Vets Track & Field round up – Matches 2 and 3

Report from James Craggs

The last few weeks has been a busy period for Newbury Vets with two fixtures in the Southern Vets Western Division (Matches 2 and 3). Both fixtures held at Abingdon saw the women place 5th on both occasions and the men 5th and 3rd. In the first of the fixtures, the men’s total was only two points off 3rd place.
Individual wins in the first fixture on May 20th came from
  • Liz Harkness W60 Shot
  • Anne Stewart Power M50 800 and 3k
  • Bob Broadbridge M50 Discus
Whilst in the second fixture on June 3rd wins came from
  • Bob Broadbridge Hammer, M50 Shot
  • Wayne Lillis M50 800
  • Craig Beecham Long Jump, 400B
A thoroughly enjoyable season comes to an end at the next match at Reading on Sunday 14th July. Further details will be out shortly

Ridgeway Relay Sun 16 Jun 19 – Final Desperate Call for Runners

Presently, NAC is in danger of not fielding any teams for next Sunday’s Ridgeway Relay event which would be an unfortunate milestone for the club.

At present, the solitary team we are fielding is still two runners short.

If anyone can attend this event, please let me know on ASAP and I will add you to the team list.

It would be a real shame if NAC couldn’t enter even one team for this iconic event.

Road championship round 8 – Basingstoke Parkrun – 8th June 2019

Mike Wheeler & Stephen Elsmere had a 1-2 finish overall and in the senior men’s championship.

In the Veterans men’s championship Nige Popplewell was 9th finisher and took the win. Mike Sheridan was 32nd and takes 2nd place.

Rebecca Elsmere finished in 99th position (9th Female) to take the senior women’s championship victory.

Liz Harkness finished in 247th position (1st VW70-74) to take the senior women’s championship victory.

Ridgeway Relays Sunday 16 June 2019-Urgent Runner Request

The Ridgeway Relay 2019 is due to take place throughout Sunday the 16th of June 2019.

NAC has traditionally performed extremely well in this event year-on-year.

Unfortunately, only 5 x club members so far have come forward to confirm their entry in this year’s event (only 13 x days away) and interest appears to be low.

NAC has provisionally entered two teams of 10 x runners (each team requires at least two females to run) but there is the possibility that we might only be able to scratch one team together (if we can even manage to fill one team).

Please let me know urgently if you wish to participate in this iconic event; it would be a real shame if NAC didn’t participate at all for the first time in the event’s history.

Please email if you wish to take part in this event with your preferred leg (if known).  The time available to undertake recces of your route is rapidly fading.

Road Running Championship Table Update (up to event 7)

The current 2019 Road Running championship table (up to event 7) is linked below for examination/fact checking.

If there are any discrepancies on this table, please respond to Conor McGrory ( with:

  1. Details of the error and correction required.
  2. Details of your race/time that require correction/insertion.
  3. A URL for verifying your results.


At present, the following athletes lead their respective tables:

Senior Male:  James Craggs.

Senior Female:  Victoria Duncan/Sophie Fowler/Charlotte Fowler (joint 1st).

Veteran Male:  Wayne Lillis.

Veteran Female:  Liz Harkness.