Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 September 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Abbas Adejonwo, Louis Davis, Keenan Dieobi, Zane Duquemin, Theodore Evans, Amit Ginsbourg, Clifford Golding, Mia Groom, Daisy Harvey-Dew, Olive Harvey-Dew, Neelam Kaderbhoy, Bob Mallows, Nathan Masters, Liam Mvula, Louis Octave, Marilyn Okoro and Dave Weightman





Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 –
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 –
Cross Country Team Managers –
Road Running Team Managers –
Winter Points Tables –To Be Updated Following The Metropolitan Fixture on  14 October


Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

SOUTHERN SENIOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S AND YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS Best wishes to all our teams who are competing this Sunday 24 September at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London (Satnav SE19 2BB).
Start times 10.45am U13 Boys (4 Legs of 3000m), 10.50am U13 Girls (3 Legs of 3000m), 11.35am U15 Boys (4 Legs of 3000m), 11.40am U15Girls (3 Legs of 3000m), 12.25pm U17 Women (3 Legs of 3000m), 12.30pm U17 Men (4 Legs of 4500m), 1.30pm Senior/Veteran Women (4 Legs of 4500m), 2.30pm Senior Men (6 Legs of 6000m), 2.30 Veteran Men (4 Legs of 6000m).
Please use this link for all event details including transport to Crystal Palace, plus a map of the area (if you are driving) – B September 24 Southern Road Relays – Crystal Palace
Entries Closed  Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NEW OFFICIALS REQUIRED FOR 2018 – WE NEED YOU NOW – SBH is enjoying a real boom in new members particularly in the younger age groups. As a result, we now participate in 4 Track & Field Leagues throughout the summer from April to September. At each fixture, participating clubs are expected to supply their share of officials. Generally, this means a field team who can take charge of any of the 8 field events, plus track officials and timekeepers. In addition, the promoting club will be required to provide, a chief timekeeper, a track referee, a field referee, a starter team and more.
SBH has an excellent team of dedicated officials but we now need more volunteers to help the Club fulfil its obligations. Our senior officials are well respected and work hard but we need some new blood. Anyone over the age of 16 can become a qualified official.
Why Officiate? There’s a whole host of motivations why people officiate in athletics:

o    You may want to give something back to the sport you love;
o    You may be currently injured and want to still be involved in your club;
o    You may want to help improve your knowledge of athletics and improve your skills;
o    It’s a great way to become involved with your local community, meet people and make new friends;o    You will get to experience the sport from a different angle;
Officiating also provides an opportunity to:
o    Learn new skills, levels of responsibility and much more;
o    Undertake accredited training; and
o    Get a reference; employers are generally impressed by the skills and commitment of volunteers.

Would you like to join the club’s team of officials? It’s important and interesting work, it’s at the heart of athletics, and it’s very friendly and sociable. You will be welcomed warmly. There are training courses and lots of help and advice available.

Indeed, the next round of ‘entry level’ courses will be held quite soon, on Saturday 7 October at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1RL:
Time                  Course                                     Course Number
10:00 – 12:00    L1 Officials – Health & Safety    LO0135HS
12:30 – 15:00    L1 Officials – Track Judge           LO0135TJ
12:30 – 16:30    L1 Officials – Field Judge            LO0135FJ
12:30 – 15:30    L1 Officials – Timekeeper             LO0135TK

All officials have to do the H&S course and a specialism of their choice. At the moment, Field Judges are a priority. The Club reimburse the fees that are charged for the courses you attend and in exchange we ask participants to volunteer for a minimum of 4 Club fixtures per season which gives formal qualification. You will then become a qualified official and be scoring points for the team.

Here is the link for the London Officials courses (including LO0135) if you want more general information:

To attend the above courses, you have to complete the following form officials-course-application-v11b and send a passport size photograph for your licence. The organisation is Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, I’m the named official and my address is 55 LANCASTER AVENUE, HADLEY WOOD, BARNET, EN4 0ER

If you are interested in attending any of the courses above, or just want to know more about being an official, please contact either JOHN WRIGHT (SBH OFFICIALS SECRETARY) on 01707 376052 or 07906 079943 or by email on or me!

EUROPEAN CHAMPION JUNIOR CLUBS CUP – Took place in Brno, Czech Republic on 16 September, featuring the following countries – SBH v DENMARK v ITALY v LITHUANIA v NETHERLANDS v PORTUGAL v SPAIN v TURKEY
The 39th ECCCJ was held in the historic university city of Brno, the 2nd largest city in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, the weather was disappointing with light rain falling all day but this did not limit the enthusiasm of the 16 participating teams from all over Europe in this Premiership Division meeting.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS were again representing GB&NI in the separate men’s competition. Although reigning champions, SBH were not as strong as in previous years, the main opposition looked very impressive on paper and so it turned out. Last year’s runners-up, Fenerbahce Sports Club were in awesome form and were winners of both the Men’s and Women’s competitions.
Team Result – 1st Fenerbahce Sport Club (Turkey 115 points), 2nd Sparta AM (Denmark 111 points), 3rd Sport Lisboe E Benfica (Portugal 101 points), 4th Playas De Castellon (Spain 86 points), 5th SBH (82 points), 6th PAC (Netherlands 69 points), 7th Nike Klaipeda (Lithuania 58 points), 8th Fiamme Gialle Simoni (Italy 57 points)

SBH eventually finished comfortably in mid-table thereby securing GB&NI Premiership competition in 2018.

The 100m was a tense affair as the SBH athlete, DITA JAJA, had spent most of Friday night / Saturday morning in the Brno Emergency Hospital with a serious middle ear infection. Fortunately, the treatment worked, and DITA charged through for 2nd place in (10.96). He then anchored the 4x100m team with LUKE SMITH, PHOENIX LYON and JACOB BERKELEY for the silver medal in (42.25), the 2nd fastest time by a UK U20 club team in 2017.
MATTHEW PAGAN was in great form in the 400m repeating his victory of 2016 in Castellon with a win in (48.26). He then teamed up with JACK FITZPATRICK, LOUIS OCTAVE and BEN LLOYD to pick up the Bronze medals in (3:20.06), the fastest time by a UK U20 club team in 2017.
The 400m Hurdles was a class event and it was the first race at this height for BEN LLOYD. Although the youngest in the field, the double English Schools Champion ran (54.88) to secure the Bronze medal beating a number of hurdlers with much faster times.
The GEORGE HARRISON coached middle distance group competed well with the highlight being an imperious victory in the 1500m by HAMZA KADIR, this year’s English Schools champion, whose (56.9) last lap completely destroyed the 3.42 runner, Mario Garcia, from Spain, amongst others, to bring home the Gold medal.
The Hammer probably produced the outstanding performance of the day where ALIAKSANDR SHYMANOVITCH of Belarus with a best of (81.73m) and the European Junior silver medallist in 2017, won the event competing for Benfica with (75.62m). BILLY PRAIM-SINGH was inspired by the competition and threw his best ever series and his 3rd best ever distance of (62.79m) to secure the Bronze.
The Javelin produced the surprise result of the day when DANIEL BAINBRIDGE with a PB of (62.46m) with his final throw moved him up from Bronze to Gold.
The meeting inspired many of the younger team members for whom this was the first experience of international inter-club competition.

Photographs can be found on this link – which include BEN LLOYD 2nd row, THOMAS FULTON 4th row, MATTHEW PAGAN 8th row and HAMZA KADIR 10th row

100m DITA JAJA 2nd (10.96 w0.2). Non-Scoring JACOB BERKELEY 1st (11.18 w-0.5), PHOENIX LYON 2nd (11.37 w-0.5)
400m MATTHEW PAGAN 1st (48.26)
800m THOMAS FULTON 5th (1:56.93)
1500m HAMZA KADIR 1st (3:57.70) Photograph celebrating his win














3000m THOMAS PATRICK U17 5th (8:46.63)
110m Hurdles TYRIQ LAFEUILLE U17 7th (PB 16.46 w0.2) taking .92 of a second off his 3 September time
400m Hurdles BEN LLOYD U17 3rd (PB 54.88)
3000m Steeplechase NAJIBE ARBE U17 8th (PB 11:22.70)
4x100m Relay SBH 2nd (SB 42.25) taking .72 of a second off their 9 July time, ranked UK No.2 club team in 2017 LUKE SMITH, , PHOENIX LYONJACOB BERKELEY, DITA JAJA
4x400m Relay SBH 3rd (SB 3:20.06) taking 2.69 seconds off their 3 September time, ranked UK No.1 club team in 2017 JACK FITPATRICK (52.6), LOUIS OCTAVE (50.0), BEN LLOYD (49.9), MATTHEW PAGAN (47.6)
Pole Vault ROSS HAJIPANAYI 6th (3.95m)
Long Jump AARON ELLINGTON 4th (PB 6.61m) adding 1cm to his 23 July jump
Triple Jump ABBAS ADEJONWO 6th (SB 13.42 w2.3) adding 9cm to his 3 September jump
Shot 6kg BILLY PRAIM-SINGH (2nd Claim) 7th (13.50m)
Discus 1.75kg NATHAN THOMAS 7th (42.28m)
Hammer 6kg BILLY PRAIM-SINGH (2nd Claim) 3rd (62.79m)
Javelin 800g DANIEL BAINBRIDGE 1st (PB 62.46m) adding 56cm to his 25 June throw, and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2017

ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in the Boston, Lincolnshire on 16-17 September. Congratulations to EVAN who produced 4 personal bests out of his 7 events, unfortunately his Discus performance was below par, finishing some 19m short of his best.
Octathlon – U17M EVAN CAMPBELL 5th (4906 points) – 400m (54.18), 1500m (PB 4:54.36) taking 7.44 seconds off his 25 June time, 100m Hurdles (PB 13.78 w2.1) taking .03 of a second off his 25 June time, High Jump (PB 1.89m) adding 1cm to his 11 March height, Long Jump (6.50m w3.4) adding 20cm to his 24 June jump, Shot 5kg (13.23m), Discus 1.5kg (21.39m), Javelin 700g (PB 42.22m) adding 1.65m to his 29 April throw
Heptathlon – U17W TRINITY O’CONNOR (2nd Claim) 43rd (3003 points) – 200m (30.53 w1.0), 800m (2:51.42), 80m Hurdles (PB 14.01 w2.5) taking .78 of a second off her 24 June time, High Jump (1.47m), Long Jump (4.32m w0.4), Shot 3kg (7.85m), Javelin 500g (14.03m)

DACORUM AND TRING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Hemel Hempstead on 17 September
1500m KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (4:19.3)
1500m Steeplechase – KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 4:42.0)
Long Jump – KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 3rd (PB 4.45m)

IONA COLLEGE MEET OF CHAMPIONS – Took place in the Bronx, New York, USA on 15 September
8000m X/C – Division 1 LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 6th (25:46.5) the winner was RYAN THOMAS U23 (Columbia University) (25:31.7)

VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNI INVITATIONAL – Took place in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA on 15 September
8000m X/C – MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 (Florida State University) 38th (26.02) the winner was WILLY FINK U23 (24.48)

HIGHGATE HARRIERS OPEN MEETING – Took place on 13 September
100m – SX 3 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 5th (16.04 w-2.1)
Long Jump – SX ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 9th (3.75m nwr)
Discus 1kg – SW SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 1st (47.61m), ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 4th (PB 14.37m) adding 1.21m to her 19 August throw
Discus 1.5kg – SM F44 MICHAEL NICHOLLS F44 1st (41.78m)

LEE VALLEY SPRINT OPEN MEETING – Took place on 13 September
100m – SX 2 CHRISTOPHER CASTRO-NETO U23 5th (11.47 w1.4), 4 AIDAN POLES U23 1st (PB 11.99 w1.4) taking .22 of a second of his 27 May time, 5 JUDE KANOR U23 4th (12.93 w0.4), SHAKIRA RILEY U17 5th (13.50 w0.4), 7 BASIM MIR U13 3rd (PB 14.55 w1.9) taking .01 of a second off his 26 August time
200m – SX 3 AIDAN POLES U23 3rd (PB 24.30 w3.3) taking .29 of a second off his 2016 time, 5 BASIM MIR U13 5th (PB 30.00 w1.7) taking .04 of a second off his 26 August time

HIBBARD, BEMAX AND PETERHOUSE TROPHY MEETING – Took place in Stevenage on 10 September
Discus 1.5kg – B OLIVER GRAHAM U17 (2nd Claim) 3rd (31.66m)
Hammer 5kg – A OLIVER GRAHAM U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 57.29m) adding 1.20m to his 27 August throw

 PARKRUN RESULTS – 23 SEPTEMBER – ALLY PALLY – LOUIS CROSS U20 3rd (First Time 18.29) 13th parkrun, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 37th (First Time 22.45) 5th parkrun – BICKLING VICTORIA PRITCHARD 1st (First Time 18.09) 13th parkrun – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 74th (26.10) 59th parkrun – FINSBURY LILY BECKFORD U23 122nd (First Time 23.19) 1st parkrun – OAK HILL LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 9th (20.08) 28th parkrun, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 15th (20.35) 39th parkrun, SCARLETT KENT U17 26th (21.41) 15th parkrun – RICKMANSWORTH GRACE INGLES U15 5th (New PB 18.37) 3rd parkrun – SOUTHAMPTON PHILIPPA AUKETT 14th (New PB 18.43) 2nd parkrun – ST ALBANS CLAIRE HOBSON 115th (23.57) 88th parkrun – UPTON HOUSE HUGH RICHARDS V70 90th (27.53) 71st parkrun

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

MELISSA’S MILE MOMENT – MELISSA COURTNEY competed in the mile event at the recent Great City Games in Gateshead. With Kenya’s WINNY CHEBET the world 1500m semi-finalist might have been considered the favourite, MELISSA’S ‘give it a go’ approach paid off as she ended season with a win.
After a well-judged race the recent Welsh 3000m record-breaker, who finished fifth in the World University Games 1500m in Taipei, clocked (4:33.83) ahead of CHEBET’S (4:34.42). Dropping down in distance, British steeplechaser ROSIE CLARKE also impressed in third in (4:34.60).

MELISSA relaxing in Taipei in between GREGORY THOMPSON and ALLAN SMITH

“I’m so happy to finish this season on such a positive note,” said MELISSA. “I think WINNY CHEBET was definitely one of the firm favourites but I had a really good run on Wednesday night so I knew I was in good shape. I thought ‘just go for it, if it pays off, if it doesn’t then what have I got to lose?’”
After a break, her focus will turn to securing her spot on the Welsh team for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, with the 1500m and 5000m the aim.

PARIS AND LA TO HOST 2024 AND 2028 OLYMPICS – IOC makes historic decision to confirm identity of cities which will follow on from Tokyo

The International Olympic Committee has officially confirmed Paris as host city of the 2024 Games, with Los Angeles performing the same role in 2028.
In what was an historic, simultaneous awarding at the IOC meeting in Lima, Peru, there were no surprises in the identity of the locations which will follow on from Tokyo in 2020.
Both Paris and Los Angeles had been looking to host the 2024 Games, before agreement was reached earlier this year for the Californian city, the location for the Games in 1932 and 1984, to wait a further four years. The IOC voted in June to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously.
This decision has been a long time coming for Paris, with the French capital having tried and failed to win the 2008 and 2012 Olympic bids. The last time the Games were held there was 1924.
“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” said the IOC President, Thomas Bach.
“It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary. These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way.”

Contact details of all Team Managers please see links at the top of this Newsletter. 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 30 September The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
The Clubhouse facilities will not be open until 11.00am. Toilet facilties not available until then.
Start Times12.00noon U13 Girls, 12.15pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls, 12.35pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls, 1.00pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women, 1.25pm approximately U17 Men
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 11.00am U13 Boys, 11.05am U13 Girls, 11.50am U15 Boys, 11.55am U15 Girls, 12.30pm U17 Men, 12.35pm U17 Women.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 2.00pm Senior Men, 2.10pm Senior Women.
Men’s entry dependant on the Southern Road Relay Result (being in the first 25).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 14 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA).
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
The course is a 10 minute jog away and is where the numbers will be given out.
Start Times 12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 21 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end. Start Times 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Close Friday 6 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

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

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH website   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252