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Posts from — October 2016

London Marathon Club Place Ballot

HAC has  2 club places on offer to club members for the London Marathon on the 23rd April 2017.

If you are a fully paid up club member and have been for at least 1 year, have a VLM rejection slip/email for next year’s race, not previously won a club place in the last 3 years and want to do the marathon please email me, Martin Bateman at mbateman@hillingdonac.co.uk by the end of Friday 11th November 2016. Applications from people without a VLM rejection slip/emails can request to be put in the draw but will only be included if they reached the “seeded” requirement which is explained below.

Places will be awarded again this year by ballot and the draw/s will be at the clubhouse on a date to be decided.  These places are offered by VLM as a kind of reward to clubs so in turn the seeded applicants  will be those that have put a lot into aspects of management and organisation of HAC.

If for example 5 people apply and only 1 is of “seed” standard then that “seed” will automatically get the place. There will then be a draw for 1 place from the remaining 4 names. If for example there are 5 applications and 2 are of “seed” standard then there will be a Seed draw between the 2 people.  The unulucky seed will then go into the draw with the other 3 for the 1 place left. If there are no “seed” applications then everyone goes into the draw if there are over 2 applications.

Anyone applying will need to pay the entry costs themselves if drawn from the ballot. With only 2 places on offer it is difficult to please everyone with the system.

October 26, 2016   Comments Off on London Marathon Club Place Ballot

Met League Matters – Claybury 15th October


15 lovely ladies opened our 2016 cross country campaign on a beautifully warm autumnal day reports Donna Nash.
The A team achieved a very respectable 4th place in Division 1 thanks to our scorers:
Stacey Ward (4th in 22.02) and within 7 seconds of the first lady. Excellent performance and fresh from a long haul holiday!
Gemma Barry (14th in 23.45) making her debut and certainly making her mark already and top marks for adding not just a little glamour!
Ciara Williams (29th in 24.45) starting the season in fine style and very strong.
Hannah Wells (34th in 25.11) improving her position by 9 and her time by 10 seconds from last year.
Kate Shockley (65th in 27.19) going in to the race confident from defeating several of her students earlier in the week.
Natalie Wickings (70th in 27.32) another debutante who is a welcome addition to the squad.
Notable absences were Eva Mack and Jen Harvey – both nursing injuries.
Our ‘B’ team – finishing 7th in Div 2 were:
Lotte Visser (81st in 28.15) our little Dutch diamond – hard core with a sparkling personality.
Melanie Spencer (104th in 29.35 and 1st Vet home). Bright performance as always and taking over a minute off her time from last year! Well done.
Lynn Hyde (112th in 30.15 and 2nd Vet) making a welcome return to competition after suffering with illness last year. She said keeping Mel’s bright shorts in sight spurred her on!
Lesley Conway (131st in 31.30 and 3rd Vet – a lot of 3’s in this result) on good form and solid performance from Lesley who has found a new rival in:
Freya Hollingsworth (133rd in 31.32) 2 seconds behind our amazing V60 and an excellent debut performance. Welcome to the team Freya!
Lyndsey Browne made up the scorers for the Vets arriving home in 36.49 and helping the Vets to 8th place.
Thanks to our remaining ladies who all achieved a PB – Katherine Wells (33.14), Charlotte Ford (37.17 and making her debut) and Christina Benjamin (37.56).
The team spirit was second to none as usual and I am very proud and grateful for the huge effort made by all.
Looking forward to similar success at Stevenage on 12th November.

Results across all races can be found here.

October 19, 2016   Comments Off on Met League Matters – Claybury 15th October

Jim Bleasdale

With great sadness we inform you of the death of Jim Bleasdale
A commemoration of Jim’s life will be held on Thursday 27 October 2016 at 13.15 in the West Chapel of Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4 7SJ. No flowers please
Following this service the family welcomes you to share memories at The Stables, Manor Farm, Ruislip HA4 7SU

October 18, 2016   Comments Off on Jim Bleasdale

Bavarian Night – 29 October 2016


After the success of Bavarian Night in 2014 and 2015, on 29 October following the Liddiard Trophy, Hillingdon AC are again organising a Bavarian themed night. To find out more, including how to order food… [Read more →]

October 9, 2016   Comments Off on Bavarian Night – 29 October 2016



The club committee will run a points competition over the  winter with A £100  PRIZE FUND

For the purposes of calculating points, athletes  representing Hillingdon AC will be in one of four  Age Group categories based on age at 15th October 2016 and remain in that category for all races. [Read more →]

October 8, 2016   Comments Off on MENS CROSS COUNTRY POINTS TABLE

Women’s Winter Points Table


The club committee will run a points competition over the  winter with A £100  PRIZE FUND

For the purposes of calculating points, athletes representing Hillingdon AC  will be in one of two Age Group categories based on age at 15th October 2016 and remain in that category for all races. [Read more →]

October 8, 2016   Comments Off on Women’s Winter Points Table


With 12 days to the official start of the HAC cross country season I would like to remind senior/vets wanting to race this season for HAC in XC that HAC membership is required and a valid England Athletics membership is required (ticked wish to be registered as a competing athlete on our membership form).
No HAC membership & No EA registration = No Race! even if someone has turned up at a fixture on a whim.

Anyone not registered with HAC by Saturday 8th October CANNOT do the first Met League fixture on the 15th October.

Please share this with your club/group friends.

Here’s to a fun and successful club XC season

October 1, 2016   Comments Off on Deadline