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Posts from — December 2012

Christmas Morning Race Results

Results from the well contested Christmas morning race are here.

Footage taken by Natalie Ealand of the race is here.

December 27, 2012   Comments Off on Christmas Morning Race Results

Ruislip Lido Relays

This event will take place on Sat. 29 th Dec. at 2-30 pm from the  Ruislip clubhouse.    Registration from 1pm.

The race consists of 3 x  approx 1½ mile Laps on a hard path surface. (Total 4 ½ miles). The course is shared with other Lido users and can be busy.

You can run in teams of  3,  2, or 1. There is no entry fee and no prizes, but a small prize will be given to the youngest running team of 3, completing the course.

Tea/coffee and drinks will be available at the bar.

December 26, 2012   Comments Off on Ruislip Lido Relays

England Athletics Raise Affiliation fees

England Athletics have announced they are raising athlete affiliation fees to £10.00 for 2013. This is contary to the position of the vast majority of club reps that voted against a rise of any kind at the recent consultation meeting.

If they can spend it wisely and on competitive athletes and systems then £10 is a fair price to pay in the grand scheme, however it is not clear that EA will or have done so previously. Despite putting out a statement saying they want to listen and work with clubs they have ignored the clubs on this matter which doesn’t bode well for the future. People don’t like being ignored so no doubt this will rumble on with clubs and athletes boycotting these fees maybe out of principle or for economic reasons.

England Athletics statement can be found here. Minutes from the North, Midlands and South meetings can be found under “Consultation Sheets” here.

December 22, 2012   Comments Off on England Athletics Raise Affiliation fees

EA Tax office get their sums in a twist

It looks like the England Athletics Tax office might have got their assumptions wrong when they proposed club members pay higher affiliation fees to cover a perceived substantial cut in funding. See below list.
Word is that Southern clubs voted against EA raising fees at last Friday’s consultation meeting so it is going to be even harder for EA to push their plans through for us to pay more for a worthless affiliation scheme. However, let’s wait and see what happens next as potentially there are still many twists and turns possible.
Some figures following Sport England’s announcement on their £493m four-year investment in grassroots sport (funding award in 2009-13 in brackets):
Cycling: £32m (£24.7m)
Football: £30m (£25.6m)
Athletics: £22m (£22.4m)
Cricket: £20m (£35.2m)
Badminton: £18m (£20.3m)
Judo: £6.1m (£9.9m)
Equestrian: £6m (£4.1m)
Boxing: £5.8m (£4.5m)

More on this is here on the Sport England Website.

December 17, 2012   Comments Off on EA Tax office get their sums in a twist

Metropolitan League, Alexandra Palace, 15 December 2012

In the third Metropolitan League fixture of the season, a lack of athletes cost Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men’s team dear as the A team finished eighth in Division 1 and the B team finished ninth in Division 3.

Robert Thompson was first scorer for the club in 19th in a high quality field and there was the welcome return of Ed Campbell from University as he finished 5th scorer for the club in 119th. However, with only 21 senior men competing for the club and missing seven athletes from the A team scoring twelve at the previous fixture at Stevenage the men recorded their worst team performance for the past two years.

The Senior Women also suffered from a lack of numbers as they finished fifth in Division 2, led home by Beth Young in 40th place whilst there was positive news in the Under 17 Men’s race as the team finished third with Ruben Vos in third place overall.

Full results may be found here.

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December 16, 2012   Comments Off on Metropolitan League, Alexandra Palace, 15 December 2012

SEAA Inter Counties & Masters’ Championships 8th December 2012

Results from this event are here.

December 14, 2012   Comments Off on SEAA Inter Counties & Masters’ Championships 8th December 2012

Perivale 5 & XC results

Robert Thompson took victory in the Perivale 5 mile race on Sunday 2nd December. Rob’s winning time was a pb of 26:10 and joining him in the race was his fellow training group member, Joe Saissi. 18 year old Joe  came 14th with a pb performance of 29:53. Results here.

In the Fraternity & Sorority XC Cups on Saturday 1st December, Simon Connell was the first HAC man in 30th place and Hannah Well’s finished 6th in the women’s results. Individual and team results here.

December 4, 2012   Comments Off on Perivale 5 & XC results

Liddiard Trophy & Serpentine 5K Results

After a few days of heavy rain and flooding the Kingsbury course for the Liddiard Trophy on Saturday 24th November  was unsurprisingly very wet, soft and muddy. Adding in the extra element of a cold wind  it probably explains the meigre finishing total of 61 in the mens race. Hillingdon’s men were led home to third team prize by James Laing who finished fourth behind Henry Dodwell and Ryan McKinley of Highgate and Rob Wilson of ESM respectively. Results here.

On a cold, crisp sunny lunch time in Hyde Park 3 HAC men competed in the Serpentine Last Friday of the month 5K. Results here. Get in quick if you want to do the December race on the 28th.

December 1, 2012   Comments Off on Liddiard Trophy & Serpentine 5K Results