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Posts from — April 2018

Hillingdon Athlete at the Commonwealth Games

Good Luck to Sean Crowie who will compete at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast for the Island of his grandfathers birth, St Helena.

He will be the first sprinter to represent the Island and will run in both the 100m and 200m next week.

The opening ceremony is on Wednesday 4th April.

April 3, 2018   Comments Off on Hillingdon Athlete at the Commonwealth Games

Club membership

Thank you to everyone that has joined or rejoined HAC before the 1st April. We still have 50% of last years members that haven’t completed the membership form. If you haven’t paid or filled in a form you aren’t a member of HAC anymore and shouldn’t be using any club facilities, making use of club coaching or competing in any club events. Anyone not wanting to renew club membership should write to the membership secretary and formally resign ASAP. The best option though is to excercise your typing finger and fill out the form. http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/shop/clubmembershippage.html

April 3, 2018   Comments Off on Club membership



This year’s Wilkie Mile will take place on Thursday 26th April at King’s College track (tarmac surface), Ruislip. [Read more →]

April 3, 2018   Comments Off on WILKIE MILE 2018

5km Masterclass Progress Update

There was a mixture of joy and sadness at Saturday’s 5k Parkrun progress check, as we concluded the Dash for Fitness Winter 5k Masterclass, in association with Hillingdon Athletic Club. Sadness because, as we’re moving to Thursday nights, some Masterclassers are unable to participate until Saturdays return in September. However, there was also lots of joy, as everyone finished with a fabulous fanfare and when the dust finally settled behind them, the12-week scoreboard showed massive progress by both the improvers and the “non-runners”.

Bhavesh achieved a new pulsating PB of 22:28, despite missing half of the training sessions; Rohit took a tasty 2:45 off his previous PB when running 25:25; Jay took a fabulous 4mins+ off his PB; whilst Arunima and Andrea both took a truly terrific 2mins+ off theirs. As for the previous non-runners: having already done brilliantly to achieve their first goal of completing a 5k, Fauzia and Jane did fantastically to take c4mins off their first 5k times, and Cindy took a superb 6mins+ off hers, finishing Saturday’s run in 31:38. However, my final words have to be reserved for the achievements of Thomas, who went from not being able to do a continuous run of >200m (although it was a very fast 200m) to running a phenomenal PB of 26:03 on Saturday. Congratulations Thomas and to all the Masterclassers, you’ve been a real pleasure to coach, and thanks also to James for his help.

The Spring Masterclass starts on 22nd March and is already fully booked but, if you’d like to sign up for the 12-week Summer Masterclass starting in June (sessions will be held in Ruislip on Thursdays at 7.15pm), then please email your interest to dashforfitness@btinternet.com.   It costs £20 in advance for the first 4 weeks. Alternatively, you can pay for all 12 weeks at a discounted rate of £50.

April 3, 2018   Comments Off on 5km Masterclass Progress Update

Bracknell Open – 31st March

The 31st March saw the 40th annual Young Athletes Open Meeting begin in difficult conditions with rain persisting on and off throughout the day, reports Meryl Dickenson. Despite this a number of athletes arrived keen to begin the season well, and as the day went on they did just that.

On the track, events started with the 75m and 100m, with both girls and boys beginning a roll of PBs. These were followed by some outstanding middle distance runs with some seeing up to 13 seconds knocked off their PBs, and medals achieved in the U13W 600m, U15W 800m and U17M 800m. The track events finished with even more young athletes equalling or bettering their PBs in the 200m.

Meanwhile, on the field there was an impressive array of talent shown with strong performances in all the jumps and throws events with a number receiving PBs and further medals awarded in the U13M Shot and the U13W, U15W and U17M Javelin.

Altogether the day proved a great success with some impressive young athletes conquering difficult conditions admirably and leaving some very proud coaches looking forward to seeing how the new season unfolds.

April 1, 2018   Comments Off on Bracknell Open – 31st March