3 Ilford AC Athletes entered into the Christmas Spirit on the seafront at Shoeburyness on a cold, grey and drizzly Sunday morning for the 5th Annual Southend Five Mile Rudolph Run. The race was held over an out and back course on the promenade and In a field of over 330 Runners comprising of many dressed as Santa’s, Elves, Reindeers and Christmas Trees. Ilford AC Super-Veteran, Terry Knightley ran a seasons best for Five Miles this year in 31 Minutes and 31 seconds to secure 9th place and win the First Veteran Over 55 Prize. Knightley won the inaugural race in 2011.Following him home in 17th position and winning the First Veteran over 40 Prize was Bradley Brown in 33 …Read More
Parkruns After 37 unsuccessful attempts to secure victory in a parkrun Ilford stalwart Terry Knightley finally came up trumps in Beckton’s parkrun last Saturday morning. Knightley braved the high winds of the morning to record a modest yet victorious 20 minutes 18 seconds over a multi terrain two lap course around Beckton Park to take the spoils with his Ilford partner Kim Baxter occupying 27th position in 37 minutes and 31 seconds. 28 runners graced the race. Elsewhere Carol Muir continued her “parkrun tourist” traditions hitting the Northampton event with a time of 31.25 placing her 161 in a field of 208. Nearer to home 144 runners took part in the Valentines Park event which included Ilford representatives Pathrose Louis …Read More
Essex County Veterans & Junior Cross-Country Championships Colchester Garrison Saturday 28 November In the Essex X Country Champs held in Colchester at the weekend, Ilford AC had a number of Youngsters competing in the various age groups. In the Boys U13s , Ilford had 5 athletes competing and as a team just missed out on a Bronze medal, by coming 4th. First home for Ilford was Farris Patel. Farris was with the leaders the whole race and battled to a very promising 7th position. Next home was Arun Manget in 15th place, followed by Matthew Hick, 24th , Bradley Deacon 26th and Euan Johnstone in 40th. In the U15s Boys Jack Halil came a very respectable 41st. In the u15s …Read More
Steve Philcox was the sole Ilford athlete at the Chelmsford 10k held at the traditional venue from the Melbourne track on Sunday afternoon. In a field of over 500 athletes packed with quality at the top end, Philcox ran an excellent time of 36 minutes dead for 19th position overall which was good enough to scoop the top male 50 prize of the day. The race was won by Billericay’s Crispian Bloomfied in 32.09. Earlier in the day over 750 Runners lined up on the chilly, freezing and windy Suffolk Seafront to run the 7th Annual Adnams Southwold 10K Road Race. Held over a two and half lap hilly Multi-Terrain course around the town, Ilford AC’s Terry Knightley found the …Read More
LEEDS ABBEY DASH 10km Sunday 15 November The Leeds Abbey Dash 10km once again was selected as the English Championship and attracted a strong field. The race is over a fast flat out and back course from Leeds to Kirkstall Abbey but the damp breezy morning took the edge off of times this year. Sam Rahman of Ilford AC put in a strong run to place 273th is a field of over 9000 finishers in 35 mins 58 secs, just missing his personal best time. Further back in 2723th was club endurance coach Rob Sargent who was pleased to clock 48m 33s.