Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 27 October 2016

Happy Birthday this week to Lewa Abebayo, Rohan Bagai, Jessie Concannon, Mark Cunningham, Alexander Dikeocha, Glasford Jones, Simon Keene, Morgan Miorandi, Ted Ntibazonkiza, Emily Rodriguez, Richard Samuel, Kenan Stephens, Luca Stubbs and Aimi Weightman

Downloads – The following documents can be viewed, downloaded or printed

SBH 2016-2017 Winter Fixture Card and  Information Sheet, which include Cross Country, Road Relays and Indoor (Lee Valley) fixtures

Southern Cross Country Relay Results –    southern-relays-u13g     southern-relays-u13b     southern-relays-u15g     southern-relays-u15b     southern-relays-u17w     southern-relays-u17m     southern-relays-u207m

NICOLE CARA – Congratulations to NICOLE who has been awarded the England Athletics Volunteer of the Year for the London Region.  She will be presented with her award at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health on Tottenham Court Road in Central London on Wednesday 16 November.

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday at Wormwood Scrubs, on a bright day, and a very firm course.

Our Young Athletes continued their excellent start to the season, with our dominant Under 17 Men’s team producing yet another outstanding victory. The team of HAMZA KADIR, GEORGE GROOM and ELLIOT DEE ran away from the opposition to finish 1 minute 25 seconds ahead of Reading. Our Under 13 Boys team of SAMUEL GREENSTEIN, LUCA STUBBS and DYLAN MICHEL won a well-deserved Silver Medal, Under 13 Girls and Under 17 Women finished 5th, Under 15 Boys 8th and Under 15 Girls 14th. 

Many thanks to KENNY GROOM for another set of excellent photographs. Apart from these I have another 25 which I will create a separate document, which can be found directly below this newsletter

Under 13 Girls – 3 x 2000m 5th (24.09) Leg 1 SYDNEY ALLEN (8.10), Leg 2 AIMI WEIGHTMAN (7.55), Leg 3 ELENA RONCARATI (8.04), the fastest leg was by Maisie Collins of Herne Hill Harriers (7.22). Team result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (23.11), 2nd Chiltern Harriers (23.29), 3rd City of Norwich (23.34), 5th SBH (24.09) – 28 teams finished.

ELENA, SYDNEY and AIMI celebrating following their excellent performance


Under 13 Boys – 3 x 2000m Won the Silver Medal (22.07) Leg 1 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (7.29), Leg 2 LUCA STUBBS (Equal 9th fastest time of the race 7.19), Leg 3 DYLAN MICHEL (Equal 9th fastest time of the race 7.19), Incomplete team Leg 1 LEO RONCARATI (8.21), the fastest leg was by Jaden Kennedy of Herne Hill Harriers (6.48). Team result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (21.19), 2nd SBH (22.07), 3rd Poole (22.28) – 29 teams finished. 

Under 15 Girls – 3 x 2000m 14th (23.54) Leg 1 SCARLETT KENT (8.14), Leg 2 MIA GROOM (8.02), Leg 3 SOPHIA STAAB (7.38), the fastest leg was by Charlotte Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (7.13). Team result 1st City of Norwich (22.15), 2nd Walton (22.18), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (22.37), 14th SBH (23.54) – 36 teams finished.

Under 15 Boys – 3 x 2000m ‘A’ Team 8th (21.15) Leg 1 MITTIO MOHAMAMMADIAN (7.09), Leg 2 FREDDIE SHIRET (7.05), Leg 3 DANIEL GREENSTEIN (7.01), ‘B’ Team 17th (23.54) Leg 1 MATTIE HARRIS (7.29), Leg 2 CONOR O’KEEFE (8.22), Leg 3 MATTHEW MCATEER (8.03), the fastest leg was by Dominic McDougall of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (6.26). Team result 1st Chiltern Harriers ‘A’ (20.29), 2nd Bracknell (20.44), 3rd Chiltern Harriers ‘B’ (20.49), 8th SBH ‘A’ (21.15), 17th SBH ‘B’ (23.54) – 21 teams finished.

Under 17 Women – 3 x 2500m 5th (27.39) Leg 1 LIDIA KYRIACOU (10th fastest time of the race 8.50), Leg 2 SARAH BUTLER (8.58), Leg 3 KAYLA MICHEL (9.51), the fastest leg was by Kirsty Walker of Reading (8.12). Team result 1st Herne Hill Harriers (26.10), 2nd Reading (26.51), 3rd West Suffolk (27.02), 5th SBH (27.29) – 12 teams finished. 

Under 17 Men – 3 x 3000m Won the Gold Medal (30.46) Leg 1 HAMZA KADIR (The fastest time of the race 10.07), Leg 2 GEORGE GROOM (3rd fastest time of the race 10.22), Leg 3 ELLIOT DEE (2nd fastest time of the race 10.17), Incomplete team Leg 1 JOE CHOTT (11.36), Leg 2 NATHAN TADESSE (12.20). Team result 1st SBH (30.46), 2nd Reading (32.11), 3rd Bracknell (32.37) – 16 teams finished.

HAMZA in a free for all at the start of the race


GEORGE heading for the final handover to ELLIOT


ELLIOT acknowledging the applause as the team became Southern Champions


Under 20 Men – 3 x 3000m Incomplete team Leg 1 OLIVER GREENSTEIN (12.16), Leg 2 KHALID-ALI AHMED (10.34), the fastest leg was by Will Perkin of Chiltern Harriers (10.16). Team result 1st Chiltern Harriers (31.30), 2nd Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow (31.41), 3rd Bedford & County (32.22) – 4 teams finished.

HAVE YOU LOST A BLACK WATCH – This was found in the SBH tent at the Southern Cross Country Relays, if it is yours please contact me.

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON, SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017 It’s that time of year again with the London Marathon just 6 months away. 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 7 November at which time a decision will be made by the Club Officers.

HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016 – Some of the Greats of Athletics through the years joined coaches, officials and other volunteers from clubs across England at the 9th annual England Athletics Hall of Fame and National Volunteer Awards night sponsored by Track & Field Tours, Sweatshop and in partnership with the AAA.

As well as the new inductees to the England Athletics Hall of Fame, the night also saw volunteers from across the country honoured in the National Volunteer Awards to celebrate their dedication and service to the sport

The following athletes and people who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport were inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame: Judy Oakes, Peter Radford, Joyce Smith, Bud Baldaro, Kriss Akabusi, Ron Roddan and Tokyo Men’s 4x400m Relay Team (Roger Black, Derek Redmond, John Regis, Kriss Akabusi, Ade Mafe, Mark Richardson)


Other athletes may have clocked faster times and claimed more titles, but nothing compares with Joyce Smith’s record of sustained top-class achievement in a career of such prodigious length. As a teenager in 1956 she gained her first international badge, as reserve for the England cross country team. In 1980, aged 43, she became the world’s third fastest ever marathon runner! Joyce represented Britain at 800m, set UK records at 1500m, broken a world record and won a European bronze medal in the 3000m, and scored great international victories at cross country and marathon running.

For several years she was content to be a club runner, and with the birth of Lisa in 1968 she could have decided that, at 30, her racing career was over. On the contrary, she excelled by placing third in the 1971 International Cross Country Championship.  She became the first British winner of the women’s International cross country title and made the Munich Olympic team at 1500m, setting a UK record of 4:09. In 1974 she improved her UK 3000m record to 8:55.53, took the bronze medal at the European Championships and was voted UK woman athlete of the year by the British Athletics Writers’ Association.

In 1978 she was no longer enjoying track racing. Her real career, on the road, was just about to start at the age of 41. She ran 2:41:37 in her debut in June 1979 and three months later improved to 2:36:27, a Commonwealth record and world veterans best. In November 1980 she won her second Tokyo marathon in 2:30:27, quickest ever in a women-only race. An even greater race came next: the inaugural London Marathon in March 1981 with 2:29:57. In London the following year she ran faster still, at 44 becoming the oldest athlete ever to set a British record. She continued to compete with distinction, including 11th place in the inaugural Olympic race in Los Angeles in 1984, the year she was awarded the MBE.

the remaining newsletter information and results

SCOTIABANK TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON – As reported last week KOJO KYEREME V40 who finished 11th in (2:25.44), was the 2nd finisher of the 5 man England team. KOJO is second from the right


For the England Team the event was to be the perfect championship experience in that conditions on race morning left the majority of the elite field focusing not on times, but on racing and survival tactics.

In the run up to the event all the talk had been about the forecasted strong winds, but that quickly changed when on the morning of the race at 7am the 19’ C temperature combined with 88% humidity suggested a very different story was going to play out. By the time the runners had hit the half way stage conditions had risen to 21’ C and 94% humidity and it was clearly having an effect on performance.

First through the line from the England Team was the Brighton based runner KEVIN ROJAS with a 9th place finish in ( 2:24.50), a great achievement in an IAAF Gold Standard race. Next through was the elder statesman of the team, Kojo Kyreme in 10th, which was also a win for the Masters category, despite his having to deal with a couple of bouts of cramp in the second half of the race.

PAUL SIMONS – Congratulations to PAUL (V50) who ran in the recent Chester Marathon, running a time of (3:01.02), and has now qualified for the England Masters’ Marathon teams that will compete in a target event next autumn. Following this PAUL ran the Manchester Half Marathon on 16 October in a time of (94.58).

ENGLAND ATHLETICS EBULLETINPlease click on this link to view the October Issue No.3 

LONDON ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER Please click on this link to view the October Issue

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK Saracens are currently in the process of updating and changing the membership system at Allianz Park. Once the new system is up and running, we will then advise you on what you have to do.

EMMA GOUGE is the Saracens Athletics Membership Manager, and any membership enquiries need to go to her at Her telephone number is 020-3675-7210. 

PHOTOGRAPHS I would appreciate if you could send me any photographs, which I can then publish on the website and newsletter. 


Contact details of all Cross Country Team Managers can be found on the SBH website. Please use this link 

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 29 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities. Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am. Start Times – Under 11 Girls (1500m) commence at 12.45pm, Under 13 Girls and Under 11 Boys (2200m) commence at 12.55pm, Under 15 Girls and Under 13 Boys (3000m) commence at 1.10pm, Under 17 Women and Under 15 Boys (4000m) commence at 1.30pm, Under 17 Men commence at 2.00pm, 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 TONY SMITH who will give you a race number 

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 29 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities. Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am. Start Times U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles) 2.00pm, U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles) 2.30pm.

Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 5 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR). Start Times 11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.05pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 12.30pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 1.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 1.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 2.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 2.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K).

Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager  

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 12 November at Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Final details to be added

Start Times 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Boys/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 

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 19 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.

Start Times 1.15pm U20 and Senior Women, 2.00pm Under 20 and Senior Men.

Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

To Qualify you must have to be (a) born in the Greater London area, (b) has not less than one year’s bona fide residence in the Greater London area, (c) has not less than one year’s continuous full-time employment in the Greater London area, (d) has not less than one year’s full-time attendance at an education establishment in the Greater London area 

126TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 22 November at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), Please note will now be in the East Stand Players Lounge. The AGM commences at 7.30pm, followed at approximately 8.00pm with the Presentation of Awards for the 2015/2016 Cross Country season and 2016 Track & Field for both Men and Women.


The Scottish University & Colleges Athletic Meeting (Track & Field) took place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 19 October

High Jump – SM LEWIS MCGUIRE U20 2nd (1.93m)


22 October – ALDENHAM JAMES DAVIS U17 8th (22.20) 8th parkrun – BLACK PARK DALTON MCGUIGAN U23 1st (16.52) 2nd parkrun – BLANDFORD HUGH RICHARDS V70 77th (First Time 27.42) 50th parkrun – CANONS PARK LAUREN MALTZ U11 27th (First Time 26.16) 1st parkrun – CASSIOBURY HENRY ROCHA U17 4th (New PB 17.45) 4th parkrun – ELLENBROOK FIELDS ANNA MURPHY U13 55th (First Time PB 24.29) 2nd parkrun – FELL FOOT, NEWBY BRIDGE RUSSELL DEVITT V65 71st (25.17) 63rd parkrun – GLADSTONE ISABELLE LAMY V45 120th (30.08) 59th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES BARRY CHISHOLM V55 94th (26.00) 62nd parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (15.47) 3rd parkrun – JERSEY AMANDA BAILEY 44th (22.15) 9th parkrun – LANHYDROCK RICHARD WILLIAMS V35 1st (18.32) 27th parkrun – OAK HILL STUART SINGER V55 5th (20.40) 167th parkrun, ELEANOR RACHEL U13 25th (New PB 22.19) 7th parkrun – ST ALBANS MARTIN GREY V70 274th (30.21) 4th parkrun – WOODBANK JAMES FITZSIMMONS V40 19th (First Time 23.01) 10th parkrun

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. 

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 (U18) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £3.00.

As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for a form which will give you membership of Allianz Park, you can pick up the form from the reception at Allianz Park. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.

Charges for those with a membership form are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £22.00, Annual fee £264.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £11.00, Annual fee £132.00 – Concession (Students and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.70, Monthly fee £16.50, Annual fee £198.00.

All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252.