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

The club welcomes new members of all standards and abilities from the age of seven. Club training sessions take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For more details go to the Club Information page

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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

Night of the PBs       Full Results

Latest News


20-May-2018     Alastair Aitken

At Lee Valley on the 9th of May, at the British Milers Gold Standard ‘A’ 5000m race, three Highgate runners achieved personal best times, in a race won by John Sanderson of Guilford & Godalming in 14:20.14. They were 12th Fergal Smithwick, who ran 15:03.10 (12th); 14th Charlie Haywood, the Highgate runner who is studying at UCL, 15:06.26; and 15th Brahma Pochee, the half-brother of the famous Ben Pochee, in 15:06.86. In 16h place was Rob Wilson, the Highgate cross county captain in 15:11.76.

One of Highgate’s best half dozen athletes, as a cross country & road relay runner has other strings to his bow. MURRAY STRAIN, has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the Mountain Running Long Distance Championships in Poland on the 24th of June.


20-May-2018     Alastair Aitken

Emma Burgess, who was often overshadowed by the top two Highgate cross-country runners in the winter, came into her own at Lee Valley in the Middlesex Track & Field Championships on 12 May. Emma, ran a personal best time of 10:29.96 to win the Women’s Championship 3000m and improve on her previous personal best of 10:31.26.

Two runners, who are such a great support to the Southern League teams for the club are Alima Diabate and Amy Rutherford. They both ran season’s best times in the 200m. Alima Diabate was 2nd in the final in 27.62 and 4th was Amy Rutherford in 28.58. They both also ran in the 100m and, were highly placed. Diabate was 3rd in 13.37 and Rutherford 5th in a season’s best of 14:07.

James Millett ran a very good 800m. As an under 23 athlete, he came 3rd in the Senior Men’s 800m in 2:00.52, not far behind the winner who did 1:59.20.


10-May-2018     Alastair Aitken

At the Newham & Essex Beagles open Sprint meeting at Plaistow on Saturday 6 May Dominic Ogbechie ran his first race of the day, winning in a personal best 100m of10.96 and improved his personal best to 10.86 coming 4th in the Final.
Isayah Boers an Under 20 runner ran 10.76 in his first race, and then 10.90 in the final. Both are coached by Highgate coach Marius Guei.
Under 17 runner Levi Liston, did a personal best 100 coming 2nd in his race in 11.27.
Alima Diabate was 2nd out of 7 in the women’s 100m in 13.36 and first in 13:43 in her heat.

Middlesex County Track & Field Championships come up on the 12/13th of May at Lee Valley; The Night of the 10,000 PB’s on the afternoon/evening of the 19/5 at Parliament Hill

On Sunday 6 May Tom Crowley, who studies at Birmingham University, was the first Highgate Harrier in the Regents Park 10k out of 658 runners. Tom finished in 8th place in 35:58. Close behind him in 9th was Alex Davidson, now an over 55, who ran round in 36:09; 16th was Freddie Hill in 37:21; 46 Nadi Jahangiri (an over 50 runner) 41:38; 98 Stephen Le Vu a V40, 46:21.

In the Hampstead Heath Park run on the Saturday 5 May, in 8th was Damien Lane in 19:49. That was out of 389 runners.
Highgate’s youngest in the event was Thomas Chadwick in the 11 to 14 category, who was 47th in 23:16


10-May-2018     Alastair Aitken

Henry Murdoch, an under 23 runner, for Highgate Harriers, took his personal best track time for 5000m from 17:29.02 in 2017 to 15:44:45, which he did coming 2nd in the London Inter Club Challenge 5000m at Lee Valley on the 28th of April.

Charlie Haywood was 2nd out of 267 in the Last Friday in the Month Serpentine 5k (27th April). His time was 15:36 behind James Poole of Serpentine who ran 15:06.
Also in the field was another Highgate Harrier, Andrea Spaccatrosi, an M45 runner, who came 29th in 18:10


01-May-2018     Alastair Aitken

Three of Highgate Harriers best distance runners, were out on Saturday 21st of April and, making sure the grass does not grow under their feet, by keeping their momentum going as racers.
Pete Chambers, running in his first South Norwood Park Run, in South London was 1st in his race in 15:34.
Chris Rainsford was 1st home in the Hampstead Heath Park run in 16:18, the same morning, and Hannah Viner was easily first woman home in 3rd place overall in 17:47.

The events coming up for the club include: the Middlesex Track & field Championships on the 13/14th of May at Lee Valley; the Southern League track & Field meeting at Watford for men & Women, on the 20th of May. That is the day after the Night of Personal Bests 10,000m, incororating the European Cup.

The Night of 10’000 PB’s at Parliament Hill fields was originally set up by Ben Pochee, primarily to try and raise standards in the event in 2013.
Because of the focus on personal bests, Race 1 at 14:15 is just as important as PB’s achieved in the final two races with many international at 20:30 and 21:15.

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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