Press Report 15th November 2016  

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British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International Tollcross Park, Glasgow Saturday 12 November Ilford Ac’s Pam Jones was called up as a reserve for the strong England team for the International match, featuring England, Scotland. Northern Ireland, Eire and Scotland, held on a testing grassland course at Tollcross Park in Scotland. Pam ran in the open and reserves 6km race and ran a steady pace throughout the 3 lap race finishing strongly in 35 mins 53 secs for 25th spot. England were victorious in the match

  Press Report 8th November 2016  

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Press Report 8th November 2016

Dublin Marathon 30th October 2016 Ilford AC siblings Carol and Malcolm Muir both competed in the Dublin Marathon the previous weekend. Malcolm was really there mainly to support a great “sister act” by Carol who smashed her marathon PB by a massive 45 minutes. Carol was delighted with her time of 5hours 11 minutes and 53 seconds especially as only two months ago a knee infection had seriously curtailed her training. Malcolm for his part targeted the Father Collins parkrun the day before which he won easily in a speedy time of 16.47. As a result he suffered in the latter part of the following day’s marathon after going through halfway in around 1 hour 21 minutes. Nevertheless he still …Read More

  Press Report 1st November 2016  

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Press Report 1st November 2016

Essex XC League Hylands Park Chelmsford Saturday 29th October The second match of the Essex Cross Country League was contested at Hylands Park Chelmsford last Saturday with Ilford AC slightly down on numbers but still having a representation through the age groups. The unseasonably fine weather continued to provide dry courses free from mud with conditions ideal for the speedsters. In the junior races Mathew Hick and Mario Dobrescu both acquitted themselves well finishing in 23rd and 46th positions respectively out of a field of 56. Mungo Prior had an excellent run in the Under 15 boys just missing out on a podium spot with 4th place. In the same field of 55 Bradley Deacon finished 45th and Leo Ronson …Read More

  Press Report 17th October2016  

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Press Report 17th October2016

Ilford Ac’s Malcolm Muir continued his return to form with a fine run at the Wix 5 mile near Manningtree on Sunday. The Ilford man just missed out on a podium place but nevertheless his time of 27.50 was good enough for the top M40 prize of the day. He was joined by the legendary Pam Jones who posted an incredible time of 50.06, her fastest time for the distance to date as an 80 year old, to finish 248th in a field of 306 runners. The Club had 5 runners in the Harold Wood 5mile event held on Sunday morning. The course comprised 2 loops of multi terrain starting and finishing in Harold Wood Park. Leading them in was …Read More

  Press Report 11th October 2016  

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Press Report 11th October 2016

ESSEX CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE One Tree Hill, Langdon Hills, Stanford-Le-Hope Saturday 8th October       Young Athletes Although the weather is still warm, Saturday saw the start of this year’s cross country season. The first race was the opening Essex Cross Country League at One Tree Hill in Thurrock. The Ilford youngsters had athletes in three races. First up was Aaron Hick who is only 8 years of age and was in the Under 11’s race, despite giving away almost 3 years to some of the athletes Aaron had a great run to claim 22nd place. Next up were the U13’s in which Ilford had three athletes,Matthew Hick made a great start and was always up with the leaders, Mario …Read More