Hampton Court Half Marathon London Thames Ditton Sunday 21st February Ilford AC’s Paul Holloway continued his warm up for the Barcelona Marathon next month with another impressive performance last Sunday. The ever improving Ilford runner clocked 1.20.30 which was just shy of his PB and placed him 21st in a large field of 1500 runners. Midweek Indoor Middle Distance Open Meeting Lee Valley Wednesday 15th February At the recent open meeting at the Lee Valley Athletic Centre two Ilford AC runners took to the indoor track. First up in heat 4 was Blair McWhirter, in his first ever indoor race. Blair took control at the first bend and the pushed on to win the race in 4m 21.98s. Sam Rahman …Read More
In the awards : Ilford’s Dave Ainsworth won an individual silver medal in the Essex County Athletic Association’s Indoor Championships at Lee Valley Arena on Saturday afternoon when clocking 12 minutes and 3 seconds for the 1 Mile Walk. Going into the penultimate lap, Ainsworth had more-or-less settled for trying to secure a bronze medal, as the competitor ahead, Southend’s John Brock, seemed to have enough in hand to withstand any attack. That was until he was disqualified, so enabling the Ilford man to be promoted a place without actually doing much! It marks a considerable span of success at County level, as Ainsworth’s first Essex individual medal came way back in 1975 when finishing 3rd in the Essex 50 …Read More
South East Schools Inter Counties Championships – Bexhill Ilford AC had 4 young athletes winning their first county vest by representing Essex in the South East Schools Inter Counties Championships held recently at Bexhill. Farris Patel in the Junior boys ran a solid race for 85th place. Mungo Prior put in another good run in the inter-boys for 56th place and in the inter-girls Jordan Hinds put in solid run for 84th place. In the senior boys Ahmed Abdulle kept his current good form going with 3rd place. Essex and Eastern Counties Indoor Championships – Lee Valley – 7th February In the indoor arena at the Essex & Eastern Counties Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley on 7th February, Ilford …Read More
Deal Half Marathon – 14th Feb Elsewhere Ilford AC’s Paul Holloway continued his build up to the Barcelona Marathon with a fine run in the Deal half marathon last Sunday. Paul tackled the notorious hills surrounding the Kent coastal town to record an excellent time of 1.22.50 for this challenging course which was good enough to place him 9th overall.
ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE Colchester Garrison Sunday 7 February 2016 In the junior races the Club were well represented in both the under 13 and under 15 age groups. In the under 13 boys race Bradley Deacon was first home for Ilford in 21st closely followed by Matthew Hick in 23rd with Evan Johnstone following in 35th. The under 15 Girls saw Isabella Hick finish in 22nd and in the boys under 15 Jack Halil was 31st.