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Race Round Up!

Race Round Up by Hannah Wells

Summer Series Beaconsfield 5

Congratulations to all athletes who took part in the Beaconsfield 5, the first race of our summer series. Especially well done to those who got new PB’s and to Ciara Williams for coming 3rd lady overall! If you fancy getting involved in the summer series please speak to Zoe Dobbs, Charlotte Ford, Andy Wood or look at the summer series poster for further details. As you can see a great time was had by all, roll on Summer series race two!

Team HAC at the Beaconsfield 5

Ciara Willaims – 3rd place in the Beaconsfield 5

Southern Athletics League Kingston

Well done to all athletes who turned out for the first Southern Athletics League at Kingston, we finished 3rd overall in a very competitive competition. Congratulations to those athletes who set a new PB or SB. A massive thank you to all the officials and volunteers and well done to all those who tried out a new event for the first time. Our next event is on May 21st and we are always looking for new people to come along so speak to James Manley or Keith Seldon to find out more, details are on the notice board.

Team HAC at the Southern Athletic League

Brighton Marathon

Congratulations to Brett Hutchinson, John Hughes, Lucy Duncan and Andrew Malyan who all completed the Brighton Marathon 2017! It was an extremely hot day especially for marathon running so a massive well done to you all, great to see you all out in your club vests!

April 30, 2017   Comments Off on Race Round Up!

5k Training Race April 2017

Congratulations to all those who competed in the April 5k Training Race.  Apologies for the delay in posting and the setting out, I still need some lessons in using WordPress.


1 ANDY MOORE 26 Hillingdon 16:54
2 ADAM ELDERFIELD 39 Hillingdon 18:04
3 PAUL LEPPARD 38 Hillingdon 18:07
4 JAMES MANLEY 33 Hillingdon 18:41
5 DAVE SMITH 52 Hillingdon 19:53
6 JOHN BLAKE 51 Hillingdon 20:45
7 DAVID GAFFNEY 45 Hillingdon 20:53
8 STEPHEN FORD 44 Hillingdon 20:55
9 JAMES QUINN 51 Hillingdon 21:00
10 CATHY CARRUTHERS 52 Hillingdon 21:08
11 ZOE DOBBS 47 Hillingdon 21:26
12 MARTIN SEARLE 59 Hillingdon 21:33
13 JOHN BIGNELL 65 Hillingdon 21:41
14 TIM SEAL 33 Hillingdon 22:20
15 JOHN DOBBS 56 Hillingdon 22:22
16 MEL SPENCER 40 Hillingdon 22:23
17 PAUL SPENCER 46 Hillingdon 22:37
18 KAREN O’ROURKE 51 Hillingdon 22:41
19 LYNN HYDE 52 Hillingdon 22:43
20 JOHN LUSCOMBE 42 Hillingdon 22:46
21 LES BROUGH 34 Hillingdon 22:57
22 BOB BURTON 58 Hillingdon 22:58
23 NIKKI TASKER 30 Hillingdon 24:08
24 DENIS CAREY 51 Hillingdon 24:15
25 CHRIS TASKER 61 Hillingdon 24:29
26 KATHERINE WELLS 26 Hillingdon 24:35
27 CAROLINE FORD (+ HOLLIE) 44 Hillingdon 25:18
28 LYNDSEY BROWNE 37 Hillingdon 26:32
29 CHRISTINA BENJAMEN 26 Hillingdon 26:58
30 BILL HARDING 67 Hillingdon 27:10
31 SHARON TALBOT 52 Hillingdon 27:48
32 ALAN WELLS 53 Hillingdon 28:05
33 REBECCA WILLIAMS 23 Hillingdon 29:40
34 JACKIE O’DOWD 59 Hillingdon 29:50
35 MARIA TRUJILLO 35 Hillingdon 30:49
36 KEN BOBBET (W) 72 Hillingdon 31:17
37 SHARON HOPKINS 53 Hillingdon 32:08
38 JO MILES (W) 61 Hillingdon 34:30

OFFICIALS:  Andy Torrance, Phil Welch, Gavin Collett, Lotte Visser

April 30, 2017   Comments Off on 5k Training Race April 2017

Wilkie Miles


Well done to all that took part in the new format Wilkie Miles on Thursday 27th April 2017 at Kings College Track.

“Gavin would like to thank his helpers, especially Phil Welch for taking all the times, and his training group who helped celebrate his birthday by decorating the clubhouse, providing snacks, Bake Off Dennis for the cake, and their kind gift and card.”

The results are here.

April 28, 2017   Comments Off on Wilkie Miles

3K Training Race, 25th April 2017

Well done to all the children and some parents that ran the 3K training race tonight in bright but chilly conditions and a big thank you to the team of officials and marshals. Results are here.

April 25, 2017   Comments Off on 3K Training Race, 25th April 2017

Battersea Bonanza

Saturday was the first fixture for the u13/15 s in the Youth Development League reports Diane Gibbons . First venue was Battersea Park – a new venue for most of the coaches. With a coach full of youngsters and parents as well as many travelling direct we hoped for a fantastic day.
We weren’t disappointed – we had many great races by some of the junior athletes – for most this was their first introduction to any competition ! Lots of pb’s and great performances made us very proud to be their coaches and part of Hillingdon a c .
We are still awaiting the final result as unfortunately in their wisdom Ydl introduced a new computer system for results and team details about 10 days ago . Hopefully any glitches are being sorted out and the results should be with us shortly.
Thanks must go to all the athletes, coaches , officials and the many parents who also helped and supported the team – Thank you

April 24, 2017   Comments Off on Battersea Bonanza

Summer Series 2017

This year’s Summer Series events have already commenced so apologies for the delay in posting the list on the website. There are still plenty of races to enter; as normal the best 8 races from 15 will count to your total score for the Series. Don’t forget to register as a Hillingdon AC athlete to ensure you earn your points. The first HAC athlete will earn 20 points, second place 19 and so on. There are bonus points available as well, see the attached link for the Scoring Rules.
Myself (Zoe Dobbs) and Andy Wood will be adding up the points throughout the season and we will do our best to post the league tables after each race.

Martin Bateman has selected the following races for this year’s Summer Series along with some suggestions from the members for their favourites.

Thursday 13th April 5k Training Race

Monday 17th April Beaconsfield 5 mile Beaconsfield XC

Sunday 30 April Danesfield Dash 10K Medmenham Multi terrain

Thursday 11th May 5k Training Race

Sunday 14th May Run Wembley 10k Wembley Road

Saturday 3rd June Olympic Park 10k Stratford Road

Thursday 8th June 5k Training Race

Sunday 25th June Trent Park Triffic 10k Trail Enfield XC

Sunday 2nd July Ickenham 5 mile Ickenham Road

Thursday 13th July 5k Training Race

Sunday 23rd July Royal Parks 10k Regents Park Road

Sunday 6th August Bearbrook 10k Weston Turville Road

Thurs 10th August 5k Training Race

Thurs 14 September 5k Training Race

TBC Middlesex 10k

April 17, 2017   Comments Off on Summer Series 2017

London 10K entries

As per usual the club has 6 men’s and 6 Women’s places for the Vitality London 10K and British Champs on Monday 29th May 2017. Paul Leppard and Melanie Helen Spencer as team managers will choose our squads based on performance and committment to competing in club races in the past year and should be a fully paid up member for the 2017/18 year.

There is the option for those that have run the qualifing times to enter as an elite and start at the front of the race. Those that fall into this category and want to do the event should contact Elaine and your team manager ASAP so that you free up a club place for someone else which will mean we get more than 6 of each places. Our deadline for entries in 30th April 2017.
Info below from 10K website:
British 10K Championships
The race also features the British 10K Championships Men and Women. Prize money is as shown below. Any British athletes who have run 10km faster than 32 minutes (men) and 38 minutes (Women) in the last two years were offered a complimentary entry. Please contact Elaine Rayner: elaine.rayner@londonmarathonevents.co.uk for further information and register for a race entry.
Prize Money British Athletics Individual
1 £2000 £2000
2 £1000 £1000
3 £800 £800
4 £700 £700
5 £600 £600
6 £500 £500
7 £400 £400
8 £300 £300
9 £200 £200
10 £100 £100
Prize Money British Athletics Team (3 to score)
1 £2000 £2000
2 £1000 £1000
3 £750 £750
4 £500 £500
5 £300 £300
6 £200 £200

Those that don’t get picked for club places can still enter here.

April 14, 2017   Comments Off on London 10K entries


Due to a clash of dates with the 5K Training Race, this year’s Wilkie Mile has
moved from its traditional Maundy Thursday date and will take place on
Thursday 27th April at King’s College track (tarmac surface), Ruislip.
This year there will be two races.
6.45pm: One mile race (four laps of the track)
7.00pm: One mile relay (four laps of the track)
In a similar format to the Lido Relay at Christmas, each lap can only
be run by one person, but one person can run more than one lap. In
other words, teams can comprise of one, two, three or four people!
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.
HOLDERS: Men – Martin Bateman 4:58
Women – Hannah Wells 5:36
Further details if required from Gavin Collett
Offers of help gratefully received from those that don’t wish to compete

April 13, 2017   Comments Off on WILKIE MILE 2017

Easter Bonus

Alex Longton, on behalf of Lindt, has made a very generous donation of a quantity of chocolate easter bunnies and easter eggs to the club. Anyone who participates in the 5km training race, the SAL and Easter Monday’s summer series race will receive one of each. All juniors, officials, coaches, team managers etc will also receive one of each. They will also be available for a small donation to the club on Tuesday and Thursday evening from the clubhouse.

April 7, 2017   Comments Off on Easter Bonus