Please note that the Annual General Meeting of Newbury Athletic Club will be held at
Crookham Common Athletic Track, Thornford Park
on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7.30pm
All members are invited to attend.
If anyone would like to join the committee then please send your nominations
By Tuesday 7th February to: Katie Fielding (Club Secretary)
The first version of the 2017 Road Running League tables are now available. Please let Phil Marshall know of any errors / omissions.
The initial Age-Graded League table will be published later this week. If you were not included in the 2016 Table and want to be added for this year please e-mail your request & date of birth to Irwin Fairclough.
There was a good club turn-out for the Bramley 10 and 20 mile races yesterday:
10 mile official results
New member Matthew Green was 12th in 58:29 ( Currently transferring to NAC; running under RRR ) closely followed by Steve Barnes – 1:00:43 ( 1st M45 – 23rd overall ); 32nd Wayne Lillis – 1:02:23; 41st Nige Popplewell – 1:05:35; 57th Emily Marshall – 1:08:14 – 5th Female (PB ); 93rd Luis Gonçalves – 1:12:15; 128th Becky Elsmere – 1:16:05; 204th Sheila Marshall – 1:22:43 – 3rd F60 ( PB ) & 463rd Sandra Beal – 1:42:59.
20 mile official results
63rd Conor McGrory – 2:11:44 (PB ); 143rd Andrew Ind – 2:20:12;
151st Dan Reeves – 2:20:33; 172nd Mike Sheridan – 2:22:39 – 2nd M65 (PB and Over 65 Club record); 200th Chris Pudney – 2:26:11; 274th Steve Ferriday – 2:33:07 (PB ); 582nd Marc Gudgeon – 3:01:14 & 607th Hannah Coxhead – 3:03:19
Full results here: http://www.chipresults.co.uk/mobile/Results.aspx…
Meanwhile at the BUCS indoors championships in Sheffield on Saturday Matt Davies (competing for Aberystwyth University ) achieved a 60mH PB with 9.67s.
Chilly 10K, Castle Combe: Irwin Fairclough won the M60 category in 41:05 and Ryan Hill opened his season with an encouraging 42:22.
Congratulations to Mark Vardy on improving his club 5K record by 22 seconds to 15:26 when finishing 119th in last night’s Armagh City International 5K. It was a high quality field with 80 runners finishing under 15 minutes.
The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows:
16th February 2017 – Route 2: Conifer Cres -Water Tower- Valley Road-clocktower (main split between long and short groups)-Old Bath Road-Grove Road-Love Lane-Cock Inn-Victoria Park-St John’s Roundabout-[either Newtown road or Andover Road]-Rugby Club.
23rd February 2017 -Route 3 Retail Park-Pinchington Lane – Greenham Road (main split)-Pidgeon’s Farm-Racecourse-Hambridge Road-Fir Tree Lane-Cock Inn-Victoria Park-St John’s Roundabout-[either Newtown road or Andover Road]-Rugby Club
2nd March 2017– Route 1: Essex Street-Valley Road-clocktower (main split between long and short groups)-Old Bath Road-Grove Road-Love Lane-Cock Inn-Kiln Road-Fir Tree Lane-Hambridge Road-Racecourse-Greenham Church-Pinchington Lane-Rugby Club.
This year’s London Marathon post race celebration event will take place at The Bacon Arms Newbury on 23rd April at 7.30pm. The cost which covers a buffet is £9 per person.
If you would like to attend please contact James Craggs with payment by 20th March at the latest.
Thirteen club member completed the Wokingham Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. Tom Watkins finished 9th overall in a PB of 1:10:16. Other club finishers were: Mark Vardy 1:10:36 (PB); James Craggs 1:14:04 (PB); Steve Elsmere 1:17:35 (PB); Phil Marshall 1:19:21 (PB); Sophie Crumly 1:19:42 (PB, 5th Lady); Dan Reeves 1:23:27; Andrew Russell 1:28:00 (PB); Mike Sheridan 1:28:10 (2nd M60); Joe Hoskins 1:32:04; Sheila Marshall 1:48:23 (1st F60); Stephanie Smallman 1:53:55 (PB); Graham Stent 1:54:02.
This year’s Ollie Jonhson Kintbury 5 will be held of Sunday 4th June. On-line entries are now open.
Confirmed as champions with one fixture to spare are:
James Craggs (Senior Men); Sophie Crumly (Senior Women); Jess Franklin (Vet. Women)
Vladimir Tsagov (U17B); Izzy Fry (U17G); Hugh Beattie (U15B); Emma Downie (U15G)
George Ferguson (U13B); Luci Robertson (U13G); Tom Stevenson (U11B)
James Cragg’s win in the Senior Men’s category is, at least, his seventh consecutive title, that’s consistency for you!
The Veteran Mem’s and U11 Girls championships are wide open and will be decided at the final Oxford Mail League race of the season at Farmoor on 5th March.
Joe Hoskins took 16 minutes off his previous time as he recorded a PB of 3:37:03 in the Gloucester Winter Marathon on Sunday. As he says “training is paying off!”
Under 17 Trinity O’Connor took part in the Brunel jumps and throws festival and recorded a pb of 2.50m in the Pole Vault.
Congratulations to Izzy Fry (u-17), Sophie Crumly (Senior Women), Jess Franklin (V1) & Irwin Fairclough (V3) who have all secured Individual Oxford Mail Cross Country League titles with one match to spare. This is reward for their hard work in all three rounds this season. Izzy has now earned League title’s in three different age groups following her success in 2013 as an under 13, and in 2015 as the under 15 Champion. Meanwhile Sophie and Jess have now successfully defended the Senior Woman’s, and Veteran’s Women’s title’s they won last season. As well as individual success, both our Senior Women and Men’s teams are unable to be caught with huge leads at the top of their Divisions.
On a tricky course at Harwell Izzy initially shared the lead with Under 15 team mate Kitty Shepherd-Cross before pulling away, but both were in sparkling form to finish 1st and 2nd respectively just the day after both recording 6th place finishes at the South Inter Counties Schools races at Brands Hatch, and they are now due to receive a call up to the English Schools Championships at Norwich in March. Earlier another athlete taking on her second race of the weekend was Luci Robertson, this time out Luci managed a season’s best 4th place in the under 13 Girls. There were several other athletes that did their medal prospects no harm at all after running well at this fixture. Oliver Hamlin came 3rd in the under 9 race, George Ferguson recorded his best League finish to date as runner up in the under 13 Boys and Vladimir Tsagov came 3rd in the under 17 Men’s, maintaining that position in the overall league. Yasmin Ryder moved tantalizingly close to sealing the under 20 title following two wins with a second place this time out and James Craggs, enjoying a fine season, finished 7th and is currently in equal 1st in the Senior Men’s category.
Well done to everyone who ran, your support has been fantastic, just one league fixture to go now on March 5th.