Club bobble hats

The custom made NAC bobble hats have now arrived. They will be available to purchase at the next cross country league race at a heavily subsidised cost of £5 thanks to the generosity of Tailormade Building Solutions Ltd (family business of club member Jessica Franklin) and a contribution from the club. One size fits all so perfect for seniors and juniors.

Oxford mail XC round 3 race report

Results for the Round 3 of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League fixture are now available via the link below:

Senior results

The Senior Men once again were out in force and finished the fixture as runners up to Swindon AC. James Craggs was first athlete home in 8th with Mike Wheeler 15th and Mike Robbins 17th. Continue reading

Berkshire Schools cross country championship – marshals required

The Berkshire Schools cross country championship will be held at Newbury Showground on Saturday 18th January 2020, first race 12.45pm.

Jill Wright and her team are always great at organising the Officials for the event, Newbury A.C have been excellent at giving our support to the event by marking out the course and marshalling the event.

We already have a good team ready to mark out the course on Saturday morning but we would welcome five or six more marshals please. If you could help out could you please get in touch with Andy Tuttle.

It would be from 12.00pm to 3.20pm.

Winter training program

  • Thursday 19th December – Christmas light road run & last training session of 2019
  • Saturday 21st December. Entry deadline for Boxing Day handicap. Please let Irwin know if you wish to enter. Entries are free for all.
  • Sunday 22nd December – 9:30am Hill training at Northcroft
  • Thursday 26th December – 10:15am (1st runner 10:30) – Boxing Day handicap at Northcroft
  • Saturday 28th December – 7pm – Road/Track & Field Presentation Evening at Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham, RG18 4QH
  • Sunday 29th December – 10:30am – Dave Wrights Annual Combe Run starting at the Jubilee Centre, Kintbury
  • Thursday 2nd January – Return to normal training – TBC, please confirm with your regular coach

Berkshire XC championships

Newbury Athletic Club enjoyed medal success at the Berkshire County Cross Country Championship this weekend at a very wet and muddy course in Woodley.

The club’s Senior Men won a team bronze medal with Sam Hart (5th) and Callum O’Neill (6th), who both received an invitation to represent the county in the Inter-Counties Championship early next year, joined by Cameron Craik, Mike Wheeler, Marcin Malolepszy and Mike Robbins. Continue reading

XC overview – 7th/8th December

European XC championships

Izzy Fry produced a fantastic race performance representing GB in the U20 Women’s European Cross Country Championship in Lisbon, Portugal to finish in 6th position.

Izzy was the 1st finisher of the 6 Great Britain athletes in a field comprising of around 100 of the best cross country runners across Europe and as a result earned a team Gold medal!

Congratulations Izzy, everyone at Newbury AC are so proud!

South of England masters XC championship

Congratulations to Jessica Franklin who was crowned South of England V40 Masters Cross Country Champion on Saturday over the women’s 6km course at Horspath, Oxford.

The Men had 8 athletes racing the 10km course:

  • Andrew Ind was 5th V45
  • Phil Marshall was 11th V40
  • Martin Walker was 18th V45
  • Irwin Fairclough was 9th V60
  • Nige Popplewell was 21st V50
  • Wayne Lillis was 22nd V50
  • Andrew Russell was 31st V40
  • Geoff Anderson was 11th V65

Tadley XC

Six Newbury AC runners took on the Tadley Xmas XC race on Sunday with good success. Rachel Allen, Laura Buchanan and Steve Ferriday won the team prize, with Rachel 2nd female and Laura 3rd female overall. Philippa Cass returned to racing to pick up the first V35 women trophy and was joined by Julie Kaesser who was 3rd V45 and Chris Hobson.