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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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Shaun Dixon (centre) in action for Highgate Harriers

Highgate Harriers achieve best ever result in national six-stage road relay

Highgate Harriers achieved their best ever result in the men’s national six-stage road relay, coming second at Sutton Park near Birmingham.

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Black belt Imogen Burman (left) grapples with Rich Johnson at the Shodokan Aikido class in Ball Pond Road

Modern martial art is a growing force at Finsbury and Dalston centres

A well-known proverb declares that attack is the best form of defence, yet it could be said that the reverse is true of Shodokan Aikido.

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Highgate Harriers president Henry Dodwell (right) presents Ben Pochee with a certificate of honorary life membership

It’s au revoir as Highgate Harriers coach Ben Pochee departs

Highgate Harriers’ young athletes bade farewell to coach and club stalwart Ben Pochee with a ceremonial lap of honour at Parliament Hill Fields.

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Highgate Harriers' men's team manager Ben Pochee

Highgate Harriers show their strength in depth at Southern six-stage road relay

Highgate Harriers’ A and B teams both finished in the top 25 sides at Saturday’s Southern six-stage road relay to qualify for the national event.

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Rod Brown, London Lions

London Lions stars to launch Islington youth event

Star players from London’s only professional basketball team will help to relaunch a popular Islington youth programme later this month at Sobell Leisure Centre.

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Syed Haider Mannan with Peter Lewis, president of Free Style Karate

Islington black belt wins three medals at Manchester karate tournament

Islington veteran Syed Haider Mannan collected two gold medals and a silver at the Free Style Karate Open Grand Championships in Manchester.

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Great Britain's Desiree Henry crosses the line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during day six of the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. By Adam Davy/ PA

Islington teenager Desirèe Henry wins European gold in 4X100m

A teenage Islington sprinter has helped Great Britain to it’s greatest ever European Championships medal haul.

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Hannah Viner

Highgate Harriers avoid relegation in final Southern League match

Highgate Harriers’ combined team did just enough to stave off relegation by scraping a third-place finish in their final Southern League match of the season.

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Triathlete Tim Hutchins

Former rugby player focused on Ironman target after near miss in Austria

Islington triathlete Tim Hutchins is determined to hit his 11-hour Ironman target next year after falling just short in his recent attempt in Austria.

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Syed Haider Mann (left) with referee Hugh Crawford

Islington kickboxer hopes first European title success will lead to world championship

Islington kickboxer Syed Haider Mannan has reiterated his desire to become a world champion after claiming his first European title in Manchester.

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Brandon Drew

Islington teenager wins chance to play at Wimbledon

Islington starlet Brandon Drew will be aiming to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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Asanteni Charles, Islington's secondary school sportswoman of the year for 2014

Holloway trio head honours list at Islington School Sports Awards

Three Holloway students have been acclaimed for their achievements during the past year at the annual Islington School Sports Awards.

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Scott Robinson of Doyles B (right) with former world champion John Lowe

Archway league player defeats former world darts champion

Scott Robinson had a night to remember as he won the Archway & District Darts League singles final – and beat a former world champion as well.

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The Veras Academy squad at the Leicester Wadokai Open Championships

Youngsters lead the way for Veras Academy at Leicester tournament

Veras Academy’s youngest competitors achieved a clean sweep at the Leicester Wadokai Open Championships.

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Jonathan Patel (left), the departing Highbury Fields parkurn event director, and race organiser John Conroy

High turnout as director departs Highbury Fields parkrun

Runners at Highbury Fields waved goodbye to event director Jonathan Patel on Saturday at his final parkrun before moving to Italy.

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Highgate Harriers' Ryan McKinlay. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers are moving up the table in Southern League

Athletics: Highgate Harriers are moving up the table in Southern League Division Two North after beating three of the teams who were above them in Saturday’s meeting.

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James Ward lost to Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets in the first round at Wimbledon today

James Ward suffers Wimbledon defeat against Mikhail Youzhny

Camden’s James Ward will force himself to sit through the video of his Wimbledon defeat after he was soundly beaten by the 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny in one hour and 45 minutes.

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Rohel Bahelbi

Highgate Harriers’ Bahelbi clocks personal best in South of England Championships

Robel Bahelbi continued his successful transition to longer distance with a personal best in the 5,000m in the South of England Championships at Crystal Palace.

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Last year's Wimbledon final at Granary Square - Strawberries and Screen

Wimbledon to be shown on big screen in King’s Cross

Strawberries and cream are coming to King’s Cross next week where a giant screen will show all the tennis from Wimbledon.

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Arsenal's Danny Welbeck in action against Hull (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Late Welbeck strike earns Arsenal share of the points against Hull

Danny Welbeck’s last-gasp equaliser rescued Arsenal from their second straight defeat as they shared the points with Hull in a lively 2-2 draw.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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John Ryder (right) in action against Theophilus Tetteh. Pic: Chris Royle/TGSPHOTO

Islington fighter determined to do better despite winning first title

John Ryder admits there is still plenty of room for improvement after claiming his first professional title on Saturday at the O2 Arena.

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Audun Nordtveit

Highgate Harriers make winning start in chase for hat-trick of league titles

Norwegian international Audun Nordtveit swept to victory as Highgate Harriers took their first step towards a potential hat-trick of Metropolitan League successes.

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