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3k Training Race Results

Well done to everyone who beat the heat in the June 3K Training Race tonight. A big thank you to our officials and the large team of marshals. Results can be found here https://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/3k-training-race

June 26, 2018   Comments Off on 3k Training Race Results

June 3K Training Race 26/6/18

The 3K training race is back tomorrow evening at the track. 6pm start with registration open from around 5pm. All welcome including non members and it is free. It’s going to be very hot again tomorrow evening, so please make sure if you are taking part or helping that you are well hydrated and have a drink ready for after the event. If you are able to help timekeep or marshal please make yourself known to Courtney Clarke or me by 5.45pm.

June 25, 2018   Comments Off on June 3K Training Race 26/6/18

340 miles in 24 hours

During the weekend of 9th/10th June 16 HAC members took on the challenge of Endure 24 in Wasing Park, Reading.

Endure 24 is an event where teams compete over 24 hours, completing a 5 mile trail course as a relay. The aim of the game, complete as many laps as possible, as quick as possible.

This year Hillingdon AC had two teams of eight competing. Team members were as follows (in running order):

Team A

Charlotte Ford

Bryony Lycett-Brown

Debbie Brown

Sam Hurley

Andy Wood

Dennis Carey

Les Brough

Gabriel Seagall


Team B

Lyndsey Browne

Stuart Arundel

Eva Mack

Joel Pope

Zoe Dobbs

Andrew Artemis

Heather Davidson

John Dobbs


Andy “Mr. Organised” Wood took the lead, managing and coordinating us all, which was a challenge in itself. Many of you I’m sure have never seen a white board, a kitchen clock and a hole punch when you’ve arrived for a weekend of camping. That’s because you’ve never camped with Andy before!

Thank you to Andy, Charlotte,  Zoe, John, Dennis and Gabe for securing a top camping spot and putting all the tents up early on Friday morning and putting the kettle on for the rest of us when we arrived.

Once all the Friday afternoon arrivals had been ticked off the whiteboard list, we walked the course and settled down for a Friday evening of tactics, hydration and carb loading. Also known as consuming most of the weekend’s stash of food, beer and Jägermeister. Well, we all needed something to help us sleep!

The race started at midday on Saturday. With teams already decided ahead of time (by 5km time, previous experience and tent buddies), Saturday morning was time to decide running orders. This is when the white board came into its own as the focus of our entire weekend. Team B ran as girl/boy/girl/boy, no one seemed to know what Team A did to decide their order.

Handover point identified and we were off! Lyndsey and Charlotte “I’m not running first” Ford, ran first.

The 5 mile course started on tarmac, up “The Hill of No Return” then onto trail paths which took you up “Heartbreak Hill” and into the woodland, before heading back into the grassy Race Village.

Tough as it was, a “Ska Bar” serving shots of energy drink out of a VW Camper Van and plenty of friendly runners distracted us all (maybe for the first couple of laps anyway).

We all thought we would have quite a lot of chill out time between laps, but by the time you fathomed out the white board you were getting ready for the next lap.

It soon became mandatory to wear a head torch and we each headed out our night time laps – which we all enjoyed more than we thought!

There were so many personal achievements during this event. It was great to see Heather “not so trudgy now” Davidson in her HAC vest again, leaving Dennis ”Bake Off” Carey for dust on “Heartbreak Hill” and Joel’s super speedy laps were a thing of legend, he bagged that massage from Andy Wood very early on.

The race officially finished at midday on Sunday, however any runners out on the course at this time can finish their lap, a tactical way to get another lap in. Kudos to Gabe “Love Island” Seagall, Sam, Eva, Les,  Andy and Andrew for completing the extra lap taking them to 25 miles, after we eventually decided who wanted to do them and a very last minute tactical change which saw Andy complete a 400m dash across the campsite.

The organisers do not allow members of the same team to be on the course at the same, however during the last hour they opened up the very last part of the course so teams could finish as one – probably everyone’s favourite bit of the week.

Squeezing in those extra laps paid off as both teams. 219 large mixed teams took part in the event. HAC Team A finished in 41st  position, completing 33 laps. HAC Team B finished in 17thposition, completing 35 laps.  A fantastic achievement by all, our team work clearly did the trick.

A great weekend was had by all. The challenging course was made even harder by the heat, lack of sleep, the fact you have to be super organised and you really do have to remember to look at that big clock when you cross the finish line, but us HAC’ers are made of tough stuff and we survived (maybe it was the hole punch that got us through).

Thanks to the top supporters Corrine and Chris who came along in moral support, Alan Wells who cheered us on from his marshal point and Hannah Wells who was running for the Mizuno team. A special thanks to Gavin who came to cheer us on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon (thanks for not hiding half way up a hill).

June 23, 2018   Comments Off on 340 miles in 24 hours

Summer at the Clubhouse

There’s lots going on at the Clubhouse this Summer.


Sunday 24th June from 12.30pm

World Cup Football -England v Panama followed by a BBQ


Thursday 21st June from 6.30 pm

World Cup Football – England v Belgium


Saturday 30th June – Register from 2.30pm, race at 4pm

Summer Solstice Relays and BBQ


Please support your club events.

June 23, 2018   Comments Off on Summer at the Clubhouse

Concorde 5 mile Road Race – 17th June 2018

Well done to the 11 Hillingdon AC athletes who competed in the Concorde 5 road race on 17th June 2018.

Hillingdon AC always do well at this local race and this year was no exception with prizes and a course record being broken.

Congratulations to new member Nicky Ashe who finished as third lady. Close behind were Kathy Carruthers and Debbie Brown who finished V45 first and second respectively. Our top three ladies also bought home the first Ladies Team prize. Enjoy the wine ladies!

Congratulations also go to Angela Duncan who broke the course record in the V75 category.

Results for all competitors can be found here: http://www.barunner.org.uk/Event_Concorde.shtml

The next race in the Summer Series is the Spire Bushey 10km on 1st July. You are responsible for your own entry.

June 21, 2018   Comments Off on Concorde 5 mile Road Race – 17th June 2018

5km Training Race Results – June 2018

1. Charlie Edwards 18.01
2. Dave Smith 19.35
3. Paul Cassalls 19.58
4. Steve O’Keefe 20.59
5. Steve Edwards 21.15
6. Sam Hurley 21.50
7. John Bignell 22.07
8. Ciara Williams 22.10
9. Lynn Hyde 22.11
10. Matt Taylor 22.33
11. John Blake 22.42
12. Michael Gillet 22.43
13. Dennis Carey 23.05
14. Debbie Brown 23.08
15. Martin Searle 23.10
16. Bob Burton 23.16
17. Jack Edwards 24.05
18. Chloe Charles 24.15
19. Dan Spinks 24.25
20. Pauline Fischer 24.42
21. Cliff Nelson 24.47
22. Nikki Tasker 25.09
23. Graham Wood 25.22
24. Babz Kedge 25.38
25. Peter Humm 25.46
26. Christina Benjamin 25.50
27. Stephanie Sungtong 25.52
28. Holly Ford 25.56
29. Karen Trunkfield 26.22
30. Doug Milsom 26.34
31. Bryony Lycett-Brown 26.44
32. Lucy Duncan 26.47
33. Ian Mann 26.57
34. Bhavna Shah 27.30
35. Vicky Brownlee 29.19
36. Heidi Smith 29.47
37. Paul Burke 33.10
38. Beth Nelson 33.23
39. Fiona Hollingworth 33.27
40. Sally Bundock 34.21
41. Andrea Clark 38.44

Thank you to all the organisers and officials who made this event possible, as well as Lynn Hyde and Chloe Charles for cooking the food and Maria and Peter Humm for the quiz.

The next 5km training race is on 12th July. Please support your club events.

June 20, 2018   Comments Off on 5km Training Race Results – June 2018

Alder Valley Girls – Match 2 – Bracknell – 3rd June 2018

In the second match of the series, Hillingdon AC travelled to Bracknell with a pretty good team despite it being at the end of the holiday week, reports Geoff Bayles.

The weather conditions were really hot in the high 20`s but the team went there and gave their best.

A good number of U11s turned out, many for the first time and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The U13s faired well in the sprints with Elise, Sharon, Cassie and Amelia clocking best or near best times to pick up some good points.

Manyaa , Charlotte and Angel were not far away from their best times in challenging conditions.

Sharon jumped well in the High Jump and took some good points.

The U15s had some cracking times, Mia improved her PB in the 100m to 12.68 by winning the A race. Other times recorded…Laura 13.1, Esme 13.93, Lily W 14.01, Demi 14.15, Millie H 14.26, Izzy 14.36 and Carla 14.66.
The 200`s faired well also Mia again running strong 26.85 and backed up by Aleeyah 29.39. Other good runs coming from Esme, Lily, Izzy, Lauren G, Millie H and Thobeka.

The 800s featured Laura and Millie, with the latter setting a new best. Yasmin and Caitlin took part in the 1500m and ran really well in the heat.
Louise and Mia jumped well in the HJ with clearances of 1.45 and 1.35 respectively. Louise along with Izzy had good jumps in the Long Jump event with 4.34 and 4.26m.

Lucy W picked quite a few points up in the throws with 18.60 (Discus), 24.45 (Javelin) and 8.21 (Shot). Yasmin (Discus) and Millie L (Shot) won some valuable points in the B events.

The U17s did well in the sprints. Hannah set a new PB 13.58 in the 100m with Nana running a good time 13.68 in the B.

Close times in the 200s saw Lauren D run 28.53 and Nan 28.79.

Clara H and Lauren D not far off their best times in the 300ms with solid runs. Clara also ran a good time in the 800m 2.31.0. The sole hurdler Jamie Hogan ran brilliantly to set a new PB in the 300 Hurdles of 52.7 before running 14.0 in the 80 hurdles. Clara and Jamie then contested the High Jump with jumps of 1.40 and 1.25m.

The throwers did well. Kacey in the Discus, Hammer and Shot, Samantha SP, Elizabeth in the Javelin and Grace W in the SP.

It was a tough day for many but everyone did the best that they could do given the hot conditions. Some athletes came along and were doing studying between their events which was great to see.

The team finished 7th out of 9 teams with Reading and Bracknell taking the top 2 places.

A big thankyou to everyone who turned out….the athletes, the officials and the team managers.

Hope you are soon fit again Suzanne.

Report by Geoff Bayles.

June 19, 2018   Comments Off on Alder Valley Girls – Match 2 – Bracknell – 3rd June 2018

3K Training Race

The next 3K training race will be Tuesday 26th June.

June 3, 2018   Comments Off on 3K Training Race