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 6th July 2019

Including the European 10,000m Cup

Night of the PBs 2019

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VERY FAST RUNNING BY HARRIERS

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.
 

THE GLITTER OF 6 COUNTY GOLDS FOR THE CLUB
 
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.

MEDALS AND PBS AT THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

MCMANUS RETURNS

12-May-2019     Alastair Aitken

MCMANUS RETURNS
 
Luke McManus of Highgate Harriers won the Regents Park Summer series 10k on the paths of the park on Sunday 5th May with a time of 35:25 and out of 563 starters. In third place was another Highgate Harriers Alex Davidson, the Middlesex over 50 cross country champion in 36:11. In 17th place was popular Highgate man Rob Walker in 38:30.

CROSSLAND’S HAPPY EVENT
 
On the 1st of May in the Hercules Wimbledon middle distance open event at Wimbledon, Alex Crossland, one of Highgate’s top dozen middle distance men, was a close 2nd in the Mile race. He ran round in a personal best time of 4min19: 26 just behind Hercules runner Charlie Eastaugh, who won in 4:19:9,

 JAMES MILLETT IMPROVES AGAIN
 
Back on April the 17th at Watford Open meeting James Millett did a personal best 800m time of 1::55.64. The Under 23 athlete improved on his best time of 1:58.37 of last year.
 
 

GO WITH THE FLOW IN LONDON

01-May-2019     Alastair Aitken

Roger Low, who is over 75 (37 in first London of 1981), in running his 39th consecutive London marathon as an ‘Ever Present’’, improved on his time of last year (5:24.39) with 4 hrs 53.58 this year. Only 10 ‘Ever-Presents’ are left in the amazing game and Roger will hope to be in the 40th one, despite a lot of mileage in the tank already used up.

Pat Davis is another one who did unexpectedly well. Pat, was thinking of doing a time of about 2:50 but started off at 2:45 pace and managed to keep it up, doing a time of 2:42.54. 41-year old Pat, had a best of 2:48.07 in 2017 but, in his youth was quite a fast two lap track runner, as a 1:51 man. This year for the London he was running for his chosen charity Cancer Research UK.

Dan Higgins (Over 40) is to be admired as he ran his personal best marathon at Boston, USA on the19th of April and yet having done quite a few marathons in his time, he managed - after the short break - to do his second fastest time ever, in London with 2:36.55.

Darryl Davison was hoping for a bit faster time than he did previously but his 2:40.27 was a lot faster than his former best of 2:56.54.

Shaun Dixon, is a ‘Class’ runner and minor international so it was not unexpected that he would run his time of 2:33.35 or faster.

Alex Bampton, who has run 67.25 for a half-marathon in March and finished 2nd in the Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire cross-country, had an excellent run to do 2:24.40 in the London Marathon. Alex ran for Highgate Harriers in the12-stage team that came 4th and, studies at UCL He had not previously had a marathon time on the books so his race on Sunday showed great promise.

Barnaby Walker hit the spot with his prediction of hoping to do 2:44 and, in actual fact he ran 2:43.30.

Over 50 runner Damien Lane, who contributes in many ways to help athletics go forward, ran a half marathon warm up into the race as he will be off to do the South African Comrades marathon
over 55 miles; he still got round London in 3:07.51. James Johnson (40) ran a 2:38.35; Leon Cerrone 3:12.09; Lesley Gerges 6:37.18.; Adam Lennox 3:00.04;

Highgate’s fastest woman to run was Lisa Wenninger who broke the magic 3 hours with 2:59.26. Jemima Storey ran 3:34.54.

LONDON MARATHON 2019 PREVIEW

25-Apr-2019     Alastair Aitken

Y0U TAKE THE HIGH ROAD AND I’LL TAKE THE LOW ROAD

ROGER LOW is an ‘Ever Present’ marathon runner, who has done every London Marathon since the start, when he ran 2:33 in the first one. He considers the New York & London marathons as his favourite ones and has run over 100 marathons in total. He ran a modest 5:24.39 last year but then he is well into his 70’s now.

Pat Davis, like Dominic Hall, was one of Highgate’s fastest ever 800m runners; with a time of 1:51.58 in 2006. He turned to the marathon as a veteran when he was 40 and in 2007 he ran 2:48.07 which is his personal best for the distance and he would like to improve on that this year.

Darryl Davison is one of the ‘12 ‘Stars’ who scored in Highgate’s winning team in the Start Fitness Metropolitan League for cross country. He ran 2:56.54 for the marathon in 2017 but hopes for a lot faster time - around 2:35 - this year and it will be likely nearer that time than his old time. He was born on the same day as the third London marathon run in 1983.

Barnaby Walker is also running the London marathon. He is another good runner who hopes for a time of 2 hr 44.

Damien Lane ran 2:53:48 in the very recent Boston Marathon and, although he will do London he will be running a half marathon in training up to the start of the race because he wants to compete well in the famous Comrades Marathon, which is coming up on June 9th. His time in Boston was his personal best. The Comrades marathon in South Africa is over 55 miles of undulating country
Damian Lane is a Non Exec: Director of the London Marathon Events and the organiser of the VLM. The Events Company generates a surplus of nearly £10 million, which is distributed
to support sporting related facilities in London and Surrey. He has been helping with the support for the refurbishment of Finsbury Park track amongst other things. Damian is an M50 runner.
 
Highgate Harrier, Dan Higgins, who ran his personal best time of 2:33.43 in the Boston (USA) marathon on April 15th, has hardly time to take his shoes off before he will be on the start line for his 14th London Marathon; despite the possible effect in his legs from his Boston PB he still hopes for a respectable time for the long race in London.


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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