Racewalking Section 26/05/2013  

May 262013

BRONZE IN THE SUN FOR BENNETT Ilford’s STUART BENNETT was the pick of Ilford’s walkers on a hot Sunday afternoon at Chelmsford’s Melbourne Park Stadium as he claimed the individual bronze medal in the 3,000 Metres Walk clocking 16 minutes and 28 seconds. The race for gold and silver was effectively over as soon as the gun went, for Commonwealth Games representative Dan King and his Olympian twin brother Dominic of Colchester Harriers strode to the front and held their fast pace to finish 1st & 2nd respectively. Bennett, with a sub-2 minutes’ opening lap, held on for 2 laps before setting into his own pace to complete the frame. An interested spectator was Ilford AC Life Member and Olympian …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report – Great Baddow 10m  

May 212013

Great Baddow 10 miles There were 3 Ilford members in the Great Baddow 10 mile race run on a rural course around the village in good conditions. Spencer Hempstead put in a strong performance to come home 5th in a large field of around 750 in 56m 47s. He was joined in the race by Tony Partridge (217th 77m 53s) and Declan Cullen (274th 81m 36s). Report by Hank in the Bushes