No Hill Session

There will be NO hill session tomorrow – Sunday 19th April.

We hope to resume the sessions in a couple of weeks time after the major marathon season is over and more people are available.

Weekeend round-up: 11 / 12 April

Phoebe Ryder in action at Bournemouth

Phoebe Ryder in action at Bournemouth

It seems to have been a relatively quiet weekend with the only results received coming from the Newbury Parkrun and the Bournemouth AC Open Meeting.

The performance of the weekend came from Izzy Fry who equaled the U14 record for the Newbury Parkrun, matching the previous record of 19:03 set by Yaz Ryder. Josh Reeves also ran well to record his first time under 20 minutes.

At the Bournemouth meeting Phoebe Ryder put in a strong performance in the Quad Kids event (results not yet published) including a win in the 600m. There were also encouraging early season outings for Yaz Ryder, Maddy Mitton and Lilly Gohara.




Running for beginners: First session 22nd April

Roz Pearson and Liz Harkness are starting a beginners group at Henwick Worthy Playing Fields. The first session will take place  on Wednesday 22nd April from 9.30am to 10.15am. The sessions are for absolute beginners from “Couch to 5k” .   They will be fun with walking and stretching and jogging to start and then coffee afterwards at the Garden Centre! The goal is to have everyone confident enough to run 5k (possibly Parkrun) at the end of the free, nine week course.

Please pass on an invite to anyone you know who may be interested.

Trail & Track : 4th April

Over the Easter weekend club members were in action over the Downs at Compton and on the track at Basingstoke.

Sue van Huyssteen (39th; 3:06:24) won the F50 category in the 20 mile event at the Downland Challenge and Pete Leicester (12th; 2:44:52) was runner-up in the M50. Rachel Allen finished 62nd in 3:18:48. Full results

Several junior athletes had a successful outing in the Basingstoke Open meeting: Maisie Jeger ran 2.33.1(pb) to win the under 13 Girls 800m. Izzy Fry (4:57) and Rebecca Downie (5:39) recorded PBs in the under 17 1500m. Full results


Easter Handicap: 5th April

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin Taylor

Wilf Waldon

Wilf Waldon

We had 50 finishers at today’s Easter Handicap. Happily the

Juniors came out on top with Benjamin Taylor first across the line. Wilf Waldon first club member home and won the trophy. Hopefully, both are now enjoying their hard-won Easter Eggs!

Best time of the day was posted by Phil Marshall  – a very respectable 9:52.

Thanks to all those who helped on the day – nine months off now and we can do it all again on Boxing Day!

Full results / Photos (thanks to Emma Guite)

Maidenhead Easter 10

Mike Sheridan set a new club record for the M65 age-group with an excellent 65:57 in the Maidenhead 10. Mike took 2nd place in the M60 category and finished 154th overall. There were also PBs for James Craggs (34th; 58:25); Phil Marshall (63rd; 60:56) and Chloe Blair (279th; 71:48).

Other Newbury AC finishers were: Peter Crisp (74th; 61:57); Ryan Hill (269th; 71:17); Ian Coxhead (377th; 75:53) and Hannah Coxhead (496th; 81:03).

Full results


Cross-country Presentation Evening: Friday 17 April, 7pm-10pm

All members and their families are invited to join a celebration of another successful cross-country season. This year’s event will be held at Greenacre Leisure – Health and Fitness Club, Greenham Road.  There will be a buffet meal (provided by the people attending) and a bar. Admission is free.

Please let Bev Hall know if you plan to attend and what you are able to bring for the buffet so that we can avoid too many duplications.