Club bobble hats

The custom made NAC bobble hats have now arrived. They will be available to purchase at the next cross country league race at a heavily subsidised cost of £5 thanks to the generosity of Tailormade Building Solutions Ltd (family business of club member Jessica Franklin) and a contribution from the club. One size fits all so perfect for seniors and juniors.

Boxing Day Handicap

Congratulations to the 50 finishers in this morning’s Boxing Day Handicap and a big thank-you to all who helped in challenging conditions. The winner was 5 year-old Harry Fairclough (keeping up a family tradition!). Roz Pearson (3rd) was first club ember home and the fastest times of the day were 9:16 by Alex Muir and 9:49 by Phil Marshall. Full results.

Winter training program

  • Thursday 19th December – Christmas light road run & last training session of 2019
  • Saturday 21st December. Entry deadline for Boxing Day handicap. Please let Irwin know if you wish to enter. Entries are free for all.
  • Sunday 22nd December – 9:30am Hill training at Northcroft
  • Thursday 26th December – 10:15am (1st runner 10:30) – Boxing Day handicap at Northcroft
  • Saturday 28th December – 7pm – Road/Track & Field Presentation Evening at Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham, RG18 4QH
  • Sunday 29th December – 10:30am – Dave Wrights Annual Combe Run starting at the Jubilee Centre, Kintbury
  • Thursday 2nd January – Return to normal training – TBC, please confirm with your regular coach

Kintbury 5 mile – 7th June 2020

In 2020 the Ollie Johnson memorial Kintbury 5 Mile will no longer be called the Ollie Johnson memorial race.

Kintbury St. Marys School will be the main organiser and Dave Wright will help them during the first year, before stepping down after organising the race for 20 years. The race will still be part of the Run West Berks series and will be renamed the Kintbury 5 Mile Run.

The Ollie Johnson trust will continue to help the clubs young athletes and be administered by Ian and Lorriane Johnson.

Dave Wright has been most grateful to everyone from Newbury AC who have helped with the race in the past and it would be much appreciated for this next “transition” year if anyone could help again.

As the race will still be the second counter in the Run West Berks series, he hopes to see lots of red/white/blue vests running again including himself!

XC league table and Boxing Day handicap

2020 XC league table

The 2020 XC league table after round 1 of the OML and the BB&O is available for review.

If there are any mistakes please notify Irwin.

Boxing Day handicap

Irwin is now taking entries for the Boxing Day Handicap – our annual free, fun event over a 1.7 mile multi-terrain course around Speen.

Starts 10:30 am from Northcroft – register from 10am in cricket club car park. Open to all members, family & friends. No entries on the day.

Offers of help with marshaling etc.will be much appreciated, please let Irwin know if you can assist.

Roc Newbury 10k 2020 – Volunteers required

Message from Ryan Hill – Race director 2020

Having taking over from Becky Elsmere, I am now beginning to make plans for next year’s Roc Newbury 10k race on 24th May 2020 (please keep your diaries free!!)
The race provides a huge benefit to the club and chosen charities and requires lots of volunteer support to stage successfully.
Getting involved in the race organisation in any way is a great experience, please get in touch if you’re available to help – I’m sure there will be a role suited to everyone.

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Newbury AC’s Sports Personality of the Year 2019

It’s that time of year again, Newbury AC’s Sports Personality of the Year will return at the presentation evening on Saturday 28th December.

In a similar format to last year, the winner of this award is entirely decided by club members, so we’re looking for your nominations of someone who’s been inspirational, motivational or just damn impressive in what they do – whether in track, field, cross country, road running or everyday club life. Any club member is eligible – old, young, fast or slow. A shortlist will be selected from your nominations, and the winner chosen on the night in a public vote.

Please email your nomination(s) to gensec@newburyac.org.uk with a brief description of why you think they deserve the award by 30th November.

There’s no limit to the number of nominations (but you can’t vote for yourself!), so if you think someone is a worthy contender, don’t assume that someone else will do the honours!

Last year’s winner was Josie Robertson – can she make it two in a row, or will someone else claim the beautiful trophy?