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Clubhouse Spring Clean – Saturday 30th March

Please don’t forget the Clubhouse Spring Clean tomorrow at 10.30 am.

Breakfast rolls will be provided and then feather dusters at the ready!

Please support your club events.

March 29, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse Spring Clean – Saturday 30th March

Catriona Paterson – first lady at the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Huge congratulations from all at Hillingdon AC to Catriona Paterson who was the first lady across the line at the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 24th March. Catriona led the ladies from the moment the gun went off and finished in a time of 1.23.07. Well done Catriona, huge achievement. Please have a rest now.

March 28, 2019   Comments Off on Catriona Paterson – first lady at the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Wilkie Mile 2019

WILKIE MILE 2019
This year’s Wilkie Mile will take place on Thursday 18th April at King’s College track (tarmac surface), Ruislip.
This year there will be two races.
6.45pm: One mile race (four laps of the track)
7.00pm: One mile relay (four laps of the track)
In a similar format to the Lido Relay at Christmas, each lap can only be run by one person, but one person can run more than one lap. In other words, teams can comprise of one, two, three or four people!
Please register at the clubhouse by 6.30pm.
You compete entirely at your own risk.
All Club members are welcome to run, £3 fee for any non-member.
HOLDERS: Men – Charlie Edwards 5:06
Women – Catriona Paterson 5:42
Relay – Jason Steel, Dave Smith, Andy Wood, Mat Taylor 4:14
Further details if required from Gavin Collett
Offers of help gratefully received from those that don’t wish to compete
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB EVENTS
After the event, there will be a bring & share buffet at the clubhouse
(next day is Good Friday!)
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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019
DEVIL TAKES THE HINDMOST
At ROCHESTER ROAD, NORTHWOOD HILLS
7pm START

March 19, 2019   Comments Off on Wilkie Mile 2019

Inter Counties Cross Country

Abdishakar Abdulle led Middlesex to win the Inter Counties X Country in Loughborough, finishing first scorer for the team (14th overall). Mohamed Mohamed was also in the scoring six ( 55th ). Rob Thompson finished in 97th position. Catriona Paterson was sixth scorer (125th) for the Women’s Middlesex team, helping them to 8th place.

March 17, 2019   Comments Off on Inter Counties Cross Country

Hillingdon 20

Congratulations to all who completed the inaugural Hillingdon 20 race in challenging conditions.

Well done to Catriona Paterson who, fresh from representing Middlesex in the Inter-Counties XC the day before, was the first Hillingdon AC member over the finish line and second lady overall, in a time of 2.20.25. Catriona says: “Toeing the start line, my legs definitely felt less springy and this was not helped by the 50mph gusts of wind that turned out to be a permanent feature of this race. I took the first lap easy and I would describe the 5mile loop as the hillier side of undulating. It wasn’t an easy course but it was made quite challenging by the relentless wind.”

As first Hillingdon AC finisher, Catriona was presented with the R W Gale Cup, the first lady to be presented with the trophy in the cups 85 history.

Results for all Hillingdon AC members who competed are as follows:

PATERSON Miss C A 02:20:25
Paul Hull 02:35:51
Steve Edwards 02:37:58
Ross Longton 02:40:40
Jose Ramon Polo Lopez 02:46:43
Sam Hurley 02:51:05
Zoe Dobbs 02:52:08
Boo Smith 02:56:09
Debbie Brown 03:07:40
Dennis Carey 03:07:37
Bryony Lycett-Brown 03:17:53

Full results can be found here http://results.eventchiptiming.com/results.aspx…

A huge thank you to all those who organised, marshaled and helped in the clubhouse, you all contributed to the success of the race and it could not have happened without you. There has been lots of positive comments on social media which will be communicated.

March 15, 2019   Comments Off on Hillingdon 20

Summer Series 2019

This years’ Summer Series races will be as follows:

11th April- 5km training race

6th May- Pednor 5 mile

12th May- Run Wembley 10km

25th May- Harrow parkrun

2nd June- Regents Park 10k summer series

13th June- 5km training race

22nd June- South Oxhey parkrun

June- Concorde 5 date tbc

14th July- Bushey Spire 10k

27th July- Rickmansworth parkrun

July/August- Gosunder handicap date tbc

4th August- ATW St Albans 10km

8th August- 5km training race

7th September- Northala Fields parkrun

September- Middlesex 10k date tbc

Scoring is to remain the same as last year

-For all events you will score 5 points for taking part and finishing
-For all non parkrun events the first male and first female HAC athletes across the line will each earn another 20 points, second 19 and so on
-parkruns are to be scored based on age grading with the highest male and female age gradings scoring 20 points, 2nd highest 19 points and so on

In a change to last year, scoring parkruns will be at a specific venue on a specific date. We will be using the 4 nearest parkruns to the clubhouse.

Your overall score for the summer series will be the total of your 10 highest scoring events.

If any race entry, or your parkrun profile, does not list you as a member of HAC then please let Dan Spinks know or you may not receive points for that event.

In all events, points will only be scored by fully paid up members of HAC.

Many thanks to Dan Spinks for arranging this years’ Summer Series. When entering please ensure you register as a member of Hillingdon AC, this includes listing on your parkrun profile, so that Dan can easily calculate scoring.

March 15, 2019   Comments Off on Summer Series 2019

Hillingdon 20

Great effort by everyone in the 2019 Hillingdon 20 Mile Race. It was seriously blowy and mostly on the hills too.  The link to the results is here http://results.eventchiptiming.com/results.aspx…

Link to photos to come.

March 11, 2019   Comments Off on Hillingdon 20

ATHLETICS FORCE – EASTER EGGTRAVAGANZA!

To all parents/guardians and athletes

The countdown is on! It’s only 6 weeks until the Easter Eggtravaganza Volunteer Day on SATURDAY 20th APRIL from 10:30 till 4:30.

It is shaping up to be a great day – many thanks to those who have already volunteered to participate in preparing the track for the forthcoming season. To help us plan numbers for catering, Easter Eggs and t-shirts, it would be really useful to know the number of people attending. Therefore, if you would like to join us but have not yet informed either Courtney, Andy or Dave, please could you do so over the next couple of weeks.

Courtney Clarke: courtneyclarke3256@gmail.com

Andy Wilcock: andy.wilcock@sky.com

Dave Smith: davidalan.smith2@gmail.com

All volunteers will be given a free t-shirt. There will also be free catering and refreshments served throughout the day as well as a special Easter treat for all the children.

All ages young and old and of all abilities are welcome and there will be a range of volunteer opportunities available for everyone.

So, whilst you do not require any particular skills to participate, if you do happen to have any experience in construction or gardening, please let us know.

This is your chance to give back to the club which does so much for you and your children and to showcase HAC to the rest of English Athletics, so your participation would be much appreciated.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask Courtney or Andy at the track and Dave at the Clubhouse.

Athletics Force Working Party

March 11, 2019   Comments Off on ATHLETICS FORCE – EASTER EGGTRAVAGANZA!

Teddy Hall Relays 2019

Four teams competed at our annual trip to Oxford for the Teddy Hall Relays. The Men’s A team, 17th out of 67 teams, consisted of James Laing who competed the 4.25 mile leg in 22:51, Martin Bateman 25:08, Paul Leppard 26:46 and Dave Smith 28:14. The Women’s A team, 3rd of 18 teams, consisted of Ciara Williams 29:55, Freya Hollingsworth 32:06, Zoe Dobbs 31:45 and Hannah Wells 28:14. The Men’s B team, 60th of 67 teams, consisted of John Bignell 32:12, Martin Searle 32:21, Graham Wood 36:05 and John Doyle 38:16. A mixed team, 34th of 38 teams, consisted of Alan Wells 43:15, Ciara Williams 35:15, Heidi Smith 42:36 and John Luscombe 35:49.

The traditional visit to the local hostelries followed. Hannah Wells won the Spirit of Teddy Hall Trophy and John Bignell the Nutty Norm Trophy.

March 7, 2019   Comments Off on Teddy Hall Relays 2019

Middlesex AA Team Manager required

Middlesex Athletics Association urgently need a volunteer to take on the role of Team Manager of the Under 20 and Senior Women. If you are interested in this post please e-mail Dave Smith on davidalan.smith2@gmail.com.

March 7, 2019   Comments Off on Middlesex AA Team Manager required