Junior Sessions, at St Bart’s, will finish on Thursday 14th Dec and resume on Thursday 4th January.
Tuesday 19th December and Thursday 21st December: regular sessions at Henwick and Rugby club respectively.
Sunday 24th Dec:
Hill session, 9:30am, Northcroft. All welcome
Tuesday 26th Dec:
Boxing Day Handicap, 10:30am, Northcroft. This is a free to enter event for club members, their families and friends. Run over a 1.8 mile multi-terrain course with the slowest runners starting first and usually resulting in a mass sprint for the line – this is a great way to run off the excesses of Christmas Day.
The race starts at 10:30am from Northcroft (register by 10:20 in the cricket club car park) and we’re usually finished by 11am. To enter please e-mail Irwin Fairclough with name(s) and age(s) if under 18 and a recent 5K time or other indicator of likely performance. Entries close of 22nd December – there will be no entries on the day. Continue reading
Message from Phil Marshall:
Thank you to everyone that has entered the Berkshire Cross Country Championships at Prospect Park, Reading this Sunday 17th December.
Race 1 – Junior, Senior & Masters (v35) Men – 11:00 – 12k & 9k (Junior)
Juniors: Vlado Tsagov; Seniors: Matthew Green, Alex Muir, Mike Robbins, Anthony Sudlow, Ben Wickens, Mike Wheeler; Vets: Steve Barnes, Phil Marshall, Stephen Elsmere, Jeff Bird, Conor McGrory, Martin Walker, Wayne Lillis, Simon Kirby, Martyn Staines, Tim Davies, Alan Twyford.
Race 2 – Junior, Senior & Masters (v35) Women – 11:50 – 8k & 6k (Junior)
Juniors: Izzy Fry; Seniors: Yaz Ryder, Victoria Duncan, Chloe Blair, Emily Craggs, Rebecca Downie, Mariama Barrie; Vets: Jess Franklin, Mireille Cook, Emma-Jayne Bailey, Sue Van Huyssteen, Jenny Eaton, Rachel Allen.
Additional event information
Good news is that the planned M4 closure is now not going ahead this weekend.
For those keen, we plan to have some lunch and/or a post race drink at the Harvester opposite the park.
See you on Sunday.
Club road league winners for 2017 are: Sue van Huyssteen (Women’s Premier), Philippa Cass (Women’s Div. 1), Mark Vardy (Men’s Premier), Conor McGrory (Men’s Div. 1) and Matt Green (Men’s Div, 2), Mike Sheridan (Age-Graded).
Awards will be presented at the Social evening on Friday 29th December.
Final tables: Road League tables 2017 / Age-graded table 2017
Any times recorded in the remainder of 2017 will be included in the 2018 competition.
Please can all runners ( road and middle distance) meet in the small bar to the right of the foyer at Rugby Club this week (13th) and not in the foyer as the Rugby Club have an event on that evening and we need to keep the reception hall clear.
This week’s road run will be Winter Route 1:Essex Street-Valley Road-clocktower (main split between long and short groups)-Old Bath Road-Grove Road-Love Lane-Cock Inn- (second possible split here) Kiln Road-Fir Tree Lane-Hambridge Road- Racecourse- Greenham Church-Pinchington Lane-Rugby Club
The open throws meeting at Swindon took place on Saturday in very cold wintry conditions despite which there were some good performances.
Charlotte Payne won Hammer with 52m57, and the Weight with 16m95. Helen Broadbridge was showing good form in the Hammer, but her throws of around 50m were just wide of the sector. Ian Payne was a whisker off his first ever 30m throw, with 29m85.
In the Discus there was a family dead heat for 1st place, with Helen and Bob Broadbridge both on 39m49. Bob won on count back by 13cm, so almost a tie on our top 2 throws! Charlotte was just behind with 37m60.
The Shot was treacherous, so distances were down. Bob ended up winning with 11m46, with Charlotte just behind on 11m26. Charlotte was the worthy winner of the throws pentathlon.
The Tadley 10k Cross country was held on Sunday in very wet, cold, snowy conditions with the Newbury AC contingent led home by Nige Popplewell in 16th place followed by Chris Hobson 43:52 in 21st; Tim Davies 44:15 22nd; Richard Kennedy 47:15 33rd; Steve Ferriday 47:40 36th; Jenny Eaton 48:15 39th & Tony Duck 54:52 71st. Jenny’s time saw her take 1st place in the V55 category and 4th woman overall – this after helping the V50 team to a masters bronze at the SEAA championships the day before! (The winning time overall of 35:13 was posted by Alexander Hamilton of basingstoke & Mid-Hants).
Mike Robbins stayed on track indoors at the Cardiff Met Grand Prix 1 – Christmas Classic (in the warmth!) claiming a pb in the 3000m in a time of 9:35.86.
The 2017 season is now drawing to a close. The last day for road times to count for this year’s tables will be 10th December.
Current divisional leaders are: Sue van Huyssteen (Women’s Premier), Philippa Cass (Women’s Div. 1), Mark Vardy (Men’s Premier)’ Conor McGrory (Men’s Div. 1) and Matt Green (Men’s Div, 2)
Please ensure you notify Phil Marshall of all results for inclusion in the tables. Please also notify Irwin Fairclough if you want your time included in the Age-Graded table.
Road Tables 2017 / Age-graded table 2017 as at 7th December
This week’s roadrun will be led by Nige and will be: Winter Route 3:
Retail Park-Pinchington Lane – Greenham Road (main split)-Pidgeon’s Farm-Racecourse-Hambridge Road-Fir Tree Lane-Cock Inn-Victoria Park- St John’s Roundabout-[either Newtown road or Andover Road]-Rugby Club.