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Ladies Vets Track & Field Season 2018

Another SCVAC season ended this month, for the Hillingdon Ladies vets team in the Mid-London Division, reports Team Manager Maria Hernandez-Humm.  We had fierce competition from Herne Hill (the winners) and Serpentine, although we had equal match points with Serpentine, they beat us on event points, so we came 3rd overall out of 6 teams. Unusually so, we had fine weather for all the fixtures, two at Battersea and two at Perivale,  Unfortunately we were unable to have a fixture at Uxbridge due to cage being condemned.
The first fixture was on 4th May at Battersea in which we came third.  The 100m sprinters were in unison and all came 2nd in their races across, the age categories.  Maria Hernandez-Humm won the long jump in the W50 age group and the 400m relay team came a very close second behind Serpentine. We did have some gaps in the team for some of the W50 & W60 events.  Next up was Perivale on 4th June.  A full team this time with PB’s for Elisa Morse in the 3k shot put, Caroline Ford in the triple jump and Lynn Hyde in the 800m, putting us in 2nd position. Third fixture again at Battersea and third position.  Sharon Dooley won the W35A 100m and Lesley Conway won in the 400m & 1500m for the W60.   PB’s were achieved for Lorraine Kingston in the W35B 100m and Sharon Talbot in the 600 javelin.  Our final event was again at Perivale on 1st August.  We had a full squad and the team came 2nd at this fixture. Hendricak White came 1st in the W60 100m, Elisa Morse won the W50 in the hammer and got a PB to boot and Lesely Conway won with a clean sweep in the 800m, 3000m & long jump for the W60. A PB was also achieved in Javelin 500 for Cathy Girvan W60.
I would like to thank each and every one of the ladies who competed for Hillingdon AC.  You are a great team and for those that were unable to compete due to injury, get fit and well and see you in 2019 too.

August 12, 2018   Comments Off on Ladies Vets Track & Field Season 2018

5km training race results – August 2018

The penultimate 5km  training race took place on Thursday 9th August. Results as follows:


  1. James Laing   16.27
  2. Matt Zalewski   17.33
  3. Charlie Edwards   17.55
  4. Dave Smith   20.00
  5. John Gundry   20.19
  6. Sam Hurley   20.36
  7. Ian Betson   20.44
  8. Richrd Jenkins   20.51
  9. Steve O’Keefe   20.55
  10. Steve Edwards   21.05
  11. Rob Poulter   21.20
  12. John Dobbs   22.08
  13. Kathy Carruthers   22.09
  14. Ciara Williams   22.09
  15. Vivek Upadhyay   22.14
  16. John Bignell   22.19
  17. Mike Illing   22.51
  18. Chloe Charles   22.56
  19. Martin Searle   22.58
  20. Pauline Smith   23.10
  21. Lesley Conway   23.53
  22. Jason Steele   24.09
  23. Mike Leigh   24.38
  24. Dennis Carey   24.42
  25. John Edwards   25.02
  26. John Doyle   25.24
  27. Graham Wood   25.34
  28. Claire Stokes   25.41
  29. Peter Humm 25.52
  30. Stephanie Sungtong   26.02
  31. Christina Benjamin   26.11
  32. Doug Milsom   26.15
  33. Karen Trunkfield   26.17
  34. Heidi Smith   27.14
  35. Bill Harding   27.25
  36. Bhavna Shah   27.36
  37. Vicky Brownlee   27.43
  38. Nasir Khan   27.56
  39. Lyndsey Browne   27.58
  40. Emma Hooper   29.32
  41. Alan Wells   29.36
  42. Lucy Duncan   30.02
  43. Andrew Devine   30.47
  44. Sally Bundock   30.58
  45. Katherine Wells   33.09
  46. Catherine White   33.12
  47. Andrea Clark   37.21

Well done to all those who raced. Thank you to the organisers and officials who make these events happen.

Thank you also to Bryony-Lycett Brown, Corrine Dixon and Heidi  Smith for cooking after the race and to Martin Searle for hosting the quiz.

The next and final 5km training race of 2018 will be on 13th September at 6.40. Please support your club events.

August 12, 2018   Comments Off on 5km training race results – August 2018

Bearbrook 10km

Well done all those who ran in the latest Summer Series race, the Bearbrook 10km today.

First female home for Hillingdon was Ciara Williams in 44:50 (69th). She was closely followed by Sam Hurley in 77th place in 45:43. Next in was Byrony Lycett- Brown in 57:02 (201) followed by Lucy Duncan in 57:20 (206), Christina Benjamin 01: 01:02 (242) and Lyndsey Browne 01:02:49 (258).

August 5, 2018   Comments Off on Bearbrook 10km

Ickenham 5

I received this post this year’s race from the organisers.

I would like to congratulate Hillingdon AC for Gemma Barry and Kathy Carruthers, who finished 2nd and 3rd for the ladies.

We loved your club’s support with such short notice of this year’s race. I have spoken to Run Britain who were very impressed with our organisation despite the pressure to get this off the ground. We can therefore confirm that the race will take place next year on Sunday 7th July 2019. We will be emailing all those who attended this year to offer them an entry for a fee of £10.00 to say thank you for their loyalty in helping to keep this event alive. All Hillingdon AC members will be eligible for a  fixed entry fee of £10.00 until October 2018.

I shall be working on the online registration but those who entered this year with us will simply log back into our website and the race will appear on their profile.

August 5, 2018   Comments Off on Ickenham 5

Final Upper YDL win secures promotion for our young athletes

Today our young athletes won the final upper YDL of the season. This made it a clean sweep and winning the league with an impressive margin, reports Courtney Clarke.

As I am sure you can imagine a lot of hard work went in to make this possible not just from the athletes but from all their coaches and the officials. As a result of this outstanding achievement we have now been promoted to Devision 1 A.

I am sure you will all join me in saying a massive well done and thank you for making this season so successful.


July 29, 2018   Comments Off on Final Upper YDL win secures promotion for our young athletes

Vets track and field final fixture

The last Vets track and field fixture is on Wednesday 1st August at Perivale. This year we have a very real chance of making it to the final for the first time in over 10 years of trying. The area that we have been weakest in this year is the male V60 category. I would ask that any male V60 who is able to compete, at whatever level, makes themselves available to Jason, team manager. He can be contacted on jsteel7@hotmail.com

July 16, 2018   Comments Off on Vets track and field final fixture

Clubhouse closed Sunday 29th July from 1.30pm

Please be advised the clubhouse will be closed on Sunday 29th July from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

July 16, 2018   Comments Off on Clubhouse closed Sunday 29th July from 1.30pm

Opportunity to join the Communications Committee

I am looking for someone to help me manage our club Twitter page. Our page is already set up but needs to be kept updated with all club news, achievements and all events.

Anyone interested please let me know.


Lyndsey Browne

July 15, 2018   Comments Off on Opportunity to join the Communications Committee

Saturday 21st July – The Mysteries of Park Wood Orienteering event

After the success of our Easter Orienteering event, the clubhouse team have organised second event, hopefully with better weather this time.

The event will follow a similar format, with up to four persons per team. Registration will start at 3.30pm at the clubhouse. First teams can go off at 4pm. You must register by 5pm at the latest.

Teams must find as many clues and points as possible within an hour of setting off. Cut off time for participation is 6pm.

Nigel has promised a magical mystery tour of Park Wood!

All abilities welcome to participate. BBQ at the clubhouse afterwards.

Please support your club events.


July 15, 2018   Comments Off on Saturday 21st July – The Mysteries of Park Wood Orienteering event

England v Colombia – Tuesday 3rd July

The clubhouse will be hosting the big match on Tuesday evening. There will be bar snacks at half time for a £1.00 donation, including samosas, onion bhajis, pakoras and quiche. Stay and watch the match after training.

July 2, 2018   Comments Off on England v Colombia – Tuesday 3rd July