Road Run – Thursday 19th

Steve Ferriday will lead this week’s road-run which will be summer route 5.

Fifth Road-Essex Street-Andover Road-St Warren Road-St Gabriel’s School-Newtown-Newtown Common-Broken Way-Greenham Common-Race Course-Canal.

Wessex Young Athletes League – Swindon 15th July

Report from Junior Team Managers:

It was yet another hot track meet for Newbury AC on Sunday 15th July at Swindon.

In the quad kids eight girls and seven boys competed out of a maximum of ten allowed in each group. They all did really well and nearly everyone got a PB in this the last match of the season. The girls finished 4th with Anna Delavere continuing her great run and finishing top NAC girl scorer and 5th overall. The boys finished 5th with Ethan Robertson their top scorer finishing 11th overall. Collectively the quad kids finished a fantastic 3rd – they all competed so well and with a great attitude. 

A smaller team for the U13 girls upwards this meeting but nevertheless some great performances 

1st places for :

Trinity O’connor U17 Javelin 23.31m and High Jump 1.48m. Lily Gohara U17 80m Hurdles 12.4s for Grade 3. Bo Stewart U17 200m 28.5s. Francesca Bailey U13 Discus 16.99m, a personal best and Grade 4.

Other graded performances.

Grade 2: Phoebe Ryder U13 Long Jump, a PB of 4.41m; Grade 3: Phoebe Ryder U13 200m 29.40s and Clementine Barry U13 800m 2:45

U13 Boys:

FinleyHanham Grade 4 Shot Put 7.44m and 1st place plus Grade 3 Discus 20.17m for 2nd place. Aston Howse 1st B String 75m Hurdles with Matthew Cornwall 3rd A String with 16.3s. A String 1500m was Cody Long setting a PB of 5:55.1.

Wins in both the A and B string High Jump went to Ollie Lloyd-Hole, 1.20m and Drew Radbourne, 1.15m. Archie Matthews got PBs in 200m 31.8s and Long Jump 3.70m for B string 1st place. Also 100m B String 2nd in 15.3s. Ollie Lloyd-Hole Long Jump PB 3.90m for 2nd A String.

The finale was the 4 x 100m team of Archie, Ollie, Drew and Robert, taking 2nd place in magnificent time of 59.3s. The fastest for at least 5 years and helping the U13s finish 3rd overall. 

Under 13 Relay Team







U15 Boys:

Callum Potts 800m Grade 4 and 2nd A string in 2:16.9. Saul Martinez-Goddard 3rd B string with a PB of 2:33.8 followed by a High Jump PB of 1.35m. Marcus Bu-Rashid 100m PB 13.0s for 3rd place.

U17 Men:

Ellis Russell 3rd in 200m with a PB of 26.2s, then took 2nd in 800m with 2:33.6. Lawrence Baker 2nd place Long Jump 5.48m.

The last race of the season saw Lawrence, Ellis, Callum and Marcus join up for a fun non-scoring relay to finish the day with a magnificent 49.1s, making Basingstoke’s U17 team work very hard.

Overall Newbury AC finished 4th but, with a number of athletes away, those competing did extremely well on another energy sapping day.

We look forward to more successes in 2019.

U13 Shot Putters

U15/U17 Relay team

Road-Run 12th July

This week’s road run will be a variation on ROUTE 13.

Commencing at the club house, the group will run west along the towpath to Benham Lock/Benham Bridge, climb onto Enborne Road and then progress down Church Lane, Enborne.  From there, we will advance down to Enborne School and over the bridleway to Bourne Farm to continue back to the club house via Bigg’s Hill and Enborne Street.  The longer group may then venture to Woolton House via the bridleway and then Ball Hill before returning.

The routes are undulating with a mixture of off-road and country lanes, and as such members are reminded that earphones should not be worn.  The long route will be around 9.5 miles and there will be opportunities to branch off on shorter variations of 6-8 miles if required.

Veteran’s League – Tilsley Park 2nd July

Report from Liz Harkness:

The final fixture of the season was held at Tilsley Park on a very hot evening. Emma Guilfoyle did well to finish 2nd 35A in a photo finish having had to work very hard over the last 20m. There were 1st places for all 3 ladies 800m runners: Jess Franklin O35A, Jenny O’Connor O35B & Anne Stewart Power O50 all making it look very easy! Jess continued by winning the O35 5000m in a time of 18:56.1 & lapping every other competitor. There were some good results in the field Jenny O’Connor winning the O35 pole-vault with Sara Rudd 2nd O50 and a win for Deborah Montgomery in the O50 Shot. The 4 * 200m relay team of Linda Pitts, Jess, Jenny & Anne gave their all to finish in 4th place. Linda Pitts also equalled the club O50 discus record of 14.24m

A smaller men’s team also achieved some good results with Bob Broadbridge 1st in O50 Discus and Vic Pearson 4th in the O60 Javelin. In the 800m Wayne Lillis was 1st O50; Geoff Anderson 3rd O60 and Steve Elsmere 6th O35. In the 3k event James Craggs was 5th O35a; Steve 5th O35b; Wayne 3rd O50 and Geoff 2nd O60.

Many thanks to our team of helpers over the season: Dave Mason; Sarah Fowler; Caroline, Andy & Daniel Tuttle; Vic & Roz Pearson & Dave Marshall. Without these volunteers these events could not take place.

womens results 2.7.18

Mens results 2.7.18

NS results 2.7.18

Wessex Young Athletes League – Basingstoke July 1st

The 3rd Wessex Young Athlete’s match took place on a scorching hot 1st July at Basingstoke.

It was a very competitive U11 quad kids event. Most of the six teams managed to field a high number of athletes. Newbury had 8 girls and 9 boys (out of a maximum allowed of 10) this time and they all worked tremendously hard in the heat. Yet again our lead girl scorer was Anna Delavere. She is on an amazing streak this year and finished an excellent 4th girl overall. Our highest finishing boy was Harry Billet and he was 11th overall. The boys finished 5th and the girls 3rd (out of 6) and their joint result was 5th, but only a few points away from 3rd.

U13-U17 Boys: U13 Finley Hanham Shot Put A string 1st place, Grade4 PB of 7.91m. Also 2nd place Grade 3 in Discus with 21.5m and a Javelin PB of 22.01m. U13 75m Hurdles, Archie Matthews took 2nd in 16.7s. U13 High Jump, Ollie Lloyd Hole 1st place with a PB of 1.25m.Drew Radbourne also high jumped a PB of 1.15m followed by 7s off his 800m PB with 2:49.7. U15 800m Callum Potts A string, 3rd place 2:18.8 and High Jump 2nd place with 1.45m. Similarly U15 800m Nathan Delevere B string 3rd place with 2:40.1 followed by a PB of 1.25m for B string 3rd place in High Jump. U17 Lawrence Baker Won the Long Jump by 2cm with a PB Grade 4 jump of 5.79m followed by a PB Grade 4 100m in 11.8s. Reugen Langdon won the B string Long Jump also with a PB of 5.57m followed by a Grade 4 High Jump PB of 1.70m for 2nd place along with a 2nd in the Javelin. Ellis Russell ran a 26.8s PB in the 200m then joined Lawrence, Callum and Reuben for a scorching 4x100m relay in 48.0s for 2nd place.

U13 to U17 girls:

1st places:  Sophie Bhatt B string U15 1500m 5:33 & Bo Stewart U17 Long Jump 4.68m

2nd places: Thea Osborne U13 100m 14.8s; Phoebe Ryder U13 long jump 4.36m; Scarlett O’Connor U15 shot 7.64m 

AAA Grade performances : Grade 2: Phoebe Ryder U13 Long Jump 4.36m; Phoebe Ryder U13 200m 28.5s

Grade 3: Clementine Barry U13 800m 2:53

Grade 4: Thea Osborne U13 200m 30.6s; Heidi Loxton U15 75m Hurdles 13.2s; Bo Stewart U17 80m Hurdles 13.1s

Unfortunately we were 6th overall against some very large strong teams, but had a number of excellent individual performances. We look forward to the final match at Swindon on 1st July.


SAL – Portsmouth Saturday 23rd June

Newbury AC faced the toughest test of the season in Southern Athletic League Division 2, as they finished in 3rd place behind league leaders Basingstoke & Mid Hants on 193points, host club City of Portsmouth 190.5 in 2nd, Newbury 178 points and Walton 113.5 points.

Helen Broadbridge and Under 17 Charlotte Payne continued to raise the standard of Hammer throwing at the club as Helen threw 56.94m  to break the club record set by Charlotte at the previous league  meeting, Charlotte herself threw 53.64m to make sure of both the A & B string victories. Helen also came 2nd A string in the Shot and Discus, while Charlotte secured the B string wins and with Rosie Stanton 2nd in the Javelin A and Helen winning the B string, they contributed 29 points out of a possible 32.

In the Men’s throws Oliver Hewitt won the Discus A with 40.62m with Ian Payne 2nd in the B. Oliver threw 52.13m for 2nd in the Hammer and Bob Broadbridge earned a B string win in the Shot Putt.

Alex Hanson made the perfect league debut for the club with controlled wins in both the 800m in 1m58s, and 1500m in 4m13s, A strings. He was joined by Mike Robbins for 2nd B in the 800m and Ben Wickens 3rd B in the 1500m . Yasmin Ryder and Izzy Fry earned 2nd A’s in the Women’s 800m and 1500m respectively and Jess Franklin dipped under the 5min barrier for the first time to win the 1500m B string in 4m57s.

Yasmin Ryder and Sophie Fowler claimed maximum points in the 2000m Steeple Chase with Yasmin winning the A in 7m32s.

Another double win came in the Men’s 400m Hurdles with Sam Plumb taking the A and Matt Davies the B. The pair were close to matching that result in the 110m Hurdles as Sam just missed out on a dip for the line in the A, while Matt led the way in the B string. Rosie Stanton and Sara Rudd were runners up in the Women’s 100m Hurdles and in the Men’s 5000m Matt Green led for most of the race but had to settle for 2nd A while James Craggs made a welcome return to win the B string.

There were a further four athletes making their League debut for the club. Will Morris came 2nd in the 100m A string in 11.4secs,  Under 17 Samuel Taylor came 3rd in the 100m B string with 12.1.  Mariama Barrie made her debut in the 100m & 200m sprints, and under 17 Hugh Beattie cleared 1m45 in the High Jump. There was also a superb effort from Chloe Blair who was at first unsure if she could make this meeting, and ended up running the 100m,200m,400m & 800m plus the relay.

Road Run – Thursday 21st

For this Thursday, the road run will be ROUTE 7/8 with an additional part for the longer group.

The route will start from Fifth Road and go past John Rankin School up Dark Lane onto Wash Common and through the estate and up the bridleway onto Andover Road. From there, runners will continue to the Penwood turn and carry on past Horris Hill School towards Newtown Common.  From Newtown Common, the ‘shorts’ will return to Fifth Road via Jonathan Hill and Monk’s Way track opposite St Gabriel’s school whilst the ‘longs’ will continue to Adbury and return via Greenham common.

The short route is approximately 7 miles.

Track & Field round up

Report from Mike Robbins:

Three Newbury athletes were in action at the second Oxford Open match of the season on Wednesday. Josie Robertson tackled the 1500m for the first time, and immediately broke the long-standing U13 girls club record by over 10 seconds with her time of 4:57.91. This ranks Josie 3rd in the UK in her age group. Jess Franklin narrowly missed out on her PB with a time of 5:03.33, while Oliver Hewitt comfortably recorded the longest throw of the day in the hammer, reaching 55.63m with his 6kg weight.

On Tuesday, Callum O’Neill ran in the BMC regional races at Tipton, winning the B race with a time of 4:14.64. In a very successful week for Callum, he went on to run a PB of 15:13.35 in the 5000m B race at the Watford BMC Grand Prix on Saturday. Here he was joined by Harry Russell with another fast 800m, clocking of 1:53.22 in the men’s E race.

And on Sunday, Yaz Ryder stepped off the track onto the road for the Vitality Westminster mile. A very strong second half of the race saw Yaz finish runner-up in the U20 ladies race with a PB of 5:07, picking up a well-deserved silver medal against some strong opposition.

Sam Plumb made the trip over to Belgium to compete against international athletes in the IFAM meet, and was rewarded with two season’s bests – 55.65s in the 400m hurdles, and 22.53s in the 200m.

Meanwhile, Charlotte Payne continues to amaze, winning the 3kg hammer at the prestigious BIG Jumps and Throws Fest in Bedford on Monday with a huge throw of 63.89m, moving her up to second on the UK all time U17 list.  Helen Broadbridge once again produced excellent performances in Hammer and Discus, with throws of 51m91 and 41m45 respectively, both close to her best performances of the season.

Veteran’s League T&F – Tilsley Park – 14th May

Report from Liz Harkness:

The 2nd League fixture took place on another warm sunny evening and 2 more club records were taken by Jenny O’Connor as she finished 1st in the Pole Vault improving her V45 record to 2,20m and Anne Stewart-Power took the O55 800m in 2:48.2. Linda Pitts was an impressive winner in her new age group taking the 200m in 31.9s.

In the field Deborah Montgomery continued her success rate by winning the O50 Shot with 9.81m and taking 2nd place in the Discus with 20.72m. Emma Guilfoyle was 2nd O35 in the 2k walk in 15:12.0.

Bob Broadbridge took 1st in the O50 Discus with 40.42 with Ian Payne 4th in the O35 event with 26.50m. Vic Pearson took 6th O60 in the Javelin with 12.54m. Steve Elsmere was our only mens track competitor finishing 6th in the O35 800m in 2:22.5.

The next match is at Bracknell on 4th June. Please contact Liz if you’d like to compete OR help officiate: Liz

Full results are here:

Vets League Match 2 2018 Women’s results

Vets League Match 2 2018 Men’s results

Vets League Match 2 2018 ns results