Press Report 21/04/2015  

Apr 212015

Press Report A small group of Ilford AC athletes made an appearance at the Woodford Green Open meeting during the week with many of the younger athletes competing for their first time on the track. Opening the account was 12 year old Chloe Chapman 3rd in the 100m in 15-74 & 32-1 for the 200m. Isabella Hick 13 & Ellie Wright 12 both ran Pbs in the 800 with Isabella 1st 2-48-12 and Ellie 2nd 2-49-74. Both athletes then competed in the sprints with Isabella recording 31-18in the 200 and Ellie 15-25 in the 100m. . Bradley Deacon 11 also had Pb in the 1500m clocking 5-33 in very windy conditions. Senior lady Krystle Balogun doubled up in the 400m …Read More

  Press Report 14th April 2015  

Apr 142015
Press Report  14th April 2015

Ilford AC’s run of the weekend came from Paul Holloway who continues to steadily crack all his personal bests. Sunday saw him on the South coast where he was among 9000 plus runners tackling the popular Brighton marathon. The Ilford man set off at a sensible pace running conservatively and reaching 10k in 41mins 34 seconds before keeping steady for the remainder of the race as it wound around the city to the finish on the seafront. Holloway was well pleased as he crossed the line in 2hrs 58 mins and 9 seconds, the first time he had cracked the magical 3 hour barrier which placed him high up the field in 75th position. Further afield Peter Spelman competed in …Read More

  Press Report 7th April 2015  

Apr 072015

Wight Three Hills Race Monday 6th April Isle of Wight Ilford AC’s men’s captain Malcolm Muir enjoyed his customary Easter break in the Isle of Wight where he won the West Wight Three hills race on Easter Monday for the third time. This race consists of an undulating/hilly very scenic single lap of 8 miles (unofficially measured with an accurate metre wheel) with approximately 900 feet of ascent taking in Golden Hill Fort, Freshwater, Headon Warren, Alum Bay, Highdown, Tennyson Down, Freshwater Bay and back to the finish at Freshwater.  The Ilford man crossed the line in a time of  46.48  over a minute clear of  Andy Weir of Thames Hare and Hound. There were 136 finishe rs in total. …Read More

  Press Report 31st March 2015  

Mar 312015

Essex Road Relays 28th March 2015 Harwich Strong coastal winds gusting across Dovercourt Bay greeted over 170 runners representing 53 teams from the cream of the county’s running clubs as they contested the Essex Relay Championships last Saturday. The event held at Chelmsford for many years was switched to Harwich this year in an enterprising move by the host Club Harwich Runners to present a fast accurately measured 5k course along the seafront with the innovation of chip timing. For the first time in Essex Road Running’s history runners transported a baton around the course which contained the chip technology. With the stiff wind behind they were assisted along the promenade for the first 2k until the turnaround when they …Read More

  Press Report 25th March  

Mar 242015
Press Report 25th March

Brentwood Half Marathon Sunday 22 March 2015 There was another good team performance from Ilford Ac in the Brentwood Half Marathon last Sunday. Malcolm Muir led the way for the team in second spot, losing out to Ryan Prout of the Thrift Green Club by just 3 seconds, in 71 mins 32secs, which placed him as top M40 runner. There were big improvements in personal bests from Sam Rahman, 22nd in 1h 18m 54s, and Paul Holloway, 27th in 1h 20m 07s. Robin McNelis backed them up well in 33rd with 1h 21m 33s. Peter Spelman was further down the field finishing in 2h 00m 52s In the Women’s race Bree Nordin produced her usual strong run to finish 303rd …Read More