Essex County Veterans & Junior Cross-Country Championships Colchester Garrison Saturday 28 November In the Essex X Country Champs held in Colchester at the weekend, Ilford AC had a number of Youngsters competing in the various age groups. In the Boys U13s , Ilford had 5 athletes competing and as a team just missed out on a Bronze medal, by coming 4th. First home for Ilford was Farris Patel. Farris was with the leaders the whole race and battled to a very promising 7th position. Next home was Arun Manget in 15th place, followed by Matthew Hick, 24th , Bradley Deacon 26th and Euan Johnstone in 40th. In the U15s Boys Jack Halil came a very respectable 41st. In the u15s …Read More
Steve Philcox was the sole Ilford athlete at the Chelmsford 10k held at the traditional venue from the Melbourne track on Sunday afternoon. In a field of over 500 athletes packed with quality at the top end, Philcox ran an excellent time of 36 minutes dead for 19th position overall which was good enough to scoop the top male 50 prize of the day. The race was won by Billericay’s Crispian Bloomfied in 32.09. Earlier in the day over 750 Runners lined up on the chilly, freezing and windy Suffolk Seafront to run the 7th Annual Adnams Southwold 10K Road Race. Held over a two and half lap hilly Multi-Terrain course around the town, Ilford AC’s Terry Knightley found the …Read More
LEEDS ABBEY DASH 10km Sunday 15 November The Leeds Abbey Dash 10km once again was selected as the English Championship and attracted a strong field. The race is over a fast flat out and back course from Leeds to Kirkstall Abbey but the damp breezy morning took the edge off of times this year. Sam Rahman of Ilford AC put in a strong run to place 273th is a field of over 9000 finishers in 35 mins 58 secs, just missing his personal best time. Further back in 2723th was club endurance coach Rob Sargent who was pleased to clock 48m 33s.
Ilford AC divided their attention between 2 cross country competitions over the weekend. Whilst most of the seniors concentrated on the 3rd round of the Essex League at Horseheath hosted by Cambridge and Coleridge AC, the majority of the youngsters made their way over to Parliament Hill to represent their Borough in the London Youth Games.In very testing wet and windy conditions the Ilford Athletes came away with very credible performances. In the Male U11s Matthew Hick came through the field to end up 13th.In the U13s Farris Patel ,who gets stronger with every race , came 13th.Arun Manget came 40th and Bradley Deacon came 76th. Mehdi Hurun came 134th. In the U15 Girls Jordan Hinds battled her way …Read More
Stebbing 10 Sunday 8th November Hit by illness and injuries Ilford AC were forced to field a weakened squad in the Stebbing 10 mile road race which incorporated the Essex Championship last Sunday. First Ilford man home on the undulating rural course was Sam Rahman in 19th place with 60mins 04 secs with Steve Philcox next in 30th in 62m 32s, which won him the bronze medal for the M50 category in the Essex championship. Neil Crisp completed the scoring team showing improved form in 36th in 63m 12s and 5th spot in the Essex M50 grouping. The team placed 5th in the Essex championship. Robin McNelis came in 55th with 65m 39s, while the ladies challenge was headed byJenni …Read More