The next 3 hill sessions will be 22nd October, 12th November and 26th November. 9.30am at Northcroft.
This week’s run (12th) will be Winter route 1: Essex Street to Valley Road then to the Clock Tower where the group will spilt. The longer group will carry on to Bath Road, Love lane, Kiln Road, Hambridge Road, Race Course, Greenham Church, Pinchington Lane and back to the Rugby Club.
Thursday – 19th – Winter route 2 – Conifer Crest
Thursday 26th – Winter route 3 – Race-course
Izzy Fry sliced 33 seconds off her previous best Park Run time when she clocked 17.40 at the Didcot park run on Saturday. Izzy became the first Female to record a sub 18 minute time at the Didcot course, and knocked over 3 mins off the previous 15/17 age group time as she benefited from running with Phil Marshall who finished in 17.41.
At the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday Brian Matthews finished in 1:41.11; Ian Colcomb in 1:58.59 and Agnieszka Stochaj in 2:21.03. Christopher Culley finished in 1.45:12 – exactly 22 minutes off his previous half marathon best 34 years and 11 months ago!
Ryan Hill ran a pb in the Chicago Marathon finishing in a time of 3:40:09.
This Thursday’s road run – 5th October – will be ably led by Steve and will be:
Winter Route 3: Retail Park-Pinchington Lane – Greenham Road (main split)-Pidgeon’s Farm- Racecourse-Hambridge Road-Fir Tree Lane-Cock Inn-Victoria Park- St John’s Roundabout-[either Newtown road or Andover Road]- Rugby Club
The long distance is about 10.5 miles but there will be opportunities for the shorter
distance runners to split off.
Report from Phil Marshall:
On a sunny late September morning over 250 runners took on the beautiful but very tough Highclere Castle Challenge 10K course which was won by club member Alex Muir in a fantastic time of 34:49. Local Highclere resident Robin Mann finished very impressively in second place with David Stevens in third.
Izzy Fry mixed it with the leading men and was a comprehensive female winner in a time of 38:18. Rosie Davies and Victoria Duncan were second and third.
Newbury AC would like to thank the sponsors CDK Global, Stuart March photography who provided a free photograph for each finisher and their chosen charity, the MS Society, who provided volunteers to help with both water stations.
Exit report from race director Chloe Blair and full results are available on the Highclere page
Thursday evening Middle distance Sessions (Karen Yewer) and the Road-Running group will move to our winter training venue at Newbury Rugby club on Thursday 21st September. Meet in the entrance hall of the main club building.
Tuesday evening Middle distance sessions (Andy Tuttle) will move from CCAT to Henwick Worthy playing fields, Thatcham on Tuesday 3rd October.
Thursday evening Junior session (6 – 7.15pm) (Emma-Jayne Bailey) will move indoors from Fifth Road to St Bart’s school sports hall on Thursday 12th October.
At the England National U15/U17 Championships held in Bedford U17 Charlotte Payne, continuing on from her achievements the previous weekend, went in ranked 5th and came out in 3rd place (Bronze medal) with a throw of 56.96m.
Sue van Huyssteen came 11th in her age group – v50-54 whilst competing for Great Britain in the ITU long distance Triathlon world championships in Penticton, Canada. This included a 30km run in 33 degrees! Results here.
Results of the Reading AC mile festival held on 28th will be posted when they are published.
There will be NO Middle Distance Sessions on the evenings of Thursday 31st August and Thursday 7th September whilst we transition towards winter training. Sessions will resume again on Thursday 14th August at Brown’s Meadow, Fifth Road. (We expect to move to our winter training venue towards the end of September).
This does not affect any other sessions and members are welcome to join the Road-Runners on their runs for these two weeks or to attend the middle distance session on Tuesdays at CCAT or the Hill sessions at Northcroft on Sunday mornings.
First year U17 Charlotte Payne had a fantastic weekend at the South of England Championships. On Saturday she won the Hammer with a new Championship record, PB and Club record of 59.05m (almost 3 metres more than her previous best.) On Sunday she went on to throw over 40m in the discus to come 3rd only losing out to two older girls!