Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon: Saturday 16th of June 2018

At the Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon over the weekend, congratulations goes to:   
Julian Tulk (1hr 41mins 42 secs, 9th position overall and 4th in his Senior Men category), 
Rachel Allen (1hr 47 mins 29 mins, 23rd position overall, 1st in her V40 age group, who then ran in the Ridgeway Relay the following morning), 
Sue Van Huyssteen (1hr 56 mins 46 secs, 43rd position overall, 1st position in her UKN category)

Road Run – Thursday 21st

For this Thursday, the road run will be ROUTE 7/8 with an additional part for the longer group.

The route will start from Fifth Road and go past John Rankin School up Dark Lane onto Wash Common and through the estate and up the bridleway onto Andover Road. From there, runners will continue to the Penwood turn and carry on past Horris Hill School towards Newtown Common.  From Newtown Common, the ‘shorts’ will return to Fifth Road via Jonathan Hill and Monk’s Way track opposite St Gabriel’s school whilst the ‘longs’ will continue to Adbury and return via Greenham common.

The short route is approximately 7 miles.

England U20/23 Championships

Four athletes were in action at the England U20/U23 championships in Bedford this weekend. Charlotte Payne – competing in a special U18 event specifically held as an opportunity for European qualification – gave her chances of selection a boost with another exceptional qualifying standard throw of 62.43m to win the hammer. Also in the hammer, Oliver Hewitt threw another season’s best of 63.25m to finish 6th in the U20 men. On track, Yaz Ryder finished 13th in the final of the 1500m, while Harry Russell – on the comeback from a hamstring injury – could only manage 7th in his 800m heat.

Ridgeway Relay: Sunday 17th June 2018

Ridgeway Relay 2018 Final Results (out of 40+ teams):
A Team (Mark Vardy, Sophie Crumly, Phil Marshall, Jess Franklin, Steve Barnes, James Craggs, Matthew Green, Alex Hanson, Andy Ind, Alex Muir): 2nd overall position.
B Team (Andrew Russell, Jenny Eaton, Ben Wickens, Rachel Allen, Jeff Bird, Andy McKendrick, Mike Wheeler, Steve Ferriday, Dave Wright, Chris Pudney): 9th overall position.

Both NAC teams performed to a consistently high standard over 87 x miles of difficult, hilly and testing terrain on the Ridgeway National Trail, beginning at Ivinghoe Beacon, Aylesbury at 7.30am and finishing in Marlborough 11 hours later.  Exceptional effort and team spirit was on display at every stage and every runner grafted to the point of utter exertion for their team mates.

Outstanding effort everyone, great work! Draft results

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Weekend round-up 9/10 June

Five Newbury AC athletes competed in the South of England Championships in Bedford this weekend. Oliver Hewitt was the only one of the five to make the podium, picking up a bronze medal in the U20 hammer with a season’s best throw of 62.08m. Helen Broadbridge doubled up, with a season’s best throw of 43.28m enough for 4th place in the discus, having also finished 5th in the hammer.

On track, Mark Vardy kept touch with the lead pack for well over half of his 5000m race, before narrowly missing out on both a PB and a place in the final with a 15:44 clocking. Mike Robbins and Yaz Ryder both faced tougher than expected heats in the 800m, each finishing 7th in 2:03.82 and 2:17.54 respectively.

At the Wargrave 10K on Sunday, Mike Sheridan finished 2nd in the M60+ age-group in 43:24 and Sheila Marshall was 4th F60 in 55:47.

Veterans’ League Round 3: 4th June, Bracknell

Report by Liz Harkness:

The Ladies were in good form on Monday with two  PB’s from Jess Franklin, and Anne Stewart-Power in the 1500m. More wins on the evening with Jenny O’Connor in the Long Jump and Deborah Montgomery – Javelin.

The evening finished with the Medley Relay with a well earned 3rd place.

The Men’s team , the biggest turn out this match,  Bob Broadridge 1st in the Hammer and Shot.

Full details of match attached including the non-scoring events. Men’s ResultsWomen’s results,  Non-scorers’ results

Our next match is our home meeting July 2nd at Tilsley Park, Abingdon. Please let Liz know if you wish to compete.

Ollie Johnson Memorial Kintbury 5

Mark Vardy winner of 5-mile

Final results: 5 miles; 2 milesJuniors

Photos from 5-mile race (courtesy of Mike Robbins)

Report from Dave Wright, Race Director:
Thanks  to everyone who supported the races this year. We had over 200 entrants in the 5 mile race and a record turnout for the 2 mile race. The warm up events for the children were well attended

Winners of the 5 mile race were Mark Vardy and Sophie Crumly both representing Newbury AC. Both have supported the race many times in the past nearly always finishing in 1st or 2nd! Ollie Johnson trophy winner for juniors was Robbie Usher from Reading with junior girls winner being Emma Downie (Newbury AC). Further category winners were M40 Steve Barnes (NAC) F40 Katherine Sargeant (Reading Road Runners M50 Andy Colling (Unattached) M60 Mike Sheridan (NAC), M70 James Kiddie (Reading RR), F50 Jenny Eaton (NAC)  F60 Sheila Marshall (NAC), F70 Liz Harkness (NAC). Newbury AC won both Men’s (Mark Vardy, Alex Muir, James Craggs)) & Women’s (Sophie Crumly, Emma Downie, Edyta Wilk) team events.

2 mile winner was 11 year old Kirsten Fraser (Team Kennet) closely followed by Wilf Waldon (Newbury AC)

Thanks to all the helpers both from Newbury AC, 1st Inkpen and Kintbury Scout Group, Kintbury St. Marys`s School, Kintbury Joggers, villagers from Kintbury and Inkpen. Also thanks to all the sponsors Mick Cornwall Aerials, Rayner Diesel Car service, myapplejuice.co.uk,Tesco Hungerford and Dave’s Gardening Service Kintbury

We have some lost property of a watch, Green Park water bottle and a white vest..