Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 27 January 2022

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 27 January to Onochie Achike, Gerald Alterman, Ernest Barnes, Amelia Daley, Russell Devitt, Emmanuel Duruiheoma, Emilia Economu, Micah Forbes-Agyepong, Sophie Forbes-Laird, Bethan Hale, Cathering Higgins, Milika Hislop-Ellis, Giles Kerry-Roger, Adina Kut, Kyle Langford, Nicholas Nieland, Gary Wilson and Benjamin Zeffertt

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

REQUEST FROM GABBY KYRIACOU GABBY is currently studying at Sussex University, doing mechanical engineering with an integrated masters and will be finishing her degree in 2023. GABBY joined Shaftesbury in 2012 aged 13, and has almost ever present for the club, on the track, cross country and road up to 2019, with many successes. GABBY is not the only talented KYRIACOU in Shaftesbury, there is her sister LIDIA, but unfortunately due to a hip injury has not competed since 2018.

Hi fellow SBH members and I hope you’re all well. I am taking part in a Jog Jan for Pan Can to raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action by running 200km over the month of January in memory of my Dad who died last year from this disease. Can you please follow the link below to my fund-raising page. If possible, please donate to this very worthwhile cause and help me to exceed my target. It would be great if you could share the link with friends and family in case they too want to donate. Thanks very much GABBY

https://pancreaticcanceraction.enthuse.com/pf/gabriella-kyriacou/post/1259383

REQUEST FROM JESSICA HURLEY JESSICA is currently at Stirling University, studying Sports Business Management and will be graduating in June this year. She is also the President of the Women’s Hockey Club and play in the 1st XI, competing in the Scottish Hockey National League.

I was wondering whether it would be possible at all if you could forward on my dissertation research survey to athletes at Shaftesbury to complete? You must be over 18 and had previously taken part in a mass-participant sporting event.

This is the link: https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/sustainable-development-in-mass-participant-sporting-events

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday 29 January at Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham (SatNav BR£ 1SY).
Start Times11.00am U15 Boys (4.5k), 11.20am U13 Girls (3k), 11.35am U13 Boys (3k), 11.50am U15 Girls (4.5k), 12.10pm U17 Men (6k), 12.40pm U20 Women (6k), 13.05pm U17 Women (5k), 13.30pm U20 Men (8k), 14.05pm Senior Women (8k), 14.50pm Senior Men (15k). In the Senior Men’s any athlete has not started his 3rd lap by 60 minutes they are advised they will be unlikely to complete the course in 90 minutes when times will stop being recorded.

The Southern is the Club Cross Country Championship race for the Under 13 and 15 Boys, 9 Mile Senior Men and all Women’s age-groups excluding Under 11 Girls.
The Southern is also the Winter Cross Country Points race for all age-groups Men and Women, excluding Under 11 Boys and Girls. This is the 5th of 7 race in the series.

FEBRUARY CLOSING DATES FOR INDOOR FIXTURES Entry details are shown in Upcoming Fixtures below.
Lee Valley Middles Distance Meeting on Wednesday 9 February (CD Monday 7 February)
Lee Valley Ayo Falola Dream Mile on Wednesday 16 February (No Closing Date Given)
Newham 60m Sprint Series on Wednesday 16 February (CD Saturday 12 February)
Lee Valley Sprint Hurdles Open Meeting on Saturday 19 February (No Closing Date Given)

RESULTS
SOUTHERN U13/U15/U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place at Lee Valley on 15-16 January.
Apologies but the results from the SEAA are incomplete, those results outstanding are in Red. Apperently the results have gone missing.
300m – U15B no results available as yet
300m – U15G H1 MACIE SUTHERLAND 5th (SB 45.35) no other results available as yet
400m – U17W no results available as yet
800m – U13G no results available as yet
800m – U15G no results available as yet
800m – U17W no results available as yet

LONDON U20/SENIOR INDOOR GAMES Took place at Lee Valley on 22-23 January.
60m – U20W 1.2 MARLI JESSOP U20 2nd (PB 7.82) taking .09 of a second off her 2020 time, 1.6 ELYSE DUNCAN-BROWN U20 4th (SB 8.67) equalling her9 January time, 2.1 MARLI finished 7th (PB 7.79) taking .03 of a second off her 1.2 time, 2.6 ELYSE finished 3rd (8.68)
60m – SM A1.5 ALEX BEECHEY (2nd Claim) 2nd (PB 8.39) taking .02 of a second off his 2020 time, A2.3 ALEX finished 4th (8.39), C1.4 EUGENE RIZA 6th (PB 8.39), C1.6 KENAN STEPHENS U23 1st (PB 7.17), C2.1 KENAN finished 1st (PB 7.17) equalling his 1.6 time, C2.5 EUGENE finished 2nd (8.40)
60m – SW 1.1 ALANNAH FASHANU U23 3rd (PB 7.49) taking .12 of a second off her 9 January time, EVE WRIGHT U23 4th (7.54), 1.2 SHEREEN CHARLES V35 7th (SB 7.95), REBECCA JEGGO U23 (HCA) 3rd (PB 7.65) taking .07 of her 2020 time, 1.3 HANNAH FOSTER U23 2nd (PB 7.77) taking .03 of a second off her 2021 time, 1.7 LYDIA ROGERS 2nd (SB 8.49), 1.10 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 6th (SB 10.27), 2.1 EVE finished 2nd (PB 7.43) taking .01 of a second off her 22 January time, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2022, ALANNAH finished 4th (PB 7.47) taking .02 of a second off her 1.1 time, and is ranked UK No.4 U23 in 2022, 2.2 REBECCA finished 1st (PB 7.59) taking .06 of her 1.2 time,HANNAH finished 3rd (PB 7.73) taking .04 of a second off her 1.3 time, 2.3 SHEREEN finished 4th (SB 7.89) taking .06 of a second off her 1.2 time, and is ranked UK No.1 V35 in 2022, 2.7 LYDIA finished 2nd (SB 8.42) taking .07 of a second off her 1.7 time, 2.10 ROSALIND finished 4th (SB 10.17) taking .10 of a second off her 1.10 time, and is ranked UK No.7 V60 in 2022
High Jump – SM B AKIN COWARD 2nd (SB 2.09m) and is ranked UK No.5 in 2022
High Jump – SW B EVELYNE FONTEYNE U20 3rd Equal (SB 1.68m) and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2022
Pole Vault – SW A ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 12th (SB 1.90m) and is ranked UK No.2 V60 in 2022, OLIMPIA CORBO U20 13th (PB 1.90m), B TRINITY O’CONNOR U23 5th (SB 3.21m) adding 10cm to her 16 January height, and is ranked UK No.6 U23 in 2022
Long Jump – SW A ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 9th (SB 3.36m) and is ranked UK No.1 V60 in 2022
Triple Jump – SM A JOSH WOODS U23 2nd (SB 14.82m) and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2022
Triple Jump – SW A KACEY WALTERS U20 1st (PB 11.81m) adding 34cm to her 16 January jump, and is ranked UK No.4 U20 in 2022, ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V60 13th (SB 7.39m) and is ranked UK No.1 V60 in 2022, B JAZZ SEARS U23 5th (SB 11.45m) and is ranked UK No.2 U23 in 2022, ARAN YAVUZ U20 (2nd Claim) 8th (SB 8.39)

BOXX UNITED MANCHESTER INDOOR TOUR Took place at Sportcity on 22 January.
60m – SM CONFIDENCE LAWSON 4th (SB 6.79), SM H2 CONFIDENCE finished 7th (SB 6.77) taking .02 of a second off his first race
60m – SW EVE WRIGHT U23 2nd (PB 7.44) taking .04 of a second off her 9 January race, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2022
3000m – SM HENRY MCLUCKIE U23 7th (PB 8:00.85) taking 15.06 seconds off his 2020 race, and is ranked UK No.1 U23 in 2022
High Jump – SM DAVID SMITH 2nd (SB 2.21m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2022
Pole Vault – SW EMMA ANDERSSON 4th (4.00m)
Shot 7.26kg – SM SCOTT LINCOLN (HCA) 1st (SB 20.73m) and is ranked UK No.1 in 2022 

RUN JUMP THROW INDOOR SERIES Took place at Sheffield on 22 January.
60m – SM JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 1st (PB 6.78) taking .09 of a second off his 2020 time
200m – SX 1 JORDAN WATSON-BROWN 1st (SB 21.42) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2022

SALLY PEARSON MEETING Took place at Nathan, Australia on 22 January.
Discus 1kg – SW B JADE LALLY 1st (58.41m)

SD SU D2 INDOOR OPEN MEETING Took place at Brookings, South Dakota, USA on 21 January.
Pole Vault – SM GLEN QUAYLE U23 (Northern State University) 1st (PB 4.90m) adding 8cm to his 2020 height, and is ranked UK No.3 U23 in 2022

CAROLINA CHALLENGE INDOOR MEETING Took place at Columbia, South Carolina, USA on 21-22 January.
400m – SM MITCHEL COX (Queens University North Carolina) 3rd (PB 53.99) taking .41 of a second off his 2017 time
Mile – SM MITCHEL COX (Queens University North Carolina) 1st (PB 4:12.58) taking .41 of a second off his 2017 time, and is ranked UK No.6 in 2022 

SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INDOOR LEAGUE AFTERNOON MATCH Took place at Emirates Arena on 16 January.
60m – U20W 1 SELINA HENDERSON 2nd (SB 7.95)
200m – U20W 2 SELINA HENDERSON 1st (SB 25.85)

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. 

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 22 January.
JULIAN LAMY 3rd (18.13) this was his 30th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gunnersbury on 22 January.
DANIEL NICHOLLS V35 13th (18.32) this was his 24th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 22 January.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 206th (26.54) this was his 230th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey Farm on 22 January.
VICTORIA PRITCHARD V35 7th (20.11) this was her 35th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at March on 22 January.
GLEN WATTS V35 1st (17.03) this was his 10th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 22 January.
BRADLEY SINGER 35th (22.18) this was his 163rd Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 41st (22.36) this was his 316th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Panshanger on 22 January.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 145th (34.25) this was his 210th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Pieschener Allee on 22 January.
AMY FRY V35 23rd (51.56) this was her 13th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at St Albans on 22 January.
CLAIRE HOBSON 56th (25.11) this was her 146th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY  27 JANUARY DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate fee.

LEE VALLEY LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U13/U15/U17 can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu13u15u17/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) on Wednesday 2 February.
Entries Closed

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five which takes place on Saturday 5 February at Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW). Age-Groups U11 to U17.
Awaiting final details.
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

LEE VALLEY INDOOR MIDDLE DISTANCE EVENING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Wednesday 9 February.
Age-group U15s and above. To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/lvacmiddledistance/
Entries Close Monday 7 February

ENGLAND U15, U17 & U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 12 February and Sunday 13 February.
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 12 February and Sunday 13 February. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY INDOOR AYO FALOLA DREAM MILE – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Wednesday 16 February.
Age-group U15s and above. To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/event-listings/ayo-falola-dream-mile
No Closing Date Given

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) on Wednesday 16 February.
Please use this link for entry information – https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Closing date for entries is Saturday 12 February

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fifth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 19 February 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).
Awaiting final details, the start times are from the 2020 race.
Start Times 12.25pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (up to 2km), 12.30pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (up to 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3km), 12.45pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.00pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.05pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.30pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (7-8km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (7-8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE, JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

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

LEE VALLEY INDOOR SPRINT HURDLES OPEN MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 19 February.
Age-group U13s and above. To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/event-listings/blcf-indoor-sprint-hurdles-open
No Closing Date Given

SBH TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES Next week we’re will be in the month of February, and it will only be 2 months before the 2022 season starts. This year there are 2 major championships, firstly the World Championships takes place in Eugene, USA from 15-25 July, then the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham from 30 July to 7 August.

These are the fixtures for the London Inter Club Challenge which is promoted by Shaftesbury, plus the 4 league that Shaftesbury compete in.

The London Inter Club Challenge fixtures are Saturday 16 April at Lee Valley, Saturday 25 June at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 24 July at StoneX Stadium and Sunday 28 August at StoneX Stadium. (All age-groups Men and Women).

The National Athletic League fixtures are Saturday 7 May at Sportcity, Saturday 4 June at Eton, Saturday 2 July at StoneX Stadium and Saturday 20 August at Bedford. (Under 20 and Senior Men and Women).

The Youth Development League Upper Age Group fixtures are Saturday 24 April at Eton, Saturday 28 May at StoneX Stadium, Sunday 26 June at Woking and Sunday 7 August at StoneX Stadium. The league final is scheduled for Sunday 4 September. (Under 17 and 20 Men and Women).

The Eastern Young Athletes League fixtures are Sunday 1 May at Watford, Sunday 5 June at St Albans, Sunday 10 July at StoneX Stadium and Sunday 14 August at StoneX Stadium. The league final is scheduled for Sunday 18 September. (Under 13, 15 and 17 Men and Women).

The Middlesex Young Athletes League fixtures are Sunday 8 May at Parliament Hill, Saturday 21 May at Finsbury Park, Sunday 3 July at Perivale and Saturday 30 July at StoneX Stadium. (Under 13, 15 and 17 Men and Women).

SPORTS COUNCIL MOVES TO REDUCE INFLUENCE OF CLUBS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. 

MIKE HEATH and TONY SHIRET from the Athletics Research Group say an EGM later this month could result in clubs losing their power to vote at UKA meetings.
Following discussion between us and the UKA Chair, IAN BEATTIE, and following letters to Mr BEATTIE and UK Sport’s Chair, UKA has published details of the proposals it plans to make at an Extraordinary General Meeting on January 28. While this is a welcome step forward, we believe it was unlikely to have happened without our intervention.
Read More: Statement on UKA Members EGM
Readers can see for themselves that the proposals will reduce their clubs’ influence on decisions that directly affect them and reduce any meaningful oversight over UKA following a period when its Executive Management and Board have clearly failed to improve UKA performance. Under the proposed changes the three current club representatives will have their votes removed and their status reduced to non-voting members. The Home Country Athletics Federations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have half of the voting rights instead of one third previously.
We believe that these changes have been proposed because UK Sport has written to the Chair of UKA requiring changes to the UKA constitution (its Articles) by the end of the month. We also believe that these changes have been linked to funding decisions.

Currently UKA has a new Chair, IAN BEATTIE, an Acting CEO and a new Senior Independent Director. So, it appears that the UK Sport is trying to force through changes with a new UKA Management Team. Additionally, there has been no public information until today (Jan 21), seven days before the decision, on these proceedings. Fundamental issues concerning the governance of the sport are being decided effectively in secret. The Members of UKA – the 12 people who effectively “own” UKA on behalf of various interests – HCAFs, coaches, clubs, officials etc – are restricted by confidentiality agreements set out in their Code of Conduct from discussing these matters outside UKA meetings. Without our intervention we think it unlikely that there would have been any public discussion before the decisions had been made.
Under existing arrangements, the 12 Members of UKA include elected representatives of the clubs, coaches, officials, road runners as well as the HCAFs and some other appointees. The elected reps can currently block changes to the constitution under UK Company Law. They function as the “conscience of the sport” through their meetings (formerly known as the UK Members’ Council or UKA Members) and review the UKA Board’s actions and in recent times have become effective at doing so – for example identifying that the loss of the UK’s second Diamond League Meeting (and its associated revenue) was not as described in the UKA Accounts and carried out without the UKA Board’s prior agreement.
Clubs may be surprised that control of UKA is effectively being handed to the HCAFs. After a consultation in 2021 the English clubs voted decisively against this option. So, the current proposals appear to be the opposite of what the sport more widely voted for.

The proposed action by UKA and UK Sport follows the Street Review and the resulting Change Plan endorsed by UKA and UK Sport in 2020. To date proposed changes to the ownership and governance of UKA have ignored probably the most important requirement of the Street Review and the Change Plan for a review of the purpose and effectiveness of the UKMC and have largely been driven to produce the result that UK Sport appears to be trying to achieve again. UKA has again declined to carry out that review (despite us specifically asking its Chair to do so) and the statement that “approval will allow us to meet the final outstanding requirement of the UK Athletics Change Plan which followed the Dame Sue Street report” is just not true in our opinion.
Why does this matter to clubs?
Club representatives will not hold voting rights on the revised UK Members effectively being relegated to second-class citizens on that body. It holds clubs powerless to resist changes UKA might wish to make in conjunction with HCAFs for example to raise more revenue directly from the membership.
In a sport that requires the support of huge amount of voluntary time with clubs at its centre, the funding bodies are saying ‘we matter but you don’t’.
Given the whole Plan was supposed to be ushering in a new collaborative culture in athletics, marginalising its stakeholders through a process surrounded until now in secrecy enforced by confidentiality agreements hardly seems the brave new world envisaged.
The idea that clubs are better placed with direct relationships with HCAFs is questionable when UKA controls rules, licensing, welfare, safeguarding, health and safety, competition, coaching and officiating.

We invite you to use your voices to let UK Sport and UKA know that with three major championships on the horizon why does the UK body ostensibly promoting sport seem so keen on diverting the new UKA management team away from delivering the performances that will get athletics back on the front foot in performance and attractiveness and may well help deliver the necessary commercial investment the sport so badly needs? Why cannot both of them just do the necessary options appraisal and consultation envisaged (properly this time, with all options being considered including no change) so that decisions are reached with the openness and transparency promised?
Please let UKA and the members of UKMC know that they have your support in pushing back against UK Sport on this matter.
Time for your input is short and this is your last chance to have meaningful involvement.
UKA can be reached at: mdraisey@uka.org.uk
UK Sport can be reached at: info@uksport.gov.uk
The UKA website lists the current Members on this link here.
In particular you might like to ask UKA and UK Sport:
Where is the rationale for such changes?
Why has UK Sport been so keen to implement them in the absence of the processes the Plan set out?
What will happen if UKA Members reject any such proposals?
Will anyone see the letter UK Sport has sent to UKA?
How does UK Sport rationalise its “do this or else approach” compared to the required changes in culture that were supposed to be delivered by their review and plan?
Read More: Statement on UKA Members EGM

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05
Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November 2020 SBH Newsletter.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was re-issued on the 16 December 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies –SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures Updated 16 December 2021, the changes are the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Southern X/C Championship venues added, also the January to March 2022 Indoor Fixtures added. – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Updated 16-12-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The remaining races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 19 February. There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February. There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

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

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEI would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21    StoneX Stadium Certificate

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT– In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21StoneX Stadium Certificate

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 20 January 2022

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 20 January to Charly Doyon, George Evans, Josephine chadwick, Shiloh Goodman, Matthew Grant, Jade Ive, Claudia Kerry-Roger, Michael Nicholls, John Otugade, Alex Petty, Lynda Robinson, Jabulani Sokoya and Alex Stapleton

RECENT NEW MEMBERSWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to CALEB HILTON and ELIZABETH OTHULO

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

PETER TEMPEST PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK – PETER was club captain in the days when we were in the Southern Track & Field League.  PETER was also a very keen photographer and many of his athletic photographs appeared in Athletics Weekly

ABDUL SESAY Many people will remember ABDUL from the 80s and 90s when he was a regular SBH cross country runner and attendee at the then Copthall Stadium Tuesday/Thursday night track sessions – he was a real stalwart of the club and a true harrier. The award couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
His full name is Dr ABDUL KARIM SESAY who is an Genomics expert, was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for his services to charity and medical research.

WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON & HOUNSLOW INDOOR EVENTS 2022 CANCELLED It has been announced that the indoor fixtures for Sunday 6 February and Sunday 6 March have been Cancelled.

SOUTHERN U13/U15/U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS –  Took place last Saturday/Sunday. As of the issue of this weeks Newsletter, there are sti;; some results missing from those they sent to the Power of 10. I managed to determine those results that were missing, which are identified in Red in the results below.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONS – Congratulations to BEN KASPAR and JASMYN PERRIN who at the Wormwood Scrubs Start Fitness Metropolitan League, won the Under 11 Boys and Girls Club Championships.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five took place last Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs.
The day started with our Under 11s, in which BEN KASPAR finished 2nd and DENNYS PASCAL 8th and JASMYN PERRIN 22nd being our first finishers, BEN and JASMYN won the SBH XC Club Championship titles. The Boys team finished in 3rd place, and now have moved up from 4th to 3rd place overall, the Girls with only JASMYN competing are now in 7th place overall.
Under 13 Boys, with a team of 4 runners, with EUAN PHILLIPS, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN and CHARLIE CUTLER finished 3rd, 4th and 9th respectively. At Uxbridge, our overall lead over Woodford Green and Essex Ladies was 35 points, following Saturday our lead has now been reduced to 13 points.
Under 13 Girls race, POSIE SHAW in her 13th consecutive race, made it 2 wins in succession, 4th at Claybury finished 2nd this time, the team finished in 4th place and slipped from 3rd to 4th place overall.
The Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men fielded 8 runners with MAX WINFIELD and SPIKE BLAKE finishing 4th and 5th respectively, the team finished 3rd, but hold and overall lead of 87 points.
Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women who over the past few seasons have been so dominate, are struggling with numbers, PHOEBE MUSIC finished 27th. with the team slipping from 10th to 11th place overall.
Senior Men had 14 runners, with WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES finishing in 8th place, the next 3 home were THEO MACHIN-PALEY U20, ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 and DYLAN MICHEL U20, the team finished in 9th place, we are still in 12th place overall, with relegation a distinct possibility, the Veterans team moved up from 6th to 5th place overall.
Senior Women team struggled with numbers again, with CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 continuing her excellent form to finish in 10th place, the team who finished 6th at Claybury, the team finished in in 5th place, and moved up from 6th to 5th place overall.

The final fixture is on Saturday 19 February at Trent Park, so lets have a large turnout, especially you Senior Men.

Under 11 Boys (Team 4 to score) – BEN KASPAR 2nd (6.57 1st 9 year-old), DENNYS PASCAL 7th (7.10 3rd 9 year-old), PRINCE-MOSES JOHN 18th (7.39), EDDIE PASCAL 21st (7.42), the 10 year-old winner was Marcus Muers of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (6.54) 43 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (128 points), 2nd SBH (124), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (118), 16 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (497 points), 2nd London Heathside (380), 3rd SBH (370), 15th SBH ‘B’ (50) 20 teams finished

Under 11 Girls (Team 4 to score) – JASMYN PERRIN 22nd (8.57), the winner was Isabella Marriott of Trent Park (7.29) 33 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (108 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies “B” (66), 3rd Trent Park (46), 12th SBH (11), 14 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (401 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (174), 3rd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies “B” (160), 7th SBH (96), 17th SBH ‘B’ (5) 18 teams finished

Under 13 Boys (Team 4 to score) – EUAN PHILLIPS 3rd (11.12), PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN 4th (11.20), CHARLIE CUTLER 9th (12.17), JACK REDFORD 36th (14.17), the winner was Daniel Jells of St Mary’s Richmond (11.01) 44 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (150 points), 2nd St Mary’s Richmond (138), 3rd SBH (128) 16 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – 1st SBH (553 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (540), 3rd St Mary’s Richmond (330), 10th SBH ‘B’ (134) 23 teams finished

Under 13 Girls (Team 4 to score) – POSIE SHAW 1st (11.52), ERIN GIBLIN 18th (14.01), AMBER JACKSON 23rd (14.14) 33 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (97 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (71), 3rd London Heathside (67), 4th SBH (57) 13 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (516 points), 2nd London Heathside (498), 3rd Highate Harriers (315), 4th SBH (313), 19th SBH ‘B’ (9) 20 teams finished

Under 15 Boys/Under 17 Men (Team 4 to score) – MAX WINFIELD U17 4th (13.27), SPIKE BLAKE U17 5th (13.32), ANTONIO CONRADIE U17 21st (14.29), THOMAS CADWALLADER U15 31st (14.53), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 33rd (15.02), JACOB CLEMENT U15 41st (15.22), SAMUEL BORDOLEY U15 64th (16.37), MAX CAROLAN-BOSS U15 75th (17.28) the winner of U15 race was Charlie Brook of St Mary’s Richmond (14.01), the winner of U17 race was Ethan Primett of Herts Phoenix (12.48) 76 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Herts Phoenix (266 points), 2nd London Heathside (244), 3rd SBH (239), 14th SBH ‘B’ (93) 24 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – 1st SBH (1200 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (1113), 3rd Trent Park (1032), 9th SBH ‘B’ (732), 24th SBH ‘C’ (198) 31 teams finished

Under 15 Girls/Under 17 Women (Team 4 to score) – PHOEBE MUSIC U15 27th (17.21), MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U15 40th (18.30), ASHA HORBACKI U17 41st (18.42), the winner of U15 race was Adela Svihaikova of Thames Valley Harriers (15.06) and U17 race was Sophia Latham of Harrow (15.31) 52 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (161 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (158), 3rd Highgate Harriers (155), 10th SBH (51) 18 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (682 points), 2nd London Heathside (630), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (597), 11th SBH (253), 24th SBH ‘B’ (25) 25 teams finished

Senior Men (Senior Team 12 to score, Veteran Team 5 to score) – WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES 8th (25.51), THEO MACHIN-PALEY U20 46th (27.38), ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U20 72nd (28.35), DYLAN MICHEL U20 75th (28.39), ROBERT RIGBY V60 186th (31.24 2nd V60), DANIEL NICHOLLS 192nd (31.33), JONNY SHAW V50 198th (31.48), MARK COTTLE 215th (32.13), LENARD MICHEL V50 284th (34.33), TIM UNDERHILL V50 293nd (34.44), BARRY HAWS V45 301st (34.57), PAUL MACCARTHY V55 305th (35.05), DANNY DIGWEED 338th (36.03), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V55 420th (42.34) the winner was Thomas Frith of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (25.04) 440 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (1405 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1305), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (1285), 9th SBH (540) 12 teams finished – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Harrow (245 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (217), 3rd Ealing Eagles (189), 4th SBH (152) 12 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – Division 1 – 1st Highgate Harriers (6046 points), 2nd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (5127), 3rd London Heathside (4252), 12th SBH (1814) – Veterans Division 2 – 1st Harrow (945 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (888), 3rd Ealing Eagles (734), 5th SBH (622)

Senior Women (Senior Team 5 to score, Veteran Team 4 to score) – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 10th (31.09 1st V40), NATASH TANNER U20 53rd (34.11), JO KENT V50 (2nd Claim) 58th (34.24), ELANA RONCATI U20 78th (35.41), the winner was Beth Hawling of London Heathside (28.33) 190 runners finished.
Team Result – Division 1 – 1st London Heathside (378 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (331), 3rd Trent Park (275) 12 teams finished – Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (200 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers “B” (160), 3rd London Heathside ‘C’ (153), 5th SBH (137) 12 teams finished
Team Result After 4 Fixtures – Division 1 – 1st London Heathside (1396 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (1122), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (1084) – Division 2 – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (929 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (761), 3rd London Heathside ‘C’ (752), 6th SBH (532)

Howard Williams Trophy (Juniors) – 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (11 Wins, 97 points), 2nd London Heathside (1, 89), 3rd SBH (4, 88.5)
Howard Williams Trophy (Seniors) – 1st Highgate Harriers (2 Wins, 49 points), 2nd London Heathside (1, 48), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (0, 47), 12th SBH (0, 28)

Link to the Start Fitness Metropolitan League results – https://www.metleague.run/results/ now select ‘Read More’ on Race 4, now select ‘Spreadsheet Results Link’

THESE ARE THE SBH ATHLETES CURRENT CONSECUTIVE RACES, FOLLOWING THE WORMWOOD SCRUBS FIXTURE ON 15 JANUARY
(24) PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 & V55
(14) POSIE SHAW U11 & U13
(9) ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN U17 & U20
(8) DANNY DIGWEED
(6) DYLAN MICHEL U17 & U20
(4) PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11, PRINCE VICTORUS JOHN U13, EUAN PHILLIPS U13, SPIKE BLAKE U17, MARK COTTLE SM, DANIEL NICHOLLS SM, CHARLENE JACOB-CONRADIE V40, JONNY SHAW V50, TIM UNDERHILL V50 and PAUL  MACCARTHY V55
(3) EDDIE PASCAL U11, JASMYN PERRIN U11, ERIN GIBLIN U13, SAMUEL BORDOLEY U15, MAX CAROLAN-BOSS U15, TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 and ROBERT RIGBY V60
(2) PRINCE-MOSES JOHN U11, BEN KASPAR U11, JACK REDFORD U13, MYA MAIRS-INGRAM U15, ANTONIO CONRADIE U17, ASHA HORBACKI U17, ELANA RONCARATI U20, ARRY HAWS V45 and LENARD MICHEL V50

The current record for consecutive appearances is held by JOHN KELLY, who completed 28 races between 1985 to 1990.

SBH WINTER POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS, THESE ARE THE TOP 3 POSITIONS FOLLOWING THE WORWOOD SCRUBS FIXTURE ON 15 JANUARY

Under 11 BoysBEN KASPAR (24 points), EDDIE PASCAL (19) and HENRY RYAN (15) – Under 13 Boys – EUAN PHILLIPS (29 points), PRINCE-VICTORUS JOHN (27) and ARTHUR PHILLIPS (22)– Under 15 Boys – THOMAS CADWALLADER (24 points), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE (21) and JACOB CLEMENT (19) – Under 17 Men – SPIKE BLAKE (23 points), MAX WINFIELD (21) and  LEO RONCARATI (15) – Under 20 Men – ASHWIN FOWKES-GAJAN (31 points), DYLAN MICHEL (27) and THEO MACHIN-PALEY (8) – Senior Men – DANIEL NICHOLLS (46 points), MARK COTTLE (42) and DANNY DIGWEED (38) – Masters Men 40-49 –BARRY HAWS (16 points) and PAUL LEWIS (8) – Masters Men 50-59 – JONNY SHAW (32 points), TIM UNDERHILL (25) and PAUL MACCARTHY (18) – Masters Men 60-69 – ROBERT RIGBY (24 points)
Under 11 GirlsJASMYN PERRIN (27 points), VERA DOUDKA (21), HETTIE HOLBROOK and MARISSA ELLIS BELL (8) – Under 13 Girls – POSIE SHAW (32 points), ERIN GIBLIN (21) and NYAH CAMPBELL-CAINE (12) – Under 15 Girls – MYA MAIRS-INGRAM (23 points), PHOEBE MUSIC (14) and ASHANI PERERA (8) – Under 17 Women – ASHA HORBACKI (23 points), LUISA STAAB (16) and LILI FOWKES-GAJAN (7) – Under 20 Women – NATASHA TANNER (16 points) and ELENA RONCARATI (15) – Senior Women – ELANA DIMMER (16 points) – Masters Women 40-49 – CHARLENE JACOBS-CONRADIE V40 (32 points)

Link to the Men/Women Winter Points tables updated up to the 15 January – Mens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 15-01-22 With Start Fitness Metropolitan League Result    Womens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 15-01-22 With Start Fitness Metropolitan League Result

JANUARY CLOSING DATES FOR INDOOR FIXTURES Entry details are shown in Upcoming Fixtures below.
EIS Sheffield BMAF Pentathlon and 3000m Championships and Open Events on Sunday 23 January (Entries Closied)
Newham 60m Sprint Series on Wednesday 19 January (Closing Date Saturday 15 January)
Lee Valley London U20 and Senior Games on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January (No Closing Date Given)
Lee Valley London U13, U15 and U17 Games on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January (No Closing Date Given)
Lee Valley Southern U20 and Senior Championships on Saturday 5 February and Sunday 6 February (Closing Date Tuesday 25 January)

RESULTS
SOUTHERN U13/U15/U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place at Lee Valley on 15-16 January.
Apologies but the results from the SEAA are incomplete, those results outstading are in Red.
An excellent day for SBH with so many personal bests achieved. We had 2 Southern Champions, firstly MOIESHA SAVAGE who won the Under 13 Girls 60m, with a personal best (8.24) ranking her UK No.2. Secondly ZICO JONES who won the Under 17 Men’s 400m, with a personal best (50.95) ranking him UK No.2, this was ZICO’S first ever 400m race. There were Silver Medals from MALACHI AMADI took the Under 17 Men’s 60m title (7.05), although in his Semi-Final he ran a personal best (6.98) ranking him UK No.4, and TRAVIS SCOTTOW (2nd Claim) took the Under 17 Men’s Shot title (PB 14.43m) adding 84cm to his 2021 put, and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2022. There were numerous other SBH runners who finished just out of the medals.

60m – U13B Straight Final NATHAN HERMAN 7th (PB 9.75)
60m – U13G H1 VERA DOUDKO 6th (PB 9.12), H2 MOIESHA SAVAGE 1st (PB 8.41), EVIE PINCHERLE 6th (PB 10.47) in the Final MOIESHA won the Gold Medal (PB 8.24) taking .17 of a second off her H2 time, and is ranked UK no.2 U13 in 2022
60m – U15B H1 HARRY PINCHERLE 4th (PB 8.03) taking .16 of a second off his 2 January time, H2 ASHA ESCOBAR 6th (8.64), H3 NATHAN HOWELL 4th (8.08), H4 LANI JAIYEOLA 6th (8.68) taking .57 of a second off his 2019 time, in Semi-Final 1 HARRY finished 6th (8.04)
60m – U15G H1 SIENNA CORBYN 3rd (8.46), H5 ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 5th (PB 8.56) taking .07 of a second off her 2020 time
60m – U17M H1 OLIVER LAURENS 3rd (PB 7.51) taking .94 of a second off his 2020 time, H2 MEKHI SPENCE-FORDE 2nd (PB 7.12) taking .54 of a second off his 2020 time, JADEN AULIS 5th (7.78) taking .87 of a second off his 2019 time, H3 MALACHI AMADI 1st (7.14), NIKITA PETROV 7th (PB 7.90), H7 SAUGAT PUN 6th (PB 7.54) ) taking .24 of a second off his 2020 time, in Semi-Final 2 MALACHI finished 1st (PB 6.98) taking .03 of a second off his 9 January time, and is ranked UK No.4 U17 in 2022, MEKHI finished 2nd (PB 7.10) taking .02 of a second off his H2 time, in the Final MALACHI won the Silver Medal (7.05)
60m – U17W H2 TEMI BAKARI 6th (PB 8.96), H3 WERONKA KALINSKA 4th (PB 8.59), KATIE HARRIES 5th (PB 8.60) taking .03 of a second off her 2 January time, H5 NIA AKINTOKUN 1st (8.00), H7 ANNA ROSE 4th (8.13) ) taking .12 of a second off her 2019 time, in Semi-Final 1 ANNA finished 4th (PB 8.10) taking .03 of a second off her H7 time
60m Hurdles – U15G H1 SIENNA CORBYN 4th (PB 9.92)
60m Hurdles – U15B Straight Final ASHER ESCOBAR 5th (PB 11.06)
60m Hurdles – U17W H2 NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 2nd (PB 9.41) in Semi-Final 2 NIA finished 7th (9.82)
200m – U15B H2 ASHER ESCOBAR 5th (PB 27.70) taking .08 of a second off his 2 January time
200m – U15G H1 ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA 4th (SB 28.79), H3 ANGEL MCLEOD 2nd (SB 27.70) in Semi-Final 1 ANGEL finished 3rd (SB 27.25) taking .45 of a second off her H3 time, no Final results available as yet
200m – U17M H1 JADEN AULIS 5th (SB 24.99)
200m – U17W H1 OLIVE HARVEY-DEW 4th (SB 29.36), LUCY CAMPOS 5th (SB 29.46), H3 LOLA MCCANn-EZEKIEL 3rd (PB 27.80) taking .27 of a second off her 2020 time, H4 ANNA ROSE 1st (SB 26.34), H5 WERONIKA KALINSKA 5th (PB 28.96), H6 TEMI BAKARE 5th (PB 27.64), H7 NIA FORBES-AGYEPONG 3rd (SB 27.17), AZARIA NWANKWO 4th (SB 28.27) in Semi-Final 1 NIA finished 2nd (27.30) in Semi-Final 3 ANNA finished 1st (SB 26.34) equalling her H4 time, LOLA finished 6th (28.25) in the Final ANNA finished 6th (26.59)
300m – U15B no results available as yet
300m – U15G H1 MACIE SUTHERLAND 5th (SB 45.35) no other results available as yet
400m – U17M Straight Final ZICO JONES won the Gold Medal (PB 50.95) and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2022
400m – U17W no results available as yet
800m – U13G no results available as yet
800m – U15G no results available as yet
800m – U17W no results available as yet
Pole Vault – U15G Straight Final ABIGAIL EDWARDS 4th (SB 2.70m) and is ranked UK No.4 U15 in 2022, CELINE SILVERMAN 6th (2.10m) and is ranked UK No.7 U15 in 2022
Long Jump – U13G Straight Final VERA DOUDKO 5th (SB 3.13m) adding 24cm to her 9 January jump
Shot 5kg – U17M Straight Final TRAVIS SCOTTOW (2nd Claim) won the Silver Medal (PB 14.43m) adding 84cm to his 2021 put, and is ranked UK No.2 U17 in 2022

Photographs sent by TY HOLDEN, features MOIESHA SAVAGE after receiving her Gold Medal after winning the Under 13 Girls 60m and ZICO JONES after receiving his Gold Medal after winning the Under 17 Mens 400m

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLE INDOOR 60m SERIES Took place at Newham on 19 January.
60m – SM 1.1 DOMINIC ASHWELL 1st (SB 6.65), 1.3 JAMAL RHODEN-STEVENS 1st (PB 6.81) taking .13 of a second off his 2019 time, ALEX BEECHEY (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 6.99), 1.11 NENGI OSSAI V45 2nd (SB 7.29), 1.13 DITA JAJA U23 3rd (SB 7.47), 2.1 JAMAL finished 4th (PB 6.81) equalling his 1.3 time, 2.2 ALEX finished 7th (7.02), 2.7 NENGI finished 7th (7.44), 2.10 DITA finished 1st (PB 7.30) taking .11 of a second off his 2016 time,

NORTHERN U17/U20/SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place at Sheffiel on 15-16 January.
400m – SM H4 ROBERT SHIPLEY (2nd Claim) 1st (SB 49.54) in Semi-Final 1 ROBERTS finished 2nd (SB 48.81) taking .73 of a second off his H4 time, in the Final ROBERTS finished 4th (SB 48.70) taking .11 of a second off his Semi-Final 1 time

LOUGHBOROUGH INDOOR OPEN MEETING Took place at Loughborough on 15-16 January.
60m – SM H JUBRIL ADENIJI U20 3rd (PB 7.27), h8 JUBRIL finished 3th (PB 7.24) taking .03 of second off his H time
60m – SW F VANESSA ANSUAA U23 3rd (SB 8.23), G DARA APOOLA U23 1st (SB 8.39), h5 DARA finished 6th (SB 8.39) equalling her G time, h8 VANESSA finished 3rd (8.24)
60m – M50 A GARY SMITH V50 2nd (SB 8.73) taking .10 of a second off his 9 January time, and is ranked UK No.4 V50 in 2022, A GARY finished 2nd (8.74)
60m Hurdles – SW A MARLI JESSOP U20 5th (SB 8.73), h2 MARLI finished 2nd (SB 8.72) taking .01 of a second off her A time, and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2022
Pole Vault – SX A TRINITY O’CONNOR U23 4th (SB 3.11m), C ETHAN WALSH 4th (SB 4.71m) and is ranked UK No.4 in 2022, EMMA ANDERSSON 11th (SB 4.01m) adding 1cm to her 8 January height, and is ranked UK No.Equal 3rd in 2022
Long Jump – SM JOSH WOODS U23 3rd (PB 6.92m) adding 2cm to his 2019 jump, and is ranked UK No.8 U23 in 2022
Triple Jump – SX A KACEY WALTERS U20 1st (PB 11.47m) adding 99cm to her 2019 jump, and is ranked UK No.3 U20 in 2022, B EAVION RICHARDSON 2nd (SB 12.37m) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2022, AMELIA DALEY U20 5th (SB 11.24m) and is ranked UK No.2 U20 in 2022, C EFE UWAIFO (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 15.73m) and is ranked UK No.2 in 2022

BIRMINGHAM XC LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Took place at Smethwick on 15 January.
Men 9500m BEN WILLS U23 (2nd Claim) 15th (30.16)

CHILTERN XC LEAGUE Took place at Milton Keynes on 15 January.
Women 5600m PHILIPPA LOWE (HCA) 12th (23.15)

MIDLAND WOMENS XC LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Took place at Burton Dassett on 15 January.
Women 4100m INDIRA PATEL U20 6th (25.36), EMILY HATHAWAY U20 46th (29.32)

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. 

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Cassiobury on 15 January.
KEVIN WALDEN V35 5th (19.25) this was his 14th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 15 January.
JULIAN LAMY 2nd (17.50) this was his 29th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 15 January.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 177th (27.16) this was his 229th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Norwich on 15 January.
ALEX STAPLETON U 29th (19.37) this was his 10th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 15 January.
BRADLEY SINGER 32nd (21.55) this was his 162nd Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 51st (23.10) this was his 315th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Panshanger on 15 January.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 190th (36.16) this was his 209th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Pieschener Allee on 15 January.
AMY FRY V35 21st (51.01) this was her 12th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Poole on 15 January.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 464th (29.33) this was his 168th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Rickmansworth on 15 January.
DAN WATTS V35 1st (17.16) this was his 13th Parkrun, CECILIA MARTINEZ MUNEZ V35 48th (22.00) this was her 9th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 15 January.
SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 10th (PB 23.30) this was his 2nd Parkrun, SHONA MICHEL V50 28th (28.25) this was her 51st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 15 January.
REBEKAH HOUNSELL 13th (21.31) this was her 64th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY  20 JANUARY DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate feel.

LEE VALLEY LONDON U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U20/Senior can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu20sen/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF PENTATHLON AND 3000m INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN EVENTS Takes place on Sunday 23 January at EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA)
Events are for ages 35 and over, places are limited for open events.
Entries Closed

AOC SPORT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR COLLEGES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Wednesday 26 January.
The Championships will take place for member colleges, and is open to students aged under 20 on 31 August 2021.
Entries Closed

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 29 January at Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham (SatNav BR£ 1SY).
Start Times11.00am U15 Boys (4.5k), 11.20am U13 Girls (3k), 11.35am U13 Boys (3k), 11.50am U15 Girls (4.5k), 12.10pm U17 Men (6k), 12.40pm U20 Women (6k), 13.05pm U17 Women (5k), 13.30pm U20 Men (8k), 14.05pm Senior Women (8k), 14.50pm Senior Men (15k). In the Senior Men’s any athlete has not started his 3rd lap by 60 minutes they are advised they will be unlikely to complete the course in 90 minutes when times will stop being recorded.
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U13/U15/U17 can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu13u15u17/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) on Wednesday 2 February.
Entries Closed

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five which takes place on Saturday 5 February at Bannister Stadium, Uxbridge Road, Harrow (Satnav HA3 6SW). Age-Groups U11 to U17.
Awaiting final details.
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

ENGLAND U15, U17 & U20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA) on Saturday 12 February and Sunday 13 February.
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY ESSEX AND EASTERN COUNTIES INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 12 February and Sunday 13 February. Age-group U13 up to Senior.
Entries Closed

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) on Wednesday 16 February.
Please use this link for entry information – https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Closing date for entries is Saturday 12 February

CHARLES HICKS –The following article was published in the January edition of Athletics Weekly.
Newly crowned European Under 23 cross country champion CHARLES HICKS tells KATY BARDEN how he is aiming to emulate the athletics greats whose images hung on the walls of his school gym and filled him with sporting inspiration.

Link to his article – SBH AW article Charles Hicks Jan 22

RON PICKERING MEMORIAL FUND GRANT AWARDS 2022 2022 marks the 31st year of RON PICKERING Memorial Fund Grants to young athletes. In the more than 30 years since the death of the renowned Coach and Commentator in February of 1991, the RPMF has been able to support thousands of young athletes with Grants totalling more than £2million.
Like many other charities, the impact of the Covid Pandemic on our Fundraising activities over the past years has been very difficult for the RPMF. In what continued to be a difficult year for all athletes with uncertainties around Covid and competitions, we received over 450 applications during October and November of 2021.  After much deliberation, the RPMF was able to award a total amount of nearly £40,000 in grants to 178 talented young British athletes.

Among the grant recipients this year were a number of young athletes that made a major step forward in 2021, including European Under 23 Champions ISOBEL BOFFEY and JEREMIAH AZU, and European U20 Champions ED FAULDS, and MEGAN KEITH who come on strong at the end of the year to take the European Cross-Country title.
This year it is pleasing for us to see 19 awards to athletes with a disability, slightly more that 10% of the total awards, including grants to Race-Runners Gavin Drysdale and Thomas Talbot.

With good distribution around the country and almost 100 clubs with athletes receiving 2022 RPMF Grants, the highest number of awards went to members of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers with 10 recipients, including European Junior Bronze Medallist HENRY MCLUCKIE. The full list is, DOMINIC ASHWELL, DANIEL BAINBRIDGE, BRAD DAVIES-PUGHE, ALANNAH FASHANU, JOSH FAULDS, KRISTIAN IMROTH, MARLI JESSOP, HENRY MCLUCKIE, CALVIN SMITH and JOSH WOODS.

SOS – SAVE OUR SCHOOLS – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
The English Schools Athletic Association again finds itself without a sponsor and in financial crisis as its centenary anniversary looms, writes CHRIS COHEN.

Schools Athletics is rightly held to be a hugely important part of the landscape of the sport in England and across the UK. The centenary of the English Schools Athletic Association (ESAA) is fast approaching, having been founded in 1925 by foresighted teachers and with the support of members of parliament, aristocrats and even a future king. The Duke of York, later to become King George VI, was the first President of the organisation and took an active part in its founding, with Lords Desborough, Lonsdale, Castlerosse and Percy as Vice Presidents. Although we no longer have royal patronage, the Association is still entirely volunteer-led with nobody in the organisation taking any salary from its activities, but a large group of teachers and retired teachers still working for the benefit of young athletes and their love of the sport.

Covid has brought many organisations to their knees – and it could herald the end for the ESAA. Despite working incredibly hard to produce an amazing championship under difficult circumstances in 2021, despite not receiving any sponsorship funding from their title sponsor, New Balance, which had its own challenges, and receiving reduced funding over the previous couple of years from England Athletics, the future looks bleak. New Balance has announced that their sponsorship agreement for funding the track & field and cross-country championships will not be renewed. Many people who understand these things agree that the senior sport in this country would not have been so successful over the years had it not been for the existence of the ESAA. Valuable work has been done in recent years highlighting the high numbers of athletes who competed at the Schools Championships and went on to both represent their country but also to win medals at the highest level, at Olympics and World Championships, as well as those who have gone on to be successful in other sports.

The first of these was MARY MILNE, who won the English Schools high jump title in 1925 and went on to finish fourth at the 1934 British Empire Games (forerunner of the Commonwealth Games) with the same height as the bronze medallist. Two years later the first ESAA champion won an Olympic medal, also in high jump. This was DOROTHY ODAM, who later won an Empire Games gold and went on to hold the world record at 1.66m. The first Olympic champions from the English Schools Championships were MARY BIGNAL (later RAND) and ANN PACKER, who each won gold in Tokyo in 1964. In 1976 the first athlete from the Schools’ Championship won Olympic gold in another sport, when DANNY NIGHTINGALE won gold in the modern pentathlon. When the sport started holding World Championships, ESAA was quickly represented among the champions when DALEY THOMPSON and, a day later, STEVE CRAM, won gold in the first edition in Helsinki in 1983. In addition to track & field and cross-country championships, the first Combined Events Championships was held in 1988, with KATH MERRY winning the junior event and then going on to Olympic 400m bronze behind CATHY FREEMAN at Sydney 2000. In total, 135 ESAA athletes have won European Championship medals, 35 of them gold; 278 have won medals at British Empire or Commonwealth Games, of which 81 have won gold. ESAA has produced fourteen Olympic champions and 77 medallists, with Mo Farah the most recent, as well as 71 World Championship medals, of which 13 were gold, the most recent being DINA ASHER-SMITH and KATARINA JOHNSON-THOMPSON in 2019.

The effects of the loss of a title sponsor will be hard-hitting. The track & field championships, normally held over two days, require the athletes to arrive and stay as a county team, meaning that almost 2000 athletes and their team staff need accommodation for two nights, along with over a hundred technical officials. ESAA has always subsidised the cost of accommodation for the athletes, meaning that well over £100,000 is spent annually on hotel costs, leaving the athletes to find another £100,000 plus. Clearly, the overnight stays could be reduced or removed but this would take away the huge educational benefits for all the young people and especially the first away-from-home experience for young athletes taking their first steps into sport that could take them to higher levels. Many top-class athletes talk fondly of their first experience at the championships and what they learned by being away from home in a team setting. KEELY HODGKINSON was recently asked what the English Schools Championships did for her career. Her answer gives some idea of their importance. “The English Schools Athletics Association Championships was always the first thing I would put on my annual competition calendar each year as a young developing athlete,” she said. “It’s basically the Olympics for kids! “I loved my experience at this competition over the years. It was the first time I felt like a real athlete as we stayed overnight with the team and I had to learn how to prepare for heats and finals. I also had to learn new skills like knowing when to focus and when to relax, when to eat and what to eat and to communicate with others and make new friends. “All these things have stood me in good stead for when I then went on to represent Great Britain & NI at junior level and then senior teams. The English Schools ‘Kids’ Olympics’ fuelled my desire to make the actual Olympics.”

Other than the Track & Field Championships, ESAA also hosts an annual cross-country championship (on March 19 this year in Kent) with six races of over 300 athletes in each from all 45 counties and areas of the country, from the Isle of Wight to the Isle of Man, from Cornwall to Cumbria, a Combined Events Championship, again with all three age groups represented by up to 45 athletes in each event, a much bigger turn-out than any other similar national event. On the same weekend, the national Race Walk Championships are held, giving athletes in all aspects of the sport an opportunity to test themselves against their peers and to vie for an opportunity to gain selection for the English Schools teams at the Home International events that are an important part of the calendar and, in years when the World Games take place, to be at the pinnacle of schools’ athletics. 

Read More: Class of 2021 show their talent

In fact, England are the world champions, having achieved this status when the boys finished second to Brazil and the girls’ teams won their team competition. They were also runners-up in the most recent edition of the World Schools Cross-Country Championship. Representation at the top level is not all that ESAA stands for though, and, in fact, its Schools Cup competitions in track & field and cross-country, attract many thousands of young people from hundreds of schools every year to compete firstly in local events within their county, reaching eventually to the national finals, hosted across the country at the end of the summer and autumn terms respectively. This is in addition to the hundreds of thousands who take part in the area and county rounds of the national championships. 

Read More: 2021 English Schools Cross Country Cup coverage

Without adequate funding, all of this is at risk, both the opportunities for the masses and the first steps on the ladder for future Olympic and world champions. Hopefully, there is a company out there that sees the benefits that come from a link with a hugely successful and well-organised youth sport. Past sponsors like TSB Bank were very positive about the benefits they gained from their link with the Association in terms of long-term account-holders who are still customers years after opening their accounts when the bank hosted county and school events. As the Association moves closer to its centenary in 2025 it is essential a way is found to fund its activities properly to allow our young people to continue to have the opportunities they have had in the first hundred years.

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05
Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November 2020 SBH Newsletter.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was re-issued on the 16 December 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies –SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures Updated 16 December 2021, the changes are the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Southern X/C Championship venues added, also the January to March 2022 Indoor Fixtures added. – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Updated 16-12-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The remaining races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 19 February. There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February. There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

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

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEI would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21    StoneX Stadium Certificate

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT– In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21StoneX Stadium Certificate

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 13 January 2022

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 13 January to Hannah Brown, Cameron Campbell, Asher Escobar, Matei Frunze, Zahava Hurst, Kristian Imroth, Lani Jaiyeola, Jo Kent, Azaria Nwankwo, Stephanie Paparizos, Edward Pascal, Mark Pearce, Eleanor Rachel, David Stone and Graham Taylor

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to DAMI ADEKUNLE, THOMAS FELLOWS, PHARRELL HAREWOOD, HETTIE HOLBROOK, DEANNA KORANTENG-ADDO, LENARD MICHEL and MAYANK MISHRA

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five takes place this Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs Park, London (Satnav W12 OAE). See Upcoming Fixtures below for all Information including Course Maps and Start Times.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE LOW EMISSIONS ZONE – There is also parking on Braybrook Street (between East Acton station and the stadium) and neighbouring streets, a short walk to the stadium across Wormwood Scrubs. Wormwood Scrubs park is located within the Ultra-Low Emission Zone which attracts a £12.50 daily charge for certain older and diesel vehicles, please check at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone if unsure.

WINTER POINTS RACE – The Start Fitness Metropolitan League fixture which takes place this Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs.
This will be the 5th race of 6 for the Under 11 Boys and Girls, and the 4th race of 7 for all remaining Men and Women age-groups. Just to clarify that the final winners are based on the best 4 results out of the 6 fixtures available for the Under 11 Boys and Girls, and the best 5 results out of the 7 fixtures available for all remaining Men and Women age-groups.

THE COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK-END – Congratulations to our following County Champions – Essex HENRY DOVER U17 – Hertfordshire GIANLEO STUBBS U15, LUCA STUBBS U20 and INDIRA PATEL U20 – Middlesex POSIE SHAW U13, SAMUEL GREENSTEIN U17 and DYLAN EVANS SM – Suffolk RUBY VINTON U17.
We also had the following Team Champions Middlesex Under 17 Men SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 1st, JOSHUA FISHER 2nd and SPIKE BLAKE 5th, Under 20 Men THEO MACHIN-PALEY 4th, DYLAN MICHEL 12th and JONATHAN BOARDMAN 15th.

MIDDLESEX XC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place lasts Saturday 8 January at Greenford.
Under 11 Boys (1500m) HENRY RYAN 12th (8.40), DENNYS PASCAL 14th (8.41), EDDIE PASCAL 34th (11.12) the winner was Jack Hayward of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (8.04) 26 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (14 points), 2nd London Heathside (21), 3rd Harrow (32), 5th SBH (60) 4 teams finished
Under 11 Girls (1500m) HETTIE HOLBROOK 9th (9.33), MILICA MILOJEVIC 14th (9.51), VERA DOUDKO 16th (9.57), JASMYN PERRIN 20th (10.34) the winner was Sofia Mossi of St Marks School (8.28) 35 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (27 points), 2nd Harrow (29), 3rd SBH (39) 5 teams finished
Under 13 Boys (3000m) PRINCE-VICTORUS JOHN 3rd (12.05), EUAN PHILLIPS 4th (12.08), CHARLIE CUTLER 7th (12.59), LADDIE SHAW 8th (13.00), ZACK JOSEPHS 14th (13.31) the winner was Daniel Jelfs of St Mary’s Richmond (11.42) 40 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Mary’s Richmond (13 points), 2nd SBH (14), 3rd London Heathside (26) 6 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (3000m) POSIE SHAW 1st (12.40), ERIN GIBLIN 21st (15.17), ANNABELLE PANWAR 25th (15.38), ELIZA LEIBOWITZ 36th (18.03) 37 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (24 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (28), 3rd St Mary’s Richmond (36), 5th SBH (47) 7 teams finished
Under 15 Boys (4000m) JACOB CLEMENT 9th (16.48), SAMUEL BORDOLEY 44th (21.06) the winner was Thomas Chadwick of Highgate Harriers (15.34) 44 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Highgate Harriers (9 points), 2nd London Heathside (41), 3rd St Mary’s Richmond (44) 8 teams finished.
Under 15 Girls (4000m)PHOEBE MUSIC 28th (20.40) the winner was Lyra Macdonald of Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (16.38) 37 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st London Heathside (9 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (27), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (40) 7 teams finished.
Under 17 Men (5500m)SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 1st (22.54), JOSHUA FISHER 2nd (23.15), SPIKE BLAKE 5th (24.09), LEO RONCARATI 8th (24.52), ANTONIO CONRADIE 9th (24.53), LOUIS PELTA 22nd (28.38) 24 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st SBH (8 points), 2nd London Heathside (33), 3rd St Mary’s Richmond (35) 5 teams finished.
Under 17 Women (5000m) the winner was Lara Mannes of B&B (26.20) 16 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Highgate Harriers (13 points) 1 team finished.
Under 20 Men (8000m)THEO MACHIN-PALEY 4th (23.12), DYLAN MICHEL 12th (24.36), JONATHAN BOARDMAN 15th (27.02) the winner was Elias Ahmed of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (21.46), 16 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st SBH (31 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (37) 2 teams finished.
Under 20 Women (5000m)EMILY HATHAWAY 4th (27.58), NATASHA TANNER 6th (29.22) the winner was Ellen Donald of Highgate Harriers (26.04) 9 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (10 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (24) 2 teams finished.
Senior Men (12000m)DYLAN EVANS 1st (43.54), ROBERT RIGBY V55 64th (56.00), JONNY SHAW 71st (57.02), DANNY DIGWEED 107th (64.12), DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 137th (70.10) 146 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Thames Valley Harriers (52 points), 2nd London Heathside (109), 3rd Harrow (112) 11 teams finished.
Senior Women (8000m) the winner was Hanner Viner of Highgate Harriers (32.26), 97 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Trent Park (44 points), 2nd London Heathside (55), 3rd Highgate Harriers (55) 13 teams finished.

Photographs sent by TY HOLDEN of POSIE SHAW who won the Under 13 Girls race, also CHARLIE CUTLER, EUAN PHILLIPS and PRINCE-VICTORUS JOHN who were 2nd team in the Under 13 Boys race.

 

MIDDLESEX XC CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOGRAPHS – Many thanks to BRUCE LI of Ealing, Southhall & Middlesex who made these outstanding set of photographs available – https://www.flickr.com/gp/bruciebaby/g637ay

HERTFORDSHIRE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place last Sunday 9 January at Stanborough Lakes (South End), Welwyn Garden City.
Under 11 Boys (1900m) – the winner was Oliver McDonald of Dacorum & Tring (8.20) 22 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders “A” (15 points), 2nd St Albans Striders “B” (28), 3rd Stevenage & North Herts (39) 5 teams finished
Under 11 Girls (1900m) – the winner was Ada Weidner of Dacorum & Tring (11.19) 17 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Herts Phoenix (15 points), 2nd St Albans Striders “A” (18), 3rd St Albans Striders “B”  (31) 4 teams finished
Under 13 Boys (2900m) – the winner was Thomas Ford of Chiltern Harriers (11.19) 20 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders “A” (10 points), 2nd Stevenage & North Herts (24), 3rd St Albans Striders “B” (40) 5 teams finished
Under 13 Girls (2900m) – the winner was Georgia Tongue of St Albans Striders (13.14) 33 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders “A” (10 points), 2nd Queenswood School (27), 3rd St Albans Striders “B” (31) 8 teams finished
Under 15 Boys (4800m) GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (17.49), TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE 12th (20.38), THOMAS CADWALLADER 16th (21.02) 25 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders “A”  (18 points), 2nd Herts Phoenix (22), 3rd SBH (29) 5 teams finished.
Under 15 Girls (4800m) – the winner was Phoebe Gill of St Albans Striders (19.15) 13 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders (16 points), 2nd Stevenage & North Herts (23) 2 teams finished.
Under 17 Men (6150m)MAX WINFIELD 2nd (22.15), BENEDICT WHITTLE 5th (22.54) the winner was Ethan Primett of Herts Phoenix (21.45) 10 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Stevenage & North Herts (21points) 1 team finished.
Under 17 Women (6150m) – The winner was Grace Milnes of Dacorum & Tring (24.13), 11 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Dacorum & Tring (11 points), 2nd St Albans Striders (13), 3rd Herts Phoenix (26) 3 teams finished.
Under 20 Men (7900m)LUCA STUBBS 1st (28.24), RAPHAEL AARON 8th (33.16) 8 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st Dacorum & Tring (9 points) 1 team finished.
Under 20 Women (6150m)INDIRA PATEL 1st (24.01), ELENA RONCARATI 5th (28.33) 7 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders (13 points) 1 team finished.
Senior Men (12000m) – the winner was Oscar Bell of Ware Joggers (44.08), 127 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders “A”  (88 points), 2nd Watford Joggers (124), 3rd Barnet & District (130) 16 teams finished.
Senior Women (7900m) JESSICA HURLEY 17th (36.51), the winner was Hanner Wardley of Chiltern Harriers (31.59), 74 runners finished.
Team Result – 1st St Albans Striders (51 points), 2nd Dacorum & Tring (67), 3rd Barnet & District (91) 14 teams finished.

UPDATE ON WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACE – Attached is the updated Men’s and Women’s points table as of 08-01-22. The update is for the Under 11 Boys and Girls results from the Middlesex XC Championships, there were no runners at the Hertfordshire XC Championships.

Latest Positions – Under 11 Boys 1st EDDIE PASCAL 19 points, 2nd BEN KASPAR 16, 3rd HENRY RYAN 15 – Under 11 Girls 1st VERA DOUDKO 21 points, 2nd JASMYN PERRIN 19, 3rd HETTIE HOLBROOK and MARISSA ELLIS BELL 8

Link to latest tables – Mens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 08-01-22 With Middlesex Under 11s Only   Womens 2021-2022 Points Tables Updated 08-01-22 With Middlesex Under 11s Only

JANUARY CLOSING DATES FOR INDOOR FIXTURES Entry details are shown in Upcoming Fixtures below.
EIS Sheffield BMAF Pentathlon and 3000m Championships and Open Events on Sunday 23 January (Entries Closied)
Newham 60m Sprint Series on Wednesday 19 January (Closing Date Saturday 15 January)
Lee Valley London U20 and Senior Games on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January (No Closing Date Given)
Lee Valley London U13, U15 and U17 Games on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January (No Closing Date Given)
Lee Valley Southern U20 and Senior Championships on Saturday 5 February and Sunday 6 February (Closing Date Tuesday 25 January)

RESULTS
ENGLAND ATHLETICS U20/SENIOR COMBINED EVENTS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place at Sheffield on 8-9 January.
Heptathlon – SM EVAN CAMPBELL U23 (DBF) 60m H3 (PB 7.49) taking .08 of a second off his 2019 time, 60m Hurdles H4 (PB 8.60), High Jump HA (SB 1.88m), Pole Vault HC (NM), Long Jump HA (SB 6.31m), Shot 7.26kg HA (SB 12.79m), 1000m H2 (DNS)

BMC INDOOR GRAND PRIX Took place at Sheffield on 9 January.
3000m – Men A LIAM DEE 5th (SB 8:01.88)

BE FIT TODAY TRACK ACADEMY INDOOR SERIES Took place at Lee Valley on 9 January.
60m – SM 1.4 ZICO JONES U17 2nd (PB 7.25) taking .43 of a second off his 2019 time, 1.7 MALACHI AMADI U17 3rd (PB 7.07) taking .14 of a second off his 2020 time, 1.8 EMMANUEL DURUHEOMA U20 3rd (PB 6.83) taking .06 of a second off his 2020 time, 1.14 SEAN SUTHERLAND V50 U20 2nd (PB 7.93) taking .13 of a second off his 2020 time, 2.4 SEAN finished 2nd (7.94), 2.8 ZICO finished 3rd (7.27), 2.11 MALACHI finished 3rd (PB 7.01) taking .06 of a second off his 1.7 time, 2.12 EMMANUEL finished 2nd (PB 6.80) taking .03 of a second off his 1.8 time
60m – SW 1.9 ELYSE DUNCAN-BROWN U20 4th (SB 8.75), 1.12 EVE WRIGHT U23 1st (PB 7.49) taking .12 of a second off her 2017 time, ALANNAH FASHANU U23 2nd (PB 7.61) taking .26 of a second off her 2019 time, 1.13 NIA AKINTOKUN U17 1st (SB 7.94) taking .12 of a second off her 2017 time, 2.5 ELYSE finished 3rd (SB 8.67) taking .08 of a second off her 1.9 time, 2.10 NIAH finished 5th (SB 7.92) taking .02 of a second off her 1.13 time, 2.11 EVE finished 1st (PB 7.48) taking .01 of a second off her 1.12 time, ALANNAH finished 4th (7.62)
200m – SW 7 HANNAH FOSTER U23 2nd (SB 25.45)
300m – SW 2 LOLA MCCANN-EZEKIEL U17 1st (SB 44.47), OLIVE HARVEY-DEW U17 5th (SB 47.15)
600m – SX VERA DOUDKO U13 8th (PB 2:02.82)
60m Hurdles – U15G 1.2 EVA HIGSON U15 2nd (SB 10.19), MACIE SUTHERLAND U15 3rd (PB 10.20) taking .18 of a second off her 2021 time, 2.2 EVA finished 2nd (10.20), MACIE finished 3rd (10.40)

SUFFOLK XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place at Bury St Edmunds on 9 January.
Under 17 Women (5000m)RUBY VINTON 1st (19.45)

ESSEX U17/U20/SENIOR XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Took place at Basildon on 8 January.
Under 17 Men (5000m)HENRY DOVER 1st (16.41)

JAI TAURIMA SHIELD Took place at Nathan, Australia on 8 January.
Discus 1kg – SW 2 JADE LALLY 1st (SB 61.78m)

4J STUDIOS SCOTTISH ATHLETICS NATIONAL INDOOR OPEN MEETING Took place at Emirates Arena on 8 January.
200m – SX A1 KRISHAWN AIKEN 1st (SB 21.55)
High Jump – SX A LEWIS MCGUIRE 1st (SB 2.03m), CLAIRE MCGARVEY U23 5th (PB 1.78m) adding 4cm to her 2019 height
Shot 7.26kg – SM A ANGUS MCINROY 1st (SB 14.55m) adding 53cm to his 3 January put

SOUTH LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK INDOOR OPEN MEETING Took place at Carshalton on 8 January.
Pole Vault – SX B EMAA ANDERSSON 2nd (SB 4.00m)

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. 

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Bear Creek Greenbelt, Lakewood, Colorado, USA on 8 January.
ABIGAIL JEFFREY U 2nd (22.53) this was her 8th Parkrun, REBECCA JEFFREY U 4th (23.35) this was her 10th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 8 January.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 196th (28.56) this was his 228th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Maidstone on 8 January.
CLIFF GOLDING V65 107th (25.56) this was his 105th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 8 January.
BRADLEY SINGER 42nd (23.08) this was his 161st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 8 January.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 218th (31.17) this was his 208th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 8 January.
REBEKAH HOUNSELL 18th (21.41) this was her 63rd Parkrun

LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Took place at Lee Valley on 2 January.
Updated with the results from the Power of 10
60m – SX 3 JOSEPH PURBRICK U 3rd (PB 7.14) taking .35 of a second off his 2018 time, 9 NIAH AKINTOKUN U17 7th (SB 7.94), 10 ANGEL MCLEOD U15 7th (PB 8.02), 11 NATHAN HOWELL U15 7th (PB 7.98), 14 CAMERON KNIGHT U17 2nd (PB 7.65) taking .79 of a second off his 2019 time, 16 KATE HARRIES U17 7th (PB 8.63), 18 KEIRA GILMAN U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 8.26), MOIESHA SAVAGE U13 5th (PB 8.55), 24 ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA U15 6th (SB 8.65), 25 ASHER ESCOBAR U15 2nd (PB 8.56) taking .20 of a second off his 5 December 2021 time, 26 SIENNA CORBYN U15 1st (PB 8.43) taking 50 of a second off her 2019 time, 28 HARRY PINCHERLE U15 1st (PB 8.19) taking 1.08 seconds off his 2019 time
200m – 5 VERA DOUDKO U13 5th (PB 30.80), 15 SIENNA CORBYN U15 4th (SB 28.78), ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA U15 5th (SB 29.44), MOIESHA SAVAGE U13  6th (SB 30.53), 17 LANI JAIYEOLA U13 4th (SB 28.47), 18 ASHER ESCOBAR U15 2nd (PB 27.78) taking .52 of a second off his 12 September 2021 time, 22 JASMYN PERRIN U13 4th (PB 34.18)
300m – SX 1 MARIO DOBRESCU U20 1st (SB 35.09)
400m – SX 1 COLUMBA BLANGO T20/F20 1st (SB 49.21), CALVIN SMITH U20 4th (SB 50.11)
800m – SX 7 JACOB CLEMENT U17 3rd (SB 2:11.10), 8 HAYLEY MCLEAN 5th (SB 2:14.29), 14 ZACK JOSEPHS U13 4th (SB 2:48.80), JASMYN PERRIN U13 7th (PB 2:58.44) taking 86 of a second off her 12 September 2021 time

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY  13 JANUARY DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate feel.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs Park, London (Satnav W12 OAE).
Race Headquarters – Linford Christie Stadium, Wormwood Scrubs park.
Changing facilities – We are awaiting confirmation, please arrive dressed to race
Course Description – Flat scrubland and playing fields. Areas of the course can be wet and muddy. Suitable for spikes.
Limited Car Parking – The entrance for cars is Artillery Lane off Du Cane Rd, between the hospitals and prison, at the end of Artillery Lane approaching the Scrubs, there is a 6’ 6” height barrier entrance to the main car park, parking is free at the weekend but is limited and the car park will be busy. There is also parking on Braybrook Street (between East Acton station and the stadium) and neighbouring streets, a short walk to the stadium across Wormwood Scrubs. Wormwood Scrubs park is located within the Ultra-Low Emission Zone which attracts a £12.50 daily charge for certain older and diesel vehicles, please check at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone if unsure.
If possible please use Public Transport – East Acton on the westbound Central Line is the closest station, but has no platform on the eastbound side; if travelling on the eastbound line use White City station, approx 10 mins walk from Wormwood Scrubs Park.
Buses – please check the TfL website for buses stopping near Hammersmith hospital.
Other information – There will be no refreshments on sale in the TVH clubhouse, please bring your own food and water.
Start Times12.20pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (approximately 1.75km), 12.25pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (approximately 1.75km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (approximately 3km), 12.45pm U13 Girls (approximately 3km), not before 13.00pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (approximately 3.8km), not before 13.05pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (approximately 3.8km), not before 13.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (approximately 7.6km), not before 14.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men approximately 7.6km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE
JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for any other final information.

Coures Maps for the following races.

 

 

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

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U13, U15 AND U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 15 January and Sunday 16 January.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Closed

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) on Wednesday 19 January
Please use this link for entry information – https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Closing date for entries is Saturday 15 January

LEE VALLEY LONDON U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U20/Senior can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu20sen/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF PENTATHLON AND 3000m INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN EVENTS Takes place on Sunday 23 January at EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA)
Events are for ages 35 and over, places are limited for open events.
For full information – https://mastersathletics.co.uk/events/bmaf-indoor-pentathlon-3k-championships/
Entries Close Monday 10 January

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 29 January at Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham (SatNav BR£ 1SY).
Start Times11.00am U15 Boys (4.5k), 11.20am U13 Girls (3k), 11.35am U13 Boys (3k), 11.50am U15 Girls (4.5k), 12.10pm U17 Men (6k), 12.40pm U20 Women (6k), 13.05pm U17 Women (5k), 13.30pm U20 Men (8k), 14.05pm Senior Women (8k), 14.50pm Senior Men (15k). In the Senior Men’s any athlete has not started his 3rd lap by 60 minutes they are advised they will be unlikely to complete the course in 90 minutes when times will stop being recorded.
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U13/U15/U17 can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu13u15u17/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS 125th ANNIVERSARY DINNER AND DANCE – Last week DAVE BEDFORD sent me a copy of the speech he made when he was President of SBH (2014 to 2017), at the Dinner and Dance celebrating the clubs 125 years since we were formed in 1890. DAVE joined Shaftesbury Harriers in 1964 aged 14.

Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 125th Anniversary Dinner Speech June 2015

Dinner Toasts:
1. All Past Presidents, Vice Presidents and Life Members
2. All Past and Present Club Committee Members
3. All International Athletes including DOUG THOMPSON our first international in 1949.
4. All Club members who have not stood up so far.
5. All Guests

I am honoured to be the Club President in this 125th year. I was at the 75th Dinner and was the organiser of our Centenary dinner in 1990. The hard work for tonight has been done by TONY SUNDERLAND, BRYAN and JOYCE SMITH and PHIL CUNNINGHAM. They deserve a round of APPLAUSE!

If this speech needed a title it might be “Handing over the Baton”. 125 years of development and success is not down to any one generation but an ethos of service and support that like a relay baton is passed on.

1890 seems a long time ago, Queen Victoria was on the throne and Shaftesbury Harries was formed by a few lads, mainly 16 year olds from the Shaftesbury Road area of Hornsey. The Shaftesbury Tavern on Hornsey Road reminds us of our formation. In those days Shaftesbury was a XC and Road Running Club as the word “harriers” suggests and most of their runs and races took place in Highgate and Hampstead Heath. They had many headquarters over the early years, mainly rooms above pubs. (Shall we go for a training run or just stay here and get pissed!). Handicap races, paper Chases and Inter Club competitions were the norm.

The social side was made up of regular dances and social evenings best described in old club press cuttings, “November 3rd 1900. The Club holds its first race of their 11th season today- a 3 mile handicap from the Windsor Castle Public House, East Finchley at 4pm sharp. A smoker to be held in the evening and members are requested to bring their music”.

We know only a little about these early years but please raise your glasses and remember, thank and toast those who founded the club.  TOAST

During the next 60 years little happened, well apart from 2 World Wars. No that’s not right. HAROLD ASHTON joined the Club as a 17 year old in 1930 and ARTHUR KENDALL in 1931. They would go on to have a great influence in our Club and held the baton between them for the next 60 years. Under their leadership we started winning titles. These largely achieved because there was a strong focus on coaching.  Our headquarters were at Parliament Hill track (1939) also Maccabi Stadium and Headstone Lane. HAROLD started our quarterly Club magazine these days so abled managed as an email newsletter by ALAN WELLER.  in 1964 we moved here to Copthall Stadium which has been our home ever since – now more than 50 years.

We organised our own annual promotions in the 1950’s, The Shaftesbury Boys XC Races and the Shaftesbury 10 mile Road Race which often hosted the AAA Championships and saw our first National XC success with our youth team winning. This National and Area success continued our X Country teams and individuals winning numerous Area and National Championships.

The face of Track and Field athletics was changing; track and field trophy meeting, inter club meetings and Club Championships had been the way but were struggling to get interest. A League system for Senior athletes was introduced in 1969 but our Club decided not to join at that stage as we felt we were not strong enough. The following year we took the leap of faith but had to join the lowest league in the South, Southern League Division 7. Progress was rapid and by 1974 we had moved up to Southern League Division 1. 2 years later we joined the British League in Division 4. Now the baton was moving quickly! 1977 we moved up to Division 3 and in 1978 to Division 2. This year saw us win the League Cup in Cwmbran for the first time!  1979 we moved up again to Division 1. Southern League 5 to British league 1 in 10 years! We won this prestigious trophy 3 more time s 1985,1997 and 1999.

The Young Athletes League, formed in 1974 and proved successful for the Club’s younger members. Wins in 1981,83,84,85,87 and 1988 (any since) xxxxxxx

Much of this success was driven by the drive of GEOFF MORPHITIS and our Team managers and GEOFF’S enthusiasm continues today.

In 1986 we amalgamated with Barnet Copthall Ladies whose own Club originated as Hampstead Harries in 1890, the same year as us. Those delicate negotiations were handled formally by both Club Committees but I can reveal today that the real progress was made by a small working party between Shaftesbury’s BRIAN and Barnet Ladies JOYCE SMITH. Again, no minutes or pictures from these meetings exist!

We have now been in League 1 for 35 years with only being missing due to giving other Clubs a chance.  This Club is not just about the old days though, In 2012 and again in 2013 we were League 1 Champions and also 2nd in 1999 2014.

Our Women’s team won their league 1 in 1997 11nd 1999 as well as being second several times. They also won their “FA Cup”, the Plate in 1997 and 1999.

In short, we thought we were good at the time of our 100 years but look at us now. Our future prospects have never looked better.

Coptlall , now Allianz Park has been developed by Saracens, with our Club having better facilities than ever. The working relationship with Saracens is excellent and we are delighted that they offered to host this evenings celebration.  It’s easy looking back and thinking about the good old days. Most of our current Club Officers have been in their positions for almost as long as ARTHUR KENDALL and HAROLD ASHTON.  Ladies and Gentlemen, these are the Good Old Days.

On my table tonight are 3 Club stalwarts (old geezers!), GLYNN JENKINS who with HAROLD ASHTON produced our Centenary Book 25 years ago, BOB PARKER who knows the name of everyone in the room (All right Mate) and PETER WORDSMITH, OUR Club’s oldest member.

This year has already seen great successes but probably none better than at the National XC at Parliament Hill in January. As I arrived to watch, Shaftesbury’s GEORGE GROOM was coming down the final hill to the finish about to become National Under 15 Champion, his club vest taking me back many years. How fitting it felt to see this in this special year..

PETER WORDSMITH, representing the past would like to make a small presentation to GEORGE GROOM who represents Shaftesbury’s future. PETER and his sister have also made a £500 donation to Club funds to be used for supporting Young Club athletes. The award is a signed copy of the book “ZATOPEK” the EMIL ZATPOEK story. ZATOPEK won Gold in 1948 Olympic Games 10k, 3 Olympic Golds Gold’s in Helsinki in 1952 at 5k, 10k and Marathon. EMIL himself came to visit our Club back here at Copthall in 1965, I was 15! He answered our questions and then took us for an easy run around the fields. In many people’s view EMIL was the greatest distance runner ever. GEORGE please come up and in receiving this award from PETER, the baton is passed to your generation to lead our Club on to 150, 175 and even 200 years.

The following is the report of the Dinner and Dance, which was published in the 11 June 2015 SBH Weekly Newsletter.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS 125 YEARS ANNIVERSARY DINNER – A really enjoyable evening was had by 200 of our club members on Saturday in celebrating our 125th Anniversary.  It was great to see old friends and also see our next generation of club athletes.  Our President, DAVE BEDFORD gave a speech which did start a bit risqué as you might expect.  He talked a bit about our history and how good we all thought we were when we had our 100 year Anniversary but that we had now reached an even higher level and are clearly the best club in country!  He did make a particular reference to ALAN WELLER who keeps us all informed of the results of the club and its members through his excellent weekly newsletter but wasn’t able to be present for the dinner.  A signed copy of Emil Zatopek book was presented to GEORGE GROOM, our U15 National Cross Country Champion, from our oldest club member PETER WOODSMITH.

At the end of the evening presentations were made to the club members that have recently completed 50 years membership with the club; these were MARGARET BEECHAM, GEOFF MORPHITIS, TONY PACKHAM, JULIAN GOATER, DAVE BEDFORD and RICHARD BOBER.  Further presentations of SEAA 40 years’ long service awards for club members that have assisted with the club/SEAA duties (officials, club committees, helpers etc but including time just as athletes).  Recipients were: BRYAN SMITH, JOYCE SMITH, GERRY ELMORE, ROGER SIMONS, DAVE BEDFORD, GEOFF MORPHITIS and TONY SUNDERLAND, with the biggest cheer of the evening, to TONY SMITH. There were many photographs taken, and we will advise you all on how they will be circulated. A big thank you to all those that organised the meeting
I was very disappointed to miss the Dinner, but my Niece decided to get married on Saturday in Taunton, I did try to bribe them to move the date but to no avail – ALAN.

TWO ITEMS PUBLISHED IN THE SHAFTESBURY HARRIERS QUARTERLEY NEWSLETTER – I found two articles that HAROLD ASHTON published, refering to DAVE BEDFORD.

Shaftesbury Harriers Quarterly Magazine February 1978 – For those who have not heard DAVE BEDFORD has been caught at last and marries SUE HOLSTROM on Easter Sunday – March 25th.
Now the bad news DAVE is not having a stag night.
The good news is that he is having a stag week. Starting on Monday March 20th with a Pub crawl up the Finchley High Road meet in the Golden Eagle at Henleys corner at 5.30pm. Wednesday sees an attempt at the Edgware Road pub crawl, meet in the King and Queen, Edgware Road (Marble Arch end) at 11.30am.
DAVE hopes to see all Shaftesbury Harriers over 18 at these two important fixtures for which serious training should begin immediately.

Shaftesbury Harriers Quarterly Magazine Winter 1985/86 Lightning Response – from DAVE BEDFORD to an enquiry about the welfare of his boy TOM, aged approximately two: “He’s nearly as big as JOHN BROE – and twice as clever!”

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.

ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05
Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November 2020 SBH Newsletter.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was re-issued on the 16 December 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies –SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures Updated 16 December 2021, the changes are the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Southern X/C Championship venues added, also the January to March 2022 Indoor Fixtures added. – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Updated 16-12-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The remaining races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

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

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEI would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21    StoneX Stadium Certificate

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT– In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21StoneX Stadium Certificate

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 6 January 2022

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 6 January to Uzayr Ahmad, Minas Alozides, Julian Goater, Mark Goddard, Gillian Goldin, Ty Holden, Alfie Jakobsson, Rebecca Jeggo, Gabriella Kyriacou, Phoenix Lyon, Eitan Mor, Richard Morrissey, Stephen Murphy, Ruth-Ann Otaruoh, Maisha Raougui-Rhoden, Jacob Spence, Macie Sutherland and Axel Tirinzoni

RECENT NEW MEMBERS We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful time with Shaftesbury to TIA DALEY, MILICA MILOJEVIC, EMMANUELLA OWUSU-BEMPAH, BEN WATTS and LUKASH ZAHAB

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – Took place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium, with 25 people taking part in the 2 lap race and 10 in the 1 lap race. Congratulations to one and all.
Results of 1 lap race – Under 11 Girls 1st VERA DOUDKO, 2nd JASMYN PERRIN, 3rd APRIL WINFIELD, 4th NALA BARNOR – Under 11 Boys 1st AMARI BARNOR, 2nd FINLEY MCSHERRY – Senior Women 1st GRACE BIRCH, 2nd KATIE ALCOCK – Masters 1st EMMA RONCARATI, 2nd ABI BARNOR

Results of 2 lap race – Under 11 Girls 1st EDIE ALCOCK – Under 13 Girls 1st PHOEBE MUSIC, 2nd ELLEN ALCOCK – Under 13 Boys 1st DIJANI BARNOR – Under 15 Boys 1st JACOB CLEMENT, 2nd DYLAN WINFIELD – Under 17 Men 1st SAMUEL GREENSTEIN, 2nd LEO RONCARATI, 3rd MAX WINFIELD – Senior Men 1st JOSH KITT – Masters Women 1st JO WINFIELD, 2nd JACQUI AGYEPONG, 3rd SARAH ALCOCK – Masters Men 1st DAVID GREENSTEIN, 2nd SEAN SUTHERLAND, 3rd DAN WINFIELD, 4th JOHN KELLY, 5th ROB RONCARATI, 6th NIL BARNOR, 7th JAMIE MCSHERRY, 8th JOHNSON OGGUNIYI, 9th MATTHEW WADE, 10th GARY ALCOCK, 11th MICHAEL WADE, 12th LAURIE KITT

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM 2022 – Charges have now been re-instated from 4 January 2022. As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of StoneX Stadium. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, also any parent of SBH athletes, and SBH athletes using the gym, gains entry free of charge.

Being a member of StoneX Stadium entitles you to a 10% discount of the current charges for using StoneX Stadium, which are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.60 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.30 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.30.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.20, Monthly fee £28.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.10, Monthly fee £14.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.10, Monthly fee £14.00. Monthly membership is available, payable monthly via direct debit for minimum period of six months.

Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)StoneX Memebership January 2022
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Emma Gouge at emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Lauren Hewett at laurenhewett@saracens.net her phone number are (Office) 020 3675 7210 or (Mobile) 07881 297875

MIDDLESEX XC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Saturday 8 January at Greenford.
The race headquarters is The Tir Chonail Gaelic Sports Club, at the end of 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.
Car parking spaces is limited and we had considerable problems with too many cars when we were last there in 2019. If you can share cars please, also do not park on the areas marked out for the course.
Start Times 11.15am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.55am U15 Boys (4000m), 12.00noon U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U17 and U20 Women (6000m), 12.55pm U17 Men and U20 Men (6000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Entries Closed 

MIDDLESEX XC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Link to Map of course, also description of route for all age-groups – Middlesex Championships Horsenden Hill 2022 XC Course Map (1)    Middlesex XC Championships 08-01-22 Course Routes For All Age-Groups

HERTFORDSHIRE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place this Sunday 9 January at Stanborough Lakes (South End), Welwyn Garden City.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls and Boys (1900m), 11.20am U13 Girls (29000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (2900m), 11.45am U15 Boys and Girls (4800m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6150m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (11250m).
Entries Closed

WINTER CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACE – The Hertfordshire and Middlesex XC Championships are the 4th race of 6 for the Under 11 Boys and Girls age-groups.

JANUARY CLOSING DATES FOR INDOOR FIXTURES Entry details are shown in Upcoming Fixtures below.
EIS Sheffield BMAF Pentathlon and 3000m Championships and Open Events on Sunday 23 January (Closing Date Monday 10 January)
Newham 60m Sprint Series on Wednesday 19 January (Closing Date Saturday 15 January)
Lee Valley London U20 and Senior Games on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January (No Closing Date Given)
Lee Valley London U13, U15 and U17 Games on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January (No Closing Date Given)
Lee Valley Southern U20 and Senior Championships on Saturday 5 February and Sunday 6 February (Closing Date Tuesday 25 January)

RESULTS
GLASGOW NEW YEAR BASH INDOOR MEETING – Took place at Emirates Arena on 3 January.
Shot 7.26kg – SM B ANGUS MCINROY 1st (SB 14.02m)

LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Took place at Lee Valley on 2 January.
60m – SX ? HARRY PINCHERLE U15 1st (PB 8.19) taking 1.08 seconds off his 2019 time, ? SIENNA CORBYN U15 1st (PB 8.43) taking 50 of a second off her 2019 time, ? ASHER ESCOBAR U15 2nd (PB 8.56) taking .20 of a second off his 5 December 2021 time, ? ONYEBUCHI ODIAKA U15 6th (SB 8.65), ? KEIRA GILMAN U20 (2nd Claim) 2nd (SB 8.26), MOIESHA SAVAGE U13 5th (PB 8.55), ? CAMERON KNIGHT U17 2nd (PB 7.65) taking .79 of a second off his 2019 time, ? ANGEL MCLEOD U15 7th (PB 8.02), ? NIAH AKINTOKUN U17 7th (SB 7.94), ? JOSEPH PURBRICK U20 (2nd Claim) 3rd (7.14)
200m – SX ? JASMYN PERRIN U13 4th (PB 34.18), ? ASHER ESCOBAR U15 2nd (PB 27.78) taking .52 of a second off his 12 September 2021 time, ? LANI JAIYEOLA U13 4th (SB 28.47), ? VERA DOUDKO U13 5th (PB 30.80)
300m – SX ? MARIO DOBRESCU U20 1st (SB 35.09)
400m – SX ? COLUMBA BLANGO T20/F20 1st (SB 49.21), CALVIN SMITH U20 4th (SB 50.11)
800m – SX ? ZACK JOSEPHS U13 4th (SB 2:48.80), JASMYN PERRIN U13 7th (PB 2:58.44) taking 86 of a second off her 12 September 2021 time, ? HAYLEY MCLEAN 5th (SB 2:14.29), ? JACOB CLEMENT U17 3rd (SB 2:11.10)
The results are provisional as yet, and do not give race numbers. Also each athlete does not have a Club against their name, apologies if I have missed you.

SERPENTINE NEW YEARS DAY 10k Took place at Hyde Park on 1 January.
ROBERT RIGBY V55 48th (SB 37.34 1st V50)

RUN JUMP THROWS SERIES Took place at Sheffield on 29 December.
60m – SX 1.2 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 1st (PB 7.28) taking .12 of a second off his 2014 time, 1.4 GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) 7th (SB 7.82)
200m – SX 2 ROBERT SHIPLEY (HCA) 2nd (22.38)
60m – Hurdles SM GARY SMITH V50 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 8.60) taking .08 of a second off his 5 December time, T2 GARY finished 1st (8.88)

RIBBLE VALLEY 10k Took place at Clitheroe on 27 December.
KIERAN CLEMENTS 6th (30.03)

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. 

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Blandford on 1 January.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 63rd (31.47) this was his 167th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 1 January.
LOUIS PELTA U17 7th (21.30) this was his 50th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Chiltern Fields on 1 January.
ROSS HAMMOND U15 4th (20.37) this was his 14th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Grovelands on 1 January.
NATASHA TANNER U20 12th (21.00) this was her 41st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 1 January.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 100th (28.49) this was his 227th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 1 January.
GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U23 38th (22.57) this was her 45th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Panshanger on 1 January.
STUART SINGER V60 38th (23.32) this was his 314th Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 40th (23.48) this was his 160th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Royal Tunbridge Wells on 1 January.
SCARLETT KENT U20 49th (27.35) this was her 43rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 1 January.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 213th (31.07) this was his 207th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 1 January.
EUAN PHILLIPS U13 3rd (21.02) this was his 30th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Alton Water on 25 December.
ROSS HAMMOND U15 5th (21.41) this was his 13th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 25 December.
JOSHUA FISHER U17 1st (17.53) this was his 2nd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Dulwich on 25 December.
DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 51st (20.37) this was his 88th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Finsbury on 25 December.
BARRY CHISHOLM V60 310th (32.03) this was his 226th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gladstone on 25 December.
ANDREW HOLMES V50 76th (28.45) this was his 31st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Grovelands on 25 December.
JOSEPH HEATHER U20 14th (19.13) this was his 34th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 25 December.
TOMMY NARVAEZ-WHITE U15 10th (20.00) this was his 43rd Parkrun, STUART SINGER V60 39th (22.28) this was his 313th Parkrun, DANIEL BANYARD U17 51st (23.09) this was his 33rd Parkrun, BRADLEY SINGER 75th (25.06) this was his 159th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Richmond on 25 December.
JAMES FITZSIMMONS V45 52nd (20.49) this was his 48th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at St Albans on 25 December.
JEREMY DEMPSEY U23 2nd (17.42) this was his 3rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 25 December.
EUAN PHILLIPS U13 3rd (20.56) this was his 29th Parkrun, FREYA LENTON 17th (26.01) this was her 4th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Tetbury Goods Shed on 25 December.
LOUIS PELTA U17 6th (20.57) this was his 50th Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY  6 JANUARY DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate feel.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs.
Awaiting information from the Met League website on this fixture.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE
JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

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

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U13, U15 AND U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 15 January and Sunday 16 January.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Closed

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) on Wednesday 19 January
Please use this link for entry information – https://entry4sports.co.uk/#/
Closing date for entries is Saturday 15 January

LEE VALLEY LONDON U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U20/Senior can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu20sen/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF PENTATHLON AND 3000m INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN EVENTS Takes place on Sunday 23 January at EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA)
Events are for ages 35 and over, places are limited for open events.
For full information – https://mastersathletics.co.uk/events/bmaf-indoor-pentathlon-3k-championships/
Entries Close Monday 10 January

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 29 January at Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham (SatNav BR£ 1SY).
Start Times11.00am U15 Boys (4.5k), 11.20am U13 Girls (3k), 11.35am U13 Boys (3k), 11.50am U15 Girls (4.5k), 12.10pm U17 Men (6k), 12.40pm U20 Women (6k), 13.05pm U17 Women (5k), 13.30pm U20 Men (8k), 14.05pm Senior Women (8k), 14.50pm Senior Men (15k). In the Senior Men’s any athlete has not started his 3rd lap by 60 minutes they are advised they will be unlikely to complete the course in 90 minutes when times will stop being recorded.
Entries Closed

LEE VALLEY LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U13/U15/U17 can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu13u15u17/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LIZZIE BIRD RECEIVES HER 2021 SBH AWARDS – Congratulations to LIZZIE on receiving her Athlete of the Year and SBH Olympians Tokyo 2020 awards for 2021.

LIZZIE had this to say “Thanks so much – and apologies again that I couldn’t make it to the presentation. I am back in the country now but up in Scotland at my parents. I will be returning to Boulder, Colorado early in January”.

UK MEN’S MERIT RANKINGS 2021 – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
PETER MATTHEWS delivers the definitive summary of top performances by British women this year. Although the pandemic has continued to affect athletics events, a considerable degree of normality has gradually returned although with some changes of emphasis. So annual merit rankings of British athletes have this year returned to close to full coverage despite a reduction of competition. Once again indoor performances are fully considered, although most of the 2020/21 indoor season was wiped out.

It should be noted that the use of many facilities has not been allowed for much of the year and this has particularly affected events such as high jump and pole vault, while hammer and discus cages have too often been neglected leading to cancellation of events. And while some specific events such as organised by the BMC for middle distances and new sprints meetings have flourished, the overall domestic calendar has been allowed to decline and the senior league structure severely weakened.
On the first line below is shown the athlete’s name, then their date of birth followed, in brackets, by the number of years ranked (including 2021) and their rankings in 2019 and 2020, and finally, their best mark prior to 2021. The following lines include their best performances of the year (generally six), followed by significant indoor marks indicated by ‘i’. Then follow placings at major meetings, providing a summary of the athlete’s year at the event.
Comparisons to the past ignore 2020.
Abbreviations include – BIG Jumps & Throws Fest (BIGish) at Bedford – DLG Diamond League at Gateshead 1 on 23/5, 2 on 13/7 – EJ European Junior (U20) Championships at Tallinn – ENG England Championships at Bedford – Eng-J England U20 Championships – Eng-23 England U23 Championships – E.Sch English Schools at Manchester – ET European Team Championships at Chorzów – EThr European Throws at Split – E23 European U23 Championships at Tallinn – Ind Indoors – LI Loughborough International on 23 May – LV Lee Valley – MI Manchester International – Nh Newham – UK UK Championships at Manchester

B’zona = Bellinzona, C’hagen = Copenhagen, Coll.Sta = College Station, F’ville = Fayetteville, G’burg = Gothenburg, G’ville = Gainesville, J’ville = Jacksonville, Lough = Loughborough, Manch = Manchester, Székes = Székesfehérvár 

100 METRES
1    Zharnel Hughes 13.7.95 (4y, 19- 1) 9.91 ’18
9.98, 10.04, 10.06, 10.13, 10.14, 10.37
1 Kingston, dq fs UK, 3 DLG2, dq fs OG
Our sprinters started well below par, with, for instance, a weak team at the World Relays, but, with many sprint meetings at Lea Valley, Newham, Barking etc., the overall picture improved during the year and 50th best of 10.47 is a new record. Hughes regained his 2018-19 top ranking, but one just has to wonder what, but for his false start (also at UKs), he might have achieved at the Olympics.

200 METRES
1    Zharnel Hughes 13.7.95 (6y, 19- 3) 20.02 ’15
20.14, 20.30; 19.93w, 20.43w; 19.93 ST
1/1 Kingston, 1 Miami, 2 Boston ST, 3 J’ville
nr   Antonio Infantino ITA 22.3.91 (as UK 2y) 20.41, 20.27w ’19
20.48, 20.50, 20.56, 20.90, 20.92, 20.93; 20.38w, 20.56w
3 Miramar, 2B Clermont, 1 Lubbock, 5C G’ville, 1 LV 26/5 & 7/7, 1 Barking 29/5, 6 Geneva,  2 ITA Ch, 1 Bulle, 5h5 OG
This was far from a vintage season for Britain at 200m. Hughes was clearly top (as he had been back in 2015), but did not run this event at the major.

400 METRES
8    Jamal Rhoden-Stevens 27.4.94 (2y) 46.54 ’18
45.86, 46.50, 46.63, 46.69, 46.77, 47.66
1 LV 25/4, 4 UK, 1 Palafrugell
9    Charlie Dobson 20.10.99 (2y, 20- 3)  45.84 ’20
45.51; 1 Coventry

800 METRES
10  Kyle Langford 2.2.96 (9y, 20- 6, 19- 3) 1:44.83 ‘20
1:46.32, 1:46.63, 1:47.00. 1:47.08, 1:47.55, 1:47.60
9 Walnut, 2 Irvine, 1 LI, 2 Manch, 5 Hengelo, 2 Watford 12/6; 6 UK; Ind: 7B Liévin, 1 Manch

5000 METRES
8    Charles Hicks 25.7.01 (1y) -0-
15 NCAA 13:33.89, 1 Eugene 17/4 13:34.63, 3 Pac-12 13:35.60, 6 UK 13:50.71, 13:52.98

10,000 METRES
5    Charles Hicks 25.7.01 (1y) -0-
7 NCAA 27:47.63, 1 Stanford 2/4 28:25.29, 1 Pac-12 28:39.46, 29:13.34

3000 METRES STEEPLECHASE
1    Mark Pearce 19.1.96 (3y, 30- 3, 19- 8) 8:33.61 ’20
8:24.83, 8:25.43, 8:30.60, 8:32.65, 8:34.03, 8:49.76
4 DLG1, 4 Tatabánya, 6 Nice, 1 UK, 12 Monaco, 8 Budapest, 1 Hendon
Norman started with a brilliant PB, and the year’s best, at Ostrava, but could not get close thereafter and Seddon goes back ahead of him, although both ran in the 8:40s at the Olympics. Pearce maintained his rapid improvement and although he could quite get the OG standard, beat them both at Gateshead and the UKs so ranks first.

110 METRES HURDLES
nr   Edson Gomes POR 1.11.98  14.16 ’19
13.85, 13.86, 13.87, 13.93, 13.94, 14.02
3/dnf Nuneaton 16/5, 3 LI, 2 ENG, 3 POR Ch, 3 MI, 2 Hendon 28/8

400 METRES HURDLES
7    Joshua Faulds 7.3.99 (1y) 52.38 ’19
50.84, 51.13, 51.14, 51.27, 51.34, 52.37
1B/2/1 Hendon 4/7, 21/8 & 28/8, dq ENG.2 MI, 5B Zürich, 2 Palafrugell

HIGH JUMP
5    David Smith 14.7.91 (12y, 20- 2, 19- 5) 2.26i ’15. 2.26 ’18
2.23, 2.20, 2.19, 2.17
1 Nuneaton, 4 BIG, 3 UK, 1 Scot

POLE VAULT
9    Ethan Walsh 14.6.97 (3y, 20- 4, 19- 7) 5.36i ’20. 5.30 ’19
5.03, 5.00, 4.95, 4.90. 4.80, 4.65
nh LI, 2 Manch, 4 UK, 4 ENG, 3 Welsh

LONG JUMP
10  Bradley Davies-Pughe 16.2.03 (1y, 20- 8) 7.33i ’20, 6.90 ’19
7.56, 7.49, 7.26, 7.23, 7.12, 7.08
4/2 B’ham Un, 4 LI, 1B BIG, 1 Eng-J, dnq 24 EJ
8    Efe Uwaifo 15.5.95 (2y, 20- 8) 7.51 ’19, 7.85w ’17
7.46w/7.34, 7.42, 7.30, 7.29
1 Manch, 3 ENG, 2 B’mouth

TRIPLE JUMP
4    Efe Uwaifo 15.5.95 (8y, 20- 3, 19- 8) 16.18i ’20, 16.16, 16.31w ’19
16.20, 16.06w/15.91, 16.03, 15.91, 15.68, 15.66; 15.99i, 15.88i
1 Manch, 2 BIG, 3 UK, 8 DLG2, 1 ENG; Ind: 1 EI Trials

SHOT
1    Scott Lincoln 7.5.93 (9y, 20- 1, 19- 1) 20.65 ‘20
21.28, 20.81, 20.71, 20.58, 20.42, 20.29
1 Lough 17/4, 3 EThr, 1 LI, 3 ET, 1 G’burg, 1 LV 6/6, 2 Brno, 5 Kladno, 1 UK, dnq 18 OG, 1 MI, 1 Yorks; Ind: 1 Lough, 1 EI Trials
5    George Evans 21.1.98 (4y, 20- 5, 19- 5) 17.21 ’19
17.57. 17.21, 17.05, 15.48; 17.79i, 16.32i, 15.92i
3 Columbia, 9 Waco, 8 Lawrence, 7 Big 12; Ind: 3 Lawrence, 6 F’ville, 3 Ames, 6 Big 12
Lincoln, the one man in international class, is easily top for the seventh year and continued to improve, qualifying for the Olympics; he had 14 competitions over 20m.

DISCUS
2    Nicholas Percy 5.12.94 (9y, 20- 2, 19- 1) 63.38 ’16
63.24, 63.03, 63.02, 62.87, 62.80, 62.60
1 Lough 28/2, 2 Lough 17/4, 4 LV 25/4, 2/2/2 Winchester, 2 LI, 1 Manch, 1 BIG, 1 South, 2 UK, 1 Hendon 4/7, 1 ENG, 1 Scot, 1 MI, 1 Hendon 28/8, 1/2 Moulton
3    Gregory Thompson 5.5.94 (7y, 19- 3) 65.56 ’19
60.93, 60.80, 60.19, 59.70, 59.04, 58.95
5 Lough 17/4, 2 LV 25/4, 3 Winchester, 3 LI, 3 Manch, 2 BIG, 3 UK
4    Zane Duquemin 23.9.91 (10y, 19-  7) 63.46 ’12
60.17, 59.36, 59.30, 57.65, 56.49, 54.88
5/2 Leiria, 2 Lough 11/8, 1 Welsh, 2 MI, 2 Hendon 28/8-
10  George Evans 21.1.98 (3y, 19- 6) 59.84 ’19
55.10, 54.33, 53.80, 51.70, 50.80, 50.77
2 Columbia, 4 Waco, 7 Lawrence, 4 Big 12, 43 NCAA-W
Apart from no throws at the Olympics, Okoye had a fine and prolific season, including 16 competitions over 64m and makes the world top 10. Percy had 30 competitions, all in the UK, with 29 of them over 59m.

HAMMER
3    Chris Bennett 17.12.89 (11y, 20- 5, 19- 5) 76.45 ’16
75.79, 75.69, 75.60, 75.36, 74.73, 74.53
2 Lough 28/2, 1 Lough 17/4, 2 EThr, 2 LI, 1 Manch, 4 ET, 1 G’burg, 1 Kilmarnock, 2 Karlstad, 2 UK, 3 Luzern, 1 Scot, 2 Bergen
After a year out Miller was back in world-class form, although only competing three times, and is top for the sixth time, while Taylor Campbell did well to make the Olympic qualifying. Bennett was the most prolific competitor with 16 competitions over 72m and was 3-3 v Campbell.

JAVELIN
1    Daniel Bainbridge 2.6.99 (4y, 20- 2, 19- 10) 72.68 ’20
73.73, 73.53, 72.71, 72.66, 72.47, 72.12
1 Lough 17/4, 2 Lough 9/5 & 12/5, 2 LI, 7 ET, 1 Eng-23, 1 UK, 2 ENG, 2 Leiria, 1 MI

UK WOMEN’S MERIT RANKINGS 2021 – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
PETER MATTHEWS delivers the definitive summary of top performances by British women this year.

Although the pandemic has continued to affect athletics events, a considerable degree of normality has gradually returned although with some changes of emphasis. So annual merit rankings of British athletes have this year have returned to close to full coverage despite a reduction of competition. Once again indoor performances are fully considered, although most of the 2020/21 indoor season was wiped out.

It should be noted that the use of many facilities has not been allowed for much of the year and this has particularly affected events such as high jump and pole vault, while hammer and discus cages have too often been neglected leading to cancellation of events. And while some specific events such as organised by the BMC for middle distances and new sprints meetings have flourished, the overall domestic calendar has been allowed to decline and the senior league structure severely weakened. On the first line below is shown the athlete’s name, then their date of birth followed, in brackets, by the number of years ranked (including 2021) and their rankings in 2019 and 2020, and finally, their best mark prior to 2021. The following lines include their best performances of the year (generally six), followed by significant indoor marks indicated by ‘i’. Then follow placings at major meetings, providing a summary of the athlete’s year at the event. Comparisons to the past ignore 2020.

Abbreviations include – BIG Jumps & Throws Fest (BIGish) at Bedford – DLG Diamond League at Gateshead 1 on 23/5, 2 on 13/7 – EJ European Junior (U20) Championships at Tallinn – ENG England Championships at Bedford – Eng-J England U20 Championships – Eng-23 England U23 Championships – E.Sch English Schools at Manchester – ET European Team Championships at Chorzów – EThr European Throws at Split – E23 European U23 Championships at Tallinn – Ind Indoors – LI Loughborough International on 23 May – LV Lee Valley – MI Manchester International – Nh Newham – UK UK Championships at Manchester

B’zona = Bellinzona, C’hagen = Copenhagen, Coll.Sta = College Station, F’ville = Fayetteville, G’burg = Gothenburg, G’ville = Gainesville, J’ville = Jacksonville, Lough = Loughborough, Manch = Manchester, Székes = Székesfehérvár

800 METRES
5    Eliie Baker 3,6.98 (3y, 20- 10, 19- 12) 2:02.02 ’18
1:59.54, 2:00.07, 2:00.24, 2:00.45, 2:00.45, 2:00.95
3B Walnut, 3B Irvine, 1 Manch, 1 ET, 2 Montreuil, 3 Hengelo, 1 Watford, 4 UK, 4 Tomblaine, 3 Sotteville, 1 Eltham, 1 Lausanne; Ind: 1 Manch. 4 EI
Baker broke 2 minutes and ran 12 times under her pre-season best of 2:02.02, 10th best at 2:01.58 was a record. 

1500 METRES
8    Eliie Baker 3,6.98 (1y) 4:15.08 ’20
4:06.54, 4:11.33; 4:13.66i; 1 Lough, 1 Watford 11/8; Ind: 3 Manch

(2000 &) 3000 METRES STEEPLECHASE
1     Elizabeth Bird 4.10.94 (8y, 20- 3, 19- 1) 9:30.13 ’19
9:19.68, 9:22.80, 9:24.34, 9:26.73, 9:35.56, 9:36.36
5 DrakeR, 3 Leavenworth, 7 Walnut, 3 Portland, 1 UK, 7 Monaco, 9 OG, 12 Eugene
Bird excelled to break the British record at the Olympics and Pratt also broke 9:30 in moving to third on the UK all-time list. Although there is a big gap after this pair, standards in depth improved.

400 METRES HURDLES
3    Lina Nielsen 13.3.96 (5y, 20- 3, 19- 4) 56.67 ’19
55.27, 55.59, 55.76, 55.81, 56.19, 56.68
4 Drake R, 1 J’ville, dnf Ostrava, 1 ET, 3 Samorín, 6 Hengelo, 6 UK
6    Hayley McLean 9.9.94 (11y, 20- 4, 19- 6) 56.43 ’14
56.08, 56.22mx. 56.41, 56.43, 57.05, 57.06
1 B;ham Un, 1 Nuneaton 1/5, 2B Nuneaton 16/5, 5 DLG1, 2 LV 31/5, 5 UK, 1 ENG, 2 MI
Of the 2020 top four, Knight had a breakthrough then, and improved further in 2021, six times running faster than her 2020 best, Turner improved by a second, Nielsen by a second and a half and McLean had her best year.

POLE VAULT
4    Jade Ive 22.1.92 (11y, 19- 5) 4.43i- 19, 4.20 ’17
4.30, 4.25, 4.25, 4.20, 4.20, 4.10
1 LV, 1 South, 4 UK, 2 Hendon 4/7, 2 ENG, 2 Lough 30/7. 3 Welsh

TRIPLE JUMP
8    Angela Barrett 25.12.85 (13y) 20- 3, 19- 3) 13.43 ‘17
12.60, 12.53, 12.52, 12.52w, 12.44, 12.41
1 Perivale, 1 Eton
9    Eavion Richardson 27.6.98 (4y, 20- 8, 19- 10) 13.04 ’18
12.52, 12.47w/12.38; 12.58i
3 J’ville, 5 Big Ten; Ind: 2 Big Ten

DISCUS
2    Jade Lally 30.3.87 (15y, 20- 1) 65.10 ’16
60.36, 59.72, 59.26, 59.10, 58.43, 58.26
2/2/1/1/2/2 Brisbane, 1 Canberra, 2/3 Sydney, 2 Melbourne, 3 AUS Champs, 1/1/2 Gold Coast. 1/1 Brisbane (Nov.)
3    Shadine Duquemin 4.11.94 (11y, 20- 3, 19- 4) 55.33 ’19
56.81, 56.23, 56.22, 56.08, 56.08, 56.00
2 Lough 17/4 & 23/6, 2 Winchester, 2 LI, 1 Manch, 2 UK, 1 Hendon 4/7, 1 ENG, 1 MI. 1/1 Moulton
6    Amy Holder 4.8.96 (8y, 20- 6, 19- 2) 55.48 ’18
55.37, 54.33, 54.28, 53.63, 52.80, 51.70
5 Lough 28/2, 3 Lough 17/4, 4 Winchester, 3 LI, 2 Manch, 1 BIG, 1 South, 6 UK
Good to see Law getting over 60m in a very busy season, and she takes over top ranking from Lally who spent the year in Australia, with Duquemin again third.

HAMMER
10  Philippa Davenall 26.9.98 (2y, 20- 8) 62.19 ’19
63.44, 62.14, 61.95, 61.65, 61.09, 61.063 BIG, 3 South, 7 UK. 5/5 Leiria

BIRMINGHAM 2022 UPDATE ON THE QUEEN’S BATON RELAY – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.

Having visited 22 countries and nations in just 79 days, the Queen’s Baton Relay has now completed over a quarter of its journey, most recently finishing its tour of the 19 Commonwealth countries in Africa.
While hosting the Baton, each Commonwealth Games Association organises activities to engage young people in sport, showcase their local heroes, and highlight a project that addresses at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
For example, while in Kenya, the Baton was hiked up the Ngong Hills where, at the peak, the Batonbearers took part in a tree planting activity and were joined by children from local performance group, Huruma Town Kids.
Rwanda demonstrated how they take on Sustainable Development Goals by hosting a visit at the new Nyandungu Urban Wetland Ecotourism Park which aims to increase and conserve local biodiversity and restore on-land and aquatic habitats.
Whilst in Zambia, the Baton visited Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of The Natural World and the largest waterfall in the world. Brave Batonbearers swam through the Devil’s Pool, a natural rock pool along the edge of the falls. Climate justice activist, Enock Mwewa represented Zambia as one of the Batonbearers.
During the visit to Uganda, the Baton visited the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, which runs conservation projects, as well as the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect chimpanzees and their ecosystems.
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals, Mauritius showcased their low emission transport options around the island, including an electric bus, the public metro and even a sailboat to ferry the Baton to Mahebourg Waterfront. At the Waterfront, Noemi Alphonse, the first Paralympian finalist in Mauritius, carried the Baton.
Celebrating youth engagement in sport, the Queen’s Baton visited Government Primary School Bastos in Cameroon. Whilst in Lesotho and Eswatini, the Baton was taken to OlympAfrica Centres where sport activities were hosted for children to get involved in.
In Botswana, the Baton visited several schools to engage young people in the Relay. At Tshwaragano Junior Secondary School, 72 students drew the 72 flags of the Commonwealth nations and territories. Local hero and Batonbearer, OGANNE MANENGENE represented her community. OGANNE set up a tuck shop using a government grant, she then expanded it to a grocery store, and now she uses its proceeds to build environmentally friendly housing for her community.
Each nation also took the Baton to visit their communities’ iconic locations or to witness to witness unique performances, showcasing their culture or history.
In Tanzania, the Baton was taken to the Askari Monument, which memorialises African soldiers, who fought in the British Campaign against Germany in World War I, where Batonbearers and attendees paid their respects to the lives lost.
The Baton visited St Michael and All Angels Church in Malawi, which was built by locals who had no previous formal training. The church tells the story of a community coming together to create something remarkable for future generations. MARY WAYA, who previously competed at three Commonwealth Games in the Malawi Netball Team and then founded the MARY WAYA Foundation which encourages girls in Africa to take up sport, represented her country as a Batonbearer.
The Queen’s Baton Relay reached the remote volcanic island of St Helena for the first time in eight years where JOSH HERNE, 16-year-old Batonbearer, carried the Baton up Diana’s Peak, the island’s highest point and Jacob’s Ladder, which is 700 steps high.
The Baton was welcomed in Mozambique by a Chopi Timbila performance, during which musicians use different sized drums to produce a variety of sounds, while the main orchestra is made up of Timbilas, which are similar to xylophones, but are made from a rare wood only found in Inhambane.
While touring South Africa, the Baton was taken to the Big Hole (The Kimberly Mine), an open-pit and underground mine, which was once thought to be the deepest hole excavated by hand. When the mine was active, almost three tons of diamonds was recovered from it- which is the same weight as a baby blue whale!
In Namibia, the Baton was taken on an intense journey, from quad bikes to camel rides, to horseback, and even skydiving, Batonbearers travelled in extreme ways.
The Baton visited many incredible islands and beaches in the Seychelles, the first night was spent at one of the beaches with locals performing the Moutya dance around a bonfire.
Speaking on the opportunity to be involved in the Queen’s Baton Relay, Malawian Batonbearer MARY WAYA said: “The Commonwealth Games means a lot to me and being a Batonbearer for the Queen’s Baton Relay has been a real honour. The young girls I train hope to one day represent our country and take on the Baton for the Commonwealth Games.”
LISA HAMPTON, Head of The Queen’s Baton Relay, said: “The Queen’s Baton has already completed over a quarter of its journey and has shone a spotlight on communities in the African Commonwealth countries and territories and highlighted all the hard work each Commonwealth Games Association puts into organising these incredible events and activities while hosting the Baton.”
“Learning about all of the ongoing environmental initiatives, such as the Nyandungu Urban Wetland Ecotourism Park, is amazing and it is a fantastic representation of how the Commonwealth can come together in solidarity and inspire future generations to take on the same responsibility.”
“I can’t wait to see the rest of the journey unfold and see how the remaining Commonwealth Games Associations celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay.”
The Queen’s Baton Relay will now continue its journey around the Commonwealth, starting its South Asian journey in Pakistan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, then Bangladesh.

THE CHANGING STATE OF ATHLETICS TRACKS IN THE UK – The following article was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently. Posted by PETA BEE on 4 January 2022.
Should facilities be created with performance or participation in mind? And are traditional 400m ovals always vital? When is a track not a track? It’s a question to which there was once only one answer. As a minimum you might assume a standard track should measure 400m, have lanes and be oval in shape.

However, convention is being challenged by England Athletics’ Facilities Strategy and the loftily-labelled Hierarchy of Facilities set out by UK Athletics which lauds the benefits of the running tracks and trails of irregular shapes and sizes which are cropping up around the country. Within a one-mile radius of my home in Berkshire, three one or two-lane synthetic running trails have been installed in the playgrounds of local primary schools, while two miles away there are plans to replace an existing 400m cinder track with a proposed 300m synthetic surface. Further afield, a well-lit, synthetic two-lane 1km jogging loop with a six-lane straight, installed in a large field has recently been completed at Millom in Cumbria, while there are proposals for more “compact” athletics provision, defined by EA as the “new generation of affordable and sustainable satellite athletics facilities”, to be squeezed into small spaces. Clearly, the quest to grow mass participation is a driving force behind the new wave of facilities. In its Athletics Unified strategy published just over a year ago, UK Athletics states that there are currently 225,000 registered athletes and 200,000 “group runners” participating in governing body-organised schemes such as RunTogether, JogScotland, RunWales and Run NI. On top of these are the seven million social runners who participate in the sport twice a month, a cohort which almost certainly provides the biggest untapped market and the most likely route for UKA to meet its goal of amassing nine million regular participants in athletics or running by 2032. Bringing more people into the sport, at whatever level, is important for its survival as much as its appeal, but are these new tracks and trails being installed at the expense of competitive facilities?

ED HUNT, EA’s facilities and planning manager, says there are around 360 conventional outdoor athletics tracks in the UK, 73 per cent of which are synthetic and provide all-weather, year-round options. He adds that UKA’s strategic position is to concentrate on preserving the existing stock of 400m tracks rather than seeking to build new ones. “Our standard approach is that we’ve got enough 400m tracks across the UK to service demand,” says HUNT, adding that the less conventional facilities exist to “plug the gaps” in participation needs. Certainly, they serve a purpose. What they don’t solve is another crisis facing the sport. As new jogging trails spring up, so more 400m athletics tracks continue to fall into disrepair. From the demise of Crystal Palace to situations faced at the likes of Parliament Hill track – home to the Night of the 10,000m PBs which is due to return in May – where there is a “real risk” of closure over insurance concerns without funding for repairs, to Tooting Bec, where a campaign spear-headed by ex-long jumper Jade Johnson has helped save the track, the situation facing many performance facilities is bleak. “It costs up to one million pounds to build a new 400m track and they are not cheap to develop or maintain, with most needing some level of resurfacing every seven years or so,” says Hunt. “As an example, the Millom project cost around £200,000 because the price per square metre is much more favourable as it’s on a smaller scale.” But is this a false economy of sorts? If running trails slowly replace tracks, where will athletes train and compete? Many of the new trails and tracks, Millom included, state that “no spikes” should be worn on the surface.  HUNT argues that a 150m-300m track could be used for competition, although concedes it would be for more “innovative” meetings and says “you probably won’t get a competitive athlete racing on them”.

In the longer term, will a jogging facility provide the environment and impetus for social runners to progress into competitive club athletics? Hunt’s view is that they will provide a valuable crossover, particularly for younger athletes. “It’s quite a scary thing when you are a very young athlete looking at a huge 400m track,” he says. “Smaller tracks are much more conducive to young athletes’ development.” It doesn’t have to be a slippery slope, however. With careful planning, some of the new ventures might eventually morph into a track which meets performance as well as mass participation needs. An example is the Stefen Hill Sports Ground in Daventry where, after eight years of having half a track – only a J-shaped 200m synthetic surface – work funded by Daventry District Council was recently completed so that the remaining 200m of old cinder surface was upgraded to a full synthetic 400m oval. This looks like being the exception rather than the rule, however, and the balance appears to have tipped. “We’re not just about performance,” says HUNT. “We’ve got enough tracks to service the competitive end of the sport and we are about much more than that.”

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.
ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05
Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November 2020 SBH Newsletter.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was re-issued on the 16 December 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies –SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures Updated 16 December 2021, the changes are the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Southern X/C Championship venues added, also the January to March 2022 Indoor Fixtures added. – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Updated 16-12-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The remaining races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

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

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEI would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21    StoneX Stadium Certificate

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT– In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21StoneX Stadium Certificate

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 23 December 2021

Happy Birthday from this Thursday 23 December to Angela Barrett, Akiva Ehreich, Michael Fox, Lisa Gaul, Maya Green, Ben Kaspar, Aleya Khadr, Kojo Kyereme, Jerome Lule, Angus McKenzie, Beth Potter, Samra Richardson, Gila Schajer, Allan Scott, Riaz Serunjoel, Posie Shaw, Amelia Shenton and Ronan Tarrant
Thursday 30 December to Jacqui Agyepong, Dave Bedford, Gemma Bennett, Ronan Breen, Willem Coertzen, Klaudia Debreczani, Shivani Feifel, Joshua Goldstein, Holly Greenwood, Sarah Heath, Mittio Mohammadian, Evie Nash, Abiodun Oyepitan, Prince-Moses John, Ella Robinson, Henry Ryan, Simona Simeonova, Karan Somani and Tim Underhill,

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS CHRISTMAS WISHES – On behalf of the Club and Myself, we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Successful 2022.
The Weekly Newsletter will now be taking it’s traditional 2 week break, and will return on Thursday 6 January.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS SUBSCRIPTIONS – SBH Treasurer GEOFF MORPHITIS has sent me the following regarding subscriptions.
Our new year started on 1 October 2021. The SBH annual subscriptions is £50 and the current England Athletics annual registration is £15 – but increase to £16 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022. The total is £65 – but increase to £66 if your EA renewal date is after 1 April 2022, and should now be paid NOW to; ACCOUNT NAME: SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS, BANK: 41308378, SORT CODE: 400426 – Please let me know when payment is made. I will still be collecting subscriptions for the year to 30 September 2021 from those members who did not pay. Thanks GEOFF

BOXING DAY BONANZA RUN – Takes place on Monday 27 December at StoneX Stadium and Starts at 11.00, issuing of numbers, refreshments and prize giving takes place in the Indoor Track area. Distance 2 miles, 1 mile for Under 11 and £2 entry fee. See SBH Flyer for full information –Boxing Day (Monday 27 December) Poster

CHARGES FOR USING STONEX STADIUM 2022 – Charges are being re-instated from 4 January 2022. As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of StoneX Stadium. Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, also any parent of SBH athletes, and SBH athletes using the gym, gains entry free of charge.

Being a member of StoneX Stadium entitles you to a 10% discount of the current charges for using StoneX Stadium, which are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.60 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.30 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.30.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.20, Monthly fee £28.00 – Junior (U18) Daily entry fee £2.10, Monthly fee £14.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £2.10, Monthly fee £14.00. Monthly membership is available, payable monthly via direct debit for minimum period of six months.

Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)StoneX Memebership January 2022
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Emma Gouge at emmagouge@saracens.net her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252, or Lauren Hewett at laurenhewett@saracens.net her phone number are (Office) 020 3675 7210 or (Mobile) 07881 297875

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21    StoneX Stadium Certificate

UPCOMING INDOOR FIXTURE INFORMATION
LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U13, U15 AND U17 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 15 January and Sunday 16 January.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 4 January
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY LONDON U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 22 January and Sunday 23 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U20/Senior can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu20sen/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF PENTATHLON AND 3000m INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN EVENTS Takes place on Sunday 23 January at EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield (Satnav S9 5DA)
Events are for ages 35 and over, places are limited for open events.
For full information – https://mastersathletics.co.uk/events/bmaf-indoor-pentathlon-3k-championships/
Entries Close Monday 10 January

LEE VALLEY LONDON U13, U15 & U17 INDOOR GAMES – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January.
Timetable: The timetable is provisional and based on 2019 entries. Field event pools will be displayed 1 week before the event. Track will be seeded on the day. Timetable for the U13/U15/U17 can be downloaded here
To enter please use this link – https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/ligu13u15u17/
No Closing Date Given
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

LEE VALLEY SOUTHERN U20 AND SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 5 February and Sunday 6 February.
To enter please use this link – http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
Entries Close Tuesday 25 January
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

BMAF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March
Information not available as yet.
For full information – https://mastersathletics.co.uk/events/bmaf-indoor-track-field-champs-2022/

NEWHAM 60m SPRINT SERIES – Takes place at the Terence McMillan Stadium, 281 Prince Regent Street, London (Satnav E13 8SD) 
Wednesday 19 January and closing date for entries is Saturday 15 January
Wednesday 2 February and closing date for entries is Saturday 29 January
Wednesday 16 February and closing date for entries is Saturday 12 February 

WINDSOR, SLOUGH, ETON & HOUNSLOW INDOOR EVENTS Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton (Satnav SL4 6HN)
Sunday 6 February – Awaiting a closing date, but should be 7 days before the meeting date, or if the entry limit has been reached.
Sunday 6 March – Awaiting a closing date, but should be 7 days before the meeting date, or if the entry limit has been reached.
Link to their website, please review in a few weeks for entry information – https://wseh.co.uk/winter-indoor-open-meetings/

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Applecross on 18 December.
ANTONI SEFERI U17 7th (19.49) this was his 21st Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Burgess on 18 December.
JULIAN LAMY 28th (19.23) this was his 28th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Bury St Edmunds on 18 December.
SARAH WILLIAMS V35 6th (20.45) this was her 26th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Canons Park on 18 December.
LOUIS PELTA U17 3rd (20.26) this was his 48th Parkrun, LAUREN MALTZ U13 48th (30.04) this was her 23rd Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Cassiobury on 18 December.
TIM UNDERHILL V50 25th (20.41) this was his 90th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Chalkwell Beach on 18 December.
BRADLEY SINGER 27th (22.33) this was his 158th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Gadebridge on 18 December.
INDIRA PATEL U20 1st (19.12) this was her 34th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Hackney Marshes on 18 December.
DAVID GREENSTEIN V55 17th (20.41) this was his 87th Parkrun, BARRY CHISHOLM V60 138th (30.29) this was his 225th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey on 18 December.
AMANDA BAILEY 20th (22.06) this was her 44th Parkrun, CLIFF GOLDING V65 65th (24.46) this was his 104th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Jersey Farm on 18 December.
CLAIRE HOBSON 61st (25.29) this was her 145th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Oak Hill on 18 December.
STUART SINGER V60 21st (21.45) this was his 312th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Peckham Rye on 18 December.
EUAN MACKENZIE 4th (18.13) this was his 6th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Poole on 18 December.
HUGH RICHARDS V75 401st (30.03) this was his 166th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Stevenage on 18 December.
RUSSELL DEVITT V70 151st (31.29) this was his 206th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Sunny Hill on 18 December.
DYLAN MICHEL U20 1st (18.53) this was his 45th Parkrun, LENARD MICHEL V50 6th (PB 21.52) this was his 70th Parkrun

PARKRUN 5K Took place at Woking on 18 December.
REBEKAH HOUNSELL 24th (PB 17.57) this was her 62nd Parkrun

UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS, FOR THE PERIOD THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER UNTIL WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY – The current 2021 Summer Fixture Card can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/ also the contact details for all Team Managers can be found on the SBH website http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/track-field/team-managers/
There are certain fixtures, that you will have to enter yourselves and pay the appropriate feel.

LEE VALLEY NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING – Takes place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton (Satnav N9 0AR) on Sunday 2 January all age-groups including U13s.
Provisional Timetable 10.30 60m, 11.45 300m, 12.15 800m, 13.15 200m, 14.15 400m
To enter please use this link – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/athletics-events
Entries Close Saturday 25 December or once they have reached full capacity
Note: You will have to enter yourself and pay the appropriate entry fee

MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 8 January at Greenford.
The race headquarters is The Tir Chonail Gaelic Sports Club, at the end of 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.
Car parking spaces is limited and we had considerable problems with too many cars when we were last there in 2019. If you can share cars please, also do not park on the areas marked out for the course.
Start Times 11.15am U11 Boys (1500m), 11.20am U11 Girls (1500m), 11.30am U13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am U13 Girls (3000m), 11.55am U15 Boys (4000m), 12.00noon U15 Girls (4000m), 12.25pm U17 and U20 Women (6000m), 12.55pm U17 Men and U20 Men (6000m), 1.00pm Senior Women (8000m), 1.45pm Senior Men (12000m).
Entries Close Wednesday 29 December
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager 

HERTFORDSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Sunday 9 January at Stanborough Lakes (South End), Welwyn Garden City.
Start Times 11.00am U11 Girls (1900m), 11.10am U11 Boys (1900m), 11.20am U13 Girls (29000m), 11.30am U13 Boys (2900m), 11.45am U15 Boys & Girls (4800m), 12.05pm U17 Men and Women, U20 Women (6150m), 12.30pm U20 Men & Senior Women (8000m), 1.15pm Senior Men (11250m).
Entries Closed

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The fourth fixture of five takes place on Saturday 15 January at Wormwood Scrubs.
Awaiting information on this fixture.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – SIMON KEENE
JEREMY SOTHCOTT and JO KENT

Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

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

BIRMINGHAM 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMESYou may wish to sign up to receive their Newsletter. Link – https://www.birmingham2022.com/register-your-interest/. This is the link to the current schedule for the 25 events https://images.birmingham2022.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/11441664_CWGs_Daily_Competition_Schedule_FINAL.pdf.
ATHLETICS take place at the Alexander Stadium 2-7 August, with the Marathons on 30 July. There will be 59 medal events including a fully integrated Para Sport programme. TRIATHLON and PARA TRIATHLON take place at Sutton Park 29 and 31 July. The Individual races contest a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run, and the Team races contest a 250m swim, 7km cycle, 1.5km run. Link to all events https://www.birmingham2022.com/the-games/sports/?utm_source=workflow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=popup_work_flow_send_welcome_autoresponder_pop_up_footer_form&utm_content=2021-02-05
Shaftesbury’s ANGUS MCKENZIE was appointed as Competition Manager (Athletics) last year, and the article on him can be found in the 26 November 2020 SBH Newsletter.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION OF INTEREST CAN BE FOUND ON THE SBH WEBSITE BY USING THIS LINKhttp://sbharriers.co.uk/
Section ‘About Us’, includes Annual Reports, Best Performance Trophy Awards, Individual And Relay Best Performances By Year, Club Records and SBH All-Time Top 10 T&F Performances.
Section ‘Team Managers And Competitions’, shows details of Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Relays Team Managers.
Section ‘Future Information/Results’, includes Information On Each Fixture, Summer & Winter Fixture Cards, Winter X/C Points Tables and Winter Club Championships Winners.
Regarding Lee Valley Indoor fixtures, they are in the process of finalising their fixtures. Once we receive these, the fixture card will updated and issued.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS WINTER FIXTURE CARD 2021-2022 – The Fixture Card was issued on the 22 September 2021.
Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14 October 2021 With Revised Details On Club Kit And Club Hoodies –SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Front Sheet Updated 14-10-21
Fixture Card All Fixtures Updated 16 December 2021, the changes are the Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Southern X/C Championship venues added, also the January to March 2022 Indoor Fixtures added. – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Fixture Card Fixtures Updated 16-12-21
Cross Country Club Championship And Points Races – SBH Winter 2021-2022 Cross Country Club Championship and Points Races Issued 22-09-21

SBH CROSS COUNTRY POINTS RACES 2021-2022 –Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Points Race Championships. At the end of the season SBH medals are awarded to the 1st three in each age-group, and those medals will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The remaining races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January and 19 February, also the Middlesex Championships on 8 January or Hertfordshire Championships on 9 January as the majority of our Under 11’s are from those counties.
There are 6 races in a season, with the best 4 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on.
Under 13 to Masters Men and Women – Metropolitan League on 15 January and 19 February, also the Southern Championships on 29 January and the National Championships on 26 February.
There are 7 races in a season, with the best 5 results that determine your final points total. The winner of each race receives 8 points, second 7 and so on, except for the Senior Men with the winner receiving 12 points, second 11 and so on.

SBH CROSS COUNTRY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 2021-2022 Throughout the season there are a series of races, that determine the winners of the SBH Cross Country Club Championships. At the end of the season SBH trophies are awarded to the winner in each age-group, and those trophies will be presented at the 2022 SBH Annual General Meeting at StoneX Stadium on 30 November 2022.
The races for the 2021-2022 season are as follows;
Under 11 Boys and Girls – Metropolitan League on 15 January
Under 13 and U15 Boys and Girls, Under U17 Men and Women, Under 20 Women, Senior Women, Masters Women 40+  and 9 Miles Senior Men – Southern Championships on 29 January

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The statistics from 1966 to 2020, showing all Shaftesbury athletes Individual and Team performances, were published in the SBH Weekly Newsletter on 23 September. This is the link to the 2 documents in which the statistics were taken  M Metropolitan League Men And Women Individual Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 To 2020          O Metropolitan League Men and Women Team Winners Plus Combined Summary From 1966 to 2020

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW CLUB KIT JUNE 2021They are now available to purchase from our club kit supplier, Supreme Sports – click on the link for the full range – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/
By opening the link, you will be on the front page, which displays the men’s items. Click on SBH LADIES for the women’s items, or click on SBH KIDS for the young athletes’ items.

CLUB HOODIES – With well over eight hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the Club name on the back. We now have 2 styles, the original pull over style at £35 + P&P or the new one with a full zip at £40 + P&P.
Here is the link to the Supreme Sports website which if you click on it, will take YOU to the new Club Hoody and allow you to then view the full range of Club kit online – https://www.supreme-sports.co.uk/webshop/schools-and-clubs/shaftesbury-barnet-harriers/

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT – Many thanks to SEAN SUTHERLAND who undertook a review on the best way forward, following this a decision was made to set up a new account, and SEAN has now set that account up.

To follow our new Instagram account, from your own account, by searching for ‘shaftesbury_barnet’ or by clicking https://www.instagram.com/shaftesbury_barnet/ 
To Members and Parents, if you wish for any photographs to be posted on Instagram, please email them to sbh.instagram@outlook.com  If you can at the same time give details on when and where the photographs was taken, plus any other comments.
Please feel free to post photographs of any special occasion, for example, your wedding day, an addition to the family.

STONEX STADIUM NOW OPEN – StoneX Stadium is now open to Club members, under strict conditions. Check with your Coach for details of training times as, at other times, entrants have to have an entry fob to gain free entry and exit through the SBH Clubhouse. All athletes must sign in on entry and sign out on exit.

SBH MIDWEEK JUMPS CLUB AT STONEX STADIUM – The current arrangements until further notice are that Pole Vault training is on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 18.30pm to 21.00pm. High Jump training is on Wednesday’s from 18.45pm to 21.00pm.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk in advance and let him know if you are planning to attend.

POLE VAULTERS REQUIRED FOR 2022 To all athletes young & old – are you aware of the SBH Pole Vault sessions held at StoneX Stadium on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18.30pm. We have room to coach more of you, why not come along and watch a session and the get involved – give it a try NOW.
Please contact the session administrator CLYDE GORDON at clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

STONEX STADIUM EAST STAND INDOOR AREA  After 10 months usage of the indoor area as an NHS Vaccination Centre, it has now been transferred back and is available for indoor athletics training. Please contact your coach for the times of the sessions.

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING AT STONEX STADIUM – Check with your Coach for details of training times.

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.

CAN YOU HELP PLEASEDuring the period when all competitions are suspended, I will do my upmost in keeping the Newsletter information and other content going.
I would welcome any contributions From Yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also past warm weather training/holidays (No Club 24 please). Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me.

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 published. 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.

CURRENT DISTRIBUTION OF SHAFTESBURY INFORMATION Currently I notify members (by email) using “MailChimp”. The reason I changed, was in November 2017 “Gmail” put a limit of 100 addresses that users could send to in a 24-hour period, and currently I send to approximately 850 members each issue.

On seeking technical advice “MailChimp” was recommended as the best way for SBH to go forward. There is one thing you should be aware off is that when you receive an email from me, the footer at the bottom has 4 options, of which one is “Unsubscribe Me From List”. Could I ask you not to select this as if you do you will be automatically removed from my distribution list.

SBH PRIVACY STATEMENT– In becoming a member, SBH will collect certain information about you. Can you please read the attached ‘Privacy Statement’ which contains Information on General Data Protection Regulations  SBH Privacy Statement Final April 2018

STONEX STADIUM – Main Switchboard telephone number is 020 3675 7250.

STONEX STADIUM AWARDED TRACKMARK STANDARD – Congratulations on achieving the UK Athletics Quality Assurance Standards for StoneX Stadium. This is the letter from UK Athletics and certificate showing all area that achieved compliance – StoneX Stadium Award Letter 09.11.21StoneX Stadium Certificate

ALAN WELLER – SBH NEWSLETTER EDITOR AND WEBSITE MANAGER