The club has continued to prosper and grow in all areas – finishing 2010 with another record membership and excellent results across all areas – track & field, road running & cross country with numerous club records set & broken. The club again organized the Bayer Newbury 10k & the ADP Highclere 10k raising significant amounts for local charities. The club also organizes the Newbury Schools’ relays and provides assistance to the Newbury Race for Life, the Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 and the Peasemore 5. Club members were also involved in the Street Athletics event in Newbury, an initiative run by Linford Christie & Darren Campbell.
Athletes from the club have been selected to represent their county in both club and schools competition and this year we were delighted to see Helen Broadbridge achieve the title of English Schools Champion in her last year in these events. Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson obtained a scholarship to Belmont University in Tennessee and is already well into his racing there. The club is participating in Network Berkshire, a UK Athletics initiative, where local key partners work together strategically to develop the sport of athletics in that area. The main projects that NB is working on for year 1 include: a) Development of coaching / volunteer network – where the current baseline of coaching capability / structure across the network is being assessed and needs identified – with coaching development training days based on these needs to be delivered . b) Increasing / developing participation within schools, the wider community and of course the clubs. This might mean helping out with more community events such as Street Athletics, hosting Cubs events at CCAT for Cubs to qualify for their athletics badges etc. c) Since the network will need to become financially independent an audit is being carried out to assess how it might be developed commercially & become sustainable in the longer term.