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The Hillingdon Hurdler Strikes Again!!

On Sunday 24th February Jack Kirby hurdled his way to being crowned England Athletics U17 60m hurdles indoor champion reports Angela Wilcox.
Jack was among 21 of the top U17 hurdlers lined up at the National Indoor Arena at Birmingham to compete for the title.
In a nervous first heat Jack crossed the line first in a slower than expected 8.20 seconds.  However, after some calming words, he later stormed to victory in the final, recording a time of 7.94 seconds.

Not only was this a new pb for Jack and continues his reign as No 1 in the UK, it also ranks him the 3rd fastest U17 indoor 60m hurdler ever!!!!  A superb achievement for the Hillingdon athlete – well done Jack.

February 26, 2013   Comments Off on The Hillingdon Hurdler Strikes Again!!

BMAF South Of England Indoor Championships

Jason Steel reports: Myself and Neil Middleton represented Hillingdon Ac and took part in this years event at lee valley on Sunday 24th Feb.
Neil ran the V45 60m and finished 2nd in his race and 6th fastest V45 overall in 8.11s. He then ran the V45 200m and won the event in a time of 26.52s to take the gold medal.
I ran in the V40 400m and took the silver medal coming 2nd in 56.5s
Next for both of us is the National indoor championships in two weeks time again at Lee Valley.

February 26, 2013   Comments Off on BMAF South Of England Indoor Championships

National Cross Country Championships, Sunderland 23 February 2013

Hillingdon AC’s senior men finished off the 2012/2013 cross country season in fine style with their best result in the National Cross Country Championships since at least 2002 as they finished 22nd in the six to score competition and 21st in the nine to score competition in extremely muddy and cold conditions at Herrington Park in Sunderland.

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February 24, 2013   Comments Off on National Cross Country Championships, Sunderland 23 February 2013

SCVAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS LEE VALLEY

Jason Steel reports: Sunday 17th Feb Myself and Richard Jenkin once again took part in the 2013 Southern Vets Ac indoor championships at Lee Valley.
This was our 1st indoor track race of the year and we both went into it in decent shape and looking for a good steady start to the season.
Richard won the V50 400m in 63.9 and also won the V50 800m in 2.21.5, He then ran the 60m and took the bronze medal in 8.8.
I ran the V40 800m and won in 2.15.9 and later came 2nd in the V40 400m in 57.1
Next for both of us is the South of england champs this coming sunday 24th Feb.

February 22, 2013   Comments Off on SCVAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS LEE VALLEY

Sportshall Sunday

On Sunday 10th February an early morning start meant another trip for the u13 and u15 boys and girls teams as they gathered force to beat their opponents in this years Regional Sportshall Final reports Diane Gibbons.

Representing West London we had tough company with South London, Kent and Central London. After a quick briefing it was down to very hard racing, competitive field events and fantastic relays all day resulting in some very tired athletes who had given their all. In the boys u13 competition we came 3rd , the girls fared slightly better coming 2nd some very tough competition but lots of work for next year. In the u15 competition the girls came 3rd and the boys came 2nd by just 3 points. So close to going to the Birmingham final. Lots of medals given out at the end. Thanks must go to Sue Bishop , Malcolm French and Jenny Pledge who officiated for us and to all those parents who came along and supported us – I think we were definately the noisiest. Results are available on sportshall.org as well as the noticeboard in the club room at the track.

February 18, 2013   Comments Off on Sportshall Sunday

South Of England Cross Country Championships 16/02/13

Congratulations to the eleven Hillingdon AC senior men who braved the nine miles of mud and hills in the South Of England Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill reports Paul Leppard.

Daniel Thompson was first finisher for the club in a strong 76th position and he was followed by Scott Farley (208th), Daren Roscoe (357th), Paul Leppard (385th), John Bignell (391st), Martin Searle (399th), Dean Burch (459th), Jason Brigend (467th), Bob Burton (469th) and Alan Wells (535th). 541 finished. Brian Feldman also completed the race but isn’t shown in the results however was just ahead of Alan.

Alan Wells continues: By the time the 10th race of the day set off which was a minor 15k (9 miles) for men the whole grass had been totally replaced by  part paddy field and that which wasn’t a very thick clay glue.

Conditions ( one fellow Hillingdon athlete commented personally the worst in 50 years for him running  at Parliament Hill)    even forced the organisers to slightly rearrange the planned 3 lap mens course, due to what they said were ‘ some poor ground conditions’ over the loudspeaker  system.
Running round Ruislip Woods even this winter could be described as easy compared to that which  our determined bunch who all completed the course encountered.
Hillingdon were also represented in the Junior Women’s race where Hannah Wells covered the 6K course in 27:42 to finish 36th. Whilst in the Under 17 Mens race also over 6K Dominic Speight came home in 25:23 to finish 137th.

The men’s team race was won by Bedford & County and Hillingdon AC finished 24th of 31 clubs to finish a scoring six.

Full results may be found here: http://mcs.open.ac.uk/mkac/13seaaxcresults.htm

February 18, 2013   Comments Off on South Of England Cross Country Championships 16/02/13

Upcoming Network Events

Indoor Sprints Meeting in Willesden Saturday 16th February. Details here

 

February 14, 2013   Comments Off on Upcoming Network Events

Fantastic Fayers Wins National Title

Matthew Fayers U20 won the 1500m Indoor race to become  the senior UK champion at the British Athletics European Trials & UK Championships in Sheffield with 3.47.77. [Read more →]

February 13, 2013   Comments Off on Fantastic Fayers Wins National Title

The Big Society and Hillingdon AC

Dave Smith writes: Saturday saw the last Met League fixture of the season at Merchant Taylors school in Northwood. As many of you will know this was moved at short notice from Ruislip Woods after the council raised concerns over the state of the woods after the recent bad weather. Much work went into getting the new venue and staging the race. For example a number of club members spent four hours on the Friday before the race, marking out the course. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those involved in Saturday’s fixture, from the runners to the people who served up the home made rolls and cakes.
There were six people who turned up to marshall the race on Saturday, four of whom were over 70 years old, one over 80. The venue is five miles from the clubhouse. Is this acceptable? [Read more →]

February 11, 2013   Comments Off on The Big Society and Hillingdon AC

ATW Met League, Merchant Taylors School, Northwood. 9th February 2013

The senior men finished the Met League off in style with strong results for both the A and B teams with the A team finishing fifth on the day in Division One and the B team finishing fourth on the day in Division Three. As a result, both teams moved up the in the overall league with the A team overtaking Thames Valley Harriers to finish sixth in Division One and the B team finishing the season in fourth place in Division Three.

The target at the start of the season was for the A team to finish in the top four places in Division One and the B team to finish in the top two places in Division Three but with Shaftesbury and London Heathside putting out strong teams in Division One and Highgate and London Heathside putting out strong B and C teams in Division Three, these targets were always going to be challenging and I am pleased with the overall result and what we have achieved as a club in this league over the course of the season – well done!

Many thanks to everyone who competed for the club in the Met League this seasonespecially those members who competed in all five races and in particular Robert Thompson, James Laing, Daniel Thompson and Martin Bateman who competed in all five races and made a big difference to the performance of the club as a whole by consistently finishing towards the front of the field.

Juniors & Womens report required

Results here.

Big thanks to Merchant Taylors School for providing the venue and to all the club members that competed and contributed to a great event.

On a sour note, a long list of members need to look long and hard in the mirror and see whether they think they should be a club member in the future.

Contributors & competitiors make for a successful club!

February 10, 2013   Comments Off on ATW Met League, Merchant Taylors School, Northwood. 9th February 2013