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Posts from — October 2012

England Athletics Affiliation Fees Proposal

This isn’t confirmed yet but “Athletes face a four-fold rise in yearly affiliation fees following England Athletics’ announcement last week of its revised membership structure for 2013 onwards.”

The characters at EA tend to get their way, so expect a rise in fees next year. Currently this fee is incorporated into the HAC membership fee.

October 7, 2012   Comments Off on England Athletics Affiliation Fees Proposal

HAC athletes race near and far.

A clutch of Hillingdon athletes  wore the club gear on Sunday 30th September traveled to various races home and away.

4 Athletes settled for the comforts of home by competing in the undulating Moor Park 10K. James Manley finished 6th in a time of 37.43, Paul Hull V40 was less than a minute behind, finishing 14th in 38.36. Dave Smith’s V40 time of 41.12 got him third and Gary Taylor V40 completed it in 47.22 coming 135th. The winner was Matthew Woodman of Stafford Harriers in 34.48. Hillingdon AC was also well represented at Moor park in the U15 boys 3.9km ‘fun run’ with Liam Holbrook finishing 2nd, Brandon Filby 3rd and Sebastian Mills 4th.
We also had a 2nd and 3rd in the under 12 boys and girls fun runs! Anna Gizzi came 3rd for the girls and Harrison Filby came 2nd for the boys!

Full Results here.

Dan Thompson made the weekend of it by travelling to the West country to hunt a quick time in the Bristol Half Marathon. In breezy conditions he ran a PB time of 76.12 finishing 58th  The race was one by Dominic Ondoro in 62.51 Full Results here.

10 weeks after giving birth, Eva Mack ran 1:49.33 in the Ealing Half marathon. Full Results here.

I went further a field to compete in the Berlin Marathon, Germany. It was my first attempt at the marathon and I finished 214th with a pleasing  2:42.30, some distance behind Geoffrey Mutai’s winning time of 2:04.15 Full Results here.

October 2, 2012   Comments Off on HAC athletes race near and far.

Middlesex medals for Hillingdon

There were just two Hillingdon AC runners at the Middlesex Open 10K in Victoria Park in East London on Saturday 29 September but each did us proud and came back with a medal. John Bignell was the gold medallist in the 60+ age group with a stunning time of 41:23 and Lesley Conway gained the silver in the over 55s in 46:44 minutes.

In a fast-paced race the overall winner of the men’s event was Mohamed Mohamed of Thames Valley Harriers in 30:56 and Caroline Walsh of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers was the women’s winner in 37:27 minutes. Results here.

October 2, 2012   Comments Off on Middlesex medals for Hillingdon

Dennis Eyres RIP

Dennis Eyres a club member since 1942 has died at the age of 92.
Dennis was a top middle distance runner who,in addition to great domestic success,narrowly missed selection for the 1948 Olympics,but went on to win international honours over the next two years. Dennis  remained loyal to HAC until ill health forced him to retire from running a few years ago.  The achievments he reached never went to his head and he always said he was happiest when running with his friends at Ruislip through the woods.

He was a loyal and devoted member of our club and he will sorely missed.

Those wishing to attend the Funeral the arrangements are as follows :

Ruislip Crematorium, Wed. 17th Oct. 2pm

Please be at the clubhouse before 1-45pm

There will be light refreshments in the clubhouse after the service.

Alan Chidley & Harry Wild

October 2, 2012   Comments Off on Dennis Eyres RIP

HAC Xmas Dinner

Hillingdon A.C. will be holding its Xmas dinner this year at the Gate Hotel, Northwood, Pinner. on the Evening of Friday 30th Nov.

There is a varied menu ranging from 2 to 4 courses, so the cost will depend on individual choice.

Tony Bennett is arranging the festivities and he has the menu so please contact him at the Clubhouse to arrange your choice and payment.

October 2, 2012   Comments Off on HAC Xmas Dinner