HILLINGDON AC's team of Pete Warburton, Andy Miles and Stevan Dokic won a shock gold medal in the veteran section at the Middlesex 10K Championships in Victoria Park, Hackney.
Warburton led them home, finishing 38th over-all in 37mins 47secs, six places clear of Miles (38.10) with Dokic improving his form to grab 63rd in 39.43. And Warburton made it a double celebration by helping the club win bronze in the men's competition, backing up Martin Bateman who claimed 10th spot in a personal best 33.48 and Jonathon Castro, who was 21st in 35.33.
Dave Smith (68th, 40.12), Dave Purchase (87th, 41.40), Jason Steel (94th, 42.06) and Jo Miles (223rd in 57.27), the club's sole female competitor, also took part.
Steve Hyett was unable to defend his title in the Pissaro Great River Swim held on the tidal section of the Thames at Chiswick.
A number of Hillingdon Triathletes took part in the event, part of the Thames Festival, and Hyett led them home with fourth place behind winner Lara Nyman, who became the third woman in seven years to win the race. She finished in 12.39 with Hyett, the leading veteran, managing 13.46.
Ninth-placed Dave Wardle won the over-50 title with 14.33 ahead of clubmates Alistair Motion (15th, 15.36), Amy Claridge (16th, 15.38), Marcus Vallance (17th, 15.46), Jacob Gloor (18th, 15.47), U16 winner Rachel Wardle (20th, 16.42), Christine Meek (27th, 17.56), Simon Claridge (29th, 18.04) and Rosie Ingram (42nd, 20.44).
Racing in the Great Northern Swim in Lake Windermere, which was won by Olympic open water silver medallist David Davies, Richard Walsh finished 83rd in the one mile race.
A quartet of club members rode the 155km Southern Sportive Challenge on Sunday and were led home by Geoff Collins, who covered the demanding South Downs course in 5hrs 25mins 10secs, followed by Paul Cassingham (5.38.10), Jacob Gloor (5.40.10) and Dave Wardle (5.50.15).
Good weather played its part as many athletes recorded their best times of the season in Hillingdon AC's final 5K training race. Paul Cuddihy was first home in 16.36 ahead of Richard Mann (16.54) and Robert Thompson (17.11), while Simon Claridge (18.16) was the leading Hillingdon veteran in 11th, narrowly beating Steve Wicks (18.35) and Dave Smith (19.21). Stevan Dokic (19.27) was the first over-50, Brian Leach (20.01) the first over-60, Wendy Harbottle (21.59) the top woman and Eric Shirley (27.32) the best over-70.