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.
Ilford AC had 2 starters in the annual National 100 Miles Walking Championship held at Redcar, Kevin Marshall & Ed Shillabeer. Racing was held on a 2 miles’ lap consisisting of a mile-out-and-back along the town’s seafront, commencing at noon on Saturday and continuing overnight with a cut-off time of noon on Sunday. Walkers faced faced warm conditions during the day but temperatures dropped considerable overnight along an exposed seafrint. Marshall belied his 56 years of age to give a good account of himself at the expense of rivals half his age, and despite leaning to one side over the closing stages, managed to maintain good progress to place 2nd in 22 hours 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Although 4th …Read More
Orion Forest ELvIS Five Saturday 6th August The fifth leg of this summer’s ELvIS series was incorporated into Orion Harriers Forest Five series over a challenging off road course over 5 miles through Epping Forest on a hot sunny morning. Thomas Grimes of East London lead home a near record field with a fine performance. The Ilford AC challenge was headed by the in-form Steve Philcox in 5th spot in 30 mins 17 secs which won him the Over-40s trophy despite competing in the over 50s category. Next home was Paul Holloway with a powerful run taking him to 9th spot in 30m 41s which was the true top over 40 run of the day and was therefore unlucky not …Read More