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Club Statement on membership from 1 April 2020

Given present restrictions and the probability that organised sport will not take place for some considerable time the Management Committee is deferring requesting membership renewals as we normally do by 1 April. All those who are members at the close of 2019/20 will have their memberships rolled forward into 2020/21 unless they formally resign.

We are also suspending registering athletes with England Athletics pending guidance from that body as to the resumption of organised athletics, which at present will not be before April 30.

We urge all members and their families to keep abreast of and comply with government and NHS advice regarding Coronavirus. We wish you all well in this difficult period and hope we can all resume normality as soon as possible.

Best wishes

Management Committee

Hillingdon Athletic Club

March 18, 2020   Comments Off on Club Statement on membership from 1 April 2020

Southern Athletics League April Fixtures cancelled

Please see below message from the Southern Athletics League:

Following the guidance from England Athletics this morning, suspending all athletics activity until the end of April, all  League activity has been cancelled during this period. The May fixtures must also be in considerable doubt, but we will await further guidance and clarification before cancelling thee May fixtures.

Please see full statement from England Athletics 

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/coronavirus-statement/

March 17, 2020   Comments Off on Southern Athletics League April Fixtures cancelled

Coronavirus update

Having seen the Governments statement this evening which included a warning to avoid all “non essential contact” including trips to pubs and clubs, the committee and I have taken the decision to close the clubhouse for the foreseeable future. Coached sessions at both the clubhouse and the track will be suspended. This is in line with the action taken by other local clubs. This is the responsible thing to do and I appreciate it will not be popular. However the health of our members and their families must come first. Individual members must consider for themselves whether it is responsible in the current circumstances to meet up to go out on informal group runs. If you do decide to I would ask that you do not do so from outside the clubhouse.There is no doubt that this is going to be a tough period. Please keep in touch with each other and offer support where needed. We will all miss each other, take care, Dave

March 16, 2020   Comments Off on Coronavirus update

5km Training Races- quiz hosts required

Looking for volunteers to host the quiz at the 5km training races. The races run are on the second Thursday of the month from April to September inclusive. Please message Dave Smith if you would like to volunteer, advising me of which month you would like to do.
 
 

March 12, 2020   Comments Off on 5km Training Races- quiz hosts required

Coronavirus Statement

The Health and safety of all members is a priority for the Management Committee. In view of the current situation with Coronavirus we strongly promote and encourage good hand hygiene practices among all our members, volunteers and visitors at the clubhouse and track. Any equipment used should be thoroughly cleaned and wiped down as usual following use. It would also be sensible to avoid sharing water bottles. If you have flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever or muscle aches you should not attend the clubhouse or track. Instead you should call 111 and await their advice. All members should follow the below general cold and flu advice

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands)
when you cough or sneeze. 
• put used tissues in the bin straight away
• wash your hands with soap and water often and for a minimum of 20 seconds– use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
• clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
• do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
• athletes and runners are entitled, should they wish, not to shake hands or
have any other form of physical contact with their opponents or officials

The club will be advised by England Athletics if competitions should be cancelled but we are not at this stage currently. However this is a very fluid and rapidly changing situation and we will keep you updated of any changes. 

 

March 12, 2020   Comments Off on Coronavirus Statement

Hillingdon 20

On Sunday 8th March we hosted our annual race, the Hillingdon 20.

Congratulations to George Suthon from Serpentine Running Club who won the race in 1.56.56

Annabel Gummow of Winchester/Cornwall AC was the first woman across the line in 2.00.35

Congratulations to Charlie Edwards who as the first Hillingdon AC member to finish  won the Gale Cup. 

Full results can be found here http://results.eventchiptiming.com/results.aspx?CId=16202&RId=8201

The official photos from the event are at:

https://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/hillingdon-20-8320 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our event.

March 10, 2020   Comments Off on Hillingdon 20

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