Dates for your diary

Club social – Bowling – 9th November

Matt Green is organising the next club social, 10 pin bowling at Lakeside Super Bowl. The price is £9.95 for 2 games payable on the night.

Please let Matt know by the 6th November if you wish to attend.

For members of the club Facebook page there is an event on the page for this event.

Road/Track & Field Presentation Evening 2019 – 28th December 2019

The end of season review and presentation of awards for the road and track & field sections of the club will be held on the 28th December at 7pm. The venue will be Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham.

The night will also feature the presentation of sports personality award. Please let Mike Robbins / E-J Bailey know of any nominations for the award by the 30th November.

Please bring a plate for the buffet, as well as your own drinks, as there is no bar.

For members of the club Facebook page there is an event on the page for this event. To help with planning please respond to this if you are attending.

Weekend overview 19th/20th October 2019

Yorkshire marathon

Representing England Andy Ind finished 65th in 2:43:38. Andy’s time was just 20s off his PB which he set 5 years ago.

Abingdon marathon

Four members took part in the Abingdon marathon. Mike Wheeler (91st) and Graham Stent (155th) set new PB’s of 2:57:09 and 3:03:47. They were joined by Barry Regan (2:59:21/126th) and Mark Flitton (2:59:49/133rd).

Great South Run

Mick Cornwall completed his 30th great south run in 2:11:47 to become 1 of 7 people to have completed every race.  Joining him at this years race were Hannah Rees (1:14:33), Brian Matthews (1:16:22) and Melissa Hughes (1:31:43)

Oxford mail XC league round 1 – 3rd November – Confirmed

The Oxford mail XC league has confirmed that round 1 will take place on the 3rd November. Please note dogs are not permitted on site.

Details about the fixture can be found here.

Maps of the course routes for the various races can be found here.

Some important info regarding road closures can be found here, please plan and allow extra time for travel to/from the venue.

Weekend overview 12th/13th October 2019

Chicago Marathon

Mike Sheridan took the V70 victory in the Chicago marathon in a fantastic time of 3:04:55, breaking the previous club record by over 2 hours. 

Greenham Trust Step up 4 good 10 km

James Knight won the race in 35:46, Tobias Allen set a new PB on his way to 2nd in 36:00, Jeff Bird was 4th/1st V40 in 37:26 and Rachel Allen was 22nd/2nd lady in 44:23. Continue reading

2019 / 2020 XC Season

The majority of the 2019/2020 XC season fixtures are now confirmed and can be found here. Please add them to your diary.

We had a hugely successful league season with a great turn out for all fixtures last year and it would be great have that again.

Phil Marshall E-J Bailey will automatically enter anyone who ran an Oxford Mail league race last year into the 2019/20 league.

They will also enter anyone that they have spoken directly to already, but if there is anyone who is new or returning to cross country and wants to race (it’s free for all competing members) , please let them know.

English Schools Combined Events

After successfully qualifying via the South East schools competition earlier in the season, three of our young athletes had the honour of representing Berkshire against the best multi-eventers in the country.

Reuben Langdon had a strong two days of competition in the senior boys decathlon, getting close to his best in all events, including a PB of 9.68m in the shot put to finish in an excellent ninth place overall.

Newbury had two athletes in the senior girls heptathlon. Despite her main discipline of pole vault not being included in the heptathlon, Trinity O’Connor had a strong showing with two PBs in the shot put and long jump to take 14th place overall. Competing in only her second ever multi-event, Bo Stewart finished a creditable 24th.