Press Report 27/05/2014  

May 272014
Press Report  27/05/2014

Much merriment at Hatfield Broad Oak with some great techy prizes as runner up Malcolm Muir wins the new super slim transparent Iphone6S mini with 9.7 inch retina display and 500 megapixel camera. Watch the birdie! A lady official has laughed her right arm off but all is not lost as her mum waits in the wings carrying her replacement prosthetic.   Hatfield Broad Oak 10k Monday 26th May 2014 On Bank Holiday Monday a small number of Ilford Athletes took part in the popular 10k course on the figure of eight loop through the quiet country lanes of rural Essex. First home and 2nd in the overall race was Malcolm Muir in a time of 32.54 . Muir put …Read More

  Press Report 20/05/2014  

May 202014

Essex Track and Field Championships 18th May 2014 – Chelmsford 5 ilford athletes competed in day 1 of the Essex Track and Field Championships held at Chelmsford each winning individual medals. Opening the account was Tom Gardner in the 3000m and although not back to full fitness ran a well controlled race for 2nd place and a silver medal in a seasons best of 9mins 4.7seconds. Usamah Patel was up against 2 highly nationally rated athletes in the under 17 1500m and therefore had to settle for 3rd place running a personal best of 4mins 21secs for his bronze medal. Sam Malpass although not at full fitness though injuries still put in a gutsy performance in the 400m and was …Read More

  Press Report 13th May 2014  

May 132014
Press Report 13th May 2014

Pembrokeshire Coastal Ultra Little Haven, Pembrokeshire Saturday 3 May Ilford AC’s New Zealand sensation Blair McWhirter continued his winning ways at the Pembrokeshire Coastal Trail Ultra Marathon. The race is over undulating rugged but scenic terrain in the Pembrokeshire Coastal national park measuring 34.8 miles. Blair, running on his London Marathon training, finished 1st in a new course record of 4hrs 31mins 31 secs, which was previous held by sub 2:09 marathon runner Mark Steinle. His winning margin was over 23 minutes. McWhirter now intends to concentrate on shorter distances over the early summer looking to set new personal bests at 5km and 10km. Night of 10000m PBs Parliament Hill, Hampstead Saturday 10 May A series of 5 10000m races …Read More

  SCVAC – Lee Valley 28/04/2014  

May 052014

The Vets team travelled to Lee Valley for the first of a four match series on Monday 28 April. Solid performances all round saw the team finishing third on the evening. Mike Horsey debuting in the new 35+ category finished sixth in 14.6s over 100m. He also competed as a non-scorer in the 1500m crossing the line in 5.06.8. Henry Ricketts finished fourth in the 40+ category over 100m in 13.3s. He also placed fourth in the 35+ shot with 8m exactly, third in the 35+ long jump with 4m 56 and fourth in the javelin with 29m 05. Pete Whiting competing in the 50+ sprint finished fifth with 15.1s. His long jump of 3m 52 also placed him fifth. …Read More

  British Masters Gear 10k – 4th May 2014  

May 052014

Grand East Anglian Run 10km King’s Lynn Sunday 4th May 13 runners from the endurance squad of Ilford AC travelled up to Norfolk to take part in the Gear 10km which incorporated the British Masters Championship. The fast, flat course,, ideal weather conditions and a field of over 2000 led to them returning their fastest times for many years. First over the line for the club was Malcolm Muir in 7th with 32mins 31 secs, backed up by Kevin Newell in 36m 18s for 71st and Mike Horsey taking spot 168 in 39mn 46s. Together they combined to finish runners up in the British Masters Championship in the M35-44 age group. Neil Crisp was the club’s leading runner in the …Read More