Highgate Harriers held their early Spring Open Track and Field Meeting on the evening of the 20th of April at Parliament Hill Fields. Quite a few personal best performances were achieved, but credit must go to Mattie Salvadori who ran 4:12.91 for 1500m and rising 'Star' Thomas Chadwick, an Under 17 runner, who ran 4:27.47.
There were a string of personal best performances in the evening within the younger age groups over 1500m. James Watts (U15) ran 5:20.11; Faduma Omar Abdi (U15) did 5:22.96; Mia Cobbold (U15) ran 5:36.00, and Under 13 year old Arjuna Pflug ran 4:57.02. An M35 Man, Mark Opie, did 4:58.54
In the 100m Highgate's 'over 55 year old', Neil Middleton, ran in with a 12.85.
Tony Richards was third overall in the discus but, of course, the first over 70; he hurled the discus out to 33.22. An athlete with great potential but, just under 13, is Arthur Shaw, who was second in the high jump with 1.50m. Others who did 1.50 were two under 17's, Elijah Marshall and Benjamin Andruiser. Said Mohammed Mariche, Under 15, did 1.50 as well.