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Why not come and run off some of the Christmas excesses on Saturday, 27th December at the Lido Relays.
The race consists of 3 laps of the 1.6 mile course. The race can be run in teams of 3, with one runner completing each lap; teams of two with one runner completing two laps; or if you are feeling particularly fit an individual runner can complete all three laps.
The race will start near the boathouse at the Ruislip Lido at 10am. Registrations will be taken at the clubhouse from 9am
Harry Wild is pre-organising and Cathy Girvan will be the organiser on the day.
Tea/coffee and drinks will be available at the clubhouse bar.
Due to the Met League XC fixture at Uxbridge this coming Saturday 20th, the clubhouse will be closed for training in the afternoon!
Marshals are still required for this event, so please contact Maria Hernandez-Humm if you can spare couple of hours to help your club and ensure the event runs smoothly and successfully. Contact Maria on 07957 185631
Please note: there are NO refreshments available on Saturday for the Met League XC, so please bring your own if required.
|Date:||20th December 2014|
|Venue:||Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge|
|Race Headquarters:||Hillingdon Athletics Stadium
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1ES
HQ by 3G Football Pavillion.
|Changing facilities:||Men’s and Women’s Changing Rooms and Toilets within 3G Football Pavillion|
|Showers:||Yes (as above)|
|Course Location:||Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge|
|HQ to Course walk time:||2 minutes|
|Course Description:||Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.|
|Public Transport:||Hillingdon & Uxbridge Met and Picadilly Lines 10-15 mins walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop with 3 mins walk of Sports Centre.|
|Parking:||Parking at athletics stadium with a charge or free within Uxbridge College car park(closes at 4pm) if spaces are available. Due to a large swimming event taking place at the sports centre spaces will be very limited so you are strongly advised to use public transport or car share for this fixture.
PLEASE LEAVE IN SUFFICIENT TIME TO PARK CONSIDERATELY AND STILL BE ABLE TO ARRIVE ON TIME FOR YOUR RACE.
Limited parking close by the course see map for parking guide here.
|Directions from major roads:||Next to A40 Swakelys Roundabout Junction. Follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Centre.|
|Timetable:||1.00pm||1,500m||Under 11 Girls and Boys (9+ years of age)|
|1.15pm||3,000m||Under 13 Boys|
|1.20pm||3,000m||Under 13 Girls|
|1.35pm||4,000m||Under 17 Men/Under 15 Boys|
|1.40pm||4,000m||Under 17 Women/Under 15 Girls|
|2.05pm||6,000m||Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women|
|Not before 2.35pm||8,000m||Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men|
Course map here.All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (1.00pm) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club.
Runners should not wear I Pods/Walkmans when competing, as they are not allowed on safety grounds.
To be eligible to score, competitors should compete in the correct race for their age group.
Competitors in the Under 13 race must be 11 or over on the day of competition.
Afterwards at the Ruislip clubhouse the bar will be open and Steve Thompson will be playing his collection of vinyl records.
I am sad to report that Roger Cressy passed away on the night of 10th December after a short stay in Wexham Park Hospital. Roger had suffered from M.S. for many years and had been carefully cared for by his wife, Norma reports Gerry Archer.
Roger joined Ruislip-Northwood A.C. in 1957 and by the time of the amalgamation with Finchley Harriers, to form Hillingdon A.C. in 1966, had become a fine distance runner. He won the first Christmas Road Race to be held at Ruislip and later represented Middlesex County at 20miles and won the Road Runners Club Marathon Champs.
Although confined to a wheel chair for many years he took a keen interest in the club athletes and will be sadly missed by those of us fortunate enough to have known him.
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
The cadets are holding their Middlesex Wing X Country Champs at the club this Sunday. Whilst we have been informed at short notice, the Management Committee are keen to support this event. It is a reciprocal agreement with them supplying 12-15 cadets for the Finchley 20.
The cadets arrive around 9am, filling both changing areas. The race & then the medal ceremony finish around 1pm.
Therefore there will be restricted changing and training facilities at the clubhouse this Sunday morning, 7th December.
Chairman Clubhouse sub committee
Hillingdon AC enjoyed a successful day at the Fraternity and Sorority Cups at Trent Park, Cockfosters, with Steph Wigram winning the women’s race and James Laing finishing fourth in the men’s race.
With both the men and women competing together over the same five mile cross country course, Steph made a fast start to distance herself from the rest of the women’s field and slowly increased her winning margin to comfortably secure first place at the end of the race.
James set off with the leaders and was always in the mix for a top three finish, just losing out as Highgate’s Ryan McKinley moved away in the closing stages of the race to claim third.
Philip Warburton backed up his strong performance in the North London Champs the previous week, finishing 17th whilst Gary Horn (62nd), Bob Burton (108th), Paul Martin (128th), Steve Thompson (130th) and Brian Feldman (131st) completed Hillingdon AC’s representation.
Full results may be found here.
Photos from the race courtesy of Harrow AC’s Mike Lepps may be found here:
Unfortunately the current co-ordinator of the Finchley 20 2015 has had to step down from the role. This has created a vacancy for a member to lead a group of people to ensure that the race goes ahead safely and provides participants with an experience that they enjoy ( may be enjoy is not the right word in this context!). As many of you know the Finchley 20 raises a considerable sum towards keeping the club financially healthy. Some of the preparation work has already been carried out, but it would be a big support to the management committee to have someone who can take oversight of the remaining arrangements. Support will be provided to anyone interested in taking on this crucial role. Please contact Dave Smith at email@example.com in the first instance.
The clubhouse will be closed for training on Saturday 29th November due to a function in the afternoon and set-up for the band night on Saturday evening.
Tickets are still available to see The Large Portion, @ £5 each from John Bignall, John Doyle, Natalie Ealand and Donna Nash.
The club have been offered, free of charge, a retractable cover for the patio area at the back of the clubhouse. All that is required is a vehicle capable of carrying a 3.5m length, and someone able to help unload it at the club. If you are able to help out with a vehicle big enough, please let John Doyle or John de Louvois know to arrange a mutually convenient time for collection.