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Welcome to Hillingdon Athletics Club


Hillingdon Athletic Club wants to give every member from aged 9 upwards the opportunity to train and participate at his or her best level, in a professional and happy environment and be recognised locally as such a club.

We are club that provides for it’s members from Junior to veteran ages the opportunty to compete in Track and Field, Road and Cross Country events both locally and nationally. All Standards Welcome!

English Schools Championships

The English Schools Championships is the 4th biggest Athletics event held annually in the world and it’s a truly remarkable achievement to qualify especially considering there are 6.8million pupils of secondary school age in England. The event will be broadcast live and the athletes get to perform in a stadium used for international events in front of thousands of spectators against the best athletes in England. The counties of England have all been holding their regional Schools Championships with the purpose of assembling their teams for the ESAA. We have several HAC athletes competing; Aryan Padaruth, Hebe Evans, Juanita Kyere -Aidoo, Lucy Wilcock, Mia Smith, Nana Owusuah Quainoo & Samuel Jagroop. They will be competing in the Manchester Regional Arena on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July. We wish them lots of luck at this event.

Doreen Evans

Vets League-match two- Uxbridge

Hillingdon Men’s and Women’s Veteran athletes turned out in force for match 2, our home fixture at Uxbridge on Monday June 13th.
 
With many great performances on the night the men’s team managed a vital victory overall with a total point score of 175, 16 ahead of nearest rivals and Match 1 winners Herne Hill Harriers. The men had lost the 1st match by 3 points so with 16 points on the night we have a 13-point advantage going into match 3.
 
The Women’s team followed up their Match 1 victory with another superb display and a win on the night.
Strong in every event the team scored 163 points with 2nd place Serpentine on 125 Points. One more win at Battersea will see the Women claim the division title!
 
Please help support both teams in the remaining two fixtures, Battersea Monday 27th June and finally Perivale on Wednesday July 13th. The more options we have available really does help Maria and myself cover every event.
 
Jason Steel.
 

Under 20’s South of England Champs

Aryan Padaruth had a great season last year and for 2022 has moved up into the U20’s age category.  The sequence of having a strong year, followed by not such a strong one is normal for our maturing athletes, due to the age classifications.  However Aryan has continued to go from strength to strength even though he is one of the youngest in his age category.

Yesterday 19th June was the U20’s South of England Championship, which was held at the Melbourne Stadium in Chelmsford.  Aryan won!  Fantastic throwing.

In April this year Aryan threw at the YDL Upper fixture, which Hillingdon AC hosted.  He threw a distance of 65.68m, which is a NEW club record.  The previous record being set at the Hayes track in 1990 with a distance of 55.86m from Kelly Smith.

Aryan will be in Manchester next weekend at the Muller UK Champs. You can watch Aryan in action live via the British Athletics website. 

Coombe Hill Fell race report

The Coombe Hill Fell Race in Wendover, Bucks is described as a fun, hilly 7km fell run, classified in the BS Category by the Fell Running Association (with a steep climb and descent). A regular club fixture, and this year one of the races in the club summer series, it has the attraction of a £5 race entry fee and a free pint of beer at the Shoulder of Mutton pub afterwards. This years race took place on the 5th June with five Hillingdon AC runners making the trip, the majority of these taking it on for the first time.

A long slow climb through the woods to the car park close to the monument preceded one of the unique features of this race- the very steep downhill. Some light rain beforehand and a thin layer of soil on top of the chalk surface made it very difficult  for the runners to stay on their feet. Sadly some came a cropper with our own Charlie Edwards taking a tumble and having to withdraw from the race. Thankfully a trip to A+E afterwards showed no broken bones.

After the descent a short respite before the steep climb, which can only be walked rather than run up, to the monument. At this point James Laing was in the lead, but as he turned for the long, fast descent to the finish he twisted his ankle and his race was run, leaving a long slow hobble back to the finish.

Dave Smith was now leading the chase for Hillingdon AC and this wily old V50 veteran came safely across the line in 36:06 (46th). He was followed in by V60 Mike Illing in an impressive time of 41:18 (73rd). The only lady was the indomitable Zoe Dobbs who finished in 43:31 (86th). Refreshments were taken at the pub afterwards. Full results can be found here Coombe-hill-results-RESULTS-2022-4

5km training race- June results

Thirty five runners completed the June 5km training race with Ryan McDonald finishing in 1st place in a time of 19:10, followed by Patrick Hyde in second place in a time of 20:17. In third place and first vet athlete was Dave Smith in 20:48. Debbie Brown was the first lady finisher in 22:48. Full results can be found here June 2022 training race result

Regional schools athletic Championships

It’s that time of year when the regional schools athletics Championships are taking place. 

Buckinghamshire Schools Athletics Association held their event 14th & 15th May, we are unaware of any of our athletes competing.

Berkshire Schools Athletics Association held their event on Saturday 11th June at Bracknell track.   We know two of our athletes completed in this.

Keziah Sizya                           U20W             100mH           Silver Medal

Nana Owusuah Quainoo       U17W              100m              Silver Medal

Herefordshire Schools Athletics Association also held their event on Saturday 11th June, at Jarman Park in Hemel Hempstead.  We had a couple of athletes competing.

Hebe Evans                             U15G 100m                          Gold Medal

                                                U15G 200m                          Gold Medal

Congratulations to all our athletes who were able to showcase their skills in these competitions.  We wish all, and there will be several, who compete this weekend coming 18th June in the Middlesex Schools Athletics Championship.

These regional competitions are important as they pave the way for our young athletes to potentially participate in the prestigious English Schools Competition next month.

Doreen Evans

 

SAL, Uxbridge, 22nd May

A good start to this year’s season saw the club finish 3rd overall with 152 points behind 2nd place Reading Ac on 159 points and the winners on the day Hercules Wimbledon on 187 points. 
 
We had very good performances from the club’s young sprinters and solid efforts throughout the day trying to cover all the events the best we could. Ultimately not being able to do so cost the team a well-deserved 2nd place but overall, I was really happy with the team and the willingness to help cover events.
 
We had wins in the following events
 
James Laing won the Men’s A string 5k in 15:50s
Akira Mead the men’s B 100m in 11.5s
Liam Holbrook A string 400m/800m 51.8s and 1m57s respectively
Nana Quainoo Womens A 100m 12.5s
Juanita Kyere-Adoo Womens B 100 12.6s
Lucy Wilcock Womens A Javelin 29.65m
Plus two great victories in the Women’s A and B string Triple jump.
 
A special mention must go to Hannah Wells and Lynn Hyde for covering multi events throughout the day, there willingness to help the team was amazing.
 
Overall a good solid start, we need to now push on and go again for the next fixture at Kingston on Sunday June 12th.
 
Jason Steel.

Vets League, match one, Battersea

Both the women’s and men’s team headed up to Battersea for the first of the 4 fixtures this season looking for strong performances to give us a good start.
The Women’s team produced a superb effort on the night to claim a convincing victory with a huge 192 points to closest rival Serpentine 155 points. This was a very impressive result.
 
The Men despite, missing 3 key athletes and not being able to cover all events, came so close to winning but came up short by just 3 points, with 173 in 2nd behind Herne Hill on 176 points.
 
The next fixture is our Home match at Uxbridge on Monday June 13th. Its imperative we put out our strongest possible Men and Women teams as with a win here it will put both in a strong position.
 
Please support the teams on the night whether it be competing, helping the officials or time keeping.
 
Jason.

Middlesex County Centenary Champs

The Middlesex Amateur Athletics Association was founded in 1922.  The Centenary Championships for the main part of the County’s Celebrations of 100 years organizing athletics in Middlesex.

The event took place at Lee Valley with Saturday 14th hosting events for the Seniors, U20’s & U17’s.  On Sunday it was the turn of the U17’s & U15”s.  The sun shone brightly on Saturday and the rain was persistent on Sunday but we had over thirty athletes competing.

Hillingdon Athletes were able to bring home some medals,

U20W             100m                          Silver              Mia Smith

U17W             100m                          Silver              Juanita Kyere-Aidoo

U15W             100m                          Silver              Hebe Evans

U13W             100m                          Silver              Isabella Phillips

U20W             200m                          Gold                Mia Smith

U17W             200m                          Bronze            Juanita Kyere-Aidoo

U15W             200m                          Gold                Hebe Evans

U13W             200m                          Gold                Isabella Phillips

U15M              300m                          Silver              Daniel Wong

U20M              800m                          Gold                Finn Coombe

U20M              800m                          Bronze            Zac Dickens

U17M              1500m                        Bronze            Ryan Stoddard

U17W             High Jump                  Bronze            Charlotte Bull

U20W             Long Jump                 Bronze            Demi Scott-Smith

Senior             Shot                            Bronze            Glen Crowie

U13M              Shot                            Gold                Nathan Griffiths

U13W             Shot                            Silver              Simeyah Sawney-Collins

Senior             Discus                         Silver              Glen Crowie

Senior             Discus                         Bronze            Kevin Acraman

Senior             Hammer                     Gold                Kevin Acraman

U20M              Javelin                         Gold                Aryan Padaruth

U20W             Javelin                         Gold                Lucy Wilcox

U15W             Javelin                         Bronze            Zoe Morse

U13M              Javelin                         Gold                Nathan Griffiths

U13M              Javelin                         Bronze            Charlie Hyde

The following athletes also achieved PB’s in the Championship.

Angielins Isaacs                                 800m

Annamarie Baker Lopes                    100m

Charlie Hyde                                      Javelin

Charlotte Bull                                    300m

Daniel Wong                                      300m

Ellis Watson                                       200m

Finn Coombe                                     800m

Glen Crowie                                       Shot & Discus

Havika Kyere-Aidoo                          100m

Isabella  Phillips                                100m & 200m

Isla McGovern                                   800m

Juanita Kyere-Aidoo                         100m

Marcus James                                   Long Jump

Mia Smith                                           200m

Nathan Griffiths                                 Shot

Ryan Stoddard                                  1500m

Zac Dickens                                        800m

Zoe Morse                                          Discus & Javelin


Report by Doreen Evans

May 5km training race results

Thirty nine people completed this month’s 5km training race. James Laing came first in a time of 16:33. Hannah Wells was the first lady to finish in 19:31. A big welcome to the six Dash for Fitness members who participated. Thank you to Andy Torrance, Phil Welch and Gavin Collett for officiating and to Chloe for the delicious post race meal and to Karmen for the excellent quiz.

The full results can be found here May 2022 HAC 5K Race Result

Sunday 8th – YDL Lower

It all started well & the coach left Hillingdon at 0815 with our U13’s & U15’s for a day trip south to sunny Southampton. The first YDL Lower of the season. It was a busy competition with athletes from

Chiltern Harriers
City of Portsmouth AC
Guildford & Godalming AC
Hillingdon AC
Southampton AC
Team Dorset
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC

The sun kept shining & our athletes kept performing. PB’s were just rolling out, simply too many to mention. It looks like a couple of club records might have been broken, we will await times on Power of 10 to verify that.

Overall it was close, between third & fourth but at the end of the day Hillingdon came in fourth. The next YDL Lower is only two weeks away and everyone will be heading back down to Southampton.

 

 
Doreen Evans

April 5km training race

The first 5km training race of the year saw James Laing record a PB on this course, finishing in first place in a time of 15:51. First lady was Hannah Wells, finishing in third place in a time of 19:13. The field was made up of 42 runners, many of whom stayed to take part in the quiz and enjoy the chilli. A big thankyou to John Dobbs and Lesley Conway for cooking a great meal for us all, to Andy Torrance and Phil Welch as run organiser and timekeeper respectively and for anyone else who helped to make the evening such a success. Full results can be found here  April 2022 HAC 5K Result

South of England 12 Stage Road Relays 2022

Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men triumphed against adversity to finish a team at the South of England 12 Stage Road Relays in Milton Keynes on 27 March 2022 finishing 33rd out of the 62 teams entered

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Club Membership 2022/23

Club membership for 2022-23, which is as cheap as chips, is now ready to purchase here https://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/hillingdon-ac-club-shop

Stockley Park Run

It is great news that Parkrun are closing in on staging an event in the Borough at Stockley Park. With mixed surfaces, it will come with a recommendation of trail shoes, but offers some great views and interesting terrain to navigate. It will be a bare bones parkrun without a cafe and toilets but will be a fun simple run.
 
The run will start close to Chestnut Avenue car park, West Drayton as there is lots of good empty parking there on a Saturday morning.
 
To get launched they are now looking for two types of volunteer.
 
1) Run Directors. People willing to make a long term commitment to be there say once every 6 weeks and to run the show as our RD’s do at Northala and Blackpark. The more RD’s there are the more the workload can be shared.
 
2) Initial core team. Troopers who will turn up for the first 6 weeks or so while we get up off the ground. We are looking to start in the summer and I appreciate people will be away for a couple of weeks.
 
If you can help in either (or both) of these roles contact
 
Jeremy 07757 404986
(I’m on WhatsApp)
jeremywasden@googlemail.com