Ridgeway Relays Sunday 16 June 2019-Urgent Runner Request

The Ridgeway Relay 2019 is due to take place throughout Sunday the 16th of June 2019.


NAC has traditionally performed extremely well in this event year-on-year.

Unfortunately, only 5 x club members so far have come forward to confirm their entry in this year’s event (only 13 x days away) and interest appears to be low.

NAC has provisionally entered two teams of 10 x runners (each team requires at least two females to run) but there is the possibility that we might only be able to scratch one team together (if we can even manage to fill one team).

Please let me know urgently if you wish to participate in this iconic event; it would be a real shame if NAC didn’t participate at all for the first time in the event’s history.

Please email conormcg56@gmail.com if you wish to take part in this event with your preferred leg (if known).  The time available to undertake recces of your route is rapidly fading.

Road Running Championship Table Update (up to event 7)

The current 2019 Road Running championship table (up to event 7) is linked below for examination/fact checking.

If there are any discrepancies on this table, please respond to Conor McGrory (conormcg56@gmail.com) with:

  1. Details of the error and correction required.
  2. Details of your race/time that require correction/insertion.
  3. A URL for verifying your results.


At present, the following athletes lead their respective tables:

Senior Male:  James Craggs.

Senior Female:  Victoria Duncan/Sophie Fowler/Charlotte Fowler (joint 1st).

Veteran Male:  Wayne Lillis.

Veteran Female:  Liz Harkness.

Track and field overview

There’s been plenty of track and field action over the last week, below is a brief report from Mike Robbins:

Loughborough International – 19th May

Two Newbury AC athletes were in action at this world class meet. Charlotte Payne continued her impressive start to the season with another club record in the hammer, throwing 61.83m for third place, and earning herself a call up to the Great Britain U20 team for the forthcoming Halle Throws International in Germany. Continue reading

Winchester Half Marathon – Removed from Road Running League

Due to an unforseen move of the date of the Highclere 10km event to Sun 22 Sep 19, the Winchester Half Marathon (which will take place on the same day) has now been removed as a scoring event from the 2019 Road Running league table.

I appreciate that this decision to remove the Winchester Half Marathon from this year’s league table will be unpopular.  As the Highclere 10km is a high-profile, main effort club event, full focus should be directed towards supporting this event.

The decision to remove the Winchester Half Marathon from the Road Running league table was made by me during a recent club committee event as there was no way of re-scheduling an alternative scoring event at this late stage.

If anyone is particularly aggrieved by this decision, please contact me directly on conormcg56@gmail.com

Ridgeway Relays: Sunday 16 June 2019

Now that the Roc 10km is complete, club attention should now focus on the Ridgeway Relay 2019 event taking place on Sunday the 16th of June 2019.

NAC has typically done very well in this event and we would wish to continue this successful trend.

The club has 2 x teams of 10 runners entered (each team must have a minimum of 2 x female runners) but confirmed participants from NAC so far has been very low.  The event consists of 10 x legs of between 6-10 miles in length with varying terrain along the Ridgeway Nation Trail, beginning at the Ivinghoe Beacon (Aylesbury direction) and ending in Marlborough later that day.

The event information pack for 2019 is at:  http://www.marlboroughrunningclub.org.uk/uploads/files/documents/Ridgeway%20relay%20information%20pack%202019.pdf

Expressions of interest to participate in this event should be made to Conor McGrory at:  conormcg56@gmail.com

Time to undertake recces of your allocated leg of the route is getting constrained so please let me know if you wish to participate as soon as possible.

Roc Newbury 10km race results

Congratulations to everyone who ran today. It was great to see so many runners competing of different abilities and lots of family’s having a fun morning out all made possible by the hard work of the many volunteers, the race sponsor Roc Technologies and the many other parties involved so a huge thank you to everyone.

 Full results can be found at http://www.chiptimingresults.co.uk/Results.aspx?CId=61&RId=367&EId=2

A selection of photographers courtesy of Mark Davies can be found here.

Prize Categories were as follows: 

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SAL Round 2 – Andover – 19th May 2019

Report from Mike Robbins

Newbury AC continued their fine start to the season with a tightly contested victory in their home Southern Athletics League fixture in Andover on Sunday. After initially announcing the match result as a dead heat, later inspection found the extra points required to secure Newbury victory over their local rivals – finishing with 231 points to Radley AC’s 228, with Yeovil Olympiads and South London Harriers further back on 158 and 152. Continue reading