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Clubhouse outside tidy up – 6th July

It’s that time of year again! We are clearing the weeds in the car park and preparing the BBQ area for our summer events at the clubhouse on Saturday 6th July from 11.00 am after park run. Please spare a couple of hours to help and if you have them some gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided. Thanks in advance, the Clubhouse Team

June 21, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse outside tidy up – 6th July

Southern Athletics League

Well done to our young team at the SAL fixture yesterday against very strong competition. There was a great atmosphere at our stadium and thank you to the supporters and of course the amazing officials.

In the last two fixtures on the 13/7 and 17/8 we need everyone available to compete that is asked to do so by our team managers. At the very least we should make sure we fill every event with A & B scorers.

June 21, 2019   Comments Off on Southern Athletics League

June 5k training race results

The third 5k training race of 2019 took place on Thursday 13th June. Results are as follows:

POSITIONATHLETEAGECLUBTIME
1CHARLIE EDWARDS21Hillingdon18:01
2KIRK O ROURKE20Hillingdon19:01
3CATRIONA PATERSON30Hillingdon19:12
4PATRICK HYDE14Hillingdon20:06
5IAIN BETSON45Hillingdon20:45
6STEVE EDWARDS49Hillingdon20:57
7JACK EDWARDS21Hillingdon20:59
8CHRIS BUCKINGHAM36Dashforfitness22:06
9PETE WARBURTON59Hillingdon22:12
10KAREN O’ROURKE54Hillingdon22:19
11PAUL McCAY45Hillingdon22:21
12JOHN BIGNELL67Hillingdon22:25
13CAROLINE FORD 46Hillingdon22:35
14EDWARD SPENCER12Hillingdon22:38
15ROHIT GHOSH45Dashforfitness23:58
16DEBBIE BROWN46Hillingdon24:49
17SARAH DUNNAGE45Dashforfitness24:52
18PAUL STOKES57Hillingdon24:58
19CLARE STOKES21Hillingdon25:22
20GRAHAM WOOD67Hillingdon25:23
21NATALIE WICKENS25Hillingdon25:28
22KAREN TRUNKFIELD49Hillingdon25:31
23MARK PARRISH44Unattached26:15
24NICK KALSI51Hillingdon26:22
25JAMES QUINN52Hillingdon26:22
26JOHNATHON COX26Dashforfitness26:36
27DOUG MILSOM80Hillingdon27:07
28HANNAH WOODWARD26Dashforfitness27:39
29HEIDI SMITH30Hillingdon28:07
30LYNDSEY BROWNE40Hillingdon29:12
31MELANIE SPENCER42Hillingdon33:01
32JULIE STOKES56Dashforfitness33:18
33JODI MARSHALL34Dashforfitness34:07
34SREELAKSHMI28Dashforfitness36:20
35SHAMA MCAINE50Dashforfitness41:01

Thank you official Andy Torrence, Phil Welch and Gavin Collett. Thank you also to Hannah Wells, Freya Hollingsworth and Natalie Wickins for beating the weather and BBQing, and to Dave Smith for hosting the quiz.

June 21, 2019   Comments Off on June 5k training race results

Clubhouse Refurbishment Membership Survey

The HAC Management Committee have decided to prioritise spending a proportion of club funds, supplemented by a generous donation from a club member, on updating and improving the Kitchen, Bar and Storeroom area in the HAC Ruislip Clubhouse. By following the link below, and answering the questions in the survey, you can have your say about the refurbishment of other areas of the clubhouse. The results of the survey will be taken on board by the Management Committee and implemented as far as possible within the budget available. :https://fs21.formsite.com/mbatemanhillingdonaccouk/clubhouse/index.html

June 14, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse Refurbishment Membership Survey

Watford Open Meeting

Great running by two of Hillingdon AC athletes, Nicole McGovern and Amit Solanki, at the Watford Open Meeting on Wednesday 12th June, reports Idris Hamud.

Nicole McGovern ran 2.17.14 over the 800m. This performance qualified her to compete at the English Schools T & F early next month in Birmingham. Nicole is currently the 4th fastest girl over the 800m in the country (u15 girls bottom year). Nicole’s time of 2.17.14 is one second off Hillingdon AC u15 girls club record of Anne Winter that stood since 1981.
Nicole is the Middlesex County u15G 800m champion , 2nd at the Berkshire County Schools Championships (800m) and 2nd at the Middlesex Cross Country Championships.

June 13, 2019   Comments Off on Watford Open Meeting

Summer Series – Regents Park 10km

Well done to Iain Betson, Bill Harding, Zoe Dobbs and John Dobbs who competed for Summer Series points at a rather hot Regents Park 10km on 2nd June 2019. Results can be found here
https://www.theraceorganiser.com/race-results/regent-s-park-summer-10k-series-june-02-06-2019-09-30#anchor

June 8, 2019   Comments Off on Summer Series – Regents Park 10km

Coombe Hill Fell Race

On 2nd June the Coombe Hill Fell Race made a welcome return to the running calendar in our neck of the woods, reports John Luscombe. A distance of 7km and 220m ascent faced 5 Hillingdon runners (Martin, John B, Eva, Paul and Screech). Thankfully all 5 of us have run Coombe hill race before so nothing to fear, right!
Er wrong! The course starts with a steady incline for approx 4k before a steep 200 metre drop (not for faint hearted or those who have troubled keeping their feet!!) and then along trail for a few mins before infamous steep pull up Coombe Hill before gentle descent to the quarries.
Conditions were warm with a slight breeze and dry and dusty underfoot. All 5 of us finished, enjoyed challenge with pride of place going to John Bignell who finished 1st O60. Results can be found here
http://www.tringrunningclub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Coombe-Hill-Fell-Race-2019-results.pdf
I think my fellow comrades who competed would agree that this was a well organised event with excellent marshalling and a well earned free pint in Shoulder of Mutton pub. Please put this race in your diaries for 2020, 1st weekend in June. You won’t regret it!

June 8, 2019   Comments Off on Coombe Hill Fell Race

BBQ after the next 5k training race


After the next 5k training race on Thursday 13th June the clubhouse team will be making the most of the (fingers crossed) good weather and the BBQ!
Can you please let the team know if you would like food and if you are veggie or carnivores. Either comment on the Facebook post or on the sheet at the clubhouse.

All welcome, runners and non runners alike, followed by the quiz as normal.

June 4, 2019   Comments Off on BBQ after the next 5k training race

Vitality Westminster Mile and London 10k, and Uxbridge 5 mile

There were three races for HAC members to compete in in another race-packed bank holiday weekend.

Congratulations to Doug Milsom who took home two gold medals in the M80-84 class at the Westminster Mile, incorporating the British Masters and Vets AC Championships, on Saturday 25th May. Full results can be found here https://www.vitalitywestminstermile.co.uk/results/2019/

Congratulations also to Joel Pope who won the inaugural Uxbridge 5 mile race on Sunday 26th May.

On Monday 27th May 24 HAC members took part in the Vitality London 10k. Mohamed Mohamed was our first finisher in 15th place with a time of 29.35. Our first lady home was Catriona Paterson in 81st place in a time of 38.33. Full results can be found here: https://www.vitalitylondon10000.co.uk/event-info/race-results/

May 30, 2019   Comments Off on Vitality Westminster Mile and London 10k, and Uxbridge 5 mile

Southern Athletics League, Fixture 2

Sunday 19 May saw the second Southern Athletics League fixture at Hemel Hempstead. Hillingdon AC scored a total of 164 points, finishing 3rd. Well done to all who competed.

The next fixtures are Saturday 15 June, Saturday 13 July and Saturday 17 August. Please make yourselves available for these fixtures.

May 24, 2019   Comments Off on Southern Athletics League, Fixture 2