Weekend roundup 30 / 31 August

European Veterans Athletics Championships, Izmir, Turkey: Bob Broadbridge (M55 Discus; 44.66m) and Simon Barrett (M60 GBR 4 x 100m relay 48.68 and M60 GBR 4 x 400 4:01.24) won gold medals. They also recorded several other excellent results. Bob finished 5th in the M55 Shot Shot (12.88m); 5th in the M55 Hammer (46.22m) and 7th in the M55 1.34KG Weight (15.45m). Simon reached the finals of all the M60 sprints finishing 6th in the 100m (13.33s; 13.31 in heats); 5th in the 200m (26.99; 26.88 in the heats) and 5th in 400m (60.77s). Full results

England Athletics U17 Championships, Bedford: Jamie Kuehnel won a bronze medal in the Hammer with a magnificent throw of 61.40m – a 3m improvement on his previous PB and a club age-group record.

Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix, Southampton: Charlotte Payne won the U13 Discus with 32.78m and the U15 Hammer with an excellent throw of 34.39m – a 3m improvement on her previous PB and a club record for an U13G. Having won the U10 Quadkids event in Southampton last year, Luci  Robertson was determined to defend her title as an U11 competitor.  She got off to a great start with a 35m vortex throw and did not look back, jumping 3.93m in the long jump and running strongly in both the 75m and 600m to win the event with a total of 253 points.

Maisie Jeger on the podium at Woking

Woking AC Open meeting: U11 Maisie Jeger won three events and set three club age-group records. Long Jump 4.14m; 80m 11.75s and; 600m 1:50.4

Headington 5: Geoff Anderson was 2nd M60 (38th overall) in an excellent time of 32:00 (Age-graded 86.3% equalling his seasons best).

Newbury Parkrun: This week saw PB performances from: Mike Robbins (18:26); Samuel Wright (19:30) and Matt Studart (20:11). Chloe Blair (21:31) was the first female finisher.

Race roundup

Race the Train:Tywyn, Mid Wales: Samuel Wright finished 2nd (out of 187) in the 3-mile in a time of 16:50. Dave Wright finished 104th in the 14 mile senior race in 1:42 – beating the train by about 5 minutes.

Ras Y Mynydd: Snowdonia: Samuel Wright won the junior race in 10:18 for about 1.5 miles of road and rough moorland. An improvement of over 1 minute on his 2013 time!
Dave Wright finished 13th in the 4.5 mile fell race in 32 minutes. A race with spectacular views of the mountains and tea, cake and sandwichs included in the £5 entry fee!

Newbury AC at Pewsey Vale Half-marathon

Pewsey Vale Half-Marathon: Five club members ventured west on Sunday morning to take part in the Pewsey Vale Half Marathon, resulting in new PBs for Phil Marshall (1:25:37), Nige Popplewell (1:25:40), Andy MacKendrick (1:36:09). Christine Mardle (1:53:50) and Dave Wright (1:28:44) also had good runs. Phil(12th), Nige(13th) and Dave(19th) took first prize in the male team category. Thanks to Pewsey Vale Running Club for a well-organised event with excellent cakes and also a special thanks to Bob Taylor who cycled to at least four points on the course to cheer his NAC mates on their way! Continue reading

Injury prevention & treatment

We have two sports physios available at CCAT and Fifth Road if needed. For further details or to book a session please contact Emma Guite .

Hill sessions – update

Karen Yewer will be holding Hill Training Sessions every Sunday morning, 9.30am at Northcroft starting on October 5th. Put the date in your diaries now if you are interested in attending.

Newbury Youth Fest

Newbury A.C Mascot

Emma would like to thank everyone who helped out at our stand at the Newbury Youth Fest in Victoria Park on Sunday, it is always good to see a Newbury A.C presence at this type of event. Several members had a go at wearing the Newbury A.C Mascot, but it so far remains without a name, can someone please come up with an appropriate name for our Horse ?

South of England Under 15 & 17 Championships

Izzy Fry - SEAA Under 15 800M

Newbury A.C pair Izzy Fry (u-15) & Yasmin Ryder (u-17) aquitted themselves well at this seasons South of England Track & Field Championships for the under 15 & 17 age groups at the Crystal palace stadium, London. Both athletes won their respective 800m heats in 2min19 to comfortably qualify for the finals, with Izzy Fry going on to claim the Bronze medal in the under 15 Girls age group at her first attempt.

Weekend round-up 17th / 18th August

Newbury Park Run: Geoff Anderson re-established himself at the top of the club’s Age-Graded road league table with a 19:21 clocking and a score of 86.3%. At the other end of the age spectrum, Rebecca Downie (15)  was the first female finisher (40th overall) in a PB of 22:22. There were, also, strong runs from Mike Robbins, 4th place in a PB of 18:42 and Nige Popplewell, 5th in 18:43.

Weekend roundup 9th / 10th August

Continuing his abiding love of hills, Dave Wright finished 13th in the 7 mile multi-terrain ‘Roundway Rampage’ over at Devizes on Sunday 10th with a time of 53:27.

Also on Sunday, Steve Ferriday achieved a PB of 43:56 at the Darlington 10K.

At Newbury Park Run on Saturday, Phil Marshall was first finisher with a new PB of 18:21 after an impressive final sprint. Nige Popplewell finished second in 18:29 (also a PB).

Christina Pugsley completed the 50K run of the annual ‘Salisbury 54321′ event on Sunday August 10th, finishing in a very impressive 35 place out of over 200 runners with a chip time of 04:52:13 and hopefully with not too many blisters!

Gardner Leader 2014 Highclere 10k – 28th September 2014

There is still plenty of time to enter this popular multi-terrain event.

The current entry list for the above event (as of 8th August) is now posted on the event page and will be updated regularly.

Please check your entry and if any corrections are required then please email the event organiser.

Another record for Sam

Sam Plumb ran 48.32 in the 400m on Wednesday 6th August at the Woking AC open meeting.  This sets a new an u23 club record and is a  0.75 secs improvement on his previous best.

Meanwhile at the Oxford Open the same evening U17 Yasmin Ryder set a new pb in the 800m of  2:16.68 and U15 Izzy Fry ran a pb in the 300m of 44.93.