Highgate Harriers are based at
Parliament Hill athletics track
Hampstead Heath, London NW5.

The club welcomes new members of all standards and abilities from the age of seven. Club training sessions take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For more details go to the Club Information page

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Disability Coaching at Parliament Hill


Highgate Harriers offer athletics coaching for all disabilities, for athletes aged 11 and over on the following days:

    Tuesday - wheelchair specific, 5-6pm
    Thursday - general session, 5-6pm

 


Sessions are run by a fully qualified and DBS checked coach with experience in disabled athletics.

Competition pathway is available through Para and Special Olympics and the club can offer advice and support on these type of events as well as offer information on other competitions that may be available.

For further information or to register interest email highgateharriers@hotmail.co.uk.

HIGHGATE WOMEN EXCELL AND WIN 'BRONZE' MEDALS

13-Oct-2019     Alastair Aitken

National Road relay Bronze Medalists
Highgate Harriers’ women got their best position in the National 4-stage Relay Championships at Sutton Park, near Birmingham (Sunday 6 October) in the last 25 years at least. The quartet managed 4th of 61 starting teams. Molly Renfer ran 15:05 on the first leg and passed over Hannah Viner who had a storming run (14:47). Yasmin Goater ran 15:18; and the anchor leg was by Rebecca Johnson who ran 14:51. The total time was 1hr and 1 second. Cardiff were 1st in 57:26. With Cardiff not being allowed to take English medals, the title went to Tonbridge, following by Aldershot, with the Highgate team winning ‘bronze’ medals in third.

In the men’s 6-stage race, out of 82 clubs starting Highgate Harriers’ ‘A’ six-man team were 14th and the ‘B’ team 39th. That strength and depth will be invaluable for another serious crack at winning the Start Fitness Metropolitan League again!

The ‘A’ team on Saturday ran a total of 1:50.10 behind the winners Leeds City who won in 1:44.46. The Highgate ‘A’ team comprised Alex Lepretre (17:36); Rob Wilson 18:17; Robel Bahelbi (18:15); Sean Renfer 18:42; Pete Chambers 18:51; and Ales Crossland 18:29.
The ‘B’ team were Charlie Haywood 19:09; Nikki Faulkner 18:59; Jon Laybourn 19:26; Terry Fawden, 18:50; Peter Hawkings, 19:47; and Oliver Kean, 19:47.

BAMPTON IN THE FRAME

06-Oct-2019     Alastair Aitken

Alex Bampton, who studies at UCL, was 2nd in the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday 29 September. Alex, one of Highgate’s top men runners, ran round in a speedy 70:50. The winner and 3rd were from Serpentine Running Club: 1st was Jonathan Poole in 70:15. and 3rd was Nicholas Besson in 70:53. 
 
DAVIDSON & DAVISON IMPRESS
 
Darryl Davison, an over 35’ Highgate Harrier, ran in the Middlesex County Championships 10k road race on Sunday 29 September and came 15th of 276 finishers, in his second best ever time of 34:18.

Alex Davidson, at 57 was ahead of all the V50 and V55 age men in the same race finishing in 34th place in 35:58. He also ran a 10,000m on the track recently (18 September) in the Veterans Athletics Championships at Battersea, where he did 35:20.40 and did remarkably well, as he ran through 5000 in 17:29, as fast as he would expect to do in a straight 5000, without the extra 5000!

The other runners for Highgate in the Middlesex event were 32 Gareth Creagh (V40) 35:43; 89 David Musgrave (V45) 39;49; 102 Rob Walker (V35) 40:39; and Ashley Scott-Wilson, who insisted she was only on a training run but went round in 42:10.

HIGHGATE MEN SHOW STRENGTH IN DEPTH

29-Sep-2019     Jon Sleeman

Highgate Harriers had four teams in the men’s Southern Road Relay Championships at Crystal Place on Sunday 22 September and out of the 87 teams that started with 74 completing Highgate Harriers had two teams in the first half of the starting clubs. 

Aldershot were 1st with 1:41.10, Serpentine RC were 2nd in 1:41.50 and Highgate Harriers ‘A’ finished 
a modest 15th in 1:46.52 - but it should be another story next month when they defend their Metropolitan League record.

Back to Sunday’s race, round the roadways, paths and on the famous track: Highgate’s A’ team consisted of Rob Wilson (17:09.85); Mike Mitchell (18:52.55); Alex Lepretre (16:52.90); Robel Bahelbi 17:24.30); Alex Crossland (18:03.60) and Charlie Haywood (18:29.10). Highgate finished just ahead of three ‘Big Hitters’ – Brighton, Belgrave and Newham & Essex Beagles. The ‘B’ team were 26th and their fastest runner was Sean Renfer in 17:38.05.  The ‘C’ team was 46th and the ‘D’ team 66th.
                               
HIGHGATE WOMEN A CREDITABLE ELEVENTH
 
The winning team in the women’s race was Cambridge & Coleridge AC in1:04.30 and Highgate ran 1:08.59 in 11th place. The Highgate quartet was Molly Renfer (15:53.05) - who put the team into second place on leg one; Emma Burgess 17:52.75; Rachel Baker 18:10.90; and the anchor leg by Yasmin Goater in 17:02.40.

The National Road Relays are at Sutton Coldfield on the 6th of October and the Start Fitness Metropolitan League starts on 12th of October. 

HIGHGATE HARRIERS END OF SEASON HIGHLIGHT

16-Sep-2019     Alastair Aitken

On 11th of September in the evening, Highgate Harriers’ last club track and field ‘Open’ meeting of the season took place, backed by the City of London Corporation. The meeting at Parliament Hill was a success again, in which some Mornington Chasers, who combined with Highgate in the Southern League, also competed.

The 5000m races were so strongly contested that they had three main senior races. The fastest of all was London Heathside’s Seyfu Jamaal, who won Race 3 in 14:59.84. Jon Laybourn was the first Highgate runner in 6th of the 20 entries in 15:54.35.

The 1500m was also well contested and in race 3 the fastest of the day was by James Millett in 4:20.3 from Eoin Brady of Herne Hill Harriers who did 4; 29.98.; 4th of the 11 runners Highgate’s Barnaby Walker in 4:32.22. It was interesting to see that popular Highgate ‘Stalwart’ Rob Walker won race 2 in 4:46.03 out of the13 finishers.

Anthony Richards (Highgate) and Neil Griffin (Windsor Slough & Eton) were particularly impressive in the throws as OVER 70’s. They defied age. In Griffin’s case he had been a British Masters Champion since 1989 and Richards has been gaining title in more recent years. Their performances at the Open meet were impressive. Neil Griffin threw 34.20m & 36.48m with the 1k discus. Richards threw 34.33m 11.66m & 11.88m for the shot. It should be noted that a Croydon Harrier called Reuben Vaughan, as an Under 20-year old, threw 47.91m with the 1.75k discus.

Highgate Under 15 boy, Remy Weinbrecht ran a 55.96 400m. Under 11 boy Oscar Fletcher ran 2:05.29 for 600m. Niki Faulkner came down in distance to run 54.05 for 2nd in Race 4 of the 400m and in 3rd place was under 17-year old Luca Weinbrecht in 54.63. The fastest of the Under 11 boys and girls sprinters over 75m was Daniel Harpal who ran 12.03 and then Ava Smith, who did 12.35. Another Masterly performance was by Neil Middleton, an over 50 athlete, who won his 100 race in 13.05

The fastest run of the day over 100m was by Rion Pierre-Forde of Windsor, Slough Eton & Hounslow who ran 10.82 in the top graded race 6.

Under 11 boys and girls did well in the long jump: Arthur Shaw did 3.67 and Minnie Mazer 3.13.
  
ALEX AND ROBEL HAVE OUTSTANDING ROAD RUNS
 
In the Simply Great North Run on Sunday 8 September, out of the thousands of runners, two Highgate Harriers were well up the field. University College Student, Alex Bampton, came in 21st  in 1:07.14 and Robel Bahelbi was 28th in 1:09.05.  Now the road relay season is upon us, those are two to look out for. Also running in the huge Gateshead race was Tim Verheyden who clocked 1:15.18. The winner of the men’s race for the sixth time was Mo Farah, the Olympic runner, in 59 min 7 seconds.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROAD RELAYS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

15-Sep-2019     Kate Jenrick


Gold for the U15 girls and Bronze for U13 boys and plenty of very encouraging individual results at Hillingdon. Highlights:  Kate Driscoll and Lal Egrun ran solidly over the 1st 2 legs. The Harriers were 5th when Lauren Russell started out on the last leg. Lauren simply stormed through not only securing the win but her time was 2nd fastest overall with 11.42.  In the U13s boys there was more than just a medal to celebrate. 1st year U13 Jacques Lorraine ran with a blistering 1st leg 10.58. He lead home the 1st leg and ended up with 2nd overall.  The B team had a bit of a head start over the A team at this point but Woody Nicol 11.04 overhauled the deficit and took the Harriers into the lead on the 2nd leg. Thomas Chadwick 11.48 faced strong opposition from TVH and London Heathside but kept his cool and held 3rd place.

Billy Cooke ran to secure himself the title of Middlesex U11 road champion. And a silver medal for Tilly Talbot in  the U11 girls.


Parliament Hill track is managed by the City of London and a fee is payable for use.
A special arrangement with the City of London gives Highgate Harriers members
free access to the track on club nights.

Hampstead Heath information and maps can be found on the City of London website.

The nearest stations are Gospel Oak or Hampstead Heath on London Overground
and Belsize Park or Kentish Town on the London Underground.

See www.runtrackdir.com for track details and location

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