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Regional schools athletic Championships

It’s that time of year when the regional schools athletics Championships are taking place. 

Buckinghamshire Schools Athletics Association held their event 14th & 15th May, we are unaware of any of our athletes competing.

Berkshire Schools Athletics Association held their event on Saturday 11th June at Bracknell track.   We know two of our athletes completed in this.

Keziah Sizya                           U20W             100mH           Silver Medal

Nana Owusuah Quainoo       U17W              100m              Silver Medal

Herefordshire Schools Athletics Association also held their event on Saturday 11th June, at Jarman Park in Hemel Hempstead.  We had a couple of athletes competing.

Hebe Evans                             U15G 100m                          Gold Medal

                                                U15G 200m                          Gold Medal

Congratulations to all our athletes who were able to showcase their skills in these competitions.  We wish all, and there will be several, who compete this weekend coming 18th June in the Middlesex Schools Athletics Championship.

These regional competitions are important as they pave the way for our young athletes to potentially participate in the prestigious English Schools Competition next month.

Doreen Evans


SAL, Uxbridge, 22nd May

A good start to this year’s season saw the club finish 3rd overall with 152 points behind 2nd place Reading Ac on 159 points and the winners on the day Hercules Wimbledon on 187 points. 
We had very good performances from the club’s young sprinters and solid efforts throughout the day trying to cover all the events the best we could. Ultimately not being able to do so cost the team a well-deserved 2nd place but overall, I was really happy with the team and the willingness to help cover events.
We had wins in the following events
James Laing won the Men’s A string 5k in 15:50s
Akira Mead the men’s B 100m in 11.5s
Liam Holbrook A string 400m/800m 51.8s and 1m57s respectively
Nana Quainoo Womens A 100m 12.5s
Juanita Kyere-Adoo Womens B 100 12.6s
Lucy Wilcock Womens A Javelin 29.65m
Plus two great victories in the Women’s A and B string Triple jump.
A special mention must go to Hannah Wells and Lynn Hyde for covering multi events throughout the day, there willingness to help the team was amazing.
Overall a good solid start, we need to now push on and go again for the next fixture at Kingston on Sunday June 12th.
Jason Steel.

Vets League, match one, Battersea

Both the women’s and men’s team headed up to Battersea for the first of the 4 fixtures this season looking for strong performances to give us a good start.
The Women’s team produced a superb effort on the night to claim a convincing victory with a huge 192 points to closest rival Serpentine 155 points. This was a very impressive result.
The Men despite, missing 3 key athletes and not being able to cover all events, came so close to winning but came up short by just 3 points, with 173 in 2nd behind Herne Hill on 176 points.
The next fixture is our Home match at Uxbridge on Monday June 13th. Its imperative we put out our strongest possible Men and Women teams as with a win here it will put both in a strong position.
Please support the teams on the night whether it be competing, helping the officials or time keeping.

Middlesex County Centenary Champs

The Middlesex Amateur Athletics Association was founded in 1922.  The Centenary Championships for the main part of the County’s Celebrations of 100 years organizing athletics in Middlesex.

The event took place at Lee Valley with Saturday 14th hosting events for the Seniors, U20’s & U17’s.  On Sunday it was the turn of the U17’s & U15”s.  The sun shone brightly on Saturday and the rain was persistent on Sunday but we had over thirty athletes competing.

Hillingdon Athletes were able to bring home some medals,

U20W             100m                          Silver              Mia Smith

U17W             100m                          Silver              Juanita Kyere-Aidoo

U15W             100m                          Silver              Hebe Evans

U13W             100m                          Silver              Isabella Phillips

U20W             200m                          Gold                Mia Smith

U17W             200m                          Bronze            Juanita Kyere-Aidoo

U15W             200m                          Gold                Hebe Evans

U13W             200m                          Gold                Isabella Phillips

U15M              300m                          Silver              Daniel Wong

U20M              800m                          Gold                Finn Coombe

U20M              800m                          Bronze            Zac Dickens

U17M              1500m                        Bronze            Ryan Stoddard

U17W             High Jump                  Bronze            Charlotte Bull

U20W             Long Jump                 Bronze            Demi Scott-Smith

Senior             Shot                            Bronze            Glen Crowie

U13M              Shot                            Gold                Nathan Griffiths

U13W             Shot                            Silver              Simeyah Sawney-Collins

Senior             Discus                         Silver              Glen Crowie

Senior             Discus                         Bronze            Kevin Acraman

Senior             Hammer                     Gold                Kevin Acraman

U20M              Javelin                         Gold                Aryan Padaruth

U20W             Javelin                         Gold                Lucy Wilcox

U15W             Javelin                         Bronze            Zoe Morse

U13M              Javelin                         Gold                Nathan Griffiths

U13M              Javelin                         Bronze            Charlie Hyde

The following athletes also achieved PB’s in the Championship.

Angielins Isaacs                                 800m

Annamarie Baker Lopes                    100m

Charlie Hyde                                      Javelin

Charlotte Bull                                    300m

Daniel Wong                                      300m

Ellis Watson                                       200m

Finn Coombe                                     800m

Glen Crowie                                       Shot & Discus

Havika Kyere-Aidoo                          100m

Isabella  Phillips                                100m & 200m

Isla McGovern                                   800m

Juanita Kyere-Aidoo                         100m

Marcus James                                   Long Jump

Mia Smith                                           200m

Nathan Griffiths                                 Shot

Ryan Stoddard                                  1500m

Zac Dickens                                        800m

Zoe Morse                                          Discus & Javelin

Report by Doreen Evans

May 5km training race results

Thirty nine people completed this month’s 5km training race. James Laing came first in a time of 16:33. Hannah Wells was the first lady to finish in 19:31. A big welcome to the six Dash for Fitness members who participated. Thank you to Andy Torrance, Phil Welch and Gavin Collett for officiating and to Chloe for the delicious post race meal and to Karmen for the excellent quiz.

The full results can be found here May 2022 HAC 5K Race Result

Sunday 8th – YDL Lower

It all started well & the coach left Hillingdon at 0815 with our U13’s & U15’s for a day trip south to sunny Southampton. The first YDL Lower of the season. It was a busy competition with athletes from

Chiltern Harriers
City of Portsmouth AC
Guildford & Godalming AC
Hillingdon AC
Southampton AC
Team Dorset
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC

The sun kept shining & our athletes kept performing. PB’s were just rolling out, simply too many to mention. It looks like a couple of club records might have been broken, we will await times on Power of 10 to verify that.

Overall it was close, between third & fourth but at the end of the day Hillingdon came in fourth. The next YDL Lower is only two weeks away and everyone will be heading back down to Southampton.


Doreen Evans

April 5km training race

The first 5km training race of the year saw James Laing record a PB on this course, finishing in first place in a time of 15:51. First lady was Hannah Wells, finishing in third place in a time of 19:13. The field was made up of 42 runners, many of whom stayed to take part in the quiz and enjoy the chilli. A big thankyou to John Dobbs and Lesley Conway for cooking a great meal for us all, to Andy Torrance and Phil Welch as run organiser and timekeeper respectively and for anyone else who helped to make the evening such a success. Full results can be found here  April 2022 HAC 5K Result

South of England 12 Stage Road Relays 2022

Hillingdon AC’s Senior Men triumphed against adversity to finish a team at the South of England 12 Stage Road Relays in Milton Keynes on 27 March 2022 finishing 33rd out of the 62 teams entered

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Club Membership 2022/23

Club membership for 2022-23, which is as cheap as chips, is now ready to purchase here https://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/hillingdon-ac-club-shop

Stockley Park Run

It is great news that Parkrun are closing in on staging an event in the Borough at Stockley Park. With mixed surfaces, it will come with a recommendation of trail shoes, but offers some great views and interesting terrain to navigate. It will be a bare bones parkrun without a cafe and toilets but will be a fun simple run.
The run will start close to Chestnut Avenue car park, West Drayton as there is lots of good empty parking there on a Saturday morning.
To get launched they are now looking for two types of volunteer.
1) Run Directors. People willing to make a long term commitment to be there say once every 6 weeks and to run the show as our RD’s do at Northala and Blackpark. The more RD’s there are the more the workload can be shared.
2) Initial core team. Troopers who will turn up for the first 6 weeks or so while we get up off the ground. We are looking to start in the summer and I appreciate people will be away for a couple of weeks.
If you can help in either (or both) of these roles contact
Jeremy 07757 404986
(I’m on WhatsApp)

Post Met League Social update

Despite the cancellation of tomorrow’s Met League fixture at Trent Park the event at the clubhouse in the evening is still going ahead. The clubhouse will be open from 6pm, and for those that have ordered food the pie and mash will be ready from 7pm, with a quiz to follow.  
















Deryk Searle

HAC Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Hillingdon Athletic Club will be held on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 8.00pm at Hillingdon Athletic Club, 206 Bury St, Ruislip HA4 7TJ.

Only paid up members (excluding those with the D4F HAC membership) are entitled to attend and to vote.

If you wish to place an item on the agenda or make a resolution, please notify the Club Secretary Christina Benjamin in writing by 7th February 2022 at the latest. All resolutions will require a proposer and seconder.

Elections for the following positions will be held at the AGM and those marked with a * are stepping down from their roles and those marked with ** are current vacancies. If you wish to be nominated for any position, please notify the Club Secretary by 7th February 2022 at the latest with details of your proposer and seconder.

• Chairperson*- Dave Smith
• Treasurer- Martin Searle
• Club Secretary- Christina Benjamin
• Athletics Adviser**

Chairs of the following sub-committees:
• Competitions- Martin Bateman
• Coaching & officials- Idris Hamud & Suzanne Kendall
• Race Promotions*- Dan Spinks
• Clubhouse- John and Zoe Dobbs
• Communications*- interim Freya Hollinsworth
• Audit- Lucy Duncan

The Club Chairman can be contacted via the email; davidalan.smith2@gmail.com

The Club Secretary can be contacted via the email;

The Formal Notice for the AGM will be sent out on or around 22nd February 2022.

Christina Benjamin
Club Secretary


With only 14 ladies taking to the start line for today’s Metropolitan League fixture at a flat but very muddy Wormwood Scrubs I feared we would lose ground on our close rivals, however with only 190 ladies in total in the race, and some very strong performances from all 14 athletes we are looking good as we head to the last fixture in a month’s time at Trent Park!!
Our A team were 4th out of 12 teams yesterday and now sit in 6th place in the top ladies division following great runs from Carole Coulon (15th), a season debut for Catriona Paterson (19th), Hannah Wells (22nd), Jen Harvey (33rd), identical twin Heather Paterson (43rd) and Freya Hollingsworth (72nd).
Our second string of Karmen Pardoe (85th), Zoe Dobbs (112th), Sheree Kestell (138th), Stephanie Suntong (144th) and despite running on one working leg Melanie Spencer (154th) did enough on the day to pull almost 100 points ahead of the two teams below them so should avoid relegation from division 2 with a good turnout next time.
The depleted third team of Ellie Henderson (158th) , Nastaran Sepanj (165th) and Vicky Brownlee (180th) did well to come tenth on the day of 19 teams and sit comfortably in tenth position in the division 3 table.
Of our 14 ladies, 7 qualify as vets, and their performance on the day was remarkable!!
Carole, Karmen, Zoe and Sheree were 4th on the day and the team sit in 3rd place in the top Vets division. HOWEVER despite only having three to score (4 can score for any vets team) Stephanie , Mel and Vicky were third equal team on the day but as our main rivals failed to turn up in force our Vets second team now sit TOP of Vets ladies division 2 albeit just 2 points clear of Victoria Park and 4 points clear of Mornington Chasers. To clinch the title and to get promoted we MUST have a great Vets turnout at Trent Park on February 19th.
PLEASE put this date in your diaries now. Our third team won the division 3 title last year and our second team are poised to take the division 2 title but ONLY if we turn up in force at Trent Park just like we did at the same fixture last season when a HUGE number of ladies vets turned out meant we literally ran away with the division 3 trophy!!!!!
Andy Torrance

Met League Wormwood Scrubs- Senior men’s report

With 27 finishers in the men’s Met League race at Wormwood Scrubs, this was our third biggest turnout of the season on a course that had been billed as very wet and very muddy. In the event, the conditions were not too bad and saw strong performances for the club with the A team finishing seventh on the day in Division One (now seventh overall in the league) and the B and C teams finishing fifth and 18th in Division Three – equaling the best performance for the B team this season with the B and C teams in sixth and 18th overall in Division Three.

Rob Thompson was first scorer for the club in seventh, as he regained form following illness over the Christmas period with Aramias Zeration 31st (as he continues to recover from being ill) and James Laing 40th. Will Fielding marked his Met League debut for the season in 80th as he was rewarded for his journey up from Devon to compete with a fine performance. Martin Bateman showed what he can do when he wears two cross country spikes in 85th (and 3rd vet 45), with Kirk O’Rourke in 87th and Abdirahman Hamud just outside the top 100 in 104th.

Dan Thompson had an improved performance compared with the Middlesex Champs in 121st, Charlie Edwards was 147th and Jon Hicks 212th. Scott Farley marked his return following injury in 233rd with the scoring 12 for the A team completed by Jose Ramon Polo Lopez (255th), who lost time (and for a period his glasses) after slipping and falling in the muddy conditions.

The B team was book-ended by Steve Hirons in 264th and Chris Marchand in 362nd and featured a cross country debut for Spencer Harding in 274th and a return from injury for Andy Wood (289th) with Iain Betson first scorer for the C team in 383rd and Dennis Carey the final scorer for the club in 421st.

Thank you to everyone that competed. Full results may be found here: https://www.metleague.run/results/race-4-2021-wormwood-results-15-01-2022/

Paul Leppard

Senior Men Team manager