Road-Run’s Thursday 20th and 27th July

The Road Runs for the following 2 weeks will be led by Steve Ferriday and are as follows:

20th July: Route 15 which will go along the canal to Hambridge Road, then up to Fir Tree Road to Stone Copse and back to Shaw.

27th July: Route 1 which will go to Speen Moor plantation then to
Donnington castle & on to Snelsmore Common and back via Vodafone & Shaw.

The road running league tables have been updated to include performances up to 11th June and can be viewed here.

Please let Phil Marshall know of any errors / omissions.

Road-Run – June 15th

This week’s road run (15th June) will be Route 2 – It will go along the canal to Speen Moor plantation then to Bagnor, up to Snelsmore Common then back to Donnington castle, Northcroft & then back to Fifth Road.

Bayer Newbury 10K

Congratulations to everyone who ran today, We hope everyone has fun. Find your results here. List of prize-winners

Photos of the race will be free to download courtesy of Bayer  to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the run they will be available at Stuart March Photography from the evening of Monday 29th May.

Race Director, Becky Elsmere passes on a huge THANK-YOU to all the volunteers who contributed to making this another very successful event.

Bayer have captured this year’s highlights in a lovely video – Congratulations again to all 953 people who took part, read more about their achievements here:

Weekend Round up – Chieveley Chase & Park House Charity runs- 13th/14th May

There was a big club turn-out for the Chieveley Chase on Saturday, expertly directed by E-J Bailey, – the first of the Run West Berks series of events. Congratulations to the winners Matt Green & Philippa Cass. Full results can be seen here. All Newbury senior finishers as follows:

1. Matthew Green – 32:39; 3. Steve Barnes – 34:33 ;4. Phil Marshall – 34:47 ;7. Michal Szczepanczyk – 35:28 ;11. Conor McGrory – 36:33 ;12. Martin Walker – 36:40 ;13. Jeff Bird – 37:06;14. Mike Wheeler – 37:09;16. Nige Popplewell- 38:00;19. Andrew Russell – 39:06;20. Chris Pudney – 39:22;22. Dave Wright – 39:33;23. Mike Sheridan – 39:39;24. Joe Hoskins – 39:45;30. Steve Ferriday – 40:04;31. Philippa Cass – 40:06 (1ST FEMALE);32. Julian Tulk – 41:16;38. Edyta Wilk – 42:15 (3RD FEMALE);40. Catherine Tuttle – 42:35;42. Andy Tuttle – 42:46;71. Andrew Lees – 47:23 ;103. Sheila Marshall – 50:48 ;112. Stephanie Smallman – 51:37 ;113. Graham Stent – 51:38 ;117. Jill Mowat – 52:07 ;151. Liz Harkness – 59:27. 

Photos courtesy of Barry Cornelius can be seen here.

Oliver Hamlin (year 3/4) won the junior fun run and Francesca Bailey was 1st year 5/6 girl with Zoe Grey 2nd year 5/6.

Not content with his result on Saturday Matt Green also came first in the Park House Charity 10k run on Sunday almost 3 minutes ahead of the 2nd place runner with Stuart Bosley in 3rd place & Jeff Bird in 4th. Full 10k results can be seen here.  Ruaridh Livingstone was 4th home (1st U18) in the 5k event with Sophie Bhatt 9th (3rd U18) & Sam Cheney 11th (3rd U18). Full 5k results here. A number of our juniors also competed in the 2k fun run with Phoebe Ryder 3rd overall and 1st female. Full results of this race can be seen here.

Weekend round-up: 6/7 May

It seems to have been a relatively quiet weekend on the roads though there were still some good performances by club members. Leading the way was Alex Muir finishing 52nd in the Scottish 5k Road Championships in an speedy 16:07.

Elsewhere, there was a PB of 33:45 for Ryan Hill in the Marlow 5, a 2nd place finish for Andrew James in the Welford 10K (Dave Wright 13th) and a strong 1:26:08 performance by Mike Wheeler for 26th place in the Bracknell Forest Half-Marathon.

We had two members take on the 20-mile Marlborough Downs Challenge, Pete Leicester (4th M50, 2:34:34) and Jenny Eaton (3rd F50, 2:49:51).

Recent Results

Oxford Open Track Meeting – 26th April

Six club members tested themselves over 1500m with some encouraging early-season results: Mike Robbins 4:24.1; Izzy Fry (U20) 4:43.7; Yaz Ryder (U23) 4:45.1; Will Tyson (U23) 4:57.9; Emma Downie (U17) 5:27.6 and Becky Elsmere 5:40.2.

Hurstbourne 5 Multi-terrain – 29th April

Matt Green was the overall winner in 30:34 and took the “King of the Hill” title as well. He was followed home by Catherine Tuttle 52nd (3rd Female), 40:29, Phil Marshall 53rd, 40:30, Ian COlcomb 86th, 44:34 and Aga Stochaj 161st in 51:25.

Newbury Parkrun – 29th April

Saturday saw another successful Newbury AC take-over of the volunteer roles at the parkrun. In the run itself. Wayne Lillis celebrated his 50th birthday by setting a new club M50-54 age-group record of 18:15.

Shinfield 10K – 1st May

Matt Green stormed to a 2nd place finish in 34:14. He was followed by Steve Barnes 12th (1st M40) in 36:09; Nige Popplewell 37th, 39:34; Irwin Fairclough 43rd (2nd M60) 39:52; Steve Ferriday 98th, 43:04; Emily Craggs 137th, 44:39; Becky Elsmere 175th, 46:35 and Jenny Eaton 192nd, 47:04.


Weekend round-up: 22 / 23 April

London Marathon

Tom Watkins was first club member to finish at London Marathon taking 36th place overall in the fantastic time of 2:27:57. Bob Talyor’s club record of 2:25:36 set in 1983 is well within his grasp.

Mike Sheridan was 2nd in the M65 age-group in 3:10:59.

There were PBs for Stephen Elsmere 2:45:24, Mark Vardy 2:49:00 and Conor McGrory 2:50:18 and Jeff Bird 3:03:23.

Other club finishers: Andy Varney 3:12:45, Dan Reeves 3:19:14, Andy McKendrick 3:28:41, Sue Van Huyssteen 3:34:10 and Julie Coxhead 4:04:02.

In the mini-marathon, Izzy Fry ran brilliantly in the U17 Girls race to finish 16th overall and 3rd scorer for the South-East region which took 2nd place in the team competition. Continue reading