Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 1 December 2016

Happy Birthday this week to Alando Alfred, Gregory Dunson, Eloge Elombe, Tosin Jokosenumi, Neo Mohammadian, Gilad Nachshen, Sean Lodovica, Nonso Okolo, Nicholas Percy, Ross Sambrook, Nick Smith, Holly Taylor and Pascaline Wangui

Downloads – The following documents can be viewed, downloaded or printed 

SBH 2016-2017 Winter Fixture Card and Information Sheet, which include Cross Country, Road Relays and Indoor (Lee Valley) fixtures 

Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures lee-valley-indoor-fixtures-2016-2017
Other Indoor Fixtures, Including English & Scottish Championships england-scotland-other-fixtures-2016-2017
Lee Valley EHAC Metaswitch Indoor Fixture Information metaswitch-indoor-games-11-12-16-and-02-01-17
Lee Valley Essex & Eastern Counties Indoor Fixture Information essex-eastern-counties-indoor-championships-04-02-17-05-02-17

Fraternity & Sorority Cup Results fraternity-cup-individual-results-26-11-16 fraternity-cup-team-results-26-11-16 sorority-cup-individual-results-26-11-16 sorority-cup-team-results-26-11-16
North West London League Results – race-3-trent-park-26-11-16

Annual General Meeting Minutes minutes-of-shaftesbury-barnet-harriers-annual-126th-general-meeting-22-11-16


WHAT IS THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT – Well it is a Shaftesbury Hoody, which will be just right for the cold evenings to come. As you can see MIA GROOM, SCARLETT KENT and SOPHIA DEMPSEY were only to pleased to model last year’s present. If you order by Thursday 8 December, we should get them back and available for collection by Tuesday 20 December.


At this year’s Southern Road Relays LUCA STUBBS, DYLAN MICHEL, GILAD NACHSHEN and SAMUEL GREENSTEIN were looking sharp after winning the Bronze Medals.


With nearly five hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. They are available to all members who have paid their subscriptions at the subsidised price of £28 + £4 P&P if you require it to be posted to you. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the club name on the back.

Let us know the name you want on the front and your chest size. Please e-mail your details to you will be e-mailed when your club hoody has arrived. It will be available for collection from Allianz Park on Tuesday or Thursday between 18.15 and 20.15. The £28/£32 price is payable either in cash or by way of a cheque made payable to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers or can be paid online at ACCOUNT NAME : SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK : HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER : 41308378, SORT CODE : 400426. Cheques can be sent to Geoff Morphitis, 55 Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, Barnet, EN4 0ER.

METROPOLITAN LEAGUE Takes place this Saturday at Wormwood Scrubs, see upcoming fixtures below for parking, start times etc. These are the Course Maps. 1 to 3 and 4 to 7

In all probability due to the building works within the stadium, the organisers may be providing portaloos.

This is also the third fixture to count in the Winter Points competition

126th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Took place on Tuesday 22 November at Allianz Park, and was well supported by young and old. The Annual Report was presented by the Secretary but unfortunately copies were not available for the meeting as a power failure in the West Stand that evening prevented the photocopying. It can now be found on the website, please use this link
The Treasurer circulated the annual accounts for the year ended 30 September 2016 which disclosed a surplus of £2200. Reserves will be required as additional Club kit will have to be financed in the new year. The proposal that the Young Athlete annual subscription rate be increased from £30 to £35 with immediate effect was passed. Full minutes can be found on the download section above.
Our 6 new Olympians were congratulated. A short presentation was made by the Clubhouse Trustees on the proposed redevelopment of the West Stand by Saracens.

PRESENTATION OF ANNUAL AWARDS – The Club President, DAVID BEDFORD presented the awards to all the winners present following a short introduction for each award. A good night was had by all. The following photographs of TY HOLDEN (Coach of the Year) and HAMZA KADIR (Under 17 Track), many thanks to ALI KADIR who sent me the photographs



ATHLETICS WEEKLY READERS CHOICE AWARDS 2016 – Shaftesbury have two athletes in the following categories – British Masters ANTHONY WHITEMAN and British Breakthrough DARYLL NEITA. Please use this link to vote for them Voting closes on Thursday 1 December

INDOOR FIXTURES – The following Lee Valley fixtures have a Closing Date by the end of December.– Minithon on 10/12 CD Monday 5/12, EHAC Metaswitch Indoor Games on 11/12 CD Monday 5/12, Southern Combined Events Indoor Championships on 17/12 CD Tuesday 6/12,  EHAC Metaswitch Indoor Games on 2/01 CD Friday 23/12, Southern U15 & U17 Indoor Championships on 7/01 & 8/01 CD Friday 23/12 and New Year Open Meeting on 1/01 CD Monday 26/12.
England U20/Senior Combined Events Indoor Championships on 7/01 & 8/01 at Sheffield CD Saturday 16/12.
You can find the entry information in the download section above.

LUCA CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to YASMIN LAKIN who produced a hatful of medals, winning Gold in the 60m, High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump. DEAN OAMEN in his first competition in 2016 won the Triple Jump. DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH won a Silver in the 60m Hurdles and a Bronze in the Shot. See upcoming fixtures below for full results

FRATERNITY/SORORITY CUPSTook place last Saturday at Trent Park.
Fraternity Cup (7800m) – OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 74th (1st U20 30.57), JOSEPH PEPPIATT U20 92nd (2nd U20 31.54), JAMES TRAPMORE V40 94th (32.02), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 147th (35.27) 196 runners finished, the winner was Robert Thompson of Hillingdon (25.57). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (98 points), 2nd Trent Park (107), 3rd London Heathside (142) 

Sorority Cup (7800m) – JO KENT V45 (2nd Claim) 2nd (1st V45 30.39), ZOE LEVIN 7th (32.55), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 9th (1st U20 33.17) 75 runners finished, the winner was Alex Gounelas V40 of Eton Manor (30.12). Team result 1st London Heathside (35 points), 2nd Eton Manor (55), 3rd Barnet & District (59)

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUEThe third fixture took place last Saturday at Trent Park. A delightful setting in Trent Park, on a warm and sunny day, which was enjoyed by the vast number of athletes plus our enthusiastic parents and supporters.

What an excellent day with 4 Individual wins, starting with GIANLEO STUBBS U11 who won by 11 seconds, next was DYLAN MICHEL U13 who managed to pull away and win by 6 seconds, LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 eased away to finish winning by 20 seconds and JAMIE HARPER U17 was pushed all the way to the finish winning by 2 seconds.

In the Under 17 Women’s race the team followed up their wins in the first two fixtures, finishing a close 2nd to Ealing, Southall & Middlesex.

Under 11 Girls (1400m) 32 runners finished, the winner was S.Brancaid of Cookham (7.29). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (31 points), 2nd Cookham (32), 3rd Harrow (44) – 14 teams finished
Under 11 Boys (2450m) – GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (11.05) 42 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (54 points), 2nd Cookham (55), 3rd Trent Park (66), 8th SBH (130) 12 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (2450m) – SARON RICHARDSON 20th (12.35), ELINA BULMAN 21st (12.40), ISABELLE FLEET 25th (13.11), ANNA MURPHY 27th (13.21), ZOE DAVIS 29th (13.22) 42 runners finished, the winner was Zakia Mossi of Thames Valley Harriers (8.32). Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (16 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (25), 3rd Highgate Harriers (29), 8th SBH (66) 13 teams finished
Under 13 Boys (3000m) – DYLAN MICHEL 1st (12.16), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 4th (12.44), THEO BODEN 23rd (13.47) 47 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (47 points), 2nd London Heathside (52), 3rd Harrow (69), 4th SBH (80) 11 teams finished
Under 15 Girls (3000m) – GEMMA HARPER 9th (14.12) 27 runners finished, the winner was Florence Braybrooke of Cookham (13.27). Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (11 points), 2nd Trent Park (32), 3rd Cookham (36), 7th SBH (65) 12 teams finished
Under 15 Boys (4200m) – MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 6th (16.54), MATTHEW MCATEER 15th (18.20), CONOR O’KEEFE 24th (18.48), BEN KELLY 30th (19.35) 39 runners finished, the winner was Kristian Imroth of Dacorum & Tring (15.16). Team result 1st Trent Park ‘A’ (31 points), 2nd Cookham (51), 3rd Trent Park ‘B’ (55), 6th SBH (75) 12 teams finished
Under 17 Women (4200m) – LIDIA KYRIACOU 1st (17.59), KAYLA MICHEL 6th (19.56) 13 runners finished. Team result 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (17), 2nd SBH (21), 3rd Harrow (30), 8 teams finished
Under 17 Men (5600m) JAMIE HARPER 1st (21.28), NATHAN TADESSE 15th (26.12) 16 runners finished. Team result 1st London Heathside (30 points), 2nd Trent Park (37), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (48), 4th SBH (50) 7 teams finished

BRITISH ATHLETIC CROSS CHALLENGE Incorporating the European Trials took place last Saturday in Cofton Park, Liverpool.
Senior Men – 9800m JAKE SHELLEY 35th (30.21), PHILLIP CROUT U23 85th (31.30), BRADLEY GOATER U23 118th (32.16) – 632 runners finished the winner was Andrew Buchart of Central (28.37)
Senior Women – 8100m BETH POTTER 18th (28.02), VICTORIA PRITCHARD 43rd (28.55) – 275 runners finished the winner was Gemma Steel of Charnwood (27.11)
U20 Women – 4400m SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE 16th (15.29) – 275 runners finished the winner was Victoria Weir of City of Plymouth (14.25)
U17 Men – 5500m ELLIOT DEE 4th (17.22) – 129 runners finished the winner was Joseph Pollard of Charnwood (17.15)
U15 Boys – 3000m DAVID STONE 7th (9.46) – 139 runners finished the winner was Harris Mier of Cornwall (9.33)

TO ALL SBH COACHES – This an excellent opportunity for SBH coaches to learn from Britain’s fastest ever sprinter – LINFORD CHRISTIE – at Lee Valley. The participation fee will be reimbursed to all club coaches that prove attendance.

An Audience with LINFORD CHRISTIE4 December 2016 – Linford is the most decorated British sprinter of all-time with the full set of gold medals – Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic.  This an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate Winford’s theories; delve into training detail and his personal approach to achieving “World Class” as an athlete, and now a successful coach.

The cost of this event is £15, from 10.00am to 3.00pm and can be booked via the following link Registration closes 3 December

RUNNING AT NIGHT – The following article was on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
From reflective clothing and a head torch to even a flying drone light – make sure you can see and be seen on your night run
When preparing for a run in the dark there are plenty of practical considerations to address, not least what to wear. Fluorescent colours are great for dim, grey days but, at night, white clothing with plenty of reflective strips shows up better in motorists’ headlights.
Reflection works best on body parts that move the most — arms and legs rather than trunk or back — but the more you have, the better. When it comes to the benefits of a head torch, the jury is out. Experts at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents say they are not very useful if you use them simply to be more visible to motorists, but they will help to prevent you from bumping into obstacles or falling down potholes.
Taking the projection of torch light even further, UK insurer Direct Line has recently partnered with drone experts to create a prototype fleet of flying torch drones that are responsive to an individual’s movements and controlled via a bespoke app (pictured) image.

running-at-night “This ground-breaking prototype technology could serve a really positive purpose in the future – providing a safer, more efficient way to light both individuals and organisations,” said futurologist Dr Ian Pearson.
“From local councils, search & rescue teams and the emergency services right through to local cycling and running clubs, the usages are endless and I can see this being commonplace by 2021.”
Whatever technology you choose, no amount of night-training products will make up for acclimatisation to the dark. You should allow your eyes time to get used to the dark when the nights draw in as your peripheral vision is reduced.

ENGLAND ATHLETES YOUTH ADVISORY GROUPEngland Athletics are looking for new members to join the team. All applicants must be aged 16 to 27 – with max age in tenure being 29.
Have experience in the sport in any of the following capacities: Administrator, Athlete, Coach, Educator, Leader, Media, Official, Spectator, Team Manager, or Volunteer.

Please use this link if you are interested Application closes Sunday 4 December

SELECTION EVENT VOLUNTEERS – In 2017 London will host the World ParaAthletic Championships (14-23 July) and IAAF World Championships (4-13 August) and Team London are responsible for finding the volunteers for this. There have been over 15,000 applications to volunteer over the summer and now Team London need your help find the best of the bunch to fill the 4000 available roles.

What’s involved?
From Friday 9 December to Sunday 5 March we’ll be hosting Selection Event Days in East London and we’d like you to support these by committing to five volunteering shifts across the three month period to help assess our applicants.

Next steps
Fill out a short application form
Telephone interview
2 ½ hour training session
Book onto shifts that suit you! 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS EBULLETINPlease click on this link to view the November Issue No.3

LONDON ATHLETICS NEWSLETTERPlease click on this link to view the November Issue

PHOTOGRAPHSI would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.  

Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link  

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 3 December at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.

Start Times 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.10pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.35pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.40pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race 

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY AND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 10 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR). Start Times – 11.00am 50+, 60+ Men (10000m), 11.04am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.40am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.43am 40+, 50+, 60+ Women, 70+ Men (6000m), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4000m), 12.50pm U17 Men (5000m), 1.15pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.15pm U20 Women (6000m), 1.40pm U23 Women Ind (6000m), 1.40pm Senior Women (6000m), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4000m), 12.50pm U17 Men (5000m), 1.15pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.15pm U20 Women (6000m), 1.40pm U23 Women Ind (6000m), 1.40pm Senior Women (6000m), 2.10pm 40+ Men (10000m)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager  

EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 11 December at Chia, Italy  

EHAC METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 11 December. All age-groups including U13. Timetable 12.30pm to 16.30pm. For entry form please see Download above.
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee – Entries close Monday 5 December 

The London Universities & Colleges LUCA Championships took place at Lee Valley on 27 November
60mSM Heat 2 DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U20 (Brunel University) 4th (7.61), Heat 6 AIDAN POLES U20 (University of London) 4th (PB 7.71)
60mSW Heat 1 YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) 1st (8.15) in the Final YASMIN won the Gold Medal (PB 8.06) taking .02 of a second off her 2015 time
200mSM Heat 6 AIDAN POLES U20 (University of London) 2nd (PB 24.59) taking .84 of a second off his 2015 time
60m HurdlesSM Straight Final DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U20 (Brunel University) won the Silver Medal (PB 9.08)
High JumpSM Straight Final SHAQUILLE THOMAS U23 (Essex University) 5th (PB 1.55m)
High JumpSW Straight Final YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) won the Gold Medal (PB 1.45m) adding 10cm to her 2008 jump
Long JumpSM Straight Final SHAQUILLE THOMAS U23 (Essex University) 13th (PB 4.58m)
Long JumpSW Straight Final YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) won the Gold Medal (5.11m)
Triple JumpSM Straight Final DEAN OAMEN U23 (University College of London) won the Gold Medal (SB 13.35m)
Triple JumpSW Straight Final YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) won the Gold Medal (11.02m)
Shot 7.26kgSM Straight Final DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U20 (Brunel University) won the Bronze Medal (11.28m)

The Lee Valley November Open Meeting took place on 26 November
60mSM 1.2 ANDREW NICOLAOU U15 4th (7.53), 2.3 ANDREW finished 2nd (7.46)
60mSW 1.2 ENIOLA OYESANYA U23 2nd (PB 8.04) taking .06 of a second off her 2014 time, 1.5 TOSIN JOKOSENUMI U13 6th (PB 9.06), 2.3 ENIOLA finished 4th (8.09), 2.9 TOSIN finished 1st (PB 8.94) taking .12 of a second off her 1.5 time
600mSW 3 HOLLY TAYLOR U15 6th (PB 2:03.15)
60m HurdlesU17W 1.1 SOPHIA OBI 2nd (PB 9.30) taking .51 of a second off her 19 March time, 1.2 KARA ONUIRI 2nd (PB 9.42), 2.1 SOPHIA finished 2nd (PB 9.30) equalling her 1.1 time, KARA finished 3rd (PB 9.37) taking .05 of a second off her 1.2 time
60m HurdlesU15G 1.2 HOLLY TAYLOR 3rd (PB 10.18) taking .20 of a second off her 19 March time, 1.3 JESSICA NATHAN 3rd (PB 10.58) taking .60 of a second off her 27 March time, 2.2 HOLLY finished 4th (10.24), 2.3 JESSICA finished 2nd (PB 10.56) taking .02 of a second off her 1.3 March time

26 November – GLADSTONE ISABELLE LAMY V45 82nd (29.43) 60th parkrun – JERSEY CLIFF GOLDING V60 42nd (23.47) 12th parkrun – NORTHALA FIELDS ZAC RANDALL 1st (15.11) 8th parkrun – OAKHILL STUART SINGER V55 5th (20.36) 172nd parkrun – POOLE HUGH RICHARDS V70 298th (26.56) 53rd parkrun – ST ALBANS JEREMY DEMPSEY U17 1st (15.57) 1st parkrun – STEVENAGE RUSSELL DEVITT V65 61st (25.16) 66th parkrun – NORTHAMPTON TOM CAREY 19th (First Time 19.59) 4th parkrun – WORTHING JOHN DRYDEN V65 103rd (First Time 25.45) 72nd parkrun

PHOTOGRAPH’S– From time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used.  

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH website –   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.40 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.20 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.30.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for a form which will give you membership of Allianz Park, you can pick up the form from the reception at Allianz Park. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership form are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00, Monthly fee £28.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00, Monthly fee £14.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00, Monthly fee £20.00.
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252