John Platt 1953 – 2013  

Oct 252013
John Platt 1953 - 2013

Donations can be made to the sports aid trust www.  via the undertakers, Gildersons. MESSAGE FROM CHRIS HANCOCK “May I, on behalf of Johns family, thank all those who attended his funeral and rememberance celebration afterwards. We also appreciate the kind comments left on this website and the words spoken about him on Tuesday. The music we chose for the cremation was Game of Thrones, Chariots of Fire and Golden Brown by the Stranglers. We hope John was watching and approved. We hope to arrange for a commemorative cup to be presented to the club, in Johns memory, and which may be awarded to the athletic who most approaches Johns ideals each year. Thank you all. Chris” TRIBUTES If you …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 27th October 2013  

Oct 252013

Wix 5m Sunday 20 October Three Ilford runners competed in the Wix 5 mile road race near Manningtree on Sunday morning. Heavy morning showers had waterlogged the course but did not deter the field of 211 runners. First man home was the in form Kevin Newell who picked his way through the puddles to break the tape in a good time of 28.46 for 8th place. He was well supported by veteran Tony Hyde who ran 30.26 for 18th place. Martin Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, closed the team in 89th place recording 37.32. Chris Burgoyne of Springfield Striders led the field home in 27.14 from local man Robert Reason of Harwich. Report courtesy of Martin Clarke and The Cowboy …Read More