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.

Overton 5 entries (2nd of September 2018) now open

Please see below a message from Overton Harriers regarding their 5 mile event taking place on the 2nd of September 2018:

Once again we are pleased to host the start of 2018/2019 Hampshire Road Race League with the 30th running of the Overton 5 at 14.00 on the 2nd September.  Due to the excellent feedback from last year the course remains unchanged from 2017 and is on fully closed roads.  

To make this a day for the whole family, we will also be hosting kids races on the field before the main race accompanied by refreshment stalls, an ice-cream van and the bar will be open so it will be ideal for a family picnic before and a celebratory reward after the race.

Entry fees for the Overton 5 will be £15 for affiliated runners, £17 for non-affiliated. As the race is selling quickly and has sold out for the last five years, we are expecting the race to be full before the end of August so enter now to avoid disappointment.

For further details and to enter the race, click here:

We look forward to seeing you at the start line.

Reading Vitality Half Marathon 17 March 2019 £10 Entry

The Duchess of Kent hospice, which provides palliative care throughout West Berkshire, is offering NAC members the opportunity to enter the Reading Half Marathon 2019 throughout the month of August 2018 for a discounted entry fee of £10.00.    

Club members who avail of this discounted entry fee will need to raise approx £270.00 on behalf of the Duchess of Kent hospice (a group entry may facilitate a reduced individual sponsorship amount).  Discounted entries can be made through the website below:

Further details on this offer can be obtained from the hospice community fundraiser point of contact (Hannah Richards) on 0118 9550 421 or her e-mail address is: 

Hungerford Harey 8 Mile – Sunday 1st of July 2018

With high temperatures and baking, sweaty conditions, Newbury AC had a strong turnout at the fourth and final race in the Run West Berkshire series of races.

The 8 mile course of the Hungerford Harey 8, professionally delivered by the Hungerford Hares, the race began at 10.30am with a route which saw runners traverse through rolling terrain, dry and narrow tracks through fields and long, slow rises.  The end of the route had a sting in its tail with the now-famous and seemingly never-ending final loop around the Hungerford Rugby Club pitches.

Results are linked here:

Highlights of positions from the Newbury AC cohort was:

5th place/1st Newbury AC runner:  Mike Wheeler 52 mins 19 secs.

7th place:  Graham Stent 52 mins 50 secs.

12th place:  Nige Poppelwell 56 mins 29 secs (1st VM50)

2nd Female place/24th place overall:  Jenny Eaton 1hr 1 min 16 secs (and Female winner of the whole Run West Berks series)

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Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon: Saturday 16th of June 2018

At the Ridgeway Revenge Half Marathon over the weekend, congratulations goes to:   
Julian Tulk (1hr 41mins 42 secs, 9th position overall and 4th in his Senior Men category), 
Rachel Allen (1hr 47 mins 29 mins, 23rd position overall, 1st in her V40 age group, who then ran in the Ridgeway Relay the following morning), 
Sue Van Huyssteen (1hr 56 mins 46 secs, 43rd position overall, 1st position in her UKN category)

Ridgeway Relay: Sunday 17th June 2018

Ridgeway Relay 2018 Final Results (out of 40+ teams):
A Team (Mark Vardy, Sophie Crumly, Phil Marshall, Jess Franklin, Steve Barnes, James Craggs, Matthew Green, Alex Hanson, Andy Ind, Alex Muir): 2nd overall position.
B Team (Andrew Russell, Jenny Eaton, Ben Wickens, Rachel Allen, Jeff Bird, Andy McKendrick, Mike Wheeler, Steve Ferriday, Dave Wright, Chris Pudney): 9th overall position.

Both NAC teams performed to a consistently high standard over 87 x miles of difficult, hilly and testing terrain on the Ridgeway National Trail, beginning at Ivinghoe Beacon, Aylesbury at 7.30am and finishing in Marlborough 11 hours later.  Exceptional effort and team spirit was on display at every stage and every runner grafted to the point of utter exertion for their team mates.

Outstanding effort everyone, great work! Draft results

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