Press Report 24th June 2014  

Jun 242014

Eton Manor ELvIS 5km Leyton Tuesday 17 June Ilford AC had 26 entries in the third race of this summer’s ELvIS fixtures at Jubilee Park, Leyton a good night for running last Tuesday evening. Blair McWhirter was again in top form dominating the race and taking victory in 15mins 42secs. Backing him up in 2nd spot was Tom Gardner, who put in an excellent run, with 16m 08s while Malcolm Muir took the masters prize in 5th place in 16m 36s. Steve Philcox placed second 2nd in the M40 category with 17m 12s for 10th. Kevin Newell placed 13th in 17mn 44s and Sam Rahman 16th with 17m 52s and Kevin Wotton closed the scoring team in 19th and 4th …Read More

  Press Report 17th JUne 2014  

Jun 172014

GREAT EASTON 5 Sunday 15 June The Great Easton road race was run a calm Sunday morning over a challenging undulating course around the village of Great Easton, near Dunmow in north Essex. The race this year incorporated the Essex County 5 mile Championship and the endurance squad of Ilford AC were in top form claimed 9 medals which included 9 golds. The race was won in 25mins 18 secs by Paul Whittaker of Southend Ac with Ilford’s Kiwi Blair McWhirter second in 25m 58s. Whittaker was disqualified from the Championship for not wearing his club colours and hence McWhirter won the county title, trophy and gold medal, his first since fulfilling the residence period to compete in county races. …Read More

  Press Report 09/06/2014  

Jun 092014
Press Report  09/06/2014

Orion Forest Five Saturday 7th June 2014 Three Ilford runners contested the first of Orion’s Forest 5mile three race series held in torrential rain on a very wet and waterlogged multi terrain course at Chingford on Saturday morning. Steve Philcox produced a excellent run to break 30 minutes with his 29.53 being good enough for 7th place and runner up in the veteran 40 category. Billy Green, racing over both days of the weekend, chipped in with a fine 40.09 for 66th out of a field of 131 runners. Pam Jones was the club’s sole lady representative running producing what was probably the best age graded performance of the day clocking 49.20 for 122nd place. Billericay’s Crispian Bloomfield headed the …Read More

  Press Report 2/06/2014  

Jun 022014
Press Report 2/06/2014

ESSEX TRACK & FIELD CHAMPS DAY 2 Chelmsford Saturday May 24th After the success on day 1 5 Ilford AC athletes kept the good run going. Usamah Patel opened the account with a excellent run leading from the start & crossing the line in 1st place & gold medal in the u/17 3000m in 9-13-60 Pb.Tom Gardner improving with every race took 2nd place and a silver medal in the Senior 1500m recording a season’s best of 4-12-51. The race of the day was surely the u/17 800 with the first 3 home being ranked in the top 6 in the country and a winning time of 1-53. Ilford’s Jack Maher was a bit off the pace and had to …Read More