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Posts from — March 2017

Way hey for the juniors 3K.
69 plus running marshals competed in the inaugural race tonight. Lots of very good performances on a testing course and plenty of smiles before during and after from all involved. Thank you to everyone that took part, officiated and supported tonight. Well done all and in particular to Adam Ireland 10:00mins and Anna Janke 11:35min for their excellent wins. Results can be found here. The next race is Tuesday 25th April.

March 30, 2017   Comments Off on

Clubhouse ground clearance- volunteers needed

Two or three volunteers are needed to help Nigel Ealand with ground clearance at the back of the club this Saturday, 25th March, at 10.30 am for an hour or two. Thank you

March 23, 2017   Comments Off on Clubhouse ground clearance- volunteers needed

5km Training Races

The first 5k training races will be on 13th April. It has been customary to have food after the race, together with a quiz. Would you consider providing either the quiz or food for one of the races?
If you are willing and able to help, can you kindly let me know and which month you would prefer
11 May- food and quiz required
8 June- food only required
13 July-food and quiz required
10 August-food and quiz required
14 September-food only required
Expenses reimbursed, can be hot or cold food. If any of you know someone who would be capable & interested can you kindly let me know.

March 22, 2017   Comments Off on 5km Training Races

Winter Presentation Evening

This year’s Winter Presentation evening will take place on Sunday 23rd April following the London Marathon. Come along and enjoy an evening of celebration with fellow club members, as the winter season’s awards are announced. You will also be able to hear whether those who raced in the London achieved their goals and get to hear some of their, and their supporters, memories from the day. The clubhouse and bar will be open from 6pm with the awards ceremony from 7.30pm.

March 19, 2017   Comments Off on Winter Presentation Evening

Six Nations Rugby Comes to Hillingdon

The club house will be open on Saturday afternoon for anyone who would like to watch the rugby. We are stocking up on Guinness and English ales and there may even be a bottle of Prosecco or two for the ladies to enjoy. Look forward to seeing you there.

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March 17, 2017   Comments Off on Six Nations Rugby Comes to Hillingdon

Time to join for 2017/18

2017/18 Membership form is now open here.

The new membership year is now upon us and the membership form is now open. It is important that membership forms are completed ASAP if you want to be a member this year and compete, be coached, use club equipment and facilities at the Ruislip clubhouse. Officials, coaches and life members also need to be complete this form. It is particularly important that if you want to compete you and/or a family member complete the form by the 1st April so you and/or a family member can be registered with England Athletics. The membership Secretary this year will be doing batches of registrations monthly so if the 1st of April deadline is missed it is likely that it could be mid May onwards before the next batch of athletes will be permitted to compete in club fixtures etc. If you want to join now but are unable to make a payment at this stage please contact Steve Hirons at s.hirons@ucl.ac.uk

All questions about memberships should be directed to Steve Hirons or to Alison Alford if it is regarding junior members.

The HAC membership team wish you a successful and enjoyable 2017/18 membership year.

March 15, 2017   Comments Off on Time to join for 2017/18

British Masters Indoor Champs

Hillingdon Ac had 2 athletes competing at this years British Masters Indoor Champs at Lee Valley on Sat 11th and Sun 12th march.
M35 1500m 8th Hermann Kruger 4.41.76s
M45 400m Heat2 3rd Jason Steel 58.61s
M45 400m Final 4th Jason Steel 57.64s
M45 800m 8th Jason Steel 2.16.73s

Results supplied by Jason.

March 13, 2017   Comments Off on British Masters Indoor Champs

Finchley 20 Marshalls needed

We are still 10 marshals short for this Sundays Finchley 20. As we have over 200 adult members it shouldn’t be as difficult to get marshals as it is proving. If you haven’t volunteered yet please consider doing so as you will be helping YOUR club and ensuring YOUR subs remain at around £1 a week. You will also have a great fun and have a good feeling that you have given something back. No excuses!

March 10, 2017   Comments Off on Finchley 20 Marshalls needed


After 11 scoring fixtures starting with the Claybury Met League event in October the winter points competition came to a conclusion with the National Cross Country championships at Nottingham at the end of February. Going into the final event much remained to be concluded with several athletes in a position to pick up  change of cash prizes on offer in both  tables.

In the Women’s competition leader Ciara Williams was  not starting at Nottingham meaning she could end up in a tie with Hannah Wells  if she was first Hillingdon Women home. In the end Hannah  was our second women home at Nottingham behind the impressive top 50 national finish from Gemma Barry.

This moved Gemma up to 4th finisher overall in the points table just outside the prizes but  Hannah moved into 2nd passing Melanie Spencer who also did not compete at Nottingham. Melanie had led the competition most of the season and only 4 weeks before she had an 11 point lead after the Southern  at Parliament Hill.

Final points:-  Ciara 122, Hannah 121, Melanie 120, Gemma 118

In the Men’s competition having scored maximum points in the first 10 fixtures and guaranteed top spot Andy Torrance turned down the challenge of Nottingham. It was   the most challenging  cross country course of the season and leaves many to wonder did  he have  it in him for a Grand slam.

Standing on the start line and looking at those around him Graham Wood knew he only had to finish as  in all 10 previous events to maintain 2nd place, held since the met league at Stevenage. The spot for 3rd ended in a tie as a result of John Bignall picking up a point on Rob Thompson he may not had Andy  run.

Final points :-   Andy 150, Graham 143, John 140, Rob 140

A final acknowledgement to   Paul Leppard and  Curtis Altman as the only athletes male or female  apart from Graham  Wood who completed all 11 events.

Club prizes will be handed out at the Winter presentation evening on 23rd April after the London Marathon details to follow.

March 9, 2017   Comments Off on 2016 /17 WINTER POINTS COMPETITION COMES TO CONCLUSION

Finchley 20 Marshals required

There is still a need for more marshals for the Finchley 20 on Sunday 12th. Please contact Maria at maria.hernandez-humm@hbm.com to put yourself on the list.

March 4, 2017   Comments Off on Finchley 20 Marshals required