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Posts from — April 2012

Joy for Julia

Julia Bleasdale ran under the UK Olympic “A” standard for 10,000 metres on Sunday 29th April in the USA to earn a firm hold of an Olympic place this summer.

Article from The Daily Telegraph.

Julia competed in the Payton Jordan Invitaional meeting in Stanford, California finishing 4th in 31:29.57. That time is 15 seconds inside the “A” standard, ranks her current UK 1 by some margin, 5th on the UK all-time list and the icing on the cake is that she run a club record too. Not a bad afternoons work!

I have been reliably informed that there are no formal UK trials for 10K, so it is a case of seeing if 3 women run faster before the selectors make their decision in July. It would be hard to see her not being the first Hillingdon Athlete at the Olympics since 1984. Fingers crossed.

AW write up here.

April 30, 2012   Comments Off on Joy for Julia

Fab record for Deuter

Last Saturday saw 4 HAC Race Walkers compete in race 4 of this year’s Enfield League reports Andy Cox. BIG congratulations to Fabian Deuter for his excellent first place and a new HAC club record of 39:20 for 5 miles. Ken Bobbett, Jo Miles and Andy Cox all did season’s best times with Ken posting a veteran pb. Full results here.


April 30, 2012   Comments Off on Fab record for Deuter


The first Alder Valley of 2012 saw the boys facing cold and very wet conditions at Bracknell reports Alison Alford. Unfortunately due to the weather, there were quite a very absentees but it was great to see so many smiling faces and parents cheering the team on.

Harrison Filby (U11) ran an excellent 1000 metres to finish 1st in 3m 45, followed very closely by Gregor Nordstrum in 3rd place in 3m 48.  Sam Frazer (U15) winning the 100m in 13.2 and Niall Bowler (U17) setting a new PB in the High Jump of 1.65. In their final year as U17’s Alan Davidson and Connor Feek had a point to prove.  They both won their 200m respectively with also excellent placings in the 100m.  A big thank you to both of them for agreeing to fill the gaps in the 400m and gaining valuable points for the team.  The U17 relay was the last event of the day and we finished in 1st place.

At such an early stage of the season, it was great to see so many PB’s being set.  These were Oscar Chan (U15’s 100m & LJ), Josh Malyan, (U15 100m & U15 800m), Sebastian Mills (U13, 100m & 1500m), Alex Barker (U17, 200m & LJ), Liam Holbrook (U15, 200m & U15, 800m), Adam Jones (U15, 200m & JT), Tommy Pike (U15, 1500m), Michael How (U13, 75mh), Niall Bowler (U17, HJ & LJ), Kevin Acraman (U17 Discus), Arron Connell (U13 Javelin),

Out of 9 teams, we finished 5th place with 252 points so a big well done to everyone


April 29, 2012   Comments Off on ALDER VALLEY BOYS LEAGUE – BRACKNELL 28TH APRIL 2012

London Marathon 2012 Results

Well done to all Hillingdon finishers of the London Marathon

Anupam DasSM02:37:20
Matthew WillisSM02:57:13
Andy MansiV6003:14:22
Melissa ArkinstallSW03:36:05
Edward HamiltonV6003:49:53
Jemma WeekesSW04:08:08
Lucy DuncanSW04:13:06
Bob BurtonV5004:43:35
Angela DuncanV7004:52:20

Many Hillingdon Juniors took park in the Mini Marathon. Results here.

April 29, 2012   Comments Off on London Marathon 2012 Results

Bleasdale breaks club 5000m record again

Mount Sac Relays, Walnut, California. April 19/20/21

Julia Bleasdale (Nic Bideau) smashed her 5000m PB by almost 20 seconds with 15:25.62 and was inside the Olympic B standard of 15:30.0. She won the Olympic development race by over 15 seconds and only five of the 30 runners bettered her time in the main international race. Results here.

Article supplied by Roger Cressy.

April 24, 2012   Comments Off on Bleasdale breaks club 5000m record again

Southern Athletics League Saturday 21st April

The first SAL match of the season involved a short trip up the A40 to face home team Oxford City, plus Radley and  Wycombe Phoenix.

Rob Thompson and Sam Blanshard won the ‘A’ and ‘B’ 2k steeplechase respectively. For Sam’s debut over the barriers, drought meant the water jump was left empty and the times won’t officially stand. Rob was pleased as his league record is sure to stand for at least this year, torrential rain aside.

Perennial field event gem Phil Hindley won the high jump in 1.75m. He also pole vaulted 2.6m for a 2nd place and another ‘A’ 2nd place in the shot.

There were Personal Bests being broken in this early part of the season. Nicola Tikare clocked 12.66 in the 100m and  Michael Kendal managed 2pb’s; 7.59m for the shot and 2.0m in the Pole vault.

The team finished 3rd overall. Full results here.

April 23, 2012   Comments Off on Southern Athletics League Saturday 21st April

Fayers hit another level

Watch more video of 2012 Stretford BMC Gold Standard Meeting on www.athleticos.org

17 year old Matt Fayers once again broke his u/20 1500m club record plus setting the 4th fastest time in HAC history with a quality performance 0f 3.46.56 at Trafford, Manchester reports Stevan Dokic.

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April 23, 2012   Comments Off on Fayers hit another level

Middlesex County Champs entry

If any Hillingdon AC paid-up member (membership year 2012-13) would like to enter the Middlesex Track & Field Championships at Mile End Stadium on Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th May, please could they complete and sign an official entry form (downloadable from the Middlesex CAA website) and return it to Gavin Collett by 9pm on Tuesday on 24th April. If you fulfil this criteria, the club will pay your entry fee.

April 22, 2012   Comments Off on Middlesex County Champs entry

Jack Kirby wins Sports Personality of the Year

Congratulations to Jack Kirby who, on Thursday evening, at the Mayor’s Sporting Achievement Awards ceremony collected the Mayor’s Cup for ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ from the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Mary O’Connor MBE reports Angela Wilcox.

The annual event at the Civic Centre was attended by many sports teams and individuals who had represented Hillingdon during 2011. On presenting the award the Mayor took time to recall Jack’s fantastic achievements during 2011, including his unbeaten record and UK No.1 ranking.  As well as receiving a magnificent cup Jack was also presented with tickets to attend the Olympic Games where he will be able to watch the mens 200m final and mens 110m hurdles final. Well done Jack.

April 22, 2012   Comments Off on Jack Kirby wins Sports Personality of the Year

Club Vests

All sizes of club vest are now in stock. Purchase here.

Some items have already sold out. A further order for vests will be placed but may not arrive until June.

April 18, 2012   Comments Off on Club Vests