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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  Ilford AC Press Report. 13th November 2017  

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Ilford AC Press Report. 13th November 2017

New York City Marathon Sunday 5th November Last weekend Nicola Hopkinson of Ilford AC crossed the Atlantic to run the New York City Marathon. This classic event starts on Staten Island and runs through all 5 New York boroughs before finishing in Central park on Manhattan Island. Nicola ran a well judge race  reaching half way in 1hr 48 mins 36 secs and pushing on in the more difficult second half to come home in 3hrs 42mins 27secs. This was her best time for 7 years over the marathon distance. She placed 7705th overall in a field of 50643, 1457th female and 18th in the F55 age category                             …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report 7th November 2017  

Nov 062017
 
Ilford AC Press Report 7th November 2017

Inter Club Vets Match (5 miles) Loughton 4 November 2017 The annual match for masters athletes took part at the Roding Valley Country Park last Saturday with Ilford AC entering teams in both mens and ladies matches. Steve Philcox led the way for the club with an excellent run to come home in second place in 30mins 04 secs. Diarmuid Mac Donnell backed him up well in 12th with 34 mins 11 secs and Andy Catton placed 19th in 35 mins 42 secs. ED Skinner was the next Ilford man across the line in 38m 58 s placing 35th and Bill Green completed the men’s line up in 44th with 39m 38s Bree Nordin was the leading Ilford lady in …Read More

  Press Report 31st October 2017  

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Press Report 31st October 2017

Essex Cross-country League Horseheath Cambridge Saturday October 28  SENIORS The first match of this winter’s Essex Cross-Country League was held on a cold morning last Saturday at Horseheath, just over the border in Cambridgeshire. The senior squads of Ilford AC turned in good numbers, 21 in total with 9 representing the club in a cross-country race for the first time. This was the best turnout for several years and returned excellent results.   The ladies ran over the grassland course which was firm throughout in a 6km race. Nicola Hopkinson continued her fine form, just ahead of her run in the New York City marathon on Sunday, to lead in the team in 49th spot in 30 mins 46 secs and was the …Read More

  Press Report. October 23rd 2017  

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Press Report. October 23rd 2017

Great South Run Portsmouth Sunday 22 October The Great South is a 10 mile run starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea The fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, through the Historic Dockyard before the final two miles on the scenic seafront. The finish was particularly challenging with the runners facing a strong headwind along the seafront. The race attracts a field of over 16000 and is the English Championship for the distance which were won by popular athletes Chris Thompson and Gemma Steel. Ilford AC had 4 runners in the event. They were led home by an impressive performance from Amin Koikai who came home in 23rd place in 55 …Read More

  Press Report. October 16th 2017  

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Press Report. October 16th 2017

ILFORD AC PRESS REPORT 16th October 2017 Ilford AC goes International Ilford AC had three runners racing this weekend, each one doing a marathon, and all three in different countries around the world. Lisbon Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Sunday 15 October The Lisbon Marathon in Portugal describes itself as ‘the home to possibly the world’s most gorgeous marathon’. Athletes journey from the seaside village of Cascais, run along the banks of the Tagus River and pass World Heritage sites. The race starts at 8am, and with a 40 minute train journey to the start Ilford athlete Tony Hyde found himself starting 10 minutes late. The weather was unseasonably warm and Tony struggled with the heat but still finished with a …Read More