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.