Press Report Ilford AC 27th January 2015  

Jan 272015

South of England Cross Country Championships – Brighton Ilford AC continued to maintain a strong presence in these championships with Club captain Malcolm Muir drawing on his elite troops in the Senior race. Held over 9 miles at Stanmer Park , Brighton, last Saturday on a hilly but dry course and on a cold crisp day, 5 Ilford athletes travelled down to compete in the race. The race was won by Ben Tickner of Brighton Phoenix in 50.21. The Ilford athletes’ times were as follows: 1. V40 runner Malcolm Muir – Position 122nd, time 57.05 2. SEN track runner Tom Gardner, Position 129th, time 57.20 3. V45 runner Paul Holloway, Position 434th, time 66.23 4. SEN Sam Rahman, Position 475th, …Read More

  Press Report 20th January 2015  

Jan 202015

Ilford AC fielded 2 runners in the 25th running of the Benfleet 15 held at Hadleigh Downs on Sunday. On a very challenging multi terrain course comprising hard sections of sea wall contrasting with very boggy marshland and thick mud Bradley Brown was first home for the Club in a respectable time of 2 hours 5 mins 45 seconds for 129th place. The mud was so severe in places that at one point it claimed the running shoes of Peter Spelman who enlisted the help of a marshal to retrieve them. Undeterred by this Spelman still battled on to finish over 30 minutes quicker than last year’s time to dip under the 3 hour mark in 2 hours 56 minutes …Read More

  Press Report 13th January 2015  

Jan 132015
Press Report 13th January 2015

Essex Cross Country League Epping Forest, Chingford Saturday 10 January There was a good turnout from Ilford AC at the 4th round of this winters Essex Cross-Country League held on the usual tough course set by host club Orion Harriers in Epping Forest at Chingford. This near the conditions were harder than usual as the recent weather meant the course was soon churned into a quagmire. Four young Ilford athletes took on a very tough and muddy course finding the the going difficult and mainly trying to keep their feet, but still gave a good account for themselves. Matthew Hick placed 5th in the u/11 in 5-24 with sister Isabella Hick 31st u/13 girls 22-50 Manraj Gill was 38th in …Read More

  Press Report 6th January 2015  

Jan 062015
Press Report 6th January 2015

Witham Boxing Day 5 Miles Friday 26 December While a number of their clubmates were in action in the Annual Boxing day Handicap in Hainault Forest 2 Ilford AC members took to the roads of Witham Malcom Muir was in good festive season form coming home in 9th spot in 27m 18s to take the M40 category prize. Meanwhile sister Carol placed 277th in a field of 376 in 47m 08s. Essex Cross-Country Championships Claybury Park, Woodford Saturday 3 January This years Essex Cross-Country Championships were held in the toughest conditions for years as heavy overnight rain turned the course around Claybury Park in Woodford into a muddy quagmire with freezing drizzle persisting throughout the event. Best performance for Ilford …Read More