SAL – Aldershot – 19th August

Report from Andy Tuttle: 
The club recorded their highest Southern Athletics League position since joining the League in 2014 as they secured either 4th or 5th place in Division 2 West. (Final results not yet in!). The team finished equal 3rd in the final fixture at Aldershot Military Stadium on Saturday, in a closely fought contest with host club Aldershot, Farnham & District on 222pts, Wycombe Phoenix Harriers 196pts, and Newbury sharing 3rd place with Walton A.C on 174pts. The Men’s throwers have been in fine form all season, and they led the way again with Jamie Kuehnel and Bob Broadbridge producing a clean sweep of the points in the Hammer, Shot Putt & Discus A & B, with Jamie winning the A string Hammer and Discus with 51.51m & 36.73m, While Bob won the A Shot Putt with 11.12m. Trinity O’Connor paired well with her mother Jenny to seal two double victories in the Pole Vault with 2.60m & 2.10m respectively, and the High Jump A & B.
On the track Matt Davies was in dominate form in the hurdles, he won the A 400mH in 62.3, with Wayne Lillis taking the B string, and he ran 19.1 to win the 110mH A race, with Mike Robbins 2nd in the B.
Harry Russell made a strong return from injury to win the 400m A race in a new personal best time of 50.2, and there were also B string wins for Wayne Lillis in the 2000m steeplechase, and Matt Davies in the Triple Jump.

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Results round-up

Izzy Fry came 2nd at the Dorney Lake 5km on Sunday 13th & was first female home in 18min 29.

Lots of members competed at the Oxford open meeting on Wednesday 16th at Horspath. Harry Russell completed both the 100m and 200m in 11.86s & 23.32s respectively. Mike Robbins ran the 400m in 55:05. Phil Marshall was the fastest of the club’s 800m competitors finishing in 2:05.55; Ben Wickens  ran a PB OF 2:12.32; U13 Josh Hatton ran 2:31.02, U17 Emma Downie 2:33.97 and Becky Elsmere 2:52.16. And finally U20 Oliver Hewitt threw 60.34m in the Hammer.

Road-Run Thursday 17th August

This week’s road-run ( Thursday 17th) will be led by Steve Ferriday and will be Route 4 which will goes via Speen Moor plantation towards Stockcross and onto Snake lane. Then on to a nice view and back via Bagnor and Newbury.

Weekend Round-up 29th/30th July

Four club members raced on Saturday at the Iffley Road track, Oxford, made famous by Roger Bannister breaking the 4 min mile. Izzy Fry ran a personal best time in the BMC 1500m E race, her time of 4:32.7 also lowered her own Newbury A.C Under 20 age group record. Mike Robbins took nearly 7 seconds off his previous best time for 1500m in the BMC C race as he clocked 4:16.8. Phil Marshall raced over the One Mile distance for the first time to record 4:42.4 and Yasmin Ryder came 3rd in the 800m in 2:20.3.

Simon Barrett (V60) competed for Great Britain at the European Masters Athletics Championships  in Aarhus, Denmark over the weekend finishing in 6th place in the final of the 100m in a seasons best time of 12.85 and just missed out on qualifying for the final of the 400m as he finished the semi-final in a time of 1:01.55. Success came in the 100m relay as his team achieved the  Gold medal.

At the CAU Inter-County Championships in Bedford Jamie Kuehnel threw 48.50m in the Senior Mens hammer competition.

Twist 5k and 10k races -Sunday 23rd July

Newbury AC had a good turnout at the multi-terrain Twist 5k & 10k events in Kingsclere on Sunday morning.

After a good battle with a Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC runner, Phil Marshall had the stronger kick in the last 100m to take 1st place in the 5k race in 17:12. Rebecca Elsmere was the 1st female home in 23:03 ahead of Jill Mowat (25:16), Mariama Barrie (26:15 – running with her son) and Liz Harkness (26:48).

In the very competitive and more undulating 10k race, Steve Elsmere was the first Newbury AC runner in 9th position (39:36), with Wayne Lillis 2nd V50 (41:18) and Catherine Tuttle 3rd female (47:57).


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Road-Run’s Thursday 20th and 27th July

The Road Runs for the following 2 weeks will be led by Steve Ferriday and are as follows:

20th July: Route 15 which will go along the canal to Hambridge Road, then up to Fir Tree Road to Stone Copse and back to Shaw.

27th July: Route 1 which will go to Speen Moor plantation then to
Donnington castle & on to Snelsmore Common and back via Vodafone & Shaw.

Wessex Young Athletes League – Match 4 – Swindon 16th July

Happy Quadkids!!

Report by Junior Team Managers:

Newbury Athletic Club’s under 11 boys & girls quad team did exceptionally well, they bonded superbly as teams and went to all their events intent on doing their absolute best in representing their club.

Our Teams at this match consisted of the boys Freddie Wilson, Harry Billett, Oliver Hamlin, Kian, Passfield, Archie Matthews, Ben Telford & Sam Telford & the girls Thea Osborne, Zoe Gray, Sophie Filsell, Lola Thorne, Waheeda Wasterfall, Hannah Cox, Emily Cox, Josephine Winchester & Anna Delavere.

We saw personal bests from Freddie, Kian, Oliver, Harry, Archie, Ben & Sam from the boy’s team and Thea, Zoe, Sophie, Lola, Hannah, Emily & Anna from the girls team. The team finished an excellent overall 2nd on the day behind hosts Swindon and ahead of Camberley, Fleet, Oxford & Salisbury.

U13 Boys: The best results of the day were in the 800m with Joshua Hatton leading from the start and finishing well ahead in a Grade4 time of 2m 30.7s on a breezy day. Nathan Delavere also won the B race by a good margin with a PB of 2m 34.1. In 200m A string Nathan and B string Wilf Waldon both managed 3rd places. Determined thrower Gabriel Martinez earned 3rd in the Discus with 13.01m.

U15 Boys: 80m Hurdles, Lawrence Baker was a clear winner in a Grade 4 time of 13.0s, followed by 2nd in 100m in 12.8s and 2nd Long Jump with a Grade 4 5.28m. Good 800m results again for Callum Potts with a PB of 2m 21.7s for 4th place with Oliver Brashaw 1st in the B race. Saul Martinez-Goddard followed with a PB also. Callum followed his 800 with a win in the 300m B race in 43.3s. The day finished with the Relay Team of Lawrence, Hugh Beattie, Saul and Callum getting 2nd place in a great time of 54.8s due to some sharp baton changes.

U17 Boys: 200m Reuben Langdon 4th with an equal PB time of 25.4 and in the B race, Rhys Ainsworth 2nd with a PB of 25.5s. Rhys also set PBs of 12.6s for 4th place in 100m and 58.2s for 2nd in the 400m B race. Reuben took 3rd in the A race with 54.9s.

Each age group was 5th overall, which is excellent for a small team and shows the effort and improvement from all of the athletes this season.

The girl’s team started off well with Lily Gohara and Bo Stewart both coming 2nd in the U17 80mh  Trinity O’Connor was 1st in the high jump A and Amber White 1st B with Scarlett O’Connor 2nd in the U15 age group.

U13’s Josie Robertson and Sophie Byatt competed in the 1200m with Josie’s sister Luci coming 5th in the U15 1500. Sisters Trinity and Scarlett O’Connor both did the javelin resulting in a PB for Scarlett.

On the track U15’s Sophie Cunningham & Amelie Roumignac  – PB  posted identical times in the 200m A & B strings of 29.5. Lilly Gohara (U17)also pb’d  in 29.6s.

Miriam Cooper U13 (2:54.4) and Emma Downie U17 (2:32.2 – PB) competed in 800m as the sun came out.

Trinity O’Connor was 2nd A string and Lilly Gohara 1st B string in the U17 long jump with Bo Stewart getting a PB of 4.57 as a non scorer. Scarlett O’Connor got her 2nd PB of the day in the long jump with 4.04

The 100m races were well represented by Phoebe Ryder and  Miriam Cooper for U13, Sophie Cunningham and Amelie Roumignac for the U15 and Amber White and Bo Stewart for U17

The day finished with the relay races with the U15 girls coming 4th and the U17 girls putting up a strong performance to come first in their race. A great end to the season well done girls.

Additional photos can be seen on the Facebook page


Berkshire U13 and distance championships – Wednesday 12th July

Report from Andy Tuttle:
Joshua Hatton broke the Under 13 Boys 1000m club record when he finished in 3rd place in 3min11.0 at the Berkshire championships held at Bracknell on the evening of 12th July. Watching on was the previous record holder, George Ferguson. George stayed focused on his task in hand, running his first 3000m track race. He took to the longer distance in style, clocking a time just two seconds over the 10 min barrier, this earned him 4th place in the under 15 Boys. Izzy Fry added the Under 20 Berkshire 3000m Championship record to her 1500m record she claimed back in May, Izzy’s time of 10min 07.0 sliced 7 seconds off the previous record set by Philippa Bowden. Wayne Lillis started the 3000m steeplechase with Steve Elsmere as company, but after a few laps Steve had to pull out with tight calf muscles, Wayne went on to win in 10:43.4. Under 15 Luci Robertson had been longing to move up to the 3000m, her time was only just outside 12 mins.