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18th Apr, 2021, Alastair Aitken

Many of Highgate’s 'Star' middle distance runners had a good team victory at the high quality Wimbledon 5k road race on the 11th of April. Even with a tough hill to negotiate in it the 'Gate' runners all ran well.                                                                   

Based on time, Highgate won with 2hrs 34:27; 2nd were Guildford 2:38.34 and 3rd Aldershot 2:39:12 . To show how powerful the club are on the road, they also had the first 'B' team in 9th place overall. Highgate's high placers in the men’s race were: 5th, Alex Lepretre, 14:52.4; 11th, Peter Chambers, coming back to form, with 15:03.3; 14th, Harry Wakefield, 15:10.8; 17th, Roger Poolman 15:11.8; 23rd, Charlie Haywood 15:22.2; 31st Sean Renfer 15:35.2; 33rd Rob Wilson 15:38.4; 40th, James Ross 15:46.2; 41st, Robel Bahelbi 15:50.8.

Two Highgate women ran in the women's race: Rachel Baker finished 19th in 18:58.5 and Sarah Dewhirst finished 44th in 20:01.1.