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Posts from — June 2012

4×1 for the records

On the 24th June Alan Davidson, Rhys Kirby, Jack Kirby and Jordan Thurston bolted round Harrow’s track to break a 37 year old club record.  The 4 young sprinters ran a blistering 43.5 seconds in the  U20 m 4x100m. Congratulations! Results here.

June 30, 2012   Comments Off on 4×1 for the records

Julia at her best yet just misses the podium

Julia Bleasdale finished an agonising 4th place on Thursday in the women’s 5000m final at the European Championships in Helsinki. Julia’s time of 15:12.77 was a pb and club record and just .02 of  a second from a bronze medal and only 1.02 seconds behind the race winner, Olgo Golovkina of Russia. Results here.

June 30, 2012   Comments Off on Julia at her best yet just misses the podium


Seven Hillingdon junior athletes have acheived qualifying standards and have been selected by their counties to compete in the English Schools Championships at Gateshead on the weekend of 6/7 July reports Charlie Hailstone.
The seven :-
Nicola TIKARE 100 M.
Rebecca MILES 300 M H.
Jack KIRBY 100 M H.
Rhys KIRBY 110M H
Alan DAVIDSON 200 M.
Sean CROWIE 100 M.
Matt FAYERS 1500 M.

Having seven athletes at the championships is a great achievement. All seven athletes have worked hard to gain this success and all of us coaching juniors within the club wish them well.

June 30, 2012   Comments Off on GATESHEAD CALLING


U17F Nicola TIKARE and Rebecca MILES both broke 30 year old club records during the month of June reports Charlie Hailstone.
Nicola ran 100m in 12.3 at Carshalton in the Southern Athletics League on 9th June.
Rebecca ran 400m Hurdles in 67.0 at Harrow in the National Junior League on 24th June.
Rebecca also broke her own club 300m hurdles record when clocking 45.60 to win the Hertfordshire Schools Championships at Hemel Hempstead on 16th June.


June 30, 2012   Comments Off on GIRLS BREAK RECORDS AFTER 30 YEAR WAIT

See You At Shapwick

On Sunday 22nd July The Charles Bennett Olympic Mile event, takes place in Shapwick,Dorset reports Alan Chidley.

Named after one of the most famous members of our club,who lived in Shapwick,and was the first British person to win an Olympic Gold Medal for Athletics.

Anyone who would like to take part in this unique event can find details at www.shapwick.com

June 30, 2012   Comments Off on See You At Shapwick

RIP Len Carter

We have just heard that Len Carter a former member of Ruislip & Northwood A.C.,Life Member of Hillingdon A.C. and former international sprinter has died at the age of 68.

June 23, 2012   Comments Off on RIP Len Carter

UKA sinks senior competition

UK athletics have stooped to a new low by forcing the SEAA to cancel the Senior Open Events meeting at Crystal Palace in July. This event was a replacement to the full senior SEAA champs that UKA with support of England Athletics wouldn’t permit taking place in the south of England this year. In my opinion UKA and EA have no interest in senior athletes that aren’t elites or joggers and as such I have no interest in them. As webmaster I have removed all links to UKA and EA from this site and won’t post any articles or news relating to UKA/EA events. So below is the last article I will post like that until I see a change.  This includes reports from the UKA trials and events where our elite athletes compete that are promoted by them. It is a very very small gesture that will have no effect on these organisations as they aren’t ones for listening but I’m prepared to make a  stand for what I see as right versus wrong!

There are other people that are able to add items to this site who may be willing to add articles to this site regarding UKA/EA matters.

These are my opinions only and shouldn’t be taken as that of HAC as a whole. I’m still waiting for our club committee to air its opinion.

Copy of letter from SEAA below [

June 22, 2012   Comments Off on UKA sinks senior competition


Every cloud has a silver lining reports Stevan Dokic.

Matthew Fayers took a well earned silver medal in the U20 1500m final on Sunday. Matt had qualified for the final easily the previous day in a shade over 4 minutes and set about hunting gold in the medal race. Thecontest up to the bell was very congested with athletes running in lane 3 throughout. Matt found himself boxed in with 200m to go but a gap appeared on the inside and he burst through with a sprint and closing the leaders to gain silver in 3.52.88 against 3.52.68 by the winner, Robbie Farnham-Rose of Tonbridge AC. One notable senario was at the end of the presentation a crowd of about 10 people gathered around Matt for his autograph! They can see what I can see.

Results here.

June 21, 2012   Comments Off on AVIVA ENGLAND ATHLETICS U23 & U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS & THE WORLD JUNIOR TRIALS 16th – 17th June 2012 BEDFORD


A  big huge thanks to the ladies who were  at the veterans track and field last fixture –not only  were we extremely light on numbers!!!!! It was raining, windy, cold and  like November instead of June but…………. as ever they turned out……. the “Cavalry”  Maria, Lucy, Angela, Christine and Cathy  to fill as many events as they could and my goodness didn’t they just do that!!! Amazing as ever and I am so grateful to you ladies for all your efforts you make my job so much easier thank you….

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June 19, 2012   Comments Off on LADIES LADIES LADIES!!!!!!! & GENTS

Gosunder/5K training race results. June 14th 2012

Results can be found here.

June 18, 2012   Comments Off on Gosunder/5K training race results. June 14th 2012