Weekend overview 12th/13th October 2019

Chicago Marathon

Mike Sheridan took the V70 victory in the Chicago marathon in a fantastic time of 3:04:55, breaking the previous club record by over 2 hours. 

Greenham Trust Step up 4 good 10 km

James Knight won the race in 35:46, Tobias Allen set a new PB on his way to 2nd in 36:00, Jeff Bird was 4th/1st V40 in 37:26 and Rachel Allen was 22nd/2nd lady in 44:23. Continue reading

2019 / 2020 XC Season

The majority of the 2019/2020 XC season fixtures are now confirmed and can be found here. Please add them to your diary.

We had a hugely successful league season with a great turn out for all fixtures last year and it would be great have that again.

Phil Marshall E-J Bailey will automatically enter anyone who ran an Oxford Mail league race last year into the 2019/20 league.

They will also enter anyone that they have spoken directly to already, but if there is anyone who is new or returning to cross country and wants to race (it’s free for all competing members) , please let them know.

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.

Weekend overview 21st/22nd September

Solent half marathon

Laura Buchanan finished in 85th position (9th female) with a new PB of 1:32:48

New Swindon Half maratahon

Andy Ind finished in 6th position and 2nd M40 with a new PB of 1:16:32

Highclere 10km

Several members ran in the senior 10km and junior 2km race. Tobias Allen in his first 10km was 1st finisher overall. The results can be found here.

Highclere 10km 2019 Results

The final results for the junior and senior races can be found in the following locations.

Thank you to the Carnarvon family and Highclere Castle for their generosity in allowing us to run the race on their private estate.

We would also like to thank our sponsor Stryker for their generosity in supporting the race and the incredible efforts of our volunteers from the race charity MS Society UK.

A big thank you to to all members of Newbury Athletic Club who either volunteered today or in the build up to the race.

We hope everyone enjoyed the race/their post race goodies and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Havant open – U15 1000m club record

Newbury A.C under 15 Miriam Cooper broke one of the club’s longest standing young athletes record when competing in the 1000m race at the Havant Open at the Mountbatten Stadium, Portsmouth on Saturday.

Miriam clocked a time of 3min10.2 to knock 10.4 seconds off the record set by Sally Rees in 1980.