Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 23 February 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Ade Afefolalu, Jo Blair, Jonathan Boardman, Karl Bulman, Tom Butler, Thomas Carey, Charlie Griffiths, Roisin Hanlon, Toby Harris, Anthony Jackson, Andrew Magnall, Ellie McNamara, Tahni Morrison, David Parker and Stephen Potter

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the AP stadium – Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 – Revised February 2017

England Athletics Newsletter February Issue No.3http://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=475&nid=475&userId=-1
London Athletics Newsletter January Issue – http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=593e83c3ed041a839b72f1c09&id=19db68c66f&e=12c253a365

Hertfordshire Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form
Middlesex Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – You have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/

North West London League Results –  NWLL Race 4 Hampstead Heath 18-02-17

JOHN We regret to inform members that RANJIT which many of you knew him as JOHN , and was the groundsman at Allianz Park for over 20 years, passed away on the evening of the 15 February after suffering from pneumonia. For the past few months he had been in intensive care, and had just come out to the general ward in the Royal Free Hospital. 
BRYAN SMITH reminisces – JOHN was a member of the ground staff at Copthall Stadium when the staff looked after the playing fields and the stadium.  In the winter the fields were often ankle deep in mud but the ground staff could not call off football matches that was the job of the referee on the day the match was to played therefore the pitches HAD to be marked out.  On a Friday, he would be seen guiding the marking machine as it was pulled through the mud by a fellow ground’s man with a rope around him attached to the marking machine. JOHN was the friendliest of staff and as soon as you walked into the Stadium John would immediately offer you a cup of tea or coffee and the offer wasn’t when you first arrived tea would be offered mid-morning, lunch time and mid-afternoon.
JOHN’S funeral is this Friday starting at 12:00 at Hendon Cemetery & Crematorium, Holders Hill Rd, London NW7 1NB.

GB TEAM FOR THE EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to our athletes on selection to compete in Belgrade, Serbia on March 3-5 – 800m KYLE LANGFORD, High Jump ALLAN SMITH, Long Jump DAN BRAMBLE and 4x400m Relay PHILIPPA LOWE

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday at Woolaton Park, Nottingham, best wishes at all for a successful day. Timetable 11.00am 25th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 14th U15 Boys (4500m), 11.45am 51st U20 Women (6000m), 12.15pm 44th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.35pm 71st U17 Men (6000m), 1.00pm 51st U15 Girls (4000m), 1.20pm 69th U20 Men (10000m), 2.05pm 14th U13 Boys (3000m), 2.20pm 84th Senior Women (8000m), 3.00pm 129th Senior Men (12000m) This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel directions, car parking (£5 charge) and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/

METROPOLITAN LEAGUE 2016-2017 INDIVIDUAL POSITIONS FOR ALL SBH RUNNERS – Congratulations to the following who finished top of their respective SBH age-groups – Senior Men RICHARD GOODMAN (1st 2000 points), Senior Women VICTORIA PRITCHARD (1st 993 points), Under 20 Men THOMAS BUTLER (1st 1923 points), Under 20 Women CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON (5th 425 points), Under 17 Men NATHAN TADESSE (18th 242 points), Under 17 Women SARAH BUTLER (3rd 391 points), Under 15 Boys MATTHEW MCATEER (28th 266 points), Under 15 Girls SOPHIA STAAB (1st 397 points), Under 13 Boys SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (13th 287 points), Under 13 Girls ELEANOR RACHEL (13th 340 points), Under 11 Boys ARCHIE NASH (19th 275 points), Under 11 Girls LAUREN MALTZ (5th 379 points).
Please use this link which gives a listing of all SBH runners and explains how the points are calculated, and races competed – Metropolitan League Individual Positions 2016-2017 Season

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES IN IRELAND – The AIT Indoor Grand Prix (Indoors) took place in Athlone, Ireland on 15 February, Congratulations to SEB RODGER whose time in the 400m (46.57) was a qualification time for the European Indoor Championships, also KYLE LANGFORD produced an English Indoor 600m best of (1:16.10) improving on DAI GREENE’S (1:16.22) set in 2013
400m – SM SEB RODGER 1st (SB 46.57) taking .41 of a second off his 28 January time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017
600m – SM KYLE LANGFORD U23 1st (PB 1:16.10) taking .59 of a second off his 2015 time, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017
60m Hurdles – SW Heat 1 GEMMA BENNETT 4th (8.50) in the Final GEMMA finished 7th (8.46)
High Jump – SM DAVID SMITH 5th (2.10m)

BIRMINGHAM GRAND PRIX – Took place on 18 February 60m – SM Heat 2 JOHN OTUGADE U23 5th (6.66)
60m – SW Heat 1 DARYLL NEITA U23 5th (SB 7.36) and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2017
400m – SM SEB RODGER 5th (46.86)
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD U23 3rd (SB 1:46.79) taking 4.72 seconds off his 12 February time, and is ranked UK no.4 U23 in 2017, also a qualification time for the European Indoor Championships
High Jump – SM ALLAN SMITH 4th (2.20m)
Pole Vault – SW JADE IVE (HCA) 8th (4.13m)
Long Jump – SM DAN BRAMBLE 5th (7.59m)

BRITISH UNIVERSITY & COLLEGES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Sheffield on 17-19 February. Congratulations to BUCS champion MELISSA COURTNEY winning the 1500m, in the 400m LILY BECKFORD ran a season’s best winning the Silver Medal and EAVION RICHARDSON produced a personal best in winning the Bronze Medal
60m – SM Heat 8 EMMANUEL MINTAH U23 (Middlesex University) 5th (7.38)
200m – SM Heat 13 SAM HAZEL U23 (Middlesex University) 1st (SB 22.56) in Semi-Final 2 SAM finished 2nd (PB 22.30) taking .04 of a second off his 2015 time
400m – SM Heat 7 DANIEL REES U23 (Aberdeen University) 1st (50.16) in Semi-Final 1 DANIEL finished 2nd (PB 49.56) taking .10 of a second off his 2016 time
400m – SW Heat 7 LILY BECKFORD U23 (Brunel University) 1st (57.21) in Semi-Final 3 LILY finished 1st (55.30) in the Final LILY won the Silver Medal (SB 54.55) taking .45 of a second off her 11 February time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2017
800m – SM Heat 10 OMAR PARSONS U23 (Middlesex University) 1st (SB 1:56.39) in Semi-Final 2 OMAR finished 1st (SB 1:53.26) taking 3.13 seconds off his Heat 10 time, in the Final OMAR finished 6th (1:55.23)
1500m – SW Heat 2 MELISSA COURTNEY (Brunel University) 1st (4:41.94) in Semi-Final 2 MELISSA finished 1st (SB 4:34.47) taking 7.47 seconds off her Heat 2 time, in the Final MELISSA won the Gold Medal (SB 4:20.01) taking 14.46 seconds off her Semi-Final 2 time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2017
60m Hurdles – SM Heat 1 JACOB SPENCE U20 (Leicester University) 2nd (8.34)
High Jump – SM Qualification B AKIN COWARD U23 (Birmingham University) 4th (1.98m) in the Final AKIN finished 5th (SB 2.07m) adding 7cm to his 28 January jump, and is ranked UK No.10 U23 in 2017
Pole Vault – SM Qualification A NATHAN GARDNER U20 (2nd Claim Cardiff University) 1st (4.50m), DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U20 (Brunel University) 7th (4.30m) in the Final NATHAN finished 10th (4.60m)
Pole Vault – SW Qualification A MEGAN MCINNES U23 (Bath University) 6th (3.30m)
Long Jump – SW Qualification B EAVION RICHARDSON U20 (Birmingham University) 5th (5.49m) in the Final EAVION finished 10th (5.33m)
Triple Jump – SW Qualification A EAVION RICHARDSON U20 (Birmingham University) 3rd (SB 12.01m) and is ranked UK No.4 U20 in 2017, Qualification B YASMIN LAKIN U23 (London School of Economics) 4th (SB 11.78m) and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2017, in the Final EAVION won the Bronze Medal (PB 12.35m) equaling her 2016 (windy) jump, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2017, YASMIN finished 4th (PB 12.05m) adding 4cm to her 2016 jump, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2017

One race not featured in the results was the MASCOTS RACE, seen below is BRIAN THE LION who was the red hot favourite, there is a rumour it could be a SBH athlete!

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fourth of five fixtures took place last Saturday at Hampstead Heath. On a pleasant day JAMIE HARPER made it 3 wins out of 3 appearances, and SAMUEL GREENSTEIN finished in 3rd place.
Under 11 Boys (1600m) – TOBY EDWARDS 24th (11.14) 42 runners finished, the winner was R Mangat of Harrow (9.51). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (22 points), 2nd Trent Park (66), 3rd Harrow (74), 13th SBH (153) 13 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (2300m) – SARON RICHARDSON 13th (10.56) 31 runners finished, the winner was R Keohane of Trent Park (9.44). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (14 points), 2nd London Heathside (21), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (34), 10th SBH (77) 12 teams finished
Under 13 Boys (3200m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 3rd (11.33), ANGUS CHISHOLM 29th (14.03) 37 runners finished, the winner was R McGonagle of London Heathside (11.25). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (33 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (52), 3rd Trent Park (68), 7th SBH (108) 10 teams finished
Under 15 Boys (3600m) – DANIEL GREENSTEIN 5th (14.45), CONOR O’KEEFFE 8th (15.16), MATTHEW MCATEER 13th (15.40) 28 runners finished, the winner was S Edwards of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (14.04). Team result 1st Trent Park (30 points), 2nd SBH (55), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (61) 10 teams finished
Under 17 Men (4500m) JAMIE HARPER 1st (15.57), LOUIS CROSS 3rd (16.05), NATHAN TADESSE 7th (20.30) 7 runners finished. Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers & SBH (16 points), 3rd Queens Park Harriers (20) 4 teams finished

MIDDLESEX SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE – Unfortunately the official results showed the incorrect names, and therefore two of our runners were missing, and are now as follow – Intermediate Girls SOPHIA STAAB 4th (13.56) and Intermediate Boys ADAM CAHN 5th (19.27), also I omitted JOSEPHINE CHADWICK from the Intermediate Girls, who finished 8th (14.10).

ATHLETE INSIGHT – CHRIS BENNETT – Shaftesbury’s Hammer thrower gained Olympic and European qualification last summer and he told EILISH MCCOLGAN of Athletics Weekly about the training and lifestyle that made it happen
I played a lot of rugby as a kid. One of my friends invited me along to his athletics club to keep fit over the summer. Initially, I hated it. Then I saw someone training for the hammer so I asked to join in. My first few attempts didn’t go too well and I would end up really dizzy, but I stuck at it.
I live 400 miles away from my coach, Mick Jones. It’s an interesting coaching relationship because of the distance between us. I started working with him in 2013, after the death of my previous coach, Chief Inspector Alan Bertram MBE.
In the lead up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, I decided to become a full-time athlete. I receive financial support from both Scottish Athletics and Sport Scotland which allowed me to take the step. I also do a little bit of coaching work for my club Shettleston Harriers and I help with the organisation of elite fields at the Great Run events.
Tough people last, tough times don’t. I had lost both my coach and my dad in the 18 months leading up to the Glasgow Games. The thing I had wanted most in the world was for both of them to see me throw at the Games. It was a difficult time and I really let it get to me. But in some respects it taught me so much about myself and helps me every day to become a better person and a better athlete.
I enjoy two parts of training; throwing and squatting. When it comes to squatting I love nothing more than getting the music up really loud in the gym and squatting some big weights.
I’m one of the shorter hammer throwers and so I find it easy to lift big. For instance this year (2016) I’ve done 220kg for 10 reps and 270kg for three reps.
I get up at least five hours before I’m due to compete. I’m not a morning person, so it usually takes me a good while to feel up and ready. I also tend to train the morning of a competition, just three to four throws. It almost acts as a warm up and makes the afternoon session feel much better and I tend to throw a lot further.
We hammer throwers have to battle against a lack of competitions on the world circuit. We get a lot less coverage than any of the other events in the Diamond League which results in less sponsorship and kit supplies. All we ask for is equality and inclusion, not some weak excuse that our event isn’t safe for the stadiums and tracks. It’s safe for the major championships, so what difference is there in the Diamond League?

REVISIONS TO ALLIANZ PARK MEMBERSHIP 2017 – Following recent discussions with Saracens the admission charge to use the Allianz Park have now been reduced. As a member, you will be entitled to receive a discount of at least 10%, and we encourage all SBH Members who use Allianz Park to register as a member. To become a member is free of charge, please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print) -The revised prices are as follows;
Adult – Members £3.60, Casual £4.00, Monthly £24.00
Junior (Under 16) – Members £1.80, Casual £2.00, Monthly £12.00
Concession – Members £1.80, Casual £2.00, Monthly £12.00

Concession rate is available to those who provide relevant proof of circumstances and fall into one of the following categories; students in full time education, the unwaged, individuals aged 60+
Monthly membership is available (minimum of 6 months), payable monthly via direct debit for minimum period of six months.

SBH WEDNESDAY NIGHT JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARKHi to all locally based SBH athletes. As most of you know we run special sessions for HIGH JUMP and POLE VAULT supervised by SUE SMITH and STEVE LOWE on Wednesday nights between 19.00 and 21.00. The charge is £5 per session for Seniors and £3 per session for all younger age groups payable on the night. With the outdoor Track and Field season less than 2 months away it would be beneficial for every athlete to come along to these sessions to try out either of these events. If you have any questions please contact the Session Administrator, CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525 or clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk

LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI MARATHON TRIAL 2017 – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at the Oak Hill Parkrun at 9.00am. Qualification is for U13, U15 & U17 Boys and Girls, and you must have either been Born, Live or go to School in Barnet. Teams are made up of 36 runners (six in each age group for boys and girls).

The categories are the same as British Athletics age groupings. Please see the list below to see which age group you belong to;
Boys and Girls Under 13 must be at least 11 years old on 23 April 2017, born between 1 September 2003 and 23 April 2006 Boys and Girls – Under 15 born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003 Boys and Girls – Under 17 born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2001
If this is your first-time racing in a Parkrun, then please register by following this link
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/oak-hill/ Please do not forget your paper barcode as without it you won’t receive a time.  If you have lost your barcode you can get a reminder email via the link below.
For those athletes that cannot compete on a Saturday for religious reasons we will be arranging a separate trial on the same Oakhill course on Sunday 5th March. Final selection will be by team managers.
When you have received your barcode, please email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com to advise him that you will be attending the trial on 11 March.

SARACENS v HARLEQUINS – Takes place at Wembley on Saturday 8 April, kick off at 16.30, with entertainment pre-match from 15.00 and at half time – Louisa Johnson – X-Factor Winner 2015, plus a Rock Choir and a Pride in Unity Parade to name but a few.
JULIE CHERRINGTON of Saracens Rugby club, is inviting SBH families and friends to a superb day out, the cost of tickets is as follows;
Red & Black Adults @ £16 & U16’s £6 (usually £21/ £7.50)
Silver Adults @ £23 & U16’s £12.50 (usually £33/ £20)
Please use this Flyer for full information and online entry details – Saracens v Harlequins Flyer 

NIGHT OF THE 10,000m PBs – Will take place on Saturday 20 May at Parliament Hill Fields, in which the Highgate Harriers 25 lap festival will include the GB trials for the IAAF World Championships. 
Last year approximately 5,000 spectators joined us, 100% free in lane 3 to watch. And again, we simply want to extend the invite for our community to come together and celebrate our sport. We will have licenced bars on the track, food, live music and I am hoping to have a very special VIP seminar speaker. Please feel free to make your club summer social at our race event and here is our 2016 race video should you wish to invite club members – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDrN0y1wglg

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. 

PHOTOGRAPHSI 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. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS (CROSS COUNTRY) UNLESS STATED
Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/  

ENGLAND U15, U17 & U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February. Entries Closed

INDOOR MINITHON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 25 February for age-groups school years 6 & 7 (U13), 8 & 9 (U15), 10 & 11 (U17) athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £15 for all 3 events. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day.
For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/childrens-athletics-activities/minithon/
Entries Closed

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 March at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). 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. Timetable to follow. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

INDOOR U13 AND U15 OPEN MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 5 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/u13-u15-open/
Note: Closing date is Monday 27 February

UK CAU INTER COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough. Which is also the trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and the final of the 2016-2017 British Athletics Cross Challenge series.
Awaiting Information

ENGLAND U15 & U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March.
Please use this link for entry information http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships.
Closing date for entries is Saturday 24 February

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March. Guests are welcome. Please use this link for full information and to enter online http://bmaf.info/.
Note: Closing date is Sunday 26 February

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 March in Norwich

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March. Hertfordshire entry details – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form  Middlesex details, you have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/
Note: Closing Date is Thursday 2 March

INDOOR U13 AND U15 PENTATHLON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 26 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/u13-and-u15-pentathlon/
Note: Closing date is Saturday 18 March

RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED 
The Surrey County Championships (Indoors) took place at Carshalton on 19 February
Pole Vault – SW JADE IVE (HCA) won the Gold Medal (PB 4.36m) adding 1cm to her 11 February vault, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017
 
The SCVAC Championships (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 19 February
60m – W55 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT 2nd (SB 10.12) and is ranked UK No.7 V55 in 2017
Long Jump – W55 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT 3rd (SB 3.65m) and is ranked UK No.5 V55 in 2017

The Metro Atlantic Championships (Indoors) took place in New York, USA on 18-19 February
1 Mile – Heat 1 LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 2nd (4:20.60) in the Final LIAM finished 1st (4:09.16) 

The Nebraska Tune Up (Indoors) took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 17 February
Shot 7.26kg NICK PERCY (Nebraska University) 4th (PB 16.56m) adding 34cm to his 2015 put, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2017
WT 15.88kg NICK PERCY (Nebraska University) 1st (19.65m)

The Istanbul Cup (Indoors) took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 17 February
Long Jump PAUL OGUN (HCA) 5th (SB 6.73m) adding 22cm to his 28 January jump

The Newham Open 60m Series (Indoors) took place on 15 February
60m – SM 1.1 DOMINIC ASHWELL U20 5th (6.87), 1.3 ZANSON PLUMMER U23 1st (PB 6.97) equaling his 14 January time, 1.4 RENARD FREDERICK 2nd (7.01), 1.6 LEON SINCLAIR U23 3rd (SB 7.22), 1.7 LOUIS UBAKA 2nd (7.22), 1.8 HARRY KYRIACOU U23 7th (SB 7.40), 1.9 NANA NOTTINSON-NYAAKU 6th (7.40), 1.11 CEAKE MADDIX U20 5th (7.49), 2.1 DOMINIC finished 5th (6.85), 2.2 ZANSON finished 2nd (PB 6.95) taking .02 of a second off his 1.3 time, 2.3 RENARD finished 1st (SB 6.96) taking .04 of a second off his 28 January time, 2.6 LOUIS finished 1st (PB 7.13) taking .06 of a second off his 29 January time, LEON finished 5th (7.43), 2.11 NANA finished 2nd (7.38), 2.12 CEAKE finished 7th (7.66)
 
The Lee Valley Middle Distance Evening (Indoors) took place on 15 February
800m – SX 4 REBECCA ANDREOU U20 6th (2:29.88), SX 12 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN U17 1st (PB 2:06.72) taking .50 of a second off his 2016 time, SX 14 NAJIBE ARBI U17 5th (SB 2:11.37)
1500m – SX 2 SOPHIE MADDOCK U17 7th (PB 5:12.95) taking 44.53 seconds off her 2014 time, SX 3 NATHAN TADESSE U17 12th (SB 5:11.58), SX 7 HAMZA KADIR U20 2nd (PB 3:54.96) taking 1.91 seconds off his 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2017, ELLIOT DEE U20 4th (PB 3:58.73) taking 4.47 seconds off his 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2017

PARKRUN RESULTS
18 February – ALDENHAM LUCY MARCUS U13 21st (New PB 28.03) 3rd parkrun – CAIRNS, NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA HUGH RICHARDS V70 49th (First Time 27.13) 61st parkrun – GUILDFORD JOHN DRYDEN V65 177th (26.17) 79th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES BARRY CHISHOLM V55 116th (25.06) 77th parkrun – NORTHAMPTON TOM CAREY 208th (26.01) 5th parkrun – OAK HILL MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN U15 2nd (First Time 18.57) 1st parkrun, AIMI WEIGHTMAN U13 4th (New PB 19.26) 4th parkrun, LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 9th (20.20) 25th parkrun, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 12th (20.48) 35th parkrun, ELLA COLLIER U17 24th (22.16) 2nd parkrun, PHILLIP SHELLEY V55 37th (23.28) 22nd parkrun, NATASHA TANNER U13 40th (New PB 23.50) 35th parkrun – PANSHANGERRICHARD WILLIAMS V35 1st (16.18) 32nd parkrun – SANDGATE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA DAVID SWEENEY V55 1st (17.43) 37th parkrun – WIMBLEDON COMMONJAMES FITZSIMMONS V40 29th (New PB 20.54) 14th 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 – 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 Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

Alan




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 16 February 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Dara Apoola, Basil Bara, Evelyn Barter, Alan Babwah, Sarah Butler, Barry Chisholm, Issy Colbeck-Rogers, Sophia Dempsey, Tara Kafke, Dalton McGuigan, Sophia Parvizi-Wayne, Henry Rocha, Maurice Ryan, Joseph Selly, Sophie Tingle, Dante Wilson and Aron Yona

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the AP stadium – Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 – Revised February 2017

Barnet Club & Community Newsletter January Issue – Barnet Club and Community News – January 2017
England Athletics Newsletter February Issue No.2 – http://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=474&nid=474&userId=-1
London Athletics Newsletter January Issue – http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=593e83c3ed041a839b72f1c09&id=19db68c66f&e=12c253a365

Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures – Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures 2016-2017 F 09-02-17
Other Indoor Fixtures, Including English & Scottish Championships – England, Scotland & Other Fixtures 2016-2017 F 09-02-17

Hertfordshire Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form
Middlesex Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – You have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/

Metropolitan League Results – E Alexandra Palace Park 11-02-17 Individual Results  E Alexandra Palace Park 11-02-17 Team Results
British Indoor Championship Results http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/results/20170211_sheffield/timetable/index/index.html

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you all a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to LOUIS CROSS, AUSTIN LEWIS, DION OWUSU-AGYEMAN, DANIEL RADLEY, NATAN RUBACK and TARIQ WILD

REVISIONS TO ALLIANZ PARK MEMBERSHIP 2017 – Following recent discussions with Saracens the admission charge to use the Allianz Park have now been reduced. As a member, you will be entitled to receive a discount of at least 10%, and we encourage all SBH Members who use Allianz Park to register as a member. To become a member is free of charge, please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print) -The revised prices are as follows;
Adult – Members £3.60, Casual £4.00, Monthly £24.00
Junior (Under 16) – Members £1.80, Casual £2.00, Monthly £12.00
Concession – Members £1.80, Casual £2.00, Monthly £12.00

Concession rate is available to those who provide relevant proof of circumstances and fall into one of the following categories; students in full time education, the unwaged, individuals aged 60+
Monthly membership is available (minimum of 6 months), payable monthly via direct debit for minimum period of six months.

SBH WEDNESDAY NIGHT JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARKHi to all locally based SBH athletes. As most of you know we run special sessions for HIGH JUMP and POLE VAULT supervised by SUE SMITH and STEVE LOWE on Wednesday nights between 19.00 and 21.00. The charge is £5 per session for Seniors and £3 per session for all younger age groups payable on the night. With the outdoor Track and Field season less than 2 months away it would be beneficial for every athlete to come along to these sessions to try out either of these events. If you have any questions please contact the Session Administrator, CLYDE GORDON on 07753 985525 or clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk

SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT UPDATEAt the recent championship at Parliament Hill, FERGUS WATSON was omitted from the Under 15 Boy’s results. This has now been rectified and he finish place was 128th (17.02), which means we have now completed a team of four, finishing 25th (640 points)

BRITISH INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Sheffield last Saturday & Sunday, with places in the European Championships in Belgrade on 3-5 March at stake, with the GB team being announced on Tuesday 21 February. What an outstanding weekend by our athletes, with five British Champions, ANTONIO INFANTINO (200m), ALLAN SMITH (High Jump), JADE IVE (Pole Vault), DAN BRAMBLE (Long Jump) and NATHAN FOX (Triple Jump)

60m – SM Heat 1 JOHN OTUGADE U23 2nd (6.73) taking .04 of a second off his 2015 time, in Semi-Final 2 JOHN finished 2nd (PB 6.65) taking .02 of a second off his 2015 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2017 UK, and in the Final JOHN finished 7th (6.68)
60m – SW Heat 3 LAURA CLARK U23 5th (7.74), Heat 5 SHEREEN CHARLES 4th (7.74), in Semi-Final 1 SHEREEN finished 5th (7.76), in Semi-Final 2 LAURA finished 8th (7.73)
200m – SM Heat 1 ANTONIO INFANTINO 1st (21.43), in Semi-Final 2 ANTONIO finished 1st (21.11), in the Final ANTONIO won the Gold Medal (21.05)
400m – SM Heat 3 RICHARD MORRISSEY 4th (SB 49.88)
400m – SW Heat 1 LILY BECKFORD U23 3rd (SB 55.00) taking 1.10 seconds off her 21 January time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2017, Heat 5 PHILLIPA LOWE (HCA) 2nd (53.70), in Semi-Final 1 PHILLIPA finished 2nd (Indoor PB 53.51) taking .03 of a second off her 28 January time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2017, in Semi-Final 2 LILY finished 6th (55.44) in the Final PHILLIPA finished 4th (Indoor PB 52.99) taking .52 of a second off her Semi-Final time
800m – SM Heat 1 KYLE LANGFORD U23 1st (Indoor PB 1:51.95) taking 1.29 seconds off his 2013 time, ANTHONY WHITEMAN V45 4th (SB 1:52.96) taking 1.88 seconds off his 29 January time, and is ranked UK No.1 V45 in 2017, Heat 3 RICHARD CHARLES 3rd (1:54.74), in the Final KYLE finished 5th (Indoor PB 1:51.51) taking 1.73 seconds off his 2013 time
1500m – SM Heat 1 JACK CRABTREE U23 8th (3:53.27)
3000m – SM Straight Final BRADLEY GOATER 6th (Indoor PB 8:14.94)
60m Hurdles – SW Heat 1 GEMMA BENNETT 3rd (8.49) in the Final GEMMA finished 4th (8.53)
High Jump – SM Straight Final ALLAN SMITH won the Gold Medal on countback (2.25m), DAVID SMITH 6th (2.17m)
Pole Vault – SW Straight Final JADE IVE (HCA) won the Gold Medal (PB 4.35m) adding 15cm to her 15 January vault, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017, EMMA ANDERSON 10th (3.62m)
Long Jump – SM Straight Final DAN BRAMBLE won the Gold Medal with his final jump (SB 7.80m) adding 9cm to his 5 February jump, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017
Triple Jump – SM Straight Final NATHAN FOX won the Gold Medal with his first jump (Indoor PB 16.53m) adding 16cm to his 2014 jump, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The final fixture took place last Saturday at Alexandra Palace. It was an unbeaten end of the season for RICHARD GOODMAN, winning the Senior Men’s race, making it 4 wins out of the 4 races he competed in. RICHARD also won the Individual top prize, finishing with a maximum 1,000 points. VICTORIA PRITCHARD also ran out the winner of the Senior Women’s Individual top prize with a total of 983 points.

Our Under 15/17 Women’s Team were crowned league winners, after a dominating season. The Under 13 Girls Team finished runners-up, and the Under 11 Girls Team finished in 3rd place. The following have now completed 3 consecutive races or more – SARAH BUTLER and MATTHEW MCATEER (7 races), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM (5), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW (4) – the remaining have completed 3 races EVIE REDPATH and SARON RICHARDSON

Under 11 Girls – LAUREN MALTZ 6th (7.27), EVIE REDPATH 11th (7.36), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW 22nd (8.24), ABI JEFFREY 67th (8.39) – 32 runners finished, the winner was Nicole McGovern of Hillingdon (6.44). Team result 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (92 points), 2nd Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (75 points), 3rd SBH (57 points), 11 teams finished. Final team positions 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (558 points), 2nd Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (493 points), 3rd SBH (402 points), 15th SBH ‘B’ (29 points)
Under 11 Boys – ORI HANDELSMANN-LEIGH 24th (7.33), ANDONI AMPHLETT 31st (7.55) – 45 runners finished, the winner was Jimmy Geller of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (6.30). Team result 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (139 points), 2nd Cookham (89 points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (79 points) 12th SBH (18 points) 17 teams finished. Final team positions 1st Woodford Green with Essex Ladies ‘A’ (718 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (341 points), 3rd Hillingdon (339 points) 11th SBH (167 points)
Under 13 Girls – ELENA RONCARATI 7th (14.31), ELEANOR RACHEL 10th (14.48), SYDNEY ALLEN 13th (14.53), ELINA BULMAN 21st (15.47), SARON RICHARDSON 22nd (15.51), NATASHA TANNER 27th (16.38), REBECCA JEFFREY 30th (16.51), ZOE DAVIS 36th (17.41), ANNA MURPHY 39th (18.07) – 58 runners finished, the winner was Roisin Keohane of Trent Park (13.55). Team result 1st Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (138 points), 2nd SBH (125 points), 3rd London Heathside (102 points), 6th SBH ‘B’ (61 points) – 17 teams finished. Final team positions 1st Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (633 points), 2nd SBH (543 points), 3rd Cookham (455 points), 13th SBH ‘B’ (206 points)
Under 13 Boys – SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 4th (13.14) – 46 runners finished, the winner was Ruairi McGonagle of London Heathside (12.47). Team result 1st Herts Phoenix (147 points), 2nd Hillingdon (86 points), 3rd London Heathside (83 points) 10th SBH (39 points) 16 teams finished. Final team positions 1st Herts Phoenix (730 points), 2nd Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (598 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (581 points), 10th SBH (325 points)
Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women – SARAH BUTLER U17 3rd (2nd U17 18.05), LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 6th (5th U17 18.34), EMILY MURPHY U15 36th (24th U15 24.41) – 36 runners finished, the U17 winner was Kosana Weir of Thames Valley Harriers (17.16), the U15 winner was Grace Malcolm of Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (17.17). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (103 points), 2nd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (83 points), 3rd SBH (74 points) – 13 teams finished. Final team positions 1st SBH (833 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (762 points), 3rd Highgate Harriers (743 points), 7th SBH “B” (391 points), 16th SBH “C” (134 points) – 23 teams finished.
Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men – MATTHEW MCATEER U15 41st (30th U15 18.18), CONOR O’KEEFE U15 51st (40th U15 19.16), BEN KELLY U15 55th (44th U15 19.45), NATHAN TADESSE U17 57th (12th U17 20.20) – 61 runners finished, the U15 winner was Yusuf Bizimana of Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (14.43). Team result 1st London Heathside (189 points), 2nd Hillingdon (182 points), 3rd Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (177 points), 12th SBH (44 points) – 23 teams finished. Final team positions 1st Hillingdon (1245 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (1123 points), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (1107 points), 8th SBH (882 points), 22nd SBH “B” (166 points) – 32 teams finished.
Senior Women – JO KENT V50 (2nd Claim) 10th (1st V50 22.07), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 19th (1st U20 23.26) – 170 runners finished, the winner was Molly Renfer of Highgate Harriers (20.17). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (302 points), 2nd London Heathside (236 points), 3rd Serpentine (224 points), 10th SBH (39 points). Final team positions 1st Highgate Harriers (1392 points), 2nd London Heathside (1293 points), 3rd Serpentine (1089 points), 6th SBH (696 points)
Senior Men – RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (26.29), THOMAS BUTLER U20 (2nd Claim) 16th (3rd U20 28.11), EUAN MACKENZIE 31st (29.03), NIALL FLEMING 65th (31.15), ROBERT RIGBY V55 117th (1st V55 32.22), TIM PARKIN 264th (38.18), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 301st (40.21) – 359 runners finished. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (1106 points), 2nd Serpentine (1012 points), 3rd London Heathside (802 points), 10th SBH (332 points). Veteran Division 2 – 1st Trent Park (221 points), 2nd London Heathside (212 points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (157 points), 7th SBH (56 points). Final team positions 1st Highgate Harriers (5748 points), 2nd Serpentine (5039 points), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (4740 points), 7th SBH (2821 points), Veteran Division 2 – 1st Trent Park (1355 points), 2nd London Heathside (1271 points), 3rd Serpentine (1011 points), 7th SBH (545 points)

Final league positions for the Young Athletes still to be published

HOWARD WILLIAMS TROPHY FOR JUNIORS (U11 To U17 Men & Women) – 1st Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets (94 points), 2nd Hillingdon (86 points), 3rd Woodford Green with Essex Ladies (81 points), 4th SBH (80 points)

HOWARD WILLIAMS TROPHY FOR SENIORS (U20 And Upwards Men & Women) – 1st Highgate Harriers (44 points), 2nd Serpentine (41 points), 3rd London Heathside (40 points), 7th SBH (33 points)

WINTER POINTS TABLE UPDATE – These are the top 3 positions in the following age-groups.
The Under 11 Boys and Girls have now completed 6 of the 6 races in the series, the final top 3 are as follows – Under 11 Boys 1st ARCHIE NASH (32 points), 2nd TOBY EDWARDS (21), 3rd ORI HANDELSMAN-LEIGH (15) – Under 11 Girls 1st LAUREN MALTZ (32 points, 2nd EVIE REDPATH (29), 3rd OLIVE HARVEY-DEW (24). The results are based on their best 4 results.

The following age-groups have now completed 6 races, and the overall winner is based on the best 5 out of 7 results. The final race is the National on 25 February.
Under 13 Boys 1st SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (30 points), 2nd THEO BODEN (16), 3rd DYLAN MICHEL (15 points) – Under 13 Girls 1st ELEANOR RACHEL (35 points) 2nd ELENA RONCARATI (24), 3rd NATASHA TANNER (22)
Under 15 Boys 1st MATTHEW MCATEER (32 points), 2nd DYLAN HEPWORTH (22 points), 3rd BEN KELLY (19) – Under 15 Girls 1st SOPHIA STAAB (40 points) 2nd HELENA AGHOLOR (18), 3rd EMILY MURPHY (16)
Under 17 Men 1st NATHAN TADESSE (28 points), 2nd JAMIE HARPER (15), 3rd RUFUS KENT (13) – Under 17 Women 1st SARAH BUTLER (38 points) 2nd JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (34), 3rd LIDIA KYRIACOU (29)
Under 20 Men 1st OLIVER GREENSTEIN (20 points), 2nd JOSEPH PEPPIATT (17), 3rd JAMIE DEE (16) – Under 20 Women 1st CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON (16 points) 2nd GABRIELLA KYRIACOU (16), 3rd REBECCA ANDREOU (7)
Senior 20 Men 1st RICHARD GOODMAN (60 points), 2nd MATTHEW GRANT (48), 3rd PHILLIP CROUT (33) – Senior 20 Women 1st VICTORIA PRITCHARD (37 points) 2nd NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ (24), 3rd VICTORIA WALKER (18)
Masters Men 40-49 Equal 1st GARETH EDWARDS, JAMES TRAPMORE and KOJO KYEREME (8 points) – Masters Men 50-59 1st ROBERT RIGBY (40 points) 2nd PHILIP CUNNINGHAM (33), 3rd DAVID GREENSTEIN (22) – Masters Men 60-69 1st RUSSELL DEVITT (23 points), 2nd JOHN KELLY (16)

WINTER POINTS SERIES TABLES – Please use this link to view the complete tables on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAY POWELL – Works as a painter & decorator, and for the Queen’s 90th Birthday in 2016 RAY painted one of his local Post Box in Shefford, Bedfordshire. Well RAY has now painted 6 more boxes (with the permission of the Post Office). The photograph shows him putting a final touch to one of his masterpieces. RAY has been a member of Shaftesbury for just over 42 years. Recently RAY had spotted a letter in the Daily Telegraph from a Mr Nicholas Horne of Castle Cary, Somerset suggesting our pillar boxes require a coat of fresh paint. RAY’S response was published in Saturday’s Telegraph inviting him to view the 7 completed pillar boxes.

MARILYN OKORO BACK IN BUSINESS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

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MARILYN says a settled new lifestyle in the United States is the reason for her impressive return to form, which includes a fast 600m in (1:26.72) indoors last month.
The former British champion has an outdoor 800m best of (1:58.45) dating back to 2008, which ranks her No.6 on the UK all-time lists, but has not broken two minutes for the distance since 2013.
But MARILYN was recently appointed director of track and field operations at the University of Central Florida and has started the 2017 in encouraging form with a 600m time which is only eight hundredths of a second short of JENNY MEADOWS UK indoor record.
MARILYN is unlikely to run the British Indoor Championships the weekend and instead is due to race 800m on 10 February in Boston, but she is setting her sights on London 2017 and believes she can be competitive right up until Tokyo 2020. “I think I have another Olympic cycle in me” she says “As for London this year – it would be a dream to race there”.
MARILYN has struggles for form in the last three years due to a mixture of hamstring problems and the anxiety of not knowing how permanent her stay in the US will be. At last year’s British Olympic trials, for example, she finished an underpar third in her 800m heat in 2.06.
“In 2013I came to the US and thought I’d give the sport one more go, “I needed a change and maybe there was a bit of escapism in me, but it’s starting to pay off.”
MARILYN began to be coached by JOHNNY GRAY – a four-time Olympian whose 1:42.60 in 1985 still stands as the US record. “He’s really laid-back, extremely motivational and has an amazing background as an athlete,” she says. “NATASHA DANVERS put him in my direction and things are going well with him. We believe proper preparation prevents poor performance – and at the moment I don’t think I’ve ever felt stronger.”
It follows a period of uncertainty for the Brit, who says that until she got her new job she was flitting back and forth from the US to the UK every three months on a waiver programme but she now has a visa which allows her to stay longer. Initially, all the medics she knew and trusted were in the UK, too. “I was doing a lot of remote physio, which wasn’t ideal, bit in April 2016 I met a great physio in the US.”
“Many times I’ve wanted to come home. My life has never been super-smooth but the last four years have been the most turbulent. But I’ve learnt never to give up on your dreams. If I end athletics, I want it to be on my terms.”
MARILYN’S best form was in 2008 when she won the 800m in style at the annual grand prix in London. On her event now, she says. “Of course I watched everything during the Olympics. I’m a big fan of the sport and you have to keep an eye on the opposition!
“Hats off to LAURA MUIR and LYNSEY SHARP – they have really come on and are running off a lot of confidence. And I’m looking forward to racing SHELAYNA OSKAN-CLARKE again as she’s an old training partner of mine and she’s come on leaps and bounds. Ultimately I respect everyone I race but I don’t fear anyone.”
MARILYN adds, “I’m relishing to be that person who challenges CASTER (SEMENYA, Olympic champion) in that last 100m. CASTER has set the mark and it’s a climate I’m looking forward to running as I think it’s a cleaner era now.”

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 QUALIFICATION STANDARDS – British Athletics have just released their selection policy for the World Championships in London on 4-13 August. Please use this link to download or print the policy British Athletics 2017 World Championships Selection Policy – Final

LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI MARATHON TRIAL 2017 – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at the Oak Hill Parkrun at 9.00am. Qualification is for U13, U15 & U17 Boys and Girls, and you must have either been Born, Live or go to School in Barnet. Teams are made up of 36 runners (six in each age group for boys and girls).

The categories are the same as British Athletics age groupings. Please see the list below to see which age group you belong to;
Boys and Girls Under 13 must be at least 11 years old on 23 April 2017, born between 1 September 2003 and 23 April 2006 Boys and Girls – Under 15 born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003 Boys and Girls – Under 17 born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2001
If this is your first-time racing in a Parkrun, then please register by following this link
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/oak-hill/ Please do not forget your paper barcode as without it you won’t receive a time.  If you have lost your barcode you can get a reminder email via the link below.
For those athletes that cannot compete on a Saturday for religious reasons we will be arranging a separate trial on the same Oakhill course on Sunday 5th March. Final selection will be by team managers.
When you have received your barcode, please email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com to advise him that you will be attending the trial on 11 March.

SARACENS v HARLEQUINS – Takes place at Wembley on Saturday 8 April, kick off at 16.30, with entertainment pre-match from 15.00 and at half time – Louisa Johnson – X-Factor Winner 2015, plus a Rock Choir and a Pride in Unity Parade to name but a few.
JULIE CHERRINGTON of Saracens Rugby club, is inviting SBH families and friends to a superb day out, the cost of tickets is as follows;
Red & Black Adults @ £16 & U16’s £6 (usually £21/ £7.50)
Silver Adults @ £23 & U16’s £12.50 (usually £33/ £20)
Please use this Flyer for full information and online entry details – Saracens v Harlequins Flyer 

NIGHT OF THE 10,000m PBs – Will take place on Saturday 20 May at Parliament Hill Fields, in which the Highgate Harriers 25 lap festival will include the GB trials for the IAAF World Championships. 
Last year approximately 5,000 spectators joined us, 100% free in lane 3 to watch. And again, we simply want to extend the invite for our community to come together and celebrate our sport. We will have licenced bars on the track, food, live music and I am hoping to have a very special VIP seminar speaker. Please feel free to make your club summer social at our race event and here is our 2016 race video should you wish to invite club members – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDrN0y1wglg

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. 

PHOTOGRAPHSI 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. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS (CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED)
Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/  

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – Information on the fourth fixture of five which takes place on Saturday 18 February at Hampstead Heath Extension.
The race courses are all within an area known as Hampstead Heath Extension, off Hampstead Way.   This area has not previously been used for cross country running although it is not far distant from the much loved and often used Parliament Hill Fields. The courses devised by London Heathside within the Extension area should work well for young athlete events being closely confined and spectator friendly. The slight drawback is that there is no car parking within the parkland area and some of the nearby roads have restricted parking. Car sharing or better still use of public transport is advised.   (Golders Green Underground Station is about half mile). To assist you in getting to the park area the postcode for SatNav users is (NW11 7DP)
The first race will start at 12 noon (Under 11 Girls) – programme will then follow the usual pattern. There are changing rooms with toilets are available.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

SCVAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 19 February. Entries Closed

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 February at Woolaton Park, Nottingham
Timetable 11.00am 25th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 14th U15 Boys (4500m), 11.45am 51st U20 Women (6000m), 12.15pm 44th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.35pm 71st U17 Men (6000m), 1.00pm 51st U15 Girls (4000m), 1.20pm 69th U20 Men (10000m), 2.05pm 14th U13 Boys (3000m), 2.20pm 84th Senior Women (8000m), 3.00pm 129th Senior Men (12000m)
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel directions, car parking (£5 charge) and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

ENGLAND U15, U17 & U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February. Entries Closed

INDOOR MINITHON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 25 February for age-groups school years 6 & 7 (U13), 8 & 9 (U15), 10 & 11 (U17) athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £15 for all 3 events. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day.
For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/childrens-athletics-activities/minithon/
Note: Closing date is Monday 20 February

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 March at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). 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. Timetable to follow. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

INDOOR U13 AND U15 OPEN MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 5 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/u13-u15-open/
Note: Closing date is Monday 27 February

UK CAU INTER COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough. Which is also the trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and the final of the 2016-2017 British Athletics Cross Challenge series.
Awaiting Information
ENGLAND U15 & U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March.
Please use this link for entry information http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships.
Closing date for entries is Saturday 24 February

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March. Guests are welcome. Please use this link for full information and to enter online http://bmaf.info/.
Note: Closing date is Sunday 26 February

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 March in Norwich

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March. Hertfordshire entry details – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form  Middlesex details, you have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/
Note: Closing Date is Thursday 2 March

INDOOR U13 AND U15 PENTATHLON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 26 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/u13-and-u15-pentathlon/
Note: Closing date is Saturday 18 March

RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The BMAF Pentathlon, SOEM, EVAC & VAC Championships & Open Meeting (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 11 February
200m – M35 Heat 7 TY HOLDEN V55 2nd (SB 27.96) and is ranked UK N0.8 V55 in 2017

The Nitro Athletics Final Event (Outdoors) took place in Melbourne, Australia on 11 February
150m – SM CONFIDENCE LAWSON 3rd (PB 15.69 w-0.9) taking .23 of a second off his 4 February time
Javelin 600g – SW JO BLAIR (HCA) 6th (SB 50.44m) adding 20cm to her 4 February throw, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017
 
The IFAM Meeting (Indoors) took place in Ghent, Belgium on 11 February
400m – 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 5th (SB 48.86)
 
The Music City Challenge (Indoors) took place in Nashville Tennessee, USA on 10-11 February
800m – 1 MARILYN OKORO 1st (SB 2:03.26) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017
WT 15.88kg – 3 DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN (Ole Mississippi University) 4th (20.15m)
 
The David Hemery Valentine Invitational (Indoors) took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 10-11 February
5000m – 1 RACHEL FELTON V35 8th (SB 17:04.28) and is ranked UK No.1 V35 in 2017
 
The Fastrack National Invite (Indoors) took place in Staten Island, New York, USA on 10 February
1 Mile – 4 LIZZIE BIRD (Princeton University) 5th (SB 4:44.38) and is ranked UK No.5 in 2017
3000m – 3 LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 2nd (PB 8:02.71) taking .99 of a second off his 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2017
 
The Don Kirby Invitational (Indoors) took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on 10 February
1 Mile SOPHIE CONNOR (New Mexico University) 1st (4:44.02)
 
The Copernicus Cup (Indoors) took place in Torin, Poland on 10 February
60m – Heat 1 OJIE EDOBURUN U23 3rd (SB 6.73) and is ranked UK No.8 U23 in 2017

The Middlesex Schools Cross Country Championships took place on 10 February
All our runners were competing for the London Borough of Barnet
Senior Boys RUFUS KENT 11th (26.30) 31 runners finished, the winner was George Grassly of Harrow (23.50). Teams 1st Barnet (79 points), 2nd Harrow (93)/span>
Senior Girls GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 2nd (14.01), MOLLY HOPPING 11th (15.51) 30 runners finished, the winner was Nicola Ravenhill of Ealing (13.33). Teams 1st Ealing (65 points), 2nd Richmond (76), 3rd Barnet (88)
Intermediate Boys NAJIBE ARBI 20th (21.34), MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 29th (21.59), DYLAN HEPWORTH 30th (22.10) 62 runners finished, the winner was Joe Owen of Enfield (18.54). Teams 1st Enfield (41 points), 2nd Richmond (70), 3rd Brent (118), 5th Barnet (192)
Intermediate Girls LIDIA KYRIACOU 6th (13.59), MIA GROOM 7th (14.01), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 8th (14.10), LILY RACHEL 21st (15.47), KAYLA MICHEL 32nd (17.43) 58 runners finished, the winner was Nina Halpenny of Barnet (13.35). Teams 1st Richmond (57 points), 2nd Barnet (58), 3rd Enfield (174)
Junior Boys BINI BLOOM 6th (12.55), JUDAH YAWITCH 24th (14.12), CONOR O’KEEFFE 33rd (14.33) 68 runners finished, the winner was Mohamed Shafif Abdi of Ealing (12.12). Teams 1st Richmond (58 points), 2nd Barnet (87), 3rd Ealing (148)
Junior Girls SYDNEY ALLEN 8th (12.11), ELENA RONCARATI 12th (12.22), ELEANOR RACHEL 15th (12.46), CHLOE BRASSEY (Brent) 17th (13.00), OLIVIA LAVA 25th (13.17), NATASHA TANNER 27th (13.26), ELINA BULMAN 33rd (13.38) 72 runners finished, the winner was Mia Manttan of Haringey (11.24). Teams 1st Richmond (81 points), 2nd Barnet (84), 3rd Haringey (122)
Minor Boys ARON YONA 23rd (12.32), LEO RONCARATI 26th (12.34) 71 runners finished, the winner was Abdi Hamud of Hillingdon (11.10). Teams 1st Richmond (79 points), 2nd Harrow (107), 3rd Hillingdon (118), 4th Barnet (128)
Minor Girls SARON RICHARDSON 18th (9.39), LAUREN MALTZ (Harrow) 21st (9.45), ASHA HORBACKI 47th (No Time Given) 75 runners finished, the winner was Isabelle Coppinger of Richmond (8.38). Teams 1st Richmond (57 points), 2nd Barnet (101), 3rd Haringey (105), 5th Harrow (148)
 
The Tyson Invitational (Indoors) took place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA on 10-11 February
WT 9.08kg – A REBECCA KEATING U23 (Missouri University) 3rd (16.11m)
 
The BMC Regional Races (Indoors) took place in Sheffield on 7 February
1500m – A JACK CRABTREE U23 2nd (SB 3:51.38) and is ranked UK No.5 U23 in 2017, ANTHONY WHITEMAN V45 3rd (SB 3:54.94) and is ranked UK No.1 V45 in 2017

PARKRUN RESULTS
11 February – ALLY PALLY – THEO BODEN U13 38th (23.23) 130th parkrun – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 62nd (26.09) 50th parkrun – COFFS HARBOUR, NSW, AUSTRALIA HUGH RICHARDS V70 15th (28.40) 60th parkrun –HIGHBURY FIELDS – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 97th (24.28) 76th parkrun – JERSEY – CLIFF GOLDING V59 47th (23.50) 21st parkrun – OAK HILL – FINN HARVEY U15 2nd (New PB 17.29) 2nd 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 – 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 Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

Alan




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 9 February 2017

Happy Birthday this week Jack Bloom, Natalie Connor, Nathan Gardner, Matti Harris, Rufus Kent, Angus McInroy, James McMahon, Maria Onisiforou, Isabella Pavlou, Nadia Potter, Antoine Ray, Natan Ruback and Jody Walker-Payne

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the AP stadium – Allianz Park Membership Form 2017

Barnet Club & Community Newsletter January IssueBarnet Club and Community News – January 2017
England Athletics Newsletter February Issue No.1 – http://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=472&nid=472&userId=-1
London Athletics Newsletter January Issue – http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=593e83c3ed041a839b72f1c09&id=19db68c66f&e=12c253a365

Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures – Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures 2016-2017 F 09-02-17
Other Indoor Fixtures, Including English & Scottish ChampionshipsEngland, Scotland & Other Fixtures 2016-2017 F 09-02-17

Hertfordshire Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form
Middlesex Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – You have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/

British University and Colleges Cross Country Championship Results https://www.fullonsport.com/result
Hertfordshire Schools Cross Country Championship Results Intermediate Men  Intermediate Women  Junior Boys  Junior Girls  Intermediate Men  Intermediate Women  Senior Men  Senior Women

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you all a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to LOUIS CROSS, AUSTIN LEWIS, DION OWUSU-AGYEMAN, NATAN RUBACK and TARIQ WILD

NEW WORLD MASTERS RECORD – Congratulations to ANTHONY WHITEMAN who recently moved up to the 45-49 year age-group. Competing at the SOAR Indoor meeting at Lee Valley on 1 February, ANTHONY recorded (4:12.94) for the 1 Mile, breaking the existing World Record (4:16.83) which was set by BRAD BARTON of the U.S.A on 3 February 2013. ANTHONY is sixth from the left in his blue vest

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 QUALIFICATION STANDARDS – British Athletics have just released their selection policy for the World Championships in London on 4-13 August. Please use this link to download or print the policy British Athletics 2017 World Championships Selection Policy – Final

JADE LALLY – Competed in her first competition of the year, at the Sydney Invitational in Australia. JADE had a convincing win throwing a (SB 62.15m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017. It is also a qualification standard (61.20m) for the London World Championships.
JADE told me the sun has been unbearable recently, but on Tuesday it cooled down and yes ‘Rain’

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 February at Woolaton Park, Nottingham
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel directions car parking (£5 charge) and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – To Celebrate the end of the 50th season of competition, there will a gift given to all Senior Men and Women at the end of the finish funnel courtesy of England Athletics. Sorry it’s not wrapped but it is nice !!!!!
There will be a buffet at the Middlesex Cricket Club and we hope to start the presentations as soon as we can after the Men’s race.  Please come and join us for a sandwich and cuppa or something a little stronger!
We hope all the individuals who are in with a chance of winning a cash prize can make it to the presentations. The U20 vouchers will be given out to.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The final fixture of the season takes place on Saturday 11 February at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London (Satnav N22 7AY)Race Headquarters: The Pavillion, North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road, London (Satnav N8 8JJ), changing and shower facilities available. Race packs distributed at the Start/Finish area. HQ to course walk time, 1.25km approximately 15 minutes.
Car Parking: The Paddock car park situated in Alexandra Palace.
Directions: By car approximately 10 minutes’ drive from North Circular Road. Public Transport served by Bus W3, W7, 144 and Alexandra Palace Rail Station.
Start Times: 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Course Maps: can be found Here.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for any final information

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Entry information available (Lee Valley), see upcoming fixtures below.

HERTFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at St Albans.
Congratulations to the following champions AIMI WEIGHTMAN and BEN WINFIELD, there were silver medals from SAMUEL GREENSTEIN, KRISTIAN IMROTH and ELLIOT DEE, and bronze medals from SARAH BUTLER, GEORGE GROOM and JESSICA HURLEY
Primary Boys SAMUEL GREENSTEIN won the Silver Medal (11.08), 77 runners finished, the winner was Ethan Primett of Herts Phoenix (10.52)
Primary Girls AIMI WEIGHTMAN won the Gold Medal (11.21), ANNA MURPHY 41st (14.26) 70 runners finished
Junior Boys LUCA STUBBS 4th (16.23), FERGUS WATSON 11th (17.01), SAMUEL NEWMAN 38th (18.26) 92 runners finished, the winner was Alex Harris of St Albans (16.09)
Junior Girls – 63 runners finished, the winner was Grace Malcolm of Harlow (12.23)
Intermediate Men BEN WINFIELD won the Gold Medal (20.45), KRISTIAN IMROTH (2nd Claim) won the Silver Medal (21.05), JAMIE HARPER 6th (22.08), FREDDIE SHIRET 12th (22.56), DANIEL GREENSTEIN 29th (24.51) 55 runners finished
Intermediate Women SARAH BUTLER won the Bronze Medal (18.33), SOPHIA DEMPSEY 10th (19.34) 33 runners finished, the winner was Keira Stern of St Albans (17.46)
Senior Men ELLIOT DEE won the Silver Medal (24.31), GEORGE GROOM won the Bronze Medal (25.59), OLIVER GREENSTEIN 11th (28.12) 23 runners finished, the winner was Jamie Philpott of Herts Phoenix (24.35)
Senior Women JESSICA HURLEY won the Bronze Medal (19.15) 15 runners finished, the winner was Elspeth Grace of Enfield & Haringey (18.18)

ALLAN SMITH UK No.1 – Competed in the Hustopecske Skakani (Indoors) last Saturday in Hustopec, Czech Republic on
High Jump – SM A ALLAN SMITH Equal 4th (SB 2.26m) adding 1cm to his 21 January jump, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017. ALLAN is 5th from the right


LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI MARATHON TRIAL 2017 – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at the Oak Hill Parkrun at 9.00am. Qualification is for U13, U15 & U17 Boys and Girls, and you must have either been Born, Live or go to School in Barnet. Teams are made up of 36 runners (six in each age group for boys and girls).

The categories are the same as British Athletics age groupings. Please see the list below to see which age group you belong to;
Boys and Girls Under 13 must be at least 11 years old on 23 April 2017, born between 1 September 2003 and 23 April 2006 Boys and Girls – Under 15 born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003 Boys and Girls – Under 17 born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2001
If this is your first-time racing in a Parkrun, then please register by following this link
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/oak-hill/ Please do not forget your paper barcode as without it you won’t receive a time.  If you have lost your barcode you can get a reminder email via the link below.
For those athletes that cannot compete on a Saturday for religious reasons we will be arranging a separate trial on the same Oakhill course on Sunday 5th March. Final selection will be by team managers.
When you have received your barcode, please email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com to advise him that you will be attending the trial on 11 March.

MELISSA COURTNEY – The following article was published in Athletics Weekly recently, in which she was interviewed by EILISH MCCOLGAN. I started out as a swimmer. One of my friends from swimming took me along to her athletics club to take part in some ‘land-based training’. I tried everything; hurdles, throws, jumps but middle distance seemed to come most natural to me. From there I did cross country for my local club Poole AC.

I’ve been with my coach, MARK PAULEY, from the age of 12. My Dad also got into coaching as the group began to grow and he’s still involved to this day, both with the group and training programme. During my time at Brunel University, I would dip in and out of sessions with the University group. It meant I wasn’t doing everything on my own and worked really well.
I loved training at Loughborough. Since I moved there I have UKA coached DAVID HAMER and ROB DENMARK overseeing my sessions. Mark sends my programme and they help to link my sessions up with the other girls as possible. It’s the first time I have been able to train with a group of girls. It’s such talented group with ROSIE CLARKE, BOBBY CLAY, KATIE SNOWDEN and KATE AVERY.
I probably moan the most on cross country and hill sessions. I worked hard on my speed endurance last year. It used to be my least favourite part of training but I’ve actually learnt to enjoy it. In the summer, I love a race pace session or something really speedy, like flat out 200m. A session I used to hate was 1km reps on the track but as I’ve got older these type of sessions have become my favourite. I’m even started to enjoy my long runs of 12-13 miles – those I used to really dread.
I don’t tend to taper down much for my indoor races. By the summer, I have done a lot more speed work and race pace. The intensity of my sessions is much harder and so the mileage is reduced throughout the summer months.
Rest is just as important as training. It’s so important not to underestimate recovery; making sure you have rest days planned into your programme in order for you to recover mentally and physically. One piece of advice to younger athletes would be to enjoy the sport as much as they can – have fun with training and racing.
I live with my boyfriend, the decathlete ASHLEY BRYANT. When we met, I had been plateauing at my PB for about five years. I think he really gave me a kick up the bum that I needed to improve. He showed me how hard I needed to work and what it takes to make championships and GB teams. Living together definitely helps, as we both understand that we need to eat healthily, go to sleep early and our lives are focused around training schedules and recovery. It’s important that we know when to switch off athletics and take our minds away from the sport.
When ASH won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, I was in the crowd watching. I couldn’t have been more proud. His moment on the podium definitely inspired me.
My family come to watch nearly all my competitions. Even though I now live in Loughborough, I still get to see my parents a fair bit. Over the winter, I spend quite a few months abroad at high altitude training camps, for about four weeks at a time. It can be hard being away from my family and my boyfriend but I know the sacrifice will benefit my training.
I’ve been to Kenya three times and Flagstaff once. It’s definitely something I’ll continue to include in the future. I really the benefit from altitude training, although it seems to take me a couple of weeks rather than a few days to start racing well.
Making my first senior GB team last year was amazing. I competed at the European Championships in Amsterdam over the 1500m. I was hoping to make the final but unfortunately I didn’t make it through the heats. But it made me more determined to improve on that next time.
My aim this year is to make the GB team for the World Championships in London. I would also like to run the qualifying time to ensure I’m selected for Wales the following year, at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Typical Week’s Training
Friday – am Track session, 2 miles warm-up, 1 mile rep at tempo pace, then various reps at 3km and 1500m pace (around 6km of total effort), 2 miles warm-down. pm strength and conditioning.
Saturday – 8 miles recovery run.
Sunday – 90 minute long run.
Monday – am 7 miles steady run. pm drills and 4 miles easy.
Tuesday – am 2 miles warm-up, 3x2km (off road trail undulating loop) with 2 minute jog recovery, 4x30sec hill sprints, 2 miles warm-down. pm strength and conditioning session – jump circuit, mail lifts; hang clean, front squat, deadlift. Accessory circuit if exercises and core work.
Wednesday – 10 miles easy. pm massage.
Thursday – 6 miles steady run, followed by strides. pm hurdle walkovers and 5 miles easy.

SARACENS v HARLEQUINS – Takes place at Wembley on Saturday 8 April, kick off at 16.30, with entertainment pre-match from 15.00 and at half time – Louisa Johnson – X-Factor Winner 2015, plus a Rock Choir and a Pride in Unity Parade to name but a few.
JULIE CHERRINGTON of Saracens Rugby club, is inviting SBH families and friends to a superb day out, the cost of tickets is as follows;
Red & Black Adults @ £16 & U16’s £6 (usually £21/ £7.50)
Silver Adults @ £23 & U16’s £12.50 (usually £33/ £20)
Please use this Flyer for full information and online entry details – Saracens v Harlequins Flyer 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS – You may be interested in one of the following workshops
Movement Skills Workshop 2- With Rob Earl 19 February 10am-4pm. This workshop has been designed to support a better understanding of key fundamental movement patterns and physical preparation that are essential to help improve long term health and performance in running jumping and throwing. This will aid coaches to develop the coaching eye where to look and what to look for when an individual moves. Costs £15 – Location: Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Book online: https://www.ulearnathletics.com/moduleEvent/84118
Mobility Movement & Performance Workshop 12 February 10am-4pm. For those coaches who have attended Movement Skills workshop 1 & 2. Costs £15 – Location: Brunel University  Athletics Centre. Link to the official Flyer which includes a link enabling you to book (restricted to a maximum of 12) – Mobility Movement Performance 12-02-17

NIGHT OF THE 10,000m PBs – Will take place on Saturday 20 May at Parliament Hill Fields, in which the Highgate Harriers 25 lap festival will include the GB trials for the IAAF World Championships. 
Last year approximately 5,000 spectators joined us, 100% free in lane 3 to watch. And again, we simply want to extend the invite for our community to come together and celebrate our sport. We will have licenced bars on the track, food, live music and I am hoping to have a very special VIP seminar speaker. Please feel free to make your club summer social at our race event and here is our 2016 race video should you wish to invite club members – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDrN0y1wglg

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. 

PHOTOGRAPHSI 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. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS (CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED)
Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/  

ENGLAND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 11 February and Sunday 12 February.

SCOTTISH NATIONAL UNDER 20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road, Glasgow (Satnav G40 3HG) on Saturday 11 FebruaryEntries Closed

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 12 FebruaryEntries Closed

SOE/EVAC/VAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 12 FebruaryEntries Closed

INDOOR MIDDLE DISTANCE EVENING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Wednesday 15 February. All age-groups except U11s. Events 800m and 1500m. Please use this link for full information and to enter online
https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/indoor-middle-distance-evening/
Enter online although entries taken on the day (entries are limited)

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – Information on the fourth fixture of five which takes place on Saturday 18 February at Hampstead Heath Extension.
The race courses are all within an area known as Hampstead Heath Extension, off Hampstead Way.   This area has not previously been used for cross country running although it is not far distant from the much loved and often used Parliament Hill Fields. The courses devised by London Heathside within the Extension area should work well for young athlete events being closely confined and spectator friendly. The slight drawback is that there is no car parking within the parkland area and some of the nearby roads have restricted parking. Car sharing or better still use of public transport is advised.   (Golders Green Underground Station is about half mile). To assist you in getting to the park area the postcode for SatNav users is (NW11 7DP)
The first race will start at 12 noon (Under 11 Girls) – programme will then follow the usual pattern. There are changing rooms with toilets are available.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

SCVAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 19 February. Entries Closed 

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 February at Woolaton Park, Nottingham
Timetable 11.00am 25th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 14th U15 Boys (4500m), 11.45am 51st U20 Women (6000m), 12.15pm 44th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.35pm 71st U17 Men (6000m), 1.00pm 51st U15 Girls (4000m), 1.20pm 69th U20 Men (10000m), 2.05pm 14th U13 Boys (3000m), 2.20pm 84th Senior Women (8000m), 3.00pm 129th Senior Men (12000m)
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel directions, car parking (£5 charge) and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

ENGLAND U15, U17 & U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February. Entries Closed

INDOOR MINITHON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 25 February for age-groups school years 6 & 7 (U13), 8 & 9 (U15), 10 & 11 (U17) athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £15 for all 3 events. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day.
For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/childrens-athletics-activities/minithon/
Note: Closing date is Monday 20 February

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 4 March at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). 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. Timetable to follow. Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

INDOOR U13 AND U15 OPEN MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 5 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/u13-u15-open/
Note: Closing date is Monday 27 February

UK CAU INTER COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough. Which is also the trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and the final of the 2016-2017 British Athletics Cross Challenge series.
Awaiting Information
ENGLAND U15 & U17 COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March.
Please use this link for entry information http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships. 
Closing date for entries is Saturday 24 February

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March. Guests are welcome. Please use this link for full information and to enter online http://bmaf.info/.
Note: Closing date is Sunday 26 February 

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 March at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Awaiting Information

HERTFORDSHIRE, MIDDLESEX AND KENT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March. Hertfordshire entry details – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form  Middlesex details, you have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/
Note: Closing Date is Thursday 2 March 

INDOOR U13 AND U15 PENTATHLON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 26 March. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day. For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/u13-and-u15-pentathlon/
Note: Closing date is Saturday 18 March

RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow Open Meeting (Indoors) took place at Eton on 5 February 60m – SX 1.2 DOMINIC ASHWELL U20 1st (6.93), 1.4 RENARD FREDERICK 1st (7.01), 1.15 SHEREEN CHARLES 2nd (7.75), 2.1 DOMINIC finished 3rd (PB 6.82) taking .01 of a second off his 28 January time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2017, 2.3 RENARD finished 2nd (7.02), 2.12 SHEREEN finished 3rd (7.75)
60m Hurdles – SW 1 GEMMA BENNETT 1st (8.46), 2 GEMMA BENNETT 1st (8.39)

The Cardiff Met Open Meeting (Indoors) took place on 5 February
Pole Vault – SM NATHAN GARDINER U20 (2nd Claim) 5th (4.52m)
 

The Brunel Jumps & Throws Festival (Indoors) took place on 5 February
Pole Vault – SX B ISABEL DEACON U20 (2nd Claim) 7th (3.50m), ALEXA EICHELMANN U20 8th (SB 3.50m) adding 9cm to her 28 January vault, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2017, CAROLIN BAUER U20 14th (3.05m)

Long Jump – SX A DAN BRAMBLE 1st (SB 7.71m) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2017

The Watford Half Marathon (Road) took place 5 February
DANIEL WATTS 11th (SB 75.11), CECILIA MARTINEZ-NUNEZ 586th (SB 102.46) the winner was Jonathan Cornish of Hercules Wimbledon (68.40)

The Nitro Athletics Event (Outdoors) took place in Melbourne, Australia on 4 February
150m – SM CONFIDENCE LAWSON 5th (PB 15.92 nwr)
Javelin 600g – SW JO BLAIR (HCA) 6th (SB 50.24m)

The BUCS Championships took place in Sheffield on 4 February 10360m – SM RICHARD HORTON (Loughborough University) 5th (32.17), LUUK METSELAAR (Oxford University) 9th (32.36), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES (Cambridge University) 25th (33.15), PHILLIP CROUT U23 (Cambridge University) 39th (33.44), ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER U23 (Leeds University) 60th (34.37) 333 runners finished, the winner was Alexander Teuten of Southampton University (31.49) Team result 1st St Mary’s University, 2nd Loughborough University, 3rd Cambridge University, 4th Oxford University, 7th Leeds University
8180m – SM BRADLEY GOATER U23 (St Mary’s University) 9th (27.12), THOMAS BUTLER U20 (2nd Claim St Mary’s University) 28th (28.13), TED NTIBAZONKIZA U23 (St Mary’s University) 39th (28.31), ADAM THORPE U20 (Nottingham University) 54th (28.50) 574 runners finished, the winner was Emile Cairess of St Mary’s University (26.30) Team result 1st St Mary’s University A, 2nd Loughborough University, 3rd St Mary’s University B, 12th Nottingham University
7380m – SW CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON U20 (Reading University) 192nd (31.47) 619 runners finished, the winner was Rebecca Murray of Brunel University (25.14). Team result 1st Loughborough University, 2nd Birmingham University, 3rd Edinburgh University, 37th Reading University

The Scottish University & Colleges Championships (Indoors) took place in Glasgow on 4 February
60m – SM Heat 2 BEN MCGUIRE U23 (Glasgow University) 2nd (SB 7.34) in Semi-Final 1 BEN finished 4th (PB 7.23) equaling his 2015 time
200m – SW Heat 4 GEMMA SHARP 2nd (26.11)
400m – SM Heat 2 DANIEL REES U23 (Aberdeen University) 3rd (SB 50.32) taking .17 of a second off his 14 January time, in the Final DANIEL won the Bronze Medal (SB 50.14) taking .18 of a second off his Heat 2 time
High Jump – SM Straight Final 2 BEN MCGUIRE U23 (Strathclyde University) won the Gold Medal (SB 2.05m) and is ranked UK No.8 U23 in 2017

The Essex & Eastern AA Championships (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 4-5 February
60m Hurdles – U15G HOLLY TAYLOR 6th (SB 10.03) taking .12 of a second off her 22 January time. Due to a power failure, the 5 February timetable was unfortunately cancelled

 
The New Mexico Classic (Indoors) took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on 3-4 February WT15.88kg – A DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN (Ole Mississippi University) 4th (SB 20.18m) adding 4cm to his 20 January throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017

The Frank Sevigne Husker Memorial (Indoors) took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 3-4 February WT15.88kg NICK PERCY (Nebraska University) 4th (SB 19.60m) adding 30cm to his 28 January throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2017

The Soar Open Meeting (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 1 February 1 Mile – SM JACK CRABTREE U23 2nd (PB 4:09.55) taking 6.75 seconds off his 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2017, ANTHONY WHITEMAN V45 3rd (SB 4:12.94) and is ranked UK No.1 V45 in 2017, SX B RUFUS KENT U20 9th (PB 4:58.05) taking 6.39 seconds off his 2015 time
1 Mile – SW ELLIE BAKER U20 2nd (PB 4:52.22) taking 27.80 seconds off her 2012 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U20 in 2017

The Lee Valley Open Meeting (Indoors) took place on 1 February 800m – SM A RICHARD CHARLES 2nd (SB 1:50.59) taking 1.43 seconds off his 29 January time, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2017, C HAMZA KADIR U20 2nd (SB 1:54.51) taking .88 of a second off his 15 January time, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2017

The Inter Varsity Meeting (Indoors) took place at Lee Valley on 1 February High Jump – SM A AKIN COWARD U23 (Birmingham University) 3rd (SB 2.00m) equaling his 28 January jump, and is ranked UK No.8 U23 in 2017
 
PARKRUN RESULTS
4 February – BRUETON NIALL CARNEY U20 21st (First Time 19.50) 1st parkrun – CLAISEBROOK COVE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA HUGH RICHARDS V70 140th (First Time 28.17) 60th parkrun – GLADSTONE CONOR O’KEEFFE U15 33rd (New PB 22.19) 2nd parkrun, LOUANN LAMY U15 76th (24.36) 19th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES BARRY CHISHOLM V55 129th (28.14) 75th parkrun – MAIDSTONE CLIFF GOLDING V60 59th (23.48) 20th parkrun – OAK HILL HAMZA KADIR U17 1st (New PB 16.15) 9th parkrun, NAJIBE ARBE U15 2nd (First Time 18.34) 1st parkrun, MATTHEW MCATEER U15 7th (New PB 20.29) 8th parkrun, THEO BODEN U13 14th (New PB 21.41) 129th parkrun – SANDGATE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA DAVE SWEENEY V55 1st (16.36) 36th parkrun – ST ALBANS REBEKAH GARDINER 18th (19.33) 23rd 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 – 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 £4.40 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.20 – 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 £4.00, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.00, 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 Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

Alan




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 2 February 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Emma Ania, Elizabeth Chor, Philip Cunningham, Zamaan Dudhia, Gilad Isman, Chinwe Iwunze, Kyle Langford, Georgia Lee, Matthew Martin, Rohan Oyewole, Gabrielle Rowsell, Louisa Staab and Gary Wilson

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the AP stadium – Allianz Park Membership Form 2017

Barnet Club & Community Newsletter January IssueBarnet Club and Community News – January 2017
England Athletics Newsletter January Issue No.4 – http://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=471&nid=471&userId=-1
London Athletics Newsletter January Issue – http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=593e83c3ed041a839b72f1c09&id=19db68c66f&e=12c253a365

Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures – Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures 2016-2017 E 02-02-17
Other Indoor Fixtures, Including English & Scottish ChampionshipsEngland, Scotland & Other Fixtures 2016-2017 E 02-02-17

Hertfordshire Indoor Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – Hertfordshire & Middlesex Events Prospectus  Hertfordshire Entry Form  Hertfordshire Disability Entry Form
Middlesex Championships (Entry Closing Date 2 March) – You have to enter online by using this link https://entries.opentrack.run/ https://entries.opentrack.run/

Southern Cross Country Championship Results U13 Girls  U13 Boys  U15 Girls  U15 Boys  U17 Women  U17 Men  U20 Women  U20 Men  Senior Women  Senior Men

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you all a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to ALEXA EICHELMANN and MARIA ONISIFOROU

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 February at Woolaton Park, Nottingham
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel directions car parking (£5 charge) and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/

CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016-2017 – Congratulations to the latest Club champions following the Southern Championships – Under 13 Boys LUCA STUBBS, Under 13 Girls AIMI WEIGHTMAN, Under 15 Boys FINN HARVEY, Under 15 Girls SOPHIA STAAB, Under 17 Men GEORGE GROOM, Under 17 Women LIDIA KYRIACOU, Under 20 Women GABRIELLA KYRIACOU, 9 Miles Senior Men RICHARD GOODMAN and Senior Women NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ. There is one Championship to be decided, which is the Under 11 Boys, which takes place at the North West London League, Wormwood Scrubs on the 4 March
Link to SBH website where you can view all winners to date http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-club-championships/

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOGRAPHS – An Album of 18 photographs taken by KENNY GROOM (16) and GEOFF MORPHITIS (2) is now on the SBH website. This link takes you directly into the Album, you can save any photograph by right clicking
http://sbharriers.co.uk/gallery/southern-cross-country-championships-parliament-hill-28-january-2017/

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields. Pride of place goes to the Senior Men with RICHARD GOODMAN claiming the Silver Medal, finishing just 15 seconds behind the winner ANDY MAUD. The Senior Men’s team of RICHARD GOODMAN, RICHARD HORTON, LUUK METSELAAR, KOJO KYEREME, DANIEL WATTS and MATT GRANT won a superb team Bronze Medals. There were outstanding Individual performances from GEORGE GROOM winning the Under 17 Bronze Medal, and in the Senior Women’s race NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ finished 6th and VICTORIA PRITCHARD 14th.

Photographs taken by GEOFF MORPHITIS, firstly RICHARD GOODMAN at the medal ceremony


Senior Men’s team RICHARD HORTON, MATT GRANT, DANIEL WATTS, RICHARD GOODMAN and KOJO KYEREME, LUUK METSELAAR was on his warm down

GEORGE GROOM with his Under 17 Bronze Medal.

Under 13 Boys (3000m)LUCA STUBBS 18th (11.35), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 55th (12.00), THEO BODEN 237th (13.35) 312 runners finished, the winner was Felix Vaughan of Reigate Priory (10.47). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (29 points), 2nd Herne Hill Harriers (56), 3rd Chiltern Harriers (129), 37 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (3000m) – AIMI WEIGHTMAN 18th (12.35), ELEANOR RACHEL 89th (13.34), SYDNEY ALLEN 115th (13.47), NATASHA TANNER 239th (15.23), REBECCA JEFFREY 266th (16.19), ANNA MURPHY 268th (16.26) 283 runners finished, the winner was Bethany Cook of Bodyworks (11.36). Team result 1st Chiltern Harriers (59 points), 2nd City of Norwich (127), 3rd Herne Hill Harriers (143), 16th SBH (461), 32 teams finished
Under 15 Boys (4500m) – KRISTIAN IMROTH (2nd Claim) won the Bronze Medal (14.45), FINN HARVEY 23rd (15.30), MATTHEW MCATEER 226th (18.35), BEN KELLY 261st (19.31) unfortunately FERGUS STONE has not been recorded in the results, and are now under review. 291 runners finished, the winner was Charlie Brisley of Invicta East Kent (14.36). Team result 1st Tonbridge (81 points), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (132), 3rd Chiltern Harriers (150), 36 teams finished
Under 15 Girls (4000m) – SOPHIA STAAB 60th (18.19), MIA GROOM 82nd (18.36), CHLOE BRASSEY 155th (19.45), SOPHIE BRASSEY 221st (21.31), 270 runners finished, the winner was Charlotte Alexander of Herne Hill Harriers (16.09). Team result 1st City of Norwich (65 points), 2nd Guildford & Godalming (122), 3rd Walton (168), 19th SBH (518), 28 teams finished
Under 17 Men (6000m) – GEORGE GROOM won the Bronze Medal (19.21), BEN WINFIELD 13th (20.09), THOMAS FULTON 34th (20.46), 183 runners finished, the winner was Zakariya Mahamed of Southampton (19.01). Team result 1st Tonbridge (58 points), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (67 points), 3rd Reading (132), 15 teams finished
Under 17 Women (5000m) – LIDIA KYRIACOU 56th (22.45), SARAH BUTLER 63rd (23.01), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 78th (23.40), LILE CORNWELL 131st (25.49), KAYLA MICHEL 142nd (26.40), 161 runners finished, the winner was Amelia Quirk of Bracknell (19.20). Team result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (60 points), 2nd Aldershot, Farnham & District (77), 3rd Bracknell (141), 10th SBH (328), 15 teams finished
Under 20 Men (8000m) – SAM GRIFFITHS 24th (28.28), OLIVER GREENSTEIN 65th (31.04) 87 runners finished, the winner was Ellis Cross of Aldershot, Farnham & District (25.36). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (37 points), 2nd Medway & Maidstone (76), 3rd Tonbridge (110), 6 teams finished  
Under 20 Women (6000m) – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 24th (25.05), CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON 33rd (25.36) 78 runners finished, the winner was Gemma Holloway of Thurrock (21.32). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (23 points), 2nd Crawley (132), 3rd Reading (174), 4 teams finished
Senior Men (15000m) – RICHARD GOODMAN won the Silver Medal (48.42), RICHARD HORTON 5th (49.38), LUUK METSELAAR 18th (50.31), KOJO KYEREME V40 21st (1st V40 50.46), DANIEL WATTS 69th (53.48), MATT GRANT 105th (54.58), EUAN MACKENZIE 137th (55.50), ROBERT RIGBY V55 466th (62.43) 1068 runners finished, the winner was Andy Maud of Highgate Harriers (48.27). Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (121 points), 2nd Bedford & County (196), 3rd SBH (220), 69 teams finished
Senior Women (8000m) – NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 6th (30.02), VICTORIA PRITCHARD 14th (30.39), VICTORIA WALKER 38th (32.24), JO KENT V50 (2nd Claim) 50th (2nd V50 33.14) 574 runners finished, the winner was Emily Hosker Thornhil of Aldershot, Farnham & District (28.42). Team result 1st Aldershot, Farnham & District (17 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (98), 3rd Cambridge & Coleridge (126), 63 teams finished

CROSS COUNTRY POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP – The current position after 5 of the 7 races is as follows – Women – Under 13 Girls 1st Eleanor Rachel (33 points), 2nd Natasha Tanner (19), 3rd Rebecca Jeffrey (17), Congratulations to Eleanor who cannot be caught – Under 15 Girls 1st Sophia Staab (40 points), 2nd Helena Agholor (18), Equal 3rd Scarlett Kent and Gemma Harper (13), Congratulations to Sophia who cannot be caught – Under 17 Women 1st Sarah Butler (37 points), 2nd Josephine Chadwick (34), 3rd Lidia Kyriacou (22) – Under 20 Women 1st Charlotte Johnston (23 points), 2nd Gabriella Kyriacou (8), 3rd Rebecca Andreou (7) – Senior Women 1st Victoria Pritchard (37 points), 2nd Naomi Taschimowitz (24), 3rd Victoria Walker (18)
Men – Under 13 Boys 1st Samuel Greenstein (22 points), 2nd Dylan Michel (15), 3rd Theo Boden (10) – Under 15 Boys 1st Matthew McAteer (28 points), 2nd Dylan Hepworth (22), 3rd Daniel Greenstein and Jonathan Boardman (16) – Under 17 Men 1st Nathan Tadesse (20 points), 2nd Jamie Harper (15), 3rd Rufus Kent (13) – Under 20 Men 1st Oliver Greenstein (27 points), 2nd Joseph Peppiatt (17), 3rd Jamie Dee (16) – Senior Men 1st Richard Goodman (48 points), 2nd Matthew Grant (46), 3rd Phillip Crout (33) – Masters Men 40-49 Equal 1st Gareth Edwards, Kojo Kyereme and James Trapmore (8 points) – Masters Men 50-59 1st Robert Rigby (32 points), 2nd Philip Cunningham (26), 3rd David Greenstein (22) – Masters Men 60-69 1st Russell Devitt (23 points), 2nd John Kelly (16)
Link to SBH website where you can view the full tables http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday in Glasgow
Congratulations to DAVID and RACHEL on becoming National Champions
High Jump – SM DAVID SMITH won the Gold Medal (SB 2.21m) adding 5cm to his 14 January jump, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017
Long Jump – SM PAUL OGUN (HCA) 9th (SB 6.51m)
Shot 4kg – SM RACHEL HUNTER (HCA) won the Gold Medal (SB 11.71m)

WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday in Cardiff
60m Hurdles – SM Heat 2 JACOB SPENCE U20 4th (8.36), in the Final JACOB finished 7th (8.37)
Pole Vault – SM NATHAN GARDNER U20 (HCA) won the Bronze Medal (PB 4.61m) adding 1cm to his 2016 vault, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2017

MULTI-EVENTS INTERNATIONAL – Took place last Saturday & Sunday in Prague, Czech Republic
Heptathlon – U20M DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH 14th (4411 points) – 60m (7.65), 1000m (2:57.29), 60m Hurdles (8.85), High Jump (1.83m), Pole Vault (4.10m), Long Jump (4.72m), Shot 6kg (SB 12.68m) equalling his 7 January put. DYLAN told me his was still felt fatigued from his Sheffield performance 2 weeks earlier

INDOOR MEETING IN VIENNA – Took place last Saturday featuring our 2 England athletes
400m – SM 1 SEB RODGER 1st (SB 46.98) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2017
400m – SW 3 PHILIPPA LOWE (HCA) 1st (SB 53.54) taking .97 of a second off her 15 January time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2017

INDOOR MEETING IN BRATISLAVA – Took place last Sunday featuring our remaining England athlete
60m – SM A JOHN OTUGADE U23 1st (SB 6.71) taking .02 of a second off his 14 January time, and is ranked UK No.5 U23 in 2017, B JOHN finished 4th (6.74)

LONDON U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR GAMES – Took place last Saturday and Sunday at Lee Valley
60m – SM A1.3 GERALD MATTHEW U23 6th (SB 7.01), B1.3 LOUIS UBAKA 2nd (PB 7.19) taking .01 of a second off his 2015 time, B1.8 IFE ADEPEGBA U23 1st (PB 7.39) taking .10 of a second off his 2016 time, D1.1 EMMANUEL MINTAH U23 6th (SB 7.15), D1.2 LOUIS finished 6th (7.20), E1.1 IFE finished 3rd (7.42)

60m – SW 1.6 SHEREEN CHARLES 1st (7.79), 2.1 SHEREEN CHARLES 6th (SB 7.70) equaling her 14 January time
60m – U20M 1.2 PHOENIX LYON 6th (7.32), JACOB BERKELEY 2nd (7.26), EDSON GOMES 3rd (PB 7.27), 2.3 EDSON finished 4th (PB 7.20) taking .07 of a second off his 1.4 time, JACOB finished 5th (7.23), 2.4 PHOENIX finished 2nd (7.26)
60m – U20W 1.7 SIMONE JONES 1st (PB 8.18) taking .17 of a second off her 2 January time, 2.5 SIMONE JONES 7th (8.32)
60m – M35 1.1 NENGI OSSAI V40 1st (SB 7.02), 2.1 NENGI finished 1st (SB 7.00) taking .02 of a second off his 1.1 time, and is ranked UK no.1 V40 in 2017
200m – U20M 3 JACOB BERKELEY 1st (SB 23.30), 5 JAMES DAVIS 4th (SB 26.51)
400m – SM 3 NIALL CARNEY U23 3rd (SB 51.79)
400m – U20M 4 JAMES DAVIS 3rd (SB 59.14)
800m – SM 1 RICHARD CHARLES 1st (SB 1:52.02) and is ranked UK No.9 in 2017, 3 RICHARD MORRISSEY 4th (SB 2:00.64), 5 MATTHEW LEWIS U20 4th (SB 2:02.86), 7 RUFUS KENT U20 4th (PB 2:08.56) taking .14 of a second off his 15 January time, 9 OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 2nd (SB 2:22.41)
800m – SW 3 REBECCA ANDREOU U20 6th (SB 2:28.02)
60m Hurdles – SW 1.5 GEMMA BENNETT 1st (SB 8.50), 2.1 GEMMA BENNETT 3rd (SB 8.38) taking .12 of a second off her 1.5 time, and is ranked UK No.4 in 2017
High Jump – SM A SCOTT WEBSTER U20 5th (SB 1.85m) equaling his 5 January jump, JAMES DAVIS U20 17th (SB 1.60m), B AKIN COWARD U23 Equal 2nd (SB 2.00m) and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2017
Pole Vault – SW B CAROLIN BAUER U20 Equal 7th (PB 3.46m) adding 26cm to her 15 January vault, and is ranked UK No.9 U20 in 2017, C ISABEL DEACON U20 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 3.56m) equaling her 2016 vault, and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2017, ALEXA EICHELMANN U20 3rd (SB 3.41m) adding 1cm to her 15 January vault, MEGAN MCINNES U23 Equal 4th (SB 3.26m)
Long Jump – SW MARIA ONISIFOROU 2nd (PB 5.31m)
Long Jump – U20M A AARON ELLINGTON 2nd (PB 6.24m), FEMI AYODELE 8th (SB 5.27m)
Long Jump – U20W B ALESSA LEWIS 8th (PB 5.17m)
Triple Jump – SM B ALANDO ALFRED U23 7th (SB 13.06m)

LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET MINI MARATHON TRIAL 2017 – Takes place on Saturday 11 March at the Oak Hill Parkrun at 9.00am. Qualification is for U13, U15 & U17 Boys and Girls, and you must have either been Born, Live or go to School in Barnet. Teams are made up of 36 runners (six in each age group for boys and girls).

The categories are the same as British Athletics age groupings. Please see the list below to see which age group you belong to;
Boys and Girls Under 13 must be at least 11 years old on 23 April 2017, born between 1 September 2003 and 23 April 2006 Boys and Girls – Under 15 born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2003 Boys and Girls – Under 17 born between 1 September 1999 and 31 August 2001
If this is your first-time racing in a Parkrun, then please register by following this link http://www.parkrun.org.uk/oak-hill/ Please do not forget your paper barcode as without it you won’t receive a time.  If you have lost your barcode you can get a reminder email via the link below.

For those athletes who have been selected to compete at the Inter-County Championships on the same day as the Trial, Saturday 11 March, they will compete at the Oak Hill Parkrun on an alternative date before 11th March.
For those athletes that cannot compete on a Saturday for religious reasons we will be arranging a separate trial on the same Oakhill course on Sunday 5th March. Final selection will be by team managers. Further information will follow.

SARACENS v HARLEQUINS – Takes place at Wembley on Saturday 8 April, kick off at 16.30, with entertainment pre-match from 15.00 and at half time – Louisa Johnson – X-Factor Winner 2015, plus a Rock Choir and a Pride in Unity Parade to name but a few.
JULIE CHERRINGTON of Saracens Rugby club, is inviting SBH families and friends to a superb day out, the cost of tickets is as follows;
Red & Black Adults @ £16 & U16’s £6 (usually £21/ £7.50)
Silver Adults @ £23 & U16’s £12.50 (usually £33/ £20)
Please use this Flyer for full information and online entry details – Saracens v Harlequins Flyer

BETH POTTER – Has turned to triathlon in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics after fulfilling her running ambitions by making the Rio Olympics at 10,000m.

The 25 year-old has quit her job as a physics teacher in London and moved to Leeds to be part of the same triathlon training group as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, plus Non Stanford – a former teenage running star who won the world triathlon title in 2013.
BETH told The Herald newspaper she was excited about the move but added: “At the same time I’m a bit worried. It’s a new challenge, but I’ve had loads of support and already”.
As a teenage swimmer BETH won Scottish national medals, but has little cycling background.
BETH is not immediately turning her back on running, though, and plans to run the trials for the IAAF World Championships in London this summer. “Perhaps I would have wanted to do better at the Olympics but triathlon is something I’ve always wanted to have a go at. And it was the right time to make the move”.
“The next Olympics are another four years away so I have the time if I want to go back. But now I want to give it a crack for six-12 months and see how I fare
 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS – You may be interested in one of the following workshops
LCDP Workshop: Physical Preparation -Olympic Lifting with Rob Thickpenny 4 February 10am-1pm. This workshop will explore different methods of strength and power development with a focus on Olympic lifting and other strength related movement patterns such as back squat, front squat and dead lift. These exercises are applicable to all track & field and running events. Costs £10 – Location: Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Link to the official Flyer which includes a link enabling you to book (restricted to a maximum of 12) – Olympic Lifting 04-02-17
Movement Skills Workshop 2- With Rob Earl 19 February 10am-4pm. This workshop has been designed to support a better understanding of key fundamental movement patterns and physical preparation that are essential to help improve long term health and performance in running jumping and throwing. This will aid coaches to develop the coaching eye where to look and what to look for when an individual moves. Costs £15 – Location: Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Book online: https://www.ulearnathletics.com/moduleEvent/84118
Mobility Movement & Performance Workshop 12 February 10am-4pm. For those coaches who have attended Movement Skills workshop 1 & 2. Costs £15 – Location: Brunel University  Athletics Centre. Link to the official Flyer which includes a link enabling you to book (restricted to a maximum of 12) – Mobility Movement Performance 12-02-17

NIGHT OF THE 10,000m PBs – Will take place on Saturday 20 May at Parliament Hill Fields, in which the Highgate Harriers 25 lap festival will include the GB trials for the IAAF World Championships. 
Last year approximately 5,000 spectators joined us, 100% free in lane 3 to watch. And again, we simply want to extend the invite for our community to come together and celebrate our sport. We will have licenced bars on the track, food, live music and I am hoping to have a very special VIP seminar speaker. Please feel free to make your club summer social at our race event and here is our 2016 race video should you wish to invite club members – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDrN0y1wglg

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 KIT CARRIERSKATIE ALCOCK who managed our very successful London 2012 team, has volunteered to run our kit carrier team at London 2017. The IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships only happen every two years and for them both to be held in London after the UK hosting both the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is not only history-making but exciting for the sport and for those who live, study and work in London.

England Athletics will be working alongside the Local Organising Committee (London 2017 Ltd) for both Championships, to recruit teams of Kit Carriers. This offers the opportunity for approximately 180 young people to experience being part of the Championships and for some to get a taste of volunteering for the first time. Teams will have the opportunity to volunteer for either one or both Championships. The role of Kit Carrier is invaluable for ensuring that athletes can feel safe in the knowledge that their belongings will be looked after, allowing them to concentrate on the task of being competitive and trust that they will be able to access their belongings after they have competed.

Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers have been invited to apply to bring a team of 16-18yrs olds, who will carry out the role of Kit Carriers for all competing athletes. Each team will require 10 young athletes’ and 2 supervisors. Please find more information in relation to this opportunity by clicking here http://www.londonathletics.org/kit-carriers-2017

If you’re interested in volunteering as part of the SBH team, please email KATIE ALCOCK at katie_alcock87@hotmail.co.uk now to let her know your availability as she will be managing the application process. Timelines: Deadline for applications – 5 February 2017 – 12 Midnight, Outcome: April 2017, Completion of team member profile – End of May 2017, Induction including ‘run through’ of duties – June/July 2017 – Good luck!

INDOOR FIXTURES – The following Lee Valley fixtures have a Closing Date (CD) by the 10 March 2017 – British Masters Championships on 12/02 CD Thursday 29/01, SOE/EVAC/VAC Championships on 12/02 CD Thursday 29/01, SCVAC Championships on 19/02 CD Thursday 05/02, Minithon on 25/02 CD Thursday 20/02, U13 & U15 Open Meeting on 05/03 CD Thursday 27/02.
Other fixtures – Scottish National U20 Indoor Championships on 11/02 in Glasgow CD Sunday 29/01, England U15, U17 & U20 Indoor Championships on 25/02 & 26/02 in Sheffield CD Saturday 03/02, Scottish National Combined Events Indoor Championships on 04/03 & 05/03 in Glasgow CD Sunday 19 February, England U15 & U17 Combined Events Indoor Championships on 11/03 & 12/03 in Sheffield CD Saturday 24 February

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. 

PHOTOGRAPHSI 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. 

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS (CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED)
Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/  

ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 4 February and Sunday 5 FebruaryEntries Closed 

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 11 February at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London (Satnav N22 7AY)
Race Headquarters: The Pavillion, North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road, London (Satnav N8 8JJ), changing and shower facilities available. Race packs distributed at the Start/Finish area. HQ to course walk time, 1.25km approximately 15 minutes.
Car Parking: On course The Paddock car park situated in Alexandra Palace.
Directions: By car approximately 10 minutes’ drive from North Circular Road. Public Transport served by Bus W3, W7, 144 and Alexandra Palace Rail Station.
Start Times: 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Course Maps: can be found Here.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for any final information

ENGLAND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 11 February and Sunday 12 February.

SCOTTISH NATIONAL UNDER 20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road, Glasgow (Satnav G40 3HG) on Saturday 11 February. Please use this link for entry information http://events.scottishathletics.org.uk/events?page=4 Entries Closed

BRITISH MASTERS INDOOR PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 12 February. Guests are welcome. Entries Closed

SOE/EVAC/VAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 12 February. Guests are welcome. Entries Closed

INDOOR MIDDLE DISTANCE EVENING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Wednesday 15 February. All age-groups except U11s. Events 800m and 1500m. Please use this link for full information and to enter online
https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/indoor-middle-distance-evening/
Enter online although entries taken on the day (entries are limited)

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – Information on the fourth fixture of five which takes place on Saturday 18 February at Hampstead Heath Extension.
The race courses are all within an area known as Hampstead Heath Extension, off Hampstead Way.   This area has not previously been used for cross country running although it is not far distant from the much loved and often used Parliament Hill Fields. The courses devised by London Heathside within the Extension area should work well for young athlete events being closely confined and spectator friendly. The slight drawback is that there is no car parking within the parkland area and some of the nearby roads have restricted parking. Car sharing or better still use of public transport is advised.   (Golders Green Underground Station is about half mile). To assist you in getting to the park area the postcode for SatNav users is (NW11 7DP)
The first race will start at 12 noon (Under 11 Girls) – programme will then follow the usual pattern. There are changing rooms with toilets are available.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see TONY SMITH who will give you a race number

SCVAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 19 February. Guests are welcome. Please use this link for full information and to enter online using the BMAF website http://www.bmaf.info/
Note Closing date is Sunday 5 February 

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 February at Woolaton Park, Nottingham
Timetable 11.00am 25th U17 Women (5000m), 11.25am 14th U15 Boys (4500m), 11.45am 51st U20 Women (6000m), 12.15pm 44th U13 Girls (3000m), 12.35pm 71st U17 Men (6000m), 1.00pm 51st U15 Girls (4000m), 1.20pm 69th U20 Men (10000m), 2.05pm 14th U13 Boys (3000m), 2.20pm 84th Senior Women (8000m), 3.00pm 129th Senior Men (12000m)
This is the link to the National website, giving information, travel directions, car parking (£5 charge) and site map http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-championships/venue/
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your Team Manager

ENGLAND U15, U17 & U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February.
Please use this link for entry information http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/english-national-championships. 
Closing date for entries is Saturday 4 February

INDOOR MINITHON – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 25 February for age-groups school years 6 & 7 (U13), 8 & 9 (U15), 10 & 11 (U17) athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. The cost is £15 for all 3 events. Entries are limited, with no entries on the day.
For full information and to enter please use this link https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/childrens-athletics-activities/minithon/
Note: Closing date is Monday 20 February

RESULTS – CROSS COUNTRY UNLESS STATED
The Harvard Yale Princeton (Indoors) took place in New Haven, Connecticut, USA on 29 January
3000m LIZZIE BIRD (Princeton University) 1st (SB 9:34.89) taking 12.52 seconds off her 14 January time

The Adidas Classic (Indoors) took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 28 January
WT15.88kg NICK PERCY (Nebraska University) 2nd (SB 19.60m) adding 19cm to his 21 January throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017

The New Mexico Team Invitational (Indoors) took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA on 28 January
800m SOPHIE CONNOR (New Mexico University) 1st (SB 2:13.51)
1 Mile SOPHIE CONNOR (New Mexico University) 1st (SB 4:43.03) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017
 
The Internationales Erdgas-Hallenmeeting (Indoors) took place in Chemnitz, Germany on 28 January
Triple Jump NATHAN FOX 2nd (16.39m)
 
The Brunel Speed Series (Indoors) took place on 28 January
60m – SX 1.1 DOMINIC ASHWELL U20 1st (SB 6.87), 1.2 RENARD FREDERICK 2nd (SB 7.00), 2.1 DOMINIC finished 1st (SB 6.83) taking .04 of a second off his 1.1 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2017, RENARD finished 5th (7.04)
 
The Razorback Invitational (Indoors) took place in Fayetteville, Arizona, USA on 27 January
WT15.88kg – A DEMPSEY MCGUIGAN (Ole Mississippi University) 4th (19.71m)
WT9.08kg – A REBECCA KEATING U23 (Missouri University) 10th (14.79m)

The John Thomas Terrier Invitational (Indoors) took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 27-28 January
1 Mile LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 8th (SB 4:04.67) and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2017

The Bob Pollock Invitational (Indoors) took place in Clemson, South Carolina, USA on 27-28 January
600m MARILYN OKORO 2nd (SB 1:25.89) taking .83 of a second off her 13 January time

The Newham Athletics Open Meeting (Indoors) took place on 25 January
60m – SM 1.1 ANTONIO INFANTINO 5th (SB 6.92), TOMMY RAMDHAN U23 6th (SB 6.92), 1.3 DANIEL LEWIS 5th (PB 7.25) taking .05 of a second off his 2007 time, 1.5 NANA NOTTINSON-NYAAKU 5th (SB 7.37), 1.7 CEAKE MADDIX U20 2nd (SB 7.47) taking .01 of a second off his 1 January time, 2.1 TOMMY finished 6th (SB 6.89) taking .03 of a second off his 1.1 time, ANTONIO finished 7th (SB 6.92) equaling his 1.1 time, 2.3 DANIEL finished 4th (PB 7.22) taking .03 of a second off his 1.3 time, 2.5 NANA finished 7th (7.47), 2.6 CEAKE finished 7th (7.51) 60m – SW 1.1 LAURA CLARK U23 3rd (PB 7.66) taking .05 of a second off her 2014 time, 2.1 LAURA finished 3rd (PB 7.66) equaling her 1.1 time

The London Universities & Colleges League took place at Alexandra Palace on 25 January
6800m – SM THOMAS BUTLER (2nd Claim St Mary’s University) 6th (23.53), the winner was Dan Jarvis of St Mary’s (22.43)
4600m – SW CHARLOTTE JOHNSTON U20 (Reading University) 13th (19.29), the winner was Emma Dixon of Royal Veterinary College (17.15)

The Vault Manchester Meeting (Indoors) took place in Sportcity on 21 January
Pole Vault – SX A NATHAN GARDNER U20 (HCA) 4th (SB 4.46m) adding 10cm to his 7 January vault
 
PARKRUN RESULTS
28 January – ALDENHAM JAMES DAVIS U17 69th (44.48) 19th parkrun – CASSIOBURY PETER STAINER V50 2nd (17.51) 27th parkrun, SAM TRUEMAN U15 61st (23.09) 3rd parkrun – CURL CURL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA RUSSELL DEVITT V65 101st (25.33) 73rd parkrun – GLADSTONE CONNOR O’KEEFFE U15 44th (First Time 24.02) 1st parkrun – GUILDFORD JOHN DRYDEN V65 161st (25.40) 78th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES BARRY CHISHOLM V55 179th (30.36) 74th parkrun – OAK HILL STUART SINGER V55 10th (21.07) 177th 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 – 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 £4.40 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.20 – 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 £4.00, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.00, 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 Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

Alan