Highgate Harriers’ Poolman wins Golden Stag Mile

The latest athletics news (pic: Tony Benton)

The latest athletics news (pic: Tony Benton) - Credit: Archant

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Highgate Harriers athlete Roger Poolman was celebrating last week after winning the Barnet & District Golden Stag Mile in Finsbury Park on Friday.

The 26-year-old, who is a recent Cambridge University undergraduate, finished in a new meeting record of four minutes and 13 seconds to claim the win.

Poolman had to battle against some of the best runners from Barnet & District, including the likes of Tom Butler and Alexander Lepretre, but the Highgate Harriers member held his nerve to prevail.

Over-55 athlete Nadi Jahnagiri was also in action at the event in Finsbury Park and finished in a time of 5:39.

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Elsewhere, Highgate Harriers athlete Emma Burgess set a new personal best time over 5k by smashing her previous mark.

Competing at the BMC Regional Event in Eltham last weekend, Burgess clocked 17.17.

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Burgess’ previous best over the distance had been clocked in 2017 when she finished a 5k in 18.00.

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