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5th Sep, 2021, Alastair Aitken

Monte Watson, in his first year as an under 20 athlete, ran his first 5000m at Perivale in the third Southern League North West London meet on the 15th of August and was not only second in the race but did a creditable time of 16 min 05.41, showing great promise for the club. Unfortunately, Highgate were the sixth team with 91.9 points on the day behind winners Thames Valley Harriers who amassed 400.9 points. However, not all is lost because Highgate Harriers have their final match 4 at Parliament Hill Fields track on the 11th of September, and there will be a lot of interest in that, and their strong road team will be at Crystal Palace for the Southern Road Relay Championships on the 26th of September. Regarding the third Southern League match, there were still some good performances. Team leader and 'Ex-Highgate Harriers President' Alima Diabate was fourth in the 'A'100m in 14.02 and did a seasons best in the 200m, coming third in the 'A' in 27.97. Oliver Hill ran a good 400m in a personal best of 52.72, coming third.  The 400m used to be a strong component of the team over many years and it would be good to see others joining him. Antonia Loizou did lots of events and came third in the 100m hurdles in 21.68, which was a personal best.