Road run route (Thu 18 Oct 18)

Winter Route Conifer Crest In REVERSE!
Start at Rugby Club onto Monks Lane and then go down to Andover Road through town until Costa Coffee. Where we will go through Victoria Park to Shaw Road and Onto Love Lane. The shorter route will go back along Oxford Road through town until the Enbourne Road. Then they will go along Fifth Road and up Valley Road to Essex Street. Then they will carry on to Conifer Crest and then Andover Road then back to Monks Lane to the Rugby Club.
The Longer Route will carry on from Love Lane to Grove Road and back along the A4 to town and onto Enbourne Road across Fifth Road and up Valley Road onto Essex Street to Conifer Crest. Then Andover Road to Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club

Tadley 10 Mile: Sunday 14th October 2018

Jeff Bird coming 1st V40 Male

Despite absolute torrents of rain and lagoon-sized puddle-lakes on the roads, congratulations to the NAC Tadley 10 mile team. 
Jeff Bird: 4th overall, 1st male V40 (1:02:25)
Conor McGrory: 11th overall (1:06:48) closely followed by
Nige Popplewell: 12th overall (1:06:51)
Steve Ferriday: 21st overall (1:13:27)
Christina Pugsley: 33rd overall, 7th Female (1:16:13)
Full results here:


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London Marathon 2019 Unsuccessful Applicants

Calling any London Marathon 2019 unsuccessful applicants.
NAC will be allocated a small number of club entries to the 2019 London Marathon (last year we were allocated 1 x club entry and this year is expected to be a similar number).
If you were unsuccessful in getting an entry to the 2019 London Marathon and you have been a paying member of NAC for more than 1 x year, please do the following:
1. E-mail proof of your unsuccessful London Marathon 2019 bid to (a scan, photo, forwarded e-mail, etc) or hand me a paper copy of your letter.
2. Please only e-mail/send me your unsuccessful entry if you have been a paying member of NAC for over 1 x year.
3. I will keep all of your names together for the time being.
4. I will apply to London Marathon for as many club entries as we can get (historic trends reflect 1 x entry). This club allocation should be notified to me in mid Nov 18.
5. Once the London Marathon club entry/entries have been allocated to the club, I will inform all unsuccessful applicants of the date of the internal club ballot.
6. All unsuccessful London Marathon 2019 club names will go into a draw where a name/names will be allocated against a club entry/entries and they will secure a place in the 2019 London Marathon. Additional names will be drawn to act as reserves for the principal runners (in the event of injuries, illness, incapacitation, unforeseen circumstances, etc).
If anyone has any further questions on the above process, please come and speak with me.

Opportunity to Participate in a Parkrun University Study

Please see the message below from Paddy Noon, a student at Marjon university:
Dear Newbury Athletic Club,
My name is Paddy Noon and I am a Master’s Sport and Exercise Psychology student at Plymouth Marjon University. I am contacting you to ask whether some of your club members (who participate in parkruns) would be interested in participating in a study that involves trying a psychological strategy.

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Berlin Marathon and Worcester City Half Marathon Results

Berlin Marathon and Worcester City Half Marathon results:
Berlin Marathon: Ian Coxhead 4,388th position, 04:15:59 and Hannah Coxhead, 22874th position, 04:51:59.
Worcester City Half Marathon: Stephen Elsmere 17th position, 01:20:49.
If anyone else took part in any events of note over the weekend, please let me know and your fabulous effort will be published for all to see!

Thursday Evening Training – Move to NRFC (Thursday 20th September)

The change of Thursday evening training sessions from Fifth Road to Newbury Rugby Football Club (NRFC) will take place as of Thursday the 20th of September 2018 (ie, this date will be the first night to meet at NRFC).

Please pass the word around all members in the event that someone turns up at Fifth Road on the 20th of September and wonders where the deuce everyone is?! 

Road Run Route for Thursday 30 Aug 18

Summer route 1.
Start at Fifth Road and go over the canal to Speenmoor Plantations then to Speen Church through the Golf Course to Donnington Castle. This is where the short group can go back to Donnington and go back through town and back on the Canal to Fifth Road. The longer group will carry on to Snelsmoor Common then back to the Golf Course then pass Vodaphone HQ onto Shaw then through Victoria Park and on to the Canal back to Fifth Road.
The longer route may change if the light is not good enough

Highclere 10k Support – Sunday 23 September 2018

The Highclere Castle Challenge 10K club race on 23rd September (10:30 AM) is fast approaching.  As usual, we will need your support to make sure this event is a success – with plenty of marshalling positions needing filling, along with volunteer roles (car park, on-the-day entries, number collection) that may still allow you to run the race.
Please get in touch ( if you are able to help.

New Joiner: Tue 21 Aug 18

For anyone training at CCAT tomorrow evening (Tue 21 Aug 18):
A potential new joiner will be arriving for a trial training session. She is called Melissa Hughes. Could someone/a few people keep an eye out for her at 7pm’ish and please make sure she is fully integrated to the session and given a warm and sociable NAC welcome.
I won’t be at training to welcome her myself.
Many thanks in advance, I know you all are a welcoming lot

Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 50km Club Result

A huge congratulations goes to Newbury AC member Christina Pugsley who completed the 50km event of the ‘Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1’ running festival on Sunday August 12th, finishing 22nd of 227 finishers. 

Christina’s chip time was an impressive 4hrs 35mins and 59secs and she was also 2nd in the VM35 category.  

Charlotte Fowler, in training for the Amsterdam marathon, completed the 33k at the same event coming 5th SW  (6th female – 28th/132 finishers) – the furthest she has ever run.