ANOTHER MEDAL FOR BOB’S COLLECTION Ilford AC life member Bob Dobson, a former European & Commonwealth ganes Representative, belied his veteran status to slog it out for 25 circuits of Garon Park Track on a hot, humid and windy Saturday morning to clock 71 minutes and 3 seconds to take a silver medal in the Essex 10,000 Metres’ Walk Championship, beaten only by another former GB Commonwealth Games athlete, Dan King of Colchester Harriers. If that wasn’t enough for the Ilford man, he celebrated his medal by another walk – a mile each way up-and down Southend pier afterwards!
Essex Track and field Championships Southend 27th August 2016 Ilford AC had a highly successful day at the final day of this year’sEssex Track Championships at Southend last Saturday. The meeting consisted of afew individual events, but most of the meeting comprised of relays in which Ilford contested eight and picked up medals in six of them. First up were the women in the Under 17 4x 100 where the teamconsisted of Isabella Hick, Jordan Hinds, Ayshah Lawrence and Ellie Wright. The competition was pretty stiff and they did great to reach the final, where theytook 8th place. Next up were the under 15 boys also in the 4x 100. TheIlford team of Jack Halil, Aaron Samuel, Mungo Prior and …Read More
Barking Park 5k Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2016 Ilford AC fielded a large squad of 30 runners when successfully contesting the 6th race of this summers’ 7 race Elvis series held traditionally at Barking Park on Bank holiday Monday. After two previous years of torrential rain this year’s event was blessed with some fine sunny weather as the Club’s under 20 star Ahmed Abdulle capped a successful weekend as he sped round the flat 2 lap 5k course to take the victor’s spoils in a new personal best of 15.49. He was well supported by training partner Tom Gardner back in 3rd with 16.15 and with Malcolm Muir, back in action yet still not fully fit taking 11th place …Read More
Woodford Green Open Graded Meeting Tuesday 16th August The 4th open graded meeting this season was held at Woodford Green’s Ashton playing fields last Tuesday evening and involved 6 Ilford athletes in the middle distance events. The youngsters contested the 800 metre races with Jordan Hinds in the U17F category posting the fastest time for the Club coming home 8th in her race in 2.26.40. In the same race Bradley Deacon clocked 2.37.40 in the U15M category finishing 11th. Keshan Beckett-Edwards finished 6th in his race recording a time of 2.44.30 in the U13M category. In the 3000m Ilford had 3 athletes packing together finishing in 4th, 5th and 6th places. Leading them home was senior male Sam Rahman who …Read More
Pride 10k Saturday 13th August Ilford AC had 2 runners taking part in the Pride 10km held on a fast course in Victoria Park this weekend. Robin McNelis clocked 39.07 for 51st spot whilst Doris Gaga showed improving form recording 63mins 12 secs for 848th place in a field of over 1000 runners. Times given are gun times.