Highgate Harriers’ Andy Maud represents Britain in European Cup final

Highgate Harriers’ Andy Maud impressed on the international stage by finishing as the second fastest British 10,000m runner at the European Cup final in Turkey.

Maud, who recently ran a personal best in the Olympic trials – hosted by the club at Parliament Hill Fields – clocked a time of 30 minutes 24.71 seconds in Sunday’s final despite stifling conditions.

The race was won by Italy’s Daniele Meucci, with the Highgate runner placing 15th overall out of 25 internationals, ahead of the entire Turkish team.

Also in action overseas was Highgate’s Danny Russell, a member of the club’s victorious national 12-stage road relay side earlier this year, who competed in the World Duathlon Championship in Spain.

Russell collected a silver medal in the mixed relay event, helping the GB team to finish second overall behind the host country.


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Meanwhile, Harriers teenager Samuel Adesanya achieved a field event double in the Youth Development League Under-17 meeting at Mile End on Sunday.

Adesanya won both the long jump (5.44m) and the high jump with a personal best of 1.55m, as well as taking first place in the B- string 100m (11.3 seconds).

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Team-mate Esther Pigney also recorded a twin success at Mile End, winning the 1500m with a personal best of 5:34.0 and the 3,000m (12:00.5).

In the Under-20 section, Highgate’s Luke Newmarch won the pole vault (2.20m), with second places for William Amobi (100m) and Arnold Menusoh (javelin).

Highgate were also represented at Sunday’s Typhoo London Regional Athletics Championships, where 100 young disabled athletes from clubs and schools across the capital competed against each other.

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