Ascott under Wychwood 5k & 10k 2019 – Sunday October 27th 10:30am

The Ascott under Wychwood 10k is a challenging multi-terrain 10k race set in the beautiful surrounds of the Evenlode valley. Although challenging it is also the perfect opportunity to get some off-road race practice in preparation for the forthcoming cross-country season, which starts a week or two afterwards. 

The 5k is also multi terrain but is far less challenging also set in the valley. With a distinct absence of 5k races during the running year this gives speed merchants a chance to let themselves off the leash avoiding the crowds of the local park run. 

With trophies to be won in most categories of the 10k there are also trophies for the first 3 men and women in the 5k and medals for all finishes in both races.

We now have our own website up and running at 

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome any suggestions to help make this race a success and attract more runners. 

Mark Pidgeon (Race Director) 
01993 831427
07870 563299

Ridgeway Relay – Sunday 16 June 2019

The annual Ridgeway Relay competition will take place throughout the day of Sunday 16 June 2019.  The event takes place over 89 miles of the Ridgeway National Trail and is comprised of 10 separate stages, each of varying distance, terrain and elevation.

The event website is:

This annual competition has traditionally seen NAC teams perform exceptionally well.  Club runners who have participated in this event in the past have enjoyed the experience immensely.

Last year, NAC entered 2 x teams of 10 runners (a mixture of males and females) and the aim is to field at least same number of teams, but more teams can be entered if there is enough interest.  Clubs are limited to 4 x team entries in total. Continue reading

Reading Half Marathon Sports Therapy Session Offer

Please see below an offer for NAC members who are taking part in the Reading Half Marathon 2019 from Therapists on The High Street, Reading.  The website link is at the bottom.

Therapists on the High Street has teamed up with Reading Half Marathon to provide Sports Therapy before and after the half marathon for all runners, free of charge!

However, Therapists on the High Street is also offering a runners discount for the build-up to the event. Continue reading

London Marathon 2019 – call for NAC Participant Numbers

The London Marathon will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019.

To develop accommodation and a possible transport provision plan, I require details of all NAC athletes who will be taking part in this year’s London Marathon.  Given the logistic constraints, travelling supporters will not be in a position to travel in NAC transport (if NAC transport is provided).

Please indicate whether you are planning to attend the London Marathon and whether you will require overnight accommodation in the Clarendon Hotel (on the edge of Blackheath).  The cost of accommodation will be approx £160.00 per person (exact costs TBC) and will include dinner on the evening before the marathon and breakfast on the morning of the event.

Depending on the NAC numbers attending the marathon will determine the transport plan – details will follow in due course.

Please send an e-mail to me ( or a Facebook message indicating that you are planning to attend the London Marathon in 2019 and whether you require overnight accommodation in the Clarendon Hotel.

Mini-Roast Dinner at Rugby Club CANCELLED

The mini-roast at Newbury Rugby Football Club on the evening of Thursday 20 December is NOT happening as the rugby club can’t get enough people to make it viable.

Please see the message below for details from the rugby club.  There will be some form of food on offer in the bar area (£3 per head) but no mini-roast spread.

Forwarded message:
I do apologise but the players have cancelled their Christmas food, however normal food will be available as per an normal training night on Thursday.




Roadrun Route – Thu 20 Dec 18

This week’s roadrun will be Xmas Roadrun! All are welcome to join us as we run through Newbury to see the Xmas lights. The shorter route will be about  5 Miles and we will stop at certain points so everyone can join up.

We will start at the Rugby Club and go onto Monks Lane to Newbury Retail Park, then carry on Burys Bank Lane and go down New Road and through Stroud Green and through the underpass to Cheap Street. Then we will go through the Market Place and up Northbrook Street to the Clocktower. Then go back along Northbrook Street and through Bartholomew Street to Saint John’s Roundabout. The shorter route can carry on up New Town Road and back onto Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club. The longer route will  go along Andover Road  and along Fifth Road then go up Valley Road, then through Conifer Crest  and Andover Road then along Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club.

Final Thursday Night Training Dates and NRFC Mini-Roast Meal

The final Thursday night of training at Newbury Rugby Football Club (NRFC) will be on Thursday the 20th of December 2018.  The first Thursday night of training in 2019 will be the 3rd of January.

Following training on Thursday the 20th of December 2018, NRFC will be laying on a mini-roast in the club bar area at a cost of £6 per head.  NAC members are welcome to attend this event and if interested, could I please have confirmed numbers of attendance at this event by the evening of Thursday the 13th of December (tomorrow night).  This will allow NRFC to cater for the correct numbers accordingly.  Payment for this meal will be made on the evening by individuals.  The bar will be open for refreshments, both hot and cold.

If anyone wishes to begin training with a mince pie (or the like) on Thursday the 20th of December, then please bring them.  Unfortunately the idea of bringing in mulled wine is a negative due to the club’s licencing rules.

London Marathon 2019 Club Entry Draw Results

The draw for the sole NAC entry for the London Marathon 2019 took place prior to training on Thu 29 Nov 18.

The draw was made from 9 x unsuccessful London Marathon ballot entry applicants.

The club entry allocation went to:  Paul Endley.

A reserve was also drawn in the event of unforeseen circumstances, unable to attend, injury, etc of the primary club entry nomination.

The reserve position went to:  Hannah Coxhead.

Congratulations to both successful draw nominations and the time to start training begins now…there are only 149 days until the event!

2018 DRAFT Road Running League Table (part 2)

The DRAFT 2018 Road Running league table version 2 is linked below for fact checking.

These results have been taken from the Power of 10, the club FB page, results webpages of events that I’ve known about and from individuals themselves; there are likely to be results and timings that I am unaware of.

Please check that the data reflected on the table is correct for you, including PBs, club records, etc.  If the data is incorrect, please e-mail your corrected details (with a link to the respective results) to:

I will take silence/nil returns as endorsement of your respective results (ie, there is no need to e-mail me if there are no amendments required).

The tables do not show any promotion or relegation movements yet, that will come at the end of the year. The tables only show performances and points.