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 February 13th 2018

    ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE Gloucester Park Basildon Saturday 10 February After a few days of rain it was a very muddy course that greeted the runners for the final Essex …Read More

  • Press Report 5th February 2018

    JUNIORS – INDOOR  ATHLETICS Essex Indoor Championships Lee Valley 3rd / 4th February A fine weekend of performance from Ilford’s young athletes was started off with a fine 4th place by …Read More

  • Press Report. 29th January 2018
    Press Report. 29th January 2018

    South of England XC Championships  Stanmer Park, Brighton Saturday 27th January The South of England Cross-Country Championship was held at Stanmer Park Brighton on a cold, wet day on a …Read More

  • Press Report 22nd January 2018
    Press Report 22nd January 2018

    ESSEX SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 21st January A very cold and wet day greeted the Ilford youngsters at Chelmsford on Saturday for the Essex Schools Championships. First up was Matthew Hick …Read More

  • 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


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  Press Report February 13th 2018  

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Press Report February 13th 2018

ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE Gloucester Park Basildon Saturday 10 February   Ilford had a good day on Saturday at the final fixture in the this winters Essex League with the senior ladies regaining their place in the top division and the senior men finishing 3rd in their match on a muddy Basildon course which took in several climbs over the hill in Gloucester Park. The men raced over 8km and Alex Richards led the way for the club in an excellent 7th spot in 29m 47s, supported by a good run from Tom Gardner in 11th with 30m 02s. The ever reliable Malcolm Muir took 18th, and 2nd in the M40 group, in 30m 34s. Steve Philcox came home 50th in 32m 36s …Read More

  Press Report 5th February 2018  

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Press Report 5th February 2018

SENIORS – ROAD RUNNING Great Bentley Half Marathon Sunday 4th February The Great Bentley Half Marathon is a flat scenic run along country lanes. It is however very exposed and tends to be pretty windy – and this Sunday’s race was no exception. Ilford athlete John Crawley had been targeting this race for a while, and was therefore pleased with his time of 1:27:30 – a PB by just over 4 minutes for the distance. Cancer research London Winter run (10k) Trafalgar Square Sunday 4th February On a bitterly cold Sunday morning, Ilford athletes Carlie Qirem and Billy Green lined up alongside 20,000 other runners for the ‘10k London Winter run’ which raises money for cancer research. The 10k route …Read More

  Press Report. 29th January 2018  

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Press Report. 29th January 2018

South of England XC Championships  Stanmer Park, Brighton Saturday 27th January The South of England Cross-Country Championship was held at Stanmer Park Brighton on a cold, wet day on a muddy course which was very slippery as the mud had a solid base of hard chalk underneath. Along with the Youngsters a few seniors also made the trip to the south coast. Dianne Crisp, although short on training at the moment, and a fall towards the end, acquitted herself well over a two lap course [5 miles] which was becoming very testing as the rain started to fall over the second lap. She started steady and finished 295th [351 finishers] in 47:35. Neil Crisp and Seb Parris were next up in the …Read More

  Press Report 22nd January 2018  

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Press Report 22nd January 2018

SENIORS FARNBOROUGH HALF MARATHON Sunday 22 January This years Farnborough half marathon was held on a cold morning in falling snow. The race, interestingly, starts and finishes in a disused airship hanger and runs a relatively flat course around the outside of the airport. Carlie Qirem of Ilford AC showed that her winter training is going well finishing 464th overall out of a field of 1608 finishers in a new personal best time of 1 hour 44 minute 50 seconds, which was nearly a 5 minute improvement on her previous best.   RACE WALKERS ENFIELD RACE WALKING LEAGUE Saturday 21st January A new year and a revitalised Ilford walking team took to the Parklands of the Queen Elizabeth 2nd playing fields in …Read More

  Press Report 15th January 2018  

Jan 152018
 
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