Game Changers 2019

If you are aged 14-24 and interested in becoming a Game Changer, come along to a brief meeting after training on Tuesday 8 Jan in the club house to find out more.

Game changers are young volunteers who can learn how to become coaches, officials or take on other roles in the club, and earn free gifts such as water bottles and backpacks for hours spent volunteering. It’s also rewarding, enjoyable and a way to give back to the sport.

If you can’t make next Tuesday then let me or Charlotte Webb know that you are interested at training or via email.

Julie Rayfield

Medal Hanger Seasonal Gift Idea

Ideal Christmas presents for your favourite athletes!

Each hanger can hold up to 40 medals – simply screw the hanger to the wall and slide your medal ribbons onto the arms of the hanger.  Adjust the length of the ribbons to make maximum use of the space.  Alternative wording to ‘Athletics’ can be specified.

The hangers can be bought by cash or cheque (made payable to Reading AC) from Bob Allden in the Club Office at the top of the stands behind the announcer’s box on any Tuesday or Thursday evening during training sessions.

Price: £20 (25% goes to Reading Athletic Club)

For any queries or multiple orders contact Sarah Ball on

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Athletes wanted for Radio 5 Live interviews

BBC Radio 5 Live is looking for athletes to interview for a prerecorded broadcast which will air on Sunday 9th December.

They are looking for a few athletes to interview to talk about their understanding of nutrition, the issues associated with under fueling and awareness of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

If you are interested and available at training on Thursday 6th December, then please contact Anna Boniface-

Club Kit Sales

Our club kit suppliers will be at training on Tuesday with plenty of samples to help you pick the correct size for Xmas presents.

We also have a limited stock of old style club hoodies for sale from the office at a discount price of £10 each, sizes from Medium to XL.

And don’t forget when you are Xmas shopping online that you can raise money for the club by shopping through

Track Closure Dates (during Nov 2018 - Jan 2019)

This is to let you know of a few dates that the track will not be available for training.  Please check with your coach if they will be making alternative arrangements for these dates if they affect you.

The track is not available on Sunday 11 Nov and over the Christmas period it is not available Friday 21 Dec and closed Christmas Day, Thurs 27 Dec and 1 Jan.  It is open as usual on Sunday 30 Dec.

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A Good Day's Cross Country at Wormwood Scrubs

Saturday 20 October 2018.

Another fantastic day’s racing at the Wormwood Scrubs relays from all of the girls
First up were the under 17 women Hermione Walker was first off coming in 8th position in 8.37 Renee Whalley next home in 9th 8.41 and Abi Hancock 9th with 8.54 the team were 9th position.  The B team had Alannah Chadwick in 9.01 Oonagh O 'Driscoll 9.36 and Georgia Whalley in 8.40 and what a cracking run from them all Georgia was 2nd fastest of the six girls and with more positive thoughts shows just how good she is well done girls the B team were placed 15th. The under 13 girls were next up the A team were still on a roll from last week finishing in 4th place Evie Elson ran a good leg in 7.54 then Holly Haldane one second quicker in 7.53 and once again Ella Newman excelled in a time of 7.45. The B team had Lydia Godfrey timed at 8.13 next in was Charlotte Ashby 8.35 then Lola Batt in 8.28 much improved runs from them all. The C team were 25th team once again all of the girls fought hard Emma Yeadon 8.56 Lizzie Ryan ran 8.42 and to bring the team home Zoe Rennie ran 8.44 the girls times were very tight with very little difference in all team race once again well done girl
The under 15 girls A team were 18th Katie Barnes came home in 27th the Talia Painting in 22nd and Scarlet Taplin in 18th position we didn't have times for the under 15 girls as they weren't up but it will be interesting to see who ran fastest when the results are published. The B team had Mia Waldmann running a , brilliant leg on her first race for the club coming home in 18th position, next Hollie Cramner in 34th and then Georgina Ashby in 28th. A massive thank you to Hollie and Georgina for turning out to fill the team once again. It was a lovely day with great races well done every one and to parents for there support

More photos can be found for boys and girls races at the following link:

Annual Awards Night

Awards Winners 2017/18

Congratulations to all our club award nominees and winners!

U13 Girl Improver of the Year

Nominations: Kaya Slater, Fern Harris, Mia Greenidge-Knell, Tomi Adejuwon

WINNER: Mia Greenidge-Knell

U13 Girl Athlete of the Year

Nominations: Tomi Adejuwon, Kaya Slater

Winner: Tomi Adejuwon

U13 Boy Improver of the Year

Nominations: Billy Cain, Hal Rust D’Eye, Reuben Anthony Deyeo, Edward Lewis, Finley Hanham

Winner: Finley Hanham and Hal Rust D’Eye

U13 Boy Athlete of the Year

Nominations: Reuben Anthony Deyeo, Aiden Marshall, Reuben Jones, Finley Hanham, Nathan King

Winner: Reuben Jones

U15 Girl Improver of the Year

Nominations: Kirsty Treglown, Ellie Gilder, Poppy Hangkinson, Megan Pickup, Fatou Gaye, Megan Sommerville Bailey

WINNER: Ellie Gilder

U15 Girl Athlete of the Year

Nominations: Kirsty Treglown, Fatou Gaye, Anjelina Manase, Samaia Dhir

Winner: Kirsty Treglown

U15 Boy Improver of the Year

Nominations: Sammy Ball, Aryan Gupta, Hagen Mzee, Ciaran Murtagh, Joe Frew, Laurie Baker

Winner: Joe Frew

U15 Boy Athlete of the Year

Nominations: Sammy Ball, Matthew Kirk, Oliver Craggs, Reuben Henry-Daire

Winner: Reuben Henry-Daire

U17 Female Improver of the Year

nominations: Sadie Charles, Rosanna Ercilla, Emily Scrivener, Aimee Treglowen, Kyra Hannibal

Winner: Emily Scrivener

Special award for outstanding commitment for an athlete who has shown commitment to training, competing and officiating: Rosanna Ercilla

U17 Female Athlete of the Year

nominations: Chloe Eames, Aimee Treglowen, Emily Whybrow, Angelina Lowe

Winner: Angela Lowe

U17 Male Improver of the Year

nominations: Sam Keys, Tom Rickards, Toby Irving, Harrison Lynch, O’Shillou Johnson, Leon Bradshaw

Winner: Leon Bradshaw

U17 Male Athlete of the Year

nominations: Harvey Harry, Tom Rickards, O’Shillou Johnson, Sam Elwood

Winner: Harvey Harry

U20 Female Improver of the Year

nominations: Ella Saunders, Kia Slade

Winner: Kia Slade

U20 Female Athlete of the Year

nominations: Jasmine McCallum, Kirsty Walker, Melody Batt, Rebecca Richardson

Winner: Jasmine McCallum

U20 Male Improver of the Year

nominations: Ramone Jordan, Harry North, Alex Sutton

Winner: Alex Sutton

U20 Male Athlete of the Year

nominations: Malachi Henry, Alex Spratley-Kemp

Winner: Alex Spratley-Kemp

Team manager awards: awarded for commitment and attitude in team competitions

Kaya Slater, Aimee Treglown, Ulla Hanham, Ella Newman, Angelina Manase, Aiden Marshall, Reuben Anthony-Deyeo, Edward Lewis, Sammy Ball, Matthew Kirk, Hagen Mzee, Ciaran Murtagh, Tom Rickards, Oliver Craggs and Melody Batt, who has been both a committed athlete and team manager.

Volunteer Award: Lynn and John Hannawin

Coach of the Year: Charlotte Webb

Vetreran Athlete of the Year: 

nominations: Lucy Daniels, Justin Plank

Winner: Lucy Daniels

Senior cross-country award:

Nominations: Ed Stockdale, Alex Sutton, Sophie Crumly, Kirsty Walker

Winner: Kirsty Walker

Senior Track Athlete

Nominations: Jonny Davies, Julia Henderson. Lee Fellows, Mike Nevill

Winner: Julia Henderson

Senior Field Award:

Nominations: Alex Spratley-Kemp, Julie Wilson, Jacob Rajkumar

Winner: Jacob Rajkumar

Performance of the Year

Nominations: Jonny Davies running 7:50 for 3000m indoors, the girls U15 relay team winning the Club Connect relays, Kevin Cranmer finishing the 4x400m in 2nd place when his foot tendon had gone, Aaron Baker completing the UTMB OCC 57km race.

Winner: U15 relay team of Kirsty Tregloven, Ellie Gilder, Fatou Gaye and Liani Tompson-Springer

Female Athlete of the Year

nominations: Chloe Eames, Lee Fellows, Emily Whybrow, Julia Henderson, Sophie Crumly, Ella Saunders

Winner: Chloe Eames

Male Athlete of the Year

Nominations: Ed Stockdale, Jacob Rajkumar, O’Shillou Johnson, Jonny Davies, Mike Nevill

Winner: Mike Nevill

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