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 16th January 2017  

Jan 162017
 
Press Report 16th January 2017

Essex Cross Country League Braintree 14/01/2017 Ilford Young Athletes had some encouraging runs at the fourth Essex League held at Braintree on Saturday. The snow from Thursday had but gone, but the freezing conditions meant that parts of the course were still frozen and slippery underfoot. First up was Matthew Hick in the Under 13 race. After a slow start Matthew began to move up through the field and on the twisty part of the course he was flying along. The final part of the course involved a switchback followed by a steep uphill section and long downhill run into the finish.After negotiating the switch back, Matthew flew up the hill and was still taking people as he came into …Read More

  Press Report 9th January 2017  

Jan 092017
 
Press Report 9th January 2017

Essex County Cross County ​Championships – Claybury Ilford AC had athletes competing through the various age groups in the Essex Cross Country Championships held at Claybury last Saturday. On a comparatively dry course and mild conditions the star performance of the day came from Ahmed Abdulle who was competing in his first year as an Under 20 in these championships. Ilford’s talented 18 year old narrowly missed out on the Essex Gold clocking 27.19 to finish within 5 seconds of Chelmsford’s Callum Charleston. In the under 17 women’s race Jordan Hinds was Ilford’s only competitor and finished 13th in 28.03. The senior ladies race saw Nic ola Hopkinson lead the Ilford ladies home in 53rd place and 40.50. She was …Read More

  Press Report 29th December 2016  

Dec 292016
 
Press Report  29th December 2016

Ilford AC 10 mile Cross Country – (Race for Kev) Tuesday 27th December 2016 Ilford AC enjoyed a wonderful turnout when hosting their winter showcase 10 mile cross country event on a cold crisp Christmas bank holiday Tuesday morning. Near on 150 runners were also treated to some beautiful bright sunshine which was probably better appreciated by volunteers and spectators as it did little to thaw the frosted tracks and rutted mud that characterised most of the 3.3 mile course which the runners had to negotiate 3 times. Nevertheless conditions were ideal for fast times with the leading 3 runners all cracking the magical 1 hour barrier, unusual for this normally extremely challenging course.The stage was therefore set for Woodford …Read More

  Press Report Ilford 13th December 2016  

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Press Report Ilford 13th December 2016

Southend 5 Miles Rudolph Run On a beautifully sunny and mild Sunday morning, two ILFORD AC athletes joined a huge field of 445 runners, with many dressed as Santas, Elves and snowmen, for the Festive themed 6th Annual Southend Five Miles Rudolph Run. Held over a mainly out and back course on the promenade at Southend Seafront, the improving Bradley Brown led the duo home in 23rd place in 32 minutes and 48 seconds. Following him in 28th Position and still carrying a long standing debilitating hamstring injury, was inaugural winner of the race in 2011, Terry Knightley, in 33 minutes and 53 seconds for 2nd place in the Male Veteran Over 55 Age category. The race was won by …Read More

  Press Report 28th November 2016  

Nov 292016
 
Press Report 28th November 2016

Essex Veterans & Junior Cross Country Championships Saturday 20 November Writtle College The Essex Cross-Country Championships for Veteran and junior athletes was held at Writtle College last Saturday. The veteran races were held over an interesting and challenging 8k course. A stream crossing and a steeply banked lake which the runners had to circumnavigate twice caused some severe bottlenecks and anguish for unsuspecting runners, many of whom were reduced to a walk during this section. Star of the show for the Ilford AC squad was Steve Philcox who put in a great performance to finish 2nd in the M50+ age category race to take the silver medal in 31mins 54 secs for the 8km event. Next home in 25th spot …Read More