Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 23 November 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Michael Adebakin, Aiden Bird, Kieran Clements, Jamie Dee, Oliver Greenstein, Greg Hurley, Hannah Newman, Gemma Rous, Louie Savva, Ari Selouk, Gianleo Stubbs and Fergus Watson




Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 19-10-17 Southern X/C Championships Venue Added –
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 –
Cross Country Team Managers –
Road Running Team Managers –
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 11 November Metropolitan League Results –


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

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to TASNEEM AITEOUAKRIM, ZAHAVA HURST, NAOMI PALMER, YASMIN PALMER, LUCY WHYTOCK and LEVONA ZARUM

CHAIRMAN OF UK ATHLETICS RICHARD BOWKER visited Allianz Park on Tuesday 14 November and was shown around the whole site by fellow UKA Director and Club President DAVID BEDFORD.  
Photograph of RICHARD and DAVID

RICHARD was formerly a non-executive director of London Marathon Events and is an independent director of the EFL (English Football League). A former group CEO of National Express Group and chair of the Strategic Rail Authority, he received a CBE for services to the rail industry in 2005.
RICHARD recently succeeded ED WARNER as Chairman of the national governing body.
This was his first visit to our Stadium and he was very impressed with the number of athletes and coaches training and the facilities that were available both outdoors and indoors including our clubhouse and the strength and conditioning suite. Club Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS explained the partnership arrangements with Saracens and Middlesex University as well as the opportunities to be provided when the new West Stand is built. Saracens Stadium Director, RICHARD GREGG, also gave the group a tour of the East Stand highlighting the available facilities and the excellent sporting memorabilia collection.

127TH SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Took place last Tuesday in the 100 Club in the East Stand at Allianz Park.

The Chairman TONY SUNDERLAND opened the meeting and welcomed everyone present. He followed the Agenda with Apologies for Absence and the acceptance of the minutes of the 2016 AGM. With no matters arising, he asked General Secretary PHILIP CUNNINGHAM to present the Annual Report. Philip firstly thanked all the Coaches and Officials whose dedication and professionalism were a big factor in the Club’s outstanding successes over the past 12 months. He confirmed that his full report could be found on the SBH website. The Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS was then asked to present his report. He gave a comprehensive review of the Club’s Accounts for the year ended 30 September 2017, and concluded that overall, the club was in a healthy financial position.  The Chairman then presented the nominations for Club Officers and Vice Presidents. These were accepted en-bloc although he did point that there still a number of vacancies and invited persons to come forward to volunteer to fill them. The formal part of the meeting then ended with the Election of Vice Presidents and Life Members. The meeting then moved to the Presentation of Awards for the 2016/17 Cross Country Season and 2017 Track & Field Season.

On a personal note, I was honoured to take on the role of President of our fantastic club from David Bedford. I look forward to attending some of our fixtures over the next 12 months to see our club members in action. I was very pleased to see that the total attendance of 110 at the AGM was the best we have had for many a year. Presenting the awards meant I met many of our talented athletes, which I only knew in the past by name when typing up the newsletter. Finally, I would like to thank FIONA GROOM for taking over the organisation of the Awards Presentation and to her husband, KENNY, for providing the slideshow of photographs of SBH athletes in action in 2017. A great night was had by all.

Attached are the following AGM Documents AGENDA, ACCOUNTS, ANNUAL REPORT and BEST PERFORMANCES –  SBH AGM Agenda 2017  SBH Accounts 2017  SBH Annual Report 2016-17  SBH Best Performance Awards 2017

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Took place last Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields.
Our young athletes took to the very testing course at Parliament Hill, with outstanding Individual performances and the colours of the London Borough of Barnet were prominent in most of the races.
Pride of place went to AIMI WEIGHTMAN U13 who had an outstanding run to pull away to win by a margin of 4 seconds. The Under 17 Women’s team of LIA RADUS 4th, LIDIA KYRIACOU 8th and  JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 9th won the team Gold Medal’s, also MIA GROOM 13th and KAYLA MICHEL 50th also were recipients of a Gold Medal. The Under 17 Men’s team were well-placed to win the team race, when LIAM GARRETT of London Heathside was taken ill during the race, and they eventually finished 4th, DAVID STONE came in 2nd place 5 seconds behind the winner with FINN HARVEY finishing 10th.
Other top 15 positions came from GIANLEO STUBBS U11 8th, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U13 9th, CASEY DOYLE U15 11th, ELENA RONCARATI U15 13th and EVIE REDPATH U11 15th.
The Under 15 Girls team finished 4th, Under 13 Boys 5th and Under 11/15 Boys 7th.

All our runners were competing for the London Borough of Barnet, unless otherwise stated.
Under 11 GirlsEVIE REDPATH 15th (6.20) the winner was Lois Levy of Lambeth (5.46), 136 runners finished. Team result 1st Bromley (33 points), 2nd Croydon (40), 3rd Camden (46), 14th Barnet (180).

Under 11 BoysGIANLEO STUBBS 8th (5.37), OSCAR RONCARATI 123rd (6.38) the winner was Oak Buchan of Lambeth (5.25), 152 runners finished. Team result 1st Bromley (23 points), 2nd Lambeth (32), 3rd Enfield (35), 7th Barnet (89).

Under 13 GirlsAIMI WEIGHTMAN 1st (7.42), RACHEL PEARLMAN 65th (8.58), LOUISA STAAB (Haringey) 104th (9.20), SARON RICHARDSON 142nd (9.41) 234 runners finished. Team result 1st Havering (25 points), 2nd Bromley (44), 3rd Southwark (54), 12th Barnet (163), 14th Camden (186).

Under 13 BoysSAMUEL GREENSTEIN 9th (7.32), LEO RONCARATI 19th (7.45), DYLAN HAMMOND 35th (7.56), LEO MIXIDES 42nd (8.02), ARCHIE NASH 67th (8.18), THEO BODEN 87th (8.28), BASIM MIR 135th (8.49) the winner was Blaine Robinson of Southwark (7.15), 204 runners finished. Team result 1st Wandsworth (20 points), 2nd Camden (42), 3rd Southwark (52), 5th Barnet (63).

Under 15 GirlsELENA RONCARATI 13th (7.50), SYDNEY ALLEN 31st (8.15), ELEANOR RACHEL 69th (8.41), VICTORIA GODFREY 71st (8.42), HELENA AGHOLOR (Camden) 108th (9.07), ELINA BULMAN 110th (9.09), NATASHA TANNER 123rd (9.17), LOUANN LAMY (Brent) 124th (9.18) the winner was Morgan Squibb of Bromley (7.21), 209 runners finished. Team result 1st Bromley (0 points), 2nd Hammersmith & Fulham (0), 3rd Wandsworth (0), 4th Barnet (0). 17th Camden (0), 26th Brent (0).

Under 15 BoysCASEY DOYLE 11th (10.06), LUCA STUBBS 21st (10.23), DYLAN MICHEL 54th (10.55), JOSEPH HEATHER (Enfield) 67th (11.02), JONATHAN BOARDMAN 68th (11.02), RYAN LUIS 73rd (11.04), MATTHEW MCATEER 104th (11.29) the winner was Mohamed Ali of Ealing (9.27), 199 runners finished. Team result 1st Wandsworth (18 points), 2nd Ealing (21), 3rd Croydon (25), 7th Barnet (86),  23rd Enfield (333).

Under 17 WomenLIA RADUS 4th (10.57), LIDIA KYRIACOU 8th (11.21), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 9th (11.25), MIA GROOM 13th (11.32), KAYLA MICHEL 50th (12.51), LILY RACHEL 88th (15.07) the winner was Sophie Hoare of Wandsworth (10.45), 105 runners finished. Team result 1st Barnet (21 points), 2nd Wandsworth (26), 3rd Richmond upon Thames (34).

Photograph is of our U17 Women winning team , from left to right LIDIA KYRIACOUJOSEPHINE CHADWICKMIA GROOMLIA RADUS then far right KAYLA MICHEL

Under 17 MenDAVID STONE 2nd (15.43), FINN HARVEY 10th (16.42), MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN 38th (18.02), DYLAN HEPWORTH 47th (18.20) the winner was Joe Owen of Enfield (15.38), 121 runners finished. Team result 1st Havering (29 points), 2nd Enfield (34), 3rd Bromley (40), 4th Barnet (50).

The overall position over the 4 races were as follows – Girls 1st Bromley (146 points), 2nd Wandsworth (128), 3rd Equal Barnet and Havering (122), 9th Camden (106), 23rd Brent (68)Boys 1st Wandsworth (141), 2nd Bromley (134), 3rd Southwark, 5th Equal Barnet and Croydon (116).

Official results –  London Youth Games Results 18-11-17

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at Parliament Hill Fields.
Senior Women – The winner was Stephanie Davis of Clapham Chasers (20.24), 275 runners finished. Team result 1st London Heathside (50 points), 2nd Herne Hill Harriers (76), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (91).

Senior MenMATT GRANT 29th (36.05), GEORGE GROOM U20 35th 2nd U20 (36.42), ROBERT RIGBY V55 144th V55 1st V55 (40.48), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 360th (47.24) the winner was Kadar Abdulahi U23 of Hillingdon (33.20), 494 runners finished. Team result 1st Hillingdon (33 points), 2nd Serpentine (41), 3rd Hercules Wimbledon (46), 17th SBH (568).

Official results –  London Championships Women’s Results 18-11-17   London Championships Men’s Results 18-11-17

COLCHESTER HARRIERS AUTUMN THROWS SERIESTook place in Colchester on 19 November
Hammer 6kg U20M BILLY PRAIM-SINGH 1st (56.63m), OLIVER GRAHAM U17 (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 52.61m)
Hammer 5kg U180M OLIVER GRAHAM  U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 59.19m) adding 1.90m to his 10 September throw

NCAA DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIPSTook place in Louisville, Kentucky, USA on 18 November
10000m XC – SM LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 131st (30.59) the winner was JUSTYN KNIGHT of Syracuse (29.00)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 18 NOVEMBER – FELL FOOT, NEWBY BRIDGE – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 102nd (First Time 28.25) 98th parkrun – GROVELANDS – REBECCA JEFFERY U13 58th (New PB 25.00) 2nd parkrun – HEARTWOOD FOREST – CLAIRE HOBSON 31st (New PB 24.07) 94th parkrun – HIGHBURY FIELDS – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 72nd (23.05) 106th parkrun – HLLSBOROUGH – REBECCA ANDREOU U20 199th (First Time 27.44) 11th parkrun – PANSHANGER – VICTORIA PRITCHARD 1st (New PB 17.54) 16th parkrun – SHORNE WOODS – CLIFF GOLDING V60 39th (First Time 24.39) 30th parkrun – WORTHING – JOHN DRYDEN V70 146th (25.53) 96th 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.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place this Saturday 25 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 this Saturday 25 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

UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 25 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AL).
Start Times11.00pm, Under 11 Boys and Girls (1900m), 11.15pm, Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.30pm, Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.45pm, Under 15 Boys (3000m), 12.00noon, Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.15pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.35pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.55pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.15pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m)
Note: You need to enter yourselves.

BRYAN SMITH – Congratulations to BRYAN who received his well-earned London Region Volunteer Award for Services to Athletics, at the recent England Athletics 10th Anniversary presentation evening.
Photographs of BRYAN with his award, also with all the winners.

TO ALL SBH VOLUNTEERS – The club have now received confirmation of our commitments to Virgin Money London Marathon fixtures for 2018. Over the many year’s Shaftesbury’s professional approach in providing organisational skills, volunteers and officials has been second to none, also we are able to bolster the club’s funds annually.
RAY and CLARE POWELL who co-ordinate the events, have requested whether you can contact them on your availability please, you will be provided with a fab and groovy kit, also fed and watered.
Dates and volunteers requirements for 2018 are as follows;
Sunday 4 March the Big Half Marathon which is a new event for which our team will organise the start, which is at Tower Bridge, meeting time 7.00am, 30 volunteers required.
Sunday 22 April the London Mini Marathon, meeting time 6.30am at Billingsgate, 65-70 volunteers required.
Sunday 27 May the Vitality Westminster Mile, meeting time 8.00am, 20 volunteers required.
Monday 28 May the Vitality 10k, meeting time 8.00am, 20 volunteers required.
The Standard Chartered Great City race, date to be confirmed but usually the 2nd or 3rd week in July, 25 volunteers required.

Please contact RAY at or call him on 01462 811165

AAA APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 GRANTS NOW OPEN The AAAs charity ‘Athletics for the Young’ is seeking applications from athletes under the age of 23 – who are in full time education or equivalent and not receiving other funding – to apply for assistance.  Athletes should be eligible to compete for England.
Registered charity Athletics for the Young offer financial help to young athletes and aim to spread their money widely to as many as possible so athletes receiving help elsewhere will not usually be granted an award.  The charity are particularly interested in helping genuine hardship cases for promising young athletes.  The grant scheme supported in the past 4 members of the 2016 Olympic Team.
Over recent years, it has been the policy of the Charity to award small grants of the order of £50 to £200. This policy is not to the exclusion of the consideration of larger sums should your application or athletic project warrant.
The Grant Application form can be downloaded below and to qualify an applicant must be actively involved with athletics under age 23 and in full time education.  Entries close 10th February 2018 and the AAA expect to advise awards by the end of April.  Applications should be completed by applicants visiting Allianz Park on Tuesday and handwritten.
A downloadable version of the Grant Application available via  It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel.

BRIGHTON MARATHON 2018 Takes place Sunday 15 April and the organisers have offered the Club 10 entries. To apply for one of these places please contact to our Club Secretary, Phil Cunningham by email to by Friday 22 December.

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

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 2 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 Times12.40pm 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 collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – JEREMY SOTHCOTT (Boys) and JO KENT (Girls)
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site for any other final information.

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR). Start Times – 11.04am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.40am U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U15 Boys (4000m), 12.50pm U17 Men (5000m), 1.15pm U17 Women (5000m), 1.15pm U20 Women (6000m), 1.40pm U23 Women Ind (6000m), 1.40pm Senior Women (6000m)
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your County Team Manager
SOUTHERN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 9 December at Horspath Sports Ground, Oxford (SatNav OX4 2RR). Start Times – 11.00am 50+, 60+ Men (10000m), 11.43am 40+, 50+, 60+ Women & Men70+ (6000m), 2.10pm 40+ Men (10000m)
Entries Close Friday 24 November
Note: If you wish to be entered please contact Alan Weller
EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 10 December at Samorin, Slovakia

BRUNEL INDOOR JUMPS AND THROWS FESTIVAL – Takes place on Sunday 10 December. Events include High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault and Shot Put, the competition is open for U11 through to Vets and will be hosted at the Brunel University Indoor Athletics Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge (SatNav UB8 3PH). The price for one event is £7 and then for two £10, entries are made via emailing
Timetable 10.30am Pole Vault (PB below 3m), 10.30am Triple Jump, 11.30am High Jump (PB above 1.55m), 12.30pm Long Jump, 1.30pm Pole Vault (PB above 3m), 2.00pm Shot Put (Female), 3.00pm – High Jump (PB below 1.55m), 3.30pm Shot Put (Male).
Entries Close Sunday 3 December

BOXING DAY BONANZATakes place at Allianz Park and Starts at 11.00am, £1 entry fee, there will be prizes, raffle and refreshments, and why not come in fancy dress.

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 Emma Gouge at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240