Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 – 2nd June 2019

Club member Dave Wright is once again organising the Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 to be held on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 10:30am. Online entries are now open and can be made here.

Entries to the 2 mile race and junior races taking place on the recreation ground can be made on the day.

This race is the 2nd round of the 4 race Run West Berkshire Series. If you plan to enter the entire series, you can save 20% by entering via Run Britain.

Weekend overview 6th/7th April

Charlotte Payne continued her strong start to the year with a improvement to her U20 club hammer record, achieving a European qualifying standard, with a throw of 59.97 m.

White horse half marathon

6 members took part in the 4th round of the road running championship, leading them home was James Knight who finished in 2nd place overall and broke the V45 club record by nearly 3 minutes with a 1:13:02, Phil Marshall set a new PB of 1:18:42 in 15th position. Other finishers were Nigel Popplewell (1:27:49), Dave Wright (1:34:59), Stephen Ferriday (1:38:49) and Charlotte Fowler (1:38:47)

Manchester marathon

5 members took part – Barry Regan (2:52:16 – PB), Michal Szczepanczyk (2:58:30), Benjamin Bliss (3:27:49), Edyta Wilk (3:30:41) and Ruth Lambert (3:56:15)

Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Spring Open

Mike Robbins, Emma Downie and Rebecca Downie started their outdoor track seasons with 4:22:65, 5:11:29 and 5:29:99 respectively in the 1500 m

Combe Gibbet To Overton 16

Mireille Cook was 3rd Female (48th overall) in a time of 2:06:53. Other finishers were Sue Van Huyssteen (2:21:52), Tania Whitby (2:31:33) and Ady May (2:31:33)

Wessex Young Athletics League – Round 1

The junior team started their track season in Winchester with a 6th place overall finish. The highlight of the day was the a win for the U13B Relay team.

Veterans track and field fixtures

The updated 2019 vets track and field league fixtures are now confirmed as:-

– April 29th – Horspath, Oxford
– May 20th – Tilseley Park, Abingdon
– June 3rd – Tilseley Park, Abingdon
– July 14th – 1-5pm, Palmer Park, Reading. Please note this fixture is a Sunday

The event schedules can be found here.

If anyone requires further info or wants to compete, please speak to the new Vets Track and Field Manager – James Craggs

Junior training at CCAT – 4th April

The weather forecast for later is not good.

This mean that we cannot run all the events at the track tonight and will mean that some events will need spikes (running shoes with 3mm spikes) to ensure the athletes safety.
The advise therefore is; if you are in any doubt just come if you are competing on Sunday (or in future matches) and if you have spikes.
Many Thanks
Young Athletes Coordinator

Weekend overview 29th – 31st March

Harbour Club Last Friday of the Month 5K – 29th March

Ben Wickens set a new 5 km PB of 17:45 finishing in 49th position

Enigma Show Me the Money marathon – 29th March

Mike Wheeler finished in 1st position with a time of 3:11:02 and Mark Flitton finished in 3rd position with a time of 3:23:32

Mark Cawte Memorial Meeting – 30th March

Charlotte Payne started her 1st year as an U20 athlete, threw the 4kg senior weight hammer, achieving a new PB and Club record of 58 m 18 cm. This puts her clear U20 No1 in the UK at this early stage of the season and 10th on the all time list.

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Newbury Parkrun Takeover – 20th April 2019

NAC are taking over the volunteer roles at Newbury Parkrun on Saturday 20th April, to help promote the ROC Newbury 10km & junior races. The race raises money for the club & this years chosen charity Wooden Spoon, 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
  • 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.

NAC London Marathon 2019 Excursion Offer 27-28 Apr 19

10 NAC athletes will participate in the 2019 London Marathon on Sunday 28th of April 2019.

To support this endeavour, NAC is providing:

  • Minibus transport from Newbury/Thatcham area to London on Saturday 27th of April.
  • Attendance at the London Marathon 2019 Expo at the Excel centre (concurrent to NAC athletes registering at the same event).
  • Overnight accommodation at the Clarendon Hotel (8-16 Montpelier Row, Blackheath, London SE3 0RW), located on the edge of Blackheath.  This accommodation includes evening meal and breakfast.
  • Support to NAC athletes during the London Marathon event.
  • Return transport to Newbury/Thatcham once all NAC athletes have finished the marathon.

The option exists for a total of six NAC supporters, friends/family and non-club runners to avail of this transport and accommodation excursion.  The total cost for transport and accommodation will be approximately £180-190 (these costs are 85% accurate and will be confirmed in due course).

Club members who have an interest in availing of this London Marathon excursion offer should inform Conor McGrory (conormcg56@gmail.com) at the earliest opportunity.  Transport and accommodation spaces are limited so allocations will be made on a 1st come, 1st served basis.  I require confirmed attendees by no later than Monday 8th of April 2019 (if not sooner).

If there are any questions regarding this excursion, please contact conormcg56@gmail.com.