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North London Cross Country Champs

Well done to Rob Thompson who came 1st in yesterdays race to be crowned North London Cross Country Champion. He was followed home by Ermias Zeration in 2nd place. The men’s team came home in 2nd place. Carole Coulon came 2nd in the senior women’s race with the women’s team coming third. Full results to follow.

October 31, 2021   Comments Off on North London Cross Country Champs

North London X country champs

On behalf of all club members I would like to say a huge thank you to Martin Bateman for his commitment and hard work in ensuring that we can host this weekends first cross country fixture of the season . Martin has given up a lot of his spare time to ensure that we will have a race that we can be proud of and we are lucky to have someone with his skills and determination. Also thank you to Maria Hernandez- Humm for organizing the marshals for this weekends race and to everyone who is helping out one the day.

October 29, 2021   Comments Off on North London X country champs

North London XC Champs & NWLL XC

The organising team at Hillingdon AC are looking forward to welcoming clubs to our Hillingdon House Farm venue this Saturday 30th October.

Below is a course map with the race timetable and a parking map. The courses are mixed terrain of grass, earth and gravel paths. There will be no river crossing for this event. Suitable for studs or 9mm+ spikes.

Parking is extremely limited, with only 60 pay and display places available. We would encourage everyone that can only arrive by car, to group up with others and car share and to also  park a short distance away in the locations marked on the map.

Hillingdon Underground Station is a 15 min walk from the HQ at Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge UB8 1ES. This weekend only the Met Line is running. U1 and U2 buses stop close to the stadium. There are plenty of bike racks at the stadium

Toilets, changing rooms and refreshements will be available at the stadium from 11:30am. The NL XC prize presentation will be at the stadium after the conclusion of the men’s race.

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October 27, 2021   Comments Off on North London XC Champs & NWLL XC

Junior runners for the Met League

The Met League continues and details of the second race can be viewed via the link below:

Any Juniors wishing to compete but who do not have their number yet, please contact Molly on 07769 673978.  We would like to have numbers allocated before the race.

October 25, 2021   Comments Off on Junior runners for the Met League

Claybury Met League Senior Mens report

A mixed result at the first Metropolitan League fixture of the season at Claybury saw the A team finish seventh in Division One despite only 14 finishers from the club in the men’s race. Aramias Zeration was the first scorer for the club in eighth followed by Rob Thompson (10th), James Laing, (31st) and Nathan Hackley (36th and third under 20) who was making his debut in the men’s race after moving up from the Under 17s. Martin Bateman finished 71st with Fahad Abdi 100th, Jose Ramon Polo Lopez 189th, Anthony Warnakulasuriya 222nd and Daniel Whittaker 236th. Chris Marchand was 10th scorer for the club and the first V60 to score for the club in 290th with Neal Clark (316th) and Peter Warburton (336th) finishing off the scoring 12 for the A team.

Martin Searle (345th) and Trevor Steeples (354th) were the sole scorers for the B team. There were 370 finishers and the full results may be found here: https://www.metleague.run/results/race-1-2021-claybury-results-16-10-2021/

Paul Leppard


October 23, 2021   Comments Off on Claybury Met League Senior Mens report

Claybury Met League Senior Ladies report

Despite being light on numbers for yesterday’s race in Met League Race 1 at Claybury we achieved a remarkable level of success which hopefully we can build upon in the future four fixtures.  We had six veterans and two senior runners at the start , and all got round in a field of 179 finishers. Debutant Carole Coulon finished in 7th position overall and first veteran lady, and only 10 more veterans had arrived before the Pocket Rocket Karmen Pardoe arrived, and with strong runs from Zoe Dobbs and Iwona Gray-Cauvin to make up the 4 women team we currently lie in an astonishing 3rd position out of 12 teams in Veteran Ladies Division One. Hannah Wells motored round to finish in 25th place and total cross-country novice Nasteran Sepanj smiled all the way round to complete our senior ladies team score. Obviously we have work to do to consolidate our position in senior division one but currently lie in 9th position, some way clear of the three teams beneath us. Pauline Smith ran a creditable race having not run for some considerable time to be first scorer for the Veterans ‘B’ team, and the Indestructible Angela Duncan finished, as always, to complete the line-up. This was a very encouraging result from such a small team, and hopefully we will improve our positions with bigger teams in future races. Certainly, we now have the potential to be a major force in the Veterans Category!!!   Bring on Welwyn Garden City in 4 weeks!!!!!!

Andy T

October 23, 2021   Comments Off on Claybury Met League Senior Ladies report

Met League Cross Country – Race 1 – Claybury-

A big well done to all those who competed at Claybury yesterday. In particular Carole Coulon who came 1st in her age group and finished 7th woman overall. For the men we had two athletes in the top 10- Aramias Zeration in 8th and Rob Thompson in 10th.

Team results as follows

U13 boys- 6th/ 17; U13 girls 7th/17

Junior men 17th/ 28; Junior women 16th /21

Senior Women A 9th/12; Senior women B 11th/12

Veteran Women A 3rd/12; Veteran Women B 6th/12

Senior men 7th/12; Senior Men B 14th/17

Veteran Men A 9th/12; Veteran Men B 14th/17.

Turnout was low but I’m confident this will improve for the next fixture. I appreciate that all of us have different demands on our time and have individual personal circumstances. Please do make every effort for the next race at Welwyn on the 13th November. 

We are only as good as the sum of our parts.



October 17, 2021   Comments Off on Met League Cross Country – Race 1 – Claybury-

Met League Cross Country – Race 1 – Claybury-Juniors Team Manager’s report

Met League Cross Country – Race 1 – Claybury
A huge well done to all our juniors who competed in the first Met league race of the season – many for the first time. You were all amazing! A big shout out to two of our athletes who finished in the Top 10:
· Suheyb Awale 4th U13B
· Amae Van Zyl 8th U13G
Full list of results be accessed here
I can’t wait to see the progress you make over the season and look forward to seeing many more red & white vests at the second race (details below).
Please REMEMBER TO KEEP YOU NUMBER and bring it to the rest of the Met League races.
If any other athletes would like to compete but have not collected a number – please just message me on 07769673978 & you can collect it from me next time you are at training.
Fixtures | Metropolitan Cross Country League (metleague.run)
Race 2 – 13/11/21 – Welwyn
Race 3 – 4/12/21 – Hillingdon
Race 4 – 15/1/22 – Wormwood Scrubs
Race 5 – 19/02/22 – Trent Park

October 17, 2021   Comments Off on Met League Cross Country – Race 1 – Claybury-Juniors Team Manager’s report

Claybury Met League Fish and Chip Night – Saturday 16th October

Please let Zoe Dobbs know your food choices by Thursday 14th October

Medium Cod and Chips £8.50
Large Cod and Chips £9.50
Medium Haddock and Chips £8.50
Scampi and Chips £7.50

Mince Beef and Onion Pie £3.20
Vegan Minced “beef” pie £3.20
Cheese and Onion Pasty £3.00
Large Sausage Roll £2.00

Medium Chips £2.20
Large Chips £3.20

October 13, 2021   Comments Off on Claybury Met League Fish and Chip Night – Saturday 16th October

Clubhouse Socials are back!


16th October – Met League – Fish & Chips and Bingo 
23rd October – Bavs Curry night
13th November – Met League – Bonfire Hot Dogs, Sparklers, quiz and games
4th December – Met League, Live music
23rd December – Last Thursday before Christmas buffet & Mulled wine
25th December – Christmas clubhouse 5k

More info for each one and booking will follow. All HAC member’s friends and family welcome.

October 6, 2021   Comments Off on Clubhouse Socials are back!

North London XC and Juniors XC – 30th October

We need a minimum of 1 marshal per location marked by the letter on the course map, but ideally 2 please – so 14 in total, plus someone to be at the stadium making sure everything is okay and someone on parking at HSLC making sure there are no major issues and helping people find a spot.

We would also like a team doing refreshments for the officials and selling refreshments to those attending the event.  Are you able to help with this please?
If you can volunteer,  can you kindly click on the link below to put your name down to help.  More information will follow nearer the date.
Many thanks for supporting your club events. 

October 6, 2021   Comments Off on North London XC and Juniors XC – 30th October

London Marathon results

Well done to the 16 club members who competed in the actual and virtual London Marathon today. Results as follows from the VLM website

Nicola Ashe.             3:53:25 mass start

Christina Benjamin 06:37:34 virtual

Chloe Charles.           04:29:48 virtual

Liz Clark                     04:09:43 virtual

Preena Divecha.        05:22:00 virtual

Zoe Dobbs.                  03:48:00 mass start

Lucy Duncan              07:44:05 virtual

Shaun Lazzari            02:53:23 mass start

Andy Mansi                 04:27:50 virtual

Karen O’Rourke          04:32:55 virtual

Boo Smith.                    04:07:47 mass start

Rajiv Solanki               04:34:42

Paul Spencer.               04:01:24 virtual

Stephanie Sungtong   04:36:21 virtual

Karen Trunkfield        04:37:14 virtual

Anthony Warnakulasuriya 04:03:48 virtual

October 3, 2021   Comments Off on London Marathon results

Plan for Marathon Day on Sunday

Clubhouse open from 7.00am

Showers/toilets/ changing area open all day.

Self service for teas and coffees.

Bar open from 5.30 for returning marathon runners supporters friends and family.

Pizza orders placed at 6pm.

Drink beer, eat pizza and reminisce about the day with the HAC family until 10pm.

October 1, 2021   Comments Off on Plan for Marathon Day on Sunday

School International Athletic Board

On Saturday 25th September the School International Athletic Board held their meet in Derby. Aryan Padaruth from Hillingdon Athletics Club was there in the U17 Javelin, representing England. 

Aryan threw an amazing  62.48m, although didn’t better his PB and finished in second place. 
Congratulations to Aryan for a terrific season. 

October 1, 2021   Comments Off on School International Athletic Board