Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 50km Club Result

A huge congratulations goes to Newbury AC member Christina Pugsley who completed the 50km event of the ‘Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1’ running festival on Sunday August 12th, finishing 22nd of 227 finishers. 

Christina’s chip time was an impressive 4hrs 35mins and 59secs and she was also 2nd in the VM35 category.  

Charlotte Fowler, in training for the Amsterdam marathon, completed the 33k at the same event coming 5th SW  (6th female – 28th/132 finishers) – the furthest she has ever run.

Road-Run Thursday 16th

This week’s road run will be a variation on ROUTE 5.

Starting at Fifth Road, the runners will head South along Dark Lane at the back of John Rankin School to Wash Common from where the group will progress Easterly along Warren Road nr Park House and Monks’ Way to St Gabriel’s School.  From here, the party will advance past The Swan pub and up to the top of Jonathan Hill, Newtown Common.  Runners wishing to complete a shorter run can break off at Newtown Common and return to Fifth Road via either Greenham Common or Horris Hill.

Runners intending to run the longer route will head East to Adbury and then onwards to Sydmonton Common, before running through Bishop’s Green towards Greenham Common and back to Fifth Road.

 The longer run is approximately 10 -11 miles in distance, please note that this route may be subject to last minute variation depending on the weather/available light.

Newbury Parkrun Volunteer takeover: 8th September

There will be a club takeover of th3 volunteer roles at the Newbury Parkrun on 8 September to promote the Highclere 10k. Please let Jeff Bird know below if you can help with any of the following roles.

Timekeeper (3). Funnel manager (2): Barcode scanner (3), Manual scribe (1),
Finish tokens (2), Tailwalker (1), Photographer (1), Pacers (if we have sufficient volunteers for the other roles): 20 / 22:30 / 25 / 27:30 / 30 mins (5), Handing out flyers (as many as possible):

Overton 5 entries (2nd of September 2018) now open

Please see below a message from Overton Harriers regarding their 5 mile event taking place on the 2nd of September 2018:

Once again we are pleased to host the start of 2018/2019 Hampshire Road Race League with the 30th running of the Overton 5 at 14.00 on the 2nd September.  Due to the excellent feedback from last year the course remains unchanged from 2017 and is on fully closed roads.  

To make this a day for the whole family, we will also be hosting kids races on the field before the main race accompanied by refreshment stalls, an ice-cream van and the bar will be open so it will be ideal for a family picnic before and a celebratory reward after the race.

Entry fees for the Overton 5 will be £15 for affiliated runners, £17 for non-affiliated. As the race is selling quickly and has sold out for the last five years, we are expecting the race to be full before the end of August so enter now to avoid disappointment.

For further details and to enter the race, click here:

We look forward to seeing you at the start line.

Reading Vitality Half Marathon 17 March 2019 £10 Entry

The Duchess of Kent hospice, which provides palliative care throughout West Berkshire, is offering NAC members the opportunity to enter the Reading Half Marathon 2019 throughout the month of August 2018 for a discounted entry fee of £10.00.    

Club members who avail of this discounted entry fee will need to raise approx £270.00 on behalf of the Duchess of Kent hospice (a group entry may facilitate a reduced individual sponsorship amount).  Discounted entries can be made through the website below:

Further details on this offer can be obtained from the hospice community fundraiser point of contact (Hannah Richards) on 0118 9550 421 or her e-mail address is: 

Road-Run 9th August

This Thursday’s road run will be Summer route 15.

Fifth Road then across the Enborne road to the canal were we will follow the canal into town and through to Hambridge Road and up to Fir Tree Lane. This is where the shorter group will go back along Kiln Road and back to Victoria Park and back on the canal back to Fifth Road. The longer group will continue up to Stone Copse then to Stoney Lane through Messengers Copse and back to Shaw, where we will go back through Victoria Park and back on the canal to Fifth Road.

Recent T&F results

Three Newbury athletes were in action at the Iffley Road Mile Festival in Oxford on Saturday. Both Izzy Fry and Alex Muir attempted to follow in Sir Roger Bannister’s footsteps, and despite strong winds, Izzy managed to take 24 seconds off the U20 club record with a time of 4:59.01 – becoming the first female NAC athlete to run a sub 5 minute mile in over a decade. Alex battled hard in the men’s A race to 4:36.21, his best time since 2012. Mike Robbins stepped down from his usual distance for some speed work in the 600m, and was rewarded with a PB of 1:28.98.

Two junior athletes were selected to represent Berkshire in the Derek Crookes Southern U13 Intercounty match in Kingston. Josie Robertson raced hard to 3rd place in the 1500m A race with a time of 5:08.36, while Miriam Cooper added over 30cm to her PB in the javelin with a throw of 17.78m for 11th place in the B string.

And on Wednesday night, Maisie Jeger broke the U15 girls 300m club record in her first race since returning to Newbury AC first claim, with a time of 43.3s at the Cheltenham midsummer open meeting.

Charlotte Payne – SIAB U17 Hammer Champion / Basingstoke Open

Charlotte with Zoe & Kirsty

Following on from her success at English schools last weekend and selection for the SIAB International  in Scotland this weekend Charlotte took 1st place with  61.85m, 2nd was Zoe Price 55.97m also of England with Kirsty Costello of Scotland  in 3rd place. Well done Charlotte !

Izzy Fry (U20W) produced a 3000m pb of 9:47.65 at Wednesday’s Hampshire Athletics Grand Prix at Basingstoke.  Ben Wickens had a 4 sec improvement over 800m and there were season’s best times at 3000m for Alex Muir and James Craggs and at 800m for Mike Robbins. Full results (ignore PB field as incorrect in some cases):…/…

Wessex Young Athletes League – Swindon 15th July

Report from Junior Team Managers:

It was yet another hot track meet for Newbury AC on Sunday 15th July at Swindon.

In the quad kids eight girls and seven boys competed out of a maximum of ten allowed in each group. They all did really well and nearly everyone got a PB in this the last match of the season. The girls finished 4th with Anna Delavere continuing her great run and finishing top NAC girl scorer and 5th overall. The boys finished 5th with Ethan Robertson their top scorer finishing 11th overall. Collectively the quad kids finished a fantastic 3rd – they all competed so well and with a great attitude. 

A smaller team for the U13 girls upwards this meeting but nevertheless some great performances 

1st places for :

Trinity O’connor U17 Javelin 23.31m and High Jump 1.48m. Lily Gohara U17 80m Hurdles 12.4s for Grade 3. Bo Stewart U17 200m 28.5s. Francesca Bailey U13 Discus 16.99m, a personal best and Grade 4.

Other graded performances.

Grade 2: Phoebe Ryder U13 Long Jump, a PB of 4.41m; Grade 3: Phoebe Ryder U13 200m 29.40s and Clementine Barry U13 800m 2:45

U13 Boys:

FinleyHanham Grade 4 Shot Put 7.44m and 1st place plus Grade 3 Discus 20.17m for 2nd place. Aston Howse 1st B String 75m Hurdles with Matthew Cornwall 3rd A String with 16.3s. A String 1500m was Cody Long setting a PB of 5:55.1.

Wins in both the A and B string High Jump went to Ollie Lloyd-Hole, 1.20m and Drew Radbourne, 1.15m. Archie Matthews got PBs in 200m 31.8s and Long Jump 3.70m for B string 1st place. Also 100m B String 2nd in 15.3s. Ollie Lloyd-Hole Long Jump PB 3.90m for 2nd A String.

The finale was the 4 x 100m team of Archie, Ollie, Drew and Robert, taking 2nd place in magnificent time of 59.3s. The fastest for at least 5 years and helping the U13s finish 3rd overall. 

Under 13 Relay Team







U15 Boys:

Callum Potts 800m Grade 4 and 2nd A string in 2:16.9. Saul Martinez-Goddard 3rd B string with a PB of 2:33.8 followed by a High Jump PB of 1.35m. Marcus Bu-Rashid 100m PB 13.0s for 3rd place.

U17 Men:

Ellis Russell 3rd in 200m with a PB of 26.2s, then took 2nd in 800m with 2:33.6. Lawrence Baker 2nd place Long Jump 5.48m.

The last race of the season saw Lawrence, Ellis, Callum and Marcus join up for a fun non-scoring relay to finish the day with a magnificent 49.1s, making Basingstoke’s U17 team work very hard.

Overall Newbury AC finished 4th but, with a number of athletes away, those competing did extremely well on another energy sapping day.

We look forward to more successes in 2019.

U13 Shot Putters

U15/U17 Relay team