Recent results from around the country

Victoria Duncan had a strong half-marathon debut completing Sunday’s Great North Run in 1:30:36 (18th Female).

Liz Harkness improved her club F70-74 club 5K record to 27:07 at Saturday’s Parkrun in Llanelli

Mireille Cook took 2nd place (4:43:21) in the F40-44 age-group at the English National half-ironman (70.3 miles) triathlon championships on Saturday in Rutland.

Tania, Sue, Ady & Pete


Three members completed the IronMan Wales triathlon on Sunday. Sue Van Huyssteen was 3rd F50-54 in 13:14:50 and was joined by Ady May 12:37:56 and Tania Whitby 14:32:27.

Road-Run 13th September

This week’s road run will be a shorter Summer Route 5.

Fifth Road up to Dark Lane across Essex Street through the park to Andover Road and down to Warren Road to St Gabriel’s School. Then we will go up the hill to Deadmans Lane and onto Greenham Common were we can do a number of different routes depending on the light available and come back off Greenham Common via Pinchington Lane. Then we can carry on to Monks Lane and back to Essex Street and down Valley Road to Fifth Road.

Thursday 6th September – evening session with a difference

Message from Chairman – Bob Broadbridge:

Come and join us on Thursday for some fun events – all of the events are designed with a twist, to give everyone a chance to win.

 At 6pm the sprint relays start

          Everyone is invited to take part – teams will be selected on the night.

          Be there in time to get warmed up.

 At 6.45pm the long relay (with a difference!) starts

          This is designed for middle and long distance runners – again teams selected on the night.

          Runners will need to be warmed up ready to run at 6.45.


 Field events will start after the sprint relays

          Juniors first so they can leave on time.

          Long relay runners and anyone else – after the long relay. 

Just to remind everyone, this event replaces normal training sessions for everyone this Thursday. There will be no run or Junior session from Fifth Road.

Come and have some fun – and meet people from all across the club.

See you there.


Combe Gibbet Challenge results

Report by Nige Popplewell:

The annual Combe Gibbet Challenge took place on Sunday 24th, and Newbury AC members tested themselves against both the undulating multi-terrain course and extremely warm weather. Notwithstanding the conditions, a number of prizes were won by club members as below:

Second Female in 48:08 min  was  Mireille Cook  followed by Third Female (49:50)    Sarah Taylor.
First Female Veteran with  51:50   was  Jenny Eaton. First Male Veteran was taken by Graham Stent in 43:34 mins. There were 134 finishers.

Full results

Weekend round-up 9/10 June

Five Newbury AC athletes competed in the South of England Championships in Bedford this weekend. Oliver Hewitt was the only one of the five to make the podium, picking up a bronze medal in the U20 hammer with a season’s best throw of 62.08m. Helen Broadbridge doubled up, with a season’s best throw of 43.28m enough for 4th place in the discus, having also finished 5th in the hammer.

On track, Mark Vardy kept touch with the lead pack for well over half of his 5000m race, before narrowly missing out on both a PB and a place in the final with a 15:44 clocking. Mike Robbins and Yaz Ryder both faced tougher than expected heats in the 800m, each finishing 7th in 2:03.82 and 2:17.54 respectively.

At the Wargrave 10K on Sunday, Mike Sheridan finished 2nd in the M60+ age-group in 43:24 and Sheila Marshall was 4th F60 in 55:47.

Ollie Johnson Memorial Kintbury 5

Mark Vardy winner of 5-mile

Final results: 5 miles; 2 milesJuniors

Photos from 5-mile race (courtesy of Mike Robbins)

Report from Dave Wright, Race Director:
Thanks  to everyone who supported the races this year. We had over 200 entrants in the 5 mile race and a record turnout for the 2 mile race. The warm up events for the children were well attended

Winners of the 5 mile race were Mark Vardy and Sophie Crumly both representing Newbury AC. Both have supported the race many times in the past nearly always finishing in 1st or 2nd! Ollie Johnson trophy winner for juniors was Robbie Usher from Reading with junior girls winner being Emma Downie (Newbury AC). Further category winners were M40 Steve Barnes (NAC) F40 Katherine Sargeant (Reading Road Runners M50 Andy Colling (Unattached) M60 Mike Sheridan (NAC), M70 James Kiddie (Reading RR), F50 Jenny Eaton (NAC)  F60 Sheila Marshall (NAC), F70 Liz Harkness (NAC). Newbury AC won both Men’s (Mark Vardy, Alex Muir, James Craggs)) & Women’s (Sophie Crumly, Emma Downie, Edyta Wilk) team events.

2 mile winner was 11 year old Kirsten Fraser (Team Kennet) closely followed by Wilf Waldon (Newbury AC)

Thanks to all the helpers both from Newbury AC, 1st Inkpen and Kintbury Scout Group, Kintbury St. Marys`s School, Kintbury Joggers, villagers from Kintbury and Inkpen. Also thanks to all the sponsors Mick Cornwall Aerials, Rayner Diesel Car service,,Tesco Hungerford and Dave’s Gardening Service Kintbury

We have some lost property of a watch, Green Park water bottle and a white vest..