Young Athletes news

Venue for Junior Sessions:

The location of & directions to our main training sites can be downloaded here: NAC Training Locations

The latest junior newsletter can be downloaded here. (March 2017) 

Spring / Summer sessions including competitive opportunities can be downloaded here.

N.B. There will be NO junior sessions on Thursday 17th or 24th August.

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The junior session takes place on Thursday evenings between 6pm and 7.15pm for 9-14yr olds (juniors to sign in from 5.50pm).  In the summer it is held at at Brown’s Meadow, Fifth Road with one session a month held at CCAT (dates are listed below and on the newsletters).  During the winter months, usually beginning of November to the middle of March, it is held inside St. Bart’s sportshall.

The outdoor sessions cover all the main track and field including sprints, middle distance, vortex throw, javelin, shot putt and discus as well as hurdles and long jump (high jump is covered at the CCAT sessions when we go up there weather permitted).

The indoor sessions cover the events held in the sportshall competitions including sprints, foam hurdles, indoor throws, standing long and triple jump as well as vertical jump, speed bounce and the hi-stepper. We also alternate this with indoor circuit sessions for core strength over the winter.

There is also the chance of a run out each week for those who enjoy a longer run especially for the middle distance on the track and the cross country over the winter.

We have also seen the introduction of log books for all our juniors which we encourage athletes to fill in each month in our time trials as well as their competitions.  These are also collected in twice a year for us to look at progress throughout the year.

Wessex Young Athletes League – Match 4 – Swindon 16th July

Happy Quadkids!!

Report by Junior Team Managers:

Newbury Athletic Club’s under 11 boys & girls quad team did exceptionally well, they bonded superbly as teams and went to all their events intent on doing their absolute best in representing their club.

Our Teams at this match consisted of the boys Freddie Wilson, Harry Billett, Oliver Hamlin, Kian, Passfield, Archie Matthews, Ben Telford & Sam Telford & the girls Thea Osborne, Zoe Gray, Sophie Filsell, Lola Thorne, Waheeda Wasterfall, Hannah Cox, Emily Cox, Josephine Winchester & Anna Delavere.

We saw personal bests from Freddie, Kian, Oliver, Harry, Archie, Ben & Sam from the boy’s team and Thea, Zoe, Sophie, Lola, Hannah, Emily & Anna from the girls team. The team finished an excellent overall 2nd on the day behind hosts Swindon and ahead of Camberley, Fleet, Oxford & Salisbury.

U13 Boys: The best results of the day were in the 800m with Joshua Hatton leading from the start and finishing well ahead in a Grade4 time of 2m 30.7s on a breezy day. Nathan Delavere also won the B race by a good margin with a PB of 2m 34.1. In 200m A string Nathan and B string Wilf Waldon both managed 3rd places. Determined thrower Gabriel Martinez earned 3rd in the Discus with 13.01m.

U15 Boys: 80m Hurdles, Lawrence Baker was a clear winner in a Grade 4 time of 13.0s, followed by 2nd in 100m in 12.8s and 2nd Long Jump with a Grade 4 5.28m. Good 800m results again for Callum Potts with a PB of 2m 21.7s for 4th place with Oliver Brashaw 1st in the B race. Saul Martinez-Goddard followed with a PB also. Callum followed his 800 with a win in the 300m B race in 43.3s. The day finished with the Relay Team of Lawrence, Hugh Beattie, Saul and Callum getting 2nd place in a great time of 54.8s due to some sharp baton changes.

U17 Boys: 200m Reuben Langdon 4th with an equal PB time of 25.4 and in the B race, Rhys Ainsworth 2nd with a PB of 25.5s. Rhys also set PBs of 12.6s for 4th place in 100m and 58.2s for 2nd in the 400m B race. Reuben took 3rd in the A race with 54.9s.

Each age group was 5th overall, which is excellent for a small team and shows the effort and improvement from all of the athletes this season.

The girl’s team started off well with Lily Gohara and Bo Stewart both coming 2nd in the U17 80mh  Trinity O’Connor was 1st in the high jump A and Amber White 1st B with Scarlett O’Connor 2nd in the U15 age group.

U13’s Josie Robertson and Sophie Byatt competed in the 1200m with Josie’s sister Luci coming 5th in the U15 1500. Sisters Trinity and Scarlett O’Connor both did the javelin resulting in a PB for Scarlett.

On the track U15’s Sophie Cunningham & Amelie Roumignac  – PB  posted identical times in the 200m A & B strings of 29.5. Lilly Gohara (U17)also pb’d  in 29.6s.

Miriam Cooper U13 (2:54.4) and Emma Downie U17 (2:32.2 – PB) competed in 800m as the sun came out.

Trinity O’Connor was 2nd A string and Lilly Gohara 1st B string in the U17 long jump with Bo Stewart getting a PB of 4.57 as a non scorer. Scarlett O’Connor got her 2nd PB of the day in the long jump with 4.04

The 100m races were well represented by Phoebe Ryder and  Miriam Cooper for U13, Sophie Cunningham and Amelie Roumignac for the U15 and Amber White and Bo Stewart for U17

The day finished with the relay races with the U15 girls coming 4th and the U17 girls putting up a strong performance to come first in their race. A great end to the season well done girls.

Additional photos can be seen on the Facebook page

 

Southern Athletic League – Perivale – 17th June

The club continued their best ever start to life in Division 2 West of the Southern Athletics League with another resounding win, this time at Perivale, West London. It now reads two wins and a 2nd place from the opening three fixtures, and 3rd place in the League behind Reading A.C and the Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow club. It was another joint effort across the disciplines, but Sam Plumb could not have made a more impressive return to League action, He received the Man of the Match award for winning the 400m Hurdles in 53.18, the 110m Hurdles in 15.58, the 100m with 11.23, and anchoring the successful 4x 400m team with youngsters Rhys Ainsworth, George Biggs and Vlad Tsagov.
The team never looked back from an outstanding start in the 12.00pm events, which saw Wayne Lillis follow up

Sam’s win in the 400m Hurdles by taking the B string, Bob Broadbridge finished 2nd in the shot A, with Jamie Kuehnel winning the B string, Helen Broadbridge throwing 52m.85 for 2nd in the Hammer, with Under 17 Charlotte Payne sealing the B string win with 51m94, and Daniel Tuttle 6cm clear of his rivals in the High Jump with 1m76. The throwers were in fine form all day with Helen Broadbridge setting a new Senior club record of 43m84 to win the Discus, & Charlotte Payne winning the B with 36m90, both recorded Personal best distances with the 4km Shot Putt, with 11m.03 & 10m52. Rosie Stanton threw over 30m for 2nd A in the Javelin, with Helen only just shy of that mark winning the B string. Jamie Kuehnel and Ian Payne took maximum points in the Hammer, while Jamie and Bob Broadbridge were just 1 point adrift of that feat in the Discus. Mother and Daughter paring of Jenny and Trinity O’Connor came tantalizingly close to recording double victories in both the High Jump and the Pole Vault, with under 17 Trinity’s Vault of 2m70 winning the A string, Jenny cleared 2m10 to win the B, Trinity finished 2nd in the High Jump on count back, while Jenny won the B string on count back. There were other wins on the day from Rosie Stanton in the A string 100m Hurdles, Jemma Colbourne in the B Triple Jump, Phil Marshall in the B 5000m & Graham Stent in the 2000m steeplechase.

The victorious 4 * 400m relay team

A big thank you to everyone who travelled to Perivale to make it such a successful day. Under 17 Lilly Gohara made her SAL debut, Lilly ran 13.82 in the 100m, and recorded 4m37 in the Long Jump. Sarah Fowler knocked 3 seconds off the over 60 200m club record, with 36.35, and Sara Rudd, Emma Downie, Becky Elsmere, Emily Craggs, Reuben Langdon, Mike Robbins, Peter Crisp, Matt Green, Steve Elsmere, Phillip Carter, Alexander Taylor all gained valuable points for the club.
Provisional Match score :-
1 Newbury A.C 214
=2 Radley A.C 185
=2 Kingston & Polytechnic Harriers 185
4 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 137

Recent Results round-up

On Saturday 10th June a number of our athletes competed very successfully for West Berkshire schools in the Berkshire schools championships held at Palmer Park Reading. On the track Kitty Shepherd-Cross was 1st in the Intermediate 1500m in 4:44.8 and Emma Downie recorded 2:35 in the intermediate 800m.  Amber White  ran 13.9m in the 100m Intermediate race whilst Hugh Beattie recorded 5:53.2 in the 1500m Junior race and Lawrence Baker took 1st place in the Junior boys 80mH. Ella Houston took 1st place in the Senior High Jump with 1.60m, whilst Trinity O’Connor recorded an pb and 1st place in the Intermediate Pole Vault with 2.80m. Josh Douglas also took 1st place and a pb in the Intermediate Triple Jump wth 12.28m. In the field Charlotte Payne was 1st in the Intermediate discus with 41.19 as was Oliver Hewitt in the Senior Hammer with a throw of 56.41m. Abi Livingstone was 5th in the Junior javelin with 27.05m.

As a result of their efforts Charlotte Payne, Oliver Hewitt, Kitty Shepherd-Cross and Izzy Fry have been selected to represent Berkshire Schools at the ESAA Track & Field Championships in July. We wish them every success.

At the Wargrave 10k on Sunday 11th Stephanie Smallman recorded a pb of 51.16, Sheila Marshall was 1st Masters 60+ in 51.43 and Emily Craggs also ran.

At the Watford open graded meeting on Wednesday 14th in the 8-00m races Mike Robbins ran a PB of 2:03.03 and Wayne Lillis lowered his own V50 club record to 2:11.06.

Wessex Young Athletes League – Match 2 – 4th June Bournemouth

Report from Emma Guilfoyle:

The second of the club’s Wessex League fixtures was full of personal bests for the youngest of the junior section.  The boys kicked off with the vortex throw with a great start for Oliver Taylor with 21.25m, the girls started with the long jump with personal bests for Zoe Gray and Lola Thorne.  The 75m also had personal bests for both Oliver and Freddie Wilson with both also improving on their long jump by huge margins and Oliver also improving on his 600m.  The girls team saw Anna Delavere and Sophie Livingstone competing for the first time in the league and personal bests in 2 events for Clementine Barry, 3 events for Thea Osbourne and all 4 events for Zoe Gray and Lola Thorne. Overall the U11s finished in 6th place.

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SAL – Match 2 – Andover – 21st May – Win for Newbury!

On a beautiful sunny day, Newbury AC’s senior team made the short trip to their (almost) home fixture at Andover. On paper the team looked strong, but even in the most optimistic minds nobody was quite expecting what was to come. The home team dominated the day, finishing with their highest ever division 2 score of 242 points – a total which has only been beaten twice in the last four seasons, both times by the eventual league champions. Newbury finished the day streets ahead of the competition – early season league leaders Yeovil Olympiads (177 points), and London clubs Hillingdon AC (173) and Herne Hill Harriers (105).

The day’s biggest successes came in the throws, but this time the ladies team marginally outshone the men’s team. Helen Broadbridge and Charlotte Payne were an unbeatable force, taking the double victory in all three heavy throws. For both, the highlight of the day was the hammer, where Helen added another half a metre to her own club record, throwing 53.67m, while Charlotte wasn’t far behind with 52.27m – a remarkable achievement given she was throwing two weights above her own category, and becoming the seventh furthest U17 athlete of all time. To complete the rout, Rosie Stanton (A) and Abigail Livingstone (B) added a second and first place respectively in the javelin to secure 31 out of a possible 32 points.

On the men’s side, Jamie Kuehnel and Oliver Hewitt were consistently scoring big points, taking four wins and three second places over the day between them. Once again, the hammer proved a double victory, while Oliver’s huge PB of 39.01m in the discus not only won the A string, but took him within a metre of his coach’s club record.

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Weekend Round up – Chieveley Chase & Park House Charity runs- 13th/14th May

There was a big club turn-out for the Chieveley Chase on Saturday, expertly directed by E-J Bailey, – the first of the Run West Berks series of events. Congratulations to the winners Matt Green & Philippa Cass. Full results can be seen here. All Newbury senior finishers as follows:

1. Matthew Green – 32:39; 3. Steve Barnes – 34:33 ;4. Phil Marshall – 34:47 ;7. Michal Szczepanczyk – 35:28 ;11. Conor McGrory – 36:33 ;12. Martin Walker – 36:40 ;13. Jeff Bird – 37:06;14. Mike Wheeler – 37:09;16. Nige Popplewell- 38:00;19. Andrew Russell – 39:06;20. Chris Pudney – 39:22;22. Dave Wright – 39:33;23. Mike Sheridan – 39:39;24. Joe Hoskins – 39:45;30. Steve Ferriday – 40:04;31. Philippa Cass – 40:06 (1ST FEMALE);32. Julian Tulk – 41:16;38. Edyta Wilk – 42:15 (3RD FEMALE);40. Catherine Tuttle – 42:35;42. Andy Tuttle – 42:46;71. Andrew Lees – 47:23 ;103. Sheila Marshall – 50:48 ;112. Stephanie Smallman – 51:37 ;113. Graham Stent – 51:38 ;117. Jill Mowat – 52:07 ;151. Liz Harkness – 59:27. 

Photos courtesy of Barry Cornelius can be seen here.

Oliver Hamlin (year 3/4) won the junior fun run and Francesca Bailey was 1st year 5/6 girl with Zoe Grey 2nd year 5/6.

Not content with his result on Saturday Matt Green also came first in the Park House Charity 10k run on Sunday almost 3 minutes ahead of the 2nd place runner with Stuart Bosley in 3rd place & Jeff Bird in 4th. Full 10k results can be seen here.  Ruaridh Livingstone was 4th home (1st U18) in the 5k event with Sophie Bhatt 9th (3rd U18) & Sam Cheney 11th (3rd U18). Full 5k results here. A number of our juniors also competed in the 2k fun run with Phoebe Ryder 3rd overall and 1st female. Full results of this race can be seen here.

Weekend round up – Berkshire County Championships – Sunday 4th – Bracknell

Berkshire County Championships – Sunday 4th – Bracknell

There were some amazing results and performances at Sunday’s Berkshire Athletics Track & Field Championships.

No less than eleven (11!) County Champions, loads of medals, PB’s, club records and championship records for Newbury AC athletes, very well done to all!

Please let me know if any missing or require updating from the unofficial list below:

Trinity O’Connor 1 – U17 Pole Vault – 2.70m 🥇 ( **NEW U17 CLUB RECORD** )

Charlotte Payne 1 – U17 Hammer – 51.xxm 🥇 ( **NEW CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD** ); 1 – U17 Discus – 40.79m ;3 – U17 Shot Putt – 11.48m 🥉

Oliver Hewitt 1 – U20 Shot Putt – 12.69m ( **NEW PB** );1 – U20 Discus – 43.81🥇 ( **NEW PB** ); 3 – U20 Hammer – 61.xxm 🥉 ( **NEW PB** )

Jamie Kuehnel 1 – Senior Shot Putt – 10.49m 🥇 ( **NEW U23 CLUB RECORD** );1 – Senior Hammer – 52.39m🥇 ( **NEW U23 CLUB RECORD** );1 – Senior Discus – 38.89m 🥇 ( **NEW PB** & U23 CLUB RECORD)

Helen Broadbridge 1 – Senior Hammer – 50.28m 🥇 ( **NEW CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD** ) ;2 – Senior Discus – 43.58m 🥈 ( **NEW PB** ); 2 – Senior Shot – 10.18m 🥈

Izzy Fry  1 – U20 1500m – 4:37.7 🥇 ( **NEW CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD** )

Yaz Ryder  1 – Senior 1500m – 4:38.15 🥇 ( **NEW PB** )

Peter Crisp 2 – Senior 400m – 55:00 🥈( **NEW PB** ) ;2 – Senior 800m – 2:03:15 🥈

Mike Robbins 3 – Senior 800m – 2:03:87 🥉

Wayne Lillis 3 – Senior 1500m – 4:32.x 🥉

George Ferguson 3 – U15 1500m – 4:42.22 🥉 ( **NEW PB** )

Hugh Beattie –4 – U15 1500m – 4:42:25 ( **NEW PB** )