Happy Birthday this week to Rebecca Andreou, Dominic Ashwell, Chloe Brassey, Oje Etomi, Tony Henry, Nikolas Katsaros, Jack Partridge, Billy Praim-Singh, Kayanna Reid, Emily Renwick, Kylie Robilliard, Mariana Toma, Ethan Walsh, Rick Ward, Paul Williamson
SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS 125 YEARS ANNIVERSARY DINNER – A really enjoyable evening was had by 200 of our club members on Saturday in celebrating our 125th Anniversary. It was great to see old friends and also see our next generation of club athletes. Our President, DAVE BEDFORD gave a speech which did start a bit risqué as you might expect. He talked a bit about our history and how good we all thought we were when we had our 100 year Anniversary but that we had now reached an even higher level and are clearly the best club in country! He did make a particular reference to ALAN WELLER who keeps us all informed of the results of the club and its members through his excellent weekly newsletter but wasn’t able to be present for the dinner. A signed copy of Emil Zatopek book was presented to GEORGE GROOM, our U15 National Cross Country Champion, from our oldest club member PETER WOODSMITH.
At the end of the evening presentations were made to the club members that have recently completed 50 years membership with the club; these were MARGARET BEECHAM, GEOFF MORPHITIS, TONY PACKHAM, JULIAN GOATER, DAVE BEDFORD and RICHARD BOBER. Further presentations of SEAA 40 years’ long service awards for club members that have assisted with the club/SEAA duties (officials, club committees, helpers etc but including time just as athletes).
Recipients were: BRYAN SMITH, JOYCE SMITH, GERRY ELMORE, ROGER SIMONS, DAVE BEDFORD, GEOFF MORPHITIS and TONY SUNDERLAND, with the biggest cheer of the evening, to TONY SMITH. There were many photographs taken, and we will advise you all on how they will be circulated. A big thank you to all those that organised the meeting.
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