Ilford AC Press Report 7th November 2017  

Nov 062017
 
Ilford AC Press Report 7th November 2017

Inter Club Vets Match (5 miles) Loughton 4 November 2017 The annual match for masters athletes took part at the Roding Valley Country Park last Saturday with Ilford AC entering teams in both mens and ladies matches. Steve Philcox led the way for the club with an excellent run to come home in second place in 30mins 04 secs. Diarmuid Mac Donnell backed him up well in 12th with 34 mins 11 secs and Andy Catton placed 19th in 35 mins 42 secs. ED Skinner was the next Ilford man across the line in 38m 58 s placing 35th and Bill Green completed the men’s line up in 44th with 39m 38s Bree Nordin was the leading Ilford lady in …Read More

  Press Report 31st October 2017  

Oct 302017
 
Press Report 31st October 2017

Essex Cross-country League Horseheath Cambridge Saturday October 28  SENIORS The first match of this winter’s Essex Cross-Country League was held on a cold morning last Saturday at Horseheath, just over the border in Cambridgeshire. The senior squads of Ilford AC turned in good numbers, 21 in total with 9 representing the club in a cross-country race for the first time. This was the best turnout for several years and returned excellent results.   The ladies ran over the grassland course which was firm throughout in a 6km race. Nicola Hopkinson continued her fine form, just ahead of her run in the New York City marathon on Sunday, to lead in the team in 49th spot in 30 mins 46 secs and was the …Read More

  Press Report. October 23rd 2017  

Oct 232017
 
Press Report. October 23rd 2017

Great South Run Portsmouth Sunday 22 October The Great South is a 10 mile run starting and finishing on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea The fast and flat course takes you through Old Portsmouth, home of the Portsmouth Cathedral, through the Historic Dockyard before the final two miles on the scenic seafront. The finish was particularly challenging with the runners facing a strong headwind along the seafront. The race attracts a field of over 16000 and is the English Championship for the distance which were won by popular athletes Chris Thompson and Gemma Steel. Ilford AC had 4 runners in the event. They were led home by an impressive performance from Amin Koikai who came home in 23rd place in 55 …Read More

  Press Report. October 16th 2017  

Oct 162017
 
Press Report. October 16th 2017

ILFORD AC PRESS REPORT 16th October 2017 Ilford AC goes International Ilford AC had three runners racing this weekend, each one doing a marathon, and all three in different countries around the world. Lisbon Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Sunday 15 October The Lisbon Marathon in Portugal describes itself as ‘the home to possibly the world’s most gorgeous marathon’. Athletes journey from the seaside village of Cascais, run along the banks of the Tagus River and pass World Heritage sites. The race starts at 8am, and with a 40 minute train journey to the start Ilford athlete Tony Hyde found himself starting 10 minutes late. The weather was unseasonably warm and Tony struggled with the heat but still finished with a …Read More

  Ilford AC Press Report. 9th October 2017  

Oct 092017
 
Ilford AC Press Report. 9th October 2017

Essex Cross Country Relays. Stubbers, Upminster 7th October In the Seniors race Ilford AC put out 5 teams, 2 women and 3 men. The Womens ‘A’ team, consisting of Breege Nordin, Carlie Qirem and Diane Crisp came in 21st place and the ‘B’ team consisting of Frieda Keane, Julia Galea and Pam Jones came in 40th place. The Mens ‘A’ team consisting of Moad Zahri, Tom Gardner, Alex Richards and Ahmed Abdulle gave the best performance of the day for the Ilford Seniors, just missing out on a medal place by 12 seconds to finish in 4th place. The ‘B’ team od Steve Philcox, Neil Crisp, Dennis Briggs and Seb Parris came in 18th place, whilst the ‘C’ team of …Read More