Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Main Weekly Newsletter 10 March 2014

Hi All, Happy Birthday this week to Saleh Al-Minji, Carole Brown, Claire Coomey, Daniel Davies, James Grant, Conrad Holland, Patrick Jacobs, Dita JaJa, Kieran Moreland, Charlton Omorogbe, Jake Shelley, Sophia Taglia

DAVE BEDFORD RECEIVES HIS OBE – Dave received his OBE from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 4 March. Dave recently stepped aside from his race director role at the London Marathon to focus on assembling the elite field. “But I’m more proud to be part of an incredible event whose fundraising has totalled over half a billion pounds for charitable causes since its inception and attracts the world’s best distance runners to London each year”. Photograph attached

RICHARD GOODMAN WINS INTER COUNTIES – Richard turned the tables on Steve Vernon at Cofton Park in Birmingham last Saturday. Richard who just lost out in the National won this time by 9 seconds (33.54). Other notable performances came from our Under 17 athletes SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE 9th (19.54), GREG COOKE 25th (19.19) and AMY CAMPBELL 21st (29.44) in the Senior Women’s race.

For the remaining newsletter information and results

ST ALBANS SCHOOL FINISH SEASON UNBEATEN – With the majority of the team made up of Shaftesbury athletes, they won South East Schools Cross Country Championships at Harrow School on Saturday 8 March. On a sunny day but quite muddy in places the Senior Race had ROBBIE LIGHTOWLER U20 2nd (25.57), MARK PEARCE U20 3rd (26.10), ADAM THORPE U20 7th (27.35) and JOE REDWOOD U20 13th (28.06), 130 runners finished. ELEANOR HUNT U20 finished 2nd in the Girls Race and THOMAS FULTON U15 finished 2nd in the Intermediate Boys race.

DYLAN CARLSSON-SMITH U17 – Competed at the England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Event Championships at Sheffield on 8-9 March, and finished in an excellent 6th place with a personal best total of 4,315 points and recorded 5 personal bests. Compared to last year when he finished 11th with 3,191 points, and DYLAN is now ranked UK No.6 U17 in 2014.

LISA WEBB SILVER MEDAL – Competing in the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on 8-9 March, LISA won the 1500m V45 Silver Medal in a time of 5:09.52.

NORTH WEST LONDON LEAGUE RESULTS – The final fixture took place at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday 1 March and our young athletes finished the season in excellent style. But first we thank JO KENT and TONY SMITH for their outstanding work over the past 6 months, in very trying and wet conditions. Also our helpers and officials especially at the Allianz Park fixture, and last but not least all those Parents whose enthusiasm is much appreciated.

On the Day the Under 11 Girls team finished in 2nd place with MAAYAN RADUS (3rd), AIMI WEIGHTMAN (4th) and SYDNEY ALLEN (5th) – Under 11 Boys LUCA STUBBS (1st) – U13 Girls LIA RADUS (5th) and the team were 3rd – Under 13 Boys completed a clean sweep of team wins (5 wins), also HENRY FULTON (1st) and FINN HARVEY (3rd).

The final Individual Top 3 positions were awarded to MAAYAN RADUS U11 (3rd), MIA GROOM U13 (3rd), JAMIE HARPER U13 (1st), EMMA DWAN U17 (3rd)

The Final Team Top 3 Positions (Women) were Under 11 Girls 1st Highgate Harriers “A” 75, 2nd SBH “A” 66, 3rd Highgate Harriers “B” 62, 10th SBH “B” 27, 17th SBH “C” 7 – Under 13 Girls 1st SBH “A” 73, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 63, 3rd Highgate Harriers 61, 6th SBH “B” 42, 16th SBH “C” 6 – Under 15 Girls 1st Thames Valley Harriers 71, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 69, 3rd Highgate Harriers 63, 4th SBH 61, Under 17 Women 1st Trent Park 72, 2nd SBH 62, 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 45. The Overall Aggregate of all Women’s age-groups was 1st Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 262, 2nd Highgate Harriers 239, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 206

The Final Team Top 3 Positions (Men) were Under 11 Boys 1st Highgate Harriers “A” 73, 2nd Highgate Harriers “B” 63, 3rd Harrow 55, 7th SBH 41 – Under 13 Boys 1st SBH “A” 75, 2nd Trent Park 65, 3rd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 59, 13th SBH “B” 12 – Under 15 Boys 1st Trent Park 70, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 56, 3rd London Heathside 56, 6th SBH 50 – Under 17 Men 1st 1st Thames Valley Harriers 67, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 59, 3rd Harrow 54, 10th SBH 8. The Overall Aggregate of all Men’s age-groups was 1st Trent Park 222, 2nd London Heathside 205, 3rd Highgate Harriers 205, 4th Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 198

Under 11 Girls (1200m) – MAAYAN RADUS 3rd (5.05), AIMI WEIGHTMAN 4th (5.13), SYDNEY ALLEN 5th (5.18), AMELIA CORBO 10th (5.30), TILLY ADAMS 23rd (6.02), EVELYN BARTER 28th (6.22), CRYSTAL COLLINS 32nd (6.48). The winner was E.Gilmore of Highgate Harriers (4.58), team result 1st Highgate Harriers “A” 11, 2nd SBH “A” 17, 3rd Highgate Harriers “B” 33, 8th SBH “B” 83, 42 runners finished

Under 11 Boys (2000m) – LUCA STUBBS 1st (7.42), SAMUEL GREENSTEIN 29th (9.02), team result 1st Highgate Harriers “A” 26, 2nd Harrow 45, 3rd Highgate Harriers “B” 55, 10th SBH 122, 45 runners finished

Under 13 Girls (2000m) – LIA RADUS 5th (7.51), MIA GROOM 7th (7.58), SCARLETT KENT 8th (8.06), LIDIA KYRIACOU 10th (8.15), CIARA DALY 29th (8.58), KAYLA MICHEL 31st (9.13). The winner was E.Buckley of Thames Valley Harriers (7.31), team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers 14, 2nd Highgate Harriers 16, 3rd SBH 22, 42 runners finished

Under 13 Boys (3000m) – HENRY FULTON 1st (10.17), FINN HARVEY 3rd (10.30), CONRAD HOLLAND 16th (12.03), ANDREW ROGERS 17th (12.06), DAVID GREENSTEIN 24th (12.25), team result 1st SBH 37, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 38, 3rd Trent Park 49, 39 runners finished

Under 15 Girls (3000m) – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 6th (11.29), GEORGIE MARLBOROUGH 10th (11.49), GEORGINA EMANUEL 23rd (13.58). The winner was I.Weir of Thames Valley Harriers (10.50), team result 1st Thames Valley Harriers 8, 2nd Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 23, 3rd Highgate Harriers 32, 4th SBH 39, 29 runners finished

Under 15 Boys (4000m) – RUFUS KENT 11th (16.019.02). The winner was L.Burrell of Thames Valley Harriers (14.19), team result 1st Trent Park 27, 2nd Dacorum & Tring 51, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 54, 25 runners finished

Under 17 Women (4000m) – EMMA DWAN 6th (17.53), CAIA CASCIELLO 8th (19.32). The winner was G.Fear of Highgate Harriers (15.05), team result 1st Trent Park 23, 2nd Highgate Harriers 23, 3rd Thames Valley Harriers 24, 4th SBH 25, 10 runners finished

Under 17 Men (4700m) – The winner was J.Hill of Harrow (18.10), team result 1st Harrow 26, 2nd Thames Valley Harriers 44, 3rd Highgate Harriers 44, 13 runners finished

Attached is a photograph of Sydney Allen, Aimi Weightman, Mia Groom, Lidia Kyriacou (front holding overall aggregate trophy), Gabriella Kyriacou (behind holding the U13 Girls Team League Winner’s Cup), Scarlett Kent and Evie Barker. Also Finn Harvey holding the U13 Boys Team League Winners Shield.

Congratulations to MAAYAN RADUS and LUCA STUBBS who are now the Under 11 Cross Country Club Champions.

The Final Winter Points Top 3 were decided at the NWLL fixture – Under 11 Girls 1st Maayan Radus 32, 2nd Aimi Weightman 29, 3rd Louann Lamy 23 – Under 13 Girls 1st Lia Radus 32, 2nd Mia Groom 29, 3rd Lidia Kyriacou 23 – Under 15 Girls 1st Gabriella Kyriacou 32, 2nd Georgina Emanuel 21, 3rd Jessica Hurley 20 – Under 11 Boys 1st Luca Stubbs 32, 2nd Matti Harris 21, 3rd Michael Craig 19 – Under 13 Boys 1st Jamie Harper 32, 2nd Finn Harvey 28, 3rd Henry Fulton 21

LONDON WINTER THROWS FEST – Takes place at Allianz Park on Saturday 29 March. Events are Javelin starts at 10.30am, Discus starts at 12.00noon, Hammer and Shot starts at 1.30pm and 3.00pm dependant on what age-group you are in. Events are for all age-groups including U13s. Entry form and timetable attached

STEEPLECHASE TRAINING DAY – Has been organised by the Hertfordshire County Athletic Network, and will be held at Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 23 March.

This will be led by Rob McKim, a very experienced steeplechase and endurance coach. Rob has coached Jonny Davies – who recently won the ECAA English National Champs at Nottingham – for several years, along with a long list of other successful endurance and steeplechasing athletes.
The day is open to all track & field and road runners, from age 16 upwards. The only criteria is that they have had some experience of chasing, even if only a little, so they are aware of what the barriers entail, and of course the water jump! All coaches are encouraged to come along and observe or get involved with the coaching if they’d like to. There is a £4 charge, free to coaches – attached is the information sheet.

HERCULES WIMBLEDON OPEN MEETING – This is the 33rd Young Athletes which takes place at Wimbledon Park Stadium on Sunday 6 April. Events are for U11 to U20 age-groups, you can enter online at or post the attached entry form. Please note Entries Close Friday 14 March.

BEDFORD OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Sandy Sports Centre, Bedfordshire on Saturday 5 April. Events are for all age-groups including U11s, attached is the entry form and timetable. Please note Entries Close Friday 21 March.

HIGHGATE HARRIERS OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Parliament Hill Fields on Wednesday 9 April. Events are for all age-groups including U11s, you can enter online at attached is the information flyer. Entries are taken on the night, but you are strongly advised to enter online as these entrants will be given priority.

WINDSOR OPEN MEETING – Takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Eton on Saturday 19 April. Events are for all age-groups including U11s, please post the attached entry form. Entries are limited to 500 athletes and will close when this number is reached. If this number is not reached then entries will close on Tuesday 1 April.

NEW IMPLEMENT WEIGHTS FOR FEMALE ATHLETES – With the Track and Field season almost upon us, please note that UKA will be implementing weight changes for Javelin, Shot and Hammer for all competitions from 1 April 2014. The new weights are as follows – U17 Women Javelin 500g (previously 600g), Shot 3kg (previously 4kg), Hammer 3kg (previously 4kg) – U15 Girls Javelin 500g (previously 600g), Shot 3kg (previously 3.25kg), Hammer remains at 3kg – U13 Girls Javelin remains at 400g), Shot remains at 2.72kg, Hammer remains at 3kg.

CLUB HOODIES – With over three hundred hoodies already in circulation, this is your opportunity to join the club. They are available to all members who have paid their subscriptions at the subsidised price of £20 + £4 P&P if you require it to be posted to you. The bright red hoody is made to order and has your name embroidered on the front along with the club badge and has the club name on the back.
Let us know the name you want on the front and your chest size. Please e-mail your details to You will be notified when your club hoody has arrived. It will be available for collection from Allianz Park on Tuesday evenings between 18.15 and 20.15. The £20/£24 price is payable either in cash or by way of a cheque made payable to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. Please send a cheque to Geoff Morphitis, 55 Lancaster Avenue, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts EN4 0ER

NICOLE CARA RESEARCH PROJECT – I am conducting an interesting study: Walking: Efficient and Strong or Wasteful and Weak? The study requires you to watch some videos of people walking on a treadmill and rate their strength and efficiency. You must be over the age of 18 to participate in this study, regardless of your own athletic performance! Participation should take no longer than 15/20 minutes and can be arranged around your session. Those who have already participated in the study have commented that they will use the knowledge gained to aid their own training and competing. If you are interested I look forward to hearing from you on or on 07875642534. (Full ethical approval has been obtained from Brunel University Ethical Committee).

INDOOR JUMPS TRAINING – With the 2014 Track & Field season less than 4 months away, it’s time for all JUMPERS to get back into training. After the success of the pre-Christmas series, SBH in conjunction with the NORTH LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK are promoting a further 10 week training camp at Allianz Park to improve the skills and knowledge of athletes of all abilities. Coaches supervising the sessions will be – Pole Vault ALLAN SUTTON and BASIL BARA, High Jump SUE SMITH, Long and Triple Jump ALFREDO MELAO. The overall arrangements are under the supervision of CLYDE GORDON.

The camp will run from WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY to WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH inclusive. The weekly session will start at 19.00 and end at 21.00 (warm up starts at 18.30). The cost to athletes to attend per session will be £3 per head for young athletes (U20) and students and £5 per head for seniors to include entry into the facilities. For further information email Clyde Gordon –

RESULTS – I endeavour to publish as many results as possible, as my main source is the power of 10 website. Unfortunately all races do not make the PO10. Therefore feel free to e-mail me the race, date and result if you have it, if not the result there is a good chance I can find it on Google.

Saturday 15 March – English Schools Championships – Takes place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire. Start times 12.30pm Intermediate Girls, 1.00pm Junior Boys, 1.30pm Junior Girls, 2.00pm Intermediate Boys, 2.35pm Senior Girls, 3.05pm Senior Boys. Car parking will be on fields adjacent to the course, £5 per car and will include a complimentary programme.

Sunday 16 March – Southern Men’s 12 Stage & Women’s 6 Stage Road Relays – Takes place at Stantonbury Athletic Stadium, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Start times 12.00pm Men (6 stages x 5.053km and 6 stages x 7.664km), 1.00pm Women (6 stages x 5.053km). Note: You will have to be pre-entered by your respective Team Manager.

The Inter Counties Cross Country Championships took place in Birmingham on 8 March
Under 13 Girls – LIA RADUS 133rd (13.06), LIDIA KYRIACOU 142nd (13.10), MIA GROOM 171st (13.22). The winner was Alexandra Brown of Herne Hill (11.24), 306 runners finished
Under 13 Boys – FINN HARVEY 72nd (11.39), HENRY FULTON 94th (11.48), NATHAN FERNANDES 169th (12.09). The winner was Zakariya Mahamed of Southampton (10.38), 300 runners finished
Under 15 Girls – GABRIELLA KYRIACOU 155th (20.20), JESSICA HURLEY 157th (20.20). The winner was Sabrina Sinha of Cambridge Harriers (16.52), 276 runners finished
Under 15 Boys – CHARLIE GRIFFITHS 177th (18.39). The winner was Ben Dijkstra of Leicester (15.53), 300 runners finished
Under 17 Women – SOPHIA PARVIZI-WAYNE 9th (19.54). The winner was Harriet Knowles-Jones of Warrington (18.31), 260 runners finished
Under 17 Men – GREG COOKE 25th (19.19), SAM GRIFFITHS 177th (21.17). The winner was Jordan Rowe of Colchester Harriers (18.15), 268 runners finished
Under 20 Women – MOLLY PATCH 82nd (25.09). The winner was Bobby Clay of Invicta East Kent (19.52), 150 runners finished
Under 20 Men – BEN ROCHFORD 37th (27.18), JAMES SOTHCOTT 137th (30.17). The winner was Matthew Shirling of Liverpool Harriers (25.07), 180 runners finished
Senior Women – AMY CAMPBELL 21st (29.44), REBEKAH GARDINER 60th (31.05), VICTORIA WALKER U23 128th (32.34). The winner was Lily Partridge of Aldershot, Farnham & District (27.26), 275 runners finished
Senior Men – RICHARD GOODMAN U23 1st (33.54), WILL RYLE-HODGES U23 46th (36.42), KOJO KYEREME V35 66th (37.12), RICHARD HORTON U23 112th (37.57). 276 runners finished

The Dentdale Run (Cross Country) took place in Yorkshire on 9 March
RUSSELL DEVITT V65 198th (2nd V651:54.29) 446 runners finished, 14.2 miles of severe hills in 1st half and very severe hills in 2nd half

The Roding Valley Half Marathon took place at Woodford Green on 9 March
BARRY CHISHOLM V50 287th (1:51.46)

The London Colleges League (Cross Country) took place in Bushy Park on 5 March
Senior Women MELISSA COURTNEY U23 (Brunel University) 1st (12.16)

8 March – OAK HILL – KEVIN WALDEN 1st (First Time 18.13), JULIAN LAMY U20 4th (19.03), STUART SINGER V50 11th (20.48), NICOLE BOWEN U13 14th (New PB 21.48), recent new member REBECCA ANDREOU U15 24th (First Time 23.22), LOUANN LAMY U13 38th (25.12)

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.

Please click on the link to access the SBH Website If you view the News section then Club News, you will find the current and previously issued newsletters. Also there is Indoor News which also has the current and previously issued newsletters. We would welcome any comments you may have on the website.

This is the link to the London Athletics website, which contains useful information

England Athletics London Region and the Saracens Foundation have appointed JARED KEELY as the Urban Athletics Activator for the London Borough of Barnet. JARED is based at Allianz Park and can be contacted on 020-3675-7243 or by email on

ALLIANZ PARK Main Switchboard telephone number is 0203 675 7200, then press 4 for Athletics.