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Veterans Track and Field League 2016.

The date for the 1st Vets fixture of the season is fast approaching and I know some of you still do not know details of the fixtures and who can compete.

If you are a Male/Female age 35 or over and interested in track and field we need you to help the team whether its scoring for the team or as backup and competing as a guest the more options both myself and Maria have the better.

The dates for the 4 fixtures are as follows,

Dates as follows:
Monday 9th May – Battersea – hosted by Serpentine
Monday 6th June – Hillingdon – hosted by Hillingdon
Monday 20th June – Battersea – hosted by Herne Hill Harriers
Wednesday 13th July – Perivale – hosted by ESM.

If you need help with a lift up to Battersea let us no as I am sure cars will be going up from the clubhouse and we can help if possible with a lift for you.

Further information can be found on the Vets team page or you can contact the men’s team manager Jason Steel on jsteel7@hotmail.com or ladies team manager Maria Hernandez-Humm on m.humm@sky.com for further information.

March 30, 2016   Comments Off on Veterans Track and Field League 2016.

Hillingdon HM and 10K

women hm

A storming victory for HAC as the competition gets blown away.

Well done to the 17 club athletes that braved the wild conditions this morning in the Hillingdon HM & 10K. Both the men’s and women’s team took victory in the team prize in the HM and the pick of the performances were Abdishakur Abudelle’s and James Laing‘s 2nd and 3rd place respectively and Steph Vélez‘s 4th women’s place in the HM. James Burton was our first finisher in the 10k in 4th and Caroline Ford was 18th and 3rd women’s. Thanks to everyone that competed and helped out today. The results are here. http://activetrainingworld.com/…/28/hillingdon_half_marathon The course was a few hundred metres long due to a diversion around a fallen tree and flying metal on Brunel Uni Campus.

March 28, 2016   Comments Off on Hillingdon HM and 10K

Hillingdon AC 50th Anniversary Ball

This year is the 50th anniversary of Hillingdon AC. One of the events that the committee is planning to celebrate this is a dinner and dance on Saturday 17th September 2016 from 7.30pm till late. The venue is Northwood Golf Club, there will be a hot fork buffet and live band playing music from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are £15 per person and can be purchased from Dave Smith either at the club house or by e-mail at davidalan.smith2@gmail.com.

March 27, 2016   Comments Off on Hillingdon AC 50th Anniversary Ball

Finchley 20 Results

This year’s race was won by Jonathan Poole in a time of 1:48:57. The winner of the Women’s race was Lucy Ashe of Metros in a time of 2:17:04. First Hillingdon AC male was James Laing in 6th place in 1:55:08 and first Hillingdon AC female, in 204th place, was Debbie Brown in 2:45:37. FA full list of those club runners who entered under Hillingdon AC is Finchley 20 HAC. Full race results can be found F20Results

As many of you will be aware there was a serious incident on the course in which a competitor collapsed and stopped breathing. I am glad to say he was successfully resuscitated by club members, two doctors who were involved in the race and our medical support on the day. The club defibrillator was used for the first time since we purchased this at the end of last year. I am glad to inform you that following a medical procedure at Harefield Hospital the runner is now back at home and recovering, without any lasting physical damage.


March 27, 2016   Comments Off on Finchley 20 Results

Maidenhead 10

Hillingdon had one competitor in this year’s Maidenhead 10. Michael Howard, V50, finished in 360th place overall in a time of 1:17:52.

March 27, 2016   Comments Off on Maidenhead 10

Wilkie Mile

Well done to Martin Bateman and Hannah Wells who finished first male and female respectively in this year’s Wilkie Mile. The race was held on Thursday 24th March over a mile on Broadwood Avenue in Ruislip. Martin finished in 4:58 and Hannah in 5:36, a new club record for the Women’s race in this event. There were 29 finishers. Thanks to Gavin and all the officials for organising this event. For full results see Wilkie Mile 2016

March 27, 2016   Comments Off on Wilkie Mile

Congratulations Stacey!

This Saturday will see Stacey Ward competing in an England vest for the first time reports Gerry Archer. Stacey has been selected to compete for England in the Home Countries International Half Marathon at Cardiff this Saturday March 26th. The race will take place during the mass race with teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, UK Armed Forces and Wales. The runners will line up behind the Elite men and start at 2.10pm. The race will have a high profile as the main race is the World Championships Half Marathon with Mo Farah competing for G.B. The race is due to be televised on BBC 1 starting at 1.30pm.

March 25, 2016   Comments Off on Congratulations Stacey!

Wilkie Mile

This year’s race will take place on Thursday 24th March at 6.45pm at Broadwood Avenue, Ruislip.

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 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.


Please note, there is only one race.


HOLDERS:                           Men      – James Laing           4:33

Women – Ciara Williams               6:05


COURSE RECORDS:          Men      – James Laing          4:33           2015

Women – Helen O’Neile                5:37           2014


Further details if required from Gavin Collett


Offers of help gratefully received from those that don’t wish to compete






Following the Wilkie Mile, the bar will be open (following day is Good Friday!) and there will be the normal array of pool, table tennis, darts, etc on offer.

March 23, 2016   Comments Off on Wilkie Mile

Hillingdon AC 2016/17 memberships

Hillingdon AC 2016/17 memberships are now due and the online form is now open and operational here https://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/how-to-join
Completed forms are due by 1st April and this goes for life members, coaches and officials too. Anyone allowing this deadline to lapse won’t be HAC members and permitted to use any HAC facilities or compete in club events or be insured by HAC.

March 16, 2016   Comments Off on Hillingdon AC 2016/17 memberships

Summer Series races 2016

Bob Burton has selected the following races for this year’s Summer Series

Summer Series 2016

28 March Hillingdon half marathon available at http://hillingdonhalfmarathon.co.uk/

17 April Aldbury 5 mile available at http://aldbury5.co.uk/

May 15  Run Wembley 10 Km available at http://www.sudburycourt.org.uk/10k/index.php

June 5 Concorde 5 mile available at http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Concorde.shtml

June 12 or 19 Ickenham 5 mile

July 3  Bushey Spire 1available at http://www.purplepatchrunning.com/index.php/the-spire-bushey

August 14 Bearbrook 10km available at https://www.bearbrookrunningclub.co.uk/

September 4. Middlesex 10 K

Gosunder to be added when date is known

The summer 5km races will be included in this year’s series. Updated rules to follow.


March 6, 2016   Comments Off on Summer Series races 2016

Finchley 20 – volunteers needed

Marshals are urgently needed for the Finchley 20 road race being held next Sunday 13th March at 9am. We are still short by approx. 20 marshals, so if you can only volunteer to help at one event please make it this one!

There is a list to sign up at the clubhouse or please let Maria Hernandez-Humm know via email m.humm@sky.com.

Thank you in anticipation.

March 5, 2016   Comments Off on Finchley 20 – volunteers needed