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8th Nov, 2023, Manish Agrawal

Overall Highgate Harriers came 3rd at this Fryent Cross-Country fixture with 15 participating clubs.

It was a wet and windy afternoon with coaches, runners, and parents all traveling to Kingsbury to take part in this Saturday-afternoon event. 35 of our brave Highgate Harrier young runners took to the soggy grounds of Fryent Park Kingsbury on Sat 4th November for the second fixture of the North West London cross-country league with 15 clubs participating.

Huge congratulations to all who took part. It was a fantastic turn out and really well organized by host clubs QPH. The weather was relentless, but it didn’t deter our young runners.

Some great individual results

  • Liam Bailey 1st U17 Men
  • Joseph Hayes 2nd U17 Men
  • Sonny Allen 2nd U15 Girls (Sonny ran 2/3 of the way with only one shoe - the other one got stuck in the mud and she had to abandon it and decided to carry on running anyway 💪🏼)
  • Jack Cobbold 3rd U11 Boys
  • Luke Tomlinson 4th U15 Boys
  • Leoni Delvendahl 4th U17 Women
  • Gaspard Robertson 5th U15 Boys
  • Special mention for Max Kolesnikov who is U11 and ran U13 boys 3kms to make up for one runner short for the club!

Overall Team Results

  • 1st U17 Men
  • 1st U17 Women
  • 2nd U15 Girls
  • 3rd U15 Boys
  • 3rd U11 Boys
  • 5th U13 Girls
  • 6th U13 Boys & U11 Girls

Full Results at

U11 Team - 2km

Boys - Robert Mainwood, Jack Cobbold, Jack Ballard Ryan O'Flynn, Callum Hill, Max Sassa, Mohamed Omar Abdi

Girls - Kit Hannah-Woolf, Hana Scott, Isabella Tidball, Phoebe Savage

U13 Team - 3km

Boys - Aaron Kelly, Alex Pettican, Arthur Robertson, Max Kolesnikov

Girls - Ira Agrawal, Carys Tomlinson, Maya Querfurth Waterman, Marianne Pettigrew

U15 Team- 4km

Boys - Luke Tomlinson, Jaydon Testa, Tal Querfurth Waterman, Horace James Worrall, Gaspard Robertson

Girls - Sonny Allen, Mia Cobbold, Tamara Felix, Eloise Lindley

U17 Team - 5km

Men - Joseph Drinkell, Liam Bailey, Jamie Cameron, Joseph Hayes

Women - Leoni Delvendahl, Faduma Omar Abdi, Josephine Luis

Overall, a great outing. Special thanks to Colin Lindley and Kate who helped us get the Highgate Gazebo from the Parliament hill along with Sinead Peak who helped coordinate with City officials. Thanks to all our coaches who have been training our athletes & supportive parents present with Chris Bailey cheering all runners. Massive thanks to Julie Cobbold, Claire Cameron, Kate Jenrick holding the fort supporting all our gallant runners. Claire also took some amazing photos. A very warm welcome back @ Kate Jenrick 😊.

The next Fixture is on Sat 25th November at Trent Park, London Outer Orbital Path, EN4 0JY organized by Barnet & District Athletic Club (Race starts at Ape Cockfosters). Please let your coaches know if you can participate (6min walk from Cockfosters on the Piccadilly Line) or email me at manish.agrawal [--at--] (manish[dot]agrawal[at]highgateharriers[dot]org[dot]uk) or Chris Bailey at baileych [--at--] (baileych[at]cvms[dot]co[dot]uk)

12.45 pm U11 Boys and Girls 2,000m

13.00 pm U13 Boys and Girls 3,000m

13.20 pm U15 Boys and Girls 4,000m

13.45 pm U17 Men and Women 5,000m

All the best and enjoy the photos.

Remember we train to compete and strive to get better every time. So don't worry about results but come join these meets and compete for the experience. You will gain a lot!