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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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

02-May-2016     Alastair Aitken

Seven Highgate Harriers competed as a Joint Highgate Harriers & Victoria Park AC &Tower Hamlets team, in the Under 17/Under 20 competition in the Youth development League South/NE, on May the 1st.

There is no doubt, a slightly larger turn out for Highgate in the combined team; they would have taken the win.
It should add excitement to the proceedings for future league matches though.

In the Meeting at Central Park Arena, Dartford, the end result was 1 Dartford 447; 2 Herts Phoenix 435; 3 Victoria Park Highgate 302; 4 Walton & Reigate 297; 5 Bexley AC 275 and 6 St Mary’s Richmond AC 214.

Two Highgate women competed and, they were not spreading themselves thinly. Megan Greenfield was 1st in the Under 17 ‘A’ javelin with 23.34; and also 1st in the Shot putt ‘A’ (3ks) with 9.02.
Daisy Griffin , another Under 17 highgate lady, was 2nd in the 800m in 2:43.1 and 2nd in the 1500 with 5:42.2. In the field she was 2nd in the long jump with 4.02.

The rest of the Highgate Harriers competitors in the meeting were from the Men’s side. Dary N’tuka Leonardo was a winner in the ‘B’ under 17, 100m in 11.6.
Samuel Adesanya had a busy day. He won a non-scoring 100m in 11.5; and in the he 200m ‘B’ Under 17 he was 2nd in 24.1; and 1st in the long jump ‘A’ with 5.57.
Isayah Boers came 2nd in the ‘Under 20’ 100m in 11.4 and Luke Newmarch won the ‘Under 20’ pole vault with 2.30.
Johnny Payne won the javelin, Under 17, ‘A’ with 42.35
Hakim Janha was 4th in the under 17 shot (5k) with 10.16 and won the javelin ‘B’ with 27.92.

Coming up on Saturday is the Victoria Park ‘5’ road race and the following weekend the Middlesex County Championships at Lee Valley.

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GOOD PERFORMANCES AT THE SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE

26-Apr-2016     Alastair Aitken

Despite Highgate’s monumental performance in a major club championships in the National Road Relay, at Sutton Park, many Highgate Harriers, both men and women, were competing in the first Southern League Division 2 West meeting of the season, at Woking. The result at the end of the day was Woking 219; Brighton & Hove 180, Highgate Harriers 164; and City of Plymouth, Erme Valley & Taviststock AC 141. Highgate now lie 11th of the 16 clubs and, are bound to rally and finish higher in the league before the season ends

The next Southern Athletics League meeting will be at Perivale on the 22nd of May.

The athletes who won their events at Woking included 100 ‘A’ Leonardo N’tula (11.6); 100/200 ‘B’ Pete Edmunds (23.8); 400 ‘B’ Michael Slavinsky (56.4); 5000m ‘A’ Jonathan Laybourn (15:44.9); High Jump ‘B’ Kofi Appiah (1.60); Both relays 4x100 (46.3) & (4x400)3:34.5. Women’s’ B’ 3000 Lucy McGuiness (W50) 11:57.3;

To show there is depth in the Men and Women’s team, many achieved 2nd places.

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MEE AND OGBECHIE STAND OUT

26-Apr-2016     Alastair Aitken

The first league meeting for the young athletes, Under 13 and 15, took place at Parliament Hill Fields on Saturday.
The result of that first UK Youth Development League (Southern Central 2) was 1 Victoria Park 663; 2 Herts Phoenix 507; 3 Team Hounslow 496; 4 Cambridge Harriers 411; 5 Highgate Harriers 360; 6 Dartford AC 324; 7 London Heathside 291; 8 Belgrave Harriers 181.

All the Highgate youngsters competed well but two, who were winners, were in the Under 15 category. Clara Mee long jumped 4.27m and did 1.45m for the high jump.
Dominic Ogbechie is the young athlete recently in the news for Highgate, won the high jump with 1.75.

The next league for Under 13/15 will be on the 21st of May at Dartford and for the Under 20 and Under 17 their first Development League meet will be at Dartford on the 1st of May.

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HIGHGATE STARS COMPETE IN THE LONDON MARATHON

24-Apr-2016     Alastair Aitken

Two Highgate Harriers, who last weekend were in the winning National 12 Stage road relay team, ran the London Marathon on Sunday (today).
Shaun Dixon sliced a chunk off his best ever marathon time of 2:34.41, when doing 2:25:04. Dixon was 22nd out of the record field of over 37,000 and Ben Noad went round in 2:42.52, not having specifically trained for the event.

Guillaume Cribier, who always appears to do a very good marathon, ran round in 2:34:42 and several other Highgate Harriers got inside the magic 3 hours, which is considered a good time for a club runner. They were James Johnson 2:41:11; Marcus Green 2:45:51; Mathew Pointon in 2:48:33 and Damien Lane 2:57:24.

Three Highgate women went round in respectable times Sara Black in 3:14:49; Joanne Pemberton 3:22:09 and Sarah Mulryan in 3:44:50.

The TRULY AMAZING ROGER LOW has run the London Marathon every year so, it was his 36th consecutive London marathon. He did 4:25:45, good for an Over 70 year old runner!

HIGHGATE’S BEST TEAM RUNNING RESULT FOR OVER 100 YEARS

18-Apr-2016     Alastair Aitken

The last time Highgate Harriers seniors had a major club team victory, was in the National cross country championships of 1905!
Now in 2016, Highgate won again but, this time, it was The National 12 Stage road relay Championships.

The National 12 stage road relay was first ‘officially’ held in 1967 and two, who were encouraging, then were doing the same on Saturday at the event at Sutton Park Birmingham. They were Highgate officials, twice President of Highgate Harriers Terry Driscoll and Highgate Harriers Press secretary Alastair Aitken.

How on earth could Highgate Harriers manage to pull off such a victory with the Southern, Northern, Midland, and Welsh Champions present plus, some good Scottish clubs, particularly as that in the history of the National 12 stage Highgate’s best position was 7th?
Ben Pochee, the Highgate Harriers Team Manager points out about why he thinks Highgate did so well “A collective team spirit and most of the runners train together” That is something these days a lot of clubs don’t appear to do.
"All club athletes want to win the iconic 12 Stage, but I’d say for our team this year it truly mattered, more than a collective spirit, our winning squad is made up friends who largely train together and many of whom are also involved within the club helping it prosper. So I am proud we not only have growing depth of running talent pushing everyone on, but we now also have a depth of emotional connection with the club that helps everyone find that 1% more from their performance".

For the race there are 6 short stages and 6 long stages. A long stage followed by a short stage alternately. 66 teams took part and the first six teams being:
1 Highgate Harriers 4:16:30; 2 Aldershot Farnham 4:17:15; 3 Bristol And West AC 4:18:08; 4 Liverpool Harriers 4:19:50; 5 Tonbridge AC 4:20:21; 6 Swansea Harriers (The Welsh Champions, with international Dewi Griffiths doing the fastest long lap of the day 25:28)

It would be difficult to mention who ran very well in the Highgate team but to suffice they all did and, as the race gradually progressed, Highgate were never out of the hunt from the word go, starting with Peter Chambers coming in 8th on the very competitive first leg. Perhaps one should mention that the excitement for the club was at boiling point when Andy Maud took over from Victor Pound for the 11th leg and, although Maud was 40 plus seconds behind the leader from Aldershot & Farnham he had caught him by the 2 mile point and, blazed a trail into the finish to hand over to Murray Strain for the anchor leg. Strain, who had been suffering with a hamstring strain, was specially put on the last leg, which was a short stage for safety. He had been going to do a longer leg and Murray, despite having a sub-four minute miler Adam Clarke of Aldershot, trying to run him down held on very well to come in for Highgate, well clear of Aldershot, who beat Highgate in the Southern, and as a matter of interest, Southern Champions Shaftesbury Barnet were 22nd

HANNAH VINER AND ASHLEY SCOTT-WILSON GOOD REPRENTATIVES FOR THE CLUB

Highgate Harriers did not have a team for the Women’s Relay in the National Six Stage at Sutton Park near Birmingham but, two Highgate Harriers had a run out.
Their times compared favourably with the best, Hannah Viner was the 17th fastest of the day on a long stage out of 94 athletes in 5th place on her leg and Ashley Scott-Wilson was the 9th fastest on a short stage out of 178 runners in 18:12. She came in 7th.

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Alastair's Race report

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 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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