SAL – Match 4 – Milton Keynes 13th July 2019

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.

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Track and field overview – June 2019 (updated 1st July)

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.

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ESAA South East Region Combined Events Finals June 2019

Four Newbury Athletic Club athletes represented Berkshire at the ESAA South East Region Combined Events Finals in Basingstoke.

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.

National U20/U23 Championships June 2019

Newbury AC had 4 athletes competing in the National U20/U23 Championships at Bedford at the weekend.
Charlotte Payne, fresh from her GB debut, competed in the U20 Women’s Hammer on Saturday.  After a slow start to the competition Charlotte hit form with a 59.99m effort. This edged her into the lead with a European Qualifying distance, it wasn’t quite enough to win the competition, but secured her an impressive silver medal.
On Sunday, Charlotte entered the U23 competition against athletes almost 4 years older than her. As the youngest in the field, Charlotte faced some very tough competition, but threw a huge 61.81m, just 2cm off her Personal Best, and claimed a bronze medal with 3rd position.
Charlotte hopes her efforts this weekend will book her a spot on the Team GB team for the European Championships next month.

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Juniors summer holiday info

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)