Berkshire road running championships 2019

The Berkshire road running championship 2019 entries are now open. To enter the championship, once you have made your first race entry, send an email to with your name, gender, club and date of birth.

For info the 4 races are Wokingham HM, Maidenhead 10 miles, Marlow 5 miles & Burnham Beeches 10km.

Please note that all 4 races are also part of the club 2019 road league championship.

Presentation evening 2018

Sarah Fowler receives her commemorative vase and flowers

The 2018 club presentation evening was held on Friday 28th December.

The evening started with a presentation by Bob on behalf of everyone at the club to thank Sarah Fowler for her contribution to the club in her previous committee role as Chairwoman.

As with previous years the main feature of the event was the presentation of awards for outstanding performances during the 2018 Track & Field season and to the winners of the Club Road Leagues.

A full list of track and field award winners can be found here. Anyone who didn’t receive their awards please see your coach. Continue reading

Boxing Day Handicap 2018

There were 65 finishers in this year’s race. The winner was 5 year-old Alex Chicken who led from start to finish and completed the course in 18:16. Catherine Marshall was the first club member, finishing in 3rd place overall. Fastest time of the day went to Alex Muir – who just dipped under 9 minutes.

Full results

Thanks to all who helped with timekeeping. marshalling, recording and results processing: Dave Mason, Caroline Tuttle, Alison Russell, Becky Bird, Mariama Barrie, Anna Downie, Bob Taylor, Geoff Anderson, Danny Hawkins, Chloe Blair, Simon Barrett, Helen Fairclough and Sarah Fairclough.

Road running – Winter training routes

To aid club members in knowing the upcoming road running routes a trial winter routes page is now available. The page has a schedule of the road running routes (with maps and route descriptions) from the 3rd January 2019 to 28th February 2019.

It is hoped that the page will benefit anyone who knows they will be late, doesn’t plan to return to the Rugby club and/or wants to add a few extra miles as people start to prepare for Spring marathons.

If the page is found to be useful the schedule will be updated for March/April and a similar page created for the summer routes when the club returns to Fifth Road. If anyone has any feedback please send it to Andy McKendrick.

Mini-Roast Dinner at Rugby Club CANCELLED

The mini-roast at Newbury Rugby Football Club on the evening of Thursday 20 December is NOT happening as the rugby club can’t get enough people to make it viable.

Please see the message below for details from the rugby club.  There will be some form of food on offer in the bar area (£3 per head) but no mini-roast spread.

Forwarded message:
I do apologise but the players have cancelled their Christmas food, however normal food will be available as per an normal training night on Thursday.




Roadrun Route – Thu 20 Dec 18

This week’s roadrun will be Xmas Roadrun! All are welcome to join us as we run through Newbury to see the Xmas lights. The shorter route will be about  5 Miles and we will stop at certain points so everyone can join up.

We will start at the Rugby Club and go onto Monks Lane to Newbury Retail Park, then carry on Burys Bank Lane and go down New Road and through Stroud Green and through the underpass to Cheap Street. Then we will go through the Market Place and up Northbrook Street to the Clocktower. Then go back along Northbrook Street and through Bartholomew Street to Saint John’s Roundabout. The shorter route can carry on up New Town Road and back onto Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club. The longer route will  go along Andover Road  and along Fifth Road then go up Valley Road, then through Conifer Crest  and Andover Road then along Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club.

2018 Road league winners

Congratulations to the winners of the following road leagues titles in 2018. Trophies will be awarded at the club presentation & social evening on the 28th December.

Men’s Premier League – Mark Vardy
Men’s Division 1 – Jeff Bird
Men’s Division 2 – Ryan Hill
Women’s Premier League – Jenny Eaton
Women’s Division 1 – Liz Pudney
Age graded – Mike Sheridan

Full league and age graded tables can be found on the road league page.

Berkshire County XC championships – 16th December 2018

The club had some great success with medals across the age categories in today’s Berkshire County Cross Country Championship at St Andrew’s school, Pangbourne. Full results can be found on the Berkshire Athletics website.

Individual medalists

🥇 Josie Robertson U13G
🥇 Izzy Fry U20W
🥇 James Craggs Vet Men
🥇 Jess Franklin Vet Women
🥈 Mireille Cook Vet Women
🥉 Rachel Allen Vet Women

Team medalists

🥇 Vet Men (James, Phil Marshall, Steve Barnes, Jeff Bird)
🥇 Vet Women (Jess, Mirielle, Rachel, Jenny Eaton)
🥈 Senior Men (Matthew Green, Callum O’Neill, Mike Robbins, Dan Tuttle, Mike Wheeler, Ben Wickens)
🥈 U17 Men (Tobias Allen, Cameron Langley, Hugh Beattie, Ellis Russell)

U17 Men team – Silver medalists