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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
I case you don’t know about this portal here is where you can check if you or one of your athletes is registered to compete. http://livemyathletics.uka.org.uk/LicenceCheck/
Any queries about registration should be directed to Steve Hirons who is our Membership Secretary at email@example.com
This year’s races will take place on the second Thursday of each month from April to September inclusive.
- 14th April
- 12th May
- 9th June
- 14th July
- 11th August
- 8th September
Register at the clubhouse by 6.30pm for a 6.40pm start. You compete entirely at your own risk.
All Club members are welcome to run, with a £3 fee for any non-Club members.
The measured course starts in Howletts Lane and is two and a half laps of a loop of Breakspear Road, Howletts Lane, Marlborough Avenue & Bury Street. The finish is just past the clubhouse in Bury Street.
Numbers are not worn but are told to competitors on registration and need to be relayed to the recorders at the end of the event.
This is not an official race, so please keep to the pavement whenever possible and beware of road users and pedestrians.
Following each event, there is often hot food available from the licensed bar and also a fun quiz starting at around 8pm for around an hour at a charge of £1 (all money to clubhouse funds).