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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chandos Tennis Club reached the semi-finals of the National Premier Indoor League at the weekend after a thrilling quarter-final victory which needed a championship tie-breaker to decide the contest.

Highgate Harriers' Sean Renfer. Pic: Dieter Perry

Sean Renfer collapsed at the finish line after a brave run that helped Highgate Harriers to their best result for 24 years in the national 12-stage road relay championships.

Highgate Harriers' Hattie Brock. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers are gearing up for this weekend’s national road relays – and Emma Burgess and Hattie Brock continued their preparations for the women’s event with strong performances over 10k.

Damani Marcano has stepped up from go-karting and will be racing in a Golf GTiR this weekend

Highgate School pupil Damani Marcano will compete in his first race as he takes part in the Volkswagen Racing Cup this weekend.

Matthew Dodds in action for Highbury Korfball Club. Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury’s winning run came to an end at the hands of Croydon, who hit four late goals to secure a 17-15 victory a in a tightly-contested game in the Promotion Division.

Highgate Harriers' Ben Pochee

Highgate Harriers’ men’s and women’s teams both finished ninth in the Southern road relays at Milton Keynes at the weekend, qualifying for the national event on April 11 with ease.

London Heathside's William Griffiths (left) and Jacob Phillips (right) with Muchta Farah from Ealing Southall and Middlesex Athletics Club.

London Heathside’s Jacob Phillips is bidding to win the Under-17 men’s title in the North-West London Young Athletes League as he prepares for the fifth and final race at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday.

Matiss Ippolito (centre)

Two siblings from Hampstead Garden Suburb will take part in the first ever British Long Track Speed Skating Championships in the Hague in the Netherlands on Saturday.

Leonie Ansems de Vries (left) in action for Highbury. Pic: Richard Hayward

Highbury produced another high-scoring display to see off bottom side Mitcham 19-13 and secure their sixth successive victory in the London Regional League, moving up to third place in the table.

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal (right) scored seven times. Pic: Richard Hayward

Captain Moses Hutchinson-Pascal scored seven times as Highbury Korfball Club continued their excellent form with a convincing 23-7 victory over Supernova in the London Regional League, inflicting their visitors’ biggest defeat of the season.

Hampstead & Westminster captain Toby Roche. Pic: Mark Clews

Captain Toby Roche is feeling “relief and a bit of frustration” after Hampstead & Westminster avoided relegation to finish seventh in the men’s Premier Division.

Hampstead & Westminster's Will Naylor struck in the 1-1 draw against Wimbledon. Pic: Mark Clews

There was double delight for Hampstead & Westminster at the weekend as their men’s team avoided relegation in the Premier Division while the ladies secured promotion.

Great Britain's James Ward celebrates defeating USA's John Isner during the Davis Cup match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Pic: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Camden’s James Ward played a central role as Great Britain beat the US in the Davis Cup at the weekend, fighting back from two sets down to defeat world No20 John Isner in a marathon showdown.

Hampstead and Westminster's James Simpson (left) celebrates his goal against Reading. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster’s men were unable to alleviate their relegation fears in the Premier Division as they twice lost the lead at home in a 2-2 draw against Reading on Saturday.

Tin-Tin Ho (right) celebrates with Maria Tsaptsinos, with the pair winning the women's doubles title at the Senior National Championships. Pic: Alan Man

Paddington table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho took three titles at the senior national championships and narrowly missed out on a fourth.

Will Naylor (centre) equalised for Hampstead & Westminster but they were defeated. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster returned empty-handed from their 400-mile round trip to Manchester, fighting back from two goals down against Brooklands in the men’s Premier Division but conceding a decisive strike in a 3-2 defeat.

Karthink Ramulu (left) came off the bench to score the decisive two goals for Highbury

Super sub Karthik Ramulu was the hero as Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club’s second team produced a stunning comeback from five goals down to overcome the previously unbeaten league leaders Bec III 10-8 in London League Two.

Tin-Tin Ho shows off her award

Paddington table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho has been named Young Sports Person of the Year at the inaugural British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.

Audun Nordtveit, Highgate Harriers

Audun Nordtveit finished inside the top 10 as Highgate Harriers’ men’s team secured an impressive fourth place in Saturday’s English Championships at Parliament Hill Fields.

Richard Alexander (left) in action for Hampstead & Westminster. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster suffered a 1-0 home defeat against title contenders Beeston in the men’s Premier Division on Sunday.

Highbury's first and second teams gather together after facing each other in the final of a tournament in Leeds. Pic: Rob Wakerell

Highbury’s teams faced each other in the final of a tournament in Leeds at the weekend as the Swiss Cottage-based outfit finished first and second out of 16 entrants.

Left to right: Chandos Tennis Club's Marcus Gan, Oliver Gan and Gunther Darkey

Chandos Tennis Club have qualified for the National Premier Indoor League doubles final after beating last year’s champions, Gosling Sports Park, in a tie-break shoot-out.

Matt Botha (centre) scored both of Hampstead's goals. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster resumed the second half of their season in the men’s Premier Divison on Sunday, earning an important 2-1 win away against basement boys Canterbury which took them away from the bottom two.

Highgate Harriers men show off their silverware after they secured a third successive Metropolitan League title and won the Howard Williams Senior Trophy. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers’ men secured a hat-trick of Metropolitan League titles on Saturday, topping Division One for the third year in a row.

Ana Rocha (centre) in action for Highbury Korfball Club. Pic: Richard Hayward

Swiss Cottage-based Highbury Korfball Club secured their first back-to-back victories of the season with a 25-12 thumping of lowly Nomads III, moving up to fourth place in the London Regional League.

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