The next 3 hill sessions will be 22nd October, 12th November and 26th November. 9.30am at Northcroft.
The results of the ballot for entry into the 2018 London Marathon are being confirmed this week. Congratulations to anyone who has been successful.
For those who have been unsuccessful, you may have a second chance…
Athletics clubs associated with British Athletics are able to apply for club entries into the 2018 London Marathon. The number of entries given to each club is based on the number of affiliated first claim registered members over the age of 18. Based on this criteria we would expect to be awarded 2 places and club entries will open towards the end of October.
Once we have confirmation of the entries, Newbury AC members who have held first claim membership since September 2016 can enter a draw for any places we have been granted. Please keep hold of your rejection letters or emails so you can pass this on to Road Running Captain James Craggs or Phil Marshall in his absence.
We will send a further update once details of the club entry application has been confirmed.
Cricklade Half-Marathon: Steve Elsmere finished 4th in 1:19:41
Hanney 5: Irwin Fairclough finished 3rd in the M60-69 age-group (46th overall) in 32:16. Mike Sheridan was 81st in 34:41and E-J Bailey 84th in 35:03.
Clarendon Marathon: Dave Wright finished 27th in 3:43:08 and Joe Hoskins 90th in 4:15:06.
Clarendon Half-Marathon: Sue Van Huyssteen was 1st in the F50 age-group (61st overall) in 1:55:20. Peter Richardson 64th in 1:55:30; Ady May was 67th in 1:55:51 and; Tania Whitby 135th in 2:09:47.
…and one from the previous week: Longworth 10K: Peter Crisp won the race in 36:47.
The next hill sessions will be on Sunday 8th and Sunday 22nd October. 9:30am at Northcroft.
A couple of notable performances in the past two weeks
Mike Sheridan placed 2nd in the M65-69 age-group with a time of 1:35:26,at the British Masters Half-Marathon championships at Northampton.
Jenny Eaton marked her debut in the F55 category with a 3rd place and new club half-marathon age-group record of 1:37:53 at the Great North Run.
New member Brian Matthews ran the New Forest half marathon at the weekend and managed to take 16mins of his PB! He finished 2nd in his age category, trailing first by just 39seconds in a time of 01:41:50 – 2/46 M60 Cat – Overall position 268/1905.
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.
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.
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.