Ilford AC Press Report April 10th 2017  

Apr 102017
 
Ilford AC Press Report April 10th 2017

A fantastic weekend for Ilford AC with medals, P.B’s and records a plenty. Whilst medals are great I continue to thank everyone though that puts on an Ilford vest and competes. Well done everyone and thank you *British Masters 10km* *Sunday 9th April* Gravesend Cyclopark A squad of 10 Ilford AC travelled to Kent to take part in the British Masters 10km Championship held of 4 laps on the rolling Gravesend Cyclopath. This masters only event, restricted to athletes over 35 years old, had strong entry and was raced out on a sunny morning and saw Ilford return home with six medals, 3 individual and 3 team.. Best for Ilford was Terry Knightley who showed good form to finish 28th …Read More

  Ilford AC. Press Report. Monday 3rd April 2017  

Apr 042017
 
Ilford AC. Press Report. Monday 3rd April 2017

*PRESS REPORT. APRIL 3rd 2017* *Victoria Park 5 Road race* *Saturday 1st April* This was the 50th anniversary of this popular race. Ilford had one athlete 17 year old Ahmed Abdulle, who put in a excellent performance in taking 3rd place overall and first in the M17-18 division in a new Pb time of 25:36 *Woodford Green open track meeting Saturday 1st April * Krystle Bologun opening her account for the season dropped down in distance to run a 200m in 28:01.for 5th place *Braintree 5 (incorporating the Essex 5 miles Championship)* *Sunday 2 April* Ilford AC dominated the Essex 5 mile Championship at Braintree on Sunday taking 1st and 2nd places as well as the team title. On a …Read More

  Press Report 27th March 2017  

Mar 272017
 
Press Report 27th March 2017

*World masters indoor championships* * Daegu south Korea Thursday 23 march* World championship week continues in Daegu, South Korea and on Thursday the men’s 3000m was staged. Ilford AC’s Rob Sargent ran in the M60 category. He ran a steady 15 laps on the 200m track to come home in 12th in 14mins 16.21 secs. *World Masters Indoor Championship **Daegu south Korea **Saturday 25 March* The last day of the world masters indoor championship dawned overcast and drizzled but dried out by the start at 8am of one of the outdoor events staged at the games – The Half Marathon. Ilford AC”s Rob Sargent was among the Brits entered in a field made up of mostly Koreans. The course was …Read More

  Press Report. Monday 20th March 2017  

Mar 202017
 
Press Report. Monday 20th March 2017

*SENIORS* *Essex Road Relays Harwich 18th March 2017 * ​ Harwich, a Haven town and port oft sleepy, tranquil and serene on a Saturday morning was curiously abuzz with activity as a record 98 teams declaring themselves fit to do battle descended on a small oval shelter along the Dovercourt seafront for the annual running of the Essex Relay Open and Veteran Championships. Thankfully the strong winds of the previous night had mostly abated leaving a brisk cross breeze that did little to deter the enthusiasm of either the competitors or the stoic yet somewhat amusing efforts of those stalwarts attempting to erect the Witham pop-up tent. It was equally heartening to see teams from the length and breadth of …Read More

  Ilford Press Report 14th March 2017  

Mar 132017
 
Ilford Press Report 14th March 2017

*​Ilford AC Press report March 14th 2017​ * *​Bath** Half Marathon* *​12th​ March 2017*​ ​Blair McWhirter produced probably the best performance of the week finishing 4th of over 12,500 runners in the Bath Half in a time of 1:09:44​. The two lap traffic-free course, which is well known for being flat and fast, straddles both sides of the River Avon, taking runners through the beautiful World Heritage Site of Bath. *Colchester Half Marathon​12th​ March 2017* On an overcast but dry morning over 2600 runners took part in the annual Colchester Half Marathon, including a trio of Ilford AC athletes. The challenging course was won by Thomas Kaye representing the Army in an impressive 1:14:25. First Ilford athlete home was Stephen …Read More