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Posts from — February 2020

Hillingdon Half and 10k

Hillingdon AC always enjoy and do well at local races and the Hillingdon Half Marathon and 10k are never an exception.

Congratulations to Mohamed Mohamed who won the 10k race in a speedy 00.31.43. Hot on Mohamed’s heels was Aramias Zeration who took second place in 00.32.05. It was almost a HAC 1, 2, 3 with Adam Ireland finishing in 4th position in 00.36.19, just missing out on 3rd position by 00.00.04 of a second.

Michaela Mayor completed the 10k course in 00:44:05 to claim the 2nd female prize.

More congratulations for Bill Harding who won the M70 category in the 10k. Bill is very happy with his first place saying “it’s the first thing I’ve won since the Gosunder in 2004!”

Well done to all who completed both distances in gusty conditions. Full results can be found here.

 

February 25, 2020   Comments Off on Hillingdon Half and 10k

England Athletics U15/U17/U20 National Indoor Championships

Nicole McGovern won a silver medal at the National Indoor age group championships at Sheffield on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd February 2020 running two races in two days. The final was so competitive that Nicole had to run a big PB (2.15.79) and break the Hillingdon U15 girls club record that stood since 1981 to win the Silver medal.

Isaac Bloodworth who also competed at the same championships had a very good run in the 400m. Isaac ran a big Pb of 51.08 in his heat to qualify for the final. Running against some some speedy boys he finished 5th in the finals. Well done to all the Hillingdon AC athletes who competed and their coaches.

February 24, 2020   Comments Off on England Athletics U15/U17/U20 National Indoor Championships

National Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to all our members who competed in the National Cross Country Championships at a rather water-logged and boggy Woolaton Hall Gardens, Nottingham on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

Results for our HAC ladies were as follows:

PositionNameGun time
161Hannah Wells00.40.54
507Zoe Dobbs00.48.59
508Freya Hollingsworth00.48.59
617Iwona Gray-Cauvin00.51.40

Results for our HAC men were as follows:

PositionNameGun time
549Will Fielding00.55.23
632Paul Leppard00.56.47
807Dominic Speight00.59.32
816Scott Farley00.59.43
1243Gabriel Segall01.06.38

 

February 24, 2020   Comments Off on National Cross Country Championships

Ladies Team Met League Round Up

Well done to the 24 ladies who turned up at Trent Park and ensured that all teams did well including our senior B team who, despite lying 9th out of 12 teams in the division, amassed more points than 4 teams around them and finished a safe ninth and almost caught up the team above them, reports Andy Torrance.

The A team narrowly failed to hold onto 5th place in the top division dropping one place but a still creditable result out of 12 teams.
The C team also did well and finish 8th out of 20 teams in their division.
And what about the Veterans teams???

The A team struggled a little bit today but still end up as 6th out of 12 teams in the top Veterans division. The B team today did very well and finished a good 5th out of 12 teams and finish well ahead of the teams below them.
And the C team???

Leading their division at the start of the day we were looking for enough scorers to hold onto that position. Mel and I were delighted at the attitude of the army of Vet runners who turned up and ran despite some carrying injuries or not having run this season. No one can ask for anymore than that.

But did we run well enough on the day???

Well our C team today scored more points than all the other teams in their division put together and literally ran away with the Vets Division 3 title!!!!!! A HUGE congratulations to all who made that possible!!!!!!!

And well done to EVERYONE who ran today – we had 24 starters and 24 finishers!!!

The ladies team would like to thank Mel Spencer and Andy Torrance for organising and supporting us all this season.

February 8, 2020   Comments Off on Ladies Team Met League Round Up

Dark Run funds donated to local charities

Entry fees from the last three Dark Run fixtures came to a total of £674.31. This sum has been equally divided between the three following local charities. Copies of letters of thanks will be displayed on noticeboards at the track and the clubhouse.

The Tashan Daniel Campaign

Tashan Daniel, a much loved member of our club,  lost his life in an unprovoked knife attack aged 20.  Tashan’s family have started this campaign with the following aim “the main reason we are raising money is to bring two of Tashan’s loves to other people. Athletics and family. We believe that the best way to prevent knife crime is to tackle the social issues that might eventually lead someone to pick up a knife. Tashan was a sprinter but athletics covers disciplines suitable for all shapes and sizes. Our long term aim is to work with role model trainers to bring athletics clubs to schools and youth groups across London, attended by both parents and children.”

DASH (Disablement Association Hillingdon)

DASH challenges peoples perceptions and encourages disabled people of all ages to reach their full potential. DASH provides advice, support and activities that allow disabled people to take control of their lives and become more independent, confident and part of the community. 

Michael Sobell Hospice

Michael Sobell Hospice provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses. Their clinical team offers medical, nursing and emotional care along with practical support for patients & their families.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Dark Run in the last three years.

February 7, 2020   Comments Off on Dark Run funds donated to local charities