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.

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

Track and field overview – June 2019 (updated 1st July)

Berkshire Schools – 8th June

Plenty of our junior athletes were representing their schools at Palmer Park. Medal winners include:

  • Gold for Maisie Jeger in the U17 300m hurdles with a PB time of 46.58s.
  • Gold for Trinity O’Connor in the U20 pole vault with a PB clearance of 3.30m.
  • Gold for Phoebe Ryder in the U15 long jump with a PB jump of 4.77m.
  • Gold for Charlotte Payne in the U20 hammer with a championship record throw of 60.35m.
  • Silver and bronze in the U20 100m hurdles for Bo Stewart and Lilly Gohara, both running PB times of 17.41s and 17.48s respectively.
  • Silver and bronze for Kitty Shepard-Cross and Emma Downie in the U20 1500m.
  • Silver for Ben Newman in the U17 long jump.

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ESAA South East Region Combined Events Finals June 2019

Four Newbury Athletic Club athletes represented Berkshire at the ESAA South East Region Combined Events Finals in Basingstoke.

Reuben Langdon had a great weekend with seven PBs in the Senior Boys Decathlon including a 52.37 400m and 41.34 javelin for sixth place.

In the Senior Girls, competition Trinity O’Connor equalled her high jump best with 1.61, along with 3 other PBs, coming fifth. Bo Stewart acquitted herself well to her first combined events competition, for ninth.

In the Intermediate Girls competition, Maisie Jeger broke the Newbury AC U17G heptathlon club record with 4076 points, helping Berkshire to third overall behind Kent and Hampshire.

Juniors summer holiday info

Last session will be Thursday 25th July (we’ll do the summer olympics again at Fifth Road)

First session back will be Thursday 29th Aug – this is up at the track for the Club Champs, 5:30pm (same as last year with relays and field events with the rest of the club)

Track and field overview

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

Club notices – 14th May 2019

The social events section of the club website has been updated to include details of the upcoming social events.

The road running section of the club website now has details of the summer training routes

Club fun championship – Following on from last years success the Events committee is once again organising the event for 2019 to be held at CCAT. Further details to follow, but please save the date Thursday 29th August from 17:30 onwards.