Athletics is the sport of competing in track and field events, including running races and various competitions in jumping and throwing.
To help make this website relevant to all its users it needs to be fed information and developed by all its users!
To add any news, results, events or other information that you feel may be of interest or relevance to other Hillingdon AC members please click on the logo below
Thank you to everyone that took part and gave up their time to officiate at this event.
The results are now out. HAC50thRunJumpThrowEvent-Results
On looking at last night’s programme I was concerned to see that at 7 pm there was a slot for the Chairman’s speech. Fortunately for those attending the PA system wasn’t working, resulting in me being unable to deliver my words of wisdom on the night. However where there is a will there is a way, and these are my thoughts that I would like to share with you.
Firstly a big thank you to Courtney and Suzanne for ensuring that the evening took place at all and ran so smoothly. However, there were a host of other people who made the evening a success including the timekeepers and officials, those who helped out in the field events, Jill and Susan in the kitchen and Martin who advertised and promoted the event. Nevertheless the event would not have been a success without the 90 athletes who competed. It was truly inspirational to see athletes from the past, present and future all in attendance and participating in one capacity or another. In Gerry Archer and Harry Wild we had two people who had been members since the club was formed in 1966. In Liam Holbrook and Adam Ireland, we had examples of the clubs’ future. And finally we had numerous current senior and veteran athletes who had competed at the SAL on Saturday and in the Vets League fixture on Monday. Rarely do we all come together like this but when we do, as we did last night, we can be a force for good raising £200.00 for Michael Sobell House. Finally, we demonstrated that fifty years on from our club being founded we remain a friendly, community based club in which you will find a home if you want to run, jump or throw.
Please complete the entry form here if you want to take part
British Masters Indoor Championships – Lee Valley, 12-13 March 2016
Congratulations to Eric Shirley (87), who set new British indoor records for the M85 200m (42.55), 400m (1:40.37) and 800m (4:05.38). The photo in Masters Athletics magazine shows that he was wearing his Hillingdon AC vest. Eric already held the outdoor M85 records for 400m (1:38.45) and 800m (3:54.37), set two years ago reports Doug Milsom.
I am sorry to have to let you know the very sad news that Paul Drane has passed away. Paul joined Hillingdon AC in 1982 and as well as being a competitive athlete he managed the boys young athletes track, road and cross country teams for 10 years. Paul was also Club President. Ten years ago he and his wife Wendy moved to West Sussex but both continued to follow the club’s progress and stay in contact with athletes that they once trained.
For those who knew Paul and would like to celebrate his life at his burial ceremony the details are as follows:
Friday 20th May, 11:00, Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground, Brighton Road, Clayton, West Sussex, BN6 9PD
Paul’s great love of the outdoors makes it fitting that his final resting place is in a beautiful countryside setting. Please feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable in (black is optional), but as part of the service will be outside you may want to wear outdoor shoes and bring an umbrella in case of rain.
Donations to the Stroke Association would be welcomed as an alternative to flowers (details for payment below), or you could bring a single flower to leave under the tree where we will be burying Paul’s ashes. Due to the organic nature of the burial ground, if you did want to bring flowers they need to be free from any cellophane or ribbon, or anything that’s not biodegradable.
The wake will be held approximately a 20 minute drive from the burial ground and everyone is welcome, from 12:00 until 3:30. Address and contact details are available from Dave Smith.
Please let Wendy and family know if you will be joining them.
Donations. Cheques made payable to The Stroke Association are sent c/o Masters & Son, Lewes Road, Lindfield RH16 2LE. Or made via BACS to our charity account: Masters & Son Charity Account: 40535575 Sort code: 20 49 76. Reference DRANE. If payment made by BACS please send a covering email with your details to Tracey Osgerby (email@example.com) so that she can acknowledge receipt.
The April & May 5K Training Race Results are now here.
Our membership secretary Steve Hirons has worked extremely hard in the past fortnight to ensure all new members have their England Athletics registrations renewed. Once a renewal is confirmed by EA each athlete should receive an email to that effect. If you are an active athlete and requested EA registration and do NOT receive a confirmation email in the next week or so can you please let Steve know.
Many thanks to Steve for pulling out the stops to get the registrations in.
Massive well done to all our London Marathon runners. Time to put your feet up.
Paul Leppard 2:57:01
Stuart Arundel 3:24:46
Andy Mansi 3:26:30
Debbie Brown 3:43:50
Lucy Duncan 4:24:41
Angela Duncan 4:27:20
Babz Kedge 4:32:06
Lynda Copson 5:28:14
Hillingdon AC’s men team evoked the spirit of 2008 to ensure that the club had representation at the National 12 Stage Road Relays at Sutton Park, finishing in 50th place out of 64 teams complete teams in the final event of the road and cross country season.
Fell Runner Steve Birkinshaw attempts to
break the 27 year old record of completing a
circuit of all the 214 Lakeland Wainwright
summits in under seven days
320 miles, 36,000 metres of ascent – the
equivalent of two marathons a day and up
and down Everest four times
Alastair Lee’s film of the attempt will be
shown at the Hillingdon AC clubhouse on
Friday 15 April 2016 at 8 pm
A brief contextual introduction will be given by
Howard Pattinson, Bob Graham 24 Hour Club
member number 55
Admission £5 All proceeds to the MS Society