Club notices – 14th May 2019

The social events section of the club website has been updated to include details of the upcoming social events.

The road running section of the club website now has details of the summer training routes

Club fun championship – Following on from last years success the Events committee is once again organising the event for 2019 to be held at CCAT. Further details to follow, but please save the date Thursday 29th August from 17:30 onwards.

Weekend Overview 11th/12th May 2019

A busy weekend of racing on the roads and track for the club

Chieveley Chase – 11th May

The first round of the Run West Berkshire Series was held on Saturday. Leading the club home in the 5.7 mile multi terrain race was Barry Regan with a 2nd place finish, followed by Mike Wheeler (4th), Nigel Popplewell (11th / 3rd Vet), Richard Kennedy (16th), Rachel Allen (18th / 1st Female), Geoff Anderson (25th / 1st V60), Stephen Ferriday (29th), Christopher Culley (32nd / 2nd V60) and Julie Kaessar (71st)Full results can be found here.

The next round of the series in the Kintbury 5 on the 2nd June 2019.

Berkshire Athletics Championships – 12th May

The club had a lot of success in the Berkshire Championships held at Palmer Park, Reading.  Continue reading

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Overview

Shinfield 10 km

Two club records were broken during Monday’s race, James Knight (4th / 1st M40) set a new 10km V45 club record of 33:41 and Liz Harkness (3rd F70) set a new 10km F70 club record of 56:19. Other finishers were James Craggs (34:23), Nigel Popplewell (40:21), Dave Wright (42:23), Laura Buchanan (44:59), Steve Ferriday (45:03) and Emily Craggs (45:27)

BUCS Championship – 5000 m

Izzy Fry lowered her Under 20 5000m record when competing in a high class field at the BUCS Championships held at Bedford. The race was won by Anna Moller from Denmark, with Jess Judd in 2nd place both going under 16mins. Izzy took 13 seconds off her previous best time to clock 16.50.52.

Hurstbourne 5 miles

Two club members completed the 5 mile trail race, Rachel Allen (39:25) and Philippa Cass (41:55)

Road run – 2nd May

This weeks road run will be Summer Route 10/11. Fifth Road and onto the canal to Benham Bridge then through Hampstead Park. 

The Shorter Group will then go back along the canal to Fifth Road. 

The Longer Group will carry on to Marsh Benham and Benham Balance then carry along the A4 to Speenmoor Plantations then Fifth Road.

London Marathon 2019

Some fantastic times at today’s London marathon with all club members breaking the 4 hour barrier & 7 breaking the sub 3 barrier. Leading the club home was Stephen Elsmere in a time of 2:46:46, followed by Matthew Green 2:48:59, Steve Barnes 2:54:19, Conor McGrory 2:56:11, Martin Walker 2:56:53, Mike Sheridan 2:57:04, Jeff Bird 2:57:37, Mark Flitton 3:03:31, Phil Marshall 3:10:51, Victoria Duncan 3:22:07, Dan Reeves 3:29:29, Mireille Cook 3:36:14, Paul Endley 3:37:41, Sue Van Huyssteen 3:47:31, Brian Matthews 3:55:33 & Alexandra Bettley 3:57:53.

Congratulations also to Mike Sheridan on winning the V65 category.

Road run/Middle distance intervals – 25th April 2019

Quick reminder that the road run & Karen’s middle distance interval training are at Browns meadow, Fifth Road from tomorrow (25th April).

The road run will be summer route 15.

Fifth Road to the canal, to Hambridge Road and up Fir Tree Lane. The Shorter Group will go along Kiln Road to Shaw and through Victoria Park and back to Fifth Road. The Longer Group will carry onto Stone Copse then back to Shaw through Victoria Park then Fifth Road.

Easter Handicap – Sunday 21st April

Thirty-three runners enjoyed the warm conditions and recorded some excellent times. The overall winner was 10 year-old Josh Norton followed closely by 4 year-old Harry Fairclough and new-comer to running Dorota Zawiza.

Three runners recorded times under 10 minutes on the 1.8 mile course. Fastest was James Craggs (9:26) followed by Dan Tuttle (9:40) and Ben Wickens (9:49).

Thank-you to all who helped make this another successful club event.

Full results can be viewed here.

Weekend overview – 13th/14th April 2019

Brighton marathon & 10km

Andy Ind completed the marathon in a time of 2:49:49, with a 5th place finish in the M40 age category.

Brian Matthews completed the 10 km in a time of 1:04:34

Woodley 10km

Emily Craggs completed the race in a time of 47:25

Peats Pits Fell Race

Dave Wright came 15th just behind the first M50, completing the just under 3 miles course in 20 minutes 4 seconds

Chedworth Roman Trail 10 mile

Geoff Anderson finished in 2nd place in the V60 category