BRAINTREE “ESSEX” 5 – SUNDAY 7TH APRIL There was a large party of 19 runners from Ilford AC taking part in last Sunday’s Braintree 5 mile road race, which incorporated the Essex Championship. It was an excellent day for the club winning 6 Essex medals, including a number of fine performances. The race was over a gently undulating rural course on a pleasant spring morning with just under 400 competitors and Malcolm Muir came home third in a fast time of 26 mins 35 secs to take the county bronze medal. He was well supported by Tom Gardner, 5th in 27m exactly and Spencer Hempstead 7th in 27m 06s, which was the gold medal performance in the M40 category. Together …Read More
GOOD SEND OFF Ilford’s FRANCISCO REIS was a convincing winner of Sunday afternoon’s representative 2,000 metres walk at Lee Valley’s Indoor Arena. It was the last domestic indoor walk of this season at Lee Valley and Reis dominated it as he’d so done in all previous appearances. Representing the South he sped away from his rivals as soon as the gun sounded and pressed on to achieve a race feat of lapping the entire field in such a short race. Reis clocked 9 minutes and 13 seconds, overtaking and lapping 2nd placed Steve Allen (Barnet) as they rounded the final bend with 30 metres to go.