Halstead Marathon (including Essex County Championship) -12th May 2013  

May 132013
 

HALSTEAD MARATHON (including ESSEX COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP) Ilford AC bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Essex County Marathon Championships On Sunday 12th May three Ilford AC men bravely took on the challenge of the 19th Halstead And Essex Marathon in bright, but windy conditions. In what is described as the UK’s most picturesque Marathon they came home with some pretty outstanding results. Engaging in a battle royal with overall race winner Denys Olefir of Newmarket Joggers, Malcolm Muir superbly paced his race to duck under the 2:45 barrier and claim the Gold individual Essex county medal and 2nd overall finisher prize. Terry Knightley charged home in 3:07:09 to claim the Bronze Veteran over 50 medal, his 61st Essex County …Read More

  Essex County AA 10,000 Metres Champinship Run – I’ve seen it all now!  

May 132013
 

Folks, I was at Sunday’s Essex County AA 10m,000 Metres Walk at Ashtons Track which commenced 1pm. At 12 noon our Essex County AA 10,000 metres Run was held. Just 3 entries were received, and only 1 of those put in an appearance. This County title was disputed only by a solitary Crispian Bloomfield of Billericay Striders going around for 25 uncontested laps, finishing in 33 minutes and 14 seconds. This spectacle was the talk of the meeting, and rightly so. Halstead’s Marathon was a counter-attraction for distance boys, but surely such a Championship title (one athletes would have “died for” in past years) could have raised a few more on its start line? The time…fair enough, as the victor …Read More

  Ilford AC Walking Section – Press Report 13/05/2013  

May 132013
 

NOW IS THE HOUR Ilford’s FRANCISCO REIS was the pick of Ilford’s contingent who contested the Southern Area 1 Hour Championship Walk at Eltham’s Sutcliffe Park track on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The format requires competitors to race walk as far as possible in 60 minutes around an athletics track and it was defending Champion Reis who set the pace for over 50 minutes with his only serious challenger, Olympian IAN RICHARDS (Steyning AC), nestled in some 30 metres in arrears. That was until the closing stages when the wily Richards let fly with a devastating burst to overtake the race leader and power on to complete 11,846 metres in the allotted time, with Reis 2nd having accounted for 11,746 …Read More