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. Monday 20th March 2017  

Mar 202017
Press Report. Monday 20th March 2017

*PRESS REPORT MONDAY 20TH MARCH 2017* *SENIORS* *Essex Road Relays Harwich 18th March 2017 * ​ Harwich, a Haven town and port oft sleepy, tranquil and serene on a Saturday morning was curiously abuzz with activity as a record 98 teams declaring themselves fit to do battle descended on a small oval shelter along the Dovercourt seafront for the annual running of the Essex Relay Open and Veteran Championships. Thankfully the strong winds of the previous night had mostly abated leaving a brisk cross breeze that did little to deter the enthusiasm of either the competitors or the stoic yet somewhat amusing efforts of those stalwarts attempting to erect the Witham pop-up tent. It was equally heartening to see teams …Read More

  Ilford Press Report 14th March 2017  

Mar 132017
Ilford Press Report 14th March 2017

*​Ilford AC Press report March 14th 2017​ * *​Bath** Half Marathon* *​12th​ March 2017*​ ​Blair McWhirter produced probably the best performance of the week finishing 4th of over 12,500 runners in the Bath Half in a time of 1:09:44​. The two lap traffic-free course, which is well known for being flat and fast, straddles both sides of the River Avon, taking runners through the beautiful World Heritage Site of Bath. *Colchester Half Marathon​12th​ March 2017* On an overcast but dry morning over 2600 runners took part in the annual Colchester Half Marathon, including a trio of Ilford AC athletes. The challenging course was won by Thomas Kaye representing the Army in an impressive 1:14:25. First Ilford athlete home was Stephen …Read More

  Press Report 6th March 2017  

Mar 062017
Press Report 6th March 2017

Brighton Half Marathon (26th Feb), Essex 20 Langham (5th March) Ilford AC’s Blair McWhirter has been in excellent form of late narrowly missing out on a podium finish at the prestigious Brighton half marathon 2 weeks ago. The Ilford man clocked a speedy 68.58 just 3 secs behind the 3rd place man and with only 21 seconds covering the first 4 places.The race was won by Kent AC’s Jonathan Tipper clocking 68.37in a high class field with the first 6 home all breaking the 70 minute barrier. Coincidentally it was another member of the same club Kent AC who was to deny McWhirter of the victory spoils a week later in the Essex 20 miles Road Championships held around the …Read More

  Press Report 28th February 2017  

Feb 282017

National Cross Country Championships Wollaton Park Nottiingham 25th February Ilford AC’s Malcolm Muir was the Club’s sole representative in the 2017 Saucony English National Cross Country Championships held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham last Saturday. Near on 1800 runners toed the line at the start of the senior men’s race with veteran Muir finishing in a fine 303rd place over 12k of the muddy and testing course. Muir’s time was 46 minutes 33 seconds. The men’s title went to Ben Connor of Derby in 39.35 with Jessica Judd of Chelmsford triumphant in a time of 29.07 over the 8k of a hard fought senior women’s race. Lee Valley Veterans Inter Area Meeting Sunday 26th February Last Sunday Ilford veteran John Batchelor …Read More

  Press Report 21st February 2017  

Feb 212017

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