Weekend round-up 29th-31st August

England Athletics U15/U17 Championships – Bedford – 29th – U15 Charlotte Payne capped a fantastic 1st year in this age group with another pb and club record of 46.62m to take 3rd place in the Hammer. She was also 8th in the discus.

Swansea Junior Games: Maisie Jeger (U13G) won he 800m (2:22.6) and the 200m (28.59 – 27.98 in heats). Aslo, she took silver in the Long Jump with 4.35m

 Newbury Parkrun – The club took over the running of the park run again this Saturday, providing pacemakers and ‘motivational messages’. Many thanks from Phil Marshall to all who helped ensure it ran smoothly.  Photos can be seen here from Emma Guite & Charles Fowler.

Englefield 10k and U15 run – Sunday 30th –Matt Pembroke led home the club runners in 38.18 for 2nd place followed by Sophie Crumly 4th overall and 1st female in 40.14. Jess Franklin made a return to racing 6 months after the birth of her daughter with an impressive 43.59 for 20th place overall and Jenny O’Connor was 50th in 47.57. Wild Waldon was 2nd in the U15 race with Tom Houston 17th.

Harwell half marathon – Monday 31st – Matt Pembroke was out again in this inaugural half marathon along with 3 other club members coming in 13th place with a chip time of 1:32.45. Nige Popplewell was 12th – 1:32.48; Chris Hobson 14th in 1:33.22 & Stephen Ferriday 43rd in 1:45.51.


South of England AA U15 / U20 Inter County Championships, Hendon – 23rd August

Four athletes from the club were selected to represent Berkshire in the Inter Counties on Sunday.
U15 Charlotte Payne took the Silver medal in the hammer competition with a throw of 46.49m  – a new pb and club record.  She has had a fantastic first year as an U15 staying in the top 5 girls all year.Charlotte also competed in the Discus finishing in 6th place with a throw of over 29m in poor weather conditions. Typically the heavy rain arrived as the event was about to start and stopped when the event finished! With the top 10 discus throwers all from the south this was again an excellent result.
Jamie Kuehnel took the silver medal in the U20 hammer with a throw of 59.25m also with a new pb and club record, and finished 6th in the shot putt with a pb of 11.74m, missing 5th by just 5 cms.
The high jump was also represented with Ella Houston taking the silver in the U20s with a jump of 1.68m just 3cm off the leader and Trinity O’Connor did well in the U15s with a jump of 1.40m with 4 of them all finishing on the same height.

Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix – Southampton – 23rd August

Eight club members competed at the Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix on Sunday as the track season draws to an end.
Josie Robertson was an emphatic winner of the Under 10 QuadKids event after recording event wins in the long jump (3.58m) and vortex throw (28.79). Luci Robertson and Lilly Gohara both recorded PBs in the long jump, 3.99m and 4.18m respectively.There were also impressive performances on the track with Codie Burnett winning the 100m in 12.82 and Stephen Elsmere running a PB of 4:45.77 in the 1500m.
All NAC Results:
100m- Harry Russell -12.30s, Codie Burnett- 12.82s
200m- Luci Robertson (u13)- 33.25s, Maisie Jeger (u13)– 29.49s, Codie Burnett- 25.71s, Harry Russell- 23.91s
1500m- Stephen Elsmere- 4:45.77 (PB), Rebecca Coxhead- 5:58.22
75mH- Lilly Gohara (u15)- 13.18s
LJ- Luci Robertson- 3.99m (PB), Lilly Gohara- 4.18m (PB)
QuadKids- Josie Robertson –75m- 12.8s, LJ- 3.58m, Howler- 28.79m, 600m- 2:03.7

Southern Athletics League: 15th August

Report from Andy Tuttle

Newbury A.C produced their most successful Track & Field season since joining the Southern Athletics League three seasons ago by finising 4th in League division 2 West. Competing at the newly laid Track at Little Marlow, Newbury could not halt the progress of unbeaten Harrow but came so close to earning 2nd place on the day, just losing out to Oxford City A.C by 4 points, with host club Wycombe Phoenix Harriers in 4th.

Match result: Harrow 201; Oxford City 175; Newbury 171; Wycombe Phoenix 157.

League table         Photos (thanks to Emma Guite)

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Newbury Parkrun 29th August: Volunteers needed

Newbury AC will be filling all volunteer positions and doing pacing again at Newbury parkrun on Saturday 29th August. This is another good opportunity to raise the profile of the upcoming Highclere Castle Challenge. Please contact Phil Marshall asap if you can help fill any of these roles: Pre-Event setup; Timekeeper; Funnel Manager: Barcode Scanning; Token Sorting; Photographer;
Post-event Close Down; Car park management.


World Masters’ Championships, Lyon: Mike Sheridan finished 5th in the M65 marathon in 3:10:25 and Simon Barrett was 7th in the M60 400m in 60.74

British Master’s Championships (Correction): Bob Broadbridge’s results were incorrectly reported in an earlier post. Bob (M55) won silver medals in the Discus & Hammer and took bronze in the Shot.

South of England Championships: Maisie Jeger won the SEAA U13 800m at Ashford. Her time of 2:21.2 places her 2nd in the 2015 UK rankings, to go with her having the best time for 600m.

Charlotte Payne won a Silver medal in the Under 15 Girls Hammer with her best throw of 39m96, The previous day Charlotte came 4th in the Discus with a new personal best throw of 33m95, this places her 8th in the current UK rankings.

Isle of Wight Half-marathon: Chris Hobson finished 50th out of 368 with a chip time of 97:30

Race the Train: Samuel Wright won the 5-mile race with Dave Wright finishing 3rd – no info of where the train finished! Toby Wright finished 9th in the 3 mile race.

Weekend roundup: 8 / 9 August

Maisie Jeger (U13) had a hat-trick of wins at the Horsham Blue Star meeting: 100m 13.7 (pb), 200m 27.4 (pb) and Long Jump 4.43m

Stephen Ferriday ran the Darlington 10K in 44:46 – 363rd out of 1501 finishers

Three members broke 17 minutes for 5K in Parkruns: Mark Vardy (16:22 at Fulham); Brad Yewer (16:43 at Newbury) and James Craggs (16:55 at Colby). Results for all club members who completed a Parkrun can be found here (This link has been added to the Useful Links section opposite – see “Parkrun NAC results” and can be used for future weekly updates on Parkrun).

Monique Krefting wins gold at World Masters’ Champs

Monique World MastersMonique Krefting won the W45 heptathlon at the World Masters’ Track & Field Championships in Lyon.  She headed a field of 25 competitors with a  points score of 5733 which ranks 4th in the European all-time list and got her very close to the British record 0f 5819 points.

Monique’s times / distances: 13.23 in sprint hurdles (PB & UK W45 best 2015); 1.61 in the High Jump (PB & UK W45 best 2015); 8.21 in shot (PB), 26.89 in 200 (UK W45 best 2015), 5.10 in Long jump(UK W45 best 2015), javelin 22.89 (PB) and the dreaded 800 in 2:21.


Pewsey 5: 5th August

Newbury AC made their presence felt at the annual Pewsey 5 mile road race. Elijah Nolan was runner-up; Derek Matthews was 1st in the M70 category and Elijah, Dave Wright(6th) and Derek (22nd) secured the overall team prize ahead of Swindon Striders.

Derek’s time is a new club age-group (M70-75) record.

Good to see Dave Wright back racing again after his knee operation earlier in the year. Don’t forget to help him celebrate his 50th birthday next Thursday (13th August). He wiil be at the Lamb , Enborne Road after training – beer & food are on Dave.

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