Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 November 2019

Happy Birthday this week to Michael Adebakin, Aidan Bird, Kieran Clements, Jamie Dee, Samuel Greenstein, Sunil Jobanputra, Benjamin Morrison, Nnamdi Ndukwe, Robyn Palmer, Lottie Rowedder, Louie Savva, Ari Selouk, Bradley Singer and Gianleo Stubbs

SBH 2019-2020 Winter Fixture Card Front Sheet and Fixtures Issued 18-Aug-19 –
SBH 2019-2020 Information Sheet Issued 18-Aug-19 –
SBH 2019-2020 Combined Winter Points Tables Updated 09-11-19 With Metropolitan League Results

Cross Country Team Managers Details –
Road Running Team Managers Details

Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures – Some Of The Fixtures Has Information Highlighted In Red, Which Indicates I Am Awaiting The Organisers Confirmation. The 07-11-19 Version Includes Details Of The Essex & Eastern Counties Championships on 8/9 February W Lee Valley Indoor Fixtures 2019-2020 Updated 07-11-19
Windsor, Slough, Eton And Hounslow Indoor Fixtures – Details And How To Enter Yourselves Can Be Found Here – X Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow Indoor Fixtures December To March 2020
England, Scotland And England Athletics Indoor Fixtures – Details And How To Enter Yourselves Can Be Found Here – Y England, Scotland & England Athletics Indoor Fixtures January To March 2020

INDOOR FIXTURESA list of fixtures that have a closing date during November and December, can be found below following the Parkrun section.

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or downloaded
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to purchase one, please go to the bottom of this Newsletter

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT ALLIANZ PARK  The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2020 – To all athletes young & old – Are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held in the indoor track, at Allianz Park on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and then get involved.
We were unable to fill our full quota of athletes in the Pole Vault, in the Eastern Young Athletes League in both 2018 and 2019 – so why not give it a try NOW.
Contact CLYDE GORDON at for more details.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT ALLIANZ PARK  Currently suspended whilst Allianz Park is  going through transition for Rugby.

ALLIANZ PARK UPCOMING CHRISTMAS CLOSURE DATES – From 22 December until 1 January Allianz Park will be closed, on 26 December will be open for Boxing Day run. Allianz Park will re-open on 2 January.

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to ALEXANDER EVANS-LOMBE, SHIVANI FEIFEL, JARED MORRIS and BRADLEY DAVIES-PUGHE

128TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGTakes place on Tuesday 26 November in the Fez Bar, East Stand, Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 7.30pm, followed at approximately 8.00pm with the Presentation of Awards for the 2018/2019 Cross Country season and 2019 Track & Field for both Men and Women. As President of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, I will be congratulating all our award winners, therefore please do your best to attend.

Attached is the Agenda for the AGM which show the current club officers and proposals, as you will see there are some vacancies, if you wish to take up one of the roles make it known Agenda For SBH AGM On 26-11-19 Final Issue
Also attached are the minutes of the 2018 AGM which took place on Tuesday 27 November SBH AGM Minutes 27 November 2018

ARMAGH INTERNATIONAL England Athletics are pleased to announce that LIAM DEE will be in the team of four men and four women selected for the Armagh International, which takes place in early February 2020.

PENNY HARPER-WILKINSON Is one of our stalwarts on the Parkrun scene, and not only runs at Sunny Hill Park but also volunteers as a mashall. PENNY is currently being trained to be a Race Director in which we wish her every success. Her running is currently curtailed due to an abductor injury, but plans to be running in the New Year as she is competing in the London Marathon.

ESSA ENGLISH SCHOOLS CUP REGIONAL FINALS, LONDON NORTH – Took place on Saturday 9 November at St Albans. DAVE WEIGHTMAN has advised me that in the Under 15 Girls race the first 5 finishers were not given times and therefore excluded on the PO10. AIMI WEIGHTMAN won the race running for Dame Alice Owen’s School, they also won the team race.

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday 16 November at Parliament Hill.
Senior Men 10000m – ORLANDO EDWARDS V40 44th (40.29), JAMES TRAPMORE V40 173rd (45.28), ROBERT RIGBY V55 195th (46.09), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 347th (51.32) the winner was Seyfu Jamaal of London Heathside (36.10) 475 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (32 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (38), 3rd Hercules Wimbledon (52), 28th SBH (759) 

Senior Women 6000m – The winner was Rebecca Piggott of London Heathside (23.12) 309 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (52 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (70), 3rd Fulham Running Club (77)

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Took place last Saturday 16 November at Parliament Hill, in which the majority of our athletes were competing for the London Borough of Barnet.
Another excellent games for the London Borough of Barnet where overall the Male & Female teams finished 5th and 4th respectively, there were team wins from the Under 17 Women with the Under 13 Boys finishing 2nd.

Individually success was plentiful with a Silver Medal won by GIANLEO STUBBS U13, there was a clutch of Bronze Medals won by ARTHUR PHILLIPS U11, ZICO JONES U13, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U15, MUKHTAR MUSA U17 and MAAYAN RADUS U17.

Under 11 BoysARTHUR PHILLIPS (Barnet) won the Bronze Medal (6.13), AMARION WALLACE (Barnet) 34th (6.51), EDDIE WAXMAN (Barnet) 98th (7.23) the winner was Lucas Pearson of Bromley (6.07) 174 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Wandsworth (21 points), 2nd Havering (31), 3rd Richmond (34), 4th Barnet (47) 

ARTHUR PHILLIPS far right after receiving his Bronz Medal

Under 11 GirlsPOSIE SHAW (Barnet) 6th (6.56), ERIN GIBLIN (Barnet) 43rd (7.40), NYAH (Barnet) CAINE 63rd (7.51), SIENNA CORBYN (Barnet) 137th (8.53) the winner was Leila Jones of Havering (6.43) 164 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Havering (36 points), 2nd Lambeth (39), 3rd Wandsworth (61), 8th Barnet (84)
Under 13 BoysGIANLEO STUBBS (Barnet) won the Silver Medal (7.29), ZICO JONES (Barnet) won the Bronze Medal (7.37), AUSTIN WARD (Barnet) 29th (8.17), JORDAN PEARLMAN (Barnet) 104th (8.50), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE (Barnet) 149th (9.09) the winner was Tom Harmer of Croydon (7.25) 238 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Bromley (27 points), 2nd Barnet (31), 3rd Southwark (68)

AUSTIN WARD, GIANLEO STUBBS and ZICO JONES are the 3 on the right after receiving their medals

Under 13 GirlsPHOEBE MUSIC (Barnet) 98th (9.38), DINA SILVERMAN (Barnet) 43rd (8.58), EVIE REDPATH (Barnet) 113th (9.44), MYA MAIRS-INGRAM (Barnet) 120th (9.50) the winner was Abigail Reed of Redbridge (7.44) 247 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Bromley (31 points), 2nd Haringey (31), 3rd Havering (54), 18th SBH (254)
Under 15 BoysSAMUEL GREENSTEIN (Barnet) won the Bronze Medal (10.34), LEO RONCARATI (Barnet) 27th (11.40), DYLAN HAMMOND (Barnet) 30th (11.44), DANIEL BANYARD (Barnet) 102nd (12.47), the winner was Jacob Taylor of Southwark (10.34) 173 runners finished.
Team Result1st Southwark (19 points), 2nd Bromley (37), 3rd Richmond (46), 5th Barnet (60)
Under 15 GirlsAIMI WEIGHTMAN (Barnet) 4th (8.00), RACHEL PEARLMAN (Barnet) 47th (8.52), LUISA STAAB (Haringey) 81st (9.20), LUCY MARCUS (Barnet) 213th (12.30) the winner was Lara Mannes Diaz De Carl of Kensington & Chelsea (7.53) 221 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Havering (35 points), 2nd Kensington & Chelsea (38), 3rd Bromley (41), 7th Barnet (72), 8th Haringey (94)

Under 17 MenMUKHTAR MUSA (Barnet) won the Bronze Medal (17.08), DYLAN MICHEL (Barnet) 23rd (18.18), ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN (Barnet) 37th (18.50), JONATHAN BOARDMAN (Barnet) 71st (20.29) the winner was Aaron Samuels of Redbridge (16.47) 524 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Richmond (33 points), 2nd Southwark (67), 3rd Hackney (68), 8th Barnet (97)

MUKHTAR MUSA on the right with his Bronze Medal


















Under 17 WomenMAAYAN RADUS (Barnet) won the Bronze Medal (11.57), NADIA POTTER (Barnet) 11th (12.31), EMILY HATHAWAY (Enfield) 13th (12.36), ELENA RONCARATI (Barnet) 25th (12.58), NATASHA TANNER (Barnet) 33rd (13.26) the winner was Abigail Ives of Havering (11.42) 103 runners finished.
Team Result Division 21st Barnet (39 points), 2nd Bromley (46), 3rd Wandsworth (53), 15th Enfield (152)



















Overall Team Results
Male – 1st Southwark (139 points), 2nd Bromley (137), 3rd Richmond (136), 5th Barnet (126)
Female – 1st Havering (143 points), 2nd Bromley (139), 3rd Wandsworth (127), 4th Barnet (121), 5th Haringey (118), 21st Enfield (76)

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CUPPERS – Took place at Gog Maggot Hills on 16 November.
Senior Men 10000m – PHILLIP CROUT (Cambridge University) 1st (30.59), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES (Cambridge University) 6th (31.52), THOMAS KEARNS (Cambridge University) 12th (32.43)

NCAA DIVISION 1 NORTH EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place at Buffalo, New York, USA on 15 November.
Senior Men 10000m – JAMIE DEE (Iona College) 42nd (29.49)

LONDON UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES XC LEAGUEThe third fixture of five took place at Wimbledon Common on 13 November.
Senior Men 9000m – THOMAS BUTLER U23 (St Mary’s University) 2nd (31.47) the winner was Ellis Cross U23 of St Mary’s University (31.29), 96 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Imperial College “A” (983 points), 2nd Imperial College “A” (965), 3rd Imperial College “B” (912)
Individual Positions After 3 Fixtures – 1st Thomas Butler U23 (597 points), 2nd James Lyne of Reading (581), 3rd Oliver Newton of  Imperial College (577), 94th George Groom (196)
Senior Women 6000m – The winner was Georgia Curry U23 of Imperial College (21.10), 79 runners finished
Team Result – 1st Imperial College “A” (584 points), 2nd St Mary’s University (578), 3rd St Mary’s University (570)
Individual Positions After 3 Fixtures – 1st Georgia Curry U20 Imperial College (447 points), 2nd Laura Wright U20 Imperial College (445), 3rd Madelyn Huston University College of London (436), 86th Charlotte Johnson (135)

PARKRUN 5K RESULTS – 16 NOVEMBER – ALLY PALLY – BRADLEY SINGER 102nd (First Time 25.38) 125th parkrun – BURGESS – JOHN DRYDEN V70 458th (First Time 30.48) 135th parkrun – CASSIOBURY – ELLIE BAKER U23 4th (New PB 17.05 1st Woman) 18th parkrun – EAST COAST – SAM WILSON 6th (First Time 18.31) 6th parkrun – FINSBURY – NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 3rd (17.32 1st Woman) 27th parkrun, MATT GRANT 13th (18.41) 34th parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – JAMES MUNYAMBU U17 45th (First Time 23.29) 1st parkrun – OAK HILL – STUART SINGER V55 30th (21.29) 274th parkrun – PANSHANGER – RUSSELL DEVITT V70 221st (31.04) 173rd parkrun – ST ALBANS – FREYA STAPLETON U17 10th (New PB 18.27) 46th parkrun – SUNNY HILL – SCARLETT KENT U20 12th (First Time 22.55 2nd Woman) 38th parkrun, SANJEEV BALLUCKSINGH V45 52nd (50.08) 17th parkrun, it looks like SANJEEV experienced some trouble during the race

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.

SEAA SOUTHERN INTERCOUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS – The Middlesex Athletic Association have just announced that they will not be entering U13/U15 Girls and U17/U20 Womens teams for the Championships on 7 December. This is because of clashes with the Metropolitan League, English Schools Cup Final and other league matches on the same day. After discussion with some of the athletes and team managers, and we decided we did not want to ask athletes to choose between representing their clubs or school and their county. We will still be entering teams in the National Intercounties competition on 7 March 2020.

ATHLETICS WEEKLY – MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – The following was published in Athletics Weekly recently.
ZHARNEL HUGHES has been nominated for the Athletics Weekly Male Athlete Of The Year – He ran 9.95 for the 100m at the Anniversary Games in London, one of the 4 times he ran sub 10.00 in 2019. He also ran 20.00 for 200m. He was 6th in the World 100m Final in Doha. He was also a member of the British 4 x 100m relay team which set a British and European record when winning the silver medal in Doha.
Please log on to to cast your vote for the SBH club record holder. The closing date is 10 December.

ENFIELD AND HARINGEY INDOOR OPEN MEETING – Which is on the SBH fixture card on 5 January, has been CANCELLED due to the sponsors Metaswitch pulling out.

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER CLOSING DATES FOR LEE VALLEY AND OTHER INDOOR FIXTURESOpen Meeting 1 December (CD 24 November), Southern Combined Events Championships 15 December (CD 3 December), Open Meeting 1 January (CD 29 December), England U20 & Senior Combined Events Championships 4/5 January (CD 16 December), Southern U13, U15 & U17 Championships 11/12 January (CD 30 December),

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2019 CLUB ENTRIES – The club has been allocated 2 places. These places are for active club members that were unsuccessful in the ballot.  Places will be allocated based on issues such as length of membership, participation for the club in recent years etc. To apply for one of these Club places you will need to send proof of application/rejection to our Club Secretary, Phil Cunningham by email to by Monday 3 December at which time a decision will be made by the Club Officers.

THE CLOCKS WENT BACK 1 HOUR ON SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER The significance of this is that on training evenings it will be dark during your warm up/down period. Could I advise all athletes to wear something Bright at Night, especially on Tuesday and Thursday training evenings. Please be safe, when running on the roads, especially within Copthall from wearing dark clothing. For your safety, we have a number of Hi-Vis bibs in the clubhouse which you can borrow at the beginning of your run and return at the end of it.

The current 2019-2020 Winter Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found here – and then select “Athletics”
Please note Information in RED below is provisional, and to be confirmed.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 23 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
Start Times12.45pm Under 11 Girls (1400m), 12.55pm Under 11 Boys and Under 13 Girls (2450m), 1.10pm Under 13 Boys and Under 15 Girls (3000m), 1.30pm Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Women (4200m), 1.55pm Under 17 Men (5600m). Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
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

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place on Saturday 23 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line).
The race starts at 2.30pm for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 7 December, course is at Hillingdon Sports Centre, Hillingdon House Farm, Park Road, Uxbridge (Satnav UB10 0RQ).
Race headquarters – Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge (Satnav UB8 1ES). HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.
Changing facilities – Men’s & Women’s changing rooms and toilets within athletic stadium and football pavillion. Please do not use the facilities within the main sports centre.
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths. Option of small river crossing if conditions on the day allow – Course Map
Public Transport – Hillingdon & Uxbridge Metropolitan and Picadilly lines 10-15 minute walk from course. U1 and U2 buses stop within 3 minutes’ walk of Sports Centre.
Directions from major roads – Next to A40 Swakeleys Roundabout Junction, then follow signs for Hillingdon Sports and Leisure centre.
Parking – Limited free parking within Uxbridge College car park on the right of Gatting Way before the sports centre carpark. Parking in the sports centre requires buying a ticket at the meter. Please car share if driving, as the car park can be very busy with places at a premium.
Start Times 12.25pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (up to 2km), 12.30pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (up to 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3km), 12.45pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.00pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.05pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.30pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7-8km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7-8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for course maps, and any other final information.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE RACE NUMBERS – I have been asked to remind you that your race number must be kept by yourselves, and is to be used for all 5 fixtures.

Certain fixtures you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee, and will be indicated on fixtures shown below.

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 23 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AL).
Start Times10.45am Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55am Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05am Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am Under 15 Boys (3000m), 11.50am Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.05pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m)
Entries Closed
Note: You need to enter yourselves

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 1 December all age-groups including U13s.
To enter please use this link –
Entries Close Sunday 24 November
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON AND HOUNSLOW OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN) on Sunday 1 December for all age-groups.
Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, Long & Triple Jump, Shot.
Entries on the day, all age-groups £7 per event. Check in from 10.30am in the WSEH clubhouse – closes at 12.00 midday.
Any problems you can contact: DENNIS DALY 01753 686169 or 07973 192221
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

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

CLUB EMBROIDERED RED HOODIES Currently there are now over 500 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

FACEBOOKPhotographs 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

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 7250.

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 Emma Gouge at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Lauren Hewett at her phone number are (Office) 020 3675 7210 or (Mobile) 07881 297875