Press Report 4th August 2015  

Aug 042015
Press Report 4th August 2015

Ilford AC’s elder statesmen, Tony Nixon, completed a remarkably consistent run of results when competing in the 5th and final race of the Harwich 5k series last Tuesday evening. For the 4th consecutive race 67 year old Nixon posted the quickest age related time of the evening crossing the line in an excellent 19 mins and 17 seconds which equated to 14.34 on the age related scale. Unusually the wind had dropped along the Dovercourt seafront affording some pleasant running conditions for the competitors. The Ilford man was delighted to also run his fastest time of the series with his age related time slightly bettering his actual personal best for the distance set many years ago back in his heyday. …Read More

  Press Report 28th July 2015  

Jul 272015

Magor Marsh 10k Gwent Sunday 26 July 2015 Five members of Ilford Athletic Club travelled to the small village ofMagor in South Wales to compete in the prestigious British Masters 10K RoadRace Championships incorporated into the Magor Marsh 10K. Battling the torrential rain around the Welsh country lanes against someof the elite of the Veterans in a field of 214 finishers the Ilford runnersacquitted themselves well. First home for the club winning the bronze medal In the Male Veteran40-44 age category was Malcolm Muir in 29th Place overall in 36 minutes and 30seconds while still nursing a stomach injury. Next home was Terry Knightley in50th place and 9th in the Male Veteran 55-59 age category in a seasons best 38Minutes …Read More

  Press Report 21st July 2015  

Jul 212015
Press Report  21st July 2015

Newman Hilly 5 -ELvIS Hainault Forest Wednesday 15 July There was a record field of 260 finishers for the 25th running of the Newman Hilly 5 over the trials of Hainault Forest where Ilford AC managed to field a team of 30 along with organising and marshalling the event. Leading the way for the home club was Sam Rahman in 7th place with 29m 55s for the 5 mile course, with Paul Holloway next over the line in 30m 30s, claiming the M40 age group prize. Steve Philcox finished 13th in 30m 51s and Kevin Wotton recorded 31m 18s for 17th. Malcolm Muir, still suffering with a stomach injury, was 17th in 31m 18s and Robin McNelis closed the scorers …Read More

  Press Report 14th July 2015  

Jul 142015

Sam Rahman kicked off the week for Ilford AC last Monday evening when he ran the 800m at the Mile End Open Meeting. He reached the bell in 65 seconds and tired a little on the second lap to record 2m 14.59secs for 5th place in a quality race. The next night there was another open track meeting , this time at Woodford Green. On a breezy night the two Ilford runners in the 1500m were hampered by the wind. Steve Philcox recorded 4m 57s .35s and was almost matched by Tony Hyde in 4m 57.58s. Sam Rahman was in action again, this time in the 3000m. Sam ran a well judged race and picked up the pace in the …Read More