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Posts from — June 2017

June 3K training race results

The rain didn’t stop the June 3k play.  Well done to all that completed the race and a big thank you to the officials that had to contend with challenging weather, finshers with washed off numbers and a very busy finish area. Results can be found here.

June 27, 2017   Comments Off on June 3K training race results

A Letter from America and a big thank you

As some of our members may know the time has come to bid a fond farewell to the Janke family as they return to America very soon. This is the start of a thank you letter sent by Kurt Janke to all members of HAC. The full letter will be published in HAC’s forthcoming On The Limit newsletter, but here’s a sneaky peak to pass on the family’s thanks now.

We wish them safe travels and pass our thanks right back to them.

“Tonight was our last night of practice at Hillingdon Athletic Club and we have been overwhelmed with gratitude to the members of HAC who have impacted our life over the past three and a half years. It is sad to leave a place we love so much. We have come to love the United Kingdom and its people. We have tried so hard to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity and we have found that we have so much left undone here. That means we will probably be back at some point, but in the event we do not make it we do not want to leave without expressing our thanks to all the members of the club that made our time here so memorable.

We hope our paths cross again. If you are in the Washington DC area please stop by for a run or tour. We would love to host you.”

Kurt, Crystal, Olivia and Anna

June 21, 2017   Comments Off on A Letter from America and a big thank you

5km Masterclass update

Thursday night saw the first track session of the Dash for Fitness 12-week, 5K Masterclass, in association with Hillingdon Athletic Club. Each Masterclass is limited to 8 runners. Grace, Helen, Kate, Sandra, and Yoko were in action last night, with the others being unavailable but coached on what to do in self-managed sessions.

As well as posture, balance, technique, and strength training, the night’s highlight was the 2 sets of 3-4 400m repetitions, which each runner was tasked with doing in a time consistent with the fitness improvements required for their 5k goal (ranging from 1:38-2:33 per 400m). These times are designed to be tough but everyone rose to the challenge, either beating their time or being within a second of it. In addition, Victoria has reported doing the repetitions within a second of her time.

The picture below was taken after the track session – the smiles demonstrate satisfaction of a job very well done but, if I’d have taken it a few mins earlier, there’d have been more of a “I want to kill the coach” look on at least some of the faces!

June 18, 2017   Comments Off on 5km Masterclass update

Summer Series Points Tables

It’s already been a busy summer and we have reached Event 7 in the Summer Series.    It’s great to see some new names at the top of the leader boards – for a full breakdown please check out the notice boards at the Clubhouse.

HAC Mens Summer Series
Total
1DavidShelveyV4069
2DennisCareyV5058
3DaveSmithV5056
4PaulLeppardS55
5JamesManleyS52
6JohnBlakeV5043
7RobThompsonS40
8JamesQuinnV5034
9StephenFordV4033
10JohnBignellV6032
10DaveGaffneyV4032
12TimSealS26
13BobBurtonV5022
13MartinSearleV5022
15AndyTorrenceV6021
16JohnDoyleV6020
16AndyMooreS20
18AdamElderfieldS/V19
18JohnHughesV5019
18JamesLaingS19
18AlanWellsV5019
22KyleRamnathS16
23RossLongtonS15
24JohnLuscombeV4014
25PaulHullV4013
26DanWhittakerV4011
27ChrisTaskerV6010
28JohnDobbsV508
29PaulSpencerV407
30SamHurleyS6
30MarkHydeV506
32LesBroughS5
32PaulMcKayV405
32ErrolRamnathV505
35BillHardingV603
36DougMilsomV702
37SteveMcGuinessV501
38KenBobetV700
38PaulBurkeV500
38BobBealesV700
HAC Womens Summer Series
Total
1DebbieBrownV86
2LyndseyBrowneV85
3ChristinaBenjaminS84
4MelanieSpencerV78
5ZoeDobbsV72
6JackieO’DowdV60
6KarenO’RourkeV60
8CiaraWilliamsS57
9LucyDuncanV54
10KatherineWellsS53
11LorraineMcNultyS35
12CarolineFordV34
13CathyCarruthersV33
14LynnHydeV32
15NikkiTaskerS29
16GemmaBarryS20
17HannahWellsS19
18EvaMackS18
19HeatherDavidsonV17
19KateShockleyS17
21StephanieSungjongV16
22PaulineSmithV15
22RebeccaWilliamsS15
24MichaelorMayorS14
25BabzKedgeV13
26MariaTrujilloV12
27TajRandhawaV11
27LotteVisserS11
29VickyBrownleeV10
29AngelaDuncanV10
29SharonTalbotV10
32SarahChoudhuryV9
32CaroleMccarthyV9
34SharonHopkinsV6
35JoMilesV5
36IngridHansenV4

 

 

June 15, 2017   Comments Off on Summer Series Points Tables

HAC Ladies Take Off at the Concorde 5

Race Report by Debbie Brown

There was a great turn out on very warm morning for the Concorde 5 road race with the HAC team all out in force and clearing up on nearly all the prizes.  Debbie Brown, Melanie Spencer and Karen O’Rourke won the lady’s 1st team prize. Angela Duncan won 1st for age category V75 1.00.35 as did Debbie Brown 2nd V35 37.56, Melanie Spencer 3rd 37.59 and Karen O’Rourke V45 38.15.  Well done to all that took part, Andy Torrance, Lucy Duncan, Katherine Wells, Bob Burton, Gary Horn and Christina Benjamin. Also a big thank you to our very own Harry for marshaling and supporting.

Winners!

June 15, 2017   Comments Off on HAC Ladies Take Off at the Concorde 5

Summer Solstice Fun Relay Race and BBQ

The Summer Solstice Relay Race and BBQ will take place on Saturday 24th of June. This event is for all Hillingdon AC members, family and friends. Registration will be at the clubhouse from 2.30pm-3.30pm with the race starting at 4pm.

The race will consist of 4 x 1 mile relay legs around the woods, with teams of 4 or up to 4 making up the team. If you want to run but do not have a team come along and we will put you into one.

You can sign up teams by posting on our Facebook page, on the sign up sheets at the clubhouse, track or by emailing nigel.ealand@blueyonder.co.uk

The BBQ will start at the clubhouse from 6pm. £5 for Adults and £3 for Children, until late.

Please come along to the race, the BBQ or both and join in the family fun!

June 14, 2017   Comments Off on Summer Solstice Fun Relay Race and BBQ

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km – Summer Series

The HAC Summer Series got us out of bed bright and early on a sunny Saturday in June. Blurry eyed we met on the 7.30am Met Line to make our way across London to Stratford, taking over the last carriage again; it’s becoming a bit of habit.

This race is a newby to the Summer Series but a couple of us had pounded round the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before. As we arrived we found memories of the fabulous London 2012 Games greeting us. We knew it would be a great morning.

This is a small and friendly 10k which forms part of it’s very own series. With the sun beating down on us we were off to complete the three lap course. Unlike most I actually like lap races and this was no different. The route was up and down both sides of the canal that runs through the park so nice and flat, good underfoot but there were lots of sharp corners and bridges to negotiate to make it interesting. The laps also gave ample opportunity to cheer each other on from the opposite sides of the canal.

I’m pleased to report we all looked where we were going at the top of the lap and didn’t end up misjudging the corner, falling into the canal and making it a duathlon!

We were welcomed across the line with a lovely goody bag and medal.

Wherever the HAC go team spirit is always in abundance, it’s often commented on and today was no exception. The Race Director commented to me how noisy we were cheering each other on. Mission accomplished!

Happy but hot we headed for a post-run coffee and cake – four of us on foot, one on four wheels.

These races run on the first Saturday of every month from October through to March so if you missed this one and fancy it check them out.

 

June 14, 2017   Comments Off on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km – Summer Series

5k Training Race 8th June 2017

5k Training Race Results June 2017

POSITIONATHLETEAGECLUBTIME
1ROB THOMPSON26Hillingdon15:52
2PAUL LEPPARD38Hillingdon18:16
3JAMES MANLEY33Hillingdon18:42
4LORRAINE MCNULTY27Hillingdon20:17
5STEPHEN FORD44Hillingdon20:56
6JOHN BLAKE51Hillingdon20:57
7CIARA WILLIAMS24Hillingdon21:01
8DAVID SHELVEY48Hillingdon21:07
9JAMES QUINN51Hillingdon21:10
10PAUL HULL49Hillingdon21:21
11JOHN BIGNELL65Hillingdon21:30
12MARTIN SEARLE59Hillingdon21:42
13TIM SEAL33Hillingdon21:46
14DAVID GAFFNEY45Hillingdon22:22
15KAREN O’ROURKE51Hillingdon22:29
16MEL SPENCER40Hillingdon22:35
17JOHN LUSCOMBE42Hillingdon22:41
18DAVE SMITH52Hillingdon22:49
19SAM HURLEY18Hillingdon22:59
20STUART NISBETT45unattached23:07
21LYNN HYDE52Hillingdon23:08
22DAVID DEWBERRY31unattached23:19
23PAUL MCKAY43Hillingdon24:07
24CHRIS TASKER61Hillingdon24:23
25PAULINE SMITH38Hillingdon24:30
26NIKKI TASKER30Hillingdon25:02
27GRACE EMINTON30Dashforfitness25:42
28JOHN DOYLE100Hillingdon26:29
29STEPHANIE SUNGJONG49Hillingdon26:44
30LYNDSEY BROWNE37Hillingdon26:53
31CAROLINE FORD & HOLLY44Hillingdon26:57
32CHRISTINA BENJAMEN26Hillingdon26:59
33DOUG MILSOM77Hillingdon27:11
34SARAH CHOWDHURY56Hillingdon27:17
35VICKY BROWNLEE49Hillingdon27:24
36ALAN WELLS53Hillingdon27:54
37JACKIE O’DOWD59Hillingdon29:01
38SANDRA SANDOVAL48Dashforfitness29:07
39REBECCA WILLIAMS23Hillingdon29:19
40PAUL BURKE53Hillingdon29:26
41MARIA TRUJILLO35Hillingdon29:35
42BOB BEALES78Hillingdon32:12
43HELEN CONIBEERE51Dashforfitness33:06
44VICTORIA EVANS24Dashforfitness34:26
officials: ANDY TORRANCE, PHIL WELCH,GAVIN COLLETT

 

June 12, 2017   Comments Off on 5k Training Race 8th June 2017

5km masterclass update

It was literally a flying start as the Dash for Fitness 5K Masterclass, in association with Hillingdon Athletic Club (HAC), went under starter’s orders at last night’s HAC 5K Training Race. It was a slightly daunting prospect to line up with the runners from HAC, but each member of the Masterclass that was able to join the race rose to the challenge and dashed around the 2.5 lap 5K course. And, to the delight (and amazement) of their Coach and themselves, they ran so fast that they all smashed their Personal Bests! Very many congratulations to Grace, Helen, Sandra, Stuart, and Victoria. You’ve all made a fantastic start to the Masterclass. And thanks also to Lisa, who turned up to cheer on the others but ended up also taking lots of photos, including those below. Once published, full results will be available on the club website.

June 10, 2017   Comments Off on 5km masterclass update

Members rates Physiotherapy

We have struck up a partnership with Ruislip Physiotherapy Sports and Spinal Clinic and  HAC members can now get at least a 10% discounted rate for treatment.

You just need to contact them if you need treatment and state you are a current club member to receive this rate.

They are located nearby Ruislip station and opposite Ruislip Rugby Club. For deatils about their services visit their website here.

If you need financial assistance to cover the cost of treatment please apply to the Don Hirst trust here.

June 4, 2017   Comments Off on Members rates Physiotherapy