Press Report 12th April 2016  

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Press Report 12th April 2016

Little Bromley 10k Sunday 10th April 2016 Four Members of Ilford Athletic Club travelled to the small village of Little Bromley in Manningtree in Essex on Sunday for the Inaugural Little Bromley 10K Road Race organised by Harwich Runners. A field of 394 starters toed the line to run on one lap, accurately measured, fast and flat course around the country lanes in ideal conditions. First home for the Club was long serving member, Terry Knightley, in 22nd position in a seasons best 37 minutes and 35 seconds and was 2nd Veteran Over 50 in his age category. Next home and winning the 1st Over 60’s prize was Tony Nixon in 50th place for 40 Minutes and 9 Seconds. Andy …Read More

  Press Report 5th April 2016  

Apr 042016
 
Press Report 5th April 2016

Olympic Park 10km (incorporating the British Masters and VAC Championships) Saturday 2nd April It was another successful day for the endurance runners of Ilford AC as they returned from the regular monthly 10km in the Olympic Park with 4 gold 3 silver and 1 bronze British Masters Championship medals.The April race, which also Incorporated the British Masters Championship and the London based Veterans AC Championships, was held on an interesting twisty 3 lap course outside the stadium. The leading athlete from Ilford was Blair McWhirter who finished 5th overall out of the 500 plus finishers in an impressive 33 mins 45 secs. He was supported by Steve Philcox in 28th with a quick 36 mins 30secs and Paul Holloway in …Read More

  Press Report 29th March 2016  

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Isle of Wight Easter Races Ilford AC’s Malcolm Muir spent the Easter weekend competing in the Isle of Wight where he enjoyed mixed fortunes in two separate races as a result of leading runners going off course. On Saturday he ran in the Newport to Ryde 7mile multi terrain race where he finished 4th in 46mins 10 secs .However he had been in 2nd place for most of the race about 20 seconds behind the eventual winner when with 800m to go he took a wrong turning and ended up doing an extra 1000m. The winner was Ben Douglas of Notts in 43.20. Monday’s race was the West Wight 3 hills 8m multi terrain event held at Freshwater where coincidentally …Read More

  Press Report 21st March 2016  

Mar 222016
 
Press Report  21st March 2016

Essex Road Relays 2016 A cool overcast Saturday morning greeted Essex road runners as Harwich Runners staged the County Road Relays for the 2nd year in succession. Ilford AC fielded 3 teams with some good success coming away with 2 silver medals. The strong coastal winds of last year were thankfully absent on this occasion affording competitors the opportunity to record some fast times over the 5k measured course along the Dovercourt seafront. Not including a few “no shows” and incomplete teams 14 clubs closed 62 full teams at the final reckoning. In  the male open race held over 4 legs a storming opening run by Springfield’s lead-off man Scott Cousins posted the intent of a very strong Strider’s team. He …Read More

  Press Report 15th March 2016  

Mar 152016
 
Press Report 15th March 2016

Barcelona Marathon Barcelona 13th March 2016 Ilford AC’s Paul Holloway ran a superbly judged race when recording a personal best for the distance in the Barcelona marathon on Sunday. Paul’s chip time of 2 hours 52 mins and 50 secs (gun time 2.52.56) placed him 347th in a mass field of nearly 17000 runners. However more impressive than his finishing position were the splits times with the Ilford man gong through halfway in 1.26.35 and coming back slightly quicker in 1.26.15, emulating the perfect recommended way to run a marathon. Colchester Half Marathon Sunday 13th March 2016 Blair McWhirter of Ilford AC returned to Colchester for the half marathon which he won two years ago when he defeated local favourite …Read More