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Excelling at Cross Country; Middlesex 10 K and Ealing Half 

Excelling at Cross Country; Middlesex 10 K and Ealing Half

7.10.18 for report of week of 24/9/18:
Our junior Heathsiders have excelled this week with the North West London Young Athletics League and Haringey Schools Cross Country. There are some notable performances reported by Simon Baker below.

The adults also put up good performances with a clear sweep at Middlesex 10K with the women winning overall, with Men- Masters M50 also coming first and the Women Masters coming in 2nd.

North West London Young Athletics League (NWLL) - Fixture 1 - Berkeley Fields, Horsenden Hill, Greenford - 29th September 2018
The 2018/19 Cross Country season kicked off on Saturday with the first North West London League meeting on a glorious autumn day at a very mud free Horsenden Hill, Greenford. The fine weather was matched by the performances of the 26 young Heathsiders who competed and recorded three 1st places plus a 3rd place as well as one team win and two 2nd places.

The U11 girls kicked the day off with debuts from Ella Burridge and Suraya Frost plus Elkie Baker. The team finished 6th behind the winners an experienced Highgate Harriers team.

The U11 Boys, who run with the U13 Girls, saw Benji Bediako continue his fine track form and finish the 1st boy home with Noah Beckloff finishing 5th and Gus Kendall making his debut with a creditable 16th. Despite only having 3 scoring runners the team finished 2nd overall.

We only had one runner in the U13 Girls with Hattie Munday finishing a solid 10th in her first year in this age group. The U13 Boys race was won in a commanding performance by Spike Blake finishing over 20 seconds ahead of the next runner. Isaac Joslin finished 5th and Gregory Beresford-Sweet 24th to place the team 5th overall despite being a scoring runner short.

Our U15 Girl team remains our strongest overall, the race was won by Rose Garrett with Mia Manttan close behind in 4th. Support was provided by Myah Hampton-Phillips (25th), Ellie Friedlander (26th), and Ella O'Flaherty (28th) with the team winning the race by 1 point from Cookham.

The U15 Boys had the largest Heathside representation with Ruairi McGonagle the first home in 5th with Oliver O'Connor (17th), Jack Davis-Black (18th) and Lucas Macnair (23rd) completing the A team which finished 2nd overall behind Decorum & Tring. Other runners included Sam Ingram (27th), Lucas Maher (33rd), Raymond Edwin (36th) and Arthur Reed (37th).

The U17 women's race saw Mimi Blake finish 3rd in a race won by Indra Patel (Decorum & Tring) who is the U17 Singapore National XC Champion and ranked 1st nationally over 5000m. The U17 men concluded the meeting with Stan Brown finishing 25th. This race was dominated by runners from EMS with Mo Ali the U15 National Champion and world age record holder for 3000m crossing the line together with a teammate.

The next cross-country is the Met-league at Claybury on 13th October and next NWLL at Kingsbury on 27th October.

Ella and Benji are both leading their respective LH XC points championship with 8 points each.

Moor Park 10k and Fun Runs - 30th September

Jack Davis-Black ran in the U15 3.9km (timing chipped) Moorpark 10k and fun runs running event at Merchant Taylor's School and won the race with a time of 14.36. Not too shabby bearing in mind he'd competed in the North West London XC league race at Perivale the day before.

Haringey Schools Cross Country - Race 2 - 2nd October

Young Heathsiders again excelled for their schools in the 2nd Haringey Borough Schools Cross Country race at the New River Sports Centre on 2nd October with winners in both the girls and boys races. This and the previous race act as a trial for the London Youth Games XC on 17th November at Parliament Hill.

With thanks to Simon Baker for writing the reports with input from Sara Black.

Belfast City Half Marathon on September 23.

Jack Hardy writes; ‘I decided to venture further afield for my first half since March and settled on the most exotic location I could afford - Belfast. Lingering injuries and virtually no sleep made for an inauspicious start, but this was quickly mitigated by the flat route through the city and an exceptionally fast field. Tough headwinds and the long-steep trudge up the Falls Road derailed my early momentum, but I still made it home in 1:20:37, which was a four-minute PB. I was 53rd overall and, as far as I can tell, the third English club runner. However, a foolish decision to fly home hours later with creaking legs made it clear that races closer to home are something to relish!’

Middlesex 10k, Victoria Park, Sunday 30th September

At least 44 Heathsiders ran in the Middlesex 10k on Sunday, the last in the club’s road race series, involving 3 laps around Victoria Park. Conditions were good with the flat course making for some great runs, despite a bit of a headwind on one of the long stretches.
Heathsiders were led home by Seefu Jamaal in a super fast time of 32:11, finishing 6th overall, followed by Andy Barnes (34:34) and Lemi Mideksa (34:42). Rebecca Piggott also had a speedy run to finish in 37:04 and 3rd overall, soon followed by Bethany Scott (37:38) and Olivia Desborough (39:01). Several achieved PBs, including Nilesh Goswami and Tom Bedwell, whose persistent training at shorter distances helped him to knock off four minutes sfrom his PB (38:42), whilst Tamela ran her second fastest 10k time ever (45:06). Overall, it was a successful morning for Heathside, with several winning county medals, including Seefu Jamaal (seniors), Rebecca Piggott (senior F), Bethany Scott (senior F), Mark Jefford (V50), Pete Crockford (V60) and Nick Dodd (V60).

Ealing Half Marathon, 30th September

Over at the Ealing HM, three London Heathside women finished in the top 7 over the rolling closed road course that twists through almost every street in Ealing. Josie, Celine and Catrin were delighted to run big PBs, with Josie coming second in the race, and Celine bagging an age group prize. They were also pleased to take the scalp of Commonwealth medalist and Olympian marathoner Mara Yamauchi.

ParkRun results can be found here .

First places to Richard Macaulay at Grovelands (17.19); Keith Burrows at Western Springs (18.14); Natalie Whitworth, first female at Sale Water (21.45).

Report written by Emilia Vynnycky, Jacob Howe and Jack Hardy. Compiled by Sarah Illingworth


NWLL 29th September.

U11 Girls (1200m)
1st A Insley (Cookham) 5:38
16th Ella Burridge 6:38
21st Elkie Baker 6:50
30th Suraya Frost 7:12

1st Highgate Harriers 15 pts
6th London Heathside 67 pts

U11 Boys (2000m)
1st Benji Bediako 6:56
5th Noah Beckloff 7.25
16th Gus Kendall 7:58

1st Thames Valley Harriers 27pts
2nd London Heathside 52 pts

U13 Girls (2000m)
1st A Abdirahman (Hillingdon) 6:54
10th Hattie Munday 7:23

U13 Boys (3000m)
1st Spike Blake 10:25
5th Ivor Joslin 11:06
24th Gregory Beresford-Sweet 11:59

1st Cookham 47 pts
5th London Heathside 77 pts

U15 Girls (3000m)
1st Rose Garrett 11:03
4th Mia Manttan 11:13
25th Myah Hampton-Phillips 12:41
26th Ellie Friedlander 12:44
28th Ella O'Flaherty 13:08

1st London Heathside 30 pts
2nd Cookham 31 pts

U15 Boys (4000m)
1st S Czapka (ESM) 12:39
5th Ruairi McGonagle 13:05
17th Oliver O'Connor 13:46
18th Jack Davis-Black 13:47
23rd Lucas Macnair 14:05
27th Sam Ingram 14:19
33rd Lucas Maher 14:47
36th Raymond Edwin 15:11
37th Arthur Reed 15:22

1st Decorum & Tring 22 pts
2nd London Heathside 63 pts

U17 Women (4000m)
1st I Patel (Decorum & Tring) 14:24
3rd Mimi Blake 15:01

U17 Men (4700m)
1st M Ali (ESM) 14.21
25th Stan Brown 17:26

Moor Park 10K and Fun Runs, 30th September

U15 Boys and Girls
Jack Davis 1st 00:14:36 (Net)

Middlesex 10k, Victoria Park, Sunday 30th September 2018

6 Seyfu Jamaal 32:11
33 Andy Barnes 34:34
37 Lemi Mideksa 34:42
40 Sion Lewis 34:49
55 Matthew Mair 35:56
61 Alex Sweet 36:15
64 Matthew Cockerill 36:21
66 Francesco Melloni 36:27
78 Rebecca Piggott 37:04 (3rd F)
88 Bethany Scott 37:38
92 Christopher Burke 37:55
105 Jonathan Litchfield 38:33
106 Philip Hogg 38:35
109 Mark Jefford 38:40
110 Tom Bedwell 38:42
120 Olivia Desborough 39:01
124 Pete Crockford 39:04
126 Paul Mercer 39:10
127 Robert Shulman 39:12
133 David Fallon 39:28
145 James Connell 40:02
151 Kris Milovsorov 41:11
156 Steve Monaghan 41:37
158 Mark George 41:55
160 Thomas Godec 41:57
164 Tara Shrestha Carney 42:12
173 Lily Woolcock 42:50
178 Guillaume Pichois 43:13
180 Chloe Bean 43:15
186 Nick Dodd 43:27
191 Emily Reichert 43:49
197 Jennifer Wing 44:33
200 Duncan Ray 44:39
203 Daniel Wrapson 44:49
207 Emilia Vynnycky 45:05
208 Tammela Platt 45:06
214 James Nicholls 45:25
216 Alun Nash 45:30
217 Andrew Hudson 45:37
224 Jessica Vinluan 46:04
234 Nilesh Goswami 46:37
242 Claire Thornhill 46:58
252 Katie Belkin 47:40
276 Helen Mayer 49.56
288 Trevor Wilson 51:46
301 Rachel Scott Halls 53:08

Ealing Half Marathon, 30/9/18

45 Josie Hinton 81:39 2nd woman, PB
56 Steve Armstrong 82:41
63 Celine Bradley 82:59 5th woman, PB
72 Catrin Tyler 83:21 8th woman, PB
521 Angela Howe 1:36:57
1475 Kim Butler 1:49:41
1750 Simon Hazel 1:53:06
2958 Elisa Martin 2:10:16
4040 finishers

Haringey Schools Cross Country 2nd October

U11 Girls
Elkie Baker 7th (24th)

U13 Girls
Issy Watkins 2nd (4th)
Hattie Munday 3rd (6th)
Milly Watkins 6th (11th)

U15 Girls
Mimi Blake 1st (1st)

U11 Boys
Gus Kendall 24th (47th)

U13 Boys
Spike Blake 1st (1st)

U15 Boys
Jack Davis-Black 2nd (3rd)
Lucas Maher 4th (5th)
Arthur Reed 6th (8th)


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