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Highgate Harriers/City of London Open Meeting - Wednesday 9th April 2014

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Parliament Hill athletics track
Hampstead Heath, London NW5.


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Highgate Harriers Night of the PBs

British Athletics has announced that the 10,000m trials for the 2014 European Championships, European Cup 10,000m and IAAF World Junior Championships will take place at the Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs on Saturday 10 May 2014

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22-Apr-2014     Alastair Aitken

On Saturday Highgate Harriers were 4th with 130 points in their first Southern League match at Perivale, after promotion from Divison 3 South to Division 2. The scores were Herts Phoenix 220; Ealing Southall & Middlesex 198; St Albans 141 and Highgate Harriers 131.

The two Captains, Jonathan Oviasu and Alima Diabate did very well, not only competing themselves but mustering up as many athletes as they could for the meeting. They need more support from the club in the future to amass more points and fill all the events 'A' & 'B' strings. Next fixture of the Southern League will be at Hemel Hempstead on the 17th of May.
All those that did take part did well. Perhaps Highgate's 'Star' of the match was Ryan McKinlay. He won the 1500m 'A' (4:08.7); 5000m (15:27.08); and 2000m Steeplechase 'A' in 6:53.64.
The other victories came in the Women's events:- 'Under 20 runner' Hannah Viner won the 'A' 800m in 2:22.37 as well as the 1500m steeplclechase 'A' in 5:20.01. Nina Anderson (Veteran Champion in the World and European Masters Games) won the 400 'A' in 60.78. Highgate Harriers won the 4x400m relay in 4:12.84, well ahead of the rest. The relay team was Gemma Rous, Hannah Viner, Alima Diabate, and Georgia Fear. Georgia also won the 1500 'A' in 4:40.18. Hatti Brock won the 'A' 3000 in 11:28.82; Gemma Rous was a winner in the  'B' 800 in 2:23.90 and Laura Warren was first in the 'B' 400 in 63.67.

Second Places were gained by quite a few
Under 17 runner, Arnold Mensuoh was 2nd in the 100 'B' in 12.25; 200 'A' Emmanuel Olatunji (Under 20) in 23.46 and in the high jump 'A' he was second with 1.75; 200 'B' Alex Eveleg (Under 20) 23.95;
5000 'B' Peter Downie 16:10.22 (A Personal Best); The Men's Shot Putt, Discus 'A'  and javelin 'A' James Rossiter (M40) with 9.49/25.36/39.58; in order of events and all second places. Javelin 'B' Ron Smith with 23.65 and a second place for the 4x100 relay team who recorded in 47.09.
Another Second Place was in the  Women's 100 hurdles 'A' by Amy Rutherford 19.99.and Gemma Rous in the Women's 'A' shot with 9.55 as well as 2nd place in the 'B' shot by Juliet Kavanagh (W40) with 7.19.

On the 10th of May, in the evening at Parliament Hill Fields is 'The Night of the Personal Bests 10k Meeting' held for the second year and this year it is also a 10,000m European and Commonwealth Trials event.


21-Apr-2014     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harriers were the First team in the Victoria Park 5 miles road race on Saturday which was run round the paths of Victoria  Park in mild but cool Spring weather.
That event kept the momentum going for the club, after a successful cross-country and road running season.
The winner, for the second year, was international, Adam Hickey of Southend AC in 23:39 but out of the 191 finishers Highgate Harriers were all placed highly in the results. 4 Shaun Dixon 24.39; 9 Jon Laybourn 26.22; 14 Henry Dodwell 26.47; 16 First veteran 'Over 40' Stephen Whiting 27:06; 17 Oliver Kean 27:13; 22 Jonathan Deane 27:55; 36 Dave Gilbert 28:34 and 38 Jack Matthewman 28:38.
Chris Rainsford was running for Heanor Running Club but wearing his Highgate vest that he wore in the ATW Metropolitan Leagues in the season. He was 5th in 25:02.
Two Highgate women were running and they were Sophie Sheldrake (32:50) and Emma Burgess (33:05). In the total joint men/women's field they came in 93rd and 96th.


15-Apr-2014     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harrier Roger Low, now 70 years old, has run every London Marathon since it was first run in 1981 and ran round in 4 hour 18 minutes 29 seconds this year.  His time was the fourth fastest time of the 'Ever Present' fourteen London Marathon men, doing the gruelling event this year.


14-Apr-2014     Alastair Aitken

Highgate Harriers had their first Open track meeting of the year on Wednesday evening at Parliament Hill Fields.
Amongst those competing were two seniors who came off the road and country to do well on the track in the 5000m. Out of 17 runners Jon Laybourn was 2nd in 15:49.6 with Tom Christopher 4th in 16:03.04. In race 2 'Over 50' runner Michael Ussher won in 18:09.03' (21 started that race).
Two other seniors, who are likely to be competing in the coming Southern Leagues this Summer were in action. Jonathan Oviasu was 2nd out of 8 in Race 2 of the 300m in 38.93 and Matt Dore-Weeks was 4th in 39.08. Arnold Mensuoh (Under 17) was the winner in that 300 in 38.6 and was also 2nd in race 2 of the 100 in 12.23. His younger brother Herbert was 2nd, in his age group, in an 'Under 15' 100metres in 13.46, and his sister Linnet was 3rd in a 100m in 14.83, to make it a family success for the evening meeting. Tyree Rankin looked good winning 100m 'Under 13' race in 14.05.
In the 'Under 11' 75m races Highgate had lot of race winners Clara Mee 11.9; Ellen Donald 12.9, Saul De Botton 15.1; and Westley Spurlock 13.6. In Race 2 of the Under 11s 600m the winner was a Highgate girl Sienna Thompson in 2:11.6. James Millett was an Under 17 runner, won the 800 Race One in 2:08.75. Liam Ormes won the 100m Race 7 in 11.76. Senior Amy Rutherford, who competes for Highgate in the Southern League was 2nd of 8 in race 5 of the 100m.
    In the field events in the open meet Highgate athletes have been doing well, besides a win from Emmanuel Olatunji in the high jump with 1.70 besides running 11.63 for the 100m in Race one in third place, and James Rossiter a veteran of 40 doing 8.63 in the shot. Sophie Mace a Walton Athletic Club 'Under 17, showed some class throwing at the Highgate Open meet, hurling the discus out to 40.72 but Highgate had a representative coming 4th with Lulu Szego doing 23.66.
    In the Under 11 long jump Highgate had a mass of performers out of the 19 that took part and had the first 7 places. Luca Weinbrecht was first with 3.59 but the first girl in 2nd position was Clara Mee 3.43.
Grace Mee, an 'Under 17', won the high jump with 1.55 with Ewa Mee (U17) 2nd with 1.40.
Full results

On Sunday it is worth noting that Highgate 'Star' Georgia Fear was 2nd London Borough runner home in the winning Mini marathon team event and 6th overall in the high standard 'National class' event and Terry Fawden, running for Haringey won the U15 Inter Borough Race and was 11th  overall.

In the London Marathon a Highgate runner did well. Suniti Waddell ran 2:57.25 and was 42nd woman home from the massed start.

Parliament Hill track is managed by the City of London and a fee is payable for each use.
Annual season tickets are also available at the ticket office.

Hampstead Heath maps and running guides can be downloaded from the City of London website.

The nearest stations are Gospel Oak or Hampstead Heath on Silverlink's North London Line
and Belsize Park or Kentish Town on the London Underground.

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