Club events committee – Dates for your diary

The club events committee are in the process of planning the following events, please make a note of the dates for your diary. Further details will be sent out by club email and/or posted on the website/club facebook pages as they become available.

  1. Club AGM – Tuesday 26th February
  2. Cross country presentation evening – Friday 22nd March (TBC)
  3. ROC Newbury 10 km – Sunday 26th May

For anyone not at the club presentation evening in December, Matt Green has recently joined the club event committee as the club social secretary. Matt is leading the arrangements for a variety of social events for all club members. The first two proposed social events are:-

  1. Quiz night – Friday 30th March
  2. Comedy club night – Friday 5th April. Please note tickets will need to be purchased in advance, but Matt is planning to purchase them as a group, to take advantage of the group discount prices.

Can you please let Matt know if you are interested in attending any of these events.

Club cross-country championship update

The tables have been updated to include the results of Round 3 of the Oxford Mail League. Congratulations to Tobias Allen (U17 Boys), Jess Franklin (Overall Women) and Rachel Allen (Vet. Women) of securing their respective division titles with two races to spare.

There’s a titanic struggle developing at the top of the Senior Men’s table between Matt Green and James Craggs with only 1 point between them!

Website update photo request

As part of the 2019 website update it would be good to get some recent photos of current club members across all areas of the club i.e. road, XC, track and field etc. Ideally it would be good to have a selection of action & group shots. 

To save lots of large emails I have created a club Flickr account to store the photos. 

If anyone has any good (preferably high resolution) photos that they are happy to be used on the website, can you please drop me an email for the username/password and upload them to the Flickr account? 

Oxfordshire Cross Country League Round 3 – Horspath, Oxford – 6th January

Message from Phil Marshall

A reminder to everyone that the next Oxfordshire Cross Country League fixture is this Sunday 6th January at Horspath, Oxford.  It would be fantastic if we can have another big Newbury AC turnout. 🎽🇨🇷

Fixture details, times, directions and course maps can be found on the Oxon XC league website

Note on the course from Barry Cornelius: “The course routes are different from those of past OXL fixtures held at this venue.”

Two main differences are:

  1. The routes don’t climb as high as previous events.
  2. The very muddy section between I and J (see course maps) is in use for the U15 and above races.

Passing the baton

After 17 years of developing and managing the club website, I’ve decided that now is the time to pass it on to the next generation. The design of the site needs to be refreshed and new features introduced over time. I am pleased that Andy McKendrick has agreed to take responsibility for the future design and operation of the site. Andy & I have been working in tandem for the past month and he is now ready to assume full responsibility. Please support him, as you have me, in keeping the site relevant and current.

London Marathon 2019 – call for NAC Participant Numbers

The London Marathon will take place on Sunday 28 April 2019.

To develop accommodation and a possible transport provision plan, I require details of all NAC athletes who will be taking part in this year’s London Marathon.  Given the logistic constraints, travelling supporters will not be in a position to travel in NAC transport (if NAC transport is provided).

Please indicate whether you are planning to attend the London Marathon and whether you will require overnight accommodation in the Clarendon Hotel (on the edge of Blackheath).  The cost of accommodation will be approx £160.00 per person (exact costs TBC) and will include dinner on the evening before the marathon and breakfast on the morning of the event.

Depending on the NAC numbers attending the marathon will determine the transport plan – details will follow in due course.

Please send an e-mail to me ( or a Facebook message indicating that you are planning to attend the London Marathon in 2019 and whether you require overnight accommodation in the Clarendon Hotel.