The provisional fixture list for the upcoming season is now available and can be viewed here.
Some strong half-marathon performance over the past couple of weeks: Steve Barnes finished 9th overall (1st M40) in a PB of 1:15:14 in the Maidenhead Half-marathon. Andy Varney completed the Great North Run in 1:28:24, finishing 572nd. Becci Toms ran 1:39:05 to finish 200th out of 757 runners in the Kenilworth Half Marathon.
There have been recent Parkrun PBs for Thomas Teece (18:12) and Matthew Studdard (20:02).
Road League and Age-graded league table have been updated to reflect recent results and can be viewed here.
Roy Rayner of the MS Society has a collection of Kerridge / ADP race T-shirts (all unused!) from 1992 – 2011 (except 1999 & 2007) and wants to know if someone in the club would like them. E-mail me if interested.
The SEAA Cross Country Relays are at the slightly later date of Saturday October 18th this season, at the same venue – Wormwood Srubs , London W12 0DF. The event gives athletes a chance to make the transition from track to cross country on a fast flat course and shorter distances than most cross country events.
Could anyone interested in joining the teams please contact Andy Tuttle with your date of birth and your England Athletic Registration Number no later than Monday 29th September please . A timetable and distances are listed below. Continue reading
U15 Izzy Fry just missed out on the club record for 800m when recording 2:19.66 at last Wednesday evening’s open meeting at Oxford. Samantha Dredge recorded a pb of 2:23.35 and U15 Harriet Atherton who had only raced for her school until now reduced her time from 2:50 to 2:44.44.
Becky Coxhead recorded a pb in the 1500m with a time of 5:58.21 a feat also achieved by Linda Pitts (W45) as she recorded 15:04 for 100m.
Charlotte Payne broke her own U13 club hammer record with a throw of 36.49m
Under 11 Maisie Jeger competed in the Newport Harriers track fest over the weekend winning the U11 1200m in a very fast 4:06.4 which will be number 1 on power of ten and a new Newbury AC club record. She also equalled the current club record in 75m with a time of 11.0s beating her PB by 0.2 and winning the U11 girls race.
Special Evening at NAC!
On Thursday 18th September Newbury Athletic Club welcomes a special visitor, Mara Yamauchi, to our training sessions on our last evening before the seniors move to our winter training venues. We hope you’ll be at the Fifth Road track to see her and chat to her. The plan is as follows:
6.15pm approx. Mara arrives with Susie Bush to join the Young Athletes during their training session;
6.45pm approx. Mara meets road runners before they set off;
7.10pm approx. Mara joins Karen’s middle/long distance groups for their track session (run by Andy Tuttle in Karen’s absence);
8.00pm (in the clubhouse) Mara talks about her running career, particularly her training and competition in marathon events, with words of advice, thoughts about athletics generally, and time for a Q & A session. It is anticipated that the evening will end at 8.45pm to allow Mara and Susie to return to London in reasonable time.
If you left a white vest top at CCAT on Thursday evening, please contact Karen Yewer to arrange its return, alternatively e-mail me and I will pass details to Karen
European Veterans Athletics Championships, Izmir, Turkey: Bob Broadbridge (M55 Discus; 44.66m) and Simon Barrett (M60 GBR 4 x 100m relay 48.68 and M60 GBR 4 x 400 4:01.24) won gold medals. They also recorded several other excellent results. Bob finished 5th in the M55 Shot Shot (12.88m); 5th in the M55 Hammer (46.22m) and 7th in the M55 1.34KG Weight (15.45m). Simon reached the finals of all the M60 sprints finishing 6th in the 100m (13.33s; 13.31 in heats); 5th in the 200m (26.99; 26.88 in the heats) and 5th in 400m (60.77s). Full results
England Athletics U17 Championships, Bedford: Jamie Kuehnel won a bronze medal in the Hammer with a magnificent throw of 61.40m – a 3m improvement on his previous PB and a club age-group record.
Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix, Southampton: Charlotte Payne won the U13 Discus with 32.78m and the U15 Hammer with an excellent throw of 34.39m – a 3m improvement on her previous PB and a club record for an U13G. Having won the U10 Quadkids event in Southampton last year, Luci Robertson was determined to defend her title as an U11 competitor. She got off to a great start with a 35m vortex throw and did not look back, jumping 3.93m in the long jump and running strongly in both the 75m and 600m to win the event with a total of 253 points.
Woking AC Open meeting: U11 Maisie Jeger won three events and set three club age-group records. Long Jump 4.14m; 80m 11.75s and; 600m 1:50.4
Headington 5: Geoff Anderson was 2nd M60 (38th overall) in an excellent time of 32:00 (Age-graded 86.3% equalling his seasons best).
Newbury Parkrun: This week saw PB performances from: Mike Robbins (18:26); Samuel Wright (19:30) and Matt Studart (20:11). Chloe Blair (21:31) was the first female finisher.
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!
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! Continue reading