Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 15th September 2013  

Sep 172013
Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 15th September 2013

BMAF Track and Field Championship Alexander Stadium Birmingham 14/15 September The British Masters Track and Field Championship were held at the Alexander Stadium Birmingham over the weekend. Among the 700 competitors were 2 endurance runners from Ilford AC. On a calm but overcast Saturday morning Kevin Newell had a run out in the 1500m. In a fast race he recorded a seasons best of 4 mins 52.05 secs to take 7th spot in the M35 event The weather changed for day 2 of the event on Sunday when the events were held in blustery cool and damp conditions. Newell ran in his more favoured event, the 5000m and improved on his best for the season by 30 seconds to finish …Read More

  The Vest of British  

Sep 162013

Dear Martin, After all these years it’s finally emerged that an Ilford AC member’s T-shirt crossed the finishing line at an Olympic Games in a silver-medal position. PAUL NIHILL MBE HAS revealed he wore Ilford AC member FERGUS MURRAY’s T-shirt when coming 2nd in the 1964 Olympic Games 50 Kilometres’ Walk. Paul said that as he warmed-up it turned very cold and rain started teeming down. He realised his error in turning-up wearing just a GB representative singlet. Ilford AC’s 2nd ever Olympian – 10,000 Metres’ runner Fergus Murray – was at the start to cheer on UK walkers. Paul saw Fergus and asked for his white t-shirt, which he quickly put under his singlet seconds before the “off”. Just …Read More