It was a match of two halves as Newbury AC travelled to Milton Keynes for their fourth Southern Athletics League fixture on Saturday. Whilst the men’s team were near full strength and challenging for wins all day, the ladies team at just nine athletes strong was the smallest Newbury AC squad in the history of the SAL. Despite this, the team rallied round as best as they could, filling events wherever possible and were delighted to come away with third place against three opposition teams in the top 5 of the league. Final score: Marshall Milton Keynes 215pts, Basingstoke & Mid Hants 210, Newbury 172, Epsom & Ewell 168.
Due to a drop out Matt has 1 spare ticket for a day at the races at the Weatherbys Super Sprint Day starring Tom Jones
Cost is £40. If anyone would like it please let him know.
The venue is the Newbury Race course, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7PN. Races start at 13:50. Gates open at 11:00
There were 7 members at the race, which was a round of the club road running championship. James Knight was 2nd overall in 26:55 and James Craggs was 3rd overall in 27:18. Joining them in completing the senior men’s club championship was Stephen Elsmere finishing in 29:07. Continue reading
The club has had a successful start to 2019 with lots of new club records been set across all areas of the club. Updated tables can be found in the following locations. Continue reading
Berkshire Schools – 8th June
Plenty of our junior athletes were representing their schools at Palmer Park. Medal winners include:
- Gold for Maisie Jeger in the U17 300m hurdles with a PB time of 46.58s.
- Gold for Trinity O’Connor in the U20 pole vault with a PB clearance of 3.30m.
- Gold for Phoebe Ryder in the U15 long jump with a PB jump of 4.77m.
- Gold for Charlotte Payne in the U20 hammer with a championship record throw of 60.35m.
- Silver and bronze in the U20 100m hurdles for Bo Stewart and Lilly Gohara, both running PB times of 17.41s and 17.48s respectively.
- Silver and bronze for Kitty Shepard-Cross and Emma Downie in the U20 1500m.
- Silver for Ben Newman in the U17 long jump.
There will be a hill training session on Sunday at 9:30am.
The meeting point will be the car park at Donnington Castle, RG14 2LE.
Reuben Langdon had a great weekend with seven PBs in the Senior Boys Decathlon including a 52.37 400m and 41.34 javelin for sixth place.
In the Senior Girls, competition Trinity O’Connor equalled her high jump best with 1.61, along with 3 other PBs, coming fifth. Bo Stewart acquitted herself well to her first combined events competition, for ninth.
In the Intermediate Girls competition, Maisie Jeger broke the Newbury AC U17G heptathlon club record with 4076 points, helping Berkshire to third overall behind Kent and Hampshire.
Last session will be Thursday 25th July (we’ll do the summer olympics again at Fifth Road)
First session back will be Thursday 29th Aug – this is up at the track for the Club Champs, 5:30pm (same as last year with relays and field events with the rest of the club)