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.

Reminders

Please note that on Thursday 29th August there will be no regular training due to the fun club championships at CCAT. Events start from 17:45 with senior members welcome to arrive when they can throughout the night.

On Saturday 31st August the club is helping promote the Highclere 10km event by taking over the volunteer roster at Newbury Parkrun. Jeff currently has a full roster, but if anyone else can help on the day please let him know.

SAL Match 5 – Hemel Hampstead – 17th August 2019

Report from Andy Tuttle.

Newbury A.C rounded off the 2019 Track & Field season with another mid-table finish, 7th out of 16, in the Southern Athletics League Division 2 West.

The final fixture took place in Hemel Hempstead with hosts Dacorum & Tring on 215.5pts just outscoring Champions City of Salisbury by 2.5 points, with Aldershot Farnham & District on 170pts & Newbury A.C 163.5. Continue reading

Weekend overview 10th/11th August

British Master Championships – Birmingham

The club had a lot of success at the British Masters Athletics championships in Birmingham over the weekend of 10th/11th August.

  • Simon Barrett was 1st in the M65 100 & 400 and 2nd in the 200.
  • Craig Beecham was 1st in the M45 long jump & triple jump, 3rd in the 200 & set a new PB of 12.17 to finish 5th in the 100.
  • Bob Broadbridge was 1st in the M60 heavy hammer, 2nd hammer and 4th in shot and discuss.

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Fun club championship update

As previously mentioned planning is underway for the 2019 fun club championship to be held on the 29th August at CCAT.

The evening will start from 17:30 for all juniors/parents and any adult members that can attend. In a similar format to last year adult members can arrive later for additional events.

Further details and a timetable can be found below. Please note full details of the events/prizes will be announced on the night.

  • 17:30-17:45 – Juniors arrive / registration for short relays. All adult members are welcome too
  • 17:45-18:15 – Short relays, hosted by EJ and Gemma. Allocation of teams on the night. Hopefully 1 senior member / parent per team
  • 18:15-19:00 – Field events, hosted by Craig, Ryan, Matt & Bob. All seniors and juniors welcome. Rotation between 4 events – Shot, Welly Wanging, Standing Long and Standing Triple jumps. 
  • 18:30-19:00 – Seniors arrive / registration for long handicap relay. Additional car parking can be found on the common.
  • 19:00-19:30 – Long handicap relay, hosted by Mike and Andy. Allocation of teams on the night. The format will change from last year to accommodate juniors/non-runners. 
  • 19:30 – Pizzas, sandwiches and soft drinks

We look forward to seeing you all on the night & to help with planning, please either say you are going on the Facebook event and/or let me know by email/at training.

International Field Success

European Masters Games – 30th July 2019

Craig Beecham travelled to Torino in Italy for the European Masters Games and came away with a gold medal in the long jump.

Competing in the M45 category, Craig’s winning jump of 6.05m came in round two, 37cm ahead of Polish athlete Pawal Szewera in silver.

Youth Nations Cup – 3rd August 2019

Reaching the end of an extremely busy and exciting 2019 season competing Internationally for Great Britain in hammer, Charlotte Payne was selected to represent England at the first ever Youth Nations Cup in Dublin, Ireland. Continue reading

Recent track and field overview

English Schools Champs, Birmingham – 13th July

Newbury had two young athletes qualify for the national schools finals. Charlotte Payne won her first gold medal in the senior girls age group, throwing 57.53m to claim another title in the hammer, following her victory in the intermediate age group last year. Trinity O’Connor set another new PB in the pole vault, as she finished in equal 6th place with a clearance of 3.35m.

Veterans AC Champs, Kingston – 14th July

Bob Broadbridge wasted no time in his first competition as a V60 athlete, smashing two Newbury AC club records at the new weight category with 11.85m in the 5kg shot put and 43.00m in the 1kg discus. Continue reading