Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 1 September 2016

Happy Birthday this week to Adetola Adegbola, Esther Ahwaji, Henry Arah, Adam Cahn, Michael Callegari, Nicole Cara, Gintare Dargeviciute, Amy Fry, Amber Harbi, Finn Harvey, Lewis Herzog, Jessica Hurley, Albie Jackson, Richard Kurtz, Ilona lamy, Confidence Lawson, Justin Lee, Philip Llewellyn, David McKenzie, Scott McKenzie, Mohamed Ismail Mohamed, Jessica Moore, Natanya Popoola, Nathan Thomas, Erin Visaya-Neville

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

London Inter Club Challenge Results –    London Inter Club Challenge – Allianz Park 27-08-16

NEW CLUB RECORD Congratulations to LOUISA PITSIALIS who at our Final LICC meeting increased her own Under 17 Women 3kg Hammer Club Record, with a throw of (37.49m) adding 1.62m to her 7 August throw.

DAVE BEDFORD OBE We have published many articles on Dave’s career, but I was sent this by John Desmond. It was written by John Walshe who writes athletic articles for a local newspaper in Cork (Ireland) and for Athletics Weekly as well.

The article features videos of Dave’s 10000m European Record in 1971, and World Record in 1973. This is the link to it

WATFORD OPEN MEETING The final meeting takes place on Wednesday 7 September, there will be a Women’s 2000m Steeplechase at 18.45. Please use this link to access the entry form.

George Groom England U15 & U17 Champs 28-08-16

Hamza Kadir 28-08-16

George Groom with his Gold Medal                           Hamza Kadir with his Gold Medal

ENGLAND ATHLETICS U15/U17 CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place in Bedford last Saturday & Sunday.

Congratulations to our England Champions GEORGE GROOM U17 (1500m Steeplechase) whose time of (4:22.14) puts him at UK No.3 in 2016 and No.4 on the SBH all-time list, and HAMZA KADIR U17 in a tactical race won in a time of (4:01.06) . ELLIOT DEE U17 won the 3000m Silver Medal (8:42.09) which puts him at No.7 on the SBH all-time list. In the U15 age-group ROHAN OYEWOLE in a very competitive Javelin completion produced a personal best (PB 49.35m) moving up to UK No.9, in the past 12 months he has increased his personal best by over 21m.

100m – U15B Heat 2 NICHOLAS SHAW 3rd (11.91 w-1.6), Heat 2 ANDREW NICOLAOU 3rd (11.74 w-0.2), Heat 3 MICAH AGYEPONG 3rd (11.67 w-0.5), TRISTAN PROCIDA 4th (12.12 w-0.5), in the Final ANDREW finished 5th (11.63 w0.0) and MICAH finished 7th (11.71 w0.0), U15G Heat 4 LATIFAH HARRIS-OSMAN 6th (13.04 w-1.2), U17W Heat 4 CHINWE IWUNZE 6th (13.09 w-2.0)

200m – U17M Heat 3 JOSH KUMAR 7th (23.40 w2.0)

300m – U15B Heat 1 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 6th (39.17), U17W Heat 3 JESSICA HURLEY 6th (43.55)

1500m – U15B Heat 2 FINN HARVEY 7th (4:26.99), U17M Heat 1 HAMZA KADIR 1st (4:04.87), THOMAS PATRICK 8th (4:14.73), in the Final HAMZA won the Gold Medal (4:01.06)

3000m – U17M Straight Final ELLIOT DEE won the Silver Medal (8:42.09)

80m Hurdles – U15B Heat 2 TED PARKER 6th (12.67 w1.0), U17W Heat 4 SOPHIA OBI 5th (12.14 w2.9)

1500m Steeplechase – U17M Straight Final GEORGE GROOM won the Gold Medal (PB 4:22.14) taking 5.19 seconds off his 1 May time, and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2016

Pole Vault – U15B Straight Final ZAMAAN DUDHIA 8th (3.16m), U17W Straight Final ISABEL DEACON (2nd Claim) 5th (3.31m)

Long Jump – U17W Straight Final ALESSA LEWIS 10th (5.05m w1.6)

Triple Jump – U15B Straight Final JEFF HAGAN 6th (11.53m w-2.7), ODERA UMEUGOJI 7th (11.23m w1.5), U17M Straight Final ABBAS ADEJONWO 8th (13.03m nwr)

Javelin 600g – U15B ROHAN OYEWOLE 7th (PB 49.35m) equalling his 9 July throw, and is ranked UK No.9 U15 in 2016

For the remaining newsletter information and results

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE The final fixture took place at Allianz Park last Saturday 

100m – Race 3 HARRY KYRIACOU U23 4th (SB 11.73 w0.6) taking .06 of a second off his 17 April time, Race 4 SHINAWAT JAIDEE U17 1st (11.92 w-2.6), EDWIN YAMOAH 3rd (SB 12.11 w-2.6), Race 5 ALEXANDER DIKEOCHA U17 6th (13.10 w-3.6), Race 6 ESTHER FATUADE U15 6th (13.27 w-0.2), Race 7 BEN BELLISARIO U15 6th (PB 13.91 w5.-0) taking .49 of a second off his 2015 time, TANITOLUWA EDU U15 7th (PB 14.38 w-5-0), Race 8 OMOWALE KUYE U15 8th (PB 15.04 w-2.8)

200m – Race 5 SHINAWAT JAIDEE U17 1st (24.62 w-2.2), Race 5 LEO RONCARATI U13 5th (32.20 w-2.6)

400m – Race 3 MICHAEL KOBEH U17 3rd (PB 57.19) taking .81 of a second off his 3 July time

800m – Race 1 THOMAS BUTLER U20 5th (2:01.38), Race 2 JONATHAN BOARDMAN U15 6th (PB 2:18.56), Race 3 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U15 3rd (2:31.61), LEO RONCARATI U13 9th (PB 2:49.99)

1500m – OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 4th (PB 4:44.36) taking.67 of a second off his 27 July time, DANIEL GREENSTEIN U15 5th (4:54.50)

75m Hurdles – U15G AMBER DUVERNEY 2nd (20.67 w-0.1)

1500m Steeplechase – OLIVER FORMBY U20 2nd (PB 5:11.41)

High Jump – CRISTINA POTTER U15 6th (PB 1.45m) adding 1cm to her 2 May jump

Long Jump – SX A TAARIQ JOHN-CLARKE 6th (SB 5.75m nwr), SX B SHARAN RAMKORUN U15 4th (5.27m nwr), CRISTINA POTTER U15 7th (PB 4.70m nwr) adding 17cm to her 26 June jump

Triple Jump – Mixed YASMIN LAKIN U23 5th (PB 12.01m nwr) adding 10cm to her 2 July Jump, and is ranked UK No.5 U23 in 2016

Shot 2.72kg – U13G RACHEL AYODELE 1st (PB 6.79m)

Shot 3kg – W50 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT 1st (SB 6.37m)

Shot 4kg – SW NENE HARRISON V35 1st (9.73m)

Shot 5kg – M60 NEVILLE THOMPSON 1st (PB 11.93m)

Discus 1kg – SW A SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 1st (49.26m), SW B SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 1st (49.25m), M60 NEVILLE THOMPSON 1st (49.75m)

Discus 1.25kg – U15B ALVIN LEONG 1st (PB 27.37m) adding 34cm to his 7 August Throw, MEHRDAD AZIMI 3rd (PB 19.77m) adding 2.29m to his 2015 Throw

Discus 1.5kg – SM F44 MICHAEL NICHOLLS 1st (42.73m)

Discus 1.75kg – U20M A NATHAN THOMAS 1st (39.38m), U20M B NATHAN THOMAS 1st (40.88m)

Discus 2kg – SM A ZANE DUQUEMIN 1st (59.08m), SM B ZANE DUQUEMIN 1st (59.61m)

Hammer 3kg – U17W LOUISA PITSIALIS 1st (PB 37.49m) adding 1.62m to her 7 August throw

Hammer 4kg – U15M CHRISTIAN WARMBY 1st (32.51)

Hammer 6kg – U20M BILLY PRAIM-SINGH (2nd Claim) 1st (61.27m)

Javelin 500g – U17W CRISTINA POTTER U15 1st (30.59m)

Javelin 600g – U15B LOUIS DAVIS 3rd (36.98m), SW NENE HARRISON V35 5th (21.35m) 


TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK FOR THE GB 4x100m WOMEN The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website this week.

Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita broke the national record for Olympic bronze four years after Britain failed to qualify a team for London

In one Olympic cycle Great Britain has gone from failing to qualify a women’s sprint relay team for London 2012 to breaking the British record for a brilliant bronze and the quartet of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita are delighted that their hard work is paying off.

Combining to clock 41.77 behind USA and Jamaica in Rio’s Estadio Olimpico on Friday night, the GB team claimed Britain’s first medal in this event since 1984 and Philip explained how the team always had the belief that a podium place was possible.

“I’m the oldest one and saw us not make London 2012, so it has been a long journey for us and we have come a long way as a team,” said the 25-year-old, who missed out on the chance to try and make the London Olympics through injury.

“At times we did feel like everyone did give up on us but as individuals we know how talented British women’s sprinting has come along and each year we have got better and better.

“We obviously won a medal at World Champs, we got a medal at Europeans and we are becoming consistent. The fact that we had belief in ourselves and the closest people around us have belief in us, that’s all we need.”

Four years ago Asher-Smith was a kit carrier at the London Games, while Henry was among the talented young athletes to light the Olympic cauldron. Since then Asher-Smith has broken the British records for both the 100m and 200m and finished fifth in the 200m final in Rio, while Henry twice came close to her PB to make the 100m semi-finals.

“We have worked so unbelievably hard. We have had relay practice since January,” said Asher-Smith. “This means an awful lot because not only have we worked hard to get faster as individuals, we have bonded and worked hard as a team.

“To be able to come out here when it really matters, when the pressure is on, and deliver the goods – it’s absolutely incredible. I’m so unbelievably proud of all of these girls.”

Reflecting on her first Olympic experience as a competitor, 20-year-old Asher-Smith added: “The highlight undeniably is working hard with these girls and getting a medal.

“When you see other people – Desiree crying, Daryll in disbelief and Asha as we’re all running around the track with the flag just screaming and jumping up and down! This is definitely the highlight of my Olympic Games.”

HIGHGATE HARRIERS OPEN MEETING Takes place on Thursday 8 September at Parliament Hill Fields. Please use this link to the SBH website – Home Page where you find all information and entry details

IRONMAN WATCH FOR SALE – Brand new  Timex Ironman Wireless Fitness Tracker (RRP £60) Time/date;  stopwatch 50 lap memory with lap, split, speed, pace, distance, total time; dated training log with best/average lap, lap pace, total time, total calories;  timer & interval timers; 3 customizable alarms; 2 time zones;  night light;  water resistant 50m. Going for £20 from MARTIN GREY 07815 686679 or 01923 404336.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK Saracens are currently in the process of updating and changing the membership system at Allianz Park. Once the new system is up and running, we will then advise you on what you have to do.

EMMA GOUGE is the Saracens Athletics Membership Manager, and any membership enquiries need to go to her at Her telephone number is 020-3675-7210.

WELFARE OFFICER REQUIRED GRACE CONROY was one of two of the clubs Welfare Officers based at Allianz Park, but whilst this is preferable, it’s not essential. (MIKE TUVEY is the other one). If you feel you are in a position to find out more about this challenging and rewarding role within the club, (although historically it has not been particularly onerous), please contact PHILIP CUNNINGHAM at  or BRYAN SMITH at 

WELFARE OFFICER – ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES – Deal with confidential matters that may arise related to athletes and has an understanding and an appropriate way to such matters.

Responsible for the promotion of codes of conduct to members, parents and young people.

Receive, record and pass on to the NGB Child Protection officer, any concerns relating to the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults

To provide advice on the development of activities for young people within the club/organisation.

Support the registration of all personnel involved in activities for young people with the club/organisation (Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Recognise the difference between poor practice according to club rules and matters that would be seen as a welfare issue.

SBH SUMMER FIXTURE CARD Which was recently issued, can now be found on the SBH website. Please use this link to which you can download/print the card and front sheet. 

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

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER This is the link to the August Issue No.3 –

LONDON ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER This is the link to the August Issue – 


Contact details of all Track & Field Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link

UK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NATIONAL FINAL Takes place on Sunday 4 September at the Bedford International Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford (Satnav MK41 9SB).

Coach to Bedford leaves Allianz Park at 08.15

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE TOP SIX FINAL Takes place on Sunday 4 September at the Ridlins Wood Athletic Track, Woodcock Road, Stevenage (Satnav SG2 9PA). Timetable (see above). 

Coach leaves Allianz Park at 09.30 and pick up at Barnet Odeon at 09.45. 

WATFORD OPEN MEETING Takes place on Wednesday 7 September at the Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Watford (Satnav WD25 7HH). Events 18.45 Women’s 2000m Steeplechase (Sub 8 minutes 30 seconds please), 19.00 200m, 19.15 High Jump, 19.30 100m, 20.00 800m, 21.15 3000m.

For all entry information and ‘On the Day entry form’ please use this link 

EUROPEAN JUNIOR CLUBS CUP Takes place on Saturday 17 September in Castellon, Spain 


The Southern Counties & Veterans AC Championships took place in Kingston on 28 August

400m – W50 LISA WEBB won the Gold Medal (69.07)

1500m – W50 LISA WEBB won the Gold Medal (5:17.28)

100m Hurdles – M50 GREG DUNSON won the Silver Medal (SB 15.20 w1.2)

400m Hurdles – M35 CHARLES ROMITO won the Gold Medal (64.97)

The IAAF Diamond League Meeting took place in Paris, France on 27 August

Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 4th (61.45m)

The Scottish Athletics League Division 2 took place in Grangemouth on 27 August

110m Hurdles – SM B ANDREW LAWLER U23 3rd (PB 22.38 w0.4)

400m Hurdles – SM A ANDREW LAWLER U23 3rd (62.26)

3000m Steeplechase – SM A ANDREW LAWLER U23 1st (9:48.79)

High Jump – SM A LEWIS MCGUIRE U20 1st (2.00m), B ANDREW LAWLER U23 3rd (PB 1.30m) equalling his 2013 jump

Triple Jump – SM B ANDREW LAWLER U23 5th (PB 9.82m w0.0) adding 30cm to his 2013 jump

The Herne Hill Harriers Open Meeting took place in Tooting Bec on 27 August

Discus 2kg – SM ANTHONY SOALLA-BELL V35 1st (35.10m)

The Eliittikisat Lappeenranta took place in Lappeenranta, Finland on 27 August

400m – A JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS U23 1st (47.34)

The Meeting Miranda took place in Cles, Italy on 25 August

800m – SM 1 KYLE LANGFORD U23 2nd (1:47.49)

The BMC Gold Standard Races took place in Watford on 24 August

800m – Women A ELLIE BAKER U20 4th (SB 2:09.19)

1500m – Men B KHALID-ALI AHMED U20 10th (SB 4:14.80)

The Watford Open Meeting took place in Watford on 24 August

200m – SX7 TOM CAREY 6th (24.80 w-0.6)

1500m – SX2 MIA GROOM U15 10th (5:17.27), SX3 SCARLETT KENT U15 12th (5:14.47), SX6 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U13 11th (4:55.95), SX8 DANIEL GREENSTEIN U15 7th (PB 4:39.24) taking 2.12 seconds off his 15 May time, SX9 RUFUS KENT U17 8th (PB 4:33.56) taking 2.07 seconds off his 1 June time, SX12 OLIVER FORMBY U20 4th (4:19.20), FINN HARVEY U15 8th (4:21.55), SX17 THOMAS BUTLER U20 7th (PB 4:00.34) taking 1.54 seconds off his 2015 time

3000m – SX1 RAAZ VAID 15th (PB 10:03.78) taking 20.91 seconds off his 2015 time, SX2 SAM GRIFFITHS U23 9th (PB 8:42.18) taking .66 of a second off his 6 August time, MELISSA COURTNEY 20th (PB 9:03.63) taking 6.79 seconds off her 9 August time, and is ranked UK No.9 in 2016

The Chelmsford/Colchester Invitational Throws Open Meeting took place in Chelmsford on 23 August

Hammer 4kg – U20W PHILIPPA DAVENALL (2nd Claim) 1st (51.21m) 


27 August – GUILDFORD JOHN DRYDEN V65 181st (26.25) 66th parkrun – HIGHBURY FIELDS BARRY CHISHOLM V55 44th (22.22) 57th parkrun – JERSEY AMANDA BAILEY 34th (New PB 22.10) 4th parkrun – LYMINGTON WOODSIDE TOBY EDWARDS U11 37th (First Time 24.16) 11th parkrun – MILE END BETH POTTER 2nd (First Time 17.13) 1st parkrun – OAK HILL ASHVIN KURI U17 6th (19.32) 31st parkrun, STUART SINGER V55 12th (21.04) 162nd parkrun, MATTHEW MCATEER U13 14th (21.25) 5th parkrun – PANSHANGER RICHARD WILLIAMS 3rd (17.23) 25th parkrun – SOUTHWICK COUNTRY PARK RICHARD SAMUEL V60 50th (First Time And New PB 23.01) 8th parkrun – ST ALBANS DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 23rd (20.18) 45th 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 £4.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00.

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 £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.

All membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Isobel will also be at Allianz Park (Tuesday and Thursday Evenings) in the West Stand. Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.