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Clubhouse – Saturday 25th November

Please note that the clubhouse will be closed from 2pm this Saturday 25th Nov to allow us to prepare for the Junior Presentation Evening.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

November 22, 2017   Comments Off on Clubhouse – Saturday 25th November

Senior Men take London Championship title

Another week and another win for the Senior Men – this time in the London Championships held at Parliament Hill on Saturday 18th November.

Congratulations to Kadar Abdullahi (1st), Abdishakur Abdulle (3rd), Rob Thompson (9th) and James Laing (19th).

Congratulations from all at HAC.

November 22, 2017   Comments Off on Senior Men take London Championship title

Caribbean Night, 02 December 2017

November 20, 2017   Comments Off on Caribbean Night, 02 December 2017

Social dates for your end of 2017 diary

25th November – Junior Presentation Evening come along and support our upcoming athletes. Dj and drinks.

2nd December 7.30pm (after Met League) – Caribbean themed evening. No food at this one.

16th December – Dark Run (see below posts)
Followed by festive chilli and games

21st December after training – Clubhouse open for festive drinks including mulled wine and mince pies. Please bring along a dish to share for a buffet.

Xmas Day Morning – 5km run 10.30am register at the clubhouse before 10am.More mince pies for all!

TBC – New Year Lido Relays – Followes by Hot chocolate and Panatone

New Years Eve – 7.30pm till late. Tickets £10 for adult and £30 for family. Includes glass of fizz, buffet, prizes for best dressed. Cocktails will be on offer. Limited to 120 tickets. See Hannah or Zoe for tickets. Hannah says they are selling like hot cakes!

Hope to see you all at lots of these. Please support your club events.

Thanks to the clubhouse team for all their efforts

November 18, 2017   Comments Off on Social dates for your end of 2017 diary

London Marathon Club Ballot and Brighton Places

HAC will have 3 or 4 club places on offer to club members for the London Marathon on the 22nd April 2018.

If you are a fully paid up club member and have been for at least 1 year, have a VLM rejection slip/email for next year’s race, not previously won a club place in the last 3 years and want to do the marathon please email me, Martin Bateman at mbateman@hillingdonac.co.uk by the end of Friday 1st December 2017. Applications from people without a VLM rejection slip/emails can request to be put in the draw but will only be included if they reached the “seeded” requirement which is explained below.

Places will be awarded again this year by ballot and the draw/s will be at the clubhouse on Sat 2nd December. These places are offered by VLM as a kind of reward to clubs so in turn the seeded applicants will be those that have put a lot into aspects of management and organisation of HAC.

If we receive 3 places 2 will available in the “seed” draw and 1 in the open draw. If we get 4 places 2 will available in the “seed” draw and 2 in the open draw.

If for example 5 people apply and only 1 is of “seed” standard then that “seed” will automatically get the place. There will then be a draw for 1 place from the remaining 4 names. If for example there are 5 applications and 2 are of “seed” standard then there will be a Seed draw between the 2 people. The unulucky seed will then go into the draw with the other 3 for the 1 place left. If there are no “seed” applications then everyone goes into the draw if there are over 2 applications.

Anyone applying will need to pay the entry costs themselves if drawn from the ballot.

We also have 10 places on offer for the Brighton Marathon on 15th April.

You have until 31 December to apply to me for a club place. If more than 10 apply I will use the same system as for the London Marathon. Athletes must pay their own entry fee of £69.50

November 17, 2017   Comments Off on London Marathon Club Ballot and Brighton Places

5km masterclass update

On Saturday, the participants in the Autumn Dash for Fitness 5k Masterclass, in association with Hillingdon Athletic Club, took part in a progress checking 5k Parkrun. There were a stack of PBs and truly incredible results with lots of end of programme goals achieved, despite there still being 4 weeks’ training to go!

Karmen managed to do a new superfast PB of 19:33 – an amazing 35secs faster than her baseline at the start of the Masterclass, and beating her end of programme goal by 7secs. Bhavish, who’d already beaten his 23:30 end of programme goal, ran another PB. There were also PBs for Andrew who beat his end of programme goal by a remarkable 90secs, Sree who beat hers by over a minute, Julia who beat hers by over 10secs, and Andrea who beat her target by 20secs. There were also great performances from Jaz, doing only her second 5k in a time that puts her within striking distance of her end of programme goal, and Swathi doing her first 5k and getting around in well under 45:00. Congratulations everyone, you should all be very proud of yourselves.

As per above, the Masterclass helps people of all levels (including absolute beginners) go further, go faster, and get fitter. You work towards your own goal, following a 12-week Training Plan created especially for you by a UK Athletics Running Coach. Group training sessions are held on Saturdays (9-10am at the running track in King’s College Road, Ruislip), with a monthly 5K Park Run to check progress against your goals. We’re now taking registration for our Winter 5K Masterclass, which starts on Saturday, December 16th at 9am, at Kings College Track, Ruislip.   The cost works out at £5 a week, if you pay in advance for a block of 4 (£20). Alternatively, you can pay for the full 12-week programme in advance, at a discounted rate of £50.

To register: please email dashforfitness@btinternet.com. Be quick because there are limited places available.

November 13, 2017   Comments Off on 5km masterclass update

North London Cross Country Champions

HAC’s winning ways continued on Saturday at the North London Cross Country Championship.

With six to score in the men’s race things were looking good after the opening lap as the trio of Mohamed Daud Mohamed, Rob Thompson and Mohamed Mohamed working together had broken free from the field with Aramias Zeration in 5th and Fahad Abdi 7th.

Serpentine had a very strong team out so the 6th place runner was always going to be vital and after that 1st lap it was little Abdi in around 35th position.

Lap two saw the same trio leading but with Serpentine’s Jonathan Poole, winner of this years Ealing and Hillingdon half marathons, as well as the last three Finchley 20’s, closing the gap.

Changes further down the field meant that our 6th place runner was now Steve Hirons, closely followed by Scott Farley and Abdi.

Mohamed Daud Mohamed broke clear of Rob on the final hill to take the individual victory and a sprint finish from Poole just denied HAC a 123.

With Scott coming through to overtake Steve on the final lap the six scorers for HAC were Mohamed Daud Mohamed (1st), Rob Thompson (2nd), Mohamed Mohamed (4th), Aramias Zeration (6th), Fahad Abdi (16th) and Scott Farley (43rd) which was good enough to win the team title from Serpentine by just 4 points.

Rob won’t be needing to lift weights for a while after being the nominated trophy holder for all of the victory photos- it really is a huge trophy and hopefully one which we can defend next year when we host the event.

No silverware in the ladies race but there were some fine performances from our 11 athletes with Lorraine McNulty first home for HAC followed by Kathy Carruthers and Karen O’Rourke with Debbie Brown making up the scoring team.

November 9, 2017   Comments Off on North London Cross Country Champions