Reading AC Young Athletes Set to Run at the Olympic Stadium, London

Get there for 12.10 pm if you have tickets as six Reading Athletic Club relay teams are set to run at the Club: Connect Relays on Sunday 21 July as part of the build-up to second day of the London Anniversary Games on the Olympic track at the London Stadium.

Good luck to all the athletes in the U13 boys and girls, U15 boys, U17 men and women and U20 women.

This is the third year in a row where the Club:Connect relays have included significant contingent from Reading Athletic Club. A number of club records have been set on the stadium’s ultra-fast surface, so fingers-crossed for this year as well.

Reading AC Into National Final - Again

The last league fixture of the lower group YDL matches took place at Bromley today, Saturday 20th July. reading’s U13 and U15 male and female athletes were in terrific form winning the match and in the process guaranteeing themselves a place in the league final in Manchester on 7th September.

Congratulations also to Izzy Fox, Annie Jonkers, Lexie Thompson and Tomi Adejuwon who set a new U13 4 x 100m record; one that they will hopefully improve on tomorrow at the Club Connect relays in the Olympic Stadium 😁

Well done to all athletes, team managers Charlotte Webb and Sarah Ball, officials Richard Whybrow, Emily Whybrow, John Bayley, Tim Richardson, Tony Webb, Rupert Ashby, Sam Jonkers and Meryl Austin and all our supporters.

Photos to follow.

Reading AC Athletes Feature at Green Park Challenge Awards' Evening

Back in March many Reading AC athletes competed in the annual 3k Green Park Challenge race which takes place on the morning of the Reading Half Marathon and it’s fair to say Reading AC athletes performed brilliantly. The top 3 girls and top 3 boys were all from Reading AC

1st female - Evie Elson

2nd female- Ella Newman 

3rd female - Holly Haldane 

1st male -Matthew Raynor

2nd male-Laurie Baker

3rd male - Aryan Gupta

Monday 29 April saw John Madejski present awards to the athletes at the awards’ evening where Reading AC athletes were well represented in the schools’ challenge too , particularly in the U11 boys where Tommy Elson, Laurence Hahn and Josh Smith scooped up the award for fastest team representing Caversham Primary.  Other athletes picking up awards for their part in schools teams included Billy Newman, Jemima Crocker, Grace Haldane, Aidan Marshall, Camila Linton, Caitlin Havisham, Georgina Langdon. 

Well done to everyone who took part. 

Berkshire Championships Entry Deadline: 29 April

Club members are reminded that the closing date for entry to the Berkshire County Championships is 29 April.

The championships are being held at Palmer Park on Sunday 12 May and are for all ages from U15 and above as well as a Quadrathlon for U13 athletes. The the main U13 championships are being held on the evening of Wednesday 10 July at Bracknell.

Entry details to both events including eligibility criteria and a provisional timetable can be found below or by clicking the image above.:

Club Champs Update

Club Champs High jump, Pole Vault and Javelin will take place on Easter Sunday starting at 10am. If you haven’t entered already, you can enter on the day.

The Club Champs 75m/100m and 1200m/1500m races have been rescheduled for Tuesday 28th May, during normal training times. Entries will open again soon online.

Alder Valley Girls Season Opening Win for Reading AC

It was a great start to the season for Reading ACs U11/U13/U15 and U17 female athletes in their Alder Valley match at Eton on Sunday 14 April. The U13 and U17 athletes won their age group competitions and the U15s were 2nd by just 3 points. The U11 competition is non-scoring and reflects the development aspect of the competition.

Reading ACs combined total gave the team victory overall in this round of the competition.

Well done to all those who competed, and many thanks to all those who judged and supported during the day.

The next round in the Alder Valley Girls will be Sunday 2nd June at Aldershot

More photos can be found at Dropbox on this link

Reading AC U13 Girls at Sportshall UK Final

Congratulations to Reading AC athletes Tomi Adejuwon, Charlotte Ashby, Charlotte Bigmore, Annie Jonkers and Kaya Slater who were part of the Berkshire Sportshall team that finished second at the National Sportshall Final at Sportscity in Manchester on Saturday 13th April. The team, made up of athletes from across Berkshire and managed by Slough’s Conrad Rowland managed to secure gold medals in five of the twelve events and one silver medal.

Norfolk were overall competition winners beating the Berkshire team by a slender seven points.

Congratulations also to the Berkshire U15 Boys who won their UK Final on Sunday 14 April.

Club Champs Alterations

The Club Champs on Sunday 21 April will now only be for field events and can be entered on the day. Members who have already paid via WebCollect are still entered for their field events.

Otherwise you can just enter on the day £3 per event

The events are:

10:00 - High Jump (PB less than 1.40m)

10:00 - Pole vault

11:00 - Javelin

12:00 - High Jump (PB 1.40m or greater)

Reading AC Club Championships open to all Reading AC members.