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Massive thanks to everyone that took part , assisted, catered and supported the celebratory 100th training race. It was a good night had by all. 145 finished which is by far the biggest ever turn out and smashed the target of 100 set by Gavin Collett to mark his final race as organiser for the past 18 years. It is testament to Gavin’s dedication and commitment to athletics, the club and our athletes that he has organised this race for so long and he will be sorely missed from these races. The Training races will continue with a new organising team next year and the next race is the 9th April 2015.
Rob Thompson continued his winning streak to take the honour of winning this milestone event in 15.37 mins. Helen O’Neile was first woman across the line in 19.02 mins.
Two walking records were set with Doug Milsom bagging the M75 crown and Harry Wild the M80 crown. To see who did what please take a look at the results here.
Some facts & figures
The following completed the first and 100th race: John Bignell, John Doyle, Tom Gordge, Gary Lavers, Andy Miles, Dave Newman, John Rose, Pete Warburton
There have been 4,552 finishers from 717 competitors.
Three Olympians – Julia Bleasdale (women’s course record holder), Mohamed Mohamed (TVH) and Eric Shirley (Vet 80 record holder).
Most wins is 10 by Martin Bateman.
Leading appearance makers are: John Bignell 73, Dave Smith & John Luscombe 66, Phil Welch & Harry Wild 60, Jo Miles 57, Andy Mansi & Mick Miller 55, Dave Newman 52, Sally Bundock 51.
This Thursday is the 100th 5k Training Race starting at 6.40pm. The race is free to Hillingdon AC members with a small charge of £3 for non club members. Register at the clubhouse in Ruislip by 6.20pm if you wish to take part. Following the race there will be hot food served at the clubhouse, after which will be a games evening. Fun for all! Please can you let Maria Hernandez-Humm know if you would like hot food so that we know how many people to cater for (email: email@example.com). We look forward to seeing many members there!
If you are a paid up club member and would like to compete in the Middlesex 10K please complete this form. Middx10k EntryForm_2014. I will need completed forms by Friday 12th September. You can get them to me at the track tonight, the clubhouse Thursday or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Entries are still open after this date but won’t be handled or paid for by HAC.
The Venue: Victoria Park, Hackney on Saturday, 27 September, starting at 10.30am.
The course is on traffic free footpaths within Victoria Park, Hackney and is very good for a PB.
We normally have a strong turnout and win plenty of medals.
Pre entry for this race to save time on the night for the organisers should be done by completing the online form here. Any payments will be taken on the night. Race numbers will be allocated and these should be collected from the clubhouse by 6.20pm. This is not an official race and you compete at your own risk.
Please share this event information with your club mates.
Based on the feedback I’ve had from a number of members, Teamer, the application that I previously used to help coordinate race entries and communicate with athletes had stopped messaging approximately half of the team.
As a result, I’ve had to try and find another application that I can use to communicate with the road and cross country team and the application I’ve settled on is called TeamSnap. If you are an Under 20, Senior or Veteran man who has expressed an interest in competing in road and cross country races when you submitted your 2014/2015 membership form, you should have received an email message from me inviting you to register to join TeamSnap. If you haven’t received this email, please check your “Junk” folder incase it has ended up there. You will need to be registered with TeamSnap in order to ensure that you receive further communication regarding road and cross country fixtures for the 2014/2015 season.
If you have paid your membership subscription for 2014/2015, are a senior, veteran or under 20 man who would like to compete in road and cross country races and haven’t received an invitation from TeamSnap, please email me at email@example.com so that I can add you to the system.
Hillingdon AC Men’s Road and Cross Country Team Manager
This year’s competition took place on Tuesday 26th August at 7pm on the normal course at Rochester Road in Northwood Hills, opposite Haydon School.
Results are below. [Read more →]
If any member, well female members would like to purchase a HAC crop top they are now available to purchase here. I don’t have any stock but will use any purchases to help guide me to get stock in. Basically, if you want one order one then wait a few weeks for it to arrive. If you could order by Wednesday this week that would be great so it gives a fair chance they will arrive before the autumn races. Shop page here http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/shop/clubkit.html
Competive members of HAC. Paul Leppard our men’s team manager has sent out Southern Road Relay notifications this weekend via Teamer. Please check your email inbox or spam for the notifcations and respond to them please in a timely fashion. He will also be sending out Middlesex 10K road champs emails this week. In my role as women’s road manager I have sent out previously RR emails via Teamer which most have responded to and have sent out Middlesex 10K emails today. If you haven’t received the emails please contact us. Thanks http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/team-managers
Hillingdon AC has been using Teamer to help coordinate race entries and communicate with athletes for approximately 4 years. However, I’ve got some concerns whether the messages and event notifications that I’ve been sending out recently have been reaching people – primarily because I’ve stopped recieving messages and notifications from Teamer myself!
In the past, Teamer notifications may have been sent to the “Junk” folder of people’s email but the concern I have is that I’m no longer seeing any communication from Teamer at all.
If you are a Senior, Veteran or Under 20 man who is interested in competing in road and cross country races and who has a membership subscription for 2014/2015, you should have recently received an email from me (Paul Leppard) regarding the South of England Six Stage Road Relays and the Middlesex 10K Road Race Championship.
To help me gauge whether Teamer is still an appropriate platform to use to communicate with athletes, if you are a Senior, Veteran or Under 20 man who is interested in competing in road and cross country races, please complete the short survey (3 questions) I’ve set up at SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HNX6F2C