Weekend overview 16th/17th March

English Schools Cross Country Championships

Emma Downie was Newbury AC’s only first claim athlete at the English Schools Cross Country in Leeds yesterday. She had a great race in windy, rainy and muddy conditions. Despite being eighth out of the Berkshire pen In the Senior Girls race, she finished 7th for the county in 173rd place overall.

Bath half marathon

James Knight ran a superb 1:12:46 for 36th place overall with Conor McGrory finishing in 1:22:47.

Reading half marathon

Andrew Ind was first club member home in 1:17:51, with great runs also coming from Mike Wheeler 1:22:51, Andy McKendrick 1:23:44, Max Read 1:23:51, Dan Reeves 1:26:05, Dan Taylor 1:30:11, Georgie Offer 1:38:37, Benjamin Bliss 1:40:44, Chris Culley 1:49:13, Ruth Lambert 1:54:21.

Matthew Green and Stephen Elsmere were official 1:20 and 1:25 pacers and they ran 1:19:29 and 1:24:42 respectively.

Fleet Half Marathon

Steve Barnes ran 1:19:12, Mike Sheridan 1:34:19 and Julie Kaesser 1:51:41.

Weekend overview – 9th & 10th March

CAU Inter County Championships (Inc British Athletics Cross Challenge)

Report from Phil Marshall
Newbury Athletic Club had 8 athletes representing Berkshire on Saturday in the British Athletics Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Prestwold House, Loughborough.
In very high calibre races in which only the best 7 juniors and 9 seniors from each county in the UK are entered into each race, Izzy Fry finished in 13th place and lead the Berkshire team home to a bronze medal in the U20 Women’s race. Josie Robertson matched Izzy’s performance in the U13 Girls race also finishing 13th and the first Berkshire athlete home. Lucy Wells was 70th in the U17 Women’s race and also picked up a bronze team medal in the 4 scoring Berkshire team.
Newbury’s other athletes were Luci Robertson in U15 Girls (151st), Tobias Allen in U17 Men (185th), Rachel Allen in Senior Women (199th) and Matthew Green (159th) & James Craggs (181st) in the Senior Men’s race, which was won by Adam Hickey of Essex.

Grizzly

7 runners competed in the Grizzly 20 mile race in Seaton, leading them home Stephen Elsmere finished in 30th position with a time of 2:40:04. Other finishers were David Wright (164th / 3:05:34), Tania Whitby, Rick WWyatt, Sue Van Huyysteen and Ady May (1054th to 1057th / 4:21:06) and Charlotte Winton (1134th / 4:26:53)

Louis Vinkloop 10km

Peter Crisp finished in 22nd position with a time 38:37 at the 10km event held in Amsterdam

Barcelona Marathon

Hannah Coxhead and Ian Coxhead completed the Barcelona marathon with times of 4:44:39 & 5:17:29.

British Masters Indoor and Winter Thriww Championships

Report from Phil Marshall

Newbury Athletic Club had some great medal success in the British Masters Indoor and Winter Throws Championships at Lea Valley this weekend.
Indoors, Club President Simon Barrett, found himself in very tight finishes in all of the 60m, 200m and 400m sprints in the M65 age group, and ended up with a full set of medals – bronze, silver and gold respectively. In the M45 age group, Craig Beecham took two silvers – in the Long and Triple Jumps. In the Long Jump his 5m82 leap held the lead until the final round, when he was pipped by just a few centimetres.
Outdoors the throwers faced some difficult conditions, with winds of up to 50mph, and plenty of rain! Club Chairman, Bob Broadbridge, claimed gold in the M55 Hammer and finished 4th place in the Discus. Deborah Montgomery, who is second claim for Newbury AC and coached by Broadbridge, took advantage of some slightly depleted fields in the W50 category taking gold in the Shot, Discus and Javelin, as well as silver in the Hammer.

Vault Cardiff

Trinity O’Connor broke the senior women’s club pole vault record for the 3rd time this year with a vault of 3.13m

 

Berkshire Road Championships – Wokingham half marathon

The 1st round of the Berkshire Road Championship was the Wokingham half marathon. Championship results are now confirmed.

Congratulations to James Craggs (2nd Senior men), Mike Wheeler (3rd Senior men) & Mike Sheridan (1st V60 men) on their medal positions. 

The points table can be found here.

The next race in the series is the Maidenhead 10 (19th April). Entries to the championship should be made to berkshireroadrunning@gmail.com at least 1 day before the race.

Weekend overview 23rd/24th February

English XC championship – Leeds


Andy Tuttle celebrated his 60th birthday with a 1512th place finish in his 34th consecutive national XC championship. Joining him in the senior men’s race were Dan Tuttle (465th) and Phil Marshall (539th). Izzy Fry finished 22nd in the Junior Women’s race. Sophie Byatt finished 161st in the U15G race. Ellis Russell finished 252nd in the U17M race. Catherine Tuttle finished 808th in the senior women’s race.

Full results can be found here.

Scottish XC championship – Falkirk

Representing his university Alex Muir had a great performance with a 39th place finish of 719 runners.

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30 Years of the Great South Run

Newbury AC’s Mick Cornwall joined Lizzy Yarnold, Britain’s most decorated Winter Olympian, and a group of 6 other runners who like Mick have raced every Great South Run in the events 30-year history.

The Simplyhealth Great South Run, which takes place on Sunday 20 October, has grown from humble beginnings in 1990, with 2,000 runners to over 20,000 people taking part in the world’s leading 10-mile run in Portsmouth.

The group met at Emirates Spinnaker Tower, which provides the iconic backdrop before the second mile to celebrate the events anniversary.

Mick’s best time for the race is 61:40 in 1996 and he still holds the V50 10 mile club record of 62:00 achieved in 2000.

 

Weekend overview 26th/27th January 2019

South of England XC championships – 26th January 2019

Well done to all our athletes who took on the iconic Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath in the South of England Cross Country Championship.

Izzy Fry continued her improving form to finish 14th in the U20 Women’s race.

Alex Muir had a superb race, finishing in 53rd position in a very large Senior Men’s field of 1154 runners, with James Craggs also running very well in 139th.

Cameron Langley was 148th in U17 Boys race, Sophie Bhatt 160th in U15 Girls and new member Charlie Adams had a very credible first big championship race, finishing 219th from 330 U13 Boys.

Romsey 5

Liz Harkness won the F70-74 category at the Romsey 5 with a club record of 45:53 (chip time 45:10)

Vienna indoor classic

Harry Russell competed in the 800m finishing in a time of 1:53.88

Weekend overview 19th/20th January 2019

At the Swindon winter invitational throws event there were several members of the throw team in action. Charlotte Payne started 2019 with a new club U20 record in the hammer with a throw of 56.86 m. Full results can be found here.

At the Berkshire school cross country races, held at Newbury Show Ground, there were several members representing their schools. 6 athletes qualified to represent Berkshire, Lucy Wells (3rd U17G), Sasha Tyedman (8th U17G), Luci Robertson (10th U17B), Tobias Allen (10th U17M), Emma Downie (10th U19G) and Cameron Langley (16th U17B). Full results can be found here.

Danny Hawkins finished in 1st place at the Embrace the race ultra 6 hour timed event held on Greenham Common, completing 43.7 miles in 6 hours 12 minutes and 57 seconds.

Trinity O’Connor finished 4th in the South of England U20 indoor pole vault championship with a PB of 3.0 m.