The road running league tables have been updated to include performances up to 11th June and can be viewed here.

Please let Phil Marshall know of any errors / omissions.

Bayer Newbury 10K

Congratulations to everyone who ran today, We hope everyone has fun. Find your results here. List of prize-winners

Photos of the race will be free to download courtesy of Bayer  to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the run they will be available at Stuart March Photography from the evening of Monday 29th May.

Race Director, Becky Elsmere passes on a huge THANK-YOU to all the volunteers who contributed to making this another very successful event.

Bayer have captured this year’s highlights in a lovely video – Congratulations again to all 953 people who took part, read more about their achievements here:

Weekend round-up: 6/7 May

It seems to have been a relatively quiet weekend on the roads though there were still some good performances by club members. Leading the way was Alex Muir finishing 52nd in the Scottish 5k Road Championships in an speedy 16:07.

Elsewhere, there was a PB of 33:45 for Ryan Hill in the Marlow 5, a 2nd place finish for Andrew James in the Welford 10K (Dave Wright 13th) and a strong 1:26:08 performance by Mike Wheeler for 26th place in the Bracknell Forest Half-Marathon.

We had two members take on the 20-mile Marlborough Downs Challenge, Pete Leicester (4th M50, 2:34:34) and Jenny Eaton (3rd F50, 2:49:51).

Andy meets Kelly

A big thank you to everyone that contributed to Andy Tuttle’s gift for his 18 years of dedication as Newbury AC’s Cross Country Manager. As a result, last weekend, he was able to enjoy some time away with Caroline and meet his hero Dame Kelly Holmes at an evening event in her café near Tonbridge.

Southern Veterans’ League: Match 1 – 1st May

Report by Liz Harkness

Three club age-group records were broken on Monday night,

The men were out in force with newcomer Philip Wadge (M45) setting a new high jump mark at 1.35m and Wayne Lillis (M50) lowering the 1500m record to 4.37.5. Another notable performance was by Graham Stent (M40) who finished 1st in 3k steeple chase in 11:38.2 , this was his first attempt at this event and just made it look so easy!

The women also turned in some strong performances. Sheila Marshall (F60) led the way finishing the 1500m in 6:38.6 for a new club F60-64 record. Newcomer, and 2nd claim member, Debbie Montgomery (F50) impressed with  throws of 20.33m in the Javelin and 18.82m in the Hammer.  There were PBs in the 1500m  for Jess Franklin (F35) 1st in 5:08.7 Leah Darbyshire (F35) 6:22.3

Men’s Results; Women’s results; Non-scoring results

The next match is on May 15th at Tilsley Park,  Abingdon. Please let Liz Harkness know if you would like to compete.

Anniversary celebration: Saturday 24th June

It is with great disappointment that the 70th anniversary party planned for Saturday 24th June is to be cancelled. 

Unfortunately we didn’t have the minimum number needed for the caterers.
Thank you to everyone who showed their support and said they’d come, it is greatly appreciated.
To everyone who paid online: Your money will be refunded to you by the means of either cash or a cheque addressed to you – Sophie Fowler the club treasurer, or myself, will give them to you when we next see you at training.
Chloe Blair

Recent Results

Oxford Open Track Meeting – 26th April

Six club members tested themselves over 1500m with some encouraging early-season results: Mike Robbins 4:24.1; Izzy Fry (U20) 4:43.7; Yaz Ryder (U23) 4:45.1; Will Tyson (U23) 4:57.9; Emma Downie (U17) 5:27.6 and Becky Elsmere 5:40.2.

Hurstbourne 5 Multi-terrain – 29th April

Matt Green was the overall winner in 30:34 and took the “King of the Hill” title as well. He was followed home by Catherine Tuttle 52nd (3rd Female), 40:29, Phil Marshall 53rd, 40:30, Ian COlcomb 86th, 44:34 and Aga Stochaj 161st in 51:25.

Newbury Parkrun – 29th April

Saturday saw another successful Newbury AC take-over of the volunteer roles at the parkrun. In the run itself. Wayne Lillis celebrated his 50th birthday by setting a new club M50-54 age-group record of 18:15.

Shinfield 10K – 1st May

Matt Green stormed to a 2nd place finish in 34:14. He was followed by Steve Barnes 12th (1st M40) in 36:09; Nige Popplewell 37th, 39:34; Irwin Fairclough 43rd (2nd M60) 39:52; Steve Ferriday 98th, 43:04; Emily Craggs 137th, 44:39; Becky Elsmere 175th, 46:35 and Jenny Eaton 192nd, 47:04.


Weekend round-up: 22 / 23 April

London Marathon

Tom Watkins was first club member to finish at London Marathon taking 36th place overall in the fantastic time of 2:27:57. Bob Talyor’s club record of 2:25:36 set in 1983 is well within his grasp.

Mike Sheridan was 2nd in the M65 age-group in 3:10:59.

There were PBs for Stephen Elsmere 2:45:24, Mark Vardy 2:49:00 and Conor McGrory 2:50:18 and Jeff Bird 3:03:23.

Other club finishers: Andy Varney 3:12:45, Dan Reeves 3:19:14, Andy McKendrick 3:28:41, Sue Van Huyssteen 3:34:10 and Julie Coxhead 4:04:02.

In the mini-marathon, Izzy Fry ran brilliantly in the U17 Girls race to finish 16th overall and 3rd scorer for the South-East region which took 2nd place in the team competition. Continue reading