Weekend overview 26th/27th January 2019

South of England XC championships – 26th January 2019

Well done to all our athletes who took on the iconic Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath in the South of England Cross Country Championship.

Izzy Fry continued her improving form to finish 14th in the U20 Women’s race.

Alex Muir had a superb race, finishing in 53rd position in a very large Senior Men’s field of 1154 runners, with James Craggs also running very well in 139th.

Cameron Langley was 148th in U17 Boys race, Sophie Bhatt 160th in U15 Girls and new member Charlie Adams had a very credible first big championship race, finishing 219th from 330 U13 Boys.

Romsey 5

Liz Harkness won the F70-74 category at the Romsey 5 with a club record of 45:53 (chip time 45:10)

Vienna indoor classic

Harry Russell competed in the 800m finishing in a time of 1:53.88

Annual General Meeting – 26th February 2019

The Newbury Athletic Club Annual General Meeting that will take place on Tuesday 26th February at 7:30pm at the Crookham Common Athletic Track.

If you would like to add an item to be discussed, please inform one of the committee before the meeting.

At the AGM, the current Committee will stand for re-election and we will vote on who will fill our vacant positions. These are currently:

  • Vets team manager
  • Boys Team Manager – available after the 2019 season
  • Roc Race Director – available after the 2019 race.

Please arrive early so we can start the meeting promptly at 7:30pm.

Club kit

At the junior sessions at St Barts, E-J has a selection of club T-shirts (£10 each) and hoodies (£15 each) for sale.

The Hi-vis-T-shirts are great for the run out and will save the young athletes wearing one of the bibs.

For members who don’t attend the juniors sessions. E-J will bring them to the AGM at CCAT on 26th February.

Ridgeway Relay – Sunday 16 June 2019

The annual Ridgeway Relay competition will take place throughout the day of Sunday 16 June 2019.  The event takes place over 89 miles of the Ridgeway National Trail and is comprised of 10 separate stages, each of varying distance, terrain and elevation.

The event website is:  http://www.marlboroughrunningclub.org.uk/races/ridgeway-relay

This annual competition has traditionally seen NAC teams perform exceptionally well.  Club runners who have participated in this event in the past have enjoyed the experience immensely.

Last year, NAC entered 2 x teams of 10 runners (a mixture of males and females) and the aim is to field at least same number of teams, but more teams can be entered if there is enough interest.  Clubs are limited to 4 x team entries in total. Continue reading

Weekend overview 19th/20th January 2019

At the Swindon winter invitational throws event there were several members of the throw team in action. Charlotte Payne started 2019 with a new club U20 record in the hammer with a throw of 56.86 m. Full results can be found here.

At the Berkshire school cross country races, held at Newbury Show Ground, there were several members representing their schools. 6 athletes qualified to represent Berkshire, Lucy Wells (3rd U17G), Sasha Tyedman (8th U17G), Luci Robertson (10th U17B), Tobias Allen (10th U17M), Emma Downie (10th U19G) and Cameron Langley (16th U17B). Full results can be found here.

Danny Hawkins finished in 1st place at the Embrace the race ultra 6 hour timed event held on Greenham Common, completing 43.7 miles in 6 hours 12 minutes and 57 seconds.

Trinity O’Connor finished 4th in the South of England U20 indoor pole vault championship with a PB of 3.0 m.

Reading Half Marathon Sports Therapy Session Offer

Please see below an offer for NAC members who are taking part in the Reading Half Marathon 2019 from Therapists on The High Street, Reading.  The website link is at the bottom.

Therapists on the High Street has teamed up with Reading Half Marathon to provide Sports Therapy before and after the half marathon for all runners, free of charge!

However, Therapists on the High Street is also offering a runners discount for the build-up to the event. Continue reading

Club events – 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 (CCAT)
  2. Cross country presentation evening – Friday 22nd March
  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 29th 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.