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Posts from — July 2013

Princes Risborough 10km

The latest race in the Summer Series Grand Prix took place on the hottest day of the year so far.  Despite an early start time, the majority of the field were feeling the effects of the heat, and the rolling Chiltern Hills, by the 5km mark. Although not a day, or a course, for fast times, the 12 Hillingdon AC athletes competing did themselves justice. Of the five Hillingdon AC women athletes, three were placed first in their age category. Without doubt the performance of the day amongst Hillingdon AC athletes, was Susan Monaghan who finished first senior woman in a time of 38:17, almost three minutes faster than her nearest rival. Other distinguished achievements for the women included first Vet 35 for Donna Nash and  first Vet 55 for Lesley Conway. With Jane Newman as the fourth scorer the women also bagged second place team, Jackie O’ Dowd finishing just outside the scoring four. For the men, the youthful John Bignell, once again found his form to take first male Vet 60. Martin Bateman, Simon Connell, the evergreen Andy Miles and Dave (mid-life crisis) Newman ensured that Hillingdon AC finished second men’s team. The remaining three runners were Daren Roscoe, Dave Smith and Andy Torrance. The club were thanked by the organisers for once again fielding a strong side. Well done to all 12 runners on representing the club in tough conditions. The next Summer Series race is this Thursday, the club 5km training race. Results of the Princes Risborough 10km will appear here

 

 

July 7, 2013   Comments Off on Princes Risborough 10km

HAC Runner a Women’s Running magazine winner

On 28 September I was having a quiet night in, as I was running the Royal Windsor Trail Half Marathon the following day reports Lynda Copson. With a bit of time on my hands, I entered a competition in Women’s Running, lured by the heading ‘Life after the marathon – need a new goal? Welcome to Operation Ultra’. I entered, and thought nothing of it as I never win anything. But I was one of three lucky winners – free entry to the Royal Parks Ultra on 6 October (50k), full training support, new kit and in return our training experience is to feature in Women’s Running magazine over the next 3 months! [Read more →]

July 7, 2013   Comments Off on HAC Runner a Women’s Running magazine winner

On the Limit deadline

The next edition of On The Limit should go to press by the end of July. If you would like to submit an article please do so by the 20th July. I am also aware that various members have achieved significant goals of late. I would like to take this opportunity to remind all members that they can submit reports via the website by clicking on the link.

July 1, 2013   Comments Off on On the Limit deadline