Skip to main content
23rd Mar, 2022, Alastair Aitken

On Saturday 19 March Highgate Harriers won the team award with London Heathside second and Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets third at the Mike Penman Victoria Park Open Five Mile race. The race was won by Edward Chuck of Dulwich in 24:18. Highgate Harrier Alex Bampton was second, 7 seconds behind him. In 2019 Alex had some great runs including 14:57 for 5k, 67:13 for a half-marathon and in the Frankfurt Marathon he ran a personal best of 2:21.59. The rest of the Highgate 'A' team were: 5, Sean Renfer, 25:08; 6, Robert Wilson, 25:11 and 10, Chris Hicks, 26:37. Out of the field of 131 the first Highgate 'B' runner in 17th was Andres Chau in 27:11 and the second 'B' runner was Highgate Club Secretary Johnny Laybourne in 23rd spot in 27:44. The 'B' team were the fifth club team of 14. Over 50 runner John O'Shea finished 66th in 34:35.