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Clubhouse dates for your diary

Saturday 30th March 10.30 am

Clubhouse Spring Clean – breakfast rolls after your local parkrun and then feather dusters at the ready!

Thursday 11th April

The first 5k training race. There will be a social event afterwards with food and a quiz.

Thursday 18th April

Bring and share buffet as a wind down before the Easter break.   Beer, food and the company of runners, what more could you want for the start of the Easter holiday?

Sunday 28th April

Cross Country Presentation Evening and Marathon Recovery Night. Pizzas to be ordered on the night.

Please support your club events.

March 2, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse dates for your diary

Hillingdon 10k and Half Marathon

Hillingdon AC completed a very successful morning’s work on the local roads Sunday 24th February.

Well done to all who competed over both distances. Special congratulations to those who bought home the 10k bling – Mohamed Mohamed (1st male), Aramias Zeration (3rd male) and Catriona Paterson (3rd).

Results for Hillingdon AC members competing in the Half Marathon were as follows:

Position Name Time
11 CHARLIE Edwards 01:22:04
77 Iain Betson 01:34:19
83 Steve Edwards 01:34:46
89 Sam Hurley 01:36:35
131 Gary Horn 01:41:39
179 Paul McCay 01:45:50
183 dan spinks 01:46:06
203 Boo Smith 01:47:48
283 Martin Hingyi 01:49:08
397 Paula Kelly 02:11:50
445 Maria Isabel Trujillo Vergara 02:20:36

Results for Hillingdon AC members competing in the 10k were as follows:

Position Name Net Time
1 Mohamed Mohamed 00:31:29
3 Aramias Zeration 00:33:42
7 Fahad Abdi 00:35:53
13 Catriona Paterson 00:38:39
42 Iwona Gray-Cauvin 00:47:04
75 Jasmine Wood 00:52:15
101 andy torrance 00:55:04
133 Charlotte Ford 00:57:11
270 Abdirahman Hamud 02:15:49

March 1, 2019   Comments Off on Hillingdon 10k and Half Marathon

English Cross Country Championships – 23rd February

Well done to all HAC athletes that competed at the English National Cross Country Championships in Leeds on an unseasonably warm afternoon on February 23rd.

HAC results:

Senior Men – 12 km
66 Robert Thompson 00:39:17
204 James Laing 00:41:35
542 Joe Carton 00:45:25
680 Philip Warburton 00:46:39
772 Scott Farley 00:47:26 (29th V45)
870 Dominic Speight 00:48:25
1016 Paul Leppard 00:49:46 (V40)
1092 Mark Speight 00:50:29
1319 David Smith 00:52:53 (V50)
1537 Gabriel Segall 00:55:30
1750 Martin Searle 00:59:16 (40th V60)
1768 John Bignell 00:59:42 (6th V65)

2004 Brian Feldman 01:33:25 (V70) (Leicester, ex HAC)

Brian told me that he stopped soon after the start to help a runner who had collapsed, until medical help arrived, reports Doug Milsom.

2006 competitors finished. Teams of 9 to score. HAC finished in 34th position out of 74 teams.

Senior Women 8 km
239 Hannah Wells 00:35:58
543 Freya Hollingsworth 00:41:06
1034 finished

Under 13 Girls 3 km
40 Nicole McGovern 00:11:46
418 finished

Under 14 Boys 4 km
31 Nathan Hackley 00:14:25 (Chiltern/Hillingdon)
346 finished

February 25, 2019   Comments Off on English Cross Country Championships – 23rd February

Night Orienteering Sat 2nd March 2019




A Night Orienteering event where participants/teams are given a printed OS map and punch card.
The map is marked with locations to find in the local area of Ruislip Clubhouse.
Each location has points to be scored from 10 to 50 points. There are up to 15 locations.
Each location has a unique card puncher and a reflective marker.
The winners are those that score the most points within 1 hour of starting and returning
to the clubhouse. There are penalty points of 5 per minute if late back. There is no set route so part of the fun is trying to choose the best route.

There is a staggered start per person/team. The first departure will be at 6pm.
The event is in the dark and all participants should have a working torch and dress to be seen.
A compass might be handy too. The routes participants choose may invovle dark alleyways,
fields and the woods depending how brave they are. Some main roads may need to be crossed.

There are 4 entry options.
Individual Runner: Individual Walker: Team of Runners: Team of Walkers.
Teams can have no more than 4 adults, but can have an unlimited number of U18’s.
Due to the nature of the event all U18’s must be with an adult at all times.
Entry fees are £5.00 per adult and £2.00 per U18.
All monies, excluding event costs will go to a local charity. Please pay in cash on the night.
The pre entry form is here https://fs21.formsite.com/mbatemanhillingdonaccouk/NightO/index.html

February 6, 2019   Comments Off on Night Orienteering Sat 2nd March 2019

HAC needs you – Hillingdon 20 Sunday 10 March

A big thank you to those that have responded by email and on Facebook and volunteered for the above race.
We need a minimum of 70 marshals to ensure the race goes ahead!
Please contact Maria on hacmhh@outlook.com or sign up at the clubhouse.
If you are a club member running the race, please can you provide someone to help marshal.
Please volunteer and help your club with our most important fixture of the year. Guidance will be given and free refreshments provided.

February 1, 2019   Comments Off on HAC needs you – Hillingdon 20 Sunday 10 March

Fish and Chip and Games night following final Met League – 9th February

After the Met League on Saturday 9th February the clubhouse team will be providing fish and chips and a pool, carpet bowls and darts competition evening.

Food will be served at 7pm


Food options…

Small cod and chips £8.00
Large cod and chips £9.00
Small haddock and chips £8.60
Large Haddock and chips £9.60
Plaice and chips £8.30
Scampi and chips £6.40
Large battered sausage and chips £4.60
Cheese and onion pasty and chips £5.20

Prices include vinegar, tartar sauce and ketchup.

This is the final met league of the season so hoping to see as many of you there as possible to celebrate the blood, sweat, tears and mud endured by all.

Please comment on the Facebook post, sign up at the clubhouse or see a member of the clubhouse team to give your food orders.

All welcome.

February 1, 2019   Comments Off on Fish and Chip and Games night following final Met League – 9th February

Annual General Meeting – 5th March 2019

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Hillingdon Athletic Club will be held at the Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 8.15pm.

Only paid up members are entitled to attend and to vote.

If you wish to place an item on the agenda or make a resolution, please notify the Club Secretary Alan Wells in writing by 15th February 2019 at the latest. All resolutions will require a proposer and seconder.

Elections for the following positions will be held at the AGM. If you wish to be nominated for any position, please notify the Club Secretary by 15th February 2019 at the latest with details of your proposer and seconder.


Chairs of the following sub-committees:​​​

Competitions: Seniors and Veterans
Competitions: Juniors ​​​
Race Promotions​​​
Clubhouse ​​​]
Communications ​​

​The Club Secretary can be contacted via the email :-  a_wells44@btinternet.com

The Formal Notice for the AGM will be sent out on or around 18th February 2019.

January 23, 2019   Comments Off on Annual General Meeting – 5th March 2019

Wycombe Half Marathon

This year the annual half marathon and 10-kilometre race, to be held on 14th July, will be renamed The Hell-Fire Half and 10k.

The name change reflects the unique opportunity runners have to run through the historic West Wycombe Park, home to the Dashwood family and the infamous Hell-Fire Club, also referencing the “undulating” nature of the course.

The races will once again start and finish at Adams Park, home of Wycombe Wanderers FC, and we are pleased to say that they will again be sponsored by Grant & Stone.

Finishers will be awarded medals, t-shirts and a second-to-none goodie bag complete with a free entry ticket to the Hell-Fire Caves!

To celebrate the name change there will be, for a limited time, a discount on the entry price making it just £20 for the half marathon distance and only £14 for the 10k race.  This offer will last until 31st January.

And if you sign up for our sister race, the Grant & Stone Marlow 5 – this year on 12th May – you can pick up an entry for The Hell-Fire Half or the 10k for only £10 more! Again, this offer expires on 31st January.

Race entry and route maps can be found at www.handycrossrunners.co.uk

January 14, 2019   Comments Off on Wycombe Half Marathon

Middlesex Cross Country Championships – 5th January 2019

Congratulations to HAC’s U13 girls team who were victorious at this years Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Horsenden Hill, reports Diane Gibbons. Asmaa Abdirahman finished in first position, closely followed by Nicole McGovern in second place. Scarlett McClellan finished in 20th as our third scorer.

Not to be outdone HAC’s U15 boys team of Nathan Hackley (4th), Mohsin Moallin (12th) and Luke Edwards (13th) took second place in the competition.

A small band of senior ladies took to the fields, reports Zoe Dobbs. With most of our faster ladies missing and a stronger and larger field of runners from 2018, achieving another fourth place was always going to be a struggle this year. Hannah Wells as always was at the front of the pack coming in 19th (33.53), Zoe Dobbs 50th (37.33), Lynn Hyde coming back from a long term injury came in a credible 78th (40.58) and the amazing Mel Spencer running with a knee injury was our fourth scorer 82 (41.14). Congratulations to Vicky and Christina who both knocked off well over 4 minutes from their times last year which is an awesome effort. We finished 12th overall. Bring on Wormwood Scrubs!

Hillingdon AC’s senior men finished 4th in the team competition with Robert Thompson (8th), Aramias Zeraton (11th), James Laing (26), Fahad Abdi (35), Richard Mann (50) and Paul Leppard (66) scoring.

Well done to all that competed and represented Hillingdon AC on a cold January morning. Full results can be found here http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk

January 6, 2019   Comments Off on Middlesex Cross Country Championships – 5th January 2019

Clubhouse closed Sunday 13th January and help needed

Next Sunday is the Cadets Cross Country race in Ruislip Woods. They will be using the clubhouse to change and for refreshments afterwards therefore the clubhouse will be closed to members.

We also need help behind the bar from 10am onwards for a couple of hours. Please let Dave Smith know if you can help.

January 6, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse closed Sunday 13th January and help needed