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 6th July 2019

Including the European 10,000m Cup

Night of the PBs 2019

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Latest News


16-Jun-2019     Alastair Aitken

In the England AA Championships 10,000 m on the 7th of June at Walthamstow Chris Rainsford ran 30:15.01 to finish 8th and Alex Bampton, who has had such a good year with the club, was 11th in 30:19.6. Highgate’s cross country Captain Robert Wilson made it a trio of good results coming 20th in 31:14.92. The winner was 2018 National Cross Country Champion Adam Hickey of Southend in 29:08.19


10-Jun-2019     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harrier, Rebecca Johnson improved her personal best 3,000m time, at the Watford Open Graded meeting on 29 May running 9:33.17. Her best time before that was 9:43.94 in 2018. Her current coach is John Lees.

On 15 June Highgate Harriers track & field team combine with Mornington Chasers to compete in the afternoon at the Parliament Hill Track in the Southern Athletics League Division 3 North. Currently top of the League are Ealing Southall & Middlesex. Highgate & Mornington Chasers are 15th out of 23 clubs but should move up the League, after Saturday’s meeting at Parliament Hill track.

Tony Richards won the men’s over 65 Southern Counties shot put title at Abingdon on 25 May with a put of 10.99m with a 5kg shot. Richards also threw the hammer 31.93 for the bronze medal in the same championships.  


02-Jun-2019     Alastair Aitken

Robel Bahelbi, one of Highgate Harriers’ ‘A’ team, chased home Richard Goodman of Shaftesbury Barnet AC, who ran 14:44. That was in in the Last Friday in the Month Serpentine 5k (31 May).
Robel finished second and was timed at 15:19; he had of 293 timed finishers in his wake.

In the Regents Park 10K road race on 2 June, in which 436 finished, Highgate’s over 50-year old, Nadi Jahangiri came in 18th in 40:40. Rob Walker was 23rd in 41.08. Over 40 runner Neil Richards was 50th in 45:36.

After fairly recent injury, Alex Lepretre, who won the Fraternity cross country Cup at Trent Park last year, was back in form. He did his fastest 10k time on the road in the Vitality London 10k (27th May) finishing 32nd in 30:31. The field had many internationals taking part in the race so that was encouraging for the Highgate man who joined the club from Barnet & District AC, mainly because all his training colleagues train at Parliament Hill track.

The second Highgate man was Alex Bampton (39th) in 30:41, just one place ahead of Shaftesbury Barnet’s international Richard Goodman; of the other Highgate competitors in the race Ben Noad, now into his 40’s, did 33.39 for the course. Mo Farah was the winner in 28:15 with fellow Olympic finalist Andrew Butchart 2nd in 28:28.

Roger Poolman showed his improving talent in no uncertain terms by becoming the new 5000m club record holder with a time of 13:50.78. He took Ian Manners’ club record time of 13:57.84 (set in 1992) off the books. Manners was the National 10-mile road Champion of the UK.
The winner of the international race on 25 May at Oordegem-Ledein Belgium was Germany’s George Markus in 13:45.1 but not far behind and in 11th place came Roger Poolman. From a modest club runner the year before last he is now a sub 14-minute man by a reasonably large margin.

Dominic Ogbechie, known nationally as the best ‘Under 20’ high jumper in the UK, turned to competing in the long jump in the World Schools Cup in Split, Croatia. On the 15th May it was another fine win for Dominic, who leaped 7.36m, which was his personal best outdoors for the event but, the Highgate man, has long jumped even further indoors. He continues to impress, which his Highgate coach, Marius Guei, would be pleased with no doubt.


17-May-2019     Alastair Aitken

In the Ipswich Twilight 5k road race on Saturday 11 May a ‘Class- Field’ took part. The winner was Nick Goolab of Belgrave in 13:34 and Adam Hickey, the 2018 National Cross Country Champion from Southend, came third. Highgate Harriers had a personal record breaking run by Roger Poolman, who came 8th of 608 in a best Highgate club time of 13:51. Alex Lepretre ran very well to do a personal best of 14:26 for 23rd and Robel Bahelbi was another one with a personal best time of 14:38 in 27th place. Popular Highgate Irishman, Brendan Donnelly, was 74th  in the 16:13. Yasmin Goater was finished 117 in 17.14.

Highgate Harriers obtained six gold medals at the Middlesex County Championships at Lee Valley over the weekend (11-12 May). 

Idan Gal-Shohet won the Men’s long jump with 6.41 m. Three Under 17’s were winners. In the high jump Sean Oceng Engene jumped 1.75m for a new PB. Zavier Achiampung did 11.80 in the triple jump and also won the shot with 9.60. Marie Alaphilippe did 5.24 for the long jump.Hammer competitor, Aisha Mohammed-Mariche won the Under 15 women’s event with a good 32.36m throw.

There were several close calls in events. Jemima Lee was 2rd equal in the Under 15 women’s high jump with the same height at the winner (1.40 m).

In the Under 17 men’s 800m final two personal best times were done:  George Bayley ran 2.03.41 in 4th spot and Finlay Sleeman did 2:10.77. In the under 13 men’s 800 Final Highgate came away with a silver and bronze with Jamie Cameron recording 2:34.31 and Arthur Awenat 2:36.35.  Also in the Under 13’s Liam Bailey continued to show great promise by coming 2nd in the 1,500m final in a personal best of 5:00.96.

Ellen Donald was 3rd in the Under 17 women’s 1,500m final in 5:19.56. Clara Mee was 2nd with 1.40m in the under 17 women’s high jump.


13-May-2019     Kate Jenrick

Around 35 young athletes attended the Middlesex County Championships 11th/12th May at Lee Valley. Nearly everyone was rewarded with pbs and between them they collected more than 25 medals.  U15 Camille Alaphillipe in her first competitive season for a while collected 2 firsts. She started with an impressive 4.94 in the long jump, secured a place in the 200m final and somehow managed to find enough spring left to win the high jump. The previous day sister Marie (recent recipient of the Jewell Award for Young Athlete of the year)  also claimed gold in the U17 long jump with 5.22.  Jamie Cameron ran a very strong race and held off the challenge from training partner Arthur Awenat in the U13 boys 800m. Both clocked pbs, Jamie taking silver and Arthur bronze. A championship record was broken by in the U13 girls 800m by a Hillingdon athlete with 2.25. Gabrielle Johnson secured silver and her 3rd  pb of the week with 2.32 (improving her previous pb set at Westminster Schools on the Tuesday. The 3rd  pb came on Friday in the 1500m in another schools race).  High quality competition continued with the U15 boys 800m. Sam Amdor took the lead with about 250m to go. No one could match his turn of speed and he continued to hold a decent gap to the line. His win came with a sub 2.10 pb. In the same race Luca Spaccatrosi continued to take chunks off his pb and is now at 2.24. Sean Oceng Engena had a successful day winning the U17 high jump with 1.75 and 2nd in the Long jump with 5.76.  Other gold medal winners were Shlomo Levy U15 long jump 5.60 (pb), Aisha Mohammed- Mariche U15 shot put;  Habtam Whyte- Coronado Javelin (pb),  U17  Zavier Achiampong Triple Jump and  11.80 shot putt. Said Mohammed- Mariche 75m hurdles.  

Full results on the Power of 10 website.

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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