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Devil Takes The Hindmost 2019

Reminder that this year’s Devil Takes The Hindmost is on Tuesday 3rd September at Rochester Road hill at 7pm.
Register at clubhouse by 6.30pm or at top of the hill by 6.45pm.

August 31, 2019   Comments Off on Devil Takes The Hindmost 2019

Gosunder Handicap Trophy – revised date

This years’s rearranged Gosunder handicap trophy will now be contested at the last 5k training race of the year on Thursday September 12th. Registration will be at the clubhouse from 6.00 as usual with a 6.40 start and the race will be over (almost) the normal 5k route. Runners will each receive a handicap with the slowest runner starting first and the fastest last. First HAC athlete over the line will be presented with the coveted trophy. And there will of course be food and a quiz afterwards.

August 19, 2019   Comments Off on Gosunder Handicap Trophy – revised date

British Masters Outdoor Track and Field – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

Two HAC gents won a total of 9 Gold Medals and broke 1 UK Age Group Record at the British Masters Outdoor Track and Field at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham last weekend, reports Doug Milsom.

Over the two days, 11/12 August, Eric Shirley came first in the M90 200m, 400m, 800m and Discus.

200m48.85 (2nd in the All Time rankings, 1.93 outside the UK Record)
400m114.92 (A UK Age Group Record – previous record 117.83)
800m4:47.98 (3rd in the All Time rankings)
Discus13.87 (only 0.44 behind the UK record of 14.31)

Doug Milsom managed to win 5 M80 events, but didn’t break any records!

400m89.43  (3rd in the UK 2019 rankings and 14th in the All Time rankings) 
1500m7:09 (only 0.44 behind the UK record of 14.31)
3000m walk22:48.22 – 2nd in the UK 2019 rankings, 12th in the All Time rankings 
5000m26:23.45 – 1st in the UK 2019 rankings, 8th in the All Time rankings 

Well done Eric and Doug!

August 16, 2019   Comments Off on British Masters Outdoor Track and Field – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

5k Training Race – August 2019

Results from the 5k training race held on 8th August in Ruislip are:

1ROB THOMSON28Hillingdon16:27
2CHARLIE EDWARDS21Hillingdon18:15
3PAUL LEPPARD40Hillingdon18:55
5CATRIONA PATERSON31Hillingdon19:24
6LEWIS GEAR28Hillingdon19:39
7FILIPE DE-COSTA30Dashforfitness19:40
8HANNAH WELLS26Hillingdon20:01
9BEN DOYLE34Hillingdon20:55
10PAUL HULL52Hillingdon20:59
11STEVE EDWARDS50Hillingdon21:05
12JACK EDWARDS21Hillingdon21:17
13ANDY WOOD40Hillingdon21:38
14CIARA WILLIAMS27Hillingdon21:51
15STEPHEN FORD46Hillingdon22:01
16PETE WARBURTON59Hillingdon22:18
17PAUL McCAY45Hillingdon22:20
18JOHN DOBBS58Hillingdon22:53
19ZOE DOBBS50Hillingdon23:04
20CHLOE CHARLES23Hillingdon23:15
21JOHN LUSCOMBE45Hillingdon23:53
22DAN SPINKS45Hillingdon24:04
23MELANIE SPENCER42Hillingdon24:10
24PAULINE FISCHER62Hillingdon24:47
25MARTIN SEARLE61Hillingdon24:57
26GRAHAM WOOD67Hillingdon24:59
27MARK PARRISH45Unatt25:03
28AGNIESZKA STEINERT41Dashforfitness25:13
29STEPHANIE SUNTONG52Hillingdon25:15
30BOB TREASE75Hillingdon25:18
31CHARLOTTE FORD29Hillingdon26:24
32HEIDI SMITH30Hillingdon26:38
33JOHN DOYLE63Hillingdon27:10
34DOUG MILSOM70Hillingdon27:32
35LYNDSEY BROWNE40Hillingdon28:19
36BILL HARDING69Hillingdon28:44
37HANNAH WOODWARD26Dashforfitness28:57
38SADINA SIDIK39Dashforfitness30:21
39SALLY BUNDOCK72Hillingdon32:40
41SHAMA MCAINE50Dashforfitness38:46
42NIKKI DURAND51Dashforfitness41:46

Thank you to the officials Phil Welch, Andy Torrance, Jim Leith and Phil Warburton. Thank you also to Lesley Conway for providing the food afterwards and to Bradley Birch for hosting the quiz.

August 16, 2019   Comments Off on 5k Training Race – August 2019

Gosunder 5 mile race – CANCELLED

Due to the current high winds it is unsafe for today’s Gosunder race to go ahead. A revised fixture date will be posted in due course.

August 10, 2019   Comments Off on Gosunder 5 mile race – CANCELLED

Southern Athletics League Fixture 5 – Saturday August 17th (OX4 2RR)

Calling all HAC members. WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please read.

Five years ago today, Hillingdon officially gained promotion to Division 2 of the SAL. Although my call back then for two successive promotions was a tad optimistic, we have managed to secure excellent mid-table positions in this highly competitive league for the last half decade. In 2015, we finished 7th. In 2016, we went one better to 6th. In 2017, we slipped down to 9th, and last year earned another 7th position. Many talented athletes have passed through our ranks over this period. All the while, the SAL Division 2 has provided an excellent platform upon which young athletes can build their careers. It has also brought together many senior athletes who have always worked hard for the collective pride of sustaining this competitive position on the UK’s track and field circuit. When local rivals Ealing, Shaftesbury Barnet, Serpentine and Highgate have all suffered relegation over this period, we have stayed strong.

OUR POSITION IS NOW IN JEAPORDY! Despite an excellent effort in fixture 4 to earn a superb second place on the day, early season clashes and injuries have left us languishing one position above relegation. The situation is made even more precarious by the fixture layout, which favours the teams below us.

Yes, we need all our best athletes there, and we ask they move mountains to make it. But we also need all positions filled. This is especially the case in the Ladies’ team where we often rely on a handful of SAL stalwarts to cover numerous events.

There is a 3k ladies’ race and a 1500m race too. If you were thinking of doing a park run in the morning, don’t. Come along to Oxford and get a PB in either of these events.

The SAL is the club’s summer equivalent to the winter Met League or the spring/autumn road relays. It is why group coaches turn to the track in the summer.

There is a coach from the clubhouse at 9.30am or you can travel direct. If you wish to compete please get in contact through the HAC SAL Facebook page Or email jmanley@mtsn.org.uk.

With another generation of excellent young athletes breaking into the SAL team this year, we, as a club, need to secure our position in this league to offer them a competitive platform for success as they graduate from the YDL to the senior leagues over the next half decade.

Thanks for reading,
James Manley and Keith Seldon – HAC SAL managers

August 8, 2019   Comments Off on Southern Athletics League Fixture 5 – Saturday August 17th (OX4 2RR)

Devil Takes The Hindmost – 3rd September 2019

This year’s competition will take place on Tuesday 3rd September at 7pm on the normal course at Rochester Road in Northwood Hills, opposite Haydon School.

Please register at the clubhouse by 6.30pm or be at Rochester Road by 6.50pm.

You compete entirely at your own risk.

All Club members are welcome to run, with a £3 fee for any non-Club members.

This year there will be a maximum of four competitions, with the exact make-up formulated after the entries close at 6.50pm:

Competition One –Maximum of ten rounds

Competition Two –Maximum of eight rounds

Competition Three –Maximum of eight rounds

Plate Competition (for those knocked out in early
stages of the other three competitions) – Maximum of four rounds

In 2018 the three competitions were:

(1) Under 50 Men; (2) 50-64 Men; (3) Women & Over 65 Men

How does it work?

All the runners in each competition start together and run up the hill (just under 300m in length). The last one to the top is eliminated (sometimes more depending on number of entries).

The remainder jog back down again and then repeat the run up the hill. Once again, the last one to the top is eliminated (sometimes more depending on number of entries).

This is repeated until only one runner is left, who is the winner of the competition.

So that everyone gets more than one run, halfway through the event everyone who has been eliminated to that point in the three main competitions can enter the Plate competition.

Further details if required from Gavin Collett


August 8, 2019   Comments Off on Devil Takes The Hindmost – 3rd September 2019

Clubhouse events this week

The clubhouse has two events this week.

First up is the 5k Training Race on Thursday 8th August. Register at the clubhouse by 6.30pm for a 6.40pm start. Lesley Conway is kindly cooking a choice of lamb or lentil moussaka with Greek salad and pitta bread. If you would like food can you please post your choice on the Facebook page, on the sheet at the Clubhouse or let Lesley know. We will also have a new quizmaster in Bradley Birch, so please come along and support the club.

Secondly on Saturday 10th August we have the Gosunder 5 mile Handicap Race. Registration is from 3pm at the clubhouse, with the race starting at 4pm. Please register here https://danspinks.typeform.com/to/tiPhf1 or on the day if you wish to take part.

The clubhouse team are also lighting the BBQ after the Gosunder so please let them know if you will want food so they have an idea of numbers.

August 4, 2019   Comments Off on Clubhouse events this week

St. Albans 10k

Nine HAC members took part in Summer Series fixture the St. Albans 10k on Sunday 4th August.

Congratulations to Doug Milsom for picking up the M80 prize. Congratulations also to Zoe Dobbs for finishing 3rd W50, Bill Harding finishing as 4th M60, and everyone else for finishing on a rather humid morning!

The next Summer Series event is the Gosunder Handicap on Saturday 10th August. Register at the clubhouse from 3pm.

August 4, 2019   Comments Off on St. Albans 10k

Upper YDL 28th July

HAC had an absolute amazing day at Withdean Athletics track Brighton, finishing in 3rd position reports Courtney Clarke. Would like to thank all the coaches for your hard work all year. And officials, not sure where to start, you all work hard in all competitions saying thank you feels a little light. But Thank you, Sue And Suzanne, Alan, Phill, Mike and Lorraine and other officials I apologize not mentioning all your names.

August 4, 2019   Comments Off on Upper YDL 28th July

England Athletics 5000m Championships

Well done Mohamed Hassan Mohamed for running 13:57 finishing 2nd and to Abdishakur Abdulle for getting a big pb of 14:07 in the England Athletic 5000m Championships.

August 4, 2019   Comments Off on England Athletics 5000m Championships