Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 19 October 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Kelvin Aye, Corin Bearpark, Georgia Bell, Nathan Fox, Robert Gayler, George Groom, Zev Grunwald, Ollie Hart, John Herries, Dominic Holmes, Omowale Kuye, Gregor Maclean, Megan McInnes, Ben McGuire, Lewis McGuire, Dionne Milne, Geoffrey Morphitis, Sofia Potter, Daniel Rees, Naomi Taschimowitz, Adam Thorpe, Ken Tollady, Dillon Stolarski, Victoria Walker, Richard Williams and Jessica Yefet

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE No.1 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=533&nid=533&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE No.2 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=535&nid=535&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE No.3 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=536&nid=536&userId=-1

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

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –Updated To Include The 14 October Metropolitan League Results – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to ISABELLA BRUNSKILL, JONATHAN CARBADOALIYA DARBANDIJOSEPH HEATHER, JAYA-MAYA MODHA-WEIR, ALOKI ROCHELMEYERROSA QUIAVAUCA and SARA ROURKE

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 21 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.
Start Times – 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Closed
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

SERVICES TO ATHLETICS AWARD – BRYAN SMITH OF SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS
BRYAN joined SBH in 1954 as an active athlete and became involved in club administration when he took on the role of Secretary in the years 1963-67, 74-75 and 87-88. He was Club President from 71-74, and 87-88 and is now a life member. Since 1963, he has fulfilled the roles of Ladies’ Team Manager, Welfare Officer, Subscriptions Secretary and Track & Field Judge at Club fixtures. He was involved in the organization of Athletics in Middlesex, Southern Counties and National Levels for both Schools and Clubs.  He organized the National Ladies 10-mile Road Races for many years including the Avon Series. He was director of the London Marathon being involved in organizing the annual mini-marathon, together with other various London Marathon events. He acted as Race referee for many Regional and National events.
He started up and organized the Greater London/ Southern Women’s cross-country league for many years. BRYAN was on SEAA General committee during the BAF years (1991- ~2005). He was a director at the formation of UKA in June 1998 (on a board of seven people at the time) – his responsibility was Endurance Competition. He also served on the AAA general committee and chair of the road running committee. BRYAN has coached many club and international athletes including his wife JOYCE, the two times London Marathon winner; he is a Level 4 Endurance Coach and is still coaching to this present day.
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers and the wider Athletic Community are indebted for his many years of valuable service.

The England Athletics regional volunteer awards evenings are held to recognize and celebrate the work of our volunteers, without whom the sport could not function. Volunteers were nominated by their peers and the England Athletics regional councils then made the decisions of who would win.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place last Saturday at Claybury in Essex.
What an exciting start to the season, with successes in all age-groups. On the team front the Under 15/17 Women with 12 runners dominated the team result winning by a healthy 44 points, this following their overall team win for the past 2 seasons. Individually BLUEBELL COOKE finished 2nd (2nd U15), LIDIA KYRIACOU 3rd (1st U17), SOPHIA STAAB 4th (2nd U17) and ELENA RONCARATI 6th (3rd U15). 
The day started with the Under 11 Boys race in which GIANLEO STUBBS won by a small margin of 2 seconds, with THOMAS CADWALLADER in 6th place, giving the team a good start in 3rd place. The Under 13 Boys packed well bring the team home in equal 3rd place, and the Under 13 Girls team had 7 runners finishing in 6th place. It was the same with the Under 15/17 Men with 8 runners, packing well to achieve a splendid 4th place.
The Senior Men produced the same results as last year’s race at Claybury finishing in 4th place, with BRADLEY GOATER finishing 7th and THOMAS BUTLER 20th second U20, and our Senior Women were short of numbers, although VICTORIA PRITCHARD carried on last year’s form finishing in 3rd place, looking good in defending her overall Individual title from last year.
 
The following have now completed 3 consecutive races or more – SARAH BUTLER U17 (8), MATTHEW MCATEER U15 (8), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 (6 races), SARON RICHARDSON U13 (4), BEN KELLY U17 (3), ELEANOR RACHEL U15 (3),

Under 11 Boys (1500m) GIANLEO STUBBS 1st (5.32), THOMAS CADWALLADER 6th (5.45 3rd U10), OSCAR RONCARATI 22nd (6.32) 31 runners finished. Team result 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (76 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (71), 3rd SBH (63)

Under 11 Girls (1500m) the winner was Tilly Major of Herts Phoenix (5.47), 57 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (187 points), 2nd London Heathside (163), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (152)

Under 13 Boys (3000m) DYLAN HAMMOND 14th (11.44), LEO MIXIDES 16th (11.45), LEO RONCARATI 18th (11.53), THEO BODEN 21st (11.56), LOUIS MARCUS 70th (15.21) the winner was Abdirahim Hamud of Hillingdon (10.52), 72 runners finished. Team result 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (265 points), 2nd London Heathside (246), 3rd Equal SBH and Herts Phoenix (223), 22nd SBH ‘B’ (3)

Under 13 Girls (3000m) SARON RICHARDSON 23rd (13.28), LOUISA STAAB 28th (13.52), ISABELLE FLEET 29th (14.04), ASHA HORBACKI 33rd (14.24), ANNA MURPHY 42nd (14.54), REBECCA JEFFERY 49th (15.27), RENEE DIOMAR 50th (15.44) the winner was Cara Terry of Cookham (11.50), 52 runners finished. Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (165 points), 2nd Equal Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets and Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (162), 6th SBH (91), 16th SBH ‘B’ (5)

Under 15 Boys and Under 17 Men (4000m) JAMIE HARPER 20th (15.18 10th U17), FREDDIE SHIRET 21st (15.19 11th U17), DYLAN MICHEL 24th (15.25 13th U15), DYLAN HEPWORTH 26th (15.29 13th U17), JOSEPH HEATHER 40th (16.05 23rd U15), MATTHEW MCATEER 58th (16.47 37th U15), BENJAMIN OUBRIDGE 63rd (17.03 24th U17), BEN KELLY 68th (17.37 25th U17) the U15 winner was Mohamed Ali of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (13.09) and U17 winner was James Young of Enfield & Haringey (13.36), 58 U15 runners finished and 27 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (300 points), 2nd Hillingdon (275), 3rd Cookham (272), 4th SBH (245), 18th SBH ‘B’ (66)

Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women (4000m) BLUEBELL COOKE 2nd (16.31 2nd U15), LIDIA KYRIACOU 3rd (16.41 1st U17), SOPHIA STAAB 4th (16.47 2nd U17), ELENA RONCARATI 6th (16.58 3rd U15), SARAH BUTLER 12th (17.20 5th U17), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 20th (17.40 7th U17), KATIE LLOYD 32nd (18.36 20th U15), CHLOE BRASSEY 34th (18.49 21st U15), ELEANOR RACHEL 35th (18.52 22nd U15), KAYLA MICHEL 42nd (19.06 16th U17), SCARLETT KENT 44th (19.13 17th U17), ELINA BULMAN 49th (19.42 31st U15) the U15 winner was Freya Stapleton of Herts Phoenix (15.42), 40 U15 runners finished and 24 U17 runners finished. Team result U15/U17 1st SBH (245 points), 2nd London Heathside (201), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (197), 5th SBH ‘B’ (162), 11th SBH ‘C’ (90)

Senior Men (8000m) BRADLEY GOATER 7th (25.30), PHILLIP CROUT U23 17th (26.17), THOMAS BUTLER U20 20th (26.29 2nd U20), DANIEL WATTS 28th (26.52), ZAC RANDALL 29th (26.54), RICHARD WILLIAMS V35 35th (27.08), MATTHEW GRANT 44th (27.30), GLEN WATTS 47th (27.39), RONAN BREEN V45 213th (32.33), KEVIN WALDEN V35 238th (33.03), JOSEPH PEPPIATT U20 347th (36.09), PHILIP CUNNINGHAM V50 402nd (38.01) the winner was Adam Kirk-Smith of Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (24.39), 508 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Highgate Harriers (1118 points), 2nd Serpentine (921), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (861), 4th SBH (838) – Veterans Division 2 1st Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (172 points), 2nd Hillingdon (170), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (157), 9th SBH (41)

Senior Women (6000m) VICTORIA PRITCHARD 3rd (21.47), ELANA DIMMER 37th (25.26), CECILIA MARTINEZ-NUNEZ 107th (27.37) the winner was Tracy Barlow of Thames Valley Harriers (21.35), 211 runners finished. Team result Division 1 1st Serpentine (236 points), 2nd Highgate Harriers (226), 3rd Thames Valley Harriers (225), 10th SBH (80)

The official Individual and Team results –  Fixture 1 Claybury 14-10-17 Individual Results  Fixture 1 Claybury 14-10-17 Team Results

This was the 1st race in the Winter Cross Country Points series, link to view updated tables – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/winter-xc-points-tables/

The Howard Williams Trophy positions are;
Seniors 1st Highgate Harriers and Serpentine (45 points), 3rd Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (41), 8th SBH (34)
Juniors 1st Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets (89 points), 2nd Woodford Green & Essex Ladies (88), 3rd London Heathside (85), 4th Equal SBH and Cookham (78)

PLEASE NOTE the next Start Fitness Metropolitan League takes place on Saturday 11 November will now be at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City (not Stevenage) – Details can be found in Upcoming Fixtures below. 

BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGETook place in Cardiff on 14 October
6000m XC –
SW NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ 9th (20.34) the winner was JESSICA JUDD of Chelmsford (19.39)

PRE-NATIONALS – Took place in Louisville, Kentucky, USA on 14 October
6000m XC SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE U23 (Duke University) 90th (21.08) the winner was HANNE CHRISTENSEN of Western Michigan University (20.49)

NUTTYCOMBE WISCONSIN INVITATIONAL – Took place in Verona, Wisconsin, USA on 13 October
8000m XC LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 66th (24.29), MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 (Floria State University) 130th (24.57) the winner was JUSTYN KNIGHT of Syracuse University (23.39)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 14 OCTOBER – GREAT LINES, MEDWAY – CLIFF GOLDING V55 78th (First Time 24.13) 25th parkrun – GUILDFORD – JOHN DRYDEN V70 235th (26.51) 93rd parkrun – OAKHILL – STUART SINGER V60 13th (21.11) 193rd parkrun

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

A LOOK BACK TO THE 1970’s PHILIPPE BROWN recently contacted us, looking to purchase a Shaftesbury vest and shorts, as his original (cotton) vest disintegrated decades ago. A parcel has now been dispatched, express delivery.

PHILIPPE was a member of (then) Shaftesbury Harriers back in the 70’s, running in the Colts, Boys and Youths team, mainly in X-Country. Being a Metropolitan League statistician I managed to trace his first race as a 13-year-old, which was at the Hainault on 12 October 1974, and in the same race was PHILLIP CUNNINGHAM, PHIL LLEWELYN, RAY POWELL and ANDREW SMITH.

PHILIPPE told me he remembers with great fondness HAROLD ASHTON, who was president for many of the years running for the club.  I ran with the CUNNINGHAM bros, RAY POWELL, DAVID SWEENEY amongst others.  I was coached for a good while by BRYAN SMITH, who I am glad to see, like yourself is still very much involved in the club. I would sometimes attend committee meetings at a house on Hendon Way I think…the other day I found a box full of old committee minutes & newsletters from back in the day, which I had held onto and a lot of old memories were brought back.

The last 12 years or so I have resided in Brussels, Belgium and latterly in Bereldange, Luxembourg. Since my early 40’s I took up running again.  At the age of 55 I am still running OK for my age, and competitively, managing a sub 69 min 20km and 37min 10kms this year and looking to improve still. I have never been a member of a club here in Luxembourg, but would love if possible to wear the colours of SBH…my last SH (cotton) vest disintegrated decades ago.

The first photograph shows PHILIPPE in the ‘Watford Harriers Open on the 17 January 1976, in which he finished in 7th place, with RAY POWELL just ahead in 3rd place.

Philippe in a recent race in Luxembourg.

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2018 CLUB ENTRIES

The club has been allocated 2 places. These places are for active club members that were unsuccessful in the ballot.  Places will be allocated based on issues such as length of membership, participation for the club in recent years etc. To apply for one of these Club places you will need to send proof of application/rejection to our Club Secretary, Phil Cunningham by email to billylow@ntlworld.com by Monday 6 November at which time a decision will be made by the Club Officers.

 

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS BIRMINGHAM 2018 – The following was published recently on the Athletics Weekly website.

During a recent visit to Birmingham, 14 IAAF staff spent time at the arena as part of a two-day workshop to help plan the Championships, which will see more than 400 athletes from 150 countries take part in six sessions of competition from March 1 to 4.
The IAAF received updates from representatives of all the local organising committee’s functional areas, including competition, event presentation, accommodation, ticketing, accreditation and protocol.
Arena Birmingham, which hosted the ninth edition of the World Indoors in 2003, was the venue for the 2007 European Indoor Championships and has also regularly staged the Indoor Grand Prix since it opened its doors in the early 1990s.
“This is a vastly experienced local organising committee and we are confident their planning and preparation are on track to deliver an amazing IAAF World Indoor Championships next March,” said the IAAF’s competition and events director, PAUL HARDY, who led the delegation. “The momentum of the extremely successful IAAF World Championships in London this summer is rolling on to Birmingham where great competition, innovation and organisation can be expected.”
JOAN DRUSE, championships director, said: “We were delighted to welcome the IAAF back to Birmingham. The two-day workshop was extremely useful and gave us an opportunity to provide an update on all the hard work we have done so far and to talk in detail with our IAAF counterparts about our plans for the Championships.
“With less than 150 days to go, it is a crucial time for the organising team as we work towards delivering the best ever IAAF World Indoor Championships
The IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 is being jointly organised by Birmingham City Council and British Athletics, in close co-operation with the team at Arena Birmingham and all three organisations were represented at the workshop.
Tickets for the Championships are selling fast but there are currently still some available for the first two sessions; on the evening of Thursday March 1 and the morning of Friday March 2. The opening night will see three straight finals, with medals in the women’s high jump, men’s high jump and women’s 3000m all up for grabs.
To buy tickets, or to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Championships, visit www.wicbirmingham2018.com.

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

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.  Start Times12.45pm U11 Girls (1500m), 12.55pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls (2200m), 1.10pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls (3000m), 1.30pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women (4000m), 2.00pm approximately U17 Men (5000m) inconjunction with the Senior Women. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.
Start Times 2.00pm U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles), 2.30pm U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 4 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Start Times11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 12.05pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.30pm U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.50pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 1.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 1.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 2.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 2.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 4 November. The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
Start Times2.00pm Women, 2.30pm Men.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 11 November at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (SatNav AL8 6DF).
Race Headquarters – Adjacent to the building by the playground at the north end of the north car park, close to the Start/Finish, refreshments will be available in this area. Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish.
Changing Facilities – There are no showers/changing rooms, as such. Toilets are available in the building by the playground, extra toilets will be provided nearby. There are Toilets located at the Sailing Centre on the south side of the park.
Course Location – North Side Stanborough Park – Course Map Headquarters to course 20 seconds.
Course Description – Start and Finish in grassed field, remainder undulating parkland course suitable for spikes.
Public Transport – Welwyn Garden City Station (Main Line) 1.25 miles.
Directions From Major Roads – Leave the A1(M) at Junction 4, (after the Hatfield Tunnel). At the roundabout take the second exit to A414/A6129. At the next roundabout take the first exit A6129. At the bottom of the dual carriageway take the second exit out of the roundabout. The entrance to the car park on the north side is on your left after around 100m. The entrance to the car park on the south side is more or less opposite but you cannot gain access from the left side of the carriageway.
As early arrivers will undoubtedly fill the car park on the north side, you may be advised to go straight to the one on the south side.
Parking – There is a fairly large car park on the north side of the Park, adjacent to the course.
There is a very large car park on the south side of the Park, 5 minutes walk to the course.
These car parks are ‘Pay & Display’. You must display a ticket or you may incur a fine. We have negotiated a reduced rate of £1.50.
There is a footpath under the road bridge, providing traffic-free access between the south side and the north side of the Park.
Access to both of these car parks is only permitted from the adjacent side of the carriageway. If you cannot find a space on the north side, to get to the south side you must drive to the roundabout at the top of the hill and return on the other side of the carriageway.
YOU MUST OBEY THE TRAFFIC SIGNS
Start Times12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1700m), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1700m), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3000m), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3000m), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4200m), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4200m), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6000m), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8000m).
Other Information – All clubs should arrive before the start of the meeting (12:40) in order for numbers to be distributed to each club. To be eligible to score, competitors must compete in the correct race for their age group. Competitors in the Under 13 race must be 11 or over on the day of competition.
Safety: Runners are not allowed to wear I Pods/Walkmans when competing.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run 
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – JEREMY SOTHCOTT (Boys) and JO KENT (Girls)
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for any final information.

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Start Times1.15pm U20 and Senior Women, 2.00pm Under 20 and Senior Men.
To Qualify you must have to be (a) born in the Greater London area, (b) has not less than one year’s bona fide residence in the Greater London area, (c) has not less than one year’s continuous full-time employment in the Greater London area, (d) has not less than one year’s full-time attendance at an education establishment in the Greater London area.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Entries Close Friday 3 November
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager
 
127TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 21 November at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 7.30pm, followed at approximately 8.00pm with the Presentation of Awards for the 2016/2017 Cross Country season and 2017 Track & Field for both Men and Women.

FRATERNITY AND SORORITY CUPS – Takes place on Saturday 25 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line). The race starts at 2.30pm for Men/Women – Junior, Senior and Veteran. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run
 
NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The third fixture of five takes place on Saturday 25 November at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Middlesex (SatNav EN4 0PS). The start is close to the car park which is accessible from the western gate of Trent Park, found on the left-side before reaching Cockfosters underground station (Piccadilly line). Start Times – Under 11 Girls commence at 12.45pm, Under 13 Girls and Under 11 Boys commence at 12.55pm, Under 15 Girls and Under 13 Boys commence at 1.10pm, Under 17 Women and Under 15 Boys commence at 1.30pm, Under 17 Men commence at 1.55pm, Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number
 
UK CROSS CHALLENGE INCLUDING EUROPEAN TRIAL – Takes place on Saturday 25 November at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool (SatNav L17 3AL).
Start Times11.00pm, Under 11 Boys and Girls (1900m), 11.15pm, Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.30pm, Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.45pm, Under 15 Boys (3000m), 12.00noon, Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.15pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.35pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.55pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.15pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m)
Note: You need to enter yourselves.

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

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 12 October 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Andrew Amoah, Dan Bramble, Julia Dyminska, Esther Fatuade, Lloyd Hanley-Byron, Jude Kanor, Esther Klein, Lee McConnell, Lenard Michel, Alice Murray, Jo Newell, Ted Parker, Daniel Radley, Nicholas Shaw, Hugh Starkey, Ned Quiney, Lisa Webb and Rosalind Zeffertt

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE No.1 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=533&nid=533&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE No.2 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=535&nid=535&userId=-1

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

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –To Be Updated Following The Metropolitan Fixture on  14 October

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

RECENT NEW MEMBERS – We wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to NICHOLAS SAVVA, HAYDN WILLIAMS and RALPH WILLIAMS

GEORGE EVANS NOMINATED – Congratulations to GEORGE who is one of five athletes nominated in the Under 20 age-group for the FPSG Scottish athlete of the year.

The winners will be presented at the Scottish Athletics awards dinner in Glasgow on 4 November.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 14 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA). Changing rooms and Showers available Ashton Playing Fields from 11.15am, although hot water tends to be limited.
Parking – Approximately 150 spaces at Ashton Playing Fields and limited parking on Roding Lane North and nearby residential roads. Please DO NOT park on grass verges, look out for any restrictions and do not block access.
HQ to Course – 10 minutes from Ashton Playing Fields to Claybury Park, Roding Lane North.
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
Start Times 12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – JEREMY SOTHCOTT (Boys) and JO KENT (Girls)
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

WINTER POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – This Saturday’s Metropolitan League fixture at Claybury, is the 1st race of winter series for all age-groups Men and Women.

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUEPLEASE NOTE we have just received notification that the second fixture which takes place on Saturday 12 November will now be at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City – Details to follow.

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES AND SENIOR ROAD RELAYS – Took place last Saturday at Sutton Park, Birmingham.
On what I call a tough course, we had reasonable results with our Under 15 Girls team of MAAYAN RADUS, BLUEBELL COOKE and GRACE INGLES finished in 10th place. Under 20 Women finished 20th, Under 13 Boys 31st, Senior Men 33rd, Senior Women 46th, Under 17 Men 49th and Under 15 Boys 67th. Individually AIMI WEIGHTMAN (14.19) was the 3rd fastest time of the race in the Under 13 Girls, LUCA STUBBS ran a superb (12.57) to be around the 20’s some 23 seconds behind the leading time in the Under 15 Boys, finally in the Senior Women’s race NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ finished just outside the top 10 with (14.30).

Under 13 Boys (3x3880m) ‘A’ Team 31st (45.20) Leg 1 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (14.23), Leg 2 TOBY EDWARDS (15.25), Leg 3 ARCHIE NASH (15.32), the winning team was Aldershot, Farnham & District (40.31) and 67 team finished, the fastest leg was by Ethan Scott of Aldershot, Farnham & District (12.54)
 
Under 13 Girls (3x3880m) Incomplete Team Leg 1 AIMI WEIGHTMAN 2nd (14.19 3rd Fastest time of the day), the winning team was Vale Royal (44.01) and 65 team finished, the fastest leg was by Holly Weedall of Vale Royal (13.50)
 
Under 15 Boys (3x3880m) ‘A’ Team 67th (47.07) Leg 1 LUCA STUBBS (12.57), Leg 2 JONATHAN BOARDMAN (19.54), Leg 3 CASEY DOYLE (14.16), ‘B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 RYAN LUIS (14.33), the winning team was Hillingdon (38.57) and 75 team finished, the fastest leg was by Ryan Shields of Birchfield Harriers (12.34)

Under 15 Girls (3x3880m) ‘A’ Team 10th (44.43) Leg 1 MAAYAN RADUS (14.50), Leg 2 BLUEBELL COOKE (15.25), Leg 3 GRACE INGLES (14.28), ‘B’ Team 43rd (49.27) Leg 1 ELENA RONCARATI (15.32), Leg 2 SYDNEY ALLEN (16.29), Leg 3 VICTORIA GODFREY (17.26), the winning team was Blackheath & Bromley (41.59) and 50 team finished, the fastest leg was by Caitllin Robinson of Liverpool (13.38)
 
Under 17 Men (3x3880m) ‘A’ Team 49th (41.43) Leg 1 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN (13.29), Leg 2 DYLAN HEPWORTH (13.56), Leg 3 NAJIBE ARBE (14.18), the winning team was Aldershot, Farnham & District (36.09) and 57 team finished, the fastest leg was by Thomas Keen of Cambridge & Coleridge (11.23)

Under 17 Women (3x3880m) ‘A’ Team 20th (47.18) Leg 1 MIA GROOM (14.49), Leg 2 SCARLETT KENT (17.00), Leg 3 LYDIA KYRIACOU (15.29), B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 SOPHIA DEMPSEY (15.54), the winning team was Liverpool Harriers (41.40) and 42 team finished, the fastest leg was by Ella Mcniven of Liverpool Harriers (13.00)

Senior Men (6x5880m) ‘A’ Team 33rd (1:54.08) Leg 1 BRADLEY GOATER (17.40), Leg 2 ADAM THORPE (18.59), Leg 3 DAN WATTS (18.59), Leg 4 WILLIAM RYLE-HODGES (18.47), Leg 5 MATT GRANT (19.32), Leg 6 ASHOK MATHUR U23 (20.11), the winning team was Swansea Harriers (1:45.16) and 82 team finished. The fastest leg was by Dewi Griffiths of Swansea Harriers (16.40)

Senior Women (4x4330m) ‘A’ Team 46th (1:08.40) Leg 1 NAOMI TASCHIMOWITZ (14.30), Leg 2 REBEKAH GARDINER (16.43), Leg 3 ELANNER DIMMER (17.32), Leg 4 CECILIA MARTINEZ-NUNEZ (19.55), the winning team was Aldershot, Farnham & District (58.26) and 85 team finished. The fastest leg was by Jessica Judd of Chelmsford (13.55)

Official Results of the Road Relays – Under 13 Boys  Under 13 Girls  Under 15 Boys  Under 15 Girls  Under 17 Men  Under 17 Women  Senior Men  Senior Women

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CUP (HERTFORDSHIRE) – Took place in  St Albans on 10 October
Awaiting results although we had 3 winners AIMI WEIGHTMAN U13, GRACE INGLES U15 and LUCA STUBBS U15

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CUP (MIDDLESEX) – Took place in  Harrow on 5 October
Junior Boys – LEO RONCARATI (Mill Hill School) 3rd (11.31) the winner was Sam Nesbit of Grey Court School (11.12). Team result 1st Grey Court School (14 points),  2nd Mill Hill School (32), 3rd The Harrodian School (44)
Junior Girls – CHARLOTTE BRENNAN (Mill Hill School) 23rd (11.35) the winner was Kate Driscoll of North London Collegiate School (9.55). Team result 1st The Harrodian School (21 points),  2nd North London Collegiate School (55), 3rd Grey Court School (58),  6th Mill Hill School (82)
Intermediate Boys – DYLAN MICHEL (Mill Hill School) 8th (16.25), KIT NYMAN MCNIGHT (Mill Hill School) 12th (17.15), DIMITRY VESHCHIKOV (Mill Hill School) 20th (18.28), the winner was Jack Dickson of Grey Court School (15.38). Team result 1st Harrow School (20 points),  2nd Grey Court School (25), 3rd Mill Hill School (64)
Intermediate Girls – ANASTASIA CHARALAMBOUS (Mill Hill School) 7th (12.54), EVELYNE FONTEYNE (Mill Hill School) 10th (13.24), ELINA BULMAN (Mill Hill School) 13th (13.34), the winner was Ella Fryer of Lady Eleanor Hughes School (11.58). Team result 1st North London Collegiate School (38 points),  2nd Grey Court School (41), 3rd Lady Eleanor Hughes School (53), 5th Mill Hill School (81)

YORKSHIRE 10 MILE ROAD RACE – Took place in York on 8 October
ROBERT RIGBY V55 35th (PB 1:02.43 1st V55)

FSU INVITATIONAL – Took place in Tallahassee, Florida, USA on 6 October
8000m XC MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 (Floria State University) 5th (24.48) the winner was DAVID TOO of Florida A&M University (24.16)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 7 OCTOBER – ASHTON COURT – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 208th (28.06) 97th parkrun – DE LE RAMEE, TOULOUSE, FRANCE – HUGH RICHARDS V70 15th (First Time 28.23) 73rd parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH – ADAM MIZRAHI U20 70th (23.25) 19th parkrun – HEARTWOOD FOREST – VICTORIA PRITCHARD 1st (New 17.44) 15th parkrun – OAKHILL – LOUIS CROSS U20 4th (17.52) 14th parkrun – SOUTHAMPTON – JOHN DRYDEN V70 341st (26.13) 92nd parkrun – ST ALBANS DAVID GREENSTEIN V50  25th (21.23) 63rd parkrun, CLAIRE HOBSON 87th (24.40) 91st parkrun

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2018 CLUB ENTRIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

The club has been allocated 2 places. These places are for active club members that were unsuccessful in the ballot.  Places will be allocated based on issues such as length of membership, participation for the club in recent years etc. To apply for one of these Club places you will need to send proof of application/rejection to our Club Secretary, Phil Cunningham by email to billylow@ntlworld.com by Monday 6 November at which time a decision will be made by the Club Officers.

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES – Applications for a championship entry place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon will open towards the end of November. It is possible to register your interest in a Championship entry now so you can be notified when entries open.

For full details see below and www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/championship-entry/

Do you qualify?
If you’re a member of an athletics club affiliated with England Athletics (or one of the other home countries associations), are a registered athlete with that club and you achieve(d) a championship-qualifying performance for a marathon (or half marathon) in 2016 or 2017, you are able to apply for a championship entry place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

You will need to have completed a marathon (or half marathon) in the same time, or faster than, the times listed below – these are the official championship qualifying performance times. Your qualifying time must be achieved after 1 January 2016:

Men Time Women Time
Full marathon Sub 2:45 Full marathon Sub 3:15
Half marathon Sub 1:15 Half marathon Sub 1:30

You must be registered with your National Governing Body (i.e. England Athletics, Scotland Athletics, Welsh Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland) otherwise your application will be rejected by the Virgin Money London Marathon. If you are unsure whether you are registered, please check your profile at www.englandathletics.org/myprofile.

Please note: If you already have a Good for Age place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon you did not need to apply again. Please email championshipentries@londonmarathonevents.co.uk from January for instructions on how to upgrade your entry.

KIERAN CLEMENT AND LIAM DEE TRAINING VIDEO – The following video shows KIERAN (black “T” shirt and a beard) and LIAM (in the 2nd group) taking part in a 10-mile tempo in New York with an interview at the end.
Flotrack is a great source of information for XC and track. They have a new video every Wednesday entitled ‘Workout Wednesday’ that shows various US club and University athletes/teams in training.
Link to video – http://www.flotrack.org/video/993355-workout-wednesday-no-8-iona-men-tempo-run#.WdiXKLpFyuU

RAY POWELL REBUKED – Back in 2014 we featured in our  weekly Newsletter RAY’S work of art,  in which he painted the 7 post boxes where he lives in Shefford, Bedfordshire.  This is one of RAY’S masterpiece,  and as you can see it is a masterpiece.

Outrage has now taken over this Hamlet in Befordshire, as after 3 year’s of posting their letters etc in these work of art, Royal Mail have under the cover of darkness, have returned them to the standard pillar box red.

The following article was published on the BBC NEWS website on 6 October, and shows RAY at work diligently painting one of the seven boxes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-41527595

CAN YOU HELP MEL PARKER is looking for participants to assist his students on their studies on knee pain, so would be very grateful if you could please circulate the attached poster to your membership, and happy for them to pass on to family and friends, to see if anyone is interested in participating. Open to men and women. Link to Flyer includes all information PFPS Poster

Mel Parker
Head of Sport & Recreation
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
Hendon
London NW4 4BT
(T) 020 8411 5893 (M)07771 914464 m.parker@mdx.ac.uk

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

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 21 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.
Start Times – 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Close Friday 6 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.  Start Times12.45pm U11 Girls (1500m), 12.55pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls (2200m), 1.10pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls (3000m), 1.30pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women (4000m), 2.00pm approximately U17 Men (5000m) inconjunction with the Senior Women. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.
Start Times 2.00pm U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles), 2.30pm U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 4 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Start Times11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 12.05pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.30pm U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.50pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 1.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 1.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 2.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 2.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 4 November. The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
Start Times2.00pm Women, 2.30pm Men.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 12 November at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City – Headquarters and Travel details to follow.
Start Times12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run 
Please collect your race numbers from the respective team managers – JEREMY SOTHCOTT (Boys) and JO KENT (Girls)
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Start Times1.15pm U20 and Senior Women, 2.00pm Under 20 and Senior Men.
To Qualify you must have to be (a) born in the Greater London area, (b) has not less than one year’s bona fide residence in the Greater London area, (c) has not less than one year’s continuous full-time employment in the Greater London area, (d) has not less than one year’s full-time attendance at an education establishment in the Greater London area.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Entries Close Friday 3 November
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

LONDON YOUTH GAMES – Takes place on Saturday 18 November at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath (SatNav NW5 1QR), nearest station is Gospel Oak.
Races will commence prior to the London Championships.
Map of Parliament Hill and adjoining roads and stations, start of races close to athletic track – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5596772,-0.1597202,15z
Note: You will have to be selected by your respective London Borough Team Manager
 
127TH SBH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Takes place on Tuesday 21 November at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London (SatNav NW4 1RL), The AGM commences at 7.30pm, followed at approximately 8.00pm with the Presentation of Awards for the 2016/2017 Cross Country season and 2017 Track & Field for both Men and Women.

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

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 5 October 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Omar Althaaf, Emma Andersson, Najibe Arbe, Lily Archer, Christiaan Cavalli-Warby, Shereen Charles, Tanitoluma Edu, Kai Gordon, Ross Hajipanayi, Sam Hazell, Kanya Hibbert, Yasmin Lakin, Jon Lennard, Ryan Moseley, Irene Peaty Miller, Cristina Potter, Kane Pinnock, Elena Roncarati, Bryan Smith, Anthony Soalla-Bell, Sophia Stockwell, Samuel Travis and Jevonte Wright

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER ISSUE No.4 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=531&nid=531&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER ISSUE No.1 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=533&nid=533&userId=-1

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

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –To Be Updated Following The Metropolitan Fixture on  14 October

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES AND MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAYS Takes place this Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 11.00am U13 Boys, 11.05am U13 Girls, 11.50am U15 Boys, 11.55am U15 Girls, 12.30pm U17 Men, 12.35pm U17 Women,  2.00pm Senior Men, 2.10pm Senior Women.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager  

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUEPLEASE NOTE we have just received notification that the second fixture which takes place on Saturday 12 November will now be at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City – Details to follow.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The first fixture of five took place last Saturday 30 September at Berkeley Fields, Greenford.
The 52nd season got off to a great start with splendid weather, a good course with some outstanding races. We came away with superb team wins from our Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women, also in the Under 15 Girls race GRACE INGLES had an impressive win over her team mate ELENA RONCARATI, In the Under 17 Women LIDIA KYRIACOU won by some 36 seconds with  JOSEPHINE CHADWICK finishing 3rd and SCARLETT KENT 7th. The Under 17 Men race was won by  KRISTIAN IMROTH competing for his 1st claim club Dacorum & Tring, FINN HARVEY finished 4th and DYLAN HEPWORTH 8th .

Under 11 Girls (1200m) – NATALIA CORBYN 32nd (7.15) the winner was Asmaa Abdirahman of Hillingdon (5.46) with 46 runners finishing. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (25 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (38), 3rd Hillingdon (43), 14th SBH (114).

Under 13 Girls (2000m) – SARON RICHARDSON 18th (7.54) the winner was Cara Terry of Cookham (6.55) with 44 runners finishing. Team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers (16 points), 2nd Cookham (23), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (26), 13th SBH (108).

Under 13 Boys (3000m) – DIKE ONYEMELUKWE 59th (16.18) the winner was Abdirahim Hamud of Hillingdon (10.31) with 61 runners finishing. Team result 1st Highgate Harriers (46 points), 2nd Cookham (58), 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (80), 12th SBH (245).

Under 15 Girls (3000m) – GRACE INGLES 1st (10.44), ELENA RONCARATI 2nd (11.18), KATIE LLOYD 11th (12.34), LEA REYNA-FARIA 25th (13.49), ISOBEL PARKER 26th (14.13) with 33 runners finishing. Team result 1st SBH (14 points), 2nd Thames Valley Harriers (29), 3rd London Heathside (33).

Under 15 Boys (4000m) – MATTHEW MCATEER 21st (14.34) the winner was Mohamed Ali of Hillingdon (12.15) with 43 runners finishing. Team result 1st Dacorum & Tring (35 points), 2nd Cookham (65), 3rd Hillingdon (68), 13th SBH (153).

Under 17 Women (4000m) – LIDIA KYRIACOU 1st (14.16), JOSEPHINE CHADWICK 3rd (15.08), SCARLETT KENT 7th (15.25) with 18 runners finishing. Team result 1st SBH (11 points), 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex (20), 3rd London Heathside (24).

Under 17 Men (4700m) – KRISTIAN IMROTH (2nd Claim) competing for Dacorum & Tring 1st (14.16), FINN HARVEY 4th (14.51), DYLAN HEPWORTH 8th (16.08), with 24 runners finishing. Team result 1st Cookham (34 points), 2nd Trent Park (48), 3rd Dacorum & Tring (50), 4th SBH (62 points).

Link to the official results – Boys NWLL Fixture 1 Greenford 30-09-17 A – Boys  Girls NWLL Fixture 1 Greenford 30-09-17 A – Girls

ABBOTS LANGLEY TOUGH 10K – Took place on 1 October
ASHOK MATHUR U23 2nd (PB 36.12) taking 6.02 seconds off his 2010 time
 
ABBOTS LANGLEY TOUGH 5K – Took place on 1 October
LUCA STUBBS U15 6th (PB 16.42), SOPHIA DEMPSEY U17 14th (PB 19.10)
 
ABBOTS LANGLEY TOUGH 3K – Took place on 1 October
EVA HIGSON U11 83rd (PB 24.25)

MIDDLESEX 10K – Took place in Victoria Park on 1 October
RONAN BREEN V45 100th (SB 38.30) taking 37 seconds off his 3 September time 

JERSEY MARATHON – Took place on 1 October
CLIFF GOLDING V60 316th (SB 4:39.26)

PAUL SHORT RUN – Took place in Bethlehem, Pasadena, USA on 29 September
6000m XC SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE (Duke University) 59th (20.54) the winner was ALYSSA SNYDER of Utah State University (19.47)

HARBOUR CLUB LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5K – Took place in Hyde Park on 29 September
ZAC RANDALL 1st (PB 16.00)

PARKRUN RESULTS – 30 SEPTEMBER – BLANDFORD – HUGH RICHARDS V70 80th (26.52) 72nd parkrun – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 54th (25.14) 61st parkrun –  CRISSY FIELD STUART SINGER V55 20th (First Time 21.26) 192nd parkrun – HEARTWOOD FOREST – VICTORIA PRITCHARD 1st (New PB 17.43) 14th parkrun – PANSHANGER – RUSSELL DEVITT V65 155th (29.43) 96th parkrun – ST ALBANS REBEKAH GARDINER 8th (18.46) 29th parkrun, BLUEBELL COOKE U15  18th (Fist Time 19.53) 11th parkrun, CLAIRE HOBSON 101st (23.48) 90th parkrun

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

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

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 14 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA). Changing rooms and Showers available Ashton Playing Fields from 11.15am, although hot water tends to be limited.
Parking – Approximately 150 spaces at Ashton Playing Fields and limited parking on Roding Lane North and nearby residential roads. Please DO NOT park on grass verges, look out for any restrictions and do not block access.
HQ to Course – 10 minutes from Ashton Playing Fields to Claybury Park, Roding Lane North.
Course Description – Parkland setting, undulating course, with one steep climb per large lap, on grass and woodland paths.
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
Start Times 12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 21 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.
Start Times – 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Close Friday 6 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.  Start Times12.45pm U11 Girls (1500m), 12.55pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls (2200m), 1.10pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls (3000m), 1.30pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women (4000m), 2.00pm approximately U17 Men (5000m) inconjunction with the Senior Women. Numbers will be given out close to the start area.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run. Will any of our Female athletes please see JEREMY SOTHCOTT who will give you a race number

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.
Start Times 2.00pm U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles), 2.30pm U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 4 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Start Times11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 12.05pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.30pm U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.50pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 1.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 1.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 2.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 2.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 4 November. The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
Start Times2.00pm Women, 2.30pm Men.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 12 November at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City – Details to follow.
Start Times12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Directions from the A1(M) – Leave the A1(M) at Junction 7, A602 to Stevenage. Follow the A602, Broadhall Way to the second roundabout. Turn left onto Monkswood Way and go to next roundabout. Turn right onto Six Hills Way and follow for almost 1 mile. Turn left into park, signposted Sailing Centre.
Public Transport – Stevenage Station (Main Line) 1.75 Miles
Parking – The nearest car park is off Six Hills Way, signposted Sailing Centre. There is another car park off Shephall View, a one-way street accessed from Colestrete. This is only a short walk across the park to the HQ/Start.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run 
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for course maps, and any other final information.

CAN YOU HELPMEL PARKER is looking for participants to assist his students on their studies on knee pain, so would be very grateful if you could please circulate the attached poster to your membership, and happy for them to pass on to family and friends, to see if anyone is interested in participating. Open to men and women. Link to Flyer includes all information PFPS Poster

Mel Parker
Head of Sport & Recreation
Middlesex University
The Burroughs
Hendon
London NW4 4BT
(T) 020 8411 5893 (M)07771 914464 m.parker@mdx.ac.uk

BALLOT RESULTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON – The wait is over. From Monday 2 October the 386,050 applicants for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon will find out if they have been successful in the ballot and have a place in the race on Sunday 22 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world record number of hopefuls was 73,586 up from the previous UK applicant record of 253,930 for the 2017 event – an increase of nearly 29 per cent. A total of 58,534 people applied in the overseas ballot. Just over 58% of the UK applications for 2018 were from people who have never run a marathon and more than 45% of the total UK applicants were women (also a new record).
The ballot is a completely random draw, just like the National Lottery, so everyone who applies has an equal chance of success.
Everyone who has won a place in the ballot will receive a confirmation letter and magazine through the post. Unsuccessful applicants will receive either a magazine or will be emailed an e-zine.
Applicants who have not received their ballot result are asked to wait until Monday 9 October before contacting the London Marathon helpdesk.
“The Virgin Money London Marathon is the most popular marathon on the planet with a world record number of people applying in the ballot for 2018. Unfortunately, that means a huge number of people will be disappointed after the ballot,” said Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon. “But I’d remind everyone that there is still a chance to gain a place in the 2018 race by fundraising for a charity. Charities with places available are listed on our website.”
Runners in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon raised more than £61.5 million for charity setting a new record for an annual single day charity fundraising event for the eleventh successive year. That brought the total raised for charity by the world’s greatest marathon to more than £890 million since the event was founded in 1981.

COACHING JAVELIN TECHNIQUE – The following was published on the Athletics Weekly website recently.
British record-holder GOLDIE SAYERS runs through javelin technique basics

It is very easy to over-complicate javelin throwing. This is mainly because it is such a complex sequence of movements that have to occur in order, and at speed.
In order to try and keep things simple, I am going to highlight the key fundamentals of throwing a javelin a long way that every athlete would do well to remember from time to time.
Fundamental No.1: Acceleration
Athletes forget that acceleration is a skill. It needs to be trained. The fastest part of the run-up has to be at the delivery end of the throw, not at the start of the run-up. To do this, start slowly and accelerate.
So, follow these rules:
» Practise the skill of acceleration in your running and sprinting training. You must be able to tolerate the speed you create on the run-up and perform a sequential series of movements, so I would recommend starting slower and accelerating. Starting your run-up like a ‘bat out of hell’ only creates a rushed (and therefore shortened) throw if you cannot tolerate the acceleration when it matters.
» If your javelin is not going further as your run-up increases in length, then either shorten your run-up or really work on a controlled acceleration. This can only occur by starting slower than you think.
Remember: As javelin throwers, the reason we sprint and learn correct running mechanics is so that running at around 80% pace on the runway becomes effortless. We can then also accelerate. As you stand at the back of the run-up, I challenge you to start as slowly as you can.
Fundamental No.2: Withdrawal
The withdrawal is just that – taking the javelin back. Two words for this change from forwards to sideways running: smooth and gradual. Any rushed and jerky movements will take you off balance and make you look like you are fighting yourself down the run-up. So, slow down the withdrawal (in the upper body) and see how much easier it is to gradually accelerate on the run-up:
» Be aware that the start of the withdrawal should occur in conjunction with the opposite foot. For a right-handed javelin thrower, the withdrawal should start from the left foot. Just think of a forehand in tennis – opposite hand to lead foot. This way your back doesn’t endure too much torsion and the legs are free to move efficiently.
» Try not to bring the left foot across to the right side your body as you turn sideways. Blocking your body/right leg with your left foot across you in your cross-overs causes you to veer off to the right in the run-up. It also makes it hard to get your right foot past your left in your cross-overs and almost impossible to move in a straight line.
» I always used to think about the run-up and withdrawal as running down a narrow corridor. Keep the left arm parallel to the ground (like the javelin) and working in conjunction with the legs i.e. moving over a horizontal, not vertical plane.
Remember: No wasted movements = no wasted forced = good health = long throws
Fundamental No.3: Impulse
The impulse or ‘time in the air’ from the penultimate left foot contact (if right-handed) is imperative to the throw as it allows time for the legs to get back in front of the thrower in the final crossover and therefore helps set up the correct body angle for the throw. If, as a thrower, you feel like your delivery is rushed and not a ‘pull’ but rather a ‘push’, it could well be to do with the fact that you have not created a big enough impulse stride.
» The impulse allows for full extension of the lateral left hip and therefore creates a ‘sling shot’ effect with the left leg getting back ahead of the thrower in time for the left leg block. Note that an active right foot has a big job to do in this, too. However, if the impulse and left leg extension is not big enough then it is likely that the athlete’s right foot will land behind their centre of mass and their legs will barely play any part in the throw at all.
» The rhythm of the final three strides in effect is LONG (left), QUICK (right), BLOCK left).
» A very important point to note is that the impulse/time in the air should be created horizontally not vertically. What goes up must come down so travelling up too high in the impulse means more force to absorb with the right leg (on landing) and a slower right to left foot block contact time.
Remember: If in doubt and you’re timing is out, drive off your penultimate left foot contact and turn a push into a pull.
Fundamental No.4: Throwing position
The throwing or power position is critical. This is the point at which the body creates a bow for the arrow (the javelin). By contrast, in the pole vault the body is the arrow and the pole is the bow. The throwing position also enables the javelin ‘pull.’
» In order to get into the ‘inverted C’ position, it is important for your right foot to turn quickly when it lands to move into a fixed left leg block.
» It is imperative that there has been full extension off the left leg in the impulse stride which enables the legs to get ahead of your centre of mass in the air so you then have your legs out in front of you when you land. You then have something to pull the javelin against.
» The quickly-turned right foot into left leg block gets the hip ahead of the hand (which you can completely leave alone until the rest of the body has done its work) which not only creates the inverted C shape but also the height of release and mid-flight in the throw. In all striking sports and throwing events, the power is generated from the hip.
» If you have done all these things in the correct sequence then you will find that your right hand is behind your right foot as your left foot lands creating length, pull and distance. Thoracic mobility is also important to really gain excellent range of movement in the throwing position.
» From my experience, to get from the right to the left foot quickly (something most javelin throwers struggle with) I would recommend thinking of the right foot as weightless as this will enable the heel to whip out and the hip to turn in. As soon as you think of forcing the right knee/hip in, you will have loaded the quad up and invariably slowed the movement down. However, everyone has their own preferences. If your own is working and you’re not sinking when you land on your right foot then stick with it.
Fundamental No.5: Point control
» Keep the javelin flat throughout the run up.
» As you come to throw, the javelin often lifts up and the mid flight of the javelin comes from the hip and not from throwing at a steep angle – you’ll only increase drag on the javelin in flight if the angle is too steep.
» Keep arm and hand relaxed and tucked in behind the line of the shoulder in your crossovers.
» Lay the javelin along your forearm and keep it that way as you come to throw the javelin – the elbow should rotate up and over the shoulder at strike.
Fundamental No.6: The throw
The main thing in the throw/delivery is the ability to rotate the shoulder which allows the elbow and then hand to throw over the top of the shoulder (and not out to the side of it). It is helpful to think about throwing down a narrow corridor which doesn’t allow any lateral movement.
This is where throwing a javelin is different to throwing a ball. It is possible to throw a ball around any axis – think about how a cricketers throws – but a javelin has to be thrown through its linear length and in line with the body.
This is not only good for distance but also for optimal release height. It is also critical for elbow and shoulder health as throwing out to the side of the shoulder puts unnecessary strain through the elbow especially. Throwing directly over the shoulder also enables vertical velocity of the javelin (lift).
Relaxation in the upper body is important as is letting the shoulder go after release. The most important thing in javelin throwing is that it looks and feels like a pull and not a push of the javelin.
Fundamental No.7: Recovery
Being too close to the line coming into the throw subconsciously causes the body to shrink and shorten to try and stay behind it. Giving yourself space behind the line allows you to create length, pull and follow through which gives you distance. Don’t be afraid to take your run up back. I would recommend throwing at least 1.5 to two metres behind the line to allow for a good follow through and recovery.
If you struggle staying behind the line when you throw (which many do), practise your run up away from the runway and make it based on rhythm, not check marks. That way, you will be relying on internal, not external cues giving you more control over your run up.
If you can’t stay behind the line in competition then don’t practise going over it in training. Remember, PBs don’t count if your foot goes over the line so make room for the recovery – it will make for longer throws but no fouls.
Remember: Enable your body to get into a powerful position first and enjoy using the torque you will create with your whole body to produce a catapult-like effect for the javelin.

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

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 28 September 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Julian Adeniran, Graeme Allan, Margaret Beacham, Isaac Chandler, Jonathan Cohen, Philippa Davenall, Isaac Fahidi, Victoria Godfrey, Colette Hurley, Emmanuel Mintah, Max Nissim, Daniel Moruzzi, Chenna Okoh, Natasha Payravi, Lotte Rachel, Lia Radus, Lea Reyna-Faria, Jasmin Salt, Ta-Juan Subaran, Kevin Walden, Josef Wetton and Sarah Williams

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER ISSUE No.4 – https://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=531&nid=531&userId=-1
LONDON ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER JULY ISSUE – http://mailchi.mp/784bfeecad09/london-athletics-newsletter-july?e=56ef28eeab

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

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –To Be Updated Following The Metropolitan Fixture on  14 October

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

RECENT NEW MEMBERWe wish you a very warm welcome, and a happy, healthy and successful year to NIAH AKINTOKUN, OLIVER BRENT, JAMES BYRNES, KIERAN CLEMENTS, CHIARA CREGG, ANNA HAMES, SALLY HAMES, BEN MCMAHON and JOANNA POPOOLA

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The first fixture of five takes place this Saturday 30 September The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
The Clubhouse facilities will not be open until 11.00am. Toilet facilties not available until then.
Start Times12.00noon U13 Girls, 12.15pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls, 12.35pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls, 1.00pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women, 1.25pm approximately U17 Men
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

SOUTHERN YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS – Took place last Sunday at Crystal Palace.
A good start to the season with our Under 15 Girls and Under 17 Women finishing in 5th place, with the Under 17 Men coming 12th. Individually AIMI WEIGHTMAN (9.50) was the 2nd fastest time of the race in the Under 13 Girls. There were also top 10 fastest times from DAVID STONE (11.29) 6th in the Under 17 Men, and joint 9th were MAAYAN RADUS and GRACE INGLES (9.51) in the Under 15 Girls race.

Under 13 Boys (4x3000m) ‘A’ Team 20th (42.00) Leg 1 SAMUEL GREENSTEIN (9.54), Leg 2 ARCHIE NASH (10.13), Leg 3 THEO BODEN (11.10), Leg 4 TOBY EDWARDS (10.42), B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 ZACH NICHOLLS (11.33), Leg 2 NATHAN RUBACK (11.56), Leg 3 ARON YONA (11.13), the winning team was Chiltern Harriers (38.04) and 35 team finished, the fastest leg was by Ben Brown of Southampton (9.05)
 
Under 13 Girls (3x3000m) Incomplete Team Leg 1 AIMI WEIGHTMAN (9.50 2nd Fastest time of the day), the winning team was St Albans Striders (30.51) and 45 team finished, the fastest leg was by Maisy Luke of Cornwall (9.35)
 
Under 15 Boys (4x3000m) ‘A’ Team 21st (39.33) Leg 1 DYLAN MICHEL (9.41), Leg 2 MATTI HARRIS (10.17), Leg 3 JONATHAN BOARDMAN (10.12), Leg 4 GILAD NACHSHEN (9.23), ‘B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 ANGUS CHISHOLM (10.56), the winning team was Aldershot, Farnham & District (35.40) and 41 team finished, the fastest leg was by Mohamed Ali of Hillingdon (8.22)

Under 15 Girls (3x3000m) ‘A’ Team 5th (30.03) Leg 1 MAAYAN RADUS (9.51 Equal 9th fastest time of the day), Leg 2 BLUEBELL COOKE (10.21), Leg 3 GRACE INGLES (9.51 Equal 9th fastest time of the day), ‘B’ Team 50th (34.16) Leg 1 SYDNEY ALLEN (10.54), Leg 2 ELENA RONCARATI (10.31), Leg 3 KATIE LLOYD (12.51), ‘C’ Team 78th (??.??) Leg 1 VICTORIA GODFREY (12.30), Leg 2 HELENA AGHOLOR (10.31), Leg 3 ELINA BULMAN (??.??), the winning team was Blackheath & Bromley (29.18) and 61 team finished, the fastest leg was by Ava White of Blackheath & Bromley (9.18)
 
Under 17 Men (4x4500m) ‘A’ Team 12th (50.58) Leg 1 FINN HARVEY (11.49), Leg 2 DAVID STONE (11.29 6th Fastest time of the day), Leg 3 BEN KELLY (14.46), Leg 4 BEN WINFIELD (12.53), ‘B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 MITTIO MOHAMMADIAN (12.27), Leg 2 DYLAN HEPWORTH (13.21), Leg 3 DANIEL GREENSTEIN (13.59), the winning team was Cambridge & Coleridge (46.49) and 22 team finished, the fastest leg was by Zak Mahamed of Southampton (11.08)

Under 17 Women (3x3000m) ‘A’ Team 5th (30.10) Leg 1 LIA RADUS (9.54), Leg 2 MIA GROOM (10.16), Leg 3 LYDIA KYRIACOU (10.00), B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 SCARLETT KENT (11.21), Leg 2 JOSEPHINE CHADWICK (11.10), the winning team was Blackheath & Bromley (28.10) and 34 team finished, the fastest leg was by Jessica Mitchell of Havering (9.15)

SOUTHERN SENIOR MEN AND WOMEN ROAD RELAYS – Took place last Sunday at Crystal Palace. Well done to our Senior Men who ran a solid race to qualify for the National’s on 7 October, with the B team of 5 veteran runners, with TONY JACKSON running (16.58) eclipsing the fastest time in the Veterans V50 Relay which was (17.03).

Senior Men (6x6000m) ‘A’ Team 19th (1:35.51) Leg 1 BRADLEY GOATER (15.08), Leg 2 GLEN WATTS (15.53), Leg 3 DAN WATTS (15.37), Leg 4 ASHOK MATHUR U23 (16.28), Leg 5 MATT GRANT (16.36), Leg 6 RICHARD WILLIAMS (16.10), ‘B’ Team Incomplete Leg 1 TONY JACKSON V50 (16.58), Leg 2 RONAN BREEN V45 (18.31), Leg 3 TIM PARKIN V35 (19.33), Leg 4 JAMES TRAPMORE V40 (19.35), Leg 5 DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 (20.37), the winning team was Highgate Harriers (1:30.11) and 84 team finished. The fastest leg was by Phil Sesemann of Blackheath & Bromley (14.26)

Senior Women (4x4500m) Incomplete Team Leg 1 VICTORIA PRITCHARD (13.01), Leg 2 PHILIPPA AUKETT (13.25), the winning team was Aldershot, Farnham & District (49.42) and 58 team finished. The fastest leg was by Amelia Quirk of Bracknell (11.57)

BERLIN HALF MARATHON – Took place on 24 September
KOJO KYEREME V40 125th (SB 2:31.23)

JIM DAY MEMORIAL POLE VAULT – Took place in Carshalton on 24 September
Pole Vault – SX C ZAMAAN DUDHIA U17 3rd (3.73m), SX D JADE IVE (HCA) 6th (4.13m)

EALING HALF MARATHON – Took place on 24 September
ASH BROOKS 138th (88.08)

BIGGLESWADE OPEN MEETING – Took place in Sandy on 23 September
100m – SX3 KYLIE ROBILLIARD 2nd (13.03 w-2.3)
600m – U11 THOMAS CADWALLADER 3rd (PB 1:56.99)

HERNE HILL HARRIERS THROWS FEST – Took place in Tooting Bec on 23 September
Discus 2kg M40 ANTHONY SOALLA-BELL 1st (32.55m)

 PARKRUN RESULTS – 23 SEPTEMBER – ABERYSTWYTH – JOHN DRYDEN V70 45th (26.46) 91st parkrun – BEESTON – ADAM THORPE U23 1st (16.54) 3rd parkrun – BLACK PARK – LILY BECKFORD U23 48th (First Time & New PB 22.34) 2nd parkrun – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 51st (25.29) 60th parkrun – HAMPSTEAD HEATH DAVID GREENSTEIN V50 32nd (21.41) 62nd parkrun, ADAM MIZRAHI U20 38th (22.01) 18th parkrun – OAK HILL STUART SINGER V55 17th (20.57) 191st parkrun, LOUIS MARCUS U13 133rd (27.14) 11th parkrun – ST ALBANS CLAIRE HOBSON 105th (23.54) 89th parkrun

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

CLEAN ATHLETICS ADVICE, BE AWARE WHEN BUYING COUGH, COLD OR FLU MEDICATION Cold, cough and Flu season is upon us. Please remember off-the-shelf and over- the-counter remedies may contain PROHIBITED substances.  Make sure you and athletes you know are aware of how to check before buying remedies.
To find out more please see www.uka.org.uk/cleanathletics/check-your-medication/. Medicines bought in the UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Australia or Japan, can be checked using GlobalDRO (www.globaldro.com).
When checking medication on GlobalDRO, the status of the substance will be provided for in-competition and out-of-competition and will be one of the following:
Prohibited – The substance is prohibited in this form and will return a positive test if found in an athlete’s system.
Conditional – There is a limit to the amount of this substance an athlete can have present in their body, or there are conditions on the methods of its use (eg it can only be inhaled and not taken in tablet form). This is clearly detailed and care should be taken when taking a prescribed dose.
Not Prohibited – The substance is not currently on the WADA Prohibited List.
100%me Clean Sport App
Another very useful way to ensure you are fully aware of the latest anti-doping information is to use the 100%me Clean Sport App. This App is available to download via iTunes, Googleplay or the Windows Store and provides athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel with essential information on-the-go to help them participate in doping-free sport.
The App, which can be customised for your sport, provides clear and concise anti-doping advice, guidance and updates to ensure you can be clean and stay clean wherever you are training or competing.
If you need to check your medication, learn more about the risks with supplements, or simply understand more about the testing procedures and your rights as an athlete, the App is the place to start.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) ensures the App is always up-to-date and will send out alerts to inform you if anything important has changed. That means if a new substance is added to the WADA Prohibited List or a deadline is approaching for Whereabouts submissions, you will be the first to know.
Other features include the ability to record and store information about your medications for doping control, plus directly access the Report Doping in Sport online form.
More information on this handy App can be found here www.uka.org.uk/cleanathletics/clean-sport-app/.
And remember there is a Free Anti-Doping Module at uCoach.
This online course is available to all coaches, and others involved in athletics, to help make you more aware of the policies and procedures involved in Anti-Doping. The module is completely free to take and it is worth remembering that the anti-doping policies covered apply to all competing athletes.  Once complete this module will be added to your digital coaching record but will not show on your coaching licence. To access this module please go to www.ulearnathletics.com/qualification/270

ELIUD KIPCHOGE WINS BERLIN MARATHON THRILLERKenyan confirms status as world No.1 when beating unheralded newcomer GUYE ADOLA as WILSON KIPSANG and KENENISA BEKELE fail to finish

ELIUD KIPCHOGE showed again why he is the No.1 marathon man in the world right now – and perhaps of all time – when he won the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The 32-year-old Kenyan owns the fastest marathon time in history, the Olympic title and here in Germany he clocked 2:03:32 to beat a star-studded field.
In rainy conditions, there was no world record and the anticipated head-to-head with KIPSANG and BEKELE did not materialise as the two big names dropped out before 35km, but Berlin still saw a terrific race as KIPCHOGE withstood the challenge of the relatively unknown marathon debutant GUYE ADOLA of Ethiopia.
ADOLA, 27, went into the race with a half-marathon best of 59:06 from Delhi in 2014 but has found his best distance now as he ran the fastest ever debut marathon of 2:03:46 to finish runner-up. Ultimately ADOLA finished 100 metres behind Kipchoge as the runners charged toward the finish at the Brandenburg Gate under leaden skies, but just 2km earlier the Ethiopian was poised to cause a huge surprise as he led KIPCHOGE by around 10 metres.
Maintaining his composure, KIPCHOGE reeled ADOLA back before surging clear himself with 1km to go. Behind, KIPSANG and BEKELE were nursing their bruises. Former world record-holder KIPSANG abruptly stopped at 30km, while BEKELE was dropped as the pack passed halfway in 61:29 and the world 5000m and 10,000m record-holder battled on for a while before pulling out.
“I am disappointed that the world record wasn’t possible today but I am happy to run this time in these conditions,” he said. “I did not expect anyone other than BEKELE and KIPSANG with me at the finish line but this is sport and I am very happy for him that he ran such a great race.”
The marathon is an unpredictable event and there were surprises galore with a number of drop-outs, but KIPCHOGE has now built an incredibly consistent record with victories in nine of his 10 marathons and the only defeat coming against KIPSANG in 2013 when he ran 2:04:05 behind KIPSANG’S world record of 2:03:23.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2018 The Marathon course has just been released, which features the Gold Coast’s coastal resorts including Surfers Paradise. Link to view the course – https://mail.google.com/mail/#inbox/15eb77d8174ff623

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

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 11.00am U13 Boys, 11.05am U13 Girls, 11.50am U15 Boys, 11.55am U15 Girls, 12.30pm U17 Men, 12.35pm U17 Women.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 2.00pm Senior Men, 2.10pm Senior Women.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 14 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA).
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
The course is a 10 minute jog away and is where the numbers will be given out.
Start Times – 12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 21 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end.
Start Times – 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Close Friday 6 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

LIDDIARD TROPHY/NORTH OF THE THAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 28 October at Fryent Country Park, Kingsbury. Race headquarters is at the Kingsbury Free Church Hall, Slough Lane, Kingsbury (SatNav NW9 8QG). Please park in nearby roads, but not at church Hall. Toilets available at the Church Hall, no showers and very limited changing facilities.Church Hall will not be available until 11.30am.
Start Times 2.00pm U20 and Senior Women (3 Miles), 2.30pm U20 and Senior Men (5 Miles).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS– Takes place on Saturday 4 November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (SatNav NG18 4JR).
Start Times11.00am U20 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.09am U17 Women (3 x 2.5K), 11.40am U13 Boys (3 x 2K), 12.05pm U13 Girls (3 x 2K), 12.30pm U20 Men (3 x 3K), 12.50pm U17 Men (3 x 3K), 1.20pm U15 Girls (3 x 2K), 1.45pm U15 Boys (3 x 2K), 2.05pm Senior Women (3 x 3K), 2.40pm Senior Men (4 x 5K).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NORTH LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS – Takes place on Saturday 4 November. The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
Start Times2.00pm Women, 2.30pm Men.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The second fixture of five takes place on Saturday 12 November at the Sailing Centre – Fairlands Valley Park Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts (SatNav SG2 0BL). Changing & Showers are in the sailing centre, but it closes at 4.30pm. You are welcome to use the café at the Sailing Centre to buy drinks and refreshments, please do sit in the café for ages without purchasing anything and/or eating. Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish.
Course Location – South side Fairlands Valley Park, and is 6 minutes walk from the Sailing Centre. See map on the Start Fitness Metropolitan League website, this is the link
http://metleague.co.uk/fixtures.html
Course Description – Start and Finish on grass field, remainder undulating parkland, course suitable for spikes.
Start Times12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Directions from the A1(M) – Leave the A1(M) at Junction 7, A602 to Stevenage. Follow the A602, Broadhall Way to the second roundabout. Turn left onto Monkswood Way and go to next roundabout. Turn right onto Six Hills Way and follow for almost 1 mile. Turn left into park, signposted Sailing Centre.
Public Transport – Stevenage Station (Main Line) 1.75 Miles
Parking – The nearest car park is off Six Hills Way, signposted Sailing Centre. There is another car park off Shephall View, a one-way street accessed from Colestrete. This is only a short walk across the park to the HQ/Start.
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run 

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

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

ALAN




Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Weekly Newsletter Thursday 21 September 2017

Happy Birthday this week to Abbas Adejonwo, Louis Davis, Keenan Dieobi, Zane Duquemin, Theodore Evans, Amit Ginsbourg, Clifford Golding, Mia Groom, Daisy Harvey-Dew, Olive Harvey-Dew, Neelam Kaderbhoy, Bob Mallows, Nathan Masters, Liam Mvula, Louis Octave, Marilyn Okoro and Dave Weightman

THE FOLLOWING NEWSLETTERS CAN EITHER BE VIEWED, DOWNLOADED OR PRINTED 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER ISSUE No.1 –http://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=525&nid=525&userId=-1
ENGLAND ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER ISSUE No.2 – http://www.englandathletics.org/newsletters/newslettertemplate_2014.aspx?sitesectionid=528&nid=528&userId=-1

LONDON ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER JULY ISSUE – http://mailchi.mp/784bfeecad09/london-athletics-newsletter-july?e=56ef28eeab

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

Winter Fixture Card 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-cards/
Winter Information Sheet 2017-2018 – http://sbharriers.co.uk/fixtures-results/fixture-information/
Cross Country Team Managers – http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/cross-country/team-managers/
Road Running Team Managers –  http://sbharriers.co.uk/athletics/road-running/team-managers/
Winter Points Tables –To Be Updated Following The Metropolitan Fixture on  14 October

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

Allianz Park Membership, which gives SBH members 10% discount on entry to the Allianz Park stadium – Membership details and Form can be either printed or saved
SBH Wednesday Night Jumps Club at Allianz Park From 19.00 to 21.00 – Pole Vault coaching is led by STEVE LOWE  lowefamily04@ntlworld.com and High Jump is supervised by SHAKA BUNSIE shaka.bunsie@gmail.com. Please contact the coach in advance and let him know you’re planning to attend. Session administrator CLYDE GORDON   clydeg67@hotmail.co.uk
Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Club Hoody, information on how to buy one

SOUTHERN SENIOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S AND YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAYS Best wishes to all our teams who are competing this Sunday 24 September at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London (Satnav SE19 2BB).
Start times 10.45am U13 Boys (4 Legs of 3000m), 10.50am U13 Girls (3 Legs of 3000m), 11.35am U15 Boys (4 Legs of 3000m), 11.40am U15Girls (3 Legs of 3000m), 12.25pm U17 Women (3 Legs of 3000m), 12.30pm U17 Men (4 Legs of 4500m), 1.30pm Senior/Veteran Women (4 Legs of 4500m), 2.30pm Senior Men (6 Legs of 6000m), 2.30 Veteran Men (4 Legs of 6000m).
Please use this link for all event details including transport to Crystal Palace, plus a map of the area (if you are driving) – B September 24 Southern Road Relays – Crystal Palace
Entries Closed  Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

NEW OFFICIALS REQUIRED FOR 2018 – WE NEED YOU NOW – SBH is enjoying a real boom in new members particularly in the younger age groups. As a result, we now participate in 4 Track & Field Leagues throughout the summer from April to September. At each fixture, participating clubs are expected to supply their share of officials. Generally, this means a field team who can take charge of any of the 8 field events, plus track officials and timekeepers. In addition, the promoting club will be required to provide, a chief timekeeper, a track referee, a field referee, a starter team and more.
SBH has an excellent team of dedicated officials but we now need more volunteers to help the Club fulfil its obligations. Our senior officials are well respected and work hard but we need some new blood. Anyone over the age of 16 can become a qualified official.
Why Officiate? There’s a whole host of motivations why people officiate in athletics:

o    You may want to give something back to the sport you love;
o    You may be currently injured and want to still be involved in your club;
o    You may want to help improve your knowledge of athletics and improve your skills;
o    It’s a great way to become involved with your local community, meet people and make new friends;o    You will get to experience the sport from a different angle;
Officiating also provides an opportunity to:
o    Learn new skills, levels of responsibility and much more;
o    Undertake accredited training; and
o    Get a reference; employers are generally impressed by the skills and commitment of volunteers.

Would you like to join the club’s team of officials? It’s important and interesting work, it’s at the heart of athletics, and it’s very friendly and sociable. You will be welcomed warmly. There are training courses and lots of help and advice available.

Indeed, the next round of ‘entry level’ courses will be held quite soon, on Saturday 7 October at Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon NW4 1RL:
Time                  Course                                     Course Number
10:00 – 12:00    L1 Officials – Health & Safety    LO0135HS
12:30 – 15:00    L1 Officials – Track Judge           LO0135TJ
12:30 – 16:30    L1 Officials – Field Judge            LO0135FJ
12:30 – 15:30    L1 Officials – Timekeeper             LO0135TK

All officials have to do the H&S course and a specialism of their choice. At the moment, Field Judges are a priority. The Club reimburse the fees that are charged for the courses you attend and in exchange we ask participants to volunteer for a minimum of 4 Club fixtures per season which gives formal qualification. You will then become a qualified official and be scoring points for the team.

Here is the link for the London Officials courses (including LO0135) if you want more general information: http://www.englandathletics.org/courses.aspx?siteSectionId=33&postCode=Postcode&distance=5&region=000100010002001700010003&keyword=officials&courseType=0001300000030013

To attend the above courses, you have to complete the following form officials-course-application-v11b and send a passport size photograph for your licence. The organisation is Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, I’m the named official and my address is 55 LANCASTER AVENUE, HADLEY WOOD, BARNET, EN4 0ER

If you are interested in attending any of the courses above, or just want to know more about being an official, please contact either JOHN WRIGHT (SBH OFFICIALS SECRETARY) on 01707 376052 or 07906 079943 or by email on john.wright@ntlworld.com or me!

EUROPEAN CHAMPION JUNIOR CLUBS CUP – Took place in Brno, Czech Republic on 16 September, featuring the following countries – SBH v DENMARK v ITALY v LITHUANIA v NETHERLANDS v PORTUGAL v SPAIN v TURKEY
The 39th ECCCJ was held in the historic university city of Brno, the 2nd largest city in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, the weather was disappointing with light rain falling all day but this did not limit the enthusiasm of the 16 participating teams from all over Europe in this Premiership Division meeting.

SHAFTESBURY BARNET HARRIERS were again representing GB&NI in the separate men’s competition. Although reigning champions, SBH were not as strong as in previous years, the main opposition looked very impressive on paper and so it turned out. Last year’s runners-up, Fenerbahce Sports Club were in awesome form and were winners of both the Men’s and Women’s competitions.
Team Result – 1st Fenerbahce Sport Club (Turkey 115 points), 2nd Sparta AM (Denmark 111 points), 3rd Sport Lisboe E Benfica (Portugal 101 points), 4th Playas De Castellon (Spain 86 points), 5th SBH (82 points), 6th PAC (Netherlands 69 points), 7th Nike Klaipeda (Lithuania 58 points), 8th Fiamme Gialle Simoni (Italy 57 points)

SBH eventually finished comfortably in mid-table thereby securing GB&NI Premiership competition in 2018.

The 100m was a tense affair as the SBH athlete, DITA JAJA, had spent most of Friday night / Saturday morning in the Brno Emergency Hospital with a serious middle ear infection. Fortunately, the treatment worked, and DITA charged through for 2nd place in (10.96). He then anchored the 4x100m team with LUKE SMITH, PHOENIX LYON and JACOB BERKELEY for the silver medal in (42.25), the 2nd fastest time by a UK U20 club team in 2017.
MATTHEW PAGAN was in great form in the 400m repeating his victory of 2016 in Castellon with a win in (48.26). He then teamed up with JACK FITZPATRICK, LOUIS OCTAVE and BEN LLOYD to pick up the Bronze medals in (3:20.06), the fastest time by a UK U20 club team in 2017.
The 400m Hurdles was a class event and it was the first race at this height for BEN LLOYD. Although the youngest in the field, the double English Schools Champion ran (54.88) to secure the Bronze medal beating a number of hurdlers with much faster times.
The GEORGE HARRISON coached middle distance group competed well with the highlight being an imperious victory in the 1500m by HAMZA KADIR, this year’s English Schools champion, whose (56.9) last lap completely destroyed the 3.42 runner, Mario Garcia, from Spain, amongst others, to bring home the Gold medal.
The Hammer probably produced the outstanding performance of the day where ALIAKSANDR SHYMANOVITCH of Belarus with a best of (81.73m) and the European Junior silver medallist in 2017, won the event competing for Benfica with (75.62m). BILLY PRAIM-SINGH was inspired by the competition and threw his best ever series and his 3rd best ever distance of (62.79m) to secure the Bronze.
The Javelin produced the surprise result of the day when DANIEL BAINBRIDGE with a PB of (62.46m) with his final throw moved him up from Bronze to Gold.
The meeting inspired many of the younger team members for whom this was the first experience of international inter-club competition.

Photographs can be found on this link – https://jkottas.com/2017_09_16-ecccj-brno/ which include BEN LLOYD 2nd row, THOMAS FULTON 4th row, MATTHEW PAGAN 8th row and HAMZA KADIR 10th row

100m DITA JAJA 2nd (10.96 w0.2). Non-Scoring JACOB BERKELEY 1st (11.18 w-0.5), PHOENIX LYON 2nd (11.37 w-0.5)
200m LUKE SMITH (DQ)
400m MATTHEW PAGAN 1st (48.26)
800m THOMAS FULTON 5th (1:56.93)
1500m HAMZA KADIR 1st (3:57.70) Photograph celebrating his win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3000m THOMAS PATRICK U17 5th (8:46.63)
110m Hurdles TYRIQ LAFEUILLE U17 7th (PB 16.46 w0.2) taking .92 of a second off his 3 September time
400m Hurdles BEN LLOYD U17 3rd (PB 54.88)
3000m Steeplechase NAJIBE ARBE U17 8th (PB 11:22.70)
4x100m Relay SBH 2nd (SB 42.25) taking .72 of a second off their 9 July time, ranked UK No.2 club team in 2017 LUKE SMITH, , PHOENIX LYONJACOB BERKELEY, DITA JAJA
4x400m Relay SBH 3rd (SB 3:20.06) taking 2.69 seconds off their 3 September time, ranked UK No.1 club team in 2017 JACK FITPATRICK (52.6), LOUIS OCTAVE (50.0), BEN LLOYD (49.9), MATTHEW PAGAN (47.6)
High JumpMICHAEL ADEBAKIN (NH)
Pole Vault ROSS HAJIPANAYI 6th (3.95m)
Long Jump AARON ELLINGTON 4th (PB 6.61m) adding 1cm to his 23 July jump
Triple Jump ABBAS ADEJONWO 6th (SB 13.42 w2.3) adding 9cm to his 3 September jump
Shot 6kg BILLY PRAIM-SINGH (2nd Claim) 7th (13.50m)
Discus 1.75kg NATHAN THOMAS 7th (42.28m)
Hammer 6kg BILLY PRAIM-SINGH (2nd Claim) 3rd (62.79m)
Javelin 800g DANIEL BAINBRIDGE 1st (PB 62.46m) adding 56cm to his 25 June throw, and is ranked UK No.6 U20 in 2017

ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in the Boston, Lincolnshire on 16-17 September. Congratulations to EVAN who produced 4 personal bests out of his 7 events, unfortunately his Discus performance was below par, finishing some 19m short of his best.
Octathlon – U17M EVAN CAMPBELL 5th (4906 points) – 400m (54.18), 1500m (PB 4:54.36) taking 7.44 seconds off his 25 June time, 100m Hurdles (PB 13.78 w2.1) taking .03 of a second off his 25 June time, High Jump (PB 1.89m) adding 1cm to his 11 March height, Long Jump (6.50m w3.4) adding 20cm to his 24 June jump, Shot 5kg (13.23m), Discus 1.5kg (21.39m), Javelin 700g (PB 42.22m) adding 1.65m to his 29 April throw
Heptathlon – U17W TRINITY O’CONNOR (2nd Claim) 43rd (3003 points) – 200m (30.53 w1.0), 800m (2:51.42), 80m Hurdles (PB 14.01 w2.5) taking .78 of a second off her 24 June time, High Jump (1.47m), Long Jump (4.32m w0.4), Shot 3kg (7.85m), Javelin 500g (14.03m)

DACORUM AND TRING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Took place in Hemel Hempstead on 17 September
1500m KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (4:19.3)
1500m Steeplechase – KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 4:42.0)
Long Jump – KRISTIAN IMROTH U17 (2nd Claim) 3rd (PB 4.45m)

IONA COLLEGE MEET OF CHAMPIONS – Took place in the Bronx, New York, USA on 15 September
8000m X/C – Division 1 LIAM DEE U23 (Iona College) 6th (25:46.5) the winner was RYAN THOMAS U23 (Columbia University) (25:31.7)

VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNI INVITATIONAL – Took place in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA on 15 September
8000m X/C – MICHAEL CALLEGARI U23 (Florida State University) 38th (26.02) the winner was WILLY FINK U23 (24.48)

HIGHGATE HARRIERS OPEN MEETING – Took place on 13 September
100m – SX 3 ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 5th (16.04 w-2.1)
Long Jump – SX ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 9th (3.75m nwr)
Discus 1kg – SW SHADINE DUQUEMIN U23 1st (47.61m), ROSALIND ZEFFERTT V55 4th (PB 14.37m) adding 1.21m to her 19 August throw
Discus 1.5kg – SM F44 MICHAEL NICHOLLS F44 1st (41.78m)

LEE VALLEY SPRINT OPEN MEETING – Took place on 13 September
100m – SX 2 CHRISTOPHER CASTRO-NETO U23 5th (11.47 w1.4), 4 AIDAN POLES U23 1st (PB 11.99 w1.4) taking .22 of a second of his 27 May time, 5 JUDE KANOR U23 4th (12.93 w0.4), SHAKIRA RILEY U17 5th (13.50 w0.4), 7 BASIM MIR U13 3rd (PB 14.55 w1.9) taking .01 of a second off his 26 August time
200m – SX 3 AIDAN POLES U23 3rd (PB 24.30 w3.3) taking .29 of a second off his 2016 time, 5 BASIM MIR U13 5th (PB 30.00 w1.7) taking .04 of a second off his 26 August time

HIBBARD, BEMAX AND PETERHOUSE TROPHY MEETING – Took place in Stevenage on 10 September
Discus 1.5kg – B OLIVER GRAHAM U17 (2nd Claim) 3rd (31.66m)
Hammer 5kg – A OLIVER GRAHAM U17 (2nd Claim) 1st (PB 57.29m) adding 1.20m to his 27 August throw

 PARKRUN RESULTS – 23 SEPTEMBER – ALLY PALLY – LOUIS CROSS U20 3rd (First Time 18.29) 13th parkrun, JOSEPHINE CHADWICK U17 37th (First Time 22.45) 5th parkrun – BICKLING VICTORIA PRITCHARD 1st (First Time 18.09) 13th parkrun – CARIN GLADES, PERTH, AUSTRALIA – STUART MOORE V55 74th (26.10) 59th parkrun – FINSBURY LILY BECKFORD U23 122nd (First Time 23.19) 1st parkrun – OAK HILL LIDIA KYRIACOU U17 9th (20.08) 28th parkrun, GABRIELLA KYRIACOU U20 15th (20.35) 39th parkrun, SCARLETT KENT U17 26th (21.41) 15th parkrun – RICKMANSWORTH GRACE INGLES U15 5th (New PB 18.37) 3rd parkrun – SOUTHAMPTON PHILIPPA AUKETT 14th (New PB 18.43) 2nd parkrun – ST ALBANS CLAIRE HOBSON 115th (23.57) 88th parkrun – UPTON HOUSE HUGH RICHARDS V70 90th (27.53) 71st parkrun

PARKRUN – Can you make sure that you are registered as ‘Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers’, as the link I use to select all results only shows SBH athletes. If anyone is also officiating can you please contact me, and advise me where and when.

MELISSA’S MILE MOMENT – MELISSA COURTNEY competed in the mile event at the recent Great City Games in Gateshead. With Kenya’s WINNY CHEBET the world 1500m semi-finalist might have been considered the favourite, MELISSA’S ‘give it a go’ approach paid off as she ended season with a win.
After a well-judged race the recent Welsh 3000m record-breaker, who finished fifth in the World University Games 1500m in Taipei, clocked (4:33.83) ahead of CHEBET’S (4:34.42). Dropping down in distance, British steeplechaser ROSIE CLARKE also impressed in third in (4:34.60).

MELISSA relaxing in Taipei in between GREGORY THOMPSON and ALLAN SMITH

“I’m so happy to finish this season on such a positive note,” said MELISSA. “I think WINNY CHEBET was definitely one of the firm favourites but I had a really good run on Wednesday night so I knew I was in good shape. I thought ‘just go for it, if it pays off, if it doesn’t then what have I got to lose?’”
After a break, her focus will turn to securing her spot on the Welsh team for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, with the 1500m and 5000m the aim.

PARIS AND LA TO HOST 2024 AND 2028 OLYMPICS – IOC makes historic decision to confirm identity of cities which will follow on from Tokyo

The International Olympic Committee has officially confirmed Paris as host city of the 2024 Games, with Los Angeles performing the same role in 2028.
In what was an historic, simultaneous awarding at the IOC meeting in Lima, Peru, there were no surprises in the identity of the locations which will follow on from Tokyo in 2020.
Both Paris and Los Angeles had been looking to host the 2024 Games, before agreement was reached earlier this year for the Californian city, the location for the Games in 1932 and 1984, to wait a further four years. The IOC voted in June to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously.
This decision has been a long time coming for Paris, with the French capital having tried and failed to win the 2008 and 2012 Olympic bids. The last time the Games were held there was 1924.
“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” said the IOC President, Thomas Bach.
“It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary. These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way.”

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

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 30 September The race headquarters is The Tir Chonaill Gaels Club, Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford (Satnav UB6 0NZ). Directions – turn off Greenford Road (A4127), opposite the entrance to the Glaxo Factory. The playing fields are at the end of Berkeley Avenue, and there is parking in the Clubhouse or in adjacent roads.
The Clubhouse facilities will not be open until 11.00am. Toilet facilties not available until then.
Start Times12.00noon U13 Girls, 12.15pm approximately U11 Boys & U13 Girls, 12.35pm approximately U13 Boys & U15 Girls, 1.00pm approximately U15 Boys & U17 Women, 1.25pm approximately U17 Men
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

NATIONAL YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 11.00am U13 Boys, 11.05am U13 Girls, 11.50am U15 Boys, 11.55am U15 Girls, 12.30pm U17 Men, 12.35pm U17 Women.
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager
 
NATIONAL MEN’S 6 STAGE AND WOMEN’S 4 STAGE ROAD RELAY Takes place on Saturday 7 October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Town Gate Entrance, Birmingham (Satnav B73 6BU).
Start times 2.00pm Senior Men, 2.10pm Senior Women.
Men’s entry dependant on the Southern Road Relay Result (being in the first 25).
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

START FITNESS METROPOLITAN LEAGUE – The first fixture of five takes place on Saturday 14 October at Claybury, Essex. Changing is at Ashton Playing Fields Track, 588 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex (Satnav IG8 8AA).
Public Transport – Woodford underground station (Central Line) is 10 minutes walk away from Ashton Playing Fields. If you get off an eastbound train, you need to walk under the pedestrian subway and walk downhill, down Snakes Lane East. Bus numbers 275 and W14 stop at the gates to Ashton Playing Fields.
Directions From Major Roads – From the eastbound A406, branch left and merge onto the A1400 (signposted Gants Hill). At Charlie Brown’s roundabout, take the first left exit onto the A113 (signposted Chigwell). Go straight ahead through three sets of traffic lights (including a crossing set for pedestrians) and turn left into Ashton Playing Fields just after you go under a road bridge.
The course is a 10 minute jog away and is where the numbers will be given out.
Start Times 12.40pm U11 (Over 9) Boys (1.5km), 12.45pm U11 (Over 9) Girls (1.5km), 12.55pm U13 Boys (3km), 1.00pm U13 Girls (3km), not before 1.20pm U17 Men and U15 Boys (4km), not before 1.25pm U17 Women and U15 Girls (4km), not before 1.55pm U20, Senior and Veteran Women (6km), not before 2.35pm U20, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).
Note: You do not have to be pre-entered, just turn up and run.
Please go to Start Fitness Metropolitan League web site www.metleague.co.uk for information on course maps, directions etc will be available 2 weeks prior to the race

SOUTHERN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS – Takes place on Saturday 21 October at Wormwood Scrubs, Linford Christie Stadium, Du Cane Road (SatNav W12 0AE). Enter main car park off Du Cane Road (via Artillery Lane), through 6’6” height/width barrier. Extra parking will be available in the enclosed/fenced hospital parking area. Parking is free in all areas at the week-end. Start Times 11.00am U17 & U20 Women (3 x 2.5km), 11.30am U17 & U20 Men (3 x 3km), 12.10pm U13 Girls (3 x 2km), 12.40pm U13 Boys (3 x 2km), 1.10pm U15 Girls (3 x 2km), 1.35pm U15 Boys (3 x 2km), 2.00pm Senior Women (3 x 3km), 2.30pm Senior Men (4 x 5km).
Entries Close Friday 6 October
Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager

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

FACEBOOK – Photographs can be found on the SBH page. 

SARACENS SPORT FOUNDATION – Little athletics programme is an athletics ‘Multi Skills’ programme for children aged 4-9 years. The programme is designed to teach children fundamental movement skills of athletics – running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are game based and as of September there will be a progression throughout the term.
LAP runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm – Term time only.  
1st Legacy athletics club is a pathway club for children aged 10-15 years new to athletics. Children are introduced to all the different athletics disciplines and have the opportunity to develop running, jumping and running skills that we hope they will then go onto use as a participant in the formal athletics club structure or in any other sport for activity they choose to progress to. The lead coach is Gintare Dargeviciute who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
1st Leg AC runs on a Tuesday and Thursday from 5.00–6.00pm – Term time only.
For full and contact details use this link to the SBH websitehttp://sbharriers.co.uk/   

ALLIANZ PARK – Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7240. 

CHARGES FOR USING ALLIANZ PARK – The current charges for using Allianz Park are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £4.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £2.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 65) Daily entry fee £2.20.
As a member of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers you can apply for membership of Allianz Park, this is a the link for all information and application form Allianz Park Membership Form 2017 Any official coach of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers gains entry free of charge.
Charges for those with a membership card are as follows – Adult Daily entry fee £3.60, Monthly fee £24.00 – Junior (U16) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00 – Concession (Students in full time education, unwaged and Over 60) Daily entry fee £1.80, Monthly fee £12.00.
Please use this link to view all membership details and application form (which you can print)Allianz Park Membership Form 2017
All Allianz Park membership enquiries should be directed towards Isobel Dunnicliffe at athletics@allianzpark.com Her direct phone number is 0203 675 7252 

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