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26th Mar, 2024, Alastair Aitken

In the South of England Championship 12 stage road relay at Milton Keynes on the 24th of March, Highgate Harriers senior Men's 'A' team went into the lead with Alex Lepretre on Stage 5 and Highgate held on to that position right through the next seven stages, to come through the finishing line victorious.

As 25 of the clubs, in each Area, qualify for the National Road relay, Highgate's 'B' team, who came 15th were well clear of the cut off point, out of the 45 finishing club teams, with the help of their team organiser Ben Pochee. Highgate should have a good chance of medals on the 6th of April in the National event at Sutton Park; near Birmingham. Central AC the strong team from Scotland don't, obviously, qualify for the English Championship that Highgate won last year. However the club will have some tough opposition from Leeds City, the Northern Champions and the Midland winners Western Tempo plus, possibly Kent AC but medals should come their way! 

 Southern Long Legs

Rob Wilson 26:39; Jacob Allen 25:41; Alex Lepretre 25:47: Flurry Grierson 26:53; Roger Poolman 26:01; Terry Fawden 27:06.

Short Legs Joseph Young 15:05; John Gillfedder 15:35; James Ross 15:03; Sam Jinks 15:15; Monte Watson 15:05; Charles Cooper 15:38

It was worth noting back from injury was Robel Bahelbi who on the first leg did the fastest long leg for the 'B run of 27:00.54 and the fastestsvsh0rt stage for the 'B' was Harry Allen in 16:08.14. 

In the Under 17 5k race, out of 33 finishers were 5th Harry Austin 15:48; 9th Felix Kent 16:05 & 24th Alex Mulvihill 17:17.