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London Marathon Places

Hillingdon AC has received three Club entries for the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 21 April 2013.

If you wish to be considered as a recipient of one of these places, please complete the attached form and return it to Gavin Collett either in person or gavin.collett@jti.com by Thursday 6 December.

A panel of three senior Club members will meet in early December to decide the successful recipients and all applicants will be informed by Christmas Day.

London Marathon Club Places Application Form 2013

November 29, 2012   Comments Off on London Marathon Places

Situations Vacant

We have rewarding volunteer positions up for grabs!
How many of the requirements do you tick?

Are you a helpful and self motivating member of society?
Do you have warm and waterproof clothing?
Are you able to stay in one postition for a given time?
Can you point and direct?
Can you clap and encourage people?
Can you get to Uxbridge?
Are you free on Tuesday 4th December 2012 from 9am?
If you answered yes to these questions please read on. [Read more →]

November 28, 2012   Comments Off on Situations Vacant


A questionaire has been sent to club members via email with regard to the proposed EA affiliation fee rises. Please check your email junk or spam box if you haven’t seen it. Contact info@hillingdonac.co.uk if you are a member and haven’t received the email.

November 26, 2012   Comments Off on Questionaire

London Youth Games XC , Parliament Hill 17th November 2012

Quite a few of our Juniors were competing in the LYG XC held at Parliament Hill reports Diane Gibbons. For the first time the u11’s were able to compete and Luke McHugh did very well coming 5th with Charlotte Mitchell coming 24th closely followed by Sumayyah Hamud(26th ) and Anna Talbot (30th).

In the u13 race our first boy home in a large field of 218 runners was Michael How (80th)and again in a field of over 200 girls Anna Gizzi was 48th with Hayley Philpott (119th).

The U15 race result was Liam Holmbrook (36th), Tommy Pike(84th), Joe Doyle(108th), Josh Malyan (120th), Kirk O’Rourke(129th).

In the u15 girls race Tilly Ormrod came 58th and Chelsea Pledge was 118th.

In the u17 race Ruben Vos came 15th closely followed by Sam Lloyd (23rd), Dominic Speight was 65th with Sanjiv Solanki in 74th.

In the girls u17 Lily Fawsett came 54th. A tough race for all age groups but all results earning valuable points for the London Borough of Hillingdon team.

Results here.

November 19, 2012   Comments Off on London Youth Games XC , Parliament Hill 17th November 2012

Personal Bests at St. Neots Half Marathon. 18th November 2012

It was a cold crisp sunny Sunday morning that greeted Dan Thompson and me (Martin Bateman) as we headed to St Neots, Cambridgeshire on the quest of half marathon personal bests and in Dan’s case, the main goal was a sub 75 minute championship time for guaranteed entry to the London Marathon next year. [Read more →]

November 18, 2012   Comments Off on Personal Bests at St. Neots Half Marathon. 18th November 2012

London Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, 17 November 2012

Eleven Hillingdon AC Senior Men competed in the London Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill fields in wet and muddy conditions, finishing 18th team out of 24 complete teams behind winners Highgate Harriers thanks to a scoring four of James Manley (109th), Dave Newman (136th), Paul Leppard (145th) and Steve Hirons (152nd).

Full results may be found here.

November 18, 2012   Comments Off on London Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, 17 November 2012

Mike Barratt RIP

Update 23rd november 2012. The Memorial service of Michael Laurence Barratt will be held at the Church Of the Good Shepherd , Pyrford , Woking , Surrey , GU22 8SP on Monday December 3rd at 3pm .

Family Flowers only , but donations, if desired to the Sports Aid Trust.
Cheques should be made out to “Sports Aid Trust”


HAC have learnt this morning that Mike Barratt of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC collapsed and died yesterday less than a month after his eightieth birthday.

Mike has been a magnificent servant to ESM and, indeed, the Metropolitan League, having finished second in the first ever race in 1966. He has represented ESM as their contact since then and was, indeed, in attendance as their men’s team manager at the fixture at Stevenage last Saturday.

He won the veteran race a record 31 times.

Gavin Collett: “In my opinion, there was no finer example of a cross country enthusiast”.

Below is a recent article by Alastair Aitken on Mike. [Read more →]

November 16, 2012   Comments Off on Mike Barratt RIP

Juniors XC at Stevenage ATW Met League, 10th November 2012

Another good turnout for our junior cross country runners reports Dianne Gibbons. On a fine November lunch time we had a good consistent run by the u13 boys with Chris Corker (26th ) being our first runner home. After 2 races they are in 8th and 12th place.
In the u13 girls race , a strong race by Anna Gizzi gave her 5th place with the rest of the girls finishing close to each other. Overall the team are in 7th place after 2 races.
In the u15/17 race our first runner home was Jack Treanor in 22nd place. We had a further 8 runners taking part in this age group in this competitive race .
Our u15/17 women team was a little low on numbers this race but hopefully our numbers will increase at the next XC at Ally Pally. Chelsea Pledge was the first lady home in 28th position making Hillingdon 13th after 2 races. It is lovely to see so many Hillingdon AC Juniors cross country racers after a few lean years- long may this continue !

Full results may be found here.

November 11, 2012   Comments Off on Juniors XC at Stevenage ATW Met League, 10th November 2012

Met League, Stevenage 10 November 2012

Rob Thompson

Hillingdon AC’s senior men’s team were out in force on a bright autumnal day in Stevenage with 36 finishers in the men’s race out of a total field of 355. Matt Fayers was first scorer for the club and first Under 20 in the race finishing in a personal best position of seventh in a high quality field as the men’s team closed out the A team scoring 12 with Richard Jenkin in 164th place to finish in sixth place in Division One.

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November 11, 2012   Comments Off on Met League, Stevenage 10 November 2012

National Cross Country Relays, Mansfield 03 November 2012

Eight Hillingdon AC athletes made the long journey to Berry Hill Park In Mansfield to compete in the National Cross Country Relays with representation in the Under 17 Men’s race, the Under 20 Men’s race and the Senior Men’s race on a cold but bright day in Nottinghamshire.

The Under 17 Men finished 36th out of 70 complete teams after three legs of the 3k course thanks to Jack Treanor (10:42), Sam Lloyd (10:20) and Rubin Vos (9:58)

Matt Fayers was the sole Hillingdon AC competitor in the Under 20 Men’s race finishing the first leg in eighth place with a time of 9:06 over the 3k course.

The Senior Men finished 38th out of 120 complete teams –  their highest place finish at these Championships since 2002 when a team comprising of Scott Tompsett, Paul Cuddihy, Paul Leppard and Brett Hutchinson finished 32nd. Robert Thompson had the standout performance of the team clocking 16:18 over the 5k course to finish the first leg in 30th place with James Laing (17:11), Dan Thompson (17:24) and Sam Blanshard (17:54) putting in high quality performances and maximum effort to easily exceed their pre-race target of a top 50 finish.

Full results may be found here.

November 4, 2012   Comments Off on National Cross Country Relays, Mansfield 03 November 2012