London Marathon Social Evening – Sunday the 28th of April, The Hatchet Inn

10 x members of NAC will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday the 28th of April.  On the same evening, there will be a Marathon social event taking place in The Hatchet Inn (Wetherspoons), Market Square, Newbury beginning at 7pm.

All club members, their friends and families are invited to attend this event to celebrate not just the London Marathon participants but to celebrate any club members who have pushed themselves beyond their limits for their sport.  The Dave Clark Marathon Shield will be presented during this social event to the club member who performed admirably during the London Marathon event.

An informal finger buffet will be laid on for those wishing to avail of some nibbles with a few drinks.  If anyone wishes to be included in this buffet, the individual contribution is £5.  The bar menu will be in operation until 11pm if anyone wishes to order meals separately.

Please let Conor McGrory know if you are interested in the buffet option for catering purposes (

Hungerford Harey 8 – 23rd June 2019

Club member Geoff Anderson and the Hungerford Hares are once again organising the Harey 8 to be held on Sunday 23nd June 2019 at 10am. Online entries are now open and can be made here.

Entries to the 2 km fun run and junior races taking can be made on the day.

This race is the 3rd round of the 4 race Run West Berkshire Series. If you plan to enter the entire series, you can save 20% by entering via Run Britain.

Weekend overview – 13th/14th April 2019

Brighton marathon & 10km

Andy Ind completed the marathon in a time of 2:49:49, with a 5th place finish in the M40 age category.

Brian Matthews completed the 10 km in a time of 1:04:34

Woodley 10km

Emily Craggs completed the race in a time of 47:25

Peats Pits Fell Race

Dave Wright came 15th just behind the first M50, completing the just under 3 miles course in 20 minutes 4 seconds

Chedworth Roman Trail 10 mile

Geoff Anderson finished in 2nd place in the V60 category


SAL event 1 – Walton 13th April – Race report

Race report from Mike Robbins

With a number of last minute dropouts, long standing injuries and early season rustiness, Newbury AC could be forgiven for expecting a tough time in their first SAL match of the season at Walton-on-Thames on Saturday. However, a fantastic team effort by all those in attendance pushed the club into second place on the day with 178.5 points; behind Croydon Harriers (209pts) but ahead of the host club Walton AC (162.5pts) and Hillingdon AC (152pts).

Helen Broadbridge was the standout athlete on the day, comfortably winning all three heavy throws – the highlight being a 50.22m throw in the hammer, over 12m clear of her nearest competitor. Continue reading

Opportunity events of interest (various)

Please see the message below for details of events which may be of interest for club members: 
I work for Run101, we are based out of Tetbury and we organise several running events. 

We want to get more local running clubs involved in what we do, and being local, we are offering 25% off to all your members. 

Our most local events are the Cirencester running festival, previously Cirencester 24. This is 24/12 hours around a loop in the Bathurst Estate.  People can enter as a solo runner, or up to a team of 8 people who do the run in a relay style. 
the link is here:

Cotswold Running Festival – Run101
The Cotswold Running Festival, the new format for the Cotswold 24 Hr Race! It’s a weekend crammed with running events, speakers, entertainment and more.

The other event we have, the Cotswold Way Challenge, completing the length of the path over a 4 day period, a marathon a day. The link to this is here:

Cotswold Way Challenge – Run101
Run 100 miles over four days along the beautiful Cotswold Way Trail, staying each night in our runners villages. The Cotswold Way is a beautiful national trail of between 102 and 107 miles (depending on your route!) running from the picturesque town of Chipping Campden in the North to the stunning Georgian city of Bath in the south.

Please give us a shout if you want more information, and don’t hesitate to pass on my details should any runner want to take up the 25% off deal!


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Corn Exchange Colour Dash – (Sun 9 Jun 19)

The Corn Exchange in Newbury is organising a fundraising Colour Dash as the finale event for our Save Your Corn Exchange campaign.  Participants can choose to run a 1k or 5k event, whilst being showered in colour powder.  The event will take place at Newbury College on Sunday 9 June 2019.  Full details of the event are available at
Please engage with Ruth at for further details.

Final Thursday Evening Newbury Rugby Football Club Training Sessions

For those who attend interval training sessions and road running on Thursday evenings at Newbury Rugby Football Club:
The final night of training for this season at the rugby club will be Thursday the 18th of April 2019.
The first training session for interval training and road running at Brown’s Meadow, Fifth Road will be on Thursday the 25th of April 2019.
Please spread the word widely so everyone is aware.

Road Running League Table 2019 – Latest Scores

Following Event 4 of the 2019 Road Running League Table, the table has been updated with the latest scores.

Running ahead in the Senior Men’s table is Phil Marshall.

Leading the Senior Female’s table in joint first is Victoria Duncan, Sophie and Charlotte Fowler.

Topping the Veteran (50+) Men’s table is Mike Sheridan.

Peaking the Veteran (50+) Female’s table is Sheila Marshall.

Attached is the Excel table for examination.  A list of the 15 x scoring events are on the first tab.  Aggregated scores are on the next tab.  URL links to the event results are on each tab.


Easter Handicap

This year’s Easter Handicap will take place at 10:30am on Sunday 21st April. The event is held over a 1.7 mile, multi-terrain course which starts & finishes at Northcroft. Entry is free and open to all members, their families and friends. If you want to run, please e-mail Irwin Fairclough by Friday 19th April.

We also need about 10 volunteers to ensure the success of the event. If you are able to help on the day, please contact Irwin.

Additional information can be found here.

Wessex Young Athletics League – Match 1 – 7th April

Report from E-J Bailey

Girls Report:

On a lovely sunny day we kicked off the Wessex league in Winchester with Polly Cranfield equalling her PB from last year 1.25 coming fourth in the high jump. 

Lucy Loxton, Bo Stewart, Abi Livingstone and Trinity O’connor all competed as U20 non-scoring in this meet the most we have ever had in this age category and this shows the dedication of this age group to want to push themselves this season already. 

The U13 girls long jump so newcomer Posy Cranfield achieving 3.17. Thea Osborne was fourth in the A string with 3.25 and Clementine Barry fifth with 3.49.  Continue reading