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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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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OUTSTANDING RESULTS IN DIFFERENT DISICPLINES

21-Jun-2018     Alastair Aitken

The first one was, the fact that a Highgate Harrier, Damien Lane (49) ran in the Comrades marathon recently (10 June).
To put you in the picture, this race is c. 90 kilometres long race, from Pietermarizburgh to Durban and, run on alternate years in the opposite direction.
Bruce Fordyce, who won 9 Comrades marathons, told me that Durban was at sea level and Petermaritzburg at 2,150 feet above sea level. In the UK, something like it, over a similar distance, was the ‘old’ London to Brighton road race but the latter had far less support. The equivalent in interest in the UK nowadays to the Comrades in South Africa is the London Marathon.
Damien Lane, did very well with a net time of 7 hrs 59min.03 seconds and his position was 1,054 ‘overall’ of the 19,058 starters in the tough race to do!
 
The second one was Tessa Strain, who was 7th in the Home International Fell race (2 June). She was in the winning England team.
The race was at Sedbergh in the Lake District.
 
Third, over 65 field athlete, Tony Richards, won the shot and discus in the Surrey Masters Championships (4 June) but unfortunately said “I was throwing the 'very heavy’ hammer and injured my back”
Still he still has those couple of Golds which is something.

HANNAH VINER CONTINUES TO IMPRESS

21-Jun-2018     Alastair Aitken

In the South of England Championships, run on the 9-10th of June, at Bedford, Hannah Viner, was 2nd in her heat of the 1500 in 4:32.95 and went on to gain a bronze medal in the Final in 4:26.43. Viner, an under 23 athlete, who had such excellent running form over the country as a Metropolitan League ‘overall winner’, showed she can run well over much shorter distances.
Yasmin Goater also did well coming 9th in 4:35.99. and was 4th in her heat in 4:41 56.
It was good to see two Highgate runners make that Championship final.
In the 5000 men’s heats Robert Wilson was the first Highgate Harrier over the 5000m distance coming 5th in his heat in 15:16.0 and 8th in the Final in 15:11.48.

TOM CROWLEY RUNS WELL IN LARGE FIELD

10-Jun-2018     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harrier, Tom Crowley was 7th of 792 finishers, on Sunday (3 June), in the Regent’s Park 10k and, did a time of 36:20. Although his personal best is 35:32 in 2016 he was a good 800 & 1500 runner a few years back. He ran 11:57.63 for 800 in 2012 and 3:56.44 for 1500 in 2009.
Others in the large field, from the club, included 62nd over ‘50’ runner Simon Atkins (42:56) and Megan Greensmith, who was 9thlady in the race in 44:37.0 and, 93rd overall.

AROUND THE TRACKS & ROADS WITH HIGHGATE HARRIERS

04-Jun-2018     Alastair Aitken

At the British Milers Club Grand Prix track races on the 26th of May at Watford, Brahma Pochee was 8th in the 5000 ‘B’ race in 15:04.12, which beat his personal best time of 15:07.1 of last year.

In the Vitality London races on the road Danny Russell was 37th in the 10k race in 31.18 and Chris Rainsford 46th in 31.32.

It was a high calibre race won by Olympic Champion Mo Farah in 29:44. The international Callum Hawkins, from Scotland, was 42nd;so that gives one an appreciation of the high standard of the event.

In the women’s 10k race, Hannah Viner was well up the field in 11th place in 34:35.  International Steph Twell of Aldershot, won the race in 32:34.

Mr and Mrs Strain take the tough option on the Fells.

On the 19th of May at Crowden, Highgate’s Tessa Strain was the leading Middlesex runner, finishing 4th in 55:16 in the tough Inter-Counties Fell Race out of 70 women that completed.
Murray Strain was 12th of 139 competitors, in 48:23 in the Men’s race. Murray was running for Scotland East, that came 5th in the Men’s team event.

BAHELBI GOES TO HACKNEY

26-May-2018     Alastair Aitken

On Sunday (20th May) Rob Bahelbi of Highgate Harriers, came 2nd in the Hackney Half Marathon in 1:09.10, after being a pacer the night before at the Night of 10,000b PB’s at Parliament Hill.
The winner was Joe Morwood of Aldershot & Farnham & District, who won in 1:08.10,
He won the ‘D’ race the day before in the Night of 10,000 PB’s in 30:28.88


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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