Press Report 28th April 2015  

Apr 282015

London Marathon Sunday 26 April There were 8 runners from Ilford AC among the 37500 plus on the Greenwich start on an overcast chilly morning. Fastest from the club was Malcolm Muir who put in a tremendous race to smash the Club veteran Marathon record when finishing 143rd overall in a time of 2hrs 35mins 23secs, which also improved his best time for the distance by 3 seconds! This placed him as 16th master in the M40 category. Sam Rahman also set a new personal best of 2h 52m 54s despite finding the going tough in the last few miles. Close behind was Robin McNelis with 2h 53m 21s, while Kevin Wotton, who had his preparation interrupted by injury, recorded …Read More

  Press Report 21/04/2015  

Apr 212015

Press Report A small group of Ilford AC athletes made an appearance at the Woodford Green Open meeting during the week with many of the younger athletes competing for their first time on the track. Opening the account was 12 year old Chloe Chapman 3rd in the 100m in 15-74 & 32-1 for the 200m. Isabella Hick 13 & Ellie Wright 12 both ran Pbs in the 800 with Isabella 1st 2-48-12 and Ellie 2nd 2-49-74. Both athletes then competed in the sprints with Isabella recording 31-18in the 200 and Ellie 15-25 in the 100m. . Bradley Deacon 11 also had Pb in the 1500m clocking 5-33 in very windy conditions. Senior lady Krystle Balogun doubled up in the 400m …Read More

  Press Report 14th April 2015  

Apr 142015
Press Report  14th April 2015

Ilford AC’s run of the weekend came from Paul Holloway who continues to steadily crack all his personal bests. Sunday saw him on the South coast where he was among 9000 plus runners tackling the popular Brighton marathon. The Ilford man set off at a sensible pace running conservatively and reaching 10k in 41mins 34 seconds before keeping steady for the remainder of the race as it wound around the city to the finish on the seafront. Holloway was well pleased as he crossed the line in 2hrs 58 mins and 9 seconds, the first time he had cracked the magical 3 hour barrier which placed him high up the field in 75th position. Further afield Peter Spelman competed in …Read More

  Press Report 7th April 2015  

Apr 072015

Wight Three Hills Race Monday 6th April Isle of Wight Ilford AC’s men’s captain Malcolm Muir enjoyed his customary Easter break in the Isle of Wight where he won the West Wight Three hills race on Easter Monday for the third time. This race consists of an undulating/hilly very scenic single lap of 8 miles (unofficially measured with an accurate metre wheel) with approximately 900 feet of ascent taking in Golden Hill Fort, Freshwater, Headon Warren, Alum Bay, Highdown, Tennyson Down, Freshwater Bay and back to the finish at Freshwater.  The Ilford man crossed the line in a time of  46.48  over a minute clear of  Andy Weir of Thames Hare and Hound. There were 136 finishe rs in total. …Read More