21 after an impressive final sprint. Nige Popplewell finished second in 18:29 (also a PB).

Christina Pugsley completed the 50K run of the annual ‘Salisbury 54321′ event on Sunday August 10th, finishing in a very impressive 35 place out of over 200 runners with a chip time of 04:52:13 and hopefully with not too many blisters!

Gardner Leader 2014 Highclere 10k – 28th September 2014

There is still plenty of time to enter this popular multi-terrain event.

The current entry list for the above event (as of 8th August) is now posted on the event page and will be updated regularly.

Please check your entry and if any corrections are required then please email the event organiser.

Another record for Sam

Sam Plumb ran 48.32 in the 400m on Wednesday 6th August at the Woking AC open meeting.  This sets a new an u23 club record and is a  0.75 secs improvement on his previous best.

Meanwhile at the Oxford Open the same evening U17 Yasmin Ryder set a new pb in the 800m of  2:16.68 and U15 Izzy Fry ran a pb in the 300m of 44.93.

Hill Session: early warning!

With the track league season now over, before you know it the Cross Country season will be here! Karen Yewer will be holding Hill Training Sessions every Saturday morning, 9.30am at Northcroft starting on October 4th. Put the date in your diaries now if you are interested in attending.