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9th Jul, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Joseph Young runs his second fastest

At Birmingham in the BMC Grand Prix meeting, on the 6th of July, Joseph Young ran 3:51.5 for 1500, coming 3rd of 8 in Race 'C'. He was in the National 12 stage relay team that came 3rd earlier this...
9th Jul, 2024, Alastair Aitken

‘The Four Minute Mile’

The late, Mel Watman, to my mind the ‘Greatest’ athletics writer and previous. Editor of the old Athletics Weekly, that was not a monthly, said regarding the mile as an event. “No other athletic event...
9th Jul, 2024, Alastair Aitken

'Highgate Harriers Out and About'

Mathew Bernardi ran 16:47.91 in the BMC 5000m race at New Eltham, on the 19th of June, won by l popular local man Tom Butler of Shaftesbury Barnet, who ran a swift 14:15.12. Tom was the 3rd Senior...
9th Jul, 2024, Alastair Aitken

MONTE WATSON ON THE MOVE

In the 'Highgate newsletter' it indicated that Monte Watson and his Father Mark have been busy out racing. Monte Watson ran his personal best 5000 at the Finsbury Park track with a time of14:56.2 on...
24th Jun, 2024, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE HARRIERS/MORNINGTON CHASERS WIN

The Highgate composite team, came into the match in Southern League Division 3 North London with 277 points with Watford on Harriers on 338 points in the lead but, on Saturday the 15th of June...
24th Jun, 2024, Alastair Aitken

A Cambridge University winner

Back on the 18th of May, on the famous Oxford University track, in the 149th Varsity match, Terry Fawden, the Highgate Harrier, running for Cambridge University, not only won the 3000m steeplechase...
16th Jun, 2024, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE SHOW TREMENDOUS DEPTH

Highgate Harriers, the Metropolitan League cross country Champions and amongst the top 3 road relay teams in the country, were out on the 8th and 9th of June, winning the Welsh Castles Race. 20...
4th Jun, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Mike McLeod

Michael James McLeod, born 25th of January 1952, a friendly, unassuming character, who caused a ‘Great Star’ in the North East of England with his winning road races. I think of him as the ‘Elswick...
4th Jun, 2024, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE HARRIERS START WELL

Although Highgate Harriers these days are amongst the best road & cross-country clubs in Great Britain, their Highgate Harriers/Mornington Chasers composite Track& Field team is in a more modest...
4th Jun, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Noureddine Morcel

If one had to point to who were the ‘Greatest’ competitors over 1500/One mile. in history, one could not possibly leave out the Algerian Noureddine Morceli. He was unbeaten in 15/1500/Mile races in...
26th May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Middlesex T & F Report For the Association

I thought it would be good to begin this report by talking to one of the officials Richard Priestley, who was President of the Middlesex Athletics Association in 2015/16 and has been Middlesex Team...
26th May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

HARRY TEMPAN THE RENAISANCE RUNNER DIES AT 99

(Harry Tempan was born 20/5/25 and died on the 27th of April 2024) He was not a name that was known, amongst those who were in the public eye but, someone who loved his running till he was 94 and...
23rd May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

NIGHT OF THE 10,000M PB’s Short accounts from the night

Sawam Barwal from India, who works in the Indian Army and is 26 years old, was 3rd in the Asian half-marathon Championships in 1:04.30. In the ’C’ race at Parliament Hill track, he looked very smooth...
15th May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

More quick marathon times

Sub 2:40 marathons by Highgate men are now becoming common place. At the start of the month Jack McVann, ran a personal best time of 2:32.18 in the Copenhagen marathon, wiping away his previous best...
15th May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

County Medals for Highgate Harriers

A Gold Medal went to Under 20 runner, Joseph Hayes, who ran his first significant 400, for a personal best time of 53.40. That was in the Final 'U20' race, in the Middlesex Championships at Lee Valley...
15th May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Highgate's Jack Brotchie well up

Highgate Harriers joined Race 2 of the Assembly League on the 2nd of May in Victoria Park and, out of 285 finishers Jack Brotchie of Highgate Harriers ran into 4th place in 17.54, not far behind the...
5th May, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Weinbrecht improving fast

Remy Weinbrecht, an under 20 Highgate Harrier, looks like going places, as he improved his decathlon score of 5893 of last year to 6514 on the 27/28th of April at the Somerset Championships & Somerset...
29th Apr, 2024, Alastair Aitken

DANIEL THE AMAZING MARATHON MAN

I know Highgate's club record holder Alex Lepretre, ran another 2:15 min London Marathon clocking in this year's London but, spare a thought for Daniel Higgins, now 45 years old, who ran 2 hours 34...
23rd Apr, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Thomas Chadwick Gets a Podium Place

In the London Mini Marathon, Highgate Harrier Thomas Chadwick, gained 3rd place overall, in the very well contested event. Representing Camden, he was the first London teenager to finish in the large...
20th Apr, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Fawden & Wilson light up the Night

Running round Battersea Park, in a two lap 10k road race, in the ''Friday Night Under the Lights' event, on the 12th of April and in Race One, with 50 competitors, Highgate's Terry Fawden was 5th in...
20th Apr, 2024, Alastair Aitken

A Class Act from Chris Rainsford

Running at the Highgate Harriers Open meeting, on the evening 17th of April, at Parliament Hill track, in cool conditions, tall Highgate Harrier Chris Rainsford, who was a Loughborough Student and...
20th Apr, 2024, Alastair Aitken

A Find for the Future

UCCL student, Harvey Weinberger, ran his fastest 1500 at Watford in the Open Meeting on the 3rd of April. His time was 3:56.19 and in the same race Felix Kent ran 4:11.74 and leading Highgate Junior...
20th Apr, 2024, Alastair Aitken

Haywood at His Best

Charlie Haywood ran his personal best time in the Reading Half Marathon, on the 12th of April, with a time of 1hr 09 m 23sec. His previous best half marathon was at Paddock Wood last year, when he ran...