Road Run – 27th April

This Thursday’s road run (27th April) will be route 2 on the map, which will take the group up to Snelsmore Common via Speen Moor and Bagnor, returning via Donnington Castle.  The longer route will be approximately 9 miles with opportunities for shorter variations.

Newbury Relays – Friday 21st April and more!

Message from Chloe Blair:

What a weekend!

The spirit of Newbury AC can be summarised in one word: SUPPORTIVE!

  1. Newbury Relays– We raised almost £400 for the new pavilion on Friday night thanks to everyone’s generosity at the Relays and BBQ. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make Friday possible, I couldn’t have done it without you – timekeeping, recording, marshalling, running, BBQing, clearing up! Thank you so much!! Please feedback to me about how it went, both good and bad. A few people have said we should make it happen more often so I need to improve it if I’m to organise it again.

     You can download the results here: Results by Team Number & Results by Fastest Time.

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Weekend round-up: 22 / 23 April

London Marathon

Tom Watkins was first club member to finish at London Marathon taking 36th place overall in the fantastic time of 2:27:57. Bob Talyor’s club record of 2:25:36 set in 1983 is well within his grasp.

Mike Sheridan was 2nd in the M65 age-group in 3:10:59.

There were PBs for Stephen Elsmere 2:45:24, Mark Vardy 2:49:00 and Conor McGrory 2:50:18 and Jeff Bird 3:03:23.

Other club finishers: Andy Varney 3:12:45, Dan Reeves 3:19:14, Andy McKendrick 3:28:41, Sue Van Huyssteen 3:34:10 and Julie Coxhead 4:04:02.

In the mini-marathon, Izzy Fry ran brilliantly in the U17 Girls race to finish 16th overall and 3rd scorer for the South-East region which took 2nd place in the team competition. Continue reading

Southern Athletics League: Round 1

Report by Andy Tuttle.

Newbury A.C made a promising start to the track & Field season in the opening fixture of the Southern Athletics League Div 2 West held at Horspath, Oxford on Saturday. Newly promoted Reading A.C led the way on 184 points, but Newbury won a close battle with hosts Oxford City for 2nd place 171.5, & 170 showed just how close it was, with Brighton not far behind on 162.5.

The team really shone in the events where they were at full strength, as they came within 1 point of a clean sweep in the Men’s throws, and came really close to matching that score in the Men and Women’s middle distance races.

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Maidenhead Easter 10

There was a good turn-out from club members on Good Friday for the Maidenhead Easter 10. Matthew Green impressed, taking 11th place overall in a PB of 56:39. He was followed home by Michal Szczepanczyk 62:03 (PB); Irwin Fairclough 65:33 (2nd M60); Andrew Russell 66:35; Dan Reeves 67:24 (marathon pace run ahead of London next week); Ryan Hill 69:43 (PB); Edyta Wilk 72:05 (club debut); Jenny Eaton 77:15 (club F50 record) and; Sheila Marshall 85:34 (marathon pace run in prep for London).


The race incorporated the Berkshire County 10 mile championship. There were medals for three of our runners: Andrew Rusell – Silver M40-49; Sheila Marshall – Silver F55+ and Irwin Fairclough – Gold M60+.

Easter Handicap: 16th April

There were only 25 runners in this year’s Easter Handicap, however, all who ran and helped enjoyed the event and the Spring weather. The winner was one of our new junior member, Joshua Goatley, closely followed by last year’s winner, Emma Downie. Fastest time of the day was 9:52 by Mike Robbins still fresh despite competing in multiple events in yesterday’s Southern Athletics League match.

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Wessex Young Athlete League – Match 1 – Sunday 9th April – Southampton


Report from Emma, Jenny & Keith – Junior team Managers:

The Wessex league season kicked off with a beautifully sunny day in Southampton on Sunday. The team were out force with good numbers in all age groups – the under 11 quad kids girls team was full with a reserve list waiting for call up.  Out of the 10 under 11 girls 5 were competing in the league for the first time (Charlotte Darbyshire, Sophie Filsell, Katya Burgess, Isla Menzies and Lola Thorne) and out of the team of 5 boys, 3 of were first timers (Ewan Dunbar, George Down and Faron Cole). They were all keen to make an impression on what was the hottest day of the year so far.


Well done to everyone who took part and also to the parent helpers who took the u11s to their events and our club officials who gave up their Sunday  to help with the league fixture, It was a great day filled with sunshine fun and great team spirit!

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