SAL Round 2 – Andover – 19th May 2019

Report from Mike Robbins

Newbury AC continued their fine start to the season with a tightly contested victory in their home Southern Athletics League fixture in Andover on Sunday. After initially announcing the match result as a dead heat, later inspection found the extra points required to secure Newbury victory over their local rivals – finishing with 231 points to Radley AC’s 228, with Yeovil Olympiads and South London Harriers further back on 158 and 152. Continue reading

Parking at Fifth Road

Just a quick reminder that we cannot drive up, turn around or park on the unmade up road /unadopted area of Fifth Road. This is the gravel-type road that the gate into the field is on.
Please come onto the field and park in the coned area or drive past the pavilion and park just past it. You can also park on Fifth Road itself.
Wherever possible please car share or walk to training.
Thank you all very much for your help with this.

Club notices – 14th May 2019

The social events section of the club website has been updated to include details of the upcoming social events.

The road running section of the club website now has details of the summer training routes

Club fun championship – Following on from last years success the Events committee is once again organising the event for 2019 to be held at CCAT. Further details to follow, but please save the date Thursday 29th August from 17:30 onwards.

Weekend Overview 11th/12th May 2019

A busy weekend of racing on the roads and track for the club

Chieveley Chase – 11th May

The first round of the Run West Berkshire Series was held on Saturday. Leading the club home in the 5.7 mile multi terrain race was Barry Regan with a 2nd place finish, followed by Mike Wheeler (4th), Nigel Popplewell (11th / 3rd Vet), Richard Kennedy (16th), Rachel Allen (18th / 1st Female), Geoff Anderson (25th / 1st V60), Stephen Ferriday (29th), Christopher Culley (32nd / 2nd V60) and Julie Kaessar (71st)Full results can be found here.

The next round of the series in the Kintbury 5 on the 2nd June 2019.

Berkshire Athletics Championships – 12th May

The club had a lot of success in the Berkshire Championships held at Palmer Park, Reading.  Continue reading

West Berkshire District Schools – 10th May 2019

Report from Andy Tuttle. Full results will be added once they are available.

There were some very convincing wins by NAC members at this seasons West Berkshire District Schools Championship held at Palmer Park on Friday.

Josie and Luci Robertson (St Barts) both led from the gun to the finish to win the under 15 & under 17 1500m races respectively. Maisie Jeger (Kennet) appeared to have the under 17 300m title wrapped up in the first 150m, and there were two first time wins for Miriam Cooper (St Barts) in the under 15 800m & Callum Potts (Trinity) in the under 17 800m. Oliver Brashaw worked through well to take the runner up spot in the under 17 1500m, all athletes in the top two positions are now invited to represent the West Berks team at this seasons Berkshire Schools at Palmer Park on Sat 8thJune.

Ridgeway Relays Sunday 16th of June 2019

NAC has entered this year’s Ridgeway Relay taking place on Sunday the 16th of June 2019, beginning at 0730 hrs at Ivinghoe Beacon and ending later that day in Marlborough leisure centre (SN8 1PB).  This event is a relay event consisting of 10 x legs of between 6-10 miles in each leg over undulating terrain.  There will be 42 teams from 24 running clubs taking part in this year’s event.

http://www.marlboroughrunningclub.org.uk/races/ridgeway-relay

We have entered two teams of 10 x runners in the mostly men category.  This means each team composition must include at least 2 x females.  Individual competitors may run more than one stage of the relay, but must run complete stages and all changeovers must take place at the designated locations. “Buddying” of runners is permitted, but on any particular stage only one runner in any team will be regarded as the official team member.

If you are interested in taking part in this event, please see the event information sheet on the event website above.  Please email me at conormcg56@gmail.com with the relay legs you would be interested in running.  Route recces are vital to take place before the event as runners will be required to self-navigate their respective legs.

I require team lists to be confirmed by Monday 10 June 2019.

Junior sessions – 9th May – Cancelled

I have made the difficult decision to cancel the session at Fifth Road tonight (hopefully in enough time for everyone to sort their evening plans).

It is raining now and the showers are set to continue. The field is very wet making it unsafe to jump and throw.
Please do pass this message on,
With Kind Regards
E-J
Young Athletes Coordinator