Early Season Open Meeting at Parliament Hill - Wednesday 4th April 2018
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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.

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20-Mar-2018     Alastair Aitken

Hannah Viner ran in a high standard road race in Spain on Saturday 17th of March, with plenty of international competition. She came 3rd in the women’s race in the Villa de Laredo 10k in 34:15, smashing her previous personal best time, set last year, of 34:50.
Hannah said “I was a bit surprised to take such a large chuck off my PB because I had gone into the race, not expecting anything. I ran without a watch and just tried to enjoy it!
It was amazing to be up on the podium too.” The other two on the podium were Mary Waithira Munamu (31.47) and Zulema Fuentes-Pila Ortiz (33.24)
Chris Rainsford also ran at Laredo finishing 51st in the men’s race in 31:14, which was 20 seconds outside his personal best of 30:54 set in 2015, but a fine performance in a very strong field.


16-Mar-2018     Alastair Aitken

Tony Richards, despite having done little throwing this year, gained a silver medal in the ‘Over 65’ shot put in the British Masters Indoor Championships, at Lee Valley, over the weekend (10 March).  His best put was 10.68 metres. He will be one to watch as the season progresses.
On the other side of the World, in Canada, Glenn Saqui was 3rd in the West Van 10k road run in Vancouver in 33:58. Glenn, now an over 35 athlete, was at one time, along with Henry Dodwell, one of our two best distance runners for Highgate Harriers. Glenn last competed in England in 2012.


14-Mar-2018     Alastair Aitken

Shaun Dixon ran into 8th place in the Netherlands Cross Country Championships, at Amstelveen, on Saturday (10 March 2018). Dixon, who lives in Holland, still competes from time to time for Highgate Harriers ‘A’ team and is not a forgotten man.
The Hampstead Heath Park run on Saturday (10 March) saw three Highgate Harriers at the very front of the large field. In 1st place was Chris Rainsford in 16:08, then came the leading women Hannah Viner, 2nd in 17:46, and 3rd was Brendan Donnelly in 18:00.
I would like to add that Rainsford was wise, in one way, to avoid the dangerous quagmire he would have had to contend with had he run in the CAU Inter-County for Middlesex at Loughborough (10 March) as was another Highgate Harrier, Andy Maud, who competing for Surrey last year finished third in the same event. As an accredited journalist at the event, I can report that conditions were so muddy and slippery that I had to be helped by ground staff onto a cart to get to the car park! Unfortunately, Rainsford, who was originally selected to run for Middlesex, missed out on a surprising gold team medal for Middlesex. According to the official programme, which shows all the results since 1953, Middlesex had never previously won the Senior Men Inter-County Championship.
Highgate Harriers, no doubt with Chris Rainsford in the team, are highly rated for medals in the Southern 12 stage road relay, at Milton Keynes this weekend (Sunday 18 March)!


06-Mar-2018     Alastair Aitken

The inaugural Big Half Marathon (incorporating the British Championship) took place on Sunday 4th March, the snow having cleared overnight. Thousands of runners toed the line and some Highgate Harriers were out running well. These were 33rd Roger Poolman (70:16); 38th Robert Wilson (70:45); 46th Brahma Pochee (71:01); 127 Mark Innocenti (75:12); 208 Darryl Davison (recently back from injury) 78:22; 220 Brendan Donnelly 78:41; 221 James Johnson (78:42); and 233rd Damien Lane78:55.

The winner was Mo Farah, who needs no introduction. He finished in a time of 61:40


04-Mar-2018     Kate Jenrick

The next couple of weeks see some of our best cross country runners representing Middlesex County at the National Inter Counties and then the following week at the English Schools Championships at Temple Newsam in Leeds.
Selection for English Schools is through performance at the London or Middlesex Schools (depending where their school is situated). Kate Driscoll and Megan Greensmith secured their places on the Middlesex Schools team by finishing 4th in the Junior / Senior girls respectively. Nina Halpenny finished 8th in Inter Girls and Phoebe Littler, just 1 second behind Megan, are also both selected. Monte Watson had a very good run to finish 10th in the Junior boys race. Abel Sinko Uribe is the only Highgate Harrier in the Middlesex boys team after finishing 6th in the Seniors. Highgate Harriers boys fared better in the London Schools. Isaac Adani was involved in a tactical race over 3 laps. By the last lap Isaac was in a group of 5. In the final burn up, Isaac kept chasing and dropped 2 of the boys but Joseph Yee took the title and Isaac finished 2nd. In the Junior Boys Theo Machin Paley also ran a smart race and moved himself into 4th place earning automatic selection. Notable performances from Finlay Sleeman and Franklin Griffiths (14th and 17th). In the Inter Boys, Oliver Haddad was 7th and Charlie Gundy 38th. In the girls Ellen Donald had a strong run and finished in the top 15, Annelise O’Connell 17 seconds behind.

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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