Road Run – Thursday 19th

Steve Ferriday will lead this week’s road-run which will be summer route 5.

Fifth Road-Essex Street-Andover Road-St Warren Road-St Gabriel’s School-Newtown-Newtown Common-Broken Way-Greenham Common-Race Course-Canal.

Wessex Young Athletes League – Swindon 15th July

Report from Junior Team Managers:

It was yet another hot track meet for Newbury AC on Sunday 15th July at Swindon.

In the quad kids eight girls and seven boys competed out of a maximum of ten allowed in each group. They all did really well and nearly everyone got a PB in this the last match of the season. The girls finished 4th with Anna Delavere continuing her great run and finishing top NAC girl scorer and 5th overall. The boys finished 5th with Ethan Robertson their top scorer finishing 11th overall. Collectively the quad kids finished a fantastic 3rd – they all competed so well and with a great attitude. 

A smaller team for the U13 girls upwards this meeting but nevertheless some great performances 

1st places for :

Trinity O’connor U17 Javelin 23.31m and High Jump 1.48m. Lily Gohara U17 80m Hurdles 12.4s for Grade 3. Bo Stewart U17 200m 28.5s. Francesca Bailey U13 Discus 16.99m, a personal best and Grade 4.

Other graded performances.

Grade 2: Phoebe Ryder U13 Long Jump, a PB of 4.41m; Grade 3: Phoebe Ryder U13 200m 29.40s and Clementine Barry U13 800m 2:45

U13 Boys:

FinleyHanham Grade 4 Shot Put 7.44m and 1st place plus Grade 3 Discus 20.17m for 2nd place. Aston Howse 1st B String 75m Hurdles with Matthew Cornwall 3rd A String with 16.3s. A String 1500m was Cody Long setting a PB of 5:55.1.

Wins in both the A and B string High Jump went to Ollie Lloyd-Hole, 1.20m and Drew Radbourne, 1.15m. Archie Matthews got PBs in 200m 31.8s and Long Jump 3.70m for B string 1st place. Also 100m B String 2nd in 15.3s. Ollie Lloyd-Hole Long Jump PB 3.90m for 2nd A String.

The finale was the 4 x 100m team of Archie, Ollie, Drew and Robert, taking 2nd place in magnificent time of 59.3s. The fastest for at least 5 years and helping the U13s finish 3rd overall. 

Under 13 Relay Team







U15 Boys:

Callum Potts 800m Grade 4 and 2nd A string in 2:16.9. Saul Martinez-Goddard 3rd B string with a PB of 2:33.8 followed by a High Jump PB of 1.35m. Marcus Bu-Rashid 100m PB 13.0s for 3rd place.

U17 Men:

Ellis Russell 3rd in 200m with a PB of 26.2s, then took 2nd in 800m with 2:33.6. Lawrence Baker 2nd place Long Jump 5.48m.

The last race of the season saw Lawrence, Ellis, Callum and Marcus join up for a fun non-scoring relay to finish the day with a magnificent 49.1s, making Basingstoke’s U17 team work very hard.

Overall Newbury AC finished 4th but, with a number of athletes away, those competing did extremely well on another energy sapping day.

We look forward to more successes in 2019.

U13 Shot Putters

U15/U17 Relay team

Berkshire U13 & Endurance Champs: 11th July, Bracknell

Report by Andy Tuttle

Two more Newbury A.C athletes were crowned Berkshire County Champions at the Under 13’s and Endurance Championships held at Bracknell A.C on Wednesday night. Rebecca Downie built a 10 second lead to win the 2000m Senior Women’s Steeplechase in 8mins45.3., Sister Emma Downie was runner up in the Under 17 Women’s 3000m she clocked 11min 24.8 in her first time over the distance on the track, and Under 15 Luci Robertson sliced 33 seconds of her previous best 3000m to finish 4th in 11mins29.5 .

In the under 13’s Championship Josie Robertson led from the gun to win the 1000m in 3mins13.1, Josie has now been selected to run for Berkshire at the Inter Counties event in two weeks time. In the same race Miriam Cooper ran a personal best time of 3mins 31.9 in 5th place, then went on to finish runner up in the Javelin with a personal best throw of 17m.45. Kitty Manwaring threw a personal best 15m21 to finish 5th in the Discus, and recorded 3m67 in the Long Jump were she finished in 7th place.

English Schools’ Champs: 14-15 July, Birmingham

Report by Mike Robbins

Newbury AC have two English Schools champions among their ranks after an incredibly successful weekend in Birmingham. Both Charlotte Payne and Oliver Hewitt claimed their biggest successes to date in the hammer, Oliver winning the senior boys competition with a mighty throw of 62.85m, while Charlotte dominated the intermediate girls competition, winning by nearly eight metres with a throw of 61.77m. On top of the national schools title, Charlotte’s performance was good enough for selection to the England team in an international schools event in Scotland next weekend.

Just to qualify for English Schools is an achievement in itself that should not be underestimated, and three other Newbury athletes were in action over the weekend, showing just how bright the future of the club looks. Izzy Fry has endured a tough start to the season with multiple injury issues, but that seemed to have no effect on her as she raced to a 3000m PB of 9:51.75 to take a very impressive fifth place in her final year as a senior girl. Lilly Gohara was making her debut at English Schools, and should be very proud of finishing sixth in a tough first heat of the intermediate girls 80m hurdles. Another debutant, second claim Newbury AC athlete Maisie Jeger was a little off her best in a fiercely competitive junior girls long jump, ending the day in 14th place in her pool.

Southern Athletics League – 14th July, Andover

Report by Mike Robbins

Andover was the venue for a glorious sunny Southern Athletics League fixture, where despite home advantage, Newbury were just pipped to the win by the narrowest of margins. Yeovil Olympiads spent much of the day in second place, but snatched the win at the death with 200 points to Newbury’s 199.5, ahead of a hard chasing Radley on 189 and South London Harriers with 157.5.

The best team results came in the long distance events, which was perhaps surprising given the heat. Jess Franklin and Victoria Duncan were such a long way clear of the rest of the field in the 5000m that the only competition was between themselves. With nothing to separate them for the first eleven and a half laps, it was Jess who had the better kick, finishing in a PB time of 18:27.3, four seconds clear of Victoria. To further emphasise the club’s strength in this event, third place in the race was Georgie Offer, non-scoring for Newbury.

A similar domination was seen in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, where Mike Robbins opened up a good lead on the first lap, and never looked back, finishing a trouble free race with a PB time of 10:50.4, this despite the whole field facing an extra barrier on the first lap! Steve Elsmere had his own battle with the pack behind Mike, but came out on top to win the B string. Continue reading

Road-Run 12th July

This week’s road run will be a variation on ROUTE 13.

Commencing at the club house, the group will run west along the towpath to Benham Lock/Benham Bridge, climb onto Enborne Road and then progress down Church Lane, Enborne.  From there, we will advance down to Enborne School and over the bridleway to Bourne Farm to continue back to the club house via Bigg’s Hill and Enborne Street.  The longer group may then venture to Woolton House via the bridleway and then Ball Hill before returning.

The routes are undulating with a mixture of off-road and country lanes, and as such members are reminded that earphones should not be worn.  The long route will be around 9.5 miles and there will be opportunities to branch off on shorter variations of 6-8 miles if required.

Veteran’s League – Tilsley Park 2nd July

Report from Liz Harkness:

The final fixture of the season was held at Tilsley Park on a very hot evening. Emma Guilfoyle did well to finish 2nd 35A in a photo finish having had to work very hard over the last 20m. There were 1st places for all 3 ladies 800m runners: Jess Franklin O35A, Jenny O’Connor O35B & Anne Stewart Power O50 all making it look very easy! Jess continued by winning the O35 5000m in a time of 18:56.1 & lapping every other competitor. There were some good results in the field Jenny O’Connor winning the O35 pole-vault with Sara Rudd 2nd O50 and a win for Deborah Montgomery in the O50 Shot. The 4 * 200m relay team of Linda Pitts, Jess, Jenny & Anne gave their all to finish in 4th place. Linda Pitts also equalled the club O50 discus record of 14.24m

A smaller men’s team also achieved some good results with Bob Broadbridge 1st in O50 Discus and Vic Pearson 4th in the O60 Javelin. In the 800m Wayne Lillis was 1st O50; Geoff Anderson 3rd O60 and Steve Elsmere 6th O35. In the 3k event James Craggs was 5th O35a; Steve 5th O35b; Wayne 3rd O50 and Geoff 2nd O60.

Many thanks to our team of helpers over the season: Dave Mason; Sarah Fowler; Caroline, Andy & Daniel Tuttle; Vic & Roz Pearson & Dave Marshall. Without these volunteers these events could not take place.

womens results 2.7.18

Mens results 2.7.18

NS results 2.7.18

Wessex Young Athletes League – Basingstoke July 1st

The 3rd Wessex Young Athlete’s match took place on a scorching hot 1st July at Basingstoke.

It was a very competitive U11 quad kids event. Most of the six teams managed to field a high number of athletes. Newbury had 8 girls and 9 boys (out of a maximum allowed of 10) this time and they all worked tremendously hard in the heat. Yet again our lead girl scorer was Anna Delavere. She is on an amazing streak this year and finished an excellent 4th girl overall. Our highest finishing boy was Harry Billet and he was 11th overall. The boys finished 5th and the girls 3rd (out of 6) and their joint result was 5th, but only a few points away from 3rd.

U13-U17 Boys: U13 Finley Hanham Shot Put A string 1st place, Grade4 PB of 7.91m. Also 2nd place Grade 3 in Discus with 21.5m and a Javelin PB of 22.01m. U13 75m Hurdles, Archie Matthews took 2nd in 16.7s. U13 High Jump, Ollie Lloyd Hole 1st place with a PB of 1.25m.Drew Radbourne also high jumped a PB of 1.15m followed by 7s off his 800m PB with 2:49.7. U15 800m Callum Potts A string, 3rd place 2:18.8 and High Jump 2nd place with 1.45m. Similarly U15 800m Nathan Delevere B string 3rd place with 2:40.1 followed by a PB of 1.25m for B string 3rd place in High Jump. U17 Lawrence Baker Won the Long Jump by 2cm with a PB Grade 4 jump of 5.79m followed by a PB Grade 4 100m in 11.8s. Reugen Langdon won the B string Long Jump also with a PB of 5.57m followed by a Grade 4 High Jump PB of 1.70m for 2nd place along with a 2nd in the Javelin. Ellis Russell ran a 26.8s PB in the 200m then joined Lawrence, Callum and Reuben for a scorching 4x100m relay in 48.0s for 2nd place.

U13 to U17 girls:

1st places:  Sophie Bhatt B string U15 1500m 5:33 & Bo Stewart U17 Long Jump 4.68m

2nd places: Thea Osborne U13 100m 14.8s; Phoebe Ryder U13 long jump 4.36m; Scarlett O’Connor U15 shot 7.64m 

AAA Grade performances : Grade 2: Phoebe Ryder U13 Long Jump 4.36m; Phoebe Ryder U13 200m 28.5s

Grade 3: Clementine Barry U13 800m 2:53

Grade 4: Thea Osborne U13 200m 30.6s; Heidi Loxton U15 75m Hurdles 13.2s; Bo Stewart U17 80m Hurdles 13.1s

Unfortunately we were 6th overall against some very large strong teams, but had a number of excellent individual performances. We look forward to the final match at Swindon on 1st July.