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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Saturday 19th May 2018

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25-Feb-2018     Webmaster

Results from Saturday's Saucony English National Cross Country Champs can be found on the Highgate Results page.


19-Feb-2018     Kate Jenrick

Some special performances over the muddy course at Harrow on Saturday 17th February including individual wins for Ellen Donald and Liam Bailey. Race 1 saw Cecile Reeves finish in an impressive 4th place and the team 3rd overall. Race 2 had lots of excitement.  Liam opened up a lead early on and just stretched it out, followed by a rampaging highgate squad - team victory was assured with the results showing a massive points lead.  The U13s girls run with the U11 boys -  an interesting battle ensued from the gun between Kate Driscoll and Lauren Russell.  Neither gave an inch. But on the downhilll stretch, less than 400m from the finish Kate made her move and finished 2nd U13 girl and Lauren had to settle for 3rd.  Bobby O’Connell closed the team in. Another Highgate team victory. In the U13 boys Franklin Griffiths achieved his highest placing in a North West London League finishing 4th. Jack Bailey was 6th, and Ripley Watson scored for the  A team for first time in 20th place.

Great to see Highgate harriers Jacques Lorraine, Sam Callman and Aliyah Osman competing for their first time and the more seasoned members who turned out to ensure our teams were supported.  In the final League Match (3rd March) Highgate Harriers are aiming to clinch various team titles in the League as well as award its leading athletes with trophies to the 1st 2nd and 3rd placed Highgate Harrier in each race.

Next weekend the National Championships take place at Parliament Hill.
Race times and details

News from the Winter Olympics.
AA spotted in the Evening Standard a familiar name. Highgate Harrier and super talented figure skater Lilah Fear is in Pyeong Chang. Selected by the British Olympic Assoication under its Ambition Programe she was there with her skating partner Lewis Gibson to gain insight and experience of an Olympics.  We hope Lilah will be at the next WInter Olympics chasing medals.


14-Feb-2018     Alastair Aitken

On Saturday (10th February) Highgate Harriers’ Senior Men and Women secured their 5th overall consecutive victory in the Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League to win the Howard Williams trophy.  After the fifth and final fixture at Trent Park they finished top out of 23 clubs, followed (in the top 10) by Serpentine RC, London Heathside, Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets, Hillingdon, Woodford Green & Essex Ladies, Barnet & District, Thames Valley Harriers, Shaftesbury Barnet and Ealing, Southall and Middlesex.  
A wonderful run by Hannah Viner

Hannah Viner
Photo courtesy of Mark Easton
The club’s individual highlight of the day came in the Senior Women’s race which was won by Hannah Viner in conditions that Hannah said were ‘horrible’ with rain and cold winds.
Hannah (23:20) ran even better in this race than in her last Met League win, at Wormwood Scrubs in January. On this occasion, she went into the lead straight away and never looked like losing the race after that. There were 225 finishers.
Isabel Clark (24.03) of Serpentine was 2nd and the Middlesex Champion from Hillingdon AC, Gemma Barry, was 3rd in 24:20, which, incidentally, was her best position in the League over the last 2 years.
The other Highgate runners out of the 225 finishers were: 12 Emma Burgess (another good run) 25:32; 27th Lisa Wenninger (26:33) (she made up several places in the last mile); 47 Ashley Scott-Wilson (27:38) (Good to see her back in the fold); 63 Kani Hinshelwood (28:26); 69 Katie Good (28:46); 81 Louise Faherty (V40, 29:31); 82 Catherine Airey (29:34); 94 Sarah Bailey (V45, 30:14) and 195 Sarah Chapman (V60; 38:06).

The final Senior Women’s Division One League 1 positions were (top 3 of 10): 1 London Heathside 1,196 points; 2 Serpentine RC 1,128 and 3rd Highgate Harriers 1,047.

Chris Rainsford leads Highgate’s men home

Highgate finished top of the Senior Men’s Division One League for the 6th consecutive season with 5,630 points followed by 2nd placed Serpentine RC, 4,416; 3 Woodford Green 4151; 4 Hillingdon 3854; 5 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 3665; 6 Shaftesbury Barnet 3526; 7 London Heathside 3378; 8 Ealing Southall & Middx 2798; 9 Highgate Harriers ‘B’ 1994; 10 Barnet & District AC 1701.

In the race, over a testing course, the Highgate Harriers’ 12 scorers out of a field of 412 finishers were:
6 Chris Rainsford 29:41; 12 Robel Bahelbi 30:33; 13 Sean Refer 30:36; 15 Robert Wilson 30:43; 21 Fergal Smithwick 31:14; 31 Henry Murdoch 32:01; 39 Laurent Liote 32:24; 46 Charlie Hayward 32:46; 48 Daniel Brewer 32:51; 52 Chris Goldsack (5th U20) 33:03; 58 Tom Cowling (6th U20) 33:22; 60 Nick Gold (V45) 33:23.
The other runners inside the first 100 in the large field were: 63 Andres Chau 33:24;
68 Ed Spencer 33:28; 88 Duncan Burbidge (V45) 34:02; 96 Jack Matthewman 34:23 and 98 Alex Davidson (V55) 34:25.

Full Met League Results

The National Cross Country comes up at Parliament Hill Fields on the 24th of February and two of our Senior Men, who did not run in the final Met League fixture but are likely to run for Highgate Harriers in the National, did well over the weekend. Andy Maud (27:49) won the Surrey League Division One race on Saturday (10th February) at Wimbledon Common and following him in was the Southern Cross Country Champion, John Gilbert of Kent AC, in 28:02.

Another Highgate Harrier, Pete Chambers, came 2nd of 202 in the Surrey League Division 2 race, on the Croydon course, the same day.


06-Feb-2018     Alastair Aitken

On Sunday 4th February, Jon Sleeman, was the first over 50 athlete in the Mornington Chasers Regents Park, February race.
Sleeman came in 4th in the field of 332 in a time of 36:36. Not bad for a runner, whose son Finlay Sleeman, an under 15, does well competing for Highgate Harriers.
In 16th place in the Regents Park race was another M50 runner for Highgate Harriers, Nadi Jahangiri, who did a time of 39:16.


04-Feb-2018     Alastair Aitken

On Saturday (3 February) at Uxbridge, on Brunel University’s cross-country course, Highgate Harrier, Hannah Viner, followed up her Met League victory at Wormwood Scrubs, last month, and,
10th in the Southern last weekend, with 14th out of 704 finishers in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Cross Country Championships.

Running for Kings College, London she did a time of 23:54.7. The race was won by European Junior Champion, Harriet Knowles-Jones in 22:39.6 with Southern Senior Champion Phoebe Law 2nd in 22:43.2. To show the calibre of the opposition Viner was up against, international, Jessica Judd came in 5th and another international, Amy Griffiths, was 10th.

This Saturday, Viner, is expected to lead the charge for Highgate for the top ‘Overall’ prize in the final Metropolitan League fixture of the season at Trent Park. The Men’s team are going for League glory the same day!


ANDY MAUD, who unfortunately was forced to drop out of the twisting muddy course in the Southern last weekend (27 February) at Brighton, looks good again and hopefully will be fit for Highgate’s team in the National on the 24th of February.

Running in the Chichester 10K Road Race (4 February), he finished 2nd in a large field of runners. He was only two seconds behind the winner Richard Allen of Aldershot Farnham & District, who did 29:45, with Joe Morwood, also of Aldershot 3rd, in 30:37.

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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