Welcome to Ilford AC  

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We are an inclusive friendly club catering for runners and athletes of all standards and abilities across all disciplines, Track and Field, Road and Cross Country and Racewalking. We also have a “Harriers” section that is suitable for beginners.

We train at Cricklefields Stadium on Tuesdays and Thursday nights from 6.30pm onwards and at Chigwell Row on the weekend.

Please visit our “About us” Page and our “How to Join” Page for further information.






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  Press Report 21st February 2017  

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Chingford League 8km Victoria Park Sat 18 February A trio of Ilford AC runners took part in the Chingford league match at Victoria Park last Saturday as guest competitors to test their winter training progress. Dennis Briggs, who will be running in April’s London Marathon, is shaping up well finishing the flat, fast circuit in 34 mins 13 secs for 93rd in a field of excess of 180. Nicola Hopkinson continued her fine form of the winter coming home in 114th, which placed her 21st in the ladies result, with 36mins 40secs. Completing the squad was club legend Pam Jones in 177th with 50 mins 6 secs. Veteran Indoor Championships Ilford supervetran John Batchelor has been extremely busy over the …Read More

  Press Report 14th February 2017  

Feb 142017
 
Press Report 14th February 2017

Press Report 14th February 2017 A light falling of snow greeted the runners for the final Essex League fixture of the season at Basildon on Saturday. Although the snow meant that some of the fields were a little down in numbers, this was a real cross country test, with repeated ascents and descents of a steep hill on every lap. First up was Matthew Hick in the Under 13 race. Matthew had hit a bit of form in the last few weeks and his confidence was high and this showed in the way that he started the race. After the opening 400m, Matthew was up with the leaders nicely placed around 11th. The course then took the runners out of …Read More

  Racewalking Report 7th February 2017  

Feb 072017
 
Racewalking Report 7th February 2017

DOUBLE SATURDAY SUCCESS FOR SEB Ilford’s Seb Parris had a busy Saturday as he came 2nd in the morning Valentine Park parkrun. Not one to rest on his laurels, he travelled to Lee Valley Indoor Arena to line up in the Essex County 1 Mile Championship, where he comfortably landed a gold medal in only his 2nd appearance on an indoor banked track. His 9 minutes 26 seconds was well ahead of defending champion Keith Palmer (Southend), winner in both 2015 & 16. Ilford AC gained 2-of-3 individual medals on offer as stalwart Dave Ainsworth claimed the bronze medal in 12.12, making it a remarkbale time span – as his first Essex individual medal was in the 1975 County 50 …Read More

  Press Report 7th February 2017  

Feb 072017
 
Press Report 7th February 2017

Young Athletes A small number of Ilford AC young athletes competed in some high quality races in the last week doing the Club proud with their performances In the year 7 Essex Schools X country Championships, 253 athletes competed. Matthew Hick, representing his school, as opposed to the borough, went off with the leaders from the start. Matthew continued to battle during the race and was outsprinted by 2 athletes at the end , but came a very promising 6th. As a result of this performance Matthew has been picked to represent Essex in the intercounties in March. Subsequently Matthew’s team won the team event and he won his first ever Essex medal. In the Havering Mini Marathon trials, Matthew …Read More

  Press Report 31st January 2017  

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Press Report 31st January 2017

South of England Cross-Country Championship Parliament Hill Fields Saturday 28 January 2017 The Senior Men’s race was contested over the usual 15km course which is one of the toughest in the country. Ilford AC entered 4 men and were led home by the ever reliable Malcolm Muir who put is usual 100% effort to finish 136th in a field of over 1000 runners from all over the South of England in a time of 53 mins 49 secs. Paul Holloway battled away to record 61 mins 17 secs for 390th with Neil Crisp 518th in 64 mins exactly. Seb Parris was running at the venue for the first time came home 539th with 64 mins 28 secs. 100 up for …Read More