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3K Training Race Results

The final 3k training race of the year drew record numbers of competitors on Thursday 28th September with 85 finishers. Thank you to everyone that took the opportunity to run these races over the past 7 months, marshal or timekeep. Hopefully everyones efforts have been worthwhile and the rewards will be shown over the XC season and beyond. Results can be found here.

September 29, 2017   Comments Off on 3K Training Race Results

First Aid Course

The club have four spaces available on a First Aid Course being held at the clubhouse. The course is being held on Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Clubhouse from 9am-5pm. It is being attended by some of our Coaches and is a Level 3 Award in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness.

The certificate lasts for three years.

We do ask that if you attend the course you make yourself available to assist in any capacity at club fixtures, e.g. marshalling, officiating, volunteering, so that the club and our members benefit from the investment.

If you are interested in attending please email lyndseyb16@gmail.com.



September 25, 2017   Comments Off on First Aid Course

Dave Holman RIP

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of Dave Holman in the early hours of this morning. His funeral will be held in Ruislip, date to be confirmed. For those of you who didn’t meet Dave he was a long time coach at HAC, bringing out the best in many of our junior athletes. He was also a great character who over came many challenges in his life. Many thought of him as Mr HAC, as he lived and breathed the club. Very sad that he will no longer be around.

September 25, 2017   Comments Off on Dave Holman RIP

Summer 5km Masterclass – The Final Reckoning

Thursday’s 5K Training Race marked the end of the Dash for Fitness Summer 5k Masterclass, in association with HAC. The participants have been incredibly successful taking an average of c3:00 mins off their 5k time.

As previously reported Grace and Sandra took 2:50 and 1:32 off their times despite only being with us for the first 8 wks. And Lisa and Lois, who joined for the last 8 wks, did equally brilliantly – taking… 2:26 and 1:07 off their times. In addition, whilst Lois was unable to make the race, Lisa was the star of the night – improving her last race time (of just 4 wks’ ago) by an amazing 1:10.

The results achieved by those that did the full 12 wks were even more impressive. Stuart finished with a PB 2:06 faster than his already speedy 24:18 entry time. Helen finished with a 2:55 faster PB. Victoria finished with a 3:34 faster PB. And Kate finished with a PB that was a remarkable 6:02 faster!

In fact, everyone did fantastically well throughout the programme – working hard in the track sessions, on their “homework”, and in the progress checking races. They left a very proud coach with a satisfied (slightly silly) smile on his face.

The spotlight now turns to the Autumn 5K Masterclass which starts this Saturday (16th). We have a mix of non-runners (looking to start running), beginners (looking to run further) and improvers (looking to run faster). If you’re interested in signing up for all or part (4, 8, or 12 wks) of a 5k Masterclass (9-10 Saturdays in Autumn and Winter, and 6.15-7.15 Thursdays in Spring and Summer), then please get in touch to discuss or to register – email dashforfitness@btinternet.com or call Gary on 07710 105086.



September 21, 2017   Comments Off on Summer 5km Masterclass – The Final Reckoning

Zoe and John’s Pizza and Games Night

Who doesn’t love pizza? Who doesn’t love games?

The 14th October is not only the first Met League fixture of the season but also the date of Zoe and John Pizza and Games night.

So run super fast up that hill at Claybury to earn your carbs and maintain your competitive edge to beat your team mates at lots of games back at the clubhouse.

All members and family welcome. The evening starts at 7pm.

Please support your club events, a full clubhouse is a wonderful sight!

September 20, 2017   Comments Off on Zoe and John’s Pizza and Games Night

Final 2017 5km Training Race – Results

Results of the 5km training race below, held on 14th September 2017.

Thanks to the officials Andy Torrence, Phil Welch and Sharon Talbot for organising the race, and to the clubhouse team and volunteers for the quiz and food afterwards.


1 ROB THOMPSON 26 Hillingdon 16:20
2 JAMES MANLEY 34 Hillingdon  18:28
3 SCOTT FARLEY 45 Hillingdon 18:40
4 PAUL LEPPARD 39 Hillingdon 19:09
5 ROSS LONGTON 35 Hillingdon 20:12
6 DAVE SMITH 53 Hillingdon 20:20
7 JOHN BLAKE 51 Hillingdon 21:07
8 DAN WHITTAKER 42 Hillingdon 21:12
9 SAM HURLEY 19 Hillingdon 21:24
10 KAREN O’ROURKE 52 Hillingdon 21:40
11 ALEX LONGTON 30 Hillingdon 21:41
12 MARTIN SEARLE 59 Hillingdon 21:42
13 CATHY CARRUTHERS 52 Hillingdon 21:47
14 JOHN BIGNELL 65 Hillingdon 21:50
15 ZOE DOBBS 48 Hillingdon 21:53
16 CIARA WILLIAMS 25 Hillingdon 21:55
17 STUART ARUNDEL 51 Hillingdon 22:08
18 LOTTE VISSER 25 Hillingdon 22:24
19 PAULINE SMITH 39 Hillingdon 22:48
20 MEL SPENCER 41 Hillingdon 22:54
21 PAUL MCKAY 43 Hillingdon 23:43
22 DENIS CAREY 52 Hillingdon 24:06
23 BRYONY LYCETT-BROWN 27 Hillingdon 24:15
24 DEBBIE BROWN 44 Hillingdon 24:16
25 GRAHAM WOOD 65 Hillingdon 24:47
26 HEATHER DAVIDSON 36 Hillingdon 25:27
27 JOHN DOYLE 100 Hillingdon 25:31
28 BILL HARDING 67 Hillingdon 26:18
29 PETER HUMM 54 Hillingdon 26:26
30 LYNDSEY BROWNE 38 Hillingdon 26:26
31 CHRISTINA BENJAMEN 27 Hillingdon 27:42
32 ALAN WELLS 53 Hillingdon 27:54
33 REBECCA WILLIAMS 24 Hillingdon 29:32
34 KATHERINE WELLS 27 Hillingdon 29:56
35 SALLY BUNDOCK 70 Hillingdon 30:16
36 LISA NISBETT 46 Dashforfitness 31:21
37 PAUL BURKE 54 Hillingdon 31:25
38 HELEN CONIBEERE 51 Dashforfitness 32:11
39 KATE SCHIAVI 45 Dashforfitness 32:28
40 VICTORIA EVANS 24 Dashforfitness 34:37

September 15, 2017   Comments Off on Final 2017 5km Training Race – Results

Devil takes the Hindmost 5th September 2017


 MenWomen & Over 60 MenPlate
1John Ellis (ESM)Chris Tasker (M60)Gary Horn (M40)
2Scott Farley (M45)Anna HarwoodJonathan Gawn
3John Blake (M50)Zoe Dobbs (W45)Martin Searle (M55)
4Paul CasselsNicky TaskerVivek Upadhyay/Dan Spinks (M40)
5Sam HurleyBryony Lycett-Brown 
6Daniel WhittakerHeather Davidson (W35)Lucy Duncan (W40)/Andy Torrance (M60)/Paul McCay (M40)
7Tim SealLouisa Gawn (W35) 
8Gary Horn (M40)Lucy Duncan (W40)/Andy Torrance (M60) 
9Jonathan Gawn Elisa Morse (W45)/Louisa Gawn (W35)/Graham Wood (M65)
10Vivek Upadhyay/Paul McCay (M40)Elisa Morse (W45)/Graham Wood (M65) 
12Dan Spinks (M40)/Martin Searle (M55)  
Officials: Gavin Collett, Sharon Talbot, John Bignell, John Dobbs 


September 8, 2017   Comments Off on Devil takes the Hindmost 5th September 2017

Hillingdon AC Ladies Veterans team do us proud, finishing the season in third

The Hillingdon AC Ladies Veterans team did the club proud again over the 4 x SCVAC competitions this summer, coming third overall behind tough competition from Serpentine (the winners) and Herne Hill, reports team manager Maria Hernandez-Humm. Delighted to welcome some new faces to the team, Caroline Ford, Kathryn Curruthers and Boo Smith, but we also had a number of injured athletes who were sorely missed. Hope you are recovering well ladies!

The first fixture at Battersea was a rather cold and wet affair, but we are used to this British summer weather! We were able to fill every event with a Hillingdon AC athlete and had some stand out performances from Sharon Dooley and Caroline Ford winning the 100m A & B stream, Pauline Fischer winning the 400m in the W60 category and Jo Miles winning the 2000m walk in the W60 category. Must thank a reluctant Lynn Hyde for stepping up in the W35 2000m walk, really appreciated, ensuring the team came a close 3rdoverall. [Read more →]

September 1, 2017   Comments Off on Hillingdon AC Ladies Veterans team do us proud, finishing the season in third