HIGHGATE HARRIER LOW CONTINUES HIS AMAZING RECORD
Highgate Harrier, ROGER LOW, 70 YEARS OLD completed his London Marathon in 4:24.27. That is amazing, as he was only one of 12 ‘Ever Presents’ who started the race this year, on Sunday. That was in the annual event that started in 1981!
Two Highgate Harriers ran inside 2 hours 38 minutes, which were very good club times. The two had run the marathon many times so, are specialists at the event.
Guillaume Cribier 2:36:52 and Dan Higgins 2:37:14.
Highgate’s first woman in the race, who had come over from Ireland for the event was Anne Curley, an over 40 runner, who did 2:58.59.
The other runners who entered as HIGHGATE HARRIERS and completed the course in respectable times were Mathew Pointon (2:39:19); Marcus Green (2:45.37); Damian Lane, an Over 45 runner (2:52.57); Martin Quinn, an Over 50 runner (2:56.50); Benjamin Noad (2:56.50) (Ex-international, just running round but not specially trained for it.) (2:56.50); Mark Townsend (2:59:38); Baard Lynges, an Over 40 runner (3:23.56); Andrew Ball (3:26.01) and Matt Kavanagh (4:18.19) - His place overall was 18595 out of the 38,000 plus runners. Lots were still finishing well into the late afternoon!
ATHLETES RUN INTO EARLY SEASON FORM
Three Highgate Harriers ran into early season form, at the Watford Open Meeting on Wednesday.
Three Personal Bests were done. One by ‘Over 45’ runner Martin Bright
, who ran 2:28.87 for the 800m, in only his second year of competing on the track.
, one of the most improved athletes in the club, ran 8:51.35 in the 3000m and, Under 17 runner, Middlesex Youth cross country Champion, Terry Fawden
ran his fastest time of 8:58.58 for 3000m.
The others who ran at Watford , included Nina Anderson
, who was awarded the prize for the ‘Masters Athlete Award’ for 2014 on Monday, at the Highgate Harriers AGM
. She had won the 400m ‘Over 40’ gold medal last year in Turkey . Nina showed good early form at Watford , running a 27.75 for 200m.
Ollie Light, the Highgate Harrier, who won the Highgate Junior award for 2014, ran 2:03.63 for 800 at the Watford Open, which was a great start to his season.
At Watford, Georgia Fear, ran 10:08.66 for 3000m, as an Under 20 athlete. Alistair Sleeman, an Under 17 runner, continued to run well, doing an 800m in 2:14.42.
ON Monday the Senior Mens award for a Highgate Harrier for 2014 went to AUNDUN NORDVEIT, who had helped so much to establish Highgate as a ‘Great’ cross country and road racing club in 2014.
The Endeavour Boys and Girls awards went to Ava Weinbrecht & Jahziah Williams respectively.
AGM Awards photo
THE WATSON BROTHERS SHINE ABROAD
Monte Watson, an Under 13 athlete, who was 4th for Highgate Harriers in the last Norh West London League cross country in March and 16th and in the Middlesex Championships in January, was in good form in Bruno, Czech Republic, in the weekend. Watson won the Under 13 Two Kilometre road race in 7:35. He was running in a mixed age field and clocked the fastest time, and leading home all the U13, U14 and U15’s.
Riplley Watson came 6th in the ‘Under 11’s 1k road race, posting a time of 4:15 in field of 22 runners.
VINER SMASHES 10K PB DOWNUNDER
Continuing her string of successes whilst back-packing downunder, Hannah Viner claimed the women's course record at the Honest 10k in Wellington, New Zealand yesterday (Sunday). In doing so she smashed her pb by 43s to record a time of 36.57 in the windy conditions. She finished 2nd overall in the event organised by Wellington Harriers AC.
The previous day, Hannah took part in the Wellington Scottish Harriers' centennial race at the venue of their first ever club run. "It was a sealed handicap event but as I was a visitor I wasn't included in the handicap. I was tenth overall and the first woman over the line in 17.16" says Viner.
Spot the imposter!
HIGHGATE HARRIERS WARM UP FOR FIRST SOUTHERN LEAGUE MEETING
Highgate Harriers are at Parliament Hill Fields track on Saturday afternoon and, the Joint Men and Women’s team are in that Southern League
fixture for joint points. They are pitted against Harrow AC, Radley AC, and Worthing AC.
Three who should be there, as middle distance runners were 1, 2, and 3 in the Highgate Harriers Open Meeting
on Wednesday Evening. Out of 18 starters in Race One of the 5000m, 1st was Brahma Pochee (15:30.26); 2 Rob Wilson (15:32.85) and 3rd Jon Laybourn (15:33.36). If you realise Peter Hawkins, who was 6th in 15:39.40 meant, that all four ran in the team that came seventh in the National 12 Stage Road relay
There were quite a few outright victories in events at the Open Meeting;
Under 11 75m Race 1 Agoyok Gakmar (U11 Girl) 11.7; Race 3 Grace Savage (U11 Girl) 12.5;
Under 11- 600m, Race 1. Mathew Walker 2:12.4;
100m Race 3 Will Amobi (U20) 11.84; Race 4 Jamie Doll- Steinberg (U15 Boy) 12.33.
300m Race 1 Daniel Lavipour 36.31; Race 2 Obinna Ikedife 39:66.
800m race 3 Martin Bright (M45) 2:29.21;
5000 Race 2 Laurent LIote 17:36.21.
Some other noticeable performances were by an improving Andrew Collins, an Under 20 runner, who was 3rd of 13 in race 2, in 18:01.01. In the same race the first Highgate woman was Harriet Brock who ran 18:16.03.
Grace Mee was 2nd Under 17 and 3rd out of 7 in the high jump with 1.55; her sister Clara Mee was 1st Under 13 in race 6 of the 100m in 15.53. Emma Williets, an Under 13 girl, was second overall out of 12 in Race 3 of the 800 in 2:40.59
An under 17 runner Tal Telmont came 3rd in Race 2 of the 800m in 2:18.22 and Tyreece Rankin was 2nd overall, but 1st Under 13 in Race 5 of the 100m in 13.12 and, one other person I would like to mention is someone who could be a valuable member of the club as a field eventer. Mature, over 65 years old, Tony Richards, who won the discus with 36.98m and was 4th overall in the shot with 10.67m.