Highgate Harriers are based at
Parliament Hill athletics track
Hampstead Heath, London NW5.

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Night of the 10,000m PBs
Saturday 19th May 2018

Including the European 10,000m Cup

Night of the PBs 2018

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08-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

16 year old  athlete Dominic Ogbechie takes Gold in the European under 18 Championships, in Gyor Hungary (5th July) with a jump of 2.16 which equals his best outdoors (2.22 cleared indoors this year) 


08-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

On the 1st of July Nadi Jahngiri was 3rd over 50 athlete in the Regents Park 10k. He was 30th overall out of 632 and time at 40.57.

Justin Bere, an over 55 athlete, was 52nd out of 243 runners in the Last Friday in the month Serpentine 5k race (29 June), in a time of 18.45. Also for Highgate Harriers was over 40 runner, David Musgrave who finished was 82nd in 19.54; and stalwart of the club, an over 45 runner, Natasha Cendrowicz came in 182nd(23:59).


08-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

Certainly Ben Pochee was a pioneer with athletics 10k racing of a very high quality, with his 10k Night of PB’s and then another original came up - Ben Noad’s idea of a Festival of 5k’s.
With that in mind, it is interesting to see so many other events that follow their example of having lively meetings people can enjoy, outside of the commercial World of Big athletics events.

On the 29th of June there was a Fast Friday Meeting at Walthamstow, put on by Orion Harriers and, Ben’s half-brother Brahma Pochee points out “Another grassroots event, with a warm atmosphere and a passionate crowd. I’d thoroughly recommend next year’s edition.”

The Highgate athletes that took part in in the ‘Fast’ 5000m were: Rob Wilson who ran 14:56, only 5 seconds slower than his recent PB; Brahma Pochee who ran 14:58, a real milestone for him as he broke through the 15 minutes barrier for the first time; and Alex Crossland who ran 15:15.
In the ‘b’ 5,000m race Johnny Laybourn ran 15:46; Peter Hawkins ran 15:55; and Will De Doncker clocked 16:15
In the ‘c’ 5,000m race Brendan Donnelly ran round in 17:25 and two good ladies from Highgate also ran well: Rebecca Johnson clocked 17:35 and Emma Burgess 18:08

Also in the ‘b’ 10,000m event that evening Darryl Davison was timed at 34:23.

The night of the 23rd of June, when Rob Wilson did his personal beast of 14:51 at Loughborough, Roger Poolman had a massive breakthrough, improving his personnel best by about 17 seconds, with a time of 14:29 for 5000m.

In the main 3000m of the night at Watford on the 27th of June, Roger Poolman was 2nd in 8:18 and Rob Bahelbi finished 5th with another good time of 8:29.


01-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

Dominic Ogbechie, coached by Marius Guei of Highgate Harriers, has made the British team to compete in the European Under 18 Championships in the Hungarian City of Gyor.
He will be competing in the high jump, which he has had such a successful year doing. The Championships will be between the 5thand 8th of July.

Rob Wilson, the winter cross-country Captain for Highgate Harriers, ran a personal best 5000m time of 14:51.74 in the BMC Grand Prix at Loughborough on the 23rd of June.
He was 9th of the 18 finishers in the ‘good standard’ event.

Hannah Viner ran a 2:13.99 & Yasmin Goater a 2:16.26 for 800m in the BMC Regional races at Eltham 20th of June and, both were Personal Best Performances over the distance.

On the 18th of June, Charlie Haywood, ran 15:40 to come 2nd in the Self Transcendence 5k road race in Battersea Park. Henry Murdoch, also of Highgate, was 3rd in 15:57.


01-Jul-2018     Alastair Aitken

At Parliament Hill, on the 23rd of June was the third Southern League North Division 3 Meeting. The next one will be at Parliament Hill Fields again, on the14th of July and the final one of the season will be at Battersea on the 18th of August.
Obviously, league leaders Dacorum & Tring, were hungry to keep their lead in the Division as, they led towards promotion for next season.
After the first league meeting Highgate Harriers & Mornington Chasers combined team, were in 15th place out of the 23 clubs. After the second meeting they had moved into 13th place and, after Saturday’s meeting they look likely to have moved up a notch or two more, after their performance on the Hampstead Heath track, at Parliament Hill.

The end result on Saturday of the six clubs present were 1 Dacorum & Tring 318; 2 Highgate Harriers & Mornington Chasers 300.5; 3 Harlow AC 293.5;4 Biggleswade AC 253;
5 Enfield & Haringey and HAWCS 253 and 6 Loughton AC 113.

Chris Rainsford looked really impressive, with his long stride. He won the ‘A’ 5000 convincingly in 15:17.4. Robel Bahelbi won both the ‘B’ 800 (1:59.6) and ‘A’ 1500 in 4:05.4. He is hopeful of getting his time down to 3:50 for 1500 before the season is out,
Promising Under 20 track runner, James Millett (whose sister Isabella Millett, an under 17 athlete was 4th in ‘B’ 400 and 3rd in the ‘B’ 800)  won the ‘A’ 800 in 1:59.3
Alex Crrossland was a winner in the ‘B’ 1500 in 4:11.6.
Tom Crowley won the ‘B’ 5000 in 16:45.0. All those winners were from Highgate Harriers.
Highgate had some very good winners on the track in the middle distance. Emma Burgess had a convincing win in the ‘A’ women’s 3000 in 10:37.4.
Yasmin Goater was in good form, winning the ‘A’ 800 in 2:19.6 and the javelin ‘B’ with 28.89.

It was interesting to note two Mornington Chasers added some very valuable points. Jeff Bannister was 2nd in the ‘A’ 2000m steeplechase and Lauren Longhurst, was 2nd in the women’s A’ high jump with 1.35 and 2nd in the B' long jump with 4.69. she was also 2nd in the triple jump with 9.27 and 2nd in the ‘A’ 1500 in 5:14.6.
It was good to see Matt Dore-Weeks back again, competing for Highgate. He has now been a good Southern League competitor for the club for many years. Matt was 3rd in the Men’s 400 hurdles, in 64.9 and won the 110 hurdles ’A’ with 17.7, a second ahead of the Enfield man; and he competed in the pole vault ’A’ too.
 James Rossiter, an over 45 athlete, was out doing well on the track, despite a cold with a good 2nd in ‘B’ 2000 steeplechase and also a 2nd in the Mens ‘B’ 110 hurdles in 21.5. He was 3rd in the javelin ‘B’ with 39.59.
Megan Greenfield won the women’s shot ‘A’ with 9.21 and the Under 20 athlete also came 3rd in the discus ‘A’ with 21.89.

Parliament Hill track is managed by the City of London and a fee is payable for use.
A special arrangement with the City of London gives Highgate Harriers members
free access to the track on club nights.

Hampstead Heath information and maps can be found on the City of London website.

The nearest stations are Gospel Oak or Hampstead Heath on London Overground
and Belsize Park or Kentish Town on the London Underground.

See www.runtrackdir.com for track details and location

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