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Hillingdon AC wants to give every member 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.

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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CHRISTMAS MORNING ROAD RACE 2016

santa-runningCHRISTMAS MORNING ROAD RACE 2016

 10.30am start

Register at the clubhouse between 9.30am and 10.15am

You compete entirely at your own risk.

All Club members are welcome to run, with a £3 fee for any non-Club members.

Please bring a wrapped present worth around £3 for a lucky dip raffle after the race.

The course starts and finishes at the bus stop outside the clubhouse in Bury Street and is a loop Bury Street, Breakspear Road, & Ladygate Lane.

3.2 miles (2 laps)

There is a one-lap option (1.6 miles) for the young (minimum age 11), old (maximum age 111) & injured.

This is not an official race, so please keep to the pavement whenever possible and beware of road users and pedestrians.

The licensed bar will be open after the race for a short time for the results announcement and lucky-dip raffle.

 

 

Further details if required from Gavin Collett

5k Dark Run

For the second year we will be holding the 5K Dark Run around Ruislip Lido and raising money for Michael Sobell House Charity. Last year a fantastic £243 was raised. Enter on the night or preferably in advance here https://fs21.formsite.com/mbatemanhillingdonaccouk/form22/index.html

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Fair Ladies at Fairlands, Stevenage, Met League Fixture 2

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I start this report with news of those further down the field who deserve recognition for their achievement at this fixture reports Donna Nash.
FIRST place for our ‘B’ Team of Vets – Lesley (137th overall in 29.59), Pauline (147th overall in 31.10), Lucy ((161st in 32.36) and Heather ((164th in 32.57) and FIRST place for our ‘C’ team of Lyndsey and Angela who remain 2nd overall in Vets D3.
Well done ladies – keep it up and you will be promoted…
The speedy A team, pictured with Gerry Archer, were:
Stacey (bronze position in 3rd – creeping up the field in 21.50), Gemma (16th in 23.20) Ciara (33rd in 24.39), Hannah (37th in 25.01) Kate (62nd in 26.22) and Zoe (98th in 28.10 who also scored for the A team of Vets).
The A team achieved 4th place and remain 4th after 2 fixtures.
The B team comprised Lynn (99th in 28.13), Karen (119th in 29.08), Mel (123rd in 29.23), Lesley and Pauline (who scored for both seniors and vets B teams).
The Senior C Team comprised Lucy, Katherine, Heather and Christina. Katherine and Christina put in impressive effort improving significantly over the course and feeling deservedly proud. A PB also for Heather, running the course for the first time.
Poor Lotte had to retire due to a niggling hamstring issue but cheered enthusiastically along with Preena who offered great support and ran alongside Christina in the closing stages.
Lynn Hyde managed a sprint finish overtaking on the last stretch (what a great feeling!).
Several ladies used this as a warm up for the Grand Union half, huge respect for Mel, Zoe, Lucy and Angela! Thanks for making the effort for your club as well as pursuing your own goals – committed or crazy?!
Thanks to our super squat of 18 and roll on Fixture 3 – Wormwood on 3rd December. Let’s have everybody out there!

Full Results here.

World Champs Volunteers; Hurdles Coaching Course

Dear Club Members

For those members interested in volunteering at the World Champs: http://www.londonathletics.org/london-2017-volunteer-survey please follow the link for information.

There is also a Hurdles workshop coming up for coaches who may be interested in attending.

Introduction to Sprint Hurdles and Technical Development workshop will take place at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Carshalton, Surrey on Sunday 4th  December 9:30-12:30pm

This is a free workshop and will be practical based to help coaches to introduce hurdling to athletes and looking at the teaching progressions for all developing athletes. Coaches can choose to bring 1 or 2 athletes to the workshop which will be delivered by Olympian and coach Lorna Booth.

To book you FREE place please make contact no later than the 28th November jbailey@englandathletics.org

Clubhouse Vacancies

John Doyle and John Bignell are standing down from their current roles as the club house management team at next year’s AGM, having filled this position for the best part of the past three years. This creates three vital vacancies on the clubhouse sub committee, namely Chairperson, Club Headquarters Secretary and Social Secretary. Sharon Talbot currently fills the remaining role as Clubhouse Treasurer. These roles are ably supported by Harry Wild and Roy Cnudde, along with other members of the Management Committee.
The Sub-Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the clubhouse and all Hillingdon AC hosted events. Please give full consideration to standing for one of these roles as it is vital that they are filled by motivated and competent members to ensure that this important aspect of club life continues.
If you would like more information about what these roles involve and the level of time you would need to commit to the role please contact me.
Kind Regards
Dave Smith
HAC Chairman

London Marathon Ballot Result.

There were 10 applications for 2 places offered by VLM to HAC.
In order of application were 1. Taj Randhawa 2. Kate Shockley 3. Jeremy Collis 4. Stuart Arundel 5. John Hughes 6. Lucy Duncan 7. Zoe Dobbs 8. Dennis Carey 9. Melanie Helen Spencer 10. Gary Taylor.
I used a random number generator app to draw the numbers. Number 9 then number 4 where drawn so congratulations to Melanie Helen Spencer and Stuart Arundel.
If one or both drop out before the cut off date in January I will do another draw with the unsuccessful names of those still wanting to take part in the VLM.

Showing our respects

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As I’m sure many of you will have seen in the news this week, 2 teenage girls from Aldershot, Farnham and District AC tragically died after they were hit by a car whilst they were out training on Tuesday. This Saturday is the Met League at Stevenage and I have seen on social media that a few clubs will be showing their respects by wearing black ribbons. I believe we as a club should do likewise. Katherine Wells, Hannah Jane Wells and Mummy Wells have kindly agreed to source and make the black ribbons for us   The ribbons will be available at Stevenage to those that wish to show their respects in this way for a donation of £1.00 to a sports charity.

On a lighter note if anyone is free to help marshal on Saturday from the start of the first race can you contact Richard Bloom of Herts Phoenix at rj.bloom@btinternet.com by tomorrow evening please.

London Marathon Club Place Ballot

HAC has  2 club places on offer to club members for the London Marathon on the 23rd April 2017.

If you are a fully paid up club member and have been for at least 1 year, have a VLM rejection slip/email for next year’s race, not previously won a club place in the last 3 years and want to do the marathon please email me, Martin Bateman at mbateman@hillingdonac.co.uk by the end of Friday 11th November 2016. Applications from people without a VLM rejection slip/emails can request to be put in the draw but will only be included if they reached the “seeded” requirement which is explained below.

Places will be awarded again this year by ballot and the draw/s will be at the clubhouse on a date to be decided.  These places are offered by VLM as a kind of reward to clubs so in turn the seeded applicants  will be those that have put a lot into aspects of management and organisation of HAC.

If for example 5 people apply and only 1 is of “seed” standard then that “seed” will automatically get the place. There will then be a draw for 1 place from the remaining 4 names. If for example there are 5 applications and 2 are of “seed” standard then there will be a Seed draw between the 2 people.  The unulucky seed will then go into the draw with the other 3 for the 1 place left. If there are no “seed” applications then everyone goes into the draw if there are over 2 applications.

Anyone applying will need to pay the entry costs themselves if drawn from the ballot. With only 2 places on offer it is difficult to please everyone with the system.

Met League Matters – Claybury 15th October

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15 lovely ladies opened our 2016 cross country campaign on a beautifully warm autumnal day reports Donna Nash.
The A team achieved a very respectable 4th place in Division 1 thanks to our scorers:
Stacey Ward (4th in 22.02) and within 7 seconds of the first lady. Excellent performance and fresh from a long haul holiday!
Gemma Barry (14th in 23.45) making her debut and certainly making her mark already and top marks for adding not just a little glamour!
Ciara Williams (29th in 24.45) starting the season in fine style and very strong.
Hannah Wells (34th in 25.11) improving her position by 9 and her time by 10 seconds from last year.
Kate Shockley (65th in 27.19) going in to the race confident from defeating several of her students earlier in the week.
Natalie Wickings (70th in 27.32) another debutante who is a welcome addition to the squad.
Notable absences were Eva Mack and Jen Harvey – both nursing injuries.
Our ‘B’ team – finishing 7th in Div 2 were:
Lotte Visser (81st in 28.15) our little Dutch diamond – hard core with a sparkling personality.
Melanie Spencer (104th in 29.35 and 1st Vet home). Bright performance as always and taking over a minute off her time from last year! Well done.
Lynn Hyde (112th in 30.15 and 2nd Vet) making a welcome return to competition after suffering with illness last year. She said keeping Mel’s bright shorts in sight spurred her on!
Lesley Conway (131st in 31.30 and 3rd Vet – a lot of 3’s in this result) on good form and solid performance from Lesley who has found a new rival in:
Freya Hollingsworth (133rd in 31.32) 2 seconds behind our amazing V60 and an excellent debut performance. Welcome to the team Freya!
Lyndsey Browne made up the scorers for the Vets arriving home in 36.49 and helping the Vets to 8th place.
Thanks to our remaining ladies who all achieved a PB – Katherine Wells (33.14), Charlotte Ford (37.17 and making her debut) and Christina Benjamin (37.56).
The team spirit was second to none as usual and I am very proud and grateful for the huge effort made by all.
Looking forward to similar success at Stevenage on 12th November.

Results across all races can be found here.

Jim Bleasdale

With great sadness we inform you of the death of Jim Bleasdale
A commemoration of Jim’s life will be held on Thursday 27 October 2016 at 13.15 in the West Chapel of Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4 7SJ. No flowers please
Following this service the family welcomes you to share memories at The Stables, Manor Farm, Ruislip HA4 7SU