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Lido Relays

A good turnout of seventeen teams, comprising of 40 runners, competed in this traditional end of year race run on the 1.6 mile path around Ruislip Lido reports Dave Smith.

This popular location attracted walkers, dogs, prams and cycles on a bright, winter day, requiring the runners to have their wits about them in negotiating such obstacles.

Ed Campbell, running all three laps, finished in the fastest time of 27:53. Second place was another one man team, James Manley, finishing all three laps in 29:04. Third place went to John Bignell and Martin Bateman finishing in 29:50. [Read more →]

December 29, 2013   Comments Off on Lido Relays

Club London Marathon places

Eight members put their names forward to be considered for the three allocated London Marathon places this year. The names of the three recipients were announced following the Christmas Day race. They are Scott Farley, David Smith and James Manley. Two reserves were also announced, these being Simon Connell and Dean Birch.

December 27, 2013   Comments Off on Club London Marathon places

Lido Relays

Why not come and run off some of the xmas excesses this Saturday, 28th December at the Lido Relays.

The race consists of 3 laps of the 1.6 mile course. The race can be run in teams of 3, with one runner completing each lap; teams of two with one runner completing two laps; or if you are feeling particularly fit an individual runner can complete all three laps.

The race will start near the boathouse at the Ruislip Lido at 2pm. David Smith will be taking registrations at the clubhouse from 1pm.

December 26, 2013   Comments Off on Lido Relays

Christmas Morning Race

Christmas congratulations to Rob Thompson for winning the race in  16:02 minutes and to Eva Mack for recording the first female finish in 20:06.

Full results are here.

December 25, 2013   Comments Off on Christmas Morning Race

Met League, Alexandra Palace, 21 December 2013

27 Senior Men from Hillingdon AC braved the testing Alexandra Palace course in wet and windy conditions at the third Metropolitan League fixture of the season. With fewer Hillingdon athletes competing compared with the previous Met League race at Stevenage, the club had a mixed result, with the A team finishing eighth in Division One with their highest points total of the season so far of 561 but the B team recording their worst performance of the season, finishing eighth in Division Three. Overall the A team now sit eighth in Division One and have distanced themselves from TVH in the battle to avoid relegation whilst the B team have slipped to fourth overall in Division Three.

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December 22, 2013   Comments Off on Met League, Alexandra Palace, 21 December 2013

Christmas Calendar of events

The traditional Christmas Morning Road Race will be held from the clubhouse at 10.30am over the usual 3.2 miles. There will also be a one lap (1.6 miles) option for the young, old and wounded.

With Christmas being on a Wednesday this year, the clubhouse will not be open for Club training on Christmas Eve. Therefore the last Club night before Christmas will this year be on Monday 23 December. This will be followed by a buffet (please bring a contribution if you wish to eat) and a quiz at approximately 8pm. All welcome.

In summary,

Monday 23 December            Club Training / Buffet / Quiz

Tuesday 24 December           No Club Training

Wednesday 25 December      Christmas Morning Road Race

Thursday 26 December          No Club Training

Saturday 28 December          Lido Relay

Tuesday 31 December           No Club Training

Thursday 2 January                Resume normal Club Training

December 11, 2013   Comments Off on Christmas Calendar of events

Same old course

17 athletes from the club contested the Fraternity Cup at Trent Park, Cockfosters on Saturday reports Stevan Dokic. The actual course must be one of the only courses that has virtually the same old route. The only notable change was how dry it was. Compared with the usual boggy areas. Thanks to Graham Wood for standing in as team manager for the day.

Chris Ingram was first finisher for the club in 15th place whilst the scoring team of six comprised of Daren Roscoe (28th), Andy Miles (41st), Andrew Paterson (45th), Pete Warburton (47th) and Stevan Dokic (51st) of 87 finishers. The team competition was won by London Heathside and the Hillingdon AC A team finished seventh of 12 complete teams.  Full results may be found here.

The Following day at the Bedford 1/2 marathon Robert Thompson made his debut. On a tough course Robert produced a quality run of 1.11.11 coming 5th in a group of athletes that usually sub 70 minutes. Also racing was Mike Dooley V45 coming 25th in 1.19.49, James Manley (on his Marathon training) 87th 1.27.07, Gary Taylor on his return ran 1.43.12. Full results here.

December 11, 2013   Comments Off on Same old course