English Schools Combined Events championships – Bedford

Maisie Jeger ended her track season with a pentathlon personal
best of 3070 points to finish fifth at the national finals of the English
Schools Combined Events championships at Bedford on Sunday.

Competing against 45 of England’s best under 15 multi-eventers over five
disciplines her results were: 75m hurdles 12.3m, Shot 10.49, high jump 1.47,
long jump 4.92 and 800m 2.25.

With the top four athletes qualifying to represent England at the home
countries international in Glasgow in December the competition was tough,
with Maisie just missing out on selection by 38 points.

Berlin Marathon and Worcester City Half Marathon Results

Berlin Marathon and Worcester City Half Marathon results:
Berlin Marathon: Ian Coxhead 4,388th position, 04:15:59 and Hannah Coxhead, 22874th position, 04:51:59.
Worcester City Half Marathon: Stephen Elsmere 17th position, 01:20:49.
If anyone else took part in any events of note over the weekend, please let me know and your fabulous effort will be published for all to see!

Roadrun Route: Thursday 20th of September 2018

***Move to Newbury Rugby Football Club as of Thursday 20th of September***
This week’s roadrun will be Conifer Cresent winter route.
We will start in the Rugby Club carpark and go on to Monks Lane to Andover Road through Conifer Cresent to Essex Street.
Then we will head down Valley Road to Fifth Road then onto Enbourne road and into town were we will meet at the Clock Tower.
The shorter route can go along London Road to Victoria Park and then out of town and up Andover Road and back to Monks Lane and the Rugby Club.
The longer route will carry on up the A4 until we turn onto Grove Road and along Love Lane and back to Victoria Park, then through town and up Andover Road to Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club.

Recent results from around the country

Victoria Duncan had a strong half-marathon debut completing Sunday’s Great North Run in 1:30:36 (18th Female).

Liz Harkness improved her club F70-74 club 5K record to 27:07 at Saturday’s Parkrun in Llanelli

Mireille Cook took 2nd place (4:43:21) in the F40-44 age-group at the English National half-ironman (70.3 miles) triathlon championships on Saturday in Rutland.

Tania, Sue, Ady & Pete


Three members completed the IronMan Wales triathlon on Sunday. Sue Van Huyssteen was 3rd F50-54 in 13:14:50 and was joined by Ady May 12:37:56 and Tania Whitby 14:32:27.

World Masters Championships – Malaga

Jess on the podium

Jess Franklin returned from the Athletics World Masters Championship held in

The successful GB team

Malaga with two Silver medals from an outstanding run in the W35 8km cross country race.

Going in to the race Jess was ranked 12th, and 3rd out of the Great Britain team, but she built on her fine recent form that saw her claim British titles over 1500m & 5000m and took her running up to a new level to finish 2nd to Patrycja Wlodarczyk from Poland, and 5 seconds ahead of GB’s Michelle Sandison. Jess was the leading runner home in the GB team that also took Silver behind Poland, but ahead of hosts Spain.

Simon Barrett competed in the 100m and 200m at the same event finishing 5th in the 200m M65 semi final in a time of 28.5s and Craig Beecham also finished 5th in the M45 Long Jump with 5.62m. After a season blighted by injury Simon was delighted to finish with a flourish gaining Silver in 4×100 and Bronze in 4×400 M65 relays.

Thursday Evening Training – Move to NRFC (Thursday 20th September)

The change of Thursday evening training sessions from Fifth Road to Newbury Rugby Football Club (NRFC) will take place as of Thursday the 20th of September 2018 (ie, this date will be the first night to meet at NRFC).

Please pass the word around all members in the event that someone turns up at Fifth Road on the 20th of September and wonders where the deuce everyone is?! 

Road-Run 13th September

This week’s road run will be a shorter Summer Route 5.

Fifth Road up to Dark Lane across Essex Street through the park to Andover Road and down to Warren Road to St Gabriel’s School. Then we will go up the hill to Deadmans Lane and onto Greenham Common were we can do a number of different routes depending on the light available and come back off Greenham Common via Pinchington Lane. Then we can carry on to Monks Lane and back to Essex Street and down Valley Road to Fifth Road.