Fun club championship update

As previously mentioned planning is underway for the 2019 fun club championship to be held on the 29th August at CCAT.

The evening will start from 17:30 for all juniors/parents and any adult members that can attend. In a similar format to last year adult members can arrive later for additional events.

Further details and a timetable can be found below. Please note full details of the events/prizes will be announced on the night.

  • 17:30-17:45 – Juniors arrive / registration for short relays. All adult members are welcome too
  • 17:45-18:15 – Short relays, hosted by EJ and Gemma. Allocation of teams on the night. Hopefully 1 senior member / parent per team
  • 18:15-19:00 – Field events, hosted by Craig, Ryan, Matt & Bob. All seniors and juniors welcome. Rotation between 4 events – Shot, Welly Wanging, Standing Long and Standing Triple jumps. 
  • 18:30-19:00 – Seniors arrive / registration for long handicap relay. Additional car parking can be found on the common.
  • 19:00-19:30 – Long handicap relay, hosted by Mike and Andy. Allocation of teams on the night. The format will change from last year to accommodate juniors/non-runners. 
  • 19:30 – Pizzas, sandwiches and soft drinks

We look forward to seeing you all on the night & to help with planning, please either say you are going on the Facebook event and/or let me know by email/at training.

International Field Success

European Masters Games – 30th July 2019

Craig Beecham travelled to Torino in Italy for the European Masters Games and came away with a gold medal in the long jump.

Competing in the M45 category, Craig’s winning jump of 6.05m came in round two, 37cm ahead of Polish athlete Pawal Szewera in silver.

Youth Nations Cup – 3rd August 2019

Reaching the end of an extremely busy and exciting 2019 season competing Internationally for Great Britain in hammer, Charlotte Payne was selected to represent England at the first ever Youth Nations Cup in Dublin, Ireland. Continue reading

Recent track and field overview

English Schools Champs, Birmingham – 13th July

Newbury had two young athletes qualify for the national schools finals. Charlotte Payne won her first gold medal in the senior girls age group, throwing 57.53m to claim another title in the hammer, following her victory in the intermediate age group last year. Trinity O’Connor set another new PB in the pole vault, as she finished in equal 6th place with a clearance of 3.35m.

Veterans AC Champs, Kingston – 14th July

Bob Broadbridge wasted no time in his first competition as a V60 athlete, smashing two Newbury AC club records at the new weight category with 11.85m in the 5kg shot put and 43.00m in the 1kg discus. Continue reading

Newbury Parkrun takeover – 31st August 2019

NAC are taking over the volunteer roles at Newbury Parkrun on Saturday 31st August, to help promote the Highclere 10km & junior races. The race raises money for the club & this years chosen charity MS Society, with the race profits shared between the two, so hopefully this event will increase the number of race entrants.

If anyone can spare a few hours (you don’t have to be a runner), as a minimum we need to fill the following volunteer roles:-

  • 3 x Car park marshal
  • 1 x Pre event set-up
  • 3 x Time keepers
  • 2 x Number checkers
  • 2 x Funnel managers
  • 4 x Barcode scanners
  • 1 x Tail walker
  • 2 x Token sorters
  • 2 x Marshal
  • 1 x Photographer

If we have enough volunteers we can also look at having 5 pace makers and some runners in club colours in the event.

Vets Track & Field – Match 4 report

Report from James Craggs

NAC Vets T & F season concluded last Sunday with the fourth and final match of the year. In the match at Reading both men’s and women’s teams finished in 5th position leading to a 6th placed finished for the women and an encouraging 3rd place for the men.

Victories in the match went to

  • Andy McKendrick 35B 800M
  • Craig Beecham 35B Triple Jump
  • Steve Barnes 35B 3000M

European U20 championships 2019

Congratulations to Izzy Fry and Charlotte Payne on their performances for GB at the European Under 20 championships in Sweeden over the weekend of 20th and 21st July.

On Saturday Charlotte was an impressive 7th place in the hammer at just 17 years of age, with a throw of 59.61m.

On Sunday Izzy finished in an impressive 4th place, gradually working her way through the field to finish in a time of 16:24.5.

Highclere 10km – 22nd September – Entries open

This years Highclere Castle 10k takes place at 10:30am on Sunday 22nd September 2019 and is kindly sponsored by Stryker UK. Entries are now open via RunBritain.

It’s an undulating race around the private grounds of Highclere Castle and a small section on public road.

There are overall winner prizes, age category prizes and team prizes too.

There will be a junior Fun Run starting at 10:05 with entries taken on the day and costing £3 per child up to the age of 15.

Berkshire AA County Championships inc. Berkshire Endurance Championships – 10th July 2019

U13 championships

Lincoln Williams broke two club records and took home two silver medals in the 75m and 150m at the Berkshire Under 13 County Champions at Bracknell.

He clocked 10.37s in the 75m to break the 25 year old club record by three hundredths of a second, and 20.41s in the heat of the 150m, with a 20.72s in the final. Those results earned him a Berkshire call-up for the U13 Inter Counties match on July 27 in Kingston.

Endurance championships

Mike Robbins won the 3000m senior steeplechase with a new PB of 10:24.4.

Emma Downie won the 3000m U20W race in a SB 12:16.2.

Luci Robertson was 2nd in the 3000m U17W race with a new PB of 11:10.93