Junior training sessions at CCAT

There will be some additional multi-event training sessions at CCAT on  SundayJuly 24, Aug 7, Aug 21 from 10-11.15am  for those juniors currently attending the general Thursday sessions.

Please email niall.jeger@gmail.com if your child is interested in attending and he will be in touch with more details of the sessions.

Events covered will include: hurdles, sprints, shot, javelin, HJ and LJ, as well as general fitness – and develop further the fundamentals that have been coached on the Thursday session. 

Wessex Young Athletes League Match 4 -17th July 2016

The sun shone on the junior’s last league fixture of the year at Poole which also saw a number of athletes competing for the first time. As ever there was a fantastic team spirit throughout the day. A huge thank you as always to the number of officials that have supported the juniors throughout the year enabling the team to compete.

Final Results:

Quad kids :1st Wimborne 1687 points, 2nd Salisbury 1530, 3rd Newbury AC 1491, 4th Poole AC 1149, 5th Weymouth & Dorchester 944, 6th Poole Runners 556 points.

League points: 1st Salisbury 408 points, 2nd Wimborne 377, 3rd Poole AC 318, 4th Weymouth & Dorchester 226, 5th Newbury 225, 6th Poole Runners 100 points.

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Veteran’s League – Match 4 – Horspath 11th July

We were jointly hosting this final fixture of the season with Abingdon and as a result the majority of NAC members present were officiating rather than competing. However Matt Pembroke, competing for the first time as an over 35, completed 5 events: 800m, 3000m, Discus, Javelin & Triple Jump where he set a new club record of 8.77m.

Hopefully next season will see a return to fuller teams for bot Men & Women

Berkshire A.A County Championships

Seven club members competed at this seasons Berkshire track & Field Championships for under 13’s, plus additional 3000m & steeplechase races. It proved to be a very successful evening at the John Nike stadium, Bracknell, as more Championship & club records were set.

First on the track were Ellen Hill & Scarlett O’Connor in the 75m Hurdles, both Girls ran under 14 seconds with Ellen 4th in 13.0 secs, then Scarlett 6th in 13.9 secs. Luci Robertson was next out on the track in the 1000m. Luci ran a very controlled race in 3rd place and when threatened for her medal position Luci was still able to finish strongly to secure the Bronze medal. George Ferguson also tackled the 1000m for the first time, and it was a very similar picture to Luci, as once George settled in to 3rd place there was no way he was giving up his place. This strong run earned George the Bronze medal and with a time of 3min11.9 seconds, he shaved nearly 7 seconds off the club under 13 record in the process. In the field events Maisie Jeger secured two medals with a 3rd in the Shot with 8.71m, & 2nd in the High Jump with 1m42. But it was in the 600m where Maisie really shone. Maisie shot out straight from the gun, going through the bell in 30 seconds, coming round the first 400m she went through in 64 seconds, and finished it off perfectly with another 34 second last 200m, to give her a time of 1min38.9 for the Gold medal. This performance was a championship record, and puts Maise top of the UK rankings over 600m, and 3rd quickest on the all time list for under 13’s. Two more Gold medal came in the 3000m races, as Izzy Fry ran the distance for only the second time, you would never have known by the way she controlled it. Going through halfway in 5min 11, Izzy then picked up the pace, lapping athletes to win in 10min 16.5 secs, knocking 37 seconds off her previous best time, and 17 seconds off the current club under 17 Women’s record, her third club record this season. Sophie Crumly was on to break her own Championship record with just two laps to go. Sophie only missed lowering the record by less than 1 second, in a time of 10min12.7. While the 3000m races were going on Luci sealed victory in the Javelin with 24.35m. As a result of these very good performances, Both Maisie and Luci have been selected to represent the Berkshire team at the Under 13 Inter Counties in Kingston on the last day of this month.

Weekend round-up 9th/10th July

Dave Wright came 4th in the Savernake 10k trail race around Savernake Forest near Marlborough on Saturday in a time of 43 minutes 20 seconds (only 4 seconds behind 3rd place). U13 Toby Wright came 3 rd in the 3K race in 12 minutes 25 seconds out of a field of over 100, even beating a few adults! These races comprise a lovely route through the forest with plenty of hills, grassy tracks and cake and ice-cream at the end!

Bright start at Brighton -SAL

It was another early start on Saturday morning as Newbury AC’s senior team travelled down to Brighton for their fourth Southern Athletics League fixture of the season. Despite recording their highest points tally for over a year, Newbury couldn’t quite match the home team, finishing the day in second place with 208 points, behind Brighton & Hove (220) and ahead of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (132) and Hillingdon AC (124).

The day started off in the best possible way, with victory in each of the first six track races. Monique Krefting (A) and Sophie Crumly (B) kicked off action packed schedules with wins in the women’s 400m hurdles, while Sam Plumb (A) and Dan Tuttle (B) comfortably matched the results in the men’s equivalent. This was followed by Sophie teaming up with Chloe Blair to record a double victory in the women’s 800m, leaving the other teams fearing a day of Newbury domination.

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Wessex Young Athletes League – Swindon 3rd July

Reports from Team managers Emma, Keith & Jenny:

Newbury AC fielded their largest team for some time in the Wessex League fixture at Swindon in the sunshine on Sunday. They were against Swindon, Southampton, Fleet, Woking and Andover and Overton.

A great day all round full of sunshine and smiles with the team finishing in 4th place. Well done team and a big thank you to the parents and officials who gave up their Sunday to support the club. Next and last match of the season is on July 17th at Poole.

Full reports below:

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Weekend Round-up 2nd/3rd July

James Craggs came 2nd in the Tadley 10K in a time of 34:58 and Newbury AC won the team prize which needed 2 men and 1 woman to qualify (James, Peter Crisp  (37:43 – 9th overall) & Claire Quinn who was also 1st F35 in 42:13). Other NAC runners were Chris Pudney 40:54, 5th M50; Christina Pugsley 44:30, 3rd F35; Jenny Eaton 47:49, 3rd F45 & Jessica Sloan 50:09.

There was also a double win for Baz Munday (37:20) and Jess Franklin (40:02) who were 1st male and 1st female in the Buscot Park 10k.

Compton Relays – 21st July 2016

Compton Harriers Running Club have invited us to take part in the 2016 Compton Annual Relay on the evening of Thursday 21st July (start time 5:30 pm), from their new HQ at the Downlands Sports Centre (Compton) followed by a barbecue at East Ilsley Swan pub.

Following the closure of the Institute last August, there will be a new Relay route which will start and finish on the Downs School playing field, adjacent to the Sports Centre.  The precise route is yet to be finalised and measured, but will be approximately 1.5 miles per stage, including woodland, a tarmac lane, pavement and playing fields. Otherwise same format as in previous years with teams of 4 each completing the route.

If you would like to take part in this fun event please let Dave Wright know as soon as possible as he will co-ordintate the team(s). It would be possible to run this event and then get to Hermitage in tome for Conor’s run-out (see pearlier post).

Breca SwimRun – Buttermere, Cumbria 2nd July

IMG_4766Sue van Huyssteen, Tania Whitby, Ady May & Pete Richardson completed the Breca SwimRun in Buttermere on Saturday – in tough conditions with choppy water, wind and hail storms. The race format consisted of 6km swimming and 38km trail running (with 7000ft of climbing), in 9 runs and 8 swims and teams of 2 have to stay within 10m of each other at all times. Sue & Pete finished in 7:57 and Tania Witby and Ady May in 8:14 – coming 6th and 10th in the mixed team category. There was a 10hr cut-off with 10% of the field not finishing.

Full results here