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Posts from — March 2011

Bracknell Junior Open Saturday 26th March 2011

About 15 young Hillingdon juniors turned out for this first track meeting of the season. Jack Kirby (U.15 boys) was in dominant form winning gold in both the long jump and hurdles (11.93s) and silver in the 100m. (12.57s) Louis Southwell (U.13  boys) won silver in the 80m (11.33s) and set a new club record for the 150m. (20.80s) Other medalists included Rebecca Miles (U17 girls) silver 800m (2.21.62s), Heather Gibbons (U17 girls) silver 100m (13.46s) and Sanjiv Solanki ( U 15 boys) bronze 800m. (2.15.13s)
Numerous pbs were set (too many to mention) so well done to all involved.

Full results can be found here.

Report provided.

March 31, 2011   Comments Off on Bracknell Junior Open Saturday 26th March 2011

Middlesex T & F Championships, 14th and 15th May 2011, Entry

If anyone wishes the Club to pay for their entry for the Middlesex Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the 14th/15th May they must return a signed form to Gavin Collett by Tuesday 26 April and be a paid up Club member for 2011-12 season.
Entry forms can be found under the forms section

March 29, 2011   Comments Off on Middlesex T & F Championships, 14th and 15th May 2011, Entry

Southern 6 Stage Road Relays

Six Sisters of HAC at the 6 Stage


After running first leg I took great satisfaction, and was much amused, to watch the eye brows of friends from other clubs (and the male members of ours) leap inches from their regular positions as I told them I was waiting for the rest of my team to finish. Writes Emma Grant.

March 28, 2011   Comments Off on Southern 6 Stage Road Relays

Southern 12 Stage road relays, Milton Keynes, 27th March 2011

Deadly Dozen Don’t Disappoint
On a perfect afternoon in Milton Keynes the HAC men’s squad formed to do battle with the best the south had to offer at the Southern 12 stage road relays. Up for grabs was personal glory and team qualification for the nationals.

March 28, 2011   Comments Off on Southern 12 Stage road relays, Milton Keynes, 27th March 2011

Summer Series

Why not try something different over the summer! If the tracks not for you why not try one of the following traditional summer races while representing Hllingdon AC. The races are

Marlow 5 mile on 8th May
Coombe Hill 6km (not for the faint hearted) on 5th June
Princes Risborough 10km on 3rd July
Elmbridge 10km on 24th July
Dorney Dash 10km on 30th July
Bearbrook 10km on 14th August

There is usually the opportunity to do something social afterwards if people are interested. The races are very popular therefore pre entry is advised and can be done via the Runners World website. For further information see Dave Smith.

March 28, 2011   Comments Off on Summer Series

Serpentine 5k, Hyde Park, Friday 26th March 2011

After a disappointing first race back from injury at the U20 SEAA Relays on the 12th March, even with the lack of training Chris wanted to test his fitness over 5k.
He was confident that he could get around 19 minutes for the race as his PB set in December was 18.48. With the best weather in months and the gods shining down on him he went out with the goal of getting as close to his PB a possible.
Chris did not just get close to his personal best; he smashed it running 18.24 knocking 24 seconds off, coming home in 22nd and first U20. Now Chris is on the road to being 100% his sights will be on his first ever track season.
Anuradha Cooray from Vale Of Aylesbury won the race in 15.27. There were 242 finishers.
Report by Chris Ingram

March 27, 2011   Comments Off on Serpentine 5k, Hyde Park, Friday 26th March 2011

Paul Swan Marathon Man

Hannah Webster (Whose blog this article is taken from) interviewed a terrific runner for a story on his attempt to break the world record for the fastest marathon run in a costume, and I was so blown away by his love of the sport that I wanted to give him another mention on this blog, writes Hannah Webster.

The man in question is 48-year-old Paul Swan, a Pc based at Walsall police station and Hillingdon AC Country member.
Now, I know he won’t mind me saying this because many people have made the point to him before when they hear about how much running he does – he’s crazy.

March 23, 2011   Comments Off on Paul Swan Marathon Man

Free Coaching courses

Free Coaching Courses
Gain extra skills and the reward of interacting and helping others to reach their potential in our exciting sport.

You can get free coaching if you are….

  • A current club coach looking to improve your qualifications
  • A club member looking for a practical way to contribute to the club
  • A family/friend of a club member
  • Someone with no current connection and would like to coach with HAC

The current batch of courses can be found here. Some are even happening at the track.

Please contact Paul Cuddihy at paulcuddihy@hotmail.com if you would like to do one of the courses or find out more.

March 23, 2011   Comments Off on Free Coaching courses

Gosunder 5 Miles Yacht Handicap, Ruislip, Sat. 19th March, 2011

Gary Taylor gets his name on the famous pot

Despite a fine sunny afternoon, a disappointingly small field started the 57th running of this classic club race.  However, Gary Taylor was a worthy winner, running the second fastest time of the day, just holding off a fast finishing Stevan Dokic.  Stevan ran the fastest time of the day, despite (or maybe because of!) having had a hard training session in the morning.

March 19, 2011   Comments Off on Gosunder 5 Miles Yacht Handicap, Ruislip, Sat. 19th March, 2011

Run For Japan

Will you join Paula Radcliffe, Mara Yamauchi, Noel Thatcher and Chrissie Wellington to ‘Run for Japan’?

Run for Japan is bringing together the global running community and showing solidarity and support through dedicating runs around the World to the people of Japan.  For more details of Run for Japan and to make your donation please visit www.runforjapan.com

The challenge…To cover 24,901 miles (right around the world) in 28 days with at least one run dedicated from every country in the World. To achieve this runners around the globe are being asked to dedicate just one run to the people of Japan and donate at least one unit of their home currency per mile run.

March 18, 2011   Comments Off on Run For Japan