HIGHGATE WOMEN OVER 35 WERE FIFTH AND MEN OVER 50 GAINED SILVER
In the Middlesex Masters cross country Championships, at Trent Park the Highgate Harriers women were fifth in the Over 35 event. The Highgate runners out of 55 starters were 8th Louise Faherty 29:37; 34 Natasha Cendrowicz 34:45 and 49th Kirat Nandra 40:29. The winner was Sue Rust of London Heathside in 26:33.
In the combined M40/M50 men's event, out of 54 finishers, Chris Beecham was 3rd (3rd M40) in 30:55, Michael Ussher 11th (3rd M50) 32:26; 15th Alex Davidson (5th M50) 32:45; 21st Martin Bright (13th M40) 34:06; 22nd Chris Bailey (9th M50) 34:26; 26th John O’Shea (11th M50) 35:38; 36 Steve Scrutton (19th M50) 38:59 and 48 Martin Black (29th M50) in 43:20.
The race was won by M40 runner Jim Cooper of Harrow who was timed at 29:37.
Full Middlesex Masters Results
On Saturday there was still some fast racing by, some of those keen to make the Southern & National Road relays. They competed in the Parkrun at Hampstead Heath on Saturday morning.
Out of 192 runners of all ages the Highgate runners were 1st, popular Highgate Harrier, Irishman, Luke McMullan in 17:20; Emma Burgess was the first woman in 7th place overall in 19:38; 9th in the event was Adam Stewart (15-17 category) 19:42; 11 Andrew Collins (18-19 category) 19:57; 19 Filip Bastian (11-14 category) 20:48; and having a good run in 26th place Monte Watson, an Under 11 runner (11-14) in 21:41 and his younger brother was 141st in 29:06. Monte Ripley has been chosen to run for Haringey schools, as an Under 13 in the upcoming London Mini Marathon.
118 runners took part in the Hackney Marshes Parkrun. 3rd place was Robert Wilson (15:40); 4th Brahma Pochee also 15:40; 6th Daryl Davison (15:59); 7th Michael Dan (16:30); 10 Tom Christopher (17:04).
Kerr Miller won two Crystal Place Canter races over 5k on pathways. On March 3rd in 16:57 and February 3rd in 17:41.
VINER CONTINUES HER WINNING WAYS IN NEW ZEALAND
Hannah Viner finished as first woman (4th overall) in the Kaiteriteri Gold 10km
. Her time for the challenging course was 38:27, less than a minute behind the overall winner.
"It was sooo hilly but really beautiful scenery and it finished on the golden sand beach" said Viner.
The course, just ouside Nelson in the South Island, has a total ascent of 195.82m and has a maximum elevation of 93.41m.
Race Report and photo Full Results
A PARK RUN RICH IN HIGHGATE HARRIERS
This morning (Saturday) out of 183 runners Highgate had many up the front at Mile End.
They were led home in first place by a man who has had a very good season, JOHN LAYBOURN, in a new personal best for the MILE END PARK RUN of 15.54. 2nd was Peter Hawkings in 15.59. Next in 5th place was Peter Downie in 16.37. Peter was the first over 35 in the race. In 9th came Tom Christopher (17.13); 10th and first ‘Over 45’ runner, Chris Beecham (17.18); 11th Laurent-Olivier Liote (17.47)
THREE HIGH POSITIONS BY HIGHGATE RUNNERS
Three Highgate Harriers ran at the front of the field in the South East Schools Championships at Harrow on February 28th.
In the Under 17 race for Boys, two Middlesex Champions, Terry Fawden (Under 17) and Dempster Fawden (Under 15) ran at Harrow. The winner was Shaftsbury's National Under 15 Champion, George Groom (20:26) and in second place was Highgate's Terry Fawden in 21:01 and 7th came Dempster Fawden in 21:55.
The Leading Highgate Harrier in the Women's Under 20 race was Phoebe Littler, who is an Under 15 runner. Littler came 10th overall in 15:15.
The winner was Under 20 woman Lydia Hallam of Havering AC in 14:13.
HIGHGATE HARRIERS CONTINUE MAGNIFICENT WINTER SEASON
Four Highgate runners were in the 9 man Middlesex team that ran in the Inter-Counties cross country Championships at Crofton Park, Birmingham on Saturday in bright spring weather.
Their six to score finished third with 218 points behind North East 131 and Kent 181. But Middlesex were ahead of some big hitters like Surrey, Scotland East, Yorkshire and Sussex amongst 31 Counties that completed a team.
Out of the 283 County runners were 9th Audun Nordtveit (35:10) & 23rd Shaun Dixon (36:00). The other two Highgate men in the 9 man team were 138 Jonathan Laybourn (39:10) and 156 Sean Renfer (39:32).
Nordveit went, from outside the first 50 in the first mile, to work his way through to ninth by the finish and, feels he is running better now than earlier in the season when he was plagued by injuries and illness. He is hoping with his better training to have a good summer. Shaun Dixon, is more like his own self again, having a good run in 23rd place in a quality field.
Two other Highgate runners were in the race. Running for Oxfordshire in 50th place was David Bruce in 37:02 and in 54th position was Murray Strain for Scotland East in 37:11. His Scotland East, fellow county runner and improving international, Andrew Buchart won the race in 34:26.
Two Highgate runners, competing for Middlesex, ran in the senior women's race
. Hattie Brock finished 101st (28:58) and Emma Burgess was 141st (29:57) out of 275 finishers. The race was won by Lily Partridge (Surrey) in a time of 25:07. Middlesex finished 13th out of 27 teams.
Other Highgate Harriers running for Middlesex were:
Under 13 girls
97th Sasha Fear and Ellie Gilmore 130th out of 305 finishers
Under 15 boys
220 Dempster Fawden, 255 Abel Sinko-Uribe.
Under 17 men
37 Terence Fawden, 190 Aurel Sinko-Uribe
Under 17 women
17 Gerogia Fear out of 273 finishers
Full Inter-County Results
HIGGINS THE LONG DISTANCE SPECIALIST IN ACTION AGAIN
HIGHGATE HARRIER, Dan Higgins, a sub 3 hour marathon man for quite a few years now, was out running a time that would give him a very good chance of Sub-2:45 marathon in the London Marathon this year, if he intends doing it again.
Dan Higgins was 6th out of 485
runners in the Finchley 20 miles Road Race in 1hour 57min.16 seconds. The race was won by Serpentine's Jonathan Poole in 1:48.38.
A runner who runs for Highgate Harriers in the Metropolitan League but is first claim Morpeth Harriers by the name of Andrew Lawrence, was 3rd in 1:54.34 and someone, who just a few years ago ran for Highgate as a good middle distance runner Rory Campbell ran 2:03.39 in 12th place. He is the son of Alastair Campbell, the writer and politician who lives locally.
VINER BREAKS THE HUTT VALLEY 10K COURSE RECORD IN NEW ZEALAND
Hannah Viner came away from the Hutt Valley 10k race $200 richer today (Sunday)
after breaking the female course record. The race which is organised by Hutt Valley Harriers takes place in Petone, just outside Wellington and runs along the banks of the Hutt River.
Viner finished 3rd overall in a time of 37:40 out of 113 finishers.
In a strange coincidence, the race was won by a former Highgate Harrier, Grant McLean (pictured with Hannah)
, in a time of 36:09. McLean was a member of the club in the early 1990's. He is now a very successful Masters Athlete in New Zealand and recently won the M45 10,000m National Championships with a time of 35:02.