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Dark Run funds donated to local charities

Entry fees from the last three Dark Run fixtures came to a total of £674.31. This sum has been equally divided between the three following local charities. Copies of letters of thanks will be displayed on noticeboards at the track and the clubhouse.

The Tashan Daniel Campaign

Tashan Daniel, a much loved member of our club,  lost his life in an unprovoked knife attack aged 20.  Tashan’s family have started this campaign with the following aim “the main reason we are raising money is to bring two of Tashan’s loves to other people. Athletics and family. We believe that the best way to prevent knife crime is to tackle the social issues that might eventually lead someone to pick up a knife. Tashan was a sprinter but athletics covers disciplines suitable for all shapes and sizes. Our long term aim is to work with role model trainers to bring athletics clubs to schools and youth groups across London, attended by both parents and children.”

DASH (Disablement Association Hillingdon)

DASH challenges peoples perceptions and encourages disabled people of all ages to reach their full potential. DASH provides advice, support and activities that allow disabled people to take control of their lives and become more independent, confident and part of the community. 

Michael Sobell Hospice

Michael Sobell Hospice provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life limiting illnesses. Their clinical team offers medical, nursing and emotional care along with practical support for patients & their families.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Dark Run in the last three years.

Hillingdon 20 – Help needed please

It’s that time of year when we need your help for the club’s biggest race – the Hillingdon 20 road race on Sunday 8th March.  
The Club will need a large number of marshals to man the course plus volunteers for the two water stations.
PLEASE can you volunteer your time and email hacmhh@outlook.com your availability.  It is a great event to be part of.  You will be needed for the morning, refreshments will be available afterwards at the clubhouse.
More details will follow, but for now we need you to put your name down to help.
Thank you in anticipation.

SEAA Cross Country Main Champs – Parliament Hill – 25th January 2020

Well done to all HAC members who competed at the famous Parliament Hill in the SEAA Cross Country Main Championships. Parliament Hill didn’t disappoint, providing the plentiful mud and hills we love it for.

The first HAC members to race we the Under 17 Men. Adam Ireland was first home in 57th position, Nathan Hackley finished in 70th and Josh Lee in 80th position.

Next up were the Senior Women. Catriona Paterson, who said it was “x10 muddier than last year” was first home for HAC in 99th position. Following Catriona was Hannah Wells in 127th position, despite a nasty tumble in the mud), Ciara Williams (225th), Zoe Dobbs (320th), Freya Hollingsworth (347th) and Melanie Spencer (428th) and Pauline Fischer (568th). Well done ladies.

The final fixture of the day was 15kn Senior Men’s race. First to finish for HAC was Will Fielding (282nd), Paul Leppard (414th), Scott Farley (650th), David Smith (826th) and Andrew Malyan (892nd).

Well done to all who competed, full results can be found here https://results.sporthive.com/events/6626442416927653632



Met League Fixture 4 – Ally Pally 11th January 2020

“The course is very very muddy and very taxing” was the message from race organisers in the days leading up to the fourth Met League fixture. The hill of Alexandra Palace can already fill a cross country runners eyes with tears and now we were that thanks to a very wet January the course was even muddier than usual. This didn’t stop 66 HAC members heading into North London to compete.

Our U11 Boys squad of 4 opened proceedings. Barnabe Lesenne-Ward lead the team home in 4th position. Barnabe was followed home by Charlie Hyde (25th), Seth Miller (30th) and Harley Brannen (34th). Our U11 Boys team finished in 5th position.

Onto the U13’s and Hillingdon AC had 4 boys and 3 girls in the respective races. Ryan Stoddart was once again the first HAC competitor home in 22nd position, followed by Harvey Williams (39th), Henry Skinner (41st) and Dimitar Manchorov (46th). Our U13 boys team finished the fixture in 11th position.

Asmaa Abdirahman led our U13 girls home finishing in second position. Calli Capsey was our 2nd U13 girl home in 23rd position, followed by Isla McGovern (33rd). The U13 girls team finished the event in 4th position.

The Junior Men were next to line up on the soggy start line. Abdirahim Hamud finished in 5th position with Isaac Bloodworth (22nd), Mohsin Moallin (33rd), Amit Solanki (35th), Faysal Mohamed (39th), Patrick Hyde (42nd), Edward Spencer (83rd), Daniel Hope (47nd) and William Spencer (88th) bringing the HAC Junior Men home.

Hillingdon AC only had 2 competitors in the Junior Women race. Nicole McGovern was first back for HAC in 5th postion, followed by Clara Higgs in 30th position. Well done ladies.

Catriona Paterson was the first Senior Woman for the Hillingdon A team. Catriona finished in 16th position, followed by Jennifer Harvey (20th), Hannah Wells (42nd), Ciara Williams (76th) and Zoe Dobbs (127th). Our Division one team finished in 5th position after 4 league fixtures.

Zoe Dobbs led our Veteran ladies home in 127th position, closely followed by Kathryn Carruthers (130th) and Karen O’Rourke (146th). The Division 1 Ladies Vets team finished in 6th position, with the Division 2 team finishing in 5th and Division 3 in first position.

The final race of the day was the Senior Men who were led home by Abdishakur Abdulle in 5th position. The rest of the A team included Aramias Zeration (16th), Liam Holbrook (82nd), Martin Bateman(132nd), Will Fielding (146th), Paul Leppard (187th), Dominic Speight (208th), Andrew Powell (215th), Scott Farley (245th), Simon Connell (260th), Daniel Whittaker (267th) and Steve Hirons (277th).

The Senior Men’s Division 1 A team finished the event in 8th position after 4 fixtures and the Veteran Men’s Division 1 team finished the fixture in 6th position after 4 fixtures.

Well done to all who competed. Full results are available on the Met League website https://www.metleague.run/results/

The next and final Met League fixture of the season is on 8th February at Trent Park. Please make yourself available to compete. https://www.metleague.run/fixtures/

No social event after February’s Met League

Due to the clubhouse bar and kitchen refurb there will be no social event after the Met League on 8 February.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting  (AGM) of Hillingdon Athletic Club will be held at the Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 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 9th February 2020 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 9th February 2020 at the latest with details of your proposer and seconder.

  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor

Chairs of the following sub-committees:                            

  • Competitions: Seniors and Veterans
  • Competitions: Juniors
  • Coaching & Development
  • 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 12th  February 2020

Alan Wells

Club Secretary

Clubhouse refurbishment

Please be advised that refurbishment of the bar area of the Clubhouse will commence on Monday 20th January. Disruption will be kept to a minimum and the changing rooms, gym and main area will be available as normal.

We do need to clear the bar area and will be doing this on Sunday 19th January in the morning after everyone’s morning runs are complete. Any help with this is much appreciated.


Middlesex Cross Country Championships – 4th January 2020

The first fixture of 2020 bought success to Hillingdon AC at a chilly, windy and muddy Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday 4th January.

The first congratulations goes to our Under 11 boys team of Barnabe Lesenne-Ward (3), Dylan Lewis (14) and Noah Browne (15) who finished 2nd team.

Next up for some congratulations is Asmaa Abdirahman who won the Under 13 girls race. 

Last but definitely not least congratulations to Abdirahmim Hamud who won the Under 15 boys race. Abdirahmim led home the team who finished 2nd. Mohsin Moallin (9) and Taaj Ojha (17) completed the team.

Full results can be found at www.middlesexaa.org.uk

Well done to all who competed, especially our Middlesex Champions! 

Quiz Night after Ally Pally Met League

Following the next Met League on 11th January we have a Quiz Night and Chinese at the clubhouse.

Please indicate on the Facebook event or let one of the clubhouse team know if you will be attending and would like food. All names will need to be in by 9th January.

Lido Relays 2019

There were 21 teams that completed this years Lido Relays, which took place on Sunday 29th December. The fastest men’s lap was run by Rob Thomson in 8:34 and the fastest women’s lap was run by Hannah  Wells in 9:38. The first team to finish was Liam Holbrook who ran all 3 laps in 26:33 (8:40; 8:59; 8:54). 2nd home was Richard Mann (Leg 1- 8:44; Leg 3- 8:44) and Hannah Wells (Leg 2- 9:38) in a time of 27:06. In third place was Rob Thomson ( Leg 1- 8:34; Leg 3- 8:58) and Freya Hollingsworth (Leg 2 10:47) in a time of 28:19, Full results are on the clubhouse notice board. Well done to everyone who participated and a big thank you to Phil Welch for timekeeping and also to the marshalls, first aiders and clubhouse team for the refreshments.