In-form Highgate Harriers runner stars for Middlesex at national championships

Highgate Harriers' Georgia Fear

Highgate Harriers' Georgia Fear - Credit: Archant

Highgate Harriers’ Georgia Fear continued her good form with an 11th place finish in the prestigious English Schools Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

Fear, running for the Middlesex team that was coached by Highgate’s Ben Pochee, improved on her 16th place at the Southern Championships as she clocked a time of 18 minutes 43 seconds.

The Harriers athlete has already enjoyed success in the Middlesex Championships, the London Schools Championships and the White Cross junior cross-country event in Belgrade this season.

Also competing in the senior race on Saturday were Highgate’s Marjolaine Briscoe, who finished 221st out of 307 runners, and Anna Willis, who placed 243rd.

Harriers’ top performer in the junior boys’ race was Oliver Haddad, who was representing London, and came in 17th out of 337 finishers in a time of 15:54.


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Theodore Elwes finished 250th, while Phoebe Littler took 90th place in the intermediate girls’ race and Highgate’s first year junior Ava Mulhill came in 129th.

Another of the club’s first year juniors, Patrick Kyle, impressed in 239th place among the intermediate boys, while Dempster Fawden finished 288th.

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Highgate’s girls’ team finished overall winners of the North West London Cross-country League after the final match of the season at Wormwood Scrubs on Sunday.

Monte Watson took second place and Oran Gallagher sixth to help the Harriers’ Under-13 boys to victory in their age group, a feat that was also matched by the Under-11s, where Jesse Hopkins finished fifth.

There were also impressive individual performances from Ellen Donald and Maxine Chapman, who were second in the Under-13 and Under-15 girls’ races respectively.

Esther Pigney and Terry Fawden have claimed the girls’ and boys’ respective Under-17 titles at Highgate’s internal cross-country championships.

The Under-15 champions were Sasha Fear and Oliver Haddad, with Ellen Donald and Monte Watson triumphing in the Under-13 age group and Siena Thompson and Jesse Hopkins victorious among the Under-11s.

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