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5th Sep, 2021, Alastair Aitken

On the evening of the 1st of September at the Highgate Harriers Open meeting at Parliament Hill Fields over 70 athlete Tom Richards was in good form, winning the shot with 12.29m and showing his many strengths with a 16.98 100m.

Neil Middleton (M55) ran a time of 12.78 for 100m and Francis Forsyth (W45) did a personal best time of 14.92. A future 'Star', under 13 Arthur Shaw, ran a 13.99 100m and did a 4.39 long jump.

The 5000m attracted several Highgate Harriers, in an event that showed the strength in depth and three Highgate runners ran inside the 16-minute mark: Chris Wright, 15:45.99; Daniel Brewer, 15:56.39 and James Barber, 15:57.10. 

Personal bests were done by several Highgate Harriers in the 1500m including by five in Race 1: David Musgrove 5:09.07; Arjuna Pflug (under 13), 5:12.61; David Sutherland, 5:14.04; Lily Spaccatrosi (under 15), 5:31.45; and Mia Cobbold (under 13), 5:40.37. Two who did good times were Finlay Sleeman (U20), 4:18.66 and Josh Groves (U17), 4:39.94.