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Posts from — January 2019

Annual General Meeting – 5th March 2019

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Hillingdon Athletic Club will be held at the Clubhouse, 206 Bury Street, Ruislip on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 8.15pm.

Only paid up members are entitled to attend and to vote.

If you wish to place an item on the agenda or make a resolution, please notify the Club Secretary Alan Wells in writing by 15th February 2019 at the latest. All resolutions will require a proposer and seconder.

Elections for the following positions will be held at the AGM. If you wish to be nominated for any position, please notify the Club Secretary by 15th February 2019 at the latest with details of your proposer and seconder.


Chairs of the following sub-committees:​​​

Competitions: Seniors and Veterans
Competitions: Juniors ​​​
Race Promotions​​​
Clubhouse ​​​]
Communications ​​

​The Club Secretary can be contacted via the email :-  a_wells44@btinternet.com

The Formal Notice for the AGM will be sent out on or around 18th February 2019.

January 23, 2019   Comments Off on Annual General Meeting – 5th March 2019

Wycombe Half Marathon

This year the annual half marathon and 10-kilometre race, to be held on 14th July, will be renamed The Hell-Fire Half and 10k.

The name change reflects the unique opportunity runners have to run through the historic West Wycombe Park, home to the Dashwood family and the infamous Hell-Fire Club, also referencing the “undulating” nature of the course.

The races will once again start and finish at Adams Park, home of Wycombe Wanderers FC, and we are pleased to say that they will again be sponsored by Grant & Stone.

Finishers will be awarded medals, t-shirts and a second-to-none goodie bag complete with a free entry ticket to the Hell-Fire Caves!

To celebrate the name change there will be, for a limited time, a discount on the entry price making it just £20 for the half marathon distance and only £14 for the 10k race.  This offer will last until 31st January.

And if you sign up for our sister race, the Grant & Stone Marlow 5 – this year on 12th May – you can pick up an entry for The Hell-Fire Half or the 10k for only £10 more! Again, this offer expires on 31st January.

Race entry and route maps can be found at www.handycrossrunners.co.uk

January 14, 2019   Comments Off on Wycombe Half Marathon

Middlesex Cross Country Championships – 5th January 2019

Congratulations to HAC’s U13 girls team who were victorious at this years Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Horsenden Hill, reports Diane Gibbons. Asmaa Abdirahman finished in first position, closely followed by Nicole McGovern in second place. Scarlett McClellan finished in 20th as our third scorer.

Not to be outdone HAC’s U15 boys team of Nathan Hackley (4th), Mohsin Moallin (12th) and Luke Edwards (13th) took second place in the competition.

A small band of senior ladies took to the fields, reports Zoe Dobbs. With most of our faster ladies missing and a stronger and larger field of runners from 2018, achieving another fourth place was always going to be a struggle this year. Hannah Wells as always was at the front of the pack coming in 19th (33.53), Zoe Dobbs 50th (37.33), Lynn Hyde coming back from a long term injury came in a credible 78th (40.58) and the amazing Mel Spencer running with a knee injury was our fourth scorer 82 (41.14). Congratulations to Vicky and Christina who both knocked off well over 4 minutes from their times last year which is an awesome effort. We finished 12th overall. Bring on Wormwood Scrubs!

Hillingdon AC’s senior men finished 4th in the team competition with Robert Thompson (8th), Aramias Zeraton (11th), James Laing (26), Fahad Abdi (35), Richard Mann (50) and Paul Leppard (66) scoring.

Well done to all that competed and represented Hillingdon AC on a cold January morning. Full results can be found here http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk

January 6, 2019   Comments Off on Middlesex Cross Country Championships – 5th January 2019

Clubhouse closed Sunday 13th January and help needed

Next Sunday is the Cadets Cross Country race in Ruislip Woods. They will be using the clubhouse to change and for refreshments afterwards therefore the clubhouse will be closed to members.

We also need help behind the bar from 10am onwards for a couple of hours. Please let Dave Smith know if you can help.

January 6, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse closed Sunday 13th January and help needed

Club Representative Needed

A big thank you to Sue Bishop for representing HAC on the Middlesex Committee.
As from the Middlesex AGM on Monday February 25th 2019 Sue will be stepping down from this role and a replacement is needed. The Committee only meets 5 times a year (including the AGM) and these meetings will be held on Monday evenings throughout 2019.
The the 2019 dates are:-
Monday April 15th
Monday June 24th
Monday September 23rd
Monday November 25th
It is really important that the club is represented on this Committee. If you are interested in this role or require further information please contact
Dave Smith.

January 1, 2019   Comments Off on Club Representative Needed

Middlesex XC Champs

The Middlesex Cross Country Championships are taking place this Saturday, the 5th January, at Berkeley Fields, Greenford. Additional marshals are needed and each club has been asked to try and provide a marshall. If you are able to come along and help out please let Dave Smith know in advance so you can be allocated a position.

January 1, 2019   Comments Off on Middlesex XC Champs