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Track & Field Taster Session – Weds 1st April

Did you use to do athletics at school? Would you like to try various disciplines but don’t know where to start or how good you will be? Have you competed in track & field events but would like some advice or just a technique refresher?

HAC are offering a taster/refresher session for throws & jumps at Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge on Wednesday 1st April from 6pm

Please contact Maria Hernandez-Humm if you are interested or would like to know more.  So we can gauge interest, a form to sign is also at the clubhouse.

Come along and have a go!

March 30, 2015   Comments Off on Track & Field Taster Session – Weds 1st April

Hillingdon Half marathon – 12th April

Active Training World are organising the Hillingdon Half marathon on Sunday 12th April @ 9am and require marshals to man the course. This is NOT a Hillingdon AC event, but ATW have asked for help from our members. They have also spoken to Hillingdon Triathletes.

ATW would like to offer marshals at the Hillingdon Half the following:

• Free entry into an ATW running event
• Free race goodies
• Free refreshments at the race
• £20 to Hillingdon AC or charity of their choice

Details on the race can be found here: http://www.activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/2015/04/12/hillingdon_half

If you are interested in helping, please contact James Shipley directly via james@activetrainingworld.co.uk or via mobile 07958 497507.

March 27, 2015   Comments Off on Hillingdon Half marathon – 12th April

Recycled Teenagers at Trent Park (AKA ‘Vets’)



A great day for a run and a course good to firm for our fabulous femmes reports Donna Nash.
2 teams were entered for the Middlesex Masters but regrettably 2 apologies from Pauline Fischer and Jackie O’Dowd recovering from skiing injuries. Wishing Pauline and Jackie a speedy recovery.
This left Morgane Lesenne, Zoe Dobbs, Melanie Spencer and Lesley Conway to represent HAC.
Conditions were good and all of our ladies put in a sterling performance.
Morgane was our first lady home in 15th place (31.16), beating 38 other competitors and having bravely avoided a rather large excitable dog. Morgane ran with style – looking strong and relaxed throughout the 6.5km. Tres bien, tres vite, tres jolie Morgane!
Following Morgane came Zoe (22nd place in 32.30), Lesley (26th in 33.41) and Melanie (29th in 34.14).
As a team we placed fifth out of 7 clubs and Lesley Conway earned a bronze medal in 55+ age cat.
Well done for a solid performance and raising the profile yet again of a great club with great athletes.

Results can be foundon the Middlesex AA page here.

March 24, 2015   Comments Off on Recycled Teenagers at Trent Park (AKA ‘Vets’)

Membership form for 2015/16 now open

To all of you that have or have not been chomping at the bit to renew your HAC membership the time has arrived for the online form to be opened. It is now accepting 2015/16 members details and subscriptions. Please renew ASAP so you are insured to train and compete with HAC, use club facilities and so our membership secretary can crack on with registering members with England Athletics. The Membership page is here

March 23, 2015   Comments Off on Membership form for 2015/16 now open

Wilkie Mile Race 2015

This year’s race will take place on Thursday 2nd April at 6.45pm at Broadwood Avenue, Ruislip.
Please register at the clubhouse by 6.30pm.
You compete entirely at your own risk.
All Club members are welcome to run, £3 fee for any non- member.
The measured course will start and finish near the main roundabout at the junction between Broadwood Avenue, King’s College Road and Park Wood.
Please note, there is only one race.
·        Men       – Martin Bateman  4.50
·        Women – Helen O’Neile       5:37
Offers of help gratefully received from those that don’t wish to compete
Following the Wilkie Mile, there will be food available at the clubhouse and a Games Evening, with the normal array of pool, table tennis, darts, table football etc on offer!  The bar will be open with a good selection of ales & beers (the following day is Good Friday!).
Buffet Food will need to be pre-ordered and costs £5, so please see John Bignell to let him know.  A form will be available on the bar to put your name down.

March 16, 2015   Comments Off on Wilkie Mile Race 2015

Teddy Hall Relays, Oxford, 11 March 2015

Teddy Hall

Hillingdon AC had only two teams competing in this year’s Teddy Hall Relays but despite the lack of athletes, this didn’t stop the A team claiming ninth place overall, finishing as third non-university club behind the RAF and Oxford City.

James Laing was on first leg for the A team, recording a time of 18:46, James was in sixth place at the end of leg one before handing over to Martin Bateman. Martin clocked 19:18 around the 3.6 mile course, gaining one place to take the team up to their highest race position of fifth. Chris Ingram was making his debut at the Teddy Hall Relays and he ran well on leg 3 to record a time of 20:48 before passing over to Paul Leppard who brought the team home with a time of 21:47.

The B team was comprised of Hannah Wells (23:06), Bob Burton (26:51), John Luscombe (26:26) and Errol Ramnath who has only recently returned from injury and gamely ran round in 28:09 to ensure that the B team finished a team. The B team finished 60th out of 72 complete Men’s teams.

The race was won by Imperial College, with Oxford University second and the RAF third. After the race, club members conducted a tour of some of Oxford’s historic buildings including one of Oxford’s oldest public houses, the Bodleian Library, the Bridge of Sighs and one of the locations frequented by Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse.

The Teddy Hall Trophy (for the club member who best displays “the spirit of Teddy Hall”) was awarded by unanimous decision to Paul Leppard who was taking part in the Teddy Hall Relays for the 15th consecutive year.

Full results may be found here.

Photos of the race may be found here.

March 12, 2015   Comments Off on Teddy Hall Relays, Oxford, 11 March 2015

Six Nations At The Clubhouse

Six Nations

England’s final two matches in the Six Nations will be screened at the clubhouse. The remaining fixtures are:

  • Saturday 14 March, England v Scotland, 5.00pm kick off
  • Saturday 21 March, England v France, 5.00pm kick off

The bar will be open.

March 10, 2015   Comments Off on Six Nations At The Clubhouse

Finchely 20 race photos

Thanks very much to Ayub Khan of Amin Art for taking excellent race photos on Sunday for the Finchley 20 road race.

You can find the photos of the race by clicking on the following link: http://www.aminart.co.uk/p222418090

These are available to share via various mediums but can also be ordered directly from Ayub via email: aminayub@gmail.com

March 9, 2015   Comments Off on Finchely 20 race photos

Finchley 20 2015

Massive well done to all the finshers, marshals, officials, course markers, refreshments team and club Chairman, Dave Smith as head race organiser for making the 82nd Finchley 20 another successful event.

For provisional results please click here.

A video of the race filmed by Nigel Ealand can be viewed here.

HAC finishers.

   72    SCOTT FARLEY                172    02:14:32    v40      Male          HILLINGDON AC

  112    HELEN O’NEILE               450    02:22:01    Lady     Female      HILLINGDON AC

  152    JAMES SHIPLEY               661    02:29:46    Senior Male          HILLINGDON AC

  170    PHILLIP WEALL                624    02:33:09    Senior Male          HILLINGDON AC

  213    ANDREW MALYAN         360    02:39:30    v40      Male          HILLINGDON AC

  217    LYNN HYDE                     275    02:39:39    Lady     Female      HILLINGDON AC

  258    ANDREW MANSI            361    02:45:47    v60      Male          HILLINGDON AC

  267    DEBBIE BROWN             70      02:48:12    W40    Female      HILLINGDON AC

  284    MELANIE SPENCER         548    02:51:09    Lady     Female      HILLINGDON AC

  288    JAMES QUINN                487    02:51:50    v40      Male          HILLINGDON AC

  325    CHARLOTTE BAILLEUL    28      02:57:48    Lady     Female      HILLINGDON AC

  329    LUCY DUNCAN                153    02:58:34    W40    Female      HILLINGDON AC

  336    BABZ KEDGE                   307    03:00:01    Lady     Female      HILLINGDON AC

  479    ANGELA DUNCAN           152    03:59:00    W70    Female      HILLINGDON AC

March 9, 2015   Comments Off on Finchley 20 2015

Change of date for nutrition & fitness evaluation

Please be advised the nutrition & fitness evaluation meet & greet with club members will NOW be held on Thursday 12th March from 7pm.  Next Level provide products and services to help maintain a healthy active lifestyle, and are offering club members the chance to have a free Body Fat analysis and try free product samples.

You will also be able to arrange a more in-depth FREE Wellness Evaluation, which includes stats on your BMR, muscle mass, bone mass, visceral fat plus more, with Director Jay Hearne based at Next Level in Ruislip Manor.

March 3, 2015   Comments Off on Change of date for nutrition & fitness evaluation


Results for the Hillingdon AC athletes competing at this years annual SCVAC masters indoor championships held at Lee Valley were myself Jason Steel M40 400m 2nd Place in 58.00s, Richard Jenkin M55 800m 1st place 2.25.7s And Doug Milsom M75 1500m 1st place in 7.14.2s.

All were good early season efforts with next up the national masters indoor championships in 2 weeks time reports Jason Steel.

March 1, 2015   Comments Off on SCVAC INDOOR CHAMPS 2015

Charity Track and Field Competition

HAC holding a track and field closed club competition at the Uxbridge track on Wednesday 8th April 2015 from 5.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

We are holding the club competition in memory of Lerina Ford who sadly passed away last May. All monies raised will be donated to the Michael Sobell Hospice – a local hospice who cared for Lerina. There will be a minimum donation of £5 for 3 events (max) but do remember it’s for charity. We have set up a Just Giving page – please click on this, follow the instructions making sure you put details of the events entered, your age/d.o.b.,  recent pbs, male/female plus your full name  and then donate to our wonderful charity.


The closing date for all entries will be Thursday 2 April (no entries will be accepted after this date). Entry is only by donation to the just giving web site.

Hillingdon Athletic members are all able to enter a maximum of 3 events (All track, all field or a combination of both) – there will some restrictions on juniors on the distance events – they will need to choose from the following

600/1000 u11

600/1200 m u13 g

800/1500 all other ages

Detailed below is the timetable

Please ensure you arrive with plenty of time to collect your number and warm up before your event starts. Report to your track events 10 mins before start and for field events 30 mins . All events except for high jump will be 3 attempts.


Track                                                                                          Field

5:30 pm   75 m/80 m /100 m                        5.30 pm Hammer

6:30 pm. 600/800 m                                      5.30 pm   HJ (u13/15)

7.15 pm 150/200 m                                          5.45 pm. LJ (u 11)

8:30 pm 1000/1200/1500 m                         7.00 pm.   Javelin

7.30 pm LJ (all other ages)

7.30 pm. HJ (u 17 up)

8.15 pm. Shot

Throughout the evening there will be light refreshments, drinks, sweets etc. as well as a raffle – all profits will go towards our charity. If you have any raffle prizes or are willing to donate prizes please let us know ASAP

Diane Gibbons/Suzanne Kendall

March 1, 2015   Comments Off on Charity Track and Field Competition