Jack Petchey Award Winners Celebration - 22nd October 2014
The Jack Petchey Foundation hosted a celebration evening for award winners on 22nd October. Several Highgate Harriers were amongst the winners from all over North London who were presented with their medallions on stage.
Highgate Harriers is very appreciative of the support the Jack Petchey Foundation gives to our club, and clubs across the South East. Our Award winners are always very proud of this achievement, and the latest club purchases from JPF money are a club camera and two A-Boards for displaying notices at the track.
Pictured above with Olympic 400m athlete Mark Richardson are:
Back row: Jon Deane (Leader Award), Adam Stewart, Hattie Brock, Mark Richardson
Front row: Georgia Fear, Hannah Sekkides, Phoebe Littler, Alistair Sleeman, Dorothy Brock
PENTY RUNNING WELL IN OCTOBER
BECKY PENTY, one of Highgate’s best distance runners has combined her road performances recently with good cross country, mountain & fell racing, besides the odd good track performance.
Penty came home as 4th woman and 29th overall out of over 6000 runners, in the Yorkshire Marathon on the 12th of October. Her time was 2:49:03.29. She was not very far behind the first woman Zaasia Zakrzewki who recorded 2:45.05. That augurs well for Becky Penty as the cross-country season continues to get under way.
HIGHGATE HARRIERS SWEEP THE BOARD
On Saturday at Fryent Park, Kingsbury, Highgate Harriers had outstanding results in the North of Thames cross country Championships (first run in 1883) which was held with the Liddiard Cup (first run in 1947). That was despite Highgate Harriers, only having one of their top dozen men, who did so well recently in the National road relay, followed by the great success in the Metropolitan League cross country.
Highgate Harriers came away from Kingsbury with a hatful of medals. Read Alastair's Full Report
MILLETT & FAWDEN SHINE IN THE SOUTH
Highgate Harrier ‘Under 17’ men were outstanding features in the Southern Cross Country Relay on Saturday at Wormwood Scrubs.
In the three man Under 17 relay, the team came 4th of the 40 odd teams. James Millett was the 2nd fastest out of all the clubs with a time of 10.15 and Terry Fawden’s time of 11.06 placed him sixth fastest overall so, Highgate had two of the fastest six runners in the South for Under 17!. Their third man bringing the team home was Alex Machin Paley who ran round in 11.58. The first team was Windsor Slough & Eton in 33:28 with Highgate 4th in 33:59.
In the Girls races perhaps, Highgate’s best performance was in the Under 13’s where they came 8th with a team of Emma Wiletts, Sasha Fear and Dorothy Brock.
MCKINLAY TRAVELS TO ANOTHER GOOD RESULT
Highgate Harrier, Ryan McKinlay, came 23rd out of 1500 recorded finishers in the BUPA Great Birmingham half Marathon, on the 19th of October
Sub-9 minute steeplechaser McKinlay, twice the Scottish steeplechase Champion, recorded a time of 73:27.
As usual ‘A hungry’ Kenyan, Joel Kimutai, won the race in 61:39 from handful of other runners from the African continent.