Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 19 September 2019

Happy Birthday this week to Abbas Adejonwo, Niah Akittokun, Isabella Brunskill, Louis Davis, Jessica Emery, Theodore Evans, Amit Ginsbourg, Clifford Golding, Clyde Gordon, Mia Groom, Daisy Harvey-Dew, Olive Harvey-Dew, Molly Jehan, Neelam Kaderbhoy, Bob Mallows, Nicholas Savva, Abigaelle Tombe, Dave Weightman and Ben Wills

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

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.

NEW CLUB RECORDSCongratulations to KACEY WALTERS who at the Eastern Young Athletes Athletes Top 6 Final at Thurrock on 15 September, improved her own Under U15 Girls High Jump record with a jump of (1.70m) adding 1cm to her previous height.
Also at the same meeting KACEY improved the Under U15 Girls 3kg Shot record with a put of (10.72m) adding 1.58m to ALEXIA SAUNDERS (9.14m) set at Allianz Park on 5 August 2018.
Congratulations to ALINA COFIE who at the Eastern Young Athletes Athletes Top 6 Final at Thurrock on 15 September, improved her own Under U15 Girls 75m Hurdles record with a time of (11.32) taling .09 of a second off her previous time.

EASTERN YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE TOP 6 FINALTook place on Sunday 15 September at Thurrock.
Congratulations to all our Athletes, Team Managers, Officials and Parents on an excellent finish to the season, by finishing in 2nd place to league champions Havering.

Result – 1st Havering (605 points), 2nd SBH (550), 3rd Chelmsford (531), 4th Dacorum & Tring (521), 5th Norwich (494), 6th Thurrock (444).
Apologies but still awaiting the results, which now will be published next week.

Photograph of our team celebrating after another succesful season

NICHOLAS SHAW in the 100m

ANDREW NICOLAOU in the High Jump

ARGE ALP MEETINGTook place at Innsbruck, Austria on 14-15 September.
Long JumpANGELA BARRETT (2nd Claim) 2nd (5.79m w-0.8)
Triple Jump – ANGELA BARRETT (2nd Claim) 1st (12.86m w0.0)

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – 14 SEPTEMBER – BLANDFORD – HUGH RICHARDS V75 91st (27.17) 133rd parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V60 204th (25.18) 180th parkrun – OAK HILL – STUART SINGER V55 31st (21.33) 266th parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 61st (New PB 23.44) 117th parkrun – PORTHCAWL – CAROLINA MAGNALL V50 26th (First Time 20.30) 15th parkrun – STEVENAGE – RUSSELL DEVITT V70 174th (28.39) 164th parkrun – SUNNY HILL – DYLAN MICHEL U17 1st (New PB 18.33) 36th parkrun – YOKINE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V60 50th (28.03) 130th parkrun

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

PARKRUN 2K RESULTS8 SEPTEMBER – PRIORY PARK PHOEBE MUSIC U13 4th (New PB 8.46) 5th parkrun, LUCY JOHNSON U13 6th (New PB 9.01) 6th 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.

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 Summer 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”

SOUTHERN SENIOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S AND YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS Takes place on Sunday 22 September at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London (Satnav SE19 2BB).
Start times 10.45am U13 Boys (4 Legs of 3100m), 10.50am U13 Girls (3 Legs of 3100m), 11.35am U15 Boys (4 Legs of 3100m), 11.40am U15Girls (3 Legs of 3100m), 12.25pm U17 Women (3 Legs of 3100m), 12.30pm U17 Men (4 Legs of 4800m), 1.30pm Senior and Veteran Women (4 Legs of 4800m), 2.30pm Senior Men (6 Legs of 6100m), 2.30 Veteran Men (4 Legs of 6100m).
Entries Closed

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 28 September 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.
The Race HQ pavilion facilities will not be open until 11.00am. Toilet facilties not available until then.
Start Times12.00noon U11 Boys & Girls (approx.2000m), 12.15pm approximately U13 Boys & Girls (approx.3000m), 12.35pm approximately U15 Boys & Girls (approx.4000m), 1.00pm approximately U17 Men & Women (approx.5000m)
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

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY Takes place on Sunday 6 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 11.00am U13 Boys, 11.05am U13 Girls, 12.00noon U15 Boys, 12.05pm U15 Girls, 12.45pm U17 Men, 12.50pm U17 Women.
Entries Close Friday 27 September
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 Sunday 6 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 2.00pm Senior Men, 2.10pm Senior Women.
Men’s entry dependant on the Southern Road Relay Result (being in the first 25).
Entries Close Friday 27 September
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 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 Close Friday 4 October
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.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place on Friday 27 September to Sunday 6 October in Doha, Qatar.

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