Deal Half Marathon – 14th Feb Elsewhere Ilford AC’s Paul Holloway continued his build up to the Barcelona Marathon with a fine run in the Deal half marathon last Sunday. Paul tackled the notorious hills surrounding the Kent coastal town to record an excellent time of 1.22.50 for this challenging course which was good enough to place him 9th overall.
ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE Colchester Garrison Sunday 7 February 2016 Ilford AC produced some encouraging performances in the final round of this season’s Essex Cross-Country League held on the playing fields at Colchester Garrison last Saturday when placing 4th in the senior men’s match and 5th in the senior ladies, their best positions of the season. The ladies raced over 6km on a parkland course on a windy afternoon. Despite being weakened by 4 of the team being delayed in traffic after an accident closed the A12 and were therefore unable to reach the venue, the ladies still managed to close a scoring team in one of their best performances for several years. Leading the way was team captain Jenni …Read More
South of England Cross Country Championships Parliament Hill Fields Saturday 30 January Ilford AC’s young athletes section continued it ‘s resurgence with another excellent turnout in the South of England Cross Country Championships held last Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields, the traditional home of English Cross Country. For somethis was to be their toughest test to date with the course’s infamous hills and strength sapping mud as ever in abundance. Opening the Ilford account were four boys competing in the U13 event, an age group in which the Club has not fielded a team for some years. Leading the team homewas Farris Patel in a creditable 59th place. He was backed up by Matthew Hick in , 147thBradley Deacon in166th, …Read More
Essex Cross-Country Championships Claybury Saturday 9 January 2016 Ilford AC’s Ahmed Abdulle produced a marvellous run in wet and slippery conditions to take the Essex under 17 title at Claybury Country Park on Saturday. Staying with the lead group on the first lap the Ilford man started to make his move on lap 2 with Woodford’s Canaan Solomon in close pursuit. Ahmed judged his finish to perfection coming home with 9 seconds to spare and well clear of the rest of the field. The Senior mens team were at full strength for their 12km championship with Tom Gardner continuing his good form coming home in a storming 13th in 41m 37s to lead the Club to an excellent 5th place …Read More
Ilford AC 10 MIles Cross Country “Race for Kev” Hainault Forest Monday 28th December Over 150 runners from all over the county mixed with runners from local clubs to pay tribute to Ilford athlete Kevin Newell as Ilford AC successfully hosted their 10 miles cross country event (“Race for Kev”) over a very muddy traditional 3 lap course at Chigwell Row on Bank Holiday Monday. Kevin sustained a serious brain injury when falling from a ladder last January and now requires full time care. Competitors responded in typical fashion to the call with the tribute event raising a substantial donation to Kevin’s charity. With the unseasonal weather continuing the beautiful sunny day that greeted the runners did little to disguise …Read More