National U20/U23 Championships June 2019

Newbury AC had 4 athletes competing in the National U20/U23 Championships at Bedford at the weekend.
Charlotte Payne, fresh from her GB debut, competed in the U20 Women’s Hammer on Saturday.  After a slow start to the competition Charlotte hit form with a 59.99m effort. This edged her into the lead with a European Qualifying distance, it wasn’t quite enough to win the competition, but secured her an impressive silver medal.
On Sunday, Charlotte entered the U23 competition against athletes almost 4 years older than her. As the youngest in the field, Charlotte faced some very tough competition, but threw a huge 61.81m, just 2cm off her Personal Best, and claimed a bronze medal with 3rd position.
Charlotte hopes her efforts this weekend will book her a spot on the Team GB team for the European Championships next month.

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Juniors summer holiday info

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)

Loughborough BMC 5000 – European U20 qualification

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.

Vets Track & Field round up – Matches 2 and 3

Report from James Craggs

The last few weeks has been a busy period for Newbury Vets with two fixtures in the Southern Vets Western Division (Matches 2 and 3). Both fixtures held at Abingdon saw the women place 5th on both occasions and the men 5th and 3rd. In the first of the fixtures, the men’s total was only two points off 3rd place.
Individual wins in the first fixture on May 20th came from
  • Liz Harkness W60 Shot
  • Anne Stewart Power M50 800 and 3k
  • Bob Broadbridge M50 Discus
Whilst in the second fixture on June 3rd wins came from
  • Bob Broadbridge Hammer, M50 Shot
  • Wayne Lillis M50 800
  • Craig Beecham Long Jump, 400B
A thoroughly enjoyable season comes to an end at the next match at Reading on Sunday 14th July. Further details will be out shortly

Ridgeway Relay Sun 16 Jun 19 – Final Desperate Call for Runners

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 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.

Road championship round 8 – Basingstoke Parkrun – 8th June 2019

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.