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Posts from — October 2013

Summer Series

With a new format applied to the summer series for the first time this year, 108 club members took part in at least one of the sixteen races over the summer. The winner was the person with the highest number of points in their best eight races. In the men’s competition Martin Bateman just edged out Dave Newman with 187 points to 184, with Daren Roscoe coming third with 140 points. In the women’s competition Donna Nash literally ran away as winner with 182 points.  Lesley Conway (135 points)  just edged out  Jackie O’ Dowd to take second place by four points. Presentation of medals will take place after the first home cross country fixture. Full results are here HAC 2013 Summer Series Results

October 30, 2013   Comments Off on Summer Series

Situations Vacant

Nicola Cuddihy has had to step back from the role of club secretary. This has left a vacancy on the main committee for an interim appointment until the AGM in March. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to contribute to the running of the club, bringing the skills and abilities that they have developed in their day job. The responsibilities are not too onerous, and this post will enable you to influence the strategic direction of Hillingdon AC. For further information please speak to any member of the committee.

October 29, 2013   Comments Off on Situations Vacant

Club Forum

Claire Tompsett has kindly arranged for Tim Howells from England Athletics to visit the clubhouse on Thursday 7th November 2013 at 8pm. The aim of the meeting is to reflect on the senior teams performance in the SAL league this year. It is hoped that a strategy can be developed from this meeting that will enable increased athlete participation in track fixtures in the future. All members are welcome and refreshments will be served. Coaches and track team managers are requested by the management committee to attend.

October 27, 2013   Comments Off on Club Forum

Metropolitan League Race One, Woodford, 19 October 2013

Hillingdon AC’s senior men had a strong turnout of athletes at the first Metropolitan League cross country race of the season at Woodford with 28 athletes answering the call to compete.

Although the team only finished four scorers in the top 100 with Robert Thompson first scorer in 14th place, James Laing in 33rd, Ed Campbell third in 99th and Dean Clark in 100th place, after Dean the scorers came thick and fast, closing out the scoring 12 for the A team with Dave Newman in 181st position and completing the eight scorers for the B team in the next 47 places with Andrew Patterson in 227th.

The result saw the A team finish eighth in Division One and the B team finish second in Division Three and there were many positives to take from the teams’ performance with Chris Woolley, Mike Dooley, Alex Ozdemir, Dominic Speight, Andy Torrance and James Davis all making their Met League debuts and Andrew Patterson making a welcome return to competitive action after many years.

Full results may be found here.

October 21, 2013   Comments Off on Metropolitan League Race One, Woodford, 19 October 2013

South Bucks 10km

A small band of HAC athletes strayed out of the county last Sunday and competed in the South Bucks 10K otherwisde known as the Black Park Long race!

Joseph Doyle ran well to finish 49th out of 232 runners in 42.39 to secure first place in the Junior men under 20 category. Ted Hamilton was 52nd in 43.13 to finish 3rd in the MV60 class and Andy Torrance recorded a twenty year personal best to finish in 61st place in 44.18.

The race was run in pleasant condtions on quiet roads around Black Park with the finish sited within the Park near the normal Parkrun finish.

October 13, 2013   Comments Off on South Bucks 10km

Our kit was “Worn in the USA”

Matt Fayers might be in the USA on a sports scholarship missing our XC season but in his debut x/c race in the US he managed to make it feel a bit like home by wearing his Hillingdon A C vest.  Racing for Oklahoma State University against other local  State Universities in a pre NCAA race meeting. The 5 mile home race Matt managed a creditable 39th in 25. 49.
Taking the first 5k with hills cautiously Matt went through in 16.41. Then put his foot down and raced the last 3k in 9.08. GB’s and Oklahoma’s Tom Farrell came 6th in 24.47. 1st 5K 15.37 then 3K in 9.10.

The Oklahoma State University Cowboys have won three of the last four NCAA titles in men’s cross country
Matts next race will be the big one the 1st NCAA  x/c league which Oklahoma are the title holders.

October 12, 2013   Comments Off on Our kit was “Worn in the USA”

Ultra Success for Lynda

HAC athlete Lynda Copson successfully completed the Royal Parks Ultra on 6 October. This was Lynda’s first ultra 50km, and despite the unseasonable heat, crossed the finishing line  in a respectable 5:44:25. She attributes part of her success to the support she has received from HAC club members over the past 13 weeks. Special thanks also go to those club members who were in support as Lynda crossed the finish line.

Results can be found here.

October 10, 2013   Comments Off on Ultra Success for Lynda

SEAA Cross Country Relays, Wormwood Scrubs, 05 October 2013

With both the St Albans Cross Country Relays and the Horsenden Hill Relays missing from the calendar of early season races this year, Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men took advantage of the local staging of the South of England Cross Country Relays at Wormwood Scrubs to give members the opportunity to compete in cross country conditions against quality opposition before the forthcoming challenge of the Met League.

Fielding four teams of four, the highlight was the performance of the A team who finished eighth of the 29 teams to finish, thanks to James Laing, Robert Thompson, James Manley and Scott Farley, reaching a high point of fourth after leg two after strong runs from James and Rob, whilst there were a number of encouraging performances from new and returning members in the B, C and D teams.

Full results may be found here.

October 7, 2013   Comments Off on SEAA Cross Country Relays, Wormwood Scrubs, 05 October 2013

Lost results sheet

Alan Chidley has had a request for information regarding the 1985 Hillingdon Half Marathon. Unfortunately he does not have the results in his archive and would like to ask if any club member has a copy of the result sheet for this race.

October 7, 2013   Comments Off on Lost results sheet

A whole new RunnersWorld

RunnersWorld have opened a new franchise store in Watford run by Hillingdon AC member Jason Steel.

The store is situated at 164 High Street, Watford, WD17 2EG opposite Cotswold camping and where the old up and running shop used to be near to Watford town train station.

The new store will be open on Monday 7th October and will be offering all club members an opening offer of a 20% discount on all purchases for the month of October with the usual 10% thereafter.

Store opening hours are:
Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm.
Sat 9-5pm.
Sun 11-4pm from Nov To be confirmed.
Phone 01923 222205.

October 7, 2013   Comments Off on A whole new RunnersWorld

Super Sunday

On Sunday 29th September two Hillingdon athletes competed in the second running of the Ealing half marathon. This well organised race looks as if it will continue to grow in popularity in future years. Tom Hall finished in 1hr 19.58 (36th) and Simon Connell in 1hr 22.52 (62nd). Full results available here

October 1, 2013   Comments Off on Super Sunday