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Posts from — August 2012

Footage of Roy’s Olympic Torch Relay Leg

Hillingdon AC Member Roy Cnuddle Running With Olympic Torch from Hillingdon AC on Vimeo.

Film provided by Nigel Ealand and the BBC.

August 26, 2012   Comments Off on Footage of Roy’s Olympic Torch Relay Leg

BMC Grand Prix Final, 25th August 2012

Matthew Fayers continued his impressive streak of PB’ing at nearly every race in recent months with another fine run at a windy Bedford on Saturday. 18 year old Matt was up against senior seasoned competitiors in the “A” 1500m race and finished second overall and first in the incorporated quasi Inter Counties results behind Irishman Thomas Chamney. Matt’s time of 3.45.93 broke his own U20 club record and moved him to 3rd in the UK U20 rankings for 2012.

21 year old Robert Thompson also competed at the same fixture but over the 5k distance. Racing in the “C” race Rob ran a solid time of 15:34.24 to show good form going into the autumn series of races. Results here.

Watch more video of 2012 BMC Grand Prix Final Bedford on www.athleticos.org

August 26, 2012   Comments Off on BMC Grand Prix Final, 25th August 2012

Julia sparkles in the Diamond League

Julia Bleasdale got back to competition after the highs of her great performances in the Olympic 5 and 10K races with the women’s 3000m race at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting. Julia once again showed strength and tactical awareness in the race and only her lack of a kick in the final lap relevant to that of the outstanding Kenyan women meant she finished 6th with a club record time of 8:46.38, just 5 seconds behind Mercy Cherono. Full Results here.

August 26, 2012   Comments Off on Julia sparkles in the Diamond League

Middlesex 10K entry

Middlesex 10k, which incorporates the Middlesex 10k Road Championship.
The race will be held on Saturday (not Sunday!), 29 September in Victoria Park, Hackney, starting at 10.30am and is staged in association with Victoria Parks Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC.
Online entries via either the RunnersWorld (www.runnersworld.co.uk) or RunBritain (www.runbritain.com/onlineentry) websites or by post using the attached entry form.  The form is  downloadable from the Middlesex CAA website (www.middlesexaa.org.uk).

August 20, 2012   Comments Off on Middlesex 10K entry

How was it for you?

The next edition of On The Limit, the Hillingdon AC newsletter plans to carry a series of reports of club members’ Olympic experiences. We would like any member to contribute to this feature with a few words about your involvement and support for the games.

We would also like to use any pictures you may have from Olympic venues.

Please email any contributions to scott.farley@iua.co.uk by 31 August.

August 15, 2012   Comments Off on How was it for you?

High fives as the track suits Julia

Julia Bleasdale made a fine finish to her Olympic odyssey with  8th place in the Olympic womens 5000m final on Friday 10th August. In a tactical race, Julia held a good position toward the front of the pack until the final burn up from the spectacular East African women to post a very respectable 15:14.55 just being pipped by Jo Pavey Results here.

3 days earlier in the qualifying rounds Julia recorded an awesome personal best performance of 15.02.00 finishing 4th to qualify in style.

In the last 18 months she has been in sparkling form to go from relative obscurity to the highest stage on earth. Hopefully everyone is suitably inspired and motivated to be the best they can or help others be the best they can.

6 photos taken by Doug Milsom of the 5k heat can be viewed here.

August 11, 2012   Comments Off on High fives as the track suits Julia

5K Training Race Results

Race results and records are here.

August 11, 2012   Comments Off on 5K Training Race Results

5K training race

The 5k training race is taking place this Thursday at the club house, registration by 6.30pm for a 6.40pm start. As many of you know I will be leaving for a time to go to Cyprus and I’m hoping to see a few of you at the race before I go. Olympic Athletics at the bar afterwards!

August 8, 2012   Comments Off on 5K training race

Feeling inspired to join?

If you have been inspired by the Olympics over past few days and are here to find out how to get involved in athletics, please click on this link here.

The pages are full of information so please read them fully and carefully.

We look forward to welcoming you along to HAC.

August 6, 2012   Comments Off on Feeling inspired to join?

Julia Bleasdale 8th In Olympic 10,000m Final

Congratulations to Julia Bleasdale who finished 8th in the Women’s 10,000 metre final at the Olympic Games with a personal best and new club record time of 30:55.63.

August 4, 2012   Comments Off on Julia Bleasdale 8th In Olympic 10,000m Final