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19th Jan, 2023, Alastair Aitken

WILSON HAYWOOD & FAWDEN LEAD THEM IN

Highgate Harriers edged further ahead in the 4th of 5 Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League fixtures at Standborough Park, Welwyn Garden City on 14th January. Out of 357 senior men runners...
14th Jan, 2023, Alastair Aitken

CHADWICK FIRST HOME ON BOXING DAY

In the Annual Bottomist Cup race held on the morning of Boxing Day - which was always supported by legendary coach Ted Fosbrook and now by his extended family - the cup was retained by last year's...
5th Jan, 2023, Alastair Aitken

NINA STARTS 2023 WELL

Nina Griffith was the second female finisher in the Serpentine New Year’s Day 10k road race, her time 36:13. She ran a fast personal best marathon of 2:36:45 in August 2021, and in October was the 1st...
5th Jan, 2023, Alastair Aitken

MORE HIGHGATE PERSONAL BEST PERFORMANCES

The 60m sprints at Lee Valley New Year's Open on 2nd January produced new personal best's for quite a few Highgate Harriers and here they are:- Arthur Shaw (U15) 8.65; George Sayles 8.29 (He also did...
21st Dec, 2022, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE RUNNERS BEST IN THE UK

Alex Leprêtre and Jacob Allen, who have had some great runs on the road and cross country this year, were the first two finishers in the England Championship 10k at Telford, on 11th December. The...
17th Dec, 2022, Alastair Aitken

FOUR IMPRESS AT THE VALLEY

On 4th December at Lee Valley Indoors, Highgate Harriers had some good runs. Sam Amdor (U20) ran 39:55 for 300m. Remy Weinbrecht ran a 60m hurdles in 8.95, to win his race in a personal best time...
17th Dec, 2022, Alastair Aitken

TAHA GHAFARI MADE THE TOP 50 EUROPEANS

Seyed Taha Ghafari came 49th in 31:34 in the senior men's European Cross Country in Piemonte, Italy on 11th December. He was the seventh runner from a British club in the result. Ghafari ran all his...
9th Dec, 2022, Alastair Aitken

BURBIDGE RUNS WELL

180 runners competed on the road, at Battersea, in the British Masters 5k Road Championships on 4th December. The best Highgate result was Duncan Burbidge who, as an M50, came in 36th overall in 16:57...
7th Dec, 2022, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE MAINTAIN LEAD IN THE LEAGUE

On Saturday, over a surprisingly dry course after the rain, except for the brook to negotiate at Hillingdon House Farm, and in cold conditions, Highgate Harriers senior men were still out ahead in the...
1st Dec, 2022, Alastair Aitken

ALEX AND LEWIS LEAD THE WAY

Alex Leprêtre won the Fraternity Cup race very convincingly over grass and mud at Trent Park on 26th November. He was running for his second claim club Barnet AC but was running for Highgate in his...
23rd Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

VINER & RUSSELL STARS OF LONDON

Hannah Viner has had a busy few weeks racing, which included a result of 56:34 in the Cabbage Patch 10-mile road race. Over the fairly fast but hilly grassland course in the London Cross-Country...
23rd Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

SAYERS AND SHABANI IMPRESS

Nathan Sayers, who ran his personal best marathon on October 9th with a time of 2:43:51, was out again on November 6th doing the New York Marathon in 2:54:58. Elsa Shabani, an Under 17, looks like a...
19th Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

ALEX LEADS HIGHGATE TO VICTORY

Alex Leprêtre led from the start to win the second Fitness First Metropolitan League, in warm sunshine, over a Wormwood Scrubs grassland course on Saturday 12th November. Out of a field of 458 and...
12th Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

TOP AWARDS AT AGM FOR THE HIGHGATE HARRIERS

Awards given recently included the trophy for the outstanding senior Highgate Athlete of 2022. That went to consistent Alex Leprêtre, for his great runs on the road and country. The junior award went...
8th Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE IN THE TOP 10 IN THE UK AGAIN

Highgate Harriers senior men were ninth of 200 club teams in the National Cross Country Relay, at Berry Park Mansfield, 5th November. Nobody ran badly but there were so many on the first leg, Highgate...
5th Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT FOR COHEN

Zechariah Cohen, the Plymouth University student who runs for Highgate Harriers, ran 14:57.30 in 5000m at the South West Universities Autumn Varsity Open on 26 October. His previous best was 16:03.6...
5th Nov, 2022, Alastair Aitken

ROB THE CAPTAIN BRINGS THEM HOME

Rob Wilson, Highgate Harriers men’s cross-country captain, finished first of 100 runners in the North London Championships at Berkeley Fields, Greenford on 29 October. Rob, who ran his fastest ever 5...
30th Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

REBECCA JOHNSON AND HARRY ALLAN ON FORM

Rebecca Johnson of Highgate Harriers was the first woman in the Battersea Park RunThrough 10k on 22 October, with a time of 34:28, and finishing 2 mins 30 sec ahead of the next woman in the race...
20th Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE SENIORS SWEEP TO VICTORY

21-year-old William Broom, a King's College, London student who trains at Parliament Hill, took Highgate to individual and clear team victory, in the first of the five Metropolitan League races on...
20th Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

FOUR INSIDE THE MAGIC 3 HOURS

On 9 October four Highgate Harriers ran personal best marathon times. In the Chicago Marathon, Nathan Sayers ran 2:43:51, improving on his time of 2:47:20 at the Boston Marathon in April. Rebecca...
13th Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

In the National Road Relay six stage at Sutton Coldfield on 8 October Highgate Harriers senior men’s team finished in tenth position of the 81 starting clubs, and the women of Highgate finished 15th...
7th Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

MORE MARATHON NEWS

William De Cothi was another who ran in the Berlin Marathon and the Highgate Harrier finished in a respectable time of 3:05.30. However, his best marathon time is 2:44.54, which he ran in 2019. An...
7th Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

TAHA RUNS WELL IN SCOTLAND

After doubts about his form, Taha Ghafari ran himself back into the Highgate Harriers’ top six-man squad for the National Road Relay six stage at Sutton Coldfield on 8 October, when he finished fourth...
2nd Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

HIGHGATE IN TOP 8 MEN AND WOMEN'S ROAD TEAMS AT ALDERSHOT

Because of organisational problems and having a more acceptable course, Highgate Harriers chose Aldershot’s Rushmoor Arena to compete on September 24 th, and had a much harder task than had they raced...
2nd Oct, 2022, Alastair Aitken

A GREAT DOUBLE ACT

On Sunday September 25th, in the Berlin Marathon, Highgate Harrier Sean Renfer and his wife Jemina Renfer (Storey) ran personal best marathon times. Sean ran 2:25:28, improving on his 2:29:07 in 2021...