Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 4 October 2018

Happy Birthday this week to Emma Andersson, Najibe Arbe, Lily Archer, Lizzy Bird, Elliot Burcher, Christiaan Cavalli-Warby, Isaac Chandler, Shereen Charles, Tanitoluwa Edu, Victoria Godfrey, Kai Gordon, Ross Hajipanayi, Louis Hazel, Sam Hazel, Kenya Hibbert, Liberty Kikanka, Jon Lennard, Chenna Okoh, Irene Peaty Miller, Kane Pinnock, Cristina Potter, Lia Radus, Bryan Smith, Tony Smith, Anthony Soalla-Bell and Jevonte Wright

2018-2019 Winter Fixture Card Updated 06-09-18 –
2018-2019 Winter Club Points and Club Championship Races Issued 27-08-18
Cross Country Team Managers
Road Running Team Managers

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK FROM 19.00 TO 21.00 The current arrangements and until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and High Jump training is on Wednesday’s. Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend.

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful 2018 to ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN, EMILY HATHAWAY, JAMES LANCASTER and POSIE SHAW

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to THOMAS CADWALLADER who at the London Preparatory Schools Championships in Eton on 11 June, broke his own  Under 11 Boys 800m club record with a time of (2:31.89), his previous time was (2:33.87) set at Parliament Hill on 21 April.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The first of five cross country races took place last Saturday 29 September at Berkeley Fields, Horsenden Hill.

An excellent day for the with warm sunshine to greet everyone on arrival and glorious weather all afternoon, Berkeley Fields was the perfect setting for the first fixture of the 2018-19 season

Under 11 Girls (1200m) – POSIE SHAW 7th (6.07), 39 runners, finished, the winner was Annabel Insley of Cookham (5.38)
Team Result – 1st Highgate Harriers (15 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (32), 3rd Cookham (35), 11th SBH (87) 15 teams finished

Under 11 Boys (2000m) – No SBH Runner, 34 runners, finished, the winner was Benjy Bediako of London Heathside (6.56)
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (27 points), 2nd London Heathside (52), 3rd Highgate Harriers (54) 10 teams finished

Under 13 Girls (2000m) – ABI JEFFERY 35th (8.12), 56 runners, finished, the winner was Asmaa Abdirahman of Hillingdon (6.54)
Team Result – 1st Cookham (18 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (22), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (31), 18th SBH (149) 18 teams finished

Under 13 Boys (3000m) – ZICO JONES 2nd (10.46), 46 runners finished, the winner was Spike Blake of London Heathside (10.25)
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (27 points), 2nd London Heathside (52), 3rd Highgate Harriers (54) 14 teams finished

 Under 15 Girls (3000m) – ELENA RONCARATI 3rd (11.12), ASHA HORBACKI 27th (13.04), REBECCA JEFFERY 38th (14.28), 40 runners, finished, the winner was Rose Garrett of London Heathside (11.03)
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (30 points), 2nd Cookham (31), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (38), 8th SBH (66) 12 teams finished

Under 15 Boys (4000m) – No SBH Runner, 45 runners finished, the winner was S Czarka of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (12.39)
Team Result – 1st Dacorum & Tring “A” (22 points), 2nd London Heathside (63), 3rd Dacorum & Tring “B” (69) 13 teams finished

Under 17 Women (4000m) – No SBH Runner. 40 runners, finished, the winner was I Patel of Dacorum & Tring (14.24)
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (12 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (19), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (26), 7 teams finished

Under 17 Men (4700m) – DYLAN HEPWORTH 16th (17.06), MATTHEW MCATEER 26th (17.29), CONOR O’KEEFFE 28th (18.57), 18 runners finished, the winner was Mohamed Ali of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (14.21)
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (34 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (35), 3rd Trent Park (56), 7th SBH (102) 11 teams finished

Link to official results –  NWLL Fixture 1 Greenford Girls Results 29-09-18   NWLL Fixture 1 Greenford Boys Results 29-09-18

UNDER 15 BOYS TEAM – Photograph 0f the Under 15 Boys team of MUKHTAR MUSA, GILAD NACHSHEN, MAHIIS HERSI and LUCA STUBBS after winning the team Bronze Medals at the Southern Young Athletes road relays, held at Crystal Palace on 23 September.

NORTH LONDON AQUATICS – Here’s a request from our Club Treasurer, GEOFF MORPHITIS, asking you to support a local charity.
Please read the following urgent message from our friends at North London Aquatics. I’ve pledged an amount in support of their fund-raising which will only be taken up if the target is met. The vast majority of our members live within a couple of miles of the facility and you all have friends who live locally. So please support this initiative for the benefit of all members of the local community. As they say, it’s not just the size of the pledge but more importantly the number of you who support this once in a lifetime initiative. Thanks.

Dear All – Can you help us build a deep water inclusive pool with over FIFTY aquatic activities at the new Barnet Copthall Sports Centre in Mill Hill.
Please, please watch our video below by Middlesex University students and narrated by Joanna Lumley!
Please pledge £2, £5 or whatever you wish towards our crowdfunding campaign. We pitch to the Mayor of London in October and need as many pledges as possible prior to that.
When you’ve pledged please forward onto your contacts and leave us a message on the Spacehive page:

Thanks everyone! We really, really appreciate it!
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SOUTHERN COUNTIES VAC WOMEN’S FINAL – Took place in Ashford, Kent on 30 September.
100m – W35 B ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 4th (15.71 w-0.3)
200m – W35 B ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 6th (34.06 w-0.2)
400m – W35 B LISA WEBB V50 4th (SB 69.64)
1500m – W50 A LISA WEBB V50 1st (5:26.49)
High Jump – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 5th (PB 1.10m) could not finish as was competing in the Long Jump
Long Jump – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 3rd (3.63m nwr)
Triple Jump – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 2nd (PB 7.59m nwr) adding 24cm to her 2 July jump, and is ranked UK No.10 U23 in 2018
4x100m Relay – BARNET & DISTRICT 7th (67.44) which included ROSALIND
4x400m Relay – BARNET & DISTRICT 5th (5:17.20) which included LISA

With teams from the Southampton & Dartford areas, Barnet & District finished in 7th place, the winners were Epsom & Ewell Harriers.

ST MARY’S RICHMOND OPEN MEETING – Took place in Twickenham on 30 September.
800m – SM 3 MUKTAR MUSA U15 1st (PB 2:04.98) taking 1.22 seconds off his 8 August time, GILAD NACHSHEN U15 2nd (2:05.98), ARON YONA U15 8th (PB 2:27.90) taking 4.71 seconds off his 17 June time, DOVI LEVIN U15 9th (PB 2:28.50) taking 6.30 seconds off his 16 May time
1500m – SW 1 LIA RADUS U17 1st (4:53.60), SCARLETT KENT U17 2nd (5:27.26)
3000m – SW MAAYAN RADUS U15 2nd (11:00.49)
Discus 1kg – U15W KATIE WEBB (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 34.88m) adding 7cm to her 1 September throw, and is ranked UK No.5 U15 in 2018

CHELTENHAM HALF MARATHON – Took place on 30 September.
RACHEL FELTON V35 25th (80.07 1st Woman)

WINDSOR HALF MARATHON – Took place on 30 September.
KOJO KYEREME V40 11th (73.58 1st V40)

HERNE HILL HARRIERS THROWS OPEN MEETING – Took place in Tooting Bec on 29 September.
Discus 1kg – SW KATIE WEBB (2nd Claim) 1st (33.63m)

NUTTYCOMBE WISCONSIN INVITATIONAL – Took place in Verona, Wisconsin, USA on 28 September.
8000m XC – SM A LIAM DEE U20 (Iona College) 29th (23.51), JAMIE DEE U23 (Iona College) 63rd (24.07)

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – 29 SEPTEMBER – BATH SKYLINE – RUFUS KENT U20 9th (18.58) 36th parkrun – BLANDFORD – HUGH RICHARDS V70 84th (26.35) 99th parkrun – ELLENBROOK FIELDS – VICTORIA PRITCHARD 4th (17.49) 26th parkrun, JOSHUA EDWARDS U20 5th (New PB 18.17) 22nd parkrun – GLADSTONE – NATHAN TADESSE U20 5th (First Time 19.14) 3rd parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 184th (25.53) 142nd parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (New PB 15.23) 5th parkrun – LINFORD WOODS – CARL VIDGEN 12th (21.11) 8th parkrun – OAK HILL – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN 7th (20.00) 15th parkrun – PANSHANGER – FREYA STAPLETON U17 6th (18.40) 39th parkrun, SARAH WILLIAMS V35 16th (20.07) 16th parkrun, RICHARD WILLIAMS V35 23rd (21.01) 41st parkrun – PERRY LAKES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 105th (First Time 27.26) 94th parkrun – PYMMES – EMILY HATHAWAY U17 11th (New PB 19.57) 21st parkrun – ST ALBANS – REBEKAH GARDINER 12th (19.30) 35th parkrun – STEVENAGE – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 90th (25.37) 127th parkrun

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athlet4s. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

BRITISH CROSS COUNTRY GREATS Athletics Weekly are conducting a vote for the greatest cross country runners in history. Shaftesbury has 2 of our greatest athletes DAVE BEFORD OBE and JOYCE SMITH MBE in the British Male and Female categories.

British MaleDAVE BEFORD winner of the English National in 1971 and runner-up behind the guesting ROD DIXON in 1973, he also won the International – the forerunner to the World Championships in San Sebastian winning by almost half a minute.Prior to the above DAVE won the Southern double in 1970 that has entered folklore, winning the senior title over nine miles of Parliament Hill and then minutes later starting the six-mile junior race and winning that to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  British Female – JOYCE SMITH sensationally winning the 1972 International title, she was then runner-up to Italy’s PAOLA CACCHI in the first ever IAAF World Championships in 1973. Even more notable was the length of her career. JOYCE won the English title as JOYCE BYATT of the now defunct Hampstead Harriers in 1959 and 1960 and returned to win it in 1973, also winning the first London Marathon in 1981, then retaing the title in 1982.

Please vote by using this link –

GENDER EQUALITY FOR INTER-COUNTIES RACE DISTANCE The following article was published in the 28 September issue of Athletics Weekly.

Senior men and women will run the same distance of 10km at the UK Inter-Counties Championships in Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on 9 March.

The event doubles as the British Athletics Cross Challenge final and trial for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus and, the organisers are adjusting the races from the usual distances of 12km for men and 8km for women.

The Saucony English National Cross Country Championships has come under pressure in the last 12 months to also reduce its distances, however a poll of athletes at this year’s event showed most runners wished to continue racing the traditional distances, with fears that the size of the women’s field might be hit if the distance was increased.

DOHA 2019 ONE YEAR TO GO The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently, 27 September 2018.
Organisers unveil the upgraded Khalifa International Stadium with revolutionary cooling system and ticketing programme to mark 365 days to go until the IAAF World Championships

The organising committee for next year’s IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, opened the doors to the upgraded Khalifa International Stadium in Aspire Zone on Thursday to celebrate the one year to go milestone.
The stadium, with its state-of-the-art sustainable cooling system, was showcased, while the ticketing programme was also unveiled for the event which will take place from September 27 to October 6 2019.

“Today is a very important day in our readiness preparations,” said vice president and director general of the IAAF World Championships local organising committee and vice president of the IAAF, DAHLAN AL HAMAD.
“Everything is in place including a growing excitement and energy amongst the local community. In hosting the first ever IAAF World Athletics Championships in the Middle East, we have a shared vision and commitment in partnering with the IAAF, to grow participation of this wonderful sport across Qatar, the region and the world.

“To have such an ambition requires innovative, creative and bold thinking,” he added. “That is why an exciting new schedule exists with new formats. That’s why this stadium has cooling technology and why we want our young athletes and our local community to experience it live for themselves. That’s why we will introduce a midnight marathon. All these developments take imagination but stem from a single goal of enhancing athletics worldwide.”
The competition schedule, featuring the midnight marathon and 4x400m mixed relay, was revealed earlier this year.

While the temperature outside the stadium was 37°C, inside the conditions were set to 24-26°C. “The Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) certified stadium, which will also host 2022 FIFA World Cup matches, is ready to play host to the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in April 2019, the official test event for the IAAF World Athletics Championships later in the year,” organisers added.

Fans were encouraged to register their interest in tickets at to ensure they receive information, alerts and reminders for when tickets go on sale in November. Ticket options include “traditional Arab cushioned Majlis seating”, finish line seats, “taster options” priced at 14 EURO / 60 QAR and family and group discounts.

Commenting on one year to go, IAAF president SEBASTIAN COE said: “Qatar has been hosting official IAAF events for over 21 years and in the organising committee we have a trusted partner who is committed to delivering a World Athletics Championship which makes a real difference to the world of athletics.

The current Winter Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found here – and then select “Athletics”

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 6 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 11.00am U13 Boys, 11.05am U13 Girls, 11.50am U15 Boys, 11.55am U15 Girls, 12.30pm U17 Men, 12.35pm U17 Women.
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 6 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 2.00pm Senior Men, 2.10pm Senior Women.
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 13 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA). Changing rooms and Showers available Ashton Playing Fields from 11.15am, although hot water tends to be limited.
Parking – Approximately 150 spaces at Ashton Playing Fields and limited parking on Roding Lane North and nearby residential roads. Please DO NOT park on grass verges, look out for any restrictions and do not block access.
HQ to Course – 10 minutes from Ashton Playing Fields to Claybury Park, Roding Lane North (Satnav IG8 8NN).
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
Start Times 12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm 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 collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – JEREMY SOTHCOTT (Boys) and JO KENT (Girls)
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for course maps, and any other final information.

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 20 October 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 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Close Friday 5 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 27 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.
Start Times12.45pm U11 Girls (1500m), 12.55pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls (2200m), 1.10pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls (3000m), 1.30pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women (4000m), 2.00pm approximately U17 Men (5000m) inconjunction with the Senior Women. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number
LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 27 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.
Start Times 2.00pm U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles), 2.30pm U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

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

FACEBOOKPhotographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November last year “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

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 £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017

All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Emma Gouge at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240