The tables have been updated to include the results of Round 3 of the Oxford Mail League. Congratulations to Tobias Allen (U17 Boys), Jess Franklin (Overall Women) and Rachel Allen (Vet. Women) of securing their respective division titles with two races to spare.
There’s a titanic struggle developing at the top of the Senior Men’s table between Matt Green and James Craggs with only 1 point between them!
As part of the 2019 website update it would be good to get some recent photos of current club members across all areas of the club i.e. road, XC, track and field etc. Ideally it would be good to have a selection of action & group shots.
To save lots of large emails I have created a club Flickr account to store the photos.
If anyone has any good (preferably high resolution) photos that they are happy to be used on the website, can you please drop me an email for the username/password and upload them to the Flickr account?
Lucy Wells – Debut victory
Photo by Barry Cornelius
The 3rd round of the Oxfordshire cross country league was held at Horspath on the 6th January 2019.
In the junior races there was another great victory for Josie Robertson in the U13 girls race and a fantastic debut from Lucy Wells to win the U17 girls race.
Message from Phil Marshall
A reminder to everyone that the next Oxfordshire Cross Country League fixture is this Sunday 6th January at Horspath, Oxford. It would be fantastic if we can have another big Newbury AC turnout. 🎽🇨🇷
Fixture details, times, directions and course maps can be found on the Oxon XC league website
Note on the course from Barry Cornelius: “The course routes are different from those of past OXL fixtures held at this venue.”
Two main differences are:
- The routes don’t climb as high as previous events.
- The very muddy section between I and J (see course maps) is in use for the U15 and above races.
There were 65 finishers in this year’s race. The winner was 5 year-old Alex Chicken who led from start to finish and completed the course in 18:16. Catherine Marshall was the first club member, finishing in 3rd place overall. Fastest time of the day went to Alex Muir – who just dipped under 9 minutes.
Thanks to all who helped with timekeeping. marshalling, recording and results processing: Dave Mason, Caroline Tuttle, Alison Russell, Becky Bird, Mariama Barrie, Anna Downie, Bob Taylor, Geoff Anderson, Danny Hawkins, Chloe Blair, Simon Barrett, Helen Fairclough and Sarah Fairclough.
The club had some great success with medals across the age categories in today’s Berkshire County Cross Country Championship at St Andrew’s school, Pangbourne. Full results can be found on the Berkshire Athletics website.
🥇 Josie Robertson U13G
🥇 Izzy Fry U20W
🥇 James Craggs Vet Men
🥇 Jess Franklin Vet Women
🥈 Mireille Cook Vet Women
🥉 Rachel Allen Vet Women
🥇 Vet Men (James, Phil Marshall, Steve Barnes, Jeff Bird)
🥇 Vet Women (Jess, Mirielle, Rachel, Jenny Eaton)
🥈 Senior Men (Matthew Green, Callum O’Neill, Mike Robbins, Dan Tuttle, Mike Wheeler, Ben Wickens)
🥈 U17 Men (Tobias Allen, Cameron Langley, Hugh Beattie, Ellis Russell)
U17 Men team – Silver medalists
Please can you let Phil Marshall know if any club athletes are interested in competing in either the South of England Cross Country Championship or the English National Cross Country Championship.
If interested Phil will arrange the entry, with the fee paid for by the club.
The Berkshire XC championships take place on Sunday 16th December 2018 at St Andrews School, Pangbourne, RG8 8QA. Please note dogs are not allowed on the school site.
Additional information for all runners can be found here.
Normal sessions resume on Thursday 3rd January at Newbury Rugby Club.
The next Oxford Mail League fixture is on Sunday 6th January at Horspath, Oxford.
Medal-winning M60 team
The club fielded complete teams in the three Men’s age-groups and in the Women’s 50-59 category. The M60+ team of Irwin Fairclough, Mike Sheridan and Geoff Anderson took the silver medal for the second year in succession.
Other team positions were : M40-49 (Jeff Bird, Martin Walker and Andrew Russell) 8th of 8; M50-59 (Wayne Lillis, Nige Popplewell and Andy Tuttle) 15th of 18 and F50-55 (Anne Stewart-Power, Jenny Eaton, Sue van Huyssteen) 5th of 9.
Anne, Jenny, Sue and Liz looking festive!
Liz Harkness completed her set of medals in the F65+ age-group finishing in 3rd place to follow up on last year’s win and her runner-up spot in 2016. Other top 10 finishers were: Anne Stewart-Power 5th F55; Irwin Fairclough 5th M60, Mike Sheridan 8th M65 and Jenny Eaton 10th F55.