London Marathon 2018

The results of the ballot for entry into the 2018 London Marathon are being confirmed this week. Congratulations to anyone who has been successful.

For those who have been unsuccessful, you may have a second chance…

Athletics clubs associated with British Athletics are able to apply for club entries into the 2018 London Marathon. The number of entries given to each club is based on the number of affiliated first claim registered members over the age of 18. Based on this criteria we would expect to be awarded 2 places and club entries will open towards the end of October.

Once we have confirmation of the entries, Newbury AC members who have held first claim membership since September 2016 can enter a draw for any places we have been granted. Please keep hold of your rejection letters or emails so you can pass this on to Road Running Captain James Craggs or Phil Marshall in his absence.

We will send a further update once details of the club entry application has been confirmed.

Weekend results round-up: 1st October

Cricklade Half-Marathon: Steve Elsmere finished 4th in 1:19:41

Hanney 5: Irwin Fairclough finished 3rd in the M60-69 age-group (46th overall) in 32:16. Mike Sheridan was 81st in 34:41and E-J Bailey 84th in 35:03.

Clarendon Marathon: Dave Wright finished 27th in 3:43:08 and Joe Hoskins 90th in 4:15:06.

Clarendon Half-Marathon: Sue Van Huyssteen was 1st in the F50 age-group (61st overall) in 1:55:20. Peter Richardson 64th in 1:55:30; Ady May was 67th in 1:55:51 and; Tania Whitby 135th in 2:09:47.

…and one from the previous week: Longworth 10K: Peter Crisp won the race in 36:47.

Recent results

A couple of notable performances in the past two weeks

Mike Sheridan placed 2nd in the M65-69 age-group with a time of 1:35:26,at the British Masters Half-Marathon championships at Northampton.

Jenny Eaton marked her debut in the F55 category with a 3rd place and new club half-marathon age-group record of 1:37:53 at the Great North Run.

New member Brian Matthews ran the New Forest half marathon at the weekend and managed to take 16mins of his PB! He finished 2nd in his age category, trailing first by just 39seconds in a time of  01:41:50 – 2/46 M60 Cat – Overall position 268/1905.

Cross-country 2017/18

The current fixture list for the 2017/18 season is available here. Please contact our cross-country captain, Phil Marshall, if you need any additional information regarding entry processes, eligibility etc.

With the new season approaching rapidly, Karen Yewer is again organizing hill sessions on Sunday mornings in Goldwell Park. The first session is  on 27th August with subsequent sessions on 3rd, 10th and 17th September. Meet at 9:30am in Northcroft car park. All welcome!

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 – ow.ly/sRue30ckgb8. Congratulations again to all 953 people who took part, read more about their achievements here: ow.ly/W81630ckilb

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).