Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 27 August 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 27 August to Daniel Bainbridge, Theo Boden, Michael Callegari, Jadah Charles-Williams, Gintare Dargeviciute, Decarie Davies, Amber Duverney, Alex Ellis, Henry Fulton, Tanmunoibiye Harry-Brown, Paddy Hicks, Rebecca Keating, Oliver Laurens, Olivia Lava, Philip Llewellyn, Scott McKenzie, Dempsey McGuigan, Mohamed Ismail Mohamed, Iona Newbegin, Donovan Reid, Philip Shelley, Karan Somani and Rebecca Wheeler-Henry

BRITISH ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September at the Manchester Regional Arena behind closed doors. The event will be televised on BBC2 on Friday 18.30-21.00 and Saturday on BBC1 13.15-16.30.

SBH RELAYS AND HURDLES MEETING – Takes place on Saturday 5 September at Lee Valley. We are promoting the “Club Connect 4x100m Relays” for Under 13, 15, 17 & 20 Men & Women. Also there Hurdles events for U15G 75m, U15B 80m, U17W 80m and U17M 100m, if you wish to enter please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS at geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com closing date 31 August.

SBH U20, SENIOR AND MASTERS OPEN MEETING – Takes place on Sunday 6 September at Lee Valley. The events are 100m, 400m, 3000m, Sprint Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot and Discus. Online Entries via Opentrack. The final list of events will depend on the terms we can agree with LVAC in order to comply with their Covid-19 requirements.In addition U17s can enter the 100m, 400m, 800m and 3000m. If you want to compete, can you please enter ASAP by clicking on the link below. The cost is £4 per event. Due to Covid-19 restrictions you can only enter 1 event. Sunday –  https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2020/GBR/liccr3/ please enter ASAP as we expect demand to be very high and numbers are limited.

2020/2021 METROPOLITAN LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 10 October at Hainault, 7 November at Welwyn, 5 December at Alexandra Palace, 16 January at Ruislip, 13 February at Trent Park. We have just been advised that the first 3 fixtures have now been Cancelled, and a decision later this year on how the fixtures will be restructured.

2020/2021 NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 28 September at Horsenden Hill, 24 October at Kingsbury and 21 November at Trent Park have been Cancelled. Brian Fowler will advise us later in the year how 2020/2021 fixtures will be restructured.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

HUNTINGDONSHIRE INTRA-CLUB SERIES Took place at St Ives on 24-25 August.
100mSX 4 MORGAN WEBSTER U23 1st (PB 11.0 nwr) taking .30 of a second off his 2018 time
400mSX 3 SOPHIE FORBES-LAIRD U17 1st (PB 59.4) 

COLCHESTER HARRIERS THROWS DEVELOPMENT MEETING Took place at Colchester on 23 August.
Hammer 5kg – SW PHILIPA DAVENHALL U23 1st (PB 51.29m)
Hammer 6kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U20 1st (61.55m)
Hammer 7.26kg – SM OLIVER GRAHAM U20 1st (PB 55.79m) adding 51cm to his 2019 throw 

JERSEY SPARTAN OPEN SUMMER SERIES Took place at St Clement on 23 August.
Shot 4kg – U20W LUCY WOODWARD U20 1st (PB 9.26m)
Shot 6kg – U20M EVAN CAMPBELL U20 1st (13.98m)
Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 1st (57.70m), SHADINE DUQUEMIN 3rd (SB 53.57m) adding 1.15m to her 18 August throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2020
Discus 1.75kg – U20M EVAN CAMPBELL U20 1st (41.27m)
Discus 2kg – SM NATHAN THOMAS U23 1st (42.89m), CAMERON CAMPBELL U23 2nd (37.77m)

BFTTA OPEN Took place at Dagenham on 23 August.
100mU13B 1.1 OBINNA NWOKEJI U13 1st (PB 12.96 w2.1) taking .47 of a second off his 2019 time, 2.1 OBINNA finished 1st (13.04 w0.9) and is ranked UK No.6 U13 in 2020
100mU13G 1.3 SIENNA CORBYN U13 1st (PB 13.85 w3.2) taking .14 of a second off her 1 August time, JESSICA GIBBS U13 2nd (PB 13.85 w3.2) taking .17 of a second off her 2019 time, 2.2 SIENNA finished 5th (PB 13.76 w2.0) taking .09 of a second off her1.3 time, JESSICA finished 8th (14.08 w2.0)
100mU15B 1.3 ZICO JONES U15 2nd (PB 11.65 w3.5) taking .80 of a second off his 2019 time, 1.4 MALACHI AMADI U15 1st (PB 11.17 w2.6) taking .27 of a second off his 1 August time, 2.3 MALACHI finished 1st (11.20 w0.4) and is ranked UK N0.2 U15 in 2020, ZICO finished 6th (11.97 w0.4)
100mU17W 1.3 AMBER STONE U17 6th (SB 13.26 w1.1) taking .11 of a second off her 1 August time
100m SM 1.7 CHARLIE DOBSON U23 (HCA) 1st (PB 10.12 w2.5) taking .20 of a second off his 2018 time, ANTONIO INFANTINO 4th (SB 10.37 w2.5) taking .04 of a second off his 15 August time, DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 6th (10.58 w2.5), 2.5 ANTONIO finished 3rd (SB 10.37 w2.1) equalling his 1.7 time, DOMINIC finished 7th (10.72 w2.1)
300mU15B ZICO JONES U15 2nd (38.40)
300mU15G 1 LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL U15 1st (45.01), 2 LUCY MARCUS U15 5th (50.46)
800mU13 1 DINA SILVERMAN U13 1st (PB 2:25.46) taking 9.83 seconds off her 26 January time, and is ranked UK No.5 U13 in 2020. Photograph of DINA at the 400m mark.

800mU17W 1 AIMI WEIGHTMAN U17 2nd (PB 2:18.61) taking .01 of a second off her 2019 time
800mSW SCARLETT KENT U20 1st (PB 2:17.92) taking 1.49 seconds off her 29 January time

BIRCHFIELD 4 CLUBS INTER CLUB Took place at Nuneaton on 23 August.
100mSM 1 JNR GIBRIL MANSARAY 4th (SB 12.83 w1.8) taking .24 of a second off his 2 August time, 2 JAMI SCHLUETER U20 2nd (PB 11.1 w0.0) taking .01 of a second off his 11 August time
200mSW 3 HANNAH FOSTER U20 4th (SB 24.51 w3.5) taking .43 of a second off her 2 February time, and is ranked UK No.9 U20 in 2020
800mSM JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 2nd (PB 1:51.96) taking 1.51 seconds off his 2017 time, SW 1 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 3rd (PB 2:24.96) taking 2.92 seconds off her 11 August time
400m HurdlesSW 2 HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (SB 57.61) taking 1.10 seconds off her 16 August time, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2020
Discus 2kgSM NICK PERCY 1st (60.97m)
Hammer 6kgU20M JAMES LANCASTER U20 1st (50.18m)
Javelin 600gSW 1 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 8th (31.35m) 

ST ALBANS SUMMER 10K ROAD RACE Took place at St Albans on 23 August.
THOMAS KEARNS 6th (PB 33.14) 

TRAFFORD OPEN SERIES Took place at Stretford on 22 August.
Shot 7.26kg SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (20.16m)

SOUTHAMPTON THROWS COMPETITION Took place at Winchester on 22 August.
Discus 2kg NICK PERCY 1st (SB 62.04m) adding 65cm to his 2 August throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2020

BIGISH JUMPS FEST Took place at Lee Valley on 22 August.
High Jump SM A CHARLIE KNOTT U20 7th (2.01m), D JAMI SCHLUETER U20 1st (PB 1.85m) adding 2cm to his 1 February height, SW F ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 4th (1.55m)
Long Jump SM OGO ANOCHIRIONYE (2nd Claim) 1st (7.04m nwr), PAUL OGUN (HCA) 3rd (6.83m nwr)

SOUTH LONDON ATHLETIC NETWORK SPRINT OPEN Took place at Tooting Bec on 22 August.
300m SX 1 DECARIE DAVIES U20 1st (PB 35.11) taking 4.99 seconds off his 2016 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U20 in 2020
400m SX 1 COLUMBA BLANGO 2nd (49.39)

BLACKHEATH AND BROMLEY OPEN Took place at Bromley on 22 August.
100m SX 4 SEYI FARI U23 7th (PB 12.45 w0.9), 14 KACEY WALTERS U17 2nd (PB 13.46 w0.2) taking .35 of a second off her 1 August time
300m SX 2 SOPHIE FORBES-LAIRD U17 5th (SB 41.91) taking .85 of a second off her 9 February time
400m SX 5 SEBASTIANO CORBO U20 2nd (PB 56.74) taking .88 of a second off his 2019 time

KETTERING AND RUGBY AND NORTHAMPTON OPEN SERIES Took place at Rugby on 22 August.
800m SX 9 SAM WIGGINS U23 1st (1:54.14) 

BROMLEY TWILIGHT MEETING Took place at Bromley on 21 August.
1500mSM 1 PHILLIP CROUT 5th (SB 3:58.85)
3000mSM 2 MARK PEARCE 1st (PB 8:00.05) taking 5.99 seconds off his 16 February time, LIAM DEE 4th (SB 8:07.87) taking 5.83 seconds off his 30 July time

JERSEY SPARTAN OPEN SUMMER SERIES Took place at St Clement on 20 August.
Discus 1kg – JADE LALLY 1st (58.54m)
Discus 1.75kg – EVAN CAMPBELL U20 1st (42.40m)
Discus 2kg – NATHAN THOMAS U23 1st (PB 43.63m) adding 34cm to his 2019 throw, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2020, CAMERON CAMPBELL U23 2nd (PB 40.65m) adding 1cm to his 2019 throw, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2020

CHELMSFORD SPRINT OPEN SERIES Took place at Chelmsford on 19 August.
100m – SX 15 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 2nd (10.63 w2.7)
MEMORIAL IRENY SZEWINSKEJ Took place at Bydgoszcz, Poland on 19 August.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 6th (1:46.45)

JERSEY SUMMER THROWS SERIES Took place at St Clement on 18 August.
Discus 1kg – SHADINE DUQUEMIN 1st (SB 52.72m) adding 21cm to her 11 July throw, and is ranked UK No.3 in 2020
Discus 1.75kg – EVAN CAMPBELL U20 1st (40.70m)
Discus 2kg – NATHAN THOMAS U23 1st (PB 43.29m) adding 53cm to his 2019 throw, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2020, CAMERON CAMPBELL U23 2nd (39.67m)

THE ATHLETICS LANDSCAPE The following was written by TOM MCNAB, which he completed on 1 January 2020. This is Part 1 of 3.
What follows is my attempt to deal with some of the issues which I believe that athletics has to address, if we are to advance in the coming century.  Much of it based on personal experience, starting from the point when I first entered the sport. This is because many of our present problems have historical origins, and may thus have lessons for us.  To make them more digestible, I have presented them in a question/answer format.

Q What, in broad terms, is the athletics experience which we should now try to present?
A It begins at local level, a comprehensive athletics education (10-12) involving running, jumping and throwing, embodying a Five Star approach. For those who stay with us, specialist coaching (13-18), though this may involve travelling beyond their clubs. Then, for an elite it will involve governing- body support. And at every point in the compass there must be appropriate competition, which is the reason we take up athletics in the first place; coaching and competition are two sides of the same coin. And all of this should be available regardless of geography.
Q Does this exist?
A No, it never has existed, and possibly never will. Let me travel back to early post-war days. What we had then was an uneven spread of harrier-clubs, created over half a century earlier, parked in clubhouses on the edge of country. There was no coaching and little inter-club track and field competition, except for a handful of the big clubs. The other element was the major universities, who turned their games-fields into grass tracks from May to July, and competed amongst themselves and against the major clubs.
Q What about the others, the athletes outside the big clubs?
A For them, athletics consisted mainly of a sparse May-July diet of handicap-meetings, composed almost entirely of running- events. In effect, for them the sport of athletics barely existed.
Q Couldn’t the governing bodies have required these meetings to include jumping and throwing events?
A Yes, but most our governing body officials derived from harrier- clubs- they had no dog in the fight. And from the start they did not see it as their responsibility to develop athletics, merely to regulate it.
Q So for most club-members, track and field did not exist?
A No, though in Scotland we did have our Highland Games, but these only catered for adult males, and offered money-prizes. In our rural areas, the main expression of track and field therefore lay in these Games and in England in their northern equivalent, the Lakeland Games.  Of course, there was school’s athletics, but in the majority of them this meant merely a yearly School Sports, and there was little teaching-content.
Q What about tracks?
A There was a rush of track- building by local authorities in the 1950s, but most of these tracks closed in winter. There were no indoor facilities.
Q What about women?
A Women’s athletics had only arrived in the Olympics in 1928, but for decades our national governing bodies resisted all contact with it. It therefore existed separately, with its own “shadow” coaching scheme and county, regional and national championships.
Q Was there no pressure from the athletes for coaching and competition?
A No, mainly because they naturally assumed that what they were experiencing represented athletics, so they were fairly passive. This was understandable, because they had no frame of reference from which to draw.
Q So what was GEOFF DYSON’S priority on his appointment as Director of Coaching in 1947?
A To speedily create a body of voluntary coaches, to be deployed in clubs, schools and Young Athlete’s courses throughout the nation. The latter meant that in the early 1950s thousands of boys and girls were being exposed to coaching for the first time, albeit only once a year. But even as early as the 1948 Olympics, DYSON had a silver medalist in women’s 80m Hurdles, in his wife MAUREEN GARDNER. In Helsinki in 1952 he had SHIRLEY CAWLEY third in long jump and a fifth in shot in JOHN SAVIDGE. The latter represented a massive breakthrough for us.
Q But the service provided in clubs and schools was surely uneven?
A Desperately so, both in quality and quantity, but at that point they were the only game in town. Looking back, had we asked local authorities to enhance track- provision with paid staff, (as with their swimming-pools) then the story might have been quite different. But to be fair, it was to be 1974 before Parks became Leisure Departments, taking on a broader role, which might well have embraced us. Alas, even then we sought no funding of coaching- provision from them.
Enhancing the AAA coaching scheme was the creation in the 1950s of a battery of specialist clubs, the most prominent being the Hammer Circle and the Kangaroo Club. This was a direct product of the work of DYSON and his colleagues, and an early expression of the need to travel beyond coaching, into competition.
Q Was DYSON in control of the coaching scheme?
A No- that was in the hands of amateur officials, even though they had no knowledge of coaching. No, they saw it as their sport, and there was still a deep distrust of the “professional”. In Scotland, our National Coach TONY CHAPMAN was not allowed to speak at committee-meetings unless first addressed by an amateur!
Q Another world.
A Yes, and it was the world that I entered when I joined my club-committee at Shettleston Harriers on returning from National Service in 1954. I had an instinctive urge to get involved in the development of the club, and on becoming a committee-member I was fortunate to encounter a group of men who were not averse to change.
A So what did you manage to achieve?
A Lots of movie-sessions at our Barrachnie clubhouse, most of them involving clips from RIEFENSTAHL’S great 1936 Olympic film “Olympia “. It was only sixty years later that I found that one of my audience had been a young “MING CAMPBELL!
But in 1957 I managed to get the club to hold Scotland’s first winter meeting, and the Gods smiled down upon us, because it was a dry sunny day, and was a great success. And then there was the pole vault equipment.
Q Pole vault equipment?
A Shettleston Harriers had none, but I managed to convince our club secretary DAVEY FERGUSON to purchase some, and one day it suddenly arrived. A fortnight later, DAVEY was standing at my side, asking me where all the vaulters were.
Q As if they would suddenly spring up out of the ground?
A Exactly. So I took a wee look across the track and beckoned a big skinny lad across to me.
“No, not him, TOM “said DAVEY “That there is NORRIE FOSTER. He’s fifteen, and he’s run two minutes five for the half mile. “
I ignored DAVEY and in a few minutes, holding the pole in the box I was lugging NORRIE into our ground-level sandpit. NORRIE loved it, and asked if we could do it again next Sunday, after I had finished training.
Q And he came back?
A Week after week.  Next summer, NORRIE FOSTER won the national schools title, and four years later the British Junior title. Then I turned him to decathlon, and he won the British title in 1966, and was fourth in the 1954 Commonwealth Games.
Q But you didn’t know anything about pole vault.
A But I learnt, just as I had learnt to triple jump, by trial and error. If you wait until you know all you need to know, then you will never get anywhere.
Q Any other changes?
A I wrote to every meet-organiser in Scotland, thirty-three of them, asking them to include field events. Only three replied, all positive, the rest kept my stamp-addressed envelope! And I then asked the SAAA if they would hold a decathlon championship. In 1960 they did, the first decathlon ever held in Scotland.
Q And did you compete?
Q It depends on how you define the word “compete”! I must have been the first decathlete in history to take part without a single strong event!
My main problem was to be the 110m. hurdles, not only because I had never hurdled competitively, but because Shettleston only had two hurdles. I checked the decathlon tables and realized that if there was a drop to five strides between hurdles, then I would be over twenty seconds and secure low points. And so a fast first eight strides were therefore essential. That and a rear leg round the barrier and three strides all the way.
Thus, on a cold July morning at Redford Barracks track I faced ten three foot six barriers for the first time in my life. Somehow, I maintained three wallowing strides all the way and ran 17.5 seconds. A few weeks later I competed at the AAA decathlon and made 17.1 seconds, and around 6000points.
Q When did you become Southern National Coach?
A 1963, and there I fell on my feet, because their leader was a certain ARTHUR KENDALL.  Southern secretary, he was not himself a mover and shaker, but he always supported those who were. And so when in 1964 I suggested to him monthly two-day Southern Decathlon courses for teenage athletes throughout the winter, he immediately backed it.
Q And were these courses a success?
A We were engulfed! And at the courses’ March 1965 conclusion, I proposed the UK’s first-ever Junior Decathlon at the end of April, at the Gosling Stadium Welwyn Garden City. And with senior hurdle-heights and implements.
Q Why?
A So that my lads’ scores would immediately reach the senior rankings, with no qualifying asterisks.
A And did they?
A In the 100m., there was a hundred mile an hour gale behind them. The best was 10.6, with three others inside eleven seconds. Personal bests poured out by the score, and two lads broke 6000points, with a third at 5999 points. We were on our way, and within a few years we had regional and national junior championships, and later an international match.
Q What did you learn from this?
A That positive change can be achieved, at very low cost, and that it ripples outwards. I started off with a set of courses, and we ended up with a rich, diverse competitive set-up, and dozens of young decathletes. And that you can only achieve if you work as a team, that positive change could occur without conflict. And that your real asset would always be people. Men like ARTHUR KENDALL.
Q What was your next project?
A The creation of the Five Star Award, in 1964, again through ARTHUR KENDALL.
Q Was it welcomed by the physical education profession?
A No, the initial response at its launch from the P.E. advisors was dismal, but it soon took off like wildfire in our schools, two million certificates a year by 1969. And in that year, I decided to have a wee look at which events were appearing on these certificates.
Q And?
A Hammer, triple jump, hurdles, discus, pole vault, none of these events appeared once in ten thousand certificates. So, I created a decathlon and pentathlon, both of which demanded a jump and a throw, with the “weak” events like hammer offering good points for a relatively modest performance. And my colleague CARLTON JOHNSON created an alternative event, a short-hammer throw, to make it easier to perform.
Q And did this succeed?
A Again, it went like wildfire. We were soon dispatching thousands of certificates in these events, and in 1971 I launched a week-long decathlon/ pentathlon course at Crystal Palace for the cream of our schools’ athletes. And in 1974, DALEY THOMPSON arrived on the course. The rest is history.
Q What did you learnt from all of this?
A I learnt that once you throw a stone into a pond, you have no idea where the ripples will take you. In one fell swoop, at no cost, we established links with thousands of schools, millions of children. We immediately became an educational force, without using legions of Development Officers. And that by linking Five Star up with my decathlon programme we had brought a vast wealth of school’s talent into the sport.
Q And at no cost.
A Quite the opposite. Five Star Award brought in millions, both from badges and sponsorship, profits which ARTHUR KENDALL invested in high-level coaching projects, notably a set of winter camps at Crystal Palace for our top athletes. So, its impact was massive, far beyond anything that I could possibly have foreseen.
Q What role did you play in the formation of the first National League?
A minor one. In 1969 I travelled to Poland, to study triple jump, and managed to bring with me TONY WARD, now a professional advisor to the South. My triple jump venture was a total failure, but what we brought back was the concept of a National League, and we promoted this for several months around the area.
Q And did the AAA agree?
A No- they kicked the idea into touch. But the leading clubs then informed them that they would form their own league, so Tony was delegated by the AAA to create the first National League.

KIPCHOGE, BEKELE AND KOSGEI LEAD LONDON MARATHON FIELDS – The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph’s taken by MARK SHEARMAN.gg
Full line-ups for October 4 showpiece confirmed, with world record-holders competing and SIR MO FARAH acting as pacemaker. Event organisers have confirmed the full athlete line-ups for October’s Virgin Money London Marathon, with a number of the biggest names in endurance running preparing to descend upon the UK capital.
As expected, world record-holder ELIUD KIPCHOGE and KENENISA BEKELE – the two fastest marathon runners in history – will headline the men’s event.

While BRIGID KOSGEI, who entered the history books with her run of (2:14:04) in Chicago two years ago, leads the women’s field.

As announced earlier this month, this year’s event will only feature an elite race, with athletes competing on a closed-loop circuit around St James’s Park in central London, yet The 40th Race still looks like being one to remember.
The four-time London winner KIPCHOGE (PB 2:01:39) and BEKELE (2:01:41) will be at the forefront of a field which will include eight athletes who have run sub (2:05) marathons, including Ethiopians MOSINET GEREMEW and MULE WASIHUN, who were second and third to the Kenyan superstar in 2019. Ethiopians SISAY LEMMATAMIRAT TOLA, and SHURA KITATA, as well as Kenyan MARIUS KIPSEREM, are the other athletes to have run inside (2:05), while Norwegian SONDRE NORDSTAD MOEN – with a marathon best of (2:05:48) – will also compete.
One other area of real interest, however, comes with the news that four-time Olympic champion and British marathon record-holder SIR MO FARAH will be a pacemaker to those athletes looking to achieve the Olympic marathon qualifying standard of (2:11:30).
“The London Marathon has been so important to me since I was a schoolboy and when they asked me to do this I thought it would be great to help,” he said. “I am in good shape, I’ll be in London that week and it fits in with my training.
“I’ve been training in Font Romeu with some of the British guys who are going for that Olympic qualifying time and they are good lads. I know just how special it is just to compete for your country at an Olympic Games and it would be great to help other athletes achieve this. With the current global situation and lack of races, the Virgin Money London Marathon in October is the best chance for athletes to run the Olympic qualifying time.”
Event Director HUGH BRASHER added: “This is the greatest Olympian in British track and field history coming to run as a pacemaker to help others achieve their dreams of making the Tokyo Olympic Games. It is a wonderful gesture of togetherness from SIR MO and I’m sure his presence and support will inspire the athletes chasing that qualifying time on Sunday 4 October.”
Other than FARAH, only CALLUM HAWKINS, who is pre-selected for the Olympic Games marathon, and JONNY MELLOR (2:10:03) are the British athletes to have run inside this time. MELLOR will feature in London and is joined by CHRIS THOMPSON and debutants ROSS MILLINGTON and BEN CONNOR. Details of the full elite men’s field can be found here
The elite women’s field is headlined by Kenyan star KOSGEI, with last year’s London winner joined by five other women who have run inside (2:20). Those are current Kenyan world champion RUTH CHEPNGETICH, Ethiopia’s 2019 Valencia Marathon champion ROZA DEREJE, Kenyan 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon champion VIVIAN CHERUIYOT, Kenyan 2019 Frankfurt Marathon winner VALARY JEMELI and Ethiopian Amsterdam Marathon champion DEGITU AZIMERAW.
Ethiopia’s ASHETE BEKERE, winner of last year’s BMW Berlin Marathon, compatriot ALEMU MEGERTU, the 2019 Rome Marathon champion, plus American SARAH HALL and Australian SINEAD DIVER are also included in a star-studded race.
Among the leading British women confirmed to race are STEPH TWELL, who ran a personal best of (2:26:40) in Frankfurt last year to go sixth on the national all-time rankings, and 2018 British marathon champion LILY PARTRIDGE.
British athletes ALY DIXON, DANI NIMMOCK and CHARLOTTE ARTER will also be on pacemaking duties, with the women’s Olympic qualification standard (2:29:30).
Details of the full elite women’s field can be found here
The races, which will also include a wheelchair race, will be held in a secure biosphere as has been the case with other major sporting events such as Test Cricket and Formula 1. No spectators will be allowed on the road-side to watch. BBC Sport, however, is planning eight hours of live coverage of the event.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Throws
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Jumps
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉 https://bit.ly/2ATiU7R
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Summer 2020 Fixture Card Front Sheet Final Issue 12-02-20
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures, Updated 08-08-20 Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 08-08-20 With Current Information
Track and Field Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended. POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020 Currently Suspended. STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Currently there is a small number of fixtures planned to commence from Saturday 1 August, details to be  published on the current status in the 23 July SBH Newsletter.

PHOTOGRAPH’S – From time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is open for limited use.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 20 August 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 20 August to Tyrell Akintokun, Frank Attoh, Tolu Ayo-Ojo, Ian Bannister, Elana Dimmer, Afolabi Fasogbon, Ross Hammond, Molly Hopping, Oliver Laurens, Dike Onyemelukwe, Tanawat Raveng, Stuart Singer, Ellie Spain, Liam Grey Thompson, Ralph Williams and Dimitri Yap

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to CONNOR FLYNN, JAYDEN KLEIN and EDWARD MORRIS

NEW CLUB RECORD – Congratulations to KYLE LANGFORD who at the Diamond League in Monaco on the 14 August broke his own 800m Club Record with a time of (1:44.83). His previous record was (1:44.97) also set at the Diamond League in London on the 20 July 2019.

BRITISH ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September at the Manchester Regional Arena behind closed doors. The event will be televised on BBC2 on Friday 18.30-21.00 and Saturday on BBC1 13.15-16.30.

SBH RELAYS AND HURDLES MEETING – Takes place on Sunday 6 September at Lee Valley. We are promoting the “Club Connect Relays” for Under 13, 15, 17 & 20 Men & Women. Also there Hurdles events for U15G 75m, U15B 80m, U17W 80m and U17M 100m, if you wish to enter please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS at geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com

2020/2021 METROPOLITAN LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 10 October at Hainault, 7 November at Welwyn, 5 December at Alexandra Palace, 16 January at Ruislip, 13 February at Trent Park. We have just been advised that the first 3 fixtures have now been Cancelled, and a decision later this year on how the fixtures will be restructured.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

WORTHING TRACK NIGHT Took place at Worthing on 18 August.
100m – SM 1.2 NENGI OSSAI V45  4th (SB 11.37 w0.3) and is ranked UK No.1 V45 in 2020, 2.2  NENGI  finished 5th (11.44 w-0.5)
100m – SW 1.1 LARISSA GILES U20  2nd (12.70 w0.9), 2.1 LARISSA GILES U20  2nd (12.74 w0.0)
400m – SX 2 JAMI SCHLUETER U20  4th (SB 53.08), 6 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23  2nd (65.10)
Shot 3kg – SW ALEXA EICHELMANN U23  3rd (10.10m)
Shot 6kg – U20M A JAMI SCHLUETER U20  1st (PB 13.33m)

HUNTINGDONSHIRE INTRA-CLUB SERIES Took place at St Ives on 17-18 August.
100m – SX 7 JULIAN PRIEST U20  2nd (SB 11.3 nwr)

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE Took place at Lee Valley on 16 August.
200m – SX 1 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 3rd (24.66 w-2.1), HANNAH FOSTER U20 5th (25.04 w-2.1), 3 PHOENIX LYON U23 4th (22.73 w0.0), 4 COLUMBA BLANGO 2nd (SB 22.59 w0.3), 5 JULIAN PRIEST U20 3rd (22.74 w0.7), 6 DECARIE DAVIES U20 4th (23.07 w0.2), 12 THOMAS FISHER U23 1st (PB 24.99 w0.9), 15 LARISSA GILES U20 3rd (SB 26.37 w0.5), 16 VANESSA ANSUAA U20 4th (SB 26.47 w0.7) taking .28 of a second off her 9 February time
800m – SX 1 JOVAN ZIGIC 2nd (PB 1:56.18), 2 JUDE MIRANDA U20 2nd (PB 1:59.76) taking .56 of a second off his 2019 time, 4 ALEX LYTRIDES U20 3rd (PB 2:05.73) taking 8.18 seconds off his 14 March time, 5 HANNAH RIDLEY 3rd (PB 2:16.17) taking 2.66 seconds off her 2010 time, SCARLETT KENT U20 5th (2:21.20), 6 EMILY HATHAWAY U20 4th (SB 2:22.04), 8 LISA WEBB V50 4th (2:37.90)
400m Hurdles – SW 1 HAYLEY MCLEAN 1st (SB 58.71) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2020
High Jump – SX A CHARLIE KNOTT U20 2nd (1.90m), BEN BELLISARIO U20 4th (1.85m)
Pole Vault – SX B SEBASTIANO CORBO U20 4th (2.70m)
Hammer 6kg – U20M A OLIVER GRAHAM U20 1st (PB 64.10m) adding 14cm to his 11 July throw, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2020, JAMES LANCASTER U20 2nd (58.31m)

LOUGHBOROUGH AUGUST INVITATIONAL Took place at Loughborough on 16 August.
100m – SM 1 OJIE EDOBURUN 1st (SB 10.50 w-1.0) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2020
200m – SM 2 KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (21.95 w-1.0)
400m – SM 2 KRISHAWN AIKEN 4th (49.40)
800m – SM 2 SAM WIGGINS U23 1st (PB 1:53.02) taking .55 of a second off his 2019 time
Pole Vault – SM ETHAN WALSH 2nd (5.01m)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (PB 20.65m) adding 24cm to his 11 July put, and is ranked UK No.1 in 2020
Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 1st (56.00m)
Javelin 800g – SM DANIEL BAINBRIDGE U23 1st (PB 72,68m) adding 1.01m to his 20 June throw, and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2020

NUNEATON SENIOR AND U20 OPEN Took place at Nuneaton on 16 August.
100m Hurdles – SW 1 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 4th (PB 18.08 w-0.7) taking .37 of a second off her 2017 time, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2020
110m Hurdles – U20M JAMI SCHLUETER U20 1st (PB 14.30 w-0.6) taking .21 of a second off his 2 August time, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2020, RALPH WILLIAMS U20 5th (SB 16.19 w-0.6) taking .49 of a second off his 2 August time
Javelin 600g SX ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 1st (SB 31.45m) and is ranked UK No.7 U23 in 2020
Javelin 800g SM JAMI SCHLUETER U20 2nd (PB 46.14m) and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2020

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE Took place at Lee Valley on 15 August.
200m – U17X 1 REMI JOKOSENUMI U17 1st (SB 22.12 w1.1) and is ranked UK No.1 U17 in 2020, EMMANUEL DURUIHEOMA U17 4th (PB 22.62 w1.1) taking .03 of a second off his 23 February time, and is ranked UK No.10 U17 in 2020, 2 MALACHI AMADI U15 4th (PB 23.15 w1.9) taking .17 of a second off his 23 February time, and is ranked UK No.4 U15 in 2020, 4 BRADLEY UKPETENAN U17 3rd (PB 23.89 w1.3) taking .01 of a second off his 25 January time, ZICO JONES U15 4th (PB 24.02 w1.3) taking 1.04 seconds off his 2019 time, 9 SOPHIE FORBES-LAIRD U17 2nd (PB 26.29 w1.3) taking .67 of a second off her 2018 time, 10 ALEXIA SAUNDERS U17 1st (PB 25.19 w1.0) taking 1.17 seconds off her 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.10 U17 in 2020, TOSIN JOKOSENUMI U15 4th (SB 26.59 w1.0) taking .09 of a second off her 23 February time, 11 SAMUEL OJO U15 4th (26.97 w2.9), 12 ALINA COFI U17 6th (SB 27.10 w1.3) taking .46 of a second off her 12 January time, 17 JADEN AULIS U15 1st (PB 27.36 w1.5) taking 1.10 seconds off his 26 January time, 20 LUCY CAMPOS U15 2nd (PB 28.68 w1.8) taking 1.25 seconds off her 26 January time, KAREN APOLOT U15 4th (29.74 w1.8), LUCY MARCUS U15 5th (PB 30.59 w1.8) taking .15 of a second off her 26 January time, 21 MIA HIGSON U15 4th (PB 29.91 w2.1) taking .79 of a second off her 2019 time, EVA CHALISEY U15 5th (SB 31.12 w2.1)
800m – U17X 1 MUKHTAR MUSA U17 1st (1:55.79), THEO MACHIN-PALEY U17 6th (PB 2:02.43) taking 2.23 seconds off his 2019 time, 2 ASH FOWKES-GAJAN U17 2nd (PB 2:03.41) taking 6.69 seconds off his 2019 time, 5 JOANNE MIRANDA U17 2nd (PB 2:17.84) taking .48 of a second off her 2019 time, 6 JACOB CLEMENT U15 1st (PB 2:20.93) taking 1.71 seconds off his 26 January time, 9 REBECCA JEFFERY U17 2nd (PB 2:35.66) taking 2.10 seconds off his 2019 time, ABI JEFFERY U15 3rd (PB 2:36.16) taking 3.78 seconds off his 2019 time

RESISPRINT INTERNATIONAL Took place at La Chaux De Fonds, Switzerland on 15 August.
100m – SM ANTONIO INFANTINO 1st (SB 10.41) taking .09 of a second off his 2 August time, ranked UK No.3 in 2020
200m – SM 8 ANTONIO INFANTINO 3rd (SB 20.50) taking .49 of a second off his 2 August time, ranked UK No.1 in 2020

MEETING EACPA OPEN Took place at Pontoise, France on 15 August.
2000m Steeplechase – SW LIZZIE BIRD 1st (PB 6:11.79) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2020

NORFOLK TRIAL EVENT Took place at Norwich on 15 August.
100m – SX 10 KIERA GILMAN U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 13.2) taking .16 of a second off her 1 August time
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (19.86m)
Discus 1.75kg – U20M OLIVER GRAHAM 1st (PB 39.96m) adding 2.81m to his 2019 throw, and is ranked UK No.7 U20 in 2020

WELSH ATHLETICS THROWS PILOT COMPETITION Took place at Abedaire on 15 August.
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY 1st (57.82m)

DIAMOND LEAGUE Took place at Monaco on 14 August.
800m – SM KYLE LANGFORD 5th (PB 1:44.83) taking .14 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2020, also a New Club Record

GRAND PRIX SOPOTU Took place at Sopot, Poland on 13 August.
400m Hurdles – SW 2 LINA NIELSEN 2nd (SB 57.48) taking 1.42 seconds off her 9 August time, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2020

BELGRAVE ENDURANCE NIGHT Took place at Battersea Park on 12 August.
3000m – SX 8 DYLAN EVANS 5th (PB 8:26.10)

1990 SBH CENTENARY YEAR HIGHLIGHTS This week is the final Part for the months of September to December 1990.
Link showing the full list of SBH 1990 Centenary Year Highlights as published on the 9 July Newsletter 1990 SBH Centenary Year Highlights

1 September Southern WAAA Clubs Kimberley-Clark Trophy was held at Copthall. This is the most important inter-club meeting for Girls and Intermediates in the South. Having been second to Essex Ladies on the last two occasions we were determined to try that little bit harder in our Centenary Year. All the athletes responded in great style. We won the trophy from the 11 other clubs in an exciting contest which see-sawed between us, Ipswich and Essex Ladies. It seemed at one point Ipswich were going to win, but a great response from our relays teams and an inspired 200m from BIBI ENWONWU saw us through by 2.5 points from Ipswich (117.5-115), GEC third on (100) and Essex faded to fourth (95). Our winners were BIBI ENWONWU Int 200m (26.0), 4x100m Int relay squad of JO DOODSON, BIBI ENWONWU, ANNA ROZE and KELLY BISHOP, DOMINICA THOMPSON Girls Shot (PB 10.63m), FIONNA CRINNION Girls Discus (28.30m). There were PBs from RUTH EPSTEIN Girls 100m (13.6), KATE GARNER Girls 1500m (5:17.2) and AVA VIDAL Girls High Jump (1.40m).
2 September Young Athletes Final took place at Birmingham. For the second year in the YAL Final Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers performed brilliantly only to find that their old South London rivals Blackheath came through on the last event to win the title by 4 points. The Harriers collected 52 medals, but pride of place goes to NEIL WINTER who set a new British age-16 record in the Pole Vault (5.20m) winning the ‘Man of the Match’ award. This was the best performance by anyone under 20 in the UK and was better than Britain’s representatives in the recent European Senior Championships. There were many fine performances and personal bests. In the Youths age group outstanding efforts from ONOCHIE ONUORAH in gaining three individual victories. A PB in the 3000m by DAVID BULLOCK was the pick of the middle-distance strength. Fine hurdling from JASON TOAL secured two PBs and two medals. HESHAM HUSAIN was a competent winner of the Triple Jump, whilst brother KHAIRUL was collecting points all afternoon. The Boys section was dominated by fine trebles from MICHAEL PAGE and AHIB ABOOD in the 400m, 800m and 4x400m relay. The sprint hurdles duo of STEPHEN WATTS and PAUL CZARNECKI were in a class of their own and also collected a bag full of points. The Colts section was outstanding with all team members running PBs. The only disappointment was the ever-present JAI RAWAL who was bundled over in the 800m when in third place. The sprinters were excellent and won the 4x100m relay by over 20 metres.
Result – 1st Blackheath Harriers (424 points), 2nd SBH (420), 3rd Borough of Enfield (354)
9 September 37th Shaftesbury 10m Road Race and Southern 10m Championships was held at Copthall. The day was hot and sunny, ideal for the sunbathing spectators, but not conducive to fast times, and the runners were glad to make use of the watering stations at the end of each of the three laps. MARK MOUGHTON led at the end of the first lap in (16.40), with JULIAN GENTRY, ANDY CATTON, CHRIS TALL and ANDY KELLEHER in close attendance. Soon after GENTRY went through 5 miles in (25.56), at the finish he was 13 seconds clear.
Result – JULIAN GENTRY Newham & Essex Beagles 1st (50.25), MARK MOUGHTON 4th (52.36), MARK MOUGHTON 4th (52.36), ANDY KELLEHER 5th (52.45), BOBBY BROWN 15th (57.24), DEREK SURREY V 20th (58.55), MARK FOSTER 27th (59.40), REG BLACK V 28th (59.42), PETER ORCHARD V 39th (62.29), RUSSELL DEVITT V 45th (64.33), CLIFF GOLDING 63rd (70.00), MICHAEL FOX V 72nd (77.07)

20 October Southern Women’s Road Relays Championships were held at Aldershot. The Senior team won the Bronze Medals behind Parkside (40.51) and Aldershot (41.10). SBH A 3rd (41.36) SHARON BROOKS (13.47), ANNE RIDLEY (14.02), LUCY ELLIOTT (13.47), SBH B 8th (44.00) VICTORIA BOWLES (14.20), MANDY BROWN (14.58), IRENE PEATY (14.42) 

10 November National Women’s Road Relays Championships was held on a cold wet day at Sutton Park. In the Senior race LUCY ELLIOTT finished stage 1 leading the field, all credit to MANDY BROWN for stepping in late, but her own injury was not cleared up. JOYCE SMITH ran the anchor leg for the All-Vets B team. Two weeks previously LUCY ran for Great Britain in the Ekiden Road Relay in Paris.
Result – 1st Westbury Harriers (43.27), 2nd Birchfield Harriers (443.37), 3rd Parkside (44.07), SBH A 9th (45.08) LUCY ELLIOTT (14.20), MANDY BROWN (16.00), ALISON HARKER (14.480 SBH B 23rd (47.35) BARBARA KIRK (16.00), JILL ADAMS (15.56), JOYCE SMITH (1yy5.39)
17 November North of the Thames Championships was held at Hainault. Our Youth team finished 1st with (29 points) ahead of Old Gaytonians (44). JAMES MILNE 4th (17.32), KELVIN BIERTON 5th (17.35), NICK GILLINGHAM 7th (17.55), SIMON SHADBOLT 13th (18.11), SIMON GATT 18th (18.46)
24 November London CC Championships was held at Parliament Hill, the day was fine and dry but a cold wind. Our Senior Women had to surrender our title to London Olympiades, who won with (36 points), to our (52) and North London (59). Good running by FREIDA BROWN who finished 3rd (19.02), BARBARA KIRK 10th 2nd Vet (19.41), SUSAN BROWN 14th (19.52), ALISON BROWN 25th (21.03), THERESA WEBB 42nd (22.17), DIAN TAYLOR 57th (23.53), ANGELA WOOLSEY 74th (25.16)

December NEIL WINTER awarded the ‘JACK CRUMP’ Memorial Trophy by the AAA as the outstanding Youth athlete for 1990.
1 December The Women’s Southern CC League final fixture was held at Copthall. There were 4 races with a total of 500 runners from 35 clubs taking part. Previous fixtures were at Harrow on 27 October and Bournemouth on 17 November. SBH Seniors finished 2nd at the end of the season to Borough of Hounslow.
9 December Women’s Middlesex CC Championships was held at Copthall, on a day of blizzards but Copthall escaped the worst of them. Highlight was a fine Girls win by SHARON MURPHY, bronze medals for KERRY MARTIN and JOYCE SMITH, and team medals for Girls and Minors 2nd and 3rd respectively.
13 December The Centenary Christmas Party took place at Old Owen’s Club House at Potters Bar. There were enough members there to make sure it was pretty lively. There was an exceptional dinner, followed with some unusual games, including a race up and down the hall with some feats to be performed at the end of each stage, Guess who won, of course none other the DAVE BEDFORD. Our thanks to IRENE PEATY and PHIL CUNNINGHAM for laying it all on.
26 December The Curtain comes down with the Boxing Day races at Copthall. Cross country races, reunion of members and friends, prize winners announced for our Grand Centenary Draw. By every stand our Centenary Year must be rated a great success. Farewell 1990 with happy memories!

1998 GRE CUP FINAL Many thanks to DANIEL REES for sending me the youtube video of the Cup Final. DANIEL is currently Shaftesbury’s No.2 400m Hurdler behind SEB RODGER and his personal best is (52.19) set at the England/Inter Counties Championships on 28 July 2019, in which he finished 6th in the final.
A great hour-long video of the GRE Gold Cup Final in 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kGPoozcaUU&t=3s

TRAINING VIDEOS PRODUCED BY JADE LALLY – JADE has recently produced two videos relating to the basic fundamentals for Discus, this is the link to JADE’S first video on How To Hold A Discus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9jyS4Wung&t=6s the second video is on Discus Basics: Foot Placement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ahzDmrldk

YOU CAN JOIN TY HOLDEN’S CIRCUIT SESSION ON ZOOM – TY will be holding a circuit session on Zoom, which is a conferencing platform, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. If you wish to join, please email TY at dtyholden@yahoo.co.uk and he will email you an ID number for you to join in. Zoom can accommodate up to 100 users at a time.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Throws
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Jumps
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉 https://bit.ly/2ATiU7R
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Summer 2020 Fixture Card Front Sheet Final Issue 12-02-20
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures, Updated 08-08-20 Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 08-08-20 With Current Information
Track and Field Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended. POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020 Currently Suspended. STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Currently there is a small number of fixtures planned to commence from Saturday 1 August, details to be  published on the current status in the 23 July SBH Newsletter.

PHOTOGRAPH’S – From time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is open for limited use.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 13 August 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 13 August to Yamile Aldama, Sam Dawkins, Thomas Fisher, Liam Garrett, Daniel Greenstein, Amy Gullen, Lydia Kyriacou, James Lancaster, John Naylor, Kara Onuiri, Jessica Patrick, Zachary Randall, Laddie Shaw and Edwin Yamoah

RECENT NEW MEMBER We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to ROSS HAMMOND

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE – Take place on Saturday 15 August and Sunday 16 August at Lee Valley. The cost for SBH members is £4 per event as compared to £8 per event for athletes from other clubs.

BRITISH ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on  Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September at the Manchester Regional Arena behind closed doors. The event will be televised on BBC2 on Friday 18.30-21.00 and Saturday on BBC1 13.15-16.30.

2020/2021 METROPOLITAN LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 10 October at Hainault, 7 November at Welwyn, 5 December at Alexandra Palace, 16 January at Ruislip, 13 February at Trent Park. We have just been advised that the first 3 fixtures have now been Cancelled, and a decision later this year on how the fixtures will be restructured.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

BMC GRAND PRIX Took place at Stretford on 11 August.
1500m – Men’s A LIAM DEE 5th (SB 3:49.5), Women’s A LIZZY BIRD 2nd (PB 4:14.6) taking 1.72 seconds off her 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.7 in 2020

WORTHING TRACK NIGHT Took place at Worthing on 11 August.
100m – SX 4 JAMI SCHLUETER U20 1st (PB 11.11 w0.0) taking .18 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.9 U20 in 2020, 6 OGO ANOCHIRIOYE (2nd Claim) 3rd (SB 10.96 w-0.3) taking .09 of a second off his 2 August time, 7 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 1st (10.60 w0.0), 9 LARISSA GILES U20 1st (SB 12.57 w0.0) taking .42 of a second off her 2 August time, and is ranked UK No.8 U20 in 2020
200m – SX 5 JAMI SCHLUETER U20 1st (PB 22.52 w-0.2) taking .83 of a second off his 2018 time, 7 OGO ANOCHIRIOYE (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 22.43 w1.0) taking .09 of a second off his 2 August time,
800m – SX 1 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 2nd (SB 2:27.88) taking 4.07 seconds off her 5 January time

BRUSSELS GRAND PRIX Took place at Brussels, Belgium on 9 August.
400m Hurdles – SW 1 LINA NIELSEN 4th (SB 58.90) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2020

HORIZONTAL JUMPS TRIAL EVENT Took place at Bournemouth on 9 August.
Long Jump – SM A OGO ANOCHIRIOYE (2nd Claim) 5th (SB 7.20m w2.0) adding 38cm to his 2 February jump, B JAMI SCHLIETER U20 2nd (SB 6.90m w1.8) adding 14cm to his 19 January jump

NUNEATON U15/U17 OPEN MEETING Took place at Nuneaton on 9 August.
100m – U17X 7 KIERA GILMAN U17 (2nd Claim) 6th (13.54 w-1.9)
200m – U17X 7 KIERA GILMAN U17 (2nd Claim) 6th (SB 28.20 w-0.6)
Discus 1.5kg – U17M A GABRIEL LAMB U17 1st (PB 41.96) adding 98cm to his 11 July throw, and is ranked UK No.6 U17 in 2020  

JERSEY SUMMER OPEN MEETING Took place at St Clement on 8 August.
High Jump – SX LUCY WOODWARD U20 1st (1.55m) 

TRAFFORD OPEN MEETING Took place at Stretford on 8 August.
Discus 1kg – SW A JADE LALLY 1st (57.86m) 

BMC GOLD STANDARD RACES AND SPRINTS Took place at Lee Valley on 5 August.
100m – SX 2 DOMINIC ASHWELL U23 4th (11.08 w-3.3)
200m – SX 2 HANNAH FOSTER U20 3rd (25.58 w-1.8)
800m – Men’s G GILAD NACHSHEN U17 4th (SB 2:04.65)

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE Took place at Lee Valley on 1 and 2 August, apologies but the following result was not included on the PO10.
100m – U13G 7 ANGEL MCLEOD 1st (PB 13.87 w-0.9) and is ranked UK No.2 U13 in 2020, SIENNA CORBIN 2nd (PB 13.99 w-0.9) and is ranked UK No.4 U13 in 2020, HONEYBUSH ODAIBA 3rd (SB 14.22 w-0.9) and is ranked UK No.5 U13 in 2020

1990 SBH CENTENARY YEAR HIGHLIGHTS This week is Part 4 for the months of July and August 1990.
Link showing the full list of SBH 1990 Centenary Year Highlights as published on the 9 July Newsletter 1990 SBH Centenary Year Highlights

7 July Official reopening of Barnet Copthall Stadium by SIR ARTHUR GOLD CBE, on the occasion of the Schools Cup Final. Reconstruction included re-laying of track, updating of field events facilities, bringing stand up to Home Office safety regulations, and re-decorating.
8 July After an interval of three years we were at last able to hold a UK Women’s League Division 2 fixture at Copthall. We fielded a strong team and the result was a resounding win that practically assured us of promotion. It was the first time MARY BERKELEY had been able to compete for us in the league, and she achieved a superb hat-trick, winning the A Long Jump (5.86m), the B 100m (12.5) and the B 100m Hurdles (15.1). MARY was then a member of the 4x100m relay team that set a new Club Record (47.8) SARAH DENNY, MARY BERKELEY, EVETTE FINIKIN, JACKIE AGYEPONG. Result 1st SBH (320.5 points), 2nd Wigan (252), 3rd Glasgow (247).
13/14 July English Schools Championships at Derby. Shaftesbury did exceptionally well with Intermediate ONOCHIE ONUORAH winning the Long Jump with a Championship Best Performance (7.22m). In the Senior Girls KERRY MACKAY also set a Championship Best Performance when winning the 3000m (9:36.7). In the Junior Girls CATHERINE MURPHY was a clear winner in the 200m (25.0) a new Club Record. In the Senior Boys MARK STERN won the 110m Hurdles with a personal best (14.1) with 3rd place for ENYINNA CHUKUKERE in the Long Jump (7.15m) and NICK NIELAND in the Javelin (63.10).
15 July Gold Gup and Jubilee Cup Semi-Finals. The Men having to travel to Birmingham had a good win, but the finish could not have been closer: 1st SBH (119 points), 2nd Belgrave (117), 3rd Caledon Park (117). Shaftesbury winners were GREG DUNSON 110m Hurdles (14.6), NEIL WINTER Pole Vault (5.00m), FRED SALLE Long Jump (7.58m), FRANK AGYEPONG Triple Jump (16.28m), MIKE JONES Hammer (66.10m). The Women had the luck of a home venue from the random draw, with Stretford looking the favourites and Shaftesbury having a good chance of reaching the final for the first time. However, we were the ones to come out on top with (96 points), with Stretford (95) and Notts (76). JACKIE AGYEPONG after winning the 100m in (12.25), went on to take the 100m Hurdles in (13.45), a new Club Record. She then rushed to Heathrow after her drug test, and the following day improved her record to (13.24). Another to set a Club Record was LYNN HAYHOE with (51.86m) in the Javelin. LORRAINE STIBY had a double win, in the shot (12.49m) and the Discus (39.54m). Other winners were JODY ALLEN in the 800m (2:09.36), and JENNY WALKER in the High Jump (1.70m).
15 July The Centenary Family Day was held following the Cup Semi-Final. A hot sunny day was followed by a warm evening straight from the Mediterranean. The occasion was supported by over 250 club members and friends who enjoyed feasting at a barbecue and taking part in numerous fun activities ranging from Children’s races to throwing the welly, wheelbarrow and three-legged races, and “It’s a Knockout” type events. ROY SCHULTZ the Mayor of Barnet came along to support the evening. He was obviously enjoying himself despite being narrowly missed by an airborne egg! HAROLD ASHTON our President, unfortunately or fortunately, managed to be hit instead by an egg that somehow ventured away from the egg high jump competition. The Youngsters were entertained with disco dancing, novelty races, while the bar kept the Homebrews happy despite some minor frothing problems at the pump. All in all, a terrific evening such as Copthall had never witnessed before. Many thanks to IRENE PEATY and PHIL CUNNINGHAM and all the others that helped. The icing on the cake was that £350 was raised for club funds.
22 July Young Athletes League Southern Premier Division. Shaftesbury maintained 3rd place all season, which was satisfactory against strong opposition. Among many good performances, the highlights were a league record at the 2nd meeting by NICK NIELAND in the Javelin (60.10m), and another league record at the final meeting by ENYINNA CHUKUKERE in the Long Jump, though his (7.14m) was not as good as his (7.43m) achieved at Oxford in the Southern League.

12-16 August – NEIL WINTER competed for Great Britain in the World Junior Championships at Plovdiv, Bulgaria. NEIL cleared (4.80m) in the Pole Vault, but could not manage the (5.15m) necessary to make the final.
18 August Gold Gup and Jubilee Cup Finals at Gateshead. An outstanding achievement that both sections of the club should be in the Final. In the Gold Cup the Men finished 5th, and in the Jubilee Cup the Ladies finished 6th. Full report was in a previous edition of the SBH Weekly Newsletter.
26 August With promotion to UK Women’s League Division 1 in 1991 virtually assured, we travelled up to Coatbridge in Scotland for what proved to be an eventful weekend. The Holiday period had hit us hard, so we were looking for inspired performances from our better athletes. We were not disappointed; LUCY ELLIOTT was awarded the trophy ‘Athlete of the Meeting’ for her 800m/1500m double in (2:11.6) and (4:32.8). The 1500m was a good battle between LUCY and her team mate SHARON BROOKS who was 2nd in (4:33.0). DIONNE IBLE produced her best performance of the year, winning the 100m Hurdles in (14.2). EVETTE FINIKIN and DONNA LEVY had a Long Jump double win with (5.66m) and (5.22m). LYNN HAYHOE and LORRAINE STILBY had a Javelin double win with (47.10m) and (35.08m). RACHEL MORRIS won the Discus with (40.68m) and the B Shot with (10.33m). There were two wins in the Intermediates, ANNA ROZE the 100m in a personal best (13.1) and NATASHA LA-CRETTE the Shot with a useful (10.51m).
27 August-1 September In the European Championships at Split, our duo did not have the best of luck. MARY BERKELEY cleared (6.27m) in the Long Jump but this was not enough to make the final against the powerful East Europeans. In her heat of the 100m Hurdles, JACKIE AGYEPONG looked well on course to qualify, but struck the sixth hurdle, lost momentum and crashed into the eighth.

2020 LONDON MARATHON FOR ELITS RUNNERS ONLY – The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph of ELIUD KIPCHOGE taken by MARK SHEARMAN.

October’s event will not feature a mass race, while the 2021 edition has been moved from April to autumn
The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will not feature a mass race and will be an elite-only event, with ELIUD KIPCHOGE and KENENISA BEKELE set to be among those racing on an enclosed looped course in St James’s Park on 4 October.
Meanwhile, organisers have also confirmed that next year’s edition will not take place in April but will be moved to 3 October “to give the best chance for the mass race to return in 2021”.
The 2020 event will see elite racing take place within a “secure biosphere”, which organisers describe as a contained safe environment like that of Formula 1 and football, and as recently announced by World Athletics the times recorded in London will be eligible for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification.
While the men’s race is set to host the world record-holder BRIGID KOSGEI has been announced for the women’s event, with DAVID WEIR and MANUELA SCHAR set to lead the wheelchair fields.
Organisers are yet to announce the elite field sizes and how the races will be set off, including whether it will be by waves, but it has been confirmed that athletes will cross the same traditional finish line on The Mall after completing 19.8 laps of the St James’s Park course.
There will be no spectator access in order to maintain the biosphere, but BBC Sport plans to broadcast eight hours of coverage during the day.
UK Athletics had previously announced that next April’s London Marathon would be the GB Olympic trial race for the postponed Olympics in Tokyo but the national governing body will now work on new qualification plans following confirmation that the 2021 race has been moved from spring to autumn. Selection will still take place in 2021.
“It is a very fast course,” said event director HUGH BRASHER, with London Marathon Events having experience of looped course racing as they were part of the organising team for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge event in Vienna last October, when Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier.
“The course is faster than the current London Marathon course. It is not the fastest course, it is not as fast as Vienna, but it is a quick course. What we want to do is provide an environment that really excites the athletes. There is a lot of technology out there at the moment with which to do that, and how we can invite people in, in virtual reality, how we can create an atmosphere.
“It is important that we try and show that the sport can still take place. Sport plays such an incredible part in British psychology and the London Marathon reflects that in a way that very few, in fact no other, sports do. What we talk about is that it is the only event where you are taking part at the same time as the gods of the sport.
BRASHER described Thursday as a day of sadness, following confirmation that the 40th edition mass race will not be taking place, but also a day of certainty. Organisers had been hoping to deliver a socially distanced mass participation event, with plans to use new technology to monitor runners during the race, but Brasher added how other challenges mean it will not be possible.
While runners will not be able to take on the famous 26.2-mile route from Blackheath to Westminster, they will still have the opportunity to earn their medal by covering the distance from home or anywhere in the world.
All runners and charities will also be able to defer their place to a future London Marathon, in 2021, 2022 or 2023.
“We have been working for months on a number of different scenarios with the health and safety of our runners, our charities, our sponsors, our volunteers, our medics, our communities and our city always our priority,” said BRASHER. “We had detailed plans to deliver a socially distanced mass participation event – either a run or a walk – and we were planning to utilise new technology to do this. We were looking to use a revolutionary technology using Bluetooth and ultra wideband ranging, which is about to be launched worldwide.
“This would have enabled us to accurately monitor every participant’s distance from each other, work out if the participant spent more than 15 minutes within 1.5 metres, or any distance we set, of anyone else and then contact them post-event if anyone had informed us that they had contracted Covid-19 in the two weeks after the event.
“The biggest challenges were not those involving participants but the multiple issues of managing spectators, ensuring the emergency services had access across London with the recent changes to the roadscape, the increased likelihood of a second spike that has led to the recent cancellation of spectator trials at major events and the ongoing concern about the pressure even a reduced size mass participation marathon might put on the NHS.
“Despite all our efforts, the fantastic support from all of our partners and the progress that has been made on planning for the return of smaller mass participation events that are not on the roads, it has not been possible to go ahead with a mass socially distanced walk or run.
“In parallel with the work on the plans for the socially distanced mass event, we had a team working on planning the elite races for men, women and wheelchair athletes in a biosphere environment in St James’s Park and another team creating a truly inspiring Virgin Money London Marathon which means participants across the UK and abroad can still be part of the 40th race from their home or wherever they might be on 4 October.”
Mass entry will be capped at 45,000 and if existing 2020 entrants do not wish to take part then organisers will release those places to other runners.
Participants will have 24 hours to complete their 26.2 miles, from 00:00 to 23:59 on race day. Times will be logged on a new London Marathon app being developed by TCS and runners will be able to use their time, with appropriate supporting evidence, to apply for a good for age or championship place in 2021.
“The London Marathon is far more than just a marathon,” added BRASHER. “It brings society together in a moment of celebration of all that is good about humanity. We believe that Sunday October 4 will be a London Marathon like no other, and the 40th race will take the spirit of the world’s greatest marathon to every corner of the globe, with runners raising vital funds for the charities that have been so severely affected by the economic effects of the pandemic.”

1998 GRE CUP FINAL Many thanks to DANIEL REES for sending me the youtube video of the Cup Final. DANIEL is currently Shaftesbury’s No.2 400m Hurdler behind SEB RODGER and his personal best is (52.19) set at the England/Inter Counties Championships on 28 July 2019, in which he finished 6th in the final.
A great hour-long video of the GRE Gold Cup Final in 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kGPoozcaUU&t=3s

TRAINING VIDEOS PRODUCED BY JADE LALLY – JADE has recently produced two videos relating to the basic fundamentals for Discus, this is the link to JADE’S first video on How To Hold A Discus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9jyS4Wung&t=6s the second video is on Discus Basics: Foot Placement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ahzDmrldk

YOU CAN JOIN TY HOLDEN’S CIRCUIT SESSION ON ZOOM – TY will be holding a circuit session on Zoom, which is a conferencing platform, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. If you wish to join, please email TY at dtyholden@yahoo.co.uk and he will email you an ID number for you to join in. Zoom can accommodate up to 100 users at a time.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Throws
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Jumps
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉 https://bit.ly/2ATiU7R
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Summer 2020 Fixture Card Front Sheet Final Issue 12-02-20
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures, Updated 08-08-20 Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 08-08-20 With Current Information
Track and Field Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended. POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020 Currently Suspended. STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Currently there is a small number of fixtures planned to commence from Saturday 1 August, details to be  published on the current status in the 23 July SBH Newsletter.

PHOTOGRAPH’S – From time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is open for limited use.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 6 August 2020

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 6 August to Lily Beckford, David Greenstein, Euan Mackenzie, Zach Nicholls, Obinna Nwokeji, Isobel Parker, Kayomie Thompson, Dimitry Veshchikov, Ruby Vinton and Josh Woods

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to ABIGAIL EDWARDS, ANGEL MCLEOD and LYDIA ROGERS, GARY SMITH And JOVAN ZIGIC

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE – Take place on Saturday 15 August and Sunday 16 August.
The cost for SBH members is £4 per event as compared to £8 per event for athletes from other clubs.

BRITISH ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on  Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September at the Manchester Regional Arena behind closed doors. The event will be televised on BBC2 on Friday 18.30-21.00 and Saturday on BBC1 13.15-16.30.

2020/2021 METROPOLITAN LEAGUE UPDATE – The fixtures are as follows 10 October at Hainault, 7 November at Welwyn, 5 December at Alexandra Palace, 16 January at Ruislip, 13 February at Trent Park. We have just been advised that the first 3 fixtures have now been Cancelled, and a decision later this year on how the fixtures will be restructured.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE During the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

TRAINING VIDEOS PRODUCED BY JADE LALLY – JADE has recently produced two videos relating to the basic fundamentals for Discus, this is the link to JADE’S first video on How To Hold A Discus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA9jyS4Wung&t=6s the second video is on Discus Basics: Foot Placement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8ahzDmrldk

YOU CAN JOIN TY HOLDEN’S CIRCUIT SESSION ON ZOOM – TY will be holding a circuit session on Zoom, which is a conferencing platform, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. If you wish to join, please email TY at dtyholden@yahoo.co.uk and he will email you an ID number for you to join in. Zoom can accommodate up to 100 users at a time.

UPDATE ON PROCEDURES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTTWhich is now open to SBH members subject to the conditions below.
We have now negotiated the use of some Track & Field facilities with Saracens compliant with current guidance issued by the UK Government and England Athletics.
At the present time, the track & field groups will be limited to a maximum of five ‘Competing Club Athletes’ and one coach for each session e.g. 5 athletes on track and 5 athletes at the throws area.
Throws
Athletes should have their own implements. However, one implement of each weight will be left in the SBH store beside the sanitising equipment. Arrangements will have to be made in advance with TY HOLDEN.
Jumps
Following Government Guidelines up to 5 athletes with a suitably qualified coach can now undertake Jumps training utilising jump beds and sand pits. We have updated our guidance documents, based on information and advice from our partners and government, to include guidance specific to Jumps areas (such as Cleaning requirements before, during and after sessions). Athletes, coaches, clubs and venues must follow the latest guidance – please read our updated guidance documents at: 👉 https://bit.ly/2ATiU7R
The indoor track and the clubhouse gymnasium cannot be used.
Athletes invited to train by their coach must be sent the attached Allianz Park Track & Field Agreement in advance of starting training at Allianz Park. The athlete and parent (if under 16) to sign and return to me and TY before they can train.  Athletes should meet their coach promptly at their booking time outside the SBH Clubhouse where they will be asked to confirm that they do not have, and that no one in their household has, (or has had within the last 14 days) any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
The athletes will then be escorted using social distancing (2 metres) into the SBH Clubhouse to sign the attendance record with times in and out of the stadium (black A4 folder on photocopier).  There is also some hand sanitiser on the table for use. Athletes must follow the instructions of the coach and observe social distancing during warm-up, the session and cool down.
Stadium Booking details
Please let me and TY know the names of the athletes and your preferred time slots for the following week (Monday to Sunday) before 6pm on the Saturday. We will confirm the availability and distribute the schedule to Saracens and to all coaches.
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All 1 hour 35 minute slots (Saturday & Sunday – last slot finishes at 7.20)
9.00 – 10.35, 10.45 – 12.20, 12.30 – 2.05, 2.15 – 3.50, 4.00 – 5.35, 5.45 – 7.20, 7.30 – 9.00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
There are 3 x 1 hour 35 minute slots and 7 x shorter 50 minute slots
9.15 – 10.50, 11.00 – 11.50, 12.00 – 12.50, 1.00 – 1.50, 2.00 – 2.50, 3.00 – 3.50, 4.00 – 4.50, 5.00 – 5.50, 6.00 – 7.25, 7.35 – 9.00
There is a 10 minute gap between each session for transitioning.
If you haven’t got a key fob for gaining access through the clubhouse, then please contact GEOFF MORPHITIS Mobile: 07976 994302 who will arrange to issue one to you. Please do not enter the clubhouse until the coach/athletes from the previous session exit.  No parents will be permitted to enter the stadium unless there is a child protection issue i.e. one coach and one athlete aged under 18.
There is a single disabled toilet (unisex) that can be used within the indoor area.
When going in and out of the Clubhouse from the carpark please make sure the door handle is left in the upward locked position at all times.
Link to the SBH Athlete and Coach Track & Field Training Agreement, which will sent to all participating athletes, and then to be returned signed by the athlete and parent – SBH – Allianz Park Track & Field Areement During Lockdown Period
Please let me know if you have any questions – JEREMY SOTHCOTT Mobile: 07764 621424 email jeremy.sothcott@btinternet.com

LONDON INTER CLUB CHALLENGE Took place at Lee Valley on 1 and 2 August
100m – U15B Race 7 MALACHI AMADI 1st (PB 11.44 w-1.8) taking .01 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2020, 14 VICTOR ODIAKA 1st (PB 12.38 w0.6) taking .07 of a second off his 2019 time, SAUGUT PUN 2nd (PB 12.53 w0.6), 19 SAMUEL OJO 1st (SB 13.24 nwr), 21 CAMERON KNIGHT 1st (SB 13.54 w-0.1), U15G Race 1 NIAH AKINTOKUN 1st (SB 12.49 w-1.3) and is ranked UK No.1 U15 in 2020, TOSIN JOKOSENUMI 4th (SB 13.12 w-1.3), 21 ANNA ROSE 2nd (PB 13.25 w-0.1), 22 NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 1st (PB 13.44 w-2.1) taking .05 of a second off her 2019 time, 27 NAOMI LAWAL 1st (PB 14.53 w-1.6), U17M Race 5 EMMANUEL DURUIHEOMA 2nd (PB 10.94 w0.4) taking .03 of a second off his 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2020, 8 NICHOLAS SAVVA 3rd (SB 11.97 w-1.8), 9 NNAMDI NDUKWE 2nd (SB 12.16 w-1.5), 10 BRADLEY UKPETENAN 1st (SB 11.82 w-0.7), U17W Race 16 AMBER STONE 4th (SB 13.37 w-0.6), 17 ALEXIA SAUNDERS 1st (PB 12.59 w-1.3) taking .16 of a second off her 2019 time, and is ranked UK No.8 U17 in 2020, KIERA GILMAN (2nd Claim) 4th (13.36 w-1.3), 19 SEMI ATIBA 2nd (SB 13.19 nwr), 25 KACEY WALTERS 1st (PB 13.81 w-3.0) taking .34 of a second off her 2019 time, U20M Race 9 MICA FORBES-AGYEPONG 2nd (SB 11.42 w-0.7), 10 TARIQ WILD 1st (SB 11.09 w-0.1) and is ranked UK no.5 U20 in 2020, 16 TRISTAN PROCIDA 2nd (SB 12.82 w-1.8), U20W Race 2 HANNAH FOSTER 1st (SB 12.35 w0.2) and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2020, 19 LARISSA GILES 2nd (SB 12.99 w-0.3), 22 VANESSA ANSUAA 1st (SB 12.91 w0.1), SM Race 22 GIBRIL MANSARAY 1st (SB 13.07 w0.1), 23 THOMAS FISHER U23 1st (SB 12.75 w0.5), SW Race 1 REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 1st (SB 12.01 w-2.3) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2020
300m – U15B Race 5 ZICO JONES 1st (37.64), U15G Race 2 LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL 2nd (44.79), 10 MIA HIGSON 2nd (PB 47.52)
400m – U17M Race 1 MARIO DOBRESCU 1st (PB 48.17) taking .46 of a second off his 2019 time, U20M Race 6 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 2nd (51.24), 8 CONOR O’KEEFFE 2nd (SB 55.47), 9 JONATHAN BOARDMAN 2nd (SB 57.16), 11 ALEX LYTRIDES 1st (PB 57.61) taking 1.12 seconds off his 2018 time, U20W Race 2 SCARLETT KENT 2nd (PB 61.53) taking .41 of a second off her 2019 time, SM Race 3 COLUMBA BLANGO 2nd (49.08), SW Race 13 ALEXA EICHELMANN U23 1st (PB 64.44) taking .36 of a second off her 2016 time
75m Hurdles – U15G Race 1 AZARIO NWANKWO 3rd (SB 12.53 w-2.0), 3 KAREN APOLOT 1st (PB 12.45 w-0.5) taking .46 of a second off her 2019 time
100m Hurdles – SW Race 1 MARLI JESSOP U20 3rd (PB 15.08 w-1.5) and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2020
110m Hurdles – U20M Race 2 JAMI SCHLUETER 2nd (PB 14.51 w-0.7) and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2020, 3 RALPH WILLIAMS 3rd (SB 16.68 w-2.5) and is ranked UK No.10 U20 in 2020
Long Jump – U17M KEELAN FARRELL 2nd (PB 6.11m w1.0) adding 35cm to his 2019 jump, U17W ALINA COFIE 2nd (PB 5.09m w2.5) adding 2cm to her 2019 jump
Triple Jump – U20W JAZZ SEARS 1st (12.39m)
Discus 1kg – SW JADE LALLY 1st (58.13m), SHADINE DUQUEMIN 3rd (52.33m)
Discus 1.5kg – U17M GABRIEL LAMB 5th (40.36m)
Discus 1.75kg – U20M SEBASTIANO CORBO 1st (PB 35.04m) and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2020
Discus 2kg – SM NICK PERCY 1st (SB 61.39m) adding 3.14m to his 7 March throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2020
Shot 5kg – U17M JAMES ISAACS 1st (PB 14.72m) adding 1.07m to his 2019 put, and is ranked UK No.3 U17 in 2020

KINGSTON UPON HULL PILOT 2 Took place at Hull on 25 July
Shot 7.26kg SCOTT LINCOLN 1st (19.82m)

1990 SBH CENTENARY YEAR HIGHLIGHTS This week is Part 3 for the months of April to June 1990.
Link showing the full list of SBH 1990 Centenary Year Highlights as published on the 9 July Newsletter 1990 SBH Centenary Year Highlights

1 April AAA Young Athletes Road Relay Championships took place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. On a sunny day the Boys team finish 3rd in a time of (55.11), the winners were Oldham (54.02), 2nd Derby (54.09). The team was led by SIMON GATT who finished 37th of 85 starters (14.27), on Leg 2 in his first race for Shaftesbury ORLANDO EDWARDS moved up to 15th with (13.45), KELVIN BIERTON another newcomer to our ranks, ran a great race to come in 3rd with (13.22) and secure the bronze medals KELVIN was 2nd in the English Schools CC last year and ranked in the top three at 800m on the track.
7 April Southern 12 Stage Road Relay Championships took place at Wimbledon. The Senior Men’s team claimed the bronze medals in a time of (4:12.15), the winners were Belgrave Harriers (4:10.10), 2nd Highgate Harriers (4:11.25). The race started with JOHN SHERBAN (24.32), followed by LAURANCE FREEMAN (17.12), KIRK DUMPLETON (25.20), MIKE PUDDIFOOT (16.49), DAVE SWEENEY (25.52), NEIL WALKER (17.02), JULIAN GOATER (25.02), ALISTER MUNRO (16.24), DOMINIC BANNISTER (25.49), ANDY KELLEHER (16.18), GRAHAM GETTY (26.02), MIKE WILLIAMS (15.56).
28 April In the London Marathon, MIKE O’REILLY finishes 5th in a new Club Record (2:11.05). Other Shaftesbury runners PAUL SIMONS 285th (2:34.44), DICK BOBER 573rd (2:40.08), BOBBY BROWN 954th (2:47.17), DEREK SURREY V50 1362nd (2:52.28), JOHN KELLY 1600th (2:54.55), ANDREW LEBOZER 2629th (3:03.25), RAINER BURCHETT V50 2700th (3:04.13), NORMAN FOX V40 3138th (3:07.47), CLIFF GOLDING (3:25.00).
28 April National 12 Stage Road Relay Championships took place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. The Senior Men’s were just outside the medals in 4th place (4:08.35), Tipton Harriers were winners (4:03.34), 2nd Wolverhampton & Bilston (4:07.09) and 3rd Coventry Godiva (4:07.52). The race started with DOMINIC BANNISTER (25.58), followed by MIKE PUDDIFOOT (15.06), GRAHAM GETTY (27.13), ALISTER MUNRO (14.29), JULIAN GOATER (25.56), NEIL WALKER (15.26), KIRK DUMPLETON (26.57), DAVE SWEENEY (14.34), JOHN SHERBAN (26.182), DAVE THOMSON (15.02), MIKE WILLIAMS (26.53), ANDY KELLEHER (14.42).
DAVE THOMSON wrote – The National was a truly tremendous team effort, to beat the Northern champions Salford all all the Southern clubs.

19/20 May Country Championships took place all over the Southern regions, and we now have 20 County Champions. Bedfordshire GARY SMITH 110m Hurdles (15.0) Cambridgeshire MARK STERN 100m (10.8) 110m Hurdles (14.9) Hertfordshire CHARLOTTE BUOY 100m (14.5), LUCY ELLIOTT 1500m (4:28.5 CBP), STEPHEN FITZWILLIAMS HJ (1.95m), MICHAEL PAGE 400m (53.2) – Middlesex FRANCIS AGYEPONG TJ (15.45m), SASHA BEARE 70m Hurdles (12.9), KELLY BISHOP 300m Hurdles (48.1), SHARON BROOKS 3000m (9:50.7), PATRICK DALY PV (4.00m), BIBI ENWONWU 100m (12.7), EVETTE FINIKIN LJ (5.72m), GEORGINA HONLEY 400m (55.4), OSITA IWENJIORA SP (13.75m), JACKIE NEWING JT (25.74m), NEVILLE THOMPSON DT (52.46m) – Norfolk LORRAINE STILBY SP (12.07m), HT (23.46m), JT (36.40m) – Sussex ENNYINA CHUKUKERE TJ (14.59m), MIKE JONES HT (67.50m).
27 May Great Britain Field Events International against West Germany, Italy, Hungary and International Select took place at Portsmouth. MARY BERKELEY again pulled out all  the stops winning the Long Jump with a New Club Record (6.32m), and her partner EVETTE FINIKIN, finished 6th with (5.75m), in the Triple Jump FRANCIS AGYEPONG finished 5th with (15.18m) and finally MIKE JONES was 7th in the Hammer with (69.04m).
27/28 May – The Southern Under 15 and 20 Championships were held at Copthall. In the Girls section CATHERINE MURPHY, as on a number of occasions, brought off a fine sprint double, winning the 100m (12.3) and 200m (25.1), both times equalling her own Club Record. SHARON MURPHY, no relation to CATHERINE, ran the race of her life to win the 1500m (4:50.0). On the Boys side MICHAEL PAGE ran splendidly to win the 400m (53.1). In the Juniors NICK NIELAND broke the Club Record for the second time in three days to win the Javelin (60.84m), subsequently went to (61.66m).

2/3 June UK Championships held at Cardiff in chilly weather with a boisterous wind that affected performances. Our field event specialists again rose to the occasion to come away with two Gold Medals. FRANCIS AGYEPONG was a clear winner in the Triple Jump (16.06m), and MARY BERKELEY in winning the Long Jump with (6.17m), was in a class of her own, clearing (6.00m) on five occasions. MIKE JONES was his consistent self finishing 2nd in the Hammer (68.24m) and EVETTE FINIKIN was 2nd in the Triple Jump (12.87m) a new Club Record, she was also 5th in the Long Jump (5.85m).
7 June Great Britain v Finland in Helsinki, winning both the Men’s and Women’s matches. MARY BERKELEY won the Long Jump with (6.53m) a new Club Record, COURTNEY RUMBOLT was 3rd in the 100m in (10.77), and then found himself drafted into the 200m because of an injury, and proceeded to win that in (21.37). Reliable MIKE JONES was 4th in the Hammer (69.18m).
30 June-1 July AAA/WAAA Under 20 Championships at Stoke, on a cold and windy day which did not deter the Shaftesbury athletes from producing some superlative performances. In the Junior Women KERRY MACKAY stormed away from the opposition to win the 3000m in (9:34.81) for a Club Junior Record. In the Girls 200m CATHERINE MURPHY was a clear winner (25.53), after being 2nd in the 100m in (12.3) to equal her Club Record. SHARON MURPHY was 6th in the 1500m (4:56.3). NEIL WINTER had a busy weekend, winning both the Junior and Youth Pole Vault titles. On the first day he cleared (5.00m) to take the Junior title, and PATRICK DALY was 7th with (4.40m), on the 2nd day NEIL won the Youths title with the same height, and this was a Championship Best Performance. ONOCHIE ONUORAH won the Youth Long Jump with (6.95m), and was 5th in the 100m (11.23). Another Junior winner was NICK NIELAND in the Javelin, setting a new Club Record of (64.46m). There was Silver Medal from MARK STERN in the Junior 110m Hurdles in (14.49), and good heat times from GARY SMITH (15.33) and DAMON BAINBRIDGE (15.55). In the High Jump STEPHEN FITZWILLIAMS was 5th with (1.95m).

1998 GRE CUP FINAL Many thanks to DANIEL REES for sending me the youtube video of the Cup Final. DANIEL is currently Shaftesbury’s No.2 400m Hurdler behind SEB RODGER and his personal best is (52.19) set at the England/Inter Counties Championships on 28 July 2019, in which he finished 6th in the final.
A great hour-long video of the GRE Gold Cup Final in 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kGPoozcaUU&t=3s

BRITISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE 50TH YEAR BOOK We are delighted to announce that a publication celebrating 50 years of British Athletics League history is now available to purchase.
Copies can be bought for £5, or £8 for two, and £10 for three, which is the maximum order. The cost includes postage and packing, with all money raised going to help young athletes through the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, which has also supported many BAL athletes on their journey along the athletics pathway.
To order, simply email geoffrey.morphitis@capeandd.com with the details of your order and make an online payment of the appropriate amount to;
ACCOUNT NAME : SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK : HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER : 41308378, SORT CODE : 400426
The publication itself features a range of nostalgic contributions from athletes, committee members, team managers and officials. Olympic champion and President of World Athletics, SEBASTIAN COE said: “The competition has been of constant high standard and I remember fondly my own competitions as a member of the Haringey team that were not only important for the club and its status but were important stepping stones to championships later in the season.”
There are great stories of feats that will impress, surprise and amuse you, from exhausted athletes doubling-up to score points, to guitar sing-alongs on team buses. Liverpool Harriers’ MIKE HOLMES has provided a fascinating series of archive reports that bring the piece to life, as do images by MARK SHEARMAN and MELISSA GRESSWELL. Statistical information has also been compiled by PETER MATTHEWS, with a club-by-club directory of every team to compete over the last five decades put together by MIKE HEATH.
Please note that orders will be satisfied on a first come first served basis. No booklets will be sent until payments have cleared so allow please allow seven working days between order and delivery.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CORONAVIRUS HELP FOR ATHLETES Many thanks to TUNJI who as reported on the 19 March newsletter is the father of NIAH AKINTOKUN. 
In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw the club’s attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here
There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.
In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11yr olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics.  The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here   TUNJI AKINTOKUN MBE – Non Executive Director, England Athletics

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Front Sheet Summer 2020 Fixture Card Front Sheet Final Issue 12-02-20
SBH 2020 Summer Fixture Card Fixtures, Updated 08-08-20 Summer 2020 Fixture Card – Updated 08-08-20 With Current Information
Track and Field Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROWhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended. POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020 Currently Suspended. STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently Suspended.

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – Currently Suspended

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

UPCOMING SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS FIXTURES AND OTHER FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS – Currently there is a small number of fixtures planned to commence from Saturday 1 August, details to be  published on the current status in the 23 July SBH Newsletter.

PHOTOGRAPH’S – From time to time we have photographs of our members taken at meetings or presentations which we would like to use both on the website or incorporated within our report to our local newspaper. Can you please let me know if you do NOT want your photograph to be used. Also, I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter.

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 750 Hoodies in circulation, this is the link giving details on how you can order your Club Hoody for £35, which includes having your name embroidered on the front Club Hoodies Updated 01-07-19

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT – In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – Currently the stadium is open for limited use.

ALAN WELLER