Oxford Mail Cross-country League: Round 1, 4th November, Newbury Showground

It’s time to clean off last seasons dirt from your xc spikes and let’s kick off the season in style with a big Newbury AC attendance at the first Oxford Mail League race of the 2018/19 season

Race Timetable below:
Race Start Time Age Group(s) Target distance

1 09.55 U9 Girls and Boys 1200m
2 10.00 U11 Girls 1500m
3 10.10 U11 Boys 1500m
4 10.20 U13 Girls 2500m
5 10.30 U13 Boys 2500m
6 10.45 U15 and U17 Girls 3500m
7 11.00 U15 and U17 Boys 4800m
8 11.20 U20/Sen/Vet Men 8500m
9 12.00 U20/Sen/Vet Women 6500m

Please can you car share where possible and remember £4 for the car park.

This fixture is being hosted by Newbury AC, so any club members not racing, please can you kindly contact Phil Marshall as we need some help with car park attending, time recorders and marshalling.

DRAFT 2018 Road Running League Table

The DRAFT 2018 Road Running league table is attached.

These results have been taken from the Power of 10, the club FB page and results webpages of events that I’ve known about; there are likely to be results and timings that I am unaware of.

Please check that the data reflected on the table is correct for you.  If the data is incorrect, please e-mail your corrected details (with a link to the respective results) to:  conormcg56@gmail.com

The tables do not show any promotion or relegation movements yet, that will come at the end of the year. The tables only show performances and points.



Newbury Rugby Club Thursday Evening Initial Gathering Area

In light of the recent infrastructure renovations undertaken at Newbury Rugby Club, the staff have kindly allowed us to gather for pre-training admin, announcements, etc in the bar area/large function room (which is through the right hand door from the entrance hall, then through the next set of doors, keeping the stairs to your right).

Gathering in this area allows the main club entrance area to remain free for other clubhouse users to come and go unhindered.

Please spread the word to anyone who may arrive slightly later and think that everyone has already dispersed to their various training events.

Roadrun for Thursday 25 Oct 18

Roadrun for Thursday 25 Oct 18:
This week’s roadrun will be Winter Route Kiln Road.
Rugby club to Monks Lane onto Essex Street and down Valley Road to Enbourne Road and to the Clock Tower. The shorter Group will carry long the A4 to Hambridge Road and through the Racecourse up New Road to Burys Bank Road. Then carry onto Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club. The longer group will go along the A4 to Grove Road and Love Lane and back along Kiln Road to Fir Tree Lane. Then through Hambridge Road to the Racecourse up New Road and Burys Bank Road then back along Monks Lane to the Rugby Club.

Weekend Round-Up 20th/21st October

Well done to our 3 stage Women’s team of Victoria Duncan, Sophie Fowler & Jess Franklin; and our 4 stage Men’s team of Matthew Green, James Craggs, Mike Robbins and Phil Marshall, most of whom were opening their cross country season on Saturday at the South of England XC Relay Championships held at Wormwood Scrubs.
The women who ran 3x3km legs finished in 12th position, with the men who ran 4x5km finished in 13th.

We had a number of representatives at the Abingdon Marathon on Sunday where there were pb’s for Jeff Bird 2:58.09, Mike Wheeler 2:58.39 & Danny Hawkins 3:11.03. Christina Pugsley finished in 3:32.13 less than a minute off her pb: Abingdon results


Charlotte Fowler travelled to Amsterdam to complete her first marathon in 3:48.42 on Sunday

There were some good performances from club members at Sunday’s Great South Run. Mike Sheridan was 2nd M65 in 1:05:54. Mark Vardy finished in 55:08, Brian Matthews 1:15:41, Mariama Barrie 1:39:51 and Mick Cornwall 1:58:50.

Steve Ferriday completed the Yorkshire Coast 10k around scenic Scarborough on Sunday finishing 126th out of 2134 runners with a chip time of 42:10.

Further results will be posted here if received.


Weekend Round-up 13th/14th October

Huge breakthrough performance from Josie Robertson on Saturday to win the British Athletics Cross Challenge U13 Girls race in Cardiff in a high quality field. Good races also from Izzy Fry who was 9th (7th U20) in the U17/U20 race and Luci Robertson 13th in the U15 girls race.

British Athletics report: https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/…/hulson-and-moller-ki…/

Victoria Duncan finished 2nd lady in a PB of 1:26:08 at Sunday’s Putney & Fulham half-marathon. Ryan Hill finished 44th (2:59:43) in the Goodwood Motor Circuit 20.

And whilst everyone else was racing or training in very wet conditions E-J Bailey and Sue Van Huyssteen completed a 10k & half-marathon respectively in much warmer conditions in Palma, Majorca.

Tadley 10 mile results have been posted separately.

A number of junior members entered the Step up 4 Good Greenham Trust 5k and fun run races yesterday with some excellent results. Joshua Norton and George Studart were 1st and 2nd respectively in the mini-mile event and Sophie Bhatt led home a group of runners in the 5k as she came 5th overall  (click on table below to enlarge):


Road run route (Thu 18 Oct 18)

Winter Route Conifer Crest In REVERSE!
Start at Rugby Club onto Monks Lane and then go down to Andover Road through town until Costa Coffee. Where we will go through Victoria Park to Shaw Road and Onto Love Lane. The shorter route will go back along Oxford Road through town until the Enbourne Road. Then they will go along Fifth Road and up Valley Road to Essex Street. Then they will carry on to Conifer Crest and then Andover Road then back to Monks Lane to the Rugby Club.
The Longer Route will carry on from Love Lane to Grove Road and back along the A4 to town and onto Enbourne Road across Fifth Road and up Valley Road onto Essex Street to Conifer Crest. Then Andover Road to Monks Lane and back to the Rugby Club

Tadley 10 Mile: Sunday 14th October 2018

Jeff Bird coming 1st V40 Male

Despite absolute torrents of rain and lagoon-sized puddle-lakes on the roads, congratulations to the NAC Tadley 10 mile team. 
Jeff Bird: 4th overall, 1st male V40 (1:02:25)
Conor McGrory: 11th overall (1:06:48) closely followed by
Nige Popplewell: 12th overall (1:06:51)
Steve Ferriday: 21st overall (1:13:27)
Christina Pugsley: 33rd overall, 7th Female (1:16:13)
Full results here: https://my5.raceresult.com/89419/results?lang=en#0_A87E70


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Road League tables

The 2018 Age-Graded table has been updated to reflect results to the 7th October. Please e-mail Irwin Fairclough with any additions etc. If you want to be added to the league, please send your Date of Birth to Irwin and he will pick-up your results from the Power of 10 website and include them in the next update.

The  club’s standard Road League Tables are now administered by Conor McGrory. Details of the results reporting process are provided below. Continue reading