Ilford AC Press Report. Monday 1st January 2018  

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Ilford AC Press Report. Monday 1st January 2018

Ilford AC Boxing Day Handicap Hainault Forest December 26th 2017 A record field of 23 brushed off the Turkey and Christmas hangover’s to toe the line for the 9th annual Ilford AC Boxing day handicap. The overnight rain had turned the course into the usual swamp and choice of footwear was completely irrelevant. The idea of the handicap is that the slower runners go off first at varying time intervals and the fastest runner goes off last and tries to catch everyone, unfortunately time constraints meant the course was not marked or marshalled. A few people were unaware of the course and made up their own route. First off were Sharon and Roger Honey, with Roger being a former 110m …Read More

  Press Report 23rd December 2017  

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Press Report 23rd December 2017

Ilford Christmas Relay Cricklefields Stadium Tuesday 19 December The annual Ilford AC Christmas relay took place at their home track at Cricklefields Stadium. The clubs junior and senior endurance run were randomly selected into teams of three for this 19 lap event. The race is run as a relay with runners dipping in and out to run legs as each team’s tactics are employed. The only rule is each runner must run at least 3 laps. The last leg is run as a team with all3 team members running together It was a close contest with all team s within 300 metres of each other for the entire event. The  winning team  finishing in 27 mins and 47 secs was …Read More

  Press Report 18th December 2017  

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Press Report 18th December 2017

CHASE THE MOON 10K London Olympic Park On a cold crisp evening Ilford AC runner Anna Crawley took part in a ‘Chase the moon event’ over at the Olympic park on Wednesday, along with about 15 other people from her work. Anna, who is new to the club, had only done one official 10k before this so was keen to improve on her previous time of 53:54. Whilst the original aim was to try and get around 52 minutes, Anna found herself achieving far better than that and came in at 51:02. Although slightly disappointed to not get under 51 minutes, this was still a pb by nearly 3 minutes and I’m sure she will continue to improve and even …Read More