On A Cold, Wet And Windy Sunday Morning at Hastingwood in Harlow, Sole Ilford Athletic Club Representative, Terry Knightley, Ran in the The St Clare Hospice 10K Road Race. Battling for position over the undulating country lanes with David Johnson of Thurrock Harriers, Terry Finally Finished in 5th Position Overall out of a field of well over 300 Athletes to claim The First Veteran Over 50 Trophy in a time of 37 minutes and 9 seconds and also beating the first veteran over 40 by almost 2 minutes. The Race was won By Mike Briggs of Benfleet Running Club in a time of 34 minutes 55 seconds.
When the flooring of the Men’s Showers was taken up it revealed something of a horror story. This has resulted in extra works being necessary and the showers being out of action until 23rd March. The work is progressing well and I am sure that it will be worth the wait. Can you please use your circulation list to notify as many people as possible that there will be no shower facilities for Men or Women at Chigwell Row until 23rd March. There will still be access to the tea room during the intervening period. Regards Les
REIS IS ON TRACK FRANCISCO REIS brought another National title to Ilford AC on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon, not that conditions troubled competitors disputing the British Masters Athletics Federation National 3,000 Metres Walk, for it was at Lee Valley’s centrally-heated indoor arena in North London. Reis was an emphatic winner, with a most impressive blast from gun-to-tape which none could match, seeing him finish in 13 minutes and 54 seconds which was well clear of 2nd placed former Olympic representative Ian Richards (Steying AC). The Ilford athlete’s performance drew praise from both from colleagues and rivals alike.
After a well-earned 5 months’ lay-off following her Olympic appearance, Ilford’s Bethnal Green-based Lithuanian International athlete NERINGA AIDIETYTE made it 3 wins from 3 starts since returning to action in late January.On a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon on a multi-lap course inside Hackney’s Victoria Park, Miss Aidietyte won the National 10 Miles Women’s Championship “by a distance” to borrow a term from the turf. From the gun the Ilford star went clear of all rivals and pressed on; without chasing company offering any threat, to clock an excellent 79 minutes and 43 seconds at the finish, streets ahead of 2nd place Lauren Whelan (Belgrave harriers).On the same programme was the National Men’s 10 Miles, in which Ilford AC went to …Read More