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14-12-17 Newsletter 2nd Draft

Happy Birthday this week to Matthew Armstrong, Chris Bennett, Elina Bulman, Alexander Charalambous, Jeremy Dempsey, Charles Edu, Alexa Eichelmann, Thomas Fulton, George Harrison MBE, Lawrence McIlroy, Michael Okoye, Jazz Sears, Emma Taylor and Ashley Wilson

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.5 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=548&nid=548&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER ISSUE No.1 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=549&nid=549&userId=-1

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 25-11-17 Indoor Fixtures Updated – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 2 December Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW – http://sbharriers.co.uk/
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  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

SCOTLAND COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAMCongratulations to BETH POTTER (10,000m), ALLAN SMITH (High Jump), DAVID SMITH (High Jump) and CHRIS BENNETT (Hammer) who will be competing at the Gold Coast, Australia next April.

JEFF HAGAN – Congratulations to JEFF who at last week’s BP Awards, was presented with the Boys Under 15 Best Field Performance award for 2017. Photograph shows JEFF with coach ALFREDO MELAO.

ATHLETICS WEEKLY READERS POLL 2017Congratulations to KYLE LANGFORD who finished runner-up to EILISH MCCOLGAN in the British Breakthrough category, also ANTHONY WHITEMAN finished third to JO PAVEY in the British Master Athlete (40+) category.

SOUTHERN INTER COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday in Horspath Fields, Oxford.

Under 13 Boys (3000m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (Middlesex) 65th (11.23) the winner was Zena Sacz of Bedfordshire (10.22), 113 runners finished. Team result 1st Suffolk (22 points), 2nd Surrey (39), 3rd Buckinghamshire (72), 12th Middlesex (169), 14th Hertfordshire (235)

Under 13 Girls (3000m) AIMI WEIGHTMAN (Hertfordshire) 12th (11.39) the winner was Ruby Vinton of Suffolk (11.14), 113 runners finished. Team result 1st Buckinghamshire (43 points), 2nd Kent (61), 3rd Hertfordshire (68)

Under 15 Girls (4000m) BLUEBELL COOKE (Hertfordshire) 52nd (15.52), ELENA RONCARATI (Hertfordshire) 63rd (15.56) the winner was Bethany Cook of Sussex 14.29), 119 runners finished. Team result 1st Surrey (30 points), 2nd Kent (64), 3rd Hampshire (82), 10th Hertfordshire (141)

Under 17 Men (5000m) THOMAS PATRICK (Hertfordshire) 6th (15.10), KRISTIAN IMROTH (2nd Claim) (Hertfordshire) 10th (15.18), BEN WINFIELD (Hertfordshire) 47th (16.09), HENRY FULTON (Hertfordshire) 98th (18.02) the winner was Henry McLuckie of Hampshire (14.49) 99 runners finished. Team result 1st Kent (52 points), 2nd Surrey (59), 3rd Sussex (68), 6th Hertfordshire (109)

SOUTHERN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Saturday in Horspath Fields, Oxford.

Women 50-54 (6000m) JO KENT V50 (2nd Claim) won the Bronze Medal (23.12)

LEE VALLEY INDOOR MINITHON MEETINGTook place on 9 December
I shall publish the Indoor Rankings from the first week of January

60m – U11G SIENNA CORBYN 14th (PB 9.92)
60m – U13B ARCHIE NASH 7th Equal (PB 8.85), BASIM MIR 18th (9.03), NEO MOHAMMADIAN 40th (PB 9.99)
60m – U13G NIAH AKINTOKUN  2nd (PB 8.71), JASMIN SALT 7th (PB 8.78) taking .10 of a second off her 3 December time, CHANEL DACOSTA 13th (PB 9.00), LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL 24th (PB 9.25), NATALIA CORBYN 38th (PB 9.72)
200m – U11G SIENNA CORBYN 21st (PB 35.12)
200m – U13B ARCHIE NASH 6th (PB 29.07), BASIM MIR 15th (30.26), NEO MOHAMMADIAN 37th (PB 33.99)
200m – U13G NIAH AKINTOKUN 2nd (PB 28.89), CHANEL DACOSTA 7th (PB 30.32), JASMIN SALT 11th (PB 30.60) taking .10 of a second off her 3 December time, LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL 18th (PB 31.49)
600m – U11G SIENNA CORBYN 15th (PB 2:28.97)
600m – U13B ARCHIE NASH 4th (PB 1:49.51)
High Jump – U13G NIAH AKINTOKUN 3rd (PB 1.25m), CHANEL DACOSTA 4th Equal (PB 1.20m), LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL 4th Equal (PB 1.20m)
Shot 3.25kg – U13B NEO MOHAMMADIAN 4th (4.13m)
Shot 2.72kg – U13B JASMIN SALT 6th (PB 5.08m)

INTRASQUAD MEETTook place in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 9 December
WT 15.88kg – NICK PERCY (Nebraska University) 1st (PB 20.11m) adding 7cm to his 2016 throw, and is ranked UK No.2 in 2017

REVEILLE INVITATIONALTook place in College Station, Texas, USA on 9 December
WT 15.88kg – FELLAN MCGUIGAN U23 (Texas Christian University) 6th (SB 15.98m)

SOUTHERN ENGLAND INDOOR STUDENTS SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPSTook place at Lee Valley on 6 December
400m – SM H4 MICHAEL KOBEH U20 (Oaklands College) 3rd (PB 54.77) taking 3.79 seconds off his 2 January time, in the B Final MICHAEL finished 5th (55.01)
800m – SM 1 MAHER GAZALI U23 (Middlesex University) 6th (SB 2:27.81) taking 1.73 second off his 25 November time

PARKRUN RESULTS – 9 DECEMBER – ALLY PALLY – THEO BODEN U13 26th (19.44) 147th parkrun – GREAT LINES, MEDWAY – CLIFF GOLDING V60 89th (25.09) 32nd parkrun – GROVELANDS – JOSEPH HEATHER U15 6th (First Time 19.44) 15th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 179th (30.58) 107th parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – ELANA DIMMER 18th (20.33) 50th parkrun – OAK HILL – GEORGE GROOM U20 1st (New PB 16.26) 6th parkrun, DYLAN HEPWORTH U17 4th (New PB 18.56) 26th parkrun, BEN OUBRIDGE U17 44th (First Time 23.22) 1st parkrun – SOSNOVKA, RUSSIA – NATALIA PEREVERZINA 53rd (First time 27.19) 35th parkrun

PARKRUN MILESTONE – Congratulations to ELANA DIMMER who completed her 50th Parkrun last Saturday.

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.

BETH POTTER SELECTED FOR TRIATHLON – Congratulations to BETH on selection for Team Scotland for Gold Coast 2018 in triathlon.

The Rio Olympian turned her attention to triathlon early in 2017 and has made remarkable progress over the past few months – while also being the best British performer at the World Champs Women’s 10,000m final. BETH still hopes to compete in the 10,000m in Australia, too.

Photograph is of BETH about to win the Cardiff Triathlon, following this she competed in the Funchal ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup event in Portugal dominating the field over the closing 5km run to take victory.

Once on to the run, BETH was in her element and gaining ground with every stride. Producing a run split of 16:44, which was more than a minute quicker than anyone else, Potter cut through the field from ninth place starting the run to take the lead. Indeed, by the time she reached the finish line she had extended her advantage to a dominating margin of 43 seconds, over THERESE FEUERSINGER (AUT), who last week finishing fourth in the ITU World Junior Triathlon Championships.

Result of the 750m Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run – 1st BETH POTTER (GBR) – 1:01:36, 2nd THERESE FEUERSINGER (AUT) – 1:02:19, 3rd GABRIELA RIBERO (POR) – 1:02:35

A DIFFERENT ASPECT TO TRAINING – Last Thursday THEO BODEN U13 took a break from his Allianz Park training sessions, by joining his Belmont School friends in the ‘Devil takes the Hindmost’ event at Finsbury Park Athletic Track. The challenge is to run 12 laps without being caught, THEO was in a group of 7 athletes that were caught after 7 laps (2880m) and ran a time of (10.42). Also competing was LOUIS CROSS U20 who managed 11 laps (4480m) in a time of (16.07).

25TH EUROPEAN JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 – Congratulations to GREG HURLEY who qualified as one of the 102 competitors and had an outstanding competition by finishing third on 4 under par. GREG opened with a par round, then recorded 4 under in round two, and a final par round to take the Bronze trophy. The winner finished on 8 under par.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The championships took place in Andalucia, Spain recently, which is widely regarded as the toughest test in junior golf in Europe. The first two rounds were played over the tough Alcaidesa Links and Heathland courses, in Spain’s beautiful southern region. Those making the cut played the final round at the prestigious Finca Cortesin course, where the Volvo World Matchplay was staged last month.

WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINTS SERIES – The next fixture in the series is for the Under 11 Boys & Girls at the Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Greenford on Saturday 6 January and the Hertfordshire Cross Country Championships at Watford on Sunday 7 January.

INDOOR FIXTURES WITH CLOSING DATES The following fixtures have a closing date between December and up to Mid-January.
To obtain information on how to enter yourself, scroll down to Upcoming  Fixtures For The Next 4 Weeks below.
CD Friday 22 December – Southern U15 & U17 Championships on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January – Please note the 1500m for U20 and Senior Men and Women is on Saturday 6 January
CD Tuesday 26 December – Metaswitch Games on Saturday 30 December
CD Friday 29 December – New Year Open Meeting on Sunday 1 January

To obtain information on how to enter yourself for these fixtures, use this link to the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/ then scroll down to find the fixture you wish to enter.
CD Tuesday 2 January – Southern U20 & Senior Championships on Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January
CD Wednesday 3 January – Scottish National Open Championships on Saturday 13 January
CD Sunday 14 January – Scottish National Senior Championships on Sunday 28 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U17 Games Includes U15 B/G 60m Hurdles on Saturday 20 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U13 & U15 Games on Sunday 21 January
CD Sunday 21 January – London U20 & Senior Games on Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January

DARYLL NEITA AN ATHLETE ON THE RISE – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
Barely out of the junior ranks, DARYLL is already building an impressive sprints CV, writes Stuart Weir


No British Woman has ever reached the 100m final in the IAAF World Championships, so when DARYLL ran 11.16 to finish fourth in her semi-final in London in August, it represented the best performance ever by a GB athlete.
The 21-year-old first came to public attention when she finished second in the UK Championships and Olympic Trials in 2016. She recalls: “I would say I was a bit of an underdog going into the trials. No one expected me to come out where I did.
“But I decided a week before, ‘actually I do want to win this.’ So, I went into it thinking, ‘there is no reason why I can’t do well at the trials.’ “I went into it feeling confident and actually wanting to win it.”
She ran a PB of 11.23 to clinch second place. She added: “I shocked a lot of people because people did not know my capability and especially running under pressure. And I proved to myself that I could do it.”
Young talent DARYLL started running at a very young age and was spotted in a primary school sports day in year 6. Her mum tells a story of how she was running in a park with her cousins. The cousins were a lot older than her but she ran away from them.
Her mum then made a life-changing decision, taking her to the local athletics club but they said she was too young. She joined after primary school and has been running ever since.
The 2015 season was her breakthrough year. She was selected for the European Junior Championships and despite running with a hamstring injury, finished fourth in the 100m in 11.69 seconds.
She then ran in the Anniversary Games in London and was selected for the 4x100m squad for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Although she did not run in Beijing, she looks back on it as “a positive year that put me into the senior scene” and she adds: “Beijing was a great experience and I think that prepared me for Rio because I understood what athletics was about and what a championship was like.”
Her reward for finishing second in the trials was selection for the European Championships in Amsterdam and the Olympics. At the Europeans, it was decided that she would just run the relay and not the individual 100m.
“Beijing was a great experience and I think that prepared me for Rio because I understood what athletics was about and what a championship was like”
She said of her experience in Amsterdam: “It was great competition and we came out with a medal as well. It was great momentum going into the Anniversary Games and gave us a lot of excitement. At the Anniversary Games, we ran a national record and going into Rio we were excited feeling that we could definitely come out with an Olympic medal.”
In the heat in Rio she missed the semi-final by three hundredths of a second. I have a vivid memory of that race as I bumped into her in the stadium and we walked together to the exit. She was so down on herself but one year later she reflects: “I was absolutely gutted because I had wished all my life to be in that position and it had come crumbling down in an awful fashion. I wasn’t happy with how I had performed or with how I handled the whole situation.”
When I pointed out that she was only three hundredths of a second from making the semi-final, she dismissed my comment, saying: “I know but I ran tragically badly.”
She feared she had blown her chance completely. “I thought I wasn’t going to be picked for the relay and my whole Rio experience was over,” she said. “When I was picked for the relay, it was like ‘thank God they have given me another chance’. And then to come out with a medal. In the space of three days, my whole life changed. I had never been so down and I have never been so happy – so it worked out well in the end.”
She said of the Olympic relay in which GB took the bronze behind USA and Jamaica: “It was amazing. We won our heat and we were thinking ‘we won that by quite a bit. In the final we can really go for it’. That gave us all the confidence we needed.
“We were thinking that all we needed to do was go out and do the same again or even improve. We really came together as a team. Everyone was supporting each other and there was great energy. Getting on the podium, the celebrations afterwards was all a dream and the best thing ever.”
London calling DARYLL confirmed her place in London 2017 with second place in the trials behind ASHA PHILIP, running 11.25 into a 1.3m/sec headwind.
She also set two PBs this season – 11.20 for 100m at the England Under-23 Championships at Bedford and then 11.14 (again into a wind, this time 0.4m/sec) in the Müller Anniversary Games.
She went into London 2017 with confidence. “Rio showed me that I could definitely make the semi-final and who knows what could happen then,” she explains. “So I went into London this year way more confident, wanting to win, no matter who’s next to me in the race.”
That confidence showed when she won her London 2017 heat in 11.15, her second fastest time ever. She said: “It was absolutely amazing, winning in front of a home crowd – it was just the heat, I know there is more to come. A lot of anxiety has gone now.”
“I went into London this year way more confident, wanting to win, no matter who’s next to me in the race”
She would have needed to have run a PB to reach the final, which she missed by nine hundredths of a second. But having run 11.15 and 11.16 against a PB of 11.14, she let no one down. She said of the semi-final where she finished behind MARIE-JOSEE TA LOU, DAFNE SCHIPPERS and KELLY-ANN BAPTISTE but beat two Jamaicans and an American: “It was a pretty tough field and I actually feel like I did do decently well. I am known for having a poor start and I think it was really good. I’m someone who doesn’t put limits on myself massively and I’m always aiming for the best, I’m always aiming for the highest.”
Then she anchored the 4x100m team to a silver medal and, for a moment, it looked as if she was catching world champion TORI BOWIE. She remembers: “DINA passed to me in a really great position and I was like ‘I’m going to run for my life here,’ and that’s what I did and I crossed the line and we got silver. I knew she was going to go off really hard and I tried my best to stick with her but then she found another five gears.”

Running in the London Stadium was a special experience. She points out: “The stadium is 20 minutes from my house and I drive past it each day on my way to training. Every day I was thinking, ‘I need to be there on that podium’ and getting silver with the girls makes that dream come true.”
In 2012 she ran in a schools’ championship which was held as a test event in the Olympic Stadium. She won the gold medal. She recalls thinking: “I am running on this track before Usain Bolt – and then he can go and do what he needs to do on it.”
She was in the stadium watching the great man win the London Olympic 100m title. Now, five years later, she was back running in the same stadium in the same World Championships as BOLT and the experience did not disappoint. “When your name is announced, the stadium just roars, the loudest cheer ever. You get chills and feel the vibrations.”
Speaking after the relay, DARYLL mentioned getting a buzz from seeing BOLT and FARAH warm-up as she prepared for the relay, adding: “I’m very happy to be part of the generation which gets to say goodbye to BOLT while competing there as well.”
She won Olympic, world and European medals all before her 21st birthday, so I suspect there is a lot more to come from this young British sprinter.

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS 
Contact details of all Team Managers please see links at the top of this Newsletter.

SOUTHERN INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December for all age-groups excluding U13s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Closed

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.

METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 30 December.
For full information and to enter please use this link – EHAC Indoor Games 30-12-17
Entries Close Tuesday 26 December
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
 
NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 1 January. For all age-groups except under 11s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/#newyearopen
Entries Close Friday 29 December – Entries on the Day Accepted
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 6 January. 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 nearest station is Greenford (Central Line) and the HQ is about 20 minutes walk.
Start Times 10.45am U11 Boys (1500m), 10.50am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.00am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.05am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.25am U15 Boys (4000m), 11.30am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.55am U17 and U20 Women (5000m), 12.25pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.55pm U20 Men (8000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 7 January at Cassiobury Park, Watford (Satnav WD18 7LG).
By Car – There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode).
The car park is signposted from the centre of town and Rickmansworth Road with brown tourist information signs. Parking is free but limited, with 78 spaces plus six more reserved for blue badge holders. In the summer an extension is opened to enlarge the carpark, however on good weather weekends this will often be full. The car park opens at 6am and closes at 9pm.
On-street parking to the north and south of the park is free but restrictions apply.
By Tube – Cassiobury Park is a 2-minute walk from the Watford Metropolitan line station on the London Underground network. Exit the station onto Cassiobury Park Avenue and turn right, after about 150 metres turn left onto Shepherds Road – the park is straight ahead of you.
By Train – Watford Junction (1.3 miles) and Watford High Street (2.1 miles) are the two closest overground stations.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4500m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6000m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (12000m).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 13 January at 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 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 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 www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

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 websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

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 emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at beckyhall@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 7 December 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Thomas Cadwallader, Casey Doyle, John Kelly, Nonso Okolo, Estafania Palanca, Nick Percy, Ross Sambrook, Shraga Simons, Nick Smith, Dan Watts and Glen Watts

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.4 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=545&nid=545&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.5 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=548&nid=548&userId=-1

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 25-11-17 Indoor Fixtures Updated – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 2 December Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW – http://sbharriers.co.uk/
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  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to LISA GAUL, STUART LAW and YAHLIEL IMANI

WINTER CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – Congratulations to the first winners of the 2017/2018 season – Under 20 Men THOMAS BUTLER, 5 Miles Senior Men RICHARD GOODMAN and Masters Men 40+ KARL BULMAN.

GET WELL SOON TYTY HOLDEN last Saturday morning fell over on a hill at Trent Park, he then turned up at the Metropolitan League looking worse for wear thinking it was a torn muscle, in fact he had dislocated his shoulder. TY managed to go to the Lee Valley Open Meeting on Sunday as well.
Following a Hospital visit he now has a sling and some mobility and can function! No cycling or lifting for a while though They struggled to get the shoulder back in and just gas was not enough so had to put him under to fix the problem (so unlikely it will ever come out again) which was all very time consuming plus a 3 hour wait in A and E.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place last Saturday at Uxbridge.
An excellent day with a fantastic 5 Individual wins, first in the Under 11 Boys GIANLEO STUBBS made it 3 wins out of 3, next in the Under 15/17 Men’s race THOMAS PATRICK following his excellent run in the National Relays won the Under 17 race by 5 seconds. In the Under 15/17 Women’s race LIA RADUS in her first league race of the season won the Under 17 race.
The Senior athletes produced 2 wins, firstly NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ in her first league race of the season had a hard-fought race winning by just 1 second, in the Men’s race RICHARD GOODMAN had a slightly easier win, and has now won 10 senior races.
There were top 10 finishes from THOMAS CADWALLADER U11 3rd, ANDONI AMPHLETT U11 9th, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U13 4th, LEO RONCARATI U13 10th, MAAYAN RADUS U15 4th, ELENA RONCARATI U15 5th, GRACE INGLES U15 7th, BEN WINFIELD U17 7th, SOPHIA STAAB U17 8th and JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 8th.
Our teams were as equally impressive starting with our Under 11 Boys winning again, and moved up from 3rd place overall to now lead by a margin of 6 points over VP&TH. The Under 13 Boys secured our 2nd win of the day moving up from 5th to 3rd place overall. The Under 15/17 Men improved superbly to finish in 2nd place behind the home club Hillingdon, which moved them up to 2nd place overall. The Under 15/17 Women with 15 of them finishing had 6 in the top 10, securing their third win out of three and now have a massive 118 point lead over London Heathside.
The Senior Men were slightly short of numbers at the front end, but still maintained their 4th place overall, finally our Senior Women managed an 8th place finish but are in a slightly precarious position of 10th place overall.

The following have now completed 3 consecutive races or more – PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 (8), BEN KELLY U17 (5), ELEANOR RACHEL U15 (5), ELEANOR RONCARATI U15 (4), ANNA MURPHY U13 (4), MATT GRANT SM (4), GIANLEO STUBBS U11 (3), THOMAS CADWALLADER U11 (3), LOUISA STAAB U13 (3), REBECCA JEFFERY U13 (3), THEO BODEN U13 (3), CHLOE BRASSEY U15 (3), JOSEPH HEATHER U15 (3), DYLAN MICHEL U15 (3), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 (3), KAYLA MICHEL U17 (3), SOPHIE STAAB U17 (3), DYLAN HEPWORTH U17 (3) and THOMAS BUTLER U20 (3)

Under 11 Boys (1500m) GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (6.26), THOMAS CADWALLADER 3rd (6.43 1st U10), ANDONI AMPHLETT 9th (7.04), OSCAR RONCARATI 21st (7.47) 41 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (134 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (120), 3rd Hillingdon (100). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st SBH (313 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (307 points), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (244)

Under 11 Girls (1500m) EVIE REDPATH 12th (7.32), ABI JEFFERY 19th (7.46), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW 27th (8.00) the winner was Asmaa Abdullahi of Hillingdon (6.49), 46 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (149 points), 2nd Hillingdon (119), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (111), 6th SBH (74). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (535 points), 2nd Hillingdon (426), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (416), 8th SBH (213), 20th SBH ‘B’ (18)

Under 13 Boys (3000m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 4th (11.13), LEO RONCARATI 10th (11.16), NAJIIB HERSI 12th (11.17), THEO BODEN 19th (11.40), TOBY EDWARDS 57th (13.40) the winner was Abdirahim Hamud of Hillingdon (10.41), 61 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (203 points), 2nd Cookham (199), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (186). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (669 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (601), 3rd SBH (575), 22nd SBH ‘B’ (8)

Under 13 Girls (3000m) SARON RICHARDSON 20th (12.57), LOUISA STAAB 23rd (13.03), REBECCA JEFFERY 35th (14.03), ANNA MURPHY 36th (14.07) the winner was Kiera Flannery of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (11.52), 40 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (131 points), 2nd Cookham (114 points), 3rd Hillingdon (109), 6th SBH (50). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (459 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (407 points), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (391), 6th SBH (238), 16th SBH ‘B’ (46)

Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men (4000m) THOMAS PATRICK 1st (11.58 1st U17), BEN WINFIELD 7th (12.51 6th U17), CONNOR KEOGH 18th (13.41 10th U17), CASEY DOYLE 20th (13.46 9th U15), DYLAN HEPWORTH 24th (13.48 14th U17), FREDDIE SHIRET 26th (13.50 16th U17), DYLAN MICHEL 34th (14.01 17th U15), JOE HEATHER 49th (14.29 28th U15), NAJIBE ARBI 55th (14.44 23rd U17), JONATHAN BOARDMAN 56th (14.44 33rd U15), SAM NEWMAN 76th (15.30 46th U15), BEN KELLY 79th (15.37 31st U17), OLIVER ERENT 90th (18.54 58th U15) the U15 winner was Mohamed Ali of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (12.07), 59 U15 runners finished and 32 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st Hillingdon (329 points), 2nd SBH (322), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (306), 7th SBH ‘B’ (235), 18th SBH ‘C’ (102). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (895 points), 2nd SBH (782), 3rd Hillingdon (764), 13th SBH ‘B’ (407), 22nd SBH ‘C’ (120)

Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women (4000m) LIA RADUS 2nd (14.32 1st U17), MAAYAN RADUS 4th (14.42 2nd U15), ELENA RONCARATI 5th (14.44 3rd U15), GRACE INGLES 7th (14.54 5th U15), SOPHIA STAAB 8th (14.55 3rd U17), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 9th (15.21 4th U17), VICTORIA GODFREY 27th (16.18 19th U15), ELEANOR RACHEL 30th (16.35 21st U15), GEMMA HARPER 31st (16.37 10th U17), JESSICA MOORE 32nd (16.42 22nd U15), CHLOE BRASSEY 35th (16.49 25th U15), KAYLA MICHEL 36th (17.03 11th U17), ELINA BULMAN 37th (17.08 26th U15), JESSICA YEFET 39th (17.20 27th U15), EMILY MURPHY 57th (24.23 40th U15) the U15 winner was Freya Stapleton of Herts Phoenix (14.24), 40 U15 runners finished and 17 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st SBH (214 points), 2nd London Heathside (177), 3rd SBH ‘B’ (158), 7th SBH ‘C’ (98). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st SBH (711 points), 2nd London Heathside (593), 3rd SBH ‘B’ (499), 11th SBH ‘C’ (283).

Senior Men (8000m) RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (23.21), THOMAS BUTLER U20 16th (24.58 1st U20), MATTHEW GRANT 27th (25.21), STUART HAW 70th (26.44), LOUIS CROSS U20 73rd (26.48), OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 131st (28.07), KARL BULMAN V45 187th (29.22), RONAN BREEN V45 236th (30.16), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 335th (33.12), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 437th (37.00) 485 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Highgate Harriers (1235 points), 2nd Hillingdon (889), 3rd Serpentine (848), 8th SBH (519) – Veterans Division 2 1st Hillingdon (205 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (196), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (184), 7th SBH (116). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (3474 points), 2nd Serpentine (2715), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (2689), 4th SBH (2328) – Veterans Division 2 1st Hillingdon (508 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (493), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (469), 9th SBH (219)

Senior Women (6000m) NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 1st (19.24), ELANA DIMMER 37th (22.34), GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 168th (29.08), GAIA CASCIELLO U20 194th (31.32) 220 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Highgate Harriers (249 points), 2nd London Heathside (237), 3rd Serpentine (198), 8th SBH (85). Team positions after 3 fixtures 1st London Heathside (693 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (662), 3rd Serpentine (635), 10th SBH (223)

The official Individual and Team results –  Fixture 3 Uxbridge 02-12-17 Individual Results  Fixture 3 Uxbridge 02-12-17 Team Results

The Howard Williams Trophy positions are;
Seniors – 1st Highgate Harriers (45 points), 2nd Serpentine (43 points), 3rd London Heathside (40), 7th SBH (34)
Juniors – 1st SBH (94 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (93), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (90)

These are the individual positions of Shaftesbury athletes that are in the Top 20 after the second fixture at Welwyn.

The winner of each race receives 100 points, 2nd 99 points and so on.
Under 11 Boys – 1st GIANLEO STUBBS (200 points), 3rd Equal THOMAS CADWALLADER (193)
Under 13 Boys – 12th LEO MIXIDES (167 points), 13th THEO BODEN (159) in 1st place Jimmy Geller of WG&EL and Adbirahim Hamud of Hillingdon (199)
Under 13 Girls – 14th LOUISA STAAB (153 points), 15th ISABELLE FLEET (150), 20th ASHA HORBACKI (137) in 1st place Zahara Malcolm of WG&EL (197)
Under 15 Boys – 11th DYLAN MICHEL (176 points) in 1st place Kai Boggon of WG&EL (198)
Under 15 Girls – 1st ELENA RONCARATI (197 points), 17th ELEANOR RACHEL (155), 18th CHLOE BRASSEY (153)
Under 17 Men – 11th DYLAN HEPWORTH (180 points), 14th BEN KELLY (159 points) in 1st place Jem O’Flaherty of London Heathside (197)
Under 17 Women – 1st SOPHIA STAAB (199 points), 2nd LIDIA KYRIACOU (198), 5th JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (187), 6th Equal SARAH BUTLER (186), 9th SCARLETT KENT (178), 12th KAYLA MICHEL (172)
The winner of the Senior Women’s race receives 250 points, 2nd 249 points and so on.
Senior Women – 1st Equal VICTORIA PRITCHARD and Tamara Armoush of Herts Phoenix (497 points), 18th JO KENT (2nd Claim) (455)
The winner of the Senior Men’s race receives 500 points, 2nd 599 points and so on.
Senior Women – 3rd BRADLEY GOATER (991 points), 8th PHILLIP CROUT (973), 11th THOMAS BUTLER (964 1st U20), 17th DANIEL WATTS (945) in 1st place Paul Martelletti of VPH&TH (995)

The final positions are based on the best 4 results out of the 5 fixtures available.

After three fixtures, the first three positions in the Winter Cross Country Points series are as follows – U11 Boys 1st Gianleo Stubbs (24 points), 2nd Thomas Cadwallader (21), 3rd Andoni Amphlett (12) – U11 Girls 1st Evie Redpath (16), 2nd Abi Jeffrey (14), 3rd Olive Harvey-Dew (12) – U13 Boys 1st Samuel Greenstein (16 points), 2nd Theo Boden (15), 3rd Leo Mixides (14) – U13 Girls 1st Louisa Staab (21 points), 2nd Saron Richardson (16), 3rd Anna Murphy (14) – U15 Boys 1st Dylan Michel (23 points), 2nd Joseph Heather (20), 3rd Matthew McAteer (11) – U15 Girls 1st Elena Roncarati (21 points), 2nd Grace Ingles (14), 3rd Eleanor Rachel (13) – U17 Men 1st Dylan Hepworth (19 points), 2nd Ben Kelly (13), 3rd Freddie Shiret (11) – U17 Women 1st Sophia Staab (22 points), 2nd Josephine Chadwick (16), 3rd Lidia Kyriacou (15) – U20 Men 1st Thomas Butler (24 points), 2nd Joseph Peppiatt (12), 3rd Jeremy Dempsey and Louis Cross (7) – U20 Women 1st Gabriella Kyriacou (8), 2nd Caia Casciello (7) – Senior Men 1st Richard Goodman and Matt Grant (24 points), 3rd Bradley Goater (23) – Senior Women 1st Victoria Pritchard (16 points), 2nd Elana Dimmer (14), 3rd Cecilia Martinez-Nunez (13) – Masters Men 40-49 1st Ronan Breen (15), 2nd Karl Bulman (8), – Masters Men 50-59 1st Philip Cunningham (21 points), 2nd David Greenstein (15), 3rd Robert Rigby (8).

To view the complete updated tables on the SBH website, use this link – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINTS SERIES – The next fixture in the series is for the Under 11 Boys & Girls at the Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Greenford on Saturday 6 January and the Hertfordshire Cross Country Championships at Watford on Sunday 7 January.

LEE VALLEY INDOOR OPEN MEETINGTook place on 3 December
I shall publish the Indoor Rankings from the first week of January

60m – SM 1.1 TARIQ WILD U17 4th (PB 7.24) taking .20 of a second off his 19 March time, 1.4 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN U17 1st (7.60), 1.6 BEN BELLISARIO U17 4th (PB 7.94), SM 2.1 TARIQ finished 5th (PB 7.21) taking .03 of a second off his 1.1 time, 2.1 MITTIO finished 1st (PB 7.58) taking .02 of a second off his 1.4 time
60m – SW 1.2 EMILY RODRIGUEZ U17 4th (PB 8.27) taking .03 of a second off her 19 March time, 1.3 SHAKIRA RILEY U17 3rd (PB 8.41) taking .07 of a second off her 2016 time, 2.2 EMILY finished 1st (PB 8.19) taking .08 of a second off her 1.2 time, 2.3 SHAKIRA finished 2nd (8.54)
60m – U15B 1.1 NICHOLAS SAVVA 4th (7.70), 1.2 CHIMA ONUORA 1st (PB 7.56) taking .44 of a second off his 19 March time, 1.4 BASIM MIR U13 4th (9.08), DIKE ONYEMELUKWE U13 5th (9.10), 1.5 ZAK BENJAMIN U13 5th (PB 9.30), 1.6 ARI SELOUK U13 6th (PB 10.19), 1.8 NNAMDI NDUKWE U15 1st (7.63), 2.1 CHIMA finished 3rd (PB 7.56) equalling his 1.2 time, 2.2 NNAMDI finished 1st (PB 7.57) taking .06 of a second off his 1.8 time, NICHOLAS finished 2nd (PB 7.59) taking .11 of a second off his 1.1 time, 2.7 BASIM finished 4th (9.14), DIKE finished 5th (9.20), 2.8 ZAK finished 1st (9.34), ARI finished 3rd (10.48)
60m – U15G 1.2 SAVANNAH IYAMU 2nd (PB 8.21) taking .35 of a second off her 26 March time, 1.7 YASMIN SALT U13 4th (8.96), 2.2 YASMIN finished 2nd (PB 8.88) taking .08 of a second off her 1.7 time, 2.2 SAVANNAH finished 1st (PB 8.19) taking .02 of a second off her 1.2 time
300m – SM 2 DAN ONOCHIE-WILLIAMS U17 3rd (38.76), GILAD NACHSHEN U15 5th (39.92)
300m – SW 4 SCARLETT KENT U17 3rd (45.14)
600m – SM 1 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN U17 2nd (PB 1:25.29)
600m – SW 1 SCARLETT KENT U17 1st (PB 1:40.44)
60m Hurdles – U17M 1 RALPH WILLIAMS (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 8.76) taking .13 of a second off his 4 February time, 2 RALPH finished 2nd (8.84)
60m Hurdles – U17W 1.1 MARLI JESSOP (2nd Claim) 2nd (8.97), 2.1 MARLI JESSOP (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 8.96) taking .01 of a second off her 1.1 time
60m Hurdles – U13B 1 DIKE ONYEMELUKWE 3rd (PB 11.65) taking .35 of a second off his 21 October time, 2 DIKE finished 4th (PB 11.29) taking .36 of a second off his 1 time
High Jump – SX B DIKE ONYEMELUKWE U13 20th (PB 1.20m) equalling his 20 October jump
Long Jump – SM BEN BELLISARIO U17 5th (5.49m)

NORTHERN INDOOR OPEN MEETINGTook place in Sheffield on 2 December
600m – SX 1 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 3rd (PB 1:20.08)

FORDHAM INDOOR OPENERTook place in New York, USA on 1 December
500m – LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 5th (1:21.51)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 2 DECEMBER – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 54th (25.32) 62nd parkrun – HEARTWOOD FOREST – BLUEBELL COOKE U15 9th (First Time 20.10) 12th parkrun – JERSEY – CLIFF GOLDING V60 186th (32.06) 31st parkrun – OAK HILL – SHONA MICHEL V45 76th (26.25) 17th parkrun – PANSHANGER – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 95th (27.18) 100th parkrun – ST ALBANS – CLAIRE HOBSON 64th (22.41) 96th parkrun – UPTON HOUSE – HUGH RICHARDS V70 54th (26.45) 76th 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.

LUCY KOENIGSBERGER – Has recently joined Shaftesbury and currently lives in South Wootten, Norfolk. LUCY is currently a first year Under 17 and in this year’s Norfolk Championships won the Shot, Discus and Hammer titles. LUCY also won the Norfolk Schools Championships setting a championship record in the Hammer with a throw of (50.96m).


Currently her training has been a bit hit and miss with a ligament injury from a school netball accident, which drags on and continues to swell up her ankle. But at least she is in the winter conditioning season and not yet in spring time!

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP FOR ATHLETES – The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently, and was written by Professor JOHN BREWER who is head of the school of sport, health and applied science at St Mary’s University in Twickenham

Sleep is an often overlooked but vital component of athletics performance, as Professor John Brewer explains
Most of us spend approximately one third of our lives asleep, and it is easy to view this as time that is ‘wasted’, with little benefit for training or competing. However, sleep is an essential part of an athlete’s training, and is the time when many of the physiological adaptions to the stimulus of training takes place.
How we sleep – The human ‘body clock’ is regulated by a series of cycles known as the ‘circadian rhythm’, which determines areas such as digestion, hunger, body temperature and heart rate, as well as the time of day when we sleep.
Sleep scientists have found that we have a series of sleep phases each lasting approximately 90 minutes, which initially take us into alternating periods of deeper and lighter sleep, before gradually emerging to a lighter pre-awakening stage characterized by rapid eye movement, or REM.
How sleep aids recovery
It is during the deeper, non-rem phases, where sleep does most to help to support athletes. One of the first things to occur is the redistribution of blood supply, with over 40 per cent of the blood that normally goes to the brain during waking hours diverted to the muscles.
At the same time, hormones are released that help with the repair and growth of tissues, something that is essential after a long or intensive run or race. One of the main hormones that is released is human growth hormone, which plays an essential part in rebuilding and developing the proteins that constitute the muscle fibres that will have been repeatedly exposed to the rigours and stimulus of running. Muscle and liver glycogen stores will also be replenished, ensuring that energy reserves are at full capacity in time for the next run.
READ: Five things you should know about sleep
Immunity boost
There is also evidence to suggest that sleep helps to support the body’s immune system, something that is crucial if illness and infections are to be avoided. While asleep, the body releases proteins called cytokines.
Some of these help to promote sleep, while others are important in the fight against inflammation and infection, and to combat the physical stresses that are caused as a result of training.
Plan to sleep
Scientists and medical practitioners often recommend exercise during the daytime as a means of enhancing sleep quality, since the body responds to the need to recover and repair by increasing sleeping time and quality. However, since sleep involves a reduction in heart rate, core temperature and blood pressure, it is not advisable to finish a training session or run just before going to bed, because the residual effects of an elevated metabolic rate will make it much harder to fall asleep.
Sleep loss hampers performance
While there are clear and unequivocal benefits from sleep for athletes, continuous sleep loss can be a major issue, with the risk of injury, illness and fatigue all increasing. The amount of sleep that we require varies from one person to another, with 7–8 hours being the norm for most adults, athletes sometimes needing slightly more. So, sleep is as much a part of your training and preparation as your weekly sessions, and without the restorative effects of sleep it would be impossible to train effectively and compete.
Nevertheless, few athletes get a sound night’s sleep before a major competition, due to the combined effects of anxiety and the need to wake at an early hour to get to the start line.
While it is easy to panic if you are not sleeping well on the night before a race, I have never yet seen an athlete fall asleep while racing or competing. Keep things in perspective.

THE BIG HALF TO HOST THE BRITISH HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS MO FARAH and CALLUM HAWKINS are set to be among the entries for the new event in London in March. New London event The Big Half is to host the British Half Marathon Championships on Sunday 4 March 2018.

The event, which has so far announced the addition of MO and CALLUM to its elite men’s field, will also serve as one of the final opportunities for athletes to achieve qualifying times for the British team for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia on 24 March.
“We’re delighted that The Big Half will incorporate the British Half Marathon Championships next March,” said BARRY FUDGE, head of endurance for British Athletics.
“London Marathon Events’ support for the endurance programme ensures athletes have the best preparation for success, and hosting our championship race gives athletes a great opportunity to run fast times amongst great spectator support.”
HUGH BRASHER, event director for The Big Half, said: “London Marathon Events is proud to host the British Half Marathon Championships at The Big Half on Sunday 4 March. This new event features a fantastic route through our great capital city, starting by Tower Bridge and finishing in front of the Cutty Sark, which is truly fitting for a national championship.”
To enter the British Half Marathon Championships, runners need to have run a sub-75:00 or sub-85:00 time for men and women respectively after 1 January 2016.
Information on good for age places can be found here.
Read more about The Big Half here.

INDOOR FIXTURES WITH CLOSING DATES The following fixtures have a closing date between December and up to Mid-January.
To obtain information on how to enter yourself, scroll down to Upcoming  Fixtures For The Next 4 Weeks below.
CD Sunday 3 December – Brunel Jumps and Throws on Sunday 10 December
CD Tuesday 5 December – Southern Combined Events Championships on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December
CD Friday 22 December – Southern U15& U17 Championships on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January – Please note the 1500m for U20 and Senior Men and Women is on Saturday 6 January
CD Tuesday 26 December – Metaswitch Games on Saturday 30 December
CD Friday 29 December – New Year Open Meeting on Sunday 1 January

To obtain information on how to enter yourself for these fixtures, use this link to the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/ then scroll down to find the fixture you wish to enter.
CD Tuesday 2 January – Southern U20 & Senior Championships on Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January
CD Wednesday 3 January – Scottish National Open Championships on Saturday 13 January
CD Sunday 14 January – Scottish National Senior Championships on Sunday 28 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U17 Games Includes U15 B/G 60m Hurdles on Saturday 20 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U13 & U15 Games on Sunday 21 January
CD Sunday 21 January – London U20 & Senior Games on Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS 
Contact details of all Team Managers please see links at the top of this Newsletter.

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
 
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 bruneljumpsfestival@gmail.com
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 Closed

SOUTHERN INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December for all age-groups excluding U13s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Closed

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.

METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 30 December.
For full information and to enter please use this link – EHAC Indoor Games 30-12-17
Entries Close Tuesday 26 December
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
 
NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 1 January. For all age-groups except under 11s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/#newyearopen
Entries Close Friday 29 December – Entries on the Day Accepted
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 6 January. 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.
Start Times 10.45am U11 Boys (1500m), 10.50am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.00am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.05am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.25am U15 Boys (4000m), 11.30am U15 Girls (4000m), 11.55am U17 and U20 Women (5000m), 12.25pm U17 Men (6000m), 12.55pm U20 Men (8000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Closing date is Friday 29 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 7 January at Cassiobury Park, Watford (Satnav WD18 7LG).
By Car – There is one official car park for Cassiobury Park at the end of Gade Avenue near the bottom of Cassiobury Park Avenue (WD18 7LG is the nearest postcode).
The car park is signposted from the centre of town and Rickmansworth Road with brown tourist information signs. Parking is free but limited, with 78 spaces plus six more reserved for blue badge holders. In the summer an extension is opened to enlarge the carpark, however on good weather weekends this will often be full. The car park opens at 6am and closes at 9pm.
On-street parking to the north and south of the park is free but restrictions apply.
By Tube – Cassiobury Park is a 2-minute walk from the Watford Metropolitan line station on the London Underground network. Exit the station onto Cassiobury Park Avenue and turn right, after about 150 metres turn left onto Shepherds Road – the park is straight ahead of you.
By Train – Watford Junction (1.3 miles) and Watford High Street (2.1 miles) are the two closest overground stations.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4500m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6000m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (12000m).
Closing date is Monday 11 December
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 websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

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 emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at beckyhall@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 30 November 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Alando Alfred, Clifford Barley, Amy Bream, Gregory Dunson, Eloge Elombe, Isabelle Fleet, Theo Freeman, Triston Foster, Tosin Jokosenumi, Sean Lodovica, Neo Mohammadian, Gilad Nachshen, Jacob Nustedt, Sam Taylor-Outridge, Pascaline Wangui and Lucy Woodward

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.4 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=545&nid=545&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.5 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=548&nid=548&userId=-1

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 
Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 19-10-17 Southern X/C Championships Venue Added – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 11 November Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW – http://sbharriers.co.uk/
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  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
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 JACK GROSSMAN, SHANNON KEESHAN-SURRIDGE MAX, NORMAN, TANAWAT RAVENG and OLIVER TRUP

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AT SHAFTESBURY – The club has received a letter from CHRIS JONES Chief Executive Officer for England Athletics, in which he congratulated the club on it’s successes this year especially in the European Clubs Challenge.
He emphasised that wherever there is an achievement, such as this, attained by a club that it is the result of a large amount of dedication and commitment by a range of people who contribute to the life and success of the club.
Attached is a link to CHRIS’S letter – Chris Jones CEO England Athletics

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place this 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 www.metleague.co.uk for any other final information.

This is the first of the Winter Cross Country Club Championship race for the following age-groups – Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+. It is the third race in the Winter Cross Country Points Championship for all age-groups.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five took place last Saturday 25 November at Trent Park.
Wow what a fantastic turnout with 23 Girls and 18 Boys. Performance of the day went to ELENA RONCARATI U15 who made it two wins on the trot, and was second to GRACE INGLES in the first fixture. LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 was back to winning ways following her win in the first fixture. Our final winner was DYLAN HEPWORTH U17 who had an impressive win over the pack of three Trent Park runners. There were top ten finishes from DYLAN HAMMOND U13 5th, LEO RONCARATI U13 6th, LEO MIXIDES U13 9th, NATASHA TANNER U15 9th, JOSEPH HEATHER U15 7th, DYLAN MICHEL U15 10th, GEMMA HARPER U17 4th and KAYLA MICHEL U17 8th.

Our teams were equally impressive with the Under 13 Boys and Under 17 Women securing first place, the Under 15 Girls came home second just three points behind TVH, the Under 17 Men were third and Under 15 Boys were fourth.

SARON RICHARDSON U13 and MATTHEW MCATEER U15 are the only Humbugs to have run in all three fixtures.

Under 11 Girls (1400m) – SHANNON KEESHAN-SURRIDGE 18th (9.01), DAISY HARVEY-DEW 38th (10.31) the winner was Asmaa Abdirahman of Hillingdon (5.47) with 42 runners finishing. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (13 points), 2nd London Heathside (39), 3rd Cookham (42), 12th SBH (99).

Under 11 Boys (2450) – The winner was C Sayles of Highgate Harriers (11.03) with 42 runners finishing. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (17 points), 2nd Barnet & District (56), 3rd Highgate Harriers ‘B’ (66).

Under 13 Girls (2450m) – SARON RICHARDSON 14th (12.44), REBECCA JEFFREY 20th (13.39), ASHA HORBACKI 22nd (13.44), ISABELLE FLEET 24th (13.46), SALLY HAMES 31st (14.34), RENEE DIOMAR 35th (14.57), LOLA MCCANN-EIEKIEL 39th (15.25) the winner was Kate Price of Thames Valley Harriers (11.05) with 40 runners finishing. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers ‘A’ (15 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (17), 3rd Highgate Harriers ‘B’ (48), 5th SBH ‘A’ (56), 11th SBH ‘B’ (90).

Under 13 Boys (3000m) – DYLAN HAMMOND 5th (12.55), LEO RONCARATI 6th (13.01), LEO MIXIDES 9th (13.28), THEO BODEN 16th (13.45), ORI HANDELSMANN-LEIGH 35th (15.19), LOUIS MARCUS 42nd (17.08), FRANKIE JOHNSON 43rd (19.13) the winner was S Blake of London Heathside (12.24) with 44 runners finishing. Team result 1st SBH (36 points), 2nd London Heathside (41), 3rd Highgate Harriers (73).

Under 15 Girls (3000m) – ELENA RONCARATI 1st (12.59), NATASHA TANNER 9th (14.11), TASNEEM AITEOUAKRIM 16th (15.11), JESSICA YEFET 21st (15.25), ANASTASIA CHARALAMBOUS 22nd (15.39), ROMY BOGAIRE 23rd (16.18), SARA ROURKE 28th (17.37), ANNA HAMES 29th (17.59), AOKI ROCHELMYER 30th (18.37), ISOBEL PARKER 31st (18.39), CHIARA CREGG 32nd (18.55) with 33 runners finishing. Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (23 points), 2nd SBH ‘A’ (26), 3rd Highgate Harriers (31), 6th SBH ‘B’ (66), 11th SBH ‘C’ (87).

Under 15 Boys (4200m) – JOSEPH HEATHER 7th (16.34), DYLAN MICHEL 10th (17.07), MATTHEW MCATEER 25th (18.46), CONOR O’KEEFFE 28th (19.06), OLIVER TRUP 30th (19.13), MAX NORMAN 36th (19.51), JACK GROSSMAN 40th (20.36), ALEX ELLIS 42nd (21.49), JOSHUA CAHN 43rd (22.42) the winner was A Khalif of Hillingdon (15.47) with 44 runners finishing. Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (47 points), 2nd London Heathside (50), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (63), 4th SBH ‘A’ (70), 11th SBH ‘B’ (148).

Under 17 Women (4200m) – LIDIA KYRIACOU 1st (18.09), GEMMA HARPER 4th (20.06), KAYLA MICHEL 8th (21.42) with 9 runners finishing. Team result 1st SBH (13 points), 2nd London Heathside (18), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (21).

Under 17 Men (5600m) – DYLAN HEPWORTH 1st (24.24), BEN KELLY 11th (27.48) with 13 runners finishing. Team result 1st Trent Park ‘A’ (15 points), 2nd Trent Park ‘B’ (39 points), 3rd SBH (40).

Link to the official results – NWLL Fixture 3 Trent Park 25-11-17 Girls  NWLL Fixture 3 Trent Park 25-11-17 Boys

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Took place last Saturday 25 November at Trent Park.
The Fraternity Cup was first awarded by Hampstead Harriers in 1933 to celebrate comradeship, and is held annually between the local clubs.  The Sorority Cup was added later for Ladies competition.

Fraternity Cup – 7800m RICHARD WILLIAMS V35 2nd (26.46 1st V35), OLIVER GREENSTEIN U20 11th (29.18 1st U20), RONAN BREEN V40 25th (30.35 2nd V40), KEVIN WALDEN V35 33rd (31.04), DANIEL LEWIS 52nd (32.52), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 69th (34.26), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 91st (37.06), JOHN HEATHER V50 93rd (37.30) 122 runners finished, the winner was Alex Lepretre of Barnet & District (26.36). Team result 1st Barnet & District (89 points), 2nd London Heathside (100), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (147), 4th SBH (192)

Sorority Cup – 7800m The winner was Rebecca Piggott of London Heathside (29.41), 54 runners finished. Team result 1st Barnet & District (35 points), 2nd Hillingdon (53), 3rd Trent Park (58)

BRITISH CROSS X/C CHALLENGETook place in Sefton Park, Liverpool on 25 November
Senior Men – JACK CRABTREE U23 47th (32.36), RICHARD HORTON 61st (32.57), PHILLIP CROUT U23 140th (35.42) 525 runners finished, the winner was Ben Connor of Derby (30.18)
Senior Women – MELISSA COURTNEY 15th (28.54), NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 24th (29.20), VICTORIA PRITCHARD 58th (30.43) 326 runners finished, the winner was Emelia Gorecka of Aldershot, Farnham & District (27.59)
Under 20 Men – JEREMY DEMPSEY 25th (22.10), THOMAS BUTLER 33rd (22.32) 124 runners finished, the winner was Ben Dijkstra of Leicester Coritanian (20.58)
Under 17 Men – DAVID STONE 5th (18.14) 112 runners finished, the winner was Thomas Keen of Cambridge & Coleridge (17.48)
Under 15 Girls – BLUEBELL COOKE 31st (12.09) 129 runners finished, the winner was Sian Heslop of Macclesfield Harriers (10.50)

ENGLISH SCHOOLS X/C CUP FINAL – Took place in Sevenoaks on 25 November
Intermediate Boys – 4245m LUCA STUBBS U15 (St Albans Boys) 28th (15.19) 157 runners finished, the winner was Aaron Samuel of Ilford (14.15). Team result 1st Ermysted’s Grammar (57 points), 2nd Dr Challoner’s Grammar (91), 3rd St Albans Boys (109)
Intermediate Girls – 2830m KATIE LLOYD U15 (Dame Alice Owen’s) 139th (12.52) 151 runners finished, the winner was Jodie Hill of Hallamshire (10.21). Team result 1st City of London Schools (98 points), 2nd Millfield School (99), 3rd Dr Challoner’s Grammar (137), 11th Dame Alice Owen’s (206)

LONDON UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSTook place at Lee Valley on 25 November
60m – SW H1 LAYLA WALKER-LAWRENCE U20 (SB 8.57)
200m – SW H1 LAYLA WALKER-LAWRENCE U20 3rd (29.42)
60m Hurdles – SW 1 LAYLA WALKER-LAWRENCE U20 4th (PB 11.89)
Shot 4kg – SW LAYLA WALKER-LAWRENCE U20 8th (PB 6.56m)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 25 NOVEMBER – CASSIOBURY – THOMAS PATRICK U17 2nd (15.47) 2nd parkrun, ELLIE BAKER U20 7th (First Time 17.46) 17th parkrun – RICKSMANSWORTH – GRACE INGLES U15 24th (20.16) 4th parkrun – PANSHANGER – SARAH WILLIAMS V35 1st (19.35) 14th parkrun – ST ALBANS – CLAIRE HOBSON 74th (23.34) 95th parkrun – STEVENAGE – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 98th (27.01) 99th parkrun – WOODBANK – JAMES FITZSIMMONS V40 7th (22.53) 24th 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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALFREDO MELAO – At last week’s SBH Annual General Meeting ALFREDO was presented with the Masters Field Award for 2017.

He turned 60 in 2016, and this year he jumped (12.10m) in the Triple Jump, placing him No.1 in the World. Not satisfied with that he then jumped (5.57m) in the Long Jump, placing him No.2 in the World.

INDOOR FIXTURES WITH CLOSING DATES The following fixtures have a closing date between December and up to Mid-January.
To obtain information on how to enter yourself, scroll down to Upcoming  Fixtures For The Next 4 Weeks below.
CD Sunday 3 December – Brunel Jumps and Throws on Sunday 10 December
CD Tuesday 5 December – Southern Combined Events Championships on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December
CD Friday 22 December – Southern U15& U17 Championships on Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January – Please note the 1500m for U20 and Senior Men and Women is on Saturday 6 January
CD Tuesday 26 December – Metaswitch Games on Saturday 30 December
CD Friday 29 December – New Year Open Meeting on Sunday 1 January

To obtain information on how to enter yourself for these fixtures, use this link to the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/ then scroll down to find the fixture you wish to enter.
CD Tuesday 2 January – Southern U20 & Senior Championships on Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January
CD Wednesday 3 January – Scottish National Open Championships on Saturday 13 January
CD Sunday 14 January – Scottish National Senior Championships on Sunday 28 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U17 Games Includes U15 B/G 60m Hurdles on Saturday 20 January
CD Sunday 14 January – London U13 & U15 Games on Sunday 21 January
CD Sunday 21 January – London U20 & Senior Games on Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January

CLUB:CONNECT VIDEO – We were sent a video of the 2017 Müller Anniversary Games which took place in the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Park on 9 July. YANNICK PHIPPEN who is Major Events Coordinator for England Athletics, thanked Shaftesbury for taking part in the Club:Connect Relays which are a part of the games.

Attached is a video of the Müller Anniversary Games Videos – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKn5cjNjnHE&list=PLuOblQ300CO9k1cT3T0rCU_Rcs9eBG7kU

The video commences with interviews with various UK and International Athletes who were taking part, including our own ZHARNEL HUGHES. Following these are the Club:Connect Relays which features our U15, U17 & U20 relay teams.

Firstly, our Under 15 Girls who were drawn in Lane 8 and finished in 8th place (56.27) EMILY RODRIGUEZ, SAVANNAH IYAMU, MEARA MCLAWRENCE and ESTHER FATUADE. Unfortunately, the first 2 handovers were not quite as they should have been, and was reflected in the time.
Under 15 Boys team of TARIQ WILD, REMI JOKOSENUMI, NICHOLAS SHAW and ANDREW NICOLAOU were disqualified for handing over outside the box.
Under 17 Women’s team of LATIFAH HARRIS-OSMAN, HANNAH FOSTER, KIERRA GRANT and CHINWE IWUNZE turned on the after burners to record a time of (47.51), this took 1.82 seconds off their own current record which they set in Reading on 25 June 2017.
Under 17 Men’s team of MICAH FORBES-AGYEPONG, BEN LLOYD, JOSHUA KUMAR and ROBERT THOMAS finished 4th in a season’s best (44.26) taking .20 of a second of their 28 May time.
Under 20 Men’s team of LUKE SMITH, PHOENIX LYON, JACOB BERKELEY and GABRIEL YIADOM finished 4th in a season’s best (42.97) taking .17 of a second of their 28 May time.
Under 20 Women’s team SOPHIA OBI, DARA APOOLA, SIMONE JONES and EAVION RICHARDSON finished 5th in a season’s best (50.04) taking 1.40 seconds of their 25 June time.

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 www.englandathletics.org/AAA.  It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel.

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS 
Contact details of all Team Managers please see links at the top of this Newsletter.

LEE VALLEY OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 3 December for all U13, U15 & U17 age-groups.
There are no entries on the day, to entry please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/#novopenmeeting
Entries Closed
 
WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON AND HOUNSLOW OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN) on Sunday 3 December for all age-groups.
Events 60m, 60m Hurdles, Pole Vault & High Jump. A second series of sprint races will only be quaranteed for the first 100 entries due to time constraints.
Entries on the day, all age-groups £7 per event. Entries from 12.30pm to 5.00pm. Check in from 10.30am in the WSEH clubhouse – closes at 12.00 midday. Contact: DENNIS DALY 01753 686169
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

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
 
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 bruneljumpsfestival@gmail.com
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

SOUTHERN INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December for all age-groups excluding U13s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – http://seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 5 December
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

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.

METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre are 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 30 December.
For full information and to enter please use this link – EHAC Indoor Games 30-12-17
Entries Close Tuesday 26 December
Note: You will have to be enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee
 
NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 1 January. For all age-groups except under 11s.
For full information and to enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/#newyearopen
Entries Close Friday 29 December – Entries on the Day Accepted
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.  

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 websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

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 emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at beckyhall@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240 

ALAN




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

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.3 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=543&nid=543&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.4 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=545&nid=545&userId=-1

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 19-10-17 Southern X/C Championships Venue Added – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 11 November Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW – http://sbharriers.co.uk/

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  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
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.

THIS WEEK-ENDS FIXTURES ARE AS FOLLOWS;
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 ray571m@btopenworld.com 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 www.englandathletics.org/AAA.  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 billylow@ntlworld.com by Friday 22 December.

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS 
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 www.metleague.co.uk 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 bruneljumpsfestival@gmail.com
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 websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

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 emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at beckyhall@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 16 November 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Moyo Adekeye, Andoni Amphlett, Jonathan Carbado, Nathan Davies, Nizar Echouafni, Siana Foster, Kiera Grant, Samuel Greenstein, Sam Griffiths, Jeff Hagan, Eliana Hanstatter, Luke Humbles, Michael Kobeh, Nnamdi Ndukwe, Andrew Nicolaou, Ebuka Nwokeji, Robyn Palmer, Alice Randall, Bradley Singer, Daniel Ward, Ethan Williams and Anthony Whiteman

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.2 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=541&nid=541&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER ISSUE No.3 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=543&nid=543&userId=-1

THE FOLLOWING SBH DOCUMENTS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 Updated 19-10-17 Southern X/C Championships Venue Added – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 11 November Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH HOME PAGE BY USING THIS LINK, THEN SELECT THE LEFT OR RIGHT ARROW – http://sbharriers.co.uk/

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  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
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 ENA AKPATA, SOPHIA GODFREY, AMBER HENRY, SARAH SHAMIA, AMELIA SHENTON and LUCY WOODWOOD

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS  AND LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place this Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR).
For full details including directions, map, parking, start times etc see ‘Upcoming Fixtures For The Next 4 Weeks’ below.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective SBH or London Borough Team Manager

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 ray571m@btopenworld.com or call him on 01462 811165

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five took place last Saturday 11 November at  Welwyn Garden City.

An excellent day at Welwyn with 63 Humbugs taking part, with successes Individually and Team wise in most age-groups. The day started with the Under 11 Boys in which GIANLEO STUBBS made it 2 wins out of 2 with THOMAS CADWALLADER in 4th place, the Team consolidated their 3rd place position and moved up to just 8 points behind the leaders.
Under 11 Girls were led home by EVIE REDPATH in 6th place and the Team also finished in 6th place.
Under 13 Boys Team finished in 5th place losing ground on the leaders, with SAMUEL GREENSTEIN coming home in 8th place.
Under 13 Girls Team finished in 5th place, improving on their 6th place at Claybury, recent new member RACHEL PEARLMAN was first home in 13th place.
Under 15/17 Men packed well and finished in 6th place, although other teams suffered we maintained our 4th place overall, and gained 20 points on the teams above us to be just 7 points behind the 2nd place Team, DYLAN HEPWORTH was first home in 15th place.
Under 15/17 Women dominated the race again with some 14 Humbugs starting, with 4 in 10 GRACE INGLES won the race 1st U15, just behind in 2nd place was SOPHIA STAAB and was 1st U17, ELENA RONCARATI finished 3rd, 2nd U15, LIDIA KYRIACOU 6th, 3rd U17). The Team were runaway winners by 37 points, consolidating their overall lead after 2 fixtures to 87 points.
Senior Men improved on their Claybury performance in which they finished in 4th place, finishing one place higher in 3rd place, still 4th place overall. We have reduced the deficit behind Serpentine from 83 to 58 points, so the challenge is on over the remaining fixtures. It was good to have RICHARD GOODMAN back from injury maintain his impressive performances in the league, winning by 11 seconds, with BRADLEY GOATER finishing one place higher than Claybury in 6th place. THOMAS BUTLER finished 24th and JEREMY DEMPSEY 26th, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in the Under 20 Category.
Senior Women at Claybury VICTORIA PRITCHARD finished in 3rd place, she finished 2nd this time putting her in prime position in the Individual league. With CECILIA MARTINEZ-NUNEZ being the only other Humbug the Team are in a perilous position in 10th place, we need a big improvement in the final 3 fixtures, to avoid relegation.

The following have now completed 3 consecutive races or more – SARAH BUTLER U17 (9), MATTHEW MCATEER U15 (9), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 (7), BEN KELLY U17 (4), ELEANOR RACHEL U15 (4), LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 (3) and ANNA MURPHY U13 (3).

Under 11 Boys (1700m) GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (6.30), THOMAS CADWALLADER 4th (6.56 1st U10), ANDONI AMPHLETT 17th (7.31), BEN MCMAHON 26th (7.54), JAMES BYRNES 34th (8.55) 41 runners finished. Team result 1st SBH (116 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (114), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (111). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (187 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (185), 3rd SBH (179)

Under 11 Girls (1700m) EVIE REDPATH 6th (7.10), ABI JEFFERY 18th (7.43), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW 23rd (7.58), MIA HIGSON 39th (8.35), EVA HIGSON 47th (8.57), DAISY HARVEY-DEW 49th (9.11) the winner was Tilly Major of Herts Phoenix (6.44), 56 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (199 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (171), 3rd Hillingdon (170), 6th SBH (139), 15th SBH ‘B’ (18). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (386 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (322), 3rd Hillingdon (307), 9th SBH (139), 18th SBH ‘B’ (18)

Under 13 Boys (3000m) SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 8th (11.13), LEO MIXIDES 19th (11.45), THEO BODEN 22nd (12.02), ORI HANDELSMAN-LEIGH 46th (13.22) the winner was Jimmy Geller of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (10.53), 60 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (218 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (199), 3rd London Heathside (179) 5th SBH (149). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (483 points), 2nd London Heathside (425), 3rd Herts Phoenix (422), 5th SBH (372), 22nd SBH ‘B’ (3)

Under 13 Girls (3000m) RACHEL PEARLMAN 13th (13.06), LOUISA STAAB 21st (13.41), ISABELLE FLEET 23rd (13.45), ANNA MURPHY 30th (14.17), ASHA HORBACKI 32nd (14.28), REBECCA JEFFERY 33rd (14.30), SALLY HAMES 42nd (15.48) the winner was Zahara Malcolm of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (12.21), 44 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (162 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (144 points), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (130), 5th SBH (93), 12th SBH ‘B’ (28). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (328 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (313 points), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (296), 5th SBH (188), 15th SBH ‘B’ (46)

Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men (4200m) DYLAN HEPWORTH 15th (14.34 9th U17), DYLAN MICHEL 25th (14.53 13th U15), JO HEATHER 30th (15.07 16th U15), RYAN LUIS 35th (15.22 20th U15), SAM NEWMAN 43rd (15.45 28th U15), MATTHEW MCATEER 54th (16.08 37th U15), JONATHAN BOARDMAN 58th (16.31 41st U15), BEN KELLY 59th (16.32 18th U17), CONOR O’KEEFFE 62nd (16.45 44th U15) the U15 winner was Kai Boggon of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (13.47) and U17 winner was Yusuf Bizimana of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (13.08), 56 U15 runners finished and 23 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (289 points), 2nd London Heathside (272), 3rd Herts Phoenix (263), 6th SBH (215), 14th SBH ‘B’ (106), 23rd SBH ‘C’ (18). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (589 points), 2nd London Heathside (467), 3rd Herts Phoenix (465), 4th SBH (460), 17th SBH ‘B’ (172), 27th SBH ‘C’ (18)

Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women (4200m) GRACE INGLES 1st (15.47 1st U15), SOPHIA STAAB 2nd (15.50 1st U17), ELENA RONCARATI 3rd (15.51 2nd U15), LIDIA KYRIACOU 6th (16.06 3rd U17), SCARLETT KENT 14th (16.33 7th U17), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 15th (16.33 8th U17), SARAH BUTLER 21st (16.38 11th U17), KAYLA MICHEL 35th (17.44 15th U17), VICTORIA GODFREY 37th (17.51 21st U15), ELEANOR RACHEL 40th (18.04 24th U15), CHLOE BRASSEY 43rd (18.14 27th U15), HELENA AGHOLOR 49th (18.56 30th U15), ISOBEL PARKER 59th (20.54 37th U15), EMILY MURPHY 65th (25.23 42nd U15) 42 U15 runners finished and 23 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st SBH (248 points), 2nd London Heathside (211), 3rd Highgate Harriers (188), 4th SBH ‘B’ (176), 12th SBH ‘C’ (95). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st SBH (493 points), 2nd London Heathside (412), 3rd SBH ‘B’ (338), 12th SBH ‘C’ (185).

Senior Men (7800m) RICHARD GOODMAN 1st (23.43), BRADLEY GOATER 6th (24.07), PHILLIP CROUT U23 16th (24.38), WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES 17th (24.38), THOMAS BUTLER U20 24th (25.08 1st U20), JEREMY DEMPSEY U20 26th (25.14 2nd U20), DANIEL WATTS 38th (25.43), RICHARD WILLIAMS V35 43rd (25.59), MATTHEW GRANT 82nd (26.55), RUFUS KENT U20 171st (29.00), ROBERT RIGBY V55 230th (30.04 check 1st V55), JOSEPH PEPPIATT U20 254th (30.39), KEVIN WALDEN V35 271st (31.06), DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 363rd (33.43), TIM PARKIN V35 378th (33.58), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 470th (37.23) 529 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Highgate Harriers (1121 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (1061), 3rd SBH (971) – Veterans Division 2 1st Herts Phoenix (143 points), 2nd Equal Hillingdon and Thames Valley Harriers (132), 8th SBH (62). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st Highgate Harriers (2239 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (1880), 3rd Serpentine (1867),4th SBH (1809) – Veterans Division 2 1st Thames Valley Harriers (307 points), 2nd Hillingdon (299), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (293), 9th SBH (102)

Senior Women (6000m) VICTORIA PRITCHARD 2nd (21.45), CECILIA MARTINEZ-NUNEZ 152nd (29.21) the winner was Tamara Amoush of Herts Phoenix (21.29), 249 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st London Heathside (253 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (212), 3rd Barnet & District (211), 10th SBH (58). Team positions after 2 fixtures 1st London Heathside (456 points), 2nd Serpentine (437), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (423), 10th SBH (138)

The Individual Senior Men & Women still to be published.

The official Individual and Team results – Fixture 2 Welwyn 11-11-17 Team Results   Fixture 2 Welwyn 11-11-17 Individual Results

The Howard Williams Trophy positions are;
Seniors – 1st Highgate Harriers and Serpentine (43 points), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies and Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (40), 6th SBH (34)
Juniors – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (95 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (91.5), 3rd SBH (87.5)

After two fixtures, the first three positions in the Winter Cross Country Points series are as follows – U11 Boys 1st Gianleo Stubbs (16 points), 2nd Thomas Cadwallader (14), 3rd Oscar Roncarati and Andoni Amphlett (6) – U11 Girls 1st Evie Redpath (8), 2nd Abi Jeffrey (7), 3rd Olive Harvey-Dew (6) – U13 Boys 1st Leo Mixides (14 points), 2nd Theo Boden (10), 3rd Dylan Hammond and Samuel Greenstein (8) – U13 Girls 1st Louisa Staab (14 points), 2nd Isabelle Fleet (12), 3rd Asha Horbacki and Anna Murphy (9) – U15 Boys 1st Dylan Michel (16 points), 2nd Joseph Heather (14), 3rd Matthew McAteer (11) – U15 Girls 1st Elena Roncarati (14 points), 2nd Chloe Brassey and Eleanor Rachel (9) – U17 Men 1st Dylan Hepworth (14 points), 2nd Ben Kelly (11), 3rd Jamie Harper (8) – U17 Women 1st Lidia Kyriacou and Sophia Staab (15 points), 3rd Sarah Butler (12) – U20 Men 1st Thomas Butler (16 points), 2nd Joseph Peppiatt (12), 3rd Jeremy Dempsey (7) – U20 Women No runners yet – Senior Men 1st Bradley Goater (23 points), 2nd Phillip Crout (21), 3rd Daniel Watts (18) – Senior Women 1st Victoria Pritchard (16 points), 2nd Cecilia Martinez-Nunez (13), 3rd Elana Dimmer (7) – Masters Men 40-49 1st Ronan Breen (8) – Masters Men 50-59 1st Philip Cunningham (14 points), 2nd Robert Rigby (8), 3rd David Greenstein (7).

To view the complete updated tables on the SBH website, use this link – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

PLEASE NOTE the next Start Fitness Metropolitan League takes place on Saturday 2 December in Uxbridge. This is the third fixture in the Winter Cross Country Points series, also the Cross Country Club Championship races for Under 20 Men, 5 Miles Senior Men and Masters Men 40+.

BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGETook place in Milton Keynes on 11 November
2700m XC – U13B NAJIIB HERSI 35th (10.19),  the winner was William Rabjohns of Poole (9.12)
3500m XC – U15G BLUEBELL COOKE 17th (14.08), MAAYAN RADUS 20th (14.17) the winner was Lily-Jane Evans-Haggerty of Victoria Park City of Glasgow (12.42)
4900m XC – U20W LIA RADUS 22nd (19.17) the winner was Khahisa Mhlanga of Chelmsford (17.31)
5900m XC – U20M KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 16th (19.20), HAMZA KADIR U20 38th (20.00) the winner was Ben Dijkstra of Leicester (18.27)
5900m XC – SW NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 14th (21.02) the winner was Jessica Judd of Chelmsford (19.52)

CROSS NATIONALSTook place in Middelfart, Denmark on 11 November
9000m XC – SM JACK CRABTREE U23 41st (32.19) the winner was Napoleon Solomon of Sweden (28.52)
 
SIAB COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR INTERNATIONALTook place at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow on 10 November
EVAN competing in his first higher age-group Pentathlon, produced an excellent performance finishing 5th just 26 points of a podium finish, and recorded 4 personal bests 200m, 800m, 60m Hurdles and Long Jump.

EVAN leading the 800m

Summary of the day – Event 1 60m hurdles (8.47) won his heat placing him joint 3rd with a new PB taking .46 of a second off his 2016 time, Event 2 Shot (13.40m) a solid performance moving him up to first place, Event 3 200m (PB 24.10) taking .54 of a second off his 2016 time, lane 8 took its toll especially as in Jersey there is no Indoor track, EVAN in lane 8 struggled sprinting around the high tight bends, so, unfortunately, this saw him drop from 1st place down to 5th. Event 4 Long jump (6.42m) a good performance and a new PB (as his previous was wind assisted) and moved him back up to 4th place. Event 5 800m (PB 2.17) taking 7.55 seconds off his 2015 time, he ran the race well and beat the boy in third, but not by enough. Unfortunately, this heat was slow and he found himself stuck and unable to get around and pick up the pace.  Final position 5th (3405 points) and won the Under 17 Field Award.
England took Silver and EVAN was the second highest scorer in the U17 England Boys team.

ENGLAND team celebrating on the rostrum

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CUP REGIONAL FINALS – LONDON NORTHTook place in St Albans on 11 November. No times given.

Junior Boys – LEO RONCARATI (Mill Hill County High School) 16th, OIKE YOSHIFURU (Mill Hill County High School) 21st, BASIM MIR (Mill Hill County High School) 43rd, the winner was Christo Chiltern (Dulwich College). Team result 1st Bishops Stortford High School (34 points), 2nd Dulwich College (36), 3rd Merchant Taylors Prep School (46), Mill Hill County High School did not complete a team

Intermediate Boys – LUCA STUBBS (St Albans School) 6th, FERGUS WATSON (St Columba’s College) 34th, ANGUS CHISHOLM (St Columba’s College) 43rd, the winner was Alex Harris (St Albans School). Team result 1st St Albans School (12 points), 2nd Dulwich College (61), 3rd Grey Court School (67), 8th St Columba’s College (126)

Junior Girls – AIMI WEIGHTMAN (Dame Alice Owen’s School) 4th, the winner was Phoebe Brown (James Allen School). Team result 1st James Allen School (46 points), 2nd St Albans School (58), 3rd A Dame Alice Owen’s School (69)

Intermediate Girls – KATIE LLOYD (Dame Alice Owen’s School) 39th, the winner was Freya Stapleton (Dame Alice Owen’s School). Team result 1st City of London School (26 points), 2nd Dame Alice Owen’s School (55), 3rd Alleyn’s School (65)

NCAA DIVISION 1 NORTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIPSTook place in Amherst, New York, USA on 10 November
10000m XC – SM LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 7th (32.02) the winner was JUSTYN KNIGHT of Syracuse (31.43)

NCAA DIVISION 1 SOUTHEAST REGION CHAMPIONSHIPSTook place in Earlysville, Virginia, USA on 10 November
6000m XC – SW SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE U23 (Duke University) 37th (21.31) the winner was CAROLINE SANG of Charlotte (20.06)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 11 NOVEMBER – BATH SKYLINE – RICHARD SAMUEL V65 124th (25.54) 11th parkrun – CASSIOBURY – THOMAS PATRICK U17 2nd (First Time 15.39) 1st parkrun – GREAT LINES, MEDWAY – CLIFF GOLDING V60 62nd (24.27) 29th parkrun – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V70 202nd (26.52) 95th parkrun – HACKNEY MARSHES – BARRY CHISHOLM V55 94th (23.17) 105th parkrun – ST ALBANS – THOMAS FULTON U20 1st (First Time 16.13) 1st parkrun, BEN LLOYD U17 18th (New PB 20.11) 2nd parkrun, CLAIRE HOBSON 79th (22.50) 93rd 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.

BRITISH ATHLETICS FUNDING LIST FOR 2017-2018 – British Athletics has announced the selection of 112 athletes to its Olympic and Paralympic World Class Performance Programmes (WCPP) in 2017-18.
Congratulations to the following Shaftesbury athletes – Olympic Podium ZHARNEL HUGHES, Olympic Podium Potential KYLE LANGFORD, Olympic Relays OJIE EDOBURUN and DARYLL NEITA.

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – The countdown to the first London Youth Games event of the 2018 is now just 3 days until the prestigious Cross country event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following an exciting 2017 season celebrating the 40th anniversary of the London Youth Games, the Games are back for the 2017/2018 season. The anxiously awaited Cross Country competition will take place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill, and this year is going to be biggest and best yet.
The 2017 event saw over 800 female participants and more than 900 male participants from nearly all of the London Boroughs battle it out at Hampstead Heath, and this year we hope to welcome even more competitors to the event.
Races will take place in the Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age-groups, with medals presented to the top three in each age-group and the London Youth Games Cross Country Championships titles awarded to the best overall borough teams, Male and Female.
Each race is set to be hotly contested as London’s best young runners descend on Parliament Hill to take on the challenging course. All competitions will feature representatives from the majority of London borough teams, including several national and regional champions. So, watch out for some future athletics stars on the day!
2017 Jubilee Trophy winners, Bromley, will be keen to defend their Jubilee title by holding onto the Gold in the male competition and will be certainly be looking to snatch the female trophy from defending champions Wandsworth. Of course, it’s all to play for on the day as each borough will be keen to get the season off to a flying start.

BRITISH INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Take place on Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February, and not 10/11 February as they previously published. The championships take place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) full and final details still to be published.

The best of Britain will gather in Birmingham on the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February as they compete for the prestigious honour of being crowned British champion and battle for a place on the British Athletics team ahead of March’s IAAF World Indoor Championships, due to be held in the very same stadium from 1 – 4 March.
The event previously held in Sheffield, moves to the Arena Birmingham for the national indoor championships in 2018. This will give the athletes an opportunity to familiarise themselves with arena as they vie to earn a British vest for March’s global indoor championships, the second world athletics championships to be held in the UK in the space of seven months.
2017’s edition of the championships saw TOM BOSWORTH bring the house down by smashing his own British 5000m record, while ANDY POZZI – an athlete who would go on to win European Indoor gold just three weeks later – continued his rich vein of form on the indoor circuit with a world leading time of 7.44 to claim his fourth British indoor title.
In the field, highlights included LORRAINE UGEN’S winning leap of 6.72m to overcome a stacked field in the women’s long jump, while JADE IVE fed off great support from the back straight crowd to vault over 4.35m for pole vault gold, a personal best by some 15cm.
In a year, which will see three major championships in the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships take place in the space of six months, the weekend of 17-18 February will see hundreds of the country’s best athletes look to start 2018 with a bang.

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 bruneljumpsfestival@gmail.com
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

ATHLETICS WEEKLY READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2017 – Please take a minute of your time to vote for the following Shaftesbury athletes – British Male U20 Athlete GEORGE EVANS, British Masters Athlete (Over 40) ANTHONY WHITEMAN, NENGI OSSAI and British Breakthrough KYLE LANGFORD.
This is the link which will allow you to vote – http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/aw-aoty-2017-69669

NORTH LONDON AQUATICS – Brace yourselves and dive in and vote for North London Aquatics as we bid to progress our campaign for a fully functioning diving pool for local residents and the diving community in and around North London! We have the opportunity to be awarded £25,000 from Aviva Community Fund to really springboard our cause – take your position, get poised and get ready to vote!
This is the link to the page for voting – https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5002

INDOOR FIXTURES DECEMBER 2017 AND JANUARY 2018 – A list of closing dates to be published next week, although you can view all Indoor fixtures up to the end of January on the SBH website, please use this link – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/ and scroll down to view each fixture.

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS 
Contact details of all Team Managers please see links at the top of this Newsletter.

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Start Times1.15pm U20 and Senior Women, 2.00pm Under 20 and Senior Men.
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.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager
 
127TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 21 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 2016/2017 Cross Country season and 2017 Track & Field for both Men and Women. All are welcome especially the award winners.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on 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 on 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.

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) by 3G Football Pavillion. Men’s & Women’s changing rooms, showers and toilets within 3G Football Pavillion. HQ to course walk time: 2 minutes.
Couurse Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
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.
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 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 www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and 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 bruneljumpsfestival@gmail.com
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

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 websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

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 emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Becky Hall at beckyhall@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7240 

ALAN