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London Marathon Club places

HAC will have 2 club places on offer to club members for the London Marathon on the 28th April 2019.

If you are a fully paid up club member and have been for at least 1 year, have a VLM rejection slip/email for next year’s race, not previously won a club place in the last 3 years and want to do the marathon please email me, Martin Bateman at mbateman@hillingdonac.co.uk by the end of Saturday 22nd December 2018. Applications from people without a VLM rejection slip/emails can request to be put in the draw but will only be included if they reached the “seeded” requirement which is explained below.

Places will be awarded again this year by ballot and the draw/s will be at the clubhouse on Christmas Day. These places are offered by VLM as a kind of reward to clubs so in turn the seeded applicants will be those that have put a lot into aspects of management and organisation of HAC.

1 place will be available in the “seed” draw and 1 in the open draw.

If for example 5 people apply and only 1 is of “seed” standard then that “seed” will automatically get the place. There will then be a draw for 1 place from the remaining 4 names. If for example there are 5 applications and 2 are of “seed” standard then there will be a Seed draw between the 2 people. The unulucky seed will then go into the draw with the other 3 for the 1 place left. If there are no “seed” applications then everyone goes into the draw if there are over 2 applications.

Anyone applying will need to pay the entry costs themselves if drawn from the ballot.

December 3, 2018   Comments Off on London Marathon Club places

Hillingdon 20

Ruislip on the 10th March 2019 is the place to be for our new club race. The Hillingdon 20 Mile race will replace the Finchley 20 in 2019 and beyond. The old race and name served us well, but it is time to move on especially seeing that HS2 is and will continue for many years to come cut through the F20 course and cause much disruption and uncertainty in the area. This new course isn’t supa dupa but ticks plenty of positive boxes and keeps the clubhouse at the heart of the event. It is nice and safe to use for training runs too as there is no need take your life into the lap of the gods down Breakspear Road.
Entries will be opening soon, but first all 2018 entrants have first refusal for a place after this years race was cancelled. This will be communicated by Active Training World next week.

October 6, 2018   Comments Off on Hillingdon 20

Southern Road Relays 24th September 2018

A tough day on a rain soaked day at the SEAA road relays for the Hillingdon AC juniors. The Crystal palace stadium was the centre of the tough course reports Stevan Dokic. With only 4 teams entered any injuries or colds left teams not completed.
The U/13 girls of Angel Doyle, Nicole McGovern and Asmaa Abdirarman found this a hard task over the 3.2K course. 30th team but should have been in the teens. But I am sure that at the next relays will get this right
The U/15 boys started brightly with Luke Edwards coming in 10th 1st leg in 10.32 and Abdi Hamud making a decent come back 10.55 11th. and Sam Knight 12.50 and no 4th leg runner. With some comfort they did come 2nd non complete team.
The U/17s young men were on a potential 5th with 6 decent athletes. The 4 on a 4.8k run the 1st team raced well but came 11th. The B team had 2 racers who ran faster than 1st teamers. So will bring a competitive edge to the teams for the next relays. Ross Mcgarvie 16.14,Haned Ahmed 16.20, Adam Ireland 17.10, Max Mcgarvie 17.09 – 2nd team Josh Lee 16.44, Ayeol Meslin 16.57.

I am looking forward to the next relays were we will see more form our teams. Well done for a great experience
Stef team manager


Congratulations to Abdishakur Abdulle, Mohamed Mohamed, Aramias Zeration, Fahad Abdi, Rob Thompson and Martin Bateman who as the club’s A team representatives in the South of England Six Stage Road Relays, finished in 23rd place to ensure that we qualified for the National Finals on 6 October at Sutton Park Birmingham Reports Paul Leppard.

Abdirahman Hamud ran the first leg for an incomplete B team.

The standard at this year’s SEAA Six Stage Road Relays was extremely high with 78 complete teams contesting the men’s championship and less than five minutes between the team that finished tenth and the team that finished 30th. As such, to finish in the top 25 places and secure a place in the National Six Stage Relays was a good achievement.

Our women’s team of Gemma Barry, Hannah Wells, Freya Hollingsworth and Ciara Williams raced over 4.8km each and finished a creditable 29th out of 46 complete teams.

Full results of the relays may be found here: http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/results/road-running

September 25, 2018   Comments Off on Southern Road Relays 24th September 2018

Veteran Mens Track And Field Season 2018.

Hillingdon Ac Veteran Men’s team finally won the Mid London Division after many years of trying on Wednesday night at Perivale reports Jason Steel

Fixture 1 at Battersea on the 14th May we came a very close 2nd place to Herne Hill which gave me a good sign that if we put out a strong team at our next match we would have a chance of victory.

Match 2 was at Perivale on the 4th June as the throwing cage at Hillingdon was out of action. We really needed to win this match as to go 2 matches down to Herne Hill would have made it an uphill task.
We performed very well on the night and won comfortably to even the overall standings.

Match 3 back at Battersea on 18th June and we had a very strong team out and dominated the events and scoring a comprehensive victory by 18 points with a huge 191 point total.

This just left the last fixture, Match 4 at Perivale which was Re-scheduled for Wednesday 1st August.
The scenario was if we came 1st we win overall,Finish 2nd and as long as it was by less than 24 points we would win also.
Despite missing a couple of athletes due to holidays I need not have worried as we turned out in force and won the match which gave us the long awaited victory overall.
Mid London Division Champions and on to the League Final at the Julie rose Stadium, Ashford, Kent on the 30th September where we will do ourselves and the club proud.

Well done and thank you to all who have helped the team this year so far, 1 more match to go, see you there!

August 8, 2018   Comments Off on Veteran Mens Track And Field Season 2018.

Pentathlon Club Record

In the scorching heat of 1st July, Isaac Bloodworth put in a strong performance including PBs in Long Jump and 80m Hurdles to win the U15 Boys Pentathlon with a club record breaking score of 2260 points which. The previous club record was set in 1969. Congratulations Isaac!The result can be found here.

July 30, 2018   Comments Off on Pentathlon Club Record

3K Training Race

The next 3K training race will be Tuesday 26th June.

June 3, 2018   Comments Off on 3K Training Race

Hillingdon Athlete at the Commonwealth Games

Good Luck to Sean Crowie who will compete at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast for the Island of his grandfathers birth, St Helena.

He will be the first sprinter to represent the Island and will run in both the 100m and 200m next week.

The opening ceremony is on Wednesday 4th April.

April 3, 2018   Comments Off on Hillingdon Athlete at the Commonwealth Games

Club membership

Thank you to everyone that has joined or rejoined HAC before the 1st April. We still have 50% of last years members that haven’t completed the membership form. If you haven’t paid or filled in a form you aren’t a member of HAC anymore and shouldn’t be using any club facilities, making use of club coaching or competing in any club events. Anyone not wanting to renew club membership should write to the membership secretary and formally resign ASAP. The best option though is to excercise your typing finger and fill out the form. http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/shop/clubmembershippage.html

April 3, 2018   Comments Off on Club membership

2018/19 Club membership fees are due now.

You’ll all be pleased to know that is time again to get your annual club membership renewals in. The membership form is now live and ready to go. Everyone from senior athletes to coaches and officials should fill in this form ASAP please. Athletes need to complete this form by 31st March to be registered to compete for the first track fixtures in April. http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/shop/clubmembershippage.html

March 17, 2018   Comments Off on 2018/19 Club membership fees are due now.

Finchley 20 & Hillingdon 10 Update

8.30am Saturday 17th March

It is snowing quite heavy in Hillingdon at the moment and the forecast looks pretty ominous for the rest of the day and into Sunday morning. The forecast has changed around alot so we will continue to wait until 12 noon before we make a decision based on the conditions and those that are forecast. A race on or off email will be sent to all entrants around 12 noon from Active Training World, who have managed the online entries for us at Hillingdon AC.  Lets stay positive!

7am Friday 16th March.
Snow and sub zero temperatures with a cold wind are currently forecast for Saturday and heavier snow showers forecast before and during the early part of the race. This is a hard one to call from our point of view as the forecast has changed around a bit in the last few hours but either way it will be cold. Hillingdon AC’s organising team will make the decision based on the forecast and a course inspection at 12 noon on Saturday 17th March as to whether the race can take place on Sunday.

As well as the weather we also have a few roadwork’s on the course that are causing us headaches. Hillingdon Council have assured us the roadwork’s being carried out by HS2 will be removed by Sunday for the race. These roadwork’s on Breakspear Road South, if not removed will cause a cancellation of the race as there is no way around them and no diversion route possible.

Secondly we have had emergency gas works spring up on the course near the clubhouse this week. These we have been told by the contractors and Hillingdon Council need to be avoided and not run near to. If they finish before Sunday then all is well. We have worked on a diverted route late last night. A diverted route will mean the race will have no certificate of course accuracy and subsequently no results will stand as records for the distance with UK Athletics.

On a positive note, since 1933 the race has never been cancelled due to weather or roadwork’s and we are and will continue to do what we can to put the race on although the welfare of the athletes and our team of marshals will in the end outweigh that of sentiment and history.
Fingers crossed everyone!!!

March 16, 2018   Comments Off on Finchley 20 & Hillingdon 10 Update