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.

Important dates for junior athletes

Wessex League Dates:

Sunday 7th April – Winchester
Sunday 2nd June – Swindon
Sunday 9th June – Camberley
Sunday 7th July – Winchester 

(Team Captains will be emailing parents/carers soon to request availability and preferred events)

CCAT Training Dates

(Fifth Road junior training moves to CCAT, senior training at CCAT moves to later start time of 7pm):
Thursday 4th April (5:45pm start)
Thursday 23rd May (5:45pm start)
Thursday 27th June (5:45pm start)

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.

Grizzly

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

 

Oxford Mail Round 4 – Adderbury – Race confirmed

Update below from the league to confirm tomorrow’s fixtures will go ahead.

The current forecast is for sub zero temperatures, so it may not be possible to run in spikes!

Following an inspection of the venue and courses earlier today the decision has been taken for the Round 4 fixture scheduled to be held at Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury to go ahead as planned.Many thanks to the host clubs and their volunteers for all their hard work in making that possible.

Thank you for your attention and look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Club kit

At the junior sessions at St Barts, E-J has a selection of club T-shirts (£10 each) and hoodies (£15 each) for sale.

The Hi-vis-T-shirts are great for the run out and will save the young athletes wearing one of the bibs.

For members who don’t attend the juniors sessions. E-J will bring them to the AGM at CCAT on 26th February.

Weekend overview 19th/20th January 2019

At the Swindon winter invitational throws event there were several members of the throw team in action. Charlotte Payne started 2019 with a new club U20 record in the hammer with a throw of 56.86 m. Full results can be found here.

At the Berkshire school cross country races, held at Newbury Show Ground, there were several members representing their schools. 6 athletes qualified to represent Berkshire, Lucy Wells (3rd U17G), Sasha Tyedman (8th U17G), Luci Robertson (10th U17B), Tobias Allen (10th U17M), Emma Downie (10th U19G) and Cameron Langley (16th U17B). Full results can be found here.

Danny Hawkins finished in 1st place at the Embrace the race ultra 6 hour timed event held on Greenham Common, completing 43.7 miles in 6 hours 12 minutes and 57 seconds.

Trinity O’Connor finished 4th in the South of England U20 indoor pole vault championship with a PB of 3.0 m.

Oxfordshire Cross Country League Round 3 – Horspath, Oxford – 6th January

Message from Phil Marshall

A reminder to everyone that the next Oxfordshire Cross Country League fixture is this Sunday 6th January at Horspath, Oxford.  It would be fantastic if we can have another big Newbury AC turnout. 🎽🇨🇷

Fixture details, times, directions and course maps can be found on the Oxon XC league website

Note on the course from Barry Cornelius: “The course routes are different from those of past OXL fixtures held at this venue.”

Two main differences are:

  1. The routes don’t climb as high as previous events.
  2. The very muddy section between I and J (see course maps) is in use for the U15 and above races.