Young Athletes news

Venue for Junior Sessions:

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

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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.

Havant open – U15 1000m club record

Newbury A.C under 15 Miriam Cooper broke one of the club’s longest standing young athletes record when competing in the 1000m race at the Havant Open at the Mountbatten Stadium, Portsmouth on Saturday.

Miriam clocked a time of 3min10.2 to knock 10.4 seconds off the record set by Sally Rees in 1980.  

Junior sessions – helpers required

Can any parents/carers help at Fifth Road tonight please from 5:50 – 7:15? The junior sessions can only run if we have the right number of helpers.

The previous volunteer rota has now ended and E-J is setting up a new one. Please can you sign up when you drop your young athlete tonight.

Reminders

Please note that on Thursday 29th August there will be no regular training due to the fun club championships at CCAT. Events start from 17:45 with senior members welcome to arrive when they can throughout the night.

On Saturday 31st August the club is helping promote the Highclere 10km event by taking over the volunteer roster at Newbury Parkrun. Jeff currently has a full roster, but if anyone else can help on the day please let him know.

Fun club championship update

As previously mentioned planning is underway for the 2019 fun club championship to be held on the 29th August at CCAT.

The evening will start from 17:30 for all juniors/parents and any adult members that can attend. In a similar format to last year adult members can arrive later for additional events.

Further details and a timetable can be found below. Please note full details of the events/prizes will be announced on the night.

  • 17:30-17:45 – Juniors arrive / registration for short relays. All adult members are welcome too
  • 17:45-18:15 – Short relays, hosted by EJ and Gemma. Allocation of teams on the night. Hopefully 1 senior member / parent per team
  • 18:15-19:00 – Field events, hosted by Craig, Ryan, Matt & Bob. All seniors and juniors welcome. Rotation between 4 events – Shot, Welly Wanging, Standing Long and Standing Triple jumps. 
  • 18:30-19:00 – Seniors arrive / registration for long handicap relay. Additional car parking can be found on the common.
  • 19:00-19:30 – Long handicap relay, hosted by Mike and Andy. Allocation of teams on the night. The format will change from last year to accommodate juniors/non-runners. 
  • 19:30 – Pizzas, sandwiches and soft drinks

We look forward to seeing you all on the night & to help with planning, please either say you are going on the Facebook event and/or let me know by email/at training.

International Field Success

European Masters Games – 30th July 2019

Craig Beecham travelled to Torino in Italy for the European Masters Games and came away with a gold medal in the long jump.

Competing in the M45 category, Craig’s winning jump of 6.05m came in round two, 37cm ahead of Polish athlete Pawal Szewera in silver.

Youth Nations Cup – 3rd August 2019

Reaching the end of an extremely busy and exciting 2019 season competing Internationally for Great Britain in hammer, Charlotte Payne was selected to represent England at the first ever Youth Nations Cup in Dublin, Ireland. Continue reading

Recent track and field overview

English Schools Champs, Birmingham – 13th July

Newbury had two young athletes qualify for the national schools finals. Charlotte Payne won her first gold medal in the senior girls age group, throwing 57.53m to claim another title in the hammer, following her victory in the intermediate age group last year. Trinity O’Connor set another new PB in the pole vault, as she finished in equal 6th place with a clearance of 3.35m.

Veterans AC Champs, Kingston – 14th July

Bob Broadbridge wasted no time in his first competition as a V60 athlete, smashing two Newbury AC club records at the new weight category with 11.85m in the 5kg shot put and 43.00m in the 1kg discus. Continue reading

European U20 championships 2019

Congratulations to Izzy Fry and Charlotte Payne on their performances for GB at the European Under 20 championships in Sweeden over the weekend of 20th and 21st July.

On Saturday Charlotte was an impressive 7th place in the hammer at just 17 years of age, with a throw of 59.61m.

On Sunday Izzy finished in an impressive 4th place, gradually working her way through the field to finish in a time of 16:24.5.

Berkshire AA County Championships inc. Berkshire Endurance Championships – 10th July 2019

U13 championships

Lincoln Williams broke two club records and took home two silver medals in the 75m and 150m at the Berkshire Under 13 County Champions at Bracknell.

He clocked 10.37s in the 75m to break the 25 year old club record by three hundredths of a second, and 20.41s in the heat of the 150m, with a 20.72s in the final. Those results earned him a Berkshire call-up for the U13 Inter Counties match on July 27 in Kingston.

Endurance championships

Mike Robbins won the 3000m senior steeplechase with a new PB of 10:24.4.

Emma Downie won the 3000m U20W race in a SB 12:16.2.

Luci Robertson was 2nd in the 3000m U17W race with a new PB of 11:10.93