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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.
Well done to Hannah, Steph and Zoe for representing us at the North London Cross Country Championships at Alexandra Palace on 22nd November reports Donna Nash.
Thankfully the weather was kind and the rain held off – however, the course was incredibly muddy and challenging as ever.
Queen of the course this time for Hillingdon was Hannah Wells, acting team captain. Hannah cut short her visit to Brighton to compete for the club and made it in time for the start line. She ran really well and crossed the finishing line 11 places behind the winner – narrowly missing a spot in the top ten and completing the course in 22.13.
Steph Wigram put in a great performance – despite being unable to dig in deep without spikes! She still made it into the top twenty – placing 18th with a time of 22.32.
Zoe Dobbs said she ‘suffered from race inexperience’ and underestimated the challenge of the hill. All credit to Zoe for taking the time out to compete and complete a challenging course in 54th place, 24th Vet.
87 ladies competed and unfortunately we didn’t qualify as a team as we needed 4 to score.
All of the girls expressed their appreciation for the cheering and encouragement from the men – true team spirit and Hillingdon harmony.
A great turn out of 10 Hillingdon ladies (and apologies from 8) representing our club on a crisp afternoon reports Donna Nash.
A warm welcome to Helen O’Neile on her first outing for the club and Steph Wigram on her first cross country for Hillingdon. Both put in fantastic performances and proved to be a real asset to the team.
We achieved an amazing result coming joint first with Barnet & District and overall our league position is a strong 3rd.
Well done and thank you to all who took part, giving up their time and putting in a huge effort for our club. Also thanks to our coaches, Roger Williams and Gavin Collett who kick us into shape for these events.
We had 4 ladies finishing in the top 50 and 2 more just outside 100 – places and times as follows.
Eva Mack 25 23.45
Helen O’Neile 27 23.57
Steph Wigram 40 24.27
Hannah Wells 44 24.30
Jemma Weekes 102 27.45
Andrea Taylor 113 28.15
And the Vets:
Lesley Conway 124 28.54
Donna Nash 128 29.06
Pauline Fischer 147 29.55
Sharon Talbot 183 37.40
There was a field of 188 ladies and strong competition with Cambridge. Hannah Wells put in an excellent performance improving her place by 15 from Claybury and Andrea Taylor did incredibly well despite carrying an injury .
And last but not least, a little mention of our training companion – Liam Holbrook, representing Hillingdon in the U17s completed the 4km course in 14.01 just missing a top 10 spot, placing 11.
Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men’s A team finished eighth in Division One at the second Metropolitan League fixture of the season at Stevenage whilst the Senior Men’s B team finished fifth in Division Three. This result sees the A team slip from fifth to sixth place in Division One overall while the B team remain second in Division Three after two fixtures.
Rob Thompson was the first finisher for the club in 21st place with James Laing (53rd), Martin Bateman (54th), Daniel Thompson (72nd), Simon Connell (97th) and Edward Campbell (100th) all finishing in the top 100. Mike Dooley finished 122nd in his last race for the club for the immediate future.
Although there were season’s debuts in the Met League for Chris Ingram, Steve Hirons, Pete Warburton, Dave Smith, Gary Horn, Adam Hirst, Nigel Ealand and Paul Martin, with four A team scorers missing from the team that competed at the first Met League fixture, the A team were always going to struggle to replicate their fifth placed finish at Claybury. So it proved as although the A team packed in well to finish ten finishers in the first 166 places, there was then a large gap between the tenth placed finisher for the club, Sam Blanshard and the remaining two A team scorers, Dave Newman and Paul Leppard in 254th and 263rd place.
Steve Hirons was the first scorer for the B team in 274th place with the B team scoring eight completed by Dave Martin in 346th place. There were 442 finishers. Full results may be found here.
Get your tickets now and dancing shoes ready to see The Large Portion at Hillingdon AC clubhouse. They are North London’s Premier Rock and Pop covers band with an extensive catalogue of songs, ranging from the 60’s through to modern day.
Tickets are £5 available from John Doyle, Chris Copley or Donna Nash. Starts at 8pm, band from 8.30 till 11.00pm.
Be there or be square!!
The next edition of the club newsletter ‘On The Limit’ is scheduled for December and all members are invited to contribute any news, articles, reports, views, photos or anything to do with the club that you think members would be interested in. The newsletter is all about you, the club members, so let’s hear from you! Please submit your contributions to Scott Farley by email or on 07876 758637 or via the contact us page on the website. Deadline 30th November. Thanks!
Hillingdon AC won a number of team and individual medals at the North of the Thames Championship and Liddiard Trophy race at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury on Saturday 25 October with the highlight being Eva Mack’s win in the senior women’s race as she held off Highgate’s Emma Burgess in the closing stages to claim gold.
Sam Lloyd was third in the Under 20 Men’s race, Mike Dooley was third in the men’s Vet 40 category and the senior men’s team claimed bronze medals in the North of the Thames Championship thanks to Dan Thompson (seventh), Mike Dooley (14th), Ed Campbell (15th), Sam Blanshard (33rd), Chris Ingram (43rd) and Dave Newman (55th).
Also in action were Andrea Taylor (24th) and Donna Nash (32nd) in the women’s race and Stevan Dokic (84th), Bob Burton (106th) and Paul Martin (127th) in the men’s race.
Full results may be found here: NOTT_2014Results
Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men made a strong start to the 2014/2015 Metropolitan Cross Country League with the A team finishing fifth in Division One and the B team finishing second in Division 3 at the first race of the season at Claybury.
Hillingdon AC had 31 finishers in the men’s race with Robert Thompson the first scorer for the club in fifth place. Behind Rob, there were fine runs from a number of athletes including James Laing (29th) and Martin Bateman (45th) while the team performance was boosted by the return of Tadhg Grant, Richard Mann and Sam Blanshard and senior Met League debuts from Ruben Vos and Sam Lloyd.
Full results may be found here.
England Athletics run regular, free workshops for coaches that cover a of topics and disciplines. Details of events, and how to book a place, can be found lcdp-london-2014-15-v2