Athletics is the sport of competing in track and field events, including running races and various competitions in jumping and throwing.
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On Sunday 4th September there is the Middx 10K champs in PB flat Victoria Park, London. The club will pay for your entry but you will need to enter the race yourself and forward your receipt to Martin Bateman or Paul Leppard. Emails have been sent to paid up senior club members about this event. Entry cost is £5.00. You’ll need your EA number. If you don’t know it please contact Steve Hirons at email@example.com. Online entries close on the 29th August http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk/
Congratulations to Paul Spencer for winning the latest edition of the Gosunder handicap trophy on Saturday 6th August. Despite the course being fractionally longer than last year due to an enforced detour Paul finished nearly 5 minutes faster than 12 months ago holding off a challenge from Bob Burton in 2nd and Melanie Spencer in 3rd giving us a married couple on the podium.
New for this year we had some relay teams taking part running 2×2.5 miles which allowed some of our younger runners (and parents and coaches) to take part and we saw some great times.
Many thanks to everyone who raced or helped out on the day, there was a great atmosphere which continued into the night back at the clubhouse.
If any one would like to purchase a Hillingdon AC Hoodie please complete the attached form and return with money to Bob Burton. Please state your preferred colour, black or red on the bottom of form. Form is Hillingdon AC Order Form 2016 (2) (1)
In the club’s 50th anniversary year the traditional Gosunder Handicap Trophy will once again be contested over a 5 mile course in Ruislip Woods on Saturday 6th August 2016.
Numbers will be issued at the clubhouse from 3-3.40pm with the first runner starting at 4pm.
Race entry is free for HAC members or £3 for non members.
Afterwards we will be having a BBQ back at the clubhouse, the bar will be open and there will be games/music/Olympics.
Please enter in advance so we can work out handicaps and get an idea of numbers for the BBQ although entries will be available on the day for the less organised of you.
The final vets track and field took place at Perivale on Wednesday 13th July reports Jason Steel.
The Men’s team went into the match in 3rd place behind Herne Hill and serpentine after finishing 3rd, 2nd and 2nd at the previous meetings so we really did need to have a good team performance and beat serpentine to finish 2nd overall.
We had an excellent turnout on the night and covered every event well and I could tell from the start we had a very good chance of achieving our goal.
To name a few Mr reliable Keith Seldon scored well in winning the M50 javelin with a good 32.59m and 2nd place in the hammer and Vaughan Ramsay in 2nd M35 High jump and 1st in the long jump 5.43m.
Great efforts on the track as usual from Martin Bateman in the 3000m in 9.33.2s and Andy Moore 2nd in the b string 9.37.00s.Matt Taylor taking 1st place in the B string M35 800m in a solid 2.14.00s. Doug Milsom has been a credit in the M60 age group although he is a M75 and ran a good 3000m for team.
Performance of the night for me came from Andy Wood who ran a superb 200m to win in a quality time of 24.6s which I believe is the fastest time we have ever had in the vets to date.
Finally the 4 x 100m relay, we had won all 3 relays so far and really wanted to make it a clean sweep but faced very tough completion from a strong Herne Hill team, Vaughan ran the 1st leg passing over to Matt Taylor then myself on the 3rd leg, I passed over to Andy Wood on the last leg in a close 2nd place and Andy ran a storming 100m to overtake Herne Hill Harries and snatch victory by .1s of a second with the excellent team time of 50.00s.
Credit also goes to the Women’s team who finished a very creditable 3rd overall, Maria has done a fantastic Job not only for the ladies but keeping us all going with rolls and tea afterwards.
Roll on next year we will only be stronger!
Results can be found here.
An athlete from TVH, Steve Norris who is a regular visitor to the clubhouse, is looking to rent a room and asks whether any club members would have a spare room they would be interested in letting out. Steve assures me he is a very good lodger but due to his current landlady moving away he needs to find accommodation within the next four weeks. Please contact Dave Smith if you know of anywhere suitable.
Runners World Watford have a part time weekend vacancy becoming available working some Saturdays and all Sundays with some flexibility on these days around club races.
Please contact Jason Steel if interested on the store number 01923 222205 or Jason@runnersworld.ltd.uk
The distances for the track are,200m,800m and 3000m plus 4x100m relay with Javelin, long jump, high jump and hammer.
For any more details please contact myself for the men’s team Jason@runnersworld.ltd.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org for the women’s team.