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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.

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5K Masterclass: The Great Achievers

The progress check at Saturday’s super-chilly 5k Parkruns marked the end of the Dash for Fitness Autumn 5k Masterclass, in association with Hillingdon Athletic Club (see Facebook for pictures – details below). Across the 12-week programme (3 blocks of 4), the participants have been remarkably successful, working hard in the track sessions, on their “homework”, and in the progress checking races.

Of the non-runners and beginners, Andrea and Sree did brilliantly to run 5k continuously and in sub-40min times, and Jaz, who was only with us for the first 2 blocks, managed to run continuously for 5k in the 2nd progress check run. Then there is Carey, who only started with us in block 3, but completed the 5k an incredible c10mins faster than target. Of the other block-3 joiners, Arunima, did marvelously well to run 5k continuously for the first time (taking 2:30 off baseline), and Jay did brilliantly to beat his baseline by 2:15.

Of the improvers, Karmen’s best progress check time was a superfast 19:33, beating her goal of 19:40, and taking an amazing 35s off her baseline. Bhavesh’s 22:46 beat his goal by an impressive 44s – and took a fantastic 2:14 off baseline. Julia beat her goal by an equally impressive 42s, taking a huge 2:42 off baseline. And Andrew, who joined in block 2, smashed his goal by 1:29, taking a massive 3:29 off baseline. Then there is Angela, who was unable to do Saturday’sprogress check, but has already taken a superb 3:18 off her baseline.

However, it was Rohit who was, perhaps, the highest achiever – following the coaching, advice, and programme planning provided by a UK Athletics Running Coach to improve stamina, stability, and strength so well that he took an astonishing19:20 off his baseline 5k time!

The Winter 5K Masterclass starts this Saturday (December 16th) and all places have been filled. We have a mix of non-runners (looking to start running), beginners (looking to run further) and improvers (looking to run faster). If you’re interested in signing up for all or part (4, 8, or 12 wks) of a future 5k Masterclass (6.15-7.15pm Thursdays in Spring and Summer 9-10am Saturdays in Autumn and Winter), then please get in touch to discuss or to register, via Facebook, email, or mobile.

Gary Taylor

5K Dark Run 2017


Online entries and food orders are now being taken here. Payment is on the night. last year we raised £283.00 for Micheal Sobell Hospice.

Met League Uxbridge- Senior Men’s report

A much improved turnout at the third Met League fixture of the season at Uxbridge saw the A team finish second on the day in Division One behind Highgate Harriers, scoring 823 points to Highgate’s 1246 reports Paul Leppard. This was the club’s best performance in the Met League for many years and just shows what we are capable of when our younger and faster athletes turn out to compete with the A team boosted by Met League season’s debuts from Ben Goddard (66th), Joe Carton (80th), Andy Moore (88th), Paul Corney (97th) and Ed Campbell (121st).

At the front of the race Abdishakur Abdulle finished third, Kadar Abdullahi fourth, Rob Thompson tenth, James Laing 22nd and Aramias Zeration 42nd. However, Abdishakur was not allocated any league points after running in the wrong race number (if Abdi had been counted in the team competition we would have scored in the region of 910 points). The league administrator has been warning that they would exclude athletes who run with the wrong number and unfortunately for us, it was at this fixture that they decided to implement this new rule.

As a result of the A team’s improved performance, the B and C teams also had their best placings in the Met League this year with the B team finishing fifth and the C team finishing 11th in Division 3.

In total , Hillingdon AC had 45 athletes competing in the men’s race which may be the most we have ever had competing in one fixture. Thank you to all that raced, marshaled or volunteered to help on the day.

Full results of the Met League may be found here: http://www.trentparkrc.org/

Tom Gordge funeral

The funeral of Tom Gordge will take place on Monday 18th December at 11.15 at Breakspear Crematorium. Following the service there will be a reception at the Ruislip clubhouse afterwards.

Lido Relays Friday 29th December

The Lido relays are a long standing event held over the festive period for both adults and children. The course is three laps of the lido and you can configure your teams however you like. For example, one runner may do two laps and another one lap, or you may be a team of three and do a lap each. Of course if you are feeling fit you can do all three laps yourself. Each lap is 1.6 miles. Please register at the clubhouse by 9.30 am and ideally know your team or be there earlier to team up with others. Race starts at 10 am.

Farewell to Claire Tompsett

As some of you may know Claire Tompsett is moving away to Shropshire after being a member of the Club for over 28 years as competing athlete, coach, team manager, committee member and President.

There is a leaving buffet being organised for Thursday 14 December from 7pm at Uxbridge track.

If you wish to attend please let Suzanne Kendall know asap.

Tom Gordge

It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you of the death of our former club member and dear friend Tom Gordge who died earlier today. Tom was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease 18 months ago and faced his illness with the courage and humour that we all knew him for. Our thoughts tonight are with Tom’s wife Yvonne and their family. Rest in peace Tom, you will be missed.

Clubhouse – Saturday 25th November

Please note that the clubhouse will be closed from 2pm this Saturday 25th Nov to allow us to prepare for the Junior Presentation Evening.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Senior Men take London Championship title

Another week and another win for the Senior Men – this time in the London Championships held at Parliament Hill on Saturday 18th November.

Congratulations to Kadar Abdullahi (1st), Abdishakur Abdulle (3rd), Rob Thompson (9th) and James Laing (19th).

Congratulations from all at HAC.

Caribbean Night, 02 December 2017