Happy Birthday this week to Thomas Cadwallader, Casey Doyle, John Kelly, Nonso Okolo, Estafania Palanca, Nick Percy, Ross Sambrook, Shraga Simons, Nick Smith, Dan Watts and Glen Watts
THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.4 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=545&nid=545&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.5 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=548&nid=548&userId=-1
THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED
Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 25-11-17 Indoor Fixtures Updated – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 2 December Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW – http://sbharriers.co.uk/
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 saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE email@example.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON email@example.com
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one
RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to LISA GAUL, STUART LAW and YAHLIEL IMANI
WINTER CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to the first winners of the 2017/2018 season – Under 20 Men THOMAS BUTLER, 5 Miles Senior Men RICHARD GOODMAN and Masters Men 40+ KARL BULMAN.
GET WELL SOON TY – TY HOLDEN last Saturday morning fell over on a hill at Trent Park, he then turned up at the Metropolitan League looking worse for wear thinking it was a torn muscle, in fact he had dislocated his shoulder. TY managed to go to the Lee Valley Open Meeting on Sunday as well.
Following a Hospital visit he now has a sling and some mobility and can function! No cycling or lifting for a while though They struggled to get the shoulder back in and just gas was not enough so had to put him under to fix the problem (so unlikely it will ever come out again) which was all very time consuming plus a 3 hour wait in A and E.
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place last Saturday at Uxbridge.
An excellent day with a fantastic 5 Individual wins, first in the Under 11 Boys GIANLEO STUBBS made it 3 wins out of 3, next in the Under 15/17 Men’s race THOMAS PATRICK following his excellent run in the National Relays won the Under 17 race by 5 seconds. In the Under 15/17 Women’s race LIA RADUS in her first league race of the season won the Under 17 race.
The Senior athletes produced 2 wins, firstly NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ in her first league race of the season had a hard-fought race winning by just 1 second, in the Men’s race RICHARD GOODMAN had a slightly easier win, and has now won 10 senior races.
There were top 10 finishes from THOMAS CADWALLADER U11 3rd, ANDONI AMPHLETT U11 9th, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U13 4th, LEO RONCARATI U13 10th, MAAYAN RADUS U15 4th, ELENA RONCARATI U15 5th, GRACE INGLES U15 7th, BEN WINFIELD U17 7th, SOPHIA STAAB U17 8th and JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 8th.
Our teams were as equally impressive starting with our Under 11 Boys winning again, and moved up from 3rd place overall to now lead by a margin of 6 points over VP&TH. The Under 13 Boys secured our 2nd win of the day moving up from 5th to 3rd place overall. The Under 15/17 Men improved superbly to finish in 2nd place behind the home club Hillingdon, which moved them up to 2nd place overall. The Under 15/17 Women with 15 of them finishing had 6 in the top 10, securing their third win out of three and now have a massive 118 point lead over London Heathside.
The Senior Men were slightly short of numbers at the front end, but still maintained their 4th place overall, finally our Senior Women managed an 8th place finish but are in a slightly precarious position of 10th place overall.
The following have now completed 3 consecutive races or more – PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 (8), BEN KELLY U17 (5), ELEANOR RACHEL U15 (5), ELEANOR RONCARATI U15 (4), ANNA MURPHY U13 (4), MATT GRANT SM (4), GIANLEO STUBBS U11 (3), THOMAS CADWALLADER U11 (3), LOUISA STAAB U13 (3), REBECCA JEFFERY U13 (3), THEO BODEN U13 (3), CHLOE BRASSEY U15 (3), JOSEPH HEATHER U15 (3), DYLAN MICHEL U15 (3), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 (3), KAYLA MICHEL U17 (3), SOPHIE STAAB U17 (3), DYLAN HEPWORTH U17 (3) and THOMAS BUTLER U20 (3)
Under 11 Boys (1500m) GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (6.26), THOMAS CADWALLADER 3rd (6.43 1st U10), ANDONI AMPHLETT 9th (7.04), OSCAR RONCARATI 21st (7.47) 41 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (134 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (120), 3rd Hillingdon (100). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st SBH (313 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (307 points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (244)
Under 11 Girls (1500m) EVIE REDPATH 12th (7.32), ABI JEFFERY 19th (7.46), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW 27th (8.00) the winner was Asmaa Abdullahi of Hillingdon (6.49), 46 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (149 points), 2nd Hillingdon (119), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (111), 6th SBH (74). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (535 points), 2nd Hillingdon (426), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (416), 8th SBH (213), 20th SBH ‘B’ (18)
Under 13 Boys (3000m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 4th (11.13), LEO RONCARATI 10th (11.16), NAJIIB HERSI 12th (11.17), THEO BODEN 19th (11.40), TOBY EDWARDS 57th (13.40) the winner was Abdirahim Hamud of Hillingdon (10.41), 61 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (203 points), 2nd Cookham (199), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (186). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (669 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (601), 3rd SBH (575), 22nd SBH ‘B’ (8)
Under 13 Girls (3000m) SARON RICHARDSON 20th (12.57), LOUISA STAAB 23rd (13.03), REBECCA JEFFERY 35th (14.03), ANNA MURPHY 36th (14.07) the winner was Kiera Flannery of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (11.52), 40 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (131 points), 2nd Cookham (114 points), 3rd Hillingdon (109), 6th SBH (50). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (459 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (407 points), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (391), 6th SBH (238), 16th SBH ‘B’ (46)
Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men (4000m) THOMAS PATRICK 1st (11.58 1st U17), BEN WINFIELD 7th (12.51 6th U17), CONNOR KEOGH 18th (13.41 10th U17), CASEY DOYLE 20th (13.46 9th U15), DYLAN HEPWORTH 24th (13.48 14th U17), FREDDIE SHIRET 26th (13.50 16th U17), DYLAN MICHEL 34th (14.01 17th U15), JOE HEATHER 49th (14.29 28th U15), NAJIBE ARBI 55th (14.44 23rd U17), JONATHAN BOARDMAN 56th (14.44 33rd U15), SAM NEWMAN 76th (15.30 46th U15), BEN KELLY 79th (15.37 31st U17), OLIVER ERENT 90th (18.54 58th U15) the U15 winner was Mohamed Ali of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (12.07), 59 U15 runners finished and 32 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st Hillingdon (329 points), 2nd SBH (322), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (306), 7th SBH ‘B’ (235), 18th SBH ‘C’ (102). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (895 points), 2nd SBH (782), 3rd Hillingdon (764), 13th SBH ‘B’ (407), 22nd SBH ‘C’ (120)
Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women (4000m) LIA RADUS 2nd (14.32 1st U17), MAAYAN RADUS 4th (14.42 2nd U15), ELENA RONCARATI 5th (14.44 3rd U15), GRACE INGLES 7th (14.54 5th U15), SOPHIA STAAB 8th (14.55 3rd U17), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 9th (15.21 4th U17), VICTORIA GODFREY 27th (16.18 19th U15), ELEANOR RACHEL 30th (16.35 21st U15), GEMMA HARPER 31st (16.37 10th U17), JESSICA MOORE 32nd (16.42 22nd U15), CHLOE BRASSEY 35th (16.49 25th U15), KAYLA MICHEL 36th (17.03 11th U17), ELINA BULMAN 37th (17.08 26th U15), JESSICA YEFET 39th (17.20 27th U15), EMILY MURPHY 57th (24.23 40th U15) the U15 winner was Freya Stapleton of Herts Phoenix (14.24), 40 U15 runners finished and 17 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st SBH (214 points), 2nd London Heathside (177), 3rd SBH ‘B’ (158), 7th SBH ‘C’ (98). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st SBH (711 points), 2nd London Heathside (593), 3rd SBH ‘B’ (499), 11th SBH ‘C’ (283).
Senior Men (8000m) RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (23.21), THOMAS BUTLER U20 16th (24.58 1st U20), MATTHEW GRANT 27th (25.21), STUART HAW 70th (26.44), LOUIS CROSS U20 73rd (26.48), OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 131st (28.07), KARL BULMAN V45 187th (29.22), RONAN BREEN V45 236th (30.16), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 335th (33.12), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 437th (37.00) 485 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Highgate Harriers (1235 points), 2nd Hillingdon (889), 3rd Serpentine (848), 8th SBH (519) – Veterans Division 2 1st Hillingdon (205 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (196), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (184), 7th SBH (116). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (3474 points), 2nd Serpentine (2715), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (2689), 4th SBH (2328) – Veterans Division 2 1st Hillingdon (508 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (493), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (469), 9th SBH (219)
Senior Women (6000m) NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 1st (19.24), ELANA DIMMER 37th (22.34), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 168th (29.08), GAIA CASCIELLO U20 194th (31.32) 220 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Highgate Harriers (249 points), 2nd London Heathside (237), 3rd Serpentine (198), 8th SBH (85). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st London Heathside (693 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (662), 3rd Serpentine (635), 10th SBH (223)
The Howard Williams Trophy positions are;
Seniors – 1st Highgate Harriers (45 points), 2nd Serpentine (43 points), 3rd London Heathside (40), 7th SBH (34)
Juniors – 1st SBH (94 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (93), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (90)
These are the individual positions of Shaftesbury athletes that are in the Top 20 after the second fixture at Welwyn.
The winner of each race receives 100 points, 2nd 99 points and so on.
Under 11 Boys – 1st GIANLEO STUBBS (200 points), 3rd Equal THOMAS CADWALLADER (193)
Under 13 Boys – 12th LEO MIXIDES (167 points), 13th THEO BODEN (159) in 1st place Jimmy Geller of WG&EL and Adbirahim Hamud of Hillingdon (199)
Under 13 Girls – 14th LOUISA STAAB (153 points), 15th ISABELLE FLEET (150), 20th ASHA HORBACKI (137) in 1st place Zahara Malcolm of WG&EL (197)
Under 15 Boys – 11th DYLAN MICHEL (176 points) in 1st place Kai Boggon of WG&EL (198)
Under 15 Girls – 1st ELENA RONCARATI (197 points), 17th ELEANOR RACHEL (155), 18th CHLOE BRASSEY (153)
Under 17 Men – 11th DYLAN HEPWORTH (180 points), 14th BEN KELLY (159 points) in 1st place Jem O’Flaherty of London Heathside (197)
Under 17 Women – 1st SOPHIA STAAB (199 points), 2nd LIDIA KYRIACOU (198), 5th JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (187), 6th Equal SARAH BUTLER (186), 9th SCARLETT KENT (178), 12th KAYLA MICHEL (172)
The winner of the Senior Women’s race receives 250 points, 2nd 249 points and so on.
Senior Women – 1st Equal VICTORIA PRITCHARD and Tamara Armoush of Herts Phoenix (497 points), 18th JO KENT (2nd Claim) (455)
The winner of the Senior Men’s race receives 500 points, 2nd 599 points and so on.
Senior Women – 3rd BRADLEY GOATER (991 points), 8th PHILLIP CROUT (973), 11th THOMAS BUTLER (964 1st U20), 17th DANIEL WATTS (945) in 1st place Paul Martelletti of VPH&TH (995)
The final positions are based on the best 4 results out of the 5 fixtures available.
After three fixtures, the first three positions in the Winter Cross Country Points series are as follows – U11 Boys 1st Gianleo Stubbs (24 points), 2nd Thomas Cadwallader (21), 3rd Andoni Amphlett (12) – U11 Girls 1st Evie Redpath (16), 2nd Abi Jeffrey (14), 3rd Olive Harvey-Dew (12) – U13 Boys 1st Samuel Greenstein (16 points), 2nd Theo Boden (15), 3rd Leo Mixides (14) – U13 Girls 1st Louisa Staab (21 points), 2nd Saron Richardson (16), 3rd Anna Murphy (14) – U15 Boys 1st Dylan Michel (23 points), 2nd Joseph Heather (20), 3rd Matthew McAteer (11) – U15 Girls 1st Elena Roncarati (21 points), 2nd Grace Ingles (14), 3rd Eleanor Rachel (13) – U17 Men 1st Dylan Hepworth (19 points), 2nd Ben Kelly (13), 3rd Freddie Shiret (11) – U17 Women 1st Sophia Staab (22 points), 2nd Josephine Chadwick (16), 3rd Lidia Kyriacou (15) – U20 Men 1st Thomas Butler (24 points), 2nd Joseph Peppiatt (12), 3rd Jeremy Dempsey and Louis Cross (7) – U20 Women 1st Gabriella Kyriacou (8), 2nd Caia Casciello (7) – Senior Men 1st Richard Goodman and Matt Grant (24 points), 3rd Bradley Goater (23) – Senior Women 1st Victoria Pritchard (16 points), 2nd Elana Dimmer (14), 3rd Cecilia Martinez-Nunez (13) – Masters Men 40-49 1st Ronan Breen (15), 2nd Karl Bulman (8), – Masters Men 50-59 1st Philip Cunningham (21 points), 2nd David Greenstein (15), 3rd Robert Rigby (8).
To view the complete updated tables on the SBH website, use this link – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/
WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINTS SERIES – The next fixture in the series is for the Under 11 Boys & Girls at the Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Greenford on Saturday 6 January and the Hertfordshire Cross Country Championships at Watford on Sunday 7 January.
LEE VALLEY INDOOR OPEN MEETING – Took place on 3 December
I shall publish the Indoor Rankings from the first week of January
60m – SM 1.1 TARIQ WILD U17 4th (PB 7.24) taking .20 of a second off his 19 March time, 1.4 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN U17 1st (7.60), 1.6 BEN BELLISARIO U17 4th (PB 7.94), SM 2.1 TARIQ finished 5th (PB 7.21) taking .03 of a second off his 1.1 time, 2.1 MITTIO finished 1st (PB 7.58) taking .02 of a second off his 1.4 time
60m – SW 1.2 EMILY RODRIGUEZ U17 4th (PB 8.27) taking .03 of a second off her 19 March time, 1.3 SHAKIRA RILEY U17 3rd (PB 8.41) taking .07 of a second off her 2016 time, 2.2 EMILY finished 1st (PB 8.19) taking .08 of a second off her 1.2 time, 2.3 SHAKIRA finished 2nd (8.54)
60m – U15B 1.1 NICHOLAS SAVVA 4th (7.70), 1.2 CHIMA ONUORA 1st (PB 7.56) taking .44 of a second off his 19 March time, 1.4 BASIM MIR U13 4th (9.08), DIKE ONYEMELUKWE U13 5th (9.10), 1.5 ZAK BENJAMIN U13 5th (PB 9.30), 1.6 ARI SELOUK U13 6th (PB 10.19), 1.8 NNAMDI NDUKWE U15 1st (7.63), 2.1 CHIMA finished 3rd (PB 7.56) equalling his 1.2 time, 2.2 NNAMDI finished 1st (PB 7.57) taking .06 of a second off his 1.8 time, NICHOLAS finished 2nd (PB 7.59) taking .11 of a second off his 1.1 time, 2.7 BASIM finished 4th (9.14), DIKE finished 5th (9.20), 2.8 ZAK finished 1st (9.34), ARI finished 3rd (10.48)
60m – U15G 1.2 SAVANNAH IYAMU 2nd (PB 8.21) taking .35 of a second off her 26 March time, 1.7 YASMIN SALT U13 4th (8.96), 2.2 YASMIN finished 2nd (PB 8.88) taking .08 of a second off her 1.7 time, 2.2 SAVANNAH finished 1st (PB 8.19) taking .02 of a second off her 1.2 time
300m – SM 2 DAN ONOCHIE-WILLIAMS U17 3rd (38.76), GILAD NACHSHEN U15 5th (39.92)
300m – SW 4 SCARLETT KENT U17 3rd (45.14)
600m – SM 1 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN U17 2nd (PB 1:25.29)
600m – SW 1 SCARLETT KENT U17 1st (PB 1:40.44)
60m Hurdles – U17M 1 RALPH WILLIAMS (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 8.76) taking .13 of a second off his 4 February time, 2 RALPH finished 2nd (8.84)
60m Hurdles – U17W 1.1 MARLI JESSOP (2nd Claim) 2nd (8.97), 2.1 MARLI JESSOP (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 8.96) taking .01 of a second off her 1.1 time
60m Hurdles – U13B 1 DIKE ONYEMELUKWE 3rd (PB 11.65) taking .35 of a second off his 21 October time, 2 DIKE finished 4th (PB 11.29) taking .36 of a second off his 1 time
High Jump – SX B DIKE ONYEMELUKWE U13 20th (PB 1.20m) equalling his 20 October jump
Long Jump – SM BEN BELLISARIO U17 5th (5.49m)
NORTHERN INDOOR OPEN MEETING – Took place in Sheffield on 2 December
600m – SX 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 3rd (PB 1:20.08)
FORDHAM INDOOR OPENER – Took place in New York, USA on 1 December
500m – LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 5th (1:21.51)
PARKRUN RESULTS – 2 DECEMBER – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 54th (25.32) 62nd parkrun – HEARTWOOD FOREST – BLUEBELL COOKE U15 9th (First Time 20.10) 12th parkrun – JERSEY – CLIFF GOLDING V60 186th (32.06) 31st parkrun – OAK HILL – SHONA MICHEL V45 76th (26.25) 17th parkrun – PANSHANGER – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 95th (27.18) 100th parkrun – ST ALBANS – CLAIRE HOBSON 64th (22.41) 96th parkrun – UPTON HOUSE – HUGH RICHARDS V70 54th (26.45) 76th 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 athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.
LUCY KOENIGSBERGER – Has recently joined Shaftesbury and currently lives in South Wootten, Norfolk. LUCY is currently a first year Under 17 and in this year’s Norfolk Championships won the Shot, Discus and Hammer titles. LUCY also won the Norfolk Schools Championships setting a championship record in the Hammer with a throw of (50.96m).
Currently her training has been a bit hit and miss with a ligament injury from a school netball accident, which drags on and continues to swell up her ankle. But at least she is in the winter conditioning season and not yet in spring time!
THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP FOR ATHLETES – The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently, and was written by Professor JOHN BREWER who is head of the school of sport, health and applied science at St Mary’s University in Twickenham
Sleep is an often overlooked but vital component of athletics performance, as Professor John Brewer explains
Most of us spend approximately one third of our lives asleep, and it is easy to view this as time that is ‘wasted’, with little benefit for training or competing. However, sleep is an essential part of an athlete’s training, and is the time when many of the physiological adaptions to the stimulus of training takes place.
How we sleep – The human ‘body clock’ is regulated by a series of cycles known as the ‘circadian rhythm’, which determines areas such as digestion, hunger, body temperature and heart rate, as well as the time of day when we sleep.
Sleep scientists have found that we have a series of sleep phases each lasting approximately 90 minutes, which initially take us into alternating periods of deeper and lighter sleep, before gradually emerging to a lighter pre-awakening stage characterized by rapid eye movement, or REM.
How sleep aids recovery
It is during the deeper, non-rem phases, where sleep does most to help to support athletes. One of the first things to occur is the redistribution of blood supply, with over 40 per cent of the blood that normally goes to the brain during waking hours diverted to the muscles.
At the same time, hormones are released that help with the repair and growth of tissues, something that is essential after a long or intensive run or race. One of the main hormones that is released is human growth hormone, which plays an essential part in rebuilding and developing the proteins that constitute the muscle fibres that will have been repeatedly exposed to the rigours and stimulus of running. Muscle and liver glycogen stores will also be replenished, ensuring that energy reserves are at full capacity in time for the next run.
READ: Five things you should know about sleep
There is also evidence to suggest that sleep helps to support the body’s immune system, something that is crucial if illness and infections are to be avoided. While asleep, the body releases proteins called cytokines.
Some of these help to promote sleep, while others are important in the fight against inflammation and infection, and to combat the physical stresses that are caused as a result of training.
Plan to sleep
Scientists and medical practitioners often recommend exercise during the daytime as a means of enhancing sleep quality, since the body responds to the need to recover and repair by increasing sleeping time and quality. However, since sleep involves a reduction in heart rate, core temperature and blood pressure, it is not advisable to finish a training session or run just before going to bed, because the residual effects of an elevated metabolic rate will make it much harder to fall asleep.
Sleep loss hampers performance
While there are clear and unequivocal benefits from sleep for athletes, continuous sleep loss can be a major issue, with the risk of injury, illness and fatigue all increasing. The amount of sleep that we require varies from one person to another, with 7–8 hours being the norm for most adults, athletes sometimes needing slightly more. So, sleep is as much a part of your training and preparation as your weekly sessions, and without the restorative effects of sleep it would be impossible to train effectively and compete.
Nevertheless, few athletes get a sound night’s sleep before a major competition, due to the combined effects of anxiety and the need to wake at an early hour to get to the start line.
While it is easy to panic if you are not sleeping well on the night before a race, I have never yet seen an athlete fall asleep while racing or competing. Keep things in perspective.
THE BIG HALF TO HOST THE BRITISH HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS – MO FARAH and CALLUM HAWKINS are set to be among the entries for the new event in London in March. New London event The Big Half is to host the British Half Marathon Championships on Sunday 4 March 2018.
The event, which has so far announced the addition of MO and CALLUM to its elite men’s field, will also serve as one of the final opportunities for athletes to achieve qualifying times for the British team for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia on 24 March.
“We’re delighted that The Big Half will incorporate the British Half Marathon Championships next March,” said BARRY FUDGE, head of endurance for British Athletics.
“London Marathon Events’ support for the endurance programme ensures athletes have the best preparation for success, and hosting our championship race gives athletes a great opportunity to run fast times amongst great spectator support.”
HUGH BRASHER, event director for The Big Half, said: “London Marathon Events is proud to host the British Half Marathon Championships at The Big Half on Sunday 4 March. This new event features a fantastic route through our great capital city, starting by Tower Bridge and finishing in front of the Cutty Sark, which is truly fitting for a national championship.”
To enter the British Half Marathon Championships, runners need to have run a sub-75:00 or sub-85:00 time for men and women respectively after 1 January 2016.
Information on good for age places can be found here.
Read more about The Big Half here.
INDOOR FIXTURES WITH CLOSING DATES – The following fixtures have a closing date between December and up to Mid-January.
To obtain information on how to enter yourself, scroll down to Upcoming Fixtures For The Next 4 Weeks below.
CD Sunday 3 December – Brunel Jumps and Throws on Sunday 10 December
CD Tuesday 5 December – Southern Combined Events Championships on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December
CD Friday 22 December – Southern U15& U17 Championships on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January – Please note the 1500m for U20 and Senior Men and Women is on Saturday 6 January
CD Tuesday 26 December – Metaswitch Games on Saturday 30 December
CD Friday 29 December – New Year Open Meeting on Sunday 1 January
To obtain information on how to enter yourself for these fixtures, use this link to the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/ then scroll down to find the fixture you wish to enter.
CD Tuesday 2 January – Southern U20 & Senior Championships on Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January
CD Wednesday 3 January – Scottish National Open Championships on Saturday 13 January
CD Sunday 14 January – Scottish National Senior Championships on Sunday 28 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U17 Games Includes U15 B/G 60m Hurdles on Saturday 20 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U13 & U15 Games on Sunday 21 January
CD Sunday 21 January – London U20 & Senior Games on Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January
UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS
Contact details of all Team Managers please see links at the top of this Newsletter.
SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR). Start Times – 11.04am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.40am U15 Girls (4000m), 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)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager
EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 10 December at Samorin, Slovakia
BRUNEL INDOOR JUMPS AND THROWS FESTIVAL – Takes place on Sunday 10 December. Events include High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault and Shot Put, the competition is open for U11 through to Vets and will be hosted at the Brunel University Indoor Athletics Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 3PH). The price for one event is £7 and then for two £10, entries are made via emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Timetable – 10.30am Pole Vault (PB below 3m), 10.30am Triple Jump, 11.30am High Jump (PB above 1.55m), 12.30pm Long Jump, 1.30pm Pole Vault (PB above 3m), 2.00pm Shot Put (Female), 3.00pm – High Jump (PB below 1.55m), 3.30pm Shot Put (Male).
SOUTHERN INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December for all age-groups excluding U13s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
BOXING DAY BONANZA – Takes place at Allianz Park and Starts at 11.00am, £1 entry fee, there will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress.
METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 30 December.
For full information and to enter please use this link – EHAC Indoor Games 30-12-17
Entries Close Tuesday 26 December
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 1 January. For all age-groups except under 11s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/#newyearopen
Entries Close Friday 29 December – Entries on the Day Accepted
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 6 January. The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
Start Times 10.45am U11 Boys (1500m), 10.50am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.00am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.05am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.25am U15 Boys (4000m), 11.30am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.55am U17 and U20 Women (5000m), 12.25pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.55pm U20 Men (8000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Closing date is Friday 29 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 7 January at Cassiobury Park, Watford (Satnav WD18 7LG).
By Car – There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode).
The car park is signposted from the centre of town and Rickmansworth Road with brown tourist information signs. Parking is free but limited, with 78 spaces plus six more reserved for blue badge holders. In the summer an extension is opened to enlarge the carpark, however on good weather weekends this will often be full. The car park opens at 6am and closes at 9pm.
On-street parking to the north and south of the park is free but restrictions apply.
By Tube – Cassiobury Park is a 2-minute walk from the Watford Metropolitan line station on the London Underground network. Exit the station onto Cassiobury Park Avenue and turn right, after about 150 metres turn left onto Shepherds Road – the park is straight ahead of you.
By Train – Watford Junction (1.3 miles) and Watford High Street (2.1 miles) are the two closest overground stations.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4500m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6000m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (12000m).
Closing date is Monday 11 December
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.
FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.
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 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/
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 email@example.com her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240