Several personal best times recorded by Highgate Harries athletes at recent events

Athletes are taking part in various events across the capital (Picture: British Athletics).

Athletes are taking part in various events across the capital (Picture: British Athletics). - Credit: British Athletics

Fergal Smithwick impressed at the Hercules Wimbledon AC 5000 Festival at Wimbledon Park

Personal best times were set by 78 runners in the third annual Hercules Wimbledon AC 5000 Festival at Wimbledon Park recently.

Two Highgate Harriers set new personal bests with Fergal Smithwick recording a time of 15 minutes and 8.32 seconds.

Charlie Haywood also clocked a new best of 15.26.06 while in race seven, Peter Chambers finished fourth in 14.41.24 with a season’s best.

In 10th place was club mate Robel Bahelbi who also set a season’s best of 14.49.03


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Race six saw Braham Pochee finish fifth in 15.23.92 while Darryl Davison and Rob Wilson were 10th and 11th respectively in 15.32.89 and 15.33.77.

More personal best times were achieved in heat five achieved through William De Doncker in 15.50.32 and Laurent-Olivier Liote in 15.51.27.

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In race three, Ashley Scott Wilson ran round in 17:17.09, while race two saw Emma Burgess hit a new personal best of 18.00.67 on a great day for the Harriers.

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