Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 10 October 2019

Happy Birthday this week to Najibe Arbe, Shereen Charles, Julia Dyminska, Esther Fatuade, Anu Jaiyeola, Louis Hazell, Sam Hazell, Jude Kanor, Yasmin Lakin, Jonah Marks, Lee McConnell, Lenard Michel, Jude Miranda, Ryan Moseley, Jo Newell, Atiba Oluwasemilo, Kofi Owusu, Ted Parker, Irene Peaty Miller, Daniel Radley, Elena Roncarati, Nicholas Shaw, Sophia Stockwell, Lisa Webb and Rosalind Zeffertt

SBH 2019-2020 Winter Fixture Card Front Sheet and Fixtures Issued 18-Aug-19 –
SBH 2019-2020 Information Sheet Issued 18-Aug-19 –

Cross Country Team Managers Details –
Road Running Team Managers Details

Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures – Some Of The Fixtures Has Information Highlighted In Red, Which Indicates I Am Awaiting The Organisers ConfirmationW Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures 2019-2020 Published on 03-10-19 Newsletter

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, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020 – To all athletes young & old – Are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held in the indoor track, at Allianz Park on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and then get involved.
We were unable to fill our full quota of athletes in the Pole Vault, in the Eastern Young Athletes League in both 2018 and 2019 – so why not give it a try NOW.
Contact CLYDE GORDON at for more details.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently suspended whilst Allianz Park is  going through transition for Rugby.

NOTIFICATION OF THE 127th SBH AGM AGENDA – Attached is the agenda of the 129th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at Allianz Park.
Please view AGM agenda here – SBH AGM Notice 26-11-19

CLYDE GORDON RECEIVES ENGLAND ATHLETICS AWARD – Congratulations to CLYDE who at the England Athletics London Awards evening on 2 October, received his well-earned Volunteer of the Year award. Also in a tight run vote GEOFF MORPHITIS was runner-up to ANNE RODEN in the Services to Athletics or Running category.
Photograph of the 9 recipients, with CLYDE top left with his award and is accompanied by PHILIP CUNNINGHAM on his left

As a 13 year old, CLYDE arrived from Wembley with his mates wanting to do athletics and 38 years on he is still an active member of SBH.  His enthusiasm and encouragement ensured that SBH became established as a major force in Athletics nationally and drove colleagues to reach their own potential.  CLYDE is a consummate team player and leads by example.
CLYDE is a qualified coach and looks after our young throws squad (which includes significant BAME and women).  He’s a qualified field official and timekeeper and has been working with our photofinish team where his IT knowledge has been invaluable.
CLYDE has team managed our very successful YAL boys team, then the NJAL team and latterly into YDL team, winning a number of regional and national titles over the years.  He was also a key member of the management team which took the successful SBH men’s team into Europe at both Junior and Senior level.  This year, he also volunteered to manage the club team in the UKWAL team.

GEOFF joined SBH in 1964. He took up coaching in 1972 and became team manager (Div 5 Southern League) and has continued to the present time winning the BAL Premiership title in 2012 & 2013. He was a member of the BAL Finance committee and awarded life membership of the BAL.
He became Club Treasurer in 1990 and remain so (nearly 30 years!). He was Club Chairman (1982-89) and Club President (1987-1990).
In 2004 he led the team of Club officers in the successful bid for the 5 year management contract of Copthall Stadium. He was heavily involved with the redevelopment of Allianz Park as the first joint use facility for both athletics and Premiership Rugby.
GEOFF was a founding member of the National Junior Athletic League and managed the SBH team to numerous victories with the Club representing GB&NI in Europe.
He has organised of the LICC series since inception in 2004.
He was elected a member of the London Council of EA in 2007.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place this Saturday 12 October at Claybury, Essex. (Please see all information in upcoming fixtures below).

The League was founded in 1966 in which Shaftesbury Harriers (Became Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers in 1986 after amalgamating with Barnet Ladies) were one of the founding members. Currently we are the most successful club with the most combined Individual and Team wins covering all age-groups.
This season the league is made up of 23 athletic and running clubs from Berkshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

It was an outstanding 2018-2019 season for the club, although some of the age-groups were poorly supported. The final team positions were as follows – U11 Boys 2nd, U11 Girls 3rd, U13 Boys 9th, U13 Girls 10th, U15 Boys/U17 Men 2nd, U15 Girls/U17 Women 1st and B team 2nd, Senior Men 8th, Senior Women 7th, Masters Men 4th.
It is important to remember that there is a minimum number of finishers which will formulate a team score, if we do have the sufficient numbers then the team score is drastically reduced.
These are the minimum numbers to record a completed team Under 11, 13, 15 & 17 Boys & Girls 4 to score, Senior Men 12 to score, Senior Women 5 to score, Masters Men 5 to score, Masters Women 4 to score.

All the 5 Metropolitan League races count towards the Club XC Points Championships, also the Clubs XC Individual Championships include the 7 December fixture for the Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+ and 11 January fixture is the Under 11 Boys title.
So please make an effort to support the Club and your fellow athletes at Claybury this Saturday.

NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAY Took place on Sunday 6 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
Congratulations to our Senior Men’s team JAKE SHELLEY, PHILLIP CROUT, LIAM DEE, DYLAN EVANS, MARK PEARCE and THOMAS BUTLER U23 finishing in a superb 5th place, and incidentally were 19 seconds quicker than last year when we finished 7th, that team was the same as this year except for LIAM and DYLAN.

Senior MenSBH 5th (1:47.28) Leg 1 JAKE SHELLEY (17.25 5th), Leg 2 PHILLIP CROUT (17.47 2nd – 5th fastest on this leg), Leg 3 LIAM DEE (17.12 1st – 2nd fastest on this leg), Leg 4 DYLAN EVANS (18.14 4th), Leg 5 MARK PEARCE (18.20 5th), Leg 6 THOMAS BUTLER U23 (18.30 5th)
Team Result – 1st Leeds City (1:44.46), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (1:45.19) 3rd Cambridge & Coleridge (1:45.37) 76 Teams Finished
Senior Women No SBH Team
Team Result – 1st Cardiff (57.26), 2nd Tonbridge (59.24) 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (59.41) 64 Teams Finished

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY Took place on Sunday 6 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
Congratulations to our Under 17 Women’s team of EMILY HATHAWAY, FREYA STAPLETON and JOANNE MIRANDA after an excellent 2nd place in the Southern relays, finished just outside the medals in 4th place, only 12 seconds behind Wreake & Soar Valley.
The Under 13 Boys team of ZICO JONES, THOMAS CADWALLADER and GIANLEO STUBBS fought all the way to finish in 7th place, with 2 of the team ZICO and GIANLEO who finished 20th last year.

Under 13 BoysSBH 7th (42.56) Leg 1 ZICO JONES (14.39 23rd), Leg 2 THOMAS CADWALLADER (14.16 9th – 8th fastest on this leg), Leg 3 GIANLEO STUBBS (14.01 7th – 5th fastest on this leg)
Team Result – 1st Chiltern Harriers (40.31), 2nd South London Harriers (40.31), 3rd Cambridge & Coleridge (41.38) 48 Teams Finished
Under 13 GirlsNo SBH Team
Team Result – 1st Chiltern Harriers (43.12), 2nd Wreake & Soar Valley (44.48), 3rd Wolverhampton & Bilston (45.03) 48 Teams Finished
Under 15 BoysSBH 20th (40.58) Leg 1 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (12.56 11th), Leg 2 DOVI LEVIN (13.59 17th), Leg 3 LEO RONCARATI (14.03 20th)
Team Result – 1st 3rd Vale Royal (38.20), 2nd South London Harriers (38.38), 3rd North Shields Polytechnic Club (38.43) 62 Teams Finished
Under 15 GirlsSBH 44th (50.02) Leg 1 AIMI WEIGHTMAN (14.28 4th), Leg 2 ASHI HORBACKI (18.29 44th), Leg 3 LUISA STAAB (17.05 44th)
Team Result – 1st 3rd Vale Royal (42.16), 2nd Saffron (43.09), 3rd Chiltern Harriers (43.19) 55 Teams Finished
Under 17 MenSBH “A” 34th (39.52) Leg 1 JUDE MIRANDA (12.38 26th), Leg 2 GILAD NACHSHEN (13.26 27th), Leg 3 DYLAN MICHEL (13.48 34th), SBH “B” Incomplete Team Leg 1 SAM TRUEMAN (14.05 59th), Leg 2 JONATHAN BOARDMAN (13.57 50th)
Team Result – 1st Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (36.15), 2nd Cambridge & Coleridge (36.35), 3rd Aldershot, Farnham & District (36.45) 55 Teams Finished
Under 17 WomenSBH “A” 4th (43.25) Leg 1 EMILY HATHAWAY (14.50 8th), Leg 2 FREYA STAPLETON (14.04 3rd – 2nd fastest on this leg), Leg 3 JOANNE MIRANDA (14.31 4th – 5th fastest on the leg), SBH “B” 20th (47.17) Leg 1 SYDNEY ALLEN (16.02 33rd), Leg 2 ELENA RONCARATI (15.20 24th), Leg 3 GRACE INGLES (15.35 20th)
Team Result – 1st Salford Harriers (42.12), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (42.43), 3rd Wreake & Soar Valley (43.13) 37 Teams Finished

IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSTakes place from Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October at Doha, Qatar.

Day 84 October The Great Britain & Northern Ireland team of ADAM GEMILI, ZHARNEL HUGHES, RICHARD KILTY and NETHANEEL MITCHELL-BLAKE opened the defence of the 4x100m Relay title, winning Heat 1 with a world leading time ahead of BRAZIL and the UNITED STATES.
4x100m Relay – Heat 1 GB&NI 1st (SB 37.56) taking .04 of a second off their 21 July time
Day 95 October In the Final the same quartet that ran the Heat the day before won a well-deserved Silver Medal with a National Record, to a far stronger UNITED STATES team that ran in their Heat. In both races ZHARNEL ran 2 excellent races on Leg 2.
4x100m Relay – Final GB&NI won the Silver Medal (PB 37.36) recording a new National Record, taking .11 of a second off their 2017 time.

ABBOTS LANGLEY 5KTook place at Abbots Langley on 6 October.
TOBY EDWARDS U15 19th (SB 20.33)

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – 5 OCTOBER – BLANDFORD – HUGH RICHARDS V70 75th (26.36) 136th parkrun HACKNEY MARSHES – OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 8th (New PB 17.34) 49th parkrun, BARRY CHISHOLM V60 175th (25.58) 183rd parkrun JERSEY FARM REBEKAH GARDINER 11th (First Time 20.32) 49th parkrun OAK HILL – TOMMY NARVAEZ U 26th (22.02) 28th parkrun, STUART SINGER V55 56th (23.18) 269th parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 57th (New PB 23.21) 120th parkrun PANSHANGER – RUSSELL DEVITT V70 193rd (31.14) 167th parkrun PERRY LAKES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V60 42nd (28.02) 133rd parkrun SUNNY HILL SHONA MICHEL V45 31st (29.02) 36th parkrun

SUNNY HILL – PENNY HARPER-WILKINSON V60 instead of competing, PENNY took up her role of marshalling.


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.

SBH TROPHIES FOR 2018 – Will all athletes who received a trophy at the SBH Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27 November 2018 or during the following weeks, please return your trophy to GEOFF MORPHITISat Allianz Park. Also, could I ask that all our Coaches, to remind their athletes, as maybe some do not read the SBH Newsletter.
The upcoming SBH Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at Allianz Park. Following the meeting around 8.00pm, will be the presentation of the Trophies for the 2018-2019 Cross Country season and the 2019 Track and Field season.

The current 2019-2020 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”

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 12 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8RD). 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 12.25pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (up to 2km), 12.30pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (up to 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3km), 12.45pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.00pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.05pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.30pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7-8km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7-8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE, JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT
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 19 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0DF). 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 Closed
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 26 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
73RD LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 26 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 , 2.30pm U20 and Senior Men.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

These fixtures you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee.

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 16 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track –,-0.1597202,15z
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 23 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AL).
Start Times10.45am Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55am Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05am Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am Under 15 Boys (3000m), 11.50am Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.05pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m)
Entries Close Friday 15 November
Note: You need to enter yourselves

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.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 500 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

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 2017 “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 7250.

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 Lauren Hewett at her phone number are (Office) 020 3675 7210 or (Mobile) 07881 297875