On a cold windy snowy morning over 2100 runners lined up for the 32nd Brentwood Half Marathon. The field included six athletes from Ilford AC who were well up the field in the fast downhill start. They kept up their challenge as the race progressed through country lanes on the outskirts of the town with Robin McNelis heading up the team with a fine 19th spot in 1hour 20 mins 36 seconds just 12 seconds and 1 place ahead of Steve Philcox. Sam Rahman was 22nd in a new personal best time of 1hr 21m 03s while there was a big breakthrough for Richard Mould in 85th position setting a new best time for the distance by over 4 1/2mins …Read More
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ESSEX ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP – CHELMSFORD The Essex County Road Relay Championship was held on a very wet Saturday afternoon on a rural course from the Chelmsford track. Ilford AC entered 2 mens and a ladies team in the event. The men’s A team were led off by Tom Gardner who ran the 3.7 mile course in 19m 40s, followed by Steve Philcox (21m 26s) and Sam Rahman (21m 41s). Team captain Malcolm Muir took over on the anchor leg in 8th and moved up to 6th during his leg of 19m 40s. The B team consisted Tony Nixon (24m 11s) Tom King (22m 50s) Peter Clinch (20m 45s) and Andy Catton (24m 02s) and they finished 16th. Steve Cheal …Read More