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

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TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS FOR THE CLUB THIS APRIL
 
On the 14th of April the National Road Relays are taking place at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and those athletes who performed at the top end in the 5,000m track race in the Highgate Harriers Open meet (on 4 April) are likely to be considered for selection by the Manager and motivator, Ben Pochee, with other ‘special additions’.
The other important event this month is on the 22nd of April and that is the LONDON MARATHON.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PERIVALE

19-Apr-2018     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harriers had quite a few athletes competing in the Southern League Division 3 North on Saturday (14 April), at Perivale.
Megan Greenfield (U20) did a personal best shot to win the ‘A’ (4k) with 9.94 and Sonia Martinez-Roura (W45) won the ‘B’ with 9.33.
Also Martinez-Roura was 2nd in the ‘B’ triple jump with 7.65 which was a personal best for her. Jenny Holmes, who is a reliable competitor, did 8.42 in the ‘A’. Holmes was also 3rd in the ‘B’ 400 in 73.2

One must add two other sprinters who can always be relied on to turn up and perform well to support Highgate’s track & field athletes namely, Alima Diabate, who was 2nd in the ‘A’ 100 with 13.2 and 3rd in ‘A’ 200 with 27.9, and Amy Rutherford, who besides doing the high jump in 1.25m, was 3rd in the ‘B’ 200 with 28.93 and also 3rd in the ‘A’ 400 with 65.7.

Highgate Harriers have so many distance ‘Stars’ and one, who was not at the National road relay, was 2nd in the 5000m. It was Jon Laybourn who ran 16:26.12.

In the ‘A’ Discus (1k) Megan Greenfield was 3rd with 25.23 and Martinez-Roura won the ‘B’ discus with 23.65.

A SOLID SILVER PERFORMANCE BY HIGHGATE

17-Apr-2018     Alastair Aitken

On Saturday (15th April), Highgate Harriers’ men continued to keep the club amongst the best in the country, when they came 2nd in the NATIONAL ROAD RELAY 12 STAGE event at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield.
That was out of 62 complete club teams that finished. The standard was high and their biggest London rivals, Shaftesbury Barnet, were 21st.
The first six teams were 1 Tonbridge AC 4:17.24; 2 Highgate Harriers 4:18.56; 3 Swansea 4:19.42; 4 Leeds City 4:22.0; 5 Kent AC 4:22.36; 6 Lincoln Wellington 4:22.36.
The measure of Highgate Harriers’ performance cannot be understated as, only once have they done better in over 100 years, when winning the event in 2016!
It was a question of ‘Youth winning over experience’ by the Tonbridge AC winning team. Andy Maud of Highgate ran the third fastest of all the long stages, in a faster time than he did in 2016 (26:12) when Highgate won.
So, nothing was wasted as he ran round the course in 26:08. It was really a solid performance by Highgate as all their runners ran well as the results show.
It was very even for all the long and short stages for the Highgate lads.
Long Stages: - Danny Russell 27:12; Rob Bahelbi 27:27; Andy Maud 26:08; Shaun Dixon 27:13; Chris Rainsford 27:52; and Murray Strain 27:47.
Short Stages: - Brahma Pochee 15:56; Pete Chambers 15:42 (ask to his good form); Alex Crossland 15:51; Fergal Smithwick 16:10; Roger Poolman 15:44; & Robert Wilson 15:54.

VERY GOOD ROAD RELAY RESULT FOR HIGHGATE WOMEN
 
Highgate Harriers women’s team had one of their best performances on the road for a long time, when coming 4th in the National Six stage road relay championships, at Sutton Park on Saturday (15th April).  The first four teams were Leeds City 2:11.27; 2 Cambridge & Coleridge AC 2:14.19; 3 Rotherham 2:15.45 and 4 Highgate Harriers 2:16.13. That was out of 48 complete teams that finished in the National Championship race. Highgate, were ahead of more fancied teams like Birchfield; Thames Valley Harriers & Southampton
Hannah Viner, who had such a ‘Great’ Winter, did 30:41 and Molly Renfer returned to the team with a time of 31:18.
The Highgate short stages were by Emma Burgess 18:28; Rebecca Johnson 18:29; Tessa Hill 18:33 and Yasmin Goater 18:44.
Three Highgate ladies ran in an incomplete ‘B’ team and the long leg was done by Kate Good who ran 38:17 and the two short legs were covered, by Kani Hinchelwood (21:09) and Ashley Scott-Wilson (19:08).

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BEN NOAD IS COMPETING IN AN ULTRA DISTANCE MARATHON

11-Apr-2018     Alastair Aitken

Ben Noad, a very popular Highgate Harrier, and ex-international cross-country runner, is in the process of running in The Marathon des Sables.
Noad, now in his 40’s, is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society, particularly because his father is suffering with dementia.
Noad is currently about 50th of 900 starters over the 156 miles race.
Ben Noad, who with Ben Pochee, has got a lot to do with Highgate Harriers being currently so successful, as a cross country and road running club...
Ben Noad also organises the Hercules Festival of 5k’s track races at Wimbledon which are on the 15th of August this year.
It is particularly good he has taken up the Sahara challenge to raise money for such a worthy cause!

MEGAN ZOE WILSON EXCELS

11-Apr-2018     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harrier, Megan Zoe Wilson, was the 2nd woman in the Hornsea One third (8.74) Marathon, on Sunday the 8th of April, run at Great Hatfield,in a chip time of 55:39. She was first woman in the London Victoria Park Run in 38:04 on the 13th of January. In the Hornsea race at Great Hatfield, another Highgate Harrier took part and that was Barnaby Walker, who was 7th of the 414 finishers in 52:02.

THE UNSTOPPABLE ROGER LOW OF HIGHGATE HARRIERS

09-Apr-2018     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harrier, Roger Low, at 74 years of age, will be running in the London Marathon, which is always a feat in itself, as I know having done the first 19 BUT, Roger, has done everyone of them every year, including the first one in 1981. In the second year of the event he did the ‘Classy Time’ of 2:36.44 but then he was in his 30’s. As an ’Over 70’ he ran 4:25.45 in 2016 and 5:00.27 in 2017,

Anne Curley who works for the Foreign Affairs and Trade Department in Dublin, used to run a lot in England for Highgate Harriers and will be running in the Highgate Harriers vest in the London Marathon, despite struggling with an arterial endofibrosis condition.
She ran in Berlin, Gloucester, Dublin and Florence marathons and, hopes to run sub 3:10 in the London.
Curley will be remembered for running in the Met Leagues a few years back.

Dan Higgins of Highgate Harriers, certainly has proved to be a proficient marathon runner, and hopes to beat his best time of 2:37.14 set in London of 2014: “I would like to hopefully Break the 2:35 mark, but we will see!”

Mark Innocenti (over 35) is an interesting runner when, you consider he was 2nd out of 221 in North Downs Way 50 from Farnham to Knockholt Pound, on 13th of May 2017.
It rises to 5,600 feet overall. In that trail event he ran the 50 miles in 6:56.40. Innocenti is running a more modest distance in the London Marathon,
He hopes to clock a better time than 2:35:20 that he achieved last year in the London Marathon.


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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