A couple of notable performances in the past two weeks
Mike Sheridan placed 2nd in the M65-69 age-group with a time of 1:35:26,at the British Masters Half-Marathon championships at Northampton.
Jenny Eaton marked her debut in the F55 category with a 3rd place and new club half-marathon age-group record of 1:37:53 at the Great North Run.
New member Brian Matthews ran the New Forest half marathon at the weekend and managed to take 16mins of his PB! He finished 2nd in his age category, trailing first by just 39seconds in a time of 01:41:50 – 2/46 M60 Cat – Overall position 268/1905.
At the England National U15/U17 Championships held in Bedford U17 Charlotte Payne, continuing on from her achievements the previous weekend, went in ranked 5th and came out in 3rd place (Bronze medal) with a throw of 56.96m.
Sue van Huyssteen came 11th in her age group – v50-54 whilst competing for Great Britain in the ITU long distance Triathlon world championships in Penticton, Canada. This included a 30km run in 33 degrees! Results here.
Results of the Reading AC mile festival held on 28th will be posted when they are published.
There will be NO Middle Distance Sessions on the evenings of Thursday 31st August and Thursday 7th September whilst we transition towards winter training. Sessions will resume again on Thursday 14th August at Brown’s Meadow, Fifth Road. (We expect to move to our winter training venue towards the end of September).
This does not affect any other sessions and members are welcome to join the Road-Runners on their runs for these two weeks or to attend the middle distance session on Tuesdays at CCAT or the Hill sessions at Northcroft on Sunday mornings.
The current fixture list for the 2017/18 season is available here. Please contact our cross-country captain, Phil Marshall, if you need any additional information regarding entry processes, eligibility etc.
With the new season approaching rapidly, Karen Yewer is again organizing hill sessions on Sunday mornings in Goldwell Park. The first session is on 27th August with subsequent sessions on 3rd, 10th and 17th September. Meet at 9:30am in Northcroft car park. All welcome!
Report from Andy Tuttle:
The club recorded their highest Southern Athletics League position since joining the League in 2014 as they secured either 4th or 5th place in Division 2 West. (Final results not yet in!). The team finished equal 3rd in the final fixture at Aldershot Military Stadium on Saturday, in a closely fought contest with host club Aldershot, Farnham & District on 222pts, Wycombe Phoenix Harriers 196pts, and Newbury sharing 3rd place with Walton A.C on 174pts. The Men’s throwers have been in fine form all season, and they led the way again with Jamie Kuehnel and Bob Broadbridge producing a clean sweep of the points in the Hammer, Shot Putt & Discus A & B, with Jamie winning the A string Hammer and Discus with 51.51m & 36.73m, While Bob won the A Shot Putt with 11.12m. Trinity O’Connor paired well with her mother Jenny to seal two double victories in the Pole Vault with 2.60m & 2.10m respectively, and the High Jump A & B.
On the track Matt Davies was in dominate form in the hurdles, he won the A 400mH in 62.3, with Wayne Lillis taking the B string, and he ran 19.1 to win the 110mH A race, with Mike Robbins 2nd in the B.
Harry Russell made a strong return from injury to win the 400m A race in a new personal best time of 50.2, and there were also B string wins for Wayne Lillis in the 2000m steeplechase, and Matt Davies in the Triple Jump.
First year U17 Charlotte Payne had a fantastic weekend at the South of England Championships. On Saturday she won the Hammer with a new Championship record, PB and Club record of 59.05m (almost 3 metres more than her previous best.) On Sunday she went on to throw over 40m in the discus to come 3rd only losing out to two older girls!
Izzy Fry came 2nd at the Dorney Lake 5km on Sunday 13th & was first female home in 18min 29.
Lots of members competed at the Oxford open meeting on Wednesday 16th at Horspath. Harry Russell completed both the 100m and 200m in 11.86s & 23.32s respectively. Mike Robbins ran the 400m in 55:05. Phil Marshall was the fastest of the club’s 800m competitors finishing in 2:05.55; Ben Wickens ran a PB OF 2:12.32; U13 Josh Hatton ran 2:31.02, U17 Emma Downie 2:33.97 and Becky Elsmere 2:52.16. And finally U20 Oliver Hewitt threw 60.34m in the Hammer.
N.B. There will be NO junior sessions on Thursday 17th or 24th August.
See you all on Thursday 31st August.
Enjoy the summer!
Four club members raced on Saturday at the Iffley Road track, Oxford, made famous by Roger Bannister breaking the 4 min mile. Izzy Fry ran a personal best time in the BMC 1500m E race, her time of 4:32.7 also lowered her own Newbury A.C Under 20 age group record. Mike Robbins took nearly 7 seconds off his previous best time for 1500m in the BMC C race as he clocked 4:16.8. Phil Marshall raced over the One Mile distance for the first time to record 4:42.4 and Yasmin Ryder came 3rd in the 800m in 2:20.3.
Simon Barrett (V60) competed for Great Britain at the European Masters Athletics Championships in Aarhus, Denmark over the weekend finishing in 6th place in the final of the 100m in a seasons best time of 12.85 and just missed out on qualifying for the final of the 400m as he finished the semi-final in a time of 1:01.55. Success came in the 100m relay as his team achieved the Gold medal.
At the CAU Inter-County Championships in Bedford Jamie Kuehnel threw 48.50m in the Senior Mens hammer competition.
Newbury AC had a good turnout at the multi-terrain Twist 5k & 10k events in Kingsclere on Sunday morning.
After a good battle with a Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC runner, Phil Marshall had the stronger kick in the last 100m to take 1st place in the 5k race in 17:12. Rebecca Elsmere was the 1st female home in 23:03 ahead of Jill Mowat (25:16), Mariama Barrie (26:15 – running with her son) and Liz Harkness (26:48).
In the very competitive and more undulating 10k race, Steve Elsmere was the first Newbury AC runner in 9th position (39:36), with Wayne Lillis 2nd V50 (41:18) and Catherine Tuttle 3rd female (47:57).
Link to results: http://www.thefieldgatecentre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Twist-2017-Results.pdf