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Hillingdon Athletic Club wants to give every member from aged 9 upwards the opportunity to train and participate at his or her best level, in a professional and happy environment and be recognised locally as such a club.

We are club that provides for it’s members from Junior to veteran ages the opportunty to compete in Track and Field, Road and Cross Country events both locally and nationally.

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Wycombe Half Marathon

This year the annual half marathon and 10-kilometre race, to be held on 14th July, will be renamed The Hell-Fire Half and 10k.

The name change reflects the unique opportunity runners have to run through the historic West Wycombe Park, home to the Dashwood family and the infamous Hell-Fire Club, also referencing the “undulating” nature of the course.

The races will once again start and finish at Adams Park, home of Wycombe Wanderers FC, and we are pleased to say that they will again be sponsored by Grant & Stone.

Finishers will be awarded medals, t-shirts and a second-to-none goodie bag complete with a free entry ticket to the Hell-Fire Caves!

To celebrate the name change there will be, for a limited time, a discount on the entry price making it just £20 for the half marathon distance and only £14 for the 10k race.  This offer will last until 31st January.

And if you sign up for our sister race, the Grant & Stone Marlow 5 – this year on 12th May – you can pick up an entry for The Hell-Fire Half or the 10k for only £10 more! Again, this offer expires on 31st January.

Race entry and route maps can be found at www.handycrossrunners.co.uk

Middlesex Cross Country Championships – 5th January 2019

Congratulations to HAC’s U13 girls team who were victorious at this years Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Horsenden Hill, reports Diane Gibbons. Asmaa Abdirahman finished in first position, closely followed by Nicole McGovern in second place. Scarlett McClellan finished in 20th as our third scorer.

Not to be outdone HAC’s U15 boys team of Nathan Hackley (4th), Mohsin Moallin (12th) and Luke Edwards (13th) took second place in the competition.

A small band of senior ladies took to the fields, reports Zoe Dobbs. With most of our faster ladies missing and a stronger and larger field of runners from 2018, achieving another fourth place was always going to be a struggle this year. Hannah Wells as always was at the front of the pack coming in 19th (33.53), Zoe Dobbs 50th (37.33), Lynn Hyde coming back from a long term injury came in a credible 78th (40.58) and the amazing Mel Spencer running with a knee injury was our fourth scorer 82 (41.14). Congratulations to Vicky and Christina who both knocked off well over 4 minutes from their times last year which is an awesome effort. We finished 12th overall. Bring on Wormwood Scrubs!

Hillingdon AC’s senior men finished 4th in the team competition with Robert Thompson (8th), Aramias Zeraton (11th), James Laing (26), Fahad Abdi (35), Richard Mann (50) and Paul Leppard (66) scoring.

Well done to all that competed and represented Hillingdon AC on a cold January morning. Full results can be found here http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk

Clubhouse closed Sunday 13th January and help needed

Next Sunday is the Cadets Cross Country race in Ruislip Woods. They will be using the clubhouse to change and for refreshments afterwards therefore the clubhouse will be closed to members.

We also need help behind the bar from 10am onwards for a couple of hours. Please let Dave Smith know if you can help.

Club Representative Needed

A big thank you to Sue Bishop for representing HAC on the Middlesex Committee.
As from the Middlesex AGM on Monday February 25th 2019 Sue will be stepping down from this role and a replacement is needed. The Committee only meets 5 times a year (including the AGM) and these meetings will be held on Monday evenings throughout 2019.
The the 2019 dates are:-
Monday April 15th
Monday June 24th
Monday September 23rd
Monday November 25th
It is really important that the club is represented on this Committee. If you are interested in this role or require further information please contact
Dave Smith.

Middlesex XC Champs

The Middlesex Cross Country Championships are taking place this Saturday, the 5th January, at Berkeley Fields, Greenford. Additional marshals are needed and each club has been asked to try and provide a marshall. If you are able to come along and help out please let Dave Smith know in advance so you can be allocated a position.

Ruislip Lido Relays – 30th December 2018

15 teams competed in this years Ruislip Lido Relays. Well done to Joel Pope who took the top spot this year, completing all three laps in 28.19

Full results as follows:

Position Name Lap time Total time
1 Joel Pope 9.41

9.29

9.09

28.19
2 Charlie Edwards

Joanna Edwards

Steve Edwards

8.33

11.29

10.01

30.06
3 Thomas Wharton

William Spencer

Edward Spencer

9.42

10.51

10.42

31.15
4 Hannah Wells

Freya Hollingsworth

Natalie Wickings

9.47

11.03

10.57

31.47
5 Katie Wharton

Paul Spencer

Mel Spencer

10.27

10.52

11.41

33.00
6 Dave Smith 11.22

11.46

11.41

34.49
7 John Bignell 11.51

11.44

11.26

35.01
8 Bhavna Shah-Quinn

Stephanie Sungtong

James Quinn

12.49

12.39

9.33

35.59
9 Zoe Dobbs

Sharon Talbot

John Dobbs

11.21

14.11

11.06

36.38
10 Vivek Upadhyay 11.48

12.59

11.48

36.52
11 Alan Wells

Heidi Smith

Sam Hurley

14.11

13.03

10.21

37.35
12 Iwona Gray – Cauvin 12.28

12.45

12.28

37.49
13 James Lane

Graham Wood

John Doyle

12.41

12.43

12.45

38.09
14 Lyndsey Browne

Charlotte Ford

Andy Torrance

12.55

13.34

12.08

38.37
15 Sally Bundock

Hannah Bundock

Bob Beales

14.57

12.10

15.46

42.53

Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5K race – 28th December

A small merry band us headed into Central London yesterday to compete in the Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5K race, on a perfect day for racing, reports Martin Bateman. As usual the standard and depth of competitors across the age groups was high with the overall winning time of 15.08 on a decent course in Hyde Park that avoids most of the festive crowds. Richard Mann and Gemma Barry were our first finishers. Full results can be found here https://www.serpentine.org.uk/rdb/showrace.php?race=12924

23 Richard Mann 17:03 SM 76.20% 05:29
37 Martin Bateman 17:41 V40 78.60% 05:41
66 Gemma Barry 18:57 SL 77.90% 06:06
75 Hannah Wells 19:30 SL 75.70% 06:17
80 David Smith 19:38 V50 77.50% 06:19
86 Paul Hull 19:53 V50 75.30% 06:24
125 John Bignell 21:26 V65 78.40% 06:54
152 Martin Searle 23:10 V60 69.50% 07:27

Black Park Pinewood Trail 5k – Boxing Day

Congratulations to Catriona Paterson who was first lady and third place overall at the Black Park Pinewood Trail 5km on Boxing Day.

Far more importantly she finished over ten minutes earlier than the other four HAC runners who grouped well finishing slightly further on down the field.

Full results can be found here https://www.bucksvoice.net/pinewoodtrails/results-2018-pinewood-trails-5/

Track Force

Following a recent visit to the track by the UKA club support officer we have been asked to be one of the pilot sites for a new initiative.It is based on the very successful Cricket Force (see video at https://www.ecb.co.uk/tv/362037). It is essentially an initiative to help clubs recruit more volunteers and to build relationships between track operators and clubs. It consists of volunteers tackling small jobs around the track on a given date in order to get the place neat and tidy for the new track year. The jobs will be agreed by the club and track operator and allocated to volunteers prior to the actual date. UKA have some money from which they have agreed to provide tee-shirts, bacon rolls etc on the day.
 
UKA will support us but the initiative needs to be driven by the club. The next step is to recruit a project leader and steering group consisting of 5-6 people. The group would meet a few times in the new year with the aim of a date for the Track Force in April. At this stage we are only looking for people for the steering group. Please speak to Dave or Courtney if you are willing to help.

Angel Doyle completes her first Pentathlon

On the 16th December I experienced my first pentathlon, reports Angel Doyle. A Pentathlon is an athletic event comprising of five different events for each competitor. As I’m u15 first year my events were 60 metre Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt and 800 metres. The athletics event was placed at Lee Valley aAhletics Centre indoor track. My first event was Hurdles and I ran 11.81, it wasn’t the best of times but it was decent for myself. Then about a hour later I had High Jump and that went pretty cool – I jumped 1 metre 33 and that was a massive pb. My third event was Shot Putt and I threw 7 metres 31 for a new weight of a shot putt because I’ve moved up an age group and it’s 3kg. My 4th event about half and hour after was long jump…well that didn’t go too well I had 2 no jumps and 1 terrible jump but I was getting really tired. My last and final event was the 800 metres my favourite event and I won my race and ran the time of 2 minutes 44 secs.

My total score of points of the Pentathlon was 1890 and I’m ranked 119th in the country and I’m really proud of myself. I could of done better but there’s always next time.

I just wanted to also say a massive thank you to my coach Roy Feaviour. He’s helped me a lot and taught me a lot of new drills and different techniques in training but a massive thank you to Lorraine Kingston for helping me get through the tough day and having a good mother to support me. I’m looking forward to next track season and I hope everyone else has a good season next!!

Thank you Hillingdon AC your’e an amazing club!