Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 28 January 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 28 January to Onochie Achike, Gerald Alterman, Ernest Barnes, Amelia Daley, Russell Devitt, Emmanuel Duruiheoma, Micah Forbes-Agyepong, Sophie Forbes-Laird, Bethan Hale, Catherine Higgins, Malika Hislop-Ellis, Kyle Langford, Toby Laycock, Nicholas Nieland, Gary Wilson and Benjamin Zeffertt

CAN YOU HELP PLEASE  Does anyone use or knows how to use ‘GOOGLE MEET‘, if so could you give me a call please on 07815467889 to discuss.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION ON EQUALISATION SURVEY The debate whether men and women should run the same distance in cross-country races, has been reported extensively over the past few weeks (see 21 January SBH Newsletter for Elite Athletes views). This is the Club’s response on the subject, which was sent to UK Athletics and England Athletics on Thursday 21 January.

SBH has a proud history of cross country running dating back to 1890 – 131 years and counting!  Our members include numerous international athletes; JOYCE SMITH, DAVID BEDFORD and JULIAN GOATER to name but three. As well as elite athletes the club is represented by club runners in inter club, league, county, regional and national championship races. Our officials also help organise and run many of these races. As such we believe the views of clubs such as ourselves should carry significant weight in debates about the future of cross country and issues such as equality.

First and foremost, SBH is totally committed to equality. However, equality can be delivered in many ways and we have concerns about the methodology used in the current consultation process.

Having canvased athletes, coaches and officials, this matter was discussed at length at the Club’s Council meeting on 18 January 2021. The views of the Club are set out below.

The Club felt that the survey was written in a biased way, with questions about how equalisation should be achieved and not whether it should happen. It is our view that the preamble to the survey tends to reinforce this position. This will be seen by many, rightly or wrongly, as a consultation with a pre-determined outcome. We are aware these views are shared by many others. We are deeply concerned that this survey will not produce reliable and robust results.

The Club is of the view that Men should be able to determine the distance they run in cross country races and, similarly, Women should be able to determine the distance they run. The Club does not believe that equality needs to translate to the same distances being raced. We believe that we should be providing equality of opportunity, which is what we do.

We are aware of numerous surveys that have been recently carried out following cross country races where the majority, of both Men and Women, were broadly happy with the distances they currently race. The Club feels that these surveys should be a fundamental cornerstone of the current consultation process.

We also noted that Question 1 of the Survey does not include “coach to cross country runners” as one of the options. Therefore, the Survey will not be able to filter the view of coaches. This is, in our opinion, a fundamental error, given the widespread experiences and knowledge of coaches right across the country.

The Club were also concerned that increasing the distances raced by younger Women, in the U17 and U20 age groups to match the distances run by younger Men of the same age group would result in significant problems for the sport as regards both entries and athlete retention.

A suggestion made by one of our most respected and successful coaches was that equality of racing time would be a better target that equality of distance.

The Club awaits your detailed response in due course with interest.

PHILIP CUNNINGHAM – Honorary Secretary – Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers – 19 January 2021

UPDATE TO THE SBH WEBSITE – Not only am I the Editor of the SBH Weekly Newsletter, I am also the SBH Website Manager, which entails updating and adding data to the various sections within the website. Before I move onto the latest update, I would ask you to spend 5-10 minutes to review the content of the website, and would welcome any feedback you may have. There are 2 updates to the website, which are as follows;

SBH ALL-TIME TOP 10 T&F PERFORMANCES – I would like to thank CLYDE GORDON Young Athletes Men, RONAN BREEN Senior Men and BRYAN SMITH Senior Women, who carry out a superb job in maintaining and updating their own respective Age-Groups data. On the website, I have added a new section to ‘About Us’ and is titled ‘All-Time Top 10 Track and Field Performances’ and is located directly below ‘Club Records’

BEST PERFORMANCES FOR 2020CLYDE had produced the Young Athletes Men’s performances, and I produced the Under 20 and Senior Men’s, plus all age-groups for our Women. Included as well are our 2nd Claim & HCA athletes. On the website, I have modified in the section ‘About Us’, the section that was named ‘Annual Reports & Best Performance Awards’ and it is now named ‘Annual Reports – Best Performance Trophy Awards – Individual And Relays Best Performances By Year’.

AMERICAN INDOOR TRACK LEAGUE Took place at Fayetteville, Arizona, USA on 24 January.
200m – SW LINA NIELSEN 4th (SB 24.57) and is ranked UK No.3 in 2021
400m – SW LINA NIELSEN 4th (SB 53.27) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2021

JAYHAWK CLASSIC INDOOR MEETING Took place at Lawrence, Kansas, USA on 22-23 January.
Shot 7.26kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 3rd (SB 16.32m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2021
WT 15.88kg – SM GEORGE EVANS (Kansas University) 4th (SB 17.36m) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2021

ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The third race is on Saturday 21 February at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT. The races are for Under 11, 13, 15 & 17s. This is the link for all details including entries https://activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/atw-cross-country-series-round-3-21st-feb/

MORE FROM AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE has sent me a photograph, which was taken at a recent Parkrun at Perry Lakes Reserve, about 1m from where he lives.

STUART commented that if he can squeeze into his old SBH vest, he will wear it in the coming weeks. I think you will have no problems with that – so watch this space.

The course is adjacent to the old Perry Lakes Stadium where the 1962 Empire Games were held. Also, the same park area where DAVID SWEENEY won the World Masters Cross Country title in October 2016, one of his 4 Gold Medals at that Championship.
And it’s a run with a couple of volunteer duties setting up the course (putting cones out around the many grass areas) which also allows you to have a run as well and that suits me. 

Course Description – Two laps on a mixture of asphalt and grass around the perimeter of West Lake and a grassy oval. The start and finish is the southern-most point of the closed roads in Perry Lakes Reserve. And it’s a run with a couple of volunteers setting up the course (putting cones out around the many grass areas) which also allows you to have a run as well and that suits me.
Post Run Coffee – Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the coffee van – please come and join us!
16 January Parkrun Result Perry Lakes 67th (27.36 V60-64 age-group)

 

BRITISH INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS CALLED OFF The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Coronavirus pandemic puts paid to plans to stage the national indoor event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow next month. There will be no national indoor championships in the UK for the first time since 1961 following the cancellation of the 2021 event, which was due to take place in Glasgow on February 20-21. Following press speculation overnight, UK Athletics officially announced that the event was off on Friday morning (January 22) – just four weeks before the meeting was set to take place.

Entries had been rolling in during recent days, too, with athletes such as pole vaulter HOLLY BRADSHAW, long jumper JAZMIN SAWYERS, sprinter HARRY AIKINES-ARYEETEY, distance runner ANDY BUTCHART and 800m runners KYLE LANGFORD and KEELY HODGKINSON among a number of names who had accepted invitations. Now they will have to seek qualifying opportunities at other meetings elsewhere if they have ambitions of competing at the European Indoor Championships in Torun on March 5-7. Some of these competitions could be held in the UK too as ‘micro meetings’ with a small number of athletes and officials, potentially on the same weekend as the ill-fated British Indoor Championships.

UKA said: “The decision was taken in light of the ongoing pandemic to ensure the safety of all those due to participate; athletes, coaches, technical officials, volunteers, event and venue staff as well as protecting the Glasgow community. At the present time, the process of testing all those attending the Championships from across the UK, seen as an essential measure, would not sufficiently mitigate the risks. “British Athletics recognises our wider social responsibility to reduce Covid-19 transmission and to not over-burden the NHS. Whilst elite sport has been granted the privilege of an exemption to enable training and competition to continue, the logistics of safely staging a national championships comprising approximately 500+ attendees based across the UK and overseas need to be balanced with the risks to those involved, the local community, and the current medical climate. “With the European Indoor Championships currently scheduled to take place in Torun, Poland 5-7 March British Athletics acknowledges that the cohort of athletes vying for GB & NI team selection will need competition to enable qualification. “Therefore, alternative provision that enables smaller, Covid-19-compliant event qualification opportunities is being explored and will be confirmed to eligible athletes by British Athletics in due course.”

The British Indoor Championships has been held continuously every year since 1962. It has its origins in the 1930s when it was held at Wembley for five years but World War Two led to the event vanishing from the calendar and it did not return until 1962, when Wembley again held the meeting. It then moved to Cosford near Wolverhampton for a long spell from 1965-1991 before moving to venues such as Birmingham, Cardiff, Sheffield and Glasgow.

HYBRID FORMAT IS THE FUTURE FOR LONDON MARATHONThe following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Combining traditional mass races with the virtual model will be the new normal for the iconic event, says event director HUGH BRASHER. The impact of essential event adaptations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of road running for good, believes Virgin Money London Marathon event director HUGH BRASHER. Never again will the iconic race in the UK capital solely feature the traditional mass race behind the elite action, with the hybrid model for 2021 combining in-person and virtual options announced on Thursday setting the tone for the future of London Marathon Events.

While a record 42,906 people started the 2019 race, last year’s edition was restricted to elite-only events on an alternative looped course, with those races taking place alongside the inaugural Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon which had 37,966 finishers. Now the plan for 2021 is to have 50,000 participants on the traditional course from Blackheath to The Mall as well as 50,000 virtual entrants taking part around the world on October 3 as the 40-year-old event starts a new chapter. Read More: London plans 100,000-person marathon

“All London Marathon events, all the events we organise, will go hybrid,” BRASHER told AW. “That is one of the learnings [from 2020] – how you can bring more people to believe that they can run or walk 26.2 miles. Once they do that, if they are doing that in the virtual event, it will bring them more into the event. “It can make our sport more inclusive and diverse and that is something we absolutely want to do. What has happened is the everyday person has seen people looking like them doing this marathon challenge. That has changed the face of our sport for good. “We believe that this is the next seminal moment where it [the sport] will do it [change] exponentially again. “We believe it [the hybrid model] is absolutely the future of events, if you do it with integrity and the right messaging. If you are doing it with the right partners. With the charity programme and sponsors that we have, with our mission of inspiring activity for all, it has integrity and it is absolutely what we want to do. “We are really showing that a hybrid event, a new type of event, can magnify the unification of the world at a time when more than ever we need that unity,” he added. “We were a beacon of light on October 4 (in 2020), we hope again this announcement today, is that. “Giving people a goal – we know it changes behaviour, it changes it for the good. It is a big day.”

In the lead-up to the 2020 event, BRASHER explained how scenarios for the race were ever-evolving and the same is the case for 2021 but organisers are “incredibly optimistic” about being able to welcome 50,000 people to London to race this autumn. That figure adds more than 7000 to the previous finisher number record and the original aim was to hit that milestone in 2023 but BRASHER explained how that plan had been brought forward. “We have been working since 2014 on crowd modelling and developing our processes to be able to have 50,000 people running the marathon,” BRASHER said. “We started putting extra mats in certain places, we then went to video cameras, we then went to fluid dynamic modelling, we then changed the start processes. “Every year, behind the scenes, we have been working to this date where we could have 50,000 runners and all we have actually done is put our plan for 2023 forward two years because we had to fit in all the runners that wanted a place in 2021, 2022 and 2023, that couldn’t take part in the in-person event in 2020.”

On whether any changes to the usual mass in-person race might be required, BRASHER added: “We have lots of contingency plans, we always have lots of contingency plans, but we are very hopeful. We are very optimistic. “We have so many different scenarios of how we might adapt the marathon to the circumstances that exist in October. “We really have learned so much from 2020. Having that learning, taking it on board and realising the agility and the ability of the team here, we are really positive about what we can do. So, there might be no changes, but we have lots of other different scenarios.”

RYAN CROUSER SMASHES WORLD INDOOR SHOT PUT RECORD The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Olympic champion throws 22.82m at the American Track League meet in Fayetteville. RYAN CROUSER made a sensational start to 2021 as he smashed the world indoor shot put record and backed it up with the second furthest throw in history at the American Track League meet in Fayetteville on Sunday (January 24). The Olympic champion launched the shot out to 22.82m in the very first round of the competition, with the throw so far it almost cleared the landing mat. The mark adds 16 centimetres to the world indoor record which had been set by RANDY BARNES 3 years ago.

“I’d say it’s a pretty good start to 2021,” CROUSER said after his opening throw, “but I’ve got five more (attempts) so time to get to work.” And the 28-year-old American was far from finished as he followed that record throw with 22.70m in the third round for another mark beyond BARNES’ 22.66m recorded in 1989. CROUSER’S superb series also included a final round throw of 22.48m – a mark that only two other athletes have ever bettered indoors – and 21.03m thrown in round two.

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES National Athletic League dates have been agreed – Sunday 6 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 8 August and Saturday 28 August – 4 club divisions – we are in Premier London North with Harrow, Newham and Woodford – Probability that most / all fixtures will be at StoneX Stadium. London Inter Club Challenge dates agreed Saturday 17 April Lee Valley, Saturday 26 June, Saturday 31 July and Saturday 21 August all at StoneX Stadium.

Provisional UK Youth Development League dates are; Sunday 2 May, Sunday 30 May, Sunday 27 June, Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September National Final
Provisional Middlesex Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 25 April – Finsbury Park, Saturday 15 May – Perivale, Sunday 20 June – Parliament Hill and Sunday 18 July – StoneX Stadium
Provisional Eastern Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 13 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 18 July, Sunday 1 August and Final Sunday 12 September (venues to be confirmed).
The SCVAC Veterans League dates are still to be announced.

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently Lee Valley is closed and awaiting an update.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of January UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list 2021-Fixtures-Calender-15.01.21

Non Lee Valley fixtures – February 27-28 England Athletics U15/U17 Open Meeting (Sheffield) – March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada). On the UKA fixture list they show various regional Indoor fixtures for Scotland, Wales Etc.

Recently Cancelled – February 6-7 England Athletics U18/Elite Open Meeting (Sheffield), 20-21 British Athletics Championships (Glasgow)

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Use of this area has been prohibited whilst London is subject to National Lockdown, with the NHS now using this facility as a Covid-19 vaccination centre for a period of 4 to 12 months.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  We are in the process of finalising the 2021 Summer Fixture Card

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.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2021 Summer Fixture Card, and will be publishing a draft  in the coming weeks.
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay 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/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) 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.

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 published. 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

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 January 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 21 January to Josephine Chadwick, Mario Debrescu, Charly Doyon, George Evans, Matt Grant, Jade Ive, Adina Kut, Michael Nicholls, John Otugade, Alex Petty and Lynda Robinson

WHAT A COINCIDENCE – In last weeks Newsletter our 2 top Steeplechasers MARK PEARCE (No.2 ranked Senior) and KRISTIAN IMROTH (No.1 ranked Junior) share the same birthday – 19 January.

UPDATE ON PROPOSED TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES National Athletic League dates have been agreed – Sunday 6 June, Sunday 4 July, Saturday 7 August and Saturday 28 August – 4 club divisions – we are in Premier London North with Harrow, Newham and Woodford – Probability that most / all fixtures will be at StoneX Stadium. London Inter Club Challenge dates agreed Saturday 17 April Lee Valley, Saturday 26 June, Saturday 31 July and Saturday 21 August all at StoneX Stadium.

Provisional UK Youth Development League dates are; Sunday 2 May, Sunday 30 May, Sunday 27 June, Saturday/Sunday 4/5 September National Final
Provisional Middlesex Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 25 April – Finsbury Park, Saturday 15 May – Perivale, Sunday 20 June – Parliament Hill and Sunday 18 July – StoneX Stadium
Provisional Eastern Young Athletes League dates are; Sunday 13 June, Sunday 4 July, Sunday 18 July, Sunday 1 August and Final Sunday 12 September (venues to be confirmed).
The SCVAC Veterans League dates are still to be announced.

ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The third race is on Saturday 21 February at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT. The races are for Under 11, 13, 15 & 17s. This is the link for all details including entries https://activetrainingworld.co.uk/events/atw-cross-country-series-round-3-21st-feb/

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAMME UPDATE The Youth Talent Programme (YTP) is well underway for 2020-22. In late September of this year, we were delighted to confirm 252 athletes, and their coaches, as having been accepted into the Youth Talent Programme – a collaboration between England Athletics and British Athletics.

Congratulations on behalf of SBH and Myself, to our 11 Athletes and their respective Coaches EMMANUEL DURUIHEOMA (Sprints), TY HOLDEN EVELYNE FONTEYNE (High Jump), CAROL JACKSON RUBEN HEDMAN (60m/100m Hurdles), BRIAN HOPKINSKIMANI JACK (High Jump), SHAKA BUNSIEREMI JOKOSENUMI (Sprints), TY HOLDENJOANNE MIRANDA (Middle Distance), JEREMY SOTHCOTTGILAD NACHSHEN (Middle Distance), JEREMY SOTHCOTTMAAYAN RADUS (Middle Distance), DAVID LOWESNICHOLAS SAVVA (Sprints), TY HOLDENMILAN TRAJKOVIC (Javelin), JOHN WAUGHARUN YAVUZ (Long/Triple Jump), JOHN HERBERT

The YTP is the first step on the Talent pathway designed to meet the needs of identified talented English athletes, aged between 16 and 18 years of age, and their coaches. The programme focuses on developing a dual career for the athlete through fulfilling their potential within the sport and also in their education and employability.
Since those athletes and their coaches were accepted onto the YTP, we have been able to welcome them by hosting virtual inductions, led by Marathon Sports and Loughborough College, which provided an opportunity for the athletes, personal coaches and parents to meet and connect with the other people on the programme as well as their YTP point of contact and performance support staff. As part of the day, the education providers gave an outline of the two-year programme, including the formal education and individual athlete planning process, so that all participants will be able to maximise their development whilst on the YTP.
We have also been able to hold virtual National event-specific days for the athlete-coach partnerships to meet the YTP coach that will support them through their two-year journey. During this process, everyone was given an overview of the event specific elements of the YTP – namely the:
event group specific physical qualities and capacities;
event specific technical excellence frameworks;
psychological characteristics of developing excellence;
event group specific tactical components.
MARTIN RUSH, Head of Coaching & Athlete Development at England Athletics, said: “It’s great to see athlete-coach partnerships from so many different affiliated clubs being represented on the YTP. The personal coaches are an integral part of any athlete’s development so it’s fantastic to hear so many personal coaches were able to attend and contribute to the first virtual National event-specific training days.
“Hopefully, we will be able to hold practical National event specific training days in the new year, but for now I wanted to recognise the excellent job done by the education providers, Marathon Sports and Loughborough College, as well as the YTP coaches in making the virtual sessions fun, engaging and educational. I was also delighted to see so many parents join in the virtual workshop delivered by our youth lead, Scott Grace. The attendance of athletes, coaches and parents represents a real milestone in the evolution of the YTP: this focus on developing and supporting athletes holistically is testament to the ethos we have here at England Athletics and I’m very proud of the work that the Coach and Athlete Development team are doing.”
ANDY PAUL, YTP Lead – Birmingham Talent Hub, said: “The YTP continues to grow its impact in Birmingham. This is Year 8 for us and every year we learn more and more about the needs of both coach and athlete as they develop. It is an honour to be able to support talent and evolve the process with colleagues across the country.
“2020 has offered up a huge challenge to everyone – athlete, family, coach and YTP teams! From real-time coaching to team delivery on Teams. For me, it has been a whole new world and a great education. It has demonstrated how adaptable we all are. At the same time, it has reminded me how we all learn and the need to flex because of it. One-to-ones with specialists have gone really well but in a group situation some learners find the challenge far greater than real-time. As a coach, it has been a valuable experience and a learning curve in improving communications and being well organised – lots of big steps forward! The job is a great challenge but the opportunity and growth we see makes the job exciting and so important.”

ENGLAND ATHLETICS 5 MILE VIRTUAL RELAY In the Qualifying Round (Round 1), clubs could have an uncapped number of their runners enter into the round in order to ensure that as many runners as possible could take part and enjoy the competition. The Clubs’ finishing position is based on the 4 x fastest men and 4 x fastest women from each club.

The Qualifying Round took place during the window of Saturday 26 December 2020 – Wednesday 13 January 2021.
RESULTS – KRISTIAN IMROTH U20 7th (24.20 2nd U20), KIERAN CLEMENTS 10th (24.23), JEREMY DEMPSEY 20th (24.52), GEORGE GROOM 21st (24.54), MITCHELL COX 27th (25.17), MARK PEARCE 51st (25.56), DAN WATTS 125th (26.59), JUDE MIRANDA U20 262nd (28.19), RICHARD WILLIAMS V40 329th (28.46), FREYA STAPLETON U20 365th (29.01 4th U20), EUAN MACKENZIE 404th (29.19), DANIEL NICHOLLS V35 566th (30.18), NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 569th (30.20), KEVIN WALDEN V35 905th (32.19), TIM PARKIN V40 1035th (33.17), EMILY HATHAWAY U20 1100th (33.43), SARAH WILLIAMS V35 1116th (33.47), JESSICA HURLEY 1456th (36.08)
TEAM RESULTS – 1st Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (3:41.47), 2nd Cambridge & Coleridge (3:42.03), 3rd Wirral (3:42.42), 4th SBH (3:45.20)

National Round (Round 2) The 50 fastest clubs from the Qualifying Round will progress to the National Round (Round 2) – taking place between Wednesday 10 February to Monday 15 February 2021.  Clubs that qualify to compete in the National Round will again be able to field an uncapped number of their registered runners – with finishing positions based on the 4 x fastest men and 4 x fastest women from each club.

International Round (Round 3) The winning club from the National Round will be selected to compete in the International Round – where they will compete against the best teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to be crowned the Virtual Road Relay Competition 2020/21 champions!

SHAFTESBURY’S OLYMPIAN BOARD FINDS A TEMPORARY HOME BRYAN SMITH will soon be taking possession of our Olympian Board. BRYAN told me that the board will have a temporary home, in a glass cabinet in the SBH Clubhouse, until the West Stand is constructed.

BETH POTTER’S 2020 LOCKDOWN EXPERIENCE – BETH is in full agreement that dog is man’s, and woman’s, best friend, and admits she found much of lockdown challenging, but there was one stand-out highlight for the triathlete; after longing for a dog for some time, Potter finally took the plunge and got a puppy CHARLIE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLIE is a working cocker,” she said. “He’s been a life-saver during lockdown. I’ve always wanted a dog but it’s never been the right time and then when we first heard about lockdown, I moved in with a friend for a few weeks who’s got a dog and she convinced me to go for it. “He’s brilliant– he’s very docile and he’s lovely. It’s been so great having him at home – and he runs with me at the weekend. “He’s been the best thing about lockdown, for sure.”

The pandemic could not have hit at a worse time for BETH. The triathlon season was literally days from beginning and so having slogged her way through a full winter’s training, it was demoralising to say the least for everything to be thrown up into the air almost overnight. “I love training so that part was okay but I did find it very tough not having anything on the horizon, so it was a real mix of emotions every day,” she said. “I’ve found it really hard – one minute I’ll be fine and then the next minute I’ll find myself crying for no reason. It’s definitely been one of the hardest things I’ve faced in my career – it’s up there with a really crap injury. The uncertainty is so difficult.”

The lack of access to swimming pools has been the most challenging aspect of lockdown for BETH. BETH has spent the majority of her sporting life as a long-distance runner, representing GB at the 2016 Olympics, before switching to triathlon in 2017 and going on to represent Scotland as both a track and field athlete and a triathlete at Gold Coast 2018, becoming the first Scot ever to be selected for two sports at the same Commonwealth Games. Of the three disciplines in triathlon, BETH freely admits swimming is her weakest and so a whole summer out of the water was far from ideal, to put it mildly.

BETH’S first post-coronavirus outing was in early September in Hamburg where she finished twenty-first, a performance she was dissatisfied with. Her next event was a World Cup event in Arzachena, Italy on 10 October finishing 2nd to FLORA DUFFY world ranked No.14, BETH’S final race of the Year was in Valencia, Spain on 7 November in which she won. Results Hamburg – 750m swim, 18.9k bike, 5k run 1st GEORGIA TAYLOR-BROWN GB (54.16), 2nd FLORA DUFFY Bermuda (54.25), 3rd LAURA LINDERMANN Germany (54.39), 21st BETH (56.13 – swim 9.43 – bike 27.55 – run 16.53). Arzachena – 750m swim, 19.26k bike, 5k run 1st FLORA DUFFY Bermuda (1:00.53), 2nd BETH (1:02.04 – swim 9.32 – bike 34.14 – run 16.55), 3rd VERENA STEINHAUSER Italy (1:02.07). Valencia – 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run 1st BETH (56.35 – swim 9.32 – bike 29.07 – run 16.45), 2nd NICOLA SPIRIG Switzerland (56.38), 3rd LISA TERTCH Germany (56.39).

The high standards BETH sets for herself may make her life more difficult, but it is the same attitude that has helped her defy the odds time and time again throughout her career. Her switch from track and field to triathlon may be somewhat unusual but 2019 proved in emphatic style that her gamble had paid off. After only two years in the sport, she became European champion, a result that highlighted her potential despite taking up the event at a relatively advanced stage of her sporting career.
Report of European Championships in Weert, Netherlands on 31 May – BETH took the European title in fine style, on the opening 1500m swim (17.18) she came out 4 seconds behind a small group. The bike leg of 37.8k was very close with 6 athletes entering the final transition, including BETH (54.15). The final leg, a 9.9k run proved decisive with BETH pulling away to secure the win by 58 seconds. Full result 1st BETH (1:45.44), 2nd SANDRA DODET France (1:46.42), 3rd CLAIRE MICHEL Belgium (1:46.55).

However, within just a few months of that victory, BETH was hit with some devastating news. Despite her phenomenal rise to prominence in the sport, British Triathlon announced they were withdrawing her funding, leaving her feeling somewhat destitute. “I’d hit the criteria several times and yet I wasn’t put on funding,” she said. “I felt like any other athlete in any other sport who had become European champion would have been on funding. So that was a real blow. “I was really upset about it for a while and they were using my age against me which I felt was really unfair. “People get better at different times and my training age is completely different from my actual age because I’ve not been in the sport for that long. “I’ve got the right attitude and I want to do this but it’s hard not having the back-up. “I had several meetings with British Triathlon and they then agreed to help me a little. “It all took its toll though. I had thoughts of giving up.

“But then I decided to use it as motivation and wanted to prove them wrong. I believe I can do it but it just helps when you have people backing you.” Despite the funding blow, BETH got her head down and got herself in excellent shape for this season, which was then cut disappointingly short. And so having battled through the past twelve months with few competitive appearances to speak of, already BETH is already looking forward to another winter hard at it. “I put in a big block of training last winter which was great but I don’t want to put myself in the position of racing again if I feel I’m not ready,” she said. “I’d like to put in another big block of swimming over the winter. With the running, I have that race experience but I just don’t have that yet in triathlon so there’s still so much room to improve.” 

BETH ran two road races in 2020, both being personal best’s. Firstly, in February, the Alsager 5 Miles in Cheshire, winning the Women’s race with a time of (25.45), then in August the Podium 5k in Barrowford, Lancashire, winning the Elite Women’s race with a time of (15.25), from JESSICA JUDD (15.36) and LIZZIE BIRD was 6th (15.53). Well done BETH, TOKYO here you come.

PARKRUN RETURNS TO AUSTRALIASTUART MOORE has just informed me that Parkrun returned last November. He said they been very lucky in Perth – an isolated city and a state premier who has been right on top of his game. His children are now teenagers – DECLAN 17 and LAUREN 14 – and LAUREN is still involved in running, STUART coaches her group at Little Athletics. STUART coach little athletics in the summer and the way it is organised you basically coach all events for an age group so I have been with my daughter’s group since under 8s – this year up to under 15s.

STUART’S latest Parkrun Results 9 January Carin Glades 74th (27.51 V60-64 age-group) – 2 January Quinns Rocks 46th (30.33) – 26 December Perry Lakes 46th (28.27) – 19 December Garvey Park 11th (29.09) – 12 December Perry Lakes 93rd (31.02) – 28 November Perry Lakes 81st (29.18) – 14 November Perry Lakes 80th (30.52)

UKA’S EQUALITY PLAN The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.  Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN. Big-name British female runners such as PAULA RADCLIFFE, JOYCE SMITH, HAYLEY YELLING, LAURA MUIR and MARA YAMAUCHI issue strong statement about equalisation of cross-country distances one of the best-known and most successful female endurance runners in the history of British athletics have joined forces in opposition to UK Athletics’ recent moves to create gender equality in cross country.

Their statement has been signed by a who’s who of distance running icons such as two-time world cross-country champion PAULA RADCLIFFE and former International cross-country gold medallist and two-time London Marathon winner JOYCE SMITH. HAYLEY YELLING, the two-time European cross-country champion, plus current top athletes such as LAURA MUIR, CHARLOTTE PURDUE and LAURA WEIGHTMAN have also put their name to a statement which will leave UKA in no doubt that their quest for equality of racing distances is not going to be easy to implement. Between them, the signatories have won dozens of English National titles and represented Britain or England at the World Cross Country Championships. ANDREA WHITCOMBE, HELEN CLITHEROE and KATHY BUTLER for example have raced in the World Cross seven, eight and 14 times respectively. Photograph of eventual winner PAULA RADCLIFFE leading the 2003 European Cross Country Championships ahead of SONIA O’SULLIVAN and HAYLEY YELLING.

The statement has been pulled together by MARA YAMAUCHI, the former English National winner and second fastest British marathon woman in history. It questions why UKA is making this current move without a head of endurance in position and without first consulting its own Athletes’ Commission. In addition, the athletes firmly disagree with the Run Equal movement, saying: “We are saddened by the suggestion that our past performances are viewed as somehow lacking, simply because we raced shorter distances than men.”

The statement is as follows… UK Athletics’ consultation on “equal access to cross country competition distances” (Dec 22) and its accompanying survey led many in the cross country (XC) community to believe that UKA had already decided to equalise the distances raced by men and women. We welcome the clarifications UKA provided in its new statement on “equal opportunities in cross country” (Jan 15) and in CEO Joanna Coates’s interview with AW (Jan 15). However, we note JOANNA’S comment that equalisation of race distances “might” still go ahead. We also note that UKA still intends to use the survey’s results, despite widespread concerns about its validity, which we share (specifically the introduction’s clear indication to responders that UKA is in favour of equalisation, and the absence of the question “do you agree/disagree on equalising distances”). The physical advantages men acquire compared to women from puberty are well-known. These advantages mean that, in some sports, event specifications should be different, for good reason. We believe cross country, at competitive level, is one such event. There are many events in Athletics alone which have different specifications. This does not mean women are weak or inferior. It is a question of what specifications suit men and women, and what makes for meaningful and exciting competition. In cross country, women and girls should race a distance which is: a) what they want; b) what is appropriate for their age and ability level; and c) what is best for their wider competition goals and race calendar. The criterion “what the men or boys run” should be well down the list in deciding. The same applies, in reverse, for men and boys. The question of can women race long distances has been answered with an emphatic yes. Historically, women were not allowed to compete at all in many events, and we are thankful to the women who fought for the right to compete. Competition for women in XC has existed for decades; the first English National XC Championships for women were held in 1927.

The UKA Head of Endurance position has recently been vacant, and UKA’s own Athletes Commission was not consulted. It is unclear whether anyone with knowledge and experience of XC at elite/semi-elite level/competitive club level has been involved thus far. We call on UKA to ensure that people with such knowledge and experience, in a variety of roles, will be included in all decision-making at every stage from now on. We note that World Athletics has equalised distances at the World Championships but it is not a national federation which has to develop talent to elite level. We also note that European nations voted in 2016 to retain different distances. British XC teams, especially the women’s teams, have been very successful in recent years at European level. UKA omitted the key question “do you agree/disagree on equalising distances” from its survey. Therefore, if a move towards equalisation goes ahead, we look forward to seeing other statistically robust evidence that this is what a large majority in the sport actually wants. In the meantime, we hope UKA will focus on enabling racing to restart safely and minimising the damage the pandemic has caused to athletes everywhere.

Signed by… KATE AVERY, European XC representative 2014, 2015, 2018; World XC U20 representative 2009, 2010; World XC senior representative 2019 SINEAD BENT, Northern 800m bronze medallist 2018; Manchester league senior overall title winner; multiple Northern XC top-40 finisher KATHY BUTLER, World XC team bronze medallist 2004; 14 x World XC representative 1990 – 2006; 2 x Olympian HELEN CLITHEROE, 8 x World XC representative 1998 – 2005; 10 x European XC representative 1998 – 2010 JULIE COLLINGHAM (née LAUGHTON), World XC representative 1984 (team silver medallist), 1985, 1986 (team gold medallist) MELISSA COURTNEY-BRYANT, European XC representative 2017, 2018; bronze medallist at European Indoor 3000m 2019 and Commonwealth Games 1500m 2019 CLAIRE DUCK, English National XC runner-up 2016, third 2017; World XC representative and captain 2017 LAUREN HEYES (née HOWARTH), World XC representative 2009 (U20), 2013 (senior); European XC representative 2008, 2009 (both U20), 2011, 2012 (both U23), 2013, 2015 (both senior) RUTH JONES, England mountain running representative; Manchester XC league overall winner 2017, runner-up 2019/20 JESSICA JUDD, English National XC winner 2017; European XC repr esentative 2019 (team gold); World University 5000m winner 2019; British 5000m champion 2020 LAURA MUIR, European XC rep resentative 2011 (junior), 2015 (U23) both team gold; multiple track medallist at World and European level indoors and outdoors HANNAH NUTTALL, European XC representative (U23) 2019; World XC representative (U20) 2015; English Schools 3000m winner 2014; British 3000m steeplechase bronze medallist 2020 LILY PARTRIDGE, English National winner 2015, 2016; 7 x European XC representative 2009 to 2017 (Junior, U23, senior); World XC representative 2008, 2009 (Junior) CHARLOTTE PURDUE, 4 x individual medallist at European XC as junior, U20 (gold) and senior level 2007-2013; 4 x World XC representative (junior and senior) 2007-2011; No.4 UK all-time for the marathon PAULA RADCLIFFE: World XC champion 2001 (also short course silver), 2002, silver medallist 1997, 1998, bronze medallist 1999, World XC junior champion 1992; former marathon world record-holder; multiple medallist at World and European level JANE SHIELDS (née FURNISS), English National XC winner 1984, 1987; 6 x World XC representative 1981 – 1987; European XC representative; 2 x Olympian JOYCE SMITH, first IAAF World XC silver medallist 1973; International XC Championship winner 1972, bronze medallist 1971; English National XC winner 1959, 1960, 1973; London Marathon champion 1981, 1982 LAURA WEIGHTMAN, European XC representative 2013; 2 x Olympian; European 1500m and Commonwealth 5000m medallist ANDREA WHITCOMBE, English National XC winner 1990, 1991, 1997; 7 x World XC representative (junior and senior) 1989-1999 CAROLE WILLIAMSON (née BRADFORD), English National XC winner 1986; World XC representative 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986; bronze medallist at IAAF World 10km, 1984 and IAAF World 15km, 1985 ALISON WYETH, 4 x World XC representative 1987-1991; Commonwealth Games 3000m bronze medallist 1994; 2 x Olympian; multiple World, European, Commonwealth representative MARA YAMAUICHI (née MYERS), English National XC winner 1998; World XC representative 2005, 2006; No.2 UK all-time for the marathon HAYLEY YELLING, 8 x European XC representative 1996 – 2008 (champion 2004, 2009); World XC team bronze medallist 2004; World, Commonwealth and European representative on the track

BECKY LYNE’S FIVE TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING TECHNIQUE The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.  Photograph by MARK SHEARMAN.

Former 800m runner says her ‘GRACE-full’ method can help athletes become more efficient and injury-free. As an 800m runner BECKY LYNE ran (1:58.20) and after winning bronze at the European Championships in 2006 behind two Russians she was named British Athletics Writers’ Association female athlete of the year. At the time the only Brits who had run quicker over the distance were KELLY HOLMES and KIRSTY WADE. Even now her PB for two laps places her sixth on the UK all-time lists and is faster than LAURA MUIR’S best. Yet her career was cut short while she was still in her mid-20s and she believes she could have enjoyed far more success if she was armed with the kind of biomechanics knowledge that she has now. “Absolutely I wish I had my time again,” she says looking back. “Having studied it (running technique) and experimented with it and after getting a feel for how we’re designed to run, I know I was doing so many things wrong. “The frustrating thing was that people always told me they thought I had quite a good technique too. But I sensed that something wasn’t quite right, otherwise why would I be getting injured so much?”

LYNE even had biomechanics testing at the time but was told “everything was okay”. Although in the defence of the sports scientists in 2006, technology has moved on to the point that today’s runners can even record their own action in slow-motion on an ordinary mobile phone. “The crux was that I was over-striding and reaching too far in front of myself when I ran,” she says. “There’s a key phrase which I read when I was studying this – that you have to ‘run on your legs rather than with your legs’. “It’s so subtle, but if you can get that sense of your hips just lifting forward and up a little bit so that you plant more underneath your centre of mass then so many of the other things that we’re supposed to do when we’re running will be able to fall into place.”

LYNE, who also won the European under-23 800m title during her short career, struggled with Achilles tendon issues and her over-striding caused her to have horrendous blisters and even breathing difficulties when she ran uphill. “I was carrying too much tension in my shoulders and around my chest because I wasn’t controlling the movement from my core but from the shoulders,” she says. “As soon as you lift your hips up then your core can activate which allows your shoulders to relax. It’s all very well asking athletes to ‘relax your shoulders’ but it they’re not using their core then it’s just not possible to do that. It was an epiphany for me when I realised this.” LYNE, who is now 38 and based in the Peak District, currently helps runners with what she calls “GRACE-full running”. She offers runners analysis of their technique and physio screening – much of which is done online – and has teamed up with Sheffield Hallam University to create computer-assisted feedback for athletes. Software used by Sheffield Hallam can automatically detect joint positions in video recordings of runners and their work with LYNE is being featured on BBC1 on Wednesday (January 13) in a programme called The Truth About Getting Fit At Home, with people in the UK who miss it being able to subsequently view it on iPlayer. GRACE is an acronym for ‘grow, rhythm, align, circle, enjoy’ and these form the pillars of Lyne’s five-point plan for runners who are keen to improve their style.

Grow – Landing underneath your centre of mass reduces breaking forces. Or lifting your hips up and forward discourages you from ‘jolt-ily’ heel planting in front of your body.
Rhythm – The resonant frequency of leg muscles is 3 hertz. Get free elastic energy from your muscles and tendons by running at 180 strides per minute.
Align – Backwards displacement of centre of mass decreases your horizontal force vector. Having a strong aligned body allows you to use gravity to propel you onward by tilting forward from the ankles.
Circle – Smoothness reduces wasted energy due to vertical displacement. Your legs should feel like a wheel underneath you, using all energy push you forward functionally instead of bobbing up and down.
Enjoy – Running induces hormones and enzymes that physiologically and tangibly reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

To find out more about GRACE-full Running, click here.

THE ATHLETICS MUSEUM Was launched on the 12 August 2020, and are pleased to announce that their online exhibition is now live at www.theathleticsmuseum.org.uk.  Following the cancellation of the England Athletics Age Group championships and the ESAA championships themselves, the proposed physical exhibitions that were to be displayed there have been moved online.

This exhibition is the first venture of The Athletics Museum and we would like to thank the English Schools’ Athletic Association for the opportunity to work with them on this online material as we work towards securing space for a physical museum.  The ESAA project is ongoing and we hope to add more material in due course.
The Athletics Museum is a project inspired by the AAA. The first online exhibition traces the history of the English Schools’ Athletics Association (ESAA) championships; stories and anecdotes from participants, archive material from its inauguration in 1925 up to the modern day, and past champions and athletes who have gone on to achieve further success, in both track and field and 16 other sports. There’s also a look back at Tokyo Olympics 1964, Tokyo Worlds 1991 and forward to the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
England Athletics’ website executive NICOLA EVANS has built the site, with extensive preparation having been made by JOHN MACKIE and researcher JANE AINSWORTH, – plus contributions from Honorary Secretary CHRIS COHEN, MIKE FLEET, PETER RADFORD, MICK HILL and many others, and including photos by MARK SHEARMAN, JOB KING and the ESAA archive.
This is The Athletics Museum’s first project and it is hoped to expand the virtual ‘rooms’ within on other interesting topics from our sport.
PHILIP ANDREW (Head of Heritage at the AAA) said “The Athletics Museum team would welcome feedback and to hear from anyone interested in getting involved with the project. by contacting us at hello@theathleticsmuseum.org.uk.”

Why not take a look at what KATHERINE MERRY is enthusing about? “Well done all on the website … a great start with huge potential. I know this takes a lot of hard work and it is appreciated.”
CHRIS COHEN (ESAA Honorary Secretary) added, “We are hoping that, as in 1946, ESAA return from lockdown with more enthusiasm and reaching more athletes than ever before.”
Click here to go to The Athletics Museum website

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently Lee Valley is closed and awaiting an update.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of January UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list 2021-Fixtures-Calender-15.01.21

Non Lee Valley fixtures – February 6-7 England Athletics U18/Elite Open Meeting (Sheffield), 20-21 British Athletics Championships (Glasgow), 27-28 England Athletics U15/U17 Open Meeting (Sheffield) – March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada). On the UKA fixture list they show various regional Indoor fixtures for Scotland, Wales Etc.

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Use of this area has been prohibited whilst London is subject to Tier 4 restrictions. In any event, the NHS are taking this over from Monday 4 January and work has started to convert the area into a Covid-19 vaccination centre for a period of 4 to 12 months. Once Tier 4 restrictions have been relaxed and we can train indoors. Saracens have agreed to erect 3 large marquees, one to cover the javelin run-up, another one to cover one of the long jump run-ups and the associated sandpit and finally, a third one at the North End of the home straight where the temporary seating has been taken down. Check with your Coach for more information.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  Currently all Cross Country and Road Relay fixtures for 2020 are either Cancelled or Postponed, This update shows the status of all cross country fixtures as of the 10 November 2020 – SBH Winter Card Fixtures 2020-2021 Updated 10-11-20

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.

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SBH 2020-2021 Winter Fixture Card updated  10-11-20, Currently all Cross Country and Road Relay fixtures for 2020 are either Cancelled or Postponed. An update on 2021 Fixtures will be published in early December 2020 – SBH Winter Card Fixtures 2020-2021 Updated 10-11-20
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
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SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)   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.

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 published. 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

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CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 14 January 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 14 January to Hannah Brown, Cameron Campbell, Natalia Corbyn, Asher Escobar, Matei Frunze, Zahava Hurst, Kristian Imroth, Jo Kent, Lani Jaiyeola, Claudia Kerry-Roger, Azario Nwanko, Stephanie Paparizos, Mark Pearce and Alex Stapleton

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to ALEX BEECHEY, LOUIS PELTA and TIM UNDERHILL

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL 2020 was a year to be forgotten, albeit 2021 we are still in the grip of Covid-19, with a large proportion of the country now in National Lockdown, including where I live Somerset. On the Athletics front the cross country season is cancelled barring the odd fixture left, if you read on there is an update on the Indoor fixtures. In the next 2 months, we have already started planning for the Track & Field season.

March – 13/14 European Throwing Cup, Leiria, Portugal – 24/28 European Masters Indoor Championships, Braga, Portugal – 26 Olympic Marathon Trial, Kew, London – 28 Southern 6 & 12 Stage Road Relays, Milton Keynes
April – 10 National 6 & 12 Stage Road Relays, Sutton Park – 25 The Vitality Big Half
May – 23 Loughborough International – 29/30 England Senior & U20 Combined Events Championships, Bedford – 29/30 England Team Championships, Chorzow, Poland – 30 Vitality Westminster Mile, London – 31 Vitality London 10k
June – 5 Night Of The 10,000m (Olympic Trial), Parliament Hill – 26/27 British Championships And Olympic Trial, Manchester
July – 3-10 World Masters Championships, Tampere, Finland – 8-11 European U23 Championships, Bergen, Norway – 9-10 English Schools Championships, Manchester – 15-18 European U20 Championships, Tallinn, Estonia – 19 Standard Chartered Great City Race – 30-8 August Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan
August – 17-22 World U20 Championships, Nairobi, Kenya – 18 Manchester International – 24-5 September Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan – 26-29 European U18 Championships, Rieti, Italy

Regarding the SBH Domestic Fixtures, currently we have preliminary dates/venues for the four London Inter Club Fixtures which are as follows 17 April at Lee Valley, the three remaining fixtures will all be at StoneX Stadium 26 June, 31 July and 28 August which are all Saturday’s.
The remaining leagues have dates but no venues – National Athletic League 16 May, 6 June, 3/4 July, 7 August UK Youth Development League 2 May, 30 May, 27 June, 4/5 September National Final Eastern Young Athletes League and Middlesex Y0ung Athletes League provisional dates for league fixtures 23 May, 20 June, 11 July, 15 August. The  SCVAC Veterans League dates are stll to be announced.

LLOYD COWAN You may have heard that our former member LLOYD COWAN died last Monday (11 January) of Covid-19 at the relatively young age of 58. He unfortunately had underlying medical issues having recently suffered a stroke. LLOYD competed for us in the BAL in the mid-90’s. He set a club record for the 110m Hurdles with (13.75) in 1994 which is still 3rd on the SBH all-time list. He then moved up to 400m Hurdles and in 1995 ran (50.79) for 6th on the current SBH all-time list. LLOYD had his greatest success in coaching CHRISTINE OHURUOGU to Olympic Gold and countless other medals in International Championships. He was a good friend of SBH and he will be missed – GEOFF MORPHITIS BAL Team Manager

TRIBUTE TO LLOYD COWAN FROM FRANK ATTOH LLOYD was a Friend to Many, Stranger to None; he was larger than life as you can see in the photo.

I sort of knew LLOYD as a member of Shaftesbury back in the 90’s and, at the time, never had any meaningful conversation with him. He qualified for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta as a NON-travelling reserve. However, LLOYD managed to travel to Atlanta on his own accord and obtain an accreditation without the involvement of Team GB. I bumped into him a couple of times in the stadium and was shocked to see a Team GB accreditation around his neck – what was more interesting is that he always stood right at the finish track side. You can imagine only the officials were allowed track side but LLOYD had done the impossible.
LLOYD retired as an athlete and turned his hands to coaching and, boy, he became a great one coaching the likes of CHRISTINE OHURUOGU, ANDY TURNER, HARRY AIKINES-ARYEETEY, BIANCA WILLIAMS, DWAYNE COWAN, CONRAD WILLIAMS and many more Internationals.
LLOYD and I shared an apartment in Helsinki at the World Championships in 2005 for a couple of days and I advised LLOYD on some aspects of his coaching which he was grateful for. From then on, we became great friends. Sharing at 2 Olympics and a handful of World Championships, I always looked forward to the various warm weather camps we had around the world. The weather in South Africa was what he liked most and cherished. And we always had a Lifetime of Laughter.

He has gone but will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Friend, Brother and Coach – FRANK

TRIBUTE TO LLOYD BY ATHLETICS WEEKLY  one of the most popular and successful coaches in British athletics, has died aged 58.
As an athlete, he was one of the nation’s top hurdlers but it was as a coach that COWAN really made a name for himself, guiding CHRISTINE OHURUOGU to world and Olympic titles and ANDY TURNER to European and Commonwealth crowns.
Based in north London, he also guided his son, DWAYNE, to become one of Britain’s best 400m runners in recent years. Many more benefited from his coaching and his achievements were recognised with an MBE in 2015, whereas in 2013 he was awarded the prestigious RON PICKERING Memorial Award for Services to Athletics.
Born July 8, 1962, COWAN won bronze medals three times at the AAA Championships in the sprint hurdles in the 1990s in a high-quality event dominated by COLIN JACKSON and TONY JARRETT at the time. In addition, he won the South of England title three times and made the England team for the Commonwealth Games in 1994.
Part of the JOHN ISAACS sprints squad at Haringey, his best time for 110m hurdles of (13.75) was achieved in Brussels in 1994. The following year at Crystal Palace he clocked a 400m hurdles PB of (50.79).
He will be best known, though, for guiding OHURUOGU to firstly the Commonwealth 400m title in Melbourne in 2006 followed by global gold in Osaka 2007 in a dramatically close victory over NICOLA SANDERS and then Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008. Photograph taken by MARK SHEARMAN featuring LLOYD with CHRISTINE OHURUOGU at Lee Valley in 2008.

At London 2012 he guided OHURUOGU to silver before then helping her retain her world title 12 months later in Moscow. COWAN was known for his intuitive style of coaching and Ohuruogu told The Times last year: “The new breed of coaches are more like scientists but he (COWAN) was one of those who saw sport as an art.
LLOYD never went to the Olympic Games or the World Championships but he had this way of being that meant he was the only person I would listen to. Nobody could get in my head like he could.”
In 2013 COWAN was appointed lead sprints coach by UK Athletics. An MBE from the Queen followed two years later and this week many of his former athletes and fellow coaches have taken to social media to pay their respects.
TURNER, who COWAN coached to European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles titles in 2010, said: “Heartbroken, absolutely heartbroken to hear that my coach LLOYD COWAN had passed-away. 12 good years with this man, I owe him everything. Gutted.”
Two-time Olympic 1500m gold medallist and now World Athletics president SEB COE wrote: “A really sad start to the athletics’ year – a great coach, mentor and team-mate. A massive loss to the sport.”
While world 200m champion DINA ASHER-SMITH said: “Today, is a very sad day for our community. Heart-breaking news. God bless you LLOYD. You changed so many peoples’ lives, brought light and laughter to even more. We were so blessed to have known you and to have been a part of your story. Such a wonderful, generous and hilarious man.
“There aren’t enough superlatives and we will miss you so, so much. Champs will never be the same. My mum often left him ‘in loco parentis’ on my early trips as a senior. My thoughts are with his family, friends and of course his athletes at this tough time. Rest in peace LLOYD.”
LINFORD CHRISTIE offered an emotional response when he tweeted: “The world of track lost another family member today, and it hurt more than I could have ever imagined. RIP LLOYD COWAN. The space you left cannot be filled. My condolences to all who knew and loved you.”
An emotional message was also posted by sprinter BIANCA WILLIAMS, who wrote: “My heart is broken. You would light up every room you walked in. You changed my life, I am so grateful for you.”
SHAUN PICKERING from the RON PICKERING Memorial Fund said: “So sorry to hear of the passing of inspirational coach Lloyd Cowan, a friend for over 40 years as part of the Haringey/New River Family as junior athletes. I was pleased to be able to award him with the BAWA Ron Pickering Trophy for Services to Athletics in 2013. RIP Lloyd.”
While Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth long jump gold medallist GREG RUTHERFORD commented: “Gutted to hear LLOYD COWAN has passed-away. He was a massive personality and so helpful to so many (including myself) when coming through the ranks. Never again will I hear ‘Ruddy’ shouted in his distinctive voice and his big smile when meeting. RIP LLOYDY.”
Heptathlon star Dame JESSICA ENNIS-HILL wrote: “Absolutely gutted and so sad to read the news about LLOYD COWAN. I have so many great memories of spending time with LLOYD on training camps and at champs. He always believed in me and gave me some great advice and coaching tips along the way in the hurdles. Pure passion in what he did!”
The 400m runner MARTYN ROONEY added to the tributes by saying: “RIP LLOYD COWAN MBE – always a good man, looked after me on the circuit through my youth and always there for guidance if I needed it. Best wishes to DWAYNE and the rest of your family.”
Whereas LEON BAPTISTE, the former Commonwealth 200m champion turned coach, added: “Sad news. We lost one of our most successful British coaches. LLOYD had a huge influence in my athletic and coaching career so I will forever be grateful. Condolences to his family

UPDATE ON NEELAM KADERBHOY – NEELAM updated us last Friday. I’ve just finished dinner. Its early here. I order a banana for later on. I swop foods around a bit. So, I have something heavier and more substantial at lunchtime like a rice and mixed vegetables stir fry, and for Dinner, I have sandwiches as they are easier to digest. Well if I were competing then that would be a different story. Most probably start dinner at 6pm!
The Covid-19 test result done at the Home has come back negative. I still have to self-isolate for 2 weeks. My time finishes next Thursday evening. Not too long to go! I can’t leave my room. I do my exercises in my room and a bit of walking, as I don’t want my legs to deteriorate. I keep a little routine going for myself, as I’m doing exercises for strength and conditioning, balance and coordination, and speech and facial muscles.  I rest a lot more as well.
Well Watford General Hospital wards…you have to be one tough cookie to survive before leaving! So many people ended up with more complications whilst being there. I just kept going, my aim was to leave alive. I was there Christmas Day morning until the evening of New Year’s Eve, plus 3 x negative Covid-19 tests.
I know it’s a bit late, but everything seems to take longer. Best wishes NEELAM.

SARACENS ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW SPONSORS ‘STONEX AND CITY INDEX’  RICHARD GREGG Operations Director of Saracens, advised us last Sunday that Saracens have secured a four-year sponsorship deal with StoneX and City Index. RICHARD commented that, we are absolutely delighted to inform you that StoneX and City Index will become our new lead partners effective immediately. Please find the full press release below for all of the information around the four-year agreement. The partnership will see StoneX, global financial services firm, become our stadium naming rights partner seeing Copthall Stadium renamed ‘StoneX Stadium’ with immediate effect. City Index, leading trading platform, will become the lead partner across our men’s and women’s teams.

LONDON & NEW YORK, January 10, 2020 – StoneX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SNEX) today announced that its London-based subsidiary, StoneX Financial Ltd (“StoneX” or “the Company”), has entered into a four-year partnership with Saracens, one of Europe’s most successful rugby clubs. Beginning in January 2021, StoneX will become Saracens’ main club sponsor and its home ground in London will be named StoneX Stadium. Award-winning broker and leading trading platform, City Index, the London-based subsidiary of Gain Capital which was acquired by StoneX in July 2020, will be featured as lead partner on both the men’s and women’s kits.
Saracens is one of the most renowned clubs in European rugby. The men’s team has won the European Champions Cup three times in the last five years and the Premiership five times in the last ten years. The women’s team has won the last two Premier XV titles. The sponsorship deal with Saracens looks to solidify StoneX’s and City Index’s position at the forefront of capital markets and online trading, by teaming up with one of the most decorated sporting clubs on the continent. The partnership also sees an alignment of core values and culture of winning from both brands, which place a great emphasis on discipline and an unwavering commitment to achievement.
PHILIP SMITH, CEO of StoneX Financial Ltd, commented on the news, “I’m delighted to announce a long-standing partnership with Saracens as both the club and StoneX have a relentless drive to achieve excellence. For both organisations, the phrase ‘pounding the rock’ is ubiquitous and is one that both our traders and Saracens players can relate to.  Hard work, patience and dedication to our clients is at the core of our value proposition as a global financial services organization. These values are shared by Saracens Rugby Club, and are exemplified by their high-performance culture and commitment to player welfare as well as their fan base. I’m excited to see how the partnership develops over the coming months and years.”
The partnership is a significant vote of confidence in Saracens as professional rugby continues to face major challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will help to ensure that the club retains its elite management and players, while maintaining its world-leading academy. It will also help to support the proposed development of the stadium’s West Stand and the club’s significant commitment to bring about positive social change within the local community through the Saracens Foundation and the Saracens High School.
LUCY WRAY, Saracens CEO, said, “We are really excited to enter this new, long-term partnership with StoneX, one of the world’s leading financial groups. We share a commitment to excellence and innovation and we are looking forward to the start of a memorable journey with them. This is a major moment for the Saracens family. The partnership heralds a fresh start for the club after a hugely challenging year and having met some of the people at StoneX and City Index, I can safely say that they share our ambition and values.”
StoneX Group Inc. is a global financial services network that connects its clients to nearly all major financial markets worldwide, and to the expertise, tools and intelligence they need to succeed in those markets.  Through a unique combination of institutional-grade market access and high-touch service, StoneX provides access to 36 derivatives exchanges, 175 foreign exchange markets, nearly every global securities marketplace and a number of bi-lateral liquidity venues.
For more information, please visit: https://www.saracens.com/cityindex-stonex/ ‎

BRYGGEN SPORTS 3000m INDOOR MEETING Took place at Sportcity on Saturday 2 January.
3000m – SM MARK PEARCE 1st (PB 7:52.36) taking 13.68 seconds off his 16 February 2020 time. Had this time been taken into account in the 2020 UK rankings, MARK would have been UK No.5
3000m – SW LIZZIE BIRD 4th (SB 9:17.30) her 2nd fastest time

ATW CROSS COUNTRY SERIES NEXT RACE The second race took place at Merchant Taylor’s School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood HA6 2HT on Saturday 19 December.
Under 11LADDIE SHAW 42nd ((9.43 28th Male) the winner was Thomas Ford of Chiltern Harriers (8.11)
Under 13ARTHUR PHILLIPS 12th ((13.39 11th Male), THOMAS CADWALLADER 13th ((13.40 12th Male), POSIE SHAW 31st ((14.24 6th Female), EUAN PHILLIPS 46th ((14.41 36th Male) the winner was Jake Meyburgh of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (12.23)
Under 15 – The winner was Thomas Redmond of Chiltern Harriers (14.43)
Under 17ASH FOWKES-GAJAN 8th ((19.33), MAX WINFIELD 9th ((19.40) the winner was Alex Melloy of Cambridge & Coleridge (18.18)
Under 18EMILY HATHAWAY 9th ((23.42 4th Female) the winner was Will Barnicoat of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (17.21)

PB 5k ROAD RACE Took place at Haywards Heath on Sunday 13 December.
HENRY MCLUCKIE U20 4th (14.30 1st U20)

SBH BEST PERFORMANCES TRACK AND FIELD INDOORS AND OUTDOORS 2020 – As you are aware Covid-19 had a major effect on competition in 2020. But as you can see below the indoor season in 2020 was almost unaffected by Covid-19, although the all the outdoor league fixtures were cancelled. However, there were open meetings taking place, which included the four LICC meetings jointly organised by the club all of which proved to be an outstanding success.

Starting with our WomenTop 3 Track and Field Indoors
Under 13 Girls 60m Jessica Gibbs (8.34), Onyebuchi Odiaka (8.63), Sienna Corbyn (8.97) – 200m Jessica Gibbs (27.79), Onyebuchi Odiaka (28.40), Dina Silverman (29.80) – Pole Vault Emilia Greenfield (3.08m)
Under 15 Girls 60m Nia Akintokun (7.59), Nia Forbes-Agyepong (8.27), Tosin Jokosenumi (8.28) – 200m Nia Akintokun (24.68), Nia Forbes-Agyepong (27.56), Lola McAnn-Ezekiel (28.07) – Pole Vault Natalia Ivanov (3.30m)
Under 17 Women 60m Amber Stone (8.04), Semi Atiba (8.27), Kacey Walters (8.3) – High Jump Kacey Walters (1.65m), Evelyne Fonteyne (1.60m), Rebecca Wheeler-Henry (1.60m) – Pole Vault Manon Baines (3.22m) – Long Jump Kacey Walters (5.02m), Evelyne Fonteyne (4.97m)
Under 20 Women 60m Chinwe Iwunze (7.73), Hannah Foster (7.83), Kierra Grant (7.89) – 200m Iona Newbegin (26.54), Chiyenne Adrien (26.97), Amber Duverney (28.26) – 400m Hannah Foster (56.72), Vanessa Ansuaa (60.08) – High Jump Claire McGarvey (1.73m), Kara Onuiri (1.70m), Lucy Woodward (1.60m) – Pole Vault Trinity O’Connor (3.42m) – Long Jump Lucy Woodward (5.34m), Kierra Grant (5.23m), Maria Araujo (4.78m) – Shot 4kg Cristina Potter (7.69m)
Senior Women 60m Page Fairclough (7.55), Kayanna Reid (7.72), Eavion Richardson U23 (7.83) – 200m Page Fairclough (24.58), Hayley McLean (25.69), Selina Henderson U23 (26.21) – 400m Hayley McLean (54.55) – 800m Ellie Baker U23 (2:03.31), Lisa Webb V50 (2:36.04) – 1500m Lisa Webb V50 (5:18.98) – 3000m Lizzie Bird (9:11.76) – High Jump Alexa Eichelmann U23 (1.57m) – Pole Vault Emma Andersson (4.02m), Rosalind Zeffertt V55 (2.17m) – Long Jump Alexa Eichelmann U23 (4.94m) – Triple Jump Eavion Richardson (12.73m), Jasmin Sabir (12.05m), Rosalind Zeffertt V55 (7.80m) – Shot 4kg Nene Harrison V35 (10.60m), Alexa Eichelmann U23 (10.35m)

Next our MenTop 3 Track and Field Indoors
Under 13 Boys 60m Asher Escobar (9.07), Harry Pincherle (9.34) – High Jump Harry Pincherle (1.30m)
Under 15 Boys 60m Malachi Amadi (7.21), Mekhi Spence-Forde (7.66), Saugat Pun (7.78) – 200m Mekhi Spence-Forde (25.00), Victor Odiaka (26.44), Saugat Pun (26.62) – Long Jump Zac Benjamin (4.13m) – 60m Hurdles Dike Onyemelukwe (10.26)
Under 17 Men 60m Emmanuel Duruiheoma (6.89), Mario Dobrescu (6.95), Remi Jokosenumi (7.16) – 200m Mario Dobrescu (21.78), Remi Jokosenumi (21.98), Nnamdi Ndukwe (23.11) – 400m Ernest Barnes (54.58) – 800m Mukhtar Musa (1:55.53) – 60m Hurdles Ruben Hedman (8.17), Eddie Johnston (8.86)
Under 20 Men 60m Mica Forbes-Agyepong (7.01), Nicholas Shaw (7.10), Jami Schlueter (7.22) – 200m Decare Davies (22.58), Mica Forbes-Agyepong (22.78), Mittio Mohammadian (23.72) – 400m Mittio Mohammadian (50.92), Freddie Reilly (51.72) – 800m Henry Fulton (2:06.16) – 1500m Finn Harvey (4:05.60), Sebastiano Corbo (4:58.98) – 3000m Charlie Hicks (8:08.94) – High Jump Charlie Knott (2.05m) – Pole Vault Glen Quayle (4.82m), Jami Schlueter (4.02m), Sebastiano Corbo (2.90m) – Triple Jump Josh Woods (14.42m), Kenan Stephens (14.18m), Charlie Knott (12.49m)
Senior Men 60m Ojie Edoburun (6.64), John Otugade (6.69), Confidence Lawson (6.73) – 200m Michael Ohioze (21.52), Jamal Rhoden-Stevens (21.68), Krishawn Aiken (21.79) – 400m Krishawn Aiken (47.95), Luke Smith U23 (51.80), Sean Sutherland V45 (58.61) – 1500m George Groom U23 (3:55.65), Thomas Fulton U23 (4:06.98) – High Jump David Smith (2.24m), Lewis McGuire (2.15m), Akin Coward (2.14m) – Pole Vault Ethan Walsh (5.36m) – Long Jump Dan Bramble (7.81m), Ade Mason (6.97m), Michael Adebakin U23 (6.17m) – Triple Jump Nathan Fox (15.86m), Daniel Lewis (15.83m), Ade Mason (15.46m) – Shot 4kg Angus McInroy (14.68m)

Now our WomenTop 3 Track and Field Outdoors
Under 11 Girls 800m Maya Green (2:49.56)
Under 13 Girls 100m Sienna Corbyn (13.76), Angel McLeod (13.87), Jessica Gibbs (14.08) – 800m Dina Silverman (2:25.46), Phoebe Music (2:46.9) – 1500m Phoebe Music (5:42.71)
Under 15 Girls 100m Nia Akintokun (12.49), Tosin Jokosenumi (13.12), Anna Rose (13.25) – 200m Tosin Jokosenumi (26.59), Lucy Campos (28.68), Lucy Marcus (30.59) – 800m Abi Jeffrey (2:36.16) ) – 1500m Ruby Vinton (4:39.27)
Under 17 Women 100m Alexia Saunders (12.59), Semi Atiba (13.19), Amber Stone (13.26) – 200m Alexia Saunders (25.19), Sophie Forbes-Laird (26.29), Alina Cofie (27.10) – 400m Sophie Forbes-Laird (59.4), Manon Baines (62.70) – 800m Joanne Miranda (2:15.61), Aimi Weightman (:18.61), Rebecca Jeffrey (2:35.56) – 3000m Elena Roncarati (11:13.43) – High Jump Kacey Walters (1.69m), Evelyne Fonteyne (1.59m), Rebecca Wheeler-Henry (1.55m) – Long Jump Alina Cofie (4.73m) – Discus 1kg Katie Webb (34.62m)
Under 20 Women 100m Hannah Foster (12.35), Larissa Giles (12.57), Marli Jessop (12.69) – 200m Hannah Foster (24.51w/24.79), Larissa Giles (26.37), Vanessa Ansuaa (26.47) – 400m Olivia Allbut (60.3), Lucy Woodward (60.6), Scarlett Kent (61.53) – 800m Scarlett Kent (2:17.92), Emily Hathaway (2:22.04) – 100m Hurdles Marli Jessop (14.98) – High Jump Lucy Woodward (1.55m) – Long Jump Lucy Woodward (5.10m) – Triple Jump Jazz Sears (12.53m) – Shot 4kg Lucy Woodward (9.26m) – Hammer 4kg Lucy Koenigsberger (41.32m), Shivani Feifel (22.66m) ) – Javelin 600g Lucy Woodward (32.65m), Cristina Potter (27.69m)
Senior Women 100m Nene Harrison V40 (14.30) – 400m Lina Nielsen (54.62), Hayley McLean (55.71), Alexa Eichelmann U23 (64.03) – 800m Ellie Baker U23 (2:03.48), Hannah Ridley (2:16.17), Alexa Eichelmann U23 (2:24.96) – 1500m Lisa Bird (4:14.6), Ellie Baker U23 (4:15.08), Lisa Webb V50 (5:33.79) – 3000m Steeplechase Lizzie Bird (9:55.21) – 100m Hurdles Alexa Eichelmann U23 (18.08) ) – 400m Hurdles Lina Nielsen (56.99), Hayley McLean (57.61) – High Jump Alexa Eichelmann U23 (1.55m) – Long Jump Alexa Eichelmann U23 (5.03m) – Shot 4kg Nene Harrison V35 (10.60m), Alexa Eichelmann U23 (10.10m), Sarah Ridley (10.04m) – Discus 1kg Jade Lally (58.95m), Shadine Duquemin (54.82m), Jessica Emery U23 (34.70m) – Hammer 4kg Philippa Davenall (58.12m) – Javelin 600g Alexa Eichelmann U23 (31.45m)

Finally our MenTop 3 Track and Field Outdoors
Under 13 Boys 800m Arthur Phillips (2:30.85) – 1500m Arthur Phillips (5:08.23)
Under 15 Boys 100m Malachi Amadi (11.14w/11.20), Zico Jones (11.65w/11.77), Victor Odiaka (12.38) – 200m Malachi Amadi (22.50w/23.15), Zico Jones (24.02), Jayden Klein (26.02) – 800m Gianleo Stubbs (2:05.18), Zico Jones (2:12.33), Jacob Clement (2:20.93) – 1500m Gianleo Stubbs (4:22.7), Daniel Banyard (4:55.93), Tommy Narvaez-White (5:36.62)
Under 17 Men 100m Emmanuel Duruiheoma (10.94), Keelan Farrell (11.43w/11.69), Bradley Ukpetenan (11.61) – 200m Remi Jokosenumi (22.12), Emmanuel Duruiheoma (22.62), Bradley Ukpetenan (23.89) – 400m Mario Dobrescu (48.17), Gilad Nachshen (54.00) – 800m Mukhtar Musa (1:55.79), Theo Machin-Paley (2:02.43), Ash Fowkes-Gajan (2:03.41) – 1500m Mukhtar Musa (3:53.53), Theo Machin-Paley (4:06.00), Max Winfield (4:35.42) – 3000m Mukhtar Musa (8:48.14), Theo Machin-Paley (8:54.31), Samuel Greenstein (9:02.70) – High Jump Kimani Jack (1.99m), Or Segal (1.85m) – Long Jump Keelan Farrell (6.11m)
Under 20 Men 100m Tariq Wild (10.95), Jami Schlueter (11.1), Decarie Davies (11.17) – 200m Jami Schlueter (22.52), Julien Priest (22.74), Decare Davies (23.07) – 400m Mittio Mohammadian (51.24), Jami Schlueter (53.08), Conor O’Keeffe (55.47) – 800m Finn Harvey (1:53.5), Jude Miranda (1:59.76), Alex Lytrides (2:04.95) – 1500m Henry McLuckie (3:42.16), Josh Edwards (4:05.98), Isaac Hirshman Chandler (4:08.95) – 3000m Henry McLuckie (8:15.91), Josh Edwards (8:51.04), Ben Winfield (9.01.55) – 3000m Steeplechase Kristian Imroth (9:08.19) – High Jump Ben Bellisario (1.94m), Jami Schlueter (1.85m), Evan Campbell (1.82m) – Long Jump Jami Schlueter (6.90m), Josh Woods (6.81m), Charlie Knott (6.16m) – Triple Jump Charlie Knott (12.49m) – Hammer 7.26kg Oliver Graham (62.03m), James Lancaster (50.18m) – Javelin 800g Jami Schlueter (46.14m), Evan Campbell (44.20m)
Senior Men 100m Ojie Edoburun (10.35), Dominic Ashwell U23 (10.55w/10.60), Morgan Webster U23 (10.98) – 200m Krishawn Aiken (21.95), Morgan Webster U23 (22.17), Columba Blango (22.59) – 400m Zharnel Hughes (47.05), Michael Ohioze (47.15), Columba Blango (48.36) – 800m Kyle Langford (1:44.83), Jeremy Dempsey U23 (1:51.96), Sam Wiggins U23 (1:53.02) – 1500m Mark Pearce (3:45.76), Liam Dee (3:49.5), Jeremy Dempsey U23 (3:50.83) ) – 3000m Mark Pearce (8:00.05), Jamie Dee (8:04.77), Liam Dee (8:07.87) – 5000m  Jamie Dee (13:51.94) – 3000m Steeplechase Mark Pearce (8:33.61) – High Jump Lewis McGuire (2.06m) – Pole Vault Ethan Walsh (5.05m) – Shot 7.26kg George Evans U23 (16.96m) – Discus 2kg Nick Percy (63.02m), Nathan Thomas U23 (42.63m), Cameron Campbell U23 (40.65m) – Hammer 7.26kg Chris Bennett (69.27) – Javelin 800g Daniel Bainbridge (72.68m)

Link to all documents showing all SBH athletes best performances SBH Mens Best Performance 2020 – T&F Indoors Under 13 Up To Senior SBH Mens Best Performance 2020 – T&F Outdoors Under 13 Up To Senior SBH Womens Best Performance 2020 – T&F Indoors Under 13 Up To Senior SBH Womens Best Performance 2020 – T&F Outdoors Under 11 Up To Senior

SBH BEST PERFORMANCES ROAD AND PARKRUN 2020 – Because there were not so many Road Races and the Parkrun events were cancelled in March, I have published all the competitors in each event. Regarding Parkrun, on the Power of 10 rankings they published a complete listing of all competitors for 2020, which amounted to some 40 pages. Some of you may not be recorded below, mainly due to not being registered as SBH, if you are one of these please email me and I can add you.

Starting with our WomenRoad Races
Senior Women – 5k Beth Potter (15.24), Lizzie Bird (15.53), Naomi Taschimowitz (16.32), Georgia Bell (16.34) – 5 Miles Beth Potter (25.34), Rachel Felton V40 (27.56) – 10k Rachel Felton V40 (35.15), Georgia Bell (35.32) – Half Marathon Rachel Felton V40 (75.07), Marion Buggins V35 (89.16), Rebecca Gardiner (93.42), Gabriella Kyriacou U23 (1:52.15)

Now our MenRoad Races
Under 20 Men – 5k Henry McLuckie (14.13), Kristian Imroth (14.30), Nathan Goddard (16.34) – Half Marathon Daniel Greenstein (81.31)
Senior Men – 5k Jake Shelley (13.46), Thomas Butler U23 (14.42), Kojo Kyereme V45 (15.00), Mitchell Cox U23 (15.05) – 10k Jake Shelley (29.40), Dylan Evans (30.25), Kojo Kyereme V45 (31.42), Thomas Kearns (33.14), John Kourpas (34.30), Ash Brooks (36.32), Robert Rigby V55 (37.31) – Half Marathon Kieran Clements (69.53), Ash Brooks (78.58), Tony Jackson V50 (79.20), Sam Griffiths U23 (80.17), Ashok Mathur (81.53)

Now our Women Parkrun
Under 15 Girls – Aimi Weightman (18.37)
Under 20 Women Lia Radus (17.46), Kayla Michel (25.25)
Senior Women Georgia Bell (17.34), Naomi Taschimowitz (17.48), Philippa Aukett V35 (19.18), Jo Kent V50 (20.25)

Finally our MenParkrun
Under 17 Men – Luca Stubbs (18.37), Finn MaCarthy (17.24), Theo Machin-Paley (17.45), Bini Bloom (17.47), Dylan Michel (17.55)
Under 20 Men Kristian Imroth (16.14), Daniel Greenstein (17.12)
Senior Men Kieran Clements (14.38), Matt Grant (17.35), Oliver Greenstein U23 (17.42), Ash Brooks (17.53), Lenard Michel V50 (23.11)

Link to all documents showing all SBH athletes best performances SBH Mens Best Performance 2020 – Road And Parkrun Under 17 Up To Senior SBH Mens Best Performance 2020 – T&F Outdoors Relays Under 13 Up To Under 20 SBH Womens Best Performance 2020 – Road And Parkrun Under 15, Under 20 And Senior SBH Womens Best Performance 2020 – T&F Outdoors Relays Under 13 Up To Under 20

WORLD AND UK TRACK AND FIELD RANKINGS 2020 The following rankings were published in the December issue of Athletics Weekly. 

Merit Track and Field Rankings In this extraordinary year compilation has been hard, but in recognition of the efforts of those who competed or put on meetings we have been determined to go ahead. Some events have little meaningful competition so we have not attempted to have our usual 10 per events, but rather varied from 3 to 10 for International Men/Women – PETER MATTHEWS.
Merit Track and Field Rankings Senior International Men 800m Kyle Langford ranked 14th (1:44.83)
For British Athletes, the maximum shown are the Top 12, and the events which qualify are Bedford Jumps Fest, BUCS Indoors, Loughborough International, Lee Valley, UK Outdoor and Indoor Championships.
Merit Track and Field Rankings Senior UK Men 100m Ojie Edoburun ranked 5th (10.35), Charlie Dobson U23 7th (10.32w/10.40) 400m Charlie Dobson U23 3rd (45.84) – 800m Kyle Langford 6th (1:44.83) 3000m Steeplechase Mark Pierce 2nd (8:33.61) High Jump David Smith 2nd (2.24m), Lewis McGuire 9th (2.16m), Akin Coward 12th (2.15m) Pole Vault Ethan Walsh 4th (5.36m) Long Jump Dan Bramble 2nd (7.81m) Triple Jump Nathan Fox 6th (15.86m), Daniel Lewis 9th (15.83m) Shot Scott Lincoln 1st (20.65m) Discus Nick Percy 2nd (63.02m) Hammer Chris Bennett 5th (69.27m) Javelin Daniel Bainbridge 2nd (72.68m)
Merit Track and Field Rankings Senior UK Women 800m Ellie Baker U23 ranked 10th (2:03.48) 3000m Steeplechase Lizzie Bird 3rd (9:55.21) 400m Hurdles Lina Nielsen 3rd (56.99), Hayley McLean 4th (57.61) Triple Jump Angela Barrett 3rd (12.82m), Eavion Richardson 8th (12.73m), Jazz Sears 9th (12.53m) Discus Jade Lally 1st (58.95m), Shadine Duquemin 3rd (54.82m) Hammer Philippa Davenall 9th (58.12m)

Rankings The following rankings published are the Top 20, which are based on their best individual performance in 2020.
Top 20 Track and Field Rankings Senior UK Men 100m Ojie Edoburun ranked 5th (10.35) 400m Charlie Dobson U23 3rd (45.84), Zharnel Hughes 13th (47.05) – 800m Kyle Langford 5th (1:44.83) Henry McLuckie U20 19th (3:42.16) Mile Mark Pearce 8th (4:02.85) 3000mMark Pearce 14th (8:00.05) 5000m Jamie Dee 14th (14:05.84) 3000m Steeplechase Mark Pearce 2nd (8:42.63) 3000m Steeplechase Mark Pearce 2nd (8:33.61), Kristian Imroth U20 7th (9:08.19) High Jump David Smith 2nd (2.24m), Lewis McGuire 9th Equal (2.16m), Akin Coward 11th (2.15m), Charlie Knott U20 19th Equal (2.05m) Pole Vault Ethan Walsh 4th (5.36m), Glen Quayle U20 11th Equal (4.82m) Long Jump Dan Bramble 4th (7.81m), Brad Davies-Pughe U20 15th (7.33m) Triple Jump Nathan Fox 6th (15.86m), Daniel Lewis 9th (15.83m), Ade Mason 14th (15.46m) ) Shot Scott Lincoln 1st (20.65m), George Evans U23 12th (15.94m), Angus McInroy 15th (14.68m) Discus Nick Percy 2nd (63.02m), Nathan Thomas U23 16th (43.63m)   Hammer Chris Bennett 5th (69.27m), Oliver Graham U20 12th (62.03m) Javelin Daniel Bainbridge 3rd (72.68m)
Top 5 Track and Field Rankings Under 20 UK Men 1500m Henry McLuckie ranked 2nd (3:42.16) 3000m Charlie Hicks 1st (8:08.94), Henry McLuckie 4th (8:15.91) 110m Hurdles Jami Schlueter 2nd (14.30) Pole Vault Glen Quayle 2nd (4.82m) Long Jump Brad Davies-Pughe 3rd (7.33m) Triple Jump Josh Woods 5th (14.42m) Hammer Oliver Graham 2nd (66.47m)
Top 5 Track and Field Rankings Under 20 UK Women Triple Jump Jazz Sears ranked 2nd (12.53m)
Top 5 Track and Field Rankings Under 17 UK Men 200m Remi Jokosenumi ranked 1st  (21.98) 1500m Mukhtar Musa 3rd (3:53.53) 110m Hurdles Ruben Hedman 5th (13.45) High Jump Kimani Jack 3rd Equal (1.99m) Discus Gabriel Lamb 3rd (48.11m)
Top 5 Track and Field Rankings Under 17 UK Women High Jump Kacey Walters ranked 5th Equal (1.69m)
Top 5 Track and Field Rankings Under 15 UK Boys 100m Malachi Amadi ranked 3rd (11.20) 200m Malachi Amadi 5th (23.15)
Top 5 Track and Field Rankings Under 15 UK Girls 200m Nia Akintokun ranked 1st (24.68)
Top 20 Track and Field Rankings Senior UK Women 100m Rebecca Jeggo U23 ranked 12th (11.85) 200m Rebecca Jeggo U23 19th (24.26) 400m Hayley McLean 17th (54.15), Lina Nielsen 18th (54.62) 800m Ellie Baker U23 11th (2:03.31) 1500m Lizzie Bird 18th (4:14.6), Ellie Baker U23 19th (4:15.08) 3000m Lizzie Bird 12th (9:11.76) 3000m Steeplechase Lizzie Bird 3rd (9:55.21) 400m Hurdles Lina Nielsen 3rd (56.99), Hayley McLean 4th (57.61) Triple Jump Angela Barrett 6th (12.88m), Eavion Richardson 8th (12.73m), Jazz Sears 11th Equal (12.53m) Discus Jade Lally 1st (58.95m), Shadine Duquemin 3rd (54.82m), Amy Holder 6th (50.39m) Hammer Philippa Davenall 7th (58.12m)
Track and Field Rankings Masters UK Men Only Winners Published – M45 100m Nengi Ossai (11.85), 200m Nengi Ossai (22.84)
Track and Field Rankings Masters UK Women Only Winners Published – W55 Pole Vault Rosalind Zeffertt (2.17m)

2021 LEE VALLEY INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS Currently the following 4 fixtures have been cancelled – January 3 Pilot Open Meeting, 16-17 Southern U13/U15/U17 Championships, February 6-7 Southern U20/Senior Championships and March 20-21 Middlesex, Hertfordshire & Kent Championships

The remaining provisional Lee Valley fixtures for January to March are – January 30 BMC Gold Standard Meeting, 31 BeFit Open Meeting – February 13-14 Essex and Eastern Championships, 17 Middle Distance Open Meeting, 28 SCVAC Championships – March 6-7 British Masters Championships, 13 BeFit Open Meeting, 14 SOE/EMAC/VAC Masters Inter-Area Championships.

2021 INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS During the first week of December UK Athletics issued a Preliminary list of fixtures for 2021, this is the list Fixtures-Calender-2021-as-at-9Dec2020

Non Lee Valley fixtures – February 6-7 England Athletics U18/Elite Open Meeting (Sheffield), 20-21 British Athletics Championships (Glasgow), 27-28 England Athletics U15/U17 Open Meeting (Sheffield) – March 19-21 World Championships (Nanjing, China), 24-28 European Masters Championships (Braga, Portugal) – April 6-12 World Masters Championships (Edmonton, Canada). On the UKA fixture list they show various regional Indoor fixtures for Scotland, Wales Etc.

WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED IN ATHLETICS?  The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Photograph taken by MARK SHEARMAN of WENDY SLY Olympic 3000m silver medallist, on her way to winning the 1981 National Cross Country Championships at Colchester. WENDY won in a time of (22.09) second was PAULA FUDGE (22.34) and third SANDRA ARTHURTON (22.39).

Many of you will remember that JULIAN GOATER won the Men’s race at Parliament Hill, with the conditions being atrocious, with rain pouring down relentlessly. JULIAN won in a time of (44.39) second was DAVE CLARKE (46.34) and third MIKE MCLEOD (46.58). Flight Lieutenant JULIAN GOATER said after his win “The easiest race I’ve had for years and years; I wasn’t puffing all the way”. Photograph of JULIAN taken by DAVE BUNCE. Incidentally, it was not until 1995 that the Women and Men ran on the same day, which was at Luton.

From carrying toilet roll in your kit bag to remembering the importance of rest, Athletics Weekly followers share the top tips they have received in the sport
Sometimes we receive a piece of advice which sticks with us forever. We recently asked the question “what is the best piece of advice you have ever received in athletics?” on social media and while there were some key themes, the answers were interesting and wide-ranging.
Whether you are looking for a fresh mantra to start your new year or just fancy a smile at some of the more lighthearted replies, here we share some of the responses.
Got your own advice to add? Tell us on Twitter @AthleticsWeekly, pop a post on Facebook, or tag us on Instagram.
@wendyslyrun: “Never just run TO the top of the hill, run OVER the top of the hill.”
@JakeyJake83: “Train hard recover harder.”
@Josephineperry: “Dress for mile 2!”
@EddieJohnHunt: “Do at least one quality sprint session a week… Every distance (800m/5km/marathon), requires a sprint finish to see off the competition.”
@james_stewart13: “Train the mind, and the body.”
@stabler1705: “Always have a toilet roll in your kit bag.”
@JillBBartlett: “Never throw a hurdle at your coach. He doesn’t like it.”
@J_Sullivan_Aths: “Beware of having too many advisors.”
Dominic Spayne: “Never trust a fart after 18 miles.”
@Tae_the_north: “Have fun.”
@Clio_Ferg: “Always line you bag with a bin bag at competitions and never ever look behind you during a race. It shows your competitors you’re getting tired.”
@davidhall1956: “Never train in a jogging suit in the rain.”
@Judit_Sz: “Commit to it and don’t look back.”
Andy Hymers: “‘Always run through the line’ – Terry Davies.”
@rubbishjumper: “Don’t walk in lane 1.”
@theordinarian11: “Winter miles for spring smiles.”
@poleymcpoleface: “Whatever length spike you think you need for cross country, go one size longer. In fact, just use 15mm at all times. If you don’t need 15mm, it’s not proper cross country. It’s just a jog around and nicely mown lawn with good drainage.”
Kevin Darragh: “Always go to the start line with a positive mental attitude. If you can’t do that, your race is over before it’s begun.”
@Wavinpiper: “Lean into the hills, run straight lines not the curve of the road and shoot your legs from the hip not the knees.”
@2020west2020: “No one session is more important than another — accumulate — stay consistent — be patient — trust the process: even the bad days count (possibly for more).”
@scholarlycoach8: “Stop eating full packs of Snickers bars.”
@Eli_Tracey: “Don’t do something just because it looks good on social media.”
@oldboymarc: “Speed hurts; sustained speed kills. #SebastianandPeterCoe”
@DerekCrudele: “Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.”
@hamrocks: “Nipple tape!”
@MTalivee: “Always listen to your body.”
@Neacht: “‘A little a lot rather than a lot a little.’ Noel Carroll RIP”
@kigelia: “Don’t stand next to the guy doing handstands in his spikes.”
@James_Baker_Run: “Don’t forget your barcode.”
@dsstellar: “A rest day is still part of the training.”
Simon Riviere: “Swing your arms, your feet will follow.”
@cwilliams400: “Make sure that you’re in the top 2 at trials.”
@davidmaris958: “Focus on yourself.”
@mattyhynes88: “Run the session not the rep!”
@Sam0kane: “Physics doesn’t care how pretty it looks.”
@warr10rz: Use the portaloos early doors when a meet is on at Alexander Stadium.”
@tracksuperfan: “If you can win, it pays to keep it a secret as long as possible.”
@journowillmata: “Half of 26.2 is actually 20.”

PROCEDURES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM FROM JEREMY SOTHCOTT The Stadium is now subject to the lockdown guidelines recently set by the Government and is therefore closed to all athletes except “Elite” athletes as certified by UKA/EA.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA Use of this area has been prohibited whilst London is subject to Tier 4 restrictions. In any event, the NHS are taking this over from Monday 4 January as a Covid-19 vaccination centre for a period of 4 to 12 months. Once Tier 4 restrictions have been relaxed and we can tain indoors. Saracens have agreed to erect 3 large marquees, one to cover the javelin run-up, another one to cover one of the long jump run-ups and the associated sandpit and finally, a third one at the North End of the home straight where the temporary seating has been taken down. Check with your Coach for more information.

SBH SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-2021 SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
The Club AGM took place virtually at 19.30 on Tuesday 24 November. One of the resolutions which was passed dealt with Club Subscriptions as follows. “The Annual Membership Fee for new members from 1 December 2020 will increase to £50. Existing members who have paid their membership fee for year ended 30 September 2020 will be considered as having also paid their fee for the year ended 30 September 2021.
In other words, in recognition of the disruption caused by Covid-19, these members will have 2 years membership for the price of one.” Therefore, I’m now asking athletes who have not paid their subscription for the year ended 30/09/20 (£45) to pay, so as to qualify for the 2 for 1 concession together with the England Athletics Registration Fee of £15 for 2020/21. The total is £60 and should be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: HSBC, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. Thanks GEOFF

UPDATE ON SBH FIXTURE CARD  Currently all Cross Country and Road Relay fixtures for 2020 are either Cancelled or Postponed, This update shows the status of all cross country fixtures as of the 10 November 2020 – SBH Winter Card Fixtures 2020-2021 Updated 10-11-20

DECEMBER 2020 RACES Currently there are minimal results on the Power of 10, if anyone competes especially virtually please let me know.

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.

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
SBH 2020-2021 Winter Fixture Card updated  10-11-20, Currently all Cross Country and Road Relay fixtures for 2020 are either Cancelled or Postponed. An update on 2021 Fixtures will be published in early December 2020 – SBH Winter Card Fixtures 2020-2021 Updated 10-11-20
Cross Country Team Managers Detailshttp://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running/Relay 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/
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)  Currently Suspended.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM)   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.

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 published. 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

STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM (FORMERLY BARNET COPTHALL STADIUM) – Currently the Stadium is closed.

ALAN WELLER