Press Report 31st March 2015  

Mar 312015

Essex Road Relays 28th March 2015 Harwich Strong coastal winds gusting across Dovercourt Bay greeted over 170 runners representing 53 teams from the cream of the county’s running clubs as they contested the Essex Relay Championships last Saturday. The event held at Chelmsford for many years was switched to Harwich this year in an enterprising move by the host Club Harwich Runners to present a fast accurately measured 5k course along the seafront with the innovation of chip timing. For the first time in Essex Road Running’s history runners transported a baton around the course which contained the chip technology. With the stiff wind behind they were assisted along the promenade for the first 2k until the turnaround when they …Read More

  Press Report 25th March  

Mar 242015
Press Report 25th March

Brentwood Half Marathon Sunday 22 March 2015 There was another good team performance from Ilford Ac in the Brentwood Half Marathon last Sunday. Malcolm Muir led the way for the team in second spot, losing out to Ryan Prout of the Thrift Green Club by just 3 seconds, in 71 mins 32secs, which placed him as top M40 runner. There were big improvements in personal bests from Sam Rahman, 22nd in 1h 18m 54s, and Paul Holloway, 27th in 1h 20m 07s. Robin McNelis backed them up well in 33rd with 1h 21m 33s. Peter Spelman was further down the field finishing in 2h 00m 52s In the Women’s race Bree Nordin produced her usual strong run to finish 303rd …Read More

  Press Report 17th March  

Mar 172015

British Masters Cross-Country Championship Ruthin, North Wales Saturday 14 March Four runners from Ilford AC travelled to North Wales to compete at the British Masters Cross-Country Championship at Ruthin in North wales. The race was over a 4 lap 8.8km course on mainly parkland but boggy in a few places. First Ilford man home was Andy Catton in 89th sot in 36m 19s which earned him 9th in the M60 category. Steve Parker was next home for the club in 135th with 43m 06s for 31st in his category while Steve Cheal finished 35th in the M50 grouping in 44m 51s and 139th overall. One pace behind him was Rob Sargent with 47m 06s and 31st in the M60 category. …Read More

  Press Report 10th March 2015  

Mar 102015
Press Report 10th March 2015

InterCounties Cross Country Championships Cofton Park Birmingham Saturday 7th March 2015 Ilford AC had 2 athletes representing Essex in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held at Cofton Park Birmingham last Saturday in what was arguably the strongest strength-in-depth event of the UK season. Malcolm Muir competed over 12k in the senior men’s race where he placed 190th out of 283 finishers in a race won by Andrew Buchart of Scotland East clocking 34.26. Ahmed Abdulle was still carryinga niggle but acquitted himself well in the Under 17’s race held over 6k coming home in 40th out of 274 in a time of 20.43. Mahamed Mahamed of Hampshire won in 18.35. Sidcup 10 miles Sunday 8 March There was a …Read More

  Press Report 3rd March  

Mar 032015

Bath Half Marathon Sunday 1st March Illford AC’s brother and sister act, Malcolm and Carol Muir, travelled to the West Country last weekend to compete in Sunday’s Bath Half Marathon. Running a well judged even pace of 5.30 per mile Muir crossed the line in an excellent 22nd place in a very high class field.He was well pleased with his time of 72.08 which gave him 2nd place in the vet40 category only losing out to the classy Christopher Greenwood of Kent AC who finished some 2 and a half minutes ahead. The winner was Paul Martelletti of Run Fast clocking 65.27 to record his 4th major half marathon win this year already! Yet the most outstanding run of the …Read More