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Hillingdon 20- marshalls needed

Only four weeks to go to the Hillingdon 20 and we need at least another 20 marshalls.
 
A reminder that this race raises important funds for the club. These funds help to pay for coaches to fixtures, equipment for track athletes, upkeep of the clubhouse and enables the club to provide a hardship fund.
 
Whether you are a clubhouse or track based athlete or a parent of a junior your club needs you. If you are available on the 4th September please respond to the recent email from Maria Hernandez Humm.

August 7, 2022   Comments Off on Hillingdon 20- marshalls needed

2022 London Mini Marathon

Below is the link for this year’s mini marathon. The TCS Mini London Marathon is the official British Athletics 2.6km road championship that takes place over part of the full London marathon course, the day before the main race.

Runners must be aged between 11 and 17 years old and either live, go to school or have been born in the borough of Hillingdon.

Park runs are to be used to show times, so no trials required but entries must be completed by 4th September.

The Hillingdon Borough Sports & Activity Officer will then choose the team and contact individuals directly.

https://hillingdon.gov.uk/mini-marathon

All details can be found on the above link.

 

August 4, 2022   Comments Off on 2022 London Mini Marathon

Orienteering event- Sat 6th August

SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST from 4pm
 
Back by popular demand – Nigel Ealand’s head scratching orienteering event!
The course has been plotted and maps drawn. All you need to do is find the points on the map, take a selfie to prove you found them and get back within 90 minutes from setting off on your adventure. Points will be earned depending on distance and difficulty to find the markers BUT there will be points deducted for every minute you’re over the 90 minute time limit! You can run/walk solo, in pairs or groups it’s up to you. First teams will leave at 4pm then every 5 minutes thereafter to spread the contestants out.
 
There will be casks of Rebellion Beers, a selection of chilled wines and of course a BBQ to enjoy afterwards and maybe a pub quiz too.
 
Friends and family are welcome, please let us know by Tuesday 2nd August if you would like to come along.
Clubhouse Team

July 30, 2022   Comments Off on Orienteering event- Sat 6th August

Clubhouse showers update

The showers are now working at the clubhouse- thanks to John Dobbs and the clubhouse team for getting them fixed

July 30, 2022   Comments Off on Clubhouse showers update

Marshalls needed for Hillingdon 20

There is less than 6 weeks to go to the Hillingdon 20 on Sunday September 4th. This race is the main driver of income for the club after membership fees. We currently have 30 Marshall’s and we need between 60-70. Please consider making yourself available so that we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for race participants. If you, your family or friends are able to help please respond to Maria Hernandez Humm who will be emailing you over the next few days. Alternatively Lindsay Hannigan will be collecting names at the clubhouse.

July 30, 2022   Comments Off on Marshalls needed for Hillingdon 20

SAL Match 3 Uxbridge report

The 3rd SAL match was back at Uxbridge on the 16th July.
There were some great performances on the day including, Liam Holbrook A 400m 51.3s and 800m 2.01.8,
Kirk O Rourk with an 800m PB 2.04.3, Jasmine Wood winning the A 800m 2.26.2 plus she ran the 1500m and 3k too!
New member to the club Tom Norman winning the A string Discus in a superb 47.32m
 
The next match is at Oxford on Saturday 13th August.
 
We are 14th in the League as it stands with 16 teams in total, so we are in the relegation zone.
 
South London Harriers are just above us and they are in our next match so if we can get a really good turn out its possible to go above them.
 
We are desperately short in the ladies’ team so please if you can compete it would be great, every point counts as it’s a team effort..
 
If you need any information, please ask and hopefully see you there.
Jason Steel
jsteel7@hotmail.com

July 24, 2022   Comments Off on SAL Match 3 Uxbridge report

July 5km training race

This months race was very much a family affair with 15 year old Freddie Ford winning the race in a time of 20 mins 20 seconds and his Mum Caroline Ford finishing first lady in 23:02.  Hollie Ford was first female junior in 23:28. There were 23 finishers and everyone enjoyed the BBQ and quiz at the clubhouse afterwards. Thanks to the race timekeepers and clubhouse team for another great event. Full results can be found here July 2022 training race result

July 17, 2022   Comments Off on July 5km training race

Vets League- Perivale results

We did it boys!
 
The men’s team smashed it at Perivale  winning the match and the division so to the Finals we go.
 
We are just waiting on the ladies’ results but hopefully we both won so fantastic results.
 
Personally, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you that have competed and helped the team this season.
I am very proud to be your team manager and to win has been a big focus of mine so to do it I’m a very happy man.
You’re a great bunch of team mates and the effort you have put in has been amazing so thank you all so much.
 
Keep training for those Finals in September and speak soon.
 
Jason

July 17, 2022   Comments Off on Vets League- Perivale results

Vets fixture #4, Perivale Wed 13th July

 
This final fixture of the Vets track season could see both men’s and women’s teams win the division, so please support us on the night. Come and help us get Hillingdon over the line and into the final. All abilities welcome.
 
Contact Maria Hernandez-Humm or jsteel7@hotmail.com for any details.

July 11, 2022   Comments Off on Vets fixture #4, Perivale Wed 13th July

SAL # 3 at Uxbridge on Sat 16th July.

The 3rd SAL match is back at Uxbridge this coming Saturday the 16th.
We have been low on numbers especially in the Women’s team so please make every effort to attend and compete for the club. All levels welcome, by covering every event we will gain more points and move up the table from our current standing of third from bottom of the league. 
Volunteers/helpers on the day needed too.
Please support these club events.
 
Jason Steel
Team Manager
 
 
 
 
 

July 11, 2022   Comments Off on SAL # 3 at Uxbridge on Sat 16th July.

English Schools Championships

The English Schools Championships is the 4th biggest Athletics event held annually in the world and it’s a truly remarkable achievement to qualify especially considering there are 6.8million pupils of secondary school age in England. The event will be broadcast live and the athletes get to perform in a stadium used for international events in front of thousands of spectators against the best athletes in England. The counties of England have all been holding their regional Schools Championships with the purpose of assembling their teams for the ESAA. We have several HAC athletes competing; Aryan Padaruth, Hebe Evans, Juanita Kyere -Aidoo, Lucy Wilcock, Mia Smith, Nana Owusuah Quainoo & Samuel Jagroop. They will be competing in the Manchester Regional Arena on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July. We wish them lots of luck at this event.

Doreen Evans

June 26, 2022   Comments Off on English Schools Championships

Vets League-match two- Uxbridge

Hillingdon Men’s and Women’s Veteran athletes turned out in force for match 2, our home fixture at Uxbridge on Monday June 13th.
 
With many great performances on the night the men’s team managed a vital victory overall with a total point score of 175, 16 ahead of nearest rivals and Match 1 winners Herne Hill Harriers. The men had lost the 1st match by 3 points so with 16 points on the night we have a 13-point advantage going into match 3.
 
The Women’s team followed up their Match 1 victory with another superb display and a win on the night.
Strong in every event the team scored 163 points with 2nd place Serpentine on 125 Points. One more win at Battersea will see the Women claim the division title!
 
Please help support both teams in the remaining two fixtures, Battersea Monday 27th June and finally Perivale on Wednesday July 13th. The more options we have available really does help Maria and myself cover every event.
 
Jason Steel.
 

June 21, 2022   Comments Off on Vets League-match two- Uxbridge

Under 20’s South of England Champs

Aryan Padaruth had a great season last year and for 2022 has moved up into the U20’s age category.  The sequence of having a strong year, followed by not such a strong one is normal for our maturing athletes, due to the age classifications.  However Aryan has continued to go from strength to strength even though he is one of the youngest in his age category.

Yesterday 19th June was the U20’s South of England Championship, which was held at the Melbourne Stadium in Chelmsford.  Aryan won!  Fantastic throwing.

In April this year Aryan threw at the YDL Upper fixture, which Hillingdon AC hosted.  He threw a distance of 65.68m, which is a NEW club record.  The previous record being set at the Hayes track in 1990 with a distance of 55.86m from Kelly Smith.

Aryan will be in Manchester next weekend at the Muller UK Champs. You can watch Aryan in action live via the British Athletics website. 

June 20, 2022   Comments Off on Under 20’s South of England Champs

Coombe Hill Fell race report

The Coombe Hill Fell Race in Wendover, Bucks is described as a fun, hilly 7km fell run, classified in the BS Category by the Fell Running Association (with a steep climb and descent). A regular club fixture, and this year one of the races in the club summer series, it has the attraction of a £5 race entry fee and a free pint of beer at the Shoulder of Mutton pub afterwards. This years race took place on the 5th June with five Hillingdon AC runners making the trip, the majority of these taking it on for the first time.

A long slow climb through the woods to the car park close to the monument preceded one of the unique features of this race- the very steep downhill. Some light rain beforehand and a thin layer of soil on top of the chalk surface made it very difficult  for the runners to stay on their feet. Sadly some came a cropper with our own Charlie Edwards taking a tumble and having to withdraw from the race. Thankfully a trip to A+E afterwards showed no broken bones.

After the descent a short respite before the steep climb, which can only be walked rather than run up, to the monument. At this point James Laing was in the lead, but as he turned for the long, fast descent to the finish he twisted his ankle and his race was run, leaving a long slow hobble back to the finish.

Dave Smith was now leading the chase for Hillingdon AC and this wily old V50 veteran came safely across the line in 36:06 (46th). He was followed in by V60 Mike Illing in an impressive time of 41:18 (73rd). The only lady was the indomitable Zoe Dobbs who finished in 43:31 (86th). Refreshments were taken at the pub afterwards. Full results can be found here Coombe-hill-results-RESULTS-2022-4

June 12, 2022   Comments Off on Coombe Hill Fell race report

5km training race- June results

Thirty five runners completed the June 5km training race with Ryan McDonald finishing in 1st place in a time of 19:10, followed by Patrick Hyde in second place in a time of 20:17. In third place and first vet athlete was Dave Smith in 20:48. Debbie Brown was the first lady finisher in 22:48. Full results can be found here June 2022 training race result

June 12, 2022   Comments Off on 5km training race- June results