Search

Athletics: Highgate Harriers Harriet is hoping

PUBLISHED: 14:30 30 November 2017

Highgate Harriers Hannah Viner, Molly Renfer, Emma Dixon, Ashley Scott-Wilson and Emma Burgess celebrate winning bronze at the National Cross-Country Championships (pic Chris Rainsford)

Highgate Harriers Hannah Viner, Molly Renfer, Emma Dixon, Ashley Scott-Wilson and Emma Burgess celebrate winning bronze at the National Cross-Country Championships (pic Chris Rainsford)

Archant

Highgate Harriers Hannah Viner hopes to get the call for the European Cross-Country Championships next month after impressing at the latest British Cross Challenge at the weekend.

Viner came home in 31st place overall at Sefton Park, Liverpool in a time of 29 minutes 47 seconds, which also saw her as ninth best among under-23 athletes.

The Highgate member finished ahead of two rivals who occupied the first two places in the recent Met League fixture at Welwyn Garden City in Tamara Armoush and Vicky Pritchard, who were 35th and 59th respectively.

The 24th annual European Championships are being held in Samorin, Slovakia on December 10, while the next Cross Challenge event takes place in Antrim, Northern Ireland on January 6, with the fifth and final race at Loughborough’s Prestwold Hall on March 10.

*Darryl Davison finished fifth in the Fraternity Cup event for an understrength Highgate at Trent Park at the weekend.

Davison clocked 27 minutes exactly in a field of 122 as Barnet & District’s Alex Lepretre came home first in a time of 26.36.

And the Highgate member is hoping the club can field a strong team in the third Met League fixture of the season at Hillingdon House Farm on Saturday, having been part of their winning 12-man team last time around.

Clubmate Alex Davidson, a former Middlesex Veterans champion, finished 23rd at the Fraternity Cup in 30.24, with Chris Bailey clocking 33.32 in 59th place.

Emanuel Lumineau placed 75th in 35.17, while in the women’s Sorority Cup race, experienced Highgate veteran Louise Faherty was 12th in 35.50, pipping Kane Hinshelwood (35.36), as Catherine Airey finished 18th in 36.42.

Latest Islington Sports News

Yesterday, 14:50

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he is so keen for Alexandre Lacazette to play as a central striker, the former Borussia Dortmnd centre-forward is happy to move to the left flank.

Yesterday, 14:18

Bayer Leverkusen’s regional newspaper, the Rheinische Post, has called the Twitter trolling of Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech an ‘own goal’ by the club’s social media team, while asking whether the experienced Czech international could have simply ignored the tweet. Read our resident German football expert and Arsenal writer Rosie Tudball’s translation.

Yesterday, 12:00

The captain praised his squad after winning their third consecutive match last weekend

Yesterday, 11:50

Bayer Leverkusen fans have reacted with embarrassment to their clubs attempt to troll Arsenal keeper Petr Cech. Read on for our resident German football expert and Arsenal writer Rosie Tudball’s piece on the fallout from the Bundesliga club’s clumsy attempt at humour Unai Emery’s side lost 2-0 to Manchester City.

Yesterday, 10:00

The latest news from the Highgate Harriers athletics club

Mon, 18:16

Sam Allardyce has launched an astonishing attack on Arsenal boss Unai Emery – prompting a furious respoonse from loyal Gunners fans.

Mon, 15:00

Paul Bickerton has taken over as LFA CEO following the departure of Lisa Pearce

Mon, 13:29

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has been speaking after his side’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. Read Rosie Tudball’s story here.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now