Peter Crisp on his way to 3rd place at Romsey 5
Peter Crisp took full advantage of great weather-conditions and a flat course, in the grounds of the Broadlands estate, to record a PB of 27:02 and take third place overall.
Geoff Anderson, is his first road race as a Over 65, won his age-group in 31:48 – recording an impressive age-graded score of 87.3.
Wayne Lillis (11th; 28:38) was 2nd MV45; Irwin Fairclough (50th; 31:55) was 2nd MV55 and Christine Mardle (200th; 40:10) was 5th FV35. There were over 480 finishers.
St Bart’s pupil Yas Ryder – Berkshire School’s U19 – 2nd
Congratulations to Yasmin Ryder (St Barts) who finished an excellent second in the year 12/13 age group at the Berkshire Schools event held at the Newbury Showground.
In the year 10/11 Girls race Izzy Fry (Park House) and Charlotte Clover ( Downe House) ran well to give themselves every chance of making it to the English Schools Championships, both Girls finished in the top 8 with 8 places up for grabs.
In the year 8/9 Boys Samuel Wright (John O’Gaunt) was given an invite to the next round at Reigate in two weeks time. Well done to all the clubs young athletes that ran, when the full results are available I will update the report.
A massive thank you to all of our Marshals, Officials and Bev on car parking duty to help make the event a very successful one. Jill Wright wanted me to pass on her thanks to you all on behalf of the Berkshire Schools Athletics.
This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday 24th February at Crookham Common Athletics Track. All club members are invited to attend. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.
Nominations for new committee members should be sent in writing (email will do) to Club Secretary Emma Guite
by Tuesday 3rd February.
The club is presently managed by a relatively small committee of enthusiastic volunteers but we would welcome additional help from any of our members who feel that they would like to become more involved. Our full committee meets around 6 times a year and if anyone would like to take on any of the roles within the committee then please let us know. In future, certain committee members will lead smaller working groups with specific on-going projects, e.g. redevelopment/refurbishment of the Fifth Road pavilion, the road races we organise, the presentation evenings, social events, etc. If you feel that you could contribute in any way, however small, we’d love to hear from you. Please either e-mail us &/or attend the AGM on 24th February and have a chat.
The Newbury AC Committee
Due to a variety of circumstances we are sorry to say that the Arthur Killbery Throws meeting will not be taking place in 2015 . We plan to run the event again in 2016.
On behalf of Berkshire Athletics, may I thank the club and its members for hosting a most successful event last Saturday. Despite the gloomy weather, it all seemed to run extremely well, which is testament to all those involved on the day. In particular, I am aware that Andy, Carolyn and Sarah played a big part in the organisation, particularly Andy, who had the task of negotiating with a number of different organisations. Certainly the facilities were first class; it would be nice to have a base like the Rugby Clubhouse every year!
Please pass on our thanks to all your members.
Mark Balchin, General Secretary, Berkshire Athletics
Five Newbury AC members were among the 500+ runners who set out to conquer the Marlborough downs in this annual 10-mile, off-road mudfest. Andrew Ind led home the club contingent, finishing 5th overall in 1:11:37 and winning the MV40 category.
Other finishers: Toby Bunney 105th, 1:31:11; Peter Choules 274th, 1:46:48; Julie Coxhead 303rd, 1:50:08; Charlotte Winton 419th, 2:06:04.
Clare Quinn (pictured) was 1st Lady & 1st FV40 in the Woodcote 10K. Clare finished 45th overall in a time of 43:27, almost a minute ahead of the 2nd Lady.
Jenny O’Connor was 3rd FV40, finishing 80th overall in 46:47.
Other Newbury finishers were: Carole Lowe 211th in 54:45 and Jill Mowat 250th in 56:56.
Full results / Photos (Barry Cornelius)
Ian Coxhead is again organizing a weekend in London for those planning on running or watching the Marathon on 26th April. The estimated cost will be £135 – £145. This includes transport to/from Newbury, trip to the exhibition, Bed&Breakfast (Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath Common) & 3 course evening meal.
To book your space or for further information please contact Ian Coxhead
The Spring road racing season is just around the corner. Make sure you participate in our club Road League and also set yourself the target of getting into the Top 10 of our club rankings (this is the first time these have been published, so please e-mail me if you spot any errors / omissions.).
Good early season races include:
11th Jan Woodcote 10K
25th Jan: Romsey 5
15th Feb: Bramley 10/20