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National Road Relays – 6th October

Congratulations to all of the Hillingdon AC teams that competed at the National Road Relays today including the Under 13 Girls who finished 23rd, the Under 17 men who finished 22nd and the Senior Men who finished 36th.

Full results may be found here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2018/natyarel18.htm and here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2018/nat618.htm

Hillingdon 20

Ruislip on the 10th March 2019 is the place to be for our new club race. The Hillingdon 20 Mile race will replace the Finchley 20 in 2019 and beyond. The old race and name served us well, but it is time to move on especially seeing that HS2 is and will continue for many years to come cut through the F20 course and cause much disruption and uncertainty in the area. This new course isn’t supa dupa but ticks plenty of positive boxes and keeps the clubhouse at the heart of the event. It is nice and safe to use for training runs too as there is no need take your life into the lap of the gods down Breakspear Road.
Entries will be opening soon, but first all 2018 entrants have first refusal for a place after this years race was cancelled. This will be communicated by Active Training World next week.

Middlesex 10km – Sunday 30th September

A very productive day at the Middlesex 10km Road Championships on the traditional three lap curse. Abdishakar Abdulle retained his Middlesex 10km Road champion title, finishing in 30.54. He was followed home in 4th place by James Laing who finished in 32:36 and Fahad Abdi in 17th place in 33.47. Together they took the Men’s Team prize, retaining the title for Hillingdon AC.

Congratulations to the M50 Masters team who retained the bronze team prize.

Gemma Barry took bronze in the Ladies Championship race in a time of 37.18.  Following Gemma was Hannah Wells in 10th (40.08) and Zoe Dobbs in 21st (46.06). Together they took the Ladies Team Bronze medal. Lynne Hyde took  bronze in the Women V40, Zoe Dobbs took Bronze in the V45 and Pauline Fischer took gold in the V60.

Well done to all the above and all those who participated. A link to the full results is here http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk/

Summer Series Final Results

The scores are in, the Summer Series 2018 is over, bring on the mud. 98 club members scored points this year but we can only have 2 winners so congratulations Sam Hurley and Ciara Williams.

Full results are up at the clubhouse but for now here’s the top of the tables:

Total (best 8 scores)
Ciara Williams 183
Lucy Duncan 159
Christina Benjamin 155
Lyndsey Browne 135
Karen O’Rourke 115
Debbie Brown 92
Nikki Tasker 90
Angela Duncan 84

Total (best 8 scores)
Sam Hurley 147
Martin Searle 120
Charlie Edwards 118
Dennis Carey 117
David Smith 112
Dan Spinks 105
John Dobbs 88
Steve O’Keefe 81

Southern Road Relays 24th September 2018

A tough day on a rain soaked day at the SEAA road relays for the Hillingdon AC juniors. The Crystal palace stadium was the centre of the tough course reports Stevan Dokic. With only 4 teams entered any injuries or colds left teams not completed.
The U/13 girls of Angel Doyle, Nicole McGovern and Asmaa Abdirarman found this a hard task over the 3.2K course. 30th team but should have been in the teens. But I am sure that at the next relays will get this right
The U/15 boys started brightly with Luke Edwards coming in 10th 1st leg in 10.32 and Abdi Hamud making a decent come back 10.55 11th. and Sam Knight 12.50 and no 4th leg runner. With some comfort they did come 2nd non complete team.
The U/17s young men were on a potential 5th with 6 decent athletes. The 4 on a 4.8k run the 1st team raced well but came 11th. The B team had 2 racers who ran faster than 1st teamers. So will bring a competitive edge to the teams for the next relays. Ross Mcgarvie 16.14,Haned Ahmed 16.20, Adam Ireland 17.10, Max Mcgarvie 17.09 – 2nd team Josh Lee 16.44, Ayeol Meslin 16.57.

I am looking forward to the next relays were we will see more form our teams. Well done for a great experience
Stef team manager


Congratulations to Abdishakur Abdulle, Mohamed Mohamed, Aramias Zeration, Fahad Abdi, Rob Thompson and Martin Bateman who as the club’s A team representatives in the South of England Six Stage Road Relays, finished in 23rd place to ensure that we qualified for the National Finals on 6 October at Sutton Park Birmingham Reports Paul Leppard.

Abdirahman Hamud ran the first leg for an incomplete B team.

The standard at this year’s SEAA Six Stage Road Relays was extremely high with 78 complete teams contesting the men’s championship and less than five minutes between the team that finished tenth and the team that finished 30th. As such, to finish in the top 25 places and secure a place in the National Six Stage Relays was a good achievement.

Our women’s team of Gemma Barry, Hannah Wells, Freya Hollingsworth and Ciara Williams raced over 4.8km each and finished a creditable 29th out of 46 complete teams.

Full results of the relays may be found here: http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/results/road-running

Lots coming up at the Clubhouse!

Our Clubhouse team have been busy coming up with more social events, mainly centred around food and being silly.

To celebrate the men’s performance in the final of the Vet’s League on 30th September the clubhouse team are guaging interest in Fish and Chips afterwards. The coach should be returning at roughly 8:30pm. If you want Fish and Chips please let a member of clubhouse team know so they know if enough people want to eat.

Up next is the return of Games and Pizza night after the first Met League fixture at Claybury on Saturday 13th October. Will Splat the Rat make a reappearance? There is also a rumour of Twister! Please sign up on the Facebook event page or on the sheet at the Clubhouse so the team have an idea of numbers for food.

There will be a social event after each Met League, so look out for more.

Lastly (for now), the most anticipated event of the year – The HAC New Years Eve Party. This year’s theme is The Wild West, be prepared for a shooting alley, finding who is HACs Most Wanted and a Tequila Tipi. Tickets will be available soon. Last year sold out so get your ticket quick.

Please support these events. All welcome.

Middlesex Road Relays – Sunday 9th September

Well done to all who competed in the Middlesex Road Relays on Sunday 9th September at Minet Country Park, Hayes.

Congratulations to HAC’s Under 13 Girls who topped their category. Angel Doyle started the girls off with a first leg of 13.21. Angel handed over to Nicole McGovern who ran the second fasted leg of the field in 11.43. Taking over from Nicole was Asmaa Abdirahman who ran the fastest leg in 11.39. Well done girls, here they are with their medals!

It didn’t stop there with our U17 boys also taking the title in their age category.

Running the first leg for the team was Adam Ireland who ran his leg in 09.40. Adam handed over to Hannad Ahmed who clocked the third fastest leg in 09.36. Taking the final leg was Abdifatah Khalif who bought the team home in 09.53. Well done boys, enjoy your bling!

Inspired by the talent of HAC’s youngsters our Senior Ladies team of Zoe Dobbs (12.33), Pauline Smith (12.55) and Lotte Visser (13.34) took third place. Our ladies are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the postman/postlady who is going to deliver their medals. Photo of the ladies team with medals to follow!

Well done to all the HAC members who competed and thank you to the many members who came along to support, it really does help, especially to Harry was was waving cake at me as ran past!

Relays are great fun and HAC always perform well. If you haven’t tried a relay event yet there are some cross country relays during the Winter season so get involved.

Final 5km Training Race 2018

The final 5km  training race of 2018 took place on Thursday 13th September. Results as follows:

1 JAMES LAING 26 Hillingdon 16:32
2 BRADLEY BIRCH 22 Hillingdon 17:09
3 PAUL CUDDIHY 44 Hillingdon 17:25
4 CHARLIE EDWARDS 20 Hillingdon 17:34
5 KIRK O’ROURKE 19 Hillingdon 18:43
6 JENNIFER HARVEY 30 Hillingdon 19:37
7 DAVE SMITH 53 Hillingdon 19:46
8 DAVID SHELVEY 49 Hillingdon 19:52
9 HANNAH WELLS 25 Hillingdon 19:55
10 ANDY WOOD 39 Hillingdon 20:13
11 SAM HURLEY 19 Hillingdon 20:23
12 IAIN BETSON 44 unatt 20:31
13 RICHARD JENKINS 58 Hillingdon 20:35
14 PATRICK HYDE 13 Hillingdon 20:38
15 STEPHEN O’KEEFE 49 Hillingdon 20:47
16 STEVE EDWARDS 48 Hillingdon 20:50
17 DAVID FORD 55 unatt 20:54
18 JOHN BLAKE 52 Hillingdon 21:06
19 GARY HORN 40 Hillingdon 21:06
20 ROB POULTER 51 Hillingdon 21:25
21 NICOLE MCGOVERN 12 Hillingdon 21:26
22 CIARA WILLIAMS 25 Hillingdon 21:27
23 JOHN DOBBS 57 Hillingdon 21:27
24 MICHAELOR MAYOR 33 Hillingdon 21:29
25 CLARA HIGGS 15 Hillingdon 21:32
26 JOHN BIGNELL 66 Hillingdon 21:32
27 JAMES QUINN 51 Hillingdon 22:22
28 ALAX CROWLEY 29 unatt 22:24
29 JASON STEEL 46 Hillingdon 22:29
30 KAREN O’ROURKE 52 Hillingdon 22:44
31 GABRIEL SEGALL 20 Hillingdon 22:48
32 CHLOE CHARLES 22 Hillingdon 23:12
33 LYNN HYDE 43 Hillingdon 23:14
34 JACK EDWARDS 19 Hillingdon 23:44
35 LESLEY CONWAY 63 Hillingdon 23:56
36 DENIS CAREY 52 Hillingdon 23:56
37 JOHN LUSCOMBE 44 Hillingdon 24:15
38 ALAN SEGALL 53 unatt 24:21
39 GRAHAM WOOD 65 Hillingdon 21:34
40 JOHN DOYLE 60 Hillingdon 24:59
41 KAREN TRUNKFIELD 48 Hillingdon 25:11
42 NIKKI TASKER 31 Hillingdon 25:16
43 CHRIS TASKER 62 Hillingdon 25:27
44 CAROLINE FORD & HOLLY 45 Hillingdon 25:28
45 STEPHANIE SUNGJONG 50 Hillingdon 25:41
46 PETER HUMM 55 Hillingdon 26:19
47 CHRISTINA BENJAMEN 27 Hillingdon 26:34
48 DEBBIE BROWN 45 unatt 26:36
49 BHAVNA SHAH 53 Hillingdon 26:46
50 VICKY BROWNLEE 50 Hillingdon 26:46
51 ROHIT GHOSH 38 Dashforfitness 27:06
52 LYNDSEY BROWNE 38 Hillingdon 27:23
53 HEIDI SMITH 29 Hillingdon 27:28
54 CHARLOTTE FORD 28 Hillingdon 27:47
55 KATHERINE WELLS 27 Hillingdon 28:56
56 EMMA HOOPER 32 Dashforfitness 29:15
57 GRAHAM SWANSON 43 Dashforfitness 29:44
59 ROGER BORMAN 75 unatt 30:45
59 SALLY BUNDOCK 71 Hillingdon 31:02
60 PAUL BURKE 54 Hillingdon 31:27
DNF      STEVE WELLS 62 unatt

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

Thank you also to Freya Hollingsworth and Dan Thompson for cooking after the race and to John Luscombe for hosting the quiz.

Great North Run 2018

Well done to the six HAC athletes who travelled to the North East and completed the Great North Run on Sunday 9th September.

First over the line was Abdishakur Abdulle in 21st position in 01:10:28

Following Abdi was:


Alex Vellasco  01:33:47

Iwona Gray-Cauvin  01:50:13

Simon Herbert  01:57:35

Heather Davidson  02:11:07

Lucy Duncan 02:12:50


Well done all!

Devil Takes the Hindmost – Results

On Thursday 4th September, 29 HAC members took part in the annual Devil Takes the Hindmost race, held at Rochester Road, Northwood Hills.

Results were as follows:

Men Under 50 Men 50 – 65 Women & Over 65 Men Plate
1. Bradley Birch Steve Hirons (M55) Ciara Williams Gary Horn
2. James Laing David Shelvey (M50) Caroline Pretty (W35) Gab Segall
3. Martin Bateman (M40) Andrew Malyan (M50) Zoe Dobbs (W45) Vivek Upadhyay/Mike Illing/Trevor Steeples
4. David Knight (M40) HTS James Quinn (M50) Debbie Brown (W45)
5. Laurence Manning Martin Searle (M60) Iwona Gray-Cauvin (W35)
6. Iain Betson (M45) Jason Sewards (M50) (unatt) Paula Kelly Graham Wood/Paula Kelly/Jason Sewards/Dan Spinks
7. Jason Steel (M45) Trevor Steeples (M60) Graham Wood (M65)
8. Gary Horn (M40) Mike Illing (M60) Lyndsey Browne (W35)
9. Gabe Segall Alan Wells (M50) Doug Millsom (M75)
10. Vivek Upadhyay Alan Wells/Doug Millsom/Lyndsey Browne
11. Dan Spinks (M40)

Thank you to the officials: Gavin Collett, Sharon Talbot, Katherine Wells, Phil Welch, John Bignell, John Dobbs and Andy Torrence.