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Get your tickets now and dancing shoes ready to see The Large Portion at Hillingdon AC clubhouse. They are North London’s Premier Rock and Pop covers band with an extensive catalogue of songs, ranging from the 60’s through to modern day.
Tickets are £5 available from John Doyle, Chris Copley or Donna Nash. Starts at 8pm, band from 8.30 till 11.00pm.
Be there or be square!!
The next edition of the club newsletter ‘On The Limit’ is scheduled for December and all members are invited to contribute any news, articles, reports, views, photos or anything to do with the club that you think members would be interested in. The newsletter is all about you, the club members, so let’s hear from you! Please submit your contributions to Scott Farley by email or on 07876 758637 or via the contact us page on the website. Deadline 30th November. Thanks!
Hillingdon AC won a number of team and individual medals at the North of the Thames Championship and Liddiard Trophy race at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury on Saturday 25 October with the highlight being Eva Mack’s win in the senior women’s race as she held off Highgate’s Emma Burgess in the closing stages to claim gold.
Sam Lloyd was third in the Under 20 Men’s race, Mike Dooley was third in the men’s Vet 40 category and the senior men’s team claimed bronze medals in the North of the Thames Championship thanks to Dan Thompson (seventh), Mike Dooley (14th), Ed Campbell (15th), Sam Blanshard (33rd), Chris Ingram (43rd) and Dave Newman (55th).
Also in action were Andrea Taylor (24th) and Donna Nash (32nd) in the women’s race and Stevan Dokic (84th), Bob Burton (106th) and Paul Martin (127th) in the men’s race.
Full results may be found here: NOTT_2014Results
Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men made a strong start to the 2014/2015 Metropolitan Cross Country League with the A team finishing fifth in Division One and the B team finishing second in Division 3 at the first race of the season at Claybury.
Hillingdon AC had 31 finishers in the men’s race with Robert Thompson the first scorer for the club in fifth place. Behind Rob, there were fine runs from a number of athletes including James Laing (29th) and Martin Bateman (45th) while the team performance was boosted by the return of Tadhg Grant, Richard Mann and Sam Blanshard and senior Met League debuts from Ruben Vos and Sam Lloyd.
Full results may be found here.
England Athletics run regular, free workshops for coaches that cover a of topics and disciplines. Details of events, and how to book a place, can be found lcdp-london-2014-15-v2
This coming Saturday, the 18th October there is a Youth Development workshop between 9am and 1pm at Willesden Sports Stadium. The workshop is part of UK Athletics Local Coach Development Programme initiative. The programme aims to:
- Improve the skills of coaches within their specific events and generic supporting skills required for their coaching role (e.g. physical preparation, nutrition, sport psychology)
- Encourage and facilitate regular meetings of groups of coaches, with their athletes where relevant
- Provide coaches with mentors or advisors to support them at every stage of their career and a network of peers with whom they can work where possible and necessary
The flyer, containing information of the contents of the workshop and how to book a place are here LCDP Youth Development flyer
Hillingdon AC had both men’s and women’s teams competing in these national road relay championships for the first time since 2010 at Sutton Park in Birmingham with the women’s team finishing 46th of 60 teams and the men finishing 53rd of 77 teams.
The women’s race was contested over a 4.32km course and the Hillingdon AC team comprised of Eva Mack (15:53), Hannah Wells (17:43), Andrea Taylor (18:30) and Melanie Spencer (20:41). Eva’s time of 15:53 was the 82nd fastest of the day.
The men’s race was contested over a 5.85km course and the men’s team comprised of Robert Thompson (18:02), James Laing (18:56), Daniel Thompson (20:20), Mike Dooley (21:02), Sam Blanshard (21:00) and Martin Bateman (19:26). Rob’s time of 18:02 was the 60th fastest of the day.
Well done to all the athletes that competed at this event. This was a high quality national championship race and both the men’s and women’s team acquitted themselves well against some of the best athletes in the country.
Full results of the women’s race may be found here.
Full results of the men’s race may be found here.
The first out of five Met League cross country fixtures of the season is this Saturday 11th October 2014 at Claybury, Woodford Green.
All members aged 9 upwards are encourged to compete in this fixture as it is one of HAC’s key events of the season and is pretty good fun and challenging. Entry is free and all you need to do is go along in good time and find the relevant team manager for a race number.
|1.00pm||1,500m||Under 11’s (9 & 10 on day of race)|
|1.15pm||3,000m||Under 13 Boys|
|1.20pm||3,000m||Under 13 Girls|
|Not before 1.35pm||4,000m||Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys|
|Not before 1.40pm||4,000m||Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls|
|Not before 1.55pm||6,000m||Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women|
|Not before 2.35pm||8,000m||Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men|
Travel and fixture details can be found on the league website here.
We have now agreed with the contractor to start work on the car park resurfacing week commencing 14th October. In view of this, John Doyle will be leading a working party this Sunday morning, 5th October, in order to complete the preparation work. If you are able to help in anyway, for however long, your help would be appreciated.
Tony Bennett has arranged for two club events over the next couple of months. Firstly, on October 30th, there is a chance to sample the fabulous, value for money buffet at Pangs in Long Lane, Hillingdon. Following that, on November 28th, there is the opportunity to join other club members for a festive meal at West Ruislip Golf Club. With 2 courses at £9.99 and 3 courses £12.99, it’s too good to miss. All you need to do is pop in the clubhouse and register your interest on the sheets that Tony has provided.