Harriers are now back training in Valentines Park during the summer months – meet at Melbourne Road entrance 7pm Wednesdays.
BMAF World Indoor Champs Budapest Ilford AC’s superveteran John Batchelor has returned from the British Masters Indoor World Champs in Budapest where the standard in the M70 distance races was unusually high. Batchelor placed seventh in the 3000m after leading the field for the first kilometre, whereupon he was passed by a string of former World or European champions fighting it out for the major honours. Although John was unable to stick with them in the mid-race section he closed on the leaders over the last few laps to finish in 11:48.03, close to his season’s best. The Ilford man comfortably made the final of the 1500m, but in the final against similar high-quality opposition was again unable to pick …Read More