11th February 2023 JACOB ALLEN, who ran 5th in the Armagh International 5k in 13:47 on Thursday then, on Saturday, had a comfortable victory in the Met league, over the Trent Park course Alastair Aitken reports. Afterwards, Jacob spoke about the pleasure he got from...
Trent Park Race Report – By Alastair Aitken
Race 5 (2022) – Trent Park Results – 11/2/2023
Final Results The results from the last race of the 2022 season at Trent Park can be found at the link below. These are the final results. Therefore, if you spot any error please report it to your team rep/manager, who has 7 days, after the race to report these to the...
Race 5 2022 – Trent Park – 11/2/2023
Details of Race 5 at Trent Park along with details of end of season presentation.
Race 4 2022 – Welwyn – 14/01/2023
Details of Race 4 at Welwyn Garden City.
Start at North Side of Standborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6DF.
Race 3 2022 – Uxbridge – 3/12/2022
Details of Race 3 at Uxbridge.
Start at Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1ES.
Please note the parking restrictions.
Race 2 2022 – Wormwood Scrubs – 12/11/2022
Details of Race 2 at Wormwood Scrubs.
Start at Wormwood Scrubs Park, adjacent to Linford Christie Stadium W12 0DF
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE Trent Park 8/2/2020
By Alastair Aitken
DYLAN EVANS won his third successive Metropolitan League race of the season, at Trent Park Alastair Aitken reports. Over a course with a few sticky patches but, in bright sunshine, Roger Poolman, went ahead after the initial start, followed by Dylan Evans and Liam Dee, running together. Coming up to halfway Alex Lepretre, second in the Southern, who had been biding his time in the group behind, went straight ahead and pushed on, opening up a 70 meter lead over Evans, who gradually cut down Lepretre’s advantage and, in fact, worked hard in the last mile to win.
The first Under 20 runner Sefu Jamal finished well to take third place with Dee, Poolman and Thomas Butler not far behind.
Highgate Harriers had their record 8th consecutive year of victories in the league, with their 12 to score at Trent Park, all within the first 51 of 426 finishers and, their ‘B’ team topped Division 2 and will join the A team in Division One next season. Highgate also won the senior Howard Williams Trophy for men and women combined, on countback, as the 44 points score was totalled as 44 to Highgate, London Heathside and Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets.
Liz James who was third in the Southern and was, a few years back in 2006, the National Cross Country Champion, won all her 4 senior league races with consummate, what appeared to be with ease, which was good considering she has to look after three children and can only manage one hour a day of training six days a week. One must not forget an equally convincing run was by 2nd placer Nina Griffith who ran a 2:42 marathon in Malaga. She explained “I ran as a kid but gave up from 22 to 30 (Now 34) then had three years off with injuries” Khahisa Mhlanga who was a clear third as a first Under 20 said, “I’ll keep doing cross-country because I love it.” One who impressed me was the first W60 Fiona Kennedy, who came 61st of 218 finishers.
The Junior Howard Williams Trophy went to Woodford Green & Essex Ladies, narrowly ahead of Shaftesbury. Woodford Green’s Abigail Reid won all her Under 13 races in the league. She goes to Forest School and won the Essex Schools cross country on Wednesday. Regarding Shaftesbury Barnet victories, they won the Under 11 boys race with Arthur Phillips, who is at Moss Hill Junior school and, won his age group in the Middlesex clubs and coached by Ty Holden. He is 10 years old and, looks forward to running the 800/1500 in the Summer. Posie Shaw won the Under 11 girls race in every Met League meeting this season. Under 17 Joanne Miranda, won her last 4 Met Leagues, which included this one and was part of the club relay team that was 2nd in the National cross country relays at Mansfield, and Giano Stubbs was another to win for Shaftesbury as an Under 13 winner of all his Met leagues, so I put to established and top official of Shaftesbury Barnet Bryan Smith, that he must be very pleased with the results of the Shaftesbury youngster with a good future his reply was ‘Yes but they tend to all go off to University and we lose them”