European U20 championships 2019

Congratulations to Izzy Fry and Charlotte Payne on their performances for GB at the European Under 20 championships in Sweeden over the weekend of 20th and 21st July.

On Saturday Charlotte was an impressive 7th place in the hammer at just 17 years of age, with a throw of 59.61m.

On Sunday Izzy finished in an impressive 4th place, gradually working her way through the field to finish in a time of 16:24.5.

Berkshire AA County Championships inc. Berkshire Endurance Championships – 10th July 2019

U13 championships

Lincoln Williams broke two club records and took home two silver medals in the 75m and 150m at the Berkshire Under 13 County Champions at Bracknell.

He clocked 10.37s in the 75m to break the 25 year old club record by three hundredths of a second, and 20.41s in the heat of the 150m, with a 20.72s in the final. Those results earned him a Berkshire call-up for the U13 Inter Counties match on July 27 in Kingston.

Endurance championships

Mike Robbins won the 3000m senior steeplechase with a new PB of 10:24.4.

Emma Downie won the 3000m U20W race in a SB 12:16.2.

Luci Robertson was 2nd in the 3000m U17W race with a new PB of 11:10.93

SAL – Match 4 – Milton Keynes 13th July 2019

It was a match of two halves as Newbury AC travelled to Milton Keynes for their fourth Southern Athletics League fixture on Saturday. Whilst the men’s team were near full strength and challenging for wins all day, the ladies team at just nine athletes strong was the smallest Newbury AC squad in the history of the SAL. Despite this, the team rallied round as best as they could, filling events wherever possible and were delighted to come away with third place against three opposition teams in the top 5 of the league. Final score: Marshall Milton Keynes 215pts, Basingstoke & Mid Hants 210, Newbury 172, Epsom & Ewell 168.

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Track and field overview – June 2019 (updated 1st July)

Berkshire Schools – 8th June

Plenty of our junior athletes were representing their schools at Palmer Park. Medal winners include:

  • Gold for Maisie Jeger in the U17 300m hurdles with a PB time of 46.58s.
  • Gold for Trinity O’Connor in the U20 pole vault with a PB clearance of 3.30m.
  • Gold for Phoebe Ryder in the U15 long jump with a PB jump of 4.77m.
  • Gold for Charlotte Payne in the U20 hammer with a championship record throw of 60.35m.
  • Silver and bronze in the U20 100m hurdles for Bo Stewart and Lilly Gohara, both running PB times of 17.41s and 17.48s respectively.
  • Silver and bronze for Kitty Shepard-Cross and Emma Downie in the U20 1500m.
  • Silver for Ben Newman in the U17 long jump.

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ESAA South East Region Combined Events Finals June 2019

Four Newbury Athletic Club athletes represented Berkshire at the ESAA South East Region Combined Events Finals in Basingstoke.

Reuben Langdon had a great weekend with seven PBs in the Senior Boys Decathlon including a 52.37 400m and 41.34 javelin for sixth place.

In the Senior Girls, competition Trinity O’Connor equalled her high jump best with 1.61, along with 3 other PBs, coming fifth. Bo Stewart acquitted herself well to her first combined events competition, for ninth.

In the Intermediate Girls competition, Maisie Jeger broke the Newbury AC U17G heptathlon club record with 4076 points, helping Berkshire to third overall behind Kent and Hampshire.

National U20/U23 Championships June 2019

Newbury AC had 4 athletes competing in the National U20/U23 Championships at Bedford at the weekend.
Charlotte Payne, fresh from her GB debut, competed in the U20 Women’s Hammer on Saturday.  After a slow start to the competition Charlotte hit form with a 59.99m effort. This edged her into the lead with a European Qualifying distance, it wasn’t quite enough to win the competition, but secured her an impressive silver medal.
On Sunday, Charlotte entered the U23 competition against athletes almost 4 years older than her. As the youngest in the field, Charlotte faced some very tough competition, but threw a huge 61.81m, just 2cm off her Personal Best, and claimed a bronze medal with 3rd position.
Charlotte hopes her efforts this weekend will book her a spot on the Team GB team for the European Championships next month.

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Loughborough BMC 5000 – European U20 qualification

Izzy Fry booked her place in the GB team for the under 20 European Championships to be held in Sweden next month. Running in the BMC 5000m race in Loughborough on Saturday evening, Izzy sliced 28 seconds off her previous best time to record 16mins 22.55, 8 seconds inside the GB European qualifying time, and a time that currently ranks her 4th in Europe in the under 20 age group for 5000m. Her time also took 20 seconds off Jackie Coopers long standing Senior club record that has stood since 1987.

Vets Track & Field round up – Matches 2 and 3

Report from James Craggs

The last few weeks has been a busy period for Newbury Vets with two fixtures in the Southern Vets Western Division (Matches 2 and 3). Both fixtures held at Abingdon saw the women place 5th on both occasions and the men 5th and 3rd. In the first of the fixtures, the men’s total was only two points off 3rd place.
Individual wins in the first fixture on May 20th came from
  • Liz Harkness W60 Shot
  • Anne Stewart Power M50 800 and 3k
  • Bob Broadbridge M50 Discus
Whilst in the second fixture on June 3rd wins came from
  • Bob Broadbridge Hammer, M50 Shot
  • Wayne Lillis M50 800
  • Craig Beecham Long Jump, 400B
A thoroughly enjoyable season comes to an end at the next match at Reading on Sunday 14th July. Further details will be out shortly