Highclere 10km – 22nd September – Entries open

This years Highclere Castle 10k takes place at 10:30am on Sunday 22nd September 2019 and is kindly sponsored by Stryker UK. Entries are now open via RunBritain.

It’s an undulating race around the private grounds of Highclere Castle and a small section on public road.

There are overall winner prizes, age category prizes and team prizes too.

There will be a junior Fun Run starting at 10:05 with entries taken on the day and costing £3 per child up to the age of 15.

Club notices – 14th May 2019

The social events section of the club website has been updated to include details of the upcoming social events.

The road running section of the club website now has details of the summer training routes

Club fun championship – Following on from last years success the Events committee is once again organising the event for 2019 to be held at CCAT. Further details to follow, but please save the date Thursday 29th August from 17:30 onwards.

Road run/Middle distance intervals – 25th April 2019

Quick reminder that the road run & Karen’s middle distance interval training are at Browns meadow, Fifth Road from tomorrow (25th April).

The road run will be summer route 15.

Fifth Road to the canal, to Hambridge Road and up Fir Tree Lane. The Shorter Group will go along Kiln Road to Shaw and through Victoria Park and back to Fifth Road. The Longer Group will carry onto Stone Copse then back to Shaw through Victoria Park then Fifth Road.

Easter Handicap – Sunday 21st April

Thirty-three runners enjoyed the warm conditions and recorded some excellent times. The overall winner was 10 year-old Josh Norton followed closely by 4 year-old Harry Fairclough and new-comer to running Dorota Zawiza.

Three runners recorded times under 10 minutes on the 1.8 mile course. Fastest was James Craggs (9:26) followed by Dan Tuttle (9:40) and Ben Wickens (9:49).

Thank-you to all who helped make this another successful club event.

Full results can be viewed here.

Easter Handicap

This year’s Easter Handicap will take place at 10:30am on Sunday 21st April. The event is held over a 1.7 mile, multi-terrain course which starts & finishes at Northcroft. Entry is free and open to all members, their families and friends. If you want to run, please e-mail Irwin Fairclough by Friday 19th April.

We also need about 10 volunteers to ensure the success of the event. If you are able to help on the day, please contact Irwin.

Additional information can be found here.

Fell running trip – June 2019

Dave Wright and Chris Hobson are organising a fell running trip open to all club members.

The proposed itinerary is:-

Thursday 13th – leave Newbury 12 NOON

The Walsh Two LadsRace at Horwich near Manchester over 8K and 274 metre climb.

Friday 14thRest day in Wharfedale.

Saturday 15th Skipton Parkrun followed by the Classic Buckden Pike Race at 2-30pm over 6K and 486 metre climb.

Sunday 16th Settle Hills Race over 11K and 400 metre climb at 10-30am.

Sunday afternoon travel back to Newbury.

Accommodation at campsite or Travel Lodge near Horwich on ThursdayFriday and Saturday night camping near Kettlewell in Wharfedale

For more details/to arrange your place please contact Dave or Chris.

 

Weekend overview 16th/17th March

English Schools Cross Country Championships

Emma Downie was Newbury AC’s only first claim athlete at the English Schools Cross Country in Leeds yesterday. She had a great race in windy, rainy and muddy conditions. Despite being eighth out of the Berkshire pen In the Senior Girls race, she finished 7th for the county in 173rd place overall.

Bath half marathon

James Knight ran a superb 1:12:46 for 36th place overall with Conor McGrory finishing in 1:22:47.

Reading half marathon

Andrew Ind was first club member home in 1:17:51, with great runs also coming from Mike Wheeler 1:22:51, Andy McKendrick 1:23:44, Max Read 1:23:51, Dan Reeves 1:26:05, Dan Taylor 1:30:11, Georgie Offer 1:38:37, Benjamin Bliss 1:40:44, Chris Culley 1:49:13, Ruth Lambert 1:54:21.

Matthew Green and Stephen Elsmere were official 1:20 and 1:25 pacers and they ran 1:19:29 and 1:24:42 respectively.

Fleet Half Marathon

Steve Barnes ran 1:19:12, Mike Sheridan 1:34:19 and Julie Kaesser 1:51:41.

Weekend overview – 9th & 10th March

CAU Inter County Championships (Inc British Athletics Cross Challenge)

Report from Phil Marshall
Newbury Athletic Club had 8 athletes representing Berkshire on Saturday in the British Athletics Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Prestwold House, Loughborough.
In very high calibre races in which only the best 7 juniors and 9 seniors from each county in the UK are entered into each race, Izzy Fry finished in 13th place and lead the Berkshire team home to a bronze medal in the U20 Women’s race. Josie Robertson matched Izzy’s performance in the U13 Girls race also finishing 13th and the first Berkshire athlete home. Lucy Wells was 70th in the U17 Women’s race and also picked up a bronze team medal in the 4 scoring Berkshire team.
Newbury’s other athletes were Luci Robertson in U15 Girls (151st), Tobias Allen in U17 Men (185th), Rachel Allen in Senior Women (199th) and Matthew Green (159th) & James Craggs (181st) in the Senior Men’s race, which was won by Adam Hickey of Essex.

Grizzly

7 runners competed in the Grizzly 20 mile race in Seaton, leading them home Stephen Elsmere finished in 30th position with a time of 2:40:04. Other finishers were David Wright (164th / 3:05:34), Tania Whitby, Rick WWyatt, Sue Van Huyysteen and Ady May (1054th to 1057th / 4:21:06) and Charlotte Winton (1134th / 4:26:53)

Louis Vinkloop 10km

Peter Crisp finished in 22nd position with a time 38:37 at the 10km event held in Amsterdam

Barcelona Marathon

Hannah Coxhead and Ian Coxhead completed the Barcelona marathon with times of 4:44:39 & 5:17:29.

British Masters Indoor and Winter Thriww Championships

Report from Phil Marshall

Newbury Athletic Club had some great medal success in the British Masters Indoor and Winter Throws Championships at Lea Valley this weekend.
Indoors, Club President Simon Barrett, found himself in very tight finishes in all of the 60m, 200m and 400m sprints in the M65 age group, and ended up with a full set of medals – bronze, silver and gold respectively. In the M45 age group, Craig Beecham took two silvers – in the Long and Triple Jumps. In the Long Jump his 5m82 leap held the lead until the final round, when he was pipped by just a few centimetres.
Outdoors the throwers faced some difficult conditions, with winds of up to 50mph, and plenty of rain! Club Chairman, Bob Broadbridge, claimed gold in the M55 Hammer and finished 4th place in the Discus. Deborah Montgomery, who is second claim for Newbury AC and coached by Broadbridge, took advantage of some slightly depleted fields in the W50 category taking gold in the Shot, Discus and Javelin, as well as silver in the Hammer.

Vault Cardiff

Trinity O’Connor broke the senior women’s club pole vault record for the 3rd time this year with a vault of 3.13m