Hot-footed Williamson beats UK rep to win 60m Uni Champs

SIMEON Williamson won the British University Championship 60m race in Sheffield last weekend, beating one of the UK's European Indoor Championship representatives in the process. Williamson, who ran for Middlesex University, was only 3/100ths of a second

SIMEON Williamson won the British University Championship 60m race in Sheffield last weekend, beating one of the UK's European Indoor Championship representatives in the process.

Williamson, who ran for Middlesex University, was only 3/100ths of a second outside the British University record when he won gold in 6.71secs.

He beat his adversary Ryan Scott by 2/100ths, having finished behind him in the recent World trials.

Fellow Highgate Harrier Rory Campbell, who was ill for much of the summer, made a great comeback at the Championships.

Running for Oxford University, he ran 1min 58.77secs in the heat of the 800m before being knocked out in the semi-final.

TWO Highgate men were out running in the Hastings half-marathon on Sunday with Damian Shirley coming home in 1hr 24mins 45secs and Jose Barretta 1hr 26mins 55secs.

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In a field of 5,000 runners, Shirley finished 121st and Barretta 147th.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Gardner completed the Ball Buster Duathlon at Boxhill in a time of 3hrs 13mins 27secs. He was 29th of 130 competitors on a course which comprised a 19-mile run and a 24-mile cycle.

HIGHGATE Harriers' women followed up their Metropolitan League success with a sixth place finish in the National Cross Country Championships at Herrington Country Park, Tyne and Weir, on Saturday.

Of the 28 English clubs, Highgate were the third best Southern quartet in the event.

Their four scorers were all within the first 120 of the 297 finishers over the 8,000m course.

Svenja Abel was 18th (31mins 33secs), Sula Young 30th (32mins 31secs), Astrid Wingler 86th (34mins 58secs) and Louise Burnie 118th (36mins 10secs). Natasha Cendrowicz provided good back-up for the team, coming 180th (38mins 56secs).

Highgate totalled 252 points, while the winners from Bedford & County had 41.

Two Highgate men ran in the senior men's race over 12,000m. Having just recovered from injury, Henry Dodwell came 120th out of the 916 finishers in 42mins 18secs, while over-45 runner Eric Southam came 241st.

Sanigo Martyn completed the junior 10,000m race with an injury.

He came home in 91st place out of 139 finishers in a modest 37mins 20secs.

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