Last session will be Thursday 25th July (we’ll do the summer olympics again at Fifth Road)
First session back will be Thursday 29th Aug – this is up at the track for the Club Champs, 5:30pm (same as last year with relays and field events with the rest of the club)
Newbury A.C continued the fine start to the season with 2nd place in the 3rd of 5 Southern Athletic League fixtures, to keep them near the top of Division 2 West.
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.
Report from James Craggs
- Liz Harkness W60 Shot
- Anne Stewart Power M50 800 and 3k
- Bob Broadbridge M50 Discus
- Bob Broadbridge Hammer, M50 Shot
- Wayne Lillis M50 800
- Craig Beecham Long Jump, 400B
Report from Keith Baker
Match 3 of the Wessex Young Athletes League, in Guildford on June 9th,was again hit by heavy rain in the afternoon, but did not hamper performances.
Presently, NAC is in danger of not fielding any teams for next Sunday’s Ridgeway Relay event which would be an unfortunate milestone for the club.
At present, the solitary team we are fielding is still two runners short.
If anyone can attend this event, please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and I will add you to the team list.
It would be a real shame if NAC couldn’t enter even one team for this iconic event.
Mike Wheeler & Stephen Elsmere had a 1-2 finish overall and in the senior men’s championship.
In the Veterans men’s championship Nige Popplewell was 9th finisher and took the win. Mike Sheridan was 32nd and takes 2nd place.
Rebecca Elsmere finished in 99th position (9th Female) to take the senior women’s championship victory.
Liz Harkness finished in 247th position (1st VW70-74) to take the senior women’s championship victory.
Good runs at the Yateley 10K from Sheila Marshall – 2nd F65 in 54:44 and Liz Harkness – 3rd F65 in 56:58, who also improved her F70 club record by 38 seconds.