Track & Field

The club has year-round  use of the recently rennovated Crookham Common Athletics Track (CCAT). Coaching sessions are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – see Club programme for details.

A strong start to life in the SAL saw Newbury clinch promotion from Division 3 back in 2013, in what was to be the last season under the guidance of Keith Scott. Now led by team captains Mike Robbins (men) and Caroline Tuttle/Roz Pearson (women), Newbury compete in the SAL Division 2 West.

The successful 2013 team

The 2017 team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 season saw a credible push for promotion from the NAC squad. Two wins and a second place from our opening three league fixtures gave the team a strong start which ultimately lead to a fifth place finish in the league table, one position away from our highest ever season ending position. Over the year 56 athletes competed, achieving 102 event wins between them. The famous Newbury team spirit was out in full force, meaning almost every single scoring position was filled, adding vital points to the team score. Helen Broadbridge (hammer), Sam Plumb (400mH) and Jamie Kuehnel (hammer) all picked up “Athlete of the Match” awards for stunning performances in their events, with Helen registering both of the two senior club records set in 2017 – in hammer and discus.

Away from the league, Newbury AC had plenty of medallists at the Berkshire county championships and Berkshire Schools, as well as representation at the UK Champs, English Schools, England U23s, South of England Champs and European Masters. The greatest success came at the British Masters however, where both Wayne Lillis (V50 3000m steeplechase) and Bob Broadbridge (V55 shot put) picked up gold medals.

Any athlete over the age of 35 is eligible to compete as a Veteran. The club is in the Western Division of the Southern Counties Veterans Athletic Club (SCVAC) track and field league where the men and women compete as separate teams over four matches from May to early July. The women’s team regularly finish within the top 3 positions.