Late Season Open Meeting at Parliament Hill - Wednesday 12th September 2018
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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.

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Night of the 10,000m PBs
Saturday 19th May 2018

Including the European 10,000m Cup

Night of the PBs 2018

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07-Aug-2018     Alastair Aitken

Seven of nine Highgate Harriers ran personal best times in a pleasantly warm evening, conducive to good running times.
It was at the Hecules Wimbledon Graded meeting, with the main Director of the event Ben Noad, having looked after the entries for Wednesday the 1st of August.
It really should be termed as the’ First’ Hercules Wimbledon Festival of 3000m races.
It was a terrific evening of good athletics at the Wimbledon Park track.
In the top graded Race 7, Roger Poolman of Highgate Harriers ran a very well controlled race.
Out of 21 starters, Poolman made his effort in the final straight, to pull away in a personal best time of 8:11.63
with John Sanderson of Guilford 2nd in 8:13.12; And Andrew Penney of Hercules 3rd (8:13.55). In sixth place in personal best time was Highgate’s Chris Rainsford in 8:16:89.
He was one place behind the revelation of the evening, Mohamed Ali of Ealing Southall & Middlesex club, an English Schools winner and National Cross Country Champion for Under 15.
He did 8:15.02 a new world age-14 best.
Other personal Bests for Highgate were led in by Niki Faulkner of Bexley in Race 6/, he oten trains at Highgate. He won in 8:35.39. 2nd was Highgate’s Alex Crossland who did a personal best time of 8:35.80 and 3rd, also in a PB, out of the 16 runners, was Under 20 runner,Terry Fawden of Highgate, who studies at Loughborough.
Terry’s time of 8:37.58 was a big improvement on his previous best of 8:55.69.
The winter cross country Captain Robert Wilson, was also in good form coming 8th with a PB of 8:40.98
So, it goes on with other personal bests. In Race 3 the first woman and 5th in the mixed race out of 19, in a personal best came Hannah Viner,
Highgate’s most reliable woman cross-country runner, who recorded a time of 9:25.23.
(Hannah also ran a PB for mile of 4:47.38 in Olympic Park on the 27th of July.)
In Race 2. Russ Ashford came in 3rd of 18 in a personal best time of 9:46.56.


05-Aug-2018     Alastair Aitken

Terry Fawden, currently studying at Loughborough, ran a couple of good 1500’s recently.
The Under 20 Highgate Harrier ran 4:2.31 at Eltham on 18th July and at Watford on the 25th of July a bit faster in 4:2.08.
Justin Bere, was the first over 55 runner in the Last Friday in the Month Serpentine 5k at Hyde Park on 27th July.
He was 17th of 169 finishers In 18:56. and new veteran. 35 year old, Stephen South was 22nd overall in 19:02


29-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

Highgate’s European ’Under 17’ high jump Champion, Dominic Ogbechie, continues to excel as a 200m runner. Something he won at in the English Schools (U17) Championships recently.
On the 21st of July at Grangemouth, in the SIAB Schools International, he won the’ Under 17’ 200m in 21.70. Dominic was competing for the winning England team that defeated Ireland, Scotland & Wales.

Robel Bahelbi was hoping to run a good 1500 this year that he has been training to do. His personal best was 4.09.1 which he did in 2015.
He tore that apart with a time of 3:55.2 in the BMC’ A’ race at Eltham on the 18th of July.

At the same meeting, Rebecca Johnson did a personal best 5000 in 17:29.21.


28-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harrier, 26-year old, Roger Poolman, a recent Cambridge University undergraduate, won the Barnet & Districts Golden Stag Mile on Friday 20 July at Finsbury Park in a new meeting record of 4:13.19. It was after a battle with Tom Butler, an Under 23 runner from Barnet & District AC, who was 2nd in 4:15.78 & Alexander Lepretre (Barnet & District) who came third in 4:21.15.
Also running at Finsbury Park was Over- 55, runner, Nadi Jahnagiri, who ran a mile in race 9 in 5:39.02.


Emma Burgess smashed her previous PB for 5000 of 18:00.67 at the BMC regional event at Eltham on 18 July with a time of 17:52.30.


22-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

Dominic Ogbechie’s win in the European Under 18 High Jump Championship title with 2.16, was the best Highgate Harriers track & Field result, at European level since, Simeon Williamson won the under 23 title for the 100m in 10.10 in 2007.

On Saturday 14th July, in hot sunshine, Highgate Harriers were victorious in their Division 3 North match at Parliament Hill Fields, and ahead of Ealing Southall & Middlesex plus Peterborough AC, who were ahead of them in the league to that date.
The result was 1 Highgate Harriers & Mornington Chasers 269; Peterborough AC 239; Ealing Southall & Middx 233; 4 Enfield & Haringey & HAWCS 106; and Barnet & District AC 42 points.
Of the Highgate performers It would be hard to point to who did well as, it was the ‘Highgate Spirit’ that got them through.
An example was ‘Over 45’ Highgate Harrier, James Rossiter who did 10 events to gain points. His javelin was good as he hurled the spear out to 40.26 for second place in that event.
Another to gain points, who is really now a coach for Highgate Harriers was Sonia Martinez Roura, who some years ago was a National standard javelin thrower for Spain and did 42.78 back in the 90’s. At Parliament Hill she was helping the club to gain points. She was 1st in the javelin ‘A’ with 26.47; 3rd in the ‘A’ hammer with 25.57; 1st in the Women’s ‘B’ pole vault with 1.55; 3rd in women’s discus ‘A’ with 22.91. She was also 2nd in the ‘A’ shot with 9.09.

Although the majority of the combined team were Highgate Harriers, Lauren Longhurst excelled for Mornington Chasers. She was 3rd in the triple jump ‘A’ (9.29); 1st in the long jump ‘A’ with 4.76; and
2nd in the ‘A’ pole vault with 1.65.
It is always good to see Highgate Harriers, current President, Alima Diabate run and she came up with the goods, winning the100 & 200’ A’ with 13.6/27.5.
Jenny Holmes has always been a great Highgate supporter in the Southern league teams and she came 2nd in the ‘B’ 200 in 29.8.
Constanza di Borgorrico won the ‘B’ 400 in 62.9. Rebecca Johnson looked impressive with an easy ‘A’ 1500 win in 4:39.3
In the Men’s 100m ‘A , Under 20 runner, Dylan Penketh ran 12.00 to come 3rd and in the ‘B’ Felix Stecklerl ran 12.2 to come 2nd.
Under 23 runner, James Millett, was in good form. The Highgate man won the ‘A’ 800 and ‘A’1 500 in 2:01.9 & 4:3.58... Jadon Dodson, an under 17 athlete, ran 2:08.12 for 2nd ‘in the B’ 800m.
Perhaps the most exciting race of the day was the men’s 3000m race which had several good Highgate men running, who were not in the scorers but still did well.
The race itself was won by 26- year old, ex Cambridge University blue, Roger Poolman, who did 8:26.4.

Two interesting events coming up and they are at Wimbledon. The First Festival of 3000m on the 1st of August and, the Festival of 5k’s on the 15th of August. The final Southern League meeting is
at Battersea on the 18th of August.

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.

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