English Schools Combined Events

After successfully qualifying via the South East schools competition earlier in the season, three of our young athletes had the honour of representing Berkshire against the best multi-eventers in the country.

Reuben Langdon had a strong two days of competition in the senior boys decathlon, getting close to his best in all events, including a PB of 9.68m in the shot put to finish in an excellent ninth place overall.

Newbury had two athletes in the senior girls heptathlon. Despite her main discipline of pole vault not being included in the heptathlon, Trinity O’Connor had a strong showing with two PBs in the shot put and long jump to take 14th place overall. Competing in only her second ever multi-event, Bo Stewart finished a creditable 24th.

Weekend overview 21st/22nd September

Solent half marathon

Laura Buchanan finished in 85th position (9th female) with a new PB of 1:32:48

New Swindon Half maratahon

Andy Ind finished in 6th position and 2nd M40 with a new PB of 1:16:32

Highclere 10km

Several members ran in the senior 10km and junior 2km race. Tobias Allen in his first 10km was 1st finisher overall. The results can be found here.

Highclere 10km 2019 Results

The final results for the junior and senior races can be found in the following locations.

Thank you to the Carnarvon family and Highclere Castle for their generosity in allowing us to run the race on their private estate.

We would also like to thank our sponsor Stryker for their generosity in supporting the race and the incredible efforts of our volunteers from the race charity MS Society UK.

A big thank you to to all members of Newbury Athletic Club who either volunteered today or in the build up to the race.

We hope everyone enjoyed the race/their post race goodies and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Highclere 10km – Online entries closed / race instructions

Online entries to this years race are now closed. If you would still like to join us at Highclere Castle on Sunday there will be entries available on the day, the price will be £16 and are cash only. We have a maximum number of entries allowed and once that number is reached on the day entries will be closed.

For anyone who didn’t receive the race instruction email, a copy of the instructions can be found here.

Havant open – U15 1000m club record

Newbury A.C under 15 Miriam Cooper broke one of the club’s longest standing young athletes record when competing in the 1000m race at the Havant Open at the Mountbatten Stadium, Portsmouth on Saturday.

Miriam clocked a time of 3min10.2 to knock 10.4 seconds off the record set by Sally Rees in 1980.  

Road Running League Table 2019 (up to event 12)

The current 2019 Road Running championship table (up to event 12, Newbury Parkrun) is linked below for examination/fact checking.

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If there are any errors or 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 Knight (99 points) with James Craggs close behind at 97 points.

Senior Female:  Emily Craggs (39 points).

Veteran Male:  Wayne Lillis (99 points) with Nige Poppelwell and Mike Sheridan in joint 2nd with 79 points each.

Veteran Female:  Liz Harkness (60 points).

Junior sessions – helpers required

Can any parents/carers help at Fifth Road tonight please from 5:50 – 7:15? The junior sessions can only run if we have the right number of helpers.

The previous volunteer rota has now ended and E-J is setting up a new one. Please can you sign up when you drop your young athlete tonight.