Club road league winners 2017

Club road league winners for 2017 are: Sue van Huyssteen (Women’s Premier), Philippa Cass (Women’s Div. 1), Mark Vardy (Men’s Premier), Conor McGrory (Men’s Div. 1) and Matt Green (Men’s Div, 2), Mike Sheridan (Age-Graded).

Awards will be presented at the Social evening on Friday 29th December.

Final tables:  Road League tables 2017Age-graded table 2017

Any times recorded in the remainder of 2017 will be included in the 2018 competition.

 

London Marathon: draw for club place

Unfortunately the club has been allocated just ONE 2018 London Marathon place. Despite applying for two places based on the criteria, they have been very strict this year due to record numbers of ballot entries and record numbers of Good For Age qualifying entries (don’t be surprised if the times for this go down for 2019).

Anyone, that would like to be included in the draw for this club place, please send Phil Marshall your rejection letters or emails no later than Friday 22nd December if you haven’t already.

The draw for the place, plus one reserve, will be made at the End of Season Presentation Evening on 29th December and announced shortly after via the club website and Facebook page.

If you want an alternate to London, the Brighton Marathon (18th April) is guaranteeing every club 10 places.

For anyone that has a place in the 2018 London Marathon: the club arranges a trip which includes transport to the Expo the day before the race to collect race number, transport to a hotel opposite the start line, one nights accommodation the night before the race with evening meal and breakfast, transportation of bags to the finish of the race and transport back to Newbury/Thatcham. Please contact Phil Marshall if you’d like to receive further details,

Christmas / New Year programme

Junior Sessions, at St Bart’s, will finish on Thursday 14th Dec and resume on Thursday 4th January.

Tuesday 19th December and Thursday 21st December: regular sessions at Henwick and Rugby club respectively.

Sunday 24th Dec:
Hill session, 9:30am, Northcroft.
All welcome

Tuesday 26th Dec:
Boxing Day Handicap, 10:30am, Northcroft. This is a free to enter event for club members, their families and friends. Run over a 1.8 mile multi-terrain course with the slowest runners starting first and usually resulting in a mass sprint for the line – this is a great way to run off the excesses of Christmas Day.

The race starts at 10:30am from Northcroft (register by 10:20 in the cricket club car park) and we’re usually finished by 11am. To enter please e-mail Irwin Fairclough with name(s) and age(s) if under 18 and a recent 5K time or other indicator of likely performance. Entries close of 22nd December – there will be no entries on the day. Continue reading

Road-Run Thursday 30th December

This weeks road-run will be Winter Route 2 – Conifer Crest – Water tower, Valley Road, Clocktower (main split between long & short groups), Old Bath Road, Grove Road, Love Lane, Cock Inn, Victoria Park, St John’s roundabout and then either Newtown Road or Andover Road back to Rugby Club.

Weekend round-up 18th/19th November

Irwin Fairclough  represented his country Northern Ireland on Saturday in the British & Irish Masters’ XC International in Belfast finishing 16th in the V60 category and 2nd out of his 4 fellow countrymen.

Phillipa Cass completed the Windsor Autumn Classic half-marathon held at Dorney Lake on Saturday in 1:37:30 (9th SW).

At Sunday’s Swindon 10k there were PB’s for Joe Hoskins and Mike Wheeler  Mike finished 12th overall in 37:33 (50 sec pb). Joe was 16th in 37:56 (3 min PB). David Wright finished in 41:05, Sheila Marshall 52:38 & Jill Mowat in 00:52:50.

U17 Charlotte Payne had a successful start to the winter at the first Swindon Winter Throws Invitational event on Saturday – taking part in 3 events. In cold and wet conditions she threw an excellent 56.54m in the hammer followed by 39.74 in the Discus and finished with 18.26m in the Heavy hammer – a new UK all time best throw for an under 17.

BB&O report & results will be posted separately

 

Track & Field & Road-Running Presentations & Social Evening – 29th December

Date for your diaries:

We will be holding our Track & Field & Road-Running presentations and social evening on Friday 29th December from 7pm – 11pm (presentations at 7:30pm). Admission Free. All members and their families welcome.

Venue: Thatcham Rugby Football Club – Henwick Worthy Playing fields, Thatcham

Buffet meal – buffet provided by people attending – as usual please bring a plateful or two to share.

Please can anyone who was awarded a trophy last year return it as soon as possible to any committee member so that we can ensure they are engraved with the 2017 winners prior to the presentation evening.

Boxing Day Handicap: Tuesday 26th December

Entries are now open for the annual Boxing Day Handicap. This is a free to enter event for club members, their families and friends. Run over a 1.8 mile multi-terrain course with the slowest runners starting first and usually resulting in a mass sprint for the line – this is a great way to run off the excesses of Christmas Day.

The race starts at 10:30am from Northcroft (register by 10:20 in the cricket club car park) and we’re usually finished by 11am. To enter please e-mail Irwin Fairclough with name(s) and age(s) if under 18 and a recent 5K time or other indicator of likely performance.

Entries close of 22nd December – there will be no entries on the day.

Rotary Club Thatcham – Santa Fun Run

Thatcham Rotary Club are running  their “ SANTA’S FUN RUN” on 10 December 2017. This is a 5 km run in and around Thatcham, and last year’s numbers were over well over 300 runners-children, juniors and adults .

To enter, simply log into “rotarythatcham.org.uk”-  and the entry form with all the relevant information is on the front page. Payment can also be made online.