Easter Handicap

This year’s Easter Handicap will take place at 10:30am on Sunday 21st April. The event is held over a 1.7 mile, multi-terrain course which starts & finishes at Northcroft. Entry is free and open to all members, their families and friends. If you want to run, please e-mail Irwin Fairclough by Friday 19th April.

We also need about 10 volunteers to ensure the success of the event. If you are able to help on the day, please contact Irwin.

Additional information can be found here.

Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 – 2nd June 2019

Club member Dave Wright is once again organising the Ollie Johnson Kintbury 5 to be held on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 10:30am. Online entries are now open and can be made here.

Entries to the 2 mile race and junior races taking place on the recreation ground can be made on the day.

This race is the 2nd round of the 4 race Run West Berkshire Series. If you plan to enter the entire series, you can save 20% by entering via Run Britain.

Weekend overview 6th/7th April

Charlotte Payne continued her strong start to the year with a improvement to her U20 club hammer record, achieving a European qualifying standard, with a throw of 59.97 m.

White horse half marathon

6 members took part in the 4th round of the road running championship, leading them home was James Knight who finished in 2nd place overall and broke the V45 club record by nearly 3 minutes with a 1:13:02, Phil Marshall set a new PB of 1:18:42 in 15th position. Other finishers were Nigel Popplewell (1:27:49), Dave Wright (1:34:59), Stephen Ferriday (1:38:49) and Charlotte Fowler (1:38:47)

Manchester marathon

5 members took part – Barry Regan (2:52:16 – PB), Michal Szczepanczyk (2:58:30), Benjamin Bliss (3:27:49), Edyta Wilk (3:30:41) and Ruth Lambert (3:56:15)

Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow Spring Open

Mike Robbins, Emma Downie and Rebecca Downie started their outdoor track seasons with 4:22:65, 5:11:29 and 5:29:99 respectively in the 1500 m

Combe Gibbet To Overton 16

Mireille Cook was 3rd Female (48th overall) in a time of 2:06:53. Other finishers were Sue Van Huyssteen (2:21:52), Tania Whitby (2:31:33) and Ady May (2:31:33)

Wessex Young Athletics League – Round 1

The junior team started their track season in Winchester with a 6th place overall finish. The highlight of the day was the a win for the U13B Relay team.

Weekend overview 29th – 31st March

Harbour Club Last Friday of the Month 5K – 29th March

Ben Wickens set a new 5 km PB of 17:45 finishing in 49th position

Enigma Show Me the Money marathon – 29th March

Mike Wheeler finished in 1st position with a time of 3:11:02 and Mark Flitton finished in 3rd position with a time of 3:23:32

Mark Cawte Memorial Meeting – 30th March

Charlotte Payne started her 1st year as an U20 athlete, threw the 4kg senior weight hammer, achieving a new PB and Club record of 58 m 18 cm. This puts her clear U20 No1 in the UK at this early stage of the season and 10th on the all time list.

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Newbury Parkrun Takeover – 20th April 2019

NAC are taking over the volunteer roles at Newbury Parkrun on Saturday 20th April, to help promote the ROC Newbury 10km & junior races. The race raises money for the club & this years chosen charity Wooden Spoon, with the race profits shared between the two, so hopefully this event will increase the number of race entrants. 

If anyone can spare a few hours (you don’t have to be a runner), as a minimum we need to fill the following volunteer roles:-

  • 3 x Car park marshal
  • 1 x Pre event set-up
  • 3 x Time keepers
  • 2 x Number checkers
  • 2 x Funnel managers
  • 4 x Barcode scanners
  • 1 x Tail walker
  • 2 x Token sorters
  • 1 x Photographer 

If we have enough volunteers we can also look at having 5 pace makers and some runners in club colours in the event.

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.


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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