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.

  Young Athletes News  
  • Press Report 15th January 2018
    Press Report 15th January 2018

    South of England AA Indoor Championships Lee Valley 13th / 14th January Three Ilford athletes competed in the South of England champs at the weekend. Opening their account for the …Read More

  • Press Report. 8th January 2018
    Press Report. 8th January 2018

    South of England Indoor Athletics Championships Lee Valley 6th/7th January Ilford AC were represented by two lone competitors in Mario Dobrescu and Daniel Popoola at the South of England Indoor …Read More

  • Ilford AC Juniors Press Report. 4th December 2017
    Ilford AC Juniors Press Report. 4th December 2017

    Essex Veterans & Junior Cross Country Championships Saturday 2nd December Writtle College   A small Number of Ilford AC youngsters travelled to the Essex u13s and U15s X Country Champs …Read More

  • Junior Press Report 28th November 2017
    Junior Press Report 28th November 2017

    ILFORD AC JUNIORS REPORT. NOVEMBER 28th 2017 Ilford young athletes raced at two venues this weekend, four athletes went to the second Essex League match at Hockley, whilst the other two represented …Read More

  • Press Report 20th November 2017
    Press Report 20th November 2017

    London Youth Games Championship Parliament Hill Saturday 18th November Ilford young athletes continued their cross country season by representing their boroughs at the London Youth Games championship held at Parliament …Read More

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  Press Report 15th January 2018  

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Press Report 15th January 2018

ESSEX CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE MATCH 3 Writtle Saturday 13 January The third leg of this winters Essex League was held in the grounds of Writtle College near Chelmsford. The course was mainly soft grass which caused some runners problems in the sticky muddy sections. The senior ladies race was over 6 km and leading the challenge for Ilford Ac was Nicola Hopkinson in 46th place in 30 mins 16 secs, which ranked top of the F55 category. Close behind in 49th was the improving Carlie Qirem with 30 mins 42 secs, while Anna Crawley placed 77th in 33 mins 11 secs. Closing the teams scorers was Julia Galea with 36 mins 39 secs for 101th and 4th in the F55 grouping. …Read More

  Press Report. 8th January 2018  

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Press Report. 8th January 2018

ESSEX CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP Great Notley Country Park, Braintree Saturday 6 January The Essex Cross-Country Championship was held on a chilly afternoon at Great Notley Country Park on Saturday on a traditional country course which the melting overnight frost producing a sticky muddy surface. The Senior Men raced over a 3 lap 12km course and the Ilford AC , whose team was weakened by illness and injury to key runners, challenge was headed by Alex Richards who put in a fine performance to come home 10th in 44 mins 13 secs. He was supported by the ever reliable Malcolm Muir in 32nd with 46 mins 33 secs and Neil Crisp 76th in 51 mins 05 secs. Next home was Dennis Briggs with 57 …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report. Monday 1st January 2018  

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Ilford AC Press Report. Monday 1st January 2018

Ilford AC Boxing Day Handicap Hainault Forest December 26th 2017 A record field of 23 brushed off the Turkey and Christmas hangover’s to toe the line for the 9th annual Ilford AC Boxing day handicap. The overnight rain had turned the course into the usual swamp and choice of footwear was completely irrelevant. The idea of the handicap is that the slower runners go off first at varying time intervals and the fastest runner goes off last and tries to catch everyone, unfortunately time constraints meant the course was not marked or marshalled. A few people were unaware of the course and made up their own route. First off were Sharon and Roger Honey, with Roger being a former 110m …Read More

  Press Report 23rd December 2017  

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Press Report 23rd December 2017

Ilford Christmas Relay Cricklefields Stadium Tuesday 19 December The annual Ilford AC Christmas relay took place at their home track at Cricklefields Stadium. The clubs junior and senior endurance run were randomly selected into teams of three for this 19 lap event. The race is run as a relay with runners dipping in and out to run legs as each team’s tactics are employed. The only rule is each runner must run at least 3 laps. The last leg is run as a team with all3 team members running together It was a close contest with all team s within 300 metres of each other for the entire event. The  winning team  finishing in 27 mins and 47 secs was …Read More

  Press Report 18th December 2017  

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Press Report 18th December 2017

CHASE THE MOON 10K London Olympic Park On a cold crisp evening Ilford AC runner Anna Crawley took part in a ‘Chase the moon event’ over at the Olympic park on Wednesday, along with about 15 other people from her work. Anna, who is new to the club, had only done one official 10k before this so was keen to improve on her previous time of 53:54. Whilst the original aim was to try and get around 52 minutes, Anna found herself achieving far better than that and came in at 51:02. Although slightly disappointed to not get under 51 minutes, this was still a pb by nearly 3 minutes and I’m sure she will continue to improve and even …Read More