The weather forecast for later is not good.
Izzy Fry set a new Under 20 club record over 5000m in her first track race of the season, clocking a very impressive 17min 02.33. Izzy was the first Woman home in 9th place when competing for St Mary’s University at the London Universities & Colleges Championships held at the Parliament Hill track on Saturday 23rd March.
The cross trophy presentation evening was held on the 22nd March with the following awards and club championship trophies presented:-
Most Improved Senior Man: Daniel Tuttle
Most Improved Senior Woman: Rachel Allen
Most Improved Junior: Miriam Cooper
Endeavour Award: Charlotte Page-Smith & Rosie Stockwell
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.
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)
CAU Inter County Championships (Inc British Athletics Cross Challenge)
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
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
Trinity O’Connor broke the senior women’s club pole vault record for the 3rd time this year with a vault of 3.13m
With Henley’s hills are now a distant memory it’s time to get re-acquainted with Northcroft – 9:30am on Sundays 10th, 17th (St Patrick’s Day – wear green!) and 24th March.
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!
Thank you for your attention and look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
Message from E-J regarding tomorrow’s junior sessions at St Barts
Dear All, we only have one parent help for the St Barts indoor session tomorrow. We are a few coaches down too so it anyone can help, please let me know. Many Thanks E-J
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.