As part of the 2019 website update it would be good to get some recent photos of current club members across all areas of the club i.e. road, XC, track and field etc. Ideally it would be good to have a selection of action & group shots.
To save lots of large emails I have created a club Flickr account to store the photos.
If anyone has any good (preferably high resolution) photos that they are happy to be used on the website, can you please drop me an email for the username/password and upload them to the Flickr account?
Report from Nigel Popplewell: Dave Wright’s annual group run up to Combe Gibbet was well attended on 28th December 2018 with good weather as an added bonus. For the first time in recent memory, no-one was lost on route!
The Berkshire road running championship 2019 entries are now open. To enter the championship, once you have made your first race entry, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, gender, club and date of birth.
For info the 4 races are Wokingham HM, Maidenhead 10 miles, Marlow 5 miles & Burnham Beeches 10km.
Please note that all 4 races are also part of the club 2019 road league championship.
Sarah Fowler receives her commemorative vase and flowers
The 2018 club presentation evening was held on Friday 28th December.
The evening started with a presentation by Bob on behalf of everyone at the club to thank Sarah Fowler for her contribution to the club in her previous committee role as Chairwoman.
As with previous years the main feature of the event was the presentation of awards for outstanding performances during the 2018 Track & Field season and to the winners of the Club Road Leagues.
A full list of track and field award winners can be found here. Anyone who didn’t receive their awards please see your coach. Continue reading
The Newbury 10K will take place on Sunday 26th May 2019 and is being sponsored by Roc Technologies. Entries are now open via Run Britain.
Further details about the race can be found here.
A press release from Roc Technologies can be found here.
To aid club members in knowing the upcoming road running routes a trial winter routes page is now available. The page has a schedule of the road running routes (with maps and route descriptions) from the 3rd January 2019 to 28th February 2019.
It is hoped that the page will benefit anyone who knows they will be late, doesn’t plan to return to the Rugby club and/or wants to add a few extra miles as people start to prepare for Spring marathons.
If the page is found to be useful the schedule will be updated for March/April and a similar page created for the summer routes when the club returns to Fifth Road. If anyone has any feedback please send it to Andy McKendrick.
Congratulations to the winners of the following road leagues titles in 2018. Trophies will be awarded at the club presentation & social evening on the 28th December.
Men’s Premier League – Mark Vardy
Men’s Division 1 – Jeff Bird
Men’s Division 2 – Ryan Hill
Women’s Premier League – Jenny Eaton
Women’s Division 1 – Liz Pudney
Age graded – Mike Sheridan
Full league and age graded tables can be found on the road league page.
The closing date for qualifying race results for inclusion in the 2018 road league was Sunday 9th December 2018, with a deadline of midday on 14th December to submit any further results.
The updated table can be found here. If any of the data is incorrect, i.e. missing PB points, please e-mail Conor McGrory and Andy McKendrick.
It has been agreed by the NAC committee that we will trial a Road Running Championship in 2019 in place of the current Road Running League format.
There will be four leagues; Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s (ages 17-49), Veteran Men’s and Veteran Women’s (ages 50+).
The championship will include five different distances from 5km to Half Marathon and only set races will count. The championship fixtures can be found here. Members are responsible for their own entry arrangements.
Points will be awarded based on finishing position amongst all Newbury AC runners in your league and your best result over each distance will be included in the final championship table.
Additional information and rules can be found on the road running league page.
Please contact Phil Marshall if you have any questions.
Normal sessions resume on Thursday 3rd January at Newbury Rugby Club.
The next Oxford Mail League fixture is on Sunday 6th January at Horspath, Oxford.