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Posts from — April 2023

Ruislip based Couch to 5km course starting May

Want to start running but don’t know where to begin? Whether you are starting from scratch or coming back after a lay after injury our couch to 5km course will help you gradually build up your fitness and stamina. Run by qualified club coaches the 8 week course, based in Ruislip starts on Wednesday 24th May 2023 and costs just £20. If you want to get fit, have fun and make new friends sign up by emailing davidalan.smith2@gmail.com

April 26, 2023   Comments Off on Ruislip based Couch to 5km course starting May

London Marathon 2023 results

Congratulations to the six runners who completed yesterday’s London Marathon. First finisher for the club was Dominic Speight in an excellent time of 2:48:25. First female club finisher was Aimee Horn in 3:41:31. Other club finishers were Dan Nolan 3:47:55; Mel Spencer 3:49:50; Andy Mansi 4;16:58 and finally Trisha Melendez in 6:00:46. Well done all. The ballot for the 2024 London Marathon is now open.

April 24, 2023   Comments Off on London Marathon 2023 results

Membership fees due on 1st April

A reminder to pay your subscriptions which were due on 1st April. Below is a reminder of all you get for a maximum cost of £80 per for adults. Don;t delay, pay today.

Benefits of membership

Weekly coached sessions with qualified and DBS checked club coaches at no extra cost

Free use of clubhouse during opening hours including access to gym facilities and subsidised, fully licensed bar

Cost of approved coaching and other volunteer courses 100% funded

Right to attend and vote at general meetings of the Club
Free insurance to athletes, coaches and officials
20% discount on annual season ticket at Hillingdon stadium
Free access to Hillingdon Stadium to qualified coaches when coaching

Discounted physiotherapy 

10% Discount on purchases at Runnersworld Eastcote and Watford


Free Southern league and Vets track and field competition in the summer*
Free road and cross country competition in the winter*^
Free entry to Middlesex, South of England and England Athletics/AAA championship competition
Free entry to Club organised competitions e.g. monthly 5k races in summer**
Coach travel provided to ‘away’ summer fixtures and selected winter fixtures
Access to elite athlete fund – supports athletes performing at national level providing funding towards, for example, physiotherapy etc.


Licensed and subsidised bar in clubhouse open 4 days a week
At least 3 organised social evenings per year at clubhouse
Numerous informal social events throughout the year including summer BBQs
Poker evenings for adults – last Friday of the month at Clubhouse
Christmas/New Year dinner and disco

*For certain events subject to selection
^On selected races only
**Excludes races used to generate Club funds e.g. Hillingdon 20

April 14, 2023   Comments Off on Membership fees due on 1st April

5km training race #1 April 13th 2023

The first 5km training race of the year saw a strong performance by Dan Thompson finishing in 16:39. First female was Hannah Laing ( we will have to get used to calling her that) in 19:27. A big thanks to the race officials Andy Torrance, Phil Welch and Charlotte Cox. Post race refreshments were excellent with food provided by Dan Thompson and Catriona Paterson, ably supported by Mr and Mrs Thompson and the clubhouse team kept all our glasses topped up with Overthrow from the Marlow brewery. Mike Illing hosted a challenging quiz. Full results can be found here April 2023 Training Race Result. See you all in May.

April 14, 2023   Comments Off on 5km training race #1 April 13th 2023

South of England 12 Stage Road Relays, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, 02/04/2023

Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men completed their participation in the 2022/2023 road and cross country season by finishing 36th in the South of England 12 Stage Road Relays at the Olympic Park in Stratford.

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April 10, 2023   Comments Off on South of England 12 Stage Road Relays, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, 02/04/2023