Highgate Harriers/City of London Open Meeting - Wednesday 9th April 2014Full Results on the Highgate Harriers Results page
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Parliament Hill athletics track
Hampstead Heath, London NW5.
The club welcomes new members of all standards and abilities from the age of seven.
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AMAZING ROGER LOW
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.
HIGHGATE PIPE OPENER A SUCCESS
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.
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.
HIGHGATE HARRIERS FASTEST LONDON MEN
RICHARD SCOTT ran his second fastest marathon ever, in the sunshine and spring weather, in the LONDON MARATHON.
He went round the course in 2:24.26, which was only a couple of minutes outside his best time done in 2011, when he was a bit better prepared for a fast run and gained an international vest on the strength of that.
The other fast men for 'The Gate' in the large field were Edward Kerry (2:43.09); Dan Higgins, a very consistent marathon man (2:43.14); Veteran Duncan Burbidge (2:45.04) and Marcus Green (2:49.29).
Last Saturday, Doctor David Bruce, won the White Horse Half Marathon at Grove in 70:57. He won the race by 11 seconds.
Next Saturday Highgate Harriers Men & Women have their first Southern League Match at Perivale and some of the fast road runners in the club will be contesting the Victoria Park 5 miles road race the same afternoon.
HIGHGATE HARRIERS PROVE THEY ARE AMONGST THE BEST STILL
On Saturday (yesterday) Highgate Harriers followed up their high placing in the National Six Stage Road relay of last year and the National Cross Country this year, by retaining a high placing as a club in the TOP 10 in the United Kingdom for cross-country and road running.
At Sutton Park, near Birmingham their men came in 9th of 61 starting club teams in the National 12 stage Road relay Championships.
Shaun Dixon ran a well controlled race to take the club into third on the first leg and there were two outstanding 'Long Stage' runs where Highgate led the field. On Stage 3 Norwegian, Auden Nordvelt, took Highgate from 5th to 1st, with a superb tactical run and Danny Russell on Stage 5 took the team from 2nd to 1st in impressive style. Against such formidable opposition from around the United Kingdom, Highgate still did well to come 9th at the finish, one ahead of Kent AC, who were second in the Southern 12 stage where as Highgate were 5th in that! The overall time for Highgate was 3:56.07 and the winning team was Leeds City Athletics club in 3:40:41. Ben Pochee the Highgate team Manager and selector, was pleased with the result. Only two of Highgate's potential team members were not running. One being David Bruce. The Long Stage times for Highgate were:- Shaun Dixon 24:54; Auden Nordvelt 24:48; Danny Russell 25:00; Ben Noad 25:46; Richard Scott 26:19 and Ryan McKinlay 26:14.
The Short Stage times for Highgate were:- Robel Bahelbi 13:18; Ben Pochee 13:43; Peter Downie 14:08; Henry Dodwell 14:00; Tom Christopher 14:01 and Brahma Pochee 13:56.
Full mens results
The National Six Stage for Women were all run over the same distance and the club came 23rd of 57 starting teams and were ahead of big clubs like Southampton, Trafford, Wolverhampton and Blackheath & Bromley AC. The team recorded a time of 1:42.28 and the winning team Aldershot Farnham & District won in 1:27:00 but all their runners were International competitors!
Highgate's team were Ashley Scott 16:00; Becky Penty 16:11; Katie Meredith 16:11; Alexia Trafford 17:06; Sophie Sheldrake 17:23 and Natasha Cendrowicz 19:37.
Full womens results