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Winter Presentation Night

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February 29, 2016   Comments Off on Winter Presentation Night

Met League Race 5, Alexandra Palace, 13 February 2016

Hillingdon AC’s senior men finished off the Metropolitan Cross Country League in fine style at the final fixture of the season in cold, windy and muddy conditions at Alexandra Palace with the A team finishing in fifth place in Division One and the B team finishing joint first with Trent Park in Division Three. This result means that the A team have finished fifth in Division One – their highest finish in the Met League since the 2011/2012 season whilst the B team have achieved their aim of promotion, finishing second overall in Division Three.

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February 15, 2016   Comments Off on Met League Race 5, Alexandra Palace, 13 February 2016

Palace Princesses

ladies_AllyPallyStacey was star of the show (and of the season) at the final Start Fitness Met League XC fixture at Ally Pally reports Donna Nash. First home for Hillingdon and 2nd overall (both for the race and the series), time was 21:17. Stacey did herself and the club proud.
Eva Mack had a fantastic race finishing 24th (23:53) and looking composed throughout. Mud, never Eva’s favoured conditions, failed to hold her back and she even said ‘I loved it!’ (I will be reminding Eva of this next season)
Hannah Wells, our dedicated xc supergirl couldn’t catch Eva this time but only 2 places and 5 seconds behind (26th in 23:58) and 3rd home for HAC.
Steph Wigram, newly wed and full of beans, had plenty to smile about it seems as she skipped through the mud achieving 43rd place (25:38).
Ciara Williams finished her season strongly and completed the scoring 5, finishing 45th (25:42).
Our ‘B’ team put on an excellent show; Alex Longton, our ‘sweetest’ lady placed 51st (26:09) followed by Kate Shockley, ‘teaching’ us a thing or two about getting stuck in placed 66th (27:02); two making their debut for HAC were Alison (Ali Pally) Cartlidge who commented ‘the course is disgusting’ finished 74th ( 27:49) closely followed by ‘Army Emma’ Grindrod making her one and only appearance for us before moving to Newquay finished 75th(27:54).
The Vets Team consisted of the ever lean and mean Zoe Dobbs (76th in 27:55), consistent Karen O’Rourke (101stin 29:33), ‘Last Minute Lesley.Conway’, fresh from the ski slopes (literally having arrived home that morning and having been up since 3.00am!) tackled the mud with as much enthusiasm as the snow finished 106th (29:56) and ‘Lady Pauline’ Fischer competed the scorers finishing 108th in 30:31.
Heather Davidson made her XC debut in cheerful style and chuffed with a PB in 121st place (32:50). Katherine Wells, cheered home by sister Hannah finished 134th (37.22) and last but never least, Amazing Angela Duncan in 136th place (38:05).
Special thanks to Melanie Spencer for loaning shoes and shirt and I am sure I could hear her cheering us from the Italian Alps!!
And thanks, of course to the coaches, Roger Williams, Gavin Collett and Gerry Archer.
Didn’t manage to get a full team photo as some people had to go and others were still being cheered and running!

Results here.

February 15, 2016   Comments Off on Palace Princesses

Rugby at the Clubhouse

snpicThe clubhouse will be open this Saturday as usual and will also be showing the Six Nations Rugby from 2 to 7pm. First off France v Italy followed by Scotland v England. All members welcome

February 2, 2016   Comments Off on Rugby at the Clubhouse

South Of England Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, 30 January 2016

Hillingdon AC’s senior men finished 23rd at the South of England Cross Country Championships in very soft and muddy underfoot conditions at Parliament Hill.

Competing over a distance of nine miles across challenging, hilly terrain, James Laing was the club’s first scorer in 131st position with the scoring six for the team completed by Ed Campbell (163rd), Alex Ozdemir (209th), Dan Thompson (275th), Simon Connell (317th) and Paul Leppard (374th).

Joel Pope finished in 480th, Dave Newman 634th, Brett Hutchinson 766th, Andrew Malyan 793rd, Dan Spinks 915th, John Bignell 940th and Graham Wood 1004th. There were 1026 finishers in total in the Men’s race.

Dominic Speight was the club’s sole representative in the Under 20 Men’s race, finishing in 60th position out of a total field of 94.

Full results may be found here and photos of the race may be found here. As a guide, James Laing had race number 4475.

February 1, 2016   Comments Off on South Of England Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, 30 January 2016