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BUCS Champs

If you are into XC and weren’t at Hillingdon House Farm on Saturday 3rd February 2018 you missed the best set of races probably ever run there. It is 50 year since the last time the British University XC Championships have been held in London. That’s pretty big tick for Hillingdon. Everyone did an amazing job to help Brunel University host this event. TBH it was the hard work of Hillingdon and ESM members that did the lions share of the work and we should be rightly proud. That was the peak for Hillingdon House Farm, which has to be one of the best places to put on a XC event. It is equally a devil and an angel for athletes and spectators alike. Particular shout out to John Bignell and Andy Torrance who worked with me to really cut back the overgrowth on the ski slope and by Vyners Field on Friday. Thank goodness we did because the sight of 700+ women charging around the course was amazing and spectactular and I don’t think there were any issues. Maria Hernandez-Humm marveled once again piecing together a squad of enthusiatic marshals from HAC, ESM, Serps and TVH. If anyone from the council asks. It was a Brunel event. They might not like the condition of the fields when they see them. They were well cut up from racing and 4 vans, a trailer and car needed pushing off the fields and caused just a few divots and skids. I was the only sensible person not to park on a XC course
Here is an article I’ve pulled from http://leftspikefanzine.com/ which sums up the day very well.
Fields of green quickly turned to mud at the BUCS Cross Country Championships earlier today

The annual FA Cup of student distance running was a well-organised bout of mud, blood, running and rain by host university Brunel. Cross country as it ought to be.

A winding two-lap route doubled-back on itself in anticipation of the ski slope hill, the first of two features that might well be described as ‚Äėextreme‚Äô and/or ‚Äėedgy‚Äô. The second claimed the highest profile of victims ‚Äď but more on that later.
First up on the menu

Stacked. That’s certainly one word to describe the strength of the women’s field. When the current senior national cross country champion finishes fifth, you know it’s been a rather good race.

Consider: nine out of the first ten women ran for GB in Edinburgh three weeks ago. Between them they’ve won more than 25 individual or team medals at the European Cross Country Championships. They also happen to have a collective 17 individual national cross country medals in their sock drawers.

Awesome. That‚Äôs another word to describe the women‚Äôs race. The stream of women who snaked their way round the Hillingdon course was a sight to see ‚Äď and the 704 women who finished was almost three times as many as a decade ago. Women‚Äôs distance running in the UK is doing alright at the moment ‚Äď and youth is on its side.
First-timer to the fore

While victory may have been ‚Äėcompletely unexpected‚Äô for Harriet Knowles-Jones, the best junior cross country runner on the Continent right now was always one to watch for our money.

She put herself in the mix from the gun. A lead group of five became four as Judd tired. Harriet waited for her moment. It came on the other side of the water feature. The baying crowd willed over-zealous striders to come a cropper in the stream. The leading protagonists took on the potential pitfall with aplomb.
Beaming Bowden brings home the Bronze

Beaming Bowden brings home the Bronze

Rabid, screaming students breached the red tape that marked the finishing straight, ignoring objections from officials to get up in the grills of the fast-finishing girls. Harriet was clear in a position she knows well. Law held off homegirl Bowden by less than one second to snaffle silver. Loughborough took team gold.
Early pace too hot to handle

Rapid. Probably the best word to describe the start of the men’s long race. Relentless too, certainly where permanent fixtures Emile Cairess, Mahamed Mahamed and Alex Yee were concerned.

Others came and went, the pace too hot to trot along with for a few, who were shed unceremoniously to the nether regions of the race. One who kept coming back for more: eventual runner-up, Chris Olley.

First he was up with the fancied few. Then he was back with the chasing pack, letting the lead group go tit-for-tat. Then he was up again, a serious pretender in contention with a lap still to run. Pacing like a boss.

Yee made his move with Cairess in tow. It looked as if that would be the final blow. The Leeds Becket runner, also 19, pulled a winning-margin clear with the second ski slope scaled.
You can’t upend the comeback kid

That was until the dastardly water feature claimed its most high-profile casualty of the day. Face-planted and eating mud. Importantly, undeterred.

The lone, lean figure of Yee emerged from the woods at the death, a silhouette against the greying scene, solitary and strident in the long run for home.
Alex falls prey to the dastardly river-crossing

Just eight months on since a high-speed bike crash left him literally punctured and broken, Yee’s return to winning ways at the first time of asking cannot be understated. Comeback kid he might be, but it didn’t come without its cost.

Olley put a valiant kick in but the damage had been done. It left last year’s short race winner, Cairess, to outkick Mahamed for bronze. St Mary’s took the team title for the seventh time in the last decade.
Last but not least

Typically exuberant, sometimes obnoxiously tribalistic, the men’s short race finished off the afternoon. St Mary’s student, Luke Prior, sped off halfway round lap one and was never bettered. It wasn’t enough, though, to lead his team to gold.

That was, instead, Loughborough’s for the taking. With four inside the first eight, the team’s victory at least went some way to making up for the university’s apparent failure to register a team for the long event.

Photos acquired from various sources. If you are a twitter or Instagram user and want to see more use #BUCSXC

February 6, 2018   Comments Off on BUCS Champs

Dark Run 2017

Thank you to everyone that took part and helped with the 3rd Dark Run 5K on Sat 16th December. From the entry fees and donations we raised ¬£267.00 and from Zoe and John Dobb’s fantastic food we raised ¬£100 profit for a grand total of ¬£367.00 for the Micheal Sobell House Hospice in Northwood.


Pos     Walker Club Gender Age Time
1 Paul Leppard   Hill M 39 19.43  
2 Jennifer Harvey   Hill F 30 20.32  
3 Andy Wood   Hill M 38 20.38  
4 Dave Smith   Hill M 53 20.43  
5 Adam Ireland   Hill M 14 20.44  
6 Daniel Whittaker   Hill M 43 21.07  
7 Andy Miles   Hill M 63 21.43  
8 Zoe Dobbs   Hill F 48 23.04  
9 Angel Doyle   Hill F 11 23.15  
10 Stevan Dokic   Hill M 60 23.21  
11 Jonathan Gawn   Hill M 35 23.46  
12 Vivek Upadhyay   Hill M 32 24.15  
13 Paul Spencer   Hill M 47 24.24  
14 Bryony Lycett-Brown   Hill F 27 24.45  
15 Bob Burton   Hill M 58 24.51  
16 Andy Mansi   Hill M 68 25.10  
17 Dan Spinks   Hill M 43 25.14  
18 Lotte Visser   Hill F 25 25.34  
19 Iwona Gray-Cauvin   Unatt F 38 25.40  
20 Andy Torrance   Hill M 61 25.47  
21 Trevor Steeples   Hill M 61 26.12  
22 Nikki Tasker   Unatt F 31 26.32  
23 Dennis Carey   Hill M 52 26.34  
24 Chris Tasker   Hill M 62 26.36  
25 Lucy Duncan   Hill F 43 27.00  
26 Unknown              
27 Peter Humm   Hill M 54 29.20  
28 Alan Wells   Hill M 54 29.42  
29 Lyndsey Browne   Hill F 38 31.00  
30 Debbie Brown   Hill F 45 31.02  
31 Louisa Gawn   Hill F 36 31.04  
32 Christina Benjamin   Hill F 27 31.09  
33 Anne Jones   Steyn F 63 31.22  
34 Jo Miles   Hill F 62 31.23  
35 Paul Martin   Hill M 50 31.24  
36 Maria Hernandez-Humm   Hill F 51 32.17  
37 Angela Duncan   Hill F 77 34.08  
38 Stephanie Sungtong   Hill F 50 34.51  
39 Chloe Charles   Hill F 21 36.08  
40 Tanzin Ahmed   Unatt M 21 36.08  
41 Sophie Charles   Unatt F 20 36.08  
  1 lappers              
40 Daniel Wong   Hill M 9 14.07  
41 Edward Spencer   Hill M 8 14.56  
42 Isabelle Wong   Hill F 11 18.14  
43 Amy Wong   Hill F 7 19.43  
44 Cherilee Doyle   Hill F 9 21.09  
45 Lorraine Kingston   Hill F 48 21.13  
46 Ronnie  Smart   Hil M 56 21.14  
47 Deborah Wates   Hill F 55 24.07  
48 William Spencer   Hill M 13 28.10  
49 Harry Wild   Hill M 85 28.10  

December 17, 2017   Comments Off on Dark Run 2017

It’s Official!!!


An historic day for Hillingdon AC. Team medallists at a National event reports Stevan Dokic . Its been 40 years for the junior boys team and 20 for the junior and senior women team. After a delay of nearly 2 weeks our u/15s boys were officially South of England road relay silver medallists. They also had the fastest lap of the u/15s by Mohamed Sherif Ali 8.24 for the short 3k course. The 4 boys had to wait even though they received the medals on the day.
I hope the times are accurate but should be close as these were carried out on the video evidence.
Well done to Ahmed Hanad 9.13, Abdikalih Khalif 8.51, Adam Ireland 8.58 and Max Mcgarvie 8.54.
The boys go again this Saturday for the national road relays and will be chasing a tougher cause for medal positions.

October 5, 2017   Comments Off on It’s Official!!!

Devil takes the Hindmost 5th September 2017


  Men Women & Over 60 Men Plate
1 John Ellis (ESM) Chris Tasker (M60) Gary Horn (M40)
2 Scott Farley (M45) Anna Harwood Jonathan Gawn
3 John Blake (M50) Zoe Dobbs (W45) Martin Searle (M55)
4 Paul Cassels Nicky Tasker Vivek Upadhyay/Dan Spinks (M40)
5 Sam Hurley Bryony Lycett-Brown  
6 Daniel Whittaker Heather Davidson (W35) Lucy Duncan (W40)/Andy Torrance (M60)/Paul McCay (M40)
7 Tim Seal Louisa Gawn (W35)  
8 Gary Horn (M40) Lucy Duncan (W40)/Andy Torrance (M60)  
9 Jonathan Gawn   Elisa Morse (W45)/Louisa Gawn (W35)/Graham Wood (M65)
10 Vivek Upadhyay/Paul McCay (M40) Elisa Morse (W45)/Graham Wood (M65)  
12 Dan 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

August 3K Training Race Results

Well done to everyone that competed tonight in the 3K Training Race in perfect conditions. Plenty of great performances once again. Thanks as ever to the team of timekeepers and marshals that made the event happen! Results can be found here.

August 31, 2017   Comments Off on August 3K Training Race Results

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

Summer Series Race No.2 – Run Wembley 10k

The HAC Summer Series Squad turned up in force on Sunday for the Run Wembley 10k.¬†¬† A great recommendation by Dennis Carey, not as challenging as the Medenham hills in Race¬†2 but with some grass tracking involved around Sudbury Park, it wasn’t all plain sailing.¬†¬†¬† This is a small well organised 10k with plenty of marshals around the course at every road junction.¬†¬†¬†¬† With only 100 or so¬†participants in total¬†it’s well worth a go to get some prize money for a top 3 finish and of course a medal!¬† The live music and BBQ at the finish in aid of the local St Luke’s Hospice finished the morning off nicely.


Mens Results

Pos  Name              Time

19    Dave Shelvey  45.00

46    Dennis Carey  51.59

57    Alan Wells        58.47

Ladies Results

2      Zoe Dobbs   45.56

5      Debbie Brown  47.09

6      Mel Spencer 47.19

7¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Karen O’Rourke 48.57

11    Katherine Wells 53.57

13    Lucy Duncan 54.17

16   Christina Benjamin 56.29

21   Lyndsey Browne 59.38


May 17, 2017   Comments Off on Summer Series Race No.2 – Run Wembley 10k

May 11th 2017

5k Training Race Results


1 ROB THOMPSON 26 Hillingdon 16:02
2 JAMES LAING 25 Hillingdon 16:39
3 PAUL LEPPARD 38 Hillingdon 18:16
4 JAMES MANLEY 34 Hillingdon 18:49
5 GEMMA BARRY 25 Hillingdon 19:02
6 KYLE RAMNATH 20 Hillingdon 19:16
7 HANNAH WELLS 24 Hillingdon 20:03
8 ROSS LONGTON 34 Hillingdon 20:09
9 EVA MACK 32 Hillingdon 20:17
10 KATE SHOCKLEY 100 Hillingdon 20:41
11 DAVID SHELVEY 48 Hillingdon 20:46
12 CIARA WILLIAMS 24 Hillingdon 20:48
13 LORRAINE MCNULTY 27 Hillingdon 20:48
14 DAVE SMITH 52 Hillingdon 20:52
15 JOHN BLAKE 51 Hillingdon 20:58
16 DAN WHITTAKER 42 Hillingdon 21:02
17 MICHAELOR MAYOR 32 Hillingdon 21:03
18 JOHN BIGNELL 65 Hillingdon 21:06 V65 RECORD
19 DAVID GAFFNEY 45 Hillingdon 21:18
20 CATHY CARRUTHERS 52 Hillingdon 21:34
21 ZOE DOBBS 47 Hillingdon 22:01
22 LOTTE VISSER 25 Hillingdon 22:07
23 DAVID FORD 54 unatt 22:08
24 CAROLINE FORD 44 Hillingdon 22:13
25 JAMES QUINN 51 Hillingdon 22:20
26 TIM SEAL 33 Hillingdon 22:27
27 MEL SPENCER 40 Hillingdon 22:34
28¬†KAREN O’ROURKE¬†52¬†Hillingdon¬†22:40
29 MARK HYDE 51 Hillingdon 22:51
30 ERROL RAMNATH 54 Hillingdon 23:24
31 DAVID DEWBERRY 31 unatt 23:34
32 CHRIS TASKER 61 Hillingdon 23:54
33 DEBBIE BROWN 44 Hillingdon 23:54
34 JACINTA KEENE 38 unatt 24:09
35 STUART NISBETT 45 unatt 24:14
36 BECCA GILLETT 16 unatt 24:32
37 YOKO GONOURIE 49 unatt 24:55
38 KATHERINE WELLS 26 Hillingdon 25:34
39 STEPHEN FORD & HOLLY 44 Hillingdon 26:12
40 LUCY DUNCAN 42 Hillingdon 26:22
41 INGRID HANSEN 37 Hillingdon 26:29
42 LOUISE SAUTSCHAK 48 unatt 26:29
43 STEPHANIE SUNGJONG 49 Hillingdon 26:41
44 RICHARD PRICE 52 unatt 26:58
45 BILL HARDING 67 Hillingdon 27:03
46 STEVE MCGUINESS 52 Hillingdon 27:51
47 DOUG MILSOM 78 Hillingdon 28:02
48 VICKY BROWNLEE 49 Hillingdon 28:05
49 ALAN WELLS 53 Hillingdon 28:15
50¬†JACKIE O’DOWD¬†59¬†Hillingdon¬†29:07
51 REBECCA WILLIAMS 24 Hillingdon 30:19
52 PAUL BURKE 53 Hillingdon 31:10
53 LISA NISBETT 46 unatt 32:53


May 15, 2017   Comments Off on May 11th 2017

Wilkie Miles


Well done to all that took part in the new format Wilkie Miles on Thursday 27th April 2017 at Kings College Track.

‚ÄúGavin would like to thank his helpers, especially Phil Welch for taking all the times, and his training group who helped celebrate his birthday by decorating the clubhouse, providing snacks, Bake Off Dennis for the cake, and their kind gift and card.‚ÄĚ

The results are here.

April 28, 2017   Comments Off on Wilkie Miles

3K Training Race, 25th April 2017

Well done to all the children and some parents that ran the 3K training race tonight in bright but chilly conditions and a big thank you to the team of officials and marshals. Results are here.

April 25, 2017   Comments Off on 3K Training Race, 25th April 2017