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Rob Thompson set a new course record on Thursday 14th August of 15.17 and Karmen Pardoe also set a course record in the womens 45 age group of 19.21. Congratulations to both Rob and Karmen. There were 34 runners in total and the results can be found by clicking here. The next 5k training race is Thursday 11th September. This will be the centenary race and the club would like 100+ members to run and support this historic event
Masters AF Championships, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham 9-10 August 2014
Hillingdon AC’s two representatives at these championships came away with three medals. In the 3000m Walk on the Saturday, Ken Bobbitt won the M70 age group in 17:49.29. Then, on a blustery Sunday afternoon, he won the 5000m M70 Walk in 30:16.14, after a stride for stride race against the 2nd placed M45 walker, beating him by half a second. In the same two races, ex-HAC walker Trevor Jones won the M55 age group. In the 5000m M75 run, Doug Milsom came third in 24:21.94, having tracked the 2nd place runner, Ed Simpson, for the first 8 laps, until a sore Achilles tendon finally slowed him down.
Full results click here!
Written by Douglas Milsom
Dear women of HAC that are paid up members and have selected wish to compete on your membership form. In my role as women’s team manager for club road races I have just sent out a welcome message and notification of availabilty to those on my list using the team management system called Teamer. Please check your inbox/spam for Teamer emails and respond to them. If you haven’t received them please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks.
This Thursday is the 99th 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 6.30pm if you wish to take part. Following the race there will be a quiz organised by Paul Leppard starting at 8.00pm whilst John Bignell is preparing ham or cheese ploughmans’. Please contact John if you would like a ploughman’s so that John knows how many people to cater for.
Congratulations to Under 13 club athlete Holly Hall who recently broke 2 club records. She is now the proud owner of a Javelin record of 24.94m and she smashed the 10 year old discus record by nearly 2.5 metres with a throw of 20.07 metres. Well done to Holly and her coach, Alison Alford.
Female club record can be found here.
Important date for the diary for competing club members. Please share with your fellow club members and associates as we want the strongest turn out possible at this fixture. Lets not settle for second best. For those of you not aware, I’m the new seniors and veterans competitions club management committee member having recently filled the role vacated by Gavin Collett. If you have any questions and ideas about how we can improve please contact me at email@example.com. I’m also the new women’s team manager for the road relays and will be in contact with our competing women about this fixture soon. I will also be posting soon details of the Middlesex County 10K champs which are being held on the 27th September. Watch this space.
On Saturday, Hillingdon Athletics Club realised its ambition of promotion back to Division 2 of the Southern Athletics League; after just a year in Division 3 reports James Manley.
This was a momentous performance. Everything – from the men’s maximum across the A and B 100 and 200, to Hannah Wells’s bravery in the B string women’s 400m hurdles – secured a mammoth 274 points on the day. To list all the individual achievements would no doubt crash the HAC website server. The margin of victory will have to suffice as testament to the efforts of every member of the squad: London Heathside, the home team, also vying for the final promotion place, were left with just 239 points. [Read more →]
In the summer of 1914, Europe went to war. It began a conflict that would engulf almost the entire world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand pushed existing animosities and alliances into the most catastrophic war the world had ever seen.
In recent times Europe had stepped back from the precipice; in 1914 there would be no peace or compromise. As grave events spiralled out of control Europe could not step back from the brink. Germany declared war on France and Russia then in defence of Belguim, Britian declared war on Germany on the 4th August 1914. By the end of the deadliest conflict ever from the 65 million soldiers, sailors and airmen that were mobilised 8.5 million were killed, 21 million wounded 7.7 million were POW’s or were missing in action. Unsuprisingly sportmen were involved and died in the war and here below is article on some of them copied from Spartacuseducational.com. Can you imagine the likes of Steven Gerrard, Chris Robshaw, Mo Farah and Andy Murrary a 100 years ago enlisting for war? Well they did! [Read more →]
The Ealing Trophies meeting due to be held Saturday 9th August is cancelled due to a lack of available officials.