Press Report 25th August 2015  

Aug 252015
Press Report 25th August 2015

Carol Muir’s 100th Different Parkrun A large contingent from Ilford AC turned out to offer some superb support for their fellow clubmate Carol Muir as she completed her 100th different Parkrun at Raphaels Park, Romford last Saturday morning. This community event has developed its own terminology over the years and Carol who has competed in Parkruns the length and breadth of the country certainly now qualifies as “Queen of the Parkrun Tourists”. This was also Carol’s 209th completed Parkrun over 100 diferent 5k courses that began at the first Valentines Parkrun back in February 2011. For the record Carol clocked 27.38 in this fun event which recorded a certain Elvis Presley also from Ilford AC as a first timer in …Read More

  Press Report 17th August 2015  

Aug 172015

Southern League Match 5 Hemel Hempstead Saturday15th August 2015 Ilford AC finished their Southern League campaign with an excellent 4 th place at Hemel Hempstead on Saturday. This was Ilford’s toughest match of the season as three of the four opposing teams were in the top 6 of the division after the first four fixtures. Ilford were no match for these three teams, but they had an all day battle with Braintree, with Ilford finally prevailing by 4.5 points, after the final event. Top performer’s for Ilford were Vicky Onyeka and Krystle Balogun, who both did four individual events and a leg of the 4x 400 relay. Vicky took 2 nd place in the 100m in 13.6 and followed this …Read More

  Press Report 11th August 2015  

Aug 112015

World Masters track and field championships Lyon France The 21st edition of the world masters track and field championships is currently taking place in Lyon, France and is the first staging of the games in Europe since 2009 and the first time in France. The first week has notable for strong sunshine and high temperatures of 35C plus. The first day featured the cross-country where there were 2 runners from Ilford AC on the British team for these events. Pam Jones ran an excellent race and was up in the leading group on the first of the 4 laps. Despite a tumble on the second lap she pushed on to finish second in 47 mins 33 secs for the 7.5km …Read More

  Press Report 4th August 2015  

Aug 042015
Press Report 4th August 2015

Ilford AC’s elder statesmen, Tony Nixon, completed a remarkably consistent run of results when competing in the 5th and final race of the Harwich 5k series last Tuesday evening. For the 4th consecutive race 67 year old Nixon posted the quickest age related time of the evening crossing the line in an excellent 19 mins and 17 seconds which equated to 14.34 on the age related scale. Unusually the wind had dropped along the Dovercourt seafront affording some pleasant running conditions for the competitors. The Ilford man was delighted to also run his fastest time of the series with his age related time slightly bettering his actual personal best for the distance set many years ago back in his heyday. …Read More