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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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?

Dates for your diary

Club social – Bowling – 9th November

Matt Green is organising the next club social, 10 pin bowling at Lakeside Super Bowl. The price is £9.95 for 2 games payable on the night.

Please let Matt know by the 6th November if you wish to attend.

For members of the club Facebook page there is an event on the page for this event.

Road/Track & Field Presentation Evening 2019 – 28th December 2019

The end of season review and presentation of awards for the road and track & field sections of the club will be held on the 28th December at 7pm. The venue will be Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham.

The night will also feature the presentation of sports personality award. Please let Mike Robbins / E-J Bailey know of any nominations for the award by the 30th November.

Please bring a plate for the buffet, as well as your own drinks, as there is no bar.

For members of the club Facebook page there is an event on the page for this event. To help with planning please respond to this if you are attending.

Weekend overview 19th/20th October 2019

Yorkshire marathon

Representing England Andy Ind finished 65th in 2:43:38. Andy’s time was just 20s off his PB which he set 5 years ago.

Abingdon marathon

Four members took part in the Abingdon marathon. Mike Wheeler (91st) and Graham Stent (155th) set new PB’s of 2:57:09 and 3:03:47. They were joined by Barry Regan (2:59:21/126th) and Mark Flitton (2:59:49/133rd).

Great South Run

Mick Cornwall completed his 30th great south run in 2:11:47 to become 1 of 7 people to have completed every race.  Joining him at this years race were Hannah Rees (1:14:33), Brian Matthews (1:16:22) and Melissa Hughes (1:31:43)

Weekend overview 12th/13th October 2019

Chicago Marathon

Mike Sheridan took the V70 victory in the Chicago marathon in a fantastic time of 3:04:55, breaking the previous club record by over 2 hours. 

Greenham Trust Step up 4 good 10 km

James Knight won the race in 35:46, Tobias Allen set a new PB on his way to 2nd in 36:00, Jeff Bird was 4th/1st V40 in 37:26 and Rachel Allen was 22nd/2nd lady in 44:23. Continue reading