Neil Crisp

  Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 9 March 2014  

Mar 112014
 

ESSEX 20 Mile Championship Langham Sunday 9 March There were 12 athletes from Ilford AC taking part in this 20 mile road race on a rural route at Langham, near Colchester. The event was made more difficult by the weather producing a warm sunny day with the temperature rising to over 20C, after the runners had been training in the cool wet winter conditions. Ilford’s Kiwi sensation Blair McWhirter was again in superb form taking the lead from the gun and by 3 miles he had a commanding lead which he continued to increase on his solo run. Blair crossed the finishing line 8 minutes ahead of the second placed runner in 1hr 48mins 27secs, which is the fifth fastest …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 2 March 2014  

Mar 032014
 

Netherhall 10m, Incorporating the British Masters Athletic Federation 10 mile Championships Netherall Sunday 22 February Two Ilford men made the long, tiring journey to Cumbria to compete in the above race. It is a tough, windy and hilly course. The winner of the race was V40 runner Kerry Wilson from Scotland, in 55.17. Malcolm Muir came home as the first Ilford runner, but third overall in a time of 56.21. Malcolm was pleased to win the BMAF V35 gold! Spencer Hempstead competed bravely despite suffering a tummy bug. He came 11th in the race, in a time of 59.47. He was an unlucky fourth placed V40 in the BMAF competition. Report by Malcolm Muir Last Friday in the Month Serpentine …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 23 February 2014  

Feb 242014
 
Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 23 February 2014

TARPLEY 20 Bury St Edmunds Sunday 22 February Ilford AC’s Breege Nordin put in a outstanding performance in the Tarpley 20 mile road race on a rural hilly course over the windy countryside surrounding the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds. Breege finished in 84th overall in 2hr 31min 22secs, this run placed her as 3rd female in the event and first in the F55 age category. She is ranked 28th overall in the country in 2014 at the distance and is top of her age group. The club also had 3 men in action. Sam Rahman ran a controlled race to finish 17th in 2h 09m 42s, while Kevin Newell recorded 2h 15m 42s. The squad was completed by …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 16 February 2014  

Feb 162014
 
Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 16 February 2014

EASTERN COUNTIES INCORPORATING THE ESSEX INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPS 2014 For the first time this season Jack Maher [No. 420] & training partner Usamah Patel [No. 522] came face to face in the finals of the u/17 1500m. Jack took up the pace early on as the pair took charge of the race, with about 250m to go Usamah made his move to take the title from Jack who was the reining champion both athletes broke the championship best performance time. Usamah time 4-21 Pb indoors Jack 4-25 Pb indoors Report by Ian Gains. Photos by Tom Gardner CHICHESTER PRIORY 10km CHICHESTER SUNDAY 9th FEB Three Ilford men travelled down to Chichester last Sunday for the super fast Chichester 10km, which …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 9 February 2014  

Feb 102014
 
Ilford AC Press Report Week Ending Sunday 9 February 2014

Essex Cross-Country League Epping Forest Saturday 8 February The final leg of this winters Essex Cross-Country League has held in Epping Forest , where the recent poor weather turned the course into a quagmire of liquid mud. The adverse conditions led to the organisers shortening the courses for the races. Ilford AC were again fielding weakened teams due to injury, illness and a busy weekend of races and their line up for the senior ladies 6.5km event was just 2 competitors. Jenni Sheehan put in a good run in the mud to come home 28th in 30 mins 05 secs and Nicola Hopkinson again showed a battling performance to finish 35th in 31m 47s. Together they combined to finish 12th …Read More