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End of season thanks from Alison Alford

As the season draws to a close I would like to congratulate our athletes on such an amazing season, reports Alison Alford. The girls competed at Windsor on Saturday 14th September and there were some amazing performances, and to finish 2nd overall in the Trophy Meeting behind Reading was just incredible and out of 9 teams. Thank you to our officials who work so hard for our club to make these events happen, to the parents who support our athletes and drive them to all the venues, to our coaches who work so hard to ensure our athletes progress each season and finally to our athletes, just amazing!! I am so proud to be a coach at this club and also a Team Manager.

Here’s looking forward already to what will be an exciting 2020.

Middlesex Road Relays – Juniors

Gold and Silver for the three full Hillingdon Juniors at the Middlesex Road Relays in Minet Park, reports Stefan Dokic.

The Under 13 girls picked up the silver medal with Asmaa, Zoe and Cherilee and B team of Scarlett, Calli and Isla. Asmaa picking up the fastest leg.

The Under 15 boys won gold with fine runs from Taaj, Moshin and Abdi. B team of Faysal and Patrick to support.

The Under 17 young men worked hard to win gold Abdi, Adam and Hanad. Adam running the fastest leg. Amit supported.

Official times not out but the teams for Crystal Palace next Sunday will then be confirmed.

Nicole and Angel were clear in the U/15s with Laura unwell could have medalled. Nicole ran the fastest leg.

Well done to all who braved the long hot race.

Hilarie Lemon – Funeral arrangements and celebration mass

Please see below message regarding funeral arrangements and celebration mass for Hilarie Lemon.

As you may know, Hilarie sadly passed away after being diagnosed with brain cancer in Jan 2017. She was a member of HAC for many years, and loved her running, especially on the trips to Bruges. She will perhaps be remembered most as the person who always stated off the dancing at social events and would dance the night away.

Hilarie passed away in the Marie Curie Hospice in Liverpool, so we were near our daughter for the birth of her first grandchild. Hilarie held baby Tonina in her arms, and slipped into a coma that night. She will be cremated at a service in her home town near Liverpool on Friday 20th September.

A special celebration mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 32 Field End Road, Eastcote. HA5 2QT. This will be at 3pm on Saturday 28th September.

Dress code is informal.

Please no flowers. You may wish to make a donation to Marie Curie at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HilarieLemon

The family would be pleased if you can join us afterwards in the adjacent church hall for drinks and light refreshments.

We would like to make a photo wall of happy times so please feel welcome to bring one favourite photo with a message on the back to add to the wall

We are expecting very large numbers to attend and would ask you to arrive early, and walk wherever possible.

There is a fairly cheap pay and display car park behind Aldi in Eastcote shops if you need. Postcode HA5 1TG. This is a 10 min walk from the church.

We look forwards to seeing you.

Mark and family

Devil Takes the Hindmost 2019 – Results

The results from this year’s Devil Takes The Hindmost on Tuesday 3rd September are as follows:

  Men Under 50 Men Over 50 Women Plate
1 James Laing Dave Smith (M55) Jen Harvey John Blake (M50)
2 Gabe Segal Steve Hirons (M55) Catriona Paterson Mike Illing (M60)
3 Charlie Edwards Steve Edwards (M50) Caroline Ford (W45) Jason Steel (M45)
4 Iain Betson (M45) James Quinn (M50) Chloe Charles Dan Spinks/Ellie Henderson/Vivek Upadhyay
5 Sam Hurley Trevor Steeples (M60) Debbie Brown (W45)  
6 Jack Edwards John Blake (M50) Zoe Dobbs (W50)  
7 Paul McCay (M45) Mike Illing (M60) Ellie Henderson Zoe Dobbs (W50)/Dennis Carey (M50)/
8 Vivek Upadhyay Dennis Carey (M50) Mel Spencer (W40) /Mel Spencer (W40)/Paul McCay (M45)
9 Jason Steel (M45)      
10 Dan Spinks (M45)      



New club record set at the Great North Run

Our own Abdishakur Abdulle mixing up with the big boys at Great North Run, reports coach Idris Hamud. Abdishakur finished in 104.47 a huge PB and a new half marathon club record.

BBQ after the Gosunder Handicap Race

Thursday 12th September is the Gosunder handicap, which will replace the last 5K training race of the season. Afterwards there will be a quiz hosted by Martin Searle and of course food available. To finish the season off we will be cooking a barbecue, for both veg and non veg. If you would like food, which will be £5 per person, can you please comment on the Facebook post or sign up at the Clubhouse.

Please support your club events.

Devil Takes The Hindmost 2019

Reminder that this year’s Devil Takes The Hindmost is on Tuesday 3rd September at Rochester Road hill at 7pm.
Register at clubhouse by 6.30pm or at top of the hill by 6.45pm.

Gosunder Handicap Trophy – revised date

This years’s rearranged Gosunder handicap trophy will now be contested at the last 5k training race of the year on Thursday September 12th. Registration will be at the clubhouse from 6.00 as usual with a 6.40 start and the race will be over (almost) the normal 5k route. Runners will each receive a handicap with the slowest runner starting first and the fastest last. First HAC athlete over the line will be presented with the coveted trophy. And there will of course be food and a quiz afterwards.

British Masters Outdoor Track and Field – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

Two HAC gents won a total of 9 Gold Medals and broke 1 UK Age Group Record at the British Masters Outdoor Track and Field at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham last weekend, reports Doug Milsom.

Over the two days, 11/12 August, Eric Shirley came first in the M90 200m, 400m, 800m and Discus.

200m48.85 (2nd in the All Time rankings, 1.93 outside the UK Record)
400m114.92 (A UK Age Group Record – previous record 117.83)
800m4:47.98 (3rd in the All Time rankings)
Discus13.87 (only 0.44 behind the UK record of 14.31)

Doug Milsom managed to win 5 M80 events, but didn’t break any records!

400m89.43  (3rd in the UK 2019 rankings and 14th in the All Time rankings) 
800m3.38.72
1500m7:09 (only 0.44 behind the UK record of 14.31)
3000m walk22:48.22 – 2nd in the UK 2019 rankings, 12th in the All Time rankings 
5000m26:23.45 – 1st in the UK 2019 rankings, 8th in the All Time rankings 

Well done Eric and Doug!

5k Training Race – August 2019

Results from the 5k training race held on 8th August in Ruislip are:

POSITIONATHLETEAGECLUBTIME
1ROB THOMSON28Hillingdon16:27
2CHARLIE EDWARDS21Hillingdon18:15
3PAUL LEPPARD40Hillingdon18:55
4STEVE NORRIS51TVH19:01
5CATRIONA PATERSON31Hillingdon19:24
6LEWIS GEAR28Hillingdon19:39
7FILIPE DE-COSTA30Dashforfitness19:40
8HANNAH WELLS26Hillingdon20:01
9BEN DOYLE34Hillingdon20:55
10PAUL HULL52Hillingdon20:59
11STEVE EDWARDS50Hillingdon21:05
12JACK EDWARDS21Hillingdon21:17
13ANDY WOOD40Hillingdon21:38
14CIARA WILLIAMS27Hillingdon21:51
15STEPHEN FORD46Hillingdon22:01
16PETE WARBURTON59Hillingdon22:18
17PAUL McCAY45Hillingdon22:20
18JOHN DOBBS58Hillingdon22:53
19ZOE DOBBS50Hillingdon23:04
20CHLOE CHARLES23Hillingdon23:15
21JOHN LUSCOMBE45Hillingdon23:53
22DAN SPINKS45Hillingdon24:04
23MELANIE SPENCER42Hillingdon24:10
24PAULINE FISCHER62Hillingdon24:47
25MARTIN SEARLE61Hillingdon24:57
26GRAHAM WOOD67Hillingdon24:59
27MARK PARRISH45Unatt25:03
28AGNIESZKA STEINERT41Dashforfitness25:13
29STEPHANIE SUNTONG52Hillingdon25:15
30BOB TREASE75Hillingdon25:18
31CHARLOTTE FORD29Hillingdon26:24
32HEIDI SMITH30Hillingdon26:38
33JOHN DOYLE63Hillingdon27:10
34DOUG MILSOM70Hillingdon27:32
35LYNDSEY BROWNE40Hillingdon28:19
36BILL HARDING69Hillingdon28:44
37HANNAH WOODWARD26Dashforfitness28:57
38SADINA SIDIK39Dashforfitness30:21
39SALLY BUNDOCK72Hillingdon32:40
40CHRISTINE MUNDEN48TVH34:58
41SHAMA MCAINE50Dashforfitness38:46
42NIKKI DURAND51Dashforfitness41:46

Thank you to the officials Phil Welch, Andy Torrance, Jim Leith and Phil Warburton. Thank you also to Lesley Conway for providing the food afterwards and to Bradley Birch for hosting the quiz.