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
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.
NORDVEIT SIXTH IN NORWEGIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Highgate Harriers, popular Norwegian runner Audun Nortveit, was sixth in the Norwegian cross-country Championships at Bergen on Saturday in 31:21.26. The winner was Norsdat Moen in 30:26.92
Audun Nortveit was the 2nd scorer for his Norwegian club IK Tjalve. That club, therefore, qualified as the top club at cross-country in Norway to run in the European Clubs cross country in February.
Nortveit will run for them in that. As he came sixth in the race, he has an outside chance of being in the Norwegian team for the Nordic Cross-country Championships in Finland on he 8th of November.
If he is not selected for that, he said he would compete for Highgate Harriers in the ‘high quality’, second Metropolitan League race on the same date of the 8th of November.
About the race on Saturday, Audun said “I am well, but not too happy about my performance. I’m in decent shape, but the course was over my least preferred surface, of extreme mud and slow.”
Certainly Stevenage would be a fast course with some downhill stretches which he would go well on. Anyway what ever happens, for the general athletics fan sixth in the National Championships is a good result.
DOCTOR BRUCE CUTS HIS WAY TO THE FRONT
David Bruce won the Oxford Half Marathon at Oxford by over a minute in 71:26 on October 12th.
On the 4th of October he was the fastest in Highgate’s ‘B’ team that came 34th in the National Road relay at Sutton Park . That gives a true indicator as to how strong the club is currently, as he would usually make the ‘A’ team.
Bruce, who was a medical student at Oxford University , when he won the Varsity Cross country match on Wimbledon Common in 2009. He has also run a 9:12.85 for the 3000 steeplechase in 2011.