On-line entries now open for the Berkshire Cross-country Championships which will be held on 16th December at St Andrew’s School, Pangbourne. Event page
The 2018 Age-Graded table has been updated to reflect results to the 7th October. Please e-mail Irwin Fairclough with any additions etc. If you want to be added to the league, please send your Date of Birth to Irwin and he will pick-up your results from the Power of 10 website and include them in the next update.
Mike Robbins has updated the club Track & Field rankings to include all this year’s performances. Latest rankings can be viewed here
Message from Phil Marshall
As most of you know we are in the Oxfordshire Cross Country League (often referred to as Oxford Mail after the newspaper that ‘sponsor’ the league).The league has 5 fixtures which are on the first Sunday of every month from November 2018 to March 2019. There is no athlete entry cost for these events, it is all paid for by the club. If you raced in at least one fixture last season then I will automatically enter you this season, so you will have a number/bib waiting for you at the events. If you didn’t race last year or are new to the club then please contact me if you would like me to enter you or you have questions (note if I’ve spoken to you directly about cross country at training etc. then I will also enter you). Cross Country is open to any club member, male and female of any standard, there are age grades and it is a great event where every finishing position can help the team placing.
A provisional list of cross-country fixtures for the 2018/19 season is now available here.
There will be a hill session this Sunday. 9:30am at Donnington Castle car park. All welcome.
There will be a club takeover of th3 volunteer roles at the Newbury Parkrun on 8 September to promote the Highclere 10k. Please let Jeff Bird know below if you can help with any of the following roles.
Timekeeper (3). Funnel manager (2): Barcode scanner (3), Manual scribe (1),
Finish tokens (2), Tailwalker (1), Photographer (1), Pacers (if we have sufficient volunteers for the other roles): 20 / 22:30 / 25 / 27:30 / 30 mins (5), Handing out flyers (as many as possible):
Karen Yewer will be taking a session this Sunday. Meet at 9:30am in Donnington Castle car park. All welcome.
Three Newbury athletes were in action at the Iffley Road Mile Festival in Oxford on Saturday. Both Izzy Fry and Alex Muir attempted to follow in Sir Roger Bannister’s footsteps, and despite strong winds, Izzy managed to take 24 seconds off the U20 club record with a time of 4:59.01 – becoming the first female NAC athlete to run a sub 5 minute mile in over a decade. Alex battled hard in the men’s A race to 4:36.21, his best time since 2012. Mike Robbins stepped down from his usual distance for some speed work in the 600m, and was rewarded with a PB of 1:28.98.
Two junior athletes were selected to represent Berkshire in the Derek Crookes Southern U13 Intercounty match in Kingston. Josie Robertson raced hard to 3rd place in the 1500m A race with a time of 5:08.36, while Miriam Cooper added over 30cm to her PB in the javelin with a throw of 17.78m for 11th place in the B string.
And on Wednesday night, Maisie Jeger broke the U15 girls 300m club record in her first race since returning to Newbury AC first claim, with a time of 43.3s at the Cheltenham midsummer open meeting.