Roc Newbury 10k 2020 – Volunteers required

Message from Ryan Hill – Race director 2020

Having taking over from Becky Elsmere, I am now beginning to make plans for next year’s Roc Newbury 10k race on 24th May 2020 (please keep your diaries free!!)
The race provides a huge benefit to the club and chosen charities and requires lots of volunteer support to stage successfully.
Getting involved in the race organisation in any way is a great experience, please get in touch if you’re available to help – I’m sure there will be a role suited to everyone.

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Berks, Bucks and Oxon XC Championship

Alex Muir with the BB&O team shield

Alex Muir stormed to a superb victory in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championship at Prospect Park today and along with Callum O’Neill, James Knight, James Craggs, Cameron Craik and Mike Wheeler retained the team championship title by just 13 points ahead of Reading AC.

Knight, Craggs and Phil Marshall secured the Vets Team title with Knight 2nd overall Vet. Andrew Ind, Stephen Elsmere and Steve Barnes picking up the Vets bronze team prize.

Jess Franklin, Yaz Ryder and Rachel Allen finished 3rd Women’s team with Franklin 3rd overall Vet and joined Allen and Jenny Eaton as 2nd Vet team.

Brilliant performances and commitment from all club runners.

Full results can be found here.

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Newbury AC’s Sports Personality of the Year 2019

It’s that time of year again, Newbury AC’s Sports Personality of the Year will return at the presentation evening on Saturday 28th December.

In a similar format to last year, the winner of this award is entirely decided by club members, so we’re looking for your nominations of someone who’s been inspirational, motivational or just damn impressive in what they do – whether in track, field, cross country, road running or everyday club life. Any club member is eligible – old, young, fast or slow. A shortlist will be selected from your nominations, and the winner chosen on the night in a public vote.

Please email your nomination(s) to gensec@newburyac.org.uk with a brief description of why you think they deserve the award by 30th November.

There’s no limit to the number of nominations (but you can’t vote for yourself!), so if you think someone is a worthy contender, don’t assume that someone else will do the honours!

Last year’s winner was Josie Robertson – can she make it two in a row, or will someone else claim the beautiful trophy?

November XC fixtures

Message from Phil Marshall:

Reminder to everyone that our cross country league season starts next weekend (Sunday 3rd November) in Bicester. It would be great to have a big Newbury AC turnout!!

Don’t forget there will be issues with the A34 so please leave enough time for any diversion and it always a good idea to lift share where possible as there is a car parking charge.

Fixture details here: https://oxonxc.org.uk/events/index.php?viewevent=1839

Please also note the Berks, Bucks & Oxon (BBO) Cross Country Championship is on Sunday 17th November at Prospect Park in Reading. I need to enter athletes that wish to run by the end of next weekend, so please let me know if you would like me to enter you (no charge for anyone wishing to enter).

Let me know if you have any questions.

Junior session spike & kit sale

At tomorrows junior training session we will have the second hand spikes out ready for the coming XC season. We just ask for a £5 donation per pair.

Also, all athletes competing need to wear a NAC T-shirt (U9 and U11 races) or a Vest (U13 and up races). Cath will be sorting this for E-J, so please see her to collect yours. You get your first one free but if anyone needs a new one, or a bigger one, you will need to buy it. T-shirts are £10 and vests are £18.