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.
There’s been plenty of track and field action over the last week, below is a brief report from Mike Robbins:
Loughborough International – 19th May
Two Newbury AC athletes were in action at this world class meet. Charlotte Payne continued her impressive start to the season with another club record in the hammer, throwing 61.83m for third place, and earning herself a call up to the Great Britain U20 team for the forthcoming Halle Throws International in Germany. Continue reading
Report from Mike Robbins
Newbury AC continued their fine start to the season with a tightly contested victory in their home Southern Athletics League fixture in Andover on Sunday. After initially announcing the match result as a dead heat, later inspection found the extra points required to secure Newbury victory over their local rivals – finishing with 231 points to Radley AC’s 228, with Yeovil Olympiads and South London Harriers further back on 158 and 152. Continue reading
Southern Counties Veterans League – round 1 – 30th April
Report from James Craggs
Calm, near perfect conditions greeted Newbury’s Veterans for their opening Southern Counties Western division fixture at Horspath on Monday night. Both the men’s and women’s teams containing some familiar and new faces performed well to finish 3rd and 6th respectively on the night with points accumulated across the track, field and age groups.
Individual victories were gained by the following
- Bob Broadbridge M50 Hammer
- Wayne Lillis M50 1500
- Craig Beecham M35 Long Jump
- Linda Pitts W50 100
- Linda Pitts W50 400
- Jenny O’Connor W35 High Jump
Newbury’s next fixture after this encouraging opener is not too far away (20th May) at Abingdon.
Thanks go out to our officials who made the fixture possible.
Oxford open – 24th April
Report from Andy Tuttle
Four members made the short trip to the Oxford Open Graded meeting at Horspath on Wednesday evening. Linda Pitts won race 2 of the 100m races in 15.18 on a rather blustery evening. Under 13 Clementine Barry was in the next race, finishing well for 2nd place in a time of 14.74. Also in the under 13’s Thea Osborne clocked 31.34 for 3rd place in race 2 of the 200m. Under 15 Miriam Cooper took 10 seconds off her previous best time in the 800m, taking the lead after 200m she held off all attempts made to overtake her, winning in 2min38.84.
At the British Athletics indoor championships, held in Birmingham on the 9th February, Harry Russell set a new 800m PB of 1.51.85, with a 4th place finish in round 1.