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Posts from — May 2017

Track Catering Vacancy

For a number of years Jill Miller has led the catering team at our junior and senior home track events. In addition to providing excellent food, Jill has also generated significant funds that helps support our young athletes. At the end of this year’s season Jill is standing down from this role. The club would like to thank Jill for her tremendous support over the years.
Therefore we are looking for a member to volunteer to take over from Jill. There are a number of people who are happy to help on a regular basis but we need someone to co-ordinate and lead this team. The commitment is for 5 or 6 fixtures across the summer months. Jill will be happy for anyone interested to shadow her at 1 or 2 of this seasons fixtures to gain insight into the role. Contact Dave Smith or Jill Miller if you would like to know more.

May 13, 2017   Comments Off on Track Catering Vacancy

Under new management!

Following three years of sterling hard work in managing the Clubhouse, John Doyle and John Bignall have decided to hang up their beer mats.      A new band of volunteers has been formed to take on the running of the Clubhouse with the remit of providing a welcoming environment for all members to relax and socialise after their training runs and races, together with social events and much much more.

We are all learning on the job and don’t promise to get it right every time, but we would value your feedback both good and bad on how the Clubhouse is run and what suggestions you have for improving the Clubhouse and ideas for events you would like to attend.   With this in mind, Hannah has provided a Suggestions Box which you will find by the noticeboards which is already filling up!

The new committee members are

Jeremy (disguised as Captain Birdseye) Collis, John (cooler than a Vindaloo) Dobbs (Chair), Natalie (bakes a mean cake) Ealand (Clubhouse Secretary),  Zoe (I’ve just volunteered for the Clubhouse) Dobbs (Joint Chair), Peter (I Love Metal) Humm, James (another Trophy) Laing, Hannah (amaze balls) Wells, Graham (show me the money) Wood (Clubhouse Treasurer), Nigel (I know a good route through the woods) Ealand, Tracey (track side) Harvey.

You will normally find one of the team at the track or in the Clubhouse on training nights and Sunday mornings so please do come and talk to us.


The Clubhouse Team

May 11, 2017   Comments Off on Under new management!

Park Run Touring

Here is a list of Park Runs Katherine Wells would like club members join her in and make it a big turnout from HAC.

13th May – Osterley

20th May – Northala – followed by the spring cleaning at the clubhouse

27th May – Cassiobury Park

3rd June – *No parkrun* Summer series Olympic Park 10k

10th June – South Oxhey

17th June – *No parkrun* SAL Uxbridge

24th June – Rickmansworth

1st July- Harrow

8th July- *No parkrun* SAL Reading

15th July – Tring

22nd July- Bedfont Lakes

29th July – High Wycombe

May 11, 2017   Comments Off on Park Run Touring

County Fell Running Champs

Middlesex County are looking for representives in the inter-counties fell running champs in Scotland on 13th May. No ability criteria has been shared with me but I’d expect the county would take those people that finish in top 15/20% of a Met League standard race as a guide. Please contact Andrew Owen for more info at Andrew.Owen@bfi.org.uk

May 1, 2017   Comments Off on County Fell Running Champs

Summer Series Race 2 – Danesfield Dash 10k

Martin Bateman set a devilish challenge for the second race in the Summer Series.

Described on the website as “woodland trails, stunning scenery and lovely countryside lanes, this multi-terrain 10k route is guaranteed to please.  There are some challenging hills thrown in to make it even more interesting and give a sense of achievement to all runners, whether you are an experienced competitor or a novice.  Scenic, interesting and fun – no boring road race this!”

It certainly didn’t disappoint and our intrepid runners made mole hills out of the mountains.   Full race results can be found on the link


David Shelvey             46:22

Debbie Brown             50:06

Lucy Duncan               57:43

Christina Benjamin   59:56

Heather Davidson    1:00:38

John Hughes             1:03:53

Lyndsey Browne       1:03:54

Jackie O’Dowd          1:06:06

Ready to dash

A job well done.


May 1, 2017   Comments Off on Summer Series Race 2 – Danesfield Dash 10k