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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2020 SAL provisional fixture list

The 2020 provisional SAL fixtures have been announced as:

Saturday 25th April – Kingston
Sunday 17th May – Andover (home fixture)
Sunday 7th June – Basingstoke
Sunday 12th July – Uxbridge
Saturday 15th August – Reading

*note three Sunday events this year!*

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?

Dates for your diary

Club social – Bowling – 9th November

Matt Green is organising the next club social, 10 pin bowling at Lakeside Super Bowl. The price is £9.95 for 2 games payable on the night.

Please let Matt know by the 6th November if you wish to attend.

For members of the club Facebook page there is an event on the page for this event.

Road/Track & Field Presentation Evening 2019 – 28th December 2019

The end of season review and presentation of awards for the road and track & field sections of the club will be held on the 28th December at 7pm. The venue will be Frank Hutchings Community Hall, Thatcham.

The night will also feature the presentation of sports personality award. Please let Mike Robbins / E-J Bailey know of any nominations for the award by the 30th November.

Please bring a plate for the buffet, as well as your own drinks, as there is no bar.

For members of the club Facebook page there is an event on the page for this event. To help with planning please respond to this if you are attending.

English Schools Combined Events

After successfully qualifying via the South East schools competition earlier in the season, three of our young athletes had the honour of representing Berkshire against the best multi-eventers in the country.

Reuben Langdon had a strong two days of competition in the senior boys decathlon, getting close to his best in all events, including a PB of 9.68m in the shot put to finish in an excellent ninth place overall.

Newbury had two athletes in the senior girls heptathlon. Despite her main discipline of pole vault not being included in the heptathlon, Trinity O’Connor had a strong showing with two PBs in the shot put and long jump to take 14th place overall. Competing in only her second ever multi-event, Bo Stewart finished a creditable 24th.