Road run – 2nd May

This weeks road run will be Summer Route 10/11. Fifth Road and onto the canal to Benham Bridge then through Hampstead Park. 

The Shorter Group will then go back along the canal to Fifth Road. 

The Longer Group will carry on to Marsh Benham and Benham Balance then carry along the A4 to Speenmoor Plantations then Fifth Road.

Track & field results

Southern Counties Veterans League – round 1 – 30th April

Report from James Craggs

Calm, near perfect conditions greeted Newbury’s Veterans for their opening Southern Counties Western division fixture at Horspath on Monday night. Both the men’s and women’s teams containing some familiar and new faces performed well to finish 3rd and 6th respectively on the night with points accumulated across the track, field and age groups.

 Individual victories were gained by the following

  • Bob Broadbridge M50 Hammer
  • Wayne Lillis M50 1500
  • Craig Beecham M35 Long Jump
  • Linda Pitts W50 100
  • Linda Pitts W50 400
  • Jenny O’Connor W35 High Jump

 Newbury’s next fixture after this encouraging opener is not too far away (20th May) at Abingdon.

Thanks go out to our officials who made the fixture possible.

Oxford open – 24th April

Report from Andy Tuttle

Four members made the short trip to the Oxford Open Graded meeting at Horspath on Wednesday evening. Linda Pitts won race 2 of the 100m races in 15.18 on a rather blustery evening. Under 13 Clementine Barry was in the next race, finishing well for 2nd place in a time of 14.74. Also in the under 13’s Thea Osborne clocked 31.34 for 3rd place in race 2 of the 200m. Under 15 Miriam Cooper took 10 seconds off her previous best time in the 800m, taking the lead after 200m she held off all attempts made to overtake her, winning in 2min38.84.

London Marathon 2019

Some fantastic times at today’s London marathon with all club members breaking the 4 hour barrier & 7 breaking the sub 3 barrier. Leading the club home was Stephen Elsmere in a time of 2:46:46, followed by Matthew Green 2:48:59, Steve Barnes 2:54:19, Conor McGrory 2:56:11, Martin Walker 2:56:53, Mike Sheridan 2:57:04, Jeff Bird 2:57:37, Mark Flitton 3:03:31, Phil Marshall 3:10:51, Victoria Duncan 3:22:07, Dan Reeves 3:29:29, Mireille Cook 3:36:14, Paul Endley 3:37:41, Sue Van Huyssteen 3:47:31, Brian Matthews 3:55:33 & Alexandra Bettley 3:57:53.

Congratulations also to Mike Sheridan on winning the V65 category.

Road run/Middle distance intervals – 25th April 2019

Quick reminder that the road run & Karen’s middle distance interval training are at Browns meadow, Fifth Road from tomorrow (25th April).

The road run will be summer route 15.

Fifth Road to the canal, to Hambridge Road and up Fir Tree Lane. The Shorter Group will go along Kiln Road to Shaw and through Victoria Park and back to Fifth Road. The Longer Group will carry onto Stone Copse then back to Shaw through Victoria Park then Fifth Road.

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

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

Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 – 2nd June 2019

Club member Dave Wright is once again organising the Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 to be held on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 10:30am. Online entries are now open and can be made here.

Entries to the 2 mile race and junior races taking place on the recreation ground can be made on the day.

This race is the 2nd 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.