Under 23 runner and student, Terry Fawden of Highgate Harriers, has started his steeplechase season in good form. He ran his second fastest time of 9:28.81 when he finished 3rd of eight runners in the BMC Gold Standard meet at Lee Valley on Saturday 29 August.
REBECCA A GOLD STANDARD HIGHGATE RUNNER
On Tuesday 25 August, Rebecca Johnson, running in inclement weather at Stretford, came 2nd in the BMC Gold Standard 3000m in 9:39.65. The winner was international track and cross country runner Jessica Judd in 8:57.60.
At the same meeting, Highgate's Loughborough student, Terry Fawden, came 5th in one of the 3000m races in 8:37.81, just off his personal best time of 8:37.58.
SHARP RUNNING BY HIGHGATE HARRIERS
Despite most athletics events being cancelled on the road and country for the rest of this year, one hopes cross country and road racing will be looked on more favourably by the ‘Powers that Be’.
The enthusiasm of runners on the track was evident at Wimbledon on Wednesday 26 August with eight successful 3000m races.
Highgate seniors were well represented. In the toughest and highest standard race (Race 8), Alex Lepretre ran the 3000m in 8:18.9 for 3rd place, not far behind the winner Kieran Reilly of Tonbridge, who did 8:17.3. Highgate's Alex Crossland was 5th in 8:21.2.
In Race 7, Charlie Haywood ran 8:31.8. In Race 6, Robert Wilson came 2nd in 8:38.5 behind TVH runner Michael Cameron, who won in 8:35.4. Ten ran in that race.
02-Sep-2020 Alastair Aitken